ESAD BLOGHOP SALE-A-BRATION 2018!

Today I am joining in on a Bloghop with lots of other demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand in the ESAD Facebook group.  (ie Extra Special Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators.  We are all special though!).  We are focusing on Sale-A-Bration.  You might be starting here or might have come from Melinda’s blog -> HERE.  Either way, enjoy the fabulous creations along the way. 

Firstly, what is ESAD.  Let’s get that out of the way.

I am loving the gorgeous new Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper that has just become available for the second release for Sale-A-Bration last week. You have already heard me go on about it.  🙂  Anyway, I thought a CLASSY CLUTCH BAG AND CARD was in order with this gorgeous paper!!

What special gifts you could fill in this clutch bag. It’s a good size for chocolates, a small gift, makeup???? So many different gifts for a very special occasion.  I will show you how to make the clutch bag further below.

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Firstly, the card.

Really, you don’t need to do too much when you add this gorgeous paper to a card.

Firstly I wrapped some Gold Thread several times around the bottom section of the paper.  Then adhered this piece to a Gold Foil mat and then adhered them both to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The “celebrate” is cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits from Gold Foil.  Another bonus choice for Sale-A-Bration.  It is hard to tell but I stamped the “YOU” on to a small piece of Silver Foil in Black Stazon.  I also added a small Vellum leaf under the “celebrate”.  This is from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set.

MAKE A CLUTCH BAG FOR A SPECIAL GIFT

I originally made this bag back in 2010.   You can see that version -> HERE.  I have been wanting to create it again for some time so this was a great opportunity.

This is the front view.

And we have the side view.

To make your clutch.

NB: Measurements are in Metric and Imperial. (please check the Imperial measurements in scrap card to check. It’s always a good idea to test run your projects beforehand anyway).

1. Cut a piece of the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (or other card of choice) to 19cm x 20cm (7 1/2″ x 7 7/8″).  NB: Check the pattern of your piece is running the way you want it to.  The 20cm side (7 7/8″) is the front/back.

Score on the 19cm (7 1/2″) side at 8cm and 11cm (3 3/8″ and 4 5/16″).

Score on the 20cm (7 7/8″) at 2.5cm and 17.5cm (1″ and 6 7/8″).

2. Cut up the tabs on the side to meet the score line.  Fold on the score lines. Fold up to form a box and then you can see where to place your adhesive.

Add adhesive to your tabs.  Fold up and adhere together in the box shape.

3.  Create your handle. Cut a strip of the Gold foil for your measuring 3cm x 30.5cm (approximately 1 1/4″ x 12″).  TIP:  I ran this piece along the edge of the table a few times to help curl the card strip.  Place adhesive on the ends of the strip and adhered this to the sides of the box.

4. Create your flap for you bag.  From Gold Foil cut your piece 15cm x 10.5cm (6″ x 4 1/8″).  Score on the 10.5cm side (4 1/8″ side) at 5.5cm and 8.5cm (2 3/16″ and 3 3/8″).  Cut the front flap to a triangle if you like.  To do this mark the edge of the Foil piece at 7.5cm (3″) which is the mid-point.  Then cut from the point to the side of the card where the score line meets on both sides.  See the photo to show how it would look. 

5. Place adhesive on the inside edge of the narrow tab. Adhere this to the back of the bag.

6.  I used magnets to hold the bag closed.  Place a magnet on the underside of the front flap.  Then line it up and place a magnet on the front.  I would have preferred to have the magnet inside the bag and I tried several times but the magnets weren’t strong enough for the card thickness.  Maybe your magnets would be better. 🙂

I hope you like this project.  I can imagine it in so many different papers but this paper is just so gorgeous.

Thanks for hopping.

 

 Now you are off to Lou’s blog -> HERE.

 

Here is a list of participants if you get lost.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Sandra Mastello
  3. Courtenay Heuston
  4. Ellen Woodbridge
  5. Cheryl Algie
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Nicole Wilson
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Libby Dyson
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Jessie Holton
  13. Megan Lenske
  14. Delys Cram
  15. Rachael Lewsley
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Sharon Dalton
  18. Melinda Whittington
  19. Jenny Hayward

 

 

 

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MINI LOTS OF LAVENDER THANKS!

I thought I would show you the mini Thank you cards I made for my customers last month using the Lots of Lavender set available for Sale-A-Bration.

I have to say, in my hurry to get them out I missed stamping the “thanks” on the front.  Silly me! 🙂 I had the stamp set on my desk too.  Never mind!  I wrote inside to say Thanks to them and that I appreciate their order.  I like to send little notes like these often.  They don’t need to be big standard size cards.  For these I used the Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes in the Occasions Catalogue.

The Lots Of Lavender set is a great 2 step stamp set.  Some of the time (well most of the time) I don’t feel like colouring, so you can stamp the outline and then fill in the image with another stamp.  I used 2 colour variations.  One on the left – Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  On the right (Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant).  The leaves were stamped in Wild Wasabi.  I went over the lines of the leaves with the Wild Wasabi marker.  The stems were coloured with the Old Olive marker.  I added a little bow with the Linen Thread and attached it with a Glue Dot.

This is the Lots of Lavender set if you hadn’t noticed it in the Occasions Catalogue.  It’s great for quick cards.  This set is one of the free choices available for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.  

Thanks for visiting my little corner of Blogland.  I do appreciate each one of you.  I wish I could send a Thank You card to each and everyone of you. xx

Jenny

 

You can order online now -> HERE and grab your Lots of Lavender set (or one of the other free choices) OR contact me directly.

WEDNESDAY WOW! #15

Something different from me this week for Wednesday WOW! #15.

I don’t normally share quotes or things like this on my blog.  When I was thinking of what to post today this came up on my Facebook feed.  I thought it was very apt and maybe you can relate?

Really I didn’t have to go past number 1! I always compare my work to others. Often I feel it isn’t good enough.

What about you? do you compare your work to others.

Anyway, #2 consoled me. Someone, somewhere will love what you do.

I hope that I inspire someone with projects that I share on my blog here.

 

So hopefully this might encourage you in some way – and remember #5. Sometimes mistakes lead to the greatest masterpieces.

Have a great day,

Jenny

A DIFFERENT COLOUR WITH THE SPRINGTIME FOILS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

A couple of posts back I showed you a card with the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you missed it then just head back -> HERE.

After a little discussion with a lovely friend, a different colour was suggested – Pool Party.  I thought that sounded a great idea.  How would this gorgeous paper turn out in other colours? I had a little time on Saturday and quickly whipped up this card.  I think the longest part was colouring the sentiment from the Label Me Pretty set.  I haven’t used this set very much so it was good to play with it and I dusted off the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  

So what do you think of this version?

For this one to be quick I patted the Pool Party ink pad over the paper then I used a sponge to rub over it to smooth out the ink.  I was impatient. 🙂

I kept the card simple layering it on to a black card mat and then a Pool Party card base.  I added the line of dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

The sentiment from Label Me Pretty was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  I added a few loops of the Copper Thread under the sentiment and added some tiny Pearls in the flower centres.

Still shiny and sparkly!  Thanks Lynda for the tip to try another colour. 🙂

See you next time,

Jenny

 

STAMP A STACK OF BIRTHDAYS!

It’s great having a card on hand when Birthdays come around –  And we all need birthday cards right!

In a Stamp A Stack you create 6 cards.  We will be making 2 each of 3 designs just right for Birthdays These are just 2 of them.

(cards inspired by Vicky Wright and Jackie Bolhuis)

WHEN:  Friday Feb 23rd   10am or 7pm.

WHERE: East Corrimal

COST:    $15 please BYO own adhesives.  $5 extra to use mine.

RSVP:    Wednesday 21st.

Can’t make it?
1) Let’s make another time with you and a couple of friends.

or

2) Order the card kit. $15.  Includes card cut to size. You can substitute the stamp sets.

 

I look forward to seeing you.

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR SALE-A-BRATION!

I mentioned last post of 3 gorgeous new products for the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration.  I showed the beautiful Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I have more to share with that paper don’t you worry.  Today though let’s talk about these lovely products.  Also, just a reminder of what Sale-A-Bration is all about.

 

1) Eclectic Expressions – a fun stamp set with spots, dashes and other shapes along with “Happy Birthday” and “Thank you”.  Available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $90.

2) Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Just Gorgeous! 12 sheets of 12″x12″ paper.  3 each of 4 designs with Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Copper embossed patterns.  Available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $90.

If you missed the post yesterday about colouring this beautiful paper then be sure to jump back a post.  Stay tuned for more projects though with this paper.

3) The gorgeous Blossoming Basket Bundle.  With a beautiful stamp set the Blossoming Basket and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  This bundle is available as a FREE choice with a minimum order of $180.

What do you like the look of?  It really is hard to choose though isn’t it.

You can see all the Sale-A-Bration choices -> HERE.

SALE-A-BRATION UPDATE

Just a reminder of what Sale-A-Bration is if you are unsure.  It runs until 31st March and you get the Free products.  

HOW?

With every qualifying order (either $90 or $180) you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration choices.  
See them all -> HERE.

Step 1: Pick a Date.
Step 2: Invite your friends for a fun time out creating.
Step 3: If you like, choose your projects or theme.
Step 4: Let’s stamp.

It’s that easy!  And if people choose to order and orders are over $400 you can an extra $40 to spend on free products.  Let’s make a date.

If you love the products and love Free stuff this is for you!  Pay $169 for $235 of products of your choice (save $66),  Plus choose an additional 2 free stamp sets up to $174. (Bonus!).  Plus there is no shipping. (saving again).

So $240 of free products PLUS save on shipping.

Come and join me on my JEN’s INK team whether you just want the free stuff, you want the discount each time or you want to share stamping with others.  Either way it’s a WIN!
Ask me if you have any questions or I can send you an Information Pack. (For Australian residents only)

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope your weekend has been great.  Until next time.

Jenny

Need some stamping supplies?

You can order online directly in my store -> HERE. Australian residents only.   This week’s Host Code: 6NRCJVMT
OR
Order by emailing me directly.

EXTRA GORGEOUSNESS FOR SALE-A-BRATION WITH THE SPRINGTIME FOILS PAPER!

The gorgeousness just keeps on coming for Sale-A-Bration.  Yesterday was the 2nd release of fantastic, beautiful new free choices that you can receive with your qualifying orders. I think you will love them.  I do. 🙂  If you haven’t seen them yet then I will show them to you in the next couple of posts.

Today I want to show you the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. To be honest it really doesn’t do it justice in the catalogue but you can see them in this image.

Last week I shared a video on my Facebook page showing the sparkle and shine of this paper.  It truly is just gorgeous!  If you didn’t see it head to my page -> HERE and scroll down a little to see it.  You really must.

Today I was playing around with it.  I have seen some images of it this past week inking it so thought I would give it a whirl.  I have to say it just lifts the gorgeousness to a whole new level.  This is the finished card I made.

I posted a video on Youtube of how to colour this gorgeous paper.  It was a very quick video but might give you some idea.

Here it is for you.

If you like a visual of this then it is simply a matter of rolling over it with your sponge roller and inkpad.  It does take some time but it is worth it.  I did dab some ink on with my inkpad too.  You can do that if you get a bit impatient. Then roll over it with the roller to smooth it.

On my card to finish I cut the “celebrate” from the Celebrate You Thinlits and added the “YOU” stamped on Powder Pink.  I found that a better match with the inked paper in the end.   I finished it off with some Black Baker’s Twine and cut a vellum leaf from the Flourish Thinlits.

Hope you like it? I really think you need this paper.  It is a free choice now added for Sale-A-Bration when you have a minimum $90 order.  It doesn’t take much to get to $90 by the time you grab a stamp set and stock up on your paper and adhesives.  What about the sponge rollers?  Do you have them?

I look forward to playing more with this paper so stay tuned.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

IN AUSTRALIA? 

You can order these products and any other Stampin’  Up! products in my store -> HERE now.  Please use the Host Code this week: 6NRCJVMT

 

A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC WITH THE EPIC CELEBRATIONS SET!

I was going to share these cards with you as part of a Bloghop tonight BUT I was too busy making the cards and fussing around with other things that when I came to register for the Bloghop I found that it was full already.  That’s a bit disappointing. 😦  It doesn’t matter big time really I guess.  I can still share them with you.  I hope that you like them.

The theme for the Bloghop was colouring.  Stampin’ Up! have a great number of choices for colouring with the Inkpads, markers, Blends, Watercolour Pencils and now the Brusho Crystals.  So many choices what should I do?? I am no way an expert in colouring but I have been trying my hand at it a bit recently.  I decided in the end to go with the Stampin’ Blends.

