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TOP PICKS FROM 2022!

It’s been another busy year of crafting here. Thanks for following me along.

I thought I would take a few minutes and share my favourite projects from the past year. So come on a little journey with me. And click on the heading of the project to take you back to the original post and read more about them. Even catch the video of many of them.

Friendly Hello Fun Fold

I loved this gorgeous Friendly Hello Paper available for Sale-A-Bration in January. And this is great fold to show both sides of the gorgeous paper. (Must try that again).

Driving By Slider Card

This was a great stamp set to create a Slider card. But you can try this with any of your stamps. What about that Sunshine and Rainbows paper. So bright and Happy. ūüôā

Waves of Inspiration (Moon Effect)

I have loved creating with the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and I was so excited when I discovered how to create the moon effect with the stamps.

Half Fold Let’s Set Sail

Let’s face it – Male cards are hard to make aren’t they?? We had a great Masculine Cards Class earlier in the year. The Let’s Set Sail stamps and punch were fun to use.

Wild and Sweet Watercolouring

The Wild and Sweet Stamp set was one of my top picks from the new catalogue in May. I don’t do a lot of colouring but I loved colouring this cute Koala. I shared some tips colouring this image in the video for this card.

Tunnel Cards with Hues of Happiness

The Hues of Happiness was another of my top picks from the catalogue. I think many people also loved this suite. The Tunnel cards I created with this has been very popular.

Winter Crafternoon with Cup of Tea Bundle

The most popular event this year with the Winter Crafternoon. It was such a fun time crafting together followed by a Devonshire Tea. Watch out for more events in the new year.

A Pocket Card with Cup of Tea Bundle

Christmas Lights Diagonal Fold

Another very popular Fun Fold from this year was the Diagonal Fold Card with the Christmas Lights Bundle. Lots of people have shared their versions with me which has been so great.

Hello Hippest Hippos Half Fold Easel Card

Is there a theme here with Fun Folds that are my favourite projects for the year. I do love a Fun Fold card. This one was the Half Fold Easel Card with the Hippest Hippos Stamp set for Sale-A-Bration.

Adventurous Journey for the adventurer

Another great stamp set for the Male cards or the adventurer is the Adventurous Journey stamp set. We had a great class with this stamp set.

Merriest Moments Candle for the 12 Days of Christmas series

It was great to be part of a collaboration to share you some fantastic Christmas projects. I kicked the 12 days series off with my project, A candle with the Merriest Moments stamps and dies. You just have to go back to that post and start the 12 Days of Christmas to check out all the projects.

I hope you have enjoyed looking back at these projects. I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming year.

To lots of creating in 2022. Come and join in with me and follow along.

Jenny

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TEA BOUTIQUE Z FOLD CARD!

You can create a very easy Z Fold card with the Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes. Simply score the front of the card in half. Turn the card inwards then fold the card back on itself on the fold.

Add a strip of the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper inside the card. Then on the front add a tea cup and flowers on a diecut rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies.

What do you think? It’s very quick and easy to create.

The Tea Boutique is a great collection of products.

You can see it in my store -> HERE.

In Australia? You can order directly there. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER when ordering.

Or contact me and I can help you out.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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CREATE A TUNNEL CARD WITH A VIDEO!

Today’s video I have a Tunnel Card. Have you tried this fold before?

It is really easy. I show you how in the video below. The measurements with scoring are further down.

I have used the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper on both of these cards and the Happiness Abounds Bundle.

I will share the other version in another post so be sure to stop by.

CREATE YOUR OWN TUNNEL CARD

Base Card 14.8cm x 21cm Scored at 10.5cm 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″

White Card (Inside) 14.4cm x 20.6cm Scored at 5.2cm, 10.3cm and 15.5cm

8 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ Scored at 2 1/16″, 4 3/16″ and 6 1/4″

Designer Series Paper (Inside) 2 @ 4.8cm x 14cm

1@ 2″ x 5 1/4″ (left side) 1@ 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (right side)

FRONT – Card Mat – 10.1cm x 14.4cm 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″

Designer Series Paper 9.7cm x 14cm 4″ x 5 1/4″

Follow along with the video to see how to put the card together.

Have fun with it,

Jenny

Need some supplies for your next project and you are in Australia?

Head over to my store -> HERE Please use the Host Code: CMDF9NBR

Or contact me directly.

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CHRISTMAS BOX CARD AND TAG CLASS!

Decorate those Christmas Gifts with these sweet Christmas Tags and a Box Card to fill with treats.

You will create 4 tags and the Gift Box card. (paper patterns may vary).

WHEN: Friday December 3rd at 10am and 7pm. (In the studio in East Corrimal)
Can’t make it? Grab the Class to Go.

COST: $25 (Includes all materials. BYO own adhesives).

RSVP: Wed. Dec 1st. By dropping me an email or text me on 0439 844574

I look forward to seeing you there.

Class to Go: Kit includes all materials. Substitute you own stamps. Cost: $25 Plus postage ($3.40) 

Hope to see you if you are local. Or if not grab the class kit.

Jenny

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PLAYFUL PETS Z FOLD 50TH CARD!

I created this card for my sister’s 50th Birthday this weekend.¬† It would be an understatement to say she loves cats!! I knew this paper would be fitting for her.

This is a Z Fold card.¬† I will tell you about how you can make the card further below.¬† Let’s look at it though.

I have used the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.¬† I didn’t have the Pampered Sets stamp set but that’s ok.¬† The sentiment is from the Seaside Notions stamp set.¬† The heart is from the Whale Done stamp set.¬† I cut the cats for the front of the card from a piece of the Designer Series Paper and raised them up off the card with Dimensionals.¬†

This view below shows the card almost folded.

I have made these Z Fold cards before.  They are fun to make.

You can find the original post for these type of cards which has the instructions -> HERE.

On that link you will find the metric measurements.  There is a link there to go to the Imperial measurements.

I made a smaller version of the Z Fold cards too way back then.  You can see that post -> HERE if you want a narrower version.

You can find all the cute Playful Pets Suite products including the paper in my store now -> HERE.  Check it out. 

In Australia? I would love you to shop there with me.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #68 – FAREWELL LOVELY AS A TREE!

Today is a special Wednesday’s WOW!

Today we take a moment to remember the timeless Lovely As A Tree set.¬† It is so sad that this set is leaving us.¬† Each year we scour the catalogue to see if it has made it in.¬† This year though I think we were all saddened to see that it’s time had finally come.¬†

This set started in the Catalogue in the US back in 2001.¬† I believe it was designed by Shelli Gardner’s sister who started Stampin’ Up! with Shelli.¬† This set has been like a much loved family member so it is a sad occasion.¬† I bought this set in my first Demonstrator order after I joined back in 2008. This set has had so much use and I think every Christmas it gets pulled out.¬† It is such a classic stamp set.

So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #68 we look back at some of my projects with this stamp set.¬† I am sad that I couldn’t find photos of some cards I had made but let’s have a look back at these projects I have kept. I have to say it is also a look back at my stamping style too.¬† Perhaps that is a little embarrassing but … anyway. Enjoy the nostalgic journey.¬† Apologies in advance for lots of photos.

May 2011 – See the original Post -> HERE.

I don’t know what I was thinking with that button.

Even the inside of the card was stamped with the trees.

From a Stamp A Stack Christmas 2011 with another classic stamp Dasher.  What a great combination these stamps were.  See the original post -> HERE.

These cards were some I received for Christmas 2013.¬† It included a couple of cards using the Lovely As A Tree set.¬† I like how the tree is used on it’s side to give the effect of branches.¬† Very cute.

This Tunnel card was a favourite at a Christmas Card class in 2013.  You can see that post -> HERE and I included a Tutorial how to make the Tunnel card there too in that blog post.  Go and check it out.

This one below was a real WOW! at class back in 2011.  Everyone loved this card. This was a Sparkly Christmas card. You can see it in this post -> HERE and I have a tutorial how to make it in that post. You can use this technique with any stamp set.

Now this next card we actually made at a team meeting like nearly 2 years ago.¬† I didn’t quite finish it at the time.¬† So I put it aside on my desk to finish.¬† All it needed was to be stuck together and a sentiment added.¬† Well I actually finished it a month ago.¬† Or actually my daughter finished it for me.

On this card I masked a section of the card and sponged in the section.  Then with the group of trees I heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder.

This card below was the most recent one from last Christmas.¬† I realised I hadn’t shared this card with you before. We used the Copper Shimmer Paint and swiped it over the card mat that had been embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

Then for more shine we added the Shimmer Paint directly to the tree stamp and also on to the sentiment stamp.  To do this use the Dauber and pick some Shimmer Paint from inside the lid of the Shimmer Paint bottle then lightly dauber over the stamp.  Then stamp it on your card.  Against the Merry Merlot colour it is quite classy.

So sadly the Lovely As A Tree stamp set has sold out now.  I hope you managed to get hold of one.

A new replacement might just be the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  Have you added that one yet to your collection? This set has a number of stamps AND dies.  I think this will be a good alternative.  Hopefully I will get to play more with that one again soon.

Thanks everyone for your patience as we wander down memory lane.

Farewell Lovely As A Tree.¬† You have been a reliable stamp set for all those special projects and festive occasions. You will be missed.¬† But I won’t be able to part with you just yet.¬† Enjoy your retirement.

Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

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BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES WEEK BONUS – W CARD!

I have a bonus project to share with you today for Botanical Butterflies week.¬† It’s a ‘W’ card.¬† I have seen a few of them around and was wanting to try one.¬† We made this one at our team meeting on Wednesday night and I thought it was good timing. So you get a bonus project.

Don’t look closely.¬† It was made in a rush at the meeting.¬† There are lots of parts to this card but it will give you an idea.¬† And can’t beat those pretty butterflies from the gorgeous Botanical Butterflies paper.

This is the card closed.  Tied up with some of the lovely soft Lemon Lime Twist Organdy ribbon.  The sentiment is from Incredible Like You and the paper on the front is from the Gingham Gala Paper. 

This is the inside of the card with more pretty butterflies.

I won’t give you the details of how to make one as you can check it out for yourself.¬† The card was CASED from Jan B cards.¬† HERE is the link to her Youtube video.¬† It’s long one.¬† It goes for 47 minutes so be prepared with a drink in hand and take notes.¬† The card is very easy though once all the cutting is done and you can decorate it anyway you like.

What could you do inside? Some stamped and cut images, a baby card, maybe a 4 letter name. Endless ideas to work with.

Have fun with it.

I hope you like the Botanical Butterflies week.¬† The ideas I have shared could work with any paper.¬† This gorgeous paper is Free though.¬† Can’t beat that.¬†

This is a Sale-A-Bration choice for orders over $90.  You could choose the gorgeous Painted Seasons paper or any of the other choices.  You only have one week left so get on it.

In Australia? You can order in my store -> HERE.  

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

 

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BY THE BAY WITH PENCILS!

I have been playing with the Sale-A-Bration set By The Bay. Have you noticed it in the catalogue? It hasn’t had much of a showing on blogs and Pinterest that I have seen. This is actually the first card I made with it although I shared a card in the last post.¬† This one I have coloured with the Watercolour Pencils.

Firstly, you need to stamp on Shimmery White card or Watercolor Card with Stazon Ink when watercolouring.¬† I prefer the Shimmery White as it doesn’t have the texture on it.

Take your time when colouring.¬† Lightly colour an area and wash over it lightly with the Aquapainter to smooth out the colours then let it dry.¬† It doesn’t take too long to dry but once it is then you can go back and add some more colour to intensify the area or add highlights.

I have to say I am no expert at colouring and I am learning a lot as I go.¬† Picking what colours to use is always hard.¬† I coloured most of it and left the wall and the path/wall to last as I wasn’t sure what colour to use.¬† The path was Ok in the grey but I am not really happy with the wall.¬† I did try lifting some colour off but was starting to mess it up SO … you just have to go with what you have. Right?? ūüôā

For the sentiment I stamped that on white card and cut it with one of the dies in the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits and cut a larger one in black with the larger die.  I think I have to use these dies a little more often for these small sentiments.  They are just the right size.  I coloured a Rhinestone with a Black Sharpie as I wanted a black embellishment.

To put the card together I cut the Thick Whisper White in Portrait orientation.¬† So cut down the length on the narrow side (10.5cm or 4 1/4″).¬† Score at the half way point on the long side (14.8cm or 5 1/4′).¬† Cut off 3cm or 1 1/4″ on the bottom edge.¬† On the inside of the card I stamped the seagulls twice across the bottom.

 

By The Bay is available now as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.

Order in store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: TTBQMGUT  You can select By The Bay or any of the other Sale-A-Bration options when you reach the qualifying order amount.

Receive the Tutorial Bundle with 12 amazing projects with orders over $78 AUS.  These are compiled by a team of Global Demonstrators and I know you will love them and sent out free with your qualifying orders OR you can buy the Tutorial Bundle from me through Paypal or Bank Deposit wherever you are located in the world.

Have a great weekend.  I will be back again soon with another By The Bay Project for you.

Jenny

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TRIANGLE FUN FOLDS IN CLASS THIS WEEK – OR GRAB IT BY MAIL!

Fun Fold cards certainly give  a WOW! to the receiver.

If you are a Wollongong local you can make these 2 fun Triangle cards in class this week

OR get the Class By Mail.

WHEN: Friday 8th March 10am or Saturday 9th March at 2pm.

COST: $20 (Extra $5 to use my adhesives)

RSVP: Wednesday 6th.

 

CLASS BY MAIL: 

Order the card kit with full instructions $20. Stamped images not included but you can substitute with what you already have or order the stamps separately.

Here is a sneak of the cards.

Let me know ASAP to reserve your seat by commenting here or emailing me.

Jenny

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BIRTHDAY CHEER EASEL CARD!

I held a Birthday Cheer class on the weekend.¬† It was showcasing the great Birthday Cheer Bundle¬†from the Occasions Catalogue¬†and making some fun cards with it.¬† I don’t often share my class cards with you but I thought I would share with you about this.

One of the cards I made was an Easel card.  This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.

This first card was the card I made to share at the class. Everyone thought it was nice.  It was using the gorgeous Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets from Sale-A-Bration. (On a side note did you know that this foil is nearly sold out?? You might want to grab this as your next free choice for Sale-A-Bration). It is so shiny.

The single cupcake is stamped in Stazon and watercoloured with the inkpads. There is a die to cut it too.

The Easel card is very easy to make.

To make one: Take a standard sheet of card. Cut it in half vertically. Take one of those halves and score it in half and then score one of those sections in half again.  Then fold up to create an easel.

With any type of Easel card you need something on the base as a stopper to hold up the Easel.  For this one I used the Oval sentiment piece.

While I made this card and used this for the class I had a different idea in my head but it wasn’t working before the class.

During the class when I was demonstrating this I played around with it and created this version below.  Everyone loved this idea even more and made this one instead for their card.  So I thought you might like to see it then.

I created the Easel card the same with the cutting and scoring.  This time though I rearranged the pieces.  So simple really but so much more effective.  Adhere your diecut cupcake border behind the Mint Marcaron card piece.  For the stopper on this I used the cupcake.

Doesn’t that create a bit more of a WOW??

Why not create your own.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny