cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

HOW YOU CAN USE SOME OF THESE CUTE PAPERS THAT ARE ON SALE!

There is only days left now to grab some of these gorgeous papers available at 15% off in the Designer Series Paper Sale.

I have to say if you can only pick one pack it would be a hard one. I have some ideas to share with you how you can use some of this gorgeous paper. I have shared some of these cards recently so if you scroll back through some posts you will get more information on the cards.

‘Tis the Season



Trimming the Town

Whale of a Time




Playful Pets

Check them out below But why not head to my store as you get a closer look at the prints on the papers. You can order there too. Head to my store -> HERE.

So don’t miss out on any of these papers. Head to my store link above and stock up on these papers at 15% off. Please use the Host Code: 9J63PU4C

In Australia? I would love you to shop with me. If you would rather not shop online then please contact me directly and I will help you out.

Happy Shopping,

Jenny

3D projects, cards, Stampin' Up!, Sunday Suites

SUNDAY SUITES – MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT SUITE!

We don’t really celebrate Halloween in Australia. There is more and more decorating and Trick or Treating over the last few years though. I don’t usually make Halloween cards. I thought it would be still good to check out the Magic In This Night Suite for Sunday Suites because there are some hidden gems that are great for other occasions.

Firstly, this is the full Magic in this Night Suite Collection. ($155 AUD)

This Collection includes:

Hallows Night Magic Cling Stamp Set
Halloween Magic Dies (10% off)
Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder
1-1/2″ (3.8 cm) Metallic Mesh Ribbon
Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper
Iridescent Pearls
Black Glitter Paper

See some of the gorgeous (or creepy) projects you can make with them.

Let’s look at the Hallows Night Magic Bundle.

Now this might be a Halloween set but check the dies. There are a number of them that can be used for any occasion like the frames and the pretty border. There is even a flower die and leaf.

You could make this table setting for any occasion.

Below we have the Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper. I love that some of these prints can be used for any occasion. The black/grey and white would make striking projects.

The colours in the papers are: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White.

Another fun product in this suite is the Metallic Mesh Ribbon. This ribbon is very light and adds that elegant touch to your projects. Why not wrap it around your gift boxes like in the projects below.

There are a couple of other products in this suite not to overlook.

The Black Glimmer Paper is so sparkly. I have seen some striking projects made with this for other occasions even Christmas. Sparkly black diecut Christmas trees look amazing!

Don’t miss the Iridiscent Pearls either. These would add some sparkle even in black.

What could you use for your next non-Halloween project??

Check out all the Magic In This Night Suite -> HERE.

In Australia? Contact me directly to order or you can order in my store online at the link just above. Please use the Host Code – 9J63PU4C

Thanks for ordering with me. Happy creating,

Jenny

cards, Techniques, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #112 – ROLLING A BACKGROUND!

Wednesday’s WOW! today #112. I want to share with you how to create the lovely sponged backgrounds.

I don’t know about you but I have been enjoying creating these backgrounds a lot lately.

Here is a tip from our Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

The great tool to use for these backgrounds is the Sponge Brayers.

To use the Sponge Brayer build up the ink on the Brayer to roll over your project. I have shared this technique in a few videos recently. You will find those on Youtube or scroll back a few posts to catch them.

One tip I tell people when rolling to collect your ink is to not roll back and forward on the inkpad. It’s a “roll and lift movement”. Roll gently over the ink pad, lift the roller and roll again gently. Keep repeating this until you get the amount of ink you want.

When rolling on to your card it’s a good idea to start off the edge of your project and roll gently onto your card. Repeat building up the ink on your inkpad and roll on your project again starting off the card. Keep building up as much colour as you like.

The Sponge Brayers come with 2 handles and 4 sponge rollers. So it’s good to have a different Sponge for a different shade of colour. You can see them in store -> HERE

For creating your backgrounds you could also use the Sponges or use the Sponge Daubers but I think the Sponge Brayers are more effective as they cover a larger area at a time.

TIP: To create your “horizon” as shown in the projects above, place a piece of paper over a section to create a lined edge before you start rolling. Then if needed change your paper around to mask the edge again from the other direction to roll. Or on these cards they have elements stamped.

The stamp set used for these projects is the Sending Sunshine set seen -> HERE.

I hope you have a go at this technique. It’s a fun one to build up your coloured background.

In Australia? If you need any products to get creating these projects please stop by my store -> HERE. Thanks for your orders. Or you can contact me directly on 0439 844574.

Don’t forget to use the host code if ordering online. 9J63PU4C

Happy “rolling” 🙂

Jenny

3D projects, cards

UNDER MY UMBRELLA MINI CARD BOX

Yesterday I shared the swaps I received at our Team Recognition Day. Today I wanted to share with you our project we made.

It is a very cute mini card box made with the Gold Pizza Boxes and 3 little cards and envelopes. It was designed by our team leader Vanessa. I just have to show you.

This shows the mini cards inside the Gold Pizza Boxes. I love seeing them peek through the window.

To cut the window in the Pizza Boxes, use one of the circle dies in the Layering Circles Dies set. From the piece of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper cut the scallop circle then use the same size circle as used on the box to cut the centre out of the scallop circle to layer over the window. Place a piece of acetate inside the box window.

Here are the mini notecards. They had a piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the card front. The cute umbrellas from the Under the Umbrella stamp set were stamped on the pieces of DSP and punched out. The boots were hand-cut. A strip of the DSP lined the back of the envelopes. I realised now too that I forgot to trim the paper on the envelopes to curve them. I will fix that up but keep that in mind when creating them.

Isn’t this just a cute set. It makes a lovely gift.

Any of these products are available in my store to create them or if you need any other products.

In Australia? Contact me directly or head to my store -> HERE and shop away. Please use the Host Code – 9J63PU4C

Have a great day,

Jenny

3D projects, Awards, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, swaps

TEAM DAY SWAPS!

Last week we had a Team Recognition Day for the Inky Fingers Team I am in. It was a lovely day of creating together especially as we hadn’t been able to meet together for so long. We chatted and created and were recognised for our achievements this year.

This was all the lovelies in our team who attended the day.

Clare our DDM (Demonstrator Manager for Australia) was there. It is always so lovely to see her bubbly self. 🙂 This is also with Sarah one of my team members who came along too. It was so great to share that with her.

Vanessa our team leader gave some of us a little gift. There were particular requirements to attend the day and those who achieved the requirements TWICE received this gift box with some special ribbon and embellishments. I was so honoured to receive one.

The boxes are the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes. Isn’t it gorgeous!

Below are the swaps I received. I didn’t make any swaps. We only found out the day before and I really didn’t have time to get anything together but people were so lovely to share some of their swaps with me.

This is a little bar of soap in the little cellophane bags. It is a lovely idea instead of chocolate.

This one is created with the Dove of Hope stamp set with the World Map Dies. I love how these co-ordinate together.

This is a little treat bag. Another lovely gift. It’s a great size for a mini chocolate.

This card below was created by my friend Leonie. It’s the cutest mini Pop-Up card using the Warm and Toasty stamp set. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas.

The little tree inside is from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set.

Stop by tomorrow and I will share the cutest little gift box and mini cards we made as our projects.

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Christmas

WARM AND TOASTY POLAR BEAR

A quick post for you today with this cute little Polar Bear. He is from the Warm and Toasty stamp set from the 2020 Holiday Catalogue. Don’t you just love his happy face. 🙂

I used the ‘Tis The Season Designer Series Paper. (This is one of the paper packs for 15% off this month so you might want to grab some of this. It has some great patterns in the pack).

The polar bear is stamped with Memento black ink on white card that has been diecut with the scallop rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. It was then coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment stamped on Balmy Blue is also cut with one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I love the variety of shapes in this die set.

In Australia? Any of these products can be ordered through my store or contact me directly and I will help you with your order. Visit my store -> HERE.

If ordering online please use the Host Code – 9J63PU4C

Hope you like this Polar Bear card. The Warm and Toasty stamp set is just so cute.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

cards, Challenges, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!

PLUSH POINSETTIA TEAM CARD FOR WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!

Last weekend you might know was World Cardmaking Day. For a little different challenge/activity for my team I sent them all a card kit containing the same materials. I asked them to create a card with the kit and share it on our team Facebook page. They could stamp, cut, emboss, add to it any way they liked. It’s been interesting to see everyone’s cards all with the same basic materials.

I hope I can share some of them with you soon if they don’t mind. Today I thought I would share you my card I created. Of course I had to create one too. 🙂

Firstly, this is the card kit I sent out. It has a basic card base in Cherry Cobbler and a smaller card mat. The white card is slightly smaller than the card mat. The piece of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper is slightly smaller than the card base.

This is the card I created.

The holly from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set was coloured with Stampin’ Blends. Be sure to stamp these in Memento ink before you colour with the Blends. Then fussy cut them with scissors. No dies for these.

The card mats were diecut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. It is hard to tell but I heat embossed the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder. The card was finished with some of the gorgeous Gold Ribbon and a Gold Gilded Gem.

What would you create with these same pieces? If you create one drop me an email and share it with me. I would love to see.

If you would like to join the fun of my JEN’s INK team, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family. Select $235 of products and pay just $169. You can quickly do that -> HERE.

Apart from lots of fun you get a discount every time you order. You have access to products EARLY!! You get to attend some great Stampin’ Up! events. And so much more. Totally great value. 🙂

Not sure? Check 9 reasons Why you need to join the Stampin’ Up! Family -> HERE.

Have a great week,

Jenny

Stampin' Up!

A SPONGED BACKGROUND FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #86

I took some time over our Long Weekend to create a card for the Colour Inkspirations Challenge. It has been a very long time since I had a go at one of these challenges.

For Colour Inkspirations #86 the colours were Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce and Pacific Point. I have to say I found it hard to work out how to use these 3 colours together. I found they were 3 heavy colours. I decided on a sponged background.

I have a video for you showing how you can create this effect yourself. Check it out below. (if you get these blog updates by email the video might not show up. Head to to the blog post by clicking on the title of the blog post so you can check it out there.

Watch the video below

EMBOSS RESIST FEATHERS CARD

Measurements

Thick Whisper White card base:14.8cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm
                                                        5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
Coastal Cabana card mat: 8.9cm x 12.8cm      3 1/2″ x 5″ 
Shimmery White card: 8.5cm x 12.4cm    3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ 

I hope you have a go at creating this card.

If you want to join in with the Colour Inkspirations Challenge then head over -> HERE.

In Australia? If you are in need of your papercraft supplies I would love if you shop with me. You can head to my store -> HERE. (please use the Host Code: 9J63PU4C)

Or contact me directly by email at jghayward@yahoo.com or phone on 0438 844574

Happy stamping,

Jenny

cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #111 – CHECK THE SWEETEST TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #111. I wanted to share a sweet bundle with you today – and I mean sweet. It’s the Sweetest Time Bundle. (You can find it on p21 of the Holiday Catalogue)

This is a great one for your Christmas projects with such detailed dies. The Sweetest Time Bundle includes the Sweetest Time stamp set and the Sweetest Borders Dies.

The Sweetest Time stamp set contains some ‘classic’ Christmas images with the holly, the candy cane and the 3 candles. I have to say I don’t normally go for these ‘classic’ style images.

It’s the Sweetest Borders Dies that I particularly wanted to look at today though.

With these dies you diecut the holly border. There are some positive and negative parts to it. The holly creates a great border that you can layer on your projects. By diecutting the border twice in different colours you can use part of the diecut within the negative of the other. You can see it in the sample above. That’s so fun isn’t it? What a great way to add dimension to your Christmas projects.

Check this sample out below. (created by Stampin’ Up! Artists). Let me explain it as I think it is.

CREATE A SPONGED HOLLY BORDER

Add colour to your piece of white card which is the same size as the white card base. This could be by sponging or watercolouring over it, however you like to add the colour. Diecut the holly border from the piece. Adhere the half diecut card to the white card front.

Diecut some holly. I love that you have the scored lines in the holly already. So great. Stamp the other images and the sentiment and diecut them. Adhere them to the front of the card.

Isn’t this a great Bundle? Why not add it to your Wish List.

If you are in Australia and “need” to buy this bundle now to get your Christmas creating on then I would love to help you with your order. Head to my store -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: 9J63PU4C or you can contact me directly at jghayward@yahoo.com and I will get back to you ASAP.

Thanks for shopping with me,

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

STAND UP SEASIDE NOTIONS EASEL CARD

Last post I shared a fun Easel Card for the World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop. I said that I would tell you how it was made so you can make your own. So … Here it is.

Firstly, here is the card again for you. It’s a Stand Up Easel Card.

The original idea I found on Connie’s blog -> HERE.

I will give you the measurements in Metric and Imperial.

STAND UP EASEL CARD

Base Card:

Card – 10.5cm x 28cm (4 1/4″ x 11″) Score at 7cm and 14cm (2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″). Fold on score line.

Piece of Designer Series Paper 10.1cm x 13.6cm. (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″)

Bottom piece of Designer Series Paper 10.1cm x 6.6cm (4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″)

Front Flap:

Card – 9cm x 23cm (3 1/2″ x 9″) Score at 11 1/2cm (4 1/2″). Fold on score lines.

For Inside of Front Flap: One piece of white card 8.5cm x 10.9cm (3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

Piece of Designer Series Paper 2.5cm x 8.5cm (1″ x 3 1/4″)

For outside of Front Flap: Card mat 8.6cm x 11.1cm (3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″)

White card for Front 8.1cm x 10.6cm (3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

Piece of Designer Series Paper 8.1cm x 2.5cm (3 1/4″ x 1″)

Decorate the card as you like. You will need an element on the bottom of the base card on the front to be able to tuck the flap in to for it to stand. This can be anything you like to use.

Have fun with it.

If you need any stamping supplies and you are in Australia? Please stop by my store -> HERE.

Thanks for shopping with me. I do appreciate each and every order.

Jenny