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BACK TO CARD CLASSES THIS WEEK – I HAVE MISSED YOU!

This is totally last minute BUT let’s get back to classes – This Week.  I have been sad not to see you in my studio.  So come and join me so I’m not lonely anymore. 🙂

Here are the details.  If you can’t make it you can order the CLASS KIT TO GO wherever you are in Australia.

Cost is $20. Let me know ASAP as places are strictly LIMITED.

THIS Friday 10th. 10am – booked out already sorry
Friday 10th 7pm or Saturday 11th at 2pm.

In my studio in East Corrimal, Wollongong.

Can’t make it?

Grab the CLASS KIT TO GO $20 for card kit and instructions. You will need to substitute the stamp set or you may need to order the Mountain Air Bundle  $88 AUD for the Box card.  The Pop Up is using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle but it would work with any flower stamp or other image.

Here is a sneak of what we are making. Let’s have some fun with 2 Fun Fold cards. (Patterned paper may vary).

Fun Fold Cardmaking class

TO RSVP – Add a comment on this post and I will get back to you or email me on jghayward@yahoo.com

RSVP by Thursday 9th for Friday class and Friday 10th for Saturday class.

I look forward to seeing you all again.
Jenny
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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #103 – WHICH WAY TO FOLD YOUR CARDS??

Wednesday’s WOW! #103.  I get asked this question so many times so I thought maybe it’s a question you have.  Which way do you fold your cards?? Inwards or Outwards after scoring???  I thought I would talk about this today for our Wednesday’s WOW!

I have my opinions but I did a little search on the internet to see what others might say. I have to say there were different opinions.

So which way do you fold your cards?  Do you fold them inwards.  By that I mean when you have scored the card and it is flat on the table. You have an indentation on the card where you have scored it. Do you take both sides and fold the sides in towards each other.  Or do you fold the sides away from each other and fold it outwards?

Personally I fold the card outwards, so the scored indentation is on the outside.

Firstly, before I tell you why I fold it that way.  Most crafters that I looked at online folded it this way.  Perhaps I missed some if you find it the other way.

I fold it this way as when you score the card you are breaking the tissue of the card.  This will enable some “give” to the card to be able to fold it.  On another note, scoring the card will give you a crisper fold.

If you fold it inwards you then end up with the underside of the card as your front.  I don’t know about you but I find that the cut edge has a little raised edge and I don’t like the look of that.

Maybe you have other reasons why you fold your card the way you do.  I would love to hear it.  Drop me a comment.

Now since we are on the topic of scoring your card.  The other question I get asked a lot is What do you cut your card with?? I use the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer.  It has a cutting blade and a scoring blade making the job of preparing your card very quick and easy.  Everything is contained in one and you don’t have to muck around with different tools.

You can see the Paper Trimmer -> HERE.

Hope that helps you.

Have a great day,

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

ORDER YOUR 2020 STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE!

That exciting time is coming when the 2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue will be out.  It will be live on June 3rd.

BUT who wants to wait that long to see it.  The Catalogues are being mailed out shortly.

Are you in Australia and would like your very own catalogue to flick through and add sticky notes too and drool over?? 🙂

Of course you do.  

Request your copy now by filling out the simple order form -> HERE.

It will be on it’s way very soon.

Jenny

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TECHNIQUE CLASS – BY MAIL!

This month I am bringing my Technique Class to You.  You can join the fun wherever you are.

Learn the Salted Background Technique with a Class By Mail.

Class Kit – Receive all the materials to create 2 cards plus tutorial for $12. Does not include Stamped images. You can substitute your own. You will require your own salt.  Regular Table Salt is suitable. Australian residents only.

OR

Tutorial only – $3 – Emailed out to you after payment received. Available wherever you are in the world

Register for the class by emailing me by 30th April.  Payment via bank deposit or Paypal.

Get in on the salty fun.

Have a great day.

Jenny

 

 

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BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WEEK – REVIEW AND PICK YOUR FAVOURITE!

This past week I have sharing projects with the Beautiful Moments stamp set.  Thanks for all your comments and likes here and on Facebook and Instagram.  That means a lot.

Now you can pick your favourite by taking the quick Poll Below.

If you want to check them then head back to the recent posts this week.

 

If you have been inspired by these projects (Thank You) and if you need this set in your collection you can shop in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: FURRYWCK

I will send you out a small gift to say Thanks and you will receive a 12 project Tutorial Bundle with lots of great inspiration for a number of different Stampin’ Up! products.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a great day.

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WEEK – DAY 5 – PAPER PIECED GIRLS!

I have been sharing projects all this week featuring the Beautiful Moments stamp set.  Today I have 2 classes using this set.  I thought for Day 5 of the Showcase I would share with you one of the cards we will be making.

This card was inspired by Su Mohr.  I changed it a little.  I liked the idea that you don’t have to colour it with Blends or inks or other mediums but by using patterned paper you can add colour to the images.  This Technique is known as Paper Piecing.

I have used the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  To create this first stamp your image in Black Memento on to white card.  This card was cut with the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  I love this dotted pattern around the edge.

After diecutting the piece then stamp your images on your chosen pieces of Designer Series Paper.  Cut around the outside of the lines on these images.  Then adhere these to the stamped image.  It’s a bit like playing with Paper dolls when we were younger.  Do you remember that? That was such fun.

For the rest of the card I stamped the palm tree in Old Olive ink on to Crumb Cake and then embossed the card with the Subtle Embossing Folder. This was adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base.

Before adhering the stamped white card I looped around some Linen Thread.  Then the piece was raised up off the card with Dimensionals.

For the sentiment it was stamped on Purple Posy card and then cut with a small Stitched Rectangles Die.  The left hand end was trimmed to fit on to the card but it makes a different look for the sentiment block too. The card was finished with a Pearl.

I hope you have liked the projects this week.  It has been fun creating with this sweet set.

I do hope you add it to your collection.  You can grab it in store now -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking the time to visit my corner of blog land,

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS CLASS – OR TO GO!

Whether you are local or elsewhere in Australia you can join in this class.

Local Wollongong people you can come along to my studio in East Corrimal.  Or if you can’t make it or not local you can Grab the Class To Go.

The Beautiful Moments stamp set is a gorgeous set with so many different ways of using it.

We will create some fun with it making 3 different projects. Two are in the sneak peek above.

WHEN: Friday 28th February 10am and 7pm

COST: $20 ($5 extra to use my adhesives).

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

RSVP: Thursday 27th.  Drop me an email or a comment to register.

CAN’T MAKE IT??

Grab the CLASS TO GO – $20. Order the Beautiful Moments stamp set separately if you like to.

Let me know ASAP to reserve your seat – OR to order your Class To Go kit.

Jenny

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A FRUITY TAG WITH THE TROPICAL OASIS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

I meant to show you this a while ago.  I had my ALOHA Catalogue Kick-Off a few weeks ago.  This was the tag I made up to go on everyone’s gifts that came along to the fun event.  This is using the gorgeous Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.

The strip of paper was 5cm wide by about 10cm long.  (2″ x 4″).  I cut a piece of white card to that size and adhered it on the back of the paper to make it more rigid but also so I could write a little Thank You message on it.

The corners were punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.  To decorate it I heat embossed the pineapple in Copper Embossing Powder.  It was nice and shiny although you can’t see that in the photo.

From red card I diecut a small frame from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to adhere the pineapple to.  They were raised up with Dimensionals. Thread through some of the Mint Macaron Sheer ribbon to finish it off.

They were quick to make once I embossed and cut all the pineapples. To make it quicker you could just stamp them.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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TECHNIQUE CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK!

Are you going to join in the fun? If you are Wollongong local come along to these fun classes.  If you from elsewhere in Australia you can grab the Class To Go.

You have the products but you would like to know how to use them more in different ways?

What you will get:

  • Learn a new technique every month. You can keep a sample each month in a book or folder so you review it later.
  • Receive all materials needed for your class projects.
  • Create exclusive projects that are not seen elsewhere in my classes.
  • You will learn new ways of using your products.
  • Available in a Face-to-Face class or Online if you can’t make it.
  • If you can’t attend the Face-to-Face class, I will send you the kit with cards and instructions for you to make them at home.

This week’s class we will be trying the Crayon Resist Technique.
Create 2 cards and a sampler for your Technique book.

Here is a sample of one of the cards.

WHEN: Friday 14th Feb 10am.

7pm time  – On request and with a minimum of 2 people.
                   Message or email me if you would prefer Friday 7pm.

Class repeated on Saturday 15th Feb 2pm.

*Check Class To Go details below.

COST: $20 (+$5 to use my adhesives). Class free with an order over $40.

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives

RSVP: Thursday 13th Feb

* Can’t make it? Grab the Class To Go.

Includes card kit and instructions.  Cost is $20. You will need to use your own stamps and inks (or order from me what you need), Plus to create these cards at home you will need a white crayon.

***Technique Classes will be held the 2nd Friday and Saturday of the month. Changes may occur.

Future Technique Class Dates for your diary

Friday March 13 and Saturday March 14
Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11
Friday May 14 and Saturday May 15
Friday June 12 and Saturday 13
Friday July 10 and Saturday July 11

Check back later for further dates.

Email me (jghayward@yahoo.com) or drop me a comment to come along.

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #93 – LAYERING THE POPPY MOMENTS DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #93.  Today we are looking at the Poppy Moments Dies.  These are lovely dies in the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue.  There are so many dies and what do you do with them??

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! is Layering the Poppy Moments Dies.  See how these flower dies work together.

You will find in these dies a number of flower shapes and leaf shapes.  They can work on their own or layer them together.  You can see in the image above how I have layered them.

There are a number of small flower centres too.  The really small leaf shape that you can use for the small “bud”, I have also used as a small leaf.  I showed that in the little tags in the previous post.

Below is the dies to see what they actually look like.  One die I haven’t shown on the image above is that small shape in the top left.  This diecuts the pattern in your card.  It doesn’t completely cut the card.  I will share that in another post to show you how it works.

Hope this is helpful for you when you come to use the dies.  PIN the image so you have it as a reminder next time.

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

See the Poppy Moments Dies (HERE) and the other great Poppy products in my store now -> HERE.