HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY CARD!

I was asked recently by a friend to make a 1st Birthday card for her Grand-daughter.  All the requirements was that it was to be bright and fun.

So this is the result.  She was pleased with it.  It’s not her Grand-daughter’s birthday yet but I know that it is safe to post here.  You won’t tell right … 😉

I used the Number of Years set and the Large Numbers Framelits.  I am sad both these are going.  They are great for special numbered birthday cards.  I also used the Balloon Celebrations set for the bright, fun balloons.  They are easily cut with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  The colours used for the balloons are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  The card mat is Tempting Turquoise and the card base is Melon Mambo.  The Tempting Turquoise is a retiring colour.  A great big ‘1’ was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.

The card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  I am not sure by whom now.

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and maybe some stamping time??

Have a great week.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

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FRIDAY FAVOURITES – FOR THE BOYS!

As we say Good-Bye to lots of favourites from this current catalogue we can’t forget the boys can we!  I think a lot of people have trouble creating cards for the men-folk.  Below are a few of my favourite sets that are great for them.

NB: The quality of these photos aren’t great.  I do apologise.  These were a few years ago and I hadn’t watermarked most of them either so do be kind.  But I hope it gives you some inspiration for your own projects.  And looking past the cards you might realise that you DO need these stamps in your collection. 🙂

GUY GREETINGS!

I can’t believe this one is going.  It has been around for a couple of years but it is a great manly set.  Here are some of the cards I have made with this set.  You can click on the link for more details.

This one was I made for swaps for a Stampin’ Up! event.  You can see the original post -> HERE.

Just after I made these cards I made a box which I realised matched perfectly.

You can see the details of the box -> HERE.  This would be a great set for the man in your life.

I loved how these cards turned out.  Simply adding the fun paper but you don’t need the fuss for boys.

You can see the post -> HERE.  This post has a few other cards for boys too.

Lots of fun images and sentiments in this set.  You can find this in my store HERE now. (Clear $61 AUS)

BADGES AND BANNERS

I think this set is overlooked.  It’s a great one for the boys.  It adds a fun sentiment to any cards and you can have the matching Badge punch to punch the shape out. (Edited: I see that the punch has already sold out!).

See the full post ->HERE.  I know the Nailed It set went last year and both these cards use this set but you could use any other set.

Details for this card below are -> HERE. 

See the Badges and Banner set in store HERE  (Clear $33).

Below are just a couple more stamp sets that would be great for the boys – big and small.

SEASIDE SHORE

What a cool set this one is.  (projects courtesy Stampin’ Up!)

See this in store HERE (Clear $37 AUS)

SUPER DUPER

Go retro for the boys (projects courtesy Stampin’ Up!)

See it in store HERE (Clear $33 AUS)

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Retiring products are selling fast and there is less than 2 weeks left. So you might want to be quick about ordering if you intend to. 🙂

If ordering online, Please use the HOST CODE this week: XQZEJREH

Thank you kindly.  I appreciate all orders AND I send a little something in the mail to say thanks so be sure not to mark it anonymous or how am I going to know where to send it to. 🙂

Jenny

 

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK!

Today I am joining in the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop.  It is all about the new Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek so you are in for a treat.  I am sure there are some lovely creations everyone will share today.  You might be starting here or you have just come from Elaine’s blog -> HERE.

Today I am focusing on the new Bundle Sitting Pretty.

I have created 2 cards with this Bundle.  I really like the seat Dies in the Pretty Park Framelits set.

I have used the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  The card base is the new Incolor Grapefruit Grove.  For both of them I used sentiments from the set Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I kept the layout similar for both cards.

For the top card I cut the bench seat in Black Cardstock.  For the little bird I stamped it in black and stamped the inside of the bird in Mint Macaron.  You don’t even need to colour it with the markers or pencils.  Just a tip though: I stamped the inside of the bird twice turning the stamp slightly each time to give a little more cover in the inking.  It’s a little hard to know how to stamp it. Now don’t bother trying to cut this tiny bird with scissors.  You can cut it with the matching die!

On the card below I have used the lovely Velvet Rich Razzleberry Ribbon. For this set I stamped the ornate seat in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry card.  This was then cut out with the matching die.  I also cut a heart in Silver Glimmer Paper with the heart die. 

I hope you like them.

You can head off to the next Blog.  Now we have Jessie’s amazing creations.  Click on the NEXT button below.  If that doesn’t work then click -> HERE.

The full list of participants is below though if you get lost.

Not long now for you to wait for the start of catalogue.  June 1st is the day!!

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

1. Jessie Holton – Australia
2. Vicki Hunter – Australia
3. Pia Gerhardt – Germany
4. Stephanie Fischer – Australia
5. Alejandra Gomez – USA
6. Jo Anne – USA
7. Cheryl Taylor -UK
8. Sandra Roberts – UK
9. Tracy Marie Lewis – Stuff N Thingz – USA
10. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
11. Teresa’s Happy Place – Australia
12. Vicky Wright – Australia
13. Sharon Dalton – Australia
14. Kayla MacAulay – Australia
15. Angela Meiritz-Reid – New Zealand
16. Karen Farquhar – Australia
17. Joanne Hodge – USA
18. Kim Oliver – Australia
19. Elaine Johnson – Australia
20. Jenny Hayward – Australia

KELLY’S STAMPING FRIENDS BIRTHDAY BLOGHOP!

Today we have a very special Blog Hop celebrating the lovely Kelly Kent’s Birthday.  She wanted to get some stamping friends together and share our creations with you.  How exciting! I have to say though it is a little overwhelming.  What to create …  It had to be a birthday card of course.

You would either be starting here on your hop or you have just come from Siobhan’s blog -> HERE.  So come and join the Birthday Hop.

Today I am sharing with you a Fun Fold card,  It’s a Pop Out Swing Card. I have made a few versions of this card (see one HERE), but this one is a teeny tiny version.  So cute!  It stand about 10cm (4″) high.  I have used the gorgeous new set available early this month, the Love What You Do stamp set and the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.

Don’t forget a matching envelope for this card too.  Made easy with the Envelope Punch Board.

The beautiful paper and colours makes this a gorgeous project without too much to it.  That Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon is just so soft and gorgeous too.

The Frame on the front of the card is made with the Layering Squares Framelits.  The sentiment inside is from the Southern Serenade set.  The leaf stem on the inside is cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits.

You can continue on the Birthday Blog Hop now and pop back again later to get the instructions link.  You will find the instructions for this card on Amanda’s blog -> HERE.

 -> -> ->To continue on the Hop. Click on the ‘NEXT’ image, or you can Head on over to Kathryn’s Blog by clicking-> HERE.

If you get lost, then you can follow the list below.  Thanks for hopping along.  See below the list too for the link for a second round of Birthday Blog Hops happening at same time.  So many wanted to share in the Birthday love that 2 groups were needed. 🙂

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen

 

***For Group B of the Birthday Blog Hop you can go to a different post on Kelly’s Blog -> HERE to follow along. 

SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE MOTHER’S DAY CARD!

You might have seen this project in the past week.  This was made for my Mother’s Day class this weekend.  It was a bit hard to see the card so I thought I would show you a little closer view.  Plus it is an opportunity to just take a minute to wish all the Mummies a Happy Mother’s Day.  Whether you are a mummy to humans or to furry creatures or an “adopted” mummy to young ones.  I wish you a wonderful day.  Be sure to take some time to put your feet up, maybe indulge in a little creativity just for yourself.  However you spend it, Have a great day. xx

Onto the card.

It’s quite a simple card but I think the paper is the star.  This is the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  It is so shiny although you may not be able to see it.  I love the colours.  Ooh! Mint Macaron is back!!!  The white card is stamped with some of the small images from the Love What You Do stamp set.  The sentiment is from the You’re Inspiring set.  You could easily substitute a Happy Birthday which is what I did in one of the cards I made in classes this weekend.

The sentiment piece and the Silver Foil backing is cut from the Layering Oval Framelits and I added some loops of Silver Thread.  It makes such a nice “extra” to a card.  The paper doily is from the current Lace Paper Doilies. 

The Share What You Love is available as bundles as an early release now.  I mentioned that a couple of posts back so just pop back one or 2 posts.  All these will be available individually in the upcoming 2018 Catalogue on June 1st. 

I will be off but thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day xx

FRIDAY FAVOURITES – BUTTERFLY AND HEART DIES!

Each Friday for the last few weeks I have been sharing my favourite retiring products.  We have looked at my favourite stamps, flowers, butterflies and dragonflies.  Today for Friday Favourites is my favourite Big Shot Dies particularly the Butterfly Thinlits and the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.

FIRSTLY THE BUTTERFLY THINLITS

I have used the Butterfly Thinlits and the Bold Butterfly Thinlits so much over the years.  Just some of the cards are below.

Create a funky watercoloured background and diecut the large Butterfly Thinlits.  See the details in this post -> HERE.

This one below was a special card I made for my daughter. You can see the full post -> HERE.

It was a simple card and I really loved  how it turned out. Sometimes you don’t need too much. 🙂

This card below was a CASE of a card in the catalogue.  I made it a couple of years ago now.  I can’t seem to find the original post. If I did post it at all??? 🙂

This card below I created for a Bloghop 3 years ago.  I coloured the Silver Foil with the Blendabilities at the time.  You could use the Stampin’ Blends now.  This card has been repinned from Pinterest and viewed so many times over the years since I shared it.  You can see the original post -> HERE.

BLOOMIN’ HEART THINLITS

The Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits are so detailed and delicate.  You don’t need to add too much to a card when you use this Thinlit.

I cut this heart from Designer Series Paper. You can diecut flowers with this Thinlits set too. The background is stamped with the Timeless Textures.  See the card -> HERE. 

Another one cutting the Thinlits again with Designer Series Paper. I used the Timeless Textures set.  See this card -> HERE. 

Do you have these Thinlits yet?  They are delicate and detailed.  They are lovely to add to a card making any card extra “gorgeous”.  Really! You will want them in your stash.

They won’t be available in a couple of weeks though.

The Butterfly Thinlits and the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits are available in my store -> HERE now.

             

Thanks for visiting me again.  Why not share what you have made with these Thinlits.  I would love to see them.

See you again soon,

Jenny

 

 

 

A SPECIAL CLASS FOR MUM!

Make a gorgeous  card and matching gift cup for that someone special.  

WHEN: Friday 11th 10am or Saturday 12th 2pm in East Corrimal.

COST: $20.  Chocolates not included.(Colours or patterns may vary).

BYO: Scissors and adhesives. Extra $5 to use my adhesives.   
If you have an Envelope Punch Board bring it along to speed up the process.

RSVP: Book by Thursday 10th. Please book early so you don’t miss a seat.

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Still looking for a gift for Mum?? Grab a Gift Card so Mum can get all her crafty “bits”.

Jenny

PIN IT!

Why not PIN THIS image rather than the above image that has the class times.  Such gorgeous Share What You Love paper. 🙂

 

PEACEFUL REFLECTION Z-FOLD!

Last weekend our larger team had a stamp day together.  We had a Shoebox Swap.  Have you ever tried one of those?  Each person made a card and then made up kits for each person to make that card.  The kits and inks and everything needed was put in a box/container.  Then we passed the boxes around the table to complete each card.  I have to say it was a frenzy at times.  We made 13 cards in 4 hours.  We had about 20 minutes for each card.  It was a fun way to make some cards up in a short time though.

I will show you the cards over the next days and weeks.  Many were with exciting new products which was great.  Today I thought I would show you my card for the Shoebox Swap.

I received the Peaceful Reflection set at Onstage last month as Prize Patrol.  I have to say I was at a bit of a loss with it but I have played with it a bit over the last couple of weeks.  If you are on my Facebook page you might have seen a little sneak of them.  (Head over to ‘Like’ my page if you haven’t already.  The link is in the right hand side bar).

This is my card.

This is a version of the Z-fold cards.  It is very easy to do.  Cut your card base to your standard card size.  Then score halfway on the front panel.  Fold back on the score line.  Easy as!! 🙂

I used Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Berry Burst and used a number of different stamps to create the image.  If you haven’t seen this set yet I think you will like it.  So fun to make up your images with different flowers, dragonfly and ripples.  There are so many other ways to use it too which I will show you over the next couple of weeks.

The Pool Party strip is embossed with one of the folders in the Petal Pair Embossing Folder pack.

I stamped the inside with 2 dragonflies.  Also this set is a 2-step stamp set so you have the outline of the dragonfly and then the solid shape to fill in it’s wings.  The sentiment is from Petal Palette.

You can’t tell in the photo but I used the Wink Of Stella clear brush to add a little sparkle to the Dragonfly wings on the front and inside.

Stay tuned for some more cards from our team stamp day.

Jenny

FRIDAY FAVOURITES – THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!

Today for Friday Favourites is a very special one.  I am sad to see the  Thoughts and Prayers set retiring.  It has been a much loved and very well used set, although I haven’t used it for a little while now.  This was one of the first sets I bought when I joined Stampin’  Up! nearly 10 years ago.

I had to take a photo of the stamps.  Not only was it a wood mount set only but it was double-mounted (or even triple-mounted!) which some sets were at the time.  I have to say I am glad that Stampin’ Up! have moved away from this idea.  It does make it a little harder to stamp like this.

I went back over some cards I had made with this set.  Many were for Sympathy cards.  I think that is why this set is so special.  The cards were often for loved ones at a very difficult time.  I went searching on my blog but in the early days I hadn’t tagged my posts at all so it was  hard to find some posts.  I found some photos in my computer files that I thought I would share with you.

Remember this was early days some even before the Big Shot and some photos were even scanned!!! Bear with me here. 🙂

 

If you haven’t got this set already then please grab it now.  The sentiments are beautiful and the flowers are simple but elegant.  It is certainly one to have in your stash.  You can even choose clear mount now ($36 AUS).

View and order it in my store -> HERE.

Thanks for reminiscing with me with this set.

Jenny

SEE THE SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE UP CLOSE FOR WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #24!

I told you about the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite yesterday.  You saw photos but that really doesn’t show the shine in these products.  So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #24 I have a video for you from Stampin’ Up!  Be sure to catch that shimmer in the paper and those doilies.  They are really just stunning!

After you catch the video.  Head back to yesterday’s post so you can see all the contents again in each bundle.  And there is the ordering information there too with a bonus tutorial for 2 cards if you order any of these bundles this month.  So sit back and watch for that shimmer.

 

Before you head off I just wanted to show you another card with this gorgeous suite.  This card is one of the cards we made at Onstage early last month.

Thanks for visiting today.  I will be back again soon,

Jenny