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SOME SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CARDS!

I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas??  We received some lovely cards over Christmas both store-bought and hand-made.  I like both let me say. 🙂 I thought I would show you the hand-made cards as it is all about sharing here.  There were some beautiful cards from family and friends.  Maybe they will inspire you.

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Thanks for those of you who have sent us cards.

Enjoy the rest of the festive season and the New Year celebrations but please keep safe.

Jenny

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STAR OF LIGHT CHRISTMAS!

I realised I hadn’t posted these cards yet.  They have been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks!  Oops! Now you can get to see them.  🙂

I didn’t get this set, Star of Light at first when the Holiday catalogue came out.  I wasn’t sure about it and after all I still had the star framelits from the Annual Catalogue.  I got to play with this set at our stamping weekend, and well … I kinda liked it.  I may have this set now.  😉

This is the first card I made.

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The “swirly” star pattern is heat embossed in Copper.  The sentiments and small stars are stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I cut one of the larger stars in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the smaller one is cut from Copper Foil sheet with the matching Starlight Thinlits.  A pearl is added for some glam.

This is quite a simple card really but makes and impact I think.

For the next card the layout is based on the Freshly Made Sketches #217.

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The base card is Real Red and the paper is from the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack.  I heat embossed the “dots’ in gold on white card.  There are so many star shapes in this Thinlits pack to give you so many options. (You can see them down below).  I cut a large one in Real Red and the more detailed on in Gold Foil.  Before I added it to the card front I looped around some Gold thread.

The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold onto vellum.  Just be gentle when heat embossing the vellum. 🙂

Here is the set and the Thinlits if you haven’t noticed them yet.  What combinations can you make??  Can you see the sentiments in the set too? They are really lovely. With these gorgeous sentiments and the varying shaped Thinlits, it doesn’t take much to make quick fancy cards with them.

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They are available for $84.50 as a bundle in my store HERE.   So why not go and grab them.

Don’t forget with a minimum order of $55 you will receive the limited edition Pop Up Scrap Bin for Free from me as a Thank you!

See you soon,

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HOME SWEET HOME EXTENSION!

I showed you the little beach house yesterday. I have to show you this house though. When I started making these houses I thought they were cute but it would be good to be a little bigger. So the house underwent an extension.

Here is my extended version. I will explain the “how-to” below.

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On this house I cut the house in Thick Whisper White and stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Smoky Slate.  The roof is Mint Macaron and the windows and door frames are in Basic Gray.

I did cut the door out but I think next time I won’t worry about this.  It tends not to stay shut but then you could sneak one of those Hershey Kisses out! This size actually fits 24 Kisses in.

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Side View

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Back View.

HOW TO EXTEND YOUR HOME SWEET HOME HOUSE:

1. Cut 2 house pieces from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  To save card you will only need to cut the front/back of the house section so the one with the peak leaving a small tab around each side. With the same colour card you will need 2 pieces cut at 10cm x 6cm (4″x 2 3/8″).  Score at 1cm and 7cm (Score at 3/8″ and 2 3/4″)

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2. Stamp or decorate your pieces as you like before assembling.  Also, cut your door and windows. TIP: Before cutting your windows, mark a line in pencil across the card piece then line up the bottom edge of your window Framelit on the pencil line to be sure that the pieces are level.

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3. Fold on all the score lines and assemble together. Consider where you want to be able to open your house to get the treats.  On mine although I had the door cut I had the bottom open.  I just used Glue dots to stick it together temporarily.

To assemble add your adhesive on the side tabs of the front and back of the house. I used Fast Fuse but you can use Tear and Tape or other adhesive. Adhere one side wall piece to the tab on the front of the house piece and one side wall to the other tab on the front of the house. Do this by lining up the top score line of the side of the house to the top of the tab piece if that makes sense. The bottom score line should line up with the bottom of the front tab.

Adhere the back of the house to the other wall piece.  If you wish to have the back opening then just add adhesive to only one tab.

4.  For the roof: Cut your card to 7 cm x 9cm.  Score 4.5cm. (2 3/4″x 3 1/2″ Score at 1 3/4″)

Emboss your piece with the Brick Embossing Folder checking that the “bricks” line up the right way on your card.  That is that they run across.  Line up the score line of the card with an edge of the brick wall.

Place adhesive to the top tabs of the front/back house piece and also on the top tab on the side walls.  Line up the “roof” piece with the top of the house and adhere together.

5.  Now decorate to your little hearts content.  🙂  The options are endless really.  With this size you can fit so many treats.  As I had mentioned I was able to fit 24 Hershey Kisses. Unfortunately I didn’t have any Ferrero Rochers on hand.  That would be interesting to see how many can fit.  That’s for another day. 🙂

Have you been making Tiny Houses?  I would love to see them.  Why not drop me a comment with a link for us all to check out.

Thanks for visiting.

Have a great weekend.  It’s a long weekend here so I am not sure what is in store.

Jenny

 

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DAPPER MERRY WISHES!

I have another card for you today with the Merriest Wishes set and the Merry Tags Framelits.

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On a piece of Whisper White I embossed the card with the Holly Embossing Folder that you can find in the Annual Catalogue.  I love the detail in this folder and how delicate it is when you emboss.  Then it was a matter of Heat Embossing the sentiment in Silver Embossing Powder and cutting it with one of the Merry Tags Framelits.  The deer tag was cut in Dapper Denim and then I cut a circle from the Silver Foil Sheet and adhered that to the back to the back of the tag.

Before I adhered the white card on to the Dapper Denim card mat I wrapped over some Silver Taffeta ribbon and adhered that down. I find Snail Adhesive the best thing to adhere ribbon down to your projects. The tags were raised up with Dimensionals and  then I finished them with a Silver Taffeta Ribbon bow.  The card base is Thick Whisper White.

I think this might be good to try in other colours. Must try that.  If you make one in a different colour do share it with me.  I would love to see.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Have an awesome day.

Jenny

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RED MERRIEST WISHES!

I really liked the Merry Tags Framelits when I saw them in the Holiday Catalogue.  I got to finally play with them the other week.  Now I can share the cards with you.  I wasn’t sure where this card was going when I first started it but I was happy with the end result.

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It’s great to  have different shapes in the Merry Tags Framelits set.  You have the detailed tags and you have circles as well.  So many options to create different looks.

For this card, the card base is Real Red and the card mat is Sahara Sand.  I stamped the dots in Sahara Sand on to Whisper White.  A number of people have asked me what you would do with the dotty stamp in the Merriest Wishes set.  I stamped them a few times along the top of the White card reinking the stamp each time.  I think they make a nice background or you could stamp them on card and cut them with one of the circles. What do you reckon?

I cut one of the detailed tags in Red Glimmer Paper and stamped the “25” in Memento black and then punched it out with the 1 1/4″ Circle punch. The small ornament shape is stamped in Emerald Envy and punched with the 3/4″ Circle punch.

The ornaments were raised up on the white card with Dimensionals and then finished off with some Gold Twine and to finish I stamped the sentiment in Real Red.

If you haven’t noticed these yet then here they are for you.  You can find them on p 21 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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If you buy the bundle you can save 10%.  Pay $81 Wood Mount $68  Clear Mount.

You can order these in my store HERE or by emailing me directly.  If ordering Online please use the Host Code this week:  RYWGMMKD      Thank you kindly. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your weekend is a stamping one.  My daughter heads off tomorrow for a 2 week school excursion through Central Australia.  I am going to miss her but maybe I will have a little extra creating time. 🙂

See you again soon,

Jenny

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CHRISTMAS TREAT BOX!

In a post or 2 back I showed you a cute little Christmas Treat Box and I said then that I would show you how I made it.  I thought I would tell you about it today. It is so quick to make and seriously you can make up a number of these in no time.

Here is the box if you forgot – and to save you going back a couple of posts.  You can go back if you like to though. 🙂 You can see all the other fun projects I shared from my Holiday Catalogue Review too while you are there.

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These are so Christmas-y.  These are called “SEVENS” boxes.  WHY? Well it is all in the measurements.  I have made a number of these over the years.  I like how quick they are to make and you can fit a fair amount of treats inside.

I  will tell you the measurements and then give you a link to the original creator for the assembly of the box.  On that blog post it doesn’t have Imperial measurements so I have put created one for you my lovely friends if you use Imperial Measurements. 🙂

SEVENS BOX (Metric)

Using a full sheet of A4 card, score your card.  On the short side score at 7cm and 14cm. On the long side score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm.

Rather than relay the cutting and assembling of the box you can refer to the original blog post which you can find HERE at Marelle’s blog.

2 AND A HALFER BOX (Imperial)

It doesn’t really have the same ring to it as a “SEVENS” box does it but it would be a bit odd to call it that!).

NB: Please try this on scrap paper first before creating it on card to see that the measurements are correct.  This will be a slightly smaller box that the “SEVENS” box but still a good size.

Cut your card to 10 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.  On the short side score at 2 1/2″ and 5″.  On the long side score at 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″ and 10″. Cut and Assemble the box as in the link in the Metric measurements above.

Once you have made one I don’t think you will stop.

Enjoy. 🙂

Jenny

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THE HOLIDAY CATALOGUE IS NOW LIVE!!!

Woo Hoo! I am excited! You can view the Holiday Catalogue Online NOW – if you haven’t already seen it.  Here is the link below and I will add it to the side bar as well.  AND, if you want a little preview of some of the exciting new products, check the video out below.

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You can head HERE to download the catalogue.

If you want your own copy of the catalogue sent to you, then ask me. 🙂

For your viewing pleasure, check this video out HERE.

Later today I am going to share some projects for our International Blog Hop so make sure you come back and visit.