cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

A YEAR OF STAMPING!

It’s the last day of 2018.  It has been an exciting year with Stampin’ Up!.   I have loved sharing my creations with you.  Lots of new things have happened on my blog with the introduction of Wednesday’s WOW! which has been hugely popular and the start of my Youtube channel.  (Baby steps there!!).  Thank you for joining me in this ride.

Today I am going to share a few of my favourites from this past year. If you click on the heading it will take you to the original post.

Peekaboo Panda 

Looking through the Cave  (this was totally out of the box but has been very popular).

Baby Wipe with Petal Palette

Baby Spinner Card

Delightful Gorgeous Grape

Sparkly Rainbow  (this was probably up there with one of my most favourites of the year.  I love the colour and sparkle)

Envelope Satchel (this was a popular gift bag tutorial.

Double Emboss your card (this continues to be a very popular Pinterest post)

Copper Shimmer Paint (another popular post)

Postcard Pals (I love these guys)

Pyramid Christmas (only recent but it has been popular)

It certainly has been a busy year.  2019 already is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one with the start of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalogue starting on the 3rd January.  So watch for new projects VERY SOON.

Before I leave you today I will take a minute for a little “commercial Plug”. I am sorry for the shameless advertising. I just want you to be sure that you are up to speed in all that is happening on my blog and with Stampin’ Up! so you don’t miss out on anything.

  • Firstly, if you receive these blog updates by email then be sure to visit my blog.  It has undergone an overhaul and I have freshened the site up.  Check it out. If  you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog click on the tab in the right hand column to subscribe.
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OK.  Thanks for the indulgence of reflecting on the past year of creating – and a little advertising. 🙂

Happy New Year to you.  Thanks for sharing with me on this journey. Onwards to a creative 2019!

Jenny

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3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials, Videos

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #50 – CREATING A PYRAMID CARD (AND MAYBE A GIVEAWAY!)

Here we are Wednesday’s WOW! #50.  I really didn’t even consider I would get to that number when I first started just this year.  How fun it has been sharing fun projects and videos with you.  Have you enjoyed them??  Today for #50 I have a special project that I have been sitting on for a few weeks waiting to share with you – and Today is the day! And since it is such a big milestone I thought I would have a little giveaway on my blog.  It’s been a while since I have done that so be sure to read all the details below.

So today’s project is … A Pyramid Card.  Have you made one of these before.  I thought it would be fun to make one and share it with you.

This is the front view.

This is the back view.

I have put together a video for you and have some photos too below.

Apologies in advance for the video quality.  I am working on that. 😉

CREATE YOUR OWN PYRAMID CARD

The Pyramid card can be made to any size.  The principles to make them are the same.  Work out the approximate height you would like and the size of the card squares will be approximately three-quarters of that height.

Tutorial and measurements for the Pyramid card above.

Cut 3 squares of card to 10.5 cm (Just over 4”).

Cut 2 squares of Designer Series Paper (DSP) slightly smaller than is 4mm or 1/8”.  Squares for this one would be 10.1cm or 4”).

1) Score each card piece diagonally once.  Fold on the scored line.

2) Cut both squares of DSP in half diagonally.  Flip one triangle over to use the opposite pattern.  You may choose to use a completely different piece of DSP for a different pattern choice.  You may choose to have each piece the same. Adhere the DSP triangles onto one panel of each card

3) (NB: In these photos I didn’t adhere the Designer Series Paper before assembling). Position one of the squares behind another square underneath the other square.  Before applying adhesive, check the position so you only apply adhesive to where it is needed.  Repeat this for each card piece.

Be careful where you place the adhesive as you won’t want to place it all over your card.

4) You can choose to adhere the third square to the first square to assemble it permanently or you can add a Velcro dot to the edge piece, or add ribbon to tie it together so it can come apart to lay flat for posting.

– Decorate your Pyramid card as you like.

BLOG GIVEAWAY

OK, now for the prize.  Since it’s the 50th Wednesday’s WOW! I have a Blog Giveaway of … some BLING! We all love bling and let’s face it we can use it to cover up a multitude of mistakes.  Who does that?? 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

I will pick a winner at random.   To enter please leave a comment on where you are from and what you love seeing when you come to visit my blog.  I will close the entries on Friday midday. AEST  The bling giveaway is only for Australian residents only sorry.  BUT if you are an international visitor please leave a comment and I will send a handmade card off to you.  I am allowed to do that. 🙂

So enter away.  And thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

 

3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Christmas

FOLD FLAT CHRISTMAS CARD WITH DETAILED DEER!

