cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM FLOWER WREATH!

I have a different card for you today using the Blossoms In Bloom Bundle. 

I created a flower wreath using the small flower dies in the Many Layered Blossoms Dies.  

Like the large blossom dies in the set the smaller ones have the thin outline and then the wider “edge”.  If you can describe it like that.

The pinks were Blushing Bride for the inner flower and Flirty Flamingo for the inside flower. The purple flower was Gorgeous Grape for the outside and Highland Heather for the inside flower. The leaves were Pear Pizzazz.

The wreath was created by stamping the dotty circle from the Swirly Frames stamp set.  It was stamped in Soft Suede.

The Blushing Bride card mat was embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from the Seaside Notions stamp set.  

You can see the Blossoms in Bloom in my store now -> HERE.  In Australia?  If you love it and just have to get them then you can order at that link. 

Or drop me an comment and I will get back to you to arrange the order for you.

Thanks for your order.  I do appreciate it. I will drop a little card and a little something in the mail for you as I do appreciate it.

Thanks for visiting me today. I hope it inspires you to create something different with these dies.

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Techniques

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

cards, Catalogues

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

cards, Catalogues, Classes

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.

cards, Catalogues, Techniques

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. 

 

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Techniques

GET MORE FROM YOUR PRODUCTS WITH MY TECHNIQUE CLUB!

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

Wherever you are located (Australian residents only) you can join in.

Join my Technique Club starting in February.

FEBRUARY DATES: Friday 14th 10am or Saturday 15th 2pm.

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.
  • Attend the class free each month.  Online option is available if you can’t attend.
  • 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.
  • Take your turn of receiving the Stampin’ Rewards of Free products one month with a minimum of $25 of Free products depending on the number of members. (Club benefits can only begin when the needed number of people attend).
  • 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 to make them or I may make the cards and send them to you.
  • Join an exclusive, members only Facebook group with further information, class recap, project shares.
  • In addition, you will receive a 12 project Tutorial bundle containing 12 exclusive projects emailed to you following your order.

Your requirements as a Club Member:

  • You must commit to a 6 month membership.
  • Submit a minimum $50 order each month by the club date.
  • You must give me a back-up order before the club commences that I can use if you can’t submit an order by the due date.  (eg card, ink etc).  Called the ‘Oops’ order.
  • Online orders must be submitted by the 10th of the month.
  • Guest option is available for occasional attendance to the class.  Cost is $25 per class or Free with a minimum order over $50.

Interested?

Whether as a regular club member or as a Guest member.  If you are not local you can still join in and card kit and information will be sent out to you after the class.

Email me or complete this form HERE. Sign up by January 25th

I look forward to starting these special classes with you.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

HOT CHOCOLATE BAR CATALOGUE REVIEW!

A few weeks ago now I had the catalogue launch for the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  I decided on a Hot Chocolate Bar for it.  Since Christmas is so hot here it’s not the time for Hot Chocolate.  Actually it had been quite hot the days leading up to the weekend so it was a bit ironic.  On the day though the weather cooled down.  It was a lot of fun and always so nice for everyone to see what is out for their Christmas creating.

I thought I would share a little bit of it with you.

Firstly, since it was a Hot Chocolate Bar I made up the little gifts in take-away coffee cups.  I know they are not environmentally friendly but I had these sitting around so why not use them.

They were decorated with the snowflake from the Christmas Layers Dies from the Dazzling Glimmer Paper.  It is a bit hard to see the sparkle.  How gorgeous is that Cherry Cobbler Diagonal stripe Ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set but check the frame.  You might actually miss these in the catalogue.  They are created with the Ornate Frames Dies from Shaded Spruce card and then a Cherry Cobber Scallop square from the Layering Squares Dies.

See it here closer.

In the cups I had some ribbon and little embellishments and of course the obligatory chocolate treat. 🙂

We made 2 cards on the day.  I will show you one today and then another tomorrow.

We used the Brightly Gleaming Suite for the cards.

The card above is quite simple really but it looks quite classy with the gorgeous shiny copper accents on the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and the sparkly Star Designer Elements. The Copper Foil was embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  Doesn’t that look a cool effect.

When I made the card originally I made a small gift tag up with some “bits” left over.  It’s good to have a matching tag.

The Classic Weave Ribbon is gorgeous with the embossed copper words on it.

I will show you the other card next time.

Until then, why not stop on by my store and check out all the Brightly Gleaming items in the suite. HEAD -> HERE.

If you want to order any of these please use the HOST CODE: 3JU96AZN

Or you can contact me directly to order. (Australian residents only).

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to stop by again to see the other project. And By the way, If you live in Wollongong be sure to come along to a class sometime.  We are a friendly bunch.  It will be great to see you.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes

SAILING HOME CARD CLASS OR KIT TO GO!

Come along and make some great cards using the Sailing Home Suite Or you can grab the Kit to Go.

WHEN: Friday 16th Aug. 10am or Saturday 17th Aug. 2pm

COST: Class only or with the Bundle.

CLASS: $20 (+Extra $5 to use my adhesives)

BUNDLE: $95 – Includes the Sailing Home Bundle (Sailing Home    stamp set and Die) and a discounted class fee. Receive an additional 2m of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine Free.

RSVP: Wednesday 14th Aug.

 

STAMP AT HOME – KIT TO GO

Purchase the Sailing Home Bundle    $88 + $5.95 shipping and handling.

Receive the tutorials to make 3 projects and all the materials Free.

Also, receive Free an additional 2 metres of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Bundle

Contact me for more information.  If you are coming to class be sure to book in ASAP. 🙂

Jenny

 

 

 

cards, Christmas, Classes

CHRISTMAS IN JULY IS COMING!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Come and celebrate Christmas in July with some festive fun and creating. We have 3 gorgeous cards and a gift box.

Here is a sneak peek.

WHEN: Friday 19th July at 10am or Saturday 20th July at 2pm.

WHERE: My studio, East Corrimal.  If you are a Wollongong Local come and join in.

COST: $25. Includes a $5 voucher to redeem in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue!!

Please RSVP: Wed 17th July. Book early to reserve your seat. By email jghayward@yahoo.com or drop a comment below and I will contact you.

I look forward to seeing you.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

DAISY LANE CLASS – OR TO GO!

The Daisy Lane Bundle is a great new stamp and punch set in the 2019 Catalogue.  The Daisy Punch from the previous catalogue co-ordinates so well with it too.

We are going to have some fun with it in class this week.  Never fear if you can’t make it.  You can get the Class-To-Go or buy just the tutorial. 

Here are all the details.

Make your choice.

Just to summarise here are the options.

DAISY LANE CLASS

Friday 28th at 10am or 7pm

1) Class Only – $20 (+ extra $5 for adhesives).

OR

2)  Get the Class Free when you order the Daisy Lane Bundle (stamp set and Medium Daisy Punch) $61 + Shipping and Handling.

CLASS TO GO 

1) Tutorial + Card Kit for 3 projects – $20

2) Order The Daisy Lane Bundle and receive the tutorial and card kits Free. $61 AUS + Shipping and Handling.

3) Tutorial Only $10

PLEASE RSVP BY 26TH JUNE

 

The Daisy Lane Bundle is available in my store now -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: H2BBRFTE

or Order from me directly.

THIS WEEKS SPECIAL ONLY:

Order the Daisy Lane Bundle and receive a pack of Clear or Gold Faceted Gems free. (your choice of colour).  Great for the centres for your daisies.

   

I will be sharing lots of Daisy projects this week so stay tuned.

Jenny