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SEE MY SWAPS FROM THE 2020 ANNUAL STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE!

The last 2 posts I have shared swaps that I received from a Card Swap I joined in on with the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. If you missed them do pop back and see them in the last posts.

Today I thought I would share more details on the cards I created for the swaps.

This card was for the Round 1 Swap Group. I have used the set Comfort and Hope.

I picked the colours for this card from some of the Designer Series Paper from last year I think.  Now I can’t remember which pack.  The colours are Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss and Mango Melody.  I wouldn’t have thought to put these colours together.

The Stitched circle with the swirly circles needed something underneath and I didn’t have any Blackberry Bliss Ribbon so I diecut 2 little banners from the Tasteful Labels Dies set and added them underneath.  It just adds another element.

I love sending cards in the mail “Just Because” so I really like this Paper Hug sentiment.

My swap card for Round 2 Group  I used the Tasteful Touches Bundle.

The colours used were Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron. When I was assembling the card I thought it was missed something so I added a vellum scallop circle using the die in the Tasteful Labels Dies set. It helps “ground” the flower. I used one of the other dies in the set to diecut the white  card with the flower stamped on it.

The Mint Macaron card was embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder.  I added a little Linen Thread bow to finish it off.

I love joining in swaps and seeing all the amazing creations that I receive. It’s great getting the new ideas.

Have a great week. I hope it’s a creative one for you.

Jenny

PS. Don’t forget Bonus Days are on this month.

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2020 ANNUAL CATALOGUE SWAPS!

Recently I joined a Card Swap with some other Australian Demonstrators using products from the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.  Card swaps are great as you get to see projects with other stamps you may not have or using colours or techniques that you don’t normally see.

I joined in 2 rounds in the swaps so I got LOTS of cards.  It meant I created 2 different cards for these but that’s OK. 🙂

I am going to share Round 1 cards today and Round 2 tomorrow.  I have included my card swap but I will share more detail of these in a later post.

I’m not posting individual names on these cards but for those who swapped with me – Thank You.

If you would like more information on any of the cards or would like a close-up photo of any please drop me a comment.

2020 Annual Catalogue Card Swaps

2020 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue _ card swaps

My Card Swap for this round is the top right card on the photo directly above using Comfort and Hope stamp set.

I hope these might inspire you for your next creating.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for Round 2 Card Swaps.

Jenny

 

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SUNDAY SUITES – FLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON!

I have been sharing recently about some of the products in the Flowers For Every Season Suite particularly the lovely Sunflowers.  I thought for Sunday Suites today we will look closer at all the products in the suite.

There are 2 different bundles within the suite.  The Jar of Flowers and the Celebrate Sunflowers. Both of them co-ordinate with the other elements like the paper and the ribbon.

Here is all that is included in the Flowers For Every Season Suite.  It retails for $313.25 AUD  You can buy the full suite or the different elements on their own.

The Flowers for Every Season Suite Collection features gorgeous flowers representing each of the four seasons.  You will be able to make projects for many different occasions.

You can get a whole collection of coordinating products, including clear stamps and rubber stamps, beautiful floral paper, craft jewels, craft ribbon, and more!

The Flowers for Every Season Suite Collection includes (and it’s a lot!) –

* Jar of Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Jar Punch
* Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set
* Sunflower Dies
* Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
* Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack
* Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
* Mason Jar Shaker Domes
* Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
* Flowers for Every Season Gems
* Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
* Just Jade Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
* Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
* Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

Product colours: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

Let’s look at them closer.

The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle I have featured a lot.  I love the detailed sunflowers in the die set.

The Jar of Flowers Bundle with the stamp set and the cool punch.

The Jar Punch will punch the little jar shapes out and co-ordinates with the jar in the Jar of Flowers stamp set.  It will punch the hole too so you can insert the Jar Shaker Domes.  It’s very cool.

I have seen little notepads created by punching out some pieces of white printer paper and bundling them up and help together with a hole punched in with a ring.  Very clever! I’m sure there are lots of other great uses for it.

The Jar Shaker Domes can be added in to your project with the jar has been punched.  They can then be filled with all matter of items.  Only limited to your imagination really. (Check the sample further below).

The Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper pack IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I have to say I wasn’t sure at first as the flowers were all very bright and some are very big but they are beautiful.

They will create cards in no time by simply adding them to the front of the card on their own and just add a sentiment.  But they will also work very nicely with either of the stamps in the suite too.

There are 48 sheets of patterned paper: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs and in 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) size.

The colours are Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

The Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Includes 50 total double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs) in 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes; 4 sticker sheets, 2 each of 2 designs.

The colours are Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White.  Available for $19.25 AUD  You can use these cards for your memory Keeping but they will work so well

In addition to all these products there is also the Gems and the Ribbon Combo Pack.

The Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack This contains  3 different types of ribbon in the pack including Just Jade Gingham Ribbon, Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon and Misty Moonlight/silver Baker’s Twine.

Now for some samples.  These are created by Stampin’ Up! Artists. They really showcase how all the gorgeous products work together.

Check below how you can fill these cute Jar Shaker Domes.  What fun different shakers you can create with them.

This suite has been very popular already.  It is such a versatile suite of  products.

Love to get any of these products and are in Australia??

I would love to help you out.  It is all available in my store now -> HERE Please use the Host Code:  3MDURVQZ if ordering online. 

OR

You can contact me directly by email at jghayward@yahoo.com and I can place your order for you.

Place an order for any of the bundles and I will send you a card kit for 2 cards.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #105 – LINING UP THE SUNFLOWER STAMP AND DIES!

If you have the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle do you find it a little frustrating to line up the sunflower die with the stamp OR to even put the stamp back in the stamp case after you have finished?? I have to say I find it quite frustrating – and time consuming. 🙂

I came up with a little tip to reduce frustration – and save time.  I thought  I  would share it  with you today for our Wednesday’s WOW!

Wednesday’s WOW! #105 – Lining up the Sunflower Stamp with the dies and also how to get that stamp back in the stamp case. 

1. Getting the stamp back in to the case.

Firstly we will start with the stamp set. I keep the rubber surround for the stamp set in the case and put the stamps back in to the rubber when I have finished stamping.  It keeps them secure in the case AND you can quickly see if you are missing a stamp.  Which is really good.

With the large sunflower stamp I found it hard to find the position to put it back in.  You had to keep turning it until you thought it lined up.  It took some time.

So, once I had it in the case I placed a mark with a Black permanent marker on the rubber surround and on the edge of the sunflower stamp. Then it can easily slip in place in to the right position. 

I made the mark on the front of the stamp on to the side and then over the edge on to the back of the stamp.  So you can see it when you are stamping. 

2. The next challenge was to line the die up with the stamp.

You now have the mark on the stamp so you can now position the die and make a mark on the die. 

To do this you need to position the stamp face down as that is how will stamp out.  NOTE: I have  placed the sticker  on the back of the stamp. I know some people don’t add the sticker. I think for this type of detailed stamp it would be helpful to.

Then you can  line up the die with the image.  On this image  below I see the mark is fading.  It is up the top.  I will need to add another mark.  I didn’t use permanent marker on this one I think.

3. Now lining up the die with the stamped image to diecut it.

Before you stamp the image on white card make a pencil mark on the card.  Then ink up the stamp and stamp it on to the card with the mark on the stamp lining up near the mark on the card.

Then you can easily position the die on to the card as you line up the marks.  Then diecut that lovely sunflower out.

I hope these tips are clear for you.  I am sure they will save you a lot of time.  It certainly has saved my sanity.

Be sure to the PIN the images to save them for future reference.

In Australia? If you would like to order the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle they are available in my store now -> HERE. 

Please use the Host Code: 3MDURVQZ

Or

Email me at jghayward@yahoo.com and I can place the order for you.

I will drop a little card in the mail for you to say THANK YOU. 🙂 I appreciate your orders.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

 

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2 DAYS LEFT FOR FREE BUNDLE WHEN YOU JOIN THE STAMPIN’ UP! FAMILY!

There is not much time left to grab your free bundle when you join the Stampin’ Up! Family this month.  What great value this is!! Some of these bundles are over $100 that you can choose from.

You receive $66 of free products when you join already.  (Pay $169 and get $235 of products – and you save also as you don’t pay shipping on these products)

The extra Bundle could be over $100 depending on what one you choose. So you could get over $160 of free products.  

This is just some Stamp/Die Bundles you could choose.  There are so many more.

Your orders after this you get a minimum 20% discount.

Have you got a long Wish List??? This could be a way to check some items off your list – and I would love to welcome you to my JEN’s INK team.  🙂

Now let’s answer some of those questions you are thinking.

People ask – What are my commitments?

– To remain active with Stampin’ Up! you submit orders (yours or with others) of about $480 per quarter.  If you can’t make that – no stress.  You drop as a demonstrator and continue as a customer.  But you have all those bonuses already. WINNING!

– You stay as long as you like. There is no obligation to stay around, or sell or have classes.  It’s all fun however long you want it to be. Most of my team members are “hobby Demonstrators”.  They love getting the discount just for their own crafting.

Still not sure?? I share some reasons why you just need to join Stampin’ Up! Find out more -> HERE on my blog.

Email me on jghayward@yahoo.com or phone me for more information.  I would love to welcome you to my JEN’s INK Team.  

But be quick.  You don’t want to miss out on this great value.

Jenny

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BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM FLOWER WREATH!

I have a different card for you today using the Blossoms In Bloom Bundle. 

I created a flower wreath using the small flower dies in the Many Layered Blossoms Dies.  

Like the large blossom dies in the set the smaller ones have the thin outline and then the wider “edge”.  If you can describe it like that.

The pinks were Blushing Bride for the inner flower and Flirty Flamingo for the inside flower. The purple flower was Gorgeous Grape for the outside and Highland Heather for the inside flower. The leaves were Pear Pizzazz.

The wreath was created by stamping the dotty circle from the Swirly Frames stamp set.  It was stamped in Soft Suede.

The Blushing Bride card mat was embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from the Seaside Notions stamp set.  

You can see the Blossoms in Bloom in my store now -> HERE.  In Australia?  If you love it and just have to get them then you can order at that link. 

Or drop me an comment and I will get back to you to arrange the order for you.

Thanks for your order.  I do appreciate it. I will drop a little card and a little something in the mail for you as I do appreciate it.

Thanks for visiting me today. I hope it inspires you to create something different with these dies.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #104 – LAYERING THE TASTEFUL LABELS DIES!

I have been using the Tasteful Touches Bundle A LOT lately.  While I love the stamp set I really love the dies.  I love that you can use them for your sentiments or for small images and I love that they can be layered together to use on your projects.  I thought you might like to see how to use them more.

Our Wednesday’s WOW! #104 – Layering the Tasteful Labels Dies. 

Firstly, let’s look closely at the dies.  There are 10 dies in the set.  The largest die is 8.9cm x 6.4cm (3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″)

I know it may be a bit hard to tell in this image but with these dies some have a scored edge (top half) and others have a stitched edge (bottom half).  It’s great that there is the different looks in the one set.

Most of the dies can be layered together for your images or sentiments.  I have shown some below for you.  There are so many other options though.

How cool are they??

I hope you found the chart helpful to see ways that you can put your diecuts together. Be sure to PIN the image so you can refer back to it.

If you must have the Tasteful Labels Dies in your stash then they are now available in my store.  Grab them on their own or get them in the Bundle with the Tasteful Touches stamp set.

In Australia?  I would love to help you with ordering them. Visit -> HERE to order.

Please use the Host Code: YQQGTXQR

As a Thanks when you order them I will send you card kits for 2 cards I have created recently with them.  Some of the cards you can check back on the past posts.

Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

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INCOLOR FEATHERS WITH TASTEFUL TOUCHES!

We have talked about the new Stampin’ Up! Incolors for 2020 and you have probably seen them a little around your travels on the internet.

This card I am sharing today uses the 5 new colours together.

I have used the feather from the Tasteful Touches stamp set and stamped them on each In color card in Basic Gray. Then they were diecut with one of the rectangle dies in the Stitched Rectangles.  Rather than adhere them in a straight line I thought it would be fun to stagger them on the card.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings set.

A fun little card perhaps?? 🙂

Have a great week,

Jenny

The Tasteful Touches Bundle is now available in my store now -> HERE

 

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ANOTHER TASTEFUL TOUCHES BUNDLE CARD!

I have another card for you today with the Tasteful Touches Bundle.  I hope you are not sick of this bundle yet.  I think it is fast becoming my favourite from the catalogue.

Last week I shared a card and video with this bundle.  If you missed it head back a couple of posts.

I have another version of that card.

A little simple stamping on the front of the card using Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow.

The flower has so much detail you don’t even need to colour it if you don’t want to.  I have stamped this one in Old Olive.  The white card piece was cut with one of the dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies.  A Petal Pink piece was diecut with a different die, ran through the diecut machine with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder to add some texture.  It was then adhered under the stamped flower piece.

I will share more cards with this lovely bundle again soon.

Grab this bundle for yourself.

You can see it in my store now -> HERE.

Happy stamping,

Jenny

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STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD JUNE BLOG HOP!

Time for another Blog Hop with the Stamping Around The World Tutorial Group.  We bring you different Tutorials each month and join together in a Blog Hop.

This month I am using the Tasteful Touches Bundle.  I have loved using this bundle the last few weeks.  It is so gorgeous.

Here is my project for you.

The flower is stamped over the white card with Basic Gray ink.  It just makes a simple statement.  The flower is stamped again on scrap white card and this one coloured with the Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  The flower is fussy cut out with scissors.

The sentiment piece is stamped on Sahara Sand and diecut with the small banner shape from the Tasteful Labels Dies.  I thought the flower was a little bare so added a scallop circle cut from Vellum.  This scallop is cut with the scallop die in the the Tasteful Label Dies set.

Card measurements:

Thick Whisper White card base: 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm   (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″)

Flirty Flamingo card: 8.5cm x 12.8cm (3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″)

Whisper White card: 8.1cm x 12.4cm (3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″)

Scrap card pieces: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Vellum.

Also used: 

Tasteful Touches Bundle, Many Mates stamp set.

Memento Ink, Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends (light and Dark), Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, Adhesive Pearls. 

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Now you are off to continue on your Blog Hop.

Click on the Blue Frog tab below to head on your way.

Happy Hopping,

Jenny