3D projects, Awards, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, swaps


Last week we had a Team Recognition Day for the Inky Fingers Team I am in. It was a lovely day of creating together especially as we hadn’t been able to meet together for so long. We chatted and created and were recognised for our achievements this year.

This was all the lovelies in our team who attended the day.

Clare our DDM (Demonstrator Manager for Australia) was there. It is always so lovely to see her bubbly self. ūüôā This is also with Sarah one of my team members who came along too. It was so great to share that with her.

Vanessa our team leader gave some of us a little gift. There were particular requirements to attend the day and those who achieved the requirements TWICE received this gift box with some special ribbon and embellishments. I was so honoured to receive one.

The boxes are the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes. Isn’t it gorgeous!

Below are the swaps I received. I didn’t make any swaps. We only found out the day before and I really didn’t have time to get anything together but people were so lovely to share some of their swaps with me.

This is a little bar of soap in the little cellophane bags. It is a lovely idea instead of chocolate.

This one is created with the Dove of Hope stamp set with the World Map Dies. I love how these co-ordinate together.

This is a little treat bag. Another lovely gift. It’s a great size for a mini chocolate.

This card below was created by my friend Leonie. It’s the cutest mini Pop-Up card using the Warm and Toasty stamp set. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas.

The little tree inside is from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set.

Stop by tomorrow and I will share the cutest little gift box and mini cards we made as our projects.

Have a great day,


cards, Cards by Mail, Classes, Stampin' Up!


This is totally last minute BUT let’s get back to classes – This Week.¬† I have been sad not to see you in my studio.¬† So come and join me so I’m not lonely anymore. ūüôā

Here are the details.¬† If you can’t make it you can order the CLASS KIT TO GO wherever you are in Australia.

Cost is $20. Let me know ASAP as places are strictly LIMITED.

THIS Friday 10th. 10am – booked out already sorry
Friday 10th 7pm or Saturday 11th at 2pm.

In my studio in East Corrimal, Wollongong.

Can’t make it?

Grab the CLASS KIT TO GO $20 for card kit and instructions. You will need to substitute the stamp set or you may need to order the Mountain Air Bundle  $88 AUD for the Box card.  The Pop Up is using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle but it would work with any flower stamp or other image.

Here is a sneak of what we are making. Let’s have some fun with 2 Fun Fold cards. (Patterned paper may vary).

Fun Fold Cardmaking class

TO RSVP – Add a comment on this post and I will get back to you or email me on jghayward@yahoo.com

RSVP by Thursday 9th for Friday class and Friday 10th for Saturday class.

I look forward to seeing you all again.
3D projects, cards, Tutorials


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!


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


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. ūüôā 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.


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. ¬†ūüôā

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. ūüôā 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.


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


cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!


There are still places left for my Party Pop-Up class this Saturday. ¬†If you can’t make it you can buy the kit. I need to know ASAP though.

Here are all the details again.

We will be using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits in 3 different ways.


Please RSVP by Thursday 10th or Friday morning the latest.

a) Class Only:    $20

b) Free Class with ‚ÄėParty Pop-Up Thinlits¬†¬†¬†¬† $50

c) Kit Only: Can’t make the class? Purchase the kit which contains all card and embellishments and cut Thinlits (excludes stamped images). Also includes instructions.                                                                                              $20.

BYO scissors and adhesives.

Here is a sneak.


So join in the class or buy the kit.  Let me know ASAP,


3D projects, cards, Classes, Stamp At Home Kits, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials


I have an exciting class coming up next week. We are using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits from the Occasions Catalogue. If you can’t make the class (which is a little sad by the way as we do have a lot of fun), you can grab the Kit.

Here are all the details.

We will be using the Thinlits in 3 different ways.


Please RSVP by Thursday 10th.

a) Class Only:    $20

b) Free Class with ‚ÄėParty Pop-Up Thinlits¬†¬†¬†¬† $50

c) Kit Only: Can’t make the class? Purchase the kit which contains all card and embellishments and cut Thinlits (excludes stamped images). Also includes instructions.                                                                                              $20.

BYO scissors and adhesives.

Here is a sneak.


So join in the class or buy the kit.  Let me know ASAP,


cards, Techniques


Here is one of the first cards I will share from my Stamping Weekend. ¬†Each of us had a Make and Take to share. ¬†I chose this one. ¬†I completely CASED it, but that’s OK Right??? ūüôā ¬†I came across this cool Half Circle Pop Up Card by Julie Davison and loved the idea of it. ¬†The other girls liked it this weekend too. ¬†I will give you the link for it further down. ¬†Here is the card.


On this card I have used the ‘Watercolor Wings’ stamp set and ‘Tin of Cards’ set. ¬†I love this set for the sentiments even if you weren’t making the kit. The colours are Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. The fun part is when you open the card. ¬†Check it out.

Surprise!!! The butterfly pops up.


I love how the butterfly pops up. You can see how that works in the close-up in the photo below. You have a little strip of acetate across the circle.  Love it!!



The Pool Party piece at the top of the card is embossed with the Fluttering Embossing Folder. ¬†I didn’t realise I had embossed this on the opposite side until I was putting the card together but I don’t think it matters. ¬†I still went with it. ¬†The little butterfly is from the ‘Butterfly Basics’ set.

If you would like to make this type of card yourself, then head over to Julie’s blog HERE and she has a video and the PDF instructions. ¬†It is such a WOW card – and it really is very simple to create.

Have fun making them. ¬†I can’t wait to try this card again. ¬†My mind is buzzing with all the different stamps you could try this with.

Come back soon.  I have lots more projects to share.


Tutorials, Uncategorized

IT’S A POP-UP!!!!!

Finally I have got back to you with instructions of how I made the Cupcake Pop-Up card.  I showed this card one or two posts back but here is a photo of the card to refresh your memory.

Leonie N¬† showed me how to make this card at a stamping day a few weeks ago.¬†¬† It is so cool and gives such a ‘WOW’ when you open it.¬† I have put together a few steps and some photos to help you.


NB. All the measurements are in metric.  I have used the Cutter to cut the slits for the Pop-up.  I found that so much easier.

1.  Cut Card 20cmx13.8cm.  Score card along the 20cm side at 10cm.

Here is the template to go with the photos.

——-¬†¬† Score lines¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ______¬† Cut lines

2. Line the card up on the cutter with the 13.8cm edge at the top. Starting at the scored centre line, move across 2cm.  Cut 1.5cm below the score line and 1.5cm above the score line (ie making a 3cm cut).  It is a bit hard to tell but in the photo I have the edge of the card lined up at the 2cm mark.  I have the cutter at the 11.5cm mark and will cut up to 8.5cm.

3. At the 4cm¬†mark¬†on the cutter, cut from the score line down 3cm. (Sorry I didn’t have a photo of this one but you can get the idea from the other photos¬†and the template- I hope!)

4. At the 6cm mark, measure down 1.5cm below the score line (this is the 11.5cm mark on the cutter). Cut 3cm down (ie to the 14.5cm mark). (The photo shows the cutting ending at the 14.5cm mark).

5. At the 8cm mark, cut a line following the same measures as Step 4 above.  (ie measure down 1.5cm below the score line down to 14.5cm.

6. At the 10cm mark, cut from the score line down 3cm. (Missed that photo too!)

7. At the 12cm mark, cut 1.5 cm below the score line and 1.5cm above the score line. (Like you did in Step 2).  You can see the other cut marks from the earlier steps.

Here you can see all the lines cut.¬† If it’s not too clear refer to the template photo above.

8. Now the cuts are made, score the lines between each cut line (see the template above to show the score lines).  Don’t score out towards the edge of the card.

9.  Now the folding begins.  Here are a few tips to help with the folding. Firstly, fold the card in half on the regular score line.  Lift up the top half of the card and fold on the first score line.  Then turn the card over and fold the card back on each of the score lines.  Then open the card and push from behind on each of the folds and cuts to push it in shape.  Press along the score lines to make the scored lines crisper.

10. Now the folding is done, you can adhere this in to your card.  Place adhesive on one half of the back of the template.  Place inside the base card while folded.  Then you can add adhesive to the other half of the template and adhere in the base card.

Phew! I hope you are still with me!!!  I hope this all makes sense???  If any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Jenny x



I have some fun pop-up cards to show you today.  I made these at our stamping weekend a little while ago.  They were so much fun to put together.

This first one Leonie N showed me how to do.¬†(Edited¬†to Add:¬†¬†Andrea¬†let me know that she showed Leonie this card, whom then showed me.¬† Thanks Andrea for the¬†great card).¬† This is a great one for the boys using ‘Need For Speed’.

Card: Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla.  Paper: Cheerful Treat (Hostess DSP) Ink: Soft Suede.  Stamps: Need for Speed, Perfect Punches.

Here is the inside View.¬† I used¬†Confetti White for the insert.¬† ¬†I stamped the Quad Bike in Soft Suede and coloured it with the¬†Crumb Cake Marker and blended it with the blender pen.¬† This was cut out and mounted on the¬†Pop-up part. ¬†I stamped the Quad Bike again in Crumb Cake on the top part of the insert.¬† The greeting is from the hostess set ‘Happiest Birthday Wishes’ and is stamped in Soft Suede.

Here is a side-view to see the Pop-Up part in action.

This next Pop-Up Card is using ‘Create a Cupcake’.¬† This is the front.¬† The Birthday greeting is from ‘Happiest Birthday Wishes’ again and is coloured with the In-Color markers.¬† The DSP is from the ‘Sweet Shop’ pack in the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue.

Here is the inside.  It is so cool! (Can I say that????).  There are lots of cupcakes here.

Here you can see the side-view of the Pop-Up cut-outs.

This is really simple once you work out the cutting part.  I am putting together a tutorial for you to make your own Pop-Up Cards.  I will try and finish them off and show you early next week.

Thanks for stopping by.¬† Have a lovely weekend.¬† ūüôā




I’m back!!!!!¬† Wow, it’s been a long 2 weeks without my usual blogging and blurfing.¬† I have really missed it.¬† It’s so good to be back online again.¬† I have been busy creating though.¬† It’s amazing how much you can achieve without being distracted by the computer!¬† I hope to show you some of the projects I have created over the next few weeks.¬† I think we are all getting in the mode for Christmas now with it fast approaching, so I will be showing you some Christmas cards – and mix it up with some other creations so you don’t get too sick of it!

For now I want to show you a card I made a few weeks ago.¬† This is using the new ‘Merry and Bright’ stamp set.

Here is the card.

This is called a Free-standing Pop Up card.  You can find the tutorial here.   Once you work out the folding, it is very easy to do Рand it folds up flat to post.

For this one I stamped the ornaments once in Old Olive on the Whisper White card piece.  Then again in Real Red.  These were clear embossed and then cut out and layered onto the ornaments.  It is a bit hard to see but I stamped over the red base with the snowflake from Delightful Decorations.  A strip of red card was punched out with the eyelet border punch and adhered to the front of the box.  I finished it off with some Real Red narrow Taffeta ribbon and a Satin ribbon bow Рand of course with some bling with the Dazzling Diamonds and Adhesive Rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by.¬† I will be back again very soon with some more creations, so¬†come and visit¬†again soon.¬† Don’t forget to leave a comment – that’s always nice.¬† It’s nice to know you are not talking to yourself here!! ūüôā




I have wanted to try a Pop-up card for a long time but it seemed like a lot of work.¬† Then a lovely friend, Marilyn, showed me how you can make them using the Word Window Punch.¬† This looked so much easier.¬† Now I can’t find that original blog where it was from, but there are a few around I discovered.¬† You use the Word Window punch to create the slots that enable the card to pop-up.¬† I could explain how to do them¬†but you could¬†head¬†over to Jackie’s blog here and she has a photo tutorial that explains it.¬†Saves me repeating it all!¬†

Here is my card.  I showed this as a demonstration at a workshop last week.  The hostess wanted some Masculine type cards and wanted to see the Extreme sets.   I used the Extreme Elements Set and Extreme Guitar.

This is the front of the card.

Colours used are Night of Navy, Real Red and Old Olive.  I used the Modern Label Punch for the greeting which was from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  The small star is stamped on some scrap and cut out and raised with dimensionals.  I distressed the edges a bit for a bit more masculine look.  I added a silver brad is from the HodgePodge Hardware on a punched out large star.

Here is the Pop-Up inside.

From the side you can see the Pop-Up. (Sorry I didn’t realise there was such a shadow on the card.¬† I think you get the idea though!)

Isn’t this so cool!¬† I have to try some more of these.

I will give you the measurements for this card.  This is in metric.

Outside card is 29.6cm x 10.5cm scored at 14.8cm on the long side. The front panel is 14.4cm x 10.1cm.

Inside card is 28.8cmx10.1cm scored at 14.4cm on the long side. 

Just to give you an idea.  On this inside piece, I marked in pencil on the scored line at 3.3cm and 6.6cm.  I also marked my Word Window punch at the half way point.  This mark I lined up on the scored line with the pencil mark on the card showing in the middle of the punch through the punch window.  Does that make sense???  This gives you a fairly accurate place to punch then.  Your centre piece that pops up needs to be wider than the opening so it covers the pop-up section from showing.  On this card the Red mat measures 6.4cmx8.4cm and the Whisper White piece measures 6cmx8cm.

If you wanted to open the card horizontally you would use the same principle, but the Pop-Up would be wider so you need a wider image.

These are so much fun to create. You have to go and make one!

Have a good day,

Jenny  xx