cards, Christmas, Classes

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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BIRD BALLAD WEEK DAY 4 – CATALOGUE KICK OFF MAKE AND TAKE!

Bird Ballad Week Day 4.  Have you liked the projects so far?

A few weeks ago I had my Catalogue Kick-Off event for everyone to come and see the new catalogue and have fun creating.  This was one of the cards that everyone got to make using the Bird Ballad Suite.

I have CASED this card from Angie’s blog -> HERE. I loved the simpleness of it yet it is still elegant.  Everyone who came to my Kick-Off loved the card too.

I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  The birds were coloured with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  I had never used Petal Pink until a few weeks ago.  Now I am really starting to love it – possibly.  They certainly work nicely with this suite.

You can grab the Bird Ballad Bundle in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: H2BBRFTE

I really love those Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  You won’t be sorry you bought those. You can buy them as the bundle or individually.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a great day/night wherever you may be visiting me from.

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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TEA TOGETHER HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

I shared this card on my Facebook page the other day along with some other co-ordinating projects.  These were the projects we made at our Mother’s Day class this weekend.  I thought that I would show you a closer photo of the card.  You can’t beat Gingham.  It’s quite popular at the moment.  This was a popular card too.

This card is using the Tea Together stamp set with the Tea Time Dies.

For this card we used the sweet sentiment from the stamp set but there was the option for the Mother’s Day sentiment too.

A frame was cut on the Gingham Gala paper with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. The Balmy Blue stamped card was also cut with one of the other smaller Rectangle Stitched Dies.  The teapot and cup and saucer were stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  We just did the edge with the light Smoky Slate.  You can’t tell but the flowers had Wink of Stella washed over them so they were quite sparkly.

For the class each person could choose the colours they wanted to from the Gingham Gala paper.  The Highland Heather looked gorgeous as was the Grapefruit Grove.  I should have taken photos of them.

Hope you like them.  Happy Mother’s Day to you wherever you are whether you are a Mum to humans or to animal babies.  Have a lovely day.  Hugs to you if you are missing your Mum or struggle with not being a “mum”.  It can be a hard day.  xx

Thanks for visiting.  See you again soon.

Jenny

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TIME FOR TEA CARD CLASS!


Join me for Tea (or coffee or water) for a fun class with the Tea Together stamp set. We will be making some cute projects just in time for Mother’s Day or to give to a lovely friend in your life.

The class includes a sweet card, Tea box (provide your own teabags) and a small chocolate box.  A Ferrero Rocher Chocolate is included.

WHEN: Friday 10th May at 10am or Saturday 11th 2pm.

COST: $20 (extra $5 to use my adhesives) – includes a Ferrero Rocher Chocolate
Colours and patterns may vary.  Advise me of your colour preference when you reply.

RSVP: By Thursday 9th – ASAP to reserve your seat. More details of the projects will be given shortly.

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CELEBRATE SALE-A-BRATION CLASS THIS WEEK!

I can’t believe that it is the end of Sale-A-Bration.  The last 3 months have flown by.  This week in Class we are giving the Sale-A-Bration products ONE LAST LOVE.

Come and join in if you are a Wollongong local.  Here are the details.

CELEBRATE SALE-A-BRATION

WHEN: Friday 29th March at 10am or 7pm.

COST: $20 ($5 extra to use my adhesives)

CLASS IS FREE WITH ORDERS OVER $40

PLEASE RSVP BY THURSDAY 28TH.  You can drop a comment here to reply or email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Can’t make the class?  You can still order up to 6pm Sunday 31st so you don’t miss out on your free products.

Here is a sneak of what we will be making.  3 gorgeous cards! Hope to see you there.

Jenny

 

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TRIANGLE FUN FOLDS IN CLASS THIS WEEK – OR GRAB IT BY MAIL!

Fun Fold cards certainly give  a WOW! to the receiver.

If you are a Wollongong local you can make these 2 fun Triangle cards in class this week

OR get the Class By Mail.

WHEN: Friday 8th March 10am or Saturday 9th March at 2pm.

COST: $20 (Extra $5 to use my adhesives)

RSVP: Wednesday 6th.

 

CLASS BY MAIL: 

Order the card kit with full instructions $20. Stamped images not included but you can substitute with what you already have or order the stamps separately.

Here is a sneak of the cards.

Let me know ASAP to reserve your seat by commenting here or emailing me.

Jenny

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STAMP A STACK CLASS THIS WEEK OR GRAB THE CLASS BY MAIL!

It’s Birthday cards in our classes this week.  We will make 6 cards. 3 each of 2 different designs.

Join us in class or get the Class By Mail.

WHEN: Friday 22nd February 10am or 7pm.

COST: $20 (Extra $5 to use my adhesives)

RSVP: Wednesday 20th.

CLASS BY MAIL: Order the card kit to create the 6 cards. Includes cut cardstock, embellishments and instruction. Stamped images not included but you can substitute with what you already have or order the stamps separately.

Here is a sneak of one of the cards.

Let me know ASAP to reserve your seat if you are coming to class.

Email/comment if you would like the Class By Mail.

Jenny

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BIRTHDAY CHEER WITH THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

I have another card for you using the Birthday Cheer Bundle.  This was another card we made at class last week.

Some tips to make your own.

Firstly, cut the White card piece with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits die before you stamp. Then you know where to stamp your images.

The images need to be stamped in Memento Black ink so it can be coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The smaller sentiment is stamped on  a strip of Mint Macaron.  Rather than flag the ends of the strip or punch it with a Banner punch or a die I decided to keep it straight and wrap some of the Nature’s Twine around it.

On the Rich Razzleberry card mat first stamp your images in Razzleberry ink on the card and then run it through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  It adds just a little texture to the card.  I really love this folder for creating the light texture. I think it gets missed in the catalogue.

The Birthday Cheer Bundle and the Subtle Embossing Folder are now available in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: Q6XB6QR6  OR you can contact me directly.

Thanks for your order.  I appreciate each and every one of them.  Be sure not to mark your order anonymous or I won’t be able to send you out  your small gift.

Thanks for visiting.  I am off this weekend to the huge Craft Alive show. I am holding a booth there with 3 other wonderful demonstrator friends. It has been months  and months of planning and work.  I am exhausted already to be honest but I hope it goes well.

I will tell you more about it next week.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

 

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BIRTHDAY CHEER EASEL CARD!

I held a Birthday Cheer class on the weekend.  It was showcasing the great Birthday Cheer Bundle from the Occasions Catalogue and making some fun cards with it.  I don’t often share my class cards with you but I thought I would share with you about this.

One of the cards I made was an Easel card.  This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.

This first card was the card I made to share at the class. Everyone thought it was nice.  It was using the gorgeous Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets from Sale-A-Bration. (On a side note did you know that this foil is nearly sold out?? You might want to grab this as your next free choice for Sale-A-Bration). It is so shiny.

The single cupcake is stamped in Stazon and watercoloured with the inkpads. There is a die to cut it too.

The Easel card is very easy to make.

To make one: Take a standard sheet of card. Cut it in half vertically. Take one of those halves and score it in half and then score one of those sections in half again.  Then fold up to create an easel.

With any type of Easel card you need something on the base as a stopper to hold up the Easel.  For this one I used the Oval sentiment piece.

While I made this card and used this for the class I had a different idea in my head but it wasn’t working before the class.

During the class when I was demonstrating this I played around with it and created this version below.  Everyone loved this idea even more and made this one instead for their card.  So I thought you might like to see it then.

I created the Easel card the same with the cutting and scoring.  This time though I rearranged the pieces.  So simple really but so much more effective.  Adhere your diecut cupcake border behind the Mint Marcaron card piece.  For the stopper on this I used the cupcake.

Doesn’t that create a bit more of a WOW??

Why not create your own.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny