MY PROJECT IS OUT FOR ‘WE STAMP FOR LARA 2016’!

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Have you joined in with ‘We Stamp For Lara’ yet?  My project is released today.  Here is a sneak peek for you.

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I shared all the details in a recent blog post.  This is a fundraiser event for a special little girl.  Lara has so many medical challenges.  We are seeking to raise money to get a special mattress for her that can help turn her in the night.  You can read all about it in this blog post HERE.

For $15 you receive 1 tutorial a day for 15 days.  All the money raised goes directly to help young Lara and her family.  You can join anytime during the time (2nd May – 15th May) and still access all the tutorials.  Tutorials are available on a special Facebook group. If you are not on Facebook then they can be emailed to you. You can comment or email me here if you would like to join in.  Payment is made by Bank Transfer or Paypal.

We are mainly focusing on  the ‘Number of Years’ stamp set and matching Framelits.  To help with the fundraising too I am donating my commission to ‘We Stamp For Lara’ when you purchase the ‘Number of Years’ set and framelits.  Buy the Bundle and save money.  These are available in the new Catalogue but not as a Bundle so get them now.

Bundle Price is $85.75.  (Stamp set alone is $47, Framelits are $54 – so great value!)

Stop by my store HERE to order directly or contact me by email or a comment here.

Please use the Host Code: APFCFBMW when ordering at my store this week.

Thank you

Jenny

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REINDEER CLASS FOR THE KIDS!!

CALLING ALL LOCAL KIDS – Join us for some Reindeer craft.
(Suitable for kids aged 6-12years).

If you are local to Wollongong then bring your kids along for some fun Reindeer craft.
 
WHEN: Saturday 28th November 2.30pm – 4pm.

Cost: $15. 
PLEASE RSVP by THURS. 26th by commenting or emailing me. Places are limited so book your spot early.
 
Tell your friends and family. Spread the word. It will be lots of fun! Here is what we will be making. Aren’t they cute!!
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OK for the big people you won’t miss out either.

Join me for the last Christmas Stamp A Stack for the year.
 
Friday 27th November – 10am or 7.30pm. Christmas Stamp A Stack.
 
BYO: Scissors and adhesives. Cost $15
  
Please RSVP by Wednesday 25th November by commenting or emailing me.

This is one of the cards we will be making.

 
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Do join us. Classes are a lot of fun!!!  🙂
Jenny

CHRISTMAS TREAT BOXES!!

Come and join us to create some fun Christmas Treat boxes for some special people for Christmas.

WHEN: Friday 11th November, 10am or 7.30pm.

WHERE: My studio in East Corrimal.

COST: $15     Includes all materials to make a clear chocolate box,  a Treat box and a Stocking Gift Card holder.

RSVP:  Please contact me by Wednesday 9th November.

If you live close by come along.  It is always a lot of fun!!!

RAZZLEBERRY DOILY BOX!!

You might remember a rectangular black and white box I showed you a little while ago.  (I will give you this link below if you missed it).  Recently  we did one like this box in Razzleberry for a workshop.  Of course, I used the brand new stamp set ‘Delicate Doilies’.

For this box we stamped the doily in Razzleberry over the box.  The pink strip was run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Dots Embossing Folder.  It’s a long strip, so you run it through once and then turn it around and run the other end through.  We punched 2 flowers out in Pretty in Pink with the Fancy Flower Punch.  These were scrunched several time and distressed.  Then we ran the Pretty in Pink ink pad to pick up the colour on the creases.  These were adhered together and added to the top of the box with leaves from the 2 way Bird Punch.  The doily was stamped again on scrap white card and the centre punched out with the 3/4″ circle punch.  This was adhered to the centre of the flower with dimensionals and then Dazzling Diamonds Glitter was added using 2 way glue pen to add the ‘bling’.  Here is a close-up.

The instructions for making the box and to see the black and white box I created can be found here.

I hope to be back again soon with some more creating.  Maybe I will show you some Christmas creations!

See you soon,

Jenny x

ALL ABOUT THE BOX!!

Last post I showed you the Black and White box I created for the Just Add Ink Challenge this week.  I thought I would show you now how I put all the elements together.  (As if you really want to know!!!)

This is the box.

A Black and White Box!!

I will go through each part.

BOX:

I used the box template on Keesh’s blog here.  This is how I made it.

Cut your card 21cmx21cm.  On one side score your card at 3cm, 9cm, 12cm and 18cm.  You should have 3cm left on that side.  Turn your card and score at 3cm in on both sides.  Cut all the score lines on the long side up to the score line that runs across.  Fold on your score lines.  (Before you assemble the box you need to stamp/emboss first as I have done.  I will explain that lower down**).  To assemble your box add Sticky Strip or Snail adhesive to the small tabs and adhere them together.

**Before assembling my box I stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs in versamark and then clear embossed it.  You can see it a bit clearer in this photo.

Close up View.

BOX BAND:

The box band was done in Whisper White card measuring 21cm x 8cm.  I used the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  It was too long to run through all at once, so I placed half the card in the folder and ran it through. Then I turned the card over.  I lined up the last line of dots on the card with the dots on the Embossing Folder and  ran the card through.   I wrapped the card around the box with the ends underneath the box.  I ran some sticky Strip on one end to join them together.

THE FLOWER:

To create the flower I stamped the swirls from ‘Baroque Motifs’ with Staz On on Whisper White card and punched out 3 scallop circles with the 2 1/2″ Scallop circle punch.  I scrunched them up several times to distress them.  I layered them together.  I find the Tombow Glue to be the best to adhere them together.  The whispy black centre was created with the Black Grosgrain ribbon.  Cut a small length of the ribbon.  Grab one end and start pulling a thread.  One end will pull more easily than the other, so if it doesn’t work try the other end.  Once you have a thread then grab it and pull for a bit to fray the ends.  Stop before you reach the end!!!!!

Here is a photo to give you an idea.

I used a glue dot to stick the end of the ribbon into the centre of the flower.

 RIBBON CURLS:

The white ribbon curls are created with the White Organza ribbon.  Use the heating Tool to GENTLY heat the ribbon.  The heat will make it curl up.  Don’t heat too long or it will melt the ribbon.  (How do I know that!!!! LOL).

Here is a picture to show you it curling up.

I did 3 short lengths and adhered them on top of the band with Sticky Strip before adding the flower.

ASSEMBLING:

I assembled everything directly onto the band.  First the ribbon curls, then some black leaves punched from the 2-step bird punch, then the flower.  The tags were created from the set “Lots of Tags” stamped in Basic Black and punched out with the tiny tags punch.  I tied them with cotton thread and adhered them with a glue dot just under the flower.

There you have it.  I think I included all the parts.  Have fun creating your own.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny xx

VALENTINE BOX!!

I thought I would just stop by quickly and show you another project we have been doing at INKSPIRATIONS4U. (Don’t forget there is still time to join in.  Pop on over to Madeline’s blog to check it out).   This is a Valentine Box and mini card.  It is so cute and very easy to do.  It would make a great gift for any occasion by just changing the sentiment.

STAMPS: Sanded Background, Tiny Tags,

CARD: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip.

INK: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip.

OTHER: Large Heart Punch, Big Shot, Medium Sizzlits Die (Timeless Type Alphabet) – for smaller hearts, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, mounting tape, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny xx

A SCALLOP SQUARE BOX AND CARDS!

I can now show you the other project we did at our Stamping day last week.  I know, I am a little behind at the moment!  Leonie showed us this cute little  box.  You can see them here on Leonie’s blog.  She got the instructions from Holly.

They are made with the Scallop Square Die.  They make up such a cute gift.  I am keen to make up some more and to make some with the scallop circle Die.

I have used the set “Just Believe” and used Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.

I have to get to bed now.  Why do I stay up so late???

I hope you visit again soon,

Jenny

NOW A CHRISTMAS BOX!

I have shown you some bags for Christmas.  Here is a Christmas box I have been working on.  I found the instructions here.  I will add the metric measurement for this at the end of the post.

Before I assembled the box and ran the So Swirly wheel around the bottom edge.  I stamped the tree from ‘Christmas Classic’ in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla Cardstock and the Merry Christmas in Real Red.  I stamped the flourish from ‘Tiny Tags’ in Crumb Cake and sponged the edges.  It gives it a Vintage feel.

Here is a view from the top:

The top is a scallop square cut with the Big Shot, then I ran the card through the Big Shot again with the Vintage Wallpaper Die to add the texture.  I tied up some of that lovely striped Grosgrain ribbon and added tags from the ‘Tiny Tags’ set.

Here are the measurements:

TALL SCALLOP SQUARE BOX

Cut card 21cmx28cm. Score on the 21cm at 6.3cm. Score on the 28cm at 6.3cm, 12.8cm, 19cm and 25.4cm. With the long side running horizontally, cut up on each of the short score lines until they meet the score line running across. On the small tabs place your adhesive on the wrong side of 3 of the tabs. Also, place adhesive on the right side of the narrow tab on the side. Assemble your box

For the lid. Cut a scallop square with the Big Shot. Score on 2.3cm on each side. Cut up on the small tabs on 2 opposite sides. Place adhesive on these tabs and assemble.

UPDATE:  The lovely Lynda asked about how to create the lid without the scallop square die.  I have had a little play and come up with some dimensions for you. 

Lid (without Scallop Square Die)

Cut card 12.6cm.  Scallop the edge of the card.  TIP:  Punch opposite sides of the card first.  Then go back and do the other sides.  It doesn’t matter if the corners don’t match as they will tucked inside.  Emboss the card with the embossing folder of your choice.  I used the vintage Wallpaper Folder.  Score card at 2.2cm on each side.  Cut up tabs up to the score line running across.  Place Sticky Strip on the tabs and assemble the lid. 

You probably have your Christmas wrapping all sorted by now. So you could use this box for any occasion.  But if you are like me you still haven’t got the wrapping done.  That’s my children’s job this week!!  They’re going to love that!!

 
 

CELEBRATE WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!!!

Come along and celebrate

“World Cardmaking Day”

World Cardmaking Day is a day to celebrate the giving of cards. In today’s society it is so easy to text or email. The art of creating and giving cards is being lost.

Come along and join in the fun!  We will create this mini gift box and 4 love note cards.   This would make a great gift for someone special or for you to keep yourself.

WHEN: Saturday October 2nd at 2pm.

WHERE: My studio, East Corrimal

COST: $15. To be paid on booking.

 Includes materials and a Yummy Afternoon Tea.

RSVP: Monday September, 27th on 42844574 or email jghayward@yahoo.com

 PLUS: Grab some bargains! My retired stamps, card, ink etc will be for sale. (cash only on the day)

Don’t miss out.  Seats are limited.

LAUNCH WITH A CAUSE!!!

Last night we had our combined team Catalogue Launch.  We took the opportunity to use it as a fundraiser for Cancer Council.  It was a HUGE night, but I think everyone enjoyed it.  There was over 75 people there and we raised over $2500 for the night’s effort which was fantastic!  There will be more added to that over the coming weeks which can help in some small way to help in the research and treatment of Cancer.  So, what a great night!!

Each demonstrator had their own tables and did their own projects.  This is what we created at our table.  The lighting is not great, so I apologise for that.

Firstly the box,  I was inspired by this cute little box that Helen did here.  I altered the measurements and made the box larger, so you could fit small love note size cards (7.5cmx7.5cm) or a small cello bag with some choccie treats!!!  I have my measurements further below. 

I used the Very Vintage wheel across the front of the box in Baja Breeze. (NOTE: Do this before assembling!!!). I stamped the bird in Pretty in Pink with the new Level 1 Hostess set “Punch Potpourri”.   This is a great set.  It corresponds with a number of punches. I punched the bird out with the 2-step bird punch.  The small flower is from the small flowers in the set and stamped in Soft Suede and punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch. The leaves are punched out in soft suede and adhered straight onto the front of the box. I have used dimensionals to raise up the bird and flower.  The Rhinestone in the centre of the small flower is from some  newly aquired self-adhesive Rhinestones.  It didn’t take long to break open that pack!!  I punched out a hole with the small oval punch and tied a small bow with some of the gorgeous new Organza ribbon and adhered that with a glue dot.

Here are the instructions to the box.

MINI CARD BOX

1. Cut card to 24cmx16cm.  Score along the 16cm edge at 4cm and 12cm.  Score along the 24cm edge at 4cm, 12cm and 16cm.

2. Fold on score lines.  Along the 24cm edge, cut on each of the score lines until you meet the score line running along.  Repeat this on the other side.

3. Cut off the small 4cm square that is formed at the top, on both sides of the shorter edge.  This leaves a small tab in the centre measuring 8cmx4cm.  This is just on one end!  On this tab, use the small oval punch or Word Window punch to create a slot.

4. Stamp front of the the box as desired before assembling.

5. Use sticky strip or snail adhesive on side tabs and fold up on scored lines and adhere together.

6. Finish decorating box as desired.

Onto the card:

I used one of the new sets Printed Petals.  This is such a versatile set.  I stamped the small flower in versamark on the front.  I stamped the large flower in Pretty in Pink and the smaller one in So Saffron.  I cut these out and curled up the edges a little before raising them up on dimensionals.  Some more bling in the centre of these flowers with the Rhinestones.  The pink tag was cut with the Big Shot and the ‘Lots of Tags’ die.  I adhered this straight onto the card.  The greeting was from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”  stamped and punched with the small oval punch.  I sponged the edges and raised that up with dimensionals.  It is a very simple card.  But it needed to be simple with so much else going on!!

I have rambled on a bit now but I will just show you a few photos of my lovely group of ladies hard at work.

Apart from some fun games we had to raise money we also had a large daffodil picture.  Everyone could place coins on it to fill the daffodil.  It was a great idea and I think we did well in filling it.  There is in fact $144 on there.  Isn’t that great!!!!

Just a “little” review of our night anyway.  It was worth the hard work.  I will be back soon with an account of my “Mystery Workshop” I had the other day.  There were lots of creating to be had there too!!!