Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Catalogues

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #65 – EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR TRIMMER BLADES!

I often have people telling me about problems when cutting with the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer.  The blades don’t seem to last long and they get furry edges when trimming. I have that problem too. Add to that now the Trimmer is being retired and there won’t be any more Trimmer blades available.

So I have a solution today for you for Wednesday’s WOW! #65 I think you will find very useful if you experience some of these problems.  How to extend the life of your blades to avoid those furry edges.  And also so you don’t have to replace your blade so quickly. 🙂

When you cut your card place a piece of scrap paper or copy paper in between the Trimmer and the card you are cutting.  You will get a crisper cut edge when you cut.  This will help you make those blades last longer before you have to replace them.

Of course you end up with shreds of paper but that’s ok.  Just recycle them.  I will say it can be tedious if you have to cut a lot of card but for a few quick cuts it is great. I have used this for some time now and I don’t have to replace my blades too frequently.

Hope this is helpful.  Share it around as it might help some of your cardmaking friends. 🙂

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Jenny

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CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!

The Clearance Rack has been updated in the store.  Some of these items are reduced up to 60% off.  Crazy! 

Here is just some examples of the listed items.

See these and more in store.  And you can shop there directly or contact me. 

Head ->HERE. Don’t forget to check the Retiring List out too. 

Shopping? Please use the Host Code: HQX47XHJ

Thanks for shopping with me.

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

HANGING BASKET STAMP SET GIVEAWAY AND STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRED LIST IS OUT!

There is a lot of products leaving us this time including the Big Shot and all the accessories, some well-loved stamp sets including the Lovely As A Tree set that has been around for a very, very long time. How sad is that?? I thought it would be around forever.

You will want to see them.  Be sure to grab any you want as they are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. There are none discounted at this stage but you will want to grab any before they are gone forever.

See all the retiring products in store now -> HERE

NB: Listed are some stamp sets that will be continuing over but they will be as Cling Stamps which are why the Clear Mount and Wood Mount are listed.  I will show you below all the carry-over stamps.

CARRIED OVER SETS

These sets will be carrying over in the Cling form even though they are listed on the Retiring List.



HANGING BASKET GIVEAWAY

With the Retiring List out I have extended the Giveaway for you to shop longer over the Easter Weekend.  Be sure to get your orders in by Monday PM.

EVERY ORDER RECEIVES A PACK OF GLITTER GEMS.

Shop anytime in my store -> HERE or you can contact me directly.

Don’t forget to use the Host Code: P3TZFUNA

Receive a pack of Glitter Gems free for your order.  These will be mailed out separately to you with a little card to say THANKS.

Thanks for shopping with me.

Jenny

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GEARED UP GARAGE WEEK – TOOL BOX BIRTHDAY!

This card uses the Geared Up Garage Suite and was a quick one to put together.

There are a couple of things I would change if I did this card again but hey! it’s for the blokes (so that is slang for the men).  Don’t be hard on yourself when you make a card for them.  They don’t really care. It’s got a car and it’s got tools.  It’s even got ribbon! Yes! even ribbon (the Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon) on the men’s cards.

Once again like the last card,  I chose not to colour it so stamped the car on Crushed Curry card and cut it with the Garage Gears Thinlits.

See them and order -> HERE in my store. Please use the  Host Code: P3TZFUNA

See you again with another card for the boys using this suite,

Jenny

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BUTTERFLY BLUE WITH BRUSHOS!

I have another card to share with you today using the Brusho Crystal Colours. I shared one yesterday. If you missed it just pop back a post.

This card was created a little differently to the one  I shared yesterday. Let me tell you about it.

Firstly on Shimmery White card you will heat emboss your butterfly.  If you are not familiar with heat embossing.  Rub over your card with the Stampin’ Buddy.  Ink up your image (I used the butterfly from Beautiful Day), with Versamark.  Stamp the butterfly on your card and tip over some White Embossing Powder.  Clear Embossing Powder would work as well.  Heat the image with the Heat Tool to melt the powder.  I LOVE heat embossing.  That is what drew me in to stamping all those years ago.  It never gets old.

With the Aquapainter, wash over the butterfly going outside the lines too.  Sprinkle over the Blue Brusho Crystal – and watch it dissolve and spread.  That’s almost as magic as Heat Embossing.  You may like to add some more Brusho to add more colour or wash over more water.  Just see what it looks like.  Let it dry.

** I made a similar card a little while ago and even did a video back then. (It’s not a great one – still learning in that aspect).  If you want to head back to see that card and maybe catch the video, then head back to this post -> HERE.

To finish the card, I layered it on a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  Before adhering it down on to the Balmy Blue card mat I tied around some Black Baker’s Twine.  Then added the “friend” from the Well-Written Framelits.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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BRUSHOS BUTTERFLY!

It has been a little while since I have shared a project with the Brusho Crystal Colour.  I have to say I have had finished Brushos pieces sitting around for a while but it is only recently that I have put a card together.

For this card I used Shimmery White Card.  I sprinkled over the Brushos Crystals. In one corner I sprinkled over the Yellow and then spritzed it with water, slightly angling it across the card. Then I sprinkled over the Red along the left hand edge and spritzed it the other direction.  I added a little more sprinkles over afterwards just to add some colour where it didn’t quite go.  I liked the finished effect when I made it but I didn’t know what I was going to do with it.

Recently I had the Butterfly Gala set out and had this butterfly leftover from another project.  I had coloured it with the Stampin’ Blends.  It was just the right colours.  I added a few loops of Silver Thread behind it. The “friend” is cut from the Well-Written Framelits Dies. The card is finished off with some Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon.

I will share another one tomorrow for you so stay tuned.

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #63 – USING THE LEFTOVERS!

