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BUTTERFLY BLUE WITH BRUSHOS!

I have another card to share with you today using the Brusho Crystal Colours. I shared one yesterday. If you missed it just pop back a post.

This card was created a little differently to the one  I shared yesterday. Let me tell you about it.

Firstly on Shimmery White card you will heat emboss your butterfly.  If you are not familiar with heat embossing.  Rub over your card with the Stampin’ Buddy.  Ink up your image (I used the butterfly from Beautiful Day), with Versamark.  Stamp the butterfly on your card and tip over some White Embossing Powder.  Clear Embossing Powder would work as well.  Heat the image with the Heat Tool to melt the powder.  I LOVE heat embossing.  That is what drew me in to stamping all those years ago.  It never gets old.

With the Aquapainter, wash over the butterfly going outside the lines too.  Sprinkle over the Blue Brusho Crystal – and watch it dissolve and spread.  That’s almost as magic as Heat Embossing.  You may like to add some more Brusho to add more colour or wash over more water.  Just see what it looks like.  Let it dry.

** I made a similar card a little while ago and even did a video back then. (It’s not a great one – still learning in that aspect).  If you want to head back to see that card and maybe catch the video, then head back to this post -> HERE.

To finish the card, I layered it on a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  Before adhering it down on to the Balmy Blue card mat I tied around some Black Baker’s Twine.  Then added the “friend” from the Well-Written Framelits.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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SPARK A LITTLE JOY WITH STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP!

Decluttering and organising is THE thing at the moment.  No area in the house is safe.  Now you have simple, functional storage for your craft space whether you have a designated room or you work straight from a box.  Storage By Stampin’ Up! is now available.

These units are made of a lightweight, durable plastic material that is easy to assemble and can stack to fit in your own area whatever your size.

Watch this quick video -> HERE to see how they all work together. 

Here are the different units and prices.  You can see how functional these pieces are.  Units specifically designed for your inkpads, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, Ink Refills and other special pieces.

Get a closer look at these products in my store -> HERE.

I have attached a chart below to show some of the ways you can configure the units.

It is hard to read, so download and print out your own copy so you can use it to measure out your craft area.

Download the chart -> 04.01.19_STORAGE_BY_STAMPIN_UP_CONFIGURATION_SP

 

Below are some Q and A you might be asking yourself.

Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?
No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.

How high can I stack storage trays?
We stacked up to 50 storage trays without any issues, BUT we would not recommend stacking that high. While our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. Use your discretion when stacking.

Can I mount my Storage by Stampin’ Up! products on the wall?
No. Our modular storage products are designed to sit on a table (or similar flat surface).

How should I use the Open Storage Cube?
The Open Storage Cube can be used to hold any miscellaneous items like ribbon, embellishments and small punches. For more inspiration on ways to use items from our Storage by Stampin’ Up! product line, check out the configuration chart we created.

Can I mix and match Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?
Yes! Our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are modular and designed with customisation in mind. Take a look at the flyer for more information on the size and dimensions of each item in our new modular storage product line.

How do the silicone feet work?
To protect your surface and prevent slipping, we’ve included peel-and-stick silicone feet with the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays and Open Storage Cube.

STORAGE SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFER

To help you get your Storage units together, join in my Storage Special Bundle Offer

TO ORDER

View the Storage By Stampin’ Up! units in my store -> HERE When ordering Please use the Host Code: P3TZFUNA

AND … A new, exclusive Tutorial Bundle is now available for April.  Here is a sneak.

These will be emailed out to you directly.  Receive them Free with orders over $78 (Australian residemts only)

 OR

Purchase the tutorials for $20 AUS wherever you are in the world through my Paypal account.  Details given on request.

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Thank You and have a nice day,

Jenny

 

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #61 – BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES GIFT BAG!

Wednesday’s WOW! #61.  I have something special today.  I hope you like it.  I am featuring the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper all week.  Of course you can use any paper for these projects but how pretty is this paper – and bonus because it is free!

Today I want to show you this cutie Butterfly bag.  I have the tutorial below for you.

For the cute tag above I punched a butterfly from a scrap piece of the paper using the Butterfly Duet Punch. I used the Detailed Trio Punch on the white tag. The sentiment is from Beauty Abounds.

Here is the side view.

This is such an easy Gift Bag to make and it only uses 1/2 sheet of the Designer Series Paper.  You can make a few in no time.

BUTTERFLY GIFT BAG

METRIC MEASUREMENTS:

30.5cm x 15cm.

Score on the long side at 12cm, 14.5cm, 26.5cm and 29cm.

Score on the short side at 2.5cm and 12.5cm.

 

IMPERIAL MEASUREMENTS:

12” x 6”.

Score on the long side at 4 ¾”, 5 ¾”, 10 ½”, and 11 ½”

Score on the short side at 1” and 5”.

 

With the paper in landscape orientation, cut up on the scored lines along the bottom up to the score line.  Angle the cuts if you prefer so the tabs will sit better when they are folded up.

Fold on all the score lines.  On the top score lines fold the paper forward to show the other side of the paper.  Adhere this down on to the front.  See the photo to show it clearer.

Place adhesive on the narrow side tab and fold the paper to form a box shape.  Adhere this narrow tab to join the other side.  Place adhesive to the bottom small tabs.  Fold up and then adhere the long tabs at the bottom to form the box.

HANDLES:

Card strip – 2 @ 1.2cm x 14.8cm.

2 @ ½” x 6”

For the handles: Firstly, take a strip and run it up and down on the edge of the table.  This helps curve the card and breaks down the tissue a little.

Place adhesive on each end of one strip, Position one end inside the bag at the top.  Gently curve the strip and adhere the other end to the inside of the bag.  Repeat the same for the second strip on the other side.

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Have fun creating them,

Jenny

 

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BY THE BAY SMOOSHING!

I have another By The Bay card for you today.  It’s a little Smooshing effect.  Have you tried this technique before?  Very easy.  I will tell you about it below.

I was happy with how the stamped image turned out.  It was putting the card together that I had a problem.  I tried a few alternatives which resulted in a few bent edges trying to lift it off a few times.  In the end I think it was ok and I managed to rescue it. I have used the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper for Sale-A-Bration. Here is how to create it.

TO SMOOSH

For this technique I used the large Clear Block (Block E) and coloured over it with the Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral.  Lightly mist the block with water and then stamp on to Shimmery White card. Allow to dry and then stamp your image on to the card.  Since the card is dry it doesn’t matter if you use Memento Black or Black Stazon ink. Then stamp on the sentiment. There it’s that easy.

Try it yourself.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

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BY THE BAY WITH PENCILS!

I have been playing with the Sale-A-Bration set By The Bay. Have you noticed it in the catalogue? It hasn’t had much of a showing on blogs and Pinterest that I have seen. This is actually the first card I made with it although I shared a card in the last post.  This one I have coloured with the Watercolour Pencils.

Firstly, you need to stamp on Shimmery White card or Watercolor Card with Stazon Ink when watercolouring.  I prefer the Shimmery White as it doesn’t have the texture on it.

Take your time when colouring.  Lightly colour an area and wash over it lightly with the Aquapainter to smooth out the colours then let it dry.  It doesn’t take too long to dry but once it is then you can go back and add some more colour to intensify the area or add highlights.

I have to say I am no expert at colouring and I am learning a lot as I go.  Picking what colours to use is always hard.  I coloured most of it and left the wall and the path/wall to last as I wasn’t sure what colour to use.  The path was Ok in the grey but I am not really happy with the wall.  I did try lifting some colour off but was starting to mess it up SO … you just have to go with what you have. Right?? 🙂

For the sentiment I stamped that on white card and cut it with one of the dies in the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits and cut a larger one in black with the larger die.  I think I have to use these dies a little more often for these small sentiments.  They are just the right size.  I coloured a Rhinestone with a Black Sharpie as I wanted a black embellishment.

To put the card together I cut the Thick Whisper White in Portrait orientation.  So cut down the length on the narrow side (10.5cm or 4 1/4″).  Score at the half way point on the long side (14.8cm or 5 1/4′).  Cut off 3cm or 1 1/4″ on the bottom edge.  On the inside of the card I stamped the seagulls twice across the bottom.

 

By The Bay is available now as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.

Order in store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: TTBQMGUT  You can select By The Bay or any of the other Sale-A-Bration options when you reach the qualifying order amount.

Receive the Tutorial Bundle with 12 amazing projects with orders over $78 AUS.  These are compiled by a team of Global Demonstrators and I know you will love them and sent out free with your qualifying orders OR you can buy the Tutorial Bundle from me through Paypal or Bank Deposit wherever you are located in the world.

Have a great weekend.  I will be back again soon with another By The Bay Project for you.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #58 – WHICH INK TO USE?

I have had a number of people asking me recently which ink should they use when they are doing some of the different techniques.  I was putting together a chart to share with them.  Then this chart appeared in our Stampin’ Up! emails just today so I adapted it to share with them – and to you too as I am sure you ask yourself that same question.

So for Wednesday’s WOW! #58 today let’s look at the basic inks and see what inks to use.

TIP: If you are on your phone or even on a Tablet this table might be hard to read.  Save it to your device and then you can expand it.

In Australia? You can get any of these inks and more at my store -> HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: TTBQMGUT

Thank you for choosing me to order from.  Be sure to mark your address down so I can send you out a card and small gift.

So I hope that is helpful for you.  PIN the table so you can refer back to it time and time again.

Thanks for visiting me today for another Wednesday’s WOW!

Jenny

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CRAFT ALIVE TREATS!

Last post I showed you some photos of Craft Alive the show we attended a few weeks ago.  If you missed that post with some of the highlights then head back a post.

Today I want to show you some little treats I created.

First off I made these little Easel calendars for the 3 other ladies on our show team.  I invited each of them on this crazy ride with me and wanted to give them a gift.  I made this for their little gift pack to say Thank You to them.

These were so easy to make.  Without giving you specific measurements I will tell you how they are made so they can work for metric or imperial measurements.

MAKE YOUR OWN EASEL CALENDARS

Take a sheet of card and cut it in half vertically.  Put one half aside. With the other length you have, score the piece in half. Then score one of the sections in half again.  Then fold on the score lines.  Fold it firstly in at the half way line, then fold the other score line inwards. The larger section is the base part.  The smaller equal sections are folded.  Does that make sense?

You will also need an additional card piece that can be adhered on to the front.  This piece is the same width as the card and you can make it any height.  I made it the same height as the base length.  In other words, the other piece of cardstock you put aside at the beginning, cut that in half and it will be the right length.  I hope that all makes sense.  Really it is the idea of it.  The actual measurements are entirely up to you.  Decorate as you like.  I had pieces of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper that I decorated the front with and a butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

I also needed to make some tags up for the prize gifts.  Stampin’ Up! were very generous in donating a box full of retired products.  We made up so many prize packs and gave away several per day.

I have one of each colour of the tags I made using the lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the Amazing Life stamp set.

I hope you like these.  I think everyone who received one loved the tag…. or maybe it was all the lovely Stampin’ Up! products they received.  They were very excited anyway.

Thanks for visiting me again today,

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD FEBRUARY BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Stamping Around the World Blog Hop.  The team brings you the Free Tutorials each month and we have decided to join in a Blog Hop to share more creations just for you.  You will travel all over the world in this hop.  Each of us are using the same stamp set that we used in our Tutorial projects. So I hope you enjoy the Hop.

You would have come from Margriet’s Blog HERE or just starting from mine here. Either way you can follow along with us.

For my project this month I have used the Incredible Like You set.  For today’s project I created a Panel card using this set.  I have the instructions below so if you want to make your own you can.  This card was hard to take photos of so I hope you get the idea.

Front on.

The front of the card is cut shorter with the panel overhanging.

The butterfly is from Butterfly Gala coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. I just happened to have this finished butterfly on my desk left over from a previous project that I didn’t end up using. It worked well I think.

I added the Glitter Gems for a little sparkle.  The paper is from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  (This paper is in low supply so you if you want it you better grab this one soon). The Organdy Ribbon is already gone sorry.

The inside. 

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

MAKE YOUR OWN PANEL CARD

I have the measurements for you in Metric and Imperial.

METRIC (apologies in advance for the odd measurements but this is what I started with on my white stamped piece and went from there.  The panel can be made in any size to suit)

CARD

Base Card (Highland Heather) – 14.8cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm.  Trim off 3cm on the front.

Card Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 14.4cm x 7cm

Paper – 14cm x 6.6cm

Inside Piece (Whisper White) – 14.4cm x 10.1cm

 

FRONT PANEL

Mat (Highland Heather) – 9.5cm x 7.2cm

Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 9.1cm x 6.8cm

Stamped Piece (Whisper White) – 8.7cm x 6.4cm

 

IMPERIAL (for the mat pieces I have reduced them by 1/4″.  You may wish to reduce them more to suit you)

CARD

Base Card (Highland Heather) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″scored at 4 1/4″.  Trim off 1 1/2″ on the front.

Card Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 5 3/8″ x 2 7/8″

Paper – 5 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

Inside Piece (Whisper White) – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″

 

FRONT PANEL

Mat (Highland Heather) – 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″

Stamped Piece (Whisper White) – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

STAMPED FLOWER

Now if you notice the flower on the front there isn’t actually a stamp for that.  I created that using some of the images in the set.  The “dot” for the centre and the “petals” for the leaf.  This is how you can build your flower up.  I hope it is clear enough.

1. First stamp the “dot” on your card.  I used So Saffron.  Use the leaf shape to build your petals of your flower.

2. Stamp around the circle spacing them evenly apart.

3.  Go back around the circle stamping in the spaces.

4. You have your finished flower.  I added some Wink of Stella in the centre of the flower but it didn’t show up too well on the card photo.

 

The Incredible Like You set is in my store now -> HERE.  $28 Aus. It has been very popular at all the events I have done recently.  Everyone loves how versatile it is and the sentiments are lovely.

There is only one week left for the February Tutorial Bundle.  The bundle contains 10 exclusive projects from Demonstrators around the world. Receive it Free with your orders over $78 AUS.  This will be emailed out to you after you order.

OR you can purchase the Tutorials for $20 AUS. You won’t be disappointed.  People have said to me how gorgeous the projects are.  (and they are!). 🙂

Now continue on your Blog Hop by following the NEXT and BACK arrows below.  I have the list below if you get lost.

        BACK 

    NEXT

 

 

Roll Call List

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

 

Thanks for visiting me

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW #56 – MASKING FROGS!

I have a fun card for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #56.   I want to show you how to make this cute card with the So Hoppy Together set using the masking technique.

For the card I have used Lemon Lime Twist base with the Gingham Gala paper stack.  The frogs were stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

Do you want to know how I stamped the frogs?? I used the masking technique.  Let me show you how it is done.

MASKING TECHNIQUE WITH THE FROG

You can use this technique with any stamps.  The idea is to create a mask on a piece of sticky note paper.

1. First stamp your image on to a piece of sticky note being sure to stamp where the sticky part is underneath.  Fussy cut around this image.

2. Stamp your image again onto your white card towards the left hand side of your card in the position you would like it to be.  Place your “mask” piece that you had created in Step 1 directly on to that stamped image.

3.  Stamp your image again to the right next to your stamped and masked image where you would like it to be.  See the photo below if you are unsure.

4. Remove your mask and place it over the 2nd stamped image to mask this one.  Stamp your image again to the right of this.  See the photo below.

I hope this helps you.  What stamps could you use for this fun technique??

Don’t forget to grab your So Hoppy Together set Free with orders over $90 during Sale-A-Bration.  Or you could choose another option.  There is so many lovely products to choose from and who doesn’t like free. 🙂 🙂 🙂

If you are in Australia you can order -> HERE.  Don’t forget to use the Host Code this week.  Q6XB6QR6

AND, orders over $78 AUS will receive the Free Tutorial Bundle for this month to create 10 fun projects.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny