ESAD BLOG HOP WITH THE EASTERN PALACE SUITE!

Thank you for joining us on the ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop.  I have already been sharing some cool projects with this suite this past week and I am excited to share this one with you too.

This project is a cute Tag and matching Envelope.  I will share the details on how to make it further below. It’s a bit hard to photograph with the shiny Gold Foil.  Sorry for the shine.

CREATING THE MINI TAG AND ENVELOPE.

THE ENVELOPE

1. Cut the envelope from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits with the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Before you assemble the envelope be sure to cut the circle window in the front panel with the Layering Circles Framelits.

2. Cut the circled strip in Gold Foil using the Thinlits in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  The little flower on the front strip is cut from one of the small Thinlits in the Eastern Medallion Thinlits set in Gold Foil and Dapper Denim.  

3. The “flowery” diecut in the centre is from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits set.  It comes out attached to your card with the diecut outline. You can snip off the tiny sections where it is attached.  I then used one of the Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the centre of this piece and also cut the circle in the Treat Bag BEFORE  it is assembled as mentioned further above.

THE TAG

When you pull the tag out it reveals the stamped piece that you could see through the window of the bag.

1. On a piece of Very Vanilla card [measurements are 8.4cm x 12cm – (3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″)] stamp the smaller images from the ‘Eastern Beauty’ stamp set in Dapper Denim. At the bottom heat emboss in gold the “flourishy” image. Add a matching strip of DSP along the bottom.

2.Heat emboss the circle image from the ‘Eastern Beauty’ stamp set in gold onto  a small piece of Very Vanilla card. Then heat embossed the sentiment in the centre.  To do this first ink the stamp in Versamark and then ink in Dapper Denim ink before stamping on the card. Pour over your Clear Embossing Powder and heat.

3. Cut the stamped circle with the Layering Circle Framelits.  Layer this circle on to a Gold Foil Scallop Circle which is a larger size of Scallop than the circle in the Layering Circle Framelits. Raise them up off the card with Dimensionals.  Layer this Very Vanilla tag on to a piece of Dapper Denim card [measurements are 8.8cm x 12.4cm – (3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″)]  Then add a piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon at the top and a small Gold “flowery” diecut over it. To finish add an Adhesive pearl to the centre of the flower and one on the circle sentiment.

4. For the reverse of the tag cut a piece of Very Vanilla card the same size as the piece on the front of the tag. (measurements above).  Stamp the corner images again and repeat the DSP strip at the bottom and the Gold Embossed “flourish”.

If you haven’t seen this great suite yet then below is the stamp set and the thinlits.  How many different ways can you use these Thinlits?? I will show you in a post soon.

    

You can see more about this suite in store HERE. 

Now you can continue on your Hop to see some more fun creations with this set.

              You will be off to Narelle’s blog now.  Click ->  HERE to continue.

 

Thanks for visiting.  See you again with more Eastern Suite Palace projects again soon,

Jenny

 

JOIN US FOR THE EASTERN PALACE BLOG HOP SUNDAY NIGHT!

You have probably seen lots of projects with the Eastern Palace Suite released just this week.  I have shared a few projects already.  Make sure you stop by here tomorrow night (6pm AEST on Sunday) for a HUGE Blog Hop with some amazing creations using this suite.  I think you will love it!

If you can’t join at that time then you can stop by later and “take the hop”.

See you then,

Jenny

HOLIDAY CATALOGUE BLOGHOP!

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I’m excited to be a part of this International Blog Hop as we showcase some exciting new products from the Holiday Catalogue! Are you ready?? It’s just a small one but I think you are going to love these projects.  You might have come from Alexe‘s blog or just starting here.  Don’t worry you can hop anywhere.

For my projects today I am showcasing the Paisleys & Posies stamp set and the Paisley Framelits.  These new products are so fun and cheery.  I reckon anyway.

For my first card I thought I would create my own dry embossed background.  Here is my card and then I will show you how I have created it.

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The card is on a Thick Whisper White base.  See the background?  I have embossed the Dapper Denim card using the Paisley Framelits. 

To create the background lay the Framelits pieces on to your card making sure the cutting edge of the Framelits face up NOT DOWN on your card.  Position them as you like.  Here is a photo to show you.

Embossing with the thinlits

Run the piece through your Big Shot on the platform you normally would with the Framelits.  Just double check your Framelits are facing up before you roll it through. (I made a little mistake with this the first time!!).  You will see once you run it through that the pieces will be embossed. You could try this with a number of different Framelits.

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I didn’t want too much to finish the card off so it didn’t hide the embossed pattern. I just cut some Paisleys from Gold Foil Sheet.  The sentiment from Tin of Cards is Heat Embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and cut with the Tags and Labels Framelits.

I have another card to show you using the Paisleys & Posies stamp set. I called on a technique and colour combination I used a little while back.  It was good to pull this one out again.

Emboss resist Paisleys

This one is the Emboss Resist Technique. If you are not familiar with it, Stamp your images in Versamark on white card and then heat emboss in White Embossing Powder. Sponge over the card using your chosen colours.  I have used Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay.  Once you have inked the card, rub over the card with a tissue to wipe off the excess ink on the embossed parts and you will see your images “POP” even more.  It’s quite magic.

I finished if off by tying around some Thick White Twine then layering it onto Perfect Plum card mat.  I found that a better match than using the other colours that I sponged with.  It was then layered on to a Thick Whisper White card base. Just a note too: I stamped my sentiment from Tin of Cards onto the card before stamping any of the Paisleys so I knew where to position them.

Hope you like these cards?

Now off to Amberlee’s blog HERE.  Enjoy your little Global trip.  🙂

If you get lost along the way then here are the blogs to visit.  (If the links aren’t working immediately just be patient and come and see again soon. Also you may wish to use Google Translate if you haven’t got a Translate tab on your computer).

Elizabeth Green

Alexe Guillemette

Jenny Hayward – You are here 🙂

Amberlee Batchelor

Jenny

ESAD HOLIDAY CATALOGUE BLOG HOP!!

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Thanks for joining us today for another ESAD Blog Hop.  This time we are focusing on some of the awesome products in the new Holiday Catalogue.  You might have just come from Kelly’s Blog or you might be starting here. Either way you can take the Hop around in a circle.

There is so much to love in this catalogue so it was hard to choose but I decided on picking the first stamp set that made my wish list.  (Maybe because that was near the front – I don’t know.  It is all so good!).

Firstly, I need to tell you about what ESAD is about.

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OK.  Now I am looking at the ‘Home For Christmas’ product suite on  page 8-9 of the catalogue.  I love the vintage feel of these products.  Sorry lots of photos but I think you will rather quickly look at photos than lots of information when you are hurrying on your hop. 🙂

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I have used the markers to colour the sentiments from the ‘Cozy Christmas’ stamp set.  The sweet deers are from the ‘Home for Christmas’ Designer Series Paper that I have fussy cut out.  So cute! The beautiful poinsettia paper is from the same ‘Home For Christmas’ pack.  You don’t need much more to this.  I have added some Gold Cord and Gold Doily.  Here is a close-up of the cards.

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So I had to then make a bag using the Curvy Keepsake Framelits to make a cute set.

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I hope you like these.  Thanks for stopping by. Now get hopping to the next stop on the Blog Hop. You will now go to Libby’s blog HERE.

If you get lost then here are all the blogs to join in.

1. Libby Dyson

2. Paula Reid

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Carly Middleton

5. Rachael Lewsley

6. Narelle Fasulo

7. Emily Campbell

8. Emma Palonek

9. Jo Weedon

10. Rebecca Scurr

11. Andrea Buckland

12. Rochelle Blok

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Monique Fielder

15. Bernie Collins

16. Liv Ingle

17. Sally Williams

18. Ria Kaire

19. Delys Cram

20. Jessica Williams

21. Lou Kitzelman

22. Barbara Williams

23. Kelly Kent

24. Jenny Hayward

ESAD 2015 OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION BLOG HOP!

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Welcome to the 2015 ESAD Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.  You might be starting here or you have come from Leonie Schroder’s blog.  Either way I hope you have a cuppa in hand and ready to take the journey to a number of blogs showcasing projects from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues.  Now before I share my project I must share with you what ‘ESAD’ is.

