12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 3 – REINDEER TAG CARD!

Week 3 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas special.  Today’s card was inspired by some tags I made for the special treat bags my guests received at my Holiday Catalogue Launch last month.  I thought they were cute – and very easy to make.  So I thought why not add the tag to create a card.

Firstly, the base card is Real Red and a piece of Garden Green cardstock which had been embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder was adhered to the card base. To create the tag, I cut a strip of paper from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and flagged the end. Then cut a vellum scallop circle using the Layering Circle Framelits and cut a deer from Early Espresso card from the Detailed Deer Thinlits.  The deer was raised up with Dimensionals off the Banner shaped strip.  The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder before cutting it with one of the dies from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  If you want to make this card quicker you can simply stamp the sentiment perhaps in Early Espresso ink.

Hope you like this one.  Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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FESTIVE FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS CARD!

A couple of weeks ago for my Week 1 of 12 Weeks of Christmas I showed how quickly your Christmas cards can be made using the lovely Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!. (Head back a few posts if you missed it).

Today I have another Christmas card for you using Designer Series Paper.  This one uses the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.

The sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas set is stamped in Old Olive on Granny Apple Green and cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits.  It was stamped again in Real Red on white and cut with the Stitched sentiment label die in the Farmhouse Framelits dies.  Before they were raised up off the card I added a couple of leaves punched from the Sprig Punch from Real Red and vellum.  I finished the sentiment off with a double bow from Linen Thread.  The base card is Old Olive and the Real Red.  I have to say the colour in the paper is actually Cherry Cobbler but it worked with red.  I don’t know why I used that but I think because I was making the other card that I had shared at the same time and just used the same colours.  I have to say you don’t notice it though.

So there is another quick Christmas card for your collection.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #42 – COLOURING – WHAT PAPER, WHAT INK??

Wednesday’s come around so quickly but I love sharing little tips and videos with you on Wednesday’s.  Do you like them?

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #42 is what I hope will be a helpful little chart.  Which Ink and which paper to use when you are colouring.  I often get asked this question in classes so maybe you are wondering too.

I think the chart is self-explanatory but it goes through different colouring mediums – the Aquapainter or Blender Pens with the Inkpads,  Watercolour Pencils and Stampin’ Blends and which ink and paper to use with these.  It really makes a difference to the finished result with what you use.  Next time you come to watercolour I hope that you find this useful to refer to.

Hope that is helpful.

Jenny

POSTCARDS PALS TRIO!

I have been wanting to share these cards with you for a few weeks.  I coloured them a couple of months ago and posted the images on Instagram and Facebook but only recently assembled them on to a card.  These cards use the very cute Postcard Pals set.  I have to say I was a little hesitant getting the stamp set as I am not very good at colouring.  I am working on it.  I saw such cute cards with them though and it may have just slipped in with an order one time. 😉

Here are the 3 cards.  My daughter did point out to me that I hadn’t coloured the Platypus dude.  I will do him shortly.  I can’t miss him out. 🙂

Here they are close-up for you.

For this one below I have stamped the image in Black Stazon on Shimmery White card and coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils.  The base card is Crushed Curry and the paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  I went around lightly in Basic Gray pencil and washed it over to add dimension to the image.

This next card is stamped on to Thick Whisper White card and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Isn’t this beaver such a happy chappy.  The Real Red card is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and a strip of paper from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The card needed something else.  Rather than a card mat I thought a decorative strip.  I pulled out the Delicate Lace Edgelits and cut the “triangular” edge one from Pool Party card.

Now we have a happy Pelican.  This one was stamped on Shimmery White and coloured with Watercolour Pencils.  The sentiment was stamped on Pear Pizzazz and cut with the Stitched Shaped Framelits.  I also cut a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits from Silver Glimmer Paper to adhere underneath this one.  The white card was a bit plain so I added some “spots” from the Farmhouse Christmas set that I had out on my desk still.

I hope you like these trio.  They make me smile whenever I look at them.

Have a happy day,

Jenny

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 2 – HOLLY CHRISTMAS!

Week 2 of 12 Weeks of Christmas.   Today I am sharing a card with the Timeless Tidings stamp set.

Today’s card is not exactly quick but if you had a small number of cards to send out I think these would be pretty special.  You could simplify it to make it quicker if you like.  Although you are colouring the leaves they are simple to colour.  I used the Old Olive and the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  You could leave off the loopy Gold Threads and if you didn’t want to emboss the Cherry Cobbler strip either that would make it quick.  I had embossed this strip with the Subtle Embossing Folder. But really there isn’t a lot to do on the card.   I hope you like it anyway. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #42 – QUICK CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH TIMELESS TIDINGS KIT!

Last weekend at my World Cardmaking Day class we focused on making easy, quick cards by using Kits.  There are so many lovely Stampin’ Up! kits available.  One of them we focused on was the gorgeous Timeless Tidings kit.  Everyone loved the beautiful watercoloured look to the cards and and they were very easy to put together.  If you haven’t noticed them they are on page 33 of the Holiday Catalogue or you can see them below.

For Wednesday’s WOW #42 I thought we would have a close look at this kit. I have the video below to see them and you can see how easy it is to put them together.

What do you think?  Aren’t they gorgeous?  The fun thing with kits too is that you don’t have to make them exactly as they are.  You can change them around little.  Just a note on them,  we found that when we peeled off some of the gold strips and trim not all of them came out clean so you need to use a paper piercer or similar to pick out the little “bits” left behind.  That is probably the longest part to putting the cards together.

**Grab your Timeless Tidings Kit in my store now -> HERE  $35 AUS.  (Australian residents only).  Please use the Host Code: SGXSEFMS

**You might want to grab the Timeless Tidings stamp set too. -> HERE  $35 Clear mount or $49 Wood mount.

Of course, you can contact me directly to order too.

Jenny

TROPICAL CHIC PAIR!

Here are 2 more cards from our Shoebox Swap a couple of months ago.  I think I am nearly caught up. 🙂

These 2 cards use the Tropical Chic Bundle.  I don’t have this Bundle so it is good to get to use these.  I can’t remember who shared these cards. Sorry.  They were 2 members from our clever Inky Fingers team.

I love the effect of the diecut palm fronds especially the double one on the right.  For that card, diecut the “frond Square” from the Tropical Thinlits dies in both Lemon Lime Twist and in Shaded Spruce.  Snip off 2 of the thinner palm leaves on the Lemon Lime Twist diecut and then adhere the 2 together.  How clever!  On this card two some of the palm leaves were stamped in Petal Pink on Petal Pink card to create a subtle background.

There is a bit of cutting and assembling so they are not quick cards but they are fun to put together.

Jenny

GABLE CHRISTMAS BOX!

Here is a very quick treat box to make up for Christmas.  This one we made at my Christmas in July Class a while ago.  Yes I know that long ago and I am just sharing it now.  Sorry. 🙂

I thought you might like to see it.

These are using the Silver Gable Boxes in the Annual Catalogue.  You get 12 to a pack.  They also come White.

I diecut the red card with the Delicate Lace Edgelits. This was adhered to the front and the back of the box.   The sentiment is from the Stylish Christmas set and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I punched one from Shaded Spruce too to add behind.  I tied around some of the Real Red Solid ribbon on the handle.  Too easy and they will fit a few sweet treats.

Hope you like it?  Thanks for looking.

Jenny

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 1 – ALL IS BRIGHT CHRISTMAS!

I am excited!  Today starts a special series on my blog.  Every Friday I will share projects with you for 12 Weeks of Christmas.  Yes, it is getting that close. Eek!

My plan for this series is to bring you reasonably quick cards and projects to help you in your Christmas creating.  So stay tuned for them.

My first project is a very quick card.  How much quicker can it get with the beautiful papers that Stampin’ Up! offer.

Add a piece of the lovely paper on a standard card mat.  This paper is from the All is Bright Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalogue.

The sentiment is from the Farmhouse Christmas set.  Firstly stamped on Whisper White which is cut with one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits and then layered on a Scalloped Circle from Gold Foil.  The sentiment is stamped again on Real Red and then cut with one of the framelits from the Farmhouse Framelits.  Before adhering that to the card with Dimensionals I punched out some leaves from Old Olive with the Sprig Punch.   

With one sheet of Designer Series Paper you will be able to get 6 cards.  They won’t take long at all to put together.

Thanks for stopping by.  Remember each Friday to check in with our 12 Weeks of Christmas countdown.  Of course, check in before that as I will be sharing lots of other projects too. 🙂

Jenny

A LITTLE COPPER FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #42!

With a long weekend last weekend I had a little extra time.  So I got to play along with this week’s Colour Inkspirations Challenge #42.

Here are the colours. How pretty!

This is the card I came up with.  I have to say I took note of the colours and then went and made the card.  Afterwards I realised it was Copper Foil not just Copper. Just as well I added the Copper Foil mat at the end. Phew!  This was the card I was showing in yesterday’s Wednesday’s WOW! video too with showing how to apply the Copper.

As I showed in the video I swiped some Copper Shimmer with a Sponge Dauber across the Mint Macaron card mat that I had embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  On the white card I stamped the leafy spray from Wishing You Well in Mint Macaron and added some “dots” from the Timeless Textures set.   For the bow I daubered over some Copper Shimmer and then hand-cut it out.  This was raised up with Dimensionals.  I adhered the white card to the Copper Foil mat.  (TIP: to save your foil cut a square out from the centre to use on a different project.  You don’t notice it under the card piece).

For the sentiment I heat embossed that with white Embossing Powder on black card and it was cut with the small banner in the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Of course more copper with some Copper Thread loops under the banner.  Lots of Copper on this card.  To finish I added a Mint pearl from the Artisan Pearls. 

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny