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2021 INCOLOR COMPARISON CHART AND COLOUR RESOURCES!

Today I have a number of great FREE resources for you that I hope might help you in your creating. I mentioned it in this week’s video.

So help yourself.

Head to the link I have shared and download them to your computer ready for you to refer to often. Or you can PIN these images to Pinterest for later.

2021-2023 Incolor Comparison Chart

See how the new 2021 Incolors compare with other current colours.

Check them out -> HERE.

Colour Co-ordination Charts

A great resource to help you with some colour co-ordinating when you create your next project. Head -> HERE

Paper, Ink, Marker Chart

They are available for all the colour Collections. Print the chart off and mark off the colours you have so you can keep a track of what you have. It’s a great way to see them at a glance having the chart.

Head -> HERE.

Project Tutorials

I have a large number of Projects and Techniques on this blog for you to access. Many you will find under the tab at the top of the page under ‘Free Tutorials’. Some I have still to update so also click on the TAG in the right hand column of Techniques or 3D or Fun Folds. Whatever you would like to see.

Blog and Newsletter

Don’t forget to subscribe or follow along on my blog here to be updated when I post.

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And also Subscribe to my newsletter list to receive a project tutorial each week to help inspire you in your creating.

Facebook crafting group

Come and join my ‘A Stamping Journey’ Facebook group where we share what we have been doing and occasionally have a challenge. Head -> HERE.

Happy creating now with lots of colour inspiration,

Jenny

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MASKED BACKGROUND WITH THE NEW STAMPIN’ UP! BLENDING BRUSHES

Have you seen the new Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes?? I have had mine for a couple of weeks but have just pulled them out this week. I have been having so much fun with them. How soft and delicate are the bristles!! They are lovely.

On yesterday’s Facebook Live I used the brushes on the card and shared some tips in using them.

The edited video is now on Youtube. I will add it below too. If you are receiving this blog post via email it might not show up so head to my blog or you can go to Youtube directly.

I will be sharing some more cards with the Blending Brushes very soon so watch out for them.

A couple of tips with using them though. You will want to treat them differently than the sponges or the Daubers.

  • When picking up the ink from the inkpad you will want to “rub gently” not dab like you might with the sponges.
  • Dab off a little on scrap paper first. I do this with the sponges anyway.
  • When applying ink to your card move in a circular motion with light pressure.
  • Hold the brush down towards the brush head.
  • If you are sponging the whole card start off the edge of the card and work lightly in.

I hope these tips help. I will put together a video soon sharing some cool ways of using the brushes.

Here is the card from the video. I have used the Dragonfly Garden on the card.

On the Dragonfly I stamped the “solid” wing stamp on the wing outline in Blushing Bride and then coloured just the tip of the wings with the Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Write Marker or you can use the Stampin’ Blends.

The Blending Brushes are available in my store now -> HERE. for $21 AUD

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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ESAD JANUARY-JUNE MINI AND SALE-A-BRATION HOP!

Welcome to today’s Blog Hop with some of the ESAD Demonstrators. We are focusing on the new January – June Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration. Woo Hoo! Who is excited! I can’t wait to start sharing with these amazing products.

You might have come from Odette’s blog -> HERE or just starting with me. That’s ok. Join in and hop around.

Just first off – What is ESAD??

For my project today I couldn’t resist the Darling Donkeys stamp set. How cute is it??? This is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration this year.

The card is a Pull Tab Flap Fold. It’s really quite easy – and fun! I think I need to make more of these type of cards.

Firstly the front of the card with the cute donkey.

Pull the tab and it opens to another sweet donkey.

Inside the card I added some white card to write on – and another donkey.

All the donkeys were stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.

The Designer Series Paper panel on the front is from the Flower and Field pack also a free choice for Sale-A-Bration.

Want to make one of these cards yourself?

I will add the measurements just below in Metric and Imperial. Rather than recreating a video of putting the card together you can check out Lisa’s video here. She explains it so well. View it -> HERE.

PULL TAB FLAP CARD

Base Card:    21cm x 14.8cm score at 10.5cm 5 ½” x 8 ½” score at 4 ¼”

Card for Tab Pull: 5cm x 15cm score at 5cm, 6.2cm 2″ x 6″ score at 2″, 2 1/2″

Card Mat:     12.8cm x 8.5cm      3 ¾” x 5”

Designer Series Paper:   12.4cm x 8.1cm   3 ½” x 4 ¾”

White card for inside:    10.1cm x 14.4cm 4” x 5 ¼”

Scrap card for stamping and small card squares

Continue on the Hop. You can head to Wendy’s Blog -> HERE or click on the arrow below.

Happy Hopping. Be sure to check out the Catalogues and Sale-A-Bration too. You will love it!

Jenny

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DOVE OF HOPE TRIANGLE EASEL CARD!

Today’s project I recently shared with my newsletter subscribers. I send out a tutorial for them each Tuesday. (If you don’t receive my newsletters yet – why not?? – Just click on the link in the right hand side bar to add yourself to the email list).

I wanted to share this project as my little Christmas gift to you. HAPPY CHRISTMAS. I have a video to help you create it. It’s now on Youtube too. (Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel too so you can get notified of videos I post).

This card is a Triangle Easel card. I have made a number of them over the years. They are really easy to make. I am using the Dove of Hope stamps and Dies. I am so sad these are leaving us.

I will add the measurements below too so you can follow along later.

DOVE OF HOPE TRIANGLE EASEL CARD

Base card: 10.5cm x 21cm Scored at 10.5cm 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. Scored the angle on the left hand square from the bottom centre score line to the top left corner.

‘Tis The Season Designer Series Paper 10.1cm x 10.1cm 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″

Whisper White card 10.1cm x 10.1cm 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″

Card scraps: Vellum, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Whisper White.

I hope you like the card.

The Dove of Hope stamps and the Dove Dies are available in my store now. They are on the Year-End Closeout list so will leave very soon. TIP: Buy the stamps and the Dies separately as they work out cheaper than buying them as a bundle. 🙂

In Australia? Shop now.

Dove of Hope Stamp Set -> HERE.

Dove Dies -> HERE.

Still time to grab your Free pack of Red Rhinestones with your order in the next week. Of course it may not arrive by Christmas BUT you can enjoy opening it still shortly after.

Thanks for visiting. Now go and enjoy the video – and then shop. 🙂

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #112 – ROLLING A BACKGROUND!

Wednesday’s WOW! today #112. I want to share with you how to create the lovely sponged backgrounds.

I don’t know about you but I have been enjoying creating these backgrounds a lot lately.

Here is a tip from our Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

The great tool to use for these backgrounds is the Sponge Brayers.

To use the Sponge Brayer build up the ink on the Brayer to roll over your project. I have shared this technique in a few videos recently. You will find those on Youtube or scroll back a few posts to catch them.

One tip I tell people when rolling to collect your ink is to not roll back and forward on the inkpad. It’s a “roll and lift movement”. Roll gently over the ink pad, lift the roller and roll again gently. Keep repeating this until you get the amount of ink you want.

When rolling on to your card it’s a good idea to start off the edge of your project and roll gently onto your card. Repeat building up the ink on your inkpad and roll on your project again starting off the card. Keep building up as much colour as you like.

The Sponge Brayers come with 2 handles and 4 sponge rollers. So it’s good to have a different Sponge for a different shade of colour. You can see them in store -> HERE

For creating your backgrounds you could also use the Sponges or use the Sponge Daubers but I think the Sponge Brayers are more effective as they cover a larger area at a time.

TIP: To create your “horizon” as shown in the projects above, place a piece of paper over a section to create a lined edge before you start rolling. Then if needed change your paper around to mask the edge again from the other direction to roll. Or on these cards they have elements stamped.

The stamp set used for these projects is the Sending Sunshine set seen -> HERE.

I hope you have a go at this technique. It’s a fun one to build up your coloured background.

In Australia? If you need any products to get creating these projects please stop by my store -> HERE. Thanks for your orders. Or you can contact me directly on 0439 844574.

Don’t forget to use the host code if ordering online. 9J63PU4C

Happy “rolling” 🙂

Jenny

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STAND UP SEASIDE NOTIONS EASEL CARD

Last post I shared a fun Easel Card for the World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop. I said that I would tell you how it was made so you can make your own. So … Here it is.

Firstly, here is the card again for you. It’s a Stand Up Easel Card.

The original idea I found on Connie’s blog -> HERE.

I will give you the measurements in Metric and Imperial.

STAND UP EASEL CARD

Base Card:

Card – 10.5cm x 28cm (4 1/4″ x 11″) Score at 7cm and 14cm (2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″). Fold on score line.

Piece of Designer Series Paper 10.1cm x 13.6cm. (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″)

Bottom piece of Designer Series Paper 10.1cm x 6.6cm (4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″)

Front Flap:

Card – 9cm x 23cm (3 1/2″ x 9″) Score at 11 1/2cm (4 1/2″). Fold on score lines.

For Inside of Front Flap: One piece of white card 8.5cm x 10.9cm (3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

Piece of Designer Series Paper 2.5cm x 8.5cm (1″ x 3 1/4″)

For outside of Front Flap: Card mat 8.6cm x 11.1cm (3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″)

White card for Front 8.1cm x 10.6cm (3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

Piece of Designer Series Paper 8.1cm x 2.5cm (3 1/4″ x 1″)

Decorate the card as you like. You will need an element on the bottom of the base card on the front to be able to tuck the flap in to for it to stand. This can be anything you like to use.

Have fun with it.

If you need any stamping supplies and you are in Australia? Please stop by my store -> HERE.

Thanks for shopping with me. I do appreciate each and every order.

Jenny

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WHALE DONE FUN FOLD + VIDEO!

I have had lots of fun with the Whale Done stamp set lately.  It’s just so cute!

One of the cards I have made is a fun fold. I’m not really sure what the fold is called.  I have a few names – Perhaps a reverse Gatefold? A ‘W’ fold.  What would you call it?  Let me know in the comments.

Whale Done Fun Fold

Whale Done Fun Fold card _ closed

I have a video for you with the Measurements further below so don’t miss them.  I will post it here but it is also on my Youtube channel.

Hey, have you subscribed to my Youtube channel yet?? – Head over -> HERE and subscribe so you don’t miss out on any videos – and be sure to click on the bell to get the notifications. 🙂

WHALE DONE FUN FOLD

MEASUREMENTS

Granny Apple Green Base card –

21cm x 14.8cm  Score the card at 5.5cm, 8cm, 13cm and 15.5cm. 

8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″  Score the card at 1 5/8″, 3 1/4″, 5 1/4″, 6 7/8″.

Pretty Peacock card 10.8cm x 7cm   2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″

Whisper White card (outside piece) 10.4cm x 6.6cm    4″ x 2 1/2″

                                (inside piece)  14.4cm x 4.6cm   5 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ 

 Designer Series Paper 14.4cm x 5.1cm @2    5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ 

Have fun creating the card.

If you are in Australia and need this Whale Done bundle to your collection.  Head -> HERE.  Or you can contact me directly.

Grab the cute Whale of A Time paper while you are at it.  

Whale Done stamp set and punch

Don’t forget.  Last days for Bonus Days.  

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #107 – CREATING WATER SCENES WITH MOUNTAIN AIR!

Wednesday’s WOW! #107.  I wanted to share a little tip I discovered – although maybe you had already discovered it – or maybe not!  Today’s tip – how to create easy water scenes with the Mountain Air stamp set.

The Mountain Air stamp set is a great one to create mountainous scenes.  I found when you turn the treeline stamp upside down it looks like water. You can stamp that under the mountains with the trees off the edge of the card so you won’t even see the trees.  I thought it was clever anyway. And it extends the scenes that you can create.

Below is a Card in a Box I shared recently.  You can see the water edge under the mountains at the back.

Below is a card I created some time ago  For some reason I stamped it in green on this card when I look at it … It could be a grassy field too right. 🙂

Hope you find it helpful when you use your set.

Haven’t got the Mountain Air Bundle yet? In Australia, you can order it through my store now -> HERE. It’s really not that expensive at $88 AUD.

Please use the Host Code: 3MDURVQZ 

Don’t forget Bonus Days are on Orders over $90 receive a $9 voucher to redeem in August so throw in some Dimensionals with that to get your code.

If you need help with your order then contact me directly on 0439 844574 and I can place it for you.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a great day,

Jenny

 

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #105 – LINING UP THE SUNFLOWER STAMP AND DIES!

If you have the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle do you find it a little frustrating to line up the sunflower die with the stamp OR to even put the stamp back in the stamp case after you have finished?? I have to say I find it quite frustrating – and time consuming. 🙂

I came up with a little tip to reduce frustration – and save time.  I thought  I  would share it  with you today for our Wednesday’s WOW!

Wednesday’s WOW! #105 – Lining up the Sunflower Stamp with the dies and also how to get that stamp back in the stamp case. 

1. Getting the stamp back in to the case.

Firstly we will start with the stamp set. I keep the rubber surround for the stamp set in the case and put the stamps back in to the rubber when I have finished stamping.  It keeps them secure in the case AND you can quickly see if you are missing a stamp.  Which is really good.

With the large sunflower stamp I found it hard to find the position to put it back in.  You had to keep turning it until you thought it lined up.  It took some time.

So, once I had it in the case I placed a mark with a Black permanent marker on the rubber surround and on the edge of the sunflower stamp. Then it can easily slip in place in to the right position. 

I made the mark on the front of the stamp on to the side and then over the edge on to the back of the stamp.  So you can see it when you are stamping. 

2. The next challenge was to line the die up with the stamp.

You now have the mark on the stamp so you can now position the die and make a mark on the die. 

To do this you need to position the stamp face down as that is how will stamp out.  NOTE: I have  placed the sticker  on the back of the stamp. I know some people don’t add the sticker. I think for this type of detailed stamp it would be helpful to.

Then you can  line up the die with the image.  On this image  below I see the mark is fading.  It is up the top.  I will need to add another mark.  I didn’t use permanent marker on this one I think.

3. Now lining up the die with the stamped image to diecut it.

Before you stamp the image on white card make a pencil mark on the card.  Then ink up the stamp and stamp it on to the card with the mark on the stamp lining up near the mark on the card.

Then you can easily position the die on to the card as you line up the marks.  Then diecut that lovely sunflower out.

I hope these tips are clear for you.  I am sure they will save you a lot of time.  It certainly has saved my sanity.

Be sure to the PIN the images to save them for future reference.

In Australia? If you would like to order the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle they are available in my store now -> HERE. 

Please use the Host Code: 3MDURVQZ

Or

Email me at jghayward@yahoo.com and I can place the order for you.

I will drop a little card in the mail for you to say THANK YOU. 🙂 I appreciate your orders.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

 

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TECHNIQUE CLASS – BY MAIL!

This month I am bringing my Technique Class to You.  You can join the fun wherever you are.

Learn the Salted Background Technique with a Class By Mail.

Class Kit – Receive all the materials to create 2 cards plus tutorial for $12. Does not include Stamped images. You can substitute your own. You will require your own salt.  Regular Table Salt is suitable. Australian residents only.

OR

Tutorial only – $3 – Emailed out to you after payment received. Available wherever you are in the world

Register for the class by emailing me by 30th April.  Payment via bank deposit or Paypal.

Get in on the salty fun.

Have a great day.

Jenny