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VINTAGE FLOWER!!

Thought I would just stop by and show you a card I made a couple of weeks ago.  This was my first play with the new Edgelits.  I do love the edging you can create with these little beauties.   Just a tip:  I found it helps to add some Dotto or other non-permanent adhesive to hold the edgelit in place when you cut them otherwise they can go slipping all over the place.

I cut the edge from the Whisper White card and a piece of the Flirtatious Specialty paper.  The flower was created by punching a few flowers from the new Blossom Punch in Pretty in Pink and folding and distressing and folding until the layers of the card came apart.  I sponged the edges and added a Vintage brad to the centre.   I added some folded Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon.  The sentiment is from “Fabulous Phrases” and punched out with the Modern Label Punch and added some pearls for some elegance.  The Pink swirls are from “Kindness Matters”.

Hope you like it???

The Stampin’ Up! National Convention is on in Canberra in 38 days!!! I can’t wait!  It is a great time to get together with demonstrators from all over Australia and New Zealand.  Part of the fun of convention is swapping cards with other demonstrators.  You come back with so many great ideas and samples.  I have just started on my swaps.  I have decided to do the one card but have different colour variations.  I have tested a few out and I am ready to go.  I figured that I would make 20 of 5 different colours which will give me a good number to swap.  Each week for the next 5 weeks I am going to create 20 cards.  So I thought I would give you a running tally here so you can help cheer me on.   Then I can have lots of great cards to show you when I come back.  I will share my swap card later on.   So let’s see how we go!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny x

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STAMPING DAY CREATIONS!!!

A couple of weeks ago now we had our stamping get together with my great stamping buddies, Andrea, Leonie and Tracey.  It is always a fun time.  I have to say though this day I found very frustrating.  I really don’t colour well and just couldn’t get things happening.  We CASED a card from Anne Westerneg (this card was on our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator forum – Stampin’ Connection).

This stamp set is the gorgeous new “Bordering on Romance” in the Autumn Mini Catalogue.  I stamped the flowers with Stazon and then coloured them with a Blender pen and inkpads.  (Don’t look too closely – colouring is not my strength!).  I finished it off outlining the flowers with the Markers.  The flowery edge is so pretty with the scallop border cut with the new Edgelits.  (Ooh, can I say that?)  I added some Baja Breeze pleated satin ribbon from the Autumn Mini.  I added a greeting from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”. I punched that out with the word window punch.  Ok it was to hide a little ink smudge, but we won’t tell anyone that will we!!  I added some pearls to finish it off.

The next card was inspired by another card by Anne.  I changed this around a little.

On this card I cut the curved edge with the edgelits.  I embossed a Pretty in Pink card strip with the hearts from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and layered this on Pretty in Pink DSP from the Subtles paper stack.  Another strip of the DSP was added to the bottom on the inside of the card that you can see peeking through.  I stamped the flower from “Mixed Bunch” in Pretty in Pink and then sponged the edges in Rose Red ink.  I added a Vintage brad and raised it off the card with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” and punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  This was adhered to another piece punched out in Pretty in Pink.  Some more Pearls finished the card off.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you can visit again soon.

Jenny x

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“SPARKLY MIXED BUNCH”

Last Friday’s class we celebrated the awesome Sale-A-Bration Catalogue  and Summer Mini Catalogue that has just ended, and we welcomed in the Autumn Mini Catalogue that began today.  Below is the card we created with lots of goodies from the new Mini.  Notice the stamp set, the pleated satin ribbon (just gorgeous and so much easier than pleating your own!!!)  and the edgelits for the Big Shot.

I cased this card from Allison here.  I changed the colours slightly.  Here is a close-up of the flower.

See the sparkle???  On the card that Allison created she used the Adhesive sheets with the Big Shot to adhere her Dazzling Diamonds.  On the card above I used a mixture of Heat and Stick and Dazzling Diamonds.  I have a tutorial for this technique here.  I first stamped the flower and then punched it out and then applied the Dazzling Diamonds as in the tutorial.  After this was done I adhered it to the base card with dimensionals  and then stamped the centre of the flower in Baja Breeze and this was punched out with the 1″ circle punch.  I added an Adhesive pearl for some elegance.

If you would like to see some more projects from the Autumn Mini Catalogue why not join in on the ESAD Blog Hop.  You can start here at Tanya’s blog.  There are 25 blogs showcasing some awesome projects.  I was very impressed!

Stay tuned for some more projects with products from this Mini Catalogue.  I have been busy creating!

You can view the Mini by clicking on the link in the right hand column.  If you would like me to send one out to you in the mail then drop me an email.  They always make good bed-time reading don’t they??

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x