12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW!

Did you enjoy the recent 12 Weeks of Christmas projects?? There were a lot of awesome projects by the team. What was your favourite project do you think???  I would love to hear what you thought.

I was looking at my projects the other day and noticed a theme.  I didn’t plan it like this though. These are my projects I created over the 12 Weeks.  Do you notice anything???

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I seemed to have a theme of using the Nordic Noel DSP and different Gift Packaging that Stampin’ Up! has available.  I have to say it is so great that there are so many different sizes and types available.  These do make dressing up gifts and treats quick and easy.  For these projects I used the Tiny Treat Boxes (only available now until January 5th), the Kraft Gift boxes and the Tag a Bag Boxes.

If you missed these posts you can find them all here.

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Clear Ornaments and Gift Box

Tag a Bag Box Treats and matching card.

If you want to check all the projects from our 12 Weeks of Christmas then just click on the tag below of “12 Weeks of Christmas” and all the posts should come up.

It might be a bit late to make any of these projects for this Christmas but maybe they will be useful for next Christmas or another occasion.

Have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by the ones you love and may you take some time to reflect on the Greatest Gift we have been given.

I am taking a break from blogging for a week so I will see you with more creative projects in 2015. Thanks for being part of my journey this year. 🙂

Jenny x

Merry Christmas manger

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TEAM SECRET SANTA!

We had our last ‘Inky Fingers’ team meeting for the year last week.  As usual we had swaps and also had a Secret Santa.  I will show you the Secret Santa gifts in a minute but first I will show you the swaps I made.

I had limited time but I made up some tags with a candy cane attached. These are just some of the selection.

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I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to punch out the top of the tags.  I stamped the background on the tags with ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ for the speckled effect and the stars from ‘Be the Star’ stamp set.  The “Merry” is from ‘Cheerful Tags’ and the “Merry Little Wish” from ‘Get Your Santa On’. I used the Nordic Noel DSP to cut the trees and the stars.

Now I will show you the Secret Santa gift I received.  This is a cute little backpack and was filled with teabags and chocolate!

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Isn’t it sweet?? I have been wanting to make one of these for a while but now I have my own cute one.  Thank you my Secret Santa 🙂

Here is the gift bag that I made for my Secret Santa. It was a regular white gift bag with handles and then I made up the stars to hang off it. It is hard to see but I stamped the stars in Lost Lagoon and heat embossed them. The silver stars were embossed with the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I added a Rhinestone to each star and threaded Silver ribbon to hang them.  I didn’t take a photo of the whole bag.  Sorry – but I think you get an idea.

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I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.  It is hard to believe that Christmas is in just 2 days. Yikes!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny 

I JUST HAVE TO SHOW YOU THESE CHRISTMAS CARDS!

I am very proud to show you these cards today.  I can say that because I didn’t make them.  These were made by my clever Mother-in-law (who is 87!).  She has just started getting more into cardmaking recently and just loving it.  I loved these cards she has just made and thought I have to show you her fabulous work.

Firstly on this card, trees were punched with the Tree punch from Rich Razzleberry from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  The white paper has been embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and adhered to a Tempting Turquoise card base. A non-traditional colour scheme here.

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These next 2 use the ‘Festival of Trees’ set.  The left card is on a Real Red card base.  The scallop edge is cut with the Scallop Thinlet and adhered at an angle.  Great idea!  The star is from the ‘Bright and Beautiful’ stamp set.  The one on the right is on a White card base and the edges sponged.  The scallop edge this time is ran through the Big Shot with the Delicate Details Embossing Folder to give it some texture. The greeting is stamped on a piece of white card and added to the card.

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Now for the next two. The one on the left has a large star cut from the Pool Party base card then a piece of Pacific Point card is adhered underneath.  A star is cut from Silver Foil Sheet and then another star is stamped and cut out with the matching Framelits and then layered together.  The greeting from ‘Bright and Beautiful’ is matted on a Pacific Point card piece and adhered to the card.

The right one is on a Real Red card base.  The ornaments are from ‘Ornamental Keepsakes’ stamp set.  Two Wild Wasabi Ornaments are stamped directly onto the Whisper White card mat. Another ornament is stamped in Real Red and cut out with the Framelits.  The “JOY” is from the ‘Bright and Beautiful’ stamp set and stamped in Smoky Slate.

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Now for the last two which I think is very clever.

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The one on the left is on a Blackberry Base.  The front of the card is cut at an angle.  Then a Whisper White angled piece is adhered to the front.  Stars are cut from Blackberry Bliss, Silver Foil and a white one stamped.  These are all layered together and the greeting stamped on the front. Inside on a Whisper White card mat the smaller stars are stamped in the upper right corner and partway down on the right side.  This is in Smoky Slate and I think Cherry Cobbler (?).  The card on the right is on a Whisper White card base.  The angled piece that was cut from the other card is adhered to the front of this card.  Then a large star is cut from both Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White and half the white star is adhered to the Blackberry card.  (Clever!!).  Then another star is cut from Silver Foil Sheet and one stamped on Whisper White. These were layered on the front of the card and a greeting is added.

What do you think?? Pretty clever, Hey! I am so proud of her.  I think she has done an awesome job.  So why don’t you stand and applaud my Mother-In-Law’s great results.  Or why not drop her a comment here and tell her what an awesome job she has done.  I know she would love that.  Her name is Verna BTW. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and seeing these wonderful cards today.

Well, I might just have to go back to showing you my projects next post!!

Until then, Happy Stamping,

Jenny 

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 12!!

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Can you believe it.  It’s Week 12!! Where have those weeks gone??  They have certainly flown by. Today’s project is brought to you by Libby.  She has some quick and easy gift giving ideas.  They are so cute. 🙂

Christmas is only one week away and if you are looking for some quick stocking stuffers these projects will fit the requirements.

All you really need for these projects is the Envelope Punch Board and a few punches including the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Project 1 – Candy Cane Treat Box

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These little pouches are quick and easy to make with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, some Jiggle Eyes, ribbon, Blendabilities ( to colour the Rhinestones) and some Candy Canes of course. They easily fit 2 Candy Canes inside and could fit more if you wanted or some other treats. If you don’t want to give sweets, it would fit some coloured pencils inside or other small gifts.

Project 2 – Reindeer Poop (M & Ms Peanuts)

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This little treat is made using the Envelope Punch Board, some Jiggle Eyes, the Bird Builder Punch, ½” Circle Punch and the White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen for highlights.

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It fits 1 small packet of M & Ms inside quite neatly and on the back I have adhered the Reindeer Poop Poem (available in the pdf).

Project 3 –Maltesers Pouch

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This treat uses the Envelope Punch Board again. It’s a pouch with a Belly Band and fits 1 of the Merryteasers in it. It would also fit individual chocolates such as Freddo Frogs, Caramello Bears, and Santas etc.

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Of course we have a bundle for you.

Latte Girls Week 12 Bundle –

Just $90 plus postage. (RRP $101.85 + postage). Save over $10!

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Or Upsize your bundle and get the Santa & Co DSP as well for the special Latte Girls price of $105 + postage (RRP $120.80 + postage).

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Remember you will need to contact me to get this bundle at these prices as it’s exclusive to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team! 

Do you want the written tutorial? No worries – simply comment here with your email address and I’ll send you a copy!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy creating these cute treat pouches.

Jenny

 

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – BONUS PROJECT!!

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Wait! it’s not Thursday when we usually post our 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.  I know.  We have a Bonus project for you today created by Leonie.  This is a really cute Santa Slider Card.

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So you pull the tab and ribbon and this is what happens …

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He is a pretty excited Santa jumping up and down with glee at all the presents he has left you. 🙂

Leonie had a lot of fun making this card and she has included a Video Tutorial as well as a written Tutorial as some things are hard to put into words. While it may seem a little fiddly at first they do become easier the more you make them.

Here’s the Video Tutorial ….

Now as always we have a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle …

Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bonus Bundle 2 – just $60 plus shipping.

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Now maybe you’d really like that tree punch so lets add that and you can get all four items for $80 plus shipping!  Now how nice would that be wrapped under the tree?  Now if you want it for Christmas you’ll need to order it within the next couple of days to make sure it arrives in time and you may like to opt for tracking for an extra $3.95 to be sure.

Remember you’ll need to contact me to get this bundle at this price as its exclusive to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team!

Want the written tutorial? No worries – simply comment here with your email address and I’ll send you a copy!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Happy day 🙂

Jenny

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 11!!

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Another fantastic project for you in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series.  Today Narelle brings you this great Table Decoration.  Doesn’t this look cool??  Your very own Christmas Tree made out of paper that can adorn the centre of your table this Christmas.

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Narelle said it was so much fun to make and really didn’t take long either.

She added some sparkle by using the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details and some scattered gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.

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Then she made a star for the top using the Star Framelits and the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set.
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If you want to make one for your Christmas table, then be sure to email me or drop me a comment for the instructions.
 
The complete supply list to make your own is in the instructions, but as always we have a bundle deal for you.
Purchase these.
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and get this FREE!
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This deal is only available by contacting me, and is not available in my online store. So make sure you contact me soon.
Have fun creating these. 
Jenny

 

 

A STAMPING GIFT CARD!

Christmas is fast approaching.  Only 2 weeks to go! Yikes! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?? I certainly haven’t.  I think the hardest part is working out what to get people.  I think it gets harder each year.  Do you have some crafty friends or family members you still need to buy for?  Or maybe someone still needs to buy you a gift and not sure what to buy you.  Gift cards are an easy solution.  I have Stampin’ Up! Gift Cards available. Why not grab one of these in any$$ value.  They can then go shopping later on and I can have the order shipped directly to them. (Only Australian Residents).  The new Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration starts on January 6th so lots of new products they can choose from.

What to do:

Choose the Gift card you like, let me know the value and I  will have a nice Gift Card Holder for you to present it in.  Easy as!  Don’t leave it too late though.  🙂

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I hope your Christmas shopping goes smoothly.  It is getting a bit crazy in the shops now.

Jenny

A SHABBY CHRISTMAS STAR!!

I was playing around a couple of weeks ago with some “bits” that were sitting around on my table.  I love this “shabby” style of Christmas card I made. (If you could call it that style!).  Here it is.

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I had a piece of silver glimmer paper with a star cut out from a previous project.  I really didn’t want to waste it.   Hey! It was nicely centred and positioned the right way especially compared to some other stars I had cut recently.  I layered a scrap piece of DSP from Nordic Noel DSP onto the Lost Lagoon base card.  I adhered the silver Glimmer piece onto this and added a smaller star cut from Lost Lagoon.  To the centre I added a little silver button and a White Baker’s Twine bow.  The greeting from Ornamental Pine is stamped on a strip of Whisper White card. I flagged the end of the strip.

This card really didn’t take that long to put together.  It is a one-of-a-kind though!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

PS. Don’t forget the CLEAR-OUT SALE is on now. Some items are already sold out.  Head over to my store HERE and check them out.  You can order there and  it can be sent directly to you or email me your order.  (Australian Residents only). Thanks 🙂

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 10!!

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Week 10 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas.  That can only mean that Christmas is getting very close – which is a scary thought!  Today I bring you another project in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series.  I hope you like this project.

Today I bring you a Tag A Bag Gift Box and matching card.  

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When you are looking for gift packaging ideas Stampin’ Up! offer an assortment of bags and boxes that with some simple decorating they can make your gift very special.  To hold some yummy treats you can’t go past the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes.  These assemble very quickly without any adhesive at all.  These boxes can be found on p 201 of the Stampin Up! Catalogue and come in a pack of 8 for $11.95.  Great value!!

Here is the box for you.

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For this I have punched a strip of Real Red Cardstock with the Confetti Stars Border Punch, wrapped around a strip of the Nordic Noel DSP and tied around some Real Red Satin Ribbon.  I have the tutorial below. The cute tag is simply a number of stars cut with the Stars Framelits from Gold Foil, Garden Green and Real Red.  In the centre of the smallest star I added a single Gold sequin and added a small pearl coloured with the “red” colour in the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities pack.  I added a length of the Gold Sequin Trim behind the star. The greeting is from Petite Pairs and cut using the Bitty Banners Framelits.

I made a matching card to go with the box.

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I cut a large star from the Whisper White card and adhered some of the same Nordic Noel DSP behind it.  Then layered stars in Gold Foil, Garden Green and Real Red to match the box although these were slightly smaller.  The smaller red star is punched from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.  I added a single Gold sequin and coloured Adhesive Pearl to this too. The greeting is from the Bright and Beautiful set stamped in Real Red.  I wrapped around some Real Red Satin Ribbon and added a bow separately.  So much easier to add the bow separately.  It sits so much better.  I always have a tussle with the card and the ribbon. 😉  I finished it off with some single Gold sequins around the card.

