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LOTS OF LAVENDER WISTERIA!

The end of Sale-A-Bration is close now.  Today’s Sale-A-Bration Share is using the Lots of Lavender set.  You know what I like about this set?  You don’t have to colour it if you don’t want to.  It’s a 2-step stamp set.  There is the outline images and then the “fill-in” stamps you can stamp over with.  Of course you can do some gorgeous Lavender cards.  This one is a little different.  Try some Wisteria hanging from a vine.  My card was inspired by one by LeAnn Greff you can see HERE.

Wisteria Wonder is a colour I haven’t used in ages.  I thought it would work well on this.  I stamped the Lavender a few times hanging from the top and by turning the stamp a few times I stamped just some leaves in between.  Then used the Wisteria Wonder ink to fill in the flowers and then Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.

The sentiment is from the Amazing You set also from Sale-A-Bration.  

To finish wrap around some Thick black Baker’s Twine, adhere the piece to a black card mat and adhere them to a Wisteria Wonder card base.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

2 Days left of Sale-A-Bration.  Have you got your free stamps you wanted??  Be sure to get them. 🙂

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

COLOURING THE SPRINGTIME FOILS PAPER – PART 3!

Yet even more ways to colour the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The last 2 posts have shown colouring with the Blends and sponging.  (head back to see those posts if you missed them).  Today’s post is colouring the Foils paper by Swiping ink over it.

I have shared some cards doing this in past posts too.  You can see them -> HERE and HERE. The first one shows a video (as good as it is 😉 ) of inking it up.  You can see it if you dare.  Great timing for our Wednesday WOW! this week as you can go back and review that.

The piece above was actually the piece I inked up in the video in the early post so I thought why waste that.  This time I used the Flourish Thinlits.  The sentiment is from Balloon Celebration.  So pretty and soft that mini Organza ribbon.

On the card above I swiped over Bermuda Bay on to a piece of the Springtime Foils Paper.  It needed a few swipes with it and I will say it can look a bit blotchy and you think “what have I done!!”.  Once you wipe over it with a tissue it smooths it out and looks nice.  Believe me. 🙂  The sentiment is from Beautiful Day again.

So now you don’t have to leave this paper plain (or you can).  How easy is it to colour the paper with ink in different way.

So have you got this paper yet?  I hope so.  You only have until Saturday.  And it’s free too.  Stock up on some card and adhesives and maybe throw in a stamp set that is sitting on your wish list and you are there are $90.  Then pick this paper up before it is gone.  Head to my store -> HERE to order it now.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny

cards, Sale-A-Bration, Techniques

COLOURING THE SPRINGTIME FOILS – PART 2!

Today, Part 2 of colouring the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper I will show how you can sponge the paper with ink.

On the striped piece of Springtime Foils paper I sponged over the piece with Pool Party ink using a sponge.  The lower part of the card was sponged darker than up towards the top where that was very light to no sponging.  Once you have sponged the piece just lightly wipe over it with a tissue to remove any ink sitting on the embossed stripes. I adhered some Silver Foil strips behind it before adhering to a Thick White card base.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Day.  I added a small angled strip of Pool Party under the sentiment.  I just noticed that the Rhinestone I put on the sentiment piece has slipped to the corner of the card.  Oops! I will fix that on the card. 🙂

On the next card I loved the colours in a card I saw on Pinterest.

I randomly sponged Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky over the card then sponged over with a tissue.  I kept the layout the same as the one above layering it on Gold Foil strips this time.

Tomorrow another way to colour your Foils so be sure to check in with that.

Jenny

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***Only days left for Sale-A-Bration.  If this paper is one you would like to get then grab it for free with orders over $90.  You won’t regret getting this paper let me tell you.

*Order directly from me or Shop online -> HERE.  Select this paper after you add your merchandise (or any of the other choices!).  Please use the Host Code: FSX2YS39

PLUS this week only.  Receive Double Loyalty points. 

So for every $50 order receive not 1, but 2 punch outs on your VIS (Very Important Stamper) card.  Once you collect 10 you receive free products up to the value of $24.95.  For Australian residents only. 

 

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COLOURING THE SPRINGTIME FOILS PAPER – PART 1!

The Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper has been HUGELY popular for Sale-A-Bration.  Have you got it yet?  You really have to jump on this THIS WEEK as Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end on Saturday. Here is the gorgeous paper if you haven’t seen it.

For the next 3 posts I thought I would show you different ways you can colour the paper.  Of course it is very elegant and classy just left on it’s own too.

For these cards I coloured them with the Stampin’ Blends.  They glide on so easily.

For the card above I used the Dark Pink Pirouette in the centres and the Light Rich Razzleberry in the edges.  The leaves were Old Olive.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Day and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I had to finish it with a few loops of Gold Thread.

The card below was coloured with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. (Don’t look too closely 😉 )

The coloured piece was adhered to a mat from Gold Foil. I embossed the white piece in the top 2/3 of the Whisper White card piece.  Tying around some Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon.  The sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Blooms.  It was all adhered to an Old Olive Card base.

Stop by again tomorrow for Part 2 colouring with the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper.

Jenny

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PARTY PANDA POCKET CARD!

I am going to miss these Party Pandas.  Seriously, aren’t they so cute??  I had to use them again for one last blast.  I saw THIS POCKET CARD by Barbstamps the other week and thought the Pandas would be great for it.

Here is my version.

MEASUREMENTS FOR POCKET CARD

If you head to Barb’s link at the top you can see the video with the instructions to make the card.  Below is a general idea.

Card Base:    21cm x 14.8cm     (8 1/2″x 5 1/2″)    Score at 3.5 cm and 10.5cm.          (Score at 1 1/2″ and 4 1/4″)

Fold in at the half way score line and fold back on the small scored line.  Staple or adhere the front of the card to the back.  Underneath the flap so you don’t see the staples.

Designer Series Paper: Top piece – 14.4cm x 3.1cm     (approximately 5 1/4″x 1 1/4″)        Bottom piece:  14.4cm 3.6cm   (aprroximatly 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″)

Cut the stamped piece for the image according to the size of your image.  This piece for the Panda was card mat: 6.9cm x 5.5cm    Whisper White 6.5cm x 5.1cm.

Pocket Insert: 13.2cm x 10cm   (5 1/8″x4″)   Whisper White 12.8cm x 9.6cm   (5″x 3 3/4″)

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On the Panda stamped piece I coloured a Rhinestone with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Bubbles and Fizz pack that is a Free choice with Sale-A-Bration.

Hope you like it,

Jenny

 

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A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC WITH A BEAUTIFUL PEACOCK!

I really love the effect of using the Stampin’ Blends over heat embossing (AKA Black Magic Technique).  It seems to really give a vibrancy to the images.  I showed one with the Epic Celebrations set yesterday.  Today it is the Beautiful Peacock set.

The Beautiful Peacock set is one of the Sale-A-Bration Free choices.  I haven’t used this a lot but it is quite a fun set.  I have seen some fantastic samples with it.

To create the Black Magic Effect

Stamp your image in Versamark and Heat Emboss in White Embossing Powder.  When cooled colour over the embossing with the Stampin’ Blends.  (The Blends will not be available to order now until late May but store this idea in mind for later if you haven’t got them yet).  The Blends colours I used were the Light Old Olive, the Dark Daffodil Delight and the Light Rich Razzleberry.

I stamped the Peacock body on a scrap piece of black card and then coloured it and cut it out with scissors.  This was then raised up off the card with Dimensionals.

To finish the card stamp your sentiment on Lemon Lime Twist card and cut with the smallest of the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I added some loops of Silver Thread under the label piece before raising it up off the card with Dimensionals and added some Rhinestones in the centres of the Flowers.  The card base is Sweet Sugarplum.

Only a week left for Sale-A-Bration.  I am sad with so many of these great sets leaving.  Don’t miss out to grab your Free set with your qualifying order. 

If in Australia you can order Online -> HERE Please use the Host Code: FSX2YS39

Also, last days to join and get TWO extra stamp sets for Free up to $174.  Crazy to knock that back??? 😉 

Come and join my JEN’s INK team. You can click the JOIN THE FUN tab on my website -> HERE

Do you want to know more about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Head to my ‘Join the JEN’s INK team’ tab at the top or head -> HERE to find out more.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

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BRUSHO + EPIC CELEBRATIONS!

Just over one week left of Sale-A-Bration now.  I still have a number of cards to share with you using these fun, free Sale-A-Bration items.  So this next week we are cramming them all in.

This Epic Celebrations set is so cool and such a good set for the “teens”.

The stamped and coloured sneaker piece was made a few weeks ago now when I made the coloured set.  You can see that post -> HERE.  This piece was left over when I was testing the results.  I thought it would be worth keeping and using.  To make that I stamped the sneaker in Versamark and then heat embossed in White powder.  After it cooled a little I went over it with the Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’  Blends.  The black card piece was then cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I have shown you some Brusho Crystals backgrounds in the last couple of posts too.  Since I had a piece of the inked Brusho samples lying around still I thought I would add that to the card.  They seemed to match in well.  To create this piece I sprinkled over some Shimmery White card with the Yellow Crystals and the Gamboge colour.  Then the piece was misted with water with the Spritzer.

To finish the card, I embossed a piece of white card with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  Then the piece was stamped with the sentiment from Party Pandas and the “spots” from Epic Celebrations.  The card base is Pumpkin Pie.

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***URGENT NOTE ON THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS: 

Due to a huge demand for the Stampin’  Blends over the past few months the supply of these are very low.  New supplies won’t be in stock for some time so Stampin’  Up! have made the decision to make these unavailable to order until late May.  SO, if you want any (or all) and you can’t wait until late May then ORDER NOW – TONIGHT BY 8PM AEST.  I will be finalising an order tonight so contact me OR order online -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: UUDCYQDV

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #18 WITH HAPPY WISHES!

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! we are looking at the Happy Wishes set in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  I have to say I haven’t really paid much attention to this set but I think it might be one of those hidden gems.  I didn’t realise just how versatile it is.  There are so many different sentiments in the set and you can layer them together before and after the main word or just have one of the 2 main words which are pretty in themselves with the flowery swirls.  So since I didn’t pay much attention to it I thought you might not have either.  So here is a video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing it. Take a quick look at it.

The cards look pretty with some simple colouring and a few of the sentiments.

Here are 2 of the cards shown in the video.  These ones are fancy with the Textured Embossing Paste.

This is the stamp set.  So many sentiments. How could you use them?

This set is available Free with a qualifying orders from $180.  So be sure to grab it very soon.  There is only 2 weeks left for Sale-A-Bration so be quick.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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ESAD BLOGHOP SALE-A-BRATION 2018!

Today I am joining in on a Bloghop with lots of other demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand in the ESAD Facebook group.  (ie Extra Special Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators.  We are all special though!).  We are focusing on Sale-A-Bration.  You might be starting here or might have come from Melinda’s blog -> HERE.  Either way, enjoy the fabulous creations along the way. 

Firstly, what is ESAD.  Let’s get that out of the way.

I am loving the gorgeous new Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper that has just become available for the second release for Sale-A-Bration last week. You have already heard me go on about it.  🙂  Anyway, I thought a CLASSY CLUTCH BAG AND CARD was in order with this gorgeous paper!!

What special gifts you could fill in this clutch bag. It’s a good size for chocolates, a small gift, makeup???? So many different gifts for a very special occasion.  I will show you how to make the clutch bag further below.

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Firstly, the card.

Really, you don’t need to do too much when you add this gorgeous paper to a card.

Firstly I wrapped some Gold Thread several times around the bottom section of the paper.  Then adhered this piece to a Gold Foil mat and then adhered them both to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The “celebrate” is cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits from Gold Foil.  Another bonus choice for Sale-A-Bration.  It is hard to tell but I stamped the “YOU” on to a small piece of Silver Foil in Black Stazon.  I also added a small Vellum leaf under the “celebrate”.  This is from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set.

MAKE A CLUTCH BAG FOR A SPECIAL GIFT

I originally made this bag back in 2010.   You can see that version -> HERE.  I have been wanting to create it again for some time so this was a great opportunity.

