MINI NOTE CARDS WITH HIGH TIDE!

I held a workshop last week and the Host asked to use the High Tide set.  As a Thank You to her I made up a little notecard set and put them all together in a box made with the Wood Crate Framelits.  Here they are for you to see.

For the sentiment on the crate I went over the “shine” word with the markers and stamped on white card.  I did have to go over it a little with the markers when I stamped it to get a clear impression.

Here are the cards for you to see each one.  The cards measure 7.5cm x 7.5cm (3″x3″).  I made them all different.  The set is so versatile and so many combinations you can create.  I hadn’t played with this set that much until I made these.

This is the Make and Take card we made.  This is Cased from Julie Davison HERE.

I think I need to use this set  more.  I have so much to play with at the moment. Just not enough time 🙂

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Jenny

A SPECIAL CARD IN A BOX!

I know we’re in the midst of the all the excitement with the new catalogue but I just have to share this project.  I know it is using retired products now but I thought you might still like to see it.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a special baby card for her new grandchild.  At that time she didn’t know what the gender was and requested it to be Teal Green in colour with splashes of red. I knew the family as well so I wanted it to be pretty special.  I recreated a card in a box that I made some time ago.  You can see that original project HERE. That card in a box has been repinned 3.3K times on Pinterest so I thought it might just be “good enough”. 🙂

The only paper I had to match the Bermuda Bay card was this retired paper.  I can’t even remember the name of it.  I just found a few scraps of it in my retired paper box. Lucky!!!

I dug out my ‘Something For Baby’ set too from my retired box.  That was lucky too as I don’t have any new baby stamps as yet.

So enough of the chatter.  Here it is.

I used Watermelon Wonder which matched. (Grabbed that out of the retired box too!).

I realised I didn’t get a photo of the left side flap.  That had little booties in Crushed Curry and I tied teeny, tiny bows in White Baker’s Twine.  The sentiment is from ‘Baby Bear’ – yes! That is current! I probably could have used that but Baby Bear was a bit big for the box.

Well it was very well received and I can tell you that baby Phoebe arrived safely last week.  She is very gorgeous and they were all delighted and fascinated in the card.  It can be displayed on the shelf in the nursery for some time to come.

Thanks for indulging me.  Back to current products in next post.

Jenny

LIKE THE NEW INCOLORS? WHY NOT GRAB A SHARE IN THE RIBBON!

Have you seen the gorgeous new Ribbon on page 198/199 of the catalogue?  So many different types and colours this year.
 
Yet a whole roll can be too much. Why not grab a share! 
 
I have a share running for the 2017 Incolor Finely Woven Ribbon.  I am loving the new colours and having matching ribbon for your projects just takes it to the next level.

For the price of a roll of ribbon you get 1.8m of each colour of Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  

Total is $12.85 includes Shipping and Handling. Free postage to send it on to you. Australian residents only.  

Why not grab a share – or 2.  Let me know ASAP.

Jenny

CARD CLASS THIS WEEK!

Card Class is on this Friday for my local people BUT you can grab the class by mail too.

Here are the details.


Come along this Friday for Card Class.  We will make 3 very different cards that I think you will love.

Friday 23rd June at 10am or 7pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

Cost $15  BYO: adhesives and scissors.

Please RSVP by Wed. 21st.

Hope to see you then.

CAN’T MAKE IT??  Grab the class by Mail.

Cost: $15 + postage.  Australian residents only.

Includes all materials and instructions.  I can’t include stamped images but you can substitute the stamps or order them separately.

Contact me to order your Class by Mail Kit.

COLORFUL SEASONS CARD SET!

I made this set of cards a couple of weeks ago when I was playing around with the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  Now I can share them with you.

I made one in each colour of the Color Theory Paper Stack, so Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Berry Burst.  I was a little unsure how to use the Paint Strip pattern in the Paper Stack. I went with just a strip of it along the bottom edge of the white card mat before adhering to the Thick Whisper White card base. It’s a bit hard to tell but I cut the chair out in Crushed Curry and raised it up with Dimensionals and on the Dapper Denim one there are 2 die-cut snowflakes.

I love each of the sayings in this stamp set.  I think this card set would be nice to give to someone to encourage them along.  I should go and make a little card box to give them in.  Or, you can just give one to 4 different people to encourage them along.  I think there are many people who could use a little pick-me-up. 🙂

Thanks for looking,

Hope your weekend is going great.

Jenny

 

BERRY BURST COLORFUL SEASONS WITH SPONGED MOON!

I wanted to show you the card everyone got to make at my Open House events last weekend.  I think everyone was happy with their results.

I wanted to showcase the Colorful Seasons Bundle as I had been playing a bit with it lately.

This card was inspired by a card by Patty Bennett.  You can see her card HERE.  I loved the idea of the sponged moon effect.

The card base was the lovely new Incolor Berry Burst with the Powder Pink.  Instead of the ribbon that Patty used I added a scallop edge in Powder Pink using the Scallop Thinlit in the set.  I added a little sparkle with a strip of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

To create the Sponged moon effect.  Take a piece of copy paper cut to the size of the Whisper White card.  Cut a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits to the left of the copy paper piece.

Place the piece of paper over the Whisper White card and carefully start sponging the Powder Pink ink inside the circle. Gradually making your way in to the centre of the circle. It is good to leave the centre a little lighter.  TIP: If you haven’t used any removable adhesive on your paper then you need to hold the paper in place carefully with your fingers at the circle edge.  Sponge in to the circle. Slowly move your fingers as you work around the circle to hold the paper down.  If that makes sense??

Then take the Berry Burst inkpad and sponge a small section in the lower left corner.  Then you can remove the piece of copy paper, stamp your sentiment and tree branch in Early Espresso and some flowers in Berry Burst.  Assemble your card together, then cut a chair (love that chair!) in Berry Burst and some small flowers in Powder Pink.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a super stampy day/night wherever you are.  Don’t forget to stop by and say HI.  Tell me where you are from.  I love to read how far this travels.

Jenny

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #10 – AND A TUTORIAL ON CLEAR BLOCK STAMPING!

A quick post for you now.  I didn’t think I would get a card done for this challenge this round and it closed tonight.  Apart from being busy with getting my Open House ready I just couldn’t work these colours.  They are so not my colours!!

Anyway,  I had some inspiration last night and had a little play today.  So firstly these are the colours for the Colour Inkspiration #10

Cajun Craze          Delightful Dijon            Island Indigo      and         Smoky Slate.

What do you reckon??

Here is my card.

The background on this is created with Clear Block Stamping.  I have tried this a few times over the past few years.  Every time you create this technique it always works out different, even if you have used the same colours.  It is an effective technique.  I will explain how to below.

Firstly, on the card though. The base card is Island Indigo and the card mat is Cajun Craze.  I never use this colour.  I don’t even own the inkpad for it.  I used the Marker. The chair from Layered Seasons Thinlits is cut from Copper Foil Sheet.  Check out those clear drops!  The card needed something else on the front.  I was looking what to put on them and found the White Perfect Accents.  I was positioning them around the card and then one of the white backs came off.  It was clear!  I liked that look much better so I took the backs off the other two. They look like water drops.  I think I will do that more in the future.  I hardly ever use those Accents as they are so stark white.  (Did you know you can colour them too with Sharpies!!).

Now to create the Background.

CLEAR BLOCK STAMPING

1. Ink your Clear block.  I used Block E.  For this card I first inked the top half of the block with the Island Indigo ink by patting the inkpad directly on the block.  I then wiped the top edge with a tissue then patted the Smoky Slate inkpad on the edge.

On the bottom half I patted on the Delightful Dijon inkpad, then wiped the bottom edge a little with a tissue to take off some ink.  I then ran over the edge with the Cajun Craze marker as I don’t have the inkpad.

Using a spritzer or small spray bottle spritz the block LIGHTLY with water.

2. Leave the block on the table top facing up.  I did tilt the block a little but I didn’t want it to run too much.  I find when you leave the block on the table rather than turn the block on to your card it saves some runs and drips.

Place your Watercolor card on to the block and rub over the back of the card. Gently peel off the card and leave to dry.

Once dry decorate your card as you desire.  This creates fun backgrounds.

Hope you will give this technique a try.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

OPEN HOUSE REVIEW AND A WALK THROUGH VIDEO!

Over the weekend I had my Open House Events for the new Catalogue.  I had some lovely ladies coming along for lots of fun and creativity.  I thought I would share some photos and a video for you.  Once again I didn’t take photos of when people are there…. I always forget that.  There is too much going on.  🙂

I just had a small display of samples but that’s OK.  Sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming when people first come along.

Firstly, the video for you.  (If you receive this post via email then head to my blog post by clicking on the Title and you should get there to view it properly)

I will share details of some of the cards I showed in the video over the next few posts but here is just a couple of still photos to share.

The Eastern Palace Suite Display.  I have shared most of these projects over the last few weeks.

Color Theory Suite.  I will share more details of these later.

New Product Display

Incolor Flower Box using the Delightful Daisy Bundle The box is made using the Wood Crate Thinlits.  This was inspired by a Demonstrator on a Facebook group I am on. The centres are the new Gold Faceted Gems.

Everyone received a Thank You Gift for coming of a little pack of Incolor ribbon and a bow, some Gold Faceted Gems and a chocolate. It was all gifted in a Wood Crate.  The flower is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Lucky Door Prize for each event was some 6×6″Eastern Medallion paper, Easter Gold Vinyl Stickers and Gold Ribbon.

Sorry if you couldn’t make it along.  I wanted to share some of the creations with you though.  If you are local then try and come along next time.

Jenny

LEMON LIME LABEL ME PRETTY!

I have been busy all week getting things ready for my Open House this weekend showcasing some lovely new products.  I will share some of these after the weekend but I shared this card on Instagram this afternoon so thought I would quickly post it here for you. (BTW: If you are on Instagram you can follow me.  Just do a search for Jenny Hayward). 🙂

I needed to make some cards using the new Label Me Pretty Bundle.  Now when I get a new stamp set I do a little searching online for samples using sets that are very similar.  So in this case I was looking at the old Chalk Talk set and a few “tags” type sets.  I couldn’t believe how many stamp sets that Stampin’  Up! have released with the word “tags” in the name.  Anyway, I came across a few older cards that inspired me through Google searches and on Splitcoaststampers.

I had this small strip from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I just LOVE this Lemon Lime Twist paper in the pack and I couldn’t bare to throw this strip out. I sometimes keep small pieces but end up throwing them out at the end of the catalogue as I hadn’t got around to using them.   Not this time though … 🙂

This was the finished card I created.

I stamped one of the “label” sideways on white card to create a flourish effect in Lemon Lime. The strip was adhered to the card and then I tied around some Thick Black Baker’s Twine.  This was adhered to the Lemon Lime base card. Another label was stamped in Berry Burst on to the Berry Burst card and punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.   The sentiment is stamped in black on to white card and cut with a Layering Circles Framelit.   They were both raised up off the card with Dimensionals.  I added some Rhinestones to the card but still felt it was a bit plain so after a day of looking at it I very nervously stamped some leaves from the Colorful Seasons set.  I was so worried of messing it all up and getting ink everywhere at this point BUT it worked!! Phew!  I think it might have been good to sponge the edge of the card with Lemon Lime ink but I wasn’t going to bother with that at this point.

So a simple card but funny that the whole card was designed around this little strip of paper!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

SOME QUICK UPDATES!

I have a little housekeeping to take care of today.  Just a few reminders to keep you up to date with what is happening.

  • Open House this weekend.  Please RSVP.
  • Hostess Rewards Giveaway.
  • Extra Rewards with qualifying parties.
  • See the catalogue.

** Just a reminder that if you receive these posts by email please be sure to click on the SHOW IMAGES tab at the top to read the images.

OPEN HOUSE REMINDER

It’s on this weekend.  I have been busy making samples and getting things ready.  If you plan on coming please let me know by tomorrow (Wednesday) to be sure of a seat.

Here are the details.

 

HOSTESS REWARDS GIVEAWAY

I am giving away the Host Rewards this week.  Every $50 goes in the draw to win.  The amount will depend on the total of orders for this week, so who knows how much it will be!  🙂

Whether the orders are directly to me by email or at my Open House, or through my Online store all are eligible.  

Order:  Email at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR 

Online HERE   Please use the Host Code this week:  3BD3367F

** Orders will close at 6pm on Sunday 11th June.  ** If orders don’t reach the minimum of $250 for Host Rewards the winner will still receive a Free Gift of your choice to the value of $20.

EXTRA REWARDS WITH QUALIFYING PARTIES

Has it been a while since you have got together with friends and stamped with me?  What better time than now with the new Catalogue out and with extra rewards this month from Stampin’ Up!

Receive an additional $45 with a qualifying order of $450.  What will you spend with that much?

In addition, all hosts will receive an exclusive Host Voucher Book with vouchers to redeem in the next 6 months.

Get your diary and give me a ring.

SEE THE CATALOGUE

Have you had a chance to see the catalogue yet??  You can now view it online HERE.

If you would like your own copy to look through and add your post-it notes too then drop me a comment and I will get one out to you ASAP.

Thanks for your patience during this commercial break.  I will be back with regular viewing next post,

Jenny