WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #29 – EMBOSSING MATS!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! I have an exciting new product to show you.  I don’t know if you have noticed these in the catalogue.  I know I missed them the first time (or even the fifth time!) I went through the Catalogue.  This is the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  You can see them on p221.  Have you noticed them?

They consist of 2 different Silicone mats and an impressions mat.  These mats will enable you to emboss with your cutting dies to create a totally different effect on your cards.  I will let the video below show you how to work them. If you receive this post via email and don’t see the video, head to my blog directly by clicking on the post title above and see the video there.

What a great effect it can give. What do you think?  Think of all your current dies that would work well with this???

I had a go with some of my dies.  I still have the older style Embossing Mat from a few years ago.  I used some acetate instead of the silicone mat. See how they turned out.

I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  

      

Here are the layers for the Big Shot again to emboss with your dies –

Big Shot Platform

Cutting Plate

Die (facing up)

Cardstock

Silicone Mat

Impressions Mat

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You can find the Embossing Mats in store now -> HERE.  $26 AUS.  They are certainly a worthwhile investment and will really extend the use of your current dies.  Grab them now.  Please use the HOST CODE: PUB9TYMG

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

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FIND OUT ABOUT THE STAMPARATUS!

You have heard about the Stamparatus but not sure really what it is about?  If you are a Wollongong local then come and see and play with it at this week’s class.  You will be amazed!

These are the cards you will make along with seeing some other fun ways to use it.

CARD FRIDAY CLASS – Ways with the Stamparatus

WHEN: Friday 22nd at 10am or 7pm.
COST: $15  $5 extra to use my adhesives.
BYO: Scissors and adhesives. If you have a Stamparatus already bring it along.
PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 20th.

Look forward to seeing you for this class.  You can join us for any class each fortnight though.

Jenny

FINALLY CATALOGUE SHOWCASE MAKES!

Last weekend I had my Catalogue Showcase. Lots of fun, creating and pouring over the new catalogue and new colours.  I have been wanting to share the projects we made all week but I wanted to finish with the Delightfully Detailed projects first. SO, today I can share them.

We looked at the new catalogue and colours.  I shared an overview in this post -> HERE.

To try the new colours everyone got to make a bookmark using the Waterfront set.

On the top they could use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch or the new Detailed Trio Punch.  We used some of the new Black Cord to tie it off.

For the card we used the fantastic new Stitched Labels Framelits.  I have mentioned these previously.  These are a must have I think.  We used the Love What You Do stamp set and some of the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  A little addition with the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls finished the card off.  The sentiment for this is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I think everyone was in love by the end of the session. 🙂

I had mentioned the Stitched Labels Framelits back in this post -> HERE.  I didn’t share this chart I had made at the time to show how each of the Framelits cut.  You might like to see it.

These are the Framelits

Hope your weekend is going well.  It is blowing a gale here so hopefully I won’t get blown away. 😉

Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

DELIGHTFUL GORGEOUS GRAPE!

OK, I know I said I would share my projects from my Catalogue Showcase from last weekend and I will but I have one more card with the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper while we are on that topic.  I hope you are not sick of them. I just have this one I wanted to share with you and then I will move on.  I will come back to this paper down the track though don’t you worry. 🙂

I had a small section of the Laser-Cut paper and thought I would add it to a tag.  When I did do that I found that the paper was so fine that it really should be on a card to support it a little more.  SO, I added the tag to a card. A Gorgeous Grape one at that.  This is a new colour and I think I like it!

The white card is embossed with the new Tufted Embossing Folder.  Have you noticed that in the catalogue?  It is a little hard to see it.  It is like a quilted effect you might say.  What about that gorgeous Mini Striped Gorgeous Grape ribbon. 

Now have you added this paper to your Wish List yet?? Or better still added it to your shopping cart??? I think you need to.

Order it Online in my store -> HERE now.  Please use the Host Code: PUB9TYMG

OR contact me directly to order.  (Australian residents only).

Jenny

 

BLUEBERRY BUSHEL DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED!

This card I have for you today is another one using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This one is similar in layout to the one I showed you yesterday but this one is in Landscape orientation. Also, this one is showing the white side of the paper.

