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

 

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

USING THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS!

I have been sharing quite a few cards lately using the Oh! So Eclectic Bundle which includes the Oh! So Eclectic Stamp Set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  (You can see them in the catalogue on p 133 and p213).

One thing with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits you may not realise is that some of the dies only emboss while others cut.  Some of the dies layer together to cut the outline and a detailed inside or you can use one on their own. It can be a little confusing  so I put together a little handy guide that is just the size to keep in the packet with the Thinlits so I can see at a glance.  I thought I would share that with you.

DIECUTTING AND EMBOSSING GUIDE WITH THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS

1) On the card on the left it shows some of the detailed shapes.  There are 2 different dies to create this shape; the outline die and a matching detailed die.  I find it easier to fit the detailed die inside the outline and cut them all together.  It is so much easier.  The outline die can be used on its own to cut the stamped image from the co-ordinating stamp set.

On this card too it show the dies that will create the dry embossed effect.   These dies will not cut.

2) On the card on the right it shows the diamond pattern.  I love the effect you get with this on cards.  Now if you are really patient you can cut sections of this diecut to create some other interesting shapes that you can add to your cards.  I am sure there are so many other combinations too.

In this Thinlits set there is also 2 leaf shapes you can cut to work with your flowers.

I hope that you might find this guide helpful.  Let me know what you think.

Hope your weekend is going awesome and you have time to steal away and create.

Jenny

 

A 90TH OH! SO ECLECTIC Z-FOLD!

It is my Mother-in-Law’s 90th birthday today.  We had a small family get together yesterday.  I thought I would show you the card I made for her.  She had put in a request for it to be in Berry Burst, her new favourite colour. The pressure was on as she expected a grand creation!   I hope it made the grade.  There were lots of Oohs! and WOW! so I think I might have made the grade. 🙂

I think this is my new favourite stamp set – Oh! So Eclectic!  I have made quite a few creations with this recently which I will get to show you soon.  The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

This card took me about 1/2 hour to create as I have had so much going on this week. It’s the fun Square Z-fold Cards which I have made a standard one recently.  (See that HERE).  I will share all the instructions further below.

I wasn’t sure if diecutting the diamond pattern in the side would make it too flimsy but I thought I would try it.  It worked fine and gives it a little more WOW!  The Designer Series Paper is the Color Theory Paper Stack.

SQUARE Z-FOLD CARD

Original Z-fold card is from Amanda Bates HERE.  I have slightly different measurements so thought I would share them with you.  These are in Metric.  If you are wanting Imperial measurements then rather than me converting them and ending up with lots of “sixteenth” measurements, then head to Amanda’s blog post in that link and follow those directions.

There are 2 pieces to this card.

1. Card Base:

Cut card 14.8cm x 29.7cm.  Score on the long side at 7.4cm and 14.8cm.

Designer Series Paper:

Front Panel: 7cm x 14.4cm             Back Panel:  14.4cm x 14.4cm 

 

2. Inner Card:

Cut card 10.5cm x 21cm.  Score on the long side at 5.2cm and 10.5cm.

Whisper White Card:

Front: 10.1cm x 10.1cm         Back: 4.8cm x 10.1cm

 

To Assemble your Card

1. Take your Inner Card piece and cut the Diamond pattern from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set on your middle panel.

2. Stamp your Whisper White card pieces as you like.  I have used the Oh! So Eclectic stamp set.  Adhere these to the Inner Card piece.

3. Adhere your Designer Series Paper Pieces to the Card base.

4. Take your Inner card piece and on the front panel section (left hand end), place adhesive on ONLY HALF of the panel at the back.  Place that in position on your card base.  ** I used the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive as this gives you a little time to wiggle the piece around in place if need be.

5Then on the  Right Hand end of the Inner card piece, place adhesive at the back. Carefully fold up the card on the score lines as it should fold. Close the card and allow the piece to fall in to place where it should sit.  Once in position press firmly to adhere. 

Hope this is easy to follow.  Please ask if you have any further questions.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

BERRY BURST COLORFUL SEASONS WITH SPONGED MOON!

I wanted to show you the card everyone got to make at my Open House events last weekend.  I think everyone was happy with their results.

I wanted to showcase the Colorful Seasons Bundle as I had been playing a bit with it lately.

This card was inspired by a card by Patty Bennett.  You can see her card HERE.  I loved the idea of the sponged moon effect.

The card base was the lovely new Incolor Berry Burst with the Powder Pink.  Instead of the ribbon that Patty used I added a scallop edge in Powder Pink using the Scallop Thinlit in the set.  I added a little sparkle with a strip of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

To create the Sponged moon effect.  Take a piece of copy paper cut to the size of the Whisper White card.  Cut a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits to the left of the copy paper piece.