TAG A BAG BOX TUTORIAL

Cut cardstock to measure 9.5cm x 28cm (3 ¾” x 11”). Punch along both edges with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. 

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Cut DSP 3.5cm x 28cm (1 3/8” x 11”). Adhere slong the centre of the punched strip.

Run adhesive along the back of your card strip with adhesive of your choice.  I used Fast Fuse. 

Place the middle of your card strip at the centre of the top surface on the Acetate sleeve for the box and adhere down.  Wrap the cardstock around the sleeve adhering each side as you go.  TIP: When you wrap the cardstock around each side run the Bone Folder along the edge to give a crisper fold. Check it out  in the photo how I have done it.

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Adhere the ends together at the base of the box.

Wrap your Red Satin Ribbon around the box and tie in a bow.  Create a tag of your choice to finish.

I am sure you could think of a few friends/workmates that you could whip up a few of these for?? Fill them with some chocolates, cookies even a small gift.  Decorate them as you like.

Of course, as with our past 12 Weeks of Christmas projects we have a special bundle for you and receive 10% off.

Tag A Bag Boxes   (130927)                                   $11.95

Gold Sequin Trim     (132983)                                 $8.95

Confetti Stars Border Punch (135861)                    $37.95

TOTAL    $58.85.  Your price with 10% off is $53. Only available by ordering through me directly not through my Online store. 

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Jenny

 

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 9!!!

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These weeks are just flying by! Week 9 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.  Today’s project is brought to you by Virginia. These are great little boxes using the Curvy Keepsakes Thinlet.

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This versatile little Thinlets set creates the sweetest gift box in a shape that can be hung on a Christmas tree, used as holders for party favours or bonbonniere boxes for weddings/engagements/christenings etc.  They can even be used with Vellum for a table decoration by putting a little battery operated tea light inside to make it glow.

The first sample is a gift box that shows you how you can use both sides of patterned papers to create a unique customised Keepsake boxes.  You do not have to have larger sheets of pattterned paper or cardstock either.

You can see how much they will hold by these photos below as well. Two standard tea light candles, or one Votive candle.

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The tutorial  that you can request will show you exactly where to place your sheets of paper/card on your Big Shot machine’ magnetic platform so that you can make the most of smaller pieces, or, as in these samples, use two different patterned sheets from the Trim The Tree Double Sided Patterned paper stack (page 7 of the Holiday catalogue).

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For the next samples, Wirg has used translucent Vellum sheets (page 193 of the annual catalogue). You can cut out both pieces from an A4 sheet as well as stamp the little baubles from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp set (page 15 of the Holiday Catalogue) – or any stamp set of your choice.

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For the Christmas one, Wirg has used Cherry Cobbler and stamped the pieces before gluing them together.  When assembling you can put them together so that the stamping is on the inside of the closed box. Doing this gives a more subtle look. If you put a little battery operated tealight inside, it’s gives a beautiful effect as you can see.

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The 2nd Vellum sample uses stamps from the Stippled Blossom stamp set, Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss ink pad.  Isn’t it pretty!

Here is another sample. The Four Feathers stamps and matching Framelits are brilliant for this.

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FYI the battery operated tea lights can be picked up at most Discount stores and are quite inexpensive.  Check your local discount stores. At this time of year, they are quite popular.

Tip 1: Remember, you can cut your A4 sheets of vellum in half and cut the two pieces you need at the same time as the Vellum is quite fine and you can do two sheets at once.  Don’t do this with cardstock and thicker papers as Framelits are quite thin so you may not get a clean cut right through.

Tip 2:  As ink can take a little longer to dry on Vellum, give it a blast with your heat tool to dry it. And please be aware, when using a Blackberry Bliss inkpad, it’s a very strong ink. The slightest bit still on your fingers or craft work area can transfer onto your vellum without you realising.

This week’s bundle deal, (which you will not find in my online store), is as follows;

  • White Vellum, A4 cardstock $10.95
  • Trim the Tree Paper Stack $11.95
  • Linen Thread $7.95
  • Gold Sequin Trim $8.95

That’s a total of $39.80 + SHIPPING. However, if you order the bundle from me then you only pay $35.00 (+Shipping) + also receive a free bottle of Tombow Multipurpose glue!

REMEMBER: if you want the pdf tutorial sheet with how to place your dies and using two different patterned papers to make these OR if you want to place an order then drop me a comment or email me. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you stop by again soon,

Jenny