cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration

A TOUCH OF INK WATERCOLOURED HUMMINGBIRD!

I had seen some gorgeous cards around with a watercoloured effect with the Hummingbird from A Touch of Ink stamp set. I wanted to have a go. I have to say mine didn’t turn out quite like the ones I had seen.

It’s created by heat embossing the images with White Embossing Powder. I used the Shimmery White card for the sparkle in the card. Once it has cooled then watercolour the images using the Water Painters and inkpads. To do this you can create a “well” of ink in the ink pad lid or I dabbed some ink on to a clear block and picked up the ink off that You can build up the colour as you go.

I like the effect. Maybe not the execution of my card. 🙂

I do love the effect of the edge of the card with the Stitched with Whimsy die.

Check that paper out though. That is the Highland Heather print in the Subtles pack you receive when you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration. There are some very cool patterns in the packs. And you receive every colour collection plus 2020-2022 Incolors. That’s 200 6″x6″ papers!

The A Touch of Ink is a free choice during Sale-A-Bration available with orders over $180. It’s such a gorgeous set.

But if you have considered joining the Stampin’ Up! Family then you might want take advantage of that now with Sale-A-Bration so you get your 200 6″x6″ squares of paper.

In Australia? You can shop in my store -> HERE. Don’t forget to add your Sale-A-Bration choice. Host Code: CJ7PPUEC Or you can contact me directly on 0439 844574.

Free papers with SAB

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Sale-A-Bration

STAMPIN’ UP! A TOUCH OF INK – FLOWER AND FIELD!

I am loving the A Touch of Ink stamp set available as a free Level 2 choice for Sale-A-Bration. (Level 2 is for orders over $180 AUD).

I have used this set a lot recently and we featured it at class on Friday. I thought I would show you one of the cards we made.

The paper is from the Flower and Field paper pack available as a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item.

The butterfly and flower was stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The Daffodil Delight banner was punched with the Banner Punch. I love the added texture with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

Sale-A-Bration is much shorter this year, ending 28th February. Don’t miss out on any of the choices.

In Australia? I would love you to consider supporting me and shopping in my store. You can visit it -> HERE. Be sure to check out the Sale-A-Bration items -> HERE and select one when shopping.

If ordering online please use the Host Code: CJ7PPUEC Thank You.

If you need help contact me directly on 0439 844574 and I will put your order in for you.

And if you are a Wollongong Local and want to find out more about my classes please contact me.

Happy Shopping,

Jenny

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

THE GANG’S ALL MEER WELCOME!

Have you loved the cute The Gang’s All Meer set?? I have shared a few cards with it.  These cards I am sharing with you today I made to welcome some new team members during Sale-A-Bration.  They are simple – but sweet.

The meerkats are coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The patterned paper is from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  The “welcome” is cut from using the Well Written Dies.

There is still time get those extra bonuses when you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration – but only one more week!

I would love to welcome you to my JEN’s INK team – and to send you a little meerkat welcome.

Do you want to know more? Head to a previous post -> HERE for more information. 

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

LADYBUG THANK YOU!

You might have seen the little ladybugs around?? I thought I will share some of the cards I have been making recently with the Little  Ladybug set.

A very simple card but I used the largest rectangle of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and stamped the lady bug which was then coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. 

The sentiment is from the So Sentimental Stamp set.

The red card mat is embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D embossing Folder with some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon tied around before adhering to the White card mat.  I added a Red Rhinestone to it.

The Little Ladybug set is available as a gift for orders over $500 whether it is your own or together with your workshop.  It’s a cute set.  This is only available for 2 more weeks though and then those Ladybugs are flying away.

I will be back with more cute ladybugs soon.

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD MARCH BLOG HOP – THOUGHTFUL BLOOMS!

Time for another Blog Hop with the Stamping Around The World Tutorial Group.  We put together Tutorial Bundles to send out to those who order each month with any of us and then bring you more inspiration with the Monthly Blog Hops.

This month for my tutorial I used the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set so I am using that in my project for you today for the Blog Hop.

This is a sweet set available as one of your free choices for Sale-A-Bration.  I chose to keep the cards simple for you with a little stamping and masking.

For the card above I first masked off a strip down near the bottom of the card to allow for space the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday To You Stamp set. Of course that step is optional though.

Then I stamped the Flirty Flamingo flowers over the card.  I stamped some under the strip just to have some over the edge of the masked area.

Then finished with stamping flowers in Gorgeous Grape and the leaves in Granny Apple Green and Pear Pizzazz.

Before adhering this piece to the Flirty Flamingo card mat and the Thick Whisper White card base I ran it through with the Subtles Embossing Folder to give it some texture.

For the second Card I masked off the area this time in the right hand bottom corner after stamping the Thank You from the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp set.

Using the same colours I stamped the flowers and leaves.

The white card wasn’t embossed on this one but you could do that.  It was adhered to Gorgeous Grape card mat and then to a Whisper White card base.

Another flower in Flirty Flamingo was stamped on scrap white card and punched out with the Small Bloom Punch also available for Sale-A-Bration.

They are simple cards but I hope they inspire you in some way.

Now head off on the rest of the Blog Hop by following along by clicking on the blue frog below.

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Techniques, Videos

SPONGING THE FLOWERING FOILS PAPER WITH A VIDEO!

I have mentioned already the gorgeous Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  You have probably seen lots around with it too.  Today I have a card to share with you using this paper and a video to show how you can very easily add the colour to the paper with the sponge rollers.

This card is inspired by a card in the 2nd release Sale-A-Bration brochure (p3)  I changed it up a little.

Here is the card.

Check the video below.

I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies on the card and the sentiment is from So Sentimental. The card in the brochure uses one of these sentiments too but I just wanted to keep it simple rather than cutting around the sentiment seen on that card.  It does give it a good effect when you do that.

The leaves are from the Birthday Dies.  These are available as Co-ordination products that go with the Happy Birthday To You stamp set also for Sale-A-Bration.

The Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper is only available for March during Sale-A-Bration (or while supplies last) so you want to grab them soon.  You receive them as your free choice with orders over $90.  Check out my store now -> HERE.

Have fun sponging and colouring this paper.

Jenny

 

Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

ARE YOU STILL THINKING ABOUT JOINING STAMPIN’ UP!???

You hear about it all the time and maybe it’s crossed your mind, but …. still some questions, some reservations, fear.  I know I hear you.  But you know you have nothing to worry about joining Stampin’ Up!.  It’s all good stuff. You are not locked in it for life BUT you get such awesome value – and not to mention fun. 🙂

Recently I asked on my Facebook page what was the best thing about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Did you know not one person said about the products or making cards.  Although they love that AND the discount is good.  Every person said it was the friendships that Stampin’ Up! has brought in to their lives.

And when I have spoken to people at other times this is what they say too. Joining Stampin’ Up! brings you in to the most incredible large family.  You are surrounded by cheer leaders and people sharing and caring.  You meet the most amazing people.  My life is certainly richer because of Stampin’ Up! with all the beautiful, amazing friends I have met.

It’s Sale-A-Bration time now (only for another 5 weeks mind you!), If you had any thoughts of joining this would be your best time.

What does “joining Stampin’ Up!” really mean?

To join the Stampin’ Up! family, choose up to $235 of products but pay only $169 plus pay no shipping.  That’s a saving already.

During Sale-A-Bration also receive a mini Paper Cutter, a 6”x6” paper sampler and your choice of any stamp set for FREE!  Extra value there.

Any following orders you receive a minimum 20% discount. 

To stay active you need to submit orders over $470 per quarter.  If you are not able to, that’s ok. You can drop being a Demonstrator and continue as a Customer with me if you wish.  You get to keep all your products so don’t worry.  There is no penalty to drop.

What else do you get as a “demonstrator”? 

join a global Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Facebook group that has numerous projects to inspire you daily.

Early access to the catalogues and to order long before you would as a customer.

events each year to be inspired, share ideas, meet with other demonstrators from across Australia.

Support from me with questions and ideas any time you need it. You can be from anywhere in Australia.

Join my Facebook team page for support, questions, ideas.

– All my JEN’s INK team members have access to my monthly Project Tutorials for FREE.

Meeting together for some fun team get togethers.

 

So still have more questions??  Why not head to my Join Stampin’ Page and check out the 10 Reasons Why You need to be part of the Stampin’ Up! Family -> HERE.

Or check out this video below.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO NOW?

Ask me for an information pack.

OR

“I want to be a Happy Shopper NOW and get my discount” = Get your list together, Head to my website -> HERE and join straight away so you can start saving.

Don’t forget to choose your bonus stamp set too.  Your Paper Cutter and Paper Sampler will be added.

I look forward to welcoming you to my JEN’s INK team.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues

MEERKAT LOVE CARD!

So it’s Valentine’s Day on Friday.  We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day that much in Australia.  Maybe a card or a chocolate treat for our “significant other”. I don’t even make a card. (am I bad??) 🙂

I couldn’t resist this cute little card though.  This is created by Stampin’ Up! artists.  It seems the cute The Gang’s All Meer set has even made it to Valentine’s greetings.  You can’t resist their cute little faces can you.

Lots of hearts are added with this cute meerkat using the Heart Doilies, From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Heart Punches.  The “love” is from the Well Written Dies.

The Gang’s All Meer Set is a Free choice for Sale-A-Bration with your orders over $90.  Available now in my store -> HERE Ordering now you won’t receive it by Valentine’s Day but it’s a cute set for any occasion.

This card wouldn’t take long to put together if you still need a Valentine’s card in a hurry.

Just remember that even if you don’t receive a Valentine’s card or chocolates.  You are loved. ❤

Have a happy day,

Jenny

 

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD FEBRUARY BLOGHOP – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Time for another Blog Hop with the Stamping Around The World Tutorial Group.  This month I am sharing a project with the Happy Birthday To You stamp set as that is the stamp set I used for the Tutorials this month.

I wanted to try something a little different with the dies.  I wanted to layer up the flowers on the card to give more dimension.  A bit like the old Paper Tole effect.  You can tell in the photo how it looks.

I stamped the cake from Happy Birthday To You on white card 3 times.  I used Basic Gray ink as it is a little softer.  I coloured just the cake on one, and then the flowers on the other 2 cakes.  They were coloured with Stampin’ Blends (Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive).  The cake was coloured with Mint Macaron.

On one of the cakes (the one without the flowers coloured in), I cut the full cake out with the Birthday Dies.  On the other two cakes I cut the flowers out with the flower die.  On one of these diecut flowers I trimmed off the top flower to have just a single flower.

Then diecut some leaves from Old Olive and Mint Macaron and adhere them behind the flowers before assembling them together.  You will find it so much easier – trust me!! 😉

After all the diecutting you can layer the cake together using Dimensionals to layer up the flowers.  The full diecut flowers was layered on to the diecut cake and then the single flower was raised up on top of these flowers.  If that makes sense?  So there were 3 layers with the top flowers.  Check the photo below to see it.

To finish the card I adhered a piece of the Perennial Essence paper on to a white card mat and then they were adhered to a Flirty Flamingo card base.

A rectangle from Vellum was cut from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  To adhere this to the card I added a little Snail Adhesive  behind where the cake would be and then the cake was adhered on to the Vellum with Dimensionals.

The little sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and cut with the cute little shape in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Just a reminder that the Stamping Around The World are put together by 12 Demonstrators from around the world.  You can receive these tutorials as a Thank you for ordering from one of us.  Or you can purchase the Tutorials from me for $20 AUD.

Now you can head off on the Hop again.  Click on the little blue frog below and it will send you to the links.

Happy Hopping,

Jenny

 

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #95 – USING THE BIRTHDAY DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #95 – Today I am giving you some Tips using the Birthday Dies.

The Birthday Dies are now available as co-ordinating products with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.

When I went to use them for the first time it concerned me as the cake stand doesn’t line up with the cake stamp set.  It is a different shape.  That’s ok.  Just trim off under the base of the stand.  So you are cutting the leg of the stand off.

Then it’s easier to adhere the cake stand on to the cake.

I love these dies as they give a lot more layering to the set.  You have the 2 different leaf shape dies and there are 2 on each die making it quicker to cut.  They cut so easily too.

The other larger shape in the set is for the flowers.  To use this one, stamp your cake on your card then also stamp the cake on another piece of card.  After colouring the flowers on the additional piece you can diecut them and layer them on to your card.  You could have several layers of flowers by stamping and die-cutting them several times.

Below is part of a card I have made recently with the stamps and the dies.  I can’t show you the full card as this is my card for the Stamping Tutorials for this month.  It gives you a peak though. 🙂  I haven’t used the flower shape dies on this card but lots of leaves and I have cut the cake stand too.

I think this is a really great stamp set to begin with but having the dies now really adds to this set.  I love all the layering you can create.

The Happy Birthday To You set is a free Sale-A-Bration choice with orders over $90 AUD.  

Another tip: Purchase the Birthday Dies ($50 AUD), add another stamp set or ink/card to make your total to $90 then choose the Happy Birthday To You set for FREE.  Winner! you can get both together. AND – ordering with me you will receive the Tutorial Bundle with the card above as one of the projects. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny