Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Catalogues

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #65 – EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR TRIMMER BLADES!

I often have people telling me about problems when cutting with the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer.  The blades don’t seem to last long and they get furry edges when trimming. I have that problem too. Add to that now the Trimmer is being retired and there won’t be any more Trimmer blades available.

So I have a solution today for you for Wednesday’s WOW! #65 I think you will find very useful if you experience some of these problems.  How to extend the life of your blades to avoid those furry edges.  And also so you don’t have to replace your blade so quickly. 🙂

When you cut your card place a piece of scrap paper or copy paper in between the Trimmer and the card you are cutting.  You will get a crisper cut edge when you cut.  This will help you make those blades last longer before you have to replace them.

Of course you end up with shreds of paper but that’s ok.  Just recycle them.  I will say it can be tedious if you have to cut a lot of card but for a few quick cuts it is great. I have used this for some time now and I don’t have to replace my blades too frequently.

Hope this is helpful.  Share it around as it might help some of your cardmaking friends. 🙂

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Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!

The Clearance Rack has been updated in the store.  Some of these items are reduced up to 60% off.  Crazy! 

Here is just some examples of the listed items.

See these and more in store.  And you can shop there directly or contact me. 

Head ->HERE. Don’t forget to check the Retiring List out too. 

Shopping? Please use the Host Code: HQX47XHJ

Thanks for shopping with me.

Jenny

cards, Onstage, swaps, Techniques

ONSTAGE SWAP #1 – GEARED UP GARAGE!

As you might know I went to New Zealand recently for the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Live event.  It was a fantastic time.  You know what I love the most about these events?? Sure we get the new catalogue and we get to see the awesome new products BUT, THE BEST part of it is catching up with my Stampin’ Up! friends and meeting many for the first time.  Especially when you have chatted online.  It’s a fantastic time.

I will share more about Onstage shortly and show you some photos but for now I thought I would show you my Swap cards.  With swapping you create a number of a card and swap them with others. Swapping is a great time to meet up with other Demonstrators too. You get to come home with lots of different cards and ideas.

I made 2 different cards.  This is one of the cards I made.  It uses the Geared Up Garage Bundle.  I have shared lots of cards with this bundle over the last week or 2 while I was away.  It’s fitting that I share you this one first.

I made 3 different versions of this card.  Good to mix it up a bit when you make so many.  I embossed the card mat with the gear dies in the Garage Gears Thinlits and used the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment was stamped and cut with the Bunch of Banners dies.

See the background?? I created this with the smooshing technique.  You can see how to create this effect in this post -> HERE.

I will share the other swap card next post so stay tuned.

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

HANGING BASKET STAMP SET GIVEAWAY AND STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRED LIST IS OUT!

There is a lot of products leaving us this time including the Big Shot and all the accessories, some well-loved stamp sets including the Lovely As A Tree set that has been around for a very, very long time. How sad is that?? I thought it would be around forever.

You will want to see them.  Be sure to grab any you want as they are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. There are none discounted at this stage but you will want to grab any before they are gone forever.

See all the retiring products in store now -> HERE

NB: Listed are some stamp sets that will be continuing over but they will be as Cling Stamps which are why the Clear Mount and Wood Mount are listed.  I will show you below all the carry-over stamps.

CARRIED OVER SETS

These sets will be carrying over in the Cling form even though they are listed on the Retiring List.



HANGING BASKET GIVEAWAY

With the Retiring List out I have extended the Giveaway for you to shop longer over the Easter Weekend.  Be sure to get your orders in by Monday PM.

EVERY ORDER RECEIVES A PACK OF GLITTER GEMS.

Shop anytime in my store -> HERE or you can contact me directly.

Don’t forget to use the Host Code: P3TZFUNA

Receive a pack of Glitter Gems free for your order.  These will be mailed out separately to you with a little card to say THANKS.

Thanks for shopping with me.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Masculine

GEARED UP GARAGE FOR FATHER’S DAY!

I know Father’s Day is a way off.  In Australia we celebrate it in September.  You might like to file this card away for later OR change the sentiment and it would work for other occasions.

The sentiment was stamped with Stazon on to Silver Foil Sheets.  It is important to use Stazon as the foil is slippery.  The foil adds a little shine to the card too.  It was cut with the Garage Gear Thinlits. I just looped some Silver thread on to the back of the piece and raised that up off the card.  I added a Classic Garage Metal Element.  I find the best way to adhere these to your card is with a Glue Dot.

This Geared Up Garage bundle makes the manly cards so much easier.   The Garage Gear Thinlits cut most of the images in the stamp set so you don’t even need to fussy cut them. Too easy!

The Geared Up Garage is $84.50 AUS for the bundle.  You can add on the paper and elements and Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon if you like too.  See them and order -> HERE in my store. Please use the  Host Code: P3TZFUNA

ENDS TOMORROW TO GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN THE HANGING BASKET SET.  RECEIVE ONE ENTRY FOR EVERY $50 ORDER.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope all is well with you in your corner of the world.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Masculine

GEARED UP GARAGE WEEK – IT’S ALL GEARS!

Another project for our Classic Garage Week.  This one focuses on 2 different prints in the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper Pack.  Did you know these papers are 6″x6″.  Great size for your cards without feeling that you have to cut into a HUGE piece of paper.  We all know what that feels like right?? 😉

The black and white prints in this pack are quite striking.  I used 2 different ones.  I cut a piece using the Garage Gears Thinlits from one of the plain, coloured prints in the pack. Don’t forget to even add the bling for a man’s card.  These are the really cute Classic Garage Metal Elements.

Have you got this Suite yet?  It’s a great one for the men’s cards and we all know how hard they are to make.

The Geared Up Garage is $84.50 AUS for the bundle.  Add on the paper and elements and Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon if you like too.  See them and order -> HERE in my store. Please use the  Host Code: P3TZFUNA when ordering.

Orders over $78 will also receive the exclusive Tutorial Bundle with 12 great projects.  This will be emailed to you after you order.  

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

GEARED UP GARAGE WEEK – TOOL BOX BIRTHDAY!

This card uses the Geared Up Garage Suite and was a quick one to put together.

There are a couple of things I would change if I did this card again but hey! it’s for the blokes (so that is slang for the men).  Don’t be hard on yourself when you make a card for them.  They don’t really care. It’s got a car and it’s got tools.  It’s even got ribbon! Yes! even ribbon (the Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon) on the men’s cards.

Once again like the last card,  I chose not to colour it so stamped the car on Crushed Curry card and cut it with the Garage Gears Thinlits.

See them and order -> HERE in my store. Please use the  Host Code: P3TZFUNA

See you again with another card for the boys using this suite,

Jenny

cards, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #64 – EMBOSSED GEARS!

For today’s Wednesday’s WOW! I have shared similar before – BUT I really like this technique.  I have used this on one of my recent makes with the Geared Up Garage Bundle and so I thought I would share the technique again with you.

For Wednesday’s WOW! #64 it’s all about embossing with you dies.  This is such a cool and different way to use your dies.

I have embossed the Real Red card with the large gears die in the Garage Gears Thinlits.  You can see on the card how it looks.  It’s really cool don’t you think?

I put together a chart to show you the layers to help you to emboss with your dies.  Then you can go on trying different dies to emboss with.

Have fun with it.

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues

GEARED UP GARAGE WEEK – DAY ONE – CLASSIC MUSTANG!

While I am away at Onstage this next week I thought I would share some cool men’s cards with the Classic Garage Bundle.  Cards for the boys are so hard to make aren’t they?? I hope these ideas help this week.

Today it’s just a classic car card.  So my husband tells me this is a Mustang.  He would know.  It’s just a car to me.  🙂

Anyway …  Here is the card.

You don’t need much with this card with this cool paper from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper Stack.  And as I am not one for too much colouring I stamped the car on to Crushed Curry cardstock and cut it with the Garage Gears Thinlits.  This was layered on to a Vellum Oval cut with the Stitched Shaped Framelits.

You can have ribbon and bling on boys cards.  I finished it off with some Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon and Classic Garage Metal Elements.

Have you noticed this suite in the catalogue? It is a great one for the manly cards and it is very simple to put together.

The Geared Up Garage is $84.50 AUS for the bundle.  You can add on the paper and elements and Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon if you like too.  See them and order -> HERE in my store. Please use the  Host Code: P3TZFUNA

Stop by for more cards with this suite over the next few days,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials, Videos

BUTTERFLY BLUE WITH BRUSHOS!

I have another card to share with you today using the Brusho Crystal Colours. I shared one yesterday. If you missed it just pop back a post.

This card was created a little differently to the one  I shared yesterday. Let me tell you about it.

Firstly on Shimmery White card you will heat emboss your butterfly.  If you are not familiar with heat embossing.  Rub over your card with the Stampin’ Buddy.  Ink up your image (I used the butterfly from Beautiful Day), with Versamark.  Stamp the butterfly on your card and tip over some White Embossing Powder.  Clear Embossing Powder would work as well.  Heat the image with the Heat Tool to melt the powder.  I LOVE heat embossing.  That is what drew me in to stamping all those years ago.  It never gets old.

With the Aquapainter, wash over the butterfly going outside the lines too.  Sprinkle over the Blue Brusho Crystal – and watch it dissolve and spread.  That’s almost as magic as Heat Embossing.  You may like to add some more Brusho to add more colour or wash over more water.  Just see what it looks like.  Let it dry.

** I made a similar card a little while ago and even did a video back then. (It’s not a great one – still learning in that aspect).  If you want to head back to see that card and maybe catch the video, then head back to this post -> HERE.

To finish the card, I layered it on a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  Before adhering it down on to the Balmy Blue card mat I tied around some Black Baker’s Twine.  Then added the “friend” from the Well-Written Framelits.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny