On a previous post I showed you the cute Thank You cards using the Party Pandas and they had a fun Brusho background. (If you missed it then head back 2 posts).

Today I have a similar little card to show you using the Brusho Crystals but this time using the Charming Cafe set.  These little cards are to welcome new members to my team who have joined during Sale-A-Bration.  It’s so nice to have them in the JEN’s INK team. 🙂

Here are a couple of them for you to see.


Aren’t they fun backgrounds?  Each time they turn out different. The pieces were made in my Brusho classes to demonstrate how they work before each class member made their own.  I thought why not use them for these cards rather than waste them.

For these I sprinkled over some Brusho Crystals and I used Glossy card this time.  Then I spritzed lightly with water.  I also tilted the cards slightly so you get the colour run.

The pieces were then adhered to a small card base made with the Thick Whisper White card.  You can make these any size but to give you the approximate size of these.

The Brusho card piece measures 8cm x 12.4cm ( 3 1/8″x 4 7/8″).  The card base is 8.4cm x 24.8cm, scored at 12.4cm.  (3 3/8″ x 7.3/4″ scored 4 7/8″  ** Please check the imperial size measurements beforehand).

The sweet little cafe chairs and table from the Charming Cafe set was stamped and coloured with Watercolor Pencils then cut with the Framelits.  Once I had adhered the Brusho piece to the card base then a vellum circle cut with the Stitched Circle Framelits was lightly adhered to the front.  So you couldn’t see the adhesive I added some dabs of snail adhesive near the centre so it would be covered with the table and chairs.   Then the Table and chairs were raised up with Dimensionals. The sentiment piece is from the Color Me Happy set and simply stamped in Black and cut around.   Before they were adhered down I looped around some Silver Thread.

Just a quick reminder:  Get 2 free stamp sets up to $174 in total when you join the Stampin’ Up! family during Sale-A-Bration.  (only just over a week left).  You might well receive one of these cards when you join my JEN’s INK team (and a little gift 😉 ).  What’s the rest of the story??  Order up to $235 of products and pay only $169.  No shipping costs either.  Then you get the 2 free stamp sets (all your choice). You get a minimum 20% discount on orders after that.  You have the choice if you do parties or classes.  You have the choice  when (and if you want) to leave.  You have the choice of when and what you do.  So what are you waiting for??  It’s time NOW.  

If you are in Australia and would like to join you can do so right now.  Head to my website -> HERE and click JOIN THE FUN.  Just have your order together first it might save some time.  I can’t wait to send you one of these sweet cards.

Thanks for stopping by,




I have a little trick for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! this week.  I discovered this on my blog travels a couple of weeks ago and have been pondering the idea since so I thought I would share it with you.

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #19 – Making Banner ends with the Tailored Tag Punch.

The Tailored Tag Punch featured in the Occasions Catalogue is not just great for punching around sentiments and adding to your cards BUT did you know that it is a handy, dandy little punch to create Banner ends in any size.  How cool is that!

I will show you below.

Just slip your card strip into your punch with just the end showing in the angled section on one side.  Be sure to centre the piece first, then punch.  If you are a little unsure that you will line it up in the centre then you can mark the centre with a pencil.  For the 2 ended banner I marked the centre on both ends so I would be sure that both ends would be aligned.

Create the banners for your sentiment pieces, or you can make a banner and add a sentiment on a separate piece of card to layer on top.

I hope you find this tip very useful.

Thanks for visiting today,




A few weeks back now I had a big Brusho Weekend on the blog here.  You might remember it.  If not then head back some posts and you will see lots of fun projects with these great Brusho Crystals. Recently I made up some mini Thank You cards for people who bought the Brusho Crystals over the weekend.  I thought it was time I showed you some of them.

Gotta love those Party Pandas.  I will miss these little fellows.

The base card measures 10.5cm x 15cm (approximately 4 1/8″ x 6 1/8″).  They are scored half way on the long side.  The card piece  that I created the background with was slightly smaller and I used Shimmery White for this.

To create the background I sprinkled over some Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals and then used the Spritzer with water and sprayed lightly over the card.  You can watch the Crystals change before your eyes.  It’s quite magical to watch.  The more water you add the more “dilute” or “whispery” it becomes.  Each card piece you do will end up different.  Just amazing really!

I let the card pieces dry and then stamped the little Panda in Memento Black and coloured the envelope he has with the Stampin’  Blends.  The heart was coloured with the Stampin’  Write Markers.  Just a simple sentiment is all that is required I think.  That was stamped on a small piece of Daffodil Delight and snipped down to size.  The sentiment and Panda were raised up with Dimensionals on the coloured card piece which had been adhered to the White card base.

Thanks for looking.


PS: Not much time left to get your Party Panda set or other Sale-A-Bration choice Free with your qualifying order.  Don’t leave it too late.


These 3 months have flown by so quickly and Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end! I can’t believe it.  This week’s class we will be giving one last love to some of the products.

Come and Celebrate Sale-A-Bration.

If you are a Wollongong local come and join in.  Can’t make it because of time or distance?  Order the kit for $15 (stamped images not included).

We will be making 2 cards and a small slider gift box.  (Thanks for some amazing demonstrators for the inspiration for these). You can choose Pool Party or Flirty Flamingo (pink).  Advise me the colour when booking.

Here are the details.

WHEN: Friday 23rd March at 10am or 7pm

COST: $15   (advise me of colour choice either Pool Party or Flirty Flamingo).
             Plus an additional $5 if using my adhesives.
             NB: eggs aren’t included.

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

RSVP: Wednesday 21st March.

I look forward to seeing you there.



So I have done it! I have finally made a Facebook group just for you.  Of course you can see my projects I share with you here but why not join me in my own little group where I will not only share what I am up to BUT I hope to inspire you and encourage you in your own crafting.  I will keep you up to date with all the Stampin’ Up! news and it can be a great place to ask questions and share ideas.

Do you want to know the most exciting part?

You can join in ‘Share a Card Sunday’ where it’s your turn to shine. Sundays is the day for you to share your own creations and get cheered along by everyone there.  It is a positive group so don’t be shy.  Occasionally we will have giveaways too.

So come and join in the fun.  Head to my Facebook group -> HERE and ask to join.  

I look forward to welcoming you there.



This month’s Theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is … Easter.  You might have just come from Angela’s Blog -> HERE or starting at my blog here either way enjoy the hop.

Easter time is fast approaching!  I have an Easter Treat Bag to share with you.


I have made the treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set from Thick Whisper White card.  It would be more sturdier than regular white card.  You want it strong to hold that chocolate  in. 🙂  There are a couple of modifications to the bag to make it wider to hold the chocolate bar.  I will outline these changes below for you.

Cut your Treat Bag out with the Thinlits from cardstock.  Emboss the card pieces with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  Adhere the 2 pieces of the diecut bag together as you would usually to have one long card piece. Don’t adhere together to form the bag as yet.

Due to the thickness of the chocolate bar you will need to add an additional piece to your bottom tab. Cut a strip of white card measuring 9cm x 3cm.  Score on the short side at 1.5cm (3 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ scored at approximately 1/2″). This piece will be adhered to the bottom of the treat bag to enable the bottom to be sealed.  To do this, add adhesive along one side of the small scored strip.  Adhere this to  the bottom tab section.  Place adhesive on the back tab and fold over to adhere.  NOTE:  Place your chocolate or other treat in before doing this and wrap it around the treat so it is folded at the right place to fit.  Also, it won’t adhere completely the full length due to the size but will adhere at the top points.


To decorate the front of the bag I wanted to keep it simple.  I had just received the You’re Inspiring set so thought it would be just appropriate for Easter.  Although Easter does not exactly fall in our Spring time when the Daffodils appear but it is still nice and sunny and warm and I think these daffodils are quite bright and cheery.  I coloured the daffodils with the Stampin’ Blends.

Once the daffodils were coloured it was then cut with the largest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits.  The paper for the banner is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  I flagged the end of the strip and raised that up off the front with Dimensionals.   At the top of the banner piece I added a Gold Binder Clip and tied around some White Organza Ribbon. Adhere your stamped circle off the paper with Dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from the Inspiring You set on Pumpkin Pie and punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.  


Thanks for visiting. Now hippity-hoppity to the next blog to see what Easter creativeness beholds.  You will be off to Kim’s blog ->  HERE (click on this to head to it as I have a WordPress blog I can’t add the link within the ‘NEXT’ below). 🙂








Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! we are looking at the Happy Wishes set in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  I have to say I haven’t really paid much attention to this set but I think it might be one of those hidden gems.  I didn’t realise just how versatile it is.  There are so many different sentiments in the set and you can layer them together before and after the main word or just have one of the 2 main words which are pretty in themselves with the flowery swirls.  So since I didn’t pay much attention to it I thought you might not have either.  So here is a video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing it. Take a quick look at it.

The cards look pretty with some simple colouring and a few of the sentiments.

Here are 2 of the cards shown in the video.  These ones are fancy with the Textured Embossing Paste.

This is the stamp set.  So many sentiments. How could you use them?

This set is available Free with a qualifying orders from $180.  So be sure to grab it very soon.  There is only 2 weeks left for Sale-A-Bration so be quick.

Have a great day,



As if Sale-A-Bration isn’t exciting enough but Stampin’ Up! keep on giving!  Just announced: Stampin’ Up! have released some new choices for Sale-A-Bration AND they are catalogue products.  Check them out.

As already for Sale-A-Bration there are 2 levels of products.  Level 1 is for orders from $90 (green circle choices).  Level 2 are orders from $180 (orange circle choices).  I know the products aren’t too clear in this image but you can see them in the catalogue.

So have you stocked up on your cardstock and ink?  What about the reinkers for the retiring incolors?  Throw in some adhesive and you are at least at $90 before you get to stamps and dies.  As a bonus you choose something for Free!

In Australia?  Head to my store -> HERE now.  Go shopping and then choose your Sale-A-Bration item.  If you want to choose one of the above items you will need to use the item numbers on the image above.  As they are a little hard to see, drop me a message or comment to ask me.

If shopping online Please use the HOST CODE:   UUDCYQDV 


You can contact me directly to place your order.

Thanks for shopping with me,



I have just received the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which is a new Sale-A-Bration choice.  I had a little colour with it on the weekend.

Here is a quick HOW-TO.

Emboss the Whisper White card with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

Stamp the basket from the set in Memento Black on Thick Whisper White and colour with the Stampin’ Blends.  Cut the basket out with scissors (sorry no framelits for this one).  Just a tip to cut inside the handle: snip the handle just at the flowers on the right hand side.  Then cut the white section on the inside of the handle.  Then add a tiny dab of Multipurpose adhesive just behind the flowers and adhere the handle back in place.  No one will even know but it makes cutting so much easier.   Stamp the little tag and the butterfly as well and colour those with the Stampin’ Blends also.

Cut a circle from Pink Pirouette card using one of the largest circles from the Layering Circle Framelits.  Run the piece through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.  

Stamp the sentiment from You’re Inspiring Set on crumb Cake card.  Punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.  Punch another banner out in Pink Pirouette.  Cut the pink banner in half and adhere these to the back of the Crumb Cake one with the ends of the pink extending past the Crumb Cake banner.

To assemble the card:  Wrap around some White Organza Ribbon around the white card.  Adhere to a Crumb Cake base.  Raise up the Pink Pirouette Circle off the white card and raise up the Basket off the circle.  Raise up the Sentiment banner down the bottom.

I coloured over the flowers and the butterfly with the Clear Wink of Stella Pen although I didn’t take a close up of the flowers.  It is very sparkly though.


This is a really lovely stamp set and very easy to colour especially with the Blends.  This Bundle is one of the free choices for Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order over $180.  There is just over 2 weeks left so you don’t want to leave this too long if you want to grab the Bundle.

See it in my store -> HERE now.  You can order from there too and be sure to check off your Sale-A-Bration choice before you finish your order.

Thanks for looking.




We are up to the last day of Waterfront Week.  You are probably glad of that hey!  It’s been a big week.

Don’t head off too quickly today.  I have shared a lot of cards this week but I would love to know what card you have liked the most.  So at the end of this post is a little Poll.  Tick the box for your favourite.

This last card came together quite quickly and I kinda like it. 🙂

I think I would like to be lying on that beach somewhere.  It reminds me of Hawaii.  I first cut the white card with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I think it was the 2nd largest. Then stamp your 2 mountains in Crumb Cake and stamp the palm trees 3 times.  I added the thin streak stamp in Crumb Cake underneath the palm trees and the scribbly streaks in Marina Mist.  Don’t forget your sun in Daffodil Delight.

The Crumb Cake card mat was embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.  I only just received this folder so I wanted to check it out. Once embossed I swiped the Crumb Cake inkpad over the card to add some ink in places.  To assemble, wrap around some Burlap Ribbon and adhere to the Marina Mist card base.  The stamped piece is raised up with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set stamped on Daffodil Delight and punched with the Classic Label punch.  I added some Clear Epoxy Shapes to finish.

Well that’s it for the Waterfront from me for a little while.  I think I should move on now right.  Hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have had in creating them and sharing them with you.

Now before you head off, I am interested to see what your favourite card has been this past week.  Can you take less than a minute to take this little poll.  Thanks so much.

Vote for your favourite Waterfront card by clicking on the image below.  If you can’t remember the card properly just head back through the posts for the past week.