PILLOW BOX CARD HOLDER!

I just received the Kraft Pillow Boxes recently. These are lovely little boxes for little treats. I will do that with them soon but I had different ideas for this little project.

I made a little pocket with a matching note card and envelope using the Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.

This is a great size to give a little note to someone as a pick-me-up or a Thanks.  Add a chocolate treat or even a Gift Card.

To make these little pockets, simply cut the top off the Pillow Box just under the curved score line.  Then assemble the Pillow Box.  Decorate it as you like after it is assembled.

To decorate mine, I added a wide strip of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and then a narrower strip over the top.  I wrapped around some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and adhered a bow with a Glue Dot.  The sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and then I cut around the ‘friend’ word with scissors.  That was raised up with Dimensionals.

The Narrow Note Card was stamped with the flowers in Memento Black and then “filled” with one of the small “dot” type stamps in Rich Razzleberry.  I added some Old Olive leaves.  Of course, finished off with a Linen Thread bow and a Pearl from the Adhesive Artisan Pearls. The envelope was stamped with a matching flower.

These are so quick to make.  I think I need to make some more so I can have some on hand to give out.  How will you decorate yours?

Thanks for stopping by.

Catch you again soon,

Jenny

 

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RAZZLEBERRY BOTANICAL BLISS!

A couple of weeks ago when I was creating a card for a Blog Hop I was in I created this card.  I wasn’t happy with it for the Blog Hop but I thought I would share it with you now.  It is not my usual style so I didn’t feel comfortable with it. 🙂

At the time the theme of the Blog Hop was to be using a product from the current Catalogue.  If you go back a few posts (or head -> HERE) you can see what I ended up with.

I was having trouble working out what to make for it initially so I thought I would CASE a card from the catalogue.  The card on page 99 of the catalogue caught my eye so I thought I would use that as inspiration.

This was the inspiration card.

Details for my card I created up above.

The Designer Series Paper strip is from Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Razzleberry Strip is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

The tag and the background was stamped with the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I sponged around the edge with White Craft Ink and distressed the edges.  The little sprigs were diecut from the Botanical Tags Thinlits cut from Mossy Meadow card. The circle is stamped with images from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.  I swirled around a couple of loops of Linen Thread behind the circle. 

So certainly different. Whether you like it or not just remember that the catalogue can be a great source of inspiration to create your next card.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

DRESS UP YOUR CARDS WITH AN ENVELOPE SATCHEL!

I had a thought the other day to make a fancy little SATCHEL ENVELOPE BAG for a special card.  Why give it in a boring white envelope!  So here it is.

Here it is with the card.  I actually made the card a few weeks ago.

This is so easy to make.  The longest part is the decorating.  I will show you how.

CREATE YOUR OWN ENVELOPE SATCHEL

NB: Check the pattern on the piece of Designer Series Paper you use.  When you fold it half the pattern at the back will be upside down.  You want an all-over pattern.

1. Cut your piece of 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper in half vertically. I used the Share What You Love Specialty DSP.

2. Score it on the short side at 1.2cm (1/2″).  Turn your piece 180″ score it at 1.2cm (1/2″).  You should have 2 score lines running down each long side.

3. Turn your piece 90′  Score it at half way – 15.2cm (6″).  Fold on the scored lines.

4. Cut up on each of the score lines in the lower half of the section and the cut these off.  Check the photo below.

5. Add adhesive to the outside of the long tabs. Fold up the bottom piece and carefully adhere the two sides together lining them up on the edges.

There is your satchel already.

To decorate:

Cut a strip of co-ordinating card about 2 cm wide (3/4″).  This is the length of a full sheet of card.  Score one end at 1.2cm (1/2″).  Add adhesive to the back of this short end.  Fold around the back of the satchel at the top.  Add adhesive to the rest of the strip on the back of it and adhere this along the top edge going right across the front around to the back on the other side. Trim off any over-hang if need be.

