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SOME FAVOURITE CARDS FROM 2017!

It’s the end of another year.  I have to say I have really enjoyed my stamping this year.  I have tried some new techniques and got involved in some challenges.  It’s been fun!

I thought I would look back at some of my favourite projects from this past year.  Now I did think I would pick one from each month but it was getting too hard.  So I have just picked a few.  If you click on the title you can see more details of the project.

** Apologies in advance: lots of photos. 🙂

Delicate Details Dragonfly

I think the Delicate Details stamp set was my favourite for Sale-A-Bration for 2017.

Multi Stamping for the boys cards

The Nailed It set was great for the boys cards earlier this year.

Carousel Birthday Bendi Card

I have wanted to make a Bendi for a long time so it was great to finally make one.  I must make another one again soon.

Flower Box 

This was the most popular class for the year.

Meeting the 2017 Incolors 

I am still loving Lemon Lime Twist but I seem to use Berry Burst a lot.

Baby Card in a Box

I love making Card in a Box type cards.

A 90th with Oh! So Eclectic

Oh! So Eclectic

Be sure to check the post after this particular post too for more cards with Oh! So Eclectic.

It’s All Weddings

I have had to make lots of wedding cards this year, and still continue to need to make them.

Z-Fold cards with Colorful Season

These Z-fold cards have been hugely popular on my blog these past few months.

Flap Fold Daisy Card

I love this one for it’s different fold.

 

Black and White Dragonfly Dreams

A different type of fold card I made for a Blog Hop.

Christmas Pines Eclipse

Merry Patterns Half Fold card

This one below was probably my favourite Christmas card though.

UPDATE: To make it easier for you I have a collage below ready to PIN of some of the favourites.  PIN this and it will bring you back to this post later.

So what’s your favourite from this year?

What would you like to see more of?  I would love to know.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me this year.

To lots more creating and sharing in 2018.

Jenny

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A SPECIAL CARD IN A BOX!

I know we’re in the midst of the all the excitement with the new catalogue but I just have to share this project.  I know it is using retired products now but I thought you might still like to see it.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a special baby card for her new grandchild.  At that time she didn’t know what the gender was and requested it to be Teal Green in colour with splashes of red. I knew the family as well so I wanted it to be pretty special.  I recreated a card in a box that I made some time ago.  You can see that original project HERE. That card in a box has been repinned 3.3K times on Pinterest so I thought it might just be “good enough”. 🙂

The only paper I had to match the Bermuda Bay card was this retired paper.  I can’t even remember the name of it.  I just found a few scraps of it in my retired paper box. Lucky!!!

I dug out my ‘Something For Baby’ set too from my retired box.  That was lucky too as I don’t have any new baby stamps as yet.

So enough of the chatter.  Here it is.

I used Watermelon Wonder which matched. (Grabbed that out of the retired box too!).

I realised I didn’t get a photo of the left side flap.  That had little booties in Crushed Curry and I tied teeny, tiny bows in White Baker’s Twine.  The sentiment is from ‘Baby Bear’ – yes! That is current! I probably could have used that but Baby Bear was a bit big for the box.

Well it was very well received and I can tell you that baby Phoebe arrived safely last week.  She is very gorgeous and they were all delighted and fascinated in the card.  It can be displayed on the shelf in the nursery for some time to come.

Thanks for indulging me.  Back to current products in next post.

Jenny

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SOMETHING FOR BABY!

I can finally show you this card.  A friend who is also one of my downlines had a baby boy back in January.  I have only got to see her recently so now I can show you the card.

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I found the idea for the window card on Pinterest but I changed it around and made it larger into a standard size card.  The window was cut with the Square Framelits. The Designer Series Paper was the ‘Perfectly Artistic’  Sale-A-Bration paper which is now no longer available.  Well it was when I made the card 😉

The cute little suit is from ‘Something For Baby’.  It is so nice to have the matching framelits too.  No cutting!!  The greeting is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’, stamped and then punched with the Oval Punch.  I cut a red banner using the ‘Itty Bitty Framelits’.  I cut the banner in half and adhered this to the back of the oval to make it larger. The red gives it a “POP” I think.  I added the red Candy Dot to the bib.  I am still unsure, maybe it should have been a Tempting Turquoise one?? Sometimes you second guess yourself.

Here is the inside.

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I added a piece of Whisper White to the bottom inside.  I stamped the duck in the Tempting Turquoise too. The greeting is from Sale-A-Bration set ‘Sky is the Limit’ which is no longer available either. 😦  I stamped it and then cut the greeting with the ‘Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits’

I think it has the cute factor.  What do you reckon?? 🙂

Thanks for visiting today.

Have a great day.  The weather is turning chilly now.  I am sad that Summer is leaving us but it is a relief to have cooler nights to sleep better.

Jenny

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FOLD FLAT CARDS!

How was your Christmas??  Our’s was a little quiet on the day but then celebrating with different family members for the last 3 days.  It’s all done now for another year.  I have packed up my Christmas stamps and cards and ready to move on to some different creating.  I haven’t had a lot of chance to create with the new products from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration so I am looking forward to getting them inky.

I have had these projects for a while now and with all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue they got put aside so I thought it was time to share these before we move on.  These are called Fold-Flat (or 3D) Cards.  You might have seen them around blogland.

This one below uses ‘Celebrate Today’ we made this in a class a few months ago.  The original instructions were from HERE. You can follow along in that post.  They are available in English too. I have used the ‘Bohemian’ DSP.  (Edited to Add:  I have since found that this blog link is now not available for this larger version.  If you are wanting to make this larger version please email me).

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This is a side view.  This folds flat so you can post it.  I did find this quite large so later I made one smaller so it can fit in a standard size envelope.

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This one uses the set ‘Something For Baby’.

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A side-view for you.

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On the back you can adhere some Whisper White card so you can add the message.

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I will share my measurements for the smaller one.  Putting it together is the same as the large one so you can follow along in the above link.  It is very simple though.  Just a matter of folding on the scored lines and adhering.  There is a little trick to adhering the front piece so I will tell you that further down.

FOLD FLAT CARDS (Smaller version).

Base: Cut card 10.5cm x 27cm. (4 1/8″ x 10 5/8″).  Score at 15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm.  (6″, 7 1/8″, 9″ and 10 1/4″).

Designer Series Paper strips.    TOP PIECE – 10.1 cm x 9.6cm (4″ x 3 3/4″)                     BOTTOM PIECE – 10.1 cm x 4.6cm (4″ x 1  7/8″)

Back: Cut Whisper White 10.1cm x 14.6cm (4″ x 5 3/4″)

 

Front Panel: Cut Card 7.5cm x 15cm (3″ x 6″).  Score at 1cm and 4cm.  (1/2″ x 1 9/16 – I hope that measurement is right?? It doesn’t seem right)  🙂

Card Mat: Whisper White – 7.1cm x 10.6cm (2 3/4″ x 4 3/16″).

ASSEMBLING (If you are having trouble following this, head to the link I added above for photos.  I didn’t think I would repeat the photo steps).

For the Base piece.  Add Adhesive to the smaller tab (on the back as it is lying down on the table) and fold up to adhere to the front.  (I added the DSP first so I could line up the fold just below the DSP).

Fold the front Panel on the score lines.  Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking down the tab fold this under carefully and line up the second score line with the top edge of the base card and then press down on the small tab to adhere this to the base card lower down.  If you are not sure then check the tutorial link above to see the image. Add adhesive to the back of the front panel and then adhere to the folded section of the base card near the bottom.

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I hope this all makes sense.  I loved making these and since I had the instructions out still to share these with you I decided to make one of these cards using some new Sale-A-Bration products.   I will post that card next post so come and visit again.

Jenny

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IRRESISTIBLY YOURS DSP INTO CARDS!!

I was playing around with the ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP the other day.  If you are not familiar with this paper already it comes in 12″x12″ sheets.  There are 6 different designs and you get  2 of each. Each design has a glossy like pattern on the sheet which is like it is clear embossed.  You can simply add your colour either by sponging or brayering.  Gently wipe off the card with a tissue which removes the ink from the embossed parts leaving a gorgeous coloured pattern.  You can create your own patterned paper to match the colour of your project. I had these little pieces just for a card size and thought I would make up some cards using them.  Here they are for you.

Firstly, using Crisp Canteloupe card and ink and stamp sets ‘Papillion Potpourri’ and ‘Hello There’. A little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was punched using the 1 3/8″ Circle punch and this was layered under the “For You” greeting although that is a little hard to see. I also stamped the smaller image from ‘Daydream Medallions’ and cut it with the matching die. I added some Crisp Canteloupe Thick Baker’s Twine to finish this card.

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This one was in Marina Mist and using ‘Something For Baby’ and ‘Itty Bitty Banners’ stamp sets.  Finished off with some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.  Gotta love that tie!!! 😉

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This is probably my favourite.  This is Lost Lagoon.  I added some splodges from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ and the greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’. Then simply a sparkly butterfly cut from the Silver Foil Sheets and then some Lost Lagoon Satin ribbon to finish off.

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So have you got your ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP yet?? It is one of the Free choices during Sale-A-Bration with your $90 order.  There are so many other great Sale-A-Bration products if this Paper is not your choice. There is only 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration so you can’t muck around on this. Order directly Online Here or drop me an email with your order. I can ship anywhere in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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SOMETHING FOR – A BABY BOY!

I have a few baby cards to make at the moment and the set ‘Something For Baby’ has just arrived in time. If you have baby cards to make this set is great.  I will tell you about the set below but I will show you the card first.

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I have used Marina Mist and Real Red on this. I cut the little baby suit using the ‘Baby First’ Framelits from the Marina Mist card and then embossed it with the ‘Alphabet Press’ Embossing Folder.  This folder is ideal for a cute baby type  card. I wrapped around some White Baker’s Twine.  On a piece of Whisper White card I pierced the baby suit from the ‘Eclectic’ Piercing Template set and adhered that behind the Marina Mist card.  I adhered it all to the Marina Mist Base card.  I stamped and cut the little tie in Real Red and adhered that with Dimensionals. (Don’t just think of this tie for baby cards what about for Dad for Father’s Day???).  The tie adds a cute little touch. The greeting is from ‘Itty Bitty Banners’ and cut with the matching Framelits.

In the catalogue (p74)  this is available as a bundle which is just fantastic as you save 15% off for the bundle ($80.50 W and $68.75 C).  The Piercing Template is on p 218 is a great asset for this set and has piercing templates for the Tag Topper Punches, Star Framelits, Word Bubble Framelits and the Chalk Talk set.  A very versatile Piercing Template set at only $13.95.

In cutting the Baby suit out for this card and a second one I didn’t want to waste the off-cuts so I made up some other cards similar to this.

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The heart is punched from the 2 step Owl Punch. The Marina Mist piece at the bottom has been embossed with the ‘Alphabet Press’ Embossing Folder again. The greeting is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’ and punched out with the Word Window Punch.  I punched out a second one in Real Red and then cut it in half and layered it behind the white sentiment.

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This is a little card measuring 10cmx10cm (4″x4″).  The heart is punched from the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Punch Pack.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blog world.  If you are in the US, wishing your a Happy 4th July. 🙂

Jenny

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“SOMETHING FOR BABY” CARD IN A BOX!

I have just received the new “Something For Baby” set from the new Catalogue.  It is so cute. I do have a few baby cards to make but I just had to make one of the ‘Card in a Box’ type cards first.  I have to show you it.

Isn’t it the cutest?? (or can I say that about my own card!)  I think all the images in the set are so cute and they all work together so well, PLUS no hand cutting.  Just use the matching framelits!

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It was such fun to put together.  I have used the ‘Moonlight’ DSP paper stack which is also from the new catalogue.  These paper stacks are great.  The papers are just slightly larger than a card front so they are much easier to use and store.  There are 48 sheets in the stacks with 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.  You can check them out when you get your new catalogue.  I have used some of the new Incolors coming out – Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon.  I also added  Basic Gray and Sahara Sand.

Here you can check out the side views.

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Little booties and No, I didn’t have to hand cut these either!  I added some White Baker’s Twine bows.

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A little Bib with another White Baker’s Twine bow and a Rhinestone to finish it off.

These “card in a box” cards do take some time to create but the whole process is fun.

I have been busy with a lot more creating getting ready for my Catalogue Launch this coming weekend.  I can show you all the creations after the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying some creating today.

Jenny

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