cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

THROWBACK THURSDAY – BIRD BALLAD!

We are still saying Good-Bye to some favourites.  Today I wanted to look back at the Bird Ballad Suite for our Throwback Thursday. 

This suite hasn’t been around for long but I have used it LOTS! I even had a whole Bird Ballad Week. So I think I will be sad to see it go. 😦

I wanted to share some projects with you using this Suite of products.  Perhaps you remembered them from way back then, or maybe these are all new to you.

I’m not going to give you full details of the projects.  If you click on the heading of each you can go back to the original post and see them.

Bird Ballad Mini Card and Envelope

Bird Ballad Tent Box

Bird Ballad Tags

COLOURING THE BIRDS

MORE WITH THE GORGEOUS BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

I hope you don’t miss out on this sweet set and especially that gorgeous paper.  It’s only available for less than 2 weeks or while supplies last.

See the Free As A Bird Stamp set -> HERE

See the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper -> HERE – and it’s reduced to $16 AUD

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Also receive your gift of the Champagne Rhinestones or Embossing Folder depending on your order total.

In addition, receive a 12 Project Tutorial Bundle.

Happy Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

 

cards, Onstage, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!, swaps

ONSTAGE LIVE APRIL 2019 SWAPS!

Today I wanted to share all the great Swap cards I received at the recent Onstage Live event.  Swapping is such a great way of seeing new ideas, colours and techniques.  It’s a fun way to meet other demonstrators too.

I have put together a video that I have below so you can see each one in more detail and see the sparkle and maybe learn how some of the cards were created.  So I hope you take a little time to watch it.  (It does go for about 24 minutes).  Be sure to watch until the end so you can see how you can be in the Giveaway to receive one of these card of your choice.

Here are some photos of the cards so you can save them for later reference.

Birds and Sentiments

Butterflies

Flowers

The card on the bottom left on this lot above was actually a card given to me by Kylie Bertucci which was really lovely.  I am part of her Demonstrator Training Group and she gave each of us a special card. How nice was that. 🙂

Cute

For the Boys

Australia V New Zealand

3D – Pockets and Folders

So what do you think? Lots of beautiful inspiration isn’t there.

If there is one that you would like a single photo of or see closer then let me know.

Thanks for visiting me and checking these out.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and I will be drawing someone at random on Monday to receive a card of their choice.

Jenny

Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!

SALE-A-BRATION KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER!

SELECT CATALOGUE PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE AS YOUR FREE SALE-A-BRATION CHOICE

I recently told you about the 2nd release of products for Sale-A-Bration which includes the gorgeous, popular Painted Seasons Bundle.  You can read more about all these -> HERE. 

BUT … There is more. 🙂 A 3rd Release for your Sale-A-Bration free choices has just been announced. This includes the Painted Seasons paper by itself with some choices from the Annual Catalogue.  These are all available as a Free choice with orders over $90.  How exciting!

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CO-ORDINATING PRODUCTS

If you have loved some of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can now order the co-ordinating dies to go with it.  Saves you all the time cutting them out with scissors.  Who has the time for that! Especially the details in the Lasting Lily set and the So Hoppy Together set.  Too fiddly!

There is also the new Story Label Punch that will work with many of your current sentiments stamps.

This is just one example below.  I will share more of them later.

See how the Lasting Lily card is so pretty with the added Dimension with the layers raised up.  Would you cut this out with scissors??

(project courtesy Stampin’ Up!)

Lasting Lily stamp set and the Lily Framelits Dies makes it so much easier.  The Framelits are $48 AUS

TO ORDER:

You can order these or any other products by emailing me or through my store. Australian residents only.  As a Thank You I send out a little card and gift.

Also, you might qualify for the Tutorial Bundles now available with your order or you can  purchase the Tutorials.  Check it out below.

Order in my store -> HERE  Please use the Host Code:TTBQMGUT

 

TUTORIAL BUNDLES NOW AVAILABLE

Receive them Free for orders over $78 (Australian residents only) or purchase them for $20 AUS wherever you are in the world through Paypal, or bank transfer if local.

Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

 

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

CRAFT ALIVE RECAP!

2 Weeks ago I joined 3 other Demonstrators to hold a booth at the Craft Alive show in Penrith.  This is a HUGE craft show that travels to regional centres on the Eastern states of Australia.  Over the 3 day weekend over 5000 people visited the show.  We spoke to lots and lots of people.  They enjoyed making a card with us and seeing the display we had put together.  I thought I would share some of it with you.

This is the full view of our display.  There was lots of inspiration for everyone to see.

This display certainly showcased the How Sweet It is Suite.

Butterflies are always popular and these ones are with the Butterfly Gala stamp set and Punch and teamed with the lovely Gingham Gala Paper.

Lovely samples with some of the Sale-A-Bration products.

This is our team.  Donna Williams on the left, Di Barnes, Sarah Crittenden (one of my team members) and Me.  We had such a fun time together.  It was months of hard work and discussion and preparing but it all came together well.

Donna and I joined in Craft Chat Sessions each day.  Our topic was the Time Poor Crafter.  We were sharing tips on our to make the most of your craft time.

Thanks for indulging me in sharing this.  Thank You to Donna, Di and Sarah for sharing the fun venture and Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand.  It was such a great time.

Jenny

 

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

RAZZLEBERRY BOTANICAL BLISS!

A couple of weeks ago when I was creating a card for a Blog Hop I was in I created this card.  I wasn’t happy with it for the Blog Hop but I thought I would share it with you now.  It is not my usual style so I didn’t feel comfortable with it. 🙂

At the time the theme of the Blog Hop was to be using a product from the current Catalogue.  If you go back a few posts (or head -> HERE) you can see what I ended up with.

I was having trouble working out what to make for it initially so I thought I would CASE a card from the catalogue.  The card on page 99 of the catalogue caught my eye so I thought I would use that as inspiration.

This was the inspiration card.

Details for my card I created up above.

The Designer Series Paper strip is from Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Razzleberry Strip is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

The tag and the background was stamped with the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I sponged around the edge with White Craft Ink and distressed the edges.  The little sprigs were diecut from the Botanical Tags Thinlits cut from Mossy Meadow card. The circle is stamped with images from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.  I swirled around a couple of loops of Linen Thread behind the circle. 

So certainly different. Whether you like it or not just remember that the catalogue can be a great source of inspiration to create your next card.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

JOY OF SETS 2018 CATALOGUE BLOG HOP!

I am taking part in a Blog Hop today with the Facebook group – The Joy Of Sets.

You might have just come from Kirsten’s blog. (click on the arrow below to go back if you missed it or you will get there after going around the hop).

Today’s theme is a project using any product from the current 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

Focusing on ANY product from this current catalogue is pretty overwhelming really.  There are so many wonderful products.  What do you choose!! After trying a few options I chose the Sitting Pretty Bundle.  I made a card set in some fun bright colours.

I used the Brights Paper stack and the co-ordinating Glitter Enamel Dots in Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo.

The lovely ornate seat is heat embossed in Copper and then cut with the Pretty Park Framelits. I added a vellum scallop circle under the seats and cut a small heart that is in the Framelits set in the matching colour.  The sentiments and the fun swirl is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Here is a close-up of the Gorgeous Grape one so you can see it more clearer.  They are all the same layout.

Now you can continue the Blog Hop and see all the other creations.  Head to Susan’s Blog by clicking on the arrow below.

Happy Hopping,

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, swaps

ANIMAL OUTING TEAM CARDS!

Quite a few weeks back I mentioned a team stamp day I went to and we had a Shoebox swap.  I said I would share the cards we made.  It has taken some time to get back to them with lots of other exciting things happening.  Over the next few days though I will share them with you.

Firstly, if you are not sure what a Shoebox swap is: Each person makes a card and then makes up kits for that card for the number of people that will be there at the event. We had 13 people come along for that team day.  I have already shared my card I made for it some weeks ago.  You can see that card -> HERE.

The Animal Outing set was a popular stamp set to use for that day.  I will show you these cards today.  I won’t give you specific details on the cards.  I think for the most part they are straight forward.

All the Rhinos were coloured with the Blender Pen which I don’t normally use to colour.

The curvy pieces of card sticking from under this card below is actually a piece of Grapefruit Grove card punched with the Daisy Punch.  The Daisy is then cut and sections adhered under the stamped piece.  The background on the Basic Gray card is stamped with one of the stamps from the  Waterfront set I think it was.

The background strip on the card below was stamped with the Waterfront stamp set too I think.  The colours used for this was Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Smoky Slate.  I drew “dashed” lines with Black Marker on the stamped card piece with the Rhino to create a frame around him.

This one below has a lot of different steps to it which I will explain below.

The circles were stamped in versamark using the Stamparatus to position them and then heat embossed.  I think there was a template to cut the circle from the white card (which was shimmery White card) to be sure it was in position.  On the circle off-cut the little frog on a tree was stamped in black Stazon and coloured with the Watecolor Pencils I think.  It was coloured after the next step though.  The circle was sprinkled with Brushos Crystals and then misted with water.  The corners were  punched with the Detailed Trio punch.

I will be back tomorrow with some other great projects from the team day.  Stay tuned.

Jenny

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CATALOGUE SHOWCASE EVENTS!

I had my 2018 Catalogue Showcase over the weekend.  I still have one more to go tomorrow. I thought I would show you just some photos from it.

With all the new changes I wanted to feature many of the new colours.

Below is a display with some new products. I will show more of these cards in later posts.

Some Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut paper samples. I have been sharing some of these samples recently. (some things get a little messy over the time with lots of touching and feeling.  It’s nice everyone enjoys them).

Some serious concentration from one of the groups while they create and study the catalogue. (They were having fun).

Tomorrow I will show you the projects we made.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Techniques

BLUEBERRY BUSHEL DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED!

This card I have for you today is another one using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This one is similar in layout to the one I showed you yesterday but this one is in Landscape orientation. Also, this one is showing the white side of the paper.

The sentiment is from Eastern Beauty stamp set again.  This time layered on a scallop cut with the Layering Circles Framelits from Silver Foil.  The Blueberry Bushel mat that the diecut was adhered to was then adhered to a piece of Whisper White card mat and then adhered to the card base.

I mentioned some tips in cutting this paper in yesterday’s post but I forgot to mention how I adhere them down on to the card.  For mine I added really small drops of the Multipurpose adhesive.  I found it helped by adding a “blob” of the adhesive on to scrap paper or on to the silicone mat.  Then picked up a little with the small tip of the adhesive bottle to dab it down on to your piece.  That was better in case when I squeezed the bottle I got a great big dollop on my project.  Not pretty!

More to come with this delicate paper.  Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues

MERRY MERLOT DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED PAIR!

Have you seen the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper?  Just beautiful!  I have been creating with this paper this week and thought I would show you.  I have made lots so watch out for the next few posts.

Firstly about this paper: this Designer Series Paper comes in 8 light-weight sheets and delicately cut.  There are 4 each of 2 designs.  One is the lovely floral patterns and the other design is frames and borders.  They are Vanilla on one side and White on the other side so you can choose depending on your project.

You can cut the patterns out to use them.  I used the floral design and cut various sections of the paper.  You can see it below.  It does take time to cut it but I think it is worth it.  JUST A TIP: I laid a base card near the section where I was cutting so I could see what size to cut it out to.  This was better than just randomly cutting and I can see how the sections fitted on the card as I went.

For these cards I went with one of the new colours – Merry Merlot.

I used the Vanilla side of the paper for these cards.  You don’t need to add much to the cards.  The sentiment is from Eastern Beauty set.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the vanilla circle and a scallop one in Copper Foil.

This card below was inspired by a card I received this week from my upline – Vanessa.  I made mine to a standard size card adding one of the detailed flowers at the top of the Very Vanilla card base.  The sentiment from Southern Serenade is stamped on a square of Very Vanilla card and then layered on a square cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I added some loops of Copper Thread and also Adhesive Pearl around.

I have more cards to come with this paper so check back in very soon.

Jenny