NEW SALE-A-BRATION OFFERINGS FOR YOU!

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Have you loved Sale-A-Bration so far?  Getting those free products when you place your order.  That’s always exciting to get something free isn’t it??

Well today Stampin’ Up! have released 3 new products for you to choose from.  As if it wasn’t hard enough!

Here they are for you.

Reverse Words

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Make a Medallion

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Glimmer Paper

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I just love the new sparkly Glimmer Paper. The Glimmer Paper comes in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum.  There are 12 6″x6″ pieces.  (4 of each colour).  Just gorgeous!  Add that to your list. 🙂

Just a reminder as to how you can get these – for Free mind you!

Place a minimum $90 order and you can pick one of these or any other of the choices.  It’s really that easy.  And it is so easy to get to $90!

You can order directly from me by emailing me or Shop at my Online Store HERE. Please use the Host Code this week: S7PNC7CT

Thanks for shopping with me.

Have a great day.

Jenny

 

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BEAUTIFUL YOU MATCHBOX AND MINI CARDS!

Continuing on my ‘Beautiful You’ projects this week. I have a cute little Matchbox and mini cards to show you. The sentiments in this set can make great “pick me up” type cards to give to a friend. I have the tutorial for you below so you can make your own.

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A little drawer slides out to hold the Mini cards. I am sure you could fill it with some chocolates or maybe teabags even.

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There are 4 mini cards.

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I have used the ‘Playful Pallette’ DSP pack. This is a great way to use up those little scraps of patterned paper you have around. I inked the sentiments with the Markers. They were then cut out with the Layering Squares and Layering Circles Framelits. To decorate my mini cards I used the ‘Flourish Thinlits’

Do you want to make your own?  Here is the tutorial in Metric and Imperial. Give it a try.

MATCHBOX MINI CARD BOX

METRIC

BOX

Cut cardstock 13.5 cm x 13.5cm.  Score at 2.5cm and 11cm.  Turn 90’ and score at 2.5cm and 11cm.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 24.5cm x 8.6cm.  Score on the long side at 5.6cm, 8.2cm 17cm and 19.6cm. Fold on score lines.  Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

IMPERIAL (you might like to check these measurements in scrap card first!).

BOX

Cut cardstock 5 3/8” x 5 3/8”.  Score at 1” and 4 ¾”. Turn 90’ and score at 1” and 4 ¾”.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 3 ½” x 9 ¾”.  Score on the long side at 2 ¼”, 3 3/8”, 6 7/8” and 7 7/8”. Fold on score lines. Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

Thanks for looking

Jenny

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TRIO OF LADIES!

Another card for you today with ‘Beautiful You’.  For this one we have 3 colourful ladies.

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I stamped 3 ladies in black on to Whisper White card and cut them out with one of the Square Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The great thing with this stamp set is that if you don’t feel like colouring them they have the “scribbly” image that you can stamp over them.  So easy! I coloured their hats with the matching markers so in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie.

On a White card mat I stamped the sentiment. This is from ‘Work of Art’. This card piece was then embossed with the Stars Framelits. I placed the card in the folder to just above the sentiment though when I embossed it so it is not embossed over the sentiment. This was then adhered to a Bermuda Bay card base.  The 3 ladies were raised up off the card with Dimensionals. Each lady needed some bling with a Rhinestone to finish. 🙂

Hope you like my ladies?

Have you got this lovely Beautiful You set yet? It is “so beautiful” 😉  There are some really lovely words in the set.  Great for little “pick me up” cards. You can see and order it in my store HERE. 

Wood Mount is $68 AUS  Clear Mount $48 AUS

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Don’t forget with Sale-A-Bration if you order over $90 you can pick a Free item from the Sale-A-Bration choices. 

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL YOU IN THE MOONLIGHT!

Last Saturday I held a ‘Beautiful You’ class showing lots of techniques that could be used with the very versatile set.  It was very well received I think.  I was busy last week playing a lot with this set to create some samples.  I thought I would share some of the projects this week.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest stamping it on black card so I really wanted to give it a go.  Here is the card.

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It is stamped with the White Craft Ink Pad.  I thought I might have had to heat emboss it in White but I think it turned out crisp enough.  For the moon, I punched out a circle from a Post It Note with the 2″ circle punch and laid the negative on the card in position and sponged ink over the punched circle. I then added a few highlights with the Blender Pen and ink.

The black card was adhered to Sweet Sugarplum and then to a Black card base.  I added some Rhinestones to finish it off.  I thought I would just keep it simple.

I will be back with some more cards with this great set later in the week.

Jenny x

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SEALED WITH LOVE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!

It’s Valentine’s Day!  In Australia we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way.  I gave my family a chocolate treat each but they don’t care for the wrapping really!!!  So I don’t go all out.  I have had these little note cards to show you for a while though so what better day than today. 🙂

This is another project we made at Stampin’ Up! Onstage last November.  I hadn’t finished them at the time so I only just got them together before Christmas.

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This is using the Sealed with Love Bundle on p 14-15 of the Occasions Catalogue.  I thought they were cute in that they used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper for the card bases.  They are tiny about 7cm square (around 3″). I just haven’t got them handy to check right now but you could make them any size. Cut a strip of the paper and fold it in half.  Then add a piece of white card inside for your message. I will have to remember this idea for other little notecards.

They use the Love Notes Framelits Dies to embellish them with the heart, the arrow and the mini envelope. The envelope is cut from vellum, the wooden embellishment is from the Sending Love Embellishment pack and some twine and Rhinestones finish it off.

Sweet little notes to send to anyone to let them know they are loved.  I think we all need that not just on Valentine’s Day.  I hope you are feeling loved. xx

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Jenny

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A DIFFERENT WAY WITH FALLING PETALS!

Another project from my Catalogue Review last week.  I thought this needed it’s own post. 🙂

At my classes I show the cards and give everyone the same materials but I am happy for them to use their own creativity.  I always learn so much when they do too.  I thought I would share this idea with you.  It’s pretty clever – and a pretty card too.

This was made by my lovely friend Harmony who is very creative.  I love watching her work.  This is what she created with some of the card she was given – and she used the Falling Petals Embossing in a totally different way.  Check it out.

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Harmony embossed the white card with the Embossing Folder.  Then with the fine tip end of the Black Marker she drew lines down from some of the petals.  I think they look like hearts a lot of them.  This created little heart petals.  Then with the Aquapainter (I didn’t have the blender pen available at the time) she very lightly coloured some of the petals with the Blushing Bride ink.  It is regular Whisper White card so you don’t want to press too heavily with the colouring using the Aquapainter.  Then she sponged the edge of the card and distressed it slightly. The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams.

Isn’t this so pretty?  What a great idea!  I have to try this myself sometime.  I forgot to take a photo of the other card she made.  Completely different again!

Thanks for visiting.  If you want to give her some comment love I will be sure to pass it on. 🙂

Jenny

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OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION SAMPLER!

Last post I shared some of the creative fun from my Catalogue Reviews held last weekend. I forgot to share one more project.  So I guess this gets it’s own little post.

With all the busyness leading up to last weekend with creating I was starting to run out of time.  So I decided to use this frame I had sitting around for a while and make little samplers of some of the products.  It is only simple but was a good way of showing them. Here it is for you to see.

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I included a sample of some of the papers and the dies and then embellished them. It worked well I think???  The pieces are adhered in each box with glue dots so I can easily remove them and use them on cards.  Then I can replace them with products from later catalogues.  It’s a simple way of showing off some of the products.

What do you think??

Thanks for visiting. I have lots of samples to share that I made for my launch so I will get to share those soon.

For those on the East Coast of Australia, keep cool.  The weather is heat wave conditions at the moment.  I have lost count of how many days in a row it has been now.  It’s a bit hard to be creative in this heat I will say.

Jenny

 

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CATALOGUE REVIEW UPDATE!

Finally I can share some of the fun from my Catalogue Review last weekend for the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues. I had a session on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Lots of laughs and creativity was involved I can assure you. 🙂

Firstly, I always like to make little gift bags up for my lovely guests and spoil them with some “bits” from the new catalogue.  (Also a chocolate treat is a must in the bags!). These are the little bags this time.

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These are using the Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags in the Annual Catalogue. You know I did mean to emboss these bags BUT …. Well that slipped my mind until afterwards.  I used a strip of the gorgeous Falling In Love DSP and flagged the end of the piece. From a square of the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock I cut the larger flower from the Stylish Stems Framelits and then layered it on some Whisper White cardstock.  I thought the centre was a bit plain so I coloured it with the Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil and lightly brushed it over with the Aquapainter. This lightened the colour a little so it matched with the Kraft bags. I went over it with the Clear Wink of Stella pen for sparkle, although you can’t see that in the photo sadly.

The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams set which I had coloured the “thanks” with the black marker before stamping it. Then punched it out with the Duo Banner Punch.

These are the cards we made.  The first one using Dragonfly Dreams Bundle and the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  I had Cased this off Pinterest changing the Embossing Folder and adding the touch of the Paper Doily behind it.

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The second card was Cased off Pinterest too using the Sale-A-Bration sets Avant Garden and Delicate Details.  I LOVE both these sets!  Sadly I lost my little stamens from the Avant Garden set so we had to add a little dot in the centre of the flowers.  Some were very clever and drew stamens in with the Smoky Slate marker.

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I always forget to take a photo of the groups as it gets pretty busy. I snapped one just as we were finishing up at the Saturday session. Some people had already started to leave. (sorry!) 🙂 There was lots of creative mess happening.

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You might have seen the card tin in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue? I have dressed this one up. Everyone who has a party in the next month or 2 with me goes in the draw to win one.

Maybe I could just give some extras away too. Mmm? If you want a party or your own private stamping event, let me know.  I only have a few dates available so you better be quick.

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There you have it. We had a product playground too for everyone to test out the pencils and a few other new products. That’s always good to test those things out.

Thanks for visiting me.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

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COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #2 – HOW TO TAKE ON A CHALLENGE!!

I had a play this past week with the Colour challenge at Colour INKspirations.  I have been enjoying taking some time out to take part in these challenges.  This was a hard one though.  I wouldn’t normally use these colours and certainly not that many together.  Here are the colours.

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So what do you make of these colours??? All colours must be used!

Well this is the card I ended up with.

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Just a close-up of the horse because all horses are sparkly right?? 😉

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HOW THE CARD CAME TOGETHER.

I thought I would tell you about the process in making this card as it might help you when you approach a Challenge – or just in making a card. You have 3 main parts when putting a card together: The stamp set, the colours and the layout.

Stamps: I just received the Carousel Birthday set so was keen to give it a try. That was the easy part!

Layout: I don’t know about you but I find it hard to just sit there and put together a card. I need some direction.  Often when I make a card from scratch I turn to a Sketch layout.  I have a number of them saved on a Pinterest board.  I went through these and found one that I thought would work well with the stamps. 

This was the sketch I used from ilovecardsketches.com (which I couldn’t seem to find the blog now).

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So the stamps are sorted and the sketch is chosen.  Now the colours are already chosen so just put it together. Right! Still not such an easy feat!

Colours: I usually only work with 2 colours plus a neutral for most of my cards so to HAVE to use all these was hard. That’s what a challenge is for though.  To extend your creativity.  Now how to use them.

When there are a number of colours to use I find it helps to first pick a main colour.  One that will be predominant.  So in this case the Mint Macaron. I have used that in the card base, the Carried Away DSP, and touches on the horse. Then you use the other colours in smaller quantities.  Choose one colour that will be the next main colour in smaller amounts, which would be the Soft Sky.  Then I have added some touches of the Garden Green and Wisteria Wonder in very small quantities.  This will give you balance.

Finish the card: Then with all those sorted you can finish the card with the sentiment. Which I cut with the Project Life Framelits. Then add touches of embellishments.  I used a little Paper Doily for softness and then added some bling with the Rhinestones. I went over the horse with the Clear Wink of Stella.

Card done and entered just in time. 🙂  If you want to join in on these challenges or even just to look and see the cards then you can request to join the Facebook group HERE.

Hope you found this helpful when you go to make your next card.

Jenny

 

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DELICATE DETAILS AND A DRAGONFLY!

The last few days I have been busy getting ready for my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Review this weekend.  Lots of creating happening – even in the heat! I will get to share some of them shortly but I really wanted to share this one first.  I was happy with the result.

I have used the Delicate Details stamp set.  A free choice for Sale-A-Bration this year when you order over $90! This was my first pick for Sale-A-Bration but I have only just managed to ink it up.

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I used one of the stamps to create a lacy effect by stamping in Memento ink onto Whisper White card. I lined each one up by eye.  I have to say that was a little nerve racking!  You could use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (SAMJ) or similar tool.  I always forget to pull my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig out. (or lazy!).

Once I stamped them –  and breathed a sigh of relief – I then inked up the card.  I haven’t got the sponge rollers yet so I used the brayer which is now retired. Funny that, my brayer is in the same box as my SAMJ. 🙂  I used Mint Macaron ink to add the colour gradually going from dark to light.

TO ASSEMBLE THE CARD:

A dragonfly was cut from the Copper Foil Sheet. It looks a bit more gold in the photo. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder on to a strip of Whisper White.  I cut a banner end with scissors.  It needed a little something underneath so I cut a thinner strip from the Copper Foil and cut the end of that too.

The inked piece was added to a Mint Macaron card base.  Before I added the Dragonfly I twirled around some Copper Thread and added some Pearls to finish.  The sentiment was raised up with Dimensionals.

You can check out the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle HERE at my store.  It is $81.25 AUS. Maybe grab an inkpad or some cardstock to take you over $90 and you can grab the gorgeous Delicate Details set from Sale-A-Bration FREE (or grab one of the other great Free products).  Check out the Sale-A-Bration catalogue by clicking on the link in the right hand side bar.

Have a lovely day/night.  It is a little cooler here today and rainy which is nice so I am off to my stamp room again. 🙂

Jenny

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