cards, Catalogues, Classes, Techniques


On a previous post I showed you the cute Thank You cards using the Party Pandas and they had a fun Brusho background. (If you missed it then head back 2 posts).

Today I have a similar little card to show you using the Brusho Crystals but this time using the Charming Cafe set.  These little cards are to welcome new members to my team who have joined during Sale-A-Bration.  It’s so nice to have them in the JEN’s INK team. 🙂

Here are a couple of them for you to see.


Aren’t they fun backgrounds?  Each time they turn out different. The pieces were made in my Brusho classes to demonstrate how they work before each class member made their own.  I thought why not use them for these cards rather than waste them.

For these I sprinkled over some Brusho Crystals and I used Glossy card this time.  Then I spritzed lightly with water.  I also tilted the cards slightly so you get the colour run.

The pieces were then adhered to a small card base made with the Thick Whisper White card.  You can make these any size but to give you the approximate size of these.

The Brusho card piece measures 8cm x 12.4cm ( 3 1/8″x 4 7/8″).  The card base is 8.4cm x 24.8cm, scored at 12.4cm.  (3 3/8″ x 7.3/4″ scored 4 7/8″  ** Please check the imperial size measurements beforehand).

The sweet little cafe chairs and table from the Charming Cafe set was stamped and coloured with Watercolor Pencils then cut with the Framelits.  Once I had adhered the Brusho piece to the card base then a vellum circle cut with the Stitched Circle Framelits was lightly adhered to the front.  So you couldn’t see the adhesive I added some dabs of snail adhesive near the centre so it would be covered with the table and chairs.   Then the Table and chairs were raised up with Dimensionals. The sentiment piece is from the Color Me Happy set and simply stamped in Black and cut around.   Before they were adhered down I looped around some Silver Thread.

Just a quick reminder:  Get 2 free stamp sets up to $174 in total when you join the Stampin’ Up! family during Sale-A-Bration.  (only just over a week left).  You might well receive one of these cards when you join my JEN’s INK team (and a little gift 😉 ).  What’s the rest of the story??  Order up to $235 of products and pay only $169.  No shipping costs either.  Then you get the 2 free stamp sets (all your choice). You get a minimum 20% discount on orders after that.  You have the choice if you do parties or classes.  You have the choice  when (and if you want) to leave.  You have the choice of when and what you do.  So what are you waiting for??  It’s time NOW.  

If you are in Australia and would like to join you can do so right now.  Head to my website -> HERE and click JOIN THE FUN.  Just have your order together first it might save some time.  I can’t wait to send you one of these sweet cards.

Thanks for stopping by,


cards, Catalogues


A few weeks back I shared a number of cards using the Charming Cafe Bundle.  If you missed them you can head back -> HERE and also HERE.  There were a number of cards as well as a video on some tips in using this bundle.

I realised I had missed this card.  I didn’t show it at the time as it needed some modifications and I have only got back to it recently.  So here you go!

I embossed a separate piece of Berry Burst with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.  I think this folder is a little hidden in the catalogue and you can skim right past it.  You can find it on Page 13.   Some of the gorgeous Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon was wrapped around the piece before it was adhered down to the Berry Burst card mat.  The flower wreath was stamped on to white and the sentiment was stamped in the centre.  I coloured the flowers with the Markers.  To be honest, I think it would have been nice to stamp the flowers again and cut them and raise them up off the piece.  You can try that on your version yourself.

I think I may have added a little Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.  I felt it wasn’t finished so just tucked a piece of Paper Doily under the left hand side very carefully as I had already stuck it down with Dimensionals.  Bling to finish is an essential on most of my cards. 🙂

This is a simple card but isn’t that sentiment lovely?

I have been having lots of fun with the Waterfront set this week so stay tuned for a week of Waterfront next week.

Have a great weekend,


You can find the Charming Cafe Bundle in my store now -> HERE.  $88 W   $75.50 C

3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Classes


Last weekend I had my Catalogue Kick Off for the year.  It was so great to get back stamping with my lovely class ladies.  We do have fun.  This is our “therapy”.  I am sure you can relate to that.

We looked at a lot of the new products in the Occasions Catalogue and the excitement of Sale-A-Bration.  Of course we did do some stamping surprisingly. 😉

I thought I would share you some of the fun.  If you are on my Facebook page you might have seen the video I shared.  I am not able to share it here but you can check it out -> HERE if you like.  Just scroll down a bit and you will come across the video.  By the way, Have you LIKED my page yet.  You can keep updated there on some of the excitement.

One of the Make and Takes we did was using the Charming Cafe Bundle.  I shared some tips with using this bundle on a post or 2 back.   You can head back there to check it out.

I kept the card fairly simple for the class.  The images were stamped in Memento Black and coloured with the Watercolor Pencils.  They weren’t watercoloured so it was OK just to use the Memento.   The paper is from the free Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  Just a tip:  Adhere your piece of DSP to the card base BEFORE you cut the window with the Framelit.  Much easier. 😉

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners set.  I love the gorgeous Whisper White Organza ribbon. So soft and beautiful.  It ties so easily too.  You need to get yourself some of that.

The other project we made was using the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. You can find these on page 19 in the Occasions catalogue.

I have used the Bubbles and Fizz DSP on these and of course added a cute hedgehog from the Hedgehugs set.

These little cards don’t take long to decorate and they are great for that little note to someone or a good size for a Gift Card. Don’t forget to stamp the matching envelope when you make these.

I made up little gift packs too to thank everyone for coming.  They were a mix of the Bubbles and Fizz paper and the Petal Passion paper.  I added some diecuts from the Celebrate You Thinlits.  The sentiment on the front is from Epic Celebrations.

Of course there is the Lucky Door Prize.  I made up little gift boxes using the Silver Gable Boxes and decorated them with the Bubbles and Fizz paper.  I had some of the new Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, an ink spot and some ribbon.

I will share some samples over the next few posts too so stop by again.


cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


It is an exciting time on the Stampin’ Up! Calendar! The 2018 Occasions Catalogue starts today along with Sale-A-Bration.  So many wonderful, gorgeous new products.  I am still having trouble deciding on what some of my favourite products are but I will share a few with you.

In no particular order:

– Petal Passion Suite: This is an absolutely gorgeous suite.  (It might even be my Number 1!).

The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous.  It might be all black and white prints but it is all very striking – and you can colour it with sponges and ink or with the markers if you get bored with that.

The Stamp set and dies are beautiful.  Really.  I think a must have! Whether it’s the whole suite or pick out the stamps and dies bundle or the paper.

– Beautiful Day set.  Ok maybe this is Number #2.  I LOVE THIS! I can’t wait to play with it.  It has a striking butterfly stamp and flower stamp. Plus, you can team it with the new Brusho Crystal Colour powders for some fun colouring effects.


– Charming Cafe Bundle.  The stamps and dies work together to make some fun cards.  They work great to make Tri-fold cards.  I have been playing with this bundle lately so I will show you them soon.

– Cake Soiree  So many Options with this bundle for weddings or birthdays.  I love the intricate dies.

– Birthday Wit. What a fun set this is.


– Berry Burst Metallic Edge ribbon

– Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  So soft and easy to tie bows with.

You can now view the catalogues online – and order!!! 

Remember, It’s Sale-A-Bration time too so you can pick something Free for every $90 order. I will tell you more about that tomorrow.  For now go and see the Catalogues.

For the Occasions Catalogue Head to my store -> HERE.

For Sale-A-Bration Head to my store -> HERE.

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Happy Shopping,