BOKEH TAGS!

Last week at my Bokeh Technique class we made these tags.  I thought I would show you.

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We started off with a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10.1 cm x 14.4cm) to create the sponged Bokeh effect.  This was cut in half.  One half they could keep as a sample of the technique with the instructions and the other half we made the tag from.  That was by simply punching the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and threading some ribbon and twine through.  The flower was stamped using the Flower Shop stamp set and then punched out and then another flower punched with the flower punch. I added a little flower with the Petite Petals stamps set. I added some Linen Thread loops.  These flowers and loopy Linen thread was inspired by my lovely friend Sam (Thanks Sam).  If you haven’t checked Sam’s blog out yet, then make sure you do.  She has some amazing creations. 🙂

I made a number of these for our team swaps last week too.  I think everyone is loving the Bokeh technique at the moment and if you haven’t tried it yet then you have to give it a go. There are a number of tutorials on line with a few different ways of doing them. On mine I didn’t go the spraying with reinkers, I sponged the colours and the white circles.

I realised I hadn’t shown you the card we made too.  Here is the card.

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Thanks for looking in today.  Have a wonderful day wherever you may be.

Jenny

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FIRST BIRTHDAY TEDDY BEAR!

I can’t believe I forgot to show you this card.  I made this a few weeks ago for one of my Great Niece’s 1st Birthday.  I was a little stumped at first what to do as I had nothing really suitable.  I did consider the ‘Something for Baby’ set but then I thought PUNCH ART!! It has been ages since I did something like that.  This little bear took a little while to work out.  I did have a Punch Art Bear similar I had made a while ago but I had to reconfigure him.  Once he was done the card came together fairly quickly. Do you think he is cute???

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I used a number of oval and circle punches to create his body and sponged all the pieces. The greeting is from ‘Chalk Talk’ and finished with some Melon Mambo Candy Dots. I embossed some Melon Mambo card with the ‘Alphabet Press’ Embossing Folder and layered this piece on to a piece of Whisper White (after tying around some Whisper White Baker’s Twine). Then this was all adhered on to a Melon Mambo Card base.

I hope you like my cute little friend.

I hope you have wonderful weekend wherever you may be. Sending some Bear Hugs your way.

Jenny x

CARDS FOR MOTHER’S DAY!

I hope you have had a lovely Mother’s Day for those celebrating.  It’s a great day to spoil those Mum’s who do so much and many of those jobs go unnoticed.  I thought I would share my cards I made for Mother’s Day.

This one was for my Mum.  You would have seen the ‘Card in a Box’ type cards around.  They are everywhere in the blogosphere at the moment.  I had a class last Friday showing how to make the ‘Card in a Box’.  During the class I made this one up.  My Mum loves blue so thought she would love this.

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I have used the ‘Watercolor Wonder’ DSP on the box.  I used the colours in the paper when I stamped the flowers.  This was in Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo.  I used the ‘Flower Shop’ and ‘Petite Petals’ stamp sets for the flowers and threw in some butterflies from ‘Papillion Potpourri’.  The leaves were punched with the 2 step Bird Punch from Gumball Green.  The label was stamped from Chalk Talk and cut with the matching framelits – no cutting with scissors!!!!  I just finished it off with the large adhesive pearls.

EDITED:  The link to make your own long ‘Card in a Box’ is here at Diane’s blog.

This next card was for my Mother-in-Law.  She loves pinks and reds.  This is a lot simpler.  It had to be quick 🙂

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I thought I would ink up ‘Oh Hello’ set.  There won’t be many more opportunities for it as it is on the retirement list.  This card was CASED from one on Pinterest.  I just changed it a little bit and it is different colours.  I thought I would drag out some retiring colours too using Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals and teamed them with Crumb Cake.  I used the markers on the flower and then cut it out using the Chalk Talk Framelits.  It is finished off with some Satin Stitched Ribbon and the greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your day/evening.

Jenny 

 

FLOWER BOX-IN-A-CARD!

You have probably seen the ‘Card in a Box’ cards around the blogosphere?? Have you made one yet?  They are so fun to make and really are easy once you get the basic box together.  There are so many ways to “fill” them.  This is one we will be making this coming week in my ‘CARD FRIDAY’ class.  If you are around the Wollongong area I would love you to join us.  So much fun to be had!

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Thanks to my friend Di Barnes for the inspiration.

Here are the deets for the class.

Come and learn to make a ‘Card in a Box’.  Give this to someone special or give it to Mum for Mother’s Day. 

WHEN: Friday May 9th 10am or 7.30pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST: $15

PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 7th.

Email or phone me to book your place but hurry as places are limited.

GORGEOUS GRUNGE THANK YOU!

I made a special Thank You card on the weekend.  My husband had a really bad Mountain Bike accident 2 weeks ago.  Fortunately there were no broken bones but a few other injuries and stitches.  This Thank You card is for his mate who he was riding with.  I am so thankful for all he did on the day and continually does for us.  I added a Gift Card with the card but this “Thank You” doesn’t seem enough.

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The card had to be manly and I was careful with the colour choices.  No red was to be seen!!  I used Gorgeous Grunge and Chalk Talk.  It was finished off with a ‘Hung Up Cute Clip’ (p 170 of the Annual Catalogue).

The last couple of weeks have been crazy.  I have just now managed to get to my stamp room again to create. It is such a good feeling to escape and stamp!!!

See you again soon,

Jenny

CHRISTMAS BON-BON WITH THE ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

The Envelope Punch Board is one HOT item at the moment.  I have been having so much fun with mine.  Last week I made this Christmas Bon-Bon.  I shared it on my Facebook Business page and realised I hadn’t shown you all yet.  (If you haven’t LIKED me on Facebook yet, make sure you look me up so you don’t miss out on some of the projects I post).

