STAMPIN’ BLENDS PLAY DAY!

You have seen them around your blog travels and I have been talking about the Stampin’ Blends for a while.  I know it is a big investment so why not try them out.   If you are a Wollongong local come to my Blends Play Day.  

WHEN: Friday 17th November 10am and Saturday 18th 2pm.   

COST: $15  All materials to create 2 fun cards with different ways to use the Blends. 

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

Please RSVP  Thursday 16th.

I hope you can come along.  Let me know soon though.

Jenny

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SOME COOL CARDS THIS WEEK AT CLASS? CAN’T MAKE IT? – GRAB THE CLASS TO GO.

Look at these cards for Card Class this week?  

Here are the details.  Of course if you can’t make it because of a clash with times OR you are too far away then Grab the CLASS TO GO!

Friday Oct 13th 10am or Saturday Oct 14th 2pm. Christmas Card class.  

Create 3  special Christmas cards. (1 of each card).  $20   

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.  

Please RSVP:  Thursday 12th. 

Can’t make it?? Why not grab the CLASS TO GO.  Cost: $20 

Does not include stamped images.  You can substitute the stamps or order them separately.

Jenny

 

 

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CANDLE CLASS THIS WEEK!

I have a special class for you this week if you are a Wollongong local.  We are making a lovely Tent Card and a stamped candle using the Night in Bethlehem Bundle.  I am sure this would look lovely sitting on your shelf over the festive season.  This would be a special gift to give someone too.

Here are the details.

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CLASS

WHEN: This Friday 22nd 10am or Saturday 23rd 2pm.
Can’t make this time?? Let’s make another time to get together (or invite your friends along too).

COST: $20.  Please bring your own scissors and adhesives.

RSVP:  Wednesday 20th.
It’s important to RSVP early to be sure there is enough candles.

I hope you can make it.

Jenny

 

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS CLASS CARDS!

I have had my Carols of Christmas class this weekend.  I thought I would show you the cards we made.  Everyone loved using this bundle and making these cards.

The first card was one of the cards from my Carols of Christmas week last week.  (If you missed that head back a few posts.  I posted a different card each day with this bundle).

This one is using Fresh Fig and adding a little Copper Foil.  It’s hard to see but I wrapped some Copper Thread around the Fresh Fig card before adhering it to the White card base.  We had a Fig and Gold combination as well which was still nice.

The next card was inspired by one on Pinterest but it took a different direction – as it does sometimes.

The double trees were cut from the White card mat and adhered to the Emerald Envy card mat. You can see the green trees through the cut window. Another tree was cut from a small piece of Emerald Envy and then raised up with Dimensionals.  We added a little sparkle with the Dazzling Diamonds.  You can just run around the edge of the tree with the Fine Tip glue and then sprinkle with the Dazzling Diamonds.  The sentiment is cut with a Circle Stitched Shapes Framelit.  And of course, don’t forget those cute little deers. These are cut from Sahara Sand card.

The last card which I think was the favourite of each class as it was so different is the Square Z-Fold Christmas.  I am loving these Z-Fold cards.

While I have just received my new Christmas paper this one used retired Christmas paper from a few years back.  I still had so much left and really it was the idea of the card.  I never normally use retired products in class but I didn’t have anything else, And yes it’s not an idea to use retired stuff as everyone says “I love it! can I buy it?”  :/

The flowers and leaves were stamped and cut using the Thinlits and adhered off the card with Dimensionals.  Adhesive Pearls were added to the centres.  Don’t you love that frame??

If you want to make your own Square Z-Fold card, then head HERE to a recent post with this card fold. 

There you have the 3 cards we made.  This bundle is SO versatile.  It is endless what you can do with it.  I hope you can grab your bundle and you can get it this month – early!

Here is the bundle if you have missed it.

You can grab it in my store now HERE (Australian residents only) and get started on your Christmas cards.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  See you again soon,

Jenny

The 2017 Holiday Catalogue starts on September 1st.  Grab your Free copy now to be sent to you by commenting or emailing me.

SOME MORE OH! SO ECLECTIC! YES IN BERRY BURST AGAIN. :)

These cards I wanted to share with you today are using Oh! So Eclectic and well, I have used Berry Burst again.  I will use a different colour soon I promise.  But it is such a lovely colour. 🙂

I held an event last Saturday with a group of ladies who mostly had never stamped before.  This first card I demonstrated to them to show the Big Shot.  They were so impressed – no scissors required!!

This card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  I love the Diamond pattern you can diecut in your cards.  It just adds something else to the card.

How to make it:

Firstly, stamp 2 of the detailed flowers on scrap Whisper White card in Berry Burst.  Then overstamp this with the solid full flower stamp in Powder pink.  The great thing is it doesn’t even have to be a perfect fit as it just adds a little colour.  Cut this with the flower Framelit shape in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

For the other flower, stamp the Solid full flower stamp in Berry Burst on scrap Whisper White and cut that with the flower Framelit.  Also cut a flower in Berry Burst with the detailed die and the flower shape die.  I run them together in the Big Shot.  It is much easier doing it that way. You will also need to cut 2 leaves from Lemon Lime Twist Card.

Then it’s a matter of assembling it all together. You can raise the flowers up with Dimensionals. Don’t forget the bling. 🙂

This next card was the Make and Take card they all made.  There needed to be some gentle encouragement for some to make it as they were a little intimidated but they were so proud of themselves when it was done.

How to make it: 

On a piece of Berry Burst card slightly smaller than your base card run it through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. This adds some lovely texture to your card.

On a piece of Whisper White, stamp the detailed flower stem stamp several times in Berry Burst. Then with the solid flower top stamp it in Powder Pink over the flowers.  Fill in some of the spaces on the white card with the little flowers stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

When assembling the card, adhere a thin strip of Lemon Lime Twist under the right side edge of the White card.  Stamp the sentiment on to Powder Pink card and punch it out with the Duet Banner Punch. Sponged a little ink around the edge of the banner. Punch a second banner from Lemon Lime Twist card.  Adhere these together by off-setting them slightly.

Would you like to make these cards with me? If you’re local, let’s plan a date for us to share them with your friends. It would be a great excuse for you all to get together. Drop me an email or a comment.

Be back again soon,

Jenny

 

A BERRY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I thought I would show you one of the cards we made at Card Class last week.  I have been playing with the Happy Birthday Thinlits and Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

This card was CASED from Mary’s blog HERE.  I just didn’t add the DSP layer and kept it a little simpler.

I am loving the new Incolors.  I have used Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

A SPECIAL FLOWER BOX TO GIVE TO MUM – OR ANYONE!

If you are in Wollongong you can come and create this special project just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend.  It would even  be lovely to give to a friend – or keep yourself. 🙂

It’s a Flower Pop Up Box that won’t die.  You get to make a matching card too.  Choose your own colour combination.

Here are the details but you have to let me know ASAP as places are filling very fast.

Friday 12th May at 10am

OR 

Saturday 13th May at 2pm.

COST: $15 (plus an extra $5 to use my adhesives).

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 10th (earlier if you want to be sure of a seat)

I look forward to sharing these projects with you.

Jenny

 

 

POP UP EASEL CARD!

A customer called in last weekend and showed me a card she had made. She had gone to a class to do it.  (It wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! class and I don’t know who the original creator is). I loved the idea of the card so I had to make one. I had a little time to play around with it the other day. I call it a POP UP EASEL CARD. I used Confetti Celebration on mine.  I will show you the photos of the card (sorry, lots!) and then give you the instructions.

This is the front of the card.  The Rhinestones you see is what holds up the Easel part.  The balloons are suspended on strips of acetate in a folded crease.

Easel front

This is another view front on.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Playful Palette pack. The balloons are punched with the Balloon punch in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.  I sponged around the edges with the sponge and added a small star that from the stamp set.

Easel card

Side on view gives you an idea of the suspended balloons.  I punched 2 each of the balloons and adhered one to the front and back of the strip of acetate to keep it tidy.

You can see the side view and inside of the card with the sentiment that I will show you below.

Side view of Easel

The card can fold flat for postage.

folded inside

When it is folded flat it is a square card measuring approximately 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″) so you would need to make an envelope to fit but that is no problem with the Envelope Punch Board!

folded

This is inside of the card.  I continued with the sentiments from the Confetti Celebration set.

 inside

You can see when it is open that the balloons can fold flat against it.  This is a trick too. Whatever image or shape you have suspended in the front crease, you need to fold it against the inside of the card to test it out first before you put it together to be sure that it will fit below the score line for when it is folded flat.  You can’t have it squashed in. 🙂 Check the photo below to see what I mean. The balloons sit just below the score line.

Balloons lying flat

Now I will tell you how to make your own.

POP UP EASEL CARD

NB: I have included metric and imperial measurements.  For those following the Imperial measurements can you please just check these.  Maybe do a test run first. I am just concerned with all the “16th” measurements if they are correct.  🙂

What you will need:

Cardstock for base 14.8cm x 29.8cm (5 7/8″ x 11  3/4″).

Designer Series Paper 14.4cm x 7.6cm (5 7/8″ x 3″)

Whisper White card (inside piece) 14.4cm x 6.6cm (5 7/8″ x 2  3/4″)

Scrap card for your suspended images (Of your choice.  I have chosen balloons for this one).

Acetate strips 1 cm x 4-5cm (1/4″ x 1  1/2″-2″) You will trim these as you make the card depending on where you want your images to sit.

To construct your Easel:

1. On the long side score your card at 2cm, 3cm, 4cm, 5cm, 6cm, 13.8cm and 21.6cm.

(3/4″, 1  3/16″, 1  9/16″, 2″, 2  3/8″, 5  7/16″ and 8 1/2″)  – Please check the measurements.

2. Fold on all the score lines starting as I have shown in the photo in a concertina fashion creating a “M” shape at the beginning and then after folding it as a Valley fold on the next 2 score lines. (ie folding it up towards you). I haven’t shown those folded in this photo.

scored card

3. On the back of the card, place adhesive behind each side of “peak” that is formed. in the “M”. Adhere these together.  Check the photo below. (sorry if it is a little unclear).    This is it turned back to the correct side of the card.  It now becomes more a “V” shape which will be your crease for your acetate strips.

folded piece

4. After you have stamped and punched your images adhere them to the acetate strips. I used Fast Fuse to adhere them but you could use glue dots or other tape. I punched 2 balloons so adhered one to the back and one to the front of the acetate strip. Check the length of the acetate strip with the image to see if it is the right length BEFORE you adhere them in. 🙂 Trim the strip if necessary remembering you want to make sure they fit below the score line as I described above.

Place your adhesive (Fast Fuse or tape) along one edge inside the crease and adhere the acetate strips in place. Once in place then adhere the crease together. See the photo below.

Balloons suspended

5. Now you can create the front and the inside as you like.  I adhered the Designer Series Paper piece on the front.  The Whisper White piece I stamped and adhered inside.

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I hope you can follow this.  Perhaps I need to start making videos. 🙂  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Jenny

CARD CLASS FOR THIS SATURDAY!

Saturday Stampers is on this Saturday 21st, 2pm My place.  (East Corrimal)  If you are local do join us.  Cost is $15.

This week we are mixing it up with some old and some new products that are leaving us in 2 weeks.  Here are the cards.

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Please let me know by Thursday. It’s a fun time out just for you. 🙂

Jenny

GIFT BOX CLASS THIS COMING FRIDAY!

I have a special gift box and 4 cards at this week’s class.  I hope you can make it (ie if you live local!).  This box will be great with Mother’s Day coming up but would be great for any special friend.  Here are the details.

GIFT BOX CLASS

WHEN: Friday 29th April 10am or 7.3opm.

COST: $20  Please bring your scissors and adhesives.

RSVP: Wednesday 27th April.

Here is the gorgeous box and cards. (Includes envelopes as well).  You can change the greeting to suit you.

box    box and card

Don’t forget to let me know by the RSVP date.  I hope you can come.

Jenny