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

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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 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! COLOURING OVER EMBOSSING!

This project for today’s Wednesday’s WOW! is a card we made at class a couple of weeks ago using the Stampin’ Blends. I thought it might be a good technique to share with you.

I have used the Lift Me Up set and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then coloured it with the Blends markers.

Do you want to see how to do this? 

I haven’t done a video as yet but I have an earlier tutorial from some time ago using the Blendablilities.  They work the same way.  To find out head -> HERE to see the blog post.

Happy Colouring!

Jenny

MINI THANK YOU CARDS!

I forgot to show you some Thank You cards I have made recently for customers and team members.  These are all little 10cmx10cm (4″x4″) cards.  I like making these size cards.

This first one uses the Vertical Greetings set.  I don’t use this set nearly as much as I should.  It is so cute.  I coloured the stamps with the markers to get the different colours.  One heart version was in Sweet Sugarplum and the other heart version was in Flirty Flamingo. A little Linen Thread bow finished them off. These cards where made for my customers a couple of months ago. Yes it has taken this long to show you.

This next little cutie card using the Baby Bear stamp set was for some of my team members for an online team event we had last month. I wanted to send out a “Thanks” for them sharing in the Facebook group event.

Side Note: Hey! Have you considered joining Stampin’ Up!??  Not just for the discount (although that’s great!) but for all the team fun and the sharing and the creating and the …. Really, so many reasons why!

Let me know if you would like more information or stop by my page on this blog for “join my team”.  See the link at the top of my blog.

This Thank You card was for a challenge on my Facebook page I held last month to share a card that my readers have made and I sent out a prize at random.  The card was made up with some “bits” I had on my desk from another project. They come in handy sometimes.  This one was using Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. 

Mmm! I am noticing a pink theme here (sorry Lynda).  Unintentional I assure you. 🙂

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Have a great day and for all my US blog readers wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the special celebrations.  We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but I think it’s great to take some time and be Thankful for all that we have.

Jenny

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

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