cards, Catalogues

SOFTLY FALLING BALLOONS!

Another quick card with the Lift Me Up Bundle.  This was inspired by a few different cards on Pinterest.

Are you liking this bundle?? I love it. So much fun.

TO RECREATE THIS CARD:

On a piece of Marina Mist Card cut 3 of the cloud shapes from the Up and Away Thinlits Dies. Stamp some clouds with Marina Mist ink on to the card. Emboss the card piece with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  

Stamp the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White Card.  Adhere to the Marina Mist card mat with Dimensionals.  Tie around some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine a couple of times.  Adhere the whole piece to Thick Whisper White card base.

On scrap white card stamp a large balloon in Crushed Curry and a smaller one in Tangerine Tango. Cut them with the Thinlits and raise them up off the card with Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have an awesome weekend.  I hope you have time for creating.

Jenny

Grab the Lift Me Up Bundle in my store HERE now.

 

3D projects, cards, Stampin' Up!

SEALED WITH LOVE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!

It’s Valentine’s Day!  In Australia we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way.  I gave my family a chocolate treat each but they don’t care for the wrapping really!!!  So I don’t go all out.  I have had these little note cards to show you for a while though so what better day than today. 🙂

This is another project we made at Stampin’ Up! Onstage last November.  I hadn’t finished them at the time so I only just got them together before Christmas.

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This is using the Sealed with Love Bundle on p 14-15 of the Occasions Catalogue.  I thought they were cute in that they used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper for the card bases.  They are tiny about 7cm square (around 3″). I just haven’t got them handy to check right now but you could make them any size. Cut a strip of the paper and fold it in half.  Then add a piece of white card inside for your message. I will have to remember this idea for other little notecards.

They use the Love Notes Framelits Dies to embellish them with the heart, the arrow and the mini envelope. The envelope is cut from vellum, the wooden embellishment is from the Sending Love Embellishment pack and some twine and Rhinestones finish it off.

Sweet little notes to send to anyone to let them know they are loved.  I think we all need that not just on Valentine’s Day.  I hope you are feeling loved. xx

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Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!

A DIFFERENT WAY WITH FALLING PETALS!

Another project from my Catalogue Review last week.  I thought this needed it’s own post. 🙂

At my classes I show the cards and give everyone the same materials but I am happy for them to use their own creativity.  I always learn so much when they do too.  I thought I would share this idea with you.  It’s pretty clever – and a pretty card too.

This was made by my lovely friend Harmony who is very creative.  I love watching her work.  This is what she created with some of the card she was given – and she used the Falling Petals Embossing in a totally different way.  Check it out.

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Harmony embossed the white card with the Embossing Folder.  Then with the fine tip end of the Black Marker she drew lines down from some of the petals.  I think they look like hearts a lot of them.  This created little heart petals.  Then with the Aquapainter (I didn’t have the blender pen available at the time) she very lightly coloured some of the petals with the Blushing Bride ink.  It is regular Whisper White card so you don’t want to press too heavily with the colouring using the Aquapainter.  Then she sponged the edge of the card and distressed it slightly. The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams.

Isn’t this so pretty?  What a great idea!  I have to try this myself sometime.  I forgot to take a photo of the other card she made.  Completely different again!

Thanks for visiting.  If you want to give her some comment love I will be sure to pass it on. 🙂

Jenny

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OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION SAMPLER!

Last post I shared some of the creative fun from my Catalogue Reviews held last weekend. I forgot to share one more project.  So I guess this gets it’s own little post.

With all the busyness leading up to last weekend with creating I was starting to run out of time.  So I decided to use this frame I had sitting around for a while and make little samplers of some of the products.  It is only simple but was a good way of showing them. Here it is for you to see.

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I included a sample of some of the papers and the dies and then embellished them. It worked well I think???  The pieces are adhered in each box with glue dots so I can easily remove them and use them on cards.  Then I can replace them with products from later catalogues.  It’s a simple way of showing off some of the products.

What do you think??

Thanks for visiting. I have lots of samples to share that I made for my launch so I will get to share those soon.

For those on the East Coast of Australia, keep cool.  The weather is heat wave conditions at the moment.  I have lost count of how many days in a row it has been now.  It’s a bit hard to be creative in this heat I will say.

Jenny

 

3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Classes, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!

CATALOGUE REVIEW UPDATE!

Finally I can share some of the fun from my Catalogue Review last weekend for the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues. I had a session on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Lots of laughs and creativity was involved I can assure you. 🙂

Firstly, I always like to make little gift bags up for my lovely guests and spoil them with some “bits” from the new catalogue.  (Also a chocolate treat is a must in the bags!). These are the little bags this time.

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These are using the Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags in the Annual Catalogue. You know I did mean to emboss these bags BUT …. Well that slipped my mind until afterwards.  I used a strip of the gorgeous Falling In Love DSP and flagged the end of the piece. From a square of the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock I cut the larger flower from the Stylish Stems Framelits and then layered it on some Whisper White cardstock.  I thought the centre was a bit plain so I coloured it with the Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil and lightly brushed it over with the Aquapainter. This lightened the colour a little so it matched with the Kraft bags. I went over it with the Clear Wink of Stella pen for sparkle, although you can’t see that in the photo sadly.

The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams set which I had coloured the “thanks” with the black marker before stamping it. Then punched it out with the Duo Banner Punch.

These are the cards we made.  The first one using Dragonfly Dreams Bundle and the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  I had Cased this off Pinterest changing the Embossing Folder and adding the touch of the Paper Doily behind it.

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The second card was Cased off Pinterest too using the Sale-A-Bration sets Avant Garden and Delicate Details.  I LOVE both these sets!  Sadly I lost my little stamens from the Avant Garden set so we had to add a little dot in the centre of the flowers.  Some were very clever and drew stamens in with the Smoky Slate marker.

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I always forget to take a photo of the groups as it gets pretty busy. I snapped one just as we were finishing up at the Saturday session. Some people had already started to leave. (sorry!) 🙂 There was lots of creative mess happening.

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You might have seen the card tin in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue? I have dressed this one up. Everyone who has a party in the next month or 2 with me goes in the draw to win one.

Maybe I could just give some extras away too. Mmm? If you want a party or your own private stamping event, let me know.  I only have a few dates available so you better be quick.

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There you have it. We had a product playground too for everyone to test out the pencils and a few other new products. That’s always good to test those things out.

Thanks for visiting me.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

THE DAY YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! THE OCCASIONS CATALOGUE AND SALE-A-BRATION ARE HERE!

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Yes! I am excited.  Sale-A-Bration is such an exciting event on the Stampin’ Up! Calendar. You get the FREE PRODUCTS!!  Here are all the details.

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For every $90 order you pick one item Free from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

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Have your own private stamping event or party.  You receive Host rewards for the sales. Receive an extra $40 Host rewards when your event reaches $400 in addition to the Host Rewards you receive.

Book your event NOW before my diary fills up.

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Do you want to save money each time you order your products? Of course you do. 🙂 It’s the way to go if you have a large wish list and just love the products.

You can order up to $235 of products But pay only $169. (pay no shipping too!) PLUS you receive an additional 2 stamp sets FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Then you receive 20% discount every time you order.  Stay with Stampin’ Up! as long as you like. Ask me more about it. It doesn’t matter where you are in Australia I can help you along your way.

AND, if you are still not sure why not head to my page HERE where I list 10 reasons why you need to join Stampin’ Up! (on top of the Sale-A-Bration value). 🙂

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You can now view the Catalogues Online -> HERE.  If you want your own free copy sent to you then let me know.

The Catalogues are filled with so much gorgeousness! Here is just some inspiration from them.

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And for Sale-A-Bration what about this sweet set??

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You can now order Online ->HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week                6UYBUWS3

Thank you. 🙂

Now off you go, grab your coffee and start browsing – and shopping.  If you have too much on your list I would suggest you join Stampin’ Up!

Jenny

 

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BEAUTIFUL YOU WATERCOLOURED!

I have finally  had a chance to play with some new products.  I have been so busy with Christmas and all these new toys have been sitting there looking at me.  The first thing I pulled out was the set ‘Beautiful You’ and the Watercolor Pencils.  I was really keen to give them a try.

This is the set of cards I created with them.

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I kept the layout the same with each card.  I will tell you how I created them below.

The image:  There are 3 beautiful line images in this set.  I stamped each one on a square of Thick Whisper White using Black Stazon.  It is fine to use this thicker white card to do a little watercolouring.   I coloured around the images with the Watercolor Pencils.  Then using the Aquapainter I gave it a wash over to blend the colours.  These pencils just blend so smoothly.

The Paper squares: I wanted to keep the layout fairly simple.  I layered the image onto squares of Sahara Sand and then on to squares of the ‘Falling In Love’ DSP coming in the Occasions catalogue. This is such gorgeous paper.  Although I seem to have hidden most of it under the squares!!  Each of the squares are the same size measuring 8cm x 8cm (4″x 4″).  I fanned them out before adhering them to the base card.

Assembling the card: The “squiggly” line stamp was stamped over the base card with the co-ordinating ink colour.

The sentiment:  There are some really lovely sentiments in this set.  I used the “celebrate” on each one stamping them on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. One was just using that word.  Then on one card I coloured the “you” on one of the sentiments with the Black Marker and stamped that with the “celebrate”.  That’s the great thing with clear blocks you can line it up closely to where you want it.  If you are unsure eyeing it you could use the stamp-a-ma-jig.

On the other card I inked up the “in style” sentiment and stamped it with the “celebrate”. On each one I snipped the end to flag the end and then wrapped around some Linen Thread several times before adhering  small piece of Paper Doily behind the card strip. Then it was raised up on to the card using Dimensionals.

Here is a close-up of each of the cards for you to see.

Soft Sky

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Melon Mambo

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Sweet Sugarplum

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Only a few days to go (January 4th) before the Occasions Catalogue goes live. Sale-A-Bration starts to. I can’t wait to play more with these gorgeous products. Have you got your catalogue yet?  If you still need to get your hands on one and you are in Australia then drop me a comment and I will send one your way.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny