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.

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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

 

 

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

USING THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS!

I have been sharing quite a few cards lately using the Oh! So Eclectic Bundle which includes the Oh! So Eclectic Stamp Set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  (You can see them in the catalogue on p 133 and p213).

One thing with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits you may not realise is that some of the dies only emboss while others cut.  Some of the dies layer together to cut the outline and a detailed inside or you can use one on their own. It can be a little confusing  so I put together a little handy guide that is just the size to keep in the packet with the Thinlits so I can see at a glance.  I thought I would share that with you.

DIECUTTING AND EMBOSSING GUIDE WITH THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS

1) On the card on the left it shows some of the detailed shapes.  There are 2 different dies to create this shape; the outline die and a matching detailed die.  I find it easier to fit the detailed die inside the outline and cut them all together.  It is so much easier.  The outline die can be used on its own to cut the stamped image from the co-ordinating stamp set.

On this card too it show the dies that will create the dry embossed effect.   These dies will not cut.

2) On the card on the right it shows the diamond pattern.  I love the effect you get with this on cards.  Now if you are really patient you can cut sections of this diecut to create some other interesting shapes that you can add to your cards.  I am sure there are so many other combinations too.

In this Thinlits set there is also 2 leaf shapes you can cut to work with your flowers.

I hope that you might find this guide helpful.  Let me know what you think.

Hope your weekend is going awesome and you have time to steal away and create.

Jenny

 

CARD CLASS THIS WEEK!

Card Class is on this Friday for my local people BUT you can grab the class by mail too.

Here are the details.


Come along this Friday for Card Class.  We will make 3 very different cards that I think you will love.

Friday 23rd June at 10am or 7pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

Cost $15  BYO: adhesives and scissors.

Please RSVP by Wed. 21st.

Hope to see you then.

CAN’T MAKE IT??  Grab the class by Mail.

Cost: $15 + postage.  Australian residents only.

Includes all materials and instructions.  I can’t include stamped images but you can substitute the stamps or order them separately.

Contact me to order your Class by Mail Kit.

BERRY BURST COLORFUL SEASONS WITH SPONGED MOON!

I wanted to show you the card everyone got to make at my Open House events last weekend.  I think everyone was happy with their results.

I wanted to showcase the Colorful Seasons Bundle as I had been playing a bit with it lately.

This card was inspired by a card by Patty Bennett.  You can see her card HERE.  I loved the idea of the sponged moon effect.

The card base was the lovely new Incolor Berry Burst with the Powder Pink.  Instead of the ribbon that Patty used I added a scallop edge in Powder Pink using the Scallop Thinlit in the set.  I added a little sparkle with a strip of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

To create the Sponged moon effect.  Take a piece of copy paper cut to the size of the Whisper White card.  Cut a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits to the left of the copy paper piece.

Place the piece of paper over the Whisper White card and carefully start sponging the Powder Pink ink inside the circle. Gradually making your way in to the centre of the circle. It is good to leave the centre a little lighter.  TIP: If you haven’t used any removable adhesive on your paper then you need to hold the paper in place carefully with your fingers at the circle edge.  Sponge in to the circle. Slowly move your fingers as you work around the circle to hold the paper down.  If that makes sense??

Then take the Berry Burst inkpad and sponge a small section in the lower left corner.  Then you can remove the piece of copy paper, stamp your sentiment and tree branch in Early Espresso and some flowers in Berry Burst.  Assemble your card together, then cut a chair (love that chair!) in Berry Burst and some small flowers in Powder Pink.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a super stampy day/night wherever you are.  Don’t forget to stop by and say HI.  Tell me where you are from.  I love to read how far this travels.

Jenny

SEE THE NEW COLOURS, HAVE FUN CREATING! IT’S ALL PART OF MY OPEN HOUSE!

For Local Wollongong people: Come along and have a fun time creating and seeing lots of new products at my Catalogue Open House. I can’t wait to share it all with you.  If you haven’t been before don’t be shy.  We are nice people – I think.  😉

Bring a friend with you or if you can’t come why not pass the invite on to a friend. The more the merrier!

The details are below.  Please reply early as seats book out very quickly.  

Jenny