RAZZLEBERRY BOTANICAL BLISS!

A couple of weeks ago when I was creating a card for a Blog Hop I was in I created this card.  I wasn’t happy with it for the Blog Hop but I thought I would share it with you now.  It is not my usual style so I didn’t feel comfortable with it. 🙂

At the time the theme of the Blog Hop was to be using a product from the current Catalogue.  If you go back a few posts (or head -> HERE) you can see what I ended up with.

I was having trouble working out what to make for it initially so I thought I would CASE a card from the catalogue.  The card on page 99 of the catalogue caught my eye so I thought I would use that as inspiration.

This was the inspiration card.

Details for my card I created up above.

The Designer Series Paper strip is from Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Razzleberry Strip is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

The tag and the background was stamped with the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I sponged around the edge with White Craft Ink and distressed the edges.  The little sprigs were diecut from the Botanical Tags Thinlits cut from Mossy Meadow card. The circle is stamped with images from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.  I swirled around a couple of loops of Linen Thread behind the circle. 

So certainly different. Whether you like it or not just remember that the catalogue can be a great source of inspiration to create your next card.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #35 – LET’S LOOK AT THE BLENDED SEASONS BUNDLE!

By now you would have seen quite a bit of the Blended Seasons Bundle around different blogs and Pinterest.  It is a beautiful bundle.  I am just sad that it is only around for this month.  It is so versatile. So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #35 I thought we would take a closer look at it.

Here is the Blended Seasons stamp set and the matching Stitched Seasons Framelits.

How many different occasions can you see using this set for? 

Birthday – The sentiments are fitting for a birthday.  The flowers come up beautifully coloured with whatever your choice of medium whether it is Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blends or Inkpads and Aquapainter.  You could also use the ‘husk’ type image or the leaves for a great male card.

Congratulations/All the Best – Try colouring the flowers for this occasion too.  The leaves are great as well.

Wedding – Those sweet bells are not just good for Christmas but they make a lovely wedding card.

Thinking of You – Add flowers, leaves or the husks and with those sentiments you have a lovely card to let someone know you are thinking of them.

Christmas – There are lots of stamps to use for this occasion, the bells or that gorgeous holly.  I love the font in this set.

Teamed with the Framelits they make cards for every occasion. It is such a versatile set.

Speaking of those Framelits though.  Did you realise they are double stitched?  They have a stitched line effect on the outside edge and the inside edge of the diecut.  It looks really cool. With 3 different sizes you can layer them together.

Below is a video from Shannon West at Stampin’ Up! to show how these stamps and dies can work together but it especially has some great tips on watercolouring, so be sure to check it out.  If you are viewing this from an email update and the video is not showing be sure to click on the blog link above to go directly to my blog to view it. 🙂

Here are some ideas courtesy of Stampin’ Up! Some of the cards are the ones featured in the video.

I think this one below is one of my favourites I have seen with this bundle.  It shows how the Framelits work with the stitching and I love the colours used.

Lots of great ideas for you.

If you are after some more inspiration you can head to my Pinterest board -> HERE and check them out.

Grab your Blended Seasons Bundle in my store now -> HERE.  Don’t delay as it is only available for this month but only while supplies last.  If you are ordering online please use the Host Code: WRQSC9N3

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

 

BLENDED SEASONS AND BONUS DAYS!

August is an exciting month with some awesome happenings.  Let me tell you about them.

COLOUR YOUR SEASON

The Blended Season Bundle is a limited release bundle.  It has some gorgeous stamp images and sentiments for many occasions.  The matching  Stitched Season Framelits you will love.  They leave a stitched edge on the inside and outside of your diecut.  Use them in many ways.  If you love the Stitched Shapes and the Stitched Labels Framelits, these are a must have.

Bundle Available in Wood mount $134.00 AUS  Clear Mount $113 AUS

Dies on their own $57 AUS

So you can colour these beauties, Stampin’ Up! have added another colour set of Watercolor Pencils. $21.75 AUS

If you want to order any of these you need to be quick.  They are only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  I don’t want you to be disappointed so get in early.  (To order see below).

BONUS DAYS

What a “bonus” that Bonus Days are on this month when the gorgeous Blended Season is available.

HOW IT WORKS

For every $90 in orders during August you get to earn a $9 voucher to redeem in September.  How cool is that.

NB: After your order is placed you will receive an email with a code.  You must keep that email with the code so you can use that for your redemption in September.  You can earn as many Bonus Days vouchers as you like. 

TO ORDER

Email me directly at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR

Order online in my store -> HERE.   Please use the Host Code: WRQSC9N3

Have a wonderful day,

Jenny

JOY OF SETS 2018 CATALOGUE BLOG HOP!

I am taking part in a Blog Hop today with the Facebook group – The Joy Of Sets.

You might have just come from Kirsten’s blog. (click on the arrow below to go back if you missed it or you will get there after going around the hop).

Today’s theme is a project using any product from the current 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

Focusing on ANY product from this current catalogue is pretty overwhelming really.  There are so many wonderful products.  What do you choose!! After trying a few options I chose the Sitting Pretty Bundle.  I made a card set in some fun bright colours.

I used the Brights Paper stack and the co-ordinating Glitter Enamel Dots in Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo.

The lovely ornate seat is heat embossed in Copper and then cut with the Pretty Park Framelits. I added a vellum scallop circle under the seats and cut a small heart that is in the Framelits set in the matching colour.  The sentiments and the fun swirl is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Here is a close-up of the Gorgeous Grape one so you can see it more clearer.  They are all the same layout.

Now you can continue the Blog Hop and see all the other creations.  Head to Susan’s Blog by clicking on the arrow below.

Happy Hopping,

Jenny

DRESS UP YOUR CARDS WITH AN ENVELOPE SATCHEL!

I had a thought the other day to make a fancy little SATCHEL ENVELOPE BAG for a special card.  Why give it in a boring white envelope!  So here it is.

Here it is with the card.  I actually made the card a few weeks ago.

This is so easy to make.  The longest part is the decorating.  I will show you how.

CREATE YOUR OWN ENVELOPE SATCHEL

NB: Check the pattern on the piece of Designer Series Paper you use.  When you fold it half the pattern at the back will be upside down.  You want an all-over pattern.

1. Cut your piece of 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper in half vertically. I used the Share What You Love Specialty DSP.

2. Score it on the short side at 1.2cm (1/2″).  Turn your piece 180″ score it at 1.2cm (1/2″).  You should have 2 score lines running down each long side.

3. Turn your piece 90′  Score it at half way – 15.2cm (6″).  Fold on the scored lines.

4. Cut up on each of the score lines in the lower half of the section and the cut these off.  Check the photo below.

5. Add adhesive to the outside of the long tabs. Fold up the bottom piece and carefully adhere the two sides together lining them up on the edges.

There is your satchel already.

To decorate:

Cut a strip of co-ordinating card about 2 cm wide (3/4″).  This is the length of a full sheet of card.  Score one end at 1.2cm (1/2″).  Add adhesive to the back of this short end.  Fold around the back of the satchel at the top.  Add adhesive to the rest of the strip on the back of it and adhere this along the top edge going right across the front around to the back on the other side. Trim off any over-hang if need be.

For the handles cut a strip the length of a sheet of card and at approximately 1.2cm (1/2″) wide.  Cut the strip in half.  Firstly, to help the strip curve gently run it back and forth along the edge of the desk top or similar.  Add adhesive to the ends of each strip on the back of it.  Place one end in position on the front of the bag. Gently curve the strip and adhere the other end on to the front.  Repeat with the other strip for the back.

To finish, cut 2 ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Cut them both in half.  Adhere these over the ends of the strip on the front and the back.  Add pearls to finish if you like.

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I made a more masculine version.  Not sure of this one but what do you think?

This one is made from the Nature’s Poem DSP.  I added the strip across the top edge.  Instead of adding handles I added a ‘V’ Shape strip and added some gems to the front.  Is it “manly” enough? Maybe I should make it  more of a tie shape.

EDITED TO ADD: I have been pondering on this last project for the past few days.  I wasn’t particularly happy with it.  So today I changed things up a bit and thought I would show you. I am still not sure about it but I think it is a bit better. It’s not any worse anyway. 🙂

OK, I hope you like these dressed up satchels for your cards.  Do you think you would make them?  You could easily add a Gift Card in it and even maybe a small bar of chocolate.

Have a great day.  See you again soon,

Jenny

 

 

LAST DAY FOR FREE INK AND PAPER!

Ok. Tomorrow is the last day of July which is the last day of the awesome promotions running this month.  There are a lot to take in I know.

Firstly, Free Paper anyone? 

BUY 3 GET ONE FREE!

Choose any 3 from those listed below and choose another one for Free.  Not bad indeed. 🙂

If you would like to order any of these then contact me directly or head to my store.

Shop Online -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: 3B6A2PJ6

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10 FREE INK PADS!

I’ve talked about this before and you have probably read about it around the place but really, this is awesome value! 10 Free inkpads from any of the Colour Collections for Free. $117 in Value! On top of the $66 of free products in the kit that you get.  The deal – Pay $169 and get $235 of products, pay no shipping and then choose the inkpad collection you would like.  It is that easy.

OK, but I sense a little hesitation, perhaps a little fear?? What would you be signing yourself up for? I will tell you straight.  You are welcomed to the Stampin’ Up! family and if with me to my wonderful JEN’s INK team.  Yes, they are all wonderful and many of them are a part of Stampin’ Up! to enjoy the discount – Yes, a minimum 20% off your orders.  They don’t want to do parties or workshops.  They support their hobby.  Some of them might have a friend or 2 that orders from them.  And that is OK.  If you want to sell that’s OK too.

You stay as long as you want.  If you want to stay active as a Demonstrator you are required to submit $460 orders in per quarter.  And that won’t be due now until the end of September being the first full quarter. If you don’t fill the quota you can drop and keep all your lovely inks and other products.

You receive the new catalogues weeks before they are released and even pick up some free products along the way.  Then there is the fun training events held often.

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to comment or email me at jghayward@yahoo.com.

Otherwise, get your order together and head to my website now -> HERE to join the wonderful JEN’s INK team.  Just scroll down a little on that page and click on the green tab.  I look forward to welcoming you to my team. No matter where you are in Australia.

Jenny

TEAM SHOEBOX SWAP – DAY 2!

I have another group of photos to share with you today from out Team Stamp day a couple of months ago.  We all created a card in the Shoebox Swap for each person to create.  I showed you some lovely ones yesterday. (Head back to the last post if you missed it).

This is a mix of different cards.

I haven’t used Sheltering Tree set in a while.  After stamping the tree on the white Diecut oval, then stamp the small “dots” in the set in different colours over the branches.  We used Tranquil Tide, Pineapple Punch (I think), Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick.  There was a purple colour created but that was from mixing the Lovely Lipstick and the Tranquil Tide I think.  The white card piece was backed on to a diecut black oval that was cut in half.

The next one below uses the High Tide set and the cool seat from Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons. To create the background on the card, ink the clear block in the Pool Party inkpad.  Lightly spritz it with water and stamp on to the Shimmery White cardstock.  The reeds are stamped in Soft Suede and then stamped off again on the card to make it lighter.  This was repeated a couple of times.

This next one is using the Coffee Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cups Framelits.  The card was distressed a little with some sponging with Soft Suede ink.  This was a fun card to create.

Hope you like them.

Be back again soon with more,

Jenny

ANIMAL OUTING TEAM CARDS!

Quite a few weeks back I mentioned a team stamp day I went to and we had a Shoebox swap.  I said I would share the cards we made.  It has taken some time to get back to them with lots of other exciting things happening.  Over the next few days though I will share them with you.

Firstly, if you are not sure what a Shoebox swap is: Each person makes a card and then makes up kits for that card for the number of people that will be there at the event. We had 13 people come along for that team day.  I have already shared my card I made for it some weeks ago.  You can see that card -> HERE.

The Animal Outing set was a popular stamp set to use for that day.  I will show you these cards today.  I won’t give you specific details on the cards.  I think for the most part they are straight forward.

All the Rhinos were coloured with the Blender Pen which I don’t normally use to colour.

The curvy pieces of card sticking from under this card below is actually a piece of Grapefruit Grove card punched with the Daisy Punch.  The Daisy is then cut and sections adhered under the stamped piece.  The background on the Basic Gray card is stamped with one of the stamps from the  Waterfront set I think it was.

The background strip on the card below was stamped with the Waterfront stamp set too I think.  The colours used for this was Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Smoky Slate.  I drew “dashed” lines with Black Marker on the stamped card piece with the Rhino to create a frame around him.

This one below has a lot of different steps to it which I will explain below.

The circles were stamped in versamark using the Stamparatus to position them and then heat embossed.  I think there was a template to cut the circle from the white card (which was shimmery White card) to be sure it was in position.  On the circle off-cut the little frog on a tree was stamped in black Stazon and coloured with the Watecolor Pencils I think.  It was coloured after the next step though.  The circle was sprinkled with Brushos Crystals and then misted with water.  The corners were  punched with the Detailed Trio punch.

I will be back tomorrow with some other great projects from the team day.  Stay tuned.

Jenny

THINLITS V’S FRAMELITS V’S EDGELITS!

There are a number of different types of dies in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  Do you know the difference between them?  That’s what Wednesday’s WOW!  #34 is looking at today.  Let’s check them out.

THINLITS VERSUS FRAMELITS VERSUS EDGELITS

Just a note too: You will find that many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain Thinlits, Framelits and Edgelits.

What are they though?

Thinlits are usually the more detailed dies consisting of intricate designs and words. There are also Thinlits dies to create some 3D boxes or bags.  The detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.  I would recommend using the Big Shot Die Brush or the Paper Piercer.

For example, Botanical Tags Thinlits shown below.

Or the Window Box Thinlits

Framelits have an open centre and are like a frame.  They can be placed over stamped images to cut the shape or used on their own.

Layering Ovals.

Wood Crate Framelits

Many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain both Thinlits and Framelits as seen in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set below.

Most Framelits can cut materials such as card, paper, vellum, fabric and other light materials.

 

Edgelits can cut the image to create a detailed border as in the Delicate Lace Edgelits below.

They can also cut the outline of the detailed Thinlits such as the Detailed Floral Thinlits below.

 

While discussing the Thinlits and Framelits?  Should you use the Precision Plate?

The Precision Plate is designed to get the best cut with the more detailed Thinlits so they are crisp and sharp.  They should not be used with Framelits or less detailed Thinlits as they may warp the dies.

To use the Precision Plate you will replace this with the bottom Cutting Plate in your Big Shot.

See it in action in the video below. (If you receive this blog update by email and the video is not showing then head directly to the blog post by clicking on the title at the top).

 

Information from Stampin’ Success Quarter 2 2016. Stampin’ Up! Publication and the Stampin’ Up! online store.

 

I hope you have found this helpful.  I know I did when I was looking in to it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – #5!

OK, last one in this series of 5 Ways with Paper.  Have you been inspired by them?  Hope so anyway. 🙂

Today’s card in inspired by this card from Julie’s Stamping Spot.

I liked the strips and having the contrast card on it.  I changed mine around a little.  I think I will use this idea more often.  I do love that Tranquil Tide colour though too.

The Crumb cake strip is embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders. The sentiment is from the Southern Serenade.

TO CREATE YOUR OWN:

You can make the strips any size but I will tell you the measurements of mine.  I like the different widths of the strips.

Whisper White card mat is 9.5cm x 13.8cm (3 3/4″ x 5 3/8″)

Strips measure: Left – 4.5cm x 13.4cm (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″)

Centre – 3cm x 13.4cm (1 1/9″ x 5 1/4′)

Right – 1.5cm x 13.4cm (5/8″ x 5 1/4″)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to drop a comment occasionally.  I love to hear what you think and where you are from.

Don’t forget though there is only one week left of the Designer Series Paper Sale where you can choose 1 free pack when you purchase 3.

Jenny