cards, Personal Ramblings

A VERY SPECIAL WEDDING CARD WITH THE ARTISTIC DIES!

I can finally share this card now. This was a very special wedding card to make for my son and his new wife who recently were married.

It’s a simple card but that’s my style. 🙂 But the shine on it was beautiful. Sadly you can’t quite capture that in a photo.

I used the Pearlescent Specialty Paper to diecut the flower using the Artistic Dies. Sadly this paper is not available now. It gives such a beautiful shimmer. I hope you can see that in the photo below.

Cinnamon Cider was used for the card mat as that was a close match to the Bridesmaids dresses. The sentiment from Last a Lifetime (retired) was Heat Embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

For the inside I used a piece of the Pearlescent Specialty Paper to add some shine. I used the Saddle Brown Stazon to stamp the sentiment and flower as it was a shiny surface.

How cool though! The flower from the Last A Lifetime stamp set matched so well with the diecut flower from the Artistic Dies.

I have to share a photo of the happy couple right. 🙂 We haven’t got the professional photos yet. This is just one of my happy snaps. There was just so much happiness and smiles on the day.

Below is Josh and Claire and my daughter Carlie who was one of the bridesmaids with her boyfriend James.

Ok. Now I have indulged you I will be back with more inspiration soon.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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STAND UP SEASIDE NOTIONS EASEL CARD

Last post I shared a fun Easel Card for the World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop. I said that I would tell you how it was made so you can make your own. So … Here it is.

Firstly, here is the card again for you. It’s a Stand Up Easel Card.

The original idea I found on Connie’s blog -> HERE.

I will give you the measurements in Metric and Imperial.

STAND UP EASEL CARD

Base Card:

Card – 10.5cm x 28cm (4 1/4″ x 11″) Score at 7cm and 14cm (2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″). Fold on score line.

Piece of Designer Series Paper 10.1cm x 13.6cm. (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″)

Bottom piece of Designer Series Paper 10.1cm x 6.6cm (4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″)

Front Flap:

Card – 9cm x 23cm (3 1/2″ x 9″) Score at 11 1/2cm (4 1/2″). Fold on score lines.

For Inside of Front Flap: One piece of white card 8.5cm x 10.9cm (3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

Piece of Designer Series Paper 2.5cm x 8.5cm (1″ x 3 1/4″)

For outside of Front Flap: Card mat 8.6cm x 11.1cm (3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″)

White card for Front 8.1cm x 10.6cm (3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

Piece of Designer Series Paper 8.1cm x 2.5cm (3 1/4″ x 1″)

Decorate the card as you like. You will need an element on the bottom of the base card on the front to be able to tuck the flap in to for it to stand. This can be anything you like to use.

Have fun with it.

If you need any stamping supplies and you are in Australia? Please stop by my store -> HERE.

Thanks for shopping with me. I do appreciate each and every order.

Jenny

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PLAYFUL PETS Z FOLD 50TH CARD!

I created this card for my sister’s 50th Birthday this weekend.  It would be an understatement to say she loves cats!! I knew this paper would be fitting for her.

This is a Z Fold card.  I will tell you about how you can make the card further below.  Let’s look at it though.

I have used the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.  I didn’t have the Pampered Sets stamp set but that’s ok.  The sentiment is from the Seaside Notions stamp set.  The heart is from the Whale Done stamp set.  I cut the cats for the front of the card from a piece of the Designer Series Paper and raised them up off the card with Dimensionals. 

This view below shows the card almost folded.

I have made these Z Fold cards before.  They are fun to make.

You can find the original post for these type of cards which has the instructions -> HERE.

On that link you will find the metric measurements.  There is a link there to go to the Imperial measurements.

I made a smaller version of the Z Fold cards too way back then.  You can see that post -> HERE if you want a narrower version.

You can find all the cute Playful Pets Suite products including the paper in my store now -> HERE.  Check it out. 

In Australia? I would love you to shop there with me.

Jenny

cards, Challenges, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

UNDER MY UMBRELLA – FOR A CHALLENGE!

Over the weekend I joined in on an Online Craft Day with some Demonstrator friends.  It was lots of fun with creating and sharing.  We had challenges along the way too and even some business chat with the lovely Clare from Stampin’ Up! joining us.  We had all planned to meet together BUT that couldn’t happen … Never mind. 🙂

This card is one I created for one of the challenges.  It was a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge so you had to choose 3 items in a row in a box.  I chose Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper and Diecut Shape.

I had yet to use the Under My Umbrella set so thought I would pull it out.

Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella

How did I go with the items for the challenge??

Embossing Folder – I used the Greenery Embossing Folder.  I think I ran the card through a little tight.  It did buckle a bit.  Something to be aware of.

Designer Series Paper – This was the beautiful Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I  picked out the colours I used for the card from  this paper.  I chose Gorgeous Grape card mat. I used Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends as I didn’t have Melon Mambo Blends.  (I have just ordered them!!) and I used Rich Razzleberry too.

Diecut Shape – I diecut the white circle with the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Ok, I did add a punch to this card too. 🙂  I needed that to punch out the umbrella with the Umbrella Builder Punch.

The layout for this card came from the Case This Sketch #376 sketch.

I was happy with the finished card. I think I need to pull this set out and use it more.

Thanks for visiting me.

Have an awesome week.

Jenny

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE DURING THIS TIME!

It’s certainly been crazy times hasn’t it?? As cardmakers we have a great gift to share love and encouragement and support to others by sending handmade cards.

Stampin’ Up! Have put together a Digital Download with some great sentiments that you can add to your cards for that extra special touch.  There are some fun expressions too that we can all relate to with what we have been going through.

The added bonus with this Download is that 100% of the profits is donated to charities.

The Download contains 15 pages of sentiments.  You can print them off and add them to your cards.

It is $12 US (approximately $20 AUD).

Head to this page and place your order. 

Head -> HERE.

Once your order is placed the link is emailed out to you. You can then print and stick them on your cards.

Below are just some of the samples of the sentiments available in the Download.

Thanks for your support.

Jenny

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BEST DRESSED THANKS!

I have had this card to show you for some time now.  It’s about time I share it with you.

As I have mentioned previously I presented at Onstage in November with the Best Dressed Suite.  I made this card for Clare from the Stampin’ Up! office in Sydney to Thank her for firstly asking me to present, but also to believe in me and cheering me on during the weeks of preparations and rehearsals at Onstage.  It was an amazing opportunity and I was very Thankful to have had that experience.

Just a few details on the card.  The sentiment label is cut with the Stitched Labels Dies and the Stitched Shapes Dies.  The sentiment is from the Love What You Do stamp set.  The shoes from the Dressed To Impress Stamp set were coloured with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. The perfume bottle and the flower are cut from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.

This is a sweet set and I have just dragged it out to play with it again over the last couple of weeks so it was fun to be using it again.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a great week.  Keep on creating in these crazy times.

Jenny

Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

ARE YOU STILL THINKING ABOUT JOINING STAMPIN’ UP!???

You hear about it all the time and maybe it’s crossed your mind, but …. still some questions, some reservations, fear.  I know I hear you.  But you know you have nothing to worry about joining Stampin’ Up!.  It’s all good stuff. You are not locked in it for life BUT you get such awesome value – and not to mention fun. 🙂

Recently I asked on my Facebook page what was the best thing about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Did you know not one person said about the products or making cards.  Although they love that AND the discount is good.  Every person said it was the friendships that Stampin’ Up! has brought in to their lives.

And when I have spoken to people at other times this is what they say too. Joining Stampin’ Up! brings you in to the most incredible large family.  You are surrounded by cheer leaders and people sharing and caring.  You meet the most amazing people.  My life is certainly richer because of Stampin’ Up! with all the beautiful, amazing friends I have met.

It’s Sale-A-Bration time now (only for another 5 weeks mind you!), If you had any thoughts of joining this would be your best time.

What does “joining Stampin’ Up!” really mean?

To join the Stampin’ Up! family, choose up to $235 of products but pay only $169 plus pay no shipping.  That’s a saving already.

During Sale-A-Bration also receive a mini Paper Cutter, a 6”x6” paper sampler and your choice of any stamp set for FREE!  Extra value there.

Any following orders you receive a minimum 20% discount. 

To stay active you need to submit orders over $470 per quarter.  If you are not able to, that’s ok. You can drop being a Demonstrator and continue as a Customer with me if you wish.  You get to keep all your products so don’t worry.  There is no penalty to drop.

What else do you get as a “demonstrator”? 

join a global Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Facebook group that has numerous projects to inspire you daily.

Early access to the catalogues and to order long before you would as a customer.

events each year to be inspired, share ideas, meet with other demonstrators from across Australia.

Support from me with questions and ideas any time you need it. You can be from anywhere in Australia.

Join my Facebook team page for support, questions, ideas.

– All my JEN’s INK team members have access to my monthly Project Tutorials for FREE.

Meeting together for some fun team get togethers.

 

So still have more questions??  Why not head to my Join Stampin’ Page and check out the 10 Reasons Why You need to be part of the Stampin’ Up! Family -> HERE.

Or check out this video below.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO NOW?

Ask me for an information pack.

OR

“I want to be a Happy Shopper NOW and get my discount” = Get your list together, Head to my website -> HERE and join straight away so you can start saving.

Don’t forget to choose your bonus stamp set too.  Your Paper Cutter and Paper Sampler will be added.

I look forward to welcoming you to my JEN’s INK team.

Jenny

cards, Personal Ramblings

BIRTHDAY CARD SHARE!

I really should share more of the cards I receive from others.  I get some lovely Happy Mail some times and apart from me showing you the love maybe they will inspire your next project.

Last month (October) I had a Birthday and received some beautiful cards from lovely friends.

So here they are for you.

From Ruth S. (Thank you x)

Using the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper and the Floral Essence Stamp set.

From Lynda (Thanks Lynda xx)

Using the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder and the Delicate Lace Dies.

From Laurie – on the left (Thank you Laurie x) and Kate  – on the right (Thanks Kate x)

Aren’t they lovely.

I think each month I need to share the lovely cards I receive.  I am blessed with so many beautiful people in my life who send me such loveliness.

Have a wonderful day in your part of the world.

Thanks for visiting my part of the world.

Jenny

Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

WHY I LOVE BEING A STAMPIN’ UP! DEMONSTRATOR!

I have a little personal post for you today.  Well kind of.  I celebrated 11 years as a Demonstrator last week.  That is just crazy!

It made me think about this journey I have been on.  I shared this with some people on my newsletter list but I thought I would share it with you – because you are all important to me too in this crazy, fun, unpredictable, messy, emotional (yes!) journey I am on.  (I have changed it a little just for you).

So I hope you will indulge me.

I joined Stampin’ Up! in August 2008. This 11 years as a Demonstrator has certainly flown.  I have to say there has been ups and downs along the way but overall I have loved it.

Most of all, I have loved meeting so many people and making friends just like you. Now I have so many friends close by and from around the world.  I wouldn’t have met all these lovely people if it wasn’t for Stampin’ Up!

It’s crazy to think that stamps and ink can bring people close together.

For me I had always set out to make this a business to add to the income for my family and to work it around time with them.  That was such a blessing at the time, and it still is great being so flexible.  Even now my children are adults it’s great being able to work around spending time with them when they are at home.

It has really built my self-confidence.  I struggle talking with people but it has helped me being able to connect with like-minded people and being able to encourage them in their creative endeavours.  For that I am so grateful for.

Whether it is face-to-face or through my blog or other social media I hope that I can encourage each of you to create and to share.  This is what brings a smile to my face and gives me great joy.

But how fun is to play with stamps and paper everyday! Just sayin’ 😉

I will tell you my biggest regret though – is that I didn’t start this journey earlier.  I deliberated for 18 months before I joined although there was some other personal reasons for the delay too.  but how many more people I could have met and to have so much more discount early on.  All the learning and exploring too.  But to finally take the plunge was so exciting.

Apart from celebrating my 11 years I wanted to let you know why I have joined Stampin’ Up! and why I am still here even with the challenges that come with products and supply.  That’s not what it is entirely about.  But have you considered joining Stampin’ Up! and still have reservations??  What are you waiting for??

If you are in Australia you can join in this with me and – get the discount for yourself. (Don’t put it off like I did). Even if you don’t plan to work at it as a business. And don’t feel once you sign up you are “stuck” in it for ever. You can leave anytime.  (And BTW if you are overseas and considering it why not seek out a local demonstrator for you to start enjoying this too).

Even if being part of Stampin’ Up! is not as a business for you, the discount is such a blessing to off-set those stamping purchases.  Maybe more stamping supplies with it … 😉  And meeting all those new friends. Don’t forget that part of it.

There is a great opportunity this month so I wouldn’t delay it any longer.  There is only one week left. Read about it all below.EXTRA, EXTRA!

During July and August there has been an awesome promotion inviting others like yourself to join Stampin’ Up!  I want you to have all this opportunity yourself.

I want you to experience that discount and to have the opportunity to connect with others too.

With this promotion time is running out.  You have less than one week.  Don’t be like me and put it off.  Seriously.  You can’t lose.  Just give it a go.

Stampin’ Up! are giving away so many free products at the moment. (In fact $111 of free products and then an extra $16 voucher!). (This is Australian figures).

Really you need to know about this.

I am sure you have a long Wish List yourself of Stampin’ Up! products.  Is it more than $169? Why pay more than $169 right!!

Come and join the Stampin’ Up! family. Come and join the JEN’s INK team and get so many extra products PLUS an extra $16 voucher to use in September.

***In total you are getting $127 of free products. Seriously! are you going to knock that back??

When you join the Stampin’ Up! family you are not just getting LOTS of extra free products.

Just like I have already mentioned. You make so many great new friends,  You are inspired by amazing projects in the quarterly Demonstrator magazine, you get to travel to different events throughout the year if you like to, and even get free products along the way… And, you can leave at any time.

Are you up for it??

You can find out more ->HERE.

Or if you have your $280 shopping list ready to go you can join my JEN’s INK team you can head directly -> HERE now.  ‘Click on Join The Fun’

Thanks for sticking with me.  I can’t wait to share more with you in this fun, inky journey.

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #67 – USE THE LINE!

Wednesday’s come around quickly.  I have another Wednesday’s WOW! for you.  It was a recent revelation to me.  (OK, I am slow!).  This little tip might be a revelation to you too.  Although you are probably more cleverer than me. 😉

Wednesday’s WOW! #67 – Use the line on your Embossing Folder to keep your card straight.

Let me show you.

That black line on the Embossing Folder is not just a detail on the folder to go with the Logo. 🙂 It serves a purpose.  Use that line as a guide to see that your card is straight in the Embossing Folder.  The card might be longer than the line but you can still use that to see that the edge of the card is parallel with it.  These lines are on the more recent folders.

TIP: If you have some older folders that don’t have the line.  Draw one in with a ruler and black permanent marker.

On another note – when using folders you don’t want to position your card right up in to the top of the folder on the fold line.  You will get an edge on your card when you emboss it as the pattern doesn’t quite go right up to the top.

Hope that is helpful, or just confirming what you already knew.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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