cards, Christmas, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

TEAM CARD WITH CELEBRATE EVERYTHING PAPER!

We had our JEN’s INK team get together on the weekend. It was nice to be able to be back together in person. It was a small gathering this time to get us back. That’s ok though. 🙂

I put together some card kits and the crafting challenge was to create a card with the pieces.

This was the card kit. This uses the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (host paper pack).

There was extra white card and some Silver and Gold Foil. I had a number of inkpads, Ribbon, Christmas stamp sets and dies and embossing Folders. That was it!

This was my card. I trimmed down the piece of DSP. The sentiment from the Merriest Moments stamp set was stamped and diecut with the Designer Tags Dies. And I added a diecut snowflake from the Twinkling Lights Dies.

It was a fun exercise but I tell you it was hard.

What would you create with these limited supplies?

Come and be part of my fun JEN’s INK Team. I love welcoming new team members. There is no better time than this month with the extra bonus.

You can order up to $283 of products and only pay $169. And then you have the fun of saving with the discount you receive each time you order. You can stay as long as you like. Email or message me if you want to know more. This ends on October 31st.

Find out more of Why You need to be part of the Stampin’ Up! Family -> HERE.

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Personal Ramblings

HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY 2022!

How exciting we get a day all to ourselves to celebrate this wonderful craft of Card Making.

You know what I love about making cards?

I can make something special and send it to someone to let them know I am thinking of them. I love how it makes them smile.

And I love that I can share card making with others whether it is crafting together, talking about making cards or teaching (hopefully inspiring) them.

So be sure to enjoy this day just for you. Go and Get crafting.

Happy World Card Making Day,

Jenny

Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

YOU GET THE GIFTS FOR MY 14TH BIRTHDAY!

It’s my 14th Stampin’ Up! Birthday this Sunday. Woo Hoo! 

I am so thankful to have met you through this adventure if I hadn’t known you before. I love sharing with you and (hopefully) inspiring you. 

Thank you for following me along, for your support, but most of all for your friendship.

To celebrate I have a special gift for you for the next few days.  See the details below. This is for Australian residents only sorry.

…BUT if you are not in Australia and would love a card from me drop me a comment or email and I am happy to send one your way to say Hello.

GRAB YOUR GIFT FOR MY 14TH BIRTHDAY

From Sunday 21st – Wednesday 24th August pick your gift with your order over $50.

Choose –  
Roll of Gold and Vanilla Ribbon

Roll of Red Ruffled Ribbon

Or

Glossy Dots

(valued at $14 each)

Don’t forget if your order is over $90 you can pick a Sale-A-Bration choice too.

Additional notes:
– If you place your order online email/text me with your choice after and I will send that to you later.
– Local people can choose an ink pad as their choice if local pickup. 

 So make your list.  This is a great time to stock up on your card and ink.  Maybe even a stamp set?  

This is only available from Sunday 21st – Wednesday 24th August to pick your gift with your order over $50.

TO ORDER:

Shop in my store ->HERE.  Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU 

OR 

Contact me directly and I can help you with your order.
Phone 0439 844574 or Email jghayward@yahoo.com

Have a great day and keep on creating. It’s important for your soul.

Jenny

cards, Classes, Personal Ramblings

WINTER CRAFTERNOON CATCH-UP!

On the weekend I held my Winter Crafternoon event at a local Tea Room. It was such a lovely day. I thought I would share some of it with you.

We had a large group of excited crafters. The projects were around the Tea Boutique Suite. Very apt for this venue. 🙂

Lots of creative fun.

After crafting it was a relaxing time with chatting over Devonshire Tea. Everyone had an enjoyable time and talks of another Crafternoon for next year is already happening.

Crafting brings people together to chat and connect and talk and share. Isn’t it a wonderful thing. It’s not just ink and paper.

How delectable is this?? All presented so beautifully.

Such a lovely display in the Tea Room at Sugar, Butter Eggs in Woonona. Owned and operated by my lovely friend Harmony and her husband.

Rather than packing the card kits in Cello bags I made up little pouches with the Envelope Punch Board from pages of the retiring Mini Catalogue.

I made up little tags to go with a Chocolate Treat in their Goodie Bags.

I will share more of the projects everyone created in the next post so be sure to stop on by.

And if you are local be sure to head in to Sugar, Butter, Eggs in Woonona for a lovely Devonshire Tea, High Tea or any other delectable you might like. (See it HERE).

See you back here tomorrow for part 2.

Jenny

cards, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

FAVOURITES CARDS FROM 2021!

Today I wanted to share just some of my favourites creations from the 2021. It was hard to narrow it down.

A special Congratulations card for my son on his engagement. I think this was the highlight of the year when my son – and now daughter-in-law were married!

See the card -> HERE.

A Pop Out Swing Card with Hey Chick. This was a fun card to make. Try it with any of your stamps.

Hey Chick Pop Out Swing Card _ Inside

See the card and the video to create your own Pop Our Swing Card -> HERE.

5 Ways with Pretty Papers. Lots of ideas to use your papers that you like to stash right. 😉

This was a popular post and video. We all like to use our pretty papers.

See more of the cards and the video -> HERE.

Color and Contour Bundle. This card was for my Catalogue launch in June. I still think this is my favourite bundle.

See the post and also the cute Party Puffins card -> HERE.

One of my labours of love in this Concertina card for my gorgeous girl for her 21st birthday.

See more of the card -> HERE.

5 Ways with the Merriest Moments stamps and dies. This video has been extremely popular on Youtube.

Catch the cards and the video -> HERE.

Another popular one and I know many have followed along with the video and used the template to create these cards. Create 4 cards with 1 piece of 6″x6″ paper.

See the earlier post and the video -> HERE.

I had so much fun making this project. It has been very popular too. A Star Table Favour.

See how to create one -> HERE.

Perhaps you have had other projects I have shared that you have loved. I would love to hear about it.

I share lots of other projects in my Newsletters too. You can subscribe to my newsletter by clicking on the tab in the right hand column on my blog.

Have a great rest of 2021. Thanks for all your support in this challenging year.

Back with more creating very soon,

Jenny

3D projects, cards, Personal Ramblings

POCKET CONCERTINA BOOKLET WITH YOU’RE A PEACH PAPER!

Yesterday I shared the Concertina Card that I made for my daughter’s 21st. Today I wanted to share with you this special little booklet I made. Of course using the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper.

It was just a little booklet with some inspirational sentiments for her.

It’s small in size and tied up with some Pale Papaya ribbon. The peach is cut from the You’re A Peach paper.

When you open it there is a little concertina piece. I have held it down here in the photo with the Bone Folder so I could take the photo.

Folding out the strip of card there is a special sentiment on each section. I used a number of different stamp sets for the sentiments and for the images.

This was really fun to create (and made from the heart to my gorgeous girl).

I will share the dimensions for it another time. I only have them in metric at the moment.

Hope you like it.

Hope your week is going ok wherever you are in the world. Thanks for visiting me and take care.

Jenny

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

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

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

cards, Catalogues, Personal Ramblings

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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