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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #65 – EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR TRIMMER BLADES!

I often have people telling me about problems when cutting with the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer.  The blades don’t seem to last long and they get furry edges when trimming. I have that problem too. Add to that now the Trimmer is being retired and there won’t be any more Trimmer blades available.

So I have a solution today for you for Wednesday’s WOW! #65 I think you will find very useful if you experience some of these problems.  How to extend the life of your blades to avoid those furry edges.  And also so you don’t have to replace your blade so quickly. 🙂

When you cut your card place a piece of scrap paper or copy paper in between the Trimmer and the card you are cutting.  You will get a crisper cut edge when you cut.  This will help you make those blades last longer before you have to replace them.

Of course you end up with shreds of paper but that’s ok.  Just recycle them.  I will say it can be tedious if you have to cut a lot of card but for a few quick cuts it is great. I have used this for some time now and I don’t have to replace my blades too frequently.

Hope this is helpful.  Share it around as it might help some of your cardmaking friends. 🙂

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Jenny

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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

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

HANGING BASKET STAMP SET GIVEAWAY AND STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRED LIST IS OUT!

There is a lot of products leaving us this time including the Big Shot and all the accessories, some well-loved stamp sets including the Lovely As A Tree set that has been around for a very, very long time. How sad is that?? I thought it would be around forever.

You will want to see them.  Be sure to grab any you want as they are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. There are none discounted at this stage but you will want to grab any before they are gone forever.

See all the retiring products in store now -> HERE

NB: Listed are some stamp sets that will be continuing over but they will be as Cling Stamps which are why the Clear Mount and Wood Mount are listed.  I will show you below all the carry-over stamps.

CARRIED OVER SETS

These sets will be carrying over in the Cling form even though they are listed on the Retiring List.



HANGING BASKET GIVEAWAY

With the Retiring List out I have extended the Giveaway for you to shop longer over the Easter Weekend.  Be sure to get your orders in by Monday PM.

EVERY ORDER RECEIVES A PACK OF GLITTER GEMS.

Shop anytime in my store -> HERE or you can contact me directly.

Don’t forget to use the Host Code: P3TZFUNA

Receive a pack of Glitter Gems free for your order.  These will be mailed out separately to you with a little card to say THANKS.

Thanks for shopping with me.

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

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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

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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, 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, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

SPARK A LITTLE JOY WITH STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP!

Decluttering and organising is THE thing at the moment.  No area in the house is safe.  Now you have simple, functional storage for your craft space whether you have a designated room or you work straight from a box.  Storage By Stampin’ Up! is now available.

These units are made of a lightweight, durable plastic material that is easy to assemble and can stack to fit in your own area whatever your size.

Watch this quick video -> HERE to see how they all work together. 

Here are the different units and prices.  You can see how functional these pieces are.  Units specifically designed for your inkpads, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, Ink Refills and other special pieces.

Get a closer look at these products in my store -> HERE.

I have attached a chart below to show some of the ways you can configure the units.

It is hard to read, so download and print out your own copy so you can use it to measure out your craft area.

Download the chart -> 04.01.19_STORAGE_BY_STAMPIN_UP_CONFIGURATION_SP

 

Below are some Q and A you might be asking yourself.

Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?
No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.

How high can I stack storage trays?
We stacked up to 50 storage trays without any issues, BUT we would not recommend stacking that high. While our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. Use your discretion when stacking.

Can I mount my Storage by Stampin’ Up! products on the wall?
No. Our modular storage products are designed to sit on a table (or similar flat surface).

How should I use the Open Storage Cube?
The Open Storage Cube can be used to hold any miscellaneous items like ribbon, embellishments and small punches. For more inspiration on ways to use items from our Storage by Stampin’ Up! product line, check out the configuration chart we created.

Can I mix and match Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?
Yes! Our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are modular and designed with customisation in mind. Take a look at the flyer for more information on the size and dimensions of each item in our new modular storage product line.

How do the silicone feet work?
To protect your surface and prevent slipping, we’ve included peel-and-stick silicone feet with the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays and Open Storage Cube.

STORAGE SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFER

To help you get your Storage units together, join in my Storage Special Bundle Offer

TO ORDER

View the Storage By Stampin’ Up! units in my store -> HERE When ordering Please use the Host Code: P3TZFUNA

AND … A new, exclusive Tutorial Bundle is now available for April.  Here is a sneak.

These will be emailed out to you directly.  Receive them Free with orders over $78 (Australian residemts only)

 OR

Purchase the tutorials for $20 AUS wherever you are in the world through my Paypal account.  Details given on request.

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Thank You and have a nice day,

Jenny