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CELEBRATE SALE-A-BRATION CLASS THIS WEEK!

I can’t believe that it is the end of Sale-A-Bration.  The last 3 months have flown by.  This week in Class we are giving the Sale-A-Bration products ONE LAST LOVE.

Come and join in if you are a Wollongong local.  Here are the details.

CELEBRATE SALE-A-BRATION

WHEN: Friday 29th March at 10am or 7pm.

COST: $20 ($5 extra to use my adhesives)

CLASS IS FREE WITH ORDERS OVER $40

PLEASE RSVP BY THURSDAY 28TH.  You can drop a comment here to reply or email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Can’t make the class?  You can still order up to 6pm Sunday 31st so you don’t miss out on your free products.

Here is a sneak of what we will be making.  3 gorgeous cards! Hope to see you there.

Jenny

 

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BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES WEEK BONUS – W CARD!

I have a bonus project to share with you today for Botanical Butterflies week.  It’s a ‘W’ card.  I have seen a few of them around and was wanting to try one.  We made this one at our team meeting on Wednesday night and I thought it was good timing. So you get a bonus project.

Don’t look closely.  It was made in a rush at the meeting.  There are lots of parts to this card but it will give you an idea.  And can’t beat those pretty butterflies from the gorgeous Botanical Butterflies paper.

This is the card closed.  Tied up with some of the lovely soft Lemon Lime Twist Organdy ribbon.  The sentiment is from Incredible Like You and the paper on the front is from the Gingham Gala Paper. 

This is the inside of the card with more pretty butterflies.

I won’t give you the details of how to make one as you can check it out for yourself.  The card was CASED from Jan B cards.  HERE is the link to her Youtube video.  It’s long one.  It goes for 47 minutes so be prepared with a drink in hand and take notes.  The card is very easy though once all the cutting is done and you can decorate it anyway you like.

What could you do inside? Some stamped and cut images, a baby card, maybe a 4 letter name. Endless ideas to work with.

Have fun with it.

I hope you like the Botanical Butterflies week.  The ideas I have shared could work with any paper.  This gorgeous paper is Free though.  Can’t beat that. 

This is a Sale-A-Bration choice for orders over $90.  You could choose the gorgeous Painted Seasons paper or any of the other choices.  You only have one week left so get on it.

In Australia? You can order in my store -> HERE.  

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

 

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BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES PAPER WEEK – SPOTLIGHTING!

I have been sharing projects all week with the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper that is available as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration.  Of course you could use the ideas for any paper because we need to #usethatpaper  I love this paper though which is why I am featuring it.

For this card I used one of the black and white prints in the pack and created a card with the Spotlight technique.  The idea with this technique is you take a small section of the paper/image and “highlight” an area.  

To do this I cut a circle from the piece of paper and coloured just that section with the Stampin’ Blends.  Then layered it on a diecut scallop circle and raised it up off the card.  It’s great as you don’t have to colour the whole piece of paper in.  Great for the “colouring challenged” 😉  I find too it’s not as overwhelming with a small area.

I hope you have liked all the projects I have shared this week.  What has been your favourite?

Tomorrow I actually have a bonus project so be sure to stop by.  If you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog. Click on the tab in the right column.  Then you will get an update each time I post.

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

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FAB FRIDAY #145 WITH BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES PAPER!

Continuing with the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper series for this week.  I have another cute card with this gorgeous paper.

How pretty are these butterflies?  You don’t need much to put together a card when you have paper like this.  I went for the colourful butterflies print for this card.  The black and white diagonal stripe paper at the sides are the reverse of this print.  I simply cut 2 strips to run along the edge of some Lemon, Lime Twist card and then adhered them both to the back of the paper piece.

To put the card together I used a card sketch from Fab Friday #145.  You can see that sketch -> HERE.

Watch out for another project tomorrow – and it’s our Wednesday’s WOW! project so be sure to stop by.

Jenny

12 Days left for Sale-A-Bration! Have you got your free products yet?

In Australia? Shop online -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: JQGFKFT9

THANK YOU. 🙂

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #60 – LET’S LOOK CLOSER AT THE NEEDLEPOINT NOOK SUITE!

I don’t know about you but I am not a needlework crafter.  I will mend some pants and I have sewn curtains but when it comes to the finer points of embroidery and cross-stitch I don’t have the patience for that.  So I wasn’t taken with the Needlepoint Nook Suite in the Occasions Catalogue initially.

For Wednesday’s WOW! #60 I thought we would have a closer look at this suite.  I have to say it has me intrigued now.  You have to have a closer look at the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper. It is actual photos of embroidery.  They are beautifully done.  You can see the original work in this video below.  Take the time to check it out and have a closer look a the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies.  

Below is the Needlepoint Nook Bundle containing the Needle and Thread stamp set and the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies.  The stamp set is a Distinktive style of stamp so you will be able to achieve more depth in the image when you stamp it to make it more realistic looking.  And it does do that.

If you see the dotted die in the bottom right corner you will notice with the dots it won’t cut your card but create a “stitched” effect on your cards which is great for backgrounds.  Check them in the sample cards at the bottom.

The Needlepoint Nook DSP has realistic “embroidered” images on one side and on the other side is a simple stitched print.

Samples courtesy of Stampin’ Up! Aren’t they pretty?

So now if you are like me and not in to needlework you can get the look of it with the paper and stamps.  How clever!

You can grab the Needle and Thread Suite which includes the Stamp set and the dies for $80 AUS.  Add a pack of the Needlepoint Nook DSP for $19.25 and you can grab your choice of Sale-A-Bration item.

See them all in my store now -> HERE.

Shop with me in Australia. Please use the Host Code: JQGFKFT9

Thank you for your order. I like to send a little something out when you order so be sure not to mark your order anonymous.

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

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BY THE BAY SMOOSHING!

I have another By The Bay card for you today.  It’s a little Smooshing effect.  Have you tried this technique before?  Very easy.  I will tell you about it below.

I was happy with how the stamped image turned out.  It was putting the card together that I had a problem.  I tried a few alternatives which resulted in a few bent edges trying to lift it off a few times.  In the end I think it was ok and I managed to rescue it. I have used the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper for Sale-A-Bration. Here is how to create it.

TO SMOOSH

For this technique I used the large Clear Block (Block E) and coloured over it with the Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral.  Lightly mist the block with water and then stamp on to Shimmery White card. Allow to dry and then stamp your image on to the card.  Since the card is dry it doesn’t matter if you use Memento Black or Black Stazon ink. Then stamp on the sentiment. There it’s that easy.

Try it yourself.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

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BY THE BAY WITH PENCILS!

I have been playing with the Sale-A-Bration set By The Bay. Have you noticed it in the catalogue? It hasn’t had much of a showing on blogs and Pinterest that I have seen. This is actually the first card I made with it although I shared a card in the last post.  This one I have coloured with the Watercolour Pencils.

Firstly, you need to stamp on Shimmery White card or Watercolor Card with Stazon Ink when watercolouring.  I prefer the Shimmery White as it doesn’t have the texture on it.

Take your time when colouring.  Lightly colour an area and wash over it lightly with the Aquapainter to smooth out the colours then let it dry.  It doesn’t take too long to dry but once it is then you can go back and add some more colour to intensify the area or add highlights.

I have to say I am no expert at colouring and I am learning a lot as I go.  Picking what colours to use is always hard.  I coloured most of it and left the wall and the path/wall to last as I wasn’t sure what colour to use.  The path was Ok in the grey but I am not really happy with the wall.  I did try lifting some colour off but was starting to mess it up SO … you just have to go with what you have. Right?? 🙂

For the sentiment I stamped that on white card and cut it with one of the dies in the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits and cut a larger one in black with the larger die.  I think I have to use these dies a little more often for these small sentiments.  They are just the right size.  I coloured a Rhinestone with a Black Sharpie as I wanted a black embellishment.

