TEAM SHOEBOX SWAP – DAY 4!

OK, Today is my last sharing from our recent Team stamp day with Shoebox Swap cards.  I have a few various ones for you.

This one below is using that gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper.  I have shown lots of cards using this paper recently.  For this card you don’t need much more than backing a section of the paper on to a strip of black card and adhering it to your white base card.  It makes it look so elegant don’t you think??  I think from memory the sentiment banner is a strip of white card and using the small circle punch to notch out each corner.

This next one is a fun fold.  Adhere a strip of the lovely paper, this one is the Nature’s Poem DSP, down the left hand side of the front of your card.  Punch a slit using the Classic Label Punch on the side of the card front.  You need to punch it twice to be sure that the dragonfly fits through. Punch it once near the top, then slide it down a little bit and line it up with the previous punch and punch it again.  A dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits was cut from Vellum and also from Cajun Craze.

This is the inside of the card.  The sentiments are from Better Together set.  It’s a cool card.

This card uses the lovely Love What You Do set, the Share What You Love paper and the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder.

This is a cute little treat bag below.  It is very quick to make up.  This is based on Pootles bag -> HERE.

I hope you have so enjoyed these little projects from our team day.  We are getting ready for another get together in the next few weeks.  Hopefully I don’t take as long to share those with you. 😉

Hope your weekend is going awesomely.

Jenny

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TEAM SHOEBOX SWAP – DAY 3!

Some more cards today from our Team Shoebox Swap.  Really we have some amazing talent in our Inky Fingers Team.

Today I will share the cards using the Rooted in Nature Bundle.

This one below is using a number of different patterns from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. I like how the words are cut apart.

This one below is just gorgeous.  A white card mat is embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.  I hadn’t seen this folder used before.  I like it.  You should see those leaves in real life.  They are heat embossed in Copper on to Vellum.  So nice.  The other leaves are embossed with one of the leaf embossed dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits set.  The sentiment is heat embossed in copper too.  This is such a striking card.

I hope you like these ones.  Yes still more to come.  It was a busy day at our team meeting. 🙂

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

PEACEFUL REFLECTION Z-FOLD!

Last weekend our larger team had a stamp day together.  We had a Shoebox Swap.  Have you ever tried one of those?  Each person made a card and then made up kits for each person to make that card.  The kits and inks and everything needed was put in a box/container.  Then we passed the boxes around the table to complete each card.  I have to say it was a frenzy at times.  We made 13 cards in 4 hours.  We had about 20 minutes for each card.  It was a fun way to make some cards up in a short time though.

I will show you the cards over the next days and weeks.  Many were with exciting new products which was great.  Today I thought I would show you my card for the Shoebox Swap.

I received the Peaceful Reflection set at Onstage last month as Prize Patrol.  I have to say I was at a bit of a loss with it but I have played with it a bit over the last couple of weeks.  If you are on my Facebook page you might have seen a little sneak of them.  (Head over to ‘Like’ my page if you haven’t already.  The link is in the right hand side bar).

This is my card.

This is a version of the Z-fold cards.  It is very easy to do.  Cut your card base to your standard card size.  Then score halfway on the front panel.  Fold back on the score line.  Easy as!! 🙂

I used Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Berry Burst and used a number of different stamps to create the image.  If you haven’t seen this set yet I think you will like it.  So fun to make up your images with different flowers, dragonfly and ripples.  There are so many other ways to use it too which I will show you over the next couple of weeks.

The Pool Party strip is embossed with one of the folders in the Petal Pair Embossing Folder pack.

I stamped the inside with 2 dragonflies.  Also this set is a 2-step stamp set so you have the outline of the dragonfly and then the solid shape to fill in it’s wings.  The sentiment is from Petal Palette.

You can’t tell in the photo but I used the Wink Of Stella clear brush to add a little sparkle to the Dragonfly wings on the front and inside.

Stay tuned for some more cards from our team stamp day.

Jenny

ONSTAGE SWAPS IN RETURN!

I showed you my swap card I made for Onstage a couple of posts back.  If you missed it then just head back 2 posts.  Today I thought I would show you my swaps I received in return.  I only made about 30 so just have a small number.  It’s great swapping with other demonstrators to get new ideas and different ways of using a stamp set.  You might like to see them.

Cards with Backgrounds.

These cards are created with either lovely paper (The Painted with Love Specialty DSP) or with a stamped background.  The bottom left card uses the Texture Embossing Paste. The bottom right has a watercolour wash. Then you have a lovely scene using the Waterfront set.

Piggies and Birds

These are cute. 🙂

Flowers

So many variations.

Banners and Greetings

Add a sentiment and a little background.  The bottom left card is a Baby Wipe technique like I used on my swap card.

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Some fun fold card and treat holders and other special pieces.

I hope you liked to see these.  It’s always good to share new ideas.

Thanks to everyone who swapped with me.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #21- BABY WIPE PETAL PALETTE SWAP CARD FOR ONSTAGE!

I will tell you more about Onstage shortly but I thought since it is Wednesday.  It is time for Wednesday’s WOW! #21.

This card was my swap for Onstage in Sydney.  I thought I would share this with you today and show you how I created it.

This is made with the Baby Wipe Technique.  I had wanted to try this technique for some time and was reminded about it recently.

Here is how to create your own.

Below is a graphic for you to PIN but below is more details on how to do it.

1. Fold 2-3 Baby Wipes in half and lay them on a plate.  A smooth plastic plate is best.  I ended up using a couple of paper plates together as that is all I had suitable.  Be sure to have a couple though as the ink leaks through.  The paper plates are ok for a small number of inkings.  Add dots of your first colour of reinker over different spots on the wipes.  Then add your 2nd colour and lastly your 3rd colour.  I think 3 colours are enough.  The colours I used are Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry.

