Monday, October 16, 2017

Vacation Stamping School Highlights + Eastern Elegance for the Holidays

In August, we held our annual demonstrator training event (previously called Spring into Stamping, now called Vacation Stamping School). This year, our theme was the Holiday Catalog, and even though we were just under two weeks into the pre-order, we pulled off an amazing event!
Julie Salva speaking at Vacation Stamping School in Champaign, IL
Julie Salva was our guest speaker and captivated us with her wit and honesty.
Hot Chocolate Bar presented by Mary Ellen Stites
Mary Ellen Stites put together an amazing spread of Christmas cookies and a hot chocolate bar.
 Demonstration Fair during Vacation Stamping School 2017 in Champaign, IL 
In addition to our main stage demonstrations, make and takes, and game show -- we had a lineup of some of the most talented demonstrators on our team to wow us during the Demonstration Fair!  One of my favorites was Linda Yearsley, who breathed new life into the Eastern Elegance Suite with a holiday spin!
Linda Yearsley & Eastern Elegance Projects at Vacation Stamping School 2017Stampin' Up! Eastern Elegance Christmas Card created by Linda Yearsley
 The Eastern Medallion Dies are perfect for making ornaments!
Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallion Thinlit Christmas Ornaments created by Linda Yearsley
Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallion Thinlit Christmas Ornaments created by Linda Yearsley
 Linda also created masks with the Eastern Medallion dies and sponged through the masks to create a fun background for these cards.
Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallion Masks -- sponged background - Christmas cards -- created by Linda Yearsley
I'll be sharing more projects from Vacation Stamping School this week, so stay tuned! In the meantime, I need to give a huge shout-out to Mary Ellen Stites and Meg Loven  (below with me in the middle) -- my planning partners. We make such a a great team! The way we pull together an event is like magic! Thank you Meg, Mary Ellen, and all of the demonstrators who helped to make this year's Vacation Stamping School so amazing!
sporting ugly Christmas sweaters for our opening remarks
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

VIDEO: Carols of Christmas Glitter Window Card Tutorial

I had forgotten just how busy the summer had been until I went to upload my latest video tutorial and realized that the last video before this was posted in July! Eek! Sorry for my video hiatus! I have lots of videos to catch up on, so stay tuned! 
 VIDEO: Glitter Window Card Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas  ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
This fun card is one that I demonstrated at our Vacation Stamping School Demonstrator Training event in August. I used window sheets, the multi-purpose adhesive sheets, and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to create a glitter window in the front of this Christmas card. It reminds me of a snow globe or a frosted window. The photos don't do the sparkle justice. It's so pretty in real life!
VIDEO: Glitter Window Card Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas  ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
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VIDEO: Glitter Window Card Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas  ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com

Watch my video tutorial to learn how to make this glitter window card:
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Carols of Christmas stamp set, Night of Navy ink & cardstock, Marina Mist ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Window Sheets, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Layering Circle Framelit Dies, Card Front Builder Dies, Whisper White Baker's Twine
 
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Friday, October 13, 2017

In the City: Congrats New House Card

Did you know when you host a party or place an order over $150 that you can choose from a selection of exclusive host-only stamp sets with your Stampin' Rewards? AND all of the stamp sets are discounted! Check out all of the host-exclusive stamp sets here.

I love this two-step builder set: In the City. My sister Aimee made this card to congratulate us on our new house. I am obsessed with it! I never would have thought to stamp color on Crumb Cake cardstock, but I love the way it looks! It's more subtle than stamping on bright white.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: In the City stamp set, Night of Navy ink & cardstock, Garden Green ink pad, Crushed Curry ink pad, Crumb Cake cardstock, Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies, Big Shot
 
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Painted Harvest Sketch Card

Temps are cooling down and it's finally feeling like fall here in Central Illinois! The new Painted Harvest stamp set perfectly captures the essence of autumn with it's watercolor sunflower and leaves. I stamped the blooms in  Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze for this clean and simple card.
Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Sketch Card ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Do you ever feel "stuck" when you're making cards? You will love my Pocket Full of Sketches book! I just found a whole box of leftover books when we moved. If you didn't get one the first time I offered it, you'll definitely want it now!

This pocket-sized swatchbook includes ten different card layouts with two color photos of real cards to inspire you. The measurements for each layout are included, so you can just follow those measurements instead of having to figure it out yourself. For more card layouts like this one, get a copy of my Pocket Full of Sketches book, volume 2 -- before they're gone! Click here for details.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Painted Harvest stamp set, Crushed Curry ink & cardstock, Cajun Craze ink & cardstock, Early Espresso ink, Very Vanilla cardstock, Painted Autumn Designer Paper, Linen Thread, Touches of Natures Elements
 
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Celebrating 90 Years + Lovely Laurels Pop Up Card

I spent the long weekend in Michigan visiting my family and celebrating my grandmother's 90th birthday. We had almost the entire extended family together for a big lunch at one of her favorite restaurants! It was lovely!
I drove home with the kids yesterday and now I'm trying to catch up and get ready to celebrate another birthday! My middle daughter turns 9 today!

My gift to my grandmother was cards. I reached out to my friends on Facebook and asked them to help me shower her with cards. By the end of the day, we reached our goal! The final card count was 90 and we expect a few more to come in the mail. A large majority of those 90 were handmade cards and many people used a sticky note or another piece of paper to write their message so that she can re-use the card. She was so happy!! Each envelope was like a little gift and she said she felt like a little kid on Christmas morning!

Here is the card that I made for her. She won't be able to re-use it, but I wanted to do something extra special. I finally broke out the new Lovely Laurels Thinlit dies to create the pop-up. She was impressed with the card and I was impressed by how easy it was to use the dies!
Stampin' Up! Lovely Laurels Pop Up + Number of Year 90th Birthday Card ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Unfortunately, there is not a product video from Stampin' Up! for this bundle, so I've added it to my list of videos to film and will show you how these fun dies work. Stay tuned!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Number of Years stamp set, Birthday Blossoms stamp set, Berry Burst ink & cardstock, Tranquil Tide ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Large Number Dies, Lovely Laurel Thinlit Dies, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retired), Whisper White Perfect Accents (enamel dots)


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