Today’s card is one we made at our Team Stamp Day a few weeks back.  I am just getting to show you now.  This card has a few different names but I call it the Fold Flat card.

This is the front view.

Fold Flat _ Front view

This is it side on.  It can fold flat to be able to send it in an envelope.

Fold Front _ side view

With the paper, the check pattern one on the front is from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalogue.  The “bauble” one is from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue.  The Detailed Deer Thinlits are cut from the Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil and Sparkle Glimmer Paper. The sentiment is from the Flourish Filigree.

I can’t remember now who shared this card for our Shoebox Swap at the Team Stamp Day.  I am not sure where she got the tutorial to make this one but I have made them before and shared the tutorial for it on my blog some time ago.

Fold Flat Card Tutorial in Large and standard size: Head -> HERE.

I hope you like them.  They have been popular on my blog since I orginally posted it so now you have another version.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend,

Jenny

3D projects, cards, swaps, Techniques

TEAM SHOEBOX SWAP – DAY 4!

OK, Today is my last sharing from our recent Team stamp day with Shoebox Swap cards.  I have a few various ones for you.

This one below is using that gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper.  I have shown lots of cards using this paper recently.  For this card you don’t need much more than backing a section of the paper on to a strip of black card and adhering it to your white base card.  It makes it look so elegant don’t you think??  I think from memory the sentiment banner is a strip of white card and using the small circle punch to notch out each corner.

This next one is a fun fold.  Adhere a strip of the lovely paper, this one is the Nature’s Poem DSP, down the left hand side of the front of your card.  Punch a slit using the Classic Label Punch on the side of the card front.  You need to punch it twice to be sure that the dragonfly fits through. Punch it once near the top, then slide it down a little bit and line it up with the previous punch and punch it again.  A dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits was cut from Vellum and also from Cajun Craze.

This is the inside of the card.  The sentiments are from Better Together set.  It’s a cool card.

This card uses the lovely Love What You Do set, the Share What You Love paper and the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder.

This is a cute little treat bag below.  It is very quick to make up.  This is based on Pootles bag -> HERE.

I hope you have so enjoyed these little projects from our team day.  We are getting ready for another get together in the next few weeks.  Hopefully I don’t take as long to share those with you. 😉

Hope your weekend is going awesomely.

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Stampin' Up!

KELLY’S STAMPING FRIENDS BIRTHDAY BLOGHOP!

Today we have a very special Blog Hop celebrating the lovely Kelly Kent’s Birthday.  She wanted to get some stamping friends together and share our creations with you.  How exciting! I have to say though it is a little overwhelming.  What to create …  It had to be a birthday card of course.

You would either be starting here on your hop or you have just come from Siobhan’s blog -> HERE.  So come and join the Birthday Hop.

Today I am sharing with you a Fun Fold card,  It’s a Pop Out Swing Card. I have made a few versions of this card (see one HERE), but this one is a teeny tiny version.  So cute!  It stand about 10cm (4″) high.  I have used the gorgeous new set available early this month, the Love What You Do stamp set and the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.

Don’t forget a matching envelope for this card too.  Made easy with the Envelope Punch Board.

The beautiful paper and colours makes this a gorgeous project without too much to it.  That Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon is just so soft and gorgeous too.

The Frame on the front of the card is made with the Layering Squares Framelits.  The sentiment inside is from the Southern Serenade set.  The leaf stem on the inside is cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits.

You can continue on the Birthday Blog Hop now and pop back again later to get the instructions link.  You will find the instructions for this card on Amanda’s blog -> HERE.

 -> -> ->To continue on the Hop. Click on the ‘NEXT’ image, or you can Head on over to Kathryn’s Blog by clicking-> HERE.

If you get lost, then you can follow the list below.  Thanks for hopping along.  See below the list too for the link for a second round of Birthday Blog Hops happening at same time.  So many wanted to share in the Birthday love that 2 groups were needed. 🙂

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen

 

***For Group B of the Birthday Blog Hop you can go to a different post on Kelly’s Blog -> HERE to follow along. 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, swaps

PEACEFUL REFLECTION Z-FOLD!

Last weekend our larger team had a stamp day together.  We had a Shoebox Swap.  Have you ever tried one of those?  Each person made a card and then made up kits for each person to make that card.  The kits and inks and everything needed was put in a box/container.  Then we passed the boxes around the table to complete each card.  I have to say it was a frenzy at times.  We made 13 cards in 4 hours.  We had about 20 minutes for each card.  It was a fun way to make some cards up in a short time though.

I will show you the cards over the next days and weeks.  Many were with exciting new products which was great.  Today I thought I would show you my card for the Shoebox Swap.

I received the Peaceful Reflection set at Onstage last month as Prize Patrol.  I have to say I was at a bit of a loss with it but I have played with it a bit over the last couple of weeks.  If you are on my Facebook page you might have seen a little sneak of them.  (Head over to ‘Like’ my page if you haven’t already.  The link is in the right hand side bar).

This is my card.

This is a version of the Z-fold cards.  It is very easy to do.  Cut your card base to your standard card size.  Then score halfway on the front panel.  Fold back on the score line.  Easy as!! 🙂

I used Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Berry Burst and used a number of different stamps to create the image.  If you haven’t seen this set yet I think you will like it.  So fun to make up your images with different flowers, dragonfly and ripples.  There are so many other ways to use it too which I will show you over the next couple of weeks.

The Pool Party strip is embossed with one of the folders in the Petal Pair Embossing Folder pack.

I stamped the inside with 2 dragonflies.  Also this set is a 2-step stamp set so you have the outline of the dragonfly and then the solid shape to fill in it’s wings.  The sentiment is from Petal Palette.

You can’t tell in the photo but I used the Wink Of Stella clear brush to add a little sparkle to the Dragonfly wings on the front and inside.

Stay tuned for some more cards from our team stamp day.

Jenny

cards, Challenges, Techniques, Tutorials

SWEET SOIREE COLLAR CARD!

I have another card to share with you today using the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  One more way that you can #usethatpaper  I am on a mission to use up my paper instead of storing it and hoping to help you in using your stash. There are some lovely, gorgeous paper to come in the new catalogue, so you need to use this paper.

I have to admit one of the dilemmas of using the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper is – which side do you use?? Usually there is gorgeous prints on both sides and you don’t want to cover one to show the other side.  SO, I think this fold is great as you can see both sides at once.

This card is a Collar card.  I was reminded of this card when I went looking through some older blog posts. You can see that one I made -> HERE.

I liked both sides of this piece of Sweet Soiree paper so it was nice to see both of them.

To create a Collar Card

Cut your white card slightly smaller than your card base – 4mm (1/4″ ) smaller. Cut your piece of Designer Series Paper 4mm (1/4″) smaller than the white card mat.

On your piece of Designer Series Paper, at the half way point on the right hand side, which is approximately 4.8cm.  Cut in from this point 5cm (2″).  Fold back each section from the end of the cut to the corner of the piece of paper.

Adhere this piece on to your white card and then on to the card base.  Adhere under each flap to hold them down.

Stamp the sentiment on the white section. This one is from the Waterfront set. I cut a flower from the Flourish Thinlits from Silver Foil.

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Now you can see both side. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

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

PEEKABOO PANDA WITH PARTY PANDAS!

So have you checked out the new Occasions Catalogue yet?  What do you think??  What is your favourite?

What about Sale-A-Bration?? I couldn’t go past the adorable Party Pandas set.  So cute!!  I think it is going to be a very popular choice this year.  Of course, I had to use this set first.  This is one card I made.  I just have to show you it.

I call this my Peekaboo Panda card.

This is a Panel card.  I will explain how to make it further below.

This is the inside of the card.  Not just one Panda! Too cute. 🙂

To create the Panel Card:

1. On the front of the card base: The US standard Card base would measure 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded in half. The Metric size card base is 14.8cm and 21cm folded in half. Cut off at 3cm (approximately 1 1/4″) from the bottom edge.  Put that strip aside for later.

2. Again on the card base measure down 3cm (1 1/4″) from the score line. Cut off at the 3cm mark. Put that section away.

3. Cut 2 strips of Designer Series Paper (this one is the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper), just slightly smaller 2.6cm (approximately 1″) wide and 14.4cm long (In imperial make it slightly smaller the the width of your card base).  Adhere these one to the top section of the front of the card base and then one on the small strip that was cut off.

4. The panel for the stamped section is cut to your desired width you like. My piece measures 10.5cm by 6cm (or about 5.5″ x 3″). Stamp your image you like. This is then matted on a slightly larger card piece 6.4cm x 10.5cm (5.5″ x 3 1/4″). I used Daffodil Delight for this. Then I matted this on to another card piece slightly larger again 6.8cm x 10.5cm (5.5″ x 3 1/2). I used Marina Mist for this piece.

5. The first strip you cut off from the base that you set aside lie that down on your card base so the bottom of the strip aligns with the bottom of the back of the card base. You won’t glue this down. Position your stamped piece that you have completed which has been adhered to the coloured card mats. This will be positioned to the left of the card base so the bottom edge lines up with the bottom edge of the card base and the top edge lines up with the top edge of the card base. To adhere this piece you will put adhesive on the back of this stamped panel ONLY at the top and on the bottom.

6.  To stamp the Panda in the right position on the inside, lay your Whisper White card mat in place inside.  Then mark where the right hand side edge of the panel is in either pencil or just by noting the placement, then open the card base and stamp your Panda in the right place.  I will be honest it did take a couple of attempts to get it right as I wanted the Panda to be peeking in the right place.  Don’t worry I used those “duds” for other cards which I will share at a later date.

7.  Colour your images with markers and add additional stamping where required.  For the balloon, I stamped it separately on Daffodil Delight scrap card.  Then I cut the balloon and raised it up off the card with Dimensionals.

This is the stamp set Party Pandas if you hadn’t seen it.  Isn’t it just the cutest?? AND you can get it for Free with a qualifying order – which is a minimum order of $90.

 

If you are in Australia and don’t have a current Demonstrator you can order in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: 3CH4MBHU   

Thanks for stopping by.  I still have more Panda cards to come.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Classes, Masculine, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

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

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Tutorials

LATCH FOLD WITH TRANQUIL TULIPS!

Yesterday I shared a Christmas Latch Fold card.  Today I have another version using the Tranquil Tulips set.  OK, I did this card first and then realised for the Blog Hop that it was for the Holiday Catalogue.  I thought I would share it with you today and give you the tutorial for it. 🙂

I have used the Birthday Blossoms set for the front and inside.  I think it works well.  The small flower to hold the flap was punched with the 3/4″ circle and then layered on a circle punched from Cherry Cobbler with the 1″ circle punch.

Here is the inside.  I added a strip of the Old Olive paper from the Color Theory Paper Stack. 

CREATE YOUR OWN LATCH FOLD CARD

** Apologies in advance for Imperial measurements.  I am not too familiar with your standard card size so just check the measurements first for the front and inside card mats 🙂

1. From a standard size card base cut off 2.5cm (1″) off the front of the card.

2. Stamp your front image on Whisper White card. This piece was 7cm x 14.4cm.  (for Imperial, measure a piece slightly smaller than the size of your front panel).  If you like add a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. 

3. Cut a strip for your latch which measures 10.5cm x 2.5cm and score it at 8cm.  (4 1/8″ x 1″).  The white sentiment strip is 7.6cm x 2.1cm (3″x 3/4″)

4. For the inside panel cut a piece of Whisper White for the card mat slightly smaller than the inside of your card. (10.1cm x 14.4cm).  (Imperial measure approximately 1/8″ smaller than the inside of your card).  Add a strip of Designer Series Paper (14.4cm x 3cm) (Imperial 1 1/8″ x length of your card).  BEFORE you stick this down to the inside of your card adhere your latch strip by adhering the smaller section of your strip behind your white card mat.

5. Fold this over the front of the card and position your punched circle piece in place that will hold your card closed.  You can add a Dimensional to the back of the circle to raise it up but remember to ONLY ADD IT BEHIND HALF of the circle to allow you to fit the latch under it. 

Hope this makes sense.  Have fun making your Latch Fold card.

Jenny