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BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES WEEK BONUS – W CARD!

I have a bonus project to share with you today for Botanical Butterflies week.  It’s a ‘W’ card.  I have seen a few of them around and was wanting to try one.  We made this one at our team meeting on Wednesday night and I thought it was good timing. So you get a bonus project.

Don’t look closely.  It was made in a rush at the meeting.  There are lots of parts to this card but it will give you an idea.  And can’t beat those pretty butterflies from the gorgeous Botanical Butterflies paper.

This is the card closed.  Tied up with some of the lovely soft Lemon Lime Twist Organdy ribbon.  The sentiment is from Incredible Like You and the paper on the front is from the Gingham Gala Paper. 

This is the inside of the card with more pretty butterflies.

I won’t give you the details of how to make one as you can check it out for yourself.  The card was CASED from Jan B cards.  HERE is the link to her Youtube video.  It’s long one.  It goes for 47 minutes so be prepared with a drink in hand and take notes.  The card is very easy though once all the cutting is done and you can decorate it anyway you like.

What could you do inside? Some stamped and cut images, a baby card, maybe a 4 letter name. Endless ideas to work with.

Have fun with it.

I hope you like the Botanical Butterflies week.  The ideas I have shared could work with any paper.  This gorgeous paper is Free though.  Can’t beat that. 

This is a Sale-A-Bration choice for orders over $90.  You could choose the gorgeous Painted Seasons paper or any of the other choices.  You only have one week left so get on it.

In Australia? You can order in my store -> HERE.  

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

 

3D projects, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #61 – BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES GIFT BAG!

Wednesday’s WOW! #61.  I have something special today.  I hope you like it.  I am featuring the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper all week.  Of course you can use any paper for these projects but how pretty is this paper – and bonus because it is free!

Today I want to show you this cutie Butterfly bag.  I have the tutorial below for you.

For the cute tag above I punched a butterfly from a scrap piece of the paper using the Butterfly Duet Punch. I used the Detailed Trio Punch on the white tag. The sentiment is from Beauty Abounds.

Here is the side view.

This is such an easy Gift Bag to make and it only uses 1/2 sheet of the Designer Series Paper.  You can make a few in no time.

BUTTERFLY GIFT BAG

METRIC MEASUREMENTS:

30.5cm x 15cm.

Score on the long side at 12cm, 14.5cm, 26.5cm and 29cm.

Score on the short side at 2.5cm and 12.5cm.

 

IMPERIAL MEASUREMENTS:

12” x 6”.

Score on the long side at 4 ¾”, 5 ¾”, 10 ½”, and 11 ½”

Score on the short side at 1” and 5”.

 

With the paper in landscape orientation, cut up on the scored lines along the bottom up to the score line.  Angle the cuts if you prefer so the tabs will sit better when they are folded up.

Fold on all the score lines.  On the top score lines fold the paper forward to show the other side of the paper.  Adhere this down on to the front.  See the photo to show it clearer.

Place adhesive on the narrow side tab and fold the paper to form a box shape.  Adhere this narrow tab to join the other side.  Place adhesive to the bottom small tabs.  Fold up and then adhere the long tabs at the bottom to form the box.

HANDLES:

Card strip – 2 @ 1.2cm x 14.8cm.

2 @ ½” x 6”

For the handles: Firstly, take a strip and run it up and down on the edge of the table.  This helps curve the card and breaks down the tissue a little.

Place adhesive on each end of one strip, Position one end inside the bag at the top.  Gently curve the strip and adhere the other end to the inside of the bag.  Repeat the same for the second strip on the other side.

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Have fun creating them,

Jenny

 

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3D projects, cards, Personal Ramblings, Tutorials

CRAFT ALIVE TREATS!

Last post I showed you some photos of Craft Alive the show we attended a few weeks ago.  If you missed that post with some of the highlights then head back a post.

Today I want to show you some little treats I created.

First off I made these little Easel calendars for the 3 other ladies on our show team.  I invited each of them on this crazy ride with me and wanted to give them a gift.  I made this for their little gift pack to say Thank You to them.

These were so easy to make.  Without giving you specific measurements I will tell you how they are made so they can work for metric or imperial measurements.

MAKE YOUR OWN EASEL CALENDARS

Take a sheet of card and cut it in half vertically.  Put one half aside. With the other length you have, score the piece in half. Then score one of the sections in half again.  Then fold on the score lines.  Fold it firstly in at the half way line, then fold the other score line inwards. The larger section is the base part.  The smaller equal sections are folded.  Does that make sense?

You will also need an additional card piece that can be adhered on to the front.  This piece is the same width as the card and you can make it any height.  I made it the same height as the base length.  In other words, the other piece of cardstock you put aside at the beginning, cut that in half and it will be the right length.  I hope that all makes sense.  Really it is the idea of it.  The actual measurements are entirely up to you.  Decorate as you like.  I had pieces of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper that I decorated the front with and a butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

I also needed to make some tags up for the prize gifts.  Stampin’ Up! were very generous in donating a box full of retired products.  We made up so many prize packs and gave away several per day.

I have one of each colour of the tags I made using the lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the Amazing Life stamp set.

I hope you like these.  I think everyone who received one loved the tag…. or maybe it was all the lovely Stampin’ Up! products they received.  They were very excited anyway.

Thanks for visiting me again today,

Jenny

3D projects, cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!

BIRTHDAY CHEER EASEL CARD!

I held a Birthday Cheer class on the weekend.  It was showcasing the great Birthday Cheer Bundle from the Occasions Catalogue and making some fun cards with it.  I don’t often share my class cards with you but I thought I would share with you about this.

One of the cards I made was an Easel card.  This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.

This first card was the card I made to share at the class. Everyone thought it was nice.  It was using the gorgeous Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets from Sale-A-Bration. (On a side note did you know that this foil is nearly sold out?? You might want to grab this as your next free choice for Sale-A-Bration). It is so shiny.

The single cupcake is stamped in Stazon and watercoloured with the inkpads. There is a die to cut it too.

The Easel card is very easy to make.

To make one: Take a standard sheet of card. Cut it in half vertically. Take one of those halves and score it in half and then score one of those sections in half again.  Then fold up to create an easel.

With any type of Easel card you need something on the base as a stopper to hold up the Easel.  For this one I used the Oval sentiment piece.

While I made this card and used this for the class I had a different idea in my head but it wasn’t working before the class.

During the class when I was demonstrating this I played around with it and created this version below.  Everyone loved this idea even more and made this one instead for their card.  So I thought you might like to see it then.

I created the Easel card the same with the cutting and scoring.  This time though I rearranged the pieces.  So simple really but so much more effective.  Adhere your diecut cupcake border behind the Mint Marcaron card piece.  For the stopper on this I used the cupcake.

Doesn’t that create a bit more of a WOW??

Why not create your own.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

WELL WRITTEN FRAMELITS MAKES QUICK TAGS!

I needed to make some quick tags last week.  There was not a lot of time before I had to get them out in the post.  What to do??? …

I found the Well Written Framelits Dies that I had recently ordered.  Quick tags in minutes with these little beauties.

The white card measures approximately 5cm x 10.5cm (2″x 4″).  I punched the end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and added a small strip of the Gingham Gala paper stack.  Using the Framelits I cut the “hooray”in black and the little flower stem in Lemon Lime Twist and a flower in Calypso Coral.  Finished off with a little ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack. Very quick and easy to put together.

The Well Written Framelits are very useful.  They are $70 AUS in store -> HERE.

You can use them on their own or team them with the Well Said stamp set as a bundle. $132.25 AUS Grab the bundle in store -> HERE. 

You can make these quick tags for any occasion.  Dress them up more if you like.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

3D projects, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

GINGHAM TEA BAG TREAT HOLDER!

I had my Summer Sizzler Catalogue Launch on this weekend for the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  It was a fun time sharing lots of the gorgeous new products and samples with them.

I will share some of the cards I have made over the next couple of weeks.  Today I thought I would share with you the little Treat Holders I made for everyone who came to Thank them for coming.

These cute little Treat Holders are made using the new Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper stack.  The paper is 6″x6″ (15.2cmx15.2cm) and are just the right size for these.  I made them in some of the different colours.  I took a photo of 3 of the different colour ones.  I have also used the lovely Organdy Ribbon that is available as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration. I will tell you how to make them below.

To decorate the front of them I stamped one of the butterfly stamps from Butterfly Gala set using Black Memento ink and these were then coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Using the Butterfly punch makes life a lot easier.  No fussy cutting them. 🙂 The sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set.  I stamped the “THANKS” on to Whisper White and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.  I then could trim off each end. I find this a much easier way of doing it.

To make the Treat Holders

1. Take your 15.2cm x15.2cm (6″x6″) piece of paper.  I have used the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper stack.

Line the left hand edge of the paper on the 6.7cm (2 5/8″) mark on the Envelope Punch Board.

Punch the paper and score on the score grid of the Punch Board.

2. Turn the paper 90′.  Line up the little score tab on the previous score line.  Punch and score.

Turn the paper another 90′.  Line the tab mark on the score line, punch and score.  Turn again and repeat.

3. Round the corners using the corner rounder on the punch board.  Fold on the score lines. Decide which side you want showing on the outside, place that side facing down when folding.

NB: In the photo below I hadn’t turned it over at this point.

Fold up the bottom tab.  Place adhesive on the 2 outside edges of this tab. I used Snail adhesive.  Fold in one side tab and adhere down. Before folding in the other side tab place adhesive on the inside bottom edge of this tab.  Fold over and adhere down.

Decorate as you like. To add ribbon, punch a hole in the top tab and thread through your ribbon.

This is a great size for a Tea Bag packet, chocolate, Gift card or other treat.

Enjoy.

Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

3D projects, cards, Stampin' Up!

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD BLOGHOP!

 

Today I am taking part in a Blog Hop with the Demonstrators from the Stamping Around the World Tutorial team I am part of.  This is exciting! I hope you can take some time and enjoy the short hop around the world.  You might have come from  Sue Allen’s Blog or just starting out from here.  That’s ok.  Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and hop along to each blog.

Today I am sharing a project with the Hello Cupcake set.  I used this set in my project for this month’s Tutorials so thought I would use it again for the Blog Hop project.

Using a Clear Acetate Card Box I created a set of cards.  This would make a nice gift set.

The paper is from the Brights Paper Stack in the Annual Catalogue.  It is 6″x6″ (15.2cm) and not quite wide enough to wrap around the box completely.  I could join it but then you would notice it on this.  So I just went with a strip across the front and tied around some Lemon Lime Twist Organdy ribbon around the strip before adhering it to the front of the box.

The diecut “friend” is from the new Well Written Framelits Dies.  The “FOR YOU” is from the stamp set Well Said. These two come as a bundle or individually.

I made a set of 5 one layer cards using 5 different colours from the Brights Collection: Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade and Bermuda Bay.

The cupcake base was stamped in Early Espresso ink.  The “frosting” was stamped on scrap white card in the ink colour and then fussy cut out.  This was raised up with Dimensionals..  I stamped “sprinkles” in the corner in the co-ordinating colour. Of course, a Rhinestone to finish. 🙂

The cards were very quick to put together.  You could make them even quicker if you stamped the “frosting” directly on the card.  It’s nice to have a little card set on-hand to give out to someone.

Here are a couple of them individually to see.  I had to add a few sprinkles around for the photos. 🙂

This one is in Mango Melody.

This one is in Poppy Parade.  This is not a colour I use too often but I liked it on this card.

I hope you liked the Hello Cupcake card set.

This set is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90 AUS.  You can order your Stampin’ Up! products in my store now -> HERE  Please use the Host Code: FYQHM4CK

Once you have ordered you can select your choice of Sale-A-Bration product.  Free is good. 🙂  Don’t forget you will get your free tutorial bundle with 10 projects with this qualifying order too. I will email that to you after you place your order.  Or you can purchase the Tutorials for $28 AUS via Paypal. (link given when you email me for it). 🙂

Now off to the next blog. You will hop to Linda’s blog now -> HERE

If you get lost you can follow along with the list below.

1. Alejandra Gomez

2. Narelle Fasulo

3. Jo Anne Hewins

4. Stefanie Pletscher

5. Eva Pottsova

6. Margriet Siekman

7. Sue Allen

8. Jenny Hayward

9. Linda Handford – UK

Enjoy. 🙂

Jenny 

3D projects, Christmas

SHIMMER PAINT CHRISTMAS BAUBLE!

Christmas is done for another year but I have another project to share with you.  I didn’t want to miss sharing this.

I call this my Shimmer Bauble.  This is a clear Christmas Bauble with Copper Shimmer Paint swirled inside.  I had this in mind but I wasn’t sure if it would work.  I was really pleased how it turned out.

The Bauble is one with the little cap at the top.  You can get them that open up in half but I don’t think it would work as well.  I first poured the Shimmer Paint in to the lid of the little paint pot and then very carefully (and I will say very nervously) poured it in to the bauble.  I used small amounts at first as I wasn’t sure how much it would need.  I put enough in that I could then turn the bauble and swirl the Shimmer paint around inside to coat it randomly and create “runs” with the paint too.

I needed to add a little more over a few goes for it to move over most of the sides.  I didn’t want it to completely cover it though.  I left the bauble open sitting in a bowl so the paint could dry out. I even left it tipped upside down for a few hours as there was a pool of paint in the bottom.

Once it had dried out I put in the cap, tied around some of the Copper Reversible Ribbon and added a tag.  The sentiment on the tag is from Hearts Come Home and it is cut with a small rectangle Framelit from the Farmhouse Framelits.   I added a couple of tiny “snowflakes” from the Hearts Come Home set that were stamped with the Copper Shimmer Paint.

This was such a fun project to make.  Maybe I could try the Gold Shimmer and the White … Mmm! have a to work on those.

Thanks for visiting.  See you again soon as we now move on from Christmas.

Jenny

3D projects, Christmas

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 12 – CHRISTMAS CRATE!

Here we are.  Week 12 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas Series.  When I started this series I thought it was so far off to the end.  It has come around so quickly.  I hope you have enjoyed the projects I have shared over the last 12 weeks.  Today is a fun Christmas treat box.

It’s a Christmas crate.  Fill it with treats to give as a gift but wouldn’t it look great as a place marker on a table for Christmas.

The So Santa set works so well for our hot summer Christmas events.  No snow here in Australia. Sun, sand and seashells right? 🙂

To make the crate I used the Wood Crate Framelits.  Simply cut 2 from Real Red cardstock and assemble as normal.  Before I assembled the box I stamped over it with the Holly Strand in several places.

I measured the width of the crate to know what size width for the red cardstock.  Look what else I have used?? The Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  Brand new coming in the Occasions Catalogue on January 3rd. I am so excited for these.

The So Santa image was stamped on Thick Whisper White and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  And look also, a new Stampin’ Blends colour – Balmy Blue. I like to outline the images when I colour them in light Smoky Slate blend.  It helps to add depth to your images and make them POP!

I added a little dazzle with Silver Glimmer Paper punched with the Duet Banner Punch.  I cut the banner in half and adhered it under the sentiment to extend the length.  The sentiment was cut with one of the smaller Rectangle Stitched Framelits.

I hope you have enjoyed this series.  It’s been fun.  If you missed some of the projects over the last few months then click on the tag for 12 Weeks of Christmas and it will show  you all of them.  It might be a bit late for this Christmas but you could file it away (or  PIN them) for later.

Thanks for following me along,

Jenny

3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials, Videos

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #50 – CREATING A PYRAMID CARD (AND MAYBE A GIVEAWAY!)

Here we are Wednesday’s WOW! #50.  I really didn’t even consider I would get to that number when I first started just this year.  How fun it has been sharing fun projects and videos with you.  Have you enjoyed them??  Today for #50 I have a special project that I have been sitting on for a few weeks waiting to share with you – and Today is the day! And since it is such a big milestone I thought I would have a little giveaway on my blog.  It’s been a while since I have done that so be sure to read all the details below.

So today’s project is … A Pyramid Card.  Have you made one of these before.  I thought it would be fun to make one and share it with you.

This is the front view.

This is the back view.

I have put together a video for you and have some photos too below.

Apologies in advance for the video quality.  I am working on that. 😉

CREATE YOUR OWN PYRAMID CARD

The Pyramid card can be made to any size.  The principles to make them are the same.  Work out the approximate height you would like and the size of the card squares will be approximately three-quarters of that height.

Tutorial and measurements for the Pyramid card above.

Cut 3 squares of card to 10.5 cm (Just over 4”).

Cut 2 squares of Designer Series Paper (DSP) slightly smaller than is 4mm or 1/8”.  Squares for this one would be 10.1cm or 4”).

1) Score each card piece diagonally once.  Fold on the scored line.

2) Cut both squares of DSP in half diagonally.  Flip one triangle over to use the opposite pattern.  You may choose to use a completely different piece of DSP for a different pattern choice.  You may choose to have each piece the same. Adhere the DSP triangles onto one panel of each card

3) (NB: In these photos I didn’t adhere the Designer Series Paper before assembling). Position one of the squares behind another square underneath the other square.  Before applying adhesive, check the position so you only apply adhesive to where it is needed.  Repeat this for each card piece.

Be careful where you place the adhesive as you won’t want to place it all over your card.

4) You can choose to adhere the third square to the first square to assemble it permanently or you can add a Velcro dot to the edge piece, or add ribbon to tie it together so it can come apart to lay flat for posting.

– Decorate your Pyramid card as you like.

BLOG GIVEAWAY

OK, now for the prize.  Since it’s the 50th Wednesday’s WOW! I have a Blog Giveaway of … some BLING! We all love bling and let’s face it we can use it to cover up a multitude of mistakes.  Who does that?? 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

I will pick a winner at random.   To enter please leave a comment on where you are from and what you love seeing when you come to visit my blog.  I will close the entries on Friday midday. AEST  The bling giveaway is only for Australian residents only sorry.  BUT if you are an international visitor please leave a comment and I will send a handmade card off to you.  I am allowed to do that. 🙂

So enter away.  And thanks for visiting me.

Jenny