ONE LAYER LIFT ME UP BALLOON IN PASTELS!

I have a simple one-layer card to show you today using the Lift Me Up Bundle. This uses the different shaped pieces in the Up and Away Thinlits.  The idea for this card was inspired by one I had seen on Pinterest.  I thought it was a clever idea.

The different pieces were cut with Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky.  The basket was stamped and cut from Crumb Cake. I sponged around the edge of each piece with the matching ink.  Using the same colour inks I stamped the “splodge” from Gorgeous Grunge over the card.  The sentiment was stamped in black.

Before adhering the pieces down, place them on the card in position.  Mark the place in pencil where the “strings” for the balloon would be.  Then remove the bottom piece and stamp the basket strings in.  Then adhere the balloon pieces and the basket in to place.  Add some Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine and a Rhinestone to finish.

I am so glad I can make more of these now.  I had lost one of the Thinlit pieces for weeks.  I was feeling very sad – and then yesterday sorting out stuff in the studio I found it on the floor under a table.  YAY!!

Have a great day,

Jenny

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A CARD MADE BY JOSH!

OK, I know I have posted today BUT… I have to share this with you.  My Son Josh (19) often asks me ON THE DAY for a card. Well, yesterday he asked if I would help him make a card for a friend who is in hospital.  Oh my!! My heart skipped a beat….. 🙂

Finally this afternoon we got around to making it.  It was hot BUT this had to be done.  He had asked her the colours that make her happy and she replied with Forest Green, Navy, Mustard!!!! OK????!!!

I had already picked out the set ‘Rose Wonder’.  I thought the sentiments were very appropriate.  I picked a couple of other stamp sets out that I thought would be suitable AND would work with those colours.

Josh had an idea what he thought he might do.  I gave him a little direction with the colours AND I have to say scaling back a little on the stamping.  He was quite ready to stamp every stamp on there. 🙂  I also suggested raising up the sentiment.

So here is the finished card.

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Night of Navy is the card base and then a mat of Crushed Curry.  The bush from ‘Awesomely Artistic’ is stamped in Mossy Meadow. I did add a little glitter with the Wink of Stella Clear Brush but it doesn’t show up very well in the photo.

Since it was a Night of Navy card base I suggested we have some white card inside.  So he stamped inside as well.

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We used ‘Awesomely Artistic’ and ‘Gorgeous Grunge’.

Now he has given me permission to post this.  I am very proud of him.  He could have just got me to make one for him but I thought this is a tremendous effort.  He was very impressed with it all and of course loved the Big Shot.  Don’t we all!

So I hope you might stand with me and give him a round of applause for such a great effort – and for his thoughtfulness. 🙂 That’s my boy!

I will be back again soon.  Or maybe I will get Josh to make another card to share. 😉

Jenny

TIMELESS TEXTURES IN SUEDE!

I had overlooked the ‘Timeless Textures’ stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue.  I really couldn’t see how I would use it but then at our Team Stamping Day last weekend I saw a card that my friend Leonie made and I wanted to CASE it.  I soon discovered what a great set it was.  Lots of little elements that could be used on their own or to create backgrounds with other stamps.  It’s a great alternative to ‘Gorgeous Grunge’. So since then I may have purchased this set myself. 😉

Here is the card.  This was originally CASED from Pinterest.  I made mine in Soft Suede.  I am keen to try this in other colours to see how it would look.

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I used Crumb cake for the “speckly” edge and for some of the “dots”. The rest of the images were stamped in Soft Suede. The greeting is from ‘Rose Wonder’ set and cut with the matching framelits.

Here is a tip to create a mat for the framelit from my friend Leonie.  Trace around the outside edge of the framelit with pencil on to some scrap card.  Then cut it out with scissors and rub out the pencil marks.  Clever idea!!  I added some Linen Thread loops behind the greeting too. This might be good for a masculine card??

This is the inside.

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So I think this is a good addition to your stamps.  Here is the set so you can see all the different elements.

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It is $49 for Wood mount and $35 for Clear mount.  I think you will find this set very useful.  Stay tuned for some more projects with this set.

Jenny

THE 2016 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE AND SALE-A-BRATION STARTS TODAY!!!!!!!!!

I’M EXCITED. TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!

The 2016 Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration is live TODAY!  Woo!!!! This is such an exciting time of the Stampin’ Up! year where YOU get the free stuff!  I have the catalogue links below so you can check them out online.  Grab a Cuppa so you can take your time looking through them and make sure you have a pen and paper handy. Forget the housework.  You don’t need to do that today and the kids will survive on toast 😉

HERE ARE THE CATALOGUES.

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Click on this link HERE to view them Online and click on ‘Download PDF’. (At the moment the catalogue for SAB doesn’t seem available some come back later and try again). 

There is so much to love in these catalogues.  There are some fantastic new products.

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Just to refresh you with Sale-A-Bration, here is how you can get the FREE STUFF!!!

Sale-A-Bration runs from January 5th to March 31st.

SAB 2016 SHOP

For every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products, you choose ONE FREE Product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  There are some awesome choices this year.

SAB JOIN

This is a great deal.  Join Stampin’ Up! for $169 where you can choose your products and you get an additional $60 on top of the $235 of products you normally would get.  That is a total of $295 products.  That is $126 of free products.  Did you read that?? $126 of Free products. I am sure you have a long Wish List??

If you are not sure what is involved in joining Stampin’ Up! then head to my Page HERE and read about it.  And no you don’t have to do workshops or classes if you don’t want to.  🙂

Ask me for an information pack if you would like to know more.  This is for Australian Demonstrators only.

SAB Host

Host a qualifying party and earn an extra $40 in Stampin’ Rewards.  More free stuff!!!

I will share more of my favourite products later but for now I will leave you to read the catalogues now.  I do have one card to show you though first before you go.

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This is using my top pick of the catalogue, the Rose Wonder stamp set and the matching Rose Garden Thinlets.  You can get these as a bundle and save 15%. I have cut these from the Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue – The ‘Perfectly Artistic DSP’.  The splodges are from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’.

So stay tuned for more later.  For now go and get reading.  If you want your own catalogue in the mail then let me know.

Jenny

MORE WEEKEND CHRISTMAS PROJECTS!

Back to more of our Stamping Weekend projects.  I will share some more of the Christmas ones I did.

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This one I CASED from Pinterest from http://www.bekka.stampinup.net and I changed it up a bit. I have used ‘Lighthearted Leaves’. Isn’t this such a versatile set!! You can use this for Christmas and any occasion. I added my card to a Cherry Cobbler base.  The vellum is the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in the Annual Catalogue.  The greeting is from ‘Wondrous Wreath’ which I heat embossed in Gold.  I finished it off with some Gold Twine and the centres of the leaves I added some Rhinestones that had been coloured with Sharpies.

I love these little penguin dudes.  How cute are they!! I have CASED this from my friend Leonie.  It is longer than the standard card to fit them all in.  You can dress these dudes up anyway you want and cut them with the matching Framelits.

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This is the inside of the card.  I forgot to colour his nose!

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This next card we CASED from Pinterest too.  This is using the set ‘Be The Star’.  This is not your typical Christmas set but it is great to use other sets for Christmas.  I tore a strip of DSP from the ‘Home For Christmas’ pack and adhered that down the side of a Thick White card base.  I curled up the edge a little. I stamped the smaller stars in red near the torn edge.  I stamped the other stars in Pool Party and Real Red and cut them out.  The greeting from ‘Lots of Joy’ is stamped in Black. The “splodges” are from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’. I added some Rhinestones to the centres of the stars for some added sparkle.

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We all made this card at the same time.  It is interesting to see how different they turned out in different colours.  Aren’t they great???

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Thanks for stopping by.

I will see you with more weekend creations next time.

Jenny

SPRINKLES OF LIFE FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES!

Today I had my Ronald McDonald House Charities Fundraiser. Thanks everyone who came today.  It was a lot of fun.  We played some fun games with a guessing competition plus a coin toss for some great Stampin’ Up! prizes.Of course there was some stamping. We made 4 cute cards so I thought I would share the cards we made today.

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I will share each of them with you. Once again sorry for the lighting of the cards.  I think I need to check my camera settings!!! 🙂

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Firstly, this one in Delightful Dijon.  This was actually the last card I made.  I was wanting to make 4 different cards showing many ways you can use this set.  I really didn’t know what to do but just wanted the tree on it’s own.  I will just tell you a little trick with the leaves on the tree.  I inked the leaves in Delightful Dijon and then used the Cherry Cobbler marker to “thump” on the leaves.  That is just tapping the stamp with the thick end of the marker onto the stamp to pick up some of the Cherry Cobbler colour on the leaves.  The rest of the card was fairly straight forward and using some of the gorgeous Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim.

This next card. (terrible lighting!).  This card was inspired by a card by Patty Bennett. Colours are Bermuda Bay for the base card.  The strip of card on the left is Watermelon Wonder with a banner from Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper

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This one was CASED from one of my stamping friends Rachael Lewsley – Thanks Rachael 🙂  I love the splodges from Gorgeous Grunge. Colours are Tip Top Taupe for the cone and then Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Blushing Bride for the “icecream scoops”.

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This one was CASED from Chiaki on Stampingpro.com.  Base card is Whisper White thick cardstock.  I cut the oval in the centre of the Pool Party card and then embossed with the Brickwall Embossing Folder. The scene is stamped on the white card base.  The stripes for the grass are stamped using the ‘Work of Art’ set.  I added the greeting by stamping in Memento Black and then cutting it using the Itty Banners Framelits.

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I have shared a lot of cards using this ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set all week. Have you liked the projects??? There are so many ways of using this set.  It is incredible.

Now I am extending my special bundle offer for the stamp and punch until Monday.  

Purchase the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set + Tree Punch for $64.  That is 10% off the combined price.

This is not available as a Bundle in the catalogue. You need to order this directly from me. This is not available through my Online Store.  Australian residents only. 🙂

Thanks for looking.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend??

Until next time,

Jenny

 

‘HEY VALENTINE FISHIES’

The excitement is building for the new catalogue to start.  Not long now folks!  But we still have an Occasions Catalogue AND the current catalogue to see and I still have some projects that I haven’t shown you yet.  So let me show you these cute little fishy cards.

These are from the set ‘Hey Valentine’.  I stamped these some time ago and coloured them with the Blendabilities.  Yes that’s how long they have been sitting unfinished on my desk.  I wasn’t sure how to put them together.  Recently I pulled them out again and made the cards.

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This card was loosely based on the Clean and Simple sketch #283.  You can see that here.   The sentiment is from ‘From the Herd’ and the banners are from ‘Perfect Pennants.

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On this card I used ‘Gorgeous Grunge’  for the dots in the background.

This set is not just for your Valentine’s cards.  Otherwise you would only use this set once a year, but where is the value in that!!! These images are just so cute for any time of the year for the young kiddies.  I cut the greetings off most of the stamps in the set to make them more versatile or you could mask the greeting if you didn’t want to cut them off.

You can see another card I made with this set Here.

I have to show you this cute set.

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Now you only have a couple of weeks to buy this set (June 2nd) so don’t delay.  It is $42.95 Wood or $30.95 Clear mount.  You can message me to order OR order Online HERE.

I am waiting (im)patiently for my preorder to arrive.  Hopefully today, fingers crossed.  Hope you have a Happy Day 🙂

Jenny

HAPPY (VALENTINE’S) BIRTHDAY!!!

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. You probably realised that!! We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day that much in Australia.  Maybe a small treat for a special someone.  So I don’t normally buy Valentine’s stamp sets.  When I saw this set in the Occasions Catalogue though it was just the cutest AND doesn’t have to be used for Valentine’s Day.  These cute images are great for the young ones in your life.  What little boy or girl doesn’t like pretending to be a pirate!  I have a few Great nephews that I am sure this will be used for.  On the stamp set I cut the sentiments off a few of the stamps to make them more versatile.   On to the card.

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I coloured the little pirate with the Blendabilities.  The sentiment is from ‘Amazing Birthday’.  I stamped it in black on the white card.  Then I stamped again in Real Red and Crushed Curry on scrap white and cut each of the “Happy” words out and adhered them straight over the top of the black ones. The Real Red base card was stamped with the blotches from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’.  I finished the card off with some Black Taffeta ribbon and some gold sequins.

So, me hearties have a Happy Valentine’s Day however you spend it.

Jenny ❤

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 

MONEY HOLDER FOR THE BOYS!

Hope life is going well in your corner of the world??  Here it is cold and windy – but I guess you have to expect that for this time of year.  Yesterday was my gorgeous boy’s 18th Birthday.  I can’t believe how the time has flown.  I thought I would show you the card and gift I made for him.

You might recognise the card???

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I used this card for my Convention swap a few month’s ago.  Josh loves vinyl records so thought this idea would be really cool for him.  I used the Circle Thinlets Die to cut the Smoky Slate card base.  I used the Music Notes wheel (now retired) to run over the card in Black Stazon.  The black circle was punched with the 2 1/2″ circle Punch and the white inner circle was punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle.  The small black circle was punched with the 2 step Owl Punch.  The ‘YAY’ is cut from Real Red card using the little extras in the Circle Thinlets set.  I could have used the Chevrons in the set too but these ones were punched with the Chevron Border punch.  The ’18’ is cut using the ‘Timeless Type’ Die (now retired).   I stamped the streaks in Smoky Slate from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ too.

Here is a close-up.  Josh thought it was pretty cool and even at 18 had fun flipping it! 😉

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Here is the inside with just a simple “Happy Birthday” from ‘Fabulous Phrases’.

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I forgot to take a photo of the Money Holder on it’s own but you can see it in the photo at the top. For this I followed the theme of the Vinyl Record.  I stamped over the front of the card using the streaks and splodges from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’.  The stars were punched from the new ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ pack and the greeting is from ‘Label Love’.  Here is the inside of the Money Holder.  I added some more streaks and stars.

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I will give you directions so you can make your own Money Holder.  They can just add a little extra to the gift rather than just adding it inside the card.  I didn’t take step-by-step photos but I think it is fairly straight forward  – I hope 🙂

MONEY HOLDER   (The finished pocket is 16cm long)

METRIC

Cut you card 21cm x 16cm.  Score on the short side at 8cm.

On the long side score at 5cm. Cut off the Top Left Hand section. (This will be the smaller tab section)

Add adhesive along the top and bottom of the lower Left Hand section and fold over to create a pocket.

IMPERIAL (These are approximate.  Check your card size – and your money size).

Cut your card to 8 1/2″ (ie the width of the card) x 6 1/2″. Score on the short side at 3 1/4″.

On the long side score at 2″. Cut off the Top Left Hand section. (This will be the smaller tab section)

Add adhesive along the top and bottom of the lower Left Hand section and fold over to create a pocket.

 

Have a happy day.  I hope to go and create today.