Sweet Distressing Tutorial

Hi friends!  Merry Christmas Eve!  Yesterday I dug the video camera out of my craft closet so it would be all charged up and ready for Christmas with the twins.  Since I had it out, I decided to do a quick video tutorial on one of the most frequent topics I get questions about... how I distress my cards.

I'm super shy and have pretty much always stamped alone, so it felt a little weird talking to myself on the video. {grin}  Hopefully I didn't ramble too much, or go off frame for too long. I'll try to get better and more frequent with videos.  (And learn how to zoom out at the end).  :)

Other than the stamping and the bow, I designed the entire card live on the video (about 15 minutes). The stamps are from the Small Packages set and I die cut the frame with the coordinating Cupcake Frame Die Set.  The distressing was done with two shades of distress ink, a paper distressing tool, a bit of water and a paper piercer.  All in all, a quick little heartfelt thank you card.

The video tutorial is embedded below or you can view it directly on my YouTube channel.  If you like it, be sure to give me a thumbs up and let me know what types of things you'd like to see in future tutorials.  :)

Verve's annual end of year sale starts today and it's our biggest one yet!  Save 40% on all stamps & dies, 20% on embellishments and a whopping 60% on our overstocks and remaining Christmas stamps.  A great way to gift yourself a little something this year!  All sale prices are while supplies last, through January 4, 2015, so head on over to the Verve store for best selection!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Merry Christmas!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Small Packages (Verve Stamps)
Paper: In Bloom (MME), crisp cantaloupe (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), antique linen, vintage photo (Ranger Distress), Copic marker
Accessories: Cupcake Frame Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Honeycomb texture fades (Tim Holtz), paper flower (Prima), taffeta ribbon (SU!), Zip Dry (Beacon Adhesives), paper distresser (Tonic), paper piercer, ink blending tool (Ranger)


  1. Julee thanks for sharing I cannot wait to watch this video. God bless you and family this Christmas time and thank-you for your beautiful stamps and dies that are always a joy to create with............Cannot wait to see what 2015 brings <3

  2. Your video was awesome! You should bring it out more often! Merry CHRISTmas, and a BLESSED time with family! P.S. Loved your nails! Smile

  3. This was a fabulous video tutorial and so fun to watch your entire distressing process! I picked up a number of great tips! Great nails! :-)

  4. Your card is GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for the distress tips. I tend to shy away from distressing but will have to give it another try. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a wonderful Christmas. Have fun with those cute little guys.
    Crafty hugs,

  5. So fun to hear your voice :) Great tutorial from the queen of distressing. Love the nails too! Trusting you had a great Christmas and look forward to seeing some photos of the boys in all their glory.

  6. Enjoyed the video, Julee! Thanks for all the tips - would love to see more videos from you :o)


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