Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

JOY OF SETS 2018 CATALOGUE BLOG HOP!

I am taking part in a Blog Hop today with the Facebook group – The Joy Of Sets.

You might have just come from Kirsten’s blog. (click on the arrow below to go back if you missed it or you will get there after going around the hop).

Today’s theme is a project using any product from the current 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

Focusing on ANY product from this current catalogue is pretty overwhelming really.  There are so many wonderful products.  What do you choose!! After trying a few options I chose the Sitting Pretty Bundle.  I made a card set in some fun bright colours.

I used the Brights Paper stack and the co-ordinating Glitter Enamel Dots in Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo.

The lovely ornate seat is heat embossed in Copper and then cut with the Pretty Park Framelits. I added a vellum scallop circle under the seats and cut a small heart that is in the Framelits set in the matching colour.  The sentiments and the fun swirl is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Here is a close-up of the Gorgeous Grape one so you can see it more clearer.  They are all the same layout.

Now you can continue the Blog Hop and see all the other creations.  Head to Susan’s Blog by clicking on the arrow below.

Happy Hopping,

Jenny

3D projects, cards, Techniques, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #26 – SPINNER CARDS!

I have a fun Spinner card for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #26  I made this recently as a request from a friend.  The same one who requested the 1st Birthday card in the last post.

I thought you might like to see how to put one together.

I was asked to make a Baby Shower card in yellow/cream colours.  I wanted to make something a little different so created it as a Spinner card.

This is the card using the set A Little Wild.  It was the first time I have used this set – and I have had it sitting there for a while! The great thing too is that it has a back stamped image so this works great for the Spinner Cards PLUS it has matching Framelits so you don’t even have to hand cut it. 

This is the front of the card.  I coloured the cute little lion with the Stampin’ Blends.

And we have the back of the Spinner.

 

HOW TO CREATE A SPINNER CARD

1. Cut a card base to a standard card size.  I used Whisper White here. Cut a piece of So Saffron card slightly smaller and a piece of Whisper White smaller again.  For metric I reduce the card size measurements by 4mm on each piece.  For US card sizes you might like to reduce the size by 1/4″ on each piece.  Of course it’s totally a personal preference.

Cut a circle using the 2nd largest Circle Framelit in the Layering Circles Framelits set from your smaller piece of Whisper White card.

2. Layer all the pieces together starting with the card base then the So Saffron piece then the Whisper White.  Place the next size down circle Framelit inside the already cut circle on the white.  See the photo below.

3. Carefully place the card pieces in the Big Shot to cut your circle out.  You may carefully remove the top white card piece if you like without disturbing the position. (Just a tip: If you are unsure you can lightly tracing the inside of the circle Framelit with pencil so you can see where to line it up if it moves before cutting it).

4.  Take the White card base with the right side facing upwards.  Place a length of twine or even fishing line across the cut out circle.  Adhere both top and bottom with tape.  I have used the thin White Baker’s Twine which has now retired on this one.  Be sure that the twine is pulled tight when you are taping it down.

5. Adhere the So Saffron card piece over the top of the white card base.  Before adhering the top white card piece run that through your Embossing Folder if you like to.  I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder. 

Stamp and colour your images and then cut them out. On the back of your images run a length of Snail Adhesive on them. Place the front one over the centre of the twine.  Turn your card over and adhere your other image directly on to the first one. You can now spin your images around and let it go and watch it spin.

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I made a Christmas Spinner card a while ago which you can see -> HERE.  This was based on a similar idea but I used Designer Series Paper and one layer with the card base.

Have fun spinning.  I would love to see your versions. Share your Spinner cards you create by emailing me them or tagging me.  I would love to see them.

Jenny

cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

HOLLY JOLLY LAYERS CHRISTMAS!

Some quick cards using the Holly Jolly Layers stamp set (which is a Hostess set from the Holiday Catalogue).  I made them a few weeks ago and used one of the versions for a Stamp-A-Stack.

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I kept the layout the same on both and used different stamps in the set. On both of the cards the base is Real Red. Then a Crumb Cake mat on which I stamped the string of lights down the bottom in Crumb Cake. The piece was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Once adhered to the card base I added a strip of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

TO STAMP THE IMAGES.

For the card on the Left: I stamped the greeting in Real Red and cut the piece with the Layering Squares Framelits.  A larger square in Chocolate Chip was cut with the next size up square in the Framelits and then a Scallop Square from the Layering Squares was cut from Real Red Glimmer Paper. They were all adhered together and then raised off the base card with Dimensionals.

For the card on the Right: I stamped the circle greeting in Real Red and cut this out with  a Scallop Framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  After cleaning the stamp then ink it up with Garden Green BUT BEFORE stamping use your Blender Pen to wipe off the “berries”in the centre of the holly.  This is done by wiping off the ink on the stamp and then wiping the tip of the Blender pen on to scrap paper to take off excess ink. It might take a couple of goes. Once it is clean you can use your Real Red Marker to colour in the berries.   THEN, you can stamp the image on to Whisper White card and cut it out with (I think) the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. (Just check the size.  It could have been the 1 3/8” Circle punch.  It was some time ago that I made it).

These pieces were then adhered together with Dimensionals in between and then using Dimensionals to raise it up off the card.

Hope all your plans are coming together for Christmas.

See you again soon,

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials, Videos

MAKING LOOPY THREADS ON CARDS!

Last month I gave away these cute Pop Up Scrap Bins for everyone who ordered from me. I made up some cute cards as Thank You’s.  The card was inspired by the Pop Up Bin itself.

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Here is the bin again just for you to see.

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The cards were small notecards measuring 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″).  The black card mat was embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  A Gold Foil circle was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and then stamped in Black Stazon with the sentiment from ‘Tin of Cards’.  I looped around Gold Thread behind the circle before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals.

People have asked me several times how to make those loopy threads on the cards so when I was making this I made a video to show you.  See that below.

(*If you receive this blog update via email then you might need to head to the blog post by clicking on the heading at the top to be able to view it.  Just a note too, the last blog post on ‘behind the scenes in my classroom’ didn’t show the video if you received it by email so head to the last blog post for that one too).

I have just created a Youtube channel to share videos with you more easily so stop by to subscribe to keep updated.   Find it HERE (Jenny Hayward _A Stamping Journey).

Thanks for visiting and sharing in my creative journey playing with ink and paper.

Jenny

cards, Christmas

HOLLY JOLLY IN MINT!

Here is another card using Holly Jolly Greetings.  I have CASED this off Pinterest but I quite liked the idea.  I am not sure who the original creator is.

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The base is Mint Macaron.  The snowflakes are stamped in Mint Macaron.  The “JOY” is heat embossed in silver which gives a nice shiny finish. The “spots” are stamped in Smoky Slate.  I liked how the ribbon is tucked behind the sentiment.

To do this cut a larger circle from your stamped Whisper White card.  Wrap the Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around the white card before adhering it to your card base.  After you have heat embossed the “JOY” sentiment then cut with a smaller circle from the Layering Circles and raise it off your card with Dimensionals.  Add some Rhinestones for the bling factor.

Thanks for visiting.  Stop by again soon,

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