STAMPING IN THE ROUND!

Today I have had my Stamparatus class showing lots of fun ways to use this great new tool. I posted the projects we were making a couple of posts back but I thought I would show you more detail of one of the projects.  I don’t often share the details of class projects but today I want to share it would you my lovely blog readers.

The Stamparatus is a great positioning tool for your stamping but it can do so many other fun techniques.  I think my favourite is stamping in a circle.  I created these 2 projects with them.  The first one is the one we made in class and everyone loved it.  I think this might have just sold them on it. 🙂

This one is using the Accented Blooms set.  The tiny flower creates a lovely flower wreath.  These were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The White mat was embossed with the new Tufted Embossing Folder. 

I was playing around with a few other ideas.  This leaf is from the Colorful Seasons set.  Wouldn’t this be a lovely idea for a Christmas card?? (filing away that idea so watch this space). 🙂

This is a mini card measuring 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″).  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Sentiments.

So how you do this?? There are lots of great tutorials online.  Rather than me repeat it why not head to Allison’s Blog -> HERE and see the video.

Have fun with it. If you haven’t got one yet, you might just have to get one. 😉

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #29 – EMBOSSING MATS!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! I have an exciting new product to show you.  I don’t know if you have noticed these in the catalogue.  I know I missed them the first time (or even the fifth time!) I went through the Catalogue.  This is the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  You can see them on p221.  Have you noticed them?

They consist of 2 different Silicone mats and an impressions mat.  These mats will enable you to emboss with your cutting dies to create a totally different effect on your cards.  I will let the video below show you how to work them. If you receive this post via email and don’t see the video, head to my blog directly by clicking on the post title above and see the video there.

What a great effect it can give. What do you think?  Think of all your current dies that would work well with this???

I had a go with some of my dies.  I still have the older style Embossing Mat from a few years ago.  I used some acetate instead of the silicone mat. See how they turned out.

I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  

      

Here are the layers for the Big Shot again to emboss with your dies –

Big Shot Platform

Cutting Plate

Die (facing up)

Cardstock

Silicone Mat

Impressions Mat

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You can find the Embossing Mats in store now -> HERE.  $26 AUS.  They are certainly a worthwhile investment and will really extend the use of your current dies.  Grab them now.  Please use the HOST CODE: PUB9TYMG

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

BLUEBERRY BUSHEL DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED!

This card I have for you today is another one using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This one is similar in layout to the one I showed you yesterday but this one is in Landscape orientation. Also, this one is showing the white side of the paper.

The sentiment is from Eastern Beauty stamp set again.  This time layered on a scallop cut with the Layering Circles Framelits from Silver Foil.  The Blueberry Bushel mat that the diecut was adhered to was then adhered to a piece of Whisper White card mat and then adhered to the card base.

I mentioned some tips in cutting this paper in yesterday’s post but I forgot to mention how I adhere them down on to the card.  For mine I added really small drops of the Multipurpose adhesive.  I found it helped by adding a “blob” of the adhesive on to scrap paper or on to the silicone mat.  Then picked up a little with the small tip of the adhesive bottle to dab it down on to your piece.  That was better in case when I squeezed the bottle I got a great big dollop on my project.  Not pretty!

More to come with this delicate paper.  Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #26 – SPINNER CARDS!

I have a fun Spinner card for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #26  I made this recently as a request from a friend.  The same one who requested the 1st Birthday card in the last post.

I thought you might like to see how to put one together.

I was asked to make a Baby Shower card in yellow/cream colours.  I wanted to make something a little different so created it as a Spinner card.

This is the card using the set A Little Wild.  It was the first time I have used this set – and I have had it sitting there for a while! The great thing too is that it has a back stamped image so this works great for the Spinner Cards PLUS it has matching Framelits so you don’t even have to hand cut it. 

This is the front of the card.  I coloured the cute little lion with the Stampin’ Blends.

And we have the back of the Spinner.

 

HOW TO CREATE A SPINNER CARD

1. Cut a card base to a standard card size.  I used Whisper White here. Cut a piece of So Saffron card slightly smaller and a piece of Whisper White smaller again.  For metric I reduce the card size measurements by 4mm on each piece.  For US card sizes you might like to reduce the size by 1/4″ on each piece.  Of course it’s totally a personal preference.

Cut a circle using the 2nd largest Circle Framelit in the Layering Circles Framelits set from your smaller piece of Whisper White card.

2. Layer all the pieces together starting with the card base then the So Saffron piece then the Whisper White.  Place the next size down circle Framelit inside the already cut circle on the white.  See the photo below.

3. Carefully place the card pieces in the Big Shot to cut your circle out.  You may carefully remove the top white card piece if you like without disturbing the position. (Just a tip: If you are unsure you can lightly tracing the inside of the circle Framelit with pencil so you can see where to line it up if it moves before cutting it).

4.  Take the White card base with the right side facing upwards.  Place a length of twine or even fishing line across the cut out circle.  Adhere both top and bottom with tape.  I have used the thin White Baker’s Twine which has now retired on this one.  Be sure that the twine is pulled tight when you are taping it down.

5. Adhere the So Saffron card piece over the top of the white card base.  Before adhering the top white card piece run that through your Embossing Folder if you like to.  I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder. 

Stamp and colour your images and then cut them out. On the back of your images run a length of Snail Adhesive on them. Place the front one over the centre of the twine.  Turn your card over and adhere your other image directly on to the first one. You can now spin your images around and let it go and watch it spin.

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I made a Christmas Spinner card a while ago which you can see -> HERE.  This was based on a similar idea but I used Designer Series Paper and one layer with the card base.

Have fun spinning.  I would love to see your versions. Share your Spinner cards you create by emailing me them or tagging me.  I would love to see them.

Jenny

ECLIPSE WELCOME SIGN!

I started making this sign before Christmas at a team meeting and as usual hadn’t finished it. I put it aside and actually forgot about it.  When I was clearing up things the other week I found it and thought it must get finished.  So yesterday, although it was Mother’s Day here I did get some time to indulge in a little creating for me and got about doing it.

I thought you might like to see it.  Nothing fancy but I thought it would  be nice to hang in my studio to welcome all the lovely stampers that come along to classes.

This is using the Eclipse technique with the Large Letters Framelits and the Touches of Texture.

This is the length of an A4 sheet of white but I have cut the width to about 15cm (6″) I think.  I backed the Whisper White card on some thick card from the Foil Sheets packaging we get and then backed that on some Silver Foil.

I think I will add some sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen??

I have classes several times per month in the Wollongong area so come along, and bonus – you can see this in real life and get to have some creative fun with all my other lovely stampers. 🙂

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #25 – PUNCH/DIE GUIDE!

Wednesday’s come around so quickly.  It’s time for another Wednesday WOW!. Do you like these each week?  I would love to know what you think and if you have any tips, ideas that you would like to see here then please drop me a comment.  I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday’s WOW! #25 I have a useful tool for you.  I use this a lot in my stamping and thought I would share it with you.

This is my Punch/Die Guide.  

They are black tags which I have punched or diecut labels or small circle shapes.  Each one is labelled with what they are.  I have it handy hanging above my desk.  When I have a sentiment to stamp I use this to see what shape or size would suit best.  You can just lay the shape over the stamp to see.  Just a note: On the photo above I have it positioned over the front cover of a stamp set.  That’s fine if the sentiments are at actual size.  Just be aware of that.  If they are different you can position it over the stamp itself.

The tags are strips of Black card.  They measure 7.5cm wide by 12cm long.  (approx. 3″x 5″).  You can make them any size you like.  Punch a hole in the top of each card so you can loop the tags through a clip.  Each year I update this with the current punches and dies.

Hope this is helpful.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

SWEET SOIREE COLLAR CARD!

I have another card to share with you today using the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  One more way that you can #usethatpaper  I am on a mission to use up my paper instead of storing it and hoping to help you in using your stash. There are some lovely, gorgeous paper to come in the new catalogue, so you need to use this paper.

I have to admit one of the dilemmas of using the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper is – which side do you use?? Usually there is gorgeous prints on both sides and you don’t want to cover one to show the other side.  SO, I think this fold is great as you can see both sides at once.

This card is a Collar card.  I was reminded of this card when I went looking through some older blog posts. You can see that one I made -> HERE.

I liked both sides of this piece of Sweet Soiree paper so it was nice to see both of them.

To create a Collar Card

Cut your white card slightly smaller than your card base – 4mm (1/4″ ) smaller. Cut your piece of Designer Series Paper 4mm (1/4″) smaller than the white card mat.

On your piece of Designer Series Paper, at the half way point on the right hand side, which is approximately 4.8cm.  Cut in from this point 5cm (2″).  Fold back each section from the end of the cut to the corner of the piece of paper.

Adhere this piece on to your white card and then on to the card base.  Adhere under each flap to hold them down.

Stamp the sentiment on the white section. This one is from the Waterfront set. I cut a flower from the Flourish Thinlits from Silver Foil.

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Now you can see both side. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

SOMETHING QUICK WITH THE SWEET SOIREE PAPER!

OK, Let’s chat.  Do you have lots of pretty paper sitting in your craft stash??  I can guess you do.  It looks so nice sitting there but you are scared to cut in to it or you might be saving it for a “special” project?? Yes I know.  It is tough!

So a new catalogue is coming very soon and we will have more pretty paper to collect.  We need to use this paper we have now.

SO… Let’s use it.  I am going to be sharing some projects over the next days and weeks to USE THAT PAPER.  Will you join me??  I am sharing these projects on here and Facebook and Instagram and adding #usethatpaper  So you can join in with me.

Today’s project is using that gorgeous SweetSoireepaper.  It is so pretty and I was really hesitant to use it but really …

Anyway, here is the card.

Cut the Designer Series paper about 2cm (3/4″) shorter than you would usually.  Cut off 2.5cm (1″).  Adhere them to the Whisper White card with the smaller section at the bottom of the card.  Stamp your sentiment in the white space.  This is from the set Birthday Blossoms.  The leaf is from the Flourish Thinlits cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper although you can’t see the sparkle too well.

ok. Go and grab some pretty paper and #usethatpaper

Have a happy, crafty weekend.

Jenny

COLOURING THE PETAL PASSION PAPER!

I have seen on Pinterest and around some beautiful projects colouring this gorgeous print from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. I have been saving this small piece of the paper for some time so I could colour it.  I finally got to do it the other day.  I have to say I was a little nervous.  If I messed it up I didn’t have any more.  It turned out OK.  I coloured the piece with the Stampin’ Blends.  They colour so smoothly and easily.

I kept the card simple.  I layered the piece on to some black card and then a Pool Party card base.  The “celebrate” was from the Celebrate You Thinlits and I cut one from Silver Foil and one from white card.  Then off-set them to adhere them together.

Such gorgeous paper.  I hope you have grabbed some before it is gone??

Have a great 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.

3D

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