CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK!

 

I am away all next week but you won’t miss me.  I have a special week planned for you all next week sharing some fun creations that I have been working on using the newly released Carols of Christmas bundle.  I can’t wait to share them with you all.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK

It will run Monday 7th to Friday 11th August.  

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“See” you Monday,

Jenny

MORE 6″x6″ TREAT HOLDERS!

Yesterday I showed you some more Z-fold cards and they had little treat holders.  I thought I would share with you how to make those particular ones.

Firstly, the Dapper Denim Napkin fold.

These are one of the easiest, quickest treat holder you could possibly make.  I used to make them a lot when I was younger but had forgotten about them until recently.  They are a good size to fit a small chocolate treat in.  Here is how to make them.

Of course, you can make these any size you like.  The principal is the same.  Just be sure that your paper is square.

For this particular version I used the Color Theory paper stack in which the piece measures 6″x6″ (15.2cm x 15.2cm).

NAPKIN FOLD TREAT HOLDER

1. Fold your paper piece in half diagonally.

2.  With the fold towards you, take the left hand corner and fold it to about the mid point on the paper on the opposite side.  See the photo below to see what I mean.

3. Fold the right hand corner so it overlaps the last fold and for the point to reach the mid point on the opposite side.  Place a little adhesive behind the folds to help it stay closed.

4. Take the top point and fold just one layer down over the 2 folds. Place adhesive behind it to keep it closed.

Add a tag or embellishment as you like.  For this version, I used the Dapper Denim marker over just the “smile” word in one of the sentiments from the Colorful Seasons set.  Cut that with the Stitched Oval Framelits.  I stamped a few snowflakes on to the piece too and finished it off by cutting some “snowflake” embellishments from the Layered Seasons Thinlits.

OLD OLIVE MINI BOX

This little mini box is so cute.  You could fit a lipstick or lip balm in it or a small chocolate.  The finished size measures 7cm Wide (2 3/4″),  3.2cm Deep (1 1/4″) and 2.2cm Height (7/8″).

This was made with the Envelope Punch Board.  When I went back to find the tutorial for this I couldn’t seem to find it.  I am sure I used the one by my lovely friend Tanya HERE.  When I made it up again though it was slightly longer.  The tutorial at that link is a paid Tutorial for lots of different sized boxes with the Envelope Punch Board, but for $2 it is not a bad purchase. 🙂  Have a look on Pinterest though for a few other versions.  There are larger ones but I was in keeping with the 6″x6″ paper.

So here are the 4 little treat holders made just with a piece of 6″x6″ paper.  There are so many others too but it is amazing what you can make with such a small piece.

Enjoy,

Jenny

 

AS PROMISED – MORE Z-FOLDS WITH COLORFUL SEASONS!

A few weeks back I shared some Z-fold cards using the Colorful Seasons bundle.  They have been HUGELY popular on my blog since.  You can see the original post HERE but these were the cards I shared then just to jog your memory.

I used the Color Theory Paper Stack that has 4 colours in the set; Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim and Old Olive. At the time I said I would create 2 more with the other 2 colours. I finally have got around to creating these and wanted to share them with you.  Of course,  I made different matching bags for these too.  Each of the bags/boxes I made are created with one piece of the 6″x6″ paper stack.  I will give details of those individually in tomorrow’s post.

Firstly, the Old Olive version with a Mini box. It’s a great size box to add a Lip Balm or mini chocolate.  I just kept the wrapping simple with some Gold Taffeta Ribbon.

And for the Dapper Denim Version with a Pouch for the Treat Holder.

Now here are the 4 z-fold cards all together.  It’s a bit hard to capture them all in one photo but I hope you get the general idea. There is a different sentiment for each colour.

If you want to make your own Z-fold card I followed Amanda’s blog post HERE. (for Metric)  

If you are after Imperial measurements then I located a video by Dawn Griffith HERE.

For the box and the little Pouch I will post all the details tomorrow to make those, so stop on by.

I hope you like these new versions of Z-fold cards?? Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

GET CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – EARLY!

The Holiday Catalogue will be out on September 1st (Woo! And I just got to order from it today. But that’s another story!!).  To get you in the Christmas mode, Stampin’ Up! have released a Christmas bundle early and you can order it from today.

This bundle is the Carols Of Christmas.  You can buy the stamp set alone or just the Thinlits but why wouldn’t you get the Bundle  including stamps AND Thinlits and save 10%!

I have been having fun playing with these recently.  Next week on my blog will be a WEEK OF CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS.  So watch out next week. 🙂

Check the Stampin’ Up! video below showing this great bundle.  So many great ways to use this bundle.

Here are just a few card ideas by Stampin’ Up!

    

If you can’t wait to get your own set then stop by my store HERE.  It is available in Wood Mount Bundle ($90.75)  or Clear Mount Bundle ($78.25).  

If shopping online then please use the HOST CODE: KDEM49NG   

Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny

NB: Don’t forget: If you received a redemption voucher in July you can now redeem it during August.

 

DAISY PUNCH AND OTHER NEWS!

I am interrupting our regular inspirational postings for a commercial break.  There are some important updates that I must share with you.

FIRSTLY and most excitedly,  The Daisy Punch is now available.  This punch has exceeded Stampin’ Up!’s expectations resulting it being on back order – twice.  Now it is back!

Grab the punch as a bundle with the Daisy Delight stamp set and save 10%

You can grab that in my store now HERE. 

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Only 2 days left to grab your coupons.  Every $90 order you receive a $9 rebate voucher to redeem in August.  That’s a great saving.  Grab your last minute orders now.  After you place your order you will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with a code.  Don’t lose this email. This code you will add to redeem your savings next month.

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But do you want even more value? Why not $187 extra – Free!! 

It’s already great value when you join Stampin’ Up!-  but It’s Christmas in July and you get extra gifts.

If you are not convinced.  If you think you are going to sign up for something and never get out of it.  If you think you have to do parties and classes and sell big time then take a minute to read my page HERE.  10 Reasons why you need to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family.  

You can join directly at my website now HERE and I will help you along the way.  Whether you plan to do classes – and it’s ok if you don’t or enjoy the discount.  Or enjoy the great value now and move on.  It’s all part of your exciting journey with Stampin’ Up! and I would love to share in it with you, wherever you are in Australia.  I look forward to welcoming you.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great weekend,

Jenny

 

 

 

STARLIGHT EMBOSS RESIST CARD!

This is the 2nd project from my Christmas in July Online event that I thought I would share with you.

This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique.  Heat embossing itself is such a magical technique but add the ink to it and you get a WOW! effect – I think anyway.

Here is the card. I have used the Star of Light Stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits. I have a video below for you to check it out yourself.

Thanks for visiting and checking it out.  Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you get regular updates as I start venturing in to this world.  I would appreciate your feedback too for this Youtube novice. 🙂

Jenny

STARLIGHT CHRISTMAS HANGER!

Last night I had my Online Christmas in July class.  You might have seen it advertised.  I thought I would show you the projects.  I won’t normally do that but I thought since I am celebrating Christmas in July this month – why not!!

In both projects I used the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits.  This first project is a Christmas Hanger that you could maybe hang from a window or in the house somewhere, even in the tree!  I have the photos and I have added a video further below. Go and check it out!

Here are a few close-ups for you to see.

Isn’t this saying beautiful.

This is the back of the sentiment.  It’s good to have things on the back for when it spins around.

Just to show you how I attached the ribbon.  I added some Fast Fuse Adhesive to the back of the star.  Then looped over some Gold Taffeta Ribbon and stuck that down to it.

Add the Fast Fuse to the back of each star.  You can loop around some Gold Thread and stick that down too.

If you would like to see this more close-up check the video out.

I think some different colour variations are in order.

I will post the other project tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny

CHRISTMAS IN JULY IS STARTING SOON!

In just a few hours Christmas in July is starting.  This is a fun time when I am bringing YOU some Christmas projects via video. We will also have some games, chatter and giveaways along the way. 

I hope you  can check in at the time.  Wear your slippers, grab a drink and be there at 7.30pm (AEST)  Link is below.  Invite a friend to the event too so we can all have fun together.

If you can’t make it you can stop by later to catch up.

Here are the details to remind you.

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Christmas in July is a great time to start getting inspired for Christmas.  You can join from anywhere in the world!

Here is a sneak peek for you of one of the projects I will share with you.  I think you will love it.

WHEN IS IT?? Monday 24th July at 7.30pm – 8.30pm (AEST).  

ARE YOU IN??  Come and join HERE through Facebook.  

Don’t have Facebook?  I might share some of the projects at a later date – but you will miss the fun.

If you have trouble joining the event through the above link please let me know. I can’t wait to share everything with you.

See you soon,

HO! HO! HO!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CLASS IS COMING TO YOU!

Christmas in July is happening and I am bringing a class right to you in your own home!  You can join anywhere in the world.  Start getting inspired for Christmas.

I will be sharing a couple of Christmas projects and we can chat and have some games.  If you can’t make the time you can still join in and catch the projects.  You will just miss the chatter and the fun.

WHEN IS IT?? Monday 24th July at 7.30pm – 8.30pm (AEST).  

ARE YOU IN??  Come and join HERE through Facebook.  Don’t have Facebook?  I might share some of the projects at a later date – but you will miss the fun.  If you have trouble joining the event through this link please let me know.  I can’t wait to share everything with you.  

HO! HO! HO!

 

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – CASE THE CATALOGUE!

Today I am taking part in the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop where the theme is CASE THE CATALOGUE.  I have to say first off I am a little excited to be a part of this Blog Hop, but I am a little daunted too. Have you seen the amazing line up in this Hop??  WOW!  How exciting to be a part of it! I hope you enjoy our little hop.

You would have just done a BIG jump from the US from the lovely Debbie Henderson’s blog HERE or just starting out on my blog.

Now CASE THE CATALOGUE.  Do you realise how many gorgeous projects are in this catalogue?  Where do you start?

I decided since I am focusing on Christmas in July this month I will CASE one from the Christmas section.  I chose the card in the top right on P 118.

This is my card.

I created the card on a Thick Whisper White base.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy pack.  The colour in this pack is actually Old Olive but I think the Pear Pizzazz that I used goes well with the lighter colourings in the paper.  I used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and the Holly Berry Builder Punch. This is a great stamp set if you don’t like colouring.  It is a 2 step one so it has the outline and the solid stamp to in-fill.  Adds colour so easily.  🙂

To stamp the wreath it is easier if you draw a circle in pencil on to your card first.  I traced around one of the Layering Circle Framelits and then you can stamp up your image around it. It is easy to see being in Photopolymer. Then just erase your pencil circle out. You can add the red berries in after.

The sentiment is stamped on a Pear Pizzazz card strip and then I flagged the ends.  I stamped and punched out the holly and check out the large red berries.  I am not sure if you can see in the photo below but I went over the berries with the Fine Tip Adhesive and left it to dry.  This adds a little shine to your berries.

The catalogue is a great resource for inspiration.  I always forget to look at it when I am stuck. What about you?  We should turn to it more often. 🙂

Now to continue the Hop you are off to Carolina’s blog HERE. Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny