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SUNDAY SUITES – TOILE TIDINGS!

Today’s Sunday Suite is the Toile Tidings Suite in the Holiday Catalogue.  Lots of lovely products in this suite and all in the traditional red and green for Christmas.  Let’s check it out.

The Toile Tidings Suite Bundle. One Item code and it makes it easier than picking each item. $252 AUD It seems a lot but look at all you get.

The Toile Christmas Bundle.  I have to say I wasn’t sure about the Cardinal.  It is very popular in the US and perhaps in other parts but we don’t have them in Australia.  They are apparently a very symbolic bird though.  Which is interesting.

There is also another stamp and die bundle.  The Tidings All Around Bundle. I love that wreath.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper in the traditional red and green – Garden Green and Real Red.

In addition to the 12″x 12″ paper there is the Toile Tidings Gift Wrap.  This is 4 sheets in total.  2 Sheets each of 2 designs.  Each sheet is 24″ x 36″ or 61cm x 91cm.  Great for those larger gifts.

I have to say I love these Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots.  So sparkly!

Let’s see some more projects.

Do you like the Toile Tidings Suite?  Do you have Cardinals in your area?  It would be interesting to see.

The Toile Tidings Suite is available now in my store -> HERE.  When ordering please use the Host Code: 3JU96AZN

Receive the Tutorial Bundle free of 12 projects with your qualifying orders.  (Projects not including the Toile Tidings Suite)

Thanks for visiting

Jenny

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PENGUIN EASEL FOR SEPTEMBER STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD BLOGHOP!

It’s time for September Blog Hop with the Stamping Around the World Tutorial Group.  You might have come from Sue’s Blog or starting here.

For our Blog Hop we use the stamp set/bundle that we used in this month’s Tutorial Bundle that are sent out.  Of course I used the Playful Penguins set from the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue. They are just too cute. 

For this Blog Hop I have made probably the easiest Easel card you could create.  The idea came from Lou’s blog -> HERE.

Let me show you the card and I will tell you how I have made it.

Front View

From Top

Side View

Folded card

To create the Super Simple Easel Card

See the ‘Side View’ photo above to get an idea of the fold.

Cut card to the standard size base card whether you are using Metric or the Imperial US card size.

Score 2.5 cm (1″) on the front of the card base. Fold on the score line.  This is for the fold of the Easel.

Cut a strip of card 2.5cm wide (1″) and the length being the width of the card.

I added a strip of the Christmas Gleaming stripe pattern on this piece of card. This strip is then adhered to the bottom edge of the inside of the card with dimensionals.  This strip creates the anchor point to hold the Easel up.

Decorate

Decorate the Easel card as you like.

I cut a curved strip of Sparkle Glimmer Paper and adhered it on the folded tab.  3 Penguins were stamped with their scarves and then hand-cut and raised up off the Glimmer Paper.  A piece of the Christmas Gleaming Designer Series Paper was adhered to the front of the card which you can see as the star pattern on the top panel.

The sentiment was stamped on a strip of white card but check out the flourish banner Gold Foil.  That was cut using the Ornate Frames Dies from the Holiday Catalogue.

Such an easy card to create but so fun with these penguins.

Remember you can grab the Tutorial Bundle from any of us for your qualifying orders.  Or purchase the Tutorial on it’s own ($20 AUD).

Now continue on the Blog Hop To Linda -> HERE. 

Or Click on the little blue box below and it will take you to the list.

Enjoy

Jenny

Receive the 12 Project Tutorial Bundle with your qualifying order of $78 AUD (Australian residents only)

Or Purchase the Tutorial Bundle through me wherever you are in the world ($20 AUD).

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PLAID CHRISTMAS GLEAMING!

Sharing some Christmas Gleaming with you again today.  This is my recent one but I will be honest I am not sure about it.  I am putting it out here though but thought I tell you the process.

The idea was to punch out the ornament from the Wrapped in Plaid paper and adhere some co-ordinating card behind it.  This was Shaded Spruce card.  Then the smaller ornament was adhered on that had been embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder on Gold Foil and then punched with the smaller Gleaming Ornaments Punch. 

While the idea was there the execution didn’t seem quite right.

The centre of the ornament seemed bare so I stamped an ornament in Cherry Cobbler on to the Cherry Cobbler card and punched it out with the 1″ circle punch. It still seemed bare so I added a Gold Stitched Shapes Circle behind it. The bow seemed to finish it off more.

The sentiment was diecut with the Ornate Frames Dies.  

What do you think? I’m still unsure.

Thanks for visiting me,

Have a great day.

Jenny

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SUNDAY SUITES – BRIGHTLY GLEAMING!

Now that the Holiday Catalogue is live we can share some of the suites from this catalogue.  Of course, I will be visiting the Annual Catalogue still as there is still so much to look at.

Today’s Sunday Suite is the Brightly Gleaming Suite.  I think this is my favourite from the catalogue.  Maybe it’s the shine and the gorgeous papers. Let’s look at them.

This is all that is included in the Brightly Gleaming Bundle.  So much shine and sparkle. 🙂

With one item code you can order the lot which is so much easier.  $169.25 AUD #153467

The complete Brightly Gleaming Suite Bundle includes:

* Christmas Gleaming Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack (10% off)
* Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
* Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper
* 1/2″ (1.3 cm) Classic Weave Ribbon
* Star Designer Elements
* Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements

This is the Christmas Gleaming Bundle with the stamp set and punch pack. $86.25 AUD #153006

BUT, you need to check the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The catalogue really doesn’t show the shine enough.

The colours in this pack are Copper Foil, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla.  This pack is so versatile though.  Some of those prints can be used for any occasion not just Christmas.

Ok, you need to check the paper out closer.  See it in the video below.

Included in this suite is this gorgeous ribbon. The Very Vanilla/Copper Classic Weave Ribbon.  Great for wrapping around your gifts or for tags or cards.

What about some projects.  These are ones featured in the catalogue.  I have lots I have been creating with it and I will be sharing those with you this week.

Isn’t that Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder cool??

Now on this card below the stamp set is not in the Suite but it works great with the Gleaming Ornaments Punches so I thought I would add that in for you. This is the Memories of Home stamp set.

So what do you think of this Suite? Have you got any of these products yet?

See it all in store now -> HERE.  If ordering, please use the Host Code: 6F6336UW

This week, order the Brightly Gleaming Bundle (stamp set and Punch) and receive 1.5m of the Classic Weave Ribbon as a little Thanks. 🙂 

And also receive the 12 Project Tutorial Bundle for orders over $78.  These includes some great projects for your Christmas Creating from Demonstrators Around the World.  (Not including the Christmas Gleaming Bundle).

Be sure to stop by this week and I will share more with it.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

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WALK WITH ME THROUGH THE 2019 STAMPIN’ HOLIDAY CATALOGUE!

Today is the day.  You can now get to see all the wonderful products in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  I can’t wait to share it all with you.  I have been creating up a storm with these products over the past few weeks.

Today I want to share some of my favourites with you.  I have just shared a video on Youtube showing my favourites – and a few sneaks of projects that you will see coming up on my blog.

So let’s have a look.  Be sure to leave a comment to go in the draw.  If you are outside Australia and you are drawn I can’t send product but I can send a couple of handmade cards made by me. 🙂

I know I shared my favourites but I thought I would add a few here for you.

CATALOGUE FAVOURITES

Favourite Suite – Brightly Gleaming

Favourite Bundle – Itty Bitty Christmas

Favourite Dies – Ornate Frames Dies

There are great swirly frames – and some of them are stitched!!!

Favourite Stamp Set – Playful Penguins

I have been having so much fun with these little penguins.  These are just some of the cards made recently.

A VERY SPECIAL STAMP SET

There is a very special stamp set in the catalogue that you just can’t miss. Nature’s Beauty on the very last page.

Stampin’ Up! are donating $4.25 AUD from the sale of each stamp set to go Mental Health organisations in Australia.  This is really close to my heart so if you buy any stamp set PLEASE CONSIDER THIS ONE. Resources for Mental Health are very limiting so this may help just that little bit more.

This is the stamp set. Nature’s Beauty $37 AUD


Now head over and view the Catalogue PDF -> HERE.

OR View the products in my store -> HERE.

****REQUEST YOUR FREE 2019 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE****

I have started mailing the Holiday Catalogues out.  If you haven’t received one message me directly,

OR head over -> HERE and fill out the short form.

I will send one out to you very soon.

Enjoy the catalogue.  Stay tuned and I will share lots of projects with you soon,

Jenny

Ordering now?  In Australia?

Head to the store link above. Please use the Host Code: 6F6336UW

New Tutorial Bundle is out now. 

Orders over $78 AUD will receive the 12 project Tutorial Bundle sent out to them Free after they order.  

Or you can order the Tutorial for $20 AUD through paypal.  Message me for details.

Of course I had to use the Penguins for my project. 🙂

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WELCOMING IN THE 2019 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE WITH A HOT CHOCOLATE BAR!

Come and see and play with what’s new for your Christmas creating over a Hot Chocolate with the trimmings (tea/coffee is also available).

Includes materials for your projects, a small gift and the Holiday Catalogue.

2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

Come and join us.  If Hot Chocolate is not your thing don’t worry.  Tea and coffee will be on hand too.

Pick your time slot.

Friday 6th 10am and 7pm

Saturday 7th 2pm    $15

RSVP: Wed 4th . Spaces limited so book early.

I look forward to seeing you/

Can’t make it though?  You can still request a catalogue to be sent out to you.  I might even include a Hot Chocolate Sachet. 🙂

Head -> HERE to fill out the request form. I will drop one in the post for you ASAP. (Australian residents only).

Jenny

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY IS COMING!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Come and celebrate Christmas in July with some festive fun and creating. We have 3 gorgeous cards and a gift box.

Here is a sneak peek.

WHEN: Friday 19th July at 10am or Saturday 20th July at 2pm.

WHERE: My studio, East Corrimal.  If you are a Wollongong Local come and join in.

COST: $25. Includes a $5 voucher to redeem in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue!!

Please RSVP: Wed 17th July. Book early to reserve your seat. By email jghayward@yahoo.com or drop a comment below and I will contact you.

I look forward to seeing you.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #68 – FAREWELL LOVELY AS A TREE!

Today is a special Wednesday’s WOW!

Today we take a moment to remember the timeless Lovely As A Tree set.  It is so sad that this set is leaving us.  Each year we scour the catalogue to see if it has made it in.  This year though I think we were all saddened to see that it’s time had finally come. 

This set started in the Catalogue in the US back in 2001.  I believe it was designed by Shelli Gardner’s sister who started Stampin’ Up! with Shelli.  This set has been like a much loved family member so it is a sad occasion.  I bought this set in my first Demonstrator order after I joined back in 2008. This set has had so much use and I think every Christmas it gets pulled out.  It is such a classic stamp set.

So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #68 we look back at some of my projects with this stamp set.  I am sad that I couldn’t find photos of some cards I had made but let’s have a look back at these projects I have kept. I have to say it is also a look back at my stamping style too.  Perhaps that is a little embarrassing but … anyway. Enjoy the nostalgic journey.  Apologies in advance for lots of photos.

May 2011 – See the original Post -> HERE.

I don’t know what I was thinking with that button.

Even the inside of the card was stamped with the trees.

From a Stamp A Stack Christmas 2011 with another classic stamp Dasher.  What a great combination these stamps were.  See the original post -> HERE.

These cards were some I received for Christmas 2013.  It included a couple of cards using the Lovely As A Tree set.  I like how the tree is used on it’s side to give the effect of branches.  Very cute.

This Tunnel card was a favourite at a Christmas Card class in 2013.  You can see that post -> HERE and I included a Tutorial how to make the Tunnel card there too in that blog post.  Go and check it out.

This one below was a real WOW! at class back in 2011.  Everyone loved this card. This was a Sparkly Christmas card. You can see it in this post -> HERE and I have a tutorial how to make it in that post. You can use this technique with any stamp set.

Now this next card we actually made at a team meeting like nearly 2 years ago.  I didn’t quite finish it at the time.  So I put it aside on my desk to finish.  All it needed was to be stuck together and a sentiment added.  Well I actually finished it a month ago.  Or actually my daughter finished it for me.

On this card I masked a section of the card and sponged in the section.  Then with the group of trees I heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder.

This card below was the most recent one from last Christmas.  I realised I hadn’t shared this card with you before. We used the Copper Shimmer Paint and swiped it over the card mat that had been embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

Then for more shine we added the Shimmer Paint directly to the tree stamp and also on to the sentiment stamp.  To do this use the Dauber and pick some Shimmer Paint from inside the lid of the Shimmer Paint bottle then lightly dauber over the stamp.  Then stamp it on your card.  Against the Merry Merlot colour it is quite classy.

So sadly the Lovely As A Tree stamp set has sold out now.  I hope you managed to get hold of one.

A new replacement might just be the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  Have you added that one yet to your collection? This set has a number of stamps AND dies.  I think this will be a good alternative.  Hopefully I will get to play more with that one again soon.

Thanks everyone for your patience as we wander down memory lane.

Farewell Lovely As A Tree.  You have been a reliable stamp set for all those special projects and festive occasions. You will be missed.  But I won’t be able to part with you just yet.  Enjoy your retirement.

Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

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A YEAR OF STAMPING!

It’s the last day of 2018.  It has been an exciting year with Stampin’ Up!.   I have loved sharing my creations with you.  Lots of new things have happened on my blog with the introduction of Wednesday’s WOW! which has been hugely popular and the start of my Youtube channel.  (Baby steps there!!).  Thank you for joining me in this ride.

Today I am going to share a few of my favourites from this past year. If you click on the heading it will take you to the original post.

Peekaboo Panda 

Looking through the Cave  (this was totally out of the box but has been very popular).

Baby Wipe with Petal Palette

Baby Spinner Card

Delightful Gorgeous Grape

Sparkly Rainbow  (this was probably up there with one of my most favourites of the year.  I love the colour and sparkle)

Envelope Satchel (this was a popular gift bag tutorial.

Double Emboss your card (this continues to be a very popular Pinterest post)

Copper Shimmer Paint (another popular post)

Postcard Pals (I love these guys)

Pyramid Christmas (only recent but it has been popular)

It certainly has been a busy year.  2019 already is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one with the start of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalogue starting on the 3rd January.  So watch for new projects VERY SOON.

Before I leave you today I will take a minute for a little “commercial Plug”. I am sorry for the shameless advertising. I just want you to be sure that you are up to speed in all that is happening on my blog and with Stampin’ Up! so you don’t miss out on anything.

  • Firstly, if you receive these blog updates by email then be sure to visit my blog.  It has undergone an overhaul and I have freshened the site up.  Check it out. If  you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog click on the tab in the right hand column to subscribe.
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OK.  Thanks for the indulgence of reflecting on the past year of creating – and a little advertising. 🙂

Happy New Year to you.  Thanks for sharing with me on this journey. Onwards to a creative 2019!

Jenny

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TEAM CHRISTMAS CARD SWAPS!

Ok, I know Christmas is done with for another year but I have one more post to share with you.  Recently I had a Team Card Swap for my JEN’s INK team.  I thought I would share them all with you because I love each and everyone of my team members and I love that they got involved.  I will say that some were very nervous to take part.  So I am proud of them.

It was a Christmas theme.  It was a small group involved for this one because this time of year gets a bit crazy.  But give them all a cheer.  They all did well.

My card was the top left one with the Making Christmas Bright set.  I was inspired by a card on Pinterest. Now I can’t find who it was by.  I hadn’t Pinned it.  Oops!  I liked the idea of stamping it on Crumb Cake. I thought I had a single photos of it but I can’t find it now.  Crazy times forgetting everything. 🙂

Happy New Year to you all. 

I am excited to continue to create and share projects with you.  Thank you for following me along. I hope you continue this fun journey with me in to 2019.

Jenny