The sentiment is from Eastern Beauty stamp set again.  This time layered on a scallop cut with the Layering Circles Framelits from Silver Foil.  The Blueberry Bushel mat that the diecut was adhered to was then adhered to a piece of Whisper White card mat and then adhered to the card base.

I mentioned some tips in cutting this paper in yesterday’s post but I forgot to mention how I adhere them down on to the card.  For mine I added really small drops of the Multipurpose adhesive.  I found it helped by adding a “blob” of the adhesive on to scrap paper or on to the silicone mat.  Then picked up a little with the small tip of the adhesive bottle to dab it down on to your piece.  That was better in case when I squeezed the bottle I got a great big dollop on my project.  Not pretty!

More to come with this delicate paper.  Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

MERRY MERLOT DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED PAIR!

Have you seen the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper?  Just beautiful!  I have been creating with this paper this week and thought I would show you.  I have made lots so watch out for the next few posts.

Firstly about this paper: this Designer Series Paper comes in 8 light-weight sheets and delicately cut.  There are 4 each of 2 designs.  One is the lovely floral patterns and the other design is frames and borders.  They are Vanilla on one side and White on the other side so you can choose depending on your project.

You can cut the patterns out to use them.  I used the floral design and cut various sections of the paper.  You can see it below.  It does take time to cut it but I think it is worth it.  JUST A TIP: I laid a base card near the section where I was cutting so I could see what size to cut it out to.  This was better than just randomly cutting and I can see how the sections fitted on the card as I went.

For these cards I went with one of the new colours – Merry Merlot.

I used the Vanilla side of the paper for these cards.  You don’t need to add much to the cards.  The sentiment is from Eastern Beauty set.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the vanilla circle and a scallop one in Copper Foil.

This card below was inspired by a card I received this week from my upline – Vanessa.  I made mine to a standard size card adding one of the detailed flowers at the top of the Very Vanilla card base.  The sentiment from Southern Serenade is stamped on a square of Very Vanilla card and then layered on a square cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I added some loops of Copper Thread and also Adhesive Pearl around.

I have more cards to come with this paper so check back in very soon.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S! WOW # 27 – THE POPULAR ROOTED IN NATURE BUNDLE!

With so many wonderful new products in this catalogue I thought I would focus today for Wednesday’s WOW! on a very popular bundle.  This is the Rooted In Nature bundle.  Have you seen it yet?  I think it is one that will rival the long lasting Lovely As A Tree stamp set.

The stamp set has a number of different trees and leaves and it also has some lovely sentiments.  You get 16 stamps all up.  The matching dies cut out most of the trees and leaves.  In addition there are a couple of leaf dies that will emboss the leaves.  Here is the bundle below.

Here are a couple of projects made by Stampin’ Up! artists using this bundle.   You can see the diversity of projects with it.  Not just for the masculine cards but suitable for anyone.  I think this will be great for Christmas cards too.  What do you reckon??

Do you want to see it in action?  Check the video below.  (If you receive these updates by email be sure to go directly to the blog post by clicking on the blog title above so that you will be sure to see it).

This bundle is available now in store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code:  FRS6ZZ6G ($126.75 clear mount – you get a lot in this bundle).

OR you can contact me directly to order.  Australian residents only.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

OH SO ECLECTIC FRAMED WITH STITCHED LABELS!

I mentioned the Stitched Labels Framelits 2 posts back.  Ooh! I am in love with these.  I am sure you will love these.  I have used the Stitched Shapes Framelits so much and these will be a nice addition.  So I was playing with them again over the weekend.  With these cards I used the “old” set Oh So Eclectic.  And oh! another new love – Gorgeous Grape!!

Here are the cards.

I kept the layout the same on both.  This first one is in Lovely Lipstick – one of the new Incolors.

The “stitched” background was cut with one of the dies in the set on a smaller piece of card than the card base.  I did that twice. Once at the top and then at the bottom.  The white card was cut with one of the ornate frame dies and the flower and leaves stamped from the Oh So Eclectic set was raised up on this.  The sentiment is from the stamp set and stamped on Granny Apple Green card and cut with one of the label dies.  A little Silver Thread was wrapped around and adhered on the back of it.

The Gorgeous Grape card was created in a similar way.  Under the white diecut frame I added a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper that I had flagged the ends.  I stamped 2 flowers from the Oh So Eclectic set.  The outline was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and the inside was stamped in Highland Heather another new colour.

Here are the Stitched Labels Framelits.  How nice are they???

It has some great dies for the sentiments and a few little ornate ones.  The line ones I mentioned in the previous post.  I found it helpful to use the rubber mat for the top plate in the Big Shot to reduce the line from the edge of the die.  I will be using these dies a lot I think.  You need these dies. 🙂

These are available in my store -> HERE now.  $57 AUS  Please use the Host Code: FRS6ZZ6G

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

WOLLONGONG PEOPLE – COME ALONG AND “COLOUR YOUR WORLD!”

See all the amazing new colours along with the gorgeous new products at my ‘Colour Your World’ Catalogue Showcase.  Places are filling fast. 

There are 3 time sessions.  
Friday 8th June – 7pm
Saturday 9th June – 2pm
Tuesday 12th June – 7pm.

COST: $10

WHERE: For local Wollongong people.  Come and join in.

RSVP: Wednesday 6th June or by Sunday 10th for the Tuesday session.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Jenny

GET TO KNOW THE 2018 INCOLORS!

Well what an exciting day yesterday was with the start of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  I hope you have had time to look over it and maybe even made up your Wish List.  I hope you have a BIG piece of paper for that. Perhaps a notebook would be better. 😉

For today I thought we would chat about the new Incolors.  Let’s meet them.

I must say, they are quite bright Incolors this year.  I don’t often work with a lot of bright colours and I wasn’t too sure of them.  They are growing on me though and I think if you aren’t too sure then just use them in small doses on a card and maybe not try and use all of them together.  (That’s my solution anyway. 😉 )

I made up a set of cards using these colours.

It’s hard to see them all when there are so many. I have each one below. I used the Love What You Do stamp set and the new Stitched Labels Framelits.  Love! Love! Love! these.  If you love the Stitched Shapes Framelits you will love these.

It’s good to see a Colour Comparison to see how the Incolors compare to other colours.  Each year I do a Punch chart to show them and have it in my studio.  Every one who comes to classes likes to see the differences in the colours we use.  I know I could probably do a fancy, schmancy computer generated one but where is the fun in that – and I don’t have time!!  I know it’s not the most professional or quality presentation but we are about punching cardstock and sticking them on paper. 😉

Here are the comparisons.  What do you think of the colours? What is your favourite Incolor this year?

Let’s talk about each of the colours.

Grapefruit Grove

I have to say this is fast becoming a favourite colour.  I have used it quite a bit already.  It’s a nice soft peach colour, a little lighter than Calypso Coral which I have used a lot of. It does work well with a lot of current colours.

HOW TO ON THE CARDS:  Each card layout is the same so I will just give the details here. The “stitched” effect was cut on a piece of the coloured card and then cut with an Oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. You might notice along the bottom edge of the white on each of the cards is a different “stitched” effect either straight “stitches” or xxx “stitches”.  It is hard to see.  I had a couple of attempts to cut these and found that I would get an ‘edge line’ from the Framelit which annoyed me.  I ended up using the foam mat as the top plate on the Big Shot and found that reduced the line.  I was happy with that.

The flower was stamped in the ink colour and then lightly washed over with the Aquapainter. It was then hand cut with scissors.

Call Me Clover

A bright green colour which might work great at Christmas time.  It is much lighter than a few of the current greens.

Blueberry Bushel

I am liking this shade of blue.  It’s not such a dark shade like the Night of Navy but not so “bright” which is a good addition to the blues.  I think it will work well for Masculine cards.

Pineapple Punch

I have had a number of people say to me how they love this colour.  Actually it was chosen as one of their favourite colours of all the colours.  It wasn’t just one person either.  So obviously it is a great addition.  A bit more “truer” yellow perhaps.  Warning: wear your sunglasses while looking at it. 😉

Lovely Lipstick

A bit darker pink to Melon Mambo.  A number of people have said they really like this colour too.  I think this is a little lighter than Berry Burst if you are comparing them too.  It’s a nice pink.

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So there are all your 2018-2020 Incolors.  I am sure you will see a lot of these colours over the next 2 years.  I hope you get to play with these colours too.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny