Blog Hops, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD MARCH BLOG HOP – RAINBOW FLOWERS!

2 posts in one day! This post I am joining in with a Blog Hop for the Stamping Around the World Tutorial team.  Each month we join in a hop with a project using the same stamp set we used in our Monthly Tutorials.  It’s a great way of seeing a different way of using them.  You might be starting here or have just come from Sandra’s amazing creations.

For my project today I am using the Painted Seasons Stamp set.  It’s been a very popular set in recently and to think that it is a free set with your order!

I wanted a fun, bright card.  I have made a rainbow of flowers on my card.

I stamped the flower in the set over a piece of white card to create a rainbow effect.  The inks used were Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape.  The sentiment is from Love What You Do set.  And did you notice the label shape? I used the new Story Label Punch.  I stamped a piece in Granny Apple Green too and then cut the piece in half and layered it behind the stamped white piece.

While making this card I stamped a few pieces of Whisper White to work on the arrangement.  I didn’t want to waste them so I made another 2 cards with the pieces.

The sentiment on the above cards are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp set and diecut with a small rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I cut another one in Silver Foil and cut it in half and layered it behind the stamped rectangle.

I hope you like the cards.  They are simple but I think bright and colourful and very quick to make.

Now you are off on the next hop.  Head off to Jo Anne’s blog now HERE.  Or you can follow the arrows below.

     

 

If you get lost though you can follow the list below.

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Sandra Mastello (Violet vs Purple Paper Craft)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

Thanks for visiting me. You can be on your way now.

Remember though you can grab these exclusive monthly tutorials by

A) receiving them Free with orders over $78 (Aus residents only) or

B) Purchasing them from me where ever you are in the world for A$20 via paypal.  (Email me for the details).

Jenny

 

 

3D projects, cards, Catalogues

PILLOW BOX CARD HOLDER!

I just received the Kraft Pillow Boxes recently. These are lovely little boxes for little treats. I will do that with them soon but I had different ideas for this little project.

I made a little pocket with a matching note card and envelope using the Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.

This is a great size to give a little note to someone as a pick-me-up or a Thanks.  Add a chocolate treat or even a Gift Card.

To make these little pockets, simply cut the top off the Pillow Box just under the curved score line.  Then assemble the Pillow Box.  Decorate it as you like after it is assembled.

To decorate mine, I added a wide strip of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and then a narrower strip over the top.  I wrapped around some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and adhered a bow with a Glue Dot.  The sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and then I cut around the ‘friend’ word with scissors.  That was raised up with Dimensionals.

The Narrow Note Card was stamped with the flowers in Memento Black and then “filled” with one of the small “dot” type stamps in Rich Razzleberry.  I added some Old Olive leaves.  Of course, finished off with a Linen Thread bow and a Pearl from the Adhesive Artisan Pearls. The envelope was stamped with a matching flower.

These are so quick to make.  I think I need to make some more so I can have some on hand to give out.  How will you decorate yours?

Thanks for stopping by.

Catch you again soon,

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

cards, Classes, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

SOME CARD LOVE!

I don’t often share personal things here on my blog as I don’t like to toot my horn but this is Stampin’ Up! related – and it is very exciting for me.

For those who follow me on Facebook and Instagram will know that recently I achieved a HUGE milestone.  It was a big goal and for the most part out of my control.  As a Demonstrator we can achieve different titles.  This one has alluded me for 3 years.  Although I had the team and the sales for some time I needed some other factors to come in to play. Anyway, last month I did it! I made Silver Elite. 

It might not be big for you and you may not really care what the fuss is but for me this is big! Thank you to my customers and my team for helping me along the way – and for your support.  I received my certificate yesterday in the mail which was exciting.  Always good to receive Happy Mail. I also received some other Happy Mail this past week and that is what I wanted to share with you today.  I received 2 special cards.

The first one was from my Upline Vanessa.  This is using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper that I have been sharing lately but this is one of the other patterns from the pack.

This card was a lovely surprise.  This is from one of my blog readers who has become a dear friend, Ruth.  It was even in my favourite colour too.  This is using the Love What You Do set with lots of lovely shiny silver embossed features.  Thanks so much Ruth x

Thanks for indulging me.  Thanks everyone for your love and support and visiting me often. ❤

See you again tomorrow.

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!

FINALLY CATALOGUE SHOWCASE MAKES!

Last weekend I had my Catalogue Showcase. Lots of fun, creating and pouring over the new catalogue and new colours.  I have been wanting to share the projects we made all week but I wanted to finish with the Delightfully Detailed projects first. SO, today I can share them.

We looked at the new catalogue and colours.  I shared an overview in this post -> HERE.

To try the new colours everyone got to make a bookmark using the Waterfront set.

On the top they could use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch or the new Detailed Trio Punch.  We used some of the new Black Cord to tie it off.

For the card we used the fantastic new Stitched Labels Framelits.  I have mentioned these previously.  These are a must have I think.  We used the Love What You Do stamp set and some of the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  A little addition with the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls finished the card off.  The sentiment for this is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I think everyone was in love by the end of the session. 🙂

I had mentioned the Stitched Labels Framelits back in this post -> HERE.  I didn’t share this chart I had made at the time to show how each of the Framelits cut.  You might like to see it.

These are the Framelits

Hope your weekend is going well.  It is blowing a gale here so hopefully I won’t get blown away. 😉

Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

GET TO KNOW THE 2018 INCOLORS!

Well what an exciting day yesterday was with the start of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  I hope you have had time to look over it and maybe even made up your Wish List.  I hope you have a BIG piece of paper for that. Perhaps a notebook would be better. 😉

For today I thought we would chat about the new Incolors.  Let’s meet them.

I must say, they are quite bright Incolors this year.  I don’t often work with a lot of bright colours and I wasn’t too sure of them.  They are growing on me though and I think if you aren’t too sure then just use them in small doses on a card and maybe not try and use all of them together.  (That’s my solution anyway. 😉 )

I made up a set of cards using these colours.

It’s hard to see them all when there are so many. I have each one below. I used the Love What You Do stamp set and the new Stitched Labels Framelits.  Love! Love! Love! these.  If you love the Stitched Shapes Framelits you will love these.

It’s good to see a Colour Comparison to see how the Incolors compare to other colours.  Each year I do a Punch chart to show them and have it in my studio.  Every one who comes to classes likes to see the differences in the colours we use.  I know I could probably do a fancy, schmancy computer generated one but where is the fun in that – and I don’t have time!!  I know it’s not the most professional or quality presentation but we are about punching cardstock and sticking them on paper. 😉

Here are the comparisons.  What do you think of the colours? What is your favourite Incolor this year?

Let’s talk about each of the colours.

Grapefruit Grove

I have to say this is fast becoming a favourite colour.  I have used it quite a bit already.  It’s a nice soft peach colour, a little lighter than Calypso Coral which I have used a lot of. It does work well with a lot of current colours.

HOW TO ON THE CARDS:  Each card layout is the same so I will just give the details here. The “stitched” effect was cut on a piece of the coloured card and then cut with an Oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. You might notice along the bottom edge of the white on each of the cards is a different “stitched” effect either straight “stitches” or xxx “stitches”.  It is hard to see.  I had a couple of attempts to cut these and found that I would get an ‘edge line’ from the Framelit which annoyed me.  I ended up using the foam mat as the top plate on the Big Shot and found that reduced the line.  I was happy with that.

The flower was stamped in the ink colour and then lightly washed over with the Aquapainter. It was then hand cut with scissors.

Call Me Clover

A bright green colour which might work great at Christmas time.  It is much lighter than a few of the current greens.

Blueberry Bushel

I am liking this shade of blue.  It’s not such a dark shade like the Night of Navy but not so “bright” which is a good addition to the blues.  I think it will work well for Masculine cards.

Pineapple Punch

I have had a number of people say to me how they love this colour.  Actually it was chosen as one of their favourite colours of all the colours.  It wasn’t just one person either.  So obviously it is a great addition.  A bit more “truer” yellow perhaps.  Warning: wear your sunglasses while looking at it. 😉

Lovely Lipstick

A bit darker pink to Melon Mambo.  A number of people have said they really like this colour too.  I think this is a little lighter than Berry Burst if you are comparing them too.  It’s a nice pink.

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So there are all your 2018-2020 Incolors.  I am sure you will see a lot of these colours over the next 2 years.  I hope you get to play with these colours too.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Onstage

SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE FRIEND CARD!

Last month we had the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event.  I am sure you have read lots about that already.  I realised I hadn’t show you the cards we made.  They are with products from the upcoming catalogue.  Lots of gorgeous stuff! So I have this card for you today.  And this is using the lovely paper and stamps from the Share What You Love suite that is now available this month.

The gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (that has a beautiful shine to it), the lovely Velvet Rich Razzleberry ribbon, the Pearlized Doilies that have a nice soft shine to them and of course the Love What You Do stamp set.  Notice the little pearls.  They are the Artisan Pearls and are really lovely too. They come in a mixed pack with Rich Razzleberry, Grapefruit Grove and Tranquil Tide colours.

I will bring you some of the other cards next post.

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, Classes, Stampin' Up!

SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE MOTHER’S DAY CARD!

You might have seen this project in the past week.  This was made for my Mother’s Day class this weekend.  It was a bit hard to see the card so I thought I would show you a little closer view.  Plus it is an opportunity to just take a minute to wish all the Mummies a Happy Mother’s Day.  Whether you are a mummy to humans or to furry creatures or an “adopted” mummy to young ones.  I wish you a wonderful day.  Be sure to take some time to put your feet up, maybe indulge in a little creativity just for yourself.  However you spend it, Have a great day. xx

Onto the card.

It’s quite a simple card but I think the paper is the star.  This is the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  It is so shiny although you may not be able to see it.  I love the colours.  Ooh! Mint Macaron is back!!!  The white card is stamped with some of the small images from the Love What You Do stamp set.  The sentiment is from the You’re Inspiring set.  You could easily substitute a Happy Birthday which is what I did in one of the cards I made in classes this weekend.

The sentiment piece and the Silver Foil backing is cut from the Layering Oval Framelits and I added some loops of Silver Thread.  It makes such a nice “extra” to a card.  The paper doily is from the current Lace Paper Doilies. 

The Share What You Love is available as bundles as an early release now.  I mentioned that a couple of posts back so just pop back one or 2 posts.  All these will be available individually in the upcoming 2018 Catalogue on June 1st. 

I will be off but thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day xx

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!

A SPECIAL CLASS FOR MUM!

Make a gorgeous  card and matching gift cup for that someone special.  

WHEN: Friday 11th 10am or Saturday 12th 2pm in East Corrimal.

COST: $20.  Chocolates not included.(Colours or patterns may vary).

BYO: Scissors and adhesives. Extra $5 to use my adhesives.   
If you have an Envelope Punch Board bring it along to speed up the process.

RSVP: Book by Thursday 10th. Please book early so you don’t miss a seat.

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Still looking for a gift for Mum?? Grab a Gift Card so Mum can get all her crafty “bits”.

Jenny

PIN IT!

Why not PIN THIS image rather than the above image that has the class times.  Such gorgeous Share What You Love paper. 🙂