For the handles cut a strip the length of a sheet of card and at approximately 1.2cm (1/2″) wide.  Cut the strip in half.  Firstly, to help the strip curve gently run it back and forth along the edge of the desk top or similar.  Add adhesive to the ends of each strip on the back of it.  Place one end in position on the front of the bag. Gently curve the strip and adhere the other end on to the front.  Repeat with the other strip for the back.

To finish, cut 2 ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Cut them both in half.  Adhere these over the ends of the strip on the front and the back.  Add pearls to finish if you like.

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I made a more masculine version.  Not sure of this one but what do you think?

This one is made from the Nature’s Poem DSP.  I added the strip across the top edge.  Instead of adding handles I added a ‘V’ Shape strip and added some gems to the front.  Is it “manly” enough? Maybe I should make it  more of a tie shape.

EDITED TO ADD: I have been pondering on this last project for the past few days.  I wasn’t particularly happy with it.  So today I changed things up a bit and thought I would show you. I am still not sure about it but I think it is a bit better. It’s not any worse anyway. 🙂

OK, I hope you like these dressed up satchels for your cards.  Do you think you would make them?  You could easily add a Gift Card in it and even maybe a small bar of chocolate.

Have a great day.  See you again soon,

Jenny

 

 

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 2!

Day 2 of 5 Ways With Paper.  I have another great card to share with you using your lovely paper.

This card was inspired by one by Lisa Pretto on inkbigacademystamps.

I have used the Share What You Love Specialty paper again – because it is so gorgeous!

TO CREATE YOUR OWN

On your base card adhere a piece of co-ordinating card slightly smaller than your base.

Cut your pieces of paper.  You can make them any size you like of course but to give you the measurements I have used:

Top Left piece measures 8cm (width) x 9.5cm (length) or 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″.

Bottom Right piece measures 8cm (height) x 7cm (width) or 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″.

Decorate as you like.  I cut a decorative label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  The sentiment is from the One For All set.  I sponged around the edge of the white oval with Old Olive.  The little Razzleberry flower is cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. It needed something underneath the label.  I played around with a few different options but I wasn’t happy with them.  In the end I went with a strip of Rich Razzleberry card that I had flagged both ends.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 1!

Do you love the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper?  It is so fantastic isn’t it.  We buy it, look at it, stroke it – and then file it away for a special occasion.  Do you do that?

We have a wonderful Paper sale on at the moment to buy 3 and get one free.  More of that gorgeous paper to file away.  Well, this week we are going to get that paper out and use it (I would like to write that last sentence in capitals but you might not like me yelling at you). Each day this week I will bring you a different way to use that paper.  Remember the hashtag from a few months ago when I shared ways to use paper #usethatpaper  Well, let’s get on with it again this week.  Who is in?

For today’s card I have used the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is not one available as the Buy 3 get one free promotion but it is so beautiful to use and probably one of those packs you have sitting there too special to use.

The idea for this card came from Jackie Bolhuis from klompenstampers.

This style of card works really well with beautiful prints on both sides of the paper.

HOW TO CUT YOUR PAPER

Firstly, cut your piece of Designer Series Paper just slightly smaller than your card base.  (Metric paper size would be 14.4cm x 10.1cm). The US card sizes are different to the South Pacific (and I think) Europe market, so I will just give you a general guide but if you cut your paper to about 1/8″ shorter on both sides to the front of your card base. Card base being 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ I think. On your short edge cut it vertically at the point about 2/3 the way across.  For metric measurements I cut it down at 7cm.

Take the Left hand strip, turn it 90′ anticlockwise and cut it approximately 2/3.  For metric, this was at 8.4cm.  Place it aside and it’s easier if you keep it in it’s position one above the other. Take your right hand strip that you had cut previously, turn it 90′ clockwise (so reverse direction) and cut it at 2/3.  For metric this would be at 8.4cm. Place it next to your previously cut pieces in their positions.

You should have 4 sections of different sizes.  With the bottom left piece flip that over.  For the top right piece flip that piece over. Adhere these pieces in position on your card base.

FINISH YOUR CARD

Decorate your card as you like. I had the decorative strip and the sentiment sitting on my desk from unused projects so it was good to be able to use these. The strip was cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper from the Petals and More Thinlits.  Shame you can’t see the sparkle from that. The sentiment is stamped with a greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and cut with a Framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I cut the decorative circle one in Petal Pink which is from the Stitched Labels Framelits also. It is hard to see but I also cut a small circle from Vellum from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

 

Come back tomorrow and each day this week as I bring you a different way to use your paper.  Thanks for visiting me today,

Jenny

 

 

 

FINALLY CATALOGUE SHOWCASE MAKES!

Last weekend I had my Catalogue Showcase. Lots of fun, creating and pouring over the new catalogue and new colours.  I have been wanting to share the projects we made all week but I wanted to finish with the Delightfully Detailed projects first. SO, today I can share them.

We looked at the new catalogue and colours.  I shared an overview in this post -> HERE.

To try the new colours everyone got to make a bookmark using the Waterfront set.

On the top they could use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch or the new Detailed Trio Punch.  We used some of the new Black Cord to tie it off.

For the card we used the fantastic new Stitched Labels Framelits.  I have mentioned these previously.  These are a must have I think.  We used the Love What You Do stamp set and some of the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  A little addition with the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls finished the card off.  The sentiment for this is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I think everyone was in love by the end of the session. 🙂

I had mentioned the Stitched Labels Framelits back in this post -> HERE.  I didn’t share this chart I had made at the time to show how each of the Framelits cut.  You might like to see it.

These are the Framelits

Hope your weekend is going well.  It is blowing a gale here so hopefully I won’t get blown away. 😉

Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE FRIEND CARD!

Last month we had the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event.  I am sure you have read lots about that already.  I realised I hadn’t show you the cards we made.  They are with products from the upcoming catalogue.  Lots of gorgeous stuff! So I have this card for you today.  And this is using the lovely paper and stamps from the Share What You Love suite that is now available this month.

The gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (that has a beautiful shine to it), the lovely Velvet Rich Razzleberry ribbon, the Pearlized Doilies that have a nice soft shine to them and of course the Love What You Do stamp set.  Notice the little pearls.  They are the Artisan Pearls and are really lovely too. They come in a mixed pack with Rich Razzleberry, Grapefruit Grove and Tranquil Tide colours.

I will bring you some of the other cards next post.

Jenny

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK!

Today I am joining in the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop.  It is all about the new Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek so you are in for a treat.  I am sure there are some lovely creations everyone will share today.  You might be starting here or you have just come from Elaine’s blog -> HERE.

Today I am focusing on the new Bundle Sitting Pretty.

I have created 2 cards with this Bundle.  I really like the seat Dies in the Pretty Park Framelits set.

I have used the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  The card base is the new Incolor Grapefruit Grove.  For both of them I used sentiments from the set Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I kept the layout similar for both cards.

For the top card I cut the bench seat in Black Cardstock.  For the little bird I stamped it in black and stamped the inside of the bird in Mint Macaron.  You don’t even need to colour it with the markers or pencils.  Just a tip though: I stamped the inside of the bird twice turning the stamp slightly each time to give a little more cover in the inking.  It’s a little hard to know how to stamp it. Now don’t bother trying to cut this tiny bird with scissors.  You can cut it with the matching die!

On the card below I have used the lovely Velvet Rich Razzleberry Ribbon. For this set I stamped the ornate seat in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry card.  This was then cut out with the matching die.  I also cut a heart in Silver Glimmer Paper with the heart die. 

I hope you like them.

You can head off to the next Blog.  Now we have Jessie’s amazing creations.  Click on the NEXT button below.  If that doesn’t work then click -> HERE.

The full list of participants is below though if you get lost.

Not long now for you to wait for the start of catalogue.  June 1st is the day!!

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

1. Jessie Holton – Australia
2. Vicki Hunter – Australia
3. Pia Gerhardt – Germany
4. Stephanie Fischer – Australia
5. Alejandra Gomez – USA
6. Jo Anne – USA
7. Cheryl Taylor -UK
8. Sandra Roberts – UK
9. Tracy Marie Lewis – Stuff N Thingz – USA
10. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
11. Teresa’s Happy Place – Australia
12. Vicky Wright – Australia
13. Sharon Dalton – Australia
14. Kayla MacAulay – Australia
15. Angela Meiritz-Reid – New Zealand
16. Karen Farquhar – Australia
17. Joanne Hodge – USA
18. Kim Oliver – Australia
19. Elaine Johnson – Australia
20. Jenny Hayward – Australia

KELLY’S STAMPING FRIENDS BIRTHDAY BLOGHOP!

Today we have a very special Blog Hop celebrating the lovely Kelly Kent’s Birthday.  She wanted to get some stamping friends together and share our creations with you.  How exciting! I have to say though it is a little overwhelming.  What to create …  It had to be a birthday card of course.

You would either be starting here on your hop or you have just come from Siobhan’s blog -> HERE.  So come and join the Birthday Hop.

Today I am sharing with you a Fun Fold card,  It’s a Pop Out Swing Card. I have made a few versions of this card (see one HERE), but this one is a teeny tiny version.  So cute!  It stand about 10cm (4″) high.  I have used the gorgeous new set available early this month, the Love What You Do stamp set and the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.

Don’t forget a matching envelope for this card too.  Made easy with the Envelope Punch Board.

The beautiful paper and colours makes this a gorgeous project without too much to it.  That Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon is just so soft and gorgeous too.

The Frame on the front of the card is made with the Layering Squares Framelits.  The sentiment inside is from the Southern Serenade set.  The leaf stem on the inside is cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits.

You can continue on the Birthday Blog Hop now and pop back again later to get the instructions link.  You will find the instructions for this card on Amanda’s blog -> HERE.

 -> -> ->To continue on the Hop. Click on the ‘NEXT’ image, or you can Head on over to Kathryn’s Blog by clicking-> HERE.

If you get lost, then you can follow the list below.  Thanks for hopping along.  See below the list too for the link for a second round of Birthday Blog Hops happening at same time.  So many wanted to share in the Birthday love that 2 groups were needed. 🙂

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen

 

***For Group B of the Birthday Blog Hop you can go to a different post on Kelly’s Blog -> HERE to follow along. 

SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE MOTHER’S DAY CARD!

You might have seen this project in the past week.  This was made for my Mother’s Day class this weekend.  It was a bit hard to see the card so I thought I would show you a little closer view.  Plus it is an opportunity to just take a minute to wish all the Mummies a Happy Mother’s Day.  Whether you are a mummy to humans or to furry creatures or an “adopted” mummy to young ones.  I wish you a wonderful day.  Be sure to take some time to put your feet up, maybe indulge in a little creativity just for yourself.  However you spend it, Have a great day. xx

Onto the card.

It’s quite a simple card but I think the paper is the star.  This is the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  It is so shiny although you may not be able to see it.  I love the colours.  Ooh! Mint Macaron is back!!!  The white card is stamped with some of the small images from the Love What You Do stamp set.  The sentiment is from the You’re Inspiring set.  You could easily substitute a Happy Birthday which is what I did in one of the cards I made in classes this weekend.

The sentiment piece and the Silver Foil backing is cut from the Layering Oval Framelits and I added some loops of Silver Thread.  It makes such a nice “extra” to a card.  The paper doily is from the current Lace Paper Doilies. 

The Share What You Love is available as bundles as an early release now.  I mentioned that a couple of posts back so just pop back one or 2 posts.  All these will be available individually in the upcoming 2018 Catalogue on June 1st. 

I will be off but thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day xx