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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. ūüôā

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. 

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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. ūüôā 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 РReceive 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

 

 

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ORNATE GIFT BASKET – TUTORIAL AND/OR KIT AVAILABLE!

It’s Easter Fast approaching.¬† This sweet basket might be just the thing for your Easter treats or you could use if for any occasion.

I can provide you with the project kits to make your own or you can get the tutorial on it’s own.¬† Or grab the kit and the Tutorial for Free.

You will have to be quick to get the kit in time for Easter though. Order by this Sunday for it to arrive in time.

The kit and tutorial will be available for a couple of weeks otherwise though if you are not in a hurry.

Create your own gift Basket Kit Options:

  • Purchase the Tutorial¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†$2.50
  • **Purchase the Kit and the Tutorial¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† $ 7.50
  • Additional kit (each)¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†$ 5.00
  • Receive the Tutorial Free with an order over $50.00

Email me at jghayward@yahoo.com to order your kit/tutorial.  Payment via paypal or bank transfer.

International visitors can order the tutorial.  The kit can only be ordered by Australian residents.

** to have the kits to create by Easter weekend please order the kit by Sunday 5/4.     Postage an additional $2.50  Pick up available.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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THE NEW STAMPIN’ UP! PAPER TRIMMER NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER!

Exciting news!¬† The much awaited Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is now available for YOU to order.¬†

 

I have had mine for a couple of weeks now and I love it.  Ooh! it cuts so smoothly. And I love the clear measurements especially in the centre of the cutting board and in the gap where the arm folds out.

If you missed the video I made on my review of the trimmer you can see that on Youtube -> HERE.  By the way have you subscribed to my channel yet? Do that while you are there.

You can now order it.  I know you have been waiting very patiently.

It is ready to order for $44.  Australian residents only.  Just a note: Replacement Trimmer Blades are not available just yet but you should get through your Christmas creating ok.  The Blades will be available in January.

Contact me directly OR

Head to my store now -> HERE to shop.

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Be sure not to mark it anonymously so I can send you a little Thank You card and gift.

Happy Shopping,

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #81 – TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR PROJECTS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #81.¬† I have an interesting post for you today.¬† Well I hope it is interesting. I have some helpful tips when photographing your projects.¬†¬†

Maybe you just want to take a quick snap of your project for your own record but perhaps you want to have a little more quality in the photos you take of your projects.  In the Stamping Around the World Tutorial Group I am on, Stefanie (one of the group members) has compiled some helpful tips.  Each of us contributed in providing a tip that we use when we take our own photos to share on our blogs and other social media platforms.

This is my tip that I shared.

When I take photos of my projects I don’t have a fancy lightbox.¬† I use 2 pieces of the large White Core Board.¬† One on the bottom and one on the back.¬† I do use a timber look placemat on the bottom as well.¬† The white board on the back is good for reflecting the light.¬† Sometimes I do have 2 small lights that project on to the boards to lighten them more.

After I take the photo I upload it to my computer and then edit them on a program although this one above was done on my phone to get it done for this particular post.

I crop, resize the photo and adjust the lighting.  This is all done in a few minutes.  Most times too I will edit a batch of photos in one sitting to be ready for upcoming blog posts.

This photo below was the photo of this card after editing which I posted to my blog a few weeks ago.  So you can see what the final look is.  I have very little of the core board showing afterwards but it does help with the light.

The watermark is different on the card above as I had to retake the card for the post this week and edit it on my phone.

There were lots of other great tips shared too. I will give you a brief summary here but then you can head to Stefanie’s blog post to get the full details rather than me relay everything.

Tips like:

  • Use contact or wallpaper as a fun background.¬† (Like I have used the timber look placemat).
  • Scatter multiple pieces of the project or a number of projects around to get a different effect.
  • Use props to create interest.
  • Stand the card up to show more details.
  • Get in close to take the photo.

Do you want to see more?¬† Head to Stefanie’s Blog -> HERE to read her detailed tips on lighting and see more tips shared.

I hope these are helpful when taking your own photos.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #80 – KEEP YOUR DIES SAFE WITH THIS MAGNETIC DIE BOARD!

Wednesday’s WOW! #80.¬† I have a very useful tip for you today with this Magnetic Die Board.¬† I thought I had shown you this tip already but apparently not.

In my classes I found that the dies we were using kept going missing.¬† They would get buried under papers or bits.¬† They would drop on the floor and disappear.¬† We spent a lot of time in class looking for them.¬† Some months ago I came up with this idea.¬† Since then – no more missing dies.¬† Everyone knows when they use them they go straight back on the board.¬† It is such a time-saver and has reduced the stress. ūüôā

You might find it useful yourself.  I have it standing near the Big Shot machine and have all the dies on it that we will use in the projects for that class.

How to make one yourself

It’s very easy to make yourself.¬† I picked up a cheap photo frame from a discount shop.¬† Opened it up and took out the glass. I cut Magnetic sheets to size and adhered them to a piece of card.¬† Then inserted them back in the frame without adding the glass though.

Place it near your diecut machine and put the dies on it that you are working on.  For a single project you may not need it but if you are making a large project or a couple at a time then you can store all your dies on it while you are working.

I hope you find this tip useful.

Thanks for visiting me today wherever you are in the world.¬† I love having you visit and I love sharing my little crafting world with you. ‚̧

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #76 – WHAT’S WITH THE NEW CLEANING PAD!

Wednesday’s WOW #76 we are looking at a cool new product today.¬† The New Stamp Cleaning Pad.¬† Perhaps you have seen it in the catalogue and was curious about it Or maybe you hadn’t even noticed.¬† (see page 182). I know it took a few looks before I saw it.¬†

What’s this Cleaning Pad about?

This cool new Stampin’ Up! Cleaning Pad is small in size, about the size of an inkpad, and is great if you are packing for a stamp day or a stamp camp.¬† It easily fits in your little tote.¬† Or if you are at home and not wanting to get your larger Stampin’ Scrub out.

It already has a cleaner on it so there is no need for additional spray mists or water.  When it dries out there is a Cleaning Pad Refill that you can buy very reasonably priced to re-moisten it.

Here is an information block with more information.  It is ready for you to PIN too for future reference.

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #73 – DAISY LANE TEA BOX!

I have a sweet little Daisy Box for you for Wednesday’s WOW! #73.¬† You could use this to gift Tea Bags or some small chocolates.¬† I have the Tutorial below.

It doesn’t take long at all to make.¬† I used the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper for the strip around it.¬† The daisies were stamped from the Daisy Lane set and punched with the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch.¬† I did 2 of each and layered them together.¬† The leaves were punched with the Leaf Punch.¬† If you check the leaves closer I scored along the centre and then curled them up a little.¬† This gives them a little dimension.

Here is how to make your Box.

Tea Bag Box

NB: Measurements are in both Metric and Imperial.¬† (apologies in advance for the 16th” measures).

Cut card to 19cm x 14cm (7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″).

Score card at 8cm and 11cm on the 19cm side . (On the 7 1/2″¬† side score at 3 1/8″ and 4 5/16″)

Score card at 3cm and 11cm on the 14cm side. (On the 5 1/2″ side score at 1 3/16″ and 4 5/16)

Cut Designer Series Paper piece at 6cm x 28cm (2 3/8″ x 11″).

To assemble the box.  Fold and score on all the lines.  Cut up on the small score lines on the long sides of the card.  See below.

Assemble the box by firstly adding adhesive to the 2 small tabs placing it on the outside of the tab. Fold up and bring one of the side panels over to adhere on to the tab.  Do this on both sides of the box.  Add adhesive along the outside of this long tab and then adhere the other long tab down on to this. This forms your box.

Place adhesive, (I use Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive) along the back of the paper strip and wrap around the box and adhere down. Decorate as you like.

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Hopefully that makes sense.  I was a little time pressed today to get the full photos together.  If you need more information, drop me a comment and if you would like a video then let me know.

Enjoy making the box.

Jenny

THIS WEEKS SPECIAL ONLY:

Order the Daisy Lane Bundle and receive a pack of Clear or Gold Faceted Gems free. (your choice of colour).  Great for the centres for your daisies.

Plus you will also receive 3 project tutorials from the projects that we will be making in our Daisy Class this week. (You can see those in an earlier post).

    

The Daisy Lane Bundle is available in my store now -> HERE.

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #70 – CREATING THE PAPER MAGNOLIA FLOWER!

Wednesday’s WOW! #70 today.¬† I could tell you so many things today with all the exciting new products just released, but for today I have a special project.¬† You have probably admired the gorgeous Magnolia flowers in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. They are even all over the front cover. You might have even seen them online. Well today I am going to share with you how to create your own Paper Magnolia Flowers.

You just need a few supplies РThe Good Morning Magnolia bundle and the Hot Air Balloon Punch.  Check out the easy to follow steps in this video.

Very simple and very gorgeous.  I like that you can make the smaller flowers too.  Ok.  Are you off to make some Magnolia Flowers now?

If you need any supplies to make this project then you can head to my store online -> HERE.

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Orders over $78 AUS receive an exclusive 12 project Tutorial Bundle free.  Or you can purchase the Tutorial Bundle for $20

   

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER:

The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle is $111.50 AUS.¬† The Hot Air Balloon Punch is $31 AUS.¬† TOTAL $142.50¬† If there are a couple more items you like you would be better off joining Stampin’ Up! and pay $169, but you get $235 of products in total of your choice which could include these items.¬† That makes it so much more affordable AND can check items off your LONG wish list.¬† Ask me more about it.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! THE CATALOGUE IS HERE!!! :)

It’s all a bit exciting! We all love new products right??¬† There is lots of gorgeousness inside this one.¬† Have you seen it yet? What is your favourite?

You can now view it online -> HERE

To help you make your Wish List as you read through the catalogue, Download an indexed Catalogue List -> HERE.

If you haven’t received a catalogue from me as yet and would like one, drop me a reply to this email.

I will be sharing lots about this catalogue including my favourites and the new Incolors. I have been creating a lot but for now go and take a look and see what you love.

But here is just one suite of products. The¬†Bird¬†Ballad¬†Suite¬†is at the top of my list.¬† It’s been very popular with many of you who have seen it already too.

The Magnolia Suite is absolutely gorgeous and is showing to be very popular too.

Something to consider: 

The Magnolia Bundle above with the stamp set and dies is $111.50. The complete suite of products shown above is $234.75 (including stamps, dies, cards, notes cards, envelopes, embellishments, papers).

If you like this suite it would be actually cheaper to join the Stampin’ Up! Family, choose this Suite and pay only $169. No shipping costs either. Talk to me about it or check out 10 reasons why -> HERE.

For now, read up on the catalogue and make your list.  When you are ready to order, head to my store.

TO ORDER:

Orders can now be made in my store.  Head ->HERE.

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Remember also:

 

New project Tutorials are out this month to create 12 new projects.  These are sent to you free as a Thank Youfor your order. (with orders over $78 AUS).
Or you can purchase the tutorials direct from me for $20 AUSwhere ever you are located in the world.