MINI THANK YOU CARDS!

I forgot to show you some Thank You cards I have made recently for customers and team members.  These are all little 10cmx10cm (4″x4″) cards.  I like making these size cards.

This first one uses the Vertical Greetings set.  I don’t use this set nearly as much as I should.  It is so cute.  I coloured the stamps with the markers to get the different colours.  One heart version was in Sweet Sugarplum and the other heart version was in Flirty Flamingo. A little Linen Thread bow finished them off. These cards where made for my customers a couple of months ago. Yes it has taken this long to show you.

This next little cutie card using the Baby Bear stamp set was for some of my team members for an online team event we had last month. I wanted to send out a “Thanks” for them sharing in the Facebook group event.

Side Note: Hey! Have you considered joining Stampin’ Up!??  Not just for the discount (although that’s great!) but for all the team fun and the sharing and the creating and the …. Really, so many reasons why!

Let me know if you would like more information or stop by my page on this blog for “join my team”.  See the link at the top of my blog.

This Thank You card was for a challenge on my Facebook page I held last month to share a card that my readers have made and I sent out a prize at random.  The card was made up with some “bits” I had on my desk from another project. They come in handy sometimes.  This one was using Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. 

Mmm! I am noticing a pink theme here (sorry Lynda).  Unintentional I assure you. 🙂

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Have a great day and for all my US blog readers wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the special celebrations.  We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but I think it’s great to take some time and be Thankful for all that we have.

Jenny

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EXTRAVAGANZA SALE THIS WEEK STARTING WITH A 24 HOUR SALE!

Here are the details for you to save on select stamps and accessories.  To view the items you can click on the PDF link -> Extravaganza list

  • There are some items reduced for 24 hours in a Flash Sale this Monday 20th.  (Please note these listed at the top of the PDF)
  • Other listed items are from 20th – 26th November.

See what is on offer for the 24 hour sale below.  But you can see these and all the other items for the rest of the week on the PDF document or head to my store on Monday.

** TO ORDER:  Receive a small bonus gift from me to Say THANKS.  I do appreciate your orders. 🙂  Australian Residents only.

Order online in my store -> HERE.  The items will be listed there from the 20th.   Please use the Host Code: MX3UA64N

OR

Order Directly from me.  Orders for the 24 hour sale on Monday must be to me by 8pm.

So now grab a cuppa and head to view the list.  The page numbers are listed so you can view them in the catalogue.  Please ask me if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping,

Jenny

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY STARTS TODAY!

Starting today I have a new segment on my blog:  Watch It Wednesday!

Each Wednesday I am going to bring you a video.  It might be of a cool stamping technique, a new card or helpful tips on Stampin’ Up! Products.  They might be from Stampin’ Up! or myself or ones I have seen on my blog travels that I thought I would share with you.  So watch out each Wednesday.  Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss any.  You can find the link in the right side bar.

Today’s first edition of Watch It Wednesday.

I have been having a play with watercolouring lately And I have to say I am not all that great.  I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! which I found helpful.  Check out the video below on watercolouring. (NB: If you receive these blog updates via email you may need to click on the blog title and go directly to my blog to view it). 🙂

 

 

What do you think?? What that helpful?

Join me again next week for Watch it Wednesday,

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS CLASS!

Card Class is on this Friday 18th August 10am and 7pm.

Come join in if you are a Wollongong local.  I have 3 great projects to share with you using the Carols of Christmas bundle.  This is one of the cards we will be making which was featured last week on my blog.

Here are the details.

COST:  $20 class only 
                      OR 

$85 which includes the Carols of Christmas bundle (in clear mount) and class greatly reduced in price at $7!!

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 16th.

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

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

AVANT GARDEN AND SOME NEW CHOICES FOR SALE-A-BRATION!

Say What???

Yes! Stampin’ Up! are so generous.  New products choices have just been announced for Sale-A-Bration AND they are catalogue products.  How cool is that!  I will tell you about that but first I wanted to share this card for you using the Sale-A-Bration set Avant Garden.

I haven’t used this set nearly enough over the last few months.  (Maybe I was a little discouraged because I have lost the little stamen stamp).  Never mind,  there are still some gorgeous creations you can make without that little stamp.  This card is another card we are making at Card Class this Friday along with the Dragonfly card I shared last post.  Check back on the earlier posts if you want to see that.

I was inspired by a card on Pinterest to stamp the flowers as a background.  This card took a life of it’s own after that.

If you are in the Wollongong area come and join in the class this Friday 24th 10am or 7pm.  Lots of fun and creativity.

Now to those new products Stampin’ Up! are offering.

For every $90 order you can choose one of these catalogue choices as your Free option. Here they are. Which choice do you like? Paper, Embossing Folder or the Washi Tape.

Just a note:  If you are ordering Online (which is HERE by the way!) and you are choosing one of these please be sure to use the Item Codes shown below.

I need to get creating with this set more before it goes.  How about you?

Have a good rest of the week,

Jenny

DELICATE DETAILS AND DETAILED DRAGONFLY!

I can’t believe there is only about 10 days left of Sale-A-Bration.  Seriously where has the time gone!

This Friday at our Card Class we will be using some of the loved Sale-A-Bration items for one last time and make 3 Classy cards.

If you are local to Wollongong come along.  Here are the details.

WHEN: Friday 24th March at 10am or 7pm.

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

Please RSVP by Thursday 23rd March.  Book early to reserve your seat.

Here is just one of the cards we will be making.  This is using the Sale-A-Bration set Delicate Details.  It pairs so well with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

This card was inspired by a card I made right back at the beginning of Sale-A-Bration.  If you missed that card then see the post HERE.

Have a great week,

Jenny