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These are so easy to make.   You can whip up a few of these at a time.  They will be great filled with some treats to give out at Christmas.  You can find the video on how to make these here.  I have used the lovely ‘Season of Style’ DSP.  For the tag I have used ‘Chalk Talk’ stamped in Gumball Green and the Christmas Bauble is from the ‘Best of Christmas’ set.  Here is a close-up of the tag if you want to see it.

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So have you got your Envelope Punch Board yet??? If not, why not???  You do have to have one you know! Don’t just think they are for envelopes!

We have a wet Monday here but that is good.  The ground is so dry.  We so need the rain.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

SO MUCH FUN WITH THE ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

Two posts in one day but I can’t help it.  I am having so much fun with the Envelope Punch Board that I JUST HAVE to show you what I just made with it.  There are lots of fun little treat holders in the blogosphere if you look around.   I came across this cute little one yesterday and had to make it today.  Check it out!
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For my box I used black cardstock and wrapped around some ‘Modern Medley’ DSP.  The “For You” tag was stamped from ‘Chalk Talk’.  I die cut a Melon Mambo label from the Chalk Talk Framelits and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The box measures 12.5cm x 3cm.

I found this cute box on Pinterest and went to the blog.  You can find the tutorial for it here on Jen’s blog.  This was for a chocolate treat holder.  I am not sure if our size chocolate bars fit in this.  I will have to investigate that one.  After I finished this box I searched out some ideas around the house for some little gifts that will fit in it.  It does fit the ‘Summer Roll’ bar and fits 6 mini Hershey Chocolate bars.  For the young girls it will fit 2 little eye liner or lip gloss sticks.  I think you could find some other low-fat ideas for this little box.

So have you got your Envelope Punch Board yet??? You have to have one you know.  Contact me if you need to order one and haven’t yet got yourself a Local Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Maybe I should try and make some envelopes with it now!!! LOL

Jenny 

LET’S CATCH UP – THINLETS AND AN ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

I am a little behind with my blogging lately.  Life is busy and with Josh studying on the computer a lot at the moment with the HSC I have had little access to the computer. BUT I am here now.  Just squeezing in a little time while he is still in bed!

By now you would have known about the wonderful new products released just this past week.  I thought I would show you what I have been doing with them.

Firstly, have you seen the new Thinlets Card dies??? These make fun, interactive cards in no time.  Check them out.

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These come in the Labels shape or  the circle and come with lots of other fun bits to add to your cards.  They are $55.95.  I had a chance to play with Leonie’s circle thinlets the other day as I am still waiting on mine to arrive.  (Thank you Leonie). Here is a fun, birthday card to create.

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I have used the set ‘Sketched Birthday’ and the paper is from ‘Birthday Basics’.  This is really a great pack of paper.  I think it gets lost in the catalogue.  Leonie kindly gave me a piece.  (Thanks again Leonie!!!).  You are a star 🙂

I think it was the 1 3/4″ circle punch I used to punch the circle in Summer Starfruit card and the Whisper White scallop circle is the 1 3/4″ scallop circle.  I added a little bling to this too.

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Now on to the Envelope Punch Board.  I have been having so much fun with this new little gadget. You MUST have one of these.  Not only does it cut up to 66 different size envelopes BUT there are so many other fun boxes and projects you can do with it PLUS it has a corner rounder punch on it if you need one for any of your projects.

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Here are some little treat pouches I have been making with them.

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Made with the ‘Sweater Weather DSP’ and ‘Label Love’ stamp set.  I added a little Burlap Ribbon. Add a little treat and this might be a good one for the men in your life???

How about a Christmas one with the ‘Season of Style’ DSP.

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The label is from ‘Chalk Talk’ and stamped in Gumball Green.  The ornament is one from the ‘Best of Christmas’ sets and stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  You could add ribbon and hang these in the Christmas tree with a special Christmas treat.  These are the right size to hold a Gift card.  If you want to make one you can use the Gift card size shown on the Envelope Punch Board.  The original idea came from Angie over at Chic N Scratch here.

Here is a little sneak of another project I created using the Envelope Punch Board.  If you are on my Facebook Business page you would have already seen it.  (BTW: You can click on the link in the right hand column and ‘LIKE’ my page to see my projects I show there).  I will show you the rest of this project in the new few days.

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So I hope you grab yourself the Thinlets Cards Dies AND the Envelope Punch Board.  I can tell you they are essential 😉

Have a good day however you spend it.

Jenny

MINI CHRISTMAS TAGS

A couple of weeks ago just before our last team meeting I realised I hadn’t done swaps yet.  These are not compulsory but I really hadn’t done any for a few months and yet another meeting comes by and I haven’t got anything to share.  What was I going to do??? It was a couple of hours before I had to leave.  I did a quick trawl on Pinterest.  Isn’t that your ‘go to’ site!!!!  I found some little Christmas tags that inspired me. So thought I would create some little simple tags similar to the ones I saw.

Here are the ones I created.  It is not the best photo as I was just dashing out the door to leave. I gave everyone a couple of them each.  I know it is only a small token BUT it was something.   I realised I didn’t even keep any for myself though!  DOH!

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I used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut the tags from Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I punched out little shapes using the Merry Minis punch pack.  Did you know these were still available??? They are very cute.  I adhered these to the tags and added a Rhinestone on the ones cut from coloured card. Then I added a small greeting.  These ones are from Petite Pairs and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I added some co-ordinating twine to finish them off.  Job done in record time.  I will just have to be a bit more organised next time.  🙂 Have a great day in your part of the world.  It’s a lovely sunny day here.  I think Summer has hit us early.

Till next time,

Jenny