cards, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

MANGO HELLO CUPCAKE!

I have another Hello Cupcake card to share with you today. Do you like cupcakes?  I have to say I don’t have them too often and I take the frosting off.  It is way too sweet.  I do like these cupcakes though. 🙂

I made a banner a little while ago with the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  I had lots of angle pieces left over from cutting the triangles.  So rather than waste them I will try and use them on some projects.

This card is in Mango Melody which I haven’t used too much of. On some white card I stamped the cupcake base in Early Espresso, the “cake” part in Daffodil Delight and the frosting in Mango Melody.  This piece was then cut with one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. A white card mat was first stamped with some “sprinkles” and then it was run through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I was brave.  I stamped the sentiment on the Mango Melody angle piece. I was really nervous to do this in case it didn’t stamp well but phew! it worked.  To finish, adhere all the pieces together.  I raised up the Oval piece with dimesionals and added a Rhinestone for bling.

Maybe I could make a few more different coloured versions with these angle pieces I have.  I will see how that one goes for time. 🙂

The Hello Cupcake set is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with your orders over $90. Have you checked it out yet? See all the choices and to order in my store -> HERE.  

Please use the Host Code: FYQHM4CK     Thanks for your orders. 

Don’t forget too.  Receive your free card Tutorials with your qualifying order.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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10 PROJECT TUTORIALS FREE WITH YOUR ORDER!

Happy New Year to you!  2019 is here and I am excited with lots of new things coming.

To kick off today I can now announce to you that I have collaborated with some Demonstrators from around the world to bring to you each month Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundles.

You can receive 10 Free project tutorials when you order with me with a qualifying order OR you can purchase the Tutorials. 

Here are the Details.

  • The Tutorial Bundle includes 10 projects.
  • Orders over $78 AUS will receive the Tutorials Free. Order either in store or by contacting me directly. The PDF will be sent out to you after the order is received.  Australian residents only.
  • Purchase the Tutorials for $28 AUS.  The Tutorials can be purchased by direct deposit or through PAYPAL by anyone globally.  That’s exciting! 🙂

I am sure you will love the tutorials.  They are all fantastic.

In addition, Sale-A-Bration starts on the 3rd so for orders over $90 or $180 you can choose select Sale-A-Bration product for Free.

DO YOU WANT MORE??

Join the Sale-A-Bration club.  Commit to ordering $90 per month for the next 3 months (Jan, Feb, Mar) and receive your choice of Sale-A-Bration products PLUS one month you receive the Host rewards of a minimum $27.

Email me or comment that you want to take part.

TO ORDER

Contact me or Order products in my store -> HERE  Please use the Host Code FYQHM4CK

Thanks for choosing me to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I do appreciate it.

Jenny

 

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #50 – CREATING A PYRAMID CARD (AND MAYBE A GIVEAWAY!)

Here we are Wednesday’s WOW! #50.  I really didn’t even consider I would get to that number when I first started just this year.  How fun it has been sharing fun projects and videos with you.  Have you enjoyed them??  Today for #50 I have a special project that I have been sitting on for a few weeks waiting to share with you – and Today is the day! And since it is such a big milestone I thought I would have a little giveaway on my blog.  It’s been a while since I have done that so be sure to read all the details below.

So today’s project is … A Pyramid Card.  Have you made one of these before.  I thought it would be fun to make one and share it with you.

This is the front view.

This is the back view.

I have put together a video for you and have some photos too below.

Apologies in advance for the video quality.  I am working on that. 😉

CREATE YOUR OWN PYRAMID CARD

The Pyramid card can be made to any size.  The principles to make them are the same.  Work out the approximate height you would like and the size of the card squares will be approximately three-quarters of that height.

Tutorial and measurements for the Pyramid card above.

Cut 3 squares of card to 10.5 cm (Just over 4”).

Cut 2 squares of Designer Series Paper (DSP) slightly smaller than is 4mm or 1/8”.  Squares for this one would be 10.1cm or 4”).

1) Score each card piece diagonally once.  Fold on the scored line.

2) Cut both squares of DSP in half diagonally.  Flip one triangle over to use the opposite pattern.  You may choose to use a completely different piece of DSP for a different pattern choice.  You may choose to have each piece the same. Adhere the DSP triangles onto one panel of each card

3) (NB: In these photos I didn’t adhere the Designer Series Paper before assembling). Position one of the squares behind another square underneath the other square.  Before applying adhesive, check the position so you only apply adhesive to where it is needed.  Repeat this for each card piece.

Be careful where you place the adhesive as you won’t want to place it all over your card.

4) You can choose to adhere the third square to the first square to assemble it permanently or you can add a Velcro dot to the edge piece, or add ribbon to tie it together so it can come apart to lay flat for posting.

– Decorate your Pyramid card as you like.

BLOG GIVEAWAY

OK, now for the prize.  Since it’s the 50th Wednesday’s WOW! I have a Blog Giveaway of … some BLING! We all love bling and let’s face it we can use it to cover up a multitude of mistakes.  Who does that?? 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

I will pick a winner at random.   To enter please leave a comment on where you are from and what you love seeing when you come to visit my blog.  I will close the entries on Friday midday. AEST  The bling giveaway is only for Australian residents only sorry.  BUT if you are an international visitor please leave a comment and I will send a handmade card off to you.  I am allowed to do that. 🙂

So enter away.  And thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

 

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VIDEO SURVEY – CAN YOU TAKE A MOMENT PLEASE?

This is a different type of post today.  I am considering classes and my direction for next year.  Videos and tutorials are becoming a big part of the way we share stamping techniques and projects with each other.  Is that how you want to see them??

I would love your views and have put together a very short survey.  It is 2 very quick questions. Would you mind taking about 20 seconds out of your day to answer the 2 questions please??

That would be really great.  I love to hear your ideas.

Here is the link to the survey -> HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to complete this for me. And Thanks for following me along on this crazy, creative journey. 🙂

Jenny

 

 

3D projects, cards, Christmas, Tutorials

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 4 – A TAG FOR YOUR WINE!

Today for Week 4 of 12 Weeks of Christmas I have a cute tag for you.  Quite often we might give a bottle of wine to a workmate, a neighbour or to a friend when we visit for dinner.  Why not dress up the bottle and add a tag to it.  These are very quick to make and good to have on hand.  I have been making them for the Craft Fairs I do and they are very popular.

I actually have 2 tags to share with you today that I have made recently.

The first one is on Shaded Spruce card with some of the gorgeous Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  The deer from the Detailed Deer Thinlits is cut from Copper Foil.

This tag below is used the Farmhouse Christmas bundle.  I stamped the farmhouse in Crumb Cake on to Crumb Cake card and cut that out.  I kept it simple so I didn’t have to colour them in. 🙂  The paper is also from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. 

Do you want to make them? They are very easy.  Let me tell you.

MAKE YOUR OWN WINE BOTTLE TAG

You can create these any size you like.  I will give you the measurements for these ones.

Metric: Cut your card 7cm x 21cm.  Score at 7cm.    Imperial: Cut your card   3″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 3″.

Use one of the smaller circle dies from the Layering Circle Framelits and cut a circle in the small square section at the top.

Decorate as you desire.  I cut the piece of Designer Series Paper slightly smaller than the lower length of the tag.

I made some of these tags a few years back.  If you want to see these versions then head to this post -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Techniques, Tutorials

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE – SALT BACKGROUND!

I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop this month and we are sharing Favourite Techniques.  I always love to try different techniques.  Before we start you might be starting here or you have just come from Jenny Hall’s Blog -> HERE.

As for my Favourite Technique.  That’s a hard one to choose one.  What I am sharing though today is a technique that I have wanted to try for a very long time so it was a good chance to play with it to create some, hopefully fun cards with you.

The technique I am sharing with you is the Salt Background Technique.  Have you tried this before?

Using the salt on a wet background creates a type of “bleaching” of dots on your card as the card dries.  I will show you the cards and then show you how to create your own.  (You might want to continue to Blog Hop and stop by again later to take in all the details).

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN SALT BACKGROUND

For this technique you can use any type of salt but the result will differ.  The larger Rock Salt will result in larger “bleached” patterns (like the first example above) whereas the regular fine Table Salt will give a speckled type of “bleached” pattern, (like the 2nd example).

As you need to add water to your card you will need a good quality card to take the water. Either the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper or the Shimmer Paper works very well.

NB: The steps below are for the first card sample above.

1. Wash over your card with the Aquapainter and water.  Add drops of chosen reinker colour(s) over your card.

For this sample below I added drops of Pumpkin Pie Reinker first over different areas on the card.

I added other colours too.  Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.

2. Using the Aquapainter wash over the colours to spread it over the card.  Try not to mix the colours too much though. It does look a bit messy.  The colours lighten as they dry too. Each time you do it, it will work out different.  You can just use one colour reinker too as I did in the Night of Navy card.

While the card is still wet sprinkle over your salt.  I forgot to take a photo of this sample with the salt on it but I will show a different card below.

3.  Allow the card to dry. You could use the Heat Tool but I found it just spread the colours more which I didn’t want so leave the card for several hours or even overnight.

Once it is dried lightly brush off the salt.  You will see little “bleached” spots where the salt was.  It is a great effect and you can use that directly on your cards.

Here is a different sample in Rich Razzleberry showing the salt over the card.  I will share the finished card for this one at a later time.  For these cards I used the Rock Salt which are larger grains of salt.

For this Night Of Navy one below I used the finer Table Salt. Which I didn’t take a photo of at the time. I did add a lot more salt to the card too. I like this effect how it turned out.

I will say my hands were very inky by the time I finished with all the different colours.  But that’s part of the fun. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Now you are off on the next blog and can see what technique they have to share with you today.

Click on the ‘NEXT’ image below to head to Narelle’s Blog.

Jenny

cards, Techniques, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #40 – DOUBLE EMBOSSING YOUR CARD!

Wednesday’s WOW! #40 today.  Who knew there were so many tips and tricks to share with you.

Today’s WOW! is something I came across in my blog travels recently.  I read it on Pinterest but didn’t save the idea.  Only stored it in my head as something to try so it is not my original idea but I think it is certainly worthwhile sharing with you.

It’s a cool technique that really adds to your embossing on your cards.  It is double embossing, using 2 Embossing Folders to create great texture on your card.

See it here.

For this technique it works with one Embossing Folder that is a little more finer detail.  The Subtle Embossing Folder or even the Softly Falling one works well.  The second Embossing Folder needs to have a little more open design.  The Tufted Embossing Folder works great.

The first example above I used the Subtle Embossing Folder and the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.

The second example I used the Subtle Embossing Folder and the Tufted Embossing Folder.

This one below I tried 2 different folders.

Softly Falling Embossing Folder with the Petal Bust Folder on the left and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

THE HOW-TO

For this to work well firstly emboss the card with the finer detail one, then emboss the card with your second more open design folder.  If you emboss it the other way around you will find that the embossing with the more open design is squashed when you emboss it with the finer one.

Here are the finished cards with the 2 samples.

Hope you find this helpful and try it on your projects.

Jenny

 

 

cards, Catalogues, Challenges, Tutorials

ACCENTED BLOOMS FOR #CI38!

I had a little time yesterday to play along with the Colour Inkspirations Challenge for this week.

#CI38 colours were Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Gray Granite, Whisper White and Basic Black.

I had been using the Accented Blooms stamp set the last few days, which I will show you those cards later on. Since that set was out I thought I would use that.  I think the soft muted colours would work well with a little watercolouring on flowers.

Here is my card.

I came to the conclusion this week that I am not a fan of colouring.  So to colour this for the challenge was a little surprise.  But I think a little freestyle watercolouring can work well.  It doesn’t matter if you go out of the lines. 🙂

I used the Aquapainter and Inkpads to watercolour this. TIP: To watercolour any image I suggest several washes of colour if you want to build up the colour. Then allowing it to dry in between.  For this card I lightly washed sections with the Powder Pink and then allowed it to dry.  It only takes a few minutes.  Wash over the areas with the Gray Granite.  Then wash over again in the areas with the Powder Pink.  I did that 3 times with the Powder Pink as it is such a pale colour.  When it was all dry I washed over the centres of the flowers with the Berry Burst ink.  I allowed it to dry before washing again with the Berry Burst.  It is a time consuming process but I think worth it.

The lovely delicate edge is cut from the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

The sentiment is stamped in Black and punched with the Tailor Tag Punch.  I punched another piece from Berry Burst card.  Cut that piece in half horizontally then could layer it underneath the stamped piece so you see the little pink edge peeking out.  I finished with some Artisan Pearls and some Silver Thread wrapped around a few times.

Now to get this in to the Facebook group before the time is up tonight.  You can head over to the group -> HERE and join in on the challenges.  It’s a great way to extend your creativity.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

3D projects, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

DRESS UP YOUR CARDS WITH AN ENVELOPE SATCHEL!

I had a thought the other day to make a fancy little SATCHEL ENVELOPE BAG for a special card.  Why give it in a boring white envelope!  So here it is.

Here it is with the card.  I actually made the card a few weeks ago.

This is so easy to make.  The longest part is the decorating.  I will show you how.

CREATE YOUR OWN ENVELOPE SATCHEL

NB: Check the pattern on the piece of Designer Series Paper you use.  When you fold it half the pattern at the back will be upside down.  You want an all-over pattern.

1. Cut your piece of 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper in half vertically. I used the Share What You Love Specialty DSP.

2. Score it on the short side at 1.2cm (1/2″).  Turn your piece 180″ score it at 1.2cm (1/2″).  You should have 2 score lines running down each long side.

3. Turn your piece 90′  Score it at half way – 15.2cm (6″).  Fold on the scored lines.

4. Cut up on each of the score lines in the lower half of the section and the cut these off.  Check the photo below.

5. Add adhesive to the outside of the long tabs. Fold up the bottom piece and carefully adhere the two sides together lining them up on the edges.

There is your satchel already.

To decorate:

Cut a strip of co-ordinating card about 2 cm wide (3/4″).  This is the length of a full sheet of card.  Score one end at 1.2cm (1/2″).  Add adhesive to the back of this short end.  Fold around the back of the satchel at the top.  Add adhesive to the rest of the strip on the back of it and adhere this along the top edge going right across the front around to the back on the other side. Trim off any over-hang if need be.

For the handles cut a strip the length of a sheet of card and at approximately 1.2cm (1/2″) wide.  Cut the strip in half.  Firstly, to help the strip curve gently run it back and forth along the edge of the desk top or similar.  Add adhesive to the ends of each strip on the back of it.  Place one end in position on the front of the bag. Gently curve the strip and adhere the other end on to the front.  Repeat with the other strip for the back.

To finish, cut 2 ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Cut them both in half.  Adhere these over the ends of the strip on the front and the back.  Add pearls to finish if you like.

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I made a more masculine version.  Not sure of this one but what do you think?

This one is made from the Nature’s Poem DSP.  I added the strip across the top edge.  Instead of adding handles I added a ‘V’ Shape strip and added some gems to the front.  Is it “manly” enough? Maybe I should make it  more of a tie shape.

EDITED TO ADD: I have been pondering on this last project for the past few days.  I wasn’t particularly happy with it.  So today I changed things up a bit and thought I would show you. I am still not sure about it but I think it is a bit better. It’s not any worse anyway. 🙂

OK, I hope you like these dressed up satchels for your cards.  Do you think you would make them?  You could easily add a Gift Card in it and even maybe a small bar of chocolate.

Have a great day.  See you again soon,

Jenny

 

 

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

THINLITS V’S FRAMELITS V’S EDGELITS!

There are a number of different types of dies in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  Do you know the difference between them?  That’s what Wednesday’s WOW!  #34 is looking at today.  Let’s check them out.

THINLITS VERSUS FRAMELITS VERSUS EDGELITS

Just a note too: You will find that many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain Thinlits, Framelits and Edgelits.

What are they though?

Thinlits are usually the more detailed dies consisting of intricate designs and words. There are also Thinlits dies to create some 3D boxes or bags.  The detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.  I would recommend using the Big Shot Die Brush or the Paper Piercer.

For example, Botanical Tags Thinlits shown below.

Or the Window Box Thinlits

Framelits have an open centre and are like a frame.  They can be placed over stamped images to cut the shape or used on their own.

Layering Ovals.

Wood Crate Framelits

Many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain both Thinlits and Framelits as seen in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set below.

Most Framelits can cut materials such as card, paper, vellum, fabric and other light materials.

 

Edgelits can cut the image to create a detailed border as in the Delicate Lace Edgelits below.

They can also cut the outline of the detailed Thinlits such as the Detailed Floral Thinlits below.

 

While discussing the Thinlits and Framelits?  Should you use the Precision Plate?

The Precision Plate is designed to get the best cut with the more detailed Thinlits so they are crisp and sharp.  They should not be used with Framelits or less detailed Thinlits as they may warp the dies.

To use the Precision Plate you will replace this with the bottom Cutting Plate in your Big Shot.

See it in action in the video below. (If you receive this blog update by email and the video is not showing then head directly to the blog post by clicking on the title at the top).

 

Information from Stampin’ Success Quarter 2 2016. Stampin’ Up! Publication and the Stampin’ Up! online store.

 

I hope you have found this helpful.  I know I did when I was looking in to it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny