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STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD MAY BLOGHOP – ONE FOR ALL!

It’s time for another Blog Hop with the Stamping Around The World Tutorial team.  What fun!

You might have come from Linda’s Blog or just starting here.  Either way, enjoy the hop.

For my project today I am using the retiring One For All stamp set that I have used in my tutorial project for this month.  I am sad that this set is leaving.  I have had fun with this set so it’s nice to use it for one last time. For today’s project I made 3 cards in some of the retiring Incolors.

We have Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst.  I am sad that these colours are going too.

With my stamp set I actually cut the stamp with the bike and the sentiment cutting them apart. I found that made it so much more versatile.

I stamped the sentiment over Crumb Cake card in Memento Black. I just stamped it Freehand but you could use the Stamparatus perhaps.  I wasn’t worried about it being the exact distance apart.

On white card I then stamped the lady on the bike and matted it in the co-ordinating card colour.  The Happy Birthday from the Amazing Life stamp set was stamped on a small card strip.  Then on the back of the strip add some Snail adhesive and swirl some Copper Metallic Thread.  How can this be going too?? 😦

Here are each of them individually for a closer look.

I hope you like them.

You can head off to the next blog in the Blog Hop now.  Just a reminder though that the Stamping Around The World Tutorial Team have come together to bring you 12 exclusive Tutorials each month. You can receive them Free with your qualifying orders (Over $78 AUS) or you can purchase them through one of us for $20 AUS.  They are always great projects. Here is a sneak of this months.

OK Now you are heading off to Sue’s Blog. Click on the next arrow to be on your way.

Below is the list of blogs to visit if you get lost on the way.

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

 

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

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A YEAR OF STAMPING!

It’s the last day of 2018.  It has been an exciting year with Stampin’ Up!.   I have loved sharing my creations with you.  Lots of new things have happened on my blog with the introduction of Wednesday’s WOW! which has been hugely popular and the start of my Youtube channel.  (Baby steps there!!).  Thank you for joining me in this ride.

Today I am going to share a few of my favourites from this past year. If you click on the heading it will take you to the original post.

Peekaboo Panda 

Looking through the Cave  (this was totally out of the box but has been very popular).

Baby Wipe with Petal Palette

Baby Spinner Card

Delightful Gorgeous Grape

Sparkly Rainbow  (this was probably up there with one of my most favourites of the year.  I love the colour and sparkle)

Envelope Satchel (this was a popular gift bag tutorial.

Double Emboss your card (this continues to be a very popular Pinterest post)

Copper Shimmer Paint (another popular post)

Postcard Pals (I love these guys)

Pyramid Christmas (only recent but it has been popular)

It certainly has been a busy year.  2019 already is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one with the start of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalogue starting on the 3rd January.  So watch for new projects VERY SOON.

Before I leave you today I will take a minute for a little “commercial Plug”. I am sorry for the shameless advertising. I just want you to be sure that you are up to speed in all that is happening on my blog and with Stampin’ Up! so you don’t miss out on anything.

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OK.  Thanks for the indulgence of reflecting on the past year of creating – and a little advertising. 🙂

Happy New Year to you.  Thanks for sharing with me on this journey. Onwards to a creative 2019!

Jenny

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ONE FOR ALL MINI THANKS!

I hadn’t got around to sharing this little card with you.  This card is just a small love note size, so 7.5cm x 7.5cm (3″x3″).  I made quite a few of these mini cards recently for Customer Thank You cards.  This is using the lovely One For All set.

I made 2 different versions. One in a Mint Macaron card base with the flower and stamping in Mint Macaron too and a Calypso Coral banner.  Then one in a Calypso Coral base card, stamping and flower with a Mint Macaron banner.  I cut the banner free hand by cutting in to the ends of the strip.  I added a Vellum circle cut from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  The flower is cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

I sent these out as a little Thanks for customers who ordered the last month or two.  With a little token gift too of course.

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Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

cards, Techniques, Tutorials

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 2!

Day 2 of 5 Ways With Paper.  I have another great card to share with you using your lovely paper.

This card was inspired by one by Lisa Pretto on inkbigacademystamps.

I have used the Share What You Love Specialty paper again – because it is so gorgeous!

TO CREATE YOUR OWN

On your base card adhere a piece of co-ordinating card slightly smaller than your base.

Cut your pieces of paper.  You can make them any size you like of course but to give you the measurements I have used:

Top Left piece measures 8cm (width) x 9.5cm (length) or 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″.

Bottom Right piece measures 8cm (height) x 7cm (width) or 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″.

Decorate as you like.  I cut a decorative label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  The sentiment is from the One For All set.  I sponged around the edge of the white oval with Old Olive.  The little Razzleberry flower is cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. It needed something underneath the label.  I played around with a few different options but I wasn’t happy with them.  In the end I went with a strip of Rich Razzleberry card that I had flagged both ends.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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SHADOW STAMPING WITH ONE FOR ALL SET!

I have one more card to share with you today using the One For All set.  I had wanted to try the Shadow Stamping Technique for a while but just never got around to it as yet.  I thought this set might be fun to try this with.

For this card I stamped the girl on the bike on Crumb Cake card stock in White Craft Ink. I used the Stamparatus to do this although you can do it without it.  I wanted to use it in case my White stamped image didn’t stamp out too clearly I could restamp it.  I lined the card up on to some grid paper on the base of the Stamparatus and stamped the image.  See it below. Sorry lighting isn’t great.

After I left it to dry for a bit I then slid the card about 2-3mm to the left.  (or it would be about 1/8″).  I kept it lined up with the Grid Paper too so I knew it would be straight.

I cleaned the stamp with a shammy and then inked it with Flirty Flamingo ink and stamped it again.  It created a cool effect. I think maybe I don’t need to move it quite so far.  Perhaps I will try this again and just move it slightly.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment in black in the right hand corner.  I adhered the Crumb Cake card mat to a Flirty Flamingo card mat and then to a Thick White Card base.  I was toying with the idea of adding some ribbon or twine then spotted the borders on the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper.  So I added one of the triangular border strips.  To finish the card I added a flower in Flirty Flamingo cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and added a Rhinestone in the centre.

It is a simple card but I think I will have to try this technique out again very soon.

That’s the last of the cards for the One For All set.  I will be back with more though later.  I have so many more ideas in mind.

Have an awesome weekend wherever you may be.  May it be a crafting weekend for you.  I am hoping to anyway. 🙂

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #32 – SPARKLY RAINBOW HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

For today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #32 I wanted to show you how I created the sparkly rainbow effect on the card below.

I wish you could see how sparkly this really is.  I have a close-up of the card below but it still doesn’t show it well but it may give you a little idea.

The Happy Birthday is from the One For All set that I have been sharing recently.  I went for a rainbow effect by sponging on the colours and then adding some Versamark and Dazzling Diamonds and Heat and Stick.  I have the step by step below.

Since the greeting is so bright and fun I kept the rest of the card simple. The paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack using the Granny Apple Green and the Melon Mambo print.  I was going to add a balloon but then decided on a Hot Air Balloon from the Lift Me Up set for something a little different.  I added a Glitter Enamel Dot for a little sparkle.

CREATING A SPARKLY RAINBOW

I used the Stamparatus for this technique and I will tell you the advantages of this below.

1. Position your piece of card on your Stamparatus ready to stamp it.  Place the stamp face down on your card in the position you would like it.  Fold over the top plate of the Stamparatus to pick up the stamp.

2. TIP: Whenever you are inking your stamp on the plate it helps to place an inkpad or a clear block under the plate so the plate is relatively level. 

For your card, select your ink colours you want to use and matching sponges or daubers.  The colours I used were Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  TIP: I have punched out tabs from cardstock for the ink colours using the Pretty Label Punch.  I stapled the tab on to the sponge.  You can see it in the photo below. This way you won’t mix up colours when you are sponging.

3. Fold over your plate and press the stamp on to your cardstock.  Rub over the plate on the back of the stamp to transfer the ink.  NOW – because I had the Stamparatus, firstly I knew it would be straight BUT I could re-sponge over any spots that didn’t come out well on your stamped image and I could stamp it again. 

What I did find also when I first stamped it I had a little too much yellow on the right hand end so I went back and sponged the Mango Melody just on the end. I knew it was going to turn out in the right spot when I stamped again thanks to the Stamparatus. I think the extra colour made a big difference on the card too.

4. Now to emboss your piece.  Firstly, wipe over your card with the Embossing Buddy.  Clean your stamp with the shammy then pat your Versamark over your stamp.

5. Turn over your plate and press down onto your card.  With the Stamparatus you know it will be in the right place.  Rub over the back of your stamp.

6.  Remove your card from the Stamparatus.  Sprinkle over the Dazzling Diamonds and Heat and Stick Powder. I have mine mixed together already in a small tub with 1/2 Dazzling Diamonds, 1/2 Heat and Stick.  It is so much easier having them combined together. Heat the powder with the Heat Tool.  Your sentiment should be all sparkly. 🙂

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Hope you can make some sparkly sentiments or even images.  Sparkly flowers might look nice.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you like these Wednesday’s WOW! segments.  I have fun bringing them to you and hope they inspire you in your stamping.  Let me know if there is something particular you would like to know about.

Jenny

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AN OMBRE ONE FOR ALL!

I have another card for you with the One For All. I think this is my favourite.

Since I had the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper out from the card I shared yesterday I added a piece of this on the Tranquil Tide card base. For the sentiment I inked it first with Mint Macaron ink.  Then sponged Tranquil Tide on part of the lower letters before stamping it on white card.  It needed a little colour so I added some strips of Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron card that I flagged the ends of to add behind the white card.  The piece was raised up off the card with Dimensionals.

The girl on the bike was stamped in black and cut out. It needed something when I laid it on the card so I looped some Silver Threads behind it. It was raised up off the card with Dimensionals.

Hope you like this sweet card.

Jenny

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ONE FOR ALL WITH NATURE’S POEM!

I have recently got the One For All set.  I really loved this one when I saw it in the catalogue.  I don’t know why it appealed to me particularly.  Perhaps the whimsical nature of it or just the fact that I go bike riding a bit.  It was a must-have though.

Over this last weekend I played a lot with it and I have a number of cards to show you.  This was the first one I made.

I kept it simple to start with.  On the Tranquil Tide base card I added a strip of the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  On the White card I stamped the girl in Tranquil Tide ink.  Just a note on this: I cut the sentiment off the girl image on the stamp so it could be more versatile.

The sentiment was stamped on Crumb Cake card and cut with the larger circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink.

Before adhering the white stamped piece on the card I sponged around the edge and then looped around some of the Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine.

A simple card! Come back and see a few more with this set.  I have loved using this set.

Jenny