cards, Catalogues, Techniques

EMERALD ENVY PAPER PIECING FOR BEAUTIFUL YOU LADY!

If you don’t like colouring too much here is a quick way to add colour. Try Paper Piecing. You can use this idea for any outline stamps.  I have done this with the Beautiful You set.

emerald-envy-lady

I CASED this card from a Demonstrator friend on a group I am on.

For the Paper Piecing technique:

Stamp your image in black onto Whisper White card.  Ink it and stamp it again onto patterned paper.  For this one I used the Emerald Envy pattern in the Playful Palette DSP stack.  Then cut your image from the patterned paper one cutting just on the outside of the black line.  Adhere this image onto your other stamped image on the White card.

To assemble the card:

On a piece of Whisper White card emboss it with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder. Layer that on to some black card. (TIP: If you like to save on your cardstock you can just add strips of black behind the white.  That’s what I did!!). 😉  Adhere this to your Emerald Envy Card base.

Mat the stamped piece with the lady on to black card and adhere on to your card base. Stamp your sentiment onto a White card rectangle and mat this onto a black card rectangle.

There are so many ways you can use the Beautiful You set.  I hope I have inspired you.  I am sure there will be lots more to share with you later.  Next week I will be focusing on the ‘Lift Me Up’ Bundle so stop by.

Have a great weekend.  I have some serious house sorting to do.  The whole house is getting decluttered, including my craft room and studio.  So if I don’t return next week send out the search and rescue teams. 🙂

Jenny

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Order your ‘Beautiful You’ set in my store HERE.  for Clear Mount $49 AUS Wood mount $68. Don’t forget with Sale-A-Bration, pick up your free choice with your $90 order.

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BEAUTIFUL YOU MATCHBOX AND MINI CARDS!

Continuing on my ‘Beautiful You’ projects this week. I have a cute little Matchbox and mini cards to show you. The sentiments in this set can make great “pick me up” type cards to give to a friend. I have the tutorial for you below so you can make your own.

matchbox-box

A little drawer slides out to hold the Mini cards. I am sure you could fill it with some chocolates or maybe teabags even.

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There are 4 mini cards.

box-and-mini-cards

mini-cards

I have used the ‘Playful Pallette’ DSP pack. This is a great way to use up those little scraps of patterned paper you have around. I inked the sentiments with the Markers. They were then cut out with the Layering Squares and Layering Circles Framelits. To decorate my mini cards I used the ‘Flourish Thinlits’

Do you want to make your own?  Here is the tutorial in Metric and Imperial. Give it a try.

MATCHBOX MINI CARD BOX

METRIC

BOX

Cut cardstock 13.5 cm x 13.5cm.  Score at 2.5cm and 11cm.  Turn 90’ and score at 2.5cm and 11cm.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 24.5cm x 8.6cm.  Score on the long side at 5.6cm, 8.2cm 17cm and 19.6cm. Fold on score lines.  Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

IMPERIAL (you might like to check these measurements in scrap card first!).

BOX

Cut cardstock 5 3/8” x 5 3/8”.  Score at 1” and 4 ¾”. Turn 90’ and score at 1” and 4 ¾”.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 3 ½” x 9 ¾”.  Score on the long side at 2 ¼”, 3 3/8”, 6 7/8” and 7 7/8”. Fold on score lines. Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

Thanks for looking

Jenny

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FOXY CATS!

Since I have got back from Stampin’ Up! Onstage last week I have been running.  I think in circles more so but anyway… I haven’t had a lot of time to go through my photos to share with you as yet but I hope to very soon.  In the meantime I still have cards to share.

Today is a card with cats!!

These cats are made with the Fox Builder Punch.  I am not a fan of foxes so I haven’t got this punch but I used this punch on our stamping weekend.  I found this idea on Pinterest so thought I would make a card with this.   I thought it was a cute idea.

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The cats are stamped in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso using the ‘Foxy Friends’ set. The sentiment is from the set ‘Better Together’. The leaf and the curvy spray of leaves is from the ‘Foxy Friends’ set too. A good thing with the stamps being photopolymer I could curve the spray before I inked it to match the White oval piece that I had already cut with the Oval Layering Framelits. 

The base is Sweet Sugarplum and the paper is from the Playful Palette Paper stack. Before I adhered the cute cats and the Oval sentiment piece I swirled around some Silver Thread and tied around some Sweet Sugarplum Ruched ribbon.

These cats look pretty happy don’t you think. 🙂

Have an awesome day wherever you may be.

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PEEKABOO PEACH FAIRY!

This is another project I made on our stamping weekend.  Originally I stamped and coloured this Fairy from Fairy Celebration for the Panel card I showed a few posts back but I thought it was a little detailed to go on the card.  So I created another card to put this on.

peekaboo-peach-fairy

The fairy is stamped on to Watercolor card and coloured with the Aquapainter.  (Don’t look too closely at the colouring.  I have a bit to work on with that).  I did finish it with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush but you can’t quite see the sparkle unfortunately. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of the Watercolor card.

I wanted the rest of the card to be kept simple so I adhered a piece of the Playful Palette DSP on to  the Peekaboo Peach base card and then could assemble the coloured piece and the sentiment.  It was finished off with a White Baker’s Twine bow and some Rhinestones. I thought the sentiment was a bit bare so I cut a small flower from Blushing Bride from the little flower in the Flourish Thinlits. 

I hope you like this one.  It was the first time I have played with this set.

Thanks for visiting

Jenny

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CUPCAKE PANEL CARD!

I have been wanting to try one of these Panel Fold cards for some time and finally got a chance to on our stamping weekend.  Here is the final result.

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It can fold flat for postage which is good.  They are so quick to make.

I also got to play with this ‘Sweet Cupcake’ stamp set.  This is a great 2 step stamp set in which you can build on the layers to get the dimension effect. It also has matching dies too to cut these sweet cupcakes out.

There are a number of different tutorials for these Panel Cards on the internet.  You can find the one I used HERE. For mine I teamed it with the Playful Palette DSP stack.  It needed something in the corner so I cut a little “flower” shape from the Flourish Thinlits in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added a Rhinestone in the centre of it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day,

Jenny

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BELLA IN PEEKABOO PEACH!

I have another card to show you from our stamping weekend.  I don’t have this set ‘Bella and Friends’ but when I saw Leonie’s card I had to CASE it. I made mine in Peekaboo Peach.  It is very cute. 🙂

bella-in-peekaboo-peach

It is a very simple card.  The ‘Stylized Birthday’ stamp was stamped directly on to the Peekaboo Peach card base.  You can be very nervous doing that in case it doesn’t stamp right but hey! it is only card right.  Just do it again!  Which I ended up doing anyway but this was the first one I stamped and it was better.

I cut a strip of the ‘Playful Palette’ DSP Paper Stack and punched it with the Banner Punch on the end.  Then I cut a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits from Watercolor paper after I stamped Miss Bella on it.  This cute puppy was coloured with the Aquapainters and inkpads and I coloured the small sections with the markers.

When I was colouring the background I placed the Scalloped Circle Framelit back on the piece. Then I coloured the area with a light wash using the Aquapainters and inkpads again. I had seen this around my blog travels and was keen to try it.  I was pleased with the look and it seems like it is layered but it isn’t.

The piece was then adhered to the card with Dimensionals and all finished with a White Baker’s Twine bow and a little bling with a Rhinestone on her collar.

What do you think of Miss Bella??

Thanks for visiting me.  See you soon with some more projects.

Jenny

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TRIANGLE EASEL CARD WITH THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES!

I was looking at my Butterfly Easel card the other day that I made some time ago and thought this would be a great card idea for the Thoughtful Branches.  So of course, I had to make it.  🙂  Here it is for you.

Front view.

I have used the Sweet Sugarplum as the card base.  The tree is cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The Designer Series Paper is the Playful Palette Paper stack.

Easel card front

Side View.

Easel card side view

The card folds flat for postage.  It measures 10.5cm x 10.5cm (4″ x 4″). So you could make an envelope with the Envelop Punch Board.

closed

Inside of the card.

inside easel

I made up a tutorial for this Fold way back when I made the Butterfly Card.  You can find that tutorial HERE in this post. So go and check it out for you to make your version.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you can make a Triangle Easel card yourself.

Jenny

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POP UP EASEL CARD!

A customer called in last weekend and showed me a card she had made. She had gone to a class to do it.  (It wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! class and I don’t know who the original creator is). I loved the idea of the card so I had to make one. I had a little time to play around with it the other day. I call it a POP UP EASEL CARD. I used Confetti Celebration on mine.  I will show you the photos of the card (sorry, lots!) and then give you the instructions.

This is the front of the card.  The Rhinestones you see is what holds up the Easel part.  The balloons are suspended on strips of acetate in a folded crease.

Easel front

This is another view front on.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Playful Palette pack. The balloons are punched with the Balloon punch in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.  I sponged around the edges with the sponge and added a small star that from the stamp set.

Easel card

Side on view gives you an idea of the suspended balloons.  I punched 2 each of the balloons and adhered one to the front and back of the strip of acetate to keep it tidy.

You can see the side view and inside of the card with the sentiment that I will show you below.

Side view of Easel

The card can fold flat for postage.

folded inside

When it is folded flat it is a square card measuring approximately 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″) so you would need to make an envelope to fit but that is no problem with the Envelope Punch Board!

folded

This is inside of the card.  I continued with the sentiments from the Confetti Celebration set.

 inside

You can see when it is open that the balloons can fold flat against it.  This is a trick too. Whatever image or shape you have suspended in the front crease, you need to fold it against the inside of the card to test it out first before you put it together to be sure that it will fit below the score line for when it is folded flat.  You can’t have it squashed in. 🙂 Check the photo below to see what I mean. The balloons sit just below the score line.

Balloons lying flat

Now I will tell you how to make your own.

POP UP EASEL CARD

NB: I have included metric and imperial measurements.  For those following the Imperial measurements can you please just check these.  Maybe do a test run first. I am just concerned with all the “16th” measurements if they are correct.  🙂

What you will need:

Cardstock for base 14.8cm x 29.8cm (5 7/8″ x 11  3/4″).

Designer Series Paper 14.4cm x 7.6cm (5 7/8″ x 3″)

Whisper White card (inside piece) 14.4cm x 6.6cm (5 7/8″ x 2  3/4″)

Scrap card for your suspended images (Of your choice.  I have chosen balloons for this one).

Acetate strips 1 cm x 4-5cm (1/4″ x 1  1/2″-2″) You will trim these as you make the card depending on where you want your images to sit.

To construct your Easel:

1. On the long side score your card at 2cm, 3cm, 4cm, 5cm, 6cm, 13.8cm and 21.6cm.

(3/4″, 1  3/16″, 1  9/16″, 2″, 2  3/8″, 5  7/16″ and 8 1/2″)  – Please check the measurements.

2. Fold on all the score lines starting as I have shown in the photo in a concertina fashion creating a “M” shape at the beginning and then after folding it as a Valley fold on the next 2 score lines. (ie folding it up towards you). I haven’t shown those folded in this photo.

scored card

3. On the back of the card, place adhesive behind each side of “peak” that is formed. in the “M”. Adhere these together.  Check the photo below. (sorry if it is a little unclear).    This is it turned back to the correct side of the card.  It now becomes more a “V” shape which will be your crease for your acetate strips.

folded piece

4. After you have stamped and punched your images adhere them to the acetate strips. I used Fast Fuse to adhere them but you could use glue dots or other tape. I punched 2 balloons so adhered one to the back and one to the front of the acetate strip. Check the length of the acetate strip with the image to see if it is the right length BEFORE you adhere them in. 🙂 Trim the strip if necessary remembering you want to make sure they fit below the score line as I described above.

Place your adhesive (Fast Fuse or tape) along one edge inside the crease and adhere the acetate strips in place. Once in place then adhere the crease together. See the photo below.

Balloons suspended

5. Now you can create the front and the inside as you like.  I adhered the Designer Series Paper piece on the front.  The Whisper White piece I stamped and adhered inside.

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I hope you can follow this.  Perhaps I need to start making videos. 🙂  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Jenny

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PINWHEEL TAGS TEAM SWAPS!

I have been on a roll with the Pinwheels lately using the Swirly Bird set.  I needed to make some swaps for our team meeting last night so I decided to make up some quick tags with them.  WELL….. That was the plan.  These tags took hours.  Nothing was going right yesterday.  I was getting ink everywhere, I was cutting things wrong!!! Do you have days like that?  Anyway, I got them done.

swirly tags

I made a few variations of them and a number of each. For the colours on the Pinwheels they are from left: Wild Wasabi and Emerald Envy; Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach; Blushing Bride and Peekaboo Peach; Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.  I used some scraps of the Playful Palette DSP stack too.  (I am on a mission to use all of my DSP!).

The white card measures 13cm x 5cm (5 1/8″ x 2″) but you can make them any size you like.  These will fit on a card front to make a full card.  I rounded the tops with the Corner Punch.

The sentiments are from ‘Thoughtful Banners’.  I punched them out using the Classic Label Punch.  It’s cool that you can punch them different ways to create different effects. I coloured the Rhinestones with a black sharpie.

I got there in the end.  I hope you like them.  🙂

Jenny