STAMPING IN THE ROUND!

Today I have had my Stamparatus class showing lots of fun ways to use this great new tool. I posted the projects we were making a couple of posts back but I thought I would show you more detail of one of the projects.  I don’t often share the details of class projects but today I want to share it would you my lovely blog readers.

The Stamparatus is a great positioning tool for your stamping but it can do so many other fun techniques.  I think my favourite is stamping in a circle.  I created these 2 projects with them.  The first one is the one we made in class and everyone loved it.  I think this might have just sold them on it. 🙂

This one is using the Accented Blooms set.  The tiny flower creates a lovely flower wreath.  These were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The White mat was embossed with the new Tufted Embossing Folder. 

I was playing around with a few other ideas.  This leaf is from the Colorful Seasons set.  Wouldn’t this be a lovely idea for a Christmas card?? (filing away that idea so watch this space). 🙂

This is a mini card measuring 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″).  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Sentiments.

So how you do this?? There are lots of great tutorials online.  Rather than me repeat it why not head to Allison’s Blog -> HERE and see the video.

Have fun with it. If you haven’t got one yet, you might just have to get one. 😉

Jenny

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GOOD-BYE BUNDLES!

During this month we focus so much on the retiring products and what is leaving the catalogue that we forget what products are staying but won’t be available as bundles.  Did you know that you can save 10% by buying them as a Bundle now rather than decide in the new catalogue that you want them.

Let’s look at a couple of them.

My favourite bundle has to be the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  I have used it a lot.

These Z-Fold cards are still a very popular post on my blog.  I had matching gift bags to go with them.

You can see that post -> HERE.

This card was inspired by Patty Bennett that we made at my Catalogue Launch last year.

See the post -> HERE.

This card below I made just last week for my class last weekend.  It was a very popular card in the lovely retiring Sweet Sugarplum colour.  It was CASED from Leanne on Pinterest.  You can see the original card -> HERE. 

What about the fantastic bundle Daisy Delight.  With a matching punch to the stamp set you can create some very quick cards with this Bundle.

Make it a fun Flap Fold.  The original post is -> HERE.

Or a nice sunshine-y card like the one below.The original post is -> HERE. 

There are a number of other retiring bundles you can see in the image right at the top of the post including the Coffee Cafe Bundle, Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle, Hold on to Hope Bundle and Label Me Pretty Bundle just to name a few.

Do you like these?  Are they on your Wish List?  Then maybe you should grab them now before June 1st to save 10%.

See them in store -> HERE You can shop there or contact me directly.  If shopping online please use the Host Code: FRS6ZZ6G

Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny

 

 

SOME FAVOURITE CARDS FROM 2017!

It’s the end of another year.  I have to say I have really enjoyed my stamping this year.  I have tried some new techniques and got involved in some challenges.  It’s been fun!

I thought I would look back at some of my favourite projects from this past year.  Now I did think I would pick one from each month but it was getting too hard.  So I have just picked a few.  If you click on the title you can see more details of the project.

** Apologies in advance: lots of photos. 🙂

Delicate Details Dragonfly

I think the Delicate Details stamp set was my favourite for Sale-A-Bration for 2017.

Multi Stamping for the boys cards

The Nailed It set was great for the boys cards earlier this year.

Carousel Birthday Bendi Card

I have wanted to make a Bendi for a long time so it was great to finally make one.  I must make another one again soon.

Flower Box 

This was the most popular class for the year.

Meeting the 2017 Incolors 

I am still loving Lemon Lime Twist but I seem to use Berry Burst a lot.

Baby Card in a Box

I love making Card in a Box type cards.

A 90th with Oh! So Eclectic

Oh! So Eclectic

Be sure to check the post after this particular post too for more cards with Oh! So Eclectic.

It’s All Weddings

I have had to make lots of wedding cards this year, and still continue to need to make them.

Z-Fold cards with Colorful Season

These Z-fold cards have been hugely popular on my blog these past few months.

Flap Fold Daisy Card

I love this one for it’s different fold.

 

Black and White Dragonfly Dreams

A different type of fold card I made for a Blog Hop.

Christmas Pines Eclipse

Merry Patterns Half Fold card

This one below was probably my favourite Christmas card though.

UPDATE: To make it easier for you I have a collage below ready to PIN of some of the favourites.  PIN this and it will bring you back to this post later.

So what’s your favourite from this year?

What would you like to see more of?  I would love to know.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me this year.

To lots more creating and sharing in 2018.

Jenny

MORE 6″x6″ TREAT HOLDERS!

Yesterday I showed you some more Z-fold cards and they had little treat holders.  I thought I would share with you how to make those particular ones.

Firstly, the Dapper Denim Napkin fold.

These are one of the easiest, quickest treat holder you could possibly make.  I used to make them a lot when I was younger but had forgotten about them until recently.  They are a good size to fit a small chocolate treat in.  Here is how to make them.

Of course, you can make these any size you like.  The principal is the same.  Just be sure that your paper is square.

For this particular version I used the Color Theory paper stack in which the piece measures 6″x6″ (15.2cm x 15.2cm).

NAPKIN FOLD TREAT HOLDER

1. Fold your paper piece in half diagonally.

2.  With the fold towards you, take the left hand corner and fold it to about the mid point on the paper on the opposite side.  See the photo below to see what I mean.

3. Fold the right hand corner so it overlaps the last fold and for the point to reach the mid point on the opposite side.  Place a little adhesive behind the folds to help it stay closed.

4. Take the top point and fold just one layer down over the 2 folds. Place adhesive behind it to keep it closed.

Add a tag or embellishment as you like.  For this version, I used the Dapper Denim marker over just the “smile” word in one of the sentiments from the Colorful Seasons set.  Cut that with the Stitched Oval Framelits.  I stamped a few snowflakes on to the piece too and finished it off by cutting some “snowflake” embellishments from the Layered Seasons Thinlits.

OLD OLIVE MINI BOX

This little mini box is so cute.  You could fit a lipstick or lip balm in it or a small chocolate.  The finished size measures 7cm Wide (2 3/4″),  3.2cm Deep (1 1/4″) and 2.2cm Height (7/8″).

This was made with the Envelope Punch Board.  When I went back to find the tutorial for this I couldn’t seem to find it.  I am sure I used the one by my lovely friend Tanya HERE.  When I made it up again though it was slightly longer.  The tutorial at that link is a paid Tutorial for lots of different sized boxes with the Envelope Punch Board, but for $2 it is not a bad purchase. 🙂  Have a look on Pinterest though for a few other versions.  There are larger ones but I was in keeping with the 6″x6″ paper.

So here are the 4 little treat holders made just with a piece of 6″x6″ paper.  There are so many others too but it is amazing what you can make with such a small piece.

Enjoy,

Jenny

 

AS PROMISED – MORE Z-FOLDS WITH COLORFUL SEASONS!

A few weeks back I shared some Z-fold cards using the Colorful Seasons bundle.  They have been HUGELY popular on my blog since.  You can see the original post HERE but these were the cards I shared then just to jog your memory.

I used the Color Theory Paper Stack that has 4 colours in the set; Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim and Old Olive. At the time I said I would create 2 more with the other 2 colours. I finally have got around to creating these and wanted to share them with you.  Of course,  I made different matching bags for these too.  Each of the bags/boxes I made are created with one piece of the 6″x6″ paper stack.  I will give details of those individually in tomorrow’s post.

Firstly, the Old Olive version with a Mini box. It’s a great size box to add a Lip Balm or mini chocolate.  I just kept the wrapping simple with some Gold Taffeta Ribbon.

And for the Dapper Denim Version with a Pouch for the Treat Holder.

Now here are the 4 z-fold cards all together.  It’s a bit hard to capture them all in one photo but I hope you get the general idea. There is a different sentiment for each colour.

If you want to make your own Z-fold card I followed Amanda’s blog post HERE. (for Metric)  

If you are after Imperial measurements then I located a video by Dawn Griffith HERE.

For the box and the little Pouch I will post all the details tomorrow to make those, so stop on by.

I hope you like these new versions of Z-fold cards?? Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

RAK CARD SWAP!

I recently took part in a card swap with Demonstrators around Australia.  There were several groups.  I thought I would share the card swaps I received.  This was for the RAK card swap (Random Acts of Kindness Facebook group).

Firstly, this is the card I created.  This was a card I made several weeks ago using the Eastern Palace Suite so I thought that I would make these.  You can see the post for this card HERE. 

So these are the cards I received in return.

Aren’t they great?? 🙂 Perhaps these might inspire you in one of your creating endeavours.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny

 

COLORFUL SEASONS CARD SET!

I made this set of cards a couple of weeks ago when I was playing around with the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  Now I can share them with you.

I made one in each colour of the Color Theory Paper Stack, so Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Berry Burst.  I was a little unsure how to use the Paint Strip pattern in the Paper Stack. I went with just a strip of it along the bottom edge of the white card mat before adhering to the Thick Whisper White card base. It’s a bit hard to tell but I cut the chair out in Crushed Curry and raised it up with Dimensionals and on the Dapper Denim one there are 2 die-cut snowflakes.

I love each of the sayings in this stamp set.  I think this card set would be nice to give to someone to encourage them along.  I should go and make a little card box to give them in.  Or, you can just give one to 4 different people to encourage them along.  I think there are many people who could use a little pick-me-up. 🙂

Thanks for looking,

Hope your weekend is going great.

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

LEMON LIME LABEL ME PRETTY!

I have been busy all week getting things ready for my Open House this weekend showcasing some lovely new products.  I will share some of these after the weekend but I shared this card on Instagram this afternoon so thought I would quickly post it here for you. (BTW: If you are on Instagram you can follow me.  Just do a search for Jenny Hayward). 🙂

I needed to make some cards using the new Label Me Pretty Bundle.  Now when I get a new stamp set I do a little searching online for samples using sets that are very similar.  So in this case I was looking at the old Chalk Talk set and a few “tags” type sets.  I couldn’t believe how many stamp sets that Stampin’  Up! have released with the word “tags” in the name.  Anyway, I came across a few older cards that inspired me through Google searches and on Splitcoaststampers.

I had this small strip from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I just LOVE this Lemon Lime Twist paper in the pack and I couldn’t bare to throw this strip out. I sometimes keep small pieces but end up throwing them out at the end of the catalogue as I hadn’t got around to using them.   Not this time though … 🙂

This was the finished card I created.

I stamped one of the “label” sideways on white card to create a flourish effect in Lemon Lime. The strip was adhered to the card and then I tied around some Thick Black Baker’s Twine.  This was adhered to the Lemon Lime base card. Another label was stamped in Berry Burst on to the Berry Burst card and punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.   The sentiment is stamped in black on to white card and cut with a Layering Circles Framelit.   They were both raised up off the card with Dimensionals.  I added some Rhinestones to the card but still felt it was a bit plain so after a day of looking at it I very nervously stamped some leaves from the Colorful Seasons set.  I was so worried of messing it all up and getting ink everywhere at this point BUT it worked!! Phew!  I think it might have been good to sponge the edge of the card with Lemon Lime ink but I wasn’t going to bother with that at this point.

So a simple card but funny that the whole card was designed around this little strip of paper!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

TOP 5 FAVOURITES FROM THE 2017 CATALOGUE!

I have had the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for a few weeks now.  That’s one of the bonuses as a Demonstrator. 🙂  I thought I would share with you my TOP 5 FAVOURITES from the Catalogue. Yes narrowing it down to just 5! 🙂

Here they are:

1. 2017-2019 Incolors (p184). How can you go past this year’s Incolors.  I will have a separate post just on the Incolors but they still had to get a mention here in the TOP 5 count.

The colours are just gorgeous but I think my favourite colour is Lemon Lime Twist.  It is so bright and fresh and I think gives life to the other colours.

2. Colorful Seasons Bundle.(p146-147). $92.50AUS I have had so much fun already with this bundle.  I think you will love this.  The images in the stamp set are so versatile and the sentiments are so inspirational.  Watch out for more creations with this Bundle.

3. Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  (p76-77) $64.75.  Lots of cute flowers and leaves in this stamp set with sentiments in a beautiful font.  Mix and match the images to create your projects.  The Happy Birthday Thinlit is a  great addition for your Big Shot diecutting.

4. This Little Piggy. (p48) $49 W  $33 C AUS  This cute set had to get a mention.  The “Three Little Pigs” Nursery Rhyme was such a favourite with my children ( and maybe me …)  I have to get this set. Those piggies are so adorable.

 

5. Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. (p211)  $16 AUS  I will be interested to try this Embossing Folder when I get it next week.  These Dynamic Embossing Folders have a deeper, more 3D appearance. (if you remember the Cable Knit folder recently??).  

 

So there is my Top 5.  What are your favourites??

Want to see a fun Stampin’ Up! video showcasing the great products?

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Be back soon to tell you all about the Incolors.

Jenny

VIEW THE CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE HERE.