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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

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

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BRUSHOS BUTTERFLY!

It has been a little while since I have shared a project with the Brusho Crystal Colour.  I have to say I have had finished Brushos pieces sitting around for a while but it is only recently that I have put a card together.

For this card I used Shimmery White Card.  I sprinkled over the Brushos Crystals. In one corner I sprinkled over the Yellow and then spritzed it with water, slightly angling it across the card. Then I sprinkled over the Red along the left hand edge and spritzed it the other direction.  I added a little more sprinkles over afterwards just to add some colour where it didn’t quite go.  I liked the finished effect when I made it but I didn’t know what I was going to do with it.

Recently I had the Butterfly Gala set out and had this butterfly leftover from another project.  I had coloured it with the Stampin’ Blends.  It was just the right colours.  I added a few loops of Silver Thread behind it. The “friend” is cut from the Well-Written Framelits Dies. The card is finished off with some Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon.

I will share another one tomorrow for you so stay tuned.

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #63 – USING THE LEFTOVERS!

Do you have “bits” left on your craft table that you don’t end up using on your projects?  I do quite often.  Then they get shoved in a drawer to sometimes never see the light of day again.  I have just finished working on my swaps from Onstage and had some leftover “bits”.  Instead of shoving them away I thought “use them straight away …” So I thought maybe this is a good thing to chat about for Wednesday’s WOW! #63 – Using those leftover bits.

It might be scraps of Designer Series Paper, or die-cut pieces you don’t end up using.  Maybe it’s a sentiment or image that you changed your mind on.  If they don’t get used, do you just throw them or put them away for later?? And like me never to be used again. 🙂

SO … why not use them straight away and make another project right there and then.  You have all the products out, you have everything on hand.  I know sometimes it’s a time thing but I decided today to use them straight away.  Not to put them in the bottomless drawer.

So with that in mind.  I created this card with leftovers on my table.

The Gingham Gala paper was left from another project, The butterflies and the Highland Heather narrow card strip was left over from my Onstage swaps. I just cut another piece of Highland Heather card with the Delicate Lace Edgelits. I won’t go in to details with the butterflies at the moment.  I will tell you about them when I show you my swaps in the next week or 2.

I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Gala on a scrap piece of white too and cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I added some loops of Silver Thread under the sentiment. I just noticed on the photo that there is only 2 Rhinestones on the card.  I had put 3 on.  It’s good to work in odd numbers on the elements.  I must have dropped one off so I will have to fix that.

So the moral of the story is and the message for Wednesday’s WOW! #63 – use those scraps – straight away though.  Otherwise they enter the drawer of no return never to see the light of day again. 🙂

Have fun creating,

Jenny