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BIRTHDAY BLOSSOMS IN BERMUDA BAY!!

I thought I would get back to sharing the cards I made at our stamping weekend a few weeks ago. This one I think is one of my favourites.  First off, Andrea CASED the card on Pinterest with a few changes.  We all loved it and had to copy although I changed mine a little too. Here is the card.

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This is a 10cm x 10cm card (4″x4″).  On a piece of white square (I think it is about 6.1cm x 6.1cm).   I sponged in towards the centre of the card in Pool Party.and then sponged the edges in Bermuda Bay.  I stamped the small blossoms from ‘Birthday Blossoms’ in Bermuda Bay. Check out the stamping spots/stars at the top of the card piece.  Can you tell what I used??  This is from the stars in the ‘Celebrate Today’ set.  The greeting from ‘Circle of Spring’ is stamped in Black StazOn.

I tied around some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Then the sponged card piece was layered on another piece of white and then on a piece of Basic Black.  The flowers are stamped in Black StazOn and punched out with the Pansy Punch.  I then sponged the edges of these in Bermuda Bay.  They were raised up with dimensionals and I added some Adhesive Rhinestones to the centres of the flowers and then added a couple on the card.

I hope you like????  🙂

Have a great weekend.  Sadly, I didn’t receive my preorder today from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Not that I have a lot of time to stamp this weekend.  SIGH! I guess I have some other stamps to work with if I do. I can’t wait to get my new Christmas goodies.  I tell you, you are going to L.O.V.E. it.  September 1st is the day so stay tuned but I am mailing out Holiday Catalogues in the next couple of weeks so let me know if you would like your own.

Stop by and visit again soon,

Jenny

Stamp At Home Kits

‘STAMP AT HOME’ KITS LAUNCHES!!!!

I am excited.  From today I am going to start offering ‘Stamp At Home’ Kits for you.  Life gets busy and I have had so many people say to me that they would love to come to classes but the times don’t suit, or they are just too busy, or  they would love to create at home but they don’t know where to start.  SO, let the class come to YOU!!!  

These “Stamp At Home’ kits contain all the card cut, the embellishments and step-by-step instructions to create 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs).  You use your own stamps, ink and adhesives.  I suggest stamps and colours that you can order separately if you wish.

August ‘Stamp At Home’ Kit.

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Includes card, ribbon and step-by-step instructions. to create 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs).   HINT:  Check out my last post and you will see a full view of one of the cards 😉

$15 + postage to mail out if you need me to.  

(Australian residents only)

Orders must be in by Friday 16th August and will be posted just after that date.

I have used the ‘Flower Shop’ Stamp set.  You can use a similar flower stamp set.   The colours are the current new In Colors.  If you wish to order any of these additional items then let me know.

Flower Shop  Bundle – Stamp set and coordinating punch. These can be ordered separately.  Ask me for individual prices.  As a bundle you save 15%.

(W)  $60.95                   (C) $54.25

In Colors  2013-2015.  Cardstock and Pad Kit  $47.95.  Or buy the colours individually.

Sentiment Stamps – A Dozen Thoughts (W)  $46.95       (C)   $36.95.  Any sentiment set would be suitable.

Any questions, please ask but I am sure you will enjoy these card kits.

Jenny

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FLOWER SHOP AND PANSY PUNCH!!

I loved the new set ‘Flower Shop’ in the catalogue.  Do I really need another flower stampset??? OH YES!!!! I love the flowers in this set AND to have a matching punch.  Awesome! No fussy cutting these pretty babies!  I have been playing around with this set recently.  Here is one of the cards with the gorgeous In Colors.

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The sentiment is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’ which I have been playing with.  I punched the sentiment out with the Curly Label Punch.   Don’t you love the ribbon?  This is the Ruffle Stretch Trim in Crisp Cantaloupe.

I will tell you though punching the flowers out can be a little frustrating as they are not symmetrical. It takes a little fiddling to line it up each time.  I found a couple of videos on my blog travels to help line up the stamps in the punch.  The one I saw was by Connie here.  You can stop by there and check it out but  I have done out a written tutorial for you if that helps.

USING THE FLOWER SHOP AND PANSY PUNCH TOGETHER

1) Make a mark at the bottom edge of your flower punch.  Punch a flower from scrap card.  When you take it out of the punch, don’t turn the punch-out around.  Lay it down and make a mark at the bottom of the punch.  You know that point will always be to the bottom.

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2) Stamp a flower on White card.  Line the punched flower over the stamped flower until you get it to match up.  There are particular markings on the punch and flower that enable you to see where it fits best. You have an extra divet in the flower so look out for that. (By doing these steps it enables you to see where to line it up each time so you don’t have to try turning it and twisting it in all directions each time! Believe me I know!!).  Once you have the place then mark that on the stamped image.

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Here I have just pulled the punched out flower up so you can see what I mean.

3) Place the stamped image over the stamp to line it up with that.  (You could probably just place the punch-out over the stamp but it can be a bit easier having the stamped image to go by).

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Once you have it lined up, place a mark on the stamp with a permanent marker like I have shown.  You know this goes on the bottom of the punch each time.

From the top of the block.

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From the side of the block: You can do this whether it is wood-mount or clear-mount.

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4)  Now when you stamp the flower, stamp it with the mark on the rubber stamp closest to you ie at the bottom.  Pick up the stamped image and punch out straight away without turning it.

5)  You will need to mark each of the stamps in the same way.  This does take a little time initially but believe me, it saves a lot of time and frustration each time you stamp!!!!

ANOTHER TIP: I have marked the rubber insert in my clear case with marks so that when I put the stamps away I don’t have to turn and twist them each time to get them to fit the right way.

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I hope this is helpful to you.

Just a note on the card above too.  This is a little sneak of one of the cards you can make in my card kits being released later this week.  Stay tuned for more details.  🙂

Have a good day,

Jenny