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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cards, Catalogues, Personal Ramblings

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

cards, Catalogues, Onstage, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

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