I used a technique you might have seen around a bit.  The Black Magic technique.  It’s an oldie but a goodie.  It’s colouring over White heat embossed images.  You can use pencils or the markers.

STEPS TO  CREATE YOUR BLACK MAGIC CARDS

Of course you can use a multiple of colours for your images but I thought for this particular image one colour worked better.  I made a set of cards in 4 different colours.

To create it:

1. First stamp your image on black card in versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to help reduce the little stray specks. 🙂

2. Allow to cool slightly and then colour over it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I went over the image twice to intensify the colours.

3. I coloured some of the White Organza Ribbon with the Stampin’ Blends to match and layered it on a strip of the Silver Foil. The sentiment was stamped on the coloured card and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and that was raised up with Dimensionals. 

4. The black card was adhered to a piece of Silver Foil.  TIP: cut the centre from the foil so you can use it for something else.  It is only getting hidden after all.  Before you adhere this piece to your card base stamp your card base with the “earphone” image in the set in the same colour as the card.

This Epic Celebrations set is one of the free choices for  Sale-A-Bration.  Have you got your set yet?  It’s great for the young teen cards.

So I hope you like this “epic” set.  Thanks for stopping by.

I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow so stay tuned.

Have a good night,

Jenny

 

 

 

THERE IS “LOTS TO LOVE” ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

I showed you in yesterday’s post the cute Flip Top Treat Box using the Lots To Love Box Framelits.  Here it is if you missed it but you can jump back to the last post though too and see more of it and the instructions.

        

This is actually a cute little Framelit set but there were parts that I wasn’t sure what they were used for.  Like those little tiny arch shaped dies down at the bottom of the image below???

I found this video from Stampin’ Up! explaining the pieces and showing some great projects.  I thought for my Wednesday WOW! #14 this week we will take a look at this set.  Very timely today being Valentine’s Day right. ❤  It does work well with the matching Sure Do Love You stamp set too.

That explains everything!

You can grab the Framelits in my store now -> HERE $57 AUS or grab the bundle and use them together.  Clear mount stamp set is $84.50 AUS  See that -> HERE.

Aren’t these projects pretty? These are from the current Occasions Catalogue and shows how gorgeous the products are especially with the beautiful Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper. SO much prettiness!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Always nice of you to drop by whether you are from near or far.  I hope your day has been a great one.

Until next time.

Jenny x

 

 

LOTS TO LOVE VALENTINE FLIP TOP BOX!

So it is Valentine’s Day here tomorrow apparently.  We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way in Australia.  You might give your “significant other” a little chocolate treat and I do give my 2 kiddies (well they are mostly adults now), a little chocolate treat.

I thought that this year I should do SOMETHING! I have had the Lots to Love Box Framelits for a couple of weeks and not used them.  I had this in mind for about that long too.  So I just managed to create it in time.

I call it a Flip Top Treat Box. I am sure you could use the idea for a Gift Card not just chocolates.

This is with the Flip Top open. Mmm! Chocolate Hearts!

It has a little card insert in it to add the Chocolates. I added a Glue Dot under each one to stick them them to the card. I added a loop of ribbon which was adhered to the end of the card and then I added a small red punched circle to cover it.

CREATE YOUR OWN FLIP TOP TREAT BOX

1. Cut 2 of the box shapes from the Lots To Love Box Framelits from your card.

On one piece which will be your top score it at half way along the long side of the box. This will be at 6cm (2 3/8″) which is from the scored line measurement not from the start of the curved edge.

2. Place adhesive on the underside along the long tabs ONLY to the half way point that will be adhered to the box.  You don’t want to adhere the whole section or it won’t open. I added the adhesive on the curved end half.

3. Adhere the top piece to the bottom piece of the die-cut box.  Your bottom piece will have the curved end to the opening end as shown in the photo below.

4. Decorate the box as you like.  I used the Party Pandas set.  The hearts were cut from the Lots of Love Box Framelits set. The sentiment was cut with the Layering Square Framelits.

So cute enough for Valentine’s do you think?  Maybe it is a little late now to whip some up but file it away for another special Occasion.

Below I have a collage image ready to PIN.

Have a great day,

Jenny