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UNDER MY UMBRELLA SET IS GOING!

I love the sweet Under My Umbrella stamp set and the matching Umbrella Builder Punch. I’m sad that it is leaving. I really haven’t used it enough.

For our retiring class last week we used the Under My Umbrella for one of our cards. I think it was a popular card among the ones we made.

This card was inspired by a card by Mena Green from personally4u.blogspot.com that I found on Pinterest. I changed it up quite a bit.

I used the retiring 3D Lace Embossing Folder for the card mat underneath. The umbrellas were stamped on pieces of pretty Paper. You could use any but I ended up with the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper. They can be punched with the matching Umbrella Punch.

I have to say when I was making this card I had lots of umbrellas punched from all different patterns of paper. It was a fun process but to be honest I really didn’t have time for that. 🙂

Here is a couple of other cards I have made using this stamp and bundle set.

If you want to order this yourself I have to say I just noticed the Umbrella Builder Punch is no longer available.

The Under My Umbrella Stamp set is still available. See it -> HERE in my store.

The 3D Lace Embossing Folder can be found in my store -> HERE. And get this it is reduced to $4.38. That is 75% off!!! Can you believe that??

If ordering online please use the Host Code – 3VUEXM63

Or contact me directly. Don’t forget I’m giving away some hand-made cards with your orders this month. I have SO many. I need to send out some more too I think.

Have a great week,

Jenny

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STAMPIN’ UP! BUTTERFLY BIJOU CARD WITH A SKETCH!

Last week on my Private Facebook group I shared a sketch and encouraged others to use the sketch to create a card. Of course, I had to create a card also. I love using sketches. They are a great spring-board to your creating.

This is the sketch. This is from the Freshly Made Sketches.

This is the card I created. I have used the gorgeous Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper. Of course you have seen it by now right. 🙂 So lovely.

For the shape on the sketch you can use any shape but I chose the butterfly as I have been creating with the Butterfly Brilliance products this past 2 weeks.

The sentiment is from the Many Messages set. Inside you can add another sentiment whether it is a Birthday or Thinking of You or whatever occasion. I punched the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch.

Maybe you can use this sketch in your next project. If you like, share it with me on my email at jghayward@yahoo.com I would love to see. It’s always fun to see other people’s interpretation.

You can join my Private Facebook group -> HERE.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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MAGENTA MADNESS – WITH THE BUTTERFLY WINGS!

This is one of the cards we made in today’s Butterfly Brilliance class.

This card really showcases many of the products in the Butterfly Brilliance Collection. The gorgeous Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the details in the Butterfly Wings dies. You can see on the white card the embossed “hatching” lines created with one of the dies and the small white square has the “dots” background. They create really cool effects for your projects.

Have you got any of these products yet? They are so lovely. I’m sure you have butterfly dies BUT have you got those cool embossed type dies?

In Australia? You can find them -> HERE in my store. Please use the Host Code: 4WESFNXP.

OR you can contact me directly on 0439 844574.

AND don’t forget this month you can extend your Sale-A-Bration bonuses. Grab one of my extra stamps or papers when you order over $90.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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SINGLE STEP CARD WITH BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE + VIDEO!

Today’s Friday Flicks is a Fun Fold creating a Single Step card. I couldn’t help but use the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle – Oh! and the gorgeous Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper.

I have made this fold before quite some time ago. It is still re-pinned so many times on Pinterest and many people head back to my blog to see it. I thought it would be good to freshen it up. You can see the original card -> HERE.

Check out the card. It is a bit hard to capture it in photos. It folds up easily to mail too.

Single Step Butterfly Bijou Card

I have the measurements for the card and all the different pieces further below. They are available in Metric and Imperial.

Here is the video which is now on Youtube. (Have you subscribed to my channel yet?)

If you are receiving this blog post update via email the video may not show. Click on the title above and it should take you to the blog post.

Here are the measurements.

SIDE STEP FUN FOLD CARD

** Cut card to 28cm x 10.5cm  (11″ x 4 1/4″)

On the long side score at 3.2cm, 6.3cm, 10.8cm 15.2cm and 21cm     (1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/4″, 6″ and 8 1/4″)

For back panel piece: Cut card 10.5cm x 10.5cm (4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

** The mat pieces are:

Back mat piece – 10.1cm x 10.1cm (4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 9.7cm (4″ x 4″)

Middle mat piece – 10.1cm x 4.1cm (4 1/8″ x 1 5/8″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 3.7cm (4″ x 1 1/2″)

Front mat piece – 10.1cm x 2.8cm (4 1/8″ x 1 1/4″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 2.4cm (4″ x 1″)

** To fold the card:

With the narrowest scored section on the left end start folding it concertina style.  On the score lines fold into a mountain fold, then next one a valley fold, then a mountain fold, then a valley fold, then a mountain fold.

This is the folded piece from the previous project just to show you how it is folded.

I hope you get to make one of these fun cards. They really are super easy.

If you are in Australia and need any supplies for your creating, head over to my store -> HERE

Be sure to grab that Butterfly Bijou paper. This paper is only for a limited time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! 119 – SOME BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE


It’s Wednesday’s WOW! #119. Today let’s have a close look at this new Butterfly Brilliance release. You might have seen these products around but I thought we would check out some of the particular unique features of it.

The new Butterfly Brilliance is a new collection of products released early. You might say you have enough butterflies …but really do you have such butterflies as pretty as these? And that paper! That on it’s own is just so gorgeous.

While the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (stamps and dies) you will see in the new catalogue the gorgeous papers won’t be available. They are limited release.  😦  That’s sad as they are so pretty and the dies cut out some of the butterflies on this paper. 

What do you do if you want all the butterflies? The solution is the Butterfly Brilliance Collection. $125 AUD Only available while supplies last.

The Butterfly Brilliance Collection includes:
– * Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set
– * Brilliant Wings Dies
– Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2) Designer Series Paper
– Natural Touch Specialty Paper

*The stamp set and Dies are available as a Bundle.

The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper is available in 6″x6″ papers and there are 8 sheets of 6 different designs. Oh so beautiful! One side has the butterfly prints and the other has a more plain pattern OR … a beautiful watercolour wash.

And the colours! They are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, So Saffron. So pretty together.

But check this out! The Brilliant Wings Die cuts the butterflies on some of the Butterfly Bijou DSP. No fussy cutting these beauties.

The other paper in this collection is the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year and will give a “textured” effect. Emboss it, use it with dies and you can even colour it with inks. There are only available while supplies last too.

You receive 2 sheets at 12″x12″ size. (30.5cm x 30.5cm). They both have a different pattern.

Now let’s talk a bit more about the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SET
The images are so detailed.

Did you know that these butterflies are modelled after butterfly species from around the world?? Including the Clouded Yellow (Europe), Black Veined White (Europe & Asia), Coppers (New Zealand), Swallowtail (North America), Blue Copper (North America), and Painted Lady (Australia). How cool!

The butterflies are a single stamp so you can create a background or diecut them individually. You will need a Block F to use them. I would suggest using the Stamparatus to stamp them as it is so big but also if it doesn’t stamp as well as you would like it is very easy to restamp.

BRILLIANT WINGS DIES
I mentioned above how you can diecut the paper. These dies cut the stamped butterflies also so you have individual butterflies. Why not layer them for a fun effect!

You might wonder what those funny little pieces in the dies do. Check them out.

They emboss the card or diecut a “brick” effect or a “splatter”.

So now you just want to go grab them right??

In Australia? You can head to my store and grab them right now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4WESFNXP

Or contact me directly to help you with your order on 0439 844574

Watch out for my Butterfly Brilliance class coming soon.

Have a happy Wednesday,

Jenny