This is the front view.

And we have the side view.

To make your clutch.

NB: Measurements are in Metric and Imperial. (please check the Imperial measurements in scrap card to check. It’s always a good idea to test run your projects beforehand anyway).

1. Cut a piece of the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (or other card of choice) to 19cm x 20cm (7 1/2″ x 7 7/8″).  NB: Check the pattern of your piece is running the way you want it to.  The 20cm side (7 7/8″) is the front/back.

Score on the 19cm (7 1/2″) side at 8cm and 11cm (3 3/8″ and 4 5/16″).

Score on the 20cm (7 7/8″) at 2.5cm and 17.5cm (1″ and 6 7/8″).

2. Cut up the tabs on the side to meet the score line.  Fold on the score lines. Fold up to form a box and then you can see where to place your adhesive.

Add adhesive to your tabs.  Fold up and adhere together in the box shape.

3.  Create your handle. Cut a strip of the Gold foil for your measuring 3cm x 30.5cm (approximately 1 1/4″ x 12″).  TIP:  I ran this piece along the edge of the table a few times to help curl the card strip.  Place adhesive on the ends of the strip and adhered this to the sides of the box.

4. Create your flap for you bag.  From Gold Foil cut your piece 15cm x 10.5cm (6″ x 4 1/8″).  Score on the 10.5cm side (4 1/8″ side) at 5.5cm and 8.5cm (2 3/16″ and 3 3/8″).  Cut the front flap to a triangle if you like.  To do this mark the edge of the Foil piece at 7.5cm (3″) which is the mid-point.  Then cut from the point to the side of the card where the score line meets on both sides.  See the photo to show how it would look. 

5. Place adhesive on the inside edge of the narrow tab. Adhere this to the back of the bag.

6.  I used magnets to hold the bag closed.  Place a magnet on the underside of the front flap.  Then line it up and place a magnet on the front.  I would have preferred to have the magnet inside the bag and I tried several times but the magnets weren’t strong enough for the card thickness.  Maybe your magnets would be better. 🙂

I hope you like this project.  I can imagine it in so many different papers but this paper is just so gorgeous.

Thanks for hopping.

 

 Now you are off to Lou’s blog -> HERE.

 

Here is a list of participants if you get lost.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Sandra Mastello
  3. Courtenay Heuston
  4. Ellen Woodbridge
  5. Cheryl Algie
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Nicole Wilson
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Libby Dyson
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Jessie Holton
  13. Megan Lenske
  14. Delys Cram
  15. Rachael Lewsley
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Sharon Dalton
  18. Melinda Whittington
  19. Jenny Hayward

 

 

 

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MINI LOTS OF LAVENDER THANKS!

I thought I would show you the mini Thank you cards I made for my customers last month using the Lots of Lavender set available for Sale-A-Bration.

I have to say, in my hurry to get them out I missed stamping the “thanks” on the front.  Silly me! 🙂 I had the stamp set on my desk too.  Never mind!  I wrote inside to say Thanks to them and that I appreciate their order.  I like to send little notes like these often.  They don’t need to be big standard size cards.  For these I used the Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes in the Occasions Catalogue.

The Lots Of Lavender set is a great 2 step stamp set.  Some of the time (well most of the time) I don’t feel like colouring, so you can stamp the outline and then fill in the image with another stamp.  I used 2 colour variations.  One on the left – Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  On the right (Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant).  The leaves were stamped in Wild Wasabi.  I went over the lines of the leaves with the Wild Wasabi marker.  The stems were coloured with the Old Olive marker.  I added a little bow with the Linen Thread and attached it with a Glue Dot.

This is the Lots of Lavender set if you hadn’t noticed it in the Occasions Catalogue.  It’s great for quick cards.  This set is one of the free choices available for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.  

Thanks for visiting my little corner of Blogland.  I do appreciate each one of you.  I wish I could send a Thank You card to each and everyone of you. xx

Jenny

 

You can order online now -> HERE and grab your Lots of Lavender set (or one of the other free choices) OR contact me directly.