Place the piece of paper over the Whisper White card and carefully start sponging the Powder Pink ink inside the circle. Gradually making your way in to the centre of the circle. It is good to leave the centre a little lighter.  TIP: If you haven’t used any removable adhesive on your paper then you need to hold the paper in place carefully with your fingers at the circle edge.  Sponge in to the circle. Slowly move your fingers as you work around the circle to hold the paper down.  If that makes sense??

Then take the Berry Burst inkpad and sponge a small section in the lower left corner.  Then you can remove the piece of copy paper, stamp your sentiment and tree branch in Early Espresso and some flowers in Berry Burst.  Assemble your card together, then cut a chair (love that chair!) in Berry Burst and some small flowers in Powder Pink.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a super stampy day/night wherever you are.  Don’t forget to stop by and say HI.  Tell me where you are from.  I love to read how far this travels.

Jenny

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #10 – AND A TUTORIAL ON CLEAR BLOCK STAMPING!

A quick post for you now.  I didn’t think I would get a card done for this challenge this round and it closed tonight.  Apart from being busy with getting my Open House ready I just couldn’t work these colours.  They are so not my colours!!

Anyway,  I had some inspiration last night and had a little play today.  So firstly these are the colours for the Colour Inkspiration #10

Cajun Craze          Delightful Dijon            Island Indigo      and         Smoky Slate.

What do you reckon??

Here is my card.

The background on this is created with Clear Block Stamping.  I have tried this a few times over the past few years.  Every time you create this technique it always works out different, even if you have used the same colours.  It is an effective technique.  I will explain how to below.

Firstly, on the card though. The base card is Island Indigo and the card mat is Cajun Craze.  I never use this colour.  I don’t even own the inkpad for it.  I used the Marker. The chair from Layered Seasons Thinlits is cut from Copper Foil Sheet.  Check out those clear drops!  The card needed something else on the front.  I was looking what to put on them and found the White Perfect Accents.  I was positioning them around the card and then one of the white backs came off.  It was clear!  I liked that look much better so I took the backs off the other two. They look like water drops.  I think I will do that more in the future.  I hardly ever use those Accents as they are so stark white.  (Did you know you can colour them too with Sharpies!!).

Now to create the Background.

CLEAR BLOCK STAMPING

1. Ink your Clear block.  I used Block E.  For this card I first inked the top half of the block with the Island Indigo ink by patting the inkpad directly on the block.  I then wiped the top edge with a tissue then patted the Smoky Slate inkpad on the edge.

On the bottom half I patted on the Delightful Dijon inkpad, then wiped the bottom edge a little with a tissue to take off some ink.  I then ran over the edge with the Cajun Craze marker as I don’t have the inkpad.

Using a spritzer or small spray bottle spritz the block LIGHTLY with water.

2. Leave the block on the table top facing up.  I did tilt the block a little but I didn’t want it to run too much.  I find when you leave the block on the table rather than turn the block on to your card it saves some runs and drips.

Place your Watercolor card on to the block and rub over the back of the card. Gently peel off the card and leave to dry.

Once dry decorate your card as you desire.  This creates fun backgrounds.

Hope you will give this technique a try.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #09!

I didn’t think I was going to get time for this week’s colour challenge at Colour Inkspirations.   Then yesterday I had a  little amount of creating time.  I should have been getting some samples ready for my launch or get class cards done but ….

These colours have eluded me this week and I really couldn’t get anything together.

The colours were Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim and Pool Party.  Well, I sat down and created and for some reason in my head it was Bermuda Bay instead of the Dapper Denim.  I just posted it to the challenge page and and have just realised that I have used the wrong colours!! So I guess this is not going to cut it for the challenge.

But I will show you the card because you might like it even in those colours right??? 🙂

I wasn’t sure where this card was going at the beginning but I thought that the Best Birds set might be good with these colours.  I thought about stamping the birds and watercolouring them but then decided to do a background.  I have wanted to try this technique for a while so this might work well.  I will tell you about that below.

THE BACKGROUND

The background is created by inking the block, spritzing it with water lightly and then stamping.  I don’t know what this technique is called.  Direct to block stamping with a mist.  LOL! Here is exactly how.

First press the lighter colour inkpad over your block.  Take the next colour ink and press it over parts of the block.  You might like to take a sponge and dab the ink in places in the centre of the block where the inkpad won’t reach.

Then with your next colour, sponge the colour in different parts over the block by dabbing the sponge in the inkpad and patting on the block.

This is roughly what it will look like after you have inked the block.

Then using a spritzer or small water spray bottle lightly mist over the block with water.  Place the inked block upside down on to your card.  I used the Shimmery white or you could use watercolour paper.  Allow the card to dry.  You will find that each time you do this the results will be different so have fun and play with it.

TO FINISH THE CARD

Mat the piece on to black card.  Then adhere the piece to the Bermuda Bay card base which I stamped the “hashed” background on to it with Bermuda Bay ink.

Die cut 2 birds from Birds and Blooms Thinlits in black cardstock.  For the stem I first cut the branch from this Thinlits set but I thought it was too thick.  This stem is from the Stylish Stems Framelits.

Stamp the sentiment in versamark on to a piece of  black cardstock, tip over the White embossing powder and heat to set it.  Then cut the piece with the small oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Twirl some Silver Thread behind the piece and then raise it off the card with Dimensionals.

Lastly, stamp a flower from the Birds and Blooms set and colour it with Bermuda Bay ink.

 

So while it is not right for this colour challenge I liked the end result – and I got to play with the Birds and Blooms set which I hadn’t for so long. So all is not lost. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Back again soon,

Jenny

 

DIFFERENT WAYS WITH THE EASTERN MEDALLIONS THINLITS!

I have been working on this project for a few days.  Really! It’s not like it’s even a card but it seemed to take some time.  Maybe I was getting a little too fussy but anyway … I wanted to show ideas of how you can use the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  I have seen a few Demonstrators show these ideas but thought it would be a good reference for myself – and to share with you.  🙂

These Thinlits would have to be the most versatile ones Stampin’ Up! have produced I think.  There are so many ways of layering them together or using one just by itself.  Don’t be limited to the ideas I have shown you here.

I hope this is  helpful for you.  See what you can put together.

Did you check out the great value in the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle that is available at the moment? There is only just over a week to grab this bundle.  If you want to refresh your memory just head back to this Blog Post -> HERE.   or see below. 

Have a great day,

Jenny

ANOTHER LADY IN RED!

A few weeks ago I shared a number of projects with the ‘Beautiful You’ ladies. I showed how to change the dress line of one of the ladies.  If you missed that post you can see that HERE.

I started making a video but I didn’t come to share that.  We won’t worry about the video now, but during the process I made a couple of these ladies so thought I would finish the cards off. I have the card to show you today.  It is similar to the original card.

Once I coloured the stamped lady with the Aquapainter and Watercolor Pencils, I cut the piece with the Layering Oval Framelits. Then I adhered a Paper Lace Doily behind it with a few loops of Gold Thread.  I actually had a white card piece already embossed with the ‘Fluttering’ Embossing Folder.  This piece was adhered on to a Red card mat and then a Thick Whisper White card base.  The sentiment “Celebrate” was stamped in black on to Real Red card and punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.

If you want to see the rest of the ‘Beautiful You’ cards I have shared recently then be sure to click on the tag below of “Beautiful You” and it will take you to all the posts.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

 

DRAGONFLY DREAMING FOR A COLOUR CHALLENGE!

I didn’t get to the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event this weekend for a number of reasons which was sad BUT I did get to hang out with my beautiful girl for Brunch and a movie and we had a lovely family wedding yesterday AND as a bonus I got to stamp today.  So while I missed all my stamping buddies and all the sneak peek into the new catalogue I had a special weekend. 🙂

This Colour INKspirations Colour challenge has been running for the last 3 weeks but I haven’t had a chance to look at it and to be honest I was a bit daunted as to how to put all those colours together!

This week’s colours for Challenge #06 were Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold.  Yep! I would not normally put those colours together.

Here is what came together today.

It’s hard to tell by the photo but the front of the Night of Navy base card is actually cut and the sponged strip is set behind the cut section rather than layering it on top. To do that, I cut down on the left side of the Night of Navy card to leave a small border. I then adhered the sponged panel behind that on the left. Then with the portion of card I had cut off I cut it down to about 3cm (just over an inch). I adhered that over the sponged piece on the right. I hope that makes sense?? 🙂

To Create the Sponged Panel:

On a piece of Whisper White firstly wipe over the piece with the Embossing Buddy.  Stamp your dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams with Versamark and then add Clear Embossing Powder and heat with your Heat Tool.  Using sponges and starting at the bottom sponge over Night of Navy ink, then Pool Party in the middle and Calypso Coral at the top.  Ink up the “spots” from Timeless Textures with Versamark and then add Gold Embossing Powder and Heat.  

After adhering the piece to your card as described above stamp the “dots” from Dragonfly Dreams in Night of Navy ink down the right hand side of the card base.  On a strip of Whisper White stamp the sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams in Versamark and then Gold Embossing Powder.  Add some loops of Gold Thread behind the sentiment and add that to your card with Dimensionals.  Cut some small dragonflies from Gold Foil and add 3 to your card.

I actually didn’t think I would get a card done for this challenge so that was a nice accomplishment for the day.  Hope you like it.

Have a great week,

Jenny