TIME TO GET YOUR 2017 STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOGUE!

In just a few weeks the 2017 Holiday Catalogue begins.  It has so much gorgeousness – really it does!  Every page you turn is just beautiful.  You just feel like you want to reach out and touch the beautiful projects and the texture.

Do you want to see it?  Of course you will be able to view it online but that’s really not the same.  You want to be able to turn the pages and stick those post-it notes in.

Let me send you one for Free (Australian residents only).

Drop a comment or email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS CLASS!

Card Class is on this Friday 18th August 10am and 7pm.

Come join in if you are a Wollongong local.  I have 3 great projects to share with you using the Carols of Christmas bundle.  This is one of the cards we will be making which was featured last week on my blog.

Here are the details.

COST:  $20 class only 
                      OR 

$85 which includes the Carols of Christmas bundle (in clear mount) and class greatly reduced in price at $7!!

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 16th.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 5!

DAY 5

Today’s project is actually a gift box.  It is always good to have little boxes to fill with chocolates or treats.  This is not a new box for me but I will give you the instructions shortly.

I created the sentiment the same way as I did on the card from yesterday.  You can go back to that post to check it out if you like.  This box was just the right size to add the die cut frame on the top of the box.  The ornaments on the side was added as an afterthought.  It needed something there.  I probably should have thought of that before I assembled the box.  So stamping on this afterwards was a little stressful.  I held a clear block to the back of the panel when I stamped – and held my breath. That is an important stamping requirement you know. 😉  It turned out well not just once but twice.  I was so lucky!!

To make the box:

I designed this box a few years ago now.  You can find the Original post with the instructions in Metric and Imperial on this post HERE. 

Here is the card and the box together to see what a great pair they make. Funky for Christmas do you think?? 🙂

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  And receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

If you would like a free copy of the upcoming Holiday catalogue mailed out to you then drop me a comment.  It will be on it’s way very soon.

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So, what has been your favourite project from this week?? Here is a review to remind you.

I would love to know your thoughts.  Drop me a comment and I am going to pick a random winner for a special prize.

Thanks for visiting me all this week.  Do continue to drop by.  I love you to visit.

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK – DAY 1!

 

DAY 1

My first card for you uses the new Incolor Fresh Fig.  When I first started creating this card I felt the Fresh Fig was a big heavy but adding it to a Thick Whisper White base it lightened it slightly.

The sentiment is layered on to a Copper Foil Sheet mat cut with one of the large Scallop Square Dies from the Layering Square Framelits.  Before I adhered it to the Fresh Fig mat I wrapped around some Copper Thread around the card.  It is just a soft touch. 🙂  I also added some Copper Foil behind the Fresh Fig card at the top to see the Copper through the little cut outs of the moon and stars. 

A tree was cut from the Copper Foil too and raised up with Dimensionals.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  Always a great thing – and receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

See you tomorrow,

Jenny

 

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK!

 

I am away all next week but you won’t miss me.  I have a special week planned for you all next week sharing some fun creations that I have been working on using the newly released Carols of Christmas bundle.  I can’t wait to share them with you all.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK

It will run Monday 7th to Friday 11th August.  

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“See” you Monday,

Jenny

MORE 6″x6″ TREAT HOLDERS!

Yesterday I showed you some more Z-fold cards and they had little treat holders.  I thought I would share with you how to make those particular ones.

Firstly, the Dapper Denim Napkin fold.

These are one of the easiest, quickest treat holder you could possibly make.  I used to make them a lot when I was younger but had forgotten about them until recently.  They are a good size to fit a small chocolate treat in.  Here is how to make them.

Of course, you can make these any size you like.  The principal is the same.  Just be sure that your paper is square.

For this particular version I used the Color Theory paper stack in which the piece measures 6″x6″ (15.2cm x 15.2cm).

NAPKIN FOLD TREAT HOLDER

1. Fold your paper piece in half diagonally.

2.  With the fold towards you, take the left hand corner and fold it to about the mid point on the paper on the opposite side.  See the photo below to see what I mean.

3. Fold the right hand corner so it overlaps the last fold and for the point to reach the mid point on the opposite side.  Place a little adhesive behind the folds to help it stay closed.

4. Take the top point and fold just one layer down over the 2 folds. Place adhesive behind it to keep it closed.

Add a tag or embellishment as you like.  For this version, I used the Dapper Denim marker over just the “smile” word in one of the sentiments from the Colorful Seasons set.  Cut that with the Stitched Oval Framelits.  I stamped a few snowflakes on to the piece too and finished it off by cutting some “snowflake” embellishments from the Layered Seasons Thinlits.

OLD OLIVE MINI BOX

This little mini box is so cute.  You could fit a lipstick or lip balm in it or a small chocolate.  The finished size measures 7cm Wide (2 3/4″),  3.2cm Deep (1 1/4″) and 2.2cm Height (7/8″).

This was made with the Envelope Punch Board.  When I went back to find the tutorial for this I couldn’t seem to find it.  I am sure I used the one by my lovely friend Tanya HERE.  When I made it up again though it was slightly longer.  The tutorial at that link is a paid Tutorial for lots of different sized boxes with the Envelope Punch Board, but for $2 it is not a bad purchase. 🙂  Have a look on Pinterest though for a few other versions.  There are larger ones but I was in keeping with the 6″x6″ paper.

So here are the 4 little treat holders made just with a piece of 6″x6″ paper.  There are so many others too but it is amazing what you can make with such a small piece.

Enjoy,

Jenny

 

GET CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – EARLY!

The Holiday Catalogue will be out on September 1st (Woo! And I just got to order from it today. But that’s another story!!).  To get you in the Christmas mode, Stampin’ Up! have released a Christmas bundle early and you can order it from today.

This bundle is the Carols Of Christmas.  You can buy the stamp set alone or just the Thinlits but why wouldn’t you get the Bundle  including stamps AND Thinlits and save 10%!

I have been having fun playing with these recently.  Next week on my blog will be a WEEK OF CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS.  So watch out next week. 🙂

Check the Stampin’ Up! video below showing this great bundle.  So many great ways to use this bundle.

Here are just a few card ideas by Stampin’ Up!

    

If you can’t wait to get your own set then stop by my store HERE.  It is available in Wood Mount Bundle ($90.75)  or Clear Mount Bundle ($78.25).  

If shopping online then please use the HOST CODE: KDEM49NG   

Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny

NB: Don’t forget: If you received a redemption voucher in July you can now redeem it during August.

 

DAISY PUNCH AND OTHER NEWS!

I am interrupting our regular inspirational postings for a commercial break.  There are some important updates that I must share with you.

FIRSTLY and most excitedly,  The Daisy Punch is now available.  This punch has exceeded Stampin’ Up!’s expectations resulting it being on back order – twice.  Now it is back!

Grab the punch as a bundle with the Daisy Delight stamp set and save 10%

You can grab that in my store now HERE. 

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Only 2 days left to grab your coupons.  Every $90 order you receive a $9 rebate voucher to redeem in August.  That’s a great saving.  Grab your last minute orders now.  After you place your order you will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with a code.  Don’t lose this email. This code you will add to redeem your savings next month.

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But do you want even more value? Why not $187 extra – Free!! 

It’s already great value when you join Stampin’ Up!-  but It’s Christmas in July and you get extra gifts.

If you are not convinced.  If you think you are going to sign up for something and never get out of it.  If you think you have to do parties and classes and sell big time then take a minute to read my page HERE.  10 Reasons why you need to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family.  

You can join directly at my website now HERE and I will help you along the way.  Whether you plan to do classes – and it’s ok if you don’t or enjoy the discount.  Or enjoy the great value now and move on.  It’s all part of your exciting journey with Stampin’ Up! and I would love to share in it with you, wherever you are in Australia.  I look forward to welcoming you.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great weekend,

Jenny

 

 

 

STARLIGHT EMBOSS RESIST CARD!

This is the 2nd project from my Christmas in July Online event that I thought I would share with you.

This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique.  Heat embossing itself is such a magical technique but add the ink to it and you get a WOW! effect – I think anyway.

Here is the card. I have used the Star of Light Stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits. I have a video below for you to check it out yourself.

Thanks for visiting and checking it out.  Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you get regular updates as I start venturing in to this world.  I would appreciate your feedback too for this Youtube novice. 🙂

Jenny

STARLIGHT CHRISTMAS HANGER!

Last night I had my Online Christmas in July class.  You might have seen it advertised.  I thought I would show you the projects.  I won’t normally do that but I thought since I am celebrating Christmas in July this month – why not!!

In both projects I used the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits.  This first project is a Christmas Hanger that you could maybe hang from a window or in the house somewhere, even in the tree!  I have the photos and I have added a video further below. Go and check it out!

Here are a few close-ups for you to see.

Isn’t this saying beautiful.

This is the back of the sentiment.  It’s good to have things on the back for when it spins around.

Just to show you how I attached the ribbon.  I added some Fast Fuse Adhesive to the back of the star.  Then looped over some Gold Taffeta Ribbon and stuck that down to it.

Add the Fast Fuse to the back of each star.  You can loop around some Gold Thread and stick that down too.

If you would like to see this more close-up check the video out.

I think some different colour variations are in order.

I will post the other project tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny