CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

This Friday if you are a Wollongong local come along to Card Class where we are getting Christmassy!!  After all it is Christmas in July.

Here are the details.  Why not come along.  Bring a friend if you like.  More the merrier.

We will make 3 special Christmas cards.  This is 2 of them.

WHEN:  Friday 21st July at 10am or 7pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST:  $20 please BYO own adhesives.

RSVP:  Please by Wednesday 19th.

I can’t wait to share these cards with you.  Let me know.

Jenny

CLOSEOUT SALE JUST IN TIME FOR THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!

Here it is December 1.  Time to get sorted for Christmas I think.  As you start thinking of the Christmas shopping maybe consider adding to your stamping stash with some great reductions at the Stampin’ Up! Closeout Sale just announced.

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This runs from December 1st to January 3rd but some items are while supplies last. So be quick!  Items included are from the retiring Holiday Catalogue items, Clearance Rack and Oversupply of some current products. Some up to 60% off!!

Here is a little look in to JUST SOME of the items.

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To view all the items on the Closeout Sale, Head over to my store HERE.  Click on the tab on the left hand side that says ‘YEAR-END CLOSEOUTS’ You can order directly there.  Please use the Host Code: PVFYE7UH

Or you can order directly from me.

Jenny

FAIR PROJECTS UPDATE – PART 2!!

Did you catch the last post about some cute projects I shared from my fairs last week?? If you didn’t then you can click on the link just above “Fair Projects Update”.  First though, read up on some more projects I have to share.

These Easel Calendars were very popular at all 3 events which was interesting.   There are a number of different tutorials on Pinterest to make your own which is where I found instructions to make these.  They are very easy to make.

Here they are.

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Here are some Magnet Calendars I made also.

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I used up lots of retired papers again.  They were all different and very easy to make.

Now for some Gift Card Holders. The tutorial for these can be found HERE.  I kept mine fairly simple.

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The Wine Bottle Tags I made I have already shared.  If you missed them you can find them in this post HERE but I will show you the photos below. They were very popular too.  They are a nice way to dress up a bottle of wine.

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I have shared a number of posts for Fair Projects over the time and they have been very popular posts.  If you missed out on these posts then click on the links below.

https://astampingjourney.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/more-craft-fair-projects/

https://astampingjourney.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/notebooks-and-more-for-craft-fairs/

https://astampingjourney.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/craft-fairs-part-2-gift-ideas/

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 Next post I will show you the Make and Take we did at one of the events which was well liked. 🙂  Make sure you stop by,

Jenny

CHRISTMAS STAMP A STACK!!

Christmas Stamp A Stack is on THIS FRIDAY!!! Are you coming?? If you are local to Wollongong I hope you can come on by.  Stamp A Stacks are a great way to make a large number of cards in a short space of time.  Not to mention the fun we have along the way!!  If you can’t make it, then you can order the cards kits to make them at home.  See the details below.

Here are the details for the Stamp A Stack.

This Friday 11th September 10am or 7.30pm – Christmas Stamp A Stack. 
COST: $15     BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.     RSVP: Wednesday 9th.

Do you want to see  the cards we are making this week? We are using some of the great new products in the Holiday Catalogue.

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Here they are close-up.

This one uses the ‘Boughs and Berries’ Embossing Folder and the ‘Delicate Ornament Thinlets.

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This card uses the set ‘Reason for the Season’ and the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.  It is such a cool punch!

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Now if you can’t make it then get the ‘Class at Home’ Kits.  This includes all the card and embellishments included to make the cards BUT it doesn’t include the stamped images. You can order the stamps separately OR substitute other stamps.  Cost for the Kits (to make the 6 cards) is $15.

Let me know ASAP if you would like to join us OR if you would like the ‘Class at Home Kit’ option.

Jenny

CATALOGUE LAUNCH REVIEW!

I thought I would share some of the things from my launch on the weekend.  It was such a fun time and I am sorry if you couldn’t make it. 🙂

Firstly, I have to show you my butterfly wall.  It is a bit hard to photograph.  The lighting is not the best.  It is a bit overcast today when I took these photos.

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I will show you some close-ups. I have used the Butterflies Thinlets and the cute new Incolor Blossom Accents.

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These are some of the treat bags I made for my lovely guests.  Sorry I didn’t take photos of all the flower colours.  These were last minute things as my order didn’t arrive until the 11th hour. The glue was still drying when the first guests arrived 🙂

I used the large Cello bags. I added some of the sheets from the ‘Cherry on Top’ DSP stacks and added a doily.  I cut some Balloons and banners with the Balloon Framelits and added a chocolate treat and some post-it notes.

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It is hard to tell in the photo but I ran the bag through the Big Shot with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.

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Here is a close-up of the pegs for the bags.  I punched out a flower with the Petite Petals Punch and adhered a flower onto it with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This was then adhered to a little peg.  It was a simple, cute idea.  I got the idea from a lovely friend of mine 🙂

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I thought I would share the Colour Comparison chart for the new Incolors.  It’s a good way to see how they fit in with other current colours.  (Once again sorry about the lighting!  I really have to do something about this). 🙂

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Next post I will show you the Make and Takes we did.  I think that is enough photos for one day. 🙂

Jenny x

MORE SALE-A-BRATION CHOICES!

Can you believe it??? We have 1 month to go for Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up! have announced 4 new Sale-A-Bration choices AND they are awesome!!!

Check them out here.

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Which one do you like the best?  I must say the patterned vellum is gorgeous (and it is a paper stack!!!)  but I do love the ‘Nature’s Perfection’ too.

So there is one month left. Still time for you to …….

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Spend $90 and pick any one of our great Sale-A-Bration products including these 4 new ones.  Contact me for your order or Shop Online HERE.

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Party with me and let me show you and your friends some fun projects, have your own private class with your friends OR pass the catalogues around to your friends and collect their orders.  You receive the Hostess Rewards to spend on what you like.  Dates are limited so let’s get a time booked in for you and your friends quickly.

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Do you have a looooong wish list??? Of course you do.  Pick out $235 of products on your list.  Pay only $169 and you don’t pay shipping.  Plus with Sale-A-Bration you can get extra bonuses in your kit. Get discounts any time your order.  Stay in the Stampin’ Up! family for as long as you like or as short a time as you like.  Your choice! I welcome you to my Jen’s INK. team no matter where you are in Australia.  Ask me for more information OR to find out more check out my ’10 Reasons why you NEED to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family’ on my post HERE.

So don’t delay with your Sale-A-Bration choices.  Contact me ASAP.

Jenny

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 10!!

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Week 10 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas.  That can only mean that Christmas is getting very close – which is a scary thought!  Today I bring you another project in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series.  I hope you like this project.

Today I bring you a Tag A Bag Gift Box and matching card.  

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When you are looking for gift packaging ideas Stampin’ Up! offer an assortment of bags and boxes that with some simple decorating they can make your gift very special.  To hold some yummy treats you can’t go past the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes.  These assemble very quickly without any adhesive at all.  These boxes can be found on p 201 of the Stampin Up! Catalogue and come in a pack of 8 for $11.95.  Great value!!

Here is the box for you.

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For this I have punched a strip of Real Red Cardstock with the Confetti Stars Border Punch, wrapped around a strip of the Nordic Noel DSP and tied around some Real Red Satin Ribbon.  I have the tutorial below. The cute tag is simply a number of stars cut with the Stars Framelits from Gold Foil, Garden Green and Real Red.  In the centre of the smallest star I added a single Gold sequin and added a small pearl coloured with the “red” colour in the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities pack.  I added a length of the Gold Sequin Trim behind the star. The greeting is from Petite Pairs and cut using the Bitty Banners Framelits.

I made a matching card to go with the box.

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I cut a large star from the Whisper White card and adhered some of the same Nordic Noel DSP behind it.  Then layered stars in Gold Foil, Garden Green and Real Red to match the box although these were slightly smaller.  The smaller red star is punched from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.  I added a single Gold sequin and coloured Adhesive Pearl to this too. The greeting is from the Bright and Beautiful set stamped in Real Red.  I wrapped around some Real Red Satin Ribbon and added a bow separately.  So much easier to add the bow separately.  It sits so much better.  I always have a tussle with the card and the ribbon. 😉  I finished it off with some single Gold sequins around the card.

TAG A BAG BOX TUTORIAL

Cut cardstock to measure 9.5cm x 28cm (3 ¾” x 11”). Punch along both edges with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. 

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Cut DSP 3.5cm x 28cm (1 3/8” x 11”). Adhere slong the centre of the punched strip.

Run adhesive along the back of your card strip with adhesive of your choice.  I used Fast Fuse. 

Place the middle of your card strip at the centre of the top surface on the Acetate sleeve for the box and adhere down.  Wrap the cardstock around the sleeve adhering each side as you go.  TIP: When you wrap the cardstock around each side run the Bone Folder along the edge to give a crisper fold. Check it out  in the photo how I have done it.

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Adhere the ends together at the base of the box.

Wrap your Red Satin Ribbon around the box and tie in a bow.  Create a tag of your choice to finish.

I am sure you could think of a few friends/workmates that you could whip up a few of these for?? Fill them with some chocolates, cookies even a small gift.  Decorate them as you like.

Of course, as with our past 12 Weeks of Christmas projects we have a special bundle for you and receive 10% off.

Tag A Bag Boxes   (130927)                                   $11.95

Gold Sequin Trim     (132983)                                 $8.95

Confetti Stars Border Punch (135861)                    $37.95

TOTAL    $58.85.  Your price with 10% off is $53. Only available by ordering through me directly not through my Online store. 

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Jenny

 

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 7!

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It is my week this week to bring you the 12 Weeks of Christmas project.  I am excited to share this project with you.  Today I have made some Christmas Ornaments that you can make to hang on your Christmas Tree this year, or to give as a gift to someone special.

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These were really hard to take photos of and I apologise for the reflection.  I would have spent an hour and a half taking photos inside and out trying to get the best ones.  These turned out the best and I liked them being outside hanging off our bushes as I hadn’t got our Christmas tree up yet – and didn’t want to do that just yet!!! 🙂

I have been looking out for these clear Ornaments for  the past few years but never able to find them but I came across these a few weeks ago. (Thanks Lynda for the tip!)  For locals these were from RIOT Arts and Crafts.  For other people you might be able to get them from your local craft store.

I discovered how to create these from a little blog surfing getting ideas from a few different blogs so today I thought I would show you.

CREATING YOUR CLEAR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

1. On a piece of Acetate draw a circle in NON-PERMANENT MARKER. (This is really important so you can wipe this off afterwards).  Add a little square tab piece at the top.  The size of your circle will depend on the size of your ornamment.  These ornaments were about 7cm (just a little less than 3 inches).  The circle I drew was about 6cm (just over 2 inches).  To draw your circle you can trace around a circular object or a circle die.  I used the base of a container.

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2. Once you have drawn your circle you can cut it out and then wipe off the marked circle with a tissue.

3. Stamp your image in Staz On on the acetate circle.  This image is from ‘Get your Santa On’.   Now you can’t colour this on this surface with the Blendabilities as it reacts with the Staz On.  Turn over your circle and colour your image from the back with your Blendabilities.  You might be able to see too on my image I added some dots of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the wreath circle and hanging wreath on the chimney to add some sparkle.  This was added on the front of the circle.

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For the snowflake Ornament I stamped the image in White Staz On.  This snowflake is from the stamp set ‘December Wonder’ from the Holiday Supplement.  (It is marked as a Project Life set but don’t just dismiss these if you don’t do Project Life.  There can still be some great images in these sets).

4. To insert the acetate piece in to your Ornament you need to roll up the piece in to a tight roll and squeeze it in through the top.  Be sure to have the tab piece at the top and hold that as it gets further in to the ornament.  This piece will sit in the top of the ornament to keep the piece in place.  As the circle unrolls you many need to give it a little spin around or you may have to get a pen or the Paper piercer down to jiggle it around in place.

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You can add some little embellishments in the Ornament as well.  For the Santa one I punched some stars with the Confetti Stars punch from Real Red and Gold cardstock.  For the Snowflake one I added some sequins (snowflakes and silver sequins) from the Frosted Sequins Embellishment pack in the Holiday Catalogue (p 22).  I also added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and shook that around in the ornament.  This stuck to the sides of the Ornaments giving it a “snowy” effect I guess.  Then you can replace the cap and tie some ribbon around the top and a ribbon loop for them to hang off your tree.

Now if you are giving this as a gift to someone it would be nice to dress it up a little, so I have a Gift Box for you.  This is using the Kraft Gift Boxes in the Annual Catalogue (p 200).  These Ornaments fit just nicely in them.  You would need to check the size of the Ornaments you are using though.

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I decorated the sides and top with Designer Series Paper. This is from the Nordic Noel DSP pack from the Holiday Catalogue.

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Finish this off with some Red Satin Ribbon and a tag.  This makes a nice gift to give someone.

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Here is a close-up of the tag.  I used ‘December Wonder’ stamp set again.  The JOY is punched with the oval punch on Real Red.  I cut a label in Garden Green cardstock from the Chalk Talk Dies and then ran that through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Then I layered these together. I finished it off with a Frosted Sequin snowflake and a Rhinestone.

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I hope you like these and can get hold of some ornaments to create your own.  Now as with our other projects I have put together a Bundle for you. (Not available to order as a Bundle through my Online Store).

This weeks Bundle includes: 

December Wonder Stamp set (Photopolymer)        136562      $27.95

Kraft Gift Boxes                 124106       $5.95

Confetti Stars Punch        135861        $37.95

Frosted Sequins                135835        $8.95

Total  $80.80.  Receive just over 10%  off = $70.00 + SHIPPING.

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If you would like to order this Bundle or any other Stampin’ Up! Products then please message me or drop me a comment.
Let me know what you think of this week’s project too.
Thanks for visiting,
Jenny

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME!!!

I needed to make a card for a lovely friend of mine who recently moved in to a new place of her own.  After many years of personal issues it was really lovely to see her now finding her own way. The dilemma was what can  I use to make a card for her?? I usually do punch art for these occasions and I just went looking through my blog posts and realised I hadn’t shared any of them before. I don’t know how I missed that!! I decided to dust off a stamp I have had since before I joined Stampin’ Up! over 6 years ago. Previously I have coloured this with pencils or just inked in one colour.  Today I dragged out the Blendabilities for it!

So it’s not Stampin’ Up! and I can’t tell you the name of this stamp sorry.  It didn’t have the name or company on the block.  The rest of the card is all Stampin’ Up! though.  I thought I would show you the card still.

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The base card is Marina Mist.  A second piece of Marina Mist was cut just slightly smaller than the front of the base card.  I cut a circle in that piece with a Circle Framelit and then this piece was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  On Whisper White card I stamped the image in Memento Ink and coloured this with various Blendabilities.  I adhered that piece under the embossed Marina Mist card and adhered it onto the card base.  The greeting is from Petite Pairs stamp set.  I coloured the “welcome” on the ‘Welcome Baby’ stamp with a Night of Navy Marker and stamped it on a strip of Whisper White.  I flagged the end of the piece and adhered that to the card with Dimensionals.  I added a Silver Metal Button and  Whisper White Twine bow.  I prefer using glue dots to adhere these. When it was done  I thought it was a little plain so added some Old Olive leaves punched with the 2 step Bird Punch.

Thanks for stopping by and indulging me today.  I hope life is good in your part of the world. 🙂

Jenny

SHAKE IT UP WITH SHAKER CARDS!

Just a reminder: Saturday Stampers is on THIS Saturday 25th October at 2pm.  

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‘Let’s Shake it up!’ (It’s funny that I am writing this just after I have heard Taylor Swift’s Shake it up!!).  Anyway,….

Come and find out how to make Shaker Cards. These are fun, interactive cards. Check them out!

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WHERE: My studio in East Corrimal  If you are local please come along.

COST: $20 BYO: Scissors and Adhesives. PLEASE RSVP: Thursday 23rd October.

I look forward to seeing you there!