cards, Catalogues, Techniques, Videos

HIMALAYAN POPPY CARD!

Last week I shared on my Facebook page this card with the Painted Poppies stamps.  I wanted to go with a different colour of poppy than what you might be seeing all around the internet.  I looked up some poppy colours and saw a gorgeous blue one called the Himalayan Poppy.  So I tried to recreate this.

The Balmy Blue card piece was embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder. A new favourite of mine.  The Poppy was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.

I put together a video showing how I created the card.  You can check out this video on Youtube -> HERE.

Apologies in advance.  I am still working this video thing out so be patient. 😉

If you need these Painted Poppies (or any other products) in your life then you can grab them in my store now -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: R26WHBUN  Australian residents only.

Thank you and have a great day.

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Product Share, Stampin' Up!

2020 MINI CATALOGUE PAPER AND RIBBON SHARE!

The Paper is gorgeous, the Ribbon is gorgeous BUT – sometimes it’s hard to get through a whole pack or roll.  A share in some is a great way to go.  You get a little taste of some and enough that you can use.  I know I love shares myself.

Here are the details for the new Shares for the 2020 Mini Catalogue.  Included this time is some cardstock share that co-ordinates with the Designer Series Paper.  That way you have a share – AND you have co-ordinated projects. 🙂

Email me (jghayward@yahoo.com) or drop me a comment to join in.  This is for Australian residents only.  Sorry. 🙂

 

PAPER AND CARD SHARE

12 6”x6” sheets of Designer Series Paper (DSP):

Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP p15

Tropical Oasis DSP p39

Country Club DSP p47

Best Dressed DSP p55

PLUS 12 A5 (card base size) of co-ordinating card:

2 each of Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy.

TOTAL                         $27

 

RIBBON SHARE

2.2m each:

Double Stitched Satin Ribbon p9

Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon p15

Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon p33

Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon p55

TOTAL               $13.20

 

 

JOIN BOTH SHARES:                         TOTAL      $40

PLUS – Receive 6 x mini Best Dressed Note Card and Envelopes.

Let me know to reserve your place in the share ASAP,

Jenny

Stampin' Up!, cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration

INSPIRED POWER OF HOPE!

The other day I pulled out the Power of Hope Bundle with the stamp set and the 3D Stone Embossing Folder.  I wanted to be a little “arty”with it.  I don’t know why it was 40’C here!  I had already made one card with the bundle (which I shall show you later), and wanted to create more.  In between running in to the study to stand in front of the air conditioning to cool off a little and then running back to the Dining room to stamp and create away.  It was way too hot to work in my craft room even with the fan on.  Anyway, I was surprised what I came up with.  Thought I would share it with you today.

Before I started the card I did a little searching on Pinterest for Japanese art.  There were some beautiful images I must say but I chose this one to work with for inspiration.

This was my finished card.  Not exactly the same but that’s ok.  Sometimes you use images as a springboard for your creating.

I used Shimmery White card to take the watercolouring and just added a light wash with the Aquapainter and Granny Apple Green ink pad.  Leaving it to dry, which didn’t take too long in the heat I then stamped the images in Memento Black ink.  They were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Afterwards I added a little more wash of the Granny Apple Green to the outer edges of the card and a little Smoky Slate under the building.  If you do this be very careful not to touch the stamped images or the black ink will run.

The stamped piece was cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies and layered on to Poppy Parade card mat.  I had run that piece through with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder although it is hard to see that. The sentiment was stamped on to a piece of Poppy Parade card and I flagged the end with scissors.  I added a piece of Gold Foil Sheet too and flagged the end of that piece.

The tassel is one of the Best Dressed Tassels.  To colour the ends I masked off the top half of the tassel with some scrap paper and coloured over the ends with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends.  Colour one side and turn it over, mask the area again and colour the other side.  You may want to check and touch up any white parts. The tassel was tied on with the White Baker’s Twine.

It’s a little bit arty for me but I had enjoyed creating it.

The Power of Hope is a beautiful bundle that is available as a Free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $180 AUD.  I think it is totally worth it so be sure to grab that with your next order.

In Australia? Shop -> HERE.  Select your Sale-A-Bration choice when you have completed your order before checkout. 🙂  Please use the Host Code: R26WHBUN  AND THANK YOU. 🙂

Have a great weekend.  I hope there is some creating in store for you.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Onstage, Stampin' Up!

A SIMPLE POPPY CARD!

This card was one of the Make and Takes we had for Onstage in November.  I never made any of my cards that day – but then I usually don’t.  It’s the time to chat to people and I have to say it can get a little stressful when you have to make the cards in a short amount of time.  So I usually bring them home to make.

I only managed to complete the card this week.  I changed it up a little to what it was meant to be.  That’s ok. 🙂  The card is aimed for a beginner stamper.  One who is just starting out and doesn’t have a lot of products.  It’s basic stamping with little or no colouring or any diecutting.

I added a little more background stamping with the poppies and leaves using the Painted Poppies stamp set.  These were in poppy Parade.

On a piece of white card I stamped a poppy just off the top edge of the card and then added the Happy Birthday from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  I lightly sponged some Poppy Parade ink around the edge of the card.  I haven’t done that for a very long time.  I used to add it all the time but now I tend to leave the card clean – if I can describe it like that.

The strips of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper were adhered straight down on to the Poppy Parade card base and the white stamped piece was raised up with Dimensionals.  Before doing that I added a little piece of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  Of course finish with bling.

Hope you like my version of the card.  There have been a few versions of this card from those who went to Onstage.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #93 – LAYERING THE POPPY MOMENTS DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #93.  Today we are looking at the Poppy Moments Dies.  These are lovely dies in the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue.  There are so many dies and what do you do with them??

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! is Layering the Poppy Moments Dies.  See how these flower dies work together.

You will find in these dies a number of flower shapes and leaf shapes.  They can work on their own or layer them together.  You can see in the image above how I have layered them.

There are a number of small flower centres too.  The really small leaf shape that you can use for the small “bud”, I have also used as a small leaf.  I showed that in the little tags in the previous post.

Below is the dies to see what they actually look like.  One die I haven’t shown on the image above is that small shape in the top left.  This diecuts the pattern in your card.  It doesn’t completely cut the card.  I will share that in another post to show you how it works.

Hope this is helpful for you when you come to use the dies.  PIN the image so you have it as a reminder next time.

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

See the Poppy Moments Dies (HERE) and the other great Poppy products in my store now -> HERE. 

 

3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Classes

POPPY THANK YOU TAGS!

On the weekend for my special Poppies class I made each person that came a little Thank You tag for coming.

They are just simple tags but you don’t need to do a lot with these poppies.

The top of the Whisper White tag is punched with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch with some Petal Pink Metallic Edge ribbon through the top.

After cutting the poppies,  the Petal Pink solid flower was sponged with a little Petal Pink ink and then the outline poppy in Poppy Parade was adhered over the top.  There was just a little strip of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper across the bottom.  The leaf cut in Granny Apple Green is actually the “leaf” or base for the small poppy bud but I think it works well as a little leaf.

The “splotch” stamp is from the Painted Poppies Stamp set and the Thank You from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  

Sweet tags in no time.

I showed you all about the gorgeous Poppies products in yesterday’s Sunday Suites.  Did you check them out?

You can head to my shop now -> HERE and see them. 

If ordering just add the Host Code at checkout. R26WHBUN  Thank you kindly. 🙂

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

SUNDAY SUITES – PEACEFUL POPPIES SUITE!

We are looking at the Peaceful Poppies Suite today for our Sunday Suites.  Since I have been sharing a little recently with the Poppies Suite and this weekend I have had a really fun Poppies class (more on that later), I thought it was a good time to share this suite.

The Peaceful Poppies Suite is an absolutely gorgeous one.  There are lots of different products in this suite with not just one, but TWO stamp and die bundles.

Let me tell you about them.

