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SUNDAY SUITE – DINOROAR!

Dinoroar

Today’s Sunday Suite we are looking at is the Dinoroar Suite.  This is such a cute set. I don’t have any young children anymore but if you have children or grandchildren this would be a great suite for you.

This is all the products you will find in the Dinoroar Suite.  Those cute little dinosaurs in the Dino Days stamp set.  I have heard too that some of the dies will cut the dinosaurs in the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper.  That’s always cool when you can do that.  No cutting with scissors.

Stampin' Up! Dinoroar Suite

If you choose to get the whole suite it is just one item code.  That makes life easy.  In Australia that is $132.50  #152194

How about this for a cute card created by a Stampin’ Up! artist.  Have a close look at the threads under the hatched egg.  This is actually the Denim Ribbon that has been pulled apart to create the threads… Clever!

Dinoroar _ Hatched Egg

Another cute card below.  You know I don’t think you necessarily have to have young children to have this suite.  Many older people would be happy to have this cute dino on a card too. 🙂

If you do have young children what about a cute banner though with the paper.  Great for their bedroom or for a birthday party.  Oh! The ideas are endless.  Such fun.

You can grab this suite or parts of it in my store now.  Head over -> HERE.

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Have a great day.

Jenny

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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY CARD!

I was asked recently by a friend to make a 1st Birthday card for her Grand-daughter.  All the requirements was that it was to be bright and fun.

So this is the result.  She was pleased with it.  It’s not her Grand-daughter’s birthday yet but I know that it is safe to post here.  You won’t tell right … 😉

I used the Number of Years set and the Large Numbers Framelits.  I am sad both these are going.  They are great for special numbered birthday cards.  I also used the Balloon Celebrations set for the bright, fun balloons.  They are easily cut with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  The colours used for the balloons are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  The card mat is Tempting Turquoise and the card base is Melon Mambo.  The Tempting Turquoise is a retiring colour.  A great big ‘1’ was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.

The card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  I am not sure by whom now.

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and maybe some stamping time??

Have a great week.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

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COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #2 – HOW TO TAKE ON A CHALLENGE!!

I had a play this past week with the Colour challenge at Colour INKspirations.  I have been enjoying taking some time out to take part in these challenges.  This was a hard one though.  I wouldn’t normally use these colours and certainly not that many together.  Here are the colours.

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So what do you make of these colours??? All colours must be used!

Well this is the card I ended up with.

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Just a close-up of the horse because all horses are sparkly right?? 😉

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HOW THE CARD CAME TOGETHER.

I thought I would tell you about the process in making this card as it might help you when you approach a Challenge – or just in making a card. You have 3 main parts when putting a card together: The stamp set, the colours and the layout.

Stamps: I just received the Carousel Birthday set so was keen to give it a try. That was the easy part!

Layout: I don’t know about you but I find it hard to just sit there and put together a card. I need some direction.  Often when I make a card from scratch I turn to a Sketch layout.  I have a number of them saved on a Pinterest board.  I went through these and found one that I thought would work well with the stamps. 

This was the sketch I used from ilovecardsketches.com (which I couldn’t seem to find the blog now).

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So the stamps are sorted and the sketch is chosen.  Now the colours are already chosen so just put it together. Right! Still not such an easy feat!

Colours: I usually only work with 2 colours plus a neutral for most of my cards so to HAVE to use all these was hard. That’s what a challenge is for though.  To extend your creativity.  Now how to use them.

When there are a number of colours to use I find it helps to first pick a main colour.  One that will be predominant.  So in this case the Mint Macaron. I have used that in the card base, the Carried Away DSP, and touches on the horse. Then you use the other colours in smaller quantities.  Choose one colour that will be the next main colour in smaller amounts, which would be the Soft Sky.  Then I have added some touches of the Garden Green and Wisteria Wonder in very small quantities.  This will give you balance.

Finish the card: Then with all those sorted you can finish the card with the sentiment. Which I cut with the Project Life Framelits. Then add touches of embellishments.  I used a little Paper Doily for softness and then added some bling with the Rhinestones. I went over the horse with the Clear Wink of Stella.

Card done and entered just in time. 🙂  If you want to join in on these challenges or even just to look and see the cards then you can request to join the Facebook group HERE.

Hope you found this helpful when you go to make your next card.

Jenny

 

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BLAST OFF – CARD IN A BOX!

Have you seen the ‘Card in a Box’ floating around the internet??? I had to make one.  I did share this on my Facebook page last week because I was so excited to show someone but I thought now I would show you.  If you don’t want to miss seeing some of my creations make sure you have ‘LIKED’ me on Facebook.  My link is on the right hand side.

Anyway, back to the card.  The other reason I was so excited about it was that it was the first time I had used the set ‘Blast Off’.  I love this cute set.  I can’t wait to use it again soon.

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Wouldn’t any young boy love this for the Birthday??? I used the ‘Watercolor Wonder’ DSP for this. Who would have thought it would be so cool for it. If you want to make one of these then check Tanya’s blog out here.  She has the video there.  Tanya has the measurements to make these to the Australian standard size envelopes which is great.  This box is just the easiest.  You have to make one yourself.  I have to say decorating the box takes longer than making the actual box.  They are so fun though.

The “box” will fold flat so you can put it in an envelope and it is still fine to post.  Check it out here.  Isn’t it just the cleverest!  I can’t wait to make another one soon.

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I have to show you this photo too.  We are getting our bathroom redone at the moment.  My craft room is opposite the bathroom so I thought I would evacuate for a while.  Just as well I did.  The whole top floor of our house is covered in dust from the jack-hammering of the cement.  I had closed the door to my craft room but somehow those tiny specks of dust makes their way through the smallest little cavities.  I moved out to my studio which is out the back of our house.  I just hold my classes here but now I have set up here I think I will stay for a bit.  It’s getting a bit messy already. I am starting to create for an exciting event coming up soon.  That’s a shame you can’t see anything yet!! 🙂

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Hope your week is going along OK??? Hope you are getting some time for yourself to create.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny x