Over the weekend I had my Open House Events for the new Catalogue.  I had some lovely ladies coming along for lots of fun and creativity.  I thought I would share some photos and a video for you.  Once again I didn’t take photos of when people are there…. I always forget that.  There is too much going on.  🙂

I just had a small display of samples but that’s OK.  Sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming when people first come along.

Firstly, the video for you.  (If you receive this post via email then head to my blog post by clicking on the Title and you should get there to view it properly)

I will share details of some of the cards I showed in the video over the next few posts but here is just a couple of still photos to share.

The Eastern Palace Suite Display.  I have shared most of these projects over the last few weeks.

Color Theory Suite.  I will share more details of these later.

New Product Display

Incolor Flower Box using the Delightful Daisy Bundle The box is made using the Wood Crate Thinlits.  This was inspired by a Demonstrator on a Facebook group I am on. The centres are the new Gold Faceted Gems.

Everyone received a Thank You Gift for coming of a little pack of Incolor ribbon and a bow, some Gold Faceted Gems and a chocolate. It was all gifted in a Wood Crate.  The flower is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Lucky Door Prize for each event was some 6×6″Eastern Medallion paper, Easter Gold Vinyl Stickers and Gold Ribbon.

Sorry if you couldn’t make it along.  I wanted to share some of the creations with you though.  If you are local then try and come along next time.



A Birthday is always a special reason for a card. 🙂 I needed to make a card for a friend of Josh’s who is turning 21.  There seems to be a run of these now.  I made 2 just in case!!!

I inked up the ‘Special Reason’ set for the first time.  I received this set for Prize Patrol from Onstage event last November.  I thought at the time “it’s another flower set!”. Being honest here. 🙂 But now I have seen some really sweet cards made with this set – and with the matching dies.  (I might have even ordered the dies the other day!).  Sometimes you just have to right. 😉

Anyway, to the cards.  This lovely young lady loves flowers so I thought this might be a good set for a card for her.  I teamed it with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, just because. 🙂


The card base is Sweet Sugarplum.  The flowers and leaves from the ‘Special Reason’ set are stamped on Whisper White card in Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron and the dots are stamped in Smoky Slate. I cut a “21” in Silver Foil using the retired ‘Little Numbers’. I felt it got lost on the card so added a tag in Peekaboo Peach which was was cut from the 2nd smallest label from the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits.  I sponged around the edge on that to make it stand out more.  To assemble the card I then adhered that to the card base and tied around some Silver cord (retired), and added a gorgeous detailed dragonfly on it which was cut from the Silver Foil.

I forgot to take a photo of the inside.  I just stamped a Happy Birthday greeting from the Tin of Cards set and added a small stamped flower in Peekaboo Peach.

The second card I made was very similar.


For this one, I tied around Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  The sentiment from the set is stamped in black and I have cut that from the small banner in the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  It’s great for those tiny sentiments.  I cut one out also in Silver Foil and layered them together.  I added a Rhinestone as it needed something else.  Underneath the dragonfly on this one I swirled around some Silver Thread.  


Before I could use this set I had to assemble it as it was a clear mount set.  As I was assembling it I thought I should take a video of what I do.  I know when I use clear mount stamps it can be frustrating when those pesky little stamps fall off your blocks.  Do you find that?? Some time ago I came across a way to keep those stamps on your blocks.  I have been doing it this way for the most part now and have had very little problems.

I have just uploaded it to Youtube but thought I would share it here.

How you can help keep those clear stamps on your blocks!!

I hope that might help you and stop some frustration.  Just saying!! 😉

Thanks for visiting.  I will try and get back sooner to share more with you.  I have been creating a lot but just haven’t made it to the computer yesterday.  It is summer holidays here and Mum’s taxi is working overtime!

Hope to see you again soon.



Last month I gave away these cute Pop Up Scrap Bins for everyone who ordered from me. I made up some cute cards as Thank You’s.  The card was inspired by the Pop Up Bin itself.


Here is the bin again just for you to see.


The cards were small notecards measuring 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″).  The black card mat was embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  A Gold Foil circle was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and then stamped in Black Stazon with the sentiment from ‘Tin of Cards’.  I looped around Gold Thread behind the circle before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals.

People have asked me several times how to make those loopy threads on the cards so when I was making this I made a video to show you.  See that below.

(*If you receive this blog update via email then you might need to head to the blog post by clicking on the heading at the top to be able to view it.  Just a note too, the last blog post on ‘behind the scenes in my classroom’ didn’t show the video if you received it by email so head to the last blog post for that one too).

I have just created a Youtube channel to share videos with you more easily so stop by to subscribe to keep updated.   Find it HERE (Jenny Hayward _A Stamping Journey).

Thanks for visiting and sharing in my creative journey playing with ink and paper.