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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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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #124 – STAMP BEFORE YOU STICK AND OTHER STAMPING TIPS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #124 – Stamp before you stick.

I get asked this question a lot. Do you stamp before you stick? Do you stamp before you punch or diecut? Check the video for the answer that might help you and there are some other stamping tips to help you out.

If you are a long-time stamper you might know these already but there might be something you didn’t know. If you are just starting out in your stamping journey then I think you will find this helpful.

Sara (the Stampin’ Up! CEO) shares the tips in this video and she is mentioning the new kits but these tips will help you with any projects you create. Of course any of these kits or other products are available in my store.

Tell me what you found helpful in this video.

Would you like more videos and stamping tips? Let me know.

I have shared many already. Just click on the “tag” stamping tips or videos or techniques. You might be surprised what you will find.

In Australia? You can shop in my store anytime -> HERE.

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Or contact me directly on 0439 844574

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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RECESSED PANEL CARDS + A VIDEO!

For today’s video I wanted to create some Recessed Panel cards to share with you. In the video I show you how to make one version but I have some other variations to share too. Have you tried this technique? It’s a great way to showcase some beautiful papers.

Check the video. I have the other cards to share with you too.

This is the card created in the video. I think when I looked at it after I should have cut the top curve higher to showcase more of the paper. You just don’t think of that in the middle of filming. 🙂

This one is the same version using a different print of the Pansy Petals paper. I used the Basic Borders Dies to create the curves in both of them.

Instead of curves you could make straight cuts in the card. For a difference though cut the card vertically. This one uses the Hand-Penned paper.

What about adding the pretty papers on top of the recess. This is a great way of showing that beautiful paper. This one uses the Art Gallery Designer Series Paper. For this I cut 2 angle cuts in the bottom right corner of the paper and added strips of the Poppy Parade card behind to highlight it.

I hope you get to create these soon. Choose whatever way you like to.

If you are in Australia and need supplies to create your projects then you can stop by my store anytime -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 7VNBHHYT

OR you can contact me directly on 0439 844574

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #122 – UNBOXING MY 2021 STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE + VIDEO!

Wednesday’s WOW! #122. Let’s unbox my Preorder from the 2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

EEK! I’m so excited for this new catalogue to begin.

Just a Disclaimer: This may be a small Preorder and there may have been 1 or 2 orders since. 😉

One of the great benefits of being a Demonstrator is seeing the Catalogue and getting hold of these products EARLY. It’s so exciting. (Have I said that already) 🙂

You can view the video now. (If you receive these blog posts as an email, the video may not show. Head to my blog directly or it’s now on Youtube).

The new catalogues are going out now.

Are you in Australia and need/want/desire a new Catalogue? Drop me an email at jghayward@yahoo.com or Phone/Text me on 0439844574.

I look forward to sharing lots with you soon,

Jenny

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STAMPIN’ UP! BUTTERFLY BIJOU MINI TREAT BAG + VIDEO!

Today’s project and video is a little different. I have a cute Mini Treat Bag for you. It’s using the gorgeous Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper. I also have a couple of other versions in this design.

You can check the video below and I have the measurements further down so you can refer back to it.

Here is the Mini Treat Bag.

Notice the bottom edge? I diecut the “hatch” type die on it. Whether you stamp or diecut on this you will need to do this before you assemble the bag.

I added a detailed Diecut butterfly from the Brilliant Wings Dies set cut in Mint Macaron. I diecut a stitched circle with the Stitched Shapes Die between the butterfly and bag to help separate the 2 so the butterfly doesn’t get lost on the bag.

Here is the video. If you receive this post by email the video may not show so be sure to head to my blog to catch the video or heat to Youtube.

I made 2 other versions too. A sweet one with the Dandy Garden Suite. It’s a great way to use the dandelion paper. Also one with the Whale of A Time Designer Series Paper.

MEASUREMENTS TO MAKE YOUR OWN MINI TREAT BAG

Box Base: Card – 21cm x 7cm. Score on the 21cm side at 7cm, 9.5cm, 16.5cm and 19cm.

Score on the 7cm side at 2.5cm

8 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ Score on the 8 1/4″ side at 2 3/4″, 3 3/4″, 6 1/2″ and 7 1/2″‘

Score on the 2 3/4″ side at 1″

Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces at 7.6cm x 12cm Score each piece at 7cm and 9.5cm

2 pieces at 3″ x 6″ Score at 2 3/4″ and 3 3/4″

In Australia? If you need any of these supplies then you can head to my store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4WESFNXP

Or you can contact me directly on 0439 844574

Thank you for choosing to shop with me.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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SINGLE STEP CARD WITH BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE + VIDEO!

Today’s Friday Flicks is a Fun Fold creating a Single Step card. I couldn’t help but use the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle – Oh! and the gorgeous Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper.

I have made this fold before quite some time ago. It is still re-pinned so many times on Pinterest and many people head back to my blog to see it. I thought it would be good to freshen it up. You can see the original card -> HERE.

Check out the card. It is a bit hard to capture it in photos. It folds up easily to mail too.

Single Step Butterfly Bijou Card

I have the measurements for the card and all the different pieces further below. They are available in Metric and Imperial.

Here is the video which is now on Youtube. (Have you subscribed to my channel yet?)

If you are receiving this blog post update via email the video may not show. Click on the title above and it should take you to the blog post.

Here are the measurements.

SIDE STEP FUN FOLD CARD

** Cut card to 28cm x 10.5cm  (11″ x 4 1/4″)

On the long side score at 3.2cm, 6.3cm, 10.8cm 15.2cm and 21cm     (1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/4″, 6″ and 8 1/4″)

For back panel piece: Cut card 10.5cm x 10.5cm (4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

** The mat pieces are:

Back mat piece – 10.1cm x 10.1cm (4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 9.7cm (4″ x 4″)

Middle mat piece – 10.1cm x 4.1cm (4 1/8″ x 1 5/8″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 3.7cm (4″ x 1 1/2″)

Front mat piece – 10.1cm x 2.8cm (4 1/8″ x 1 1/4″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 2.4cm (4″ x 1″)

** To fold the card:

With the narrowest scored section on the left end start folding it concertina style.  On the score lines fold into a mountain fold, then next one a valley fold, then a mountain fold, then a valley fold, then a mountain fold.

This is the folded piece from the previous project just to show you how it is folded.

I hope you get to make one of these fun cards. They really are super easy.

If you are in Australia and need any supplies for your creating, head over to my store -> HERE

Be sure to grab that Butterfly Bijou paper. This paper is only for a limited time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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FRIDAY FLICKS – 5 WAYS WITH PRETTY PAPER + VIDEO!

Today for our Video I have put together some ideas for you to drag out some of that stashed paper that you are storing up for a special occasion and actually use it. Friday Flicks is showing 5 Ways to use your Pretty Paper!

I will share the cards and general measurements below the video. If you are receiving this update by email and the video is not showing then head to the Blog Post or it is now on Youtube as well.

Have you subscribed to my Youtube Channel yet? Be sure too so you don’t miss out on any videos. Head -> Here.

Below is the Flower and Field Strips card that was featured in the video.

The measurements are below.

White Mat – 13.8cm x 9.5cm 5 x 3 3/4″

Strip 1 – 13.4cm x 4.3cm 4 7/8″ x 1 3/4″

Strip 2 – 13.4cm x 3cm 4 7/8″ x 1 1/8″

Strip 3 – 13.4cm x 1.5cm 4 7/8″ x 5/8″

Card 2. Turn and Flip (Inspired by a card by Klompen stampers)

The sizes for cutting can be any measurements. These are my suggestions.

Cut paper to 14.4cm x 10.1cm 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″

Cut the paper at 7cm 3″

Turn anti-clockwise and cut each paper at 8.4cm approximately 4″. Flip over 2 of the pieces and adhere straight to the card front.

Card 3: Paper Blocks (Inspired by a card by Lisa Pretto)

Cut 2 pieces of paper. They can be the same piece but reverse one side – 1) 8cm x 9.5 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ 2) 8cm x 7cm 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″

Card 4: Half piece

14.4cm x 10.1cm 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ Cut the piece in half and flip one.

Card 5: This works well with a large flower print.

Fussy cut the flowers leaving an edge around the flowers. Raise up off the card with Dimensionals. Use a different pattern print for the card front. TIP: Use vellum between the pieces to break the elements up.

5 Cards and there are so many other ways too which I will share soon.

Hope you like this video and ideas.

Have a great day,

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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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #118 – WHAT’S THIS NEW BASIC WHITE CARD?

Wednesday’s WOW! #118. You might have heard about some new White card that Stampin’ Up! has. Today let’s check it out closer to see how the Basic White compares to the previous Whisper White.

Sadly the previous Whisper White card and other products ended. So a frantic dash was made to source a new card. It was important that the new White card performed to the expectations that we as crafters need for all the stamping and techniques we do.

The new Basic White card seems to have passed the quality tests and it is now available in cardstock and envelopes and great to use for all your stamping, great for colouring with the Stampin’ Blends and for many of the Techniques you love to do.

I don’t need to say too much more about it as you can check out how it performs and with a little more explanation in the video -> HERE.

If you need some new White cardstock it is now available in my store.

Basic White -> HERE. Thick Whisper White -> HERE.

Keep on creating,

Jenny

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HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK POP OUT SWING CARD + VIDEO!

Friday Flicks. I have a fun card for you in today’s video. This video is a replay from my Facebook Live on Wednesday. I created a Pop Out Swing Card with the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle. I have made a few of these over the years and I love making them. It has been a while so thought I would pull it out again and freshen it up.

Here is the card for you first.

Hey Chick Pop Out Swing Card _ Inside

Check it out on the video. (If you are receiving this via email then the video may not show. Head to the blog post by clicking on the title above or head to Youtube).

It is now also uploaded to Youtube -> HERE. (Have you subscribed to my Youtube channel yet. I’m shooting for 200 subscribers by the end of the month so head on over there) 🙂

MAKE YOUR OWN POP OUT SWING CARD

The video will show you the details. I will give you general details and measurements below.

Base card is a standard size card. Designer Series paper is 4mm (1/8″) smaller. I used the Balmy Blue pattern in the Subtles pack New demonstrators receive free in Sale-A-Bration. (They will receive a pack from each Colour Collection. 200 6″x6″ in total valued at $100)

I used the Layering Squares Dies for the window cut-out. You can use a circle or rectangle also if you wish.

The inside White card measures. 15.2cm x 12.8cm (6″ x 5″). Score at 5cm and 10cm. (2″ and 4″). Adhere to the inside of the card with the white card in the folded position. ONLY place adhesive on the back of the right hand section. Centre it inside the card to the right and at the top and bottom. Close up the card and adhere the square panel in through the window to adhere to the white bi-folded card. Only place adhesive on the back on the right hand section.

Check out the Hey Chick or the Hey Birthday Chick Bundles. They both have the cute chicks and dies that co-ordinate with each one.

In Australia? You can now order them in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host code: DMT9KWPQ

Or contact me directly on 0439 844574 and I will help you with your order.

Hope you get to make a Pull Out Swing Card. They are fun.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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