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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SOME FAVOURITE CARDS FROM 2017!

It’s the end of another year.  I have to say I have really enjoyed my stamping this year.  I have tried some new techniques and got involved in some challenges.  It’s been fun!

I thought I would look back at some of my favourite projects from this past year.  Now I did think I would pick one from each month but it was getting too hard.  So I have just picked a few.  If you click on the title you can see more details of the project.

** Apologies in advance: lots of photos. 🙂

Delicate Details Dragonfly

I think the Delicate Details stamp set was my favourite for Sale-A-Bration for 2017.

Multi Stamping for the boys cards

The Nailed It set was great for the boys cards earlier this year.

Carousel Birthday Bendi Card

I have wanted to make a Bendi for a long time so it was great to finally make one.  I must make another one again soon.

Flower Box 

This was the most popular class for the year.

Meeting the 2017 Incolors 

I am still loving Lemon Lime Twist but I seem to use Berry Burst a lot.

Baby Card in a Box

I love making Card in a Box type cards.

A 90th with Oh! So Eclectic

Oh! So Eclectic

Be sure to check the post after this particular post too for more cards with Oh! So Eclectic.

It’s All Weddings

I have had to make lots of wedding cards this year, and still continue to need to make them.

Z-Fold cards with Colorful Season

These Z-fold cards have been hugely popular on my blog these past few months.

Flap Fold Daisy Card

I love this one for it’s different fold.

 

Black and White Dragonfly Dreams

A different type of fold card I made for a Blog Hop.

Christmas Pines Eclipse

Merry Patterns Half Fold card

This one below was probably my favourite Christmas card though.

UPDATE: To make it easier for you I have a collage below ready to PIN of some of the favourites.  PIN this and it will bring you back to this post later.

So what’s your favourite from this year?

What would you like to see more of?  I would love to know.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me this year.

To lots more creating and sharing in 2018.

Jenny

ONE LAST CHRISTMAS CARD WITH HEARTS COME HOME – AND A HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

It’s my last Christmas share today.  I made this one a couple of months ago.  So it is about time to share it with you.

This one I Cased from my friend Leonie who I think Cased it off Pinterest.  I have seen it on Pinterest anyway.  It uses the Hearts Come Home stamp set and the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.

The little houses were cut from Whisper White and adhered to a Night of Navy diecut circle.  The Circle is layered on to a Silver Foil Scallop Circle. Both are cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.  I had heat embossed Santa and his reindeers in Silver Embossing Powder too.

The Night of Navy card strip was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and I added some Silver Foil Strips underneath the piece. After wrapping around some Silver ribbon I adhered the piece on to a Whisper White Card mat that I had heat embossed the sentiment in Silver.  It was all adhered to a Night of Navy card base.

There you have it, Christmas creating is done.  I am looking forward to packing all the Christmas stamps away and now turn to the new Occasions Catalogue.  I can’t wait to play with some fun new products coming out.  Watch this space for more.

For now, I wish you a very Happy Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope however you spend Christmas the time is full of happiness and joy.  Perhaps you can take time to remember the greatest gift we have received – and it is not found under the tree.  It is one of Hope and Grace so freely given to us.

Christmas blessings to you and yours,

Love Jenny x

 

MID-SIZE GIFT TOTE FOR SECRET SANTA!

I can share this project now.  I made this Gift Tote last week with a small gift in it for our team Secret Santa.  I thought you might like to see it and if you are still in need for some Christmas packaging it might be just the size you need.  I have the tutorial below.

It was just the right size for my gift of 2 small tubes of lotion and some chocolates.

The chocolates were wrapped Hershey Nuggets. We can’t get these here in Australia but I grabbed some when I went to Hawaii recently.  Score!! I put them in a cello bag with a little topper.

I wanted to make up a little Tote but I didn’t have any Christmas paper left.  This sheet of the Gold from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is kinda Christmas-sy. 🙂 Teamed with some Fresh Fig card trim and the ribbon it makes it a little classy don’t you think?

Here is a close up of the tag on the bag.

The sentiment is from the Brightly Lit set layered on a Gold Foil oval and then layered on a Fresh Fig oval cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The Gold ribbon is looped around the handle and adhered between the Fresh Fig and the Gold layer.  The label on the chocolates which you don’t see too well is also from the Brightly Lit set and cut with a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and one from the Stitched Shapes Framelits again in Fresh Fig.

To make this I was inspired by a tutorial I had saved quite a few years ago before the days of Pinterest.  I converted it to metric and modified the instructions.

Do you want to know how to make your own Tote? I have the tutorial below for you in step-by-step instructions in both metric and in imperial.

If you like a more visual tutorial just hang tight and I will get that out to you shortly.

MID-SIZE GIFT TOTE

1. Cut Designer Series (patterned) paper to 21cm x 28cm (8 ½” x 11”).

2. On the short side score at 3.5cm (1 3/8”) on one side. Turn your paper 180 degrees and score at 3.5cm ( 1 3/8”) on the other side.

3. On the long side score the paper at 11.5cm (4.1/2”) on one end. Turn your paper 180 degrees and score at 11.5cm (4 ½”) on the other end.

4. Cut in on the middle tabs on the long side on both sides. Fold on all the scored lines.

5. Cut 2 strips of Co-ordinating card measuring 21cm x 3.5cm. (8 ½” x 1 3/8”). Score at 3.5cm (1 3/8”) in on each end on each piece. Adhere these strips along the top and bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  (ie the short side).

6. Add adhesive to the outside of the small centre tab on the side. Fold up one long side tab over this tab to adhere. Repeat the same on the other side.

7. Run Adhesive on the inside edge of the other long tab and fold over to adhere on to the other side tab. This forms a bag shape.

8. Punch 2 holes along the top evenly spaced. If it helps mark with pencil the points you want to punch to help you line it up.

9. Run your length of ribbon through the holes on one side and tie on the inside to secure. Repeat with ribbon on the other side.

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If you make one do share your version with me.  I would love to see it.

Have a great day,

Jenny

NEW CLEARANCE RACK ITEMS! IT’S UNBELIEVABLE!!

I stopped by the Clearance Rack today in store.  My jaw dropped literally with some of the bargains there.  Seriously! If you have a few coins left over after your Christmas spending you might just like to pick yourself up a bargain.  Some of the items are more than 50% off. 

Check these just as an example.

40% off Stylish Stems Framelits. These are such gorgeous Framelits.

There are a number of Embossing Folders reduced.  This Lovely Lace one is 40% off.

This Christmas Designer Series Paper.  This is 60% off!  Grab this for next year’s Christmas projects.

Lots of pretty ribbons reduced.  This Sweet Sugarplum ribbon is 60% off.

 

So go and check more out.  Unfortunately they won’t arrive before Christmas but you get to extend Christmas unwrapping. 🙂

See in my store -> HERE.  If ordering online please use the Host Code: MFJY7AKX 

Have a wonderful day,

Jenny x

CHRISTMAS TAG TIME CLASS!

This Friday and Saturday for my last class for the year we made Christmas tags.  It was a lot of fun and my class members were very creative.  I wanted to share them with you.

Firstly, I made up a Circle Christmas tag which I will show you further below.  They all got to make one of these (or more if they wanted too).  Then I had some other tag samples from the past year or 2 I had made or received and put out my retired and current papers and ribbons and Christmas stamps and let them be creative.  I forgot to take photos from Friday’s class but here is Saturday’s creative achievements.

Aren’t they great???

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I wanted to show you the Carols of Christmas Circle Christmas tag particularly and how we made it.

      

You can make these type of tags to any size or any shape you like.  The principle is the same. I will give you the general instructions but then give you the measurements I used below.

The card will be cut depending on the size of the circle Framelit you use. Cut your card to about twice the length of the circle and score in half.  This is for your card base.

You will need a second piece of card for the front measuring just larger than your die.

For the measurements for this tag:

Cut your card to 9cm x 18cm score at 9cm.  (3 1/2″ x 7″ score at 3 1/2″)

1. I used the Largest scallop circle of the Layering Circles Framelits.  Place the top of the Framelit just off the edge of the scored fold.  This edge won’t cut creating your fold for the card.

2. On a smaller piece of card cut a full size scallop circle with the same Framelit.  This is for the front of the card.

3. Adhere the full size scallop circle onto the front of the folded scallop card lining up the scallops carefully.  I found using the Multipurpose adhesive gives you a little more sliding room.

4. Using the largest circle in the Layering Circles Framelits cut a circle from Whisper White to stamp your sentiment from the Carols of Christmas set.

5. I cut a smaller circle in white to line inside the tag so you can write on.

6.  Using a hole punch or I used the Crop A Dile, punch through at the top to tie your ribbon through.  You may like to mark the place to punch with a pencil to mark it in the right spot.

Here is a condensed photo for pinning.

Hope you like it.  Everyone loved it that came to class.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

 

MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS PIZZA BOX!

I created this Pizza Box project for a Christmas class a few weeks ago.  I didn’t share the box close-up at the time so I thought I would share it with you today.

I used 2 different pieces from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper pack. and layered them on an Old Olive Card mat.

A Stitched Shapes Circle was cut from the Gold Foil Sheets.  The sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments was cut with a Layered Circle Framelit.   To finish it I stamped holly leaves and berries from the Holly Berry Happiness set and punched with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

You can decorate a number of these boxes in no time and fill them with treats for Christmas.

Hope you are not getting too stressed with all that last minute Christmas preparations,

Jenny

TAG TIME CLASS. LAST ONE FOR THE YEAR!

Just a quick post for you today.  Wollongong Peeps! If you still need some Christmas tags for your gifts then stop by this weekend.

TAG TIME CLASS

Friday 16th 10am or Saturday 17th 2pm.  Cost: $15

Make as many tags as you like in the time.  I will have a few samples you can copy or create your own with the papers and embellishments I have out.

Let me know by Thursday.

Jenny 

FILL YOUR STOCKING WITH FREE SHIPPING TODAY!

Would you like stamps, paper and ink for Christmas?  You can stock up today and get FREE SHIPPING!!  Isn’t that so great! 🙂

Today only 11th December. 

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Have an awesomely, wonderful day,

Jenny 🙂

MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS SLEIGH RIDE!

I made this card a couple of months ago now but only just getting around to sharing it with you.

I have used the Santa’s Sleigh set.  You tend to forget the Christmas sets in the Annual Catalogue with all the other exciting ones in the Holiday Catalogue.

The tree is inked in Tranquil Tide on Tranquil Tide card and the bear is stamped in Powder Pink on Powder Pink card.  They are both cut with the Sleigh Thinlits Dies.  Using the Thinlits I cut a Sleigh from the solid die and the ornate die from Gold Foil Sheets.  For the gift I heat embossed the stamped image in White Embossing powder and cut that out and the bow is heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

The sentiment is heat embossed in White Embossing Powder on a strip of black card.

To assemble it all together I layered a piece of the Merry Little Christmas paper onto a black card mat.  I wrapped around some Fresh Fig ribbon before adhering it to the Fresh Fig card base.  Finishing it off with a bow from Gold ribbon.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope your Christmas preparations are going along well.  I have just returned from holidays so I guess I should start thinking about it.

Jenny