BRUSHO THANKS WITH THE PARTY PANDAS!

A few weeks back now I had a big Brusho Weekend on the blog here.  You might remember it.  If not then head back some posts and you will see lots of fun projects with these great Brusho Crystals. Recently I made up some mini Thank You cards for people who bought the Brusho Crystals over the weekend.  I thought it was time I showed you some of them.

Gotta love those Party Pandas.  I will miss these little fellows.

The base card measures 10.5cm x 15cm (approximately 4 1/8″ x 6 1/8″).  They are scored half way on the long side.  The card piece  that I created the background with was slightly smaller and I used Shimmery White for this.

To create the background I sprinkled over some Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals and then used the Spritzer with water and sprayed lightly over the card.  You can watch the Crystals change before your eyes.  It’s quite magical to watch.  The more water you add the more “dilute” or “whispery” it becomes.  Each card piece you do will end up different.  Just amazing really!

I let the card pieces dry and then stamped the little Panda in Memento Black and coloured the envelope he has with the Stampin’  Blends.  The heart was coloured with the Stampin’  Write Markers.  Just a simple sentiment is all that is required I think.  That was stamped on a small piece of Daffodil Delight and snipped down to size.  The sentiment and Panda were raised up with Dimensionals on the coloured card piece which had been adhered to the White card base.

Thanks for looking.

Jenny

PS: Not much time left to get your Party Panda set or other Sale-A-Bration choice Free with your qualifying order.  Don’t leave it too late.

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ANOTHER MOUNTAIN SCENE WITH WATERFRONT!

Yesterday’s post I mentioned that when I first get a stamp set I check out Pinterest.  Is that your first port of call too??

What I have found with the Waterfront set is that inspiration is all around you.  (Well, it is with most creativity isn’t it?)  But with the Waterfront set you start to see the landscapes differently.  On this card I was inspired by a photo on our computer log in screen.

For this card I simply stamped to get a feel for how they can work together to create a landscape.

Do you think it looks like the setting sun over the mountains?  Hope so anyway.

The sentiment is from Confetti Celebration and I wrapped some Linen Thread around the stamped piece.  The card base is Garden Green.

Thanks for watching.  We start to get a little more artistic with this set tomorrow so be sure to check in.

Jenny

***Order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me and receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

You can order online in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH

MOUNTAINS AND TREES WITH THE WATERFRONT SET!

Welcome to my Waterfront Week.  I am showing you projects with this great, versatile set all week.

You will find in the set there are a mountain shape, a circle (for sun), trees, a little hut and then there are a few squiggly shapes.  It’s only up to your imagination what  you do with them.

When I first start with a stamp set I have a look around Pinterest for ideas.  It’s always good to CASE a card first to get a feel for the set (ie.  CASE = Copy and Share Everything).  Stampers are good sharers. 🙂

The first card I created with this set was simply stamping the images.

This card was CASED from Helen Read in the UK. You can find her original card -> HERE.

This is a simple scene with the mountains, trees and the lake.  The sentiments are really lovely in this set too.  I finished it off with some Linen Thread.

Another idea I saw from on Pinterest by Su Mohr. You can see it HERE. was stamping a line of trees in greens.  I took that idea and created this next card.

The colours I used for the trees are Garden Green, Emerald Envy, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the “ground” in Crumb Cake.  Under the white card I added a strip of Copper Foil before adhering it to the paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  I think this paper has been feeling a little bit neglected lately.

Sentiment is from Eastern Beauty set and stamped in Soft Suede.  The white card was cut from the Smallest Framelit in the Layering Squares set then adhered to a square cut in Copper Foil using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I don’t know why I bother putting these Framelits away really.  I used them all the time.

More with this set tomorrow so stop on by.

Jenny

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SELLING OFF STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRED PRODUCTS!

OK, help me out here.  I NEED SOME STUFF GONE!! I still have so many stamps, Punches, Big Shot Dies and Folders and different “bits” to go.  Go and check out to see if you want to grab something.

NB:  Available for Australian residents only sorry.  Prices don’t include shipping.

Special to the end of the month,  Spend minimum $90 and receive an extra 10% off.

Check the lists.  I haven’t included photos at this stage.  If you are unsure, Google search the name or you can ask me to send an individual photo to you.

For Retired Stamps – CLICK -> HERE.

For Retired Products – CLICK -> HERE.

Email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Happy Shopping, 🙂

Jenny

MERRY PATTERNS HALF FOLD CARD!

I have had a couple of great classes yesterday and today.  Lots of fun and chatter and creating.  We have a good time at class.  If you are local you will just have to come sometime.

These are the cards we made.  Creating an Eclipse Christmas card with Carols of Christmas, a sweet one with Brightly Lit and a fun Half-Fold card with Merry Patterns. Everyone loved them. 🙂

I don’t often show the “how-to” of my class cards on my blog but I wanted to show you this one.   I have seen a few Half Fold cards on Pinterest lately and wanted to try this card AND as we only have a couple of weeks left for the Merry Patterns I thought it would be good to give this an ink.

So for you to make your own here are the details.  Of course, you could substitute any stamps and paper.

CREATING A HALF FOLD CARD

1. Whether you are using the Metric or imperial measurements it doesn’t matter the idea is the same.  Take your standard base card (for this one I used Old Olive) and score at the half way mark on the long side.  (For metric the base card is 14.8cm x 21cm.  Score on the long side at 10.5).

2. On your score line cut down half way.  Then cut across on the front of the card base from where you finished your cut on the score line to the edge of the card.

3. The piece that you have cut off becomes your card mat for the front image.  Cut a piece of Whisper White just slightly smaller than the card mat. (For metric that measures 10.1cm x 7cm).

4. Cut a piece of Whisper White for the inside of your card just slightly smaller than the inside card base.

5. Stamp and Decorate your card as you like. The Designer Series Paper for this card is from the Merry Little Christmas pack.

I hope this makes sense.  Please ask if you are unsure.

Jenny

PS. Only 2 weeks left to get your Merry Patterns set with qualifying parties/orders of a minimum of $450.  Be sure to book your event soon or place your order so you can grab your set.

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

 

 

SINGLE STEP CARD TUTORIAL WITH NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM!

Yesterday I shared my Step Card I had created for the Stampin’  Dreams Blog Hop.  As time was limited yesterday as you were all on the Hop I thought I would share the tutorial for you in a separate post.  So here it is for you.

Firstly,  to refresh you this is the Single Step Card.  I have used with the Night In Bethlehem Bundle.  

The original card design I found on Patti’s blog HERE.  While it has the Imperial measurements I have worked out the Metric for you and added the Imperial measurements for you also.

SINGLE STEP CARD TUTORIAL

** 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 White mat pieces are:

Back mat piece – 10.1cm x 10.1cm (4″ x 4″)

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

Front mat piece – 10.1cm x 2.8cm (4″ x 1 1/4″)

** 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.  See the photo below.

Then you can decorate the card as you like.

I hope you like it.  It’s a very simple card. I would love to see your version if you create one.  Do send me an email. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS WREATH!

It’s been a little crazy this week with so much stuff going on outside stamping.  My daughter’s assessments, her birthday and then getting her licence today in addition to spending half the day chasing up a phone cable and then getting ready for the Craft Show this weekend.  It has all been happening here.  BUT it’s Thursday and time for a card to share with you. You don’t need to know all my personal dramas. 🙂

I made this card a couple of months ago with the lovely Happy Birthday Gorgeous set and of course Berry Burst.  I thought you  might like to see it.  This was inspired by a card on Pinterest.

The Berry Burst card mat was embossed with the Sparkle Embossing folder and then adhered to the Berry Burst card base.

To create the wreath, trace around one of your Circle Framelits with a pencil on your card and use that as a guide to stamp  your leaves.  Being clear stamps it makes it so easy to see. I have used Pear Pizzazz on this one.  Then I filled it in with some Berry Burst flowers and filled them in with the Powder Pink solid shape.  I think I could add a few more individual flowers raised up on the wreath.  I will try that later.  Stamp your sentiment in the centre of your circle.

I added a strip of Silver Glimmer paper behind the white card at the top and added some banners at the bottom.  One was from Silver Glimmer Paper and the other 2 are from the Color Theory Paper Stack. This is a great way of using those little scraps.

One must add a few Rhinestones to finish. 🙂

Thanks for visiting.  I think next week will be a little quieter.  I am keen to play with some new Christmas stamps.  I haven’t even had a chance to do that.  Stay tuned.

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.

CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

This Friday if you are a Wollongong local come along to Card Class where we are getting Christmassy!!  After all it is Christmas in July.

Here are the details.  Why not come along.  Bring a friend if you like.  More the merrier.

We will make 3 special Christmas cards.  This is 2 of them.

WHEN:  Friday 21st July at 10am or 7pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST:  $20 please BYO own adhesives.

RSVP:  Please by Wednesday 19th.

I can’t wait to share these cards with you.  Let me know.

Jenny