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HIMALAYAN POPPY CARD!

Last week I shared on my Facebook page this card with the Painted Poppies stamps.  I wanted to go with a different colour of poppy than what you might be seeing all around the internet.  I looked up some poppy colours and saw a gorgeous blue one called the Himalayan Poppy.  So I tried to recreate this.

The Balmy Blue card piece was embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder. A new favourite of mine.  The Poppy was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.

I put together a video showing how I created the card.  You can check out this video on Youtube -> HERE.

Apologies in advance.  I am still working this video thing out so be patient. 😉

If you need these Painted Poppies (or any other products) in your life then you can grab them in my store now -> HERE.

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Thank you and have a great day.

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #93 – LAYERING THE POPPY MOMENTS DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #93.  Today we are looking at the Poppy Moments Dies.  These are lovely dies in the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue.  There are so many dies and what do you do with them??

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! is Layering the Poppy Moments Dies.  See how these flower dies work together.

You will find in these dies a number of flower shapes and leaf shapes.  They can work on their own or layer them together.  You can see in the image above how I have layered them.

There are a number of small flower centres too.  The really small leaf shape that you can use for the small “bud”, I have also used as a small leaf.  I showed that in the little tags in the previous post.

Below is the dies to see what they actually look like.  One die I haven’t shown on the image above is that small shape in the top left.  This diecuts the pattern in your card.  It doesn’t completely cut the card.  I will share that in another post to show you how it works.

Hope this is helpful for you when you come to use the dies.  PIN the image so you have it as a reminder next time.

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

See the Poppy Moments Dies (HERE) and the other great Poppy products in my store now -> HERE. 

 

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GET MORE FROM YOUR PRODUCTS WITH MY TECHNIQUE CLUB!

You have the products but you would like to know how to use them more in different ways?

Wherever you are located (Australian residents only) you can join in.

Join my Technique Club starting in February.

FEBRUARY DATES: Friday 14th 10am or Saturday 15th 2pm.

What you will get:

  • Learn a new technique every month. You can keep a sample each month in a book or folder so you review it later.
  • Attend the class free each month.  Online option is available if you can’t attend.
  • Receive all materials needed for your class projects.
  • Create exclusive projects that are not seen elsewhere in my classes.
  • You will learn new ways of using your products.
  • Take your turn of receiving the Stampin’ Rewards of Free products one month with a minimum of $25 of Free products depending on the number of members. (Club benefits can only begin when the needed number of people attend).
  • Available in a Face-to-Face class or Online if you can’t make it.
  • If you can’t attend the Face-to-Face class, I will send you the kit to make them or I may make the cards and send them to you.
  • Join an exclusive, members only Facebook group with further information, class recap, project shares.
  • In addition, you will receive a 12 project Tutorial bundle containing 12 exclusive projects emailed to you following your order.

Your requirements as a Club Member:

  • You must commit to a 6 month membership.
  • Submit a minimum $50 order each month by the club date.
  • You must give me a back-up order before the club commences that I can use if you can’t submit an order by the due date.  (eg card, ink etc).  Called the ‘Oops’ order.
  • Online orders must be submitted by the 10th of the month.
  • Guest option is available for occasional attendance to the class.  Cost is $25 per class or Free with a minimum order over $50.

Interested?

Whether as a regular club member or as a Guest member.  If you are not local you can still join in and card kit and information will be sent out to you after the class.

Email me or complete this form HERE. Sign up by January 25th

I look forward to starting these special classes with you.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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SOME SPECIAL CUSTOMER THANK YOU CARDS!

I can show you these cards now.  Recently I made these Thank You cards for a special group of customers.  This group has been with me for 10 years now supporting me, encouraging me and attending my events.  I wanted to mark the special occasion.

I made a couple of different variations but using similar products.

Paper: Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper,

Card: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue.

Stamps: Butterfly Gala, Magnolia Blooms.

Inks: Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight,

Dies: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched Nested Dies.

Other: Butterfly Duet Punch, Adhesive Rhinestones, Adhesive Pearls.

I wanted to tell you how I created the butterflies.  I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set on white card.  Before I punched them out I sponged over them.  Firstly with a colour in the centre and then around the outside with another colour.  The butterflies were all different colours. I punched them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch. To add some highlights I sponged around the edge of the butterfly with the colour I used on the outer edges.

I really appreciate these lovely group of ladies.  They changed the direction of my business and continue to support me.  They have become lovely friends.

Now let me just take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you.  Thanks for all your support, your comments when you can, your pinning and Thanks for visiting my corner of Blog land.  It’s because of you I post often hoping to inspire you.  I hope I do that.  Thanks for your support.

I’m looking forward to a new year of creating and sharing.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #90 – SHINY DIECUTS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #90 – creating shiny diecuts.  This is something really cool I just realised. Maybe you already know.  This is how you can make your diecuts shiny – and not using the shiny Foil or sparkling Glimmer Paper.  It’s very easy.

Firstly, diecut your shape.  Here I used the leaf shape from the Christmas Layers Dies.  Rub over the diecut with Versamark, Sprinkle over the Clear Embossing Powder and heat the powder with your Heat Tool.  See the shine develop.  It’s always magical isn’t it when you see that powder melt away.  If you want to take it a step further you could add some glitter in with it to really make it sparkle.  How cool!

I have given you an image below that you can PIN to Pinterest so you can then come back to anytime to remember this fun little technique.

Below is the finished card.

I had a small piece of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Before I adhered this to the white card mat I stamped over some “spots” from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and then embossed the white card with the Subtles Embossing Powder.  It is a little hard to see. 

Add a small strip of the Copper Foil behind your Brightly Gleaming paper strip too before adding it to the card. Adhere the leaf spray on to the white card and then add this to the Pretty Peacock card base.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set stamped on to white card and that was cut out.  All finished with a Copper Star Embellishment and some of the Classic Weave Ribbon added with a glue dot.

Here is a close-up of the shine on the leaf spray.  I have to say this card was so hard to take a photograph of with the shine from the Copper in the paper and the shine on the leaf spray.  I hope you get enough of an idea anyway.

Try this idea out for yourself.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #89 – TAGS, TAGS, TAGS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #89.  I have a cool new bundle to share with you today that I just discovered about.  It’s the Tags, Tags, Tags Bundle in the Holiday Catalogue.  Really I am a little slow sometimes.  Perhaps you haven’t noticed it yourself so I thought I would tell you about it.

The Tags, Tags, Tags Bundle is on p56.  There are 9 images in the stamp set on 3 stamps.  They are connected together. The 3 tags are cut at one time with the Trio die.  How cool is that! A bit of a time-saver.

Each tag die is a different shape.  And you could use these tags dies for any of your other sentiments that fit in the shape.  I love the shapes of them and one is stitched!

I really overlooked these dies. Did you?

Here is a closer look at how they cut.  These are using the Valentine’s stamps in the set but you get the idea.

While we don’t celebrate Halloween here or even Valentine’s Day all that much, the Christmas stamps are really sweet, but really those dies!!

What about some ideas from the catalogue of how to use these little tags.

Some more samples.  You could use these on cards not just tags.

If you want to check the Youtube video out to show these more clearly then head -> HERE.

If you want to see them in my store and/or order then head -> HERE.

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Also, Don’t forget there are only a few days left to go in the draw to win a new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer.

Thanks for visiting me.  I love your visits,

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #87 – EXTENDING YOUR DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #87.  I can’t believe I hadn’t shared this tip with you before.  I share it often in my classes.  I went searching back through my blog but can’t seem to find anything.

SO, today’s WOW!  How can you extend your Dies to fit behind a larger sentiment piece. It works with punch shapes too.

It’s very simple.  Die-cut (or punch), cut it and adhere it behind the stamped piece. It’s a great way to dress up your sentiments when you don’t have the right size.

I have done that with a different sentiment on this card here that I shared some posts back.

Hope you find this tip useful?

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #85 – REVERSIBLE CUP OF CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #85 – Did you know there are reversible stamps?  That’s what we will check out in this post.  The Cup Of Christmas stamp set – which is reversible.

This is the Cup of Christmas stamp set. You can find it on p34 of the Holiday Catalogue. I love the font on the sentiments. The really clever part of this stamp set though is that the cups are reversible. You can stamp either side of the stamp.

I wasn’t sure how it would really work.  If you are like me check this video out to see it close up.

 

Here is a graphic taken from the Catalogue.  Pin it so you can have reference to it later.

How about some fun samples using this stamp set.  Have the cup facing either way.  How cool!

I wonder what other reversible stamps Stampin’ Up! might come up with??  We will have to see.

You can grab your Cup of Christmas set and experiment with the cups yourself.

Grab it in my store now -> HERE.

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Receive a Tutorial Bundle of 12 projects as a Thank You.

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

 

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EMBOSSED BACKGROUND WITH PLAYFUL PENGUINS!

I shared some cards with the Playful Penguins a little while ago.  This time I have a cute card for you but what I particularly want to show you is the background.

I have used the Christmas Layers Dies in the Holiday Catalogue to create this effect.

I have embossed the dies on the card rather than cutting them.

I have shared a few times how to emboss with your Dies -> HERE and -> HERE.  It’s very easy and gives you a little more versatility with them.  What a cool effect it creates!

To emboss with them you will need to change they way you layer them in your Diecut machine.  Here’s a table to help you.

Please note: the table below uses the term Big Shot.  Stampin’ Up! no longer uses the term Big Shot.  I will update this table very soon.

To finish the card the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and cut with one of the Ornate Frames Dies.  I added a strip of the Gold Foil under the sentiment piece that I had flagged the ends. The paper is from the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper. 

For balance and for a little extra I added some of the Shaded Spruce Ribbon and cut a Gold snowflake to finish.

I do love these penguins.  How about you?? What about trying this effect on your next card.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

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NATURE’S BEAUTY MOONLIGHT FOX!

I have another Nature’s Beauty card for you today.  This card was inspired by a card on Pinterest HERE.  There was no name on it and it was a photo that didn’t lead to a blog or any other site that I can see so I apologize BUT I liked the idea so I built on that.

A few details on the card so you can create your own.

Cut a circle from scrap paper so you can create a mask.  Hold this firmly in place on white card while you sponge or use removable adhesive to keep it secure.

Using Balmy Blue ink sponge on the card.  First start off the card then sponge in from the edge of the card by rubbing in circles not patting the sponge down.  Continue sponging until you are happy with the effect having the colour darker on the edges and lighter as you move in.

Use Night Of Navy ink and with a different sponge, sponge in from the edge of the card a little. Building the colour so it is darker on the edges.  Remove the mask circle.

Stamp the fox in Memento ink and also the bushes. Colour the fox using the Stampin’ Blends (Crumb Cake) and the ground coloured in Granny Apple Green.

Adhere to the Night of Navy Card base.  Stamp the sentiment on to Crumb Cake card and cut with the die from the Ornate Frames Dies.  Raise up the tag with Dimensionals and add a small box from the Night Of Navy Twine.

For some bling I coloured a Rhinestone with the Dark Night Of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

There you have it.  Hope you like it.

I do hope you consider ordering the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  It has some sweet images for many occasions and also has a few other stamps like the bushes, trees and snow falling that are great fill-ins.

Thanks for visiting me today,

Happy Stamping,

Jenny