cards, Uncategorized

A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY!!

I can finally show you this card now.  I made this a couple of weeks ago for a lovely friend for her special birthday.  Happy Birthday Andrea xx  I won’t say how old she turned (although you can probably work that one out. Hehe!!).

This is fun card to  create once you work out the scoring and folding.  I found this idea and the template on Valita’s blog here.  I wanted it green and sparkly although I don’t own any glitter except for Dazzling Diamonds.  Is that bad??  The numbers were cut in Lucky Limeade with the ‘Timeless Type’ Die on the Big Shot.  I then used the 2-way glue pen over the numbers and sprinkled poured over the Dazzling Diamonds.  I used the fantastic Sale-A-Bration set ‘Elementary Elegance’.  I can’t believe there is only one week left to get your hands on this set.  Sale-A-Bration finishes on the 31st March. (Have you got your free Sale-A-Bration set yet?).  For the centre of the flourish I had used the centre of the stamp that comes from the middle of the flourish and stamped this in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla card and then punched it out with the  Curvy Label Punch. I think I should have used Certainly Celery perhaps?  I wasn’t too happy with the result there when I looked at it after.  To finish I tied around some of the gorgeous Lucky Limeade Organdy ribbon (that you can choose for Free during Sale-A-Bration), and I added some more bling in the centre of the crown with a Rhinestone.

Today we celebrated Andrea’s Birthday by going out to lunch.  It was planned for a couple of weeks ago for her Birthday but the weather played havoc with those plans.

Here we are:  At the back is the Birthday Girl Andrea and Tracey.  In front is Leonie N. and me!!  We had a lovely time: lots of laughs, good food and great company.  Thanks my lovely friends xxx (Thanks for the photo Tracey).

I still have lots of Sale-A-Bration cards to show you.  So stop by again very soon.

Jenny xx

cards, Stampin' Up!, Uncategorized

EVERYDAY ENCHANTMENT BUTTERFLY!

I created this card as the Make and Take for a workshop a couple of weeks ago. (Thanks again Deb).  I am only just getting around to showing you now!

This card was inspired by a card our team leader Ness had created.  I used the ‘Elements of Style’ swirl stamped in Lucky Limeade.  The greeting is from ‘Fabulous Phrases’.  I don’t know if there is a particular name for this technique.  I cut strips of the patterned paper from the Everyday Enchantment DSP, (love that paper!) and adhered these to a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  When they dried I cut them out using the Butterfly Bigz die and then embossed it using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  It just gives it a little more texture Embossing it.  After sponging the edges in Soft Suede, adding some organza ribbon and pearls (I did add 3 pearls to this later.  It is better balanced that way!!),   I then adhered the butterfly to the Very Vanila card.  I punched the edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and adhered this to a Calypso Coral card base.

While creating this one I made another one.

The butterfly was created the same way but using the largest Die.   I wanted to create this one vintage style.  On the vanilla card I stamped the flower image from ‘Elements of Style’ and then spritzed the card with Crumb Cake marker. Then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The dots are from ‘Create A Cupcake’.  I curled the top right corner over several times, distressing it so the card separated in 2.  This adds just a big more distressing.  The greeting is from ‘Fabulous Phrases’ and stamped in Lucky Limeade.

The Vanilla Card was adhered to a Soft Suede mat  and then Lucky Limeade base.  I added a bow from organza ribbon as well as a Lucky Limeade Brad to the butterfly and adhered it to the card front.

Thanks for looking,

Have a good week,

Jenny x

cards

VINTAGE ‘ELEMENTARY ELEGANCE’ TAG!

This is a tag I made a few weeks ago using the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Elementary Elegance’.  The tag was inspired by a tag I came across at SplitcoastStampers by Speedystamper.  She had used the set ‘Style Beautiful’ but I thought it would work quite well with this set.

I stamped the frame on Very Vanilla cardstock in Crumb Cake.  It is a bit hard to see but I spritzed it with the Crumb Cake marker and sponged the edges.  The ‘Hello’ is stamped in Chocolate Chip. I added a scallop strip in Real Red behind the Vanilla card.  Before I mounted this with dimensionals onto the Crumb Cake base I punched a hole in the Crumb Cake card to thread through some Real Red Satin Ribbon.  The ribbon was tied off with some twine.  The corners of the Crumb Cake base was rounded off with the Corner Rounder punch.  I stamped some of the little birds in Real Red on to scrap Vanilla card and cut them out.  I find cutting out to be very relaxing, do you???? The birds were adhered to the front and a pearl added for an elegant touch.

After I showed this to Ness, our lovely team leader, she created a card to match.  You can check that out here.

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you can visit again soon,

Jenny x

3D projects

“ANOTHER TREAT POUCH”

In the last post I showed you a little Valentine’s Treat pouch.  I have made another one.  This was for a workshop last week.  (Thanks Deb 🙂 )  I have used the gorgeous papers you can choose Free during Sale-A-Bration.  This is from the Everyday Enchantment pack.

If you want to know how to make them just head to my previous post. For the band,  I stamped the little images from Everyday Elegance along the Lucky Limeade card strip and wrapped around some of the Lucky Limeade organdy ribbon.  You can choose this as one of your Free Sale-A-Bration items too.

See the loopy ribbon??  I came across this idea from Barb here.   I think it is a cute idea.  Just a little different to a regular bow and it is very easy.  Basically, take a small piece of scrap card, the width of it being the size of the loops you want.  The size I used here was 5cmx6cm roughly (approx. 2″x 2 1/2″).  Then just wrap your ribbon around the card an odd number of times not too tightly.  I did this one 7 times.  Then carefully slide your loops off and wrap a brad around the centre of the loops.  Does that make sense??? I adhered this to the pouch with a dimensional or you could use a glue dot.

I have more Sale-A-Bration goodness to show you next time.  Have a good weekend everyone.  Stop by again soon.  Don’t forget to say Hello.  It is nice to hear from you.

Jenny x

cards, Uncategorized, Workshops

WISTERIA WONDER + EXTREME ELEMENTS

I hope you have had a great Saturday? I know I have! The sun has been shining which has been good to see – and today I had my Sale-A-Bration Launch.  We had a great time together  I think – didn’t we ladies?????  I won’t mention the toilet paper game here 😉

I haven’t got a photo of the little treat bag I made yet but I will show you the card everyone got to make for the Make and Take.

I have used Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade card.  Don’t you just love those colours together????  This is using the set ‘Elementary Elegance’, one of the stamp sets you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Have a close look at that stamped frame.

 This stamp goes with so many current Catalogue stamp sets.  (Artistic Etchings, Pocket Silhouettes, Extreme Elements [which I have used here], as well as So Swirly Wheel).  I’m sure you could spot a few more.  So this is certainly a stamp to add to your collection.

I used Elegant Eggplant ink.  The punch strip was created with the Dotted ScallopRibbon Border Punch and then a little butterfly cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.  This is a very simple design but I like the colours together.

This is based from a card I made a few weeks ago using Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.

This card was originally inspired by a card I saw on SplitcoastStampers by Chris Smith.

Have you seen the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue yet?  If not, click on the link in the right hand column and check out what you can choose for Free with every $100 order.  If you would like your own copy then contact me to send one out to you.

Ok, I have to run now.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I’m hoping the sun will shine again tomorrow.  That will be a novelty!!

Jenny

cards

“FRESH VINTAGE”

I hope you have had a great weekend.  School went back for us today after the Summewr holidays, and of course the Summer weather arrived!!!  It is still so hot here now as I write this so I’m not hanging around here long.  I just wanted to show you these couple of cards using some of the gorgeous papers and stamps you can get during Sale-A-Bration.

A couple of weeks ago we had a team stamping day at Ness’.  Unfortunately not many could make it but we had fun.  These cards were based on samples that Ness had done.  I have changed them a little.  They are not my usual style but they certainly show off the beautiful papers.  These are using one of the Sale-A-Bration sets “Fresh Vintage”.

There is a bit of distressing with this one with sponging, curling, tearing and spritzing (although that is a bit hard to see!).  The ‘Sweet Friend’ is from the stamp set “You are Loved” in the Summer Mini Catalogue.

For this one there is a bit more sponging going on again.  I have to say that pennant is a bit wider than I would have liked but it is covering up a little “whoopsie”  😉 We all have those don’t we!!

Thanks for visiting.  I do appreciate you stopping by.  I love to hear from you too so don’t forget to drop in a comment and say HI.

Until next time,

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards

IT’S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!!

Yay! Sale-A-Bration starts today. It is a very exciting time because you get the free stuff! Gotta love that! You might be familiar with how it works, but if not here is the scoop ~

Sale-A-Bration runs from 24th January to 31st March.

Customers— For every $100 purchase receive your choice of an exclusive stamp set or paper pack or ribbon and brad pack AND they are gorgeous!

Hostesses— Receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set or ribbon/brad pack or paper pack with a $600 or more workshop, in addition to the normal Hostess rewards. Also, if your own order is more than $100 then you receive another Sale-A-Bration choice. As a hostess you get to keep the projects I make and you receive a current Catalogue for Free. Home workshops are a lot of fun!!

Recruits— Choose any current stamp set from the current catalogue for FREE when you sign up during this time. The Starter Kit is at a discount price of $249 – and you can choose the Stamp sets, Cardstock and Inkpads.

You can check out the choices by clicking on the link in the Right Hand side bar or ask me to send you a copy. OR Why not book your own workshop????

Here is a card I made last week with one of the Stamp Sets “Everyday Elegance”. That’s just one benefit about being a Demonstrator, you get to play with these early!!

This card was CASED from the US Demonstrator Magazine Stampin’ Success. It was actually a smaller card so I made mine a Standard size card. Since it was bigger I stamped another Swirly crown frame (if that’s what you want to call it!) underneath the pennant to fill up the space. I made the pennant longer and crimped near the ends. The frame is white embossed. I punched out a label with the Curly Label Punch and stamped the swirly label on the sides. I then cut it in half and adhered it either side of the pennant. I have used Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Pool Party. A little bling was added to the crown with an adhesive Rhinestone.

I really love this set and I have used it a lot already. I will show you some more creations in the coming weeks.

If you want to see some more creations today with the Sale-A-Bration products why not stop by the ESAD Sale-A-Bration Bloghop. I didn’t join in this time but you can start here at Nicole’s blog. I have just finished the bloghop and I am telling you these projects are awesome. There are some very clever ladies there. So stop on by – just have a little time up your sleeve though!! :)

See you again very soon with some more Sale-A-Bration creations.

Jenny x

3D projects, Tutorials

LARGE TOTE BAG TUTORIAL!!!!

A few months ago I wanted a larger size Gift bag.  When I went surfing around the internet I could only find Tote Bags that would be large enough for Note cards or similar.  So I created my own! I wanted to share this Tutorial with you before Christmas – but it didn’t happen.  The other day I created another one and put together some step-by-step photos to help you.  I have to apologise in advance for the quality of the photos.  It was a very overcast day when I took them.  I hope it gives you an idea though.

Here is the Tote Bag that I had created previously.

I used the Rich Razzleberry Paper from the Brights DSP stack.  The tag is from the hostess set ‘Posy Punch’.  The design of the tote is based around the Box in a Bag you may have seen around.

Now do you want to make one??  Here is the tutorial.  I hope it is clear enough. 🙂  The finished size is ~ Width: 18cm at the base (approx. 7″), Height: 15cm to the top of the bag not including the handles (approx 6″), Depth is 8cm at the base (approx. 3″).  EDITED: I have now updated the tutorial to include the Imperial Measurements. I have also added a new version. You can see that post HERE.

LARGE TOTE BAG

BASE: Card measuring 27.5cmx17.5cm (11″x7″)

On the 27.5cm side score at 5cm and 22.5cm (2″ and 9″) On the 17.5cm side score at 5cm and 12.5cm (2″ and 5″).  Fold on the score lines and then cut the score lines on the long side up to the score line running across to create 2 small tabs on each end. 

Add Sticky Strip to the small tabs and fold in and assemble the box.

DSP (patterned paper) FOR SIDES: 2 pieces @ 15cmx27cm (6″x10 1/2″).  

Place sticky strip along the 15cm (6″) side and join the 2 pieces together to make one long length.

CARD STRIP: for along bottom edge.  2 pieces measuring 3.5cmx27cm (1 1/2″ x11″). Join the two pieces together and scallop along the top edge of the long piece.  It’s a bit hard to see because it is so long but this shows the joined strip with the scallop edge!

CARD STRIP: for along top edge. 2 pieces measuring 1.6cmx27cm (1/2″x11 1/2″). Join the 2 pieces together to make a long strip.

HANDLES: 2 card strips measuring 2.4cmx29.5cm (1″x11 1/2″)

Score both pieces lengthways at 1.2cm (1/2″).  This is from the 3cm (1 1/4″) mark at the top down to 3cm (1 1/4″) from the bottom edge. (ie 26.5cm mark on cutter).  That is, you don’t want to score right to each end.   Check the photos out.

Here is a close-up of the ends to get an idea of the scoring.  So you stop 3cm (1 1/4″) short of the end.

Fold along score line but flatten out the ends. Round the corners with the corner punch. 

Now when you get to the finished bag below you will notice that the handles I have made are different to the tote above.  To create the ends of these handles I have used the Scallop Oval Punch.  To do this I slipped the ends of the handle strips in through the top of the punch.  I put it in on the side first and then turned the strip to the end of the scallop.  Make sense???  Here are some photos to show you what I have done.

Slip the card strip into the top of the Punch on the side.

Gently turn the strip to the end and punch the end of the strip.

Here are the punched ends.

Now all the pieces are prepared you are ready to assemble the Tote.

Add Sticky Strip along the bottom edge of the DSP piece and along one of the short sides.  (Don’t take the red backing off the side piece yet!!!!).   Lay box along the edge of DSP and slowly wrap the DSP around the box. (See the photo below). Stop before you get to the end so you can remove the backing off the side piece.  Now you can finish wrapping the DSP around the bottom and then adhere the side pieces together.  I do it this way because if you remove the backing of the Sticky strip on the side piece at the same time as the bottom you get it stuck to everything (believe me it happens!! You might be more skilled than me :)).

Adhere the scallop edge strip and wrap this around the outside of your DSP covered box at the bottom.

Adhere the other long strip along the top edge of the bag as a trim.

Now you can add the handles.  You can pierce holes through the top of the bag to attach the brads and handles together, or attach the brads to the handles and then adhere the handles with sticky strip or dimensionals.  Whatever you prefer. 

Here is the finished bag.

You are wondering what that DSP is from????  Well, you can get that for FREE!  This is part of the DSP pack (Everyday Enchantment) that you can select for Free during Sale-A-Bration when you place a $100 order.  It is just gorgeous paper!

Here is the inside of the tote.

Here is a side view.

Thought I would show you a close-up of the tag on the bag.  This is using the Hostess set ‘Posy Punch’.

Hope you enjoy this project.  If you create one of these Totes, I would love to see your version.  Drop me a link or a photo.  I like to share with my creative friends but please, don’t forget to give credit if you do create one 🙂

If you have any questions just drop me a note in the Comment section.

Happy Creating!

Jenny x