WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #11 – COLOURING BEAUTIFUL YOU WITH THE BLENDS!

I have been sharing a lot of projects using the Stampin’ Blends.  I am really enjoying them.  So easy to use and I am feeling like an artist!!!  Well, maybe I have a little way to go.  A few weeks ago I played with the Blends with the Beautiful You set.  So I thought I would show you these in Watch It Wednesday #11.

Here are the 3 cards but I will show you them individually further below.

I did colour these a few weeks ago and I have worked on my colouring a bit more but you might find it helpful.

Here is the video for your enjoyment.

Here are each of the cards so you can see them close-up.  I have kept the layout similar but created them in different colours and changed the Embossing Folders.

Night of Navy with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

Rich Razzleberry with the Petal Burst Folder.

Cherry Cobbler with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

Did you notice the Rhinestones?? You can colour them with the Blends too.

So I hope you might have a play with them.  They are really not hard at all to use and I love the effect with them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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STAMPIN’ BLENDS PLAY DAY!

You have seen them around your blog travels and I have been talking about the Stampin’ Blends for a while.  I know it is a big investment so why not try them out.   If you are a Wollongong local come to my Blends Play Day.  

WHEN: Friday 17th November 10am and Saturday 18th 2pm.   

COST: $15  All materials to create 2 fun cards with different ways to use the Blends. 

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

Please RSVP  Thursday 16th.

I hope you can come along.  Let me know soon though.

Jenny

CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD/TREAT HOLDER CLASS!

Christmas is coming!  Now is the time to start thinking about gifts for family and friends.  Sometimes these gift ideas can be difficult right!!  Gift cards are always a great gift and why not dress them up fancy.  This Saturday’s class is all about that.  If you are not local to the Wollongong area you can get the kits for these projects sent directly to you.  Here are the details.

Christmas Gift Card Holder Class

Saturday 11th November 2pm.  

We have 3 very special gift card holders/gift boxes for you.
(Can’t make it? grab the kit)


COST: $20  Includes all materials.     NB: Chocolates are not included. Patterned paper may vary.  

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

Please RSVP Thursday 9th.  Book early as seats are limited. 
Places are filling already so reserve your seat now. 

Can’t make it or you would like an additional kit to make later?? Kits: $20 each (plus postage).  Australia residents only. Includes all materials to make the 3 projects excluding the stamped images.

Hope to see you there,

Jenny

LAST DAY TOMORROW FOR PAPER AND FOR MERRY PATTERNS!

End of October tomorrow.  Yikes! That is scary how quickly the year is speeding by.  I wanted to let you know though that tomorrow is the last day for these Stampin’ Up! specials.

Yes! If you want to grab the free pack of Designer Series Paper with the purchase of 3 then you better be quick.

Here are the ones that are available just to remind you.

Here are the papers again to see them.

You can order them in store HERE.  Choose your 3 then you can add your 4th one for free!  Ordering Online?? Please use the Host Code: BRE396PY

OR to order you can contact me directly.

While we are talking paper.  I hadn’t shown you this cute card with the Delightful Daisy DSP that is one of the listed papers.

This card was inspired by Marcy Denning on Pinterest.

Just a little strip of the Delightful Daisy Paper, one happy piggy coloured with the Aquapainters and ink and a few loopy threads.  One Happy Card I think. 🙂

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Another quick reminder too, the stamp set Merry Patterns is only available for one more day Receive it free with a minimum $450 party order (or maybe you need to stock up big!) 🙂  I have had fun playing with this set these past 2 months.  It’s sad to see it go.

This is one of the cards we made at my Stamp A Stack class on Friday.  This was inspired by a couple of different cards on Pinterest.  Gotta love that Pinterest!! 🙂

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While these 2 specials end tomorrow I can’t wait until Wednesday when the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers are available for you to order.  I have had fun playing with these the past couple of weeks so stay tuned for them later.

“See” you soon,

Jenny

CUT THAT PAPER ON AN ANGLE!

Do you hoard that precious paper away?  Occasionally pulling it out and admiring it and stroking it.  Maybe just maybe you might cut it.  Oh boy that’s tough isn’t it!

This week it’s all about paper.  We are going to cut that paper that you have piling up.  You know if you use it then you can go and buy more of the pretty stuff. 🙂

Today’s card is getting that angle on your paper.  I normally don’t do angles.  They don’t sit well with me.  Everything has to sit straight and even.  I am trying to let go a bit  more and throw caution to the wind – and angle things up.

So let’s check out this gorgeous paper Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and cut it on an angle.  I did give a sneak of these cards last week but I will tell you about them now.

Whether you use this gorgeous paper or another of the gorgeous papers Stampin’ Up! has, the idea is the same.  You don’t need a lot of stamping with these cards as you can let the paper be the star.

Another great benefit to creating this type of card is that you get to make 2 cards at the one time.

TO CREATE YOUR ANGLE 

1. From your 12″x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper you will cut a strip of paper.  Which way you cut will depend on which way the pattern lies on the paper but for the most part you will cut it vertically but just check first.  The width you cut will be just slightly smaller than your card base.  For metric you will cut your paper 10.1cm wide.  For the US I think your card base is slightly wider at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. You just want a small margin around each side so cut your paper to this size, (4″ but just double check).

2. Then from this long strip of paper, cut 2 pieces at 14.4cm (approx. 5 1/4″).

3.  With these 2 pieces you have cut, flip one over and put them together.  You can cut them both at the same time which will mean you get the same angle making it so much easier.

4. To cut the pieces put them together and place them on your paper trimmer with the long side along the top and the left hand end at approximately the 3 cm mark (1 1/4″).  Tilt your paper to angle it slightly. The angle is really up to you.  When you are happy with the angle then cut the papers.

5.  You can now separate the papers.  You will have 2 large sections which will be for the top.  Take the 2 narrow bottom angled pieces and swap them over to mix them with the tops.

6. Assemble your cards as you like.  I have added a strip of ribbon with the gorgeous Lemon Lime Twist and the Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon.  I have then finished the cards with the sentiments from Oh! So Eclectic cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Ovals and Squares Framelits.  I also added some diecuts with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

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This gorgeous Whole Lot of Lovely DSP is one of the packs available this month for the Buy 3, Get One Free!  There are some beautiful prints in this pack.  Well really all of them. 🙂

It’s only a couple of weeks left for this promotion to get your free paper.

 

Stop by again and we will see some more fun ways of using that paper.

Jenny

 

MERRY PATTERNS HALF FOLD CARD!

I have had a couple of great classes yesterday and today.  Lots of fun and chatter and creating.  We have a good time at class.  If you are local you will just have to come sometime.

These are the cards we made.  Creating an Eclipse Christmas card with Carols of Christmas, a sweet one with Brightly Lit and a fun Half-Fold card with Merry Patterns. Everyone loved them. 🙂

I don’t often show the “how-to” of my class cards on my blog but I wanted to show you this one.   I have seen a few Half Fold cards on Pinterest lately and wanted to try this card AND as we only have a couple of weeks left for the Merry Patterns I thought it would be good to give this an ink.

So for you to make your own here are the details.  Of course, you could substitute any stamps and paper.

CREATING A HALF FOLD CARD

1. Whether you are using the Metric or imperial measurements it doesn’t matter the idea is the same.  Take your standard base card (for this one I used Old Olive) and score at the half way mark on the long side.  (For metric the base card is 14.8cm x 21cm.  Score on the long side at 10.5).

2. On your score line cut down half way.  Then cut across on the front of the card base from where you finished your cut on the score line to the edge of the card.

3. The piece that you have cut off becomes your card mat for the front image.  Cut a piece of Whisper White just slightly smaller than the card mat. (For metric that measures 10.1cm x 7cm).

4. Cut a piece of Whisper White for the inside of your card just slightly smaller than the inside card base.

5. Stamp and Decorate your card as you like. The Designer Series Paper for this card is from the Merry Little Christmas pack.

I hope this makes sense.  Please ask if you are unsure.

Jenny

PS. Only 2 weeks left to get your Merry Patterns set with qualifying parties/orders of a minimum of $450.  Be sure to book your event soon or place your order so you can grab your set.

SINGLE STEP CARD TUTORIAL WITH NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM!

Yesterday I shared my Step Card I had created for the Stampin’  Dreams Blog Hop.  As time was limited yesterday as you were all on the Hop I thought I would share the tutorial for you in a separate post.  So here it is for you.

Firstly,  to refresh you this is the Single Step Card.  I have used with the Night In Bethlehem Bundle.  

The original card design I found on Patti’s blog HERE.  While it has the Imperial measurements I have worked out the Metric for you and added the Imperial measurements for you also.

SINGLE STEP CARD TUTORIAL

** Cut card to 28cm x 10.5cm  (11″ x 4 1/4″)

On the long side score at 3.2cm, 6.3cm, 10.8cm 15.2cm and 21cm     (1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/4″, 6″ and 8 1/4″)

For back panel piece: Cut card 10.5cm x 10.5cm (4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

** The White mat pieces are:

Back mat piece – 10.1cm x 10.1cm (4″ x 4″)

Middle mat piece – 10.1cm x 4.1cm (4″ x 1 5/8″)

Front mat piece – 10.1cm x 2.8cm (4″ x 1 1/4″)

** To fold the card:

With the narrowest scored section on the left end start folding it concertina style.  On the score lines fold into a mountain fold, then next one a valley fold, then a mountain fold, then a valley fold, then a mountain fold.  See the photo below.

Then you can decorate the card as you like.

I hope you like it.  It’s a very simple card. I would love to see your version if you create one.  Do send me an email. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CANDLE CLASS THIS WEEK!

I have a special class for you this week if you are a Wollongong local.  We are making a lovely Tent Card and a stamped candle using the Night in Bethlehem Bundle.  I am sure this would look lovely sitting on your shelf over the festive season.  This would be a special gift to give someone too.

Here are the details.

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CLASS

WHEN: This Friday 22nd 10am or Saturday 23rd 2pm.
Can’t make this time?? Let’s make another time to get together (or invite your friends along too).

COST: $20.  Please bring your own scissors and adhesives.

RSVP:  Wednesday 20th.
It’s important to RSVP early to be sure there is enough candles.

I hope you can make it.

Jenny

 

BOGO SALE ON THIS WEEKEND IN WOLLONGONG!

I have to get rid of all this stuff and I need you to help me out.

I am selling off all my retired Stampin’  Up! products.  It’s a BOGO Sale. For every $1 you spend you receive the same Free of new stuff from the new catalogues.  How cool!

Here is a little tour to show you what you can see at the sale.

Stamps

Christmas

Bundles

Big Shot

Handmade boxes and cards

If you are in Wollongong come along.  Help me get rid of all this!

Saturday 9th 2pm – 3.30pm and Sunday 10th 2.30-3.30pm

If you are not local, stay tuned.  I will list what I have left after the weekend.

Jenny

 

BOGO SALE ON THIS COMING WEEKEND. BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!

The BOGO Sale Days have been popular the past few years and it is on again. Why wouldn’t it be when you get brand new Stampin’ Up! products free for the value of the retired products you buy I need to clear out loads of retired products.

WHEN:

Saturday 9th – Any time between 2pm – 3.30pm
and
Sunday 10th between 2.30pm – 3.30pm.

Can’t make these times.  Contact me and I can arrange a time for you to come after these dates.

WHERE: 

My studio in East Corrimal.  Contact me for address.

HOW DOES IT WORK:  

All my retired products are priced near Catalogue price. (Previous years products have been reduced further). Add up  your total order that you purchase on the day and pay for that total. For every $1 you spend you choose up to that total from the new Catalogue (Annual, Holiday and Clearance Rack) and get these items FREE!  WIN! WIN!  

I look forward to seeing you there and grabbing some bargains.

Jenny