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

 We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

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Now for my project.  I chose to use the Butterfly Dies from the Occasions catalogue.  I am sure you have seen many projects around using these dies and the matching stamp set ‘Butterfly Basics.

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I wanted to create something a little different with these dies and stamp set.  I found this Triangle Easel card in an older issue of Stamping and Papercraft Magazine but if you have a look on the internet you will see some different versions. Sometimes known as Twisted Easel card.  I will show you how to create one below.  I will also show you how I did the butterfly too.

TRIANGLE EASEL CARD

1. Cut your card 10.5cm x 21cm.  (I have used Coastal Cabana). Score at 10.5cm.  (4 1/8″ x 8 1/4″ score at 4 1/8″).  You can make these any size you like just see that the length is twice the width.

2. Score diagonally from the bottom right at the score line (ie on the left hand side section) to the top left of the card.  Fold in on the centre score line and open it again.  Then fold in on the angled score line. See the photo below.

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You can decorate this as you like.  Place something at the centre of the piece on the right which will anchor your folded triangle.  You can see what I have done below.  It could be a button or other embellishment or a label or punched image. I have used one of the ‘Something Borrowed’ Embellishments from the Occasions Catalogue.

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Just to give you some dimensions for the pieces on this part of the card.  The Whisper White piece measured 10.1cm x 10.1cm.  If you are using Imperial measurements then cut it slightly smaller than your card piece. Cut your Designer Series Paper to 10.1cm x 10.1cm and then cut it diagonally in half.  I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set to decorate the card.

Here is a close-up.

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Here is the front of the card as it would be to fold and send.  (Maybe it needs more stamping at the back now that I see it like this.  You could do that). You could make an envelope to fit using your Envelope Punch Board. 🙂

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Now for the butterfly.

If you have a close look at the butterfly you can see it is shiny.  I found this idea firstly on Barb’s blog HERE.  I have used the Silver Foil sheets to cut the butterfly from.  Once cut I then coloured the butterfly with Blendabilities (the Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight sets).  You can colour parts randomly but leave some parts silver.

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I hope you can make a Triangle/Twisted Easel card soon.

Thanks for visiting.  Don’t forget to leave a comment as you visit each blog.  It is nice to have the little encouragement. 🙂

Now to continue your Blog Hop you are off to Tamsin’s blog HERE.   (Click “HERE” not the next blog button. Thanks.)

 

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 Here is a list of blogs for you to visit today if you get lost along the way.

1. Libby Dyson – http://www.libbystampz.com

2. Narelle Hoggard – http://www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

3. Leonie Schroder – http://www.stamp-a-latte.com

4. Jenny Hayward – http://www.astampingjourney.wordpress.com

5. Tamsin Adams – http://tamsinadams.blogspot.com.au

6. Helen Williams – http://craftyhelen.blogspot.com

7. Pauline Bennetts – http://www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede

8. Monique Fielder – http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au

9. Nicole Wilson – http://nicolejuliewilson.blogspot.com/2015/02/esad-occasions-saleabration-2015-hop.html

10. Keryn Campbell – http://kerynscards.com

11. Clare Mcilhatton – http://www.crafty-cow.com

12. Ria Kaire – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen/blog

13. Kathryn Ruddick – http://www.katlodesigns.com/

14. Sally Williams – http://sallystampingdelights.blogspot.co.nz/

15. Tricia Raineri – http://www.thespeckledsparrow.blogspot.com.au

16. Nerida Carter – http://www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com

17. Mel Pagano – http://createwithmel.blogspot.com.au

18. Rachael Lewsley – http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au

19. Amity Knight – http://www.stampinamity.com.au/ESAD-blog-hop-project-life

20. Kelly Kent – http://mypapercraftjourney.com

21. Norelle Targato – http://rellspaperink.wordpress.com

STAMP-A-LATTE HOLIDAY BLOG HOP!!

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Welcome to the First Stamp A Latte Holiday Blog Hop.  We all have some great projects from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue to share with you today.  You may have just come from Narelle’s blog Here or you may be starting out here. Either way sit back and enjoy your little hop around.

Today I am focusing on the Snowflake Thinlets. I really like this Thinlets set.  They are so versatile for a number of different occasions not just Christmas.  Not only does it contain the Thinlet to create the Flip card but it has a 2 different size snowflakes, a tree, a heart, banner and 3 words (Brrr, Joy, snow).

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On to my projects.  I have made a cute little tag box and a flip card.

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Firstly, the card…

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I have used the Nordic Noel DSP with Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The snowflakes stamped on the card are from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set.  They co-ordinate so well with this die I think.  I cut a large snowflake in Cherry Cobbler and a smaller one in Baked Brown Sugar to layer them together.  The Rhinestone in the centre was coloured with the Blendablilites.

What made this Thinlet die even more useful is that recently I discovered that you can cut the centre large snowflake out.  I was watching the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Thinlet video here and they showed this little tip.  I will show you below.

Cutting a Thinlet Snowflake.

Cut a piece of DSP or cardstock larger than the shape and cut it out with your Big Shot.

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Turn the Snowflake to line it up in the Die the other way to cut it out completely.  I found it easier to lay the Die upside down on a cutting plate and place the DSP or cardstock into the Die rather than try and line the Die over the paper. Then you can just lay the other cutting plate on top and cut it.

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This is what you end up with. How cool!

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Now on to the box.

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Once again layering some cut Snowflakes on the top.  The greeting is from the ‘Good Greetings’ set that you can get for free this month. Check the blog post here if you missed those details.

Now on to the inside.

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I used the Nordic Noel DSP again. I added a strip of DSP on the top of the acetate lid but it doesn’t wrap right around.  I lined the bottom of the box too.  This one was the reverse side of the DSP strip used on the lid.  It holds these cute tags I made.  I just made 3 but you could easily fit lots more in there.

Here they are close-up.

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I used the 1 3/4″ circle Punch to cut the Baked Brown Sugar circles. The tree and snowflake are cut from the Thinlets.  The Star is one from the Star Framelits set.  These Banners were cut with the Bitty Banner Framelits.  Here is the back. The “to” and “from” is from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set again.

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OK now you have had a photo overload.  I will spare you anymore so you can be on your way.  If you would like to know how I made the cute Tag Box then stop by tomorrow and I will post a tutorial.  I think I have taken up enough of your time.  You need to get on to the next blog now.  Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

Remember to stop by and comment on each blog so you can be in the running for a prize.  You will go in a draw for a Trim the Tree DSP Stack and a pack of Rhinestones (Australian Residents Only & Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ineligible for the Blog Candy).  Now on to Virginia’s blog Here.

If you get lost here are a list of blogs you will visit today.

  1. Leonie Schroder     http://www.stamp-a-latte.com
  2. Narelle Fasulo         http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com
  3. Jenny Hayward      http://www.astampingjourney.wordpress.com
  4. Virginia Hampson    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampoutyourartwithvirginia/blog
  5. Libby Dyson           http://www.libbystampz.com

ESAD OCCASIONS BLOG HOP

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Have you checked out the Occasions Catalogue yet??? There are some fantastic products in there! Today you can join in on a Blog Hop and check out the fantastic projects that some Demonstrators have been creating. This Blog Hop you are joining in with today is the ESAD Demonstrator group. Hopefully the projects will inspire you!!!

Firstly though, What is ESAD?

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stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So, if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Now onto the Blog Hop.  You may have come from Angela’s blog or starting here.  Either way, Grab your coffee and settle in for the ride.

Today I have chosen to use the ‘Petite Petals’ Bundle.  This is a cute little stamp set AND matching punch. You can see these on page 33 of the Occasions Catalogue. Not only is it a cute set but it co-ordinates so well with many other stamps and accessories you probably have already. I have shown you some projects here and here already with this set but I have created some other projects just for you today.

Firstly – a card.

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I have layered some of the gorgeous Watercolor Wonder DSP behind the lattice Diecut. One of the flowers from Petite Petals were stamped 5 times in Tangerine Tango and punched out with the matching petal punch. No cutting out these little flowers!! I added some Gumball Green leaves punched with the 2 way Bird punch and a little Dazzling Diamonds to the centre of the flowers for some dazzle.  The greeting is from Label Love and punched with the Label Punch.  A second label was punched in Island Indigo and cut and layered behind the label.  I tied some Linen Thread around the card too. Now this card turned out differently to what I had planned. I think it is kind of tropical though, don’t you???

I have another project for you too.  This is a cute little gift box and matching card.

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For these projects I have used the paper from the free Sale-A-Bration ‘Sweet Sorbet’ DSP.  The instructions for this cute little box can be found on Sam’s blog here.  Now if you scroll down in that post you will see the measurements.  I followed the metric measurements.  I didn’t bother trimming off the 4 or 5 mm that Sam suggested.  It is not really necessary.  It is just the cutest box and way easy, so go and make yourself some!  The circles layered with the flowers are punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle and 1 3/8″ circle.  The greeting is from ‘Simply Sketched’ and I just finished the card and box off with some Crisp Canteloupe ruffled ribbon and some pearls.

Now you can head to your next stop.  Go and see the wonderful creations that Libby has in store for you here.

ESAD HOLIDAY CATALOGUE BLOG-HOP

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Today is the launch of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue and what better way to showcase the fantastic new products now available is going on a Blog Hop.  Come and join me in a little cyber hopping to some see some wonderful creations from my ESAD friends.  Firstly,

What is ESAD?

ESAD – stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

So, let’s begin!

You may have just come from Angie’s blog or you might be starting here.  Either way, enjoy your travels – and I hope you are inspired.  Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end to say you have visited.

Today I want to show you one of the new stamp sets ‘Wishing You’.  This is on Page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue.

When you are looking for inspiration to create your projects you can spend hours trawling the internet (pinterest perhaps???!!!!!!).  Don’t forget the Catalogues for ideas.  They have some fantastic simple projects for you to Copy.  For this one I have CASED from page 9 of the Holiday Catalogue.  I have used the ‘Season of Style’ Designer Series Paper (page 23) and the lovely Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edged Grosgrain Ribbon (page 22).  The little parcels I coloured with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers.  Being a clear- mount set I could easily see where to place them.  Maybe I should have got the Stamp-A-ma-jig out BUT I was lazy!!

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 This next card was inspired by a card on Splitcoaststampers.  (Another great source of inspiraton!).

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For this one I have used the ‘Season of Style’ Designer Series Paper again.  I have stamped the gifts and the greeting on Whisper White card and layered this on Silver Glimmer Paper for some sparkle.  You have to have that, don’t you!  I added a bow again using the Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain ribbon.  This one is very quick to make.  As long as it doesn’t take several attempts at making a half-decent bow. How do I know that?  I think it took me as long to make the bow as it did to make the card.

Now the great thing with this set is it is very versatile.  I like to show how you can use your Christmas sets for other occasions.  You can pull this set out for Birthdays throughout the year.

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This card was inspired by a card on Page 3 of the Annual Catalogue.  For this I have used the ‘I Am Me’ Designer Series Paper.  The gifts were coloured with Pear Pizzazz and Tangerine Tango Markers.  The piece was layered under a Tangerine Tango frame cut with the Squares Collection Framelits.  The greeting is from ‘Remembering your Birthday’.  The card was finished off with a clip from the Essentials Hardware (page 170).

Now you can head off to the next blog on your journey.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will visit me again soon.  Now you can see what fabulous creations Jenny Humphreys has made for you.

See you next time,

Jenny

IT’S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!!

Yay! Sale-A-Bration starts today. It is a very exciting time because you get the free stuff! Gotta love that! You might be familiar with how it works, but if not here is the scoop ~

Sale-A-Bration runs from 24th January to 31st March.

Customers— For every $100 purchase receive your choice of an exclusive stamp set or paper pack or ribbon and brad pack AND they are gorgeous!

Hostesses— Receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set or ribbon/brad pack or paper pack with a $600 or more workshop, in addition to the normal Hostess rewards. Also, if your own order is more than $100 then you receive another Sale-A-Bration choice. As a hostess you get to keep the projects I make and you receive a current Catalogue for Free. Home workshops are a lot of fun!!

Recruits— Choose any current stamp set from the current catalogue for FREE when you sign up during this time. The Starter Kit is at a discount price of $249 – and you can choose the Stamp sets, Cardstock and Inkpads.

You can check out the choices by clicking on the link in the Right Hand side bar or ask me to send you a copy. OR Why not book your own workshop????

Here is a card I made last week with one of the Stamp Sets “Everyday Elegance”. That’s just one benefit about being a Demonstrator, you get to play with these early!!

This card was CASED from the US Demonstrator Magazine Stampin’ Success. It was actually a smaller card so I made mine a Standard size card. Since it was bigger I stamped another Swirly crown frame (if that’s what you want to call it!) underneath the pennant to fill up the space. I made the pennant longer and crimped near the ends. The frame is white embossed. I punched out a label with the Curly Label Punch and stamped the swirly label on the sides. I then cut it in half and adhered it either side of the pennant. I have used Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Pool Party. A little bling was added to the crown with an adhesive Rhinestone.

I really love this set and I have used it a lot already. I will show you some more creations in the coming weeks.

If you want to see some more creations today with the Sale-A-Bration products why not stop by the ESAD Sale-A-Bration Bloghop. I didn’t join in this time but you can start here at Nicole’s blog. I have just finished the bloghop and I am telling you these projects are awesome. There are some very clever ladies there. So stop on by – just have a little time up your sleeve though!! :)

See you again very soon with some more Sale-A-Bration creations.

Jenny x

“ESAD SUMMER MINI CATALOGUE BLOG HOP”

It’s the first of December – the start of Summer (for us in the Southern part of the world!).  With that comes the start of the Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalogue.  To kick this off many of us in ESAD are holding our Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop.

Firstly, what is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Now onto the Blog Hop.

You can grab a cuppa (if you haven’t already got one), sit back and take a journey to a number of blogs.  Each one will showcase products from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  So sit back relax and hopefully be inspired.  You might have come from Felicity’s blog, I hope you have enjoyed the journey so far.

Today I am showing you the Simply Adorned chains, charms and baubles.  You might have already seen this appearing on blogs from the U.S.  These are a whole new line of products for Stampin’ Up! here in Australia and New Zealand.

You can custom make your own necklace and bracelet to the way you like.  For the chains you can choose the Bracelet (which is 20cm in length) or the Necklace chain (which is 61cm in length).  The baubles come in Black, clear or pink Crystal and the Vanilla Pearl.  The charms are locket-style and you can insert your own piece you have created or add a photo.  They come in various sizes  and shapes.

Here is one I have created to show you.

You want to see it closer up, don’t you????

This is the 2.5cmx2.5cm Charm.  I have added the Vanilla Pearl Bauble.

Now don’t forget there are other charms in the Current Catalogue you can add too like the Trinket keys and the crowns.  They would make a nice addition.  I will explain what I have done for my insert shortly.

With these charms they have a hinged door that you can add your insert. Just think, you can change these to match the colour you are wearing or to suit your mood!!!!

Here are some inserts I have done.

Go for a whimsical butterfly look, or try an arty style, or since Christmas is almost upon us you can create a vintage style Christmas one.

The first one on the left is the one I had in my charm.  I created this by first stamping “En Francais” in Versamark on Whisper White card and clear embossed it then sponged in Pretty in Pink.  I stamped the swirls from “Kindness Matters” in Old Olive.  The butterfly from this set was stamped in Rich Razzleberry on scrap Whisper White card and coloured with the Blender pen.  I then cut it out and adhered it on to the piece.

For the next one, I stamped the doily from “Kindness Matters” in Crumb Cake and the butterfly in Pretty in Pink. I tore a small piece of Marina Mist DSP and sponged the edge in Soft Suede.  On a small scrap piece of Whisper White I stamped the ‘dream’ from “Fabulous Phrases”

For the Christmas one, I stamped the small ornament from “Tree Trimmings” in Cherry Cobbler.  I sponged the edges in Crumb Cake and stamped the flourish from “Tiny Tags” in Crumb Cake also.  The ‘merry’ is also from “Tiny Tags” and was stamped in Old Olive.  I added a small adhesive pearl onto the ornament.  You can add small embellishments on these inserts as you do have some room inside the charms.

I hope you like them!!! If you want to check all the great products in this Summer Mini Catalogue, then click on the link on the right to take you there.  Enjoy reading!!!

 I have some other creations from the Mini Catalogue but I will save them for another day.  Now it is time to move on to Tess‘ blog to see her wonderful creations.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your journey.

Jenny x