To put the card together I cut the Thick Whisper White in Portrait orientation.  So cut down the length on the narrow side (10.5cm or 4 1/4″).  Score at the half way point on the long side (14.8cm or 5 1/4′).  Cut off 3cm or 1 1/4″ on the bottom edge.  On the inside of the card I stamped the seagulls twice across the bottom.

 

By The Bay is available now as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.

Order in store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: TTBQMGUT  You can select By The Bay or any of the other Sale-A-Bration options when you reach the qualifying order amount.

Receive the Tutorial Bundle with 12 amazing projects with orders over $78 AUS.  These are compiled by a team of Global Demonstrators and I know you will love them and sent out free with your qualifying orders OR you can buy the Tutorial Bundle from me through Paypal or Bank Deposit wherever you are located in the world.

Have a great weekend.  I will be back again soon with another By The Bay Project for you.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #59 – REDUCING THE SIZE OF DIECUTS!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #59 I want to share a little trick I discovered yesterday. Well it is not necessary a new discovery but new to me and it might be new to you.  Today I want to share with you how to reduce the size of your Framelits especially your shapes like the Rectangles Stitched Framelits.  

Do you sometimes have an image or a sentiment that is just slightly different size to what your current Framelits sizes can cut? It happens occasionally and it can be annoying.  Yesterday when I was making the card I will share below I wanted a smaller square to fit the sentiment.  So … I cut it down. Let me show you.

HOW TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF YOUR DIECUT SHAPES

Cut your piece of card with one of the Framelits Dies that is close to what you need. Then position your Framelits die over the cut piece of card to make it the size you want.  You will find the card will slip in to the die snugly.  Just check it out underneath to be sure.  (See below for the position of the die).

Diecut the card out and you have the smaller diecut you need.

Note: I hadn’t stamped this piece of card as this was just as a sample to show you.  It is a good idea to stamp before you cut so you know the exact size needed.

Below is the card I used the smaller diecut on.  I found that any other size and even a square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits was still not the right size.  That’s ok.  I could make a custom sized one.

For this card I stamped the image from By The Bay Sale-A-Bration set on to Grapefruit Grove Foil sheet.  Be sure to use Stazon when stamping to avoid smudging of the image. This stamp set By The Bay is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration.  The Foil Sheets were too but sadly have run out.

For the sentiment I daubered White Shimmer Paint on to the stamp and stamped it on black card.  Call me lazy.  I couldn’t be bothered getting my Heat Tool out and emboss it. 🙂

Don’t you like the colour with this card when the light hits the foil?  It’s like a rainbow.  Just a tip I found when making this card.  Don’t use Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive on the back of the Foil.  You can see the marks from it. At least you can’t see it in this photo. 🙂

Thanks for visiting.

Have you put your order in yet and received your choice of Sale-A-Bration set?? There are only a few weeks left so you better get on it.  

In Australia? You can order in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the HOST CODE: TTBQMGUT

Jenny

 

With a qualifying order (over $78 AUS) receive 12 project Tutorials in Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle.

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HIGHLAND HEATHER – INCREDIBLE LIKE YOU!

I am going to share this card with you. To be honest I am not overly happy with it. I think it’s the stamped flowers?? They don’t look right. I have trouble with stamp sets that have small images in it that you stamp together to make an image.  I like to stamp one or 2 stamps and you are done.  So this was outside my comfort zone.  Anyway, I am sharing it with you.  You can like it or not but maybe it will inspire you to create something … 😉

The paper is from the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and also there is the lovely Organdy Ribbon.  Sad that this is finished with.

There is not much more I need to say about the card.  It is easy to copy if you are up for it.  If this inspires you in some way I would love to see your version.  Do email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

The Incredible Like You set is a very versatile set.  Lots of ways to use these stamps.  How would you use them?

This set is available in my store -> HERE for $28 AUS.  Please use the Host Code: TTBQMGUT It has been quite popular actually.  You can grab it for yourself.

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny