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NAILED IT IN RED!

I was looking for ideas on Pinterest for the Nailed It set.  I came across this card that I liked.  I changed a couple of things with it.

To Recreate it:

Adhere Real Red card mat to the Black card base.

Cut a strip of the Crumb Cake with a line of the screws alternating the direction of them.  Sponge touches of black on the screws.  Adhere the strip on to the Red card mat and adhere the screws back into the gaps.  Cut a strip of the Crumb Cake with the ruler measure die. Adhere the strip on to the card also.

Stamp the screwdriver image on to Thick Whisper White card with Black Stazon and then colour it with the Red and Crumb Cake inpads and the Aquapainter.  Loop some Silver thread around behind the screwdriver before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals.

Stamp the “Enjoy You Day” Stamp from the Badges and Banners stamp set and punch it out with the Best Badge punch. Adhere that on to the card with Dimensionals.  It doesn’t hurt to add a little bling to the boys card either with a Rhinestone. 🙂

I will share some more cards with the Nailed It bundle again soon. Stay tuned. Hope your weekend is going awesome.

Jenny

 

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NAILED IT WITH URBAN UNDERGROUND!

I have a class on this weekend with the Nailed It Bundle.  They make some great masculine cards.  I thought I would show you one of the cards that we will be making.

The base card is Delightful Dijon.  Funny, this colour has been around for nearly 2 years and all of a sudden I have been using so much of it.  There is only a couple of months left with this colour.

On a white card mat I added 2 different strips from the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is from the set Confetti Celebration.

I stamped the 3 tools from the Nailed It set on to Thick Whisper White using the Black StazOn.  They were then coloured with the inkpads and Aquapainter.  These were raised up off the card with Dimensionals.  Finish the card off with the Urban Underground Embellishments. (Bling for Blokes!!). 🙂

I will show you some other cards with this bundle over the next couple of days.

Jenny

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NAILED IT CLASS OR BY MAIL!

I think the Nailed It Bundle in the Occasions Catalogue has been very popular for those hard to make Male cards. This Saturday in Card Class we will be focusing on this Bundle to make some cool manly cards.  If you can’t make it you can take the Class by Mail option.

NAILED IT CLASS.

Here are the details for you.

WHEN: This Saturday 18th March at 2pm

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

Please RSVP by Thursday 16th March.  Book early to reserve your seat.

Can’t make it?

Get the Class by Mail. 

Includes card, paper and embellishments Plus step by step instructions.

Stamp set not included.  You can order the Nailed It Bundle separately or substitute with a different set.

COST: $20

Order the Nailed It Bundle separately. 
$85.75 for Wood Mount            or               $73.25 Clear Mount

You can order the set from me or directly at my store -> HERE.  Please use the HOST CODE for this week: FUCQ2STG

I hope if you are in the Wollongong area you can come along.  If not, consider getting the Class By Mail option.
 
Jenny

 

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PARTY PANTS 21ST!

I needed to make a 21st card for Josh to give to a friend.  It needed to be quick.  I didn’t have a lot of time.  I had just received the Large Numbers Framelits so I thought this might be just the thing.  Plus I received the Sale-A-Bration ‘Party Pants’ set.  I love these little sentiments in this set.

Here is the card for you.

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I have used some of ‘It’s My Party’ Paper Stack. I have used so much of these papers. There is 48 12″x12″ sheets in the pack.  Not just some bright party type papers but some neutral Sahara Sand and black and white sheets.  Very versatile I think. 🙂

I cut the 21 from the black DSP piece and then added a piece of Real Red card behind it.  I matted it all on some Whisper White and then a Black card base.  The sentiment from ‘Party Pants’ is cut from the ‘Tags and Labels’ Framelits and matted on Real Red card frame.  I looped up some Silver Cord to add behind the sentiment.  Josh thought it was cool as it looked like barbed wire!!!  🙂

So a quick masculine 21st card was made in record time!

Thanks for visiting today.

Jenny

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A TEAM COLOUR CHALLENGE!

Another project I wanted to try on our stamping weekend was our team colour challenge. I hadn’t had a chance to make it before the weekend.  To be honest I haven’t had a chance to join in another one since. That’s OK right?? 🙂 Anyway,  to the colour challenge.  The colours were Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry and Tip Top Taupe. What do you make of those colours?? They are really hard to work with I have to say.  My immediate thoughts were a masculine card.  When I thought about it too I realised that those colours can be found in the ‘Cherry on Top’ Paper Stack. Could I incorporate the papers someway??

I needed to make a card for one of my Great Nephews and chose the set ‘Boys Will Be Boys’.  I then found the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #207 that I had pinned on Pinterest so I thought that would work well with this set.  That’s what I thought but I will say it did take some working and it nearly ended up being scrapped all together. 🙂

Here is the sketch and then the finished card.  I just realised that I have lost a black rhinestone too!

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The paper is from the ‘Cherry on Top’ stack.  I stamped the images on White card and then again on white card and cut parts of them out.  You can see a close-up here. I had done a little watercolouring to blur the lines a little.

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I still thought it was plain so I looped around some Silver Thread which you can see in the photo of the full card.  Then I coloured some Rhinestones with a black Sharpie and added them onto the Cucumber Crush paper.  Job done – That was it!!!! Do you like it???

Thanks for visiting.  I hope where ever you are in the world that your day is awesome.

See you again soon,

Jenny

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MORE ADVENTURE BOUND CARDS FOR THE BOYS!!

As it is approaching the end of the Annual Catalogue AND the Occasions Catalogue, I really wanted to use up more of the great papers from the ‘Adventure Bound’ Designer Series Paper Stack before they are finished with. There are some great designs for those male cards we all struggle with.  So this past week I have been on a mission to make some cards with this stack.  I thought I would show you some of the cards.

First up, I CASED the card on the left from Leanne Greff (flowerbug) HERE but just changed it a little.  Then decided to turn it and change it some more. Colours used are Basic Black, So Saffron and Cajun Craze. Isn’t the brick print cool???

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For these next 2 cards I used the Traveler set and added some Burlap Ribbon and Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon.  Don’t be afraid to use ribbon on the boys cards!  Colours used here are Basic Gray, Island Indigo and Cajun Craze. The greeting is from ‘Itty Bitty Banners’.

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On these last 2 I will show you I decided to pull out some retiring sets.  I changed the stamps but kept the same layout.  The left is using Starburst Sayings and the right card is Blue Ribbon and I have used the White Jute ribbon (which only just arrived in my order a few hours earlier!!!).  I have used Island Indigo, Cajun Craze and Base Gray again and even added some sparkle with some Silver Glimmer Paper.

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I was happy with these little sets of cards. I hope you like them too??? 🙂

Have you got any ‘Adventure Bound’ DSP paper stacks yet?? There are some great designs and only $11.95 for 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. They are just a little larger than a card front size and have some fantastic print images and patterns. You have to get this pack for your male cards. (Only 2 weeks left). You can see them (and order) from my online store HERE or you can contact me directly.

You can see some other cards I made with this stack some time ago by heading to this blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come and visit me again.  Have a happy day wherever you may be.

Jenny

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CONVENTION SWAPS!

I have finally had a chance to go through my swaps and take photos.  I thought you might like to see them. There are some great ideas. I have grouped them to help you see them.  If you would like a closer view of one or to know about it more then let me know.

Butterflies are always popular!

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Flowers of all types!

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I took photos of these next 2 separately to show you as I liked these ideas.

On the left is a collage card.  I have been wanting to try one of these.  One on the right is a triple layer stamped card using ovals.  It looks great!  (I will give this one a go too).

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A variety of cards here.

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Some ideas for the men!

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These are gift card holders, tea bag holder and little tags.  Check out the black dress.

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I had to take a close-up of the dress.  It is using the Bow punch.  How clever!

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Some little treat holders. Very cute!

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Tags and bookmarks

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There you go.  Thanks to those people who swapped with me. There are some great ideas for you to try.  What is your favourite??  What will you try first?? I think I will need to grab my bow punch and try the dress out.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Join me again soon,

Jenny

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A MASCULINE GIFT BOX AND CARD WITH ‘GUY GREETINGS’.

I showed you my Convention swaps earlier.  I hope you like them?? When I was just finishing the cards off last week I realised how similar one of the cards were to a Gift Box I made recently and what a great gift set it would make.  What a coincidence!

Here they are together. I have used the Guy Greetings stamp set.

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I did not plan this at all but how cool! If you want to see more details of this cute faceted box then you can check my blog post HERE.  It has the link to make your own box in that post too.

Maybe that will be just the idea to fill with chocolates for a masculine birthday – or maybe for Father’s Day????

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny 

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SOUTH PACIFIC STAMPIN’ UP! CONVENTION 2015!

As you read this I will be on my way to the Gold Coast, Queensland for the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention.  So exciting!!

The best part of this is meeting up with online demonstrator friends and swapping cards with them. Oh yes! There are great demonstrations of projects and sneak peeks too 🙂

So I thought I would show you my swaps I have done.  This year I made less than I usually do. Time was a little against me.

Here are my cards.

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I have used the set ‘Guy Greetings’.  The card on the right I have CASED from Lisa Young (addinkandstamp.blogspot.com) HERE.  This card then inspired my card on the left.

The base card for both is Night of Navy.  I used Very Vanilla mat.  I cut an oval shape on scrap card to form a mask and placed this over the Hardwood background stamp.  I inked up the Hardwood stamp by patting the Crumb Cake ink over the mask and stamp. I removed the mask and stamped the Hardwood stamp onto the Vanilla cardstock. The anchor and tool images are both stamped in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card.

For the card on the right I added ‘Epic Day’ Washi Tape and this greeting was stamped in Basic Gray.

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For the card on the left, the greeting is stamped in Night of Navy.  I added some loops of linen thread on the back of the card.  To create these loops,  I loosely wrapped the linen thread twice around 2 fingers and cut the linen thread at this point. I added Glue dots to attach the loops under the top left of the image which had been matted onto Night of Navy card.  Then I made one loop and attached it under the bottom right.  Glue dots are the best  way to attach the loops.

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I hope you like them.  I can’t wait to receive the swap cards in return.  I will share them with you when I get back.

I will try and post again later in the week but most of the updates will be on my Facebook business page.  You can ‘Like’ me if you haven’t already.  Just click on the link in the right column.

Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

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FACETED BOX FOR THE MENFOLK!!

A few weeks ago I saw a cute Faceted box on a Facebook group I am on.  Of course, one must have a go at one of these!  I thought I would show you my version.  Then I will show you where to go to make your own.

I thought for this it would be good to make a male version.

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I have used Night of Navy and Crumb Cake cardstock and used a new stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue ‘Guy Greetings’. This is a good one to tuck some chocolates in for the males in your family.  They are always the ones that are hard to make for aren’t they!

What do you think??  I thought at first it would be really hard to make with all those angled sides, but it was really easy once you got the scoring and cutting right.

Do you want to make your own?? My lovely friend Sam created this box {waving HI SAM] 🙂 Here is the You tube link for you to make it.  Really it is not hard so don’t be scared off by all those angled sides.

Now the funny thing after Sam posted this tutorial things went a little crazy and little Faceted boxes were streaming onto our group page.  So fun to see all the versions.  You can check them out on Sam’s page.  She posted them to show how crazy things were. HERE THEY ARE!

So now go and check the Youtube video out and make your own version.  Why not send me a photo of your version and I can share it with Sam.  🙂

Happy Stamping,

Jenny