CHRISTMAS IN JULY IN CLASS THIS WEEK!

If you are a Wollongong local you might like to join us for some Festive fun.

It’s Christmas in July. 

This is what we will be making.  2 great cards and a gift box.

Here are the details.

Friday 27th July at 10am or 7pm.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 25th July.

Cost is $20. BYO: adhesives. Extra $5 to use my adhesives.

I look forward to seeing you. Be quick to reply though as places are limited.

Jenny

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5 WAYS WITH PAPER – #5!

OK, last one in this series of 5 Ways with Paper.  Have you been inspired by them?  Hope so anyway. 🙂

Today’s card in inspired by this card from Julie’s Stamping Spot.

I liked the strips and having the contrast card on it.  I changed mine around a little.  I think I will use this idea more often.  I do love that Tranquil Tide colour though too.

The Crumb cake strip is embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders. The sentiment is from the Southern Serenade.

TO CREATE YOUR OWN:

You can make the strips any size but I will tell you the measurements of mine.  I like the different widths of the strips.

Whisper White card mat is 9.5cm x 13.8cm (3 3/4″ x 5 3/8″)

Strips measure: Left – 4.5cm x 13.4cm (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″)

Centre – 3cm x 13.4cm (1 1/9″ x 5 1/4′)

Right – 1.5cm x 13.4cm (5/8″ x 5 1/4″)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to drop a comment occasionally.  I love to hear what you think and where you are from.

Don’t forget though there is only one week left of the Designer Series Paper Sale where you can choose 1 free pack when you purchase 3.

Jenny

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – #4!

Today – DAY 4 of “5 WAYS WITH PAPER”.  What have you thought so far??

Today’s card – why not feature the paper! With all the beautiful prints you can use them just as they are.

This lovely print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper is so detailed with the veins of the leaves.  I decided to make a Sympathy card with this paper.  Good to always have on hand sadly.

It’s a very simple layout with a window highlighting the paper.  The leaves are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I cut one from Crumb Cake and one from Vellum.  The sentiment is from the Better Together set.

Last one tomorrow.  Hope you will tune in.  I have had fun creating with the papers.  I should do more of it.  How about you?

Jenny

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 3!

Today’s card #3 using your paper is such an easy card.  This card was inspired by one some time ago by Barbstamps, even before Pinterest.  I had it filed away for a while with lots of other ideas.

I have used the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. 

TO CREATE YOUR OWN

Take a piece slightly smaller than your card base.  Cut it in half.  Flip one side over and adhere the pieces on to your card base.  Really it is that simple.  You could cut it in 2/3 – 1/3.  Position the card in landscape or portrait orientation.  So many different ways.  You get to see both sides of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! patterns.

Decorate your card as you like to.  For this one I stamped the sentiment from Accented Blooms and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I punched a second label out from Cajun Craze card.  Cut it in half across ways and adhered that behind the stamped one to show an edge top and bottom.  Easy! I went a little wild with the Copper Thread. 🙂  Raise your sentiment off with Dimensionals and you are done.  This makes a great masculine card even.

Thanks for visiting.  Stay tuned for tomorrow as I have another card for you.  Don’t forget to #usethat paper you have around.

Jenny

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 2!

Day 2 of 5 Ways With Paper.  I have another great card to share with you using your lovely paper.

This card was inspired by one by Lisa Pretto on inkbigacademystamps.

I have used the Share What You Love Specialty paper again – because it is so gorgeous!

TO CREATE YOUR OWN

On your base card adhere a piece of co-ordinating card slightly smaller than your base.

Cut your pieces of paper.  You can make them any size you like of course but to give you the measurements I have used:

Top Left piece measures 8cm (width) x 9.5cm (length) or 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″.

Bottom Right piece measures 8cm (height) x 7cm (width) or 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″.

Decorate as you like.  I cut a decorative label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  The sentiment is from the One For All set.  I sponged around the edge of the white oval with Old Olive.  The little Razzleberry flower is cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. It needed something underneath the label.  I played around with a few different options but I wasn’t happy with them.  In the end I went with a strip of Rich Razzleberry card that I had flagged both ends.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 1!

Do you love the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper?  It is so fantastic isn’t it.  We buy it, look at it, stroke it – and then file it away for a special occasion.  Do you do that?

We have a wonderful Paper sale on at the moment to buy 3 and get one free.  More of that gorgeous paper to file away.  Well, this week we are going to get that paper out and use it (I would like to write that last sentence in capitals but you might not like me yelling at you). Each day this week I will bring you a different way to use that paper.  Remember the hashtag from a few months ago when I shared ways to use paper #usethatpaper  Well, let’s get on with it again this week.  Who is in?

For today’s card I have used the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is not one available as the Buy 3 get one free promotion but it is so beautiful to use and probably one of those packs you have sitting there too special to use.

The idea for this card came from Jackie Bolhuis from klompenstampers.

This style of card works really well with beautiful prints on both sides of the paper.

HOW TO CUT YOUR PAPER

Firstly, cut your piece of Designer Series Paper just slightly smaller than your card base.  (Metric paper size would be 14.4cm x 10.1cm). The US card sizes are different to the South Pacific (and I think) Europe market, so I will just give you a general guide but if you cut your paper to about 1/8″ shorter on both sides to the front of your card base. Card base being 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ I think. On your short edge cut it vertically at the point about 2/3 the way across.  For metric measurements I cut it down at 7cm.

Take the Left hand strip, turn it 90′ anticlockwise and cut it approximately 2/3.  For metric, this was at 8.4cm.  Place it aside and it’s easier if you keep it in it’s position one above the other. Take your right hand strip that you had cut previously, turn it 90′ clockwise (so reverse direction) and cut it at 2/3.  For metric this would be at 8.4cm. Place it next to your previously cut pieces in their positions.

You should have 4 sections of different sizes.  With the bottom left piece flip that over.  For the top right piece flip that piece over. Adhere these pieces in position on your card base.

FINISH YOUR CARD

Decorate your card as you like. I had the decorative strip and the sentiment sitting on my desk from unused projects so it was good to be able to use these. The strip was cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper from the Petals and More Thinlits.  Shame you can’t see the sparkle from that. The sentiment is stamped with a greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and cut with a Framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I cut the decorative circle one in Petal Pink which is from the Stitched Labels Framelits also. It is hard to see but I also cut a small circle from Vellum from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

 

Come back tomorrow and each day this week as I bring you a different way to use your paper.  Thanks for visiting me today,

Jenny

 

 

 

SHADOW STAMPING WITH ONE FOR ALL SET!

I have one more card to share with you today using the One For All set.  I had wanted to try the Shadow Stamping Technique for a while but just never got around to it as yet.  I thought this set might be fun to try this with.

For this card I stamped the girl on the bike on Crumb Cake card stock in White Craft Ink. I used the Stamparatus to do this although you can do it without it.  I wanted to use it in case my White stamped image didn’t stamp out too clearly I could restamp it.  I lined the card up on to some grid paper on the base of the Stamparatus and stamped the image.  See it below. Sorry lighting isn’t great.

After I left it to dry for a bit I then slid the card about 2-3mm to the left.  (or it would be about 1/8″).  I kept it lined up with the Grid Paper too so I knew it would be straight.

I cleaned the stamp with a shammy and then inked it with Flirty Flamingo ink and stamped it again.  It created a cool effect. I think maybe I don’t need to move it quite so far.  Perhaps I will try this again and just move it slightly.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment in black in the right hand corner.  I adhered the Crumb Cake card mat to a Flirty Flamingo card mat and then to a Thick White Card base.  I was toying with the idea of adding some ribbon or twine then spotted the borders on the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper.  So I added one of the triangular border strips.  To finish the card I added a flower in Flirty Flamingo cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and added a Rhinestone in the centre.

It is a simple card but I think I will have to try this technique out again very soon.

That’s the last of the cards for the One For All set.  I will be back with more though later.  I have so many more ideas in mind.

Have an awesome weekend wherever you may be.  May it be a crafting weekend for you.  I am hoping to anyway. 🙂

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #32 – SPARKLY RAINBOW HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

For today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #32 I wanted to show you how I created the sparkly rainbow effect on the card below.

I wish you could see how sparkly this really is.  I have a close-up of the card below but it still doesn’t show it well but it may give you a little idea.

The Happy Birthday is from the One For All set that I have been sharing recently.  I went for a rainbow effect by sponging on the colours and then adding some Versamark and Dazzling Diamonds and Heat and Stick.  I have the step by step below.

Since the greeting is so bright and fun I kept the rest of the card simple. The paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack using the Granny Apple Green and the Melon Mambo print.  I was going to add a balloon but then decided on a Hot Air Balloon from the Lift Me Up set for something a little different.  I added a Glitter Enamel Dot for a little sparkle.

CREATING A SPARKLY RAINBOW

I used the Stamparatus for this technique and I will tell you the advantages of this below.

1. Position your piece of card on your Stamparatus ready to stamp it.  Place the stamp face down on your card in the position you would like it.  Fold over the top plate of the Stamparatus to pick up the stamp.

2. TIP: Whenever you are inking your stamp on the plate it helps to place an inkpad or a clear block under the plate so the plate is relatively level. 

For your card, select your ink colours you want to use and matching sponges or daubers.  The colours I used were Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  TIP: I have punched out tabs from cardstock for the ink colours using the Pretty Label Punch.  I stapled the tab on to the sponge.  You can see it in the photo below. This way you won’t mix up colours when you are sponging.

3. Fold over your plate and press the stamp on to your cardstock.  Rub over the plate on the back of the stamp to transfer the ink.  NOW – because I had the Stamparatus, firstly I knew it would be straight BUT I could re-sponge over any spots that didn’t come out well on your stamped image and I could stamp it again. 

What I did find also when I first stamped it I had a little too much yellow on the right hand end so I went back and sponged the Mango Melody just on the end. I knew it was going to turn out in the right spot when I stamped again thanks to the Stamparatus. I think the extra colour made a big difference on the card too.

4. Now to emboss your piece.  Firstly, wipe over your card with the Embossing Buddy.  Clean your stamp with the shammy then pat your Versamark over your stamp.

5. Turn over your plate and press down onto your card.  With the Stamparatus you know it will be in the right place.  Rub over the back of your stamp.

6.  Remove your card from the Stamparatus.  Sprinkle over the Dazzling Diamonds and Heat and Stick Powder. I have mine mixed together already in a small tub with 1/2 Dazzling Diamonds, 1/2 Heat and Stick.  It is so much easier having them combined together. Heat the powder with the Heat Tool.  Your sentiment should be all sparkly. 🙂

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Hope you can make some sparkly sentiments or even images.  Sparkly flowers might look nice.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you like these Wednesday’s WOW! segments.  I have fun bringing them to you and hope they inspire you in your stamping.  Let me know if there is something particular you would like to know about.

Jenny

NATURE’S POEM CLASS ON THIS WEEK!

ONE STAMP 3 WAYS CLASS NATURE’S POEM.

If you are a Wollongong local come along to class this Saturday.  We are using the Nature’s Poem suite.  See the sneak of 2 of them above.  I think you will love these cards.

This Saturday 14th July at 2pm.  COST: $20

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.  Extra $5 to use my Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP: Thursday 12th July.

Drop me a comment or message me to let me know you would like to come.

I will show you a close-up of the pink card. I  love how this one turned out.

This card was inspired by a few different cards I saw on Pinterest.  The layout is using the Freshly Made Sketches #337.

Jenny

AN OMBRE ONE FOR ALL!

I have another card for you with the One For All. I think this is my favourite.

Since I had the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper out from the card I shared yesterday I added a piece of this on the Tranquil Tide card base. For the sentiment I inked it first with Mint Macaron ink.  Then sponged Tranquil Tide on part of the lower letters before stamping it on white card.  It needed a little colour so I added some strips of Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron card that I flagged the ends of to add behind the white card.  The piece was raised up off the card with Dimensionals.

The girl on the bike was stamped in black and cut out. It needed something when I laid it on the card so I looped some Silver Threads behind it. It was raised up off the card with Dimensionals.

Hope you like this sweet card.

Jenny