2. Ink up your stamp as you would normally on an inkpad.

3. Stamp your inked stamp onto your card.  If you are stamping multiple of images then clean your stamp and ink your stamp again between each one. Your Baby Wipe Inkpad should last quite a number of stampings.  I think I got 15-20 from the one inked wipe.

4. Complete your card as you like.

To finish my card.

Adhere the Bermuda Bay card mat to a Thick Whisper White card base. Cut the circular Border Thinlit from the Petals and More Thinlits from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhere down the left hand side of the Bermuda Bay Card.  Adhere your stamped white card you had created with the Baby Wipe Technique on to the card.  On the right hand side stamp the flower image from the Petal Palette set in Bermuda Bay ink.  

Stamp the bird in black on scrap white card and cut it out with the matching Framelit from the set.  Stamp the sentiment on to Tangerine Tango card and cut with the Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.   Raise both the bird and the sentiment off the card with Dimensionals.

Have you tried the Baby Wipe Technique before?? I am keen to try it again.  Each time you stamp it works out differently so give it a go if you haven’t.

Just to show you how different they can be.  Here is all the stamped pieces when they were done.  I inked the leaf in different positions on the wipe at times to get the variations.

(Not the best lighting but it might show you). 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

RAK CARD SWAP!

I recently took part in a card swap with Demonstrators around Australia.  There were several groups.  I thought I would share the card swaps I received.  This was for the RAK card swap (Random Acts of Kindness Facebook group).

Firstly, this is the card I created.  This was a card I made several weeks ago using the Eastern Palace Suite so I thought that I would make these.  You can see the post for this card HERE. 

So these are the cards I received in return.

Aren’t they great?? 🙂 Perhaps these might inspire you in one of your creating endeavours.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny

 

THIS WAS MY ONSTAGE SWAP!!


As you may know the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event is on right now and I am in Brisbane for the Live event.  It is very exciting!  Part of the fun of the event is swapping with other demonstrators. It’s great sharing ideas and meeting up with others.

I had grand plans for swaps again this year but with college assignments, Stampin’ Up! stuff, family stuff and life it just didn’t work out.  I had my design worked out though.

Although I didn’t get to make a number of them as swaps I made one ready for the display board at Onstage.

So here it is.  I was inspired by cards on Pinterest for this.  This is using the set ‘Paisleys and Posies’.

paisley-circle

To create this. First cut a circle using the Layering Circle Framelits from scrap paper. The scrap paper is the same size as your Whisper White mat and you will cut it near the top of your paper. This is your mask piece.

Lay the scrap piece over your white card mat and stamp your images. On this card I have used Flirty Flamingo. Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron inkpads. Stamp your sentiment on the white card in Black.

I layered the card on to a Peekaboo Peach card base. Then finish with a diecut flower from the ‘Paisleys Thinlits’ and an adhesive pearl in the centre.

I hope you like the card anyway. At least I can share it with you.

We are having a fantastic time at Onstage. I so love catching up with my demonstrator friends.  I can’t wait to share the exciting new products coming very soon. So watch this space. 🙂

Now just before I sign off today too since we are talking about Onstage and swapping. I posted Live on my business Facebook page yesterday about the craziness of swapping. You might be able to catch that there still if you head to my page. The link is in the right hand side bar. My first attempt at Facebook Live but I hope to bring more to you soon. 🙂

I hope you have an awesome weekend.

Jenny

 

PINWHEEL TAGS TEAM SWAPS!

I have been on a roll with the Pinwheels lately using the Swirly Bird set.  I needed to make some swaps for our team meeting last night so I decided to make up some quick tags with them.  WELL….. That was the plan.  These tags took hours.  Nothing was going right yesterday.  I was getting ink everywhere, I was cutting things wrong!!! Do you have days like that?  Anyway, I got them done.

swirly tags

I made a few variations of them and a number of each. For the colours on the Pinwheels they are from left: Wild Wasabi and Emerald Envy; Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach; Blushing Bride and Peekaboo Peach; Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.  I used some scraps of the Playful Palette DSP stack too.  (I am on a mission to use all of my DSP!).

The white card measures 13cm x 5cm (5 1/8″ x 2″) but you can make them any size you like.  These will fit on a card front to make a full card.  I rounded the tops with the Corner Punch.

The sentiments are from ‘Thoughtful Banners’.  I punched them out using the Classic Label Punch.  It’s cool that you can punch them different ways to create different effects. I coloured the Rhinestones with a black sharpie.

I got there in the end.  I hope you like them.  🙂

Jenny

BOTANICALS AND TIMELESS TEXTURES!

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for our team swaps. It was a really busy time but I was determined to make some. A number of the lovely people in our team had given me swaps at the previous meeting and at Onstage and I didn’t have any so I really had to make up for it.  Although I still don’t think I made up for the lovely cards I received. 🙂

This card was CASED from a card on a Facebook group I am on.  Yes, I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to think for myself.  I loved the idea though of teaming two of my favourite products and with one of my favourite colours.

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I have used Timeless Textures and the greeting is from ‘Tin of Cards’.  I am having a great time with the Botanical Builders Thinlits. I cut a Mint Macaron flower with them and then sponged some Mint Macaron ink on the edges. I added a black centre to the flower.  I think it just “pops” it a little.  A little bling with the Rhinestone is good for the sparkle factor.

Thanks for visiting me.  Do stop by again.  Drop a comment and say Hi too.  I love to hear how you are and where you are from.

Jenny