Do you have “bits” left on your craft table that you don’t end up using on your projects?  I do quite often.  Then they get shoved in a drawer to sometimes never see the light of day again.  I have just finished working on my swaps from Onstage and had some leftover “bits”.  Instead of shoving them away I thought “use them straight away …” So I thought maybe this is a good thing to chat about for Wednesday’s WOW! #63 – Using those leftover bits.

It might be scraps of Designer Series Paper, or die-cut pieces you don’t end up using.  Maybe it’s a sentiment or image that you changed your mind on.  If they don’t get used, do you just throw them or put them away for later?? And like me never to be used again. 🙂

SO … why not use them straight away and make another project right there and then.  You have all the products out, you have everything on hand.  I know sometimes it’s a time thing but I decided today to use them straight away.  Not to put them in the bottomless drawer.

So with that in mind.  I created this card with leftovers on my table.

The Gingham Gala paper was left from another project, The butterflies and the Highland Heather narrow card strip was left over from my Onstage swaps. I just cut another piece of Highland Heather card with the Delicate Lace Edgelits. I won’t go in to details with the butterflies at the moment.  I will tell you about them when I show you my swaps in the next week or 2.

I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Gala on a scrap piece of white too and cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I added some loops of Silver Thread under the sentiment. I just noticed on the photo that there is only 2 Rhinestones on the card.  I had put 3 on.  It’s good to work in odd numbers on the elements.  I must have dropped one off so I will have to fix that.

So the moral of the story is and the message for Wednesday’s WOW! #63 – use those scraps – straight away though.  Otherwise they enter the drawer of no return never to see the light of day again. 🙂

Have fun creating,

Jenny

 

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SPARK A LITTLE JOY WITH STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP!

Decluttering and organising is THE thing at the moment.  No area in the house is safe.  Now you have simple, functional storage for your craft space whether you have a designated room or you work straight from a box.  Storage By Stampin’ Up! is now available.

These units are made of a lightweight, durable plastic material that is easy to assemble and can stack to fit in your own area whatever your size.

Watch this quick video -> HERE to see how they all work together. 

Here are the different units and prices.  You can see how functional these pieces are.  Units specifically designed for your inkpads, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, Ink Refills and other special pieces.

Get a closer look at these products in my store -> HERE.

I have attached a chart below to show some of the ways you can configure the units.

It is hard to read, so download and print out your own copy so you can use it to measure out your craft area.

Download the chart -> 04.01.19_STORAGE_BY_STAMPIN_UP_CONFIGURATION_SP

 

Below are some Q and A you might be asking yourself.

Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?
No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.

How high can I stack storage trays?
We stacked up to 50 storage trays without any issues, BUT we would not recommend stacking that high. While our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. Use your discretion when stacking.

Can I mount my Storage by Stampin’ Up! products on the wall?
No. Our modular storage products are designed to sit on a table (or similar flat surface).

How should I use the Open Storage Cube?
The Open Storage Cube can be used to hold any miscellaneous items like ribbon, embellishments and small punches. For more inspiration on ways to use items from our Storage by Stampin’ Up! product line, check out the configuration chart we created.

Can I mix and match Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?
Yes! Our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are modular and designed with customisation in mind. Take a look at the flyer for more information on the size and dimensions of each item in our new modular storage product line.

How do the silicone feet work?
To protect your surface and prevent slipping, we’ve included peel-and-stick silicone feet with the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays and Open Storage Cube.

STORAGE SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFER

To help you get your Storage units together, join in my Storage Special Bundle Offer

TO ORDER

View the Storage By Stampin’ Up! units in my store -> HERE When ordering Please use the Host Code: P3TZFUNA

AND … A new, exclusive Tutorial Bundle is now available for April.  Here is a sneak.

These will be emailed out to you directly.  Receive them Free with orders over $78 (Australian residemts only)

 OR

Purchase the tutorials for $20 AUS wherever you are in the world through my Paypal account.  Details given on request.

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Thank You and have a nice day,

Jenny

 

 

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FAVOURITES FOR SALE-A-BRATION 2019!

I have loved many of the products from Sale-A-Bration.  I can’t believe that it is coming to an end.  I have made lots of projects.  Some you don’t get to see here unless you come to classes or they are for the exclusive Tutorial Projects.

I thought I would share some of my favourites though from the past 3 months.  You can click on the link on the project to take you to the original post with more details on the project.

MANGO MELODY CUPCAKE

I shared this card in the previous post too but see this original post HERE.

BY THE BAY 

This was a fun Smooshing technique.  See the post HERE.

This By The Bay was stamped on the Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets.  See the post HERE.

SO HOPPY TOGETHER

This is a bright, cheery froggy card.  I called it a Half-Fold card but it’s not quite half. You can see it in this post HERE.

BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES PAPER

We had a week of lots of butterflies just last week.  I shared lots of projects.  You can go back over the posts to see them all.  This was ONE of my favourites.  You can see it HERE.

What has been your favourite?  I would be interested to know.

Hope you have enjoyed this Sale-A-Bration.  You only have ONE DAY LEFT. 

Have you been contemplating?  There is not much time to contemplate any longer.  Shop and grab your Free Sale-A-Bration choice whether it be frogs, butterflies or flowers. Or maybe even one of the other choices.  With orders over $90 AUS you can receive your choice.

OR …

Maybe you have been contemplating joining.  What is your delay? Scared of signing your life away? maybe worried of not making your minimums?  Really, you can drop anytime.  What do you get? Apart from great value when you join with getting up to $146 of free products. You get discounts on all your later purchase.  Best of all you get to be with ME in my team.  OK, Maybe I don’t want to put you off with that.  But it’s lots of fun with lots of special friends.

See it all HERE but don’t delay. If you are in Australia come and join my JEN’s INK team.

Jenny