Thursday, October 19, 2017

Carols of Christmas Gift Tag

Vacation Stamping School would not be possible without the combined effort of MANY demonstrators. We usually end up with about 1/5 of the attendees helping at the event in one way or another. We like to show our appreciation with a small gift. This year, it was the Be Merry Designer Paper and a roll of Cherry Cobbler ribbon to match. Here is the gift tag that we made to go on the package.
Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas Gift Tag ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Many thanks to Jessica Ingold for staying up late with me to finish up the tags and other last minute event tasks! Stampin' sleepovers are the best!
The tags were fairly simple and used some of the gorgeous new embellishments from the Holiday Catalog!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Guest Artist: Cathy Roy + 7 Ready for Christmas Cards

Cathy Roy did an amazing job creating projects with the Ready to Christmas bundle from the Holiday Catalog. She shared some ideas for promoting this bundle at Vacation Stamping School.
 Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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Cathy was inspired by Australian demonstrator Simone Bartrum, who showcased this bundle at the Share Fair on the Thailand incentive trip. Check out Simone's amazing projects on her blog: here and here. And give Cathy some love over on her Facebook page.
Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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I love Cathy's tip of stamping the tree repeatedly for a fuller image. Cathy's favorite combination is Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi.
This last card was designed by Simone. (See her original here.) I love all the details on this THREE layer card! Here's the front:
Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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 This is the middle layer:
Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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 And the inside:
Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas Card by Cathy Roy ~ 2017 Holiday Catalog
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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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