Below is the full Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle.  All these products are available all together as one bundle ($238AUD), or you can buy them individually.

The Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle includes:

* Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Painted Labels Dies (10% off)
* Poppy Moments Dies (10% off)
* Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
* Peaceful Poppies Sequins
* Whisper White 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
* Peaceful Poppies Elements

Product colours in this suite are: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry.

Below is the Painted Poppies Bundle.  You have the Painted Poppies stamp set and the Painted Labels Dies.  The dies have 2 great labels shapes for any sentiments.  The flower shape will cut the full flower shape, and you have the smaller leaf die for the smaller leaf in the set.

I love the swirly shape.  It’s a great one for backing your sentiments.

The second Bundle available in this suite is the Peaceful Moments Bundle which includes the stamp set and the Poppy Moments Dies.

These dies have the 2 different flower shapes with their outline which are great for layering together.  It also has 2 different leaf shapes to layer together and a couple of little flower centres.  It has a really fun background die which I will tell you more about later.

This Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper is GORGEOUS!!  Truly beautiful prints and such fun, rich colours.  These were very popular in class this weekend.  You don’t need much more on your cards when you use this paper.

The Peaceful Poppies Elements ($11.25) are a bit of a sleeper in the catalogue.  I don’t think the catalogue shows them too well.

The pack contains:

8 sheets total
* 2 sheets black die-cut elements with black foil prints: labels, banners, borders
* 2 sheets white thick cardstock die cuts with coloured prints: poppies
* 2 sheets vellum die cuts with white prints: poppies and leaves
* 2 sheets watercolour paper die cuts with clear UV prints for watercolouring: poppies and leaves

With the Printed diecut sheets you can simply pop them off the sheet and add them to your project.

On the watercolour paper sheets, the poppies and the leaves are embossed. You can give a light wash over the images with your ink and Aquapainter to give a little colour.  The images will resist the wash.  It looks cool.

What about the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon shown below!  It is very light, soft ribbon.  AND don’t just leave it white.  You can easily add colour to this ribbon by running over it with the Stampin’ Blends to create a colour to match your project you are creating.

Now for some samples for you courtesy of Stampin’ Up!

These cards below show the background die.  It is very effective.  For the card on the bottom right, the die was run through acetate or very thick card.  This creates a mask. Place this on to your card and then lightly rub over it with the Texture Paste.

Why not fancy up a journal by creating the layered flowers.

Lots of inspirational projects on this hanger.  What one is your favourite?

So what do you think of the Peaceful Poppies Suite?  Get the whole suite or just one or 2 products within the suite. Either way you won’t be disappointed.

See them all in store -> HERE.

If ordering please use the Host Code: R26WHBUN

Thank You,

Hope your Sunday is great,

Jenny

 

3D projects, Catalogues

ALL DRESSED UP BACKPACK!

Have you seen these cutie bags around the internet?  They are made with the All Dressed Up Dies from the Best Dressed Suite.  So sweet. ❤

This is one I made for my presentation at Onstage.  By changing the handles you can make it in to a backpack.

I kept it simple and didn’t add a tag on this one but it is easy to do.  You don’t need too much with this gorgeous paper from the Best Dressed Designer Series paper. 

Cut the buckle out using the die and add that to the strip before adhering the handle to the bag. To add the handle, adhere one end of the strip inside the front of the bag.  The other end, fold over the end a little and then adhere this to the back of the bag checking the position of the handle so you have a little curve happening.

A few people have commented about cutting the paper with these dies that they tend to be “cutting” rather than “scoring” on the bag.  I would suggest play around with the layers on your diecutting machine. You may need a shim on the top of your plates.  Alternatively, if you have a soft mat place that as your top cutting plate making sure the die is facing down as you don’t want to cut the mat. 🙂

Others have asked how tall these bags are. They are tiny.  It stands at the height of the Tombow multipurpose adhesive.  If fits the small notecards in which is about 7cm (3″) high.

Happy playing.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Techniques

GET MORE FROM YOUR PRODUCTS WITH MY TECHNIQUE CLUB!

You have the products but you would like to know how to use them more in different ways?

Wherever you are located (Australian residents only) you can join in.

Join my Technique Club starting in February.

FEBRUARY DATES: Friday 14th 10am or Saturday 15th 2pm.

What you will get:

  • Learn a new technique every month. You can keep a sample each month in a book or folder so you review it later.
  • Attend the class free each month.  Online option is available if you can’t attend.
  • Receive all materials needed for your class projects.
  • Create exclusive projects that are not seen elsewhere in my classes.
  • You will learn new ways of using your products.
  • Take your turn of receiving the Stampin’ Rewards of Free products one month with a minimum of $25 of Free products depending on the number of members. (Club benefits can only begin when the needed number of people attend).
  • Available in a Face-to-Face class or Online if you can’t make it.
  • If you can’t attend the Face-to-Face class, I will send you the kit to make them or I may make the cards and send them to you.
  • Join an exclusive, members only Facebook group with further information, class recap, project shares.
  • In addition, you will receive a 12 project Tutorial bundle containing 12 exclusive projects emailed to you following your order.

Your requirements as a Club Member:

  • You must commit to a 6 month membership.
  • Submit a minimum $50 order each month by the club date.
  • You must give me a back-up order before the club commences that I can use if you can’t submit an order by the due date.  (eg card, ink etc).  Called the ‘Oops’ order.
  • Online orders must be submitted by the 10th of the month.
  • Guest option is available for occasional attendance to the class.  Cost is $25 per class or Free with a minimum order over $50.

Interested?

Whether as a regular club member or as a Guest member.  If you are not local you can still join in and card kit and information will be sent out to you after the class.

Email me or complete this form HERE. Sign up by January 25th

I look forward to starting these special classes with you.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD JANUARY BLOG HOP – TROPICAL OASIS!

 

Back with another Blog Hop from some of the Stamping Around The World Tutorial group.

The monthly tutorials are put together by a number of demonstrators from around the world and we send the tutorials out as a Thanks for ordering OR you can purchase the tutorials too.  I send one tutorial project out as a Thanks for people when they join my newsletter too. (see the link in the side column)

For the projects with these Blog Hops we use the same stamp sets/dies that we used for our own tutorial project for that month.  This month I have a project for you using the Tropical Oasis bundle. I am loving this bundle for it’s freshness and memories of a tropical paradise.  I have been to Hawaii a few times so this brings back lovely memories.

Enough waffling – on to my project as that is what you all really came to see.

This card was designed from a sketch like this one -> HERE.

The sketch had an angled focus piece which I have created with the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.  I think on looking at this now I should have angled the paper piece a little more.

The white card was embossed with the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.

The hibiscus flower and the leaves from the Timeless Tropical Stamp set were stamped on Shimmery White card with Black Stazon and coloured with the Watercolor Pencils. 

TIP: when colouring, lightly colour and use the Aquapainter to wash over the colour slightly.  LET IT DRY! Don’t be in a hurry.  Allow time to dry.  It doesn’t take too long.  Then add some more colour to add a little more depth of colour.  Wash over it again then allow to dry. Then go back over it and add highlights.  It is a slow process I know but it gives you that depth of colour. It’s easier to add colour than take it away.

Before adhering the flower and leaves on to the card I added some loops of the Linen Thread behind them.

The sentiment was stamped on Crumb Cake card and cut with my new favourite the Stitched So sweetly Dies.  I added a little of the Braided Burlap Trim under the sentiment and just fluffed up the end of it.  To do this with your fingers rub the end and separate the threads until you are happy with it.  To adhere it to the back of the card I added a strip of the Tear and Tape on the back of the sentiment card piece and stuck the trim onto that.

If you want to check the Tropical Oasis suite, head to my store -> HERE.  You can order there too.  Don’t forget the HOST CODE: R26WHBUN

Now head off to continue the Blog Hop.  Click on the Blue froggy link below.  If you get lost head directly to Sue’s blog -> HERE.

Happy Hopping.

Jenny