DID YOU KNOW STAMPIN’ UP! HAD BERMUDA BAY GLIMMER PAPER??

Well, you can make any colour you like!

You might have seen you can colour any embellishment like the Rhinestones and Pearls or ribbon with the Blends BUT I had a play with something else the other day.  Did you know you can colour the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Stampin’ Blends.  Now before you rush off and try it there are a couple of important notes.

** Use the Brush Tip end of your marker and only GENTLY brush over the Glimmer Paper.  Too hard a rub may damage the nibs of your marker.

** Only colour the area exposed so you don’t waste the ink.  You can see further below.

Here is the card I made with colouring the Glimmer Paper.

This is using the set Color Me Happy now available.  I have coloured the bird and the flower with the Stampin’ Blends.   Plus I coloured the Adhesive Pearl in too.  When I assembled the card I embossed the White card mat with the Softly Falling Embossing Flower and added a strip of white that was cut with the Flourish Thinlits under the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  (Don’t just keep this paper for Christmas!).

Getting back to the Scallop Circle.  I cut a scallop Circle using the Layering Circles Thinlits from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Then coloured just around the edge of it gently with the Dark Bermuda Bay Blends marker.   You don’t want to press hard with the marker.   Also, you only need to colour the outside edge that will be seen.

So what colour Glimmer Paper will you make??  Have fun with it.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10 – KEEPING THOSE LITTLE DIES SAFE!

I have a very short video to share with you today for this week’s edition of WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10.  I don’t know about you but sometimes those tiny little dies gets buried or dropped on the floor and you spend so long looking for them.  Well! I saw an idea somewhere quite a few months ago and just recently introduced this in the classroom.  I have to say this has been fantastic!! No more lost dies! Everyone loves the idea too when they come so I thought I would share it with you.

I hope you found that useful and you might be able to adapt it to your classroom or your own craft room.

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Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

 

ALWAYS AND FOREVER ANNIVERSARY!

I was asked by a lovely friend to make 2 Wedding anniversary cards for 2 of her children who are both celebrating their anniversaries this month.  I haven’t made too many anniversary cards so wondered what to do.  Then … My order arrived with my Stampin’ Blends and the Always and Forever set.  🙂

These are the cards I made.

I wasn’t sure what I would do with the stamps though.  I cut some squares of white card and would see where it would take me.  I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Ink on Thick Whisper White card.  That is essential when using the Stampin’ Blends.  Then they were coloured them with the Blends.  On scrap card I stamped them again. For the tree stump I stamped it in Night of Navy and cut the little hearts and adhered them straight on to the image. For the tree rings I stamped it on Night of Navy card and cut the heart out and then raised it up with Dimensionals and added a Rhinestone to the heart.

Instead of adhering the white card to a card mat I added a strip of either Silver Foil or Copper Foil at the top and bottom of the white card.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy DSP.  The sentiment is from the Best Birds set and cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

What do you think?

You can see the Always and Forever stamp set in my store now -> HERE.

You can find out more about the Stampin’ Blends AND don’t forget my Blends Club.  Find out about that -> HERE.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS ARE HERE!! WATCH THEM NOW! WHY NOT JOIN THE BLENDS CLUB TOO!

The day has finally arrived.  The Stampin’ Blends are here now for you to order.  I think you will love them.  They are so easy to use and to blend.  You will feel like an artist!!

Just a few features of them:

  • There are 12 colours of Markers available.
  • In each colour there are 2 colour shades – a Dark and a Light colour.  They are available as single pens or as a Combo pack with the 2 colour shades.
  • Colours available are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate.
  • In addition there is a Bronze marker, Ivory marker and also the Color Lifter.
  • Each marker has a Brush tip end and a Bullet tip end.  These are marked on the outside of the barrel.
  • These markers are not refillable.
  • Stamp the images you intend to colour with Memento Black Ink.

For an individual marker they are $7.75 AUS.  For the Combo pack they are $15.50 AUS.

The Collection of 26 colours – Dark and Light of the 12 colours, plus the Bronze and Ivory plus the Color Lifter is $209.75 AUS.  **This month receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts to hold them FREE to store your markers in when you buy the full Collection. (see the cases down below).

Do you want to see how they work??  This is very timely for a Wednesday and so it is this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #9. Let’s have a close up look at the Stampin’ Blends.

NB: If you get this post via email updates and the video is not showing, please head to my blog and view it there.

So what do you think?  Can you wait to get these?? They are available in my store now -> HERE  Please use the Host Code this week: EJJVSDME

OR you can order them by contacting me directly.

OR Why not join my BLENDS CLUB!

Here are the details.

Each month for 3 months receive 4 Combo Colour Markers and 1 Single Marker (either the Ivory, Bronze, or Color Lifter).

**Receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts in to hold them Free the first month to store your Markers.             

Total Includes Shipping and Handling      $73.25 (Local)  or  $75.70 (Non-Local)

The Clear Cases include and insert and front cover to store your Markers securely.

 

Jenny

 

 

 

USING THAT EASTERN PALACE SPECIALTY PAPER!

Are you like me? The Eastern Palace Bundle paper came out early a few months ago, you used it and then it got stored away to be overtaken by more pretty paper???? Yes?

I dragged it out the other week and thought I would play a little.  Although this paper is not one of the Designer Series Paper packs available as the BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE promotion for this month I thought it would be fun to share it anyway.  After all you can use any paper. 🙂

This first one has a strip of the Tranquil Tide pattern in the Eastern Palace paper.  Then how fun are the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  I cut the fancy circular diecut straight from the Very Vanilla card and layered it on the Tranquil Tide card base.  The smaller flower shape from the Eastern Beauty stamp set is stamped in Tranquil Tide on that colour card and then cut with the matching die.  No scissors required! The curvy sentiment fits nicely around the diecut shape.  Finish it off with the Gold Faceted Gems and some Gold Ribbon.  I think this is a classic style card.

This next one is totally out of my comfort zone.  Really, mixing 3 different patterns of paper!! But I think it works and I have to say I am happy with it.  I think it works as there is just one strongly patterned paper and then the other 2 are simple patterns.   It helps that the colours co-ordinate which is always a special feature of Stampin’ Up! Products.

The sentiment is stamped on white adding the “spotty” circle surrounding.  Then stamping and cutting a couple of the “flowery” shapes.  They all layer nicely together.  What more could you need to add than some loops of the Gold Thread.

What do you think?  Ready to drag out some of that Eastern Palace paper again? Maybe try the one above with some of your other paper packs and dare to mix the patterns. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

There is just a short amount of time to get the BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE PAPERS.  It finishes next Tuesday.  Grab them and any of your other necessary creative products in my store now.  Just pop over to -> HERE.

Please use the HOST CODE – BRE396PY

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #9 – THOSE HIDDEN STITCHED SHAPE FRAMELITS!

For today’s episode of Watch It Wednesday I want to share a  product that sometimes gets missed in the catalogue.  Every time I use these in class my class members are amazed.  Where had these been hiding all the time?? So I wondered if you had really discovered these yourself.

Today let’s look at the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I think these Framelits are great and I do use them all the time.  They give an extra dimension around your shape without being too fussy.  What do you think of them?  You need them in your stamping supplies for sure.

Here are a couple of cards that I have used them on.

Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – BLACK, WHITE AND 1 OTHER COLOUR!

Today I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop.  You might have just come from Jenny Hall’s blog HERE.  This month’s theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is Black, White + One.  Any colour you choose.  There are so many options really.  What to choose??  I really wasn’t sure what to go with until I sat down and started making the card.  My +1 for this Blog Hop is BERRY BURST!  Such a fun colour and I think it really “pops” when added to black.

Here is the card I created.  It’s a Triangle Pocket card using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Don’t think of this paper just for Christmas!

I found the original card inspiration HERE.  I changed the measurements a bit and also how I made it so I will add the tutorial below for you.

You can continue on your Blog Hop now and then come back to see how you make themNow head off to Sharon’s blog -> HERE. 

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CREATE YOUR OWN TRIANGLE POCKET CARD

You will need:

Base card – Basic Black 13cm x 10.5cm (5 1/8″ x 4 1/8″)

Inside card (I used as the inside lining) – Basic Black 12cm x 10cm ( 4 3/4″ x 4″)

Whisper White card  12cm x 10cm (4 3/4″ x 4″)

2 x Designer Series paper (DSP) squares 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″)

scrap card for embellishing.

1. Take your 2 Designer Series Paper squares.

2. Turn the papers so that the pattern that you want on the outside is faced down.

On each square fold the top edge in to 2 triangles.  Be sure that both triangles on the piece match.  I found it helped to just hold the mid point on the edge of the square with your finger or the bone folder as I folded it in. Fold up the straight edge over the triangles.  I actually placed the paper on my paper trimmer and scored a straight line just under the triangles to give a crisper fold.

 

Open up the straight edge fold again. Place adhesive behind the triangles to adhere them down.

3. Place adhesive on the back of the patterned paper along the straight edge and adhere them down to the back of your card lining piece. (for this I used Black card).  I added this step as I liked to hide the edge of the triangles to make it look neater especially as it is a colour I didn’t want showing.

4. Place adhesive on the back of the card lining piece and adhere that to your card base with the triangles sticking out.

5. The triangle pieces don’t meet in the middle but that’s OK.  You can embellish the front.  I added some diecut circles (one in black and one in vellum) and a diecut dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  On the dragonfly I sponged in places with the Berry Burst Ink.  I also went over just the “friend” word from the Dragonfly Dreams set with a Berry Burst Marker and it was then cut with the smallest of the Lots of Labels Framelits. 

6. On the inside white card insert I stamped the sentiment and the spots from the Dragonfly Dreams in Berry Burst and added just a little sponging around the edge.

What do you think?  I think I want to make more of them that’s for sure. 🙂

Jenny

 

 

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #8 – WHO KNEW YOU COULD EMBOSS WITH WATER!

I have been heat embossing today.   I always love heat embossing.  It’s what first drew me in to stamping.  I love the magic as the powder melts and sets.

I came across this video today from Stampin’ Up!.  I was so surprised that you can actually use water when you heat emboss.  It looks so cool! You will have to check the video out.  There are some other cool tips in the video too so be sure to watch it.

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #8 – HEAT EMBOSSING WITH A DIFFERENCE.

Now when I spill water on my card I can just heat emboss them right!   🙂 🙂 🙂

I hope you enjoyed these tips. I thought they were so cool and I just had to share them with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Why not drop a comment and tell me what you think of these videos I am sharing and maybe some suggestions of what you would like to see.

Have a great day,

Jenny

CHRISTMAS PINES ECLIPSE CARD!

I have been playing with the Eclipse technique recently.  You can see one of them a couple of posts back I made for a colour challenge.  This one is a Christmas one using the Christmas Pines stamp set.

The base card is Cherry Cobbler and the card mat is Crumb Cake.  The pine leaves are stamped in Garden Green. The Gold Foil bow is cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

Have you tried the Eclipse Technique yet.  SO easy but so effective.

Create the Eclipse Technique.

The Eclipse Technique is cutting the words or shapes directly from a stamped card piece and raising them off the card

1. Stamp your card with your chosen images.  You can use a piece of Designer Series paper (patterned paper) too as an alternative.

2. For this card I used the Large Letters Framelits to cut the word out of the white card.  You can use any dies though to cut other shapes from the stamped white card or paper mat.

3. Adhere the stamped white card mat or patterned paper piece directly on to your Crumb Cake card mat and then adhere both to the Cherry Cobbler card base.

4. Raise each letter up off the card in its place with Dimensionals.

NB: I have seen on some tutorials that the letters were cut several times from white card.  Then the cut letter was stacked up and adhered together and then the stamped letter was adhered on top of that stack.  I don’t think that is necessary.  Raising up the letter with Dimensionals is quite adequate.

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Now you can go and create your own Eclipse card.

Thanks for looking today.   I hope your day is going OK??

Jenny 

ECLIPSE TOUCHES OF TEXTURE FOR CI18!

It’s another Colour Challenge at Colour INKspirations group –  Colour INKspirations #18

The colours this round are so pretty. Powder Pink, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum.

So of course the card had to be pretty right?  I hope my card is anyway.

I have been playing around with the Eclipse Technique lately.  You might have seen that around your blog travels.  To do the Eclipse technique: You stamp over your white card mat (or you could use a piece of Designer Series Paper).  Then cut your letters or shapes out from the piece.  Once the card (or Paper) is adhered to your card mat, the letters are then adhered back on to your card mat raised up with Dimensionals giving a 3D look.

This is my card I created using the colours and using the set Touches of Texture.

The “Just For” is stamped in Basic Gray from the Work of Art stamp set.  Check the dragonfly.  I stamped it on Vellum and coloured it in on the back with markers. Then went over it with the Wink of Stella pen.

You still have time to have a play.  Head -> HERE to join the Facebook group if you are not already a member there.  Challenges are great to take part in.

EDITED TO ADD:  I was picked in the TOP 5 at Colour Inkspirations challenge for this card.  So that is very exciting! 🙂

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day,

Jenny