cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #96 – USING THE BRAIDED BORDER PUNCH!

Wednesday’s WOW! #96 today I want to show you the new punch in the catalogue.  The Braided Border Punch.  I think it is pretty but I think there are a few tricks to using it too.  So let’s check it out.

You can find it on page 29 of the 2020 Mini Catalogue.

As with most of the border punches, to punch your card.  Slide in your card, rest the card against the small ridge on the punch and press down.  Then to re-punch, slide the card along and you can match up the pattern on the base of the punch.  Then you can punch again.  Repeat this along the card for the length you want.

You can buy the punch on it’s own but it co-ordinates nicely with the Beautifully Braided stamp set. And getting the bundle saves 10%!

In the stamp set is a lovely “lattice” style stamp that can stamp over the punched Braided border.  There is also a flourish stamp strip too.

But how you can line this up easily on the punched piece? I have some tips for you today.

Using the Stamparatus will greatly help you.

Firstly punch your piece of card to the length needed.

Place your strip of card in the Stamparatus.  Place it in the corner to rest the card against the edge so it is lined up.

Position the stamp upside down on to the punched piece so you can line it up properly with the punched area.  Using the side plate close up the Stamparatus plate to pick up the stamp.

Ink up the stamp, Fold over the plate to stamp on the punched card.  If you need to stamp further along then, slide the plate down the hinges, ink up the stamp and stamp down again.

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Hope these tips are helpful to get the best out of this gorgeous punch.  Below are some samples from Stampin’ Up! to show these lovely stamps and punch.

This is pretty with the rows of punched braids.  This one has the flourishes stamped.  I think it would help to line this up on the Stamparatus as well.

This one below has ribbon threaded through the braids.  That’s a clever idea!

You will find the Beautifully Braided Bundle in my store now -> HERE.  $61 AUD.  Why not grab some card or some other items to reach the $90 so you can choose one of the free Sale-A-Bration products.

If ordering online you can use the Host Code – FURRYWCK  Thank You.

Be sure not to mark your order anonymous or I won’t be able to send out your gift and Thank You card.  And you will also receive the 12 project Tutorial Bundle (does not include projects with the Beautifully Braided Bundle).

Happy creating,

Jenny

 

 

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Videos

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #55 – TIPS WITH THE FLORENTINE FILIGREE BUNDLE!

For Wednesday’s WOW! #55 today I thought I would look at the Florentine Filigree Bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.  I have been fascinated with it every time I see it in the catalogue.

The Florentine Filigree Thinlits die is quite fancy and the Florentine Filigree stamp set has a number of different medallion style stamps.

When I looked at the samples though I was quite fascinated with them.  On the one on the left those flourish style images were stamped in the little gaps in the diecut .  How can you get them so lined up and so neat?

The smaller card on the right looked like it had Texture Paste used with the diecut.

I came across a video with some great tips and it shows you how to easily create these cards.  I thought you might like to see the video.

Here are you are below.

What do you think? Are you going to add this bundle to your wish list now? It’s a gorgeous one isn’t it.

You can shop for this in my store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: Q6XB6QR6  It is $69.25 AUS 

Add a little more to bump your order up to over $90 and you can choose a Sale-A-Bration item too AS WELL as receive my Tutorial Bundle for 10 exclusive projects.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

A YEAR OF STAMPING!

It’s the last day of 2018.  It has been an exciting year with Stampin’ Up!.   I have loved sharing my creations with you.  Lots of new things have happened on my blog with the introduction of Wednesday’s WOW! which has been hugely popular and the start of my Youtube channel.  (Baby steps there!!).  Thank you for joining me in this ride.

Today I am going to share a few of my favourites from this past year. If you click on the heading it will take you to the original post.

Peekaboo Panda 

Looking through the Cave  (this was totally out of the box but has been very popular).

Baby Wipe with Petal Palette

Baby Spinner Card

Delightful Gorgeous Grape

Sparkly Rainbow  (this was probably up there with one of my most favourites of the year.  I love the colour and sparkle)

Envelope Satchel (this was a popular gift bag tutorial.

Double Emboss your card (this continues to be a very popular Pinterest post)

Copper Shimmer Paint (another popular post)

Postcard Pals (I love these guys)

Pyramid Christmas (only recent but it has been popular)

It certainly has been a busy year.  2019 already is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one with the start of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalogue starting on the 3rd January.  So watch for new projects VERY SOON.

Before I leave you today I will take a minute for a little “commercial Plug”. I am sorry for the shameless advertising. I just want you to be sure that you are up to speed in all that is happening on my blog and with Stampin’ Up! so you don’t miss out on anything.

  • Firstly, if you receive these blog updates by email then be sure to visit my blog.  It has undergone an overhaul and I have freshened the site up.  Check it out. If  you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog click on the tab in the right hand column to subscribe.
  • Have you signed up for my newsletter yet?  You can click on the tab in the right hand column.
  • Follow me on Facebook or Instagram or subscribe to my Youtube channel. Links are in the right hand column.
  • Join my Private Facebook group.  Head -> HERE to request to join.  We share our projects and I share tips and occasionally have giveaways. Lots of fun!

 

OK.  Thanks for the indulgence of reflecting on the past year of creating – and a little advertising. 🙂

Happy New Year to you.  Thanks for sharing with me on this journey. Onwards to a creative 2019!

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

LAST DAY TO GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN A STAMPARATUS!

I am giving a Stamparatus away this week to celebrate my 10th Stampin’ Up Birthday. Entries close tomorrow (Sunday) so you better get on to it.

Here are the details to remind you.

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The Stamparatus is a great positioning tool that will help you in your stamping.

I am really excited to be able to give one lucky person the chance to have their very own one.

HOW DO YOU ENTER?

Every order over $50 will receive one entry. Orders can be emailed/phoned directly to me or can be submitted through my store. (see below). Australian residents only.  Orders must be received by 8pm Sunday 26th August. 

EVERY ORDER WILL RECEIVE A SMALL GIFT TO SAY THANK YOU.

Don’t forget with Bonus Days on too, for every $90 order you will receive a $9 redemption voucher to use in September.

 

TO ORDER

Email me directly at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR

**Shop Online -> HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: EFQMYZZJ

COME ON AND CELEBRATE WITH ME! 🙂

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!

HAPPY 10 YEARS WITH STAMPIN’ UP!

Tomorrow (Tuesday), I celebrate 10 years with Stampin’ Up!.  It’s pretty crazy really!  It’s been a wild ride I have to say with lots of creating, travelling to fun events and “meeting” many amazing people here and from all over the world.  I have many customers who have been with me nearly the whole time and some blog readers here too.  I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU for sticking with me. ❤

It still amazes me what you can do with ink and paper and I am continually learning new techniques and ideas.  10 years ago I threw myself into this journey having no idea what I was doing – and still don’t half the time, but I keep going and I hope that I inspire you along the way. Stampin’ Up! has given me a greater confidence in myself to try new things and to believe in myself that I can create. 🙂

I appreciate each and every one of you whether you have been with me for 10 years or 10 days.  Thank you for sharing this ride with me.  I love sharing my creations and ideas with you. Creating is such an important part of our lives.  So keep creating and I hope you continue on this ride with me.  To many more years of creating! 🙂

So to celebrate my 10th Stampin’ Up! Birthday, I am giving you the gifts.  

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You might have seen the Stamparatus? The great positioning tool that helps you in your stamping.

Well I am giving one away this week.  I am really excited to be able to do this. 🙂

 

HOW DO YOU ENTER?

Every order over $50 will receive one entry. Orders can be emailed/phoned directly to me or can be submitted through my store. (see below). Australian residents only.  Orders must be received by 8pm Sunday 26th August. 

EVERY ORDER WILL RECEIVE A SMALL GIFT TO SAY THANK YOU.

Don’t forget with Bonus Days on too, for every $90 order you will receive a $9 redemption voucher to use in September.

 

TO ORDER

Email me directly at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR

**Shop Online -> HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: EFQMYZZJ

COME ON AND CELEBRATE WITH ME! 🙂

Jenny

 

cards, Stampin' Up!, swaps

ANIMAL OUTING TEAM CARDS!

Quite a few weeks back I mentioned a team stamp day I went to and we had a Shoebox swap.  I said I would share the cards we made.  It has taken some time to get back to them with lots of other exciting things happening.  Over the next few days though I will share them with you.

Firstly, if you are not sure what a Shoebox swap is: Each person makes a card and then makes up kits for that card for the number of people that will be there at the event. We had 13 people come along for that team day.  I have already shared my card I made for it some weeks ago.  You can see that card -> HERE.

The Animal Outing set was a popular stamp set to use for that day.  I will show you these cards today.  I won’t give you specific details on the cards.  I think for the most part they are straight forward.

All the Rhinos were coloured with the Blender Pen which I don’t normally use to colour.

The curvy pieces of card sticking from under this card below is actually a piece of Grapefruit Grove card punched with the Daisy Punch.  The Daisy is then cut and sections adhered under the stamped piece.  The background on the Basic Gray card is stamped with one of the stamps from the  Waterfront set I think it was.

The background strip on the card below was stamped with the Waterfront stamp set too I think.  The colours used for this was Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Smoky Slate.  I drew “dashed” lines with Black Marker on the stamped card piece with the Rhino to create a frame around him.

This one below has a lot of different steps to it which I will explain below.

The circles were stamped in versamark using the Stamparatus to position them and then heat embossed.  I think there was a template to cut the circle from the white card (which was shimmery White card) to be sure it was in position.  On the circle off-cut the little frog on a tree was stamped in black Stazon and coloured with the Watecolor Pencils I think.  It was coloured after the next step though.  The circle was sprinkled with Brushos Crystals and then misted with water.  The corners were  punched with the Detailed Trio punch.

I will be back tomorrow with some other great projects from the team day.  Stay tuned.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

SHADOW STAMPING WITH ONE FOR ALL SET!

I have one more card to share with you today using the One For All set.  I had wanted to try the Shadow Stamping Technique for a while but just never got around to it as yet.  I thought this set might be fun to try this with.

For this card I stamped the girl on the bike on Crumb Cake card stock in White Craft Ink. I used the Stamparatus to do this although you can do it without it.  I wanted to use it in case my White stamped image didn’t stamp out too clearly I could restamp it.  I lined the card up on to some grid paper on the base of the Stamparatus and stamped the image.  See it below. Sorry lighting isn’t great.

After I left it to dry for a bit I then slid the card about 2-3mm to the left.  (or it would be about 1/8″).  I kept it lined up with the Grid Paper too so I knew it would be straight.

I cleaned the stamp with a shammy and then inked it with Flirty Flamingo ink and stamped it again.  It created a cool effect. I think maybe I don’t need to move it quite so far.  Perhaps I will try this again and just move it slightly.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment in black in the right hand corner.  I adhered the Crumb Cake card mat to a Flirty Flamingo card mat and then to a Thick White Card base.  I was toying with the idea of adding some ribbon or twine then spotted the borders on the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper.  So I added one of the triangular border strips.  To finish the card I added a flower in Flirty Flamingo cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and added a Rhinestone in the centre.

It is a simple card but I think I will have to try this technique out again very soon.

That’s the last of the cards for the One For All set.  I will be back with more though later.  I have so many more ideas in mind.

Have an awesome weekend wherever you may be.  May it be a crafting weekend for you.  I am hoping to anyway. 🙂

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #32 – SPARKLY RAINBOW HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

For today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #32 I wanted to show you how I created the sparkly rainbow effect on the card below.

I wish you could see how sparkly this really is.  I have a close-up of the card below but it still doesn’t show it well but it may give you a little idea.

The Happy Birthday is from the One For All set that I have been sharing recently.  I went for a rainbow effect by sponging on the colours and then adding some Versamark and Dazzling Diamonds and Heat and Stick.  I have the step by step below.

Since the greeting is so bright and fun I kept the rest of the card simple. The paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack using the Granny Apple Green and the Melon Mambo print.  I was going to add a balloon but then decided on a Hot Air Balloon from the Lift Me Up set for something a little different.  I added a Glitter Enamel Dot for a little sparkle.

CREATING A SPARKLY RAINBOW

I used the Stamparatus for this technique and I will tell you the advantages of this below.

1. Position your piece of card on your Stamparatus ready to stamp it.  Place the stamp face down on your card in the position you would like it.  Fold over the top plate of the Stamparatus to pick up the stamp.

2. TIP: Whenever you are inking your stamp on the plate it helps to place an inkpad or a clear block under the plate so the plate is relatively level. 

For your card, select your ink colours you want to use and matching sponges or daubers.  The colours I used were Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  TIP: I have punched out tabs from cardstock for the ink colours using the Pretty Label Punch.  I stapled the tab on to the sponge.  You can see it in the photo below. This way you won’t mix up colours when you are sponging.

3. Fold over your plate and press the stamp on to your cardstock.  Rub over the plate on the back of the stamp to transfer the ink.  NOW – because I had the Stamparatus, firstly I knew it would be straight BUT I could re-sponge over any spots that didn’t come out well on your stamped image and I could stamp it again. 

What I did find also when I first stamped it I had a little too much yellow on the right hand end so I went back and sponged the Mango Melody just on the end. I knew it was going to turn out in the right spot when I stamped again thanks to the Stamparatus. I think the extra colour made a big difference on the card too.

4. Now to emboss your piece.  Firstly, wipe over your card with the Embossing Buddy.  Clean your stamp with the shammy then pat your Versamark over your stamp.

5. Turn over your plate and press down onto your card.  With the Stamparatus you know it will be in the right place.  Rub over the back of your stamp.

6.  Remove your card from the Stamparatus.  Sprinkle over the Dazzling Diamonds and Heat and Stick Powder. I have mine mixed together already in a small tub with 1/2 Dazzling Diamonds, 1/2 Heat and Stick.  It is so much easier having them combined together. Heat the powder with the Heat Tool.  Your sentiment should be all sparkly. 🙂

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Hope you can make some sparkly sentiments or even images.  Sparkly flowers might look nice.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you like these Wednesday’s WOW! segments.  I have fun bringing them to you and hope they inspire you in your stamping.  Let me know if there is something particular you would like to know about.

Jenny

cards, Classes, Techniques, Tutorials

STAMPING IN THE ROUND!

Today I have had my Stamparatus class showing lots of fun ways to use this great new tool. I posted the projects we were making a couple of posts back but I thought I would show you more detail of one of the projects.  I don’t often share the details of class projects but today I want to share it would you my lovely blog readers.

The Stamparatus is a great positioning tool for your stamping but it can do so many other fun techniques.  I think my favourite is stamping in a circle.  I created these 2 projects with them.  The first one is the one we made in class and everyone loved it.  I think this might have just sold them on it. 🙂

This one is using the Accented Blooms set.  The tiny flower creates a lovely flower wreath.  These were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The White mat was embossed with the new Tufted Embossing Folder. 

I was playing around with a few other ideas.  This leaf is from the Colorful Seasons set.  Wouldn’t this be a lovely idea for a Christmas card?? (filing away that idea so watch this space). 🙂

This is a mini card measuring 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″).  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Sentiments.

So how you do this?? There are lots of great tutorials online.  Rather than me repeat it why not head to Allison’s Blog -> HERE and see the video.

Have fun with it. If you haven’t got one yet, you might just have to get one. 😉

Jenny

Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!

FIND OUT ABOUT THE STAMPARATUS!

You have heard about the Stamparatus but not sure really what it is about?  If you are a Wollongong local then come and see and play with it at this week’s class.  You will be amazed!

These are the cards you will make along with seeing some other fun ways to use it.

CARD FRIDAY CLASS – Ways with the Stamparatus

WHEN: Friday 22nd at 10am or 7pm.
COST: $15  $5 extra to use my adhesives.
BYO: Scissors and adhesives. If you have a Stamparatus already bring it along.
PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 20th.

Look forward to seeing you for this class.  You can join us for any class each fortnight though.

Jenny