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

BERRY BURST COLORFUL SEASONS WITH SPONGED MOON!

I wanted to show you the card everyone got to make at my Open House events last weekend.  I think everyone was happy with their results.

I wanted to showcase the Colorful Seasons Bundle as I had been playing a bit with it lately.

This card was inspired by a card by Patty Bennett.  You can see her card HERE.  I loved the idea of the sponged moon effect.

The card base was the lovely new Incolor Berry Burst with the Powder Pink.  Instead of the ribbon that Patty used I added a scallop edge in Powder Pink using the Scallop Thinlit in the set.  I added a little sparkle with a strip of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

To create the Sponged moon effect.  Take a piece of copy paper cut to the size of the Whisper White card.  Cut a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits to the left of the copy paper piece.

Place the piece of paper over the Whisper White card and carefully start sponging the Powder Pink ink inside the circle. Gradually making your way in to the centre of the circle. It is good to leave the centre a little lighter.  TIP: If you haven’t used any removable adhesive on your paper then you need to hold the paper in place carefully with your fingers at the circle edge.  Sponge in to the circle. Slowly move your fingers as you work around the circle to hold the paper down.  If that makes sense??

Then take the Berry Burst inkpad and sponge a small section in the lower left corner.  Then you can remove the piece of copy paper, stamp your sentiment and tree branch in Early Espresso and some flowers in Berry Burst.  Assemble your card together, then cut a chair (love that chair!) in Berry Burst and some small flowers in Powder Pink.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a super stampy day/night wherever you are.  Don’t forget to stop by and say HI.  Tell me where you are from.  I love to read how far this travels.

Jenny

TOP 5 FAVOURITES FROM THE 2017 CATALOGUE!

I have had the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for a few weeks now.  That’s one of the bonuses as a Demonstrator. 🙂  I thought I would share with you my TOP 5 FAVOURITES from the Catalogue. Yes narrowing it down to just 5! 🙂

Here they are:

1. 2017-2019 Incolors (p184). How can you go past this year’s Incolors.  I will have a separate post just on the Incolors but they still had to get a mention here in the TOP 5 count.

The colours are just gorgeous but I think my favourite colour is Lemon Lime Twist.  It is so bright and fresh and I think gives life to the other colours.

2. Colorful Seasons Bundle.(p146-147). $92.50AUS I have had so much fun already with this bundle.  I think you will love this.  The images in the stamp set are so versatile and the sentiments are so inspirational.  Watch out for more creations with this Bundle.

3. Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  (p76-77) $64.75.  Lots of cute flowers and leaves in this stamp set with sentiments in a beautiful font.  Mix and match the images to create your projects.  The Happy Birthday Thinlit is a  great addition for your Big Shot diecutting.

4. This Little Piggy. (p48) $49 W  $33 C AUS  This cute set had to get a mention.  The “Three Little Pigs” Nursery Rhyme was such a favourite with my children ( and maybe me …)  I have to get this set. Those piggies are so adorable.

 

5. Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. (p211)  $16 AUS  I will be interested to try this Embossing Folder when I get it next week.  These Dynamic Embossing Folders have a deeper, more 3D appearance. (if you remember the Cable Knit folder recently??).  

 

So there is my Top 5.  What are your favourites??

Want to see a fun Stampin’ Up! video showcasing the great products?

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Be back soon to tell you all about the Incolors.

Jenny

VIEW THE CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE HERE.

ESAD 2017 ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK!

Welcome to the ESAD 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop.  Today you can hop along to 26 Demonstrators showcasing some of the exciting new products coming out VERY SOON!! I hope you have a cuppa in hand while you take your journey – and be ready for lots of inspiration!  You might have come from Kristel’s blog or just starting out here.  You can join in anywhere along the way.  So let’s get going!

Today I am sharing some projects from the Colorful Seasons bundle – the Colorful Seasons stamps and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits as well as the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I have lots of photos but I know you want to get on your way with the rest of the Bloghop so come back tomorrow and I will share a tutorial with you. for the cute little bag below.

I have two Double Z-fold cards for you and little matching bags.

These bags just use 1 square of 6″x 6″ Designer Series Paper. So cute!!

I love the new Berry Burst Incolor.  What am I saying? I love all the new Incolors!

The card folds flat to your standard size card so it is easy to put in an envelope.

You can find the Tutorial to make the Z-fold Card HERE on Amanda’s Craft Spa Blog.

Now for the bag.  This will fit 2 small chocolates inside or perhaps a Lip Balm. This would make a lovely little gift for a friend to cheer them up or to add to their birthday gift.  Check the Rhinestones! I coloured the Adhesive Rhinestones to match using Sharpie markers.

This version of Z-fold card below is using the Crushed Curry paper in the stack.  This card is with a different style of bag.  I am planning on making the card and different bags with each of the colours in the stack.  I will share those with you soon.

I love the patterns in this Color Theory paper stack.  You have crackle look and a marble look, the Ombre effect and paint chip style strips.  It’s really fun!  I have used 2 different types of the paper. One for the front and back and another one inside the card.

A close up of the larger leaves.  I inked the solid leaf in the stamp set in Crushed Curry ink then sponged some Tangerine Tango ink to add a little colour variation.  Then I stamped over with the “lined” leaf stamp in Tangerine Tango before cutting it out with the co-ordinating Thinlit.

This little cute bag stands about 7.5cm tall (3″).  You can find the tutorial for this on Pootles blog HERE.  You could add a tag or a different closure?? I just kept it simple for this project and tied it up with some Thick White Baker’s Twine. 

Be sure to pop back tomorrow and I will share the tutorial for the cute bag.

Now you can be on your way to Carly’s blog.  Head HERE

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

 

 

 

NEW CATALOGUE BLOGHOP TOMORROW. BE SURE TO STOP BY!

The excitement is building for the 2017 Catalogue to start on June 1st.  Not many days left now!

Just to give you all a sneak peek we are having a Blog Hop TOMORROW to get you inspired.  Be sure to stop on by tomorrow and take the little “hop”.  I don’t know about you but I am excited to see everyone’s creations using some fun new products – and don’t forget those new Incolors! Woo Hoo!

See you 6pm tomorrow (about this time!). 🙂

Jenny

A KINDA ECLECTIC SHOW!

Another retired set that will be leaving us very soon is ‘Kinda Eclectic’.  I am a little sad about this one.  I must say I haven’t used it too much recently but I did use it a lot when it first came out.

This card was the Make And Take everyone made at the Catalogue launch back in 2014 when it was released. The original  post is  HERE.

These were the Thank You bags I made at that launch with the set. 🙂

This next card I was pleased how it turned.  I think it has been popular on Pinterest to as it has been repinned 1.4K times!

This card is one of my most recent makes with this set.  I only made these late last year for some customer cards.  You can see that post HERE.

This set is still available to buy but don’t wait long.  You can order it in store HERE.   Wood mount $49   Clear Mount $33.

Have a great weekend.  It looks like it could be a wet one here this weekend.  But not much time for crafting though.  (or maybe just a little …)

Jenny

 

 

DIFFERENT WAYS WITH THE EASTERN MEDALLIONS THINLITS!

I have been working on this project for a few days.  Really! It’s not like it’s even a card but it seemed to take some time.  Maybe I was getting a little too fussy but anyway … I wanted to show ideas of how you can use the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  I have seen a few Demonstrators show these ideas but thought it would be a good reference for myself – and to share with you.  🙂

These Thinlits would have to be the most versatile ones Stampin’ Up! have produced I think.  There are so many ways of layering them together or using one just by itself.  Don’t be limited to the ideas I have shown you here.

I hope this is  helpful for you.  See what you can put together.

Did you check out the great value in the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle that is available at the moment? There is only just over a week to grab this bundle.  If you want to refresh your memory just head back to this Blog Post -> HERE.   or see below. 

Have a great day,

Jenny

A SPECIAL FLOWER BOX TO GIVE TO MUM – OR ANYONE!

If you are in Wollongong you can come and create this special project just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend.  It would even  be lovely to give to a friend – or keep yourself. 🙂

It’s a Flower Pop Up Box that won’t die.  You get to make a matching card too.  Choose your own colour combination.

Here are the details but you have to let me know ASAP as places are filling very fast.

Friday 12th May at 10am

OR 

Saturday 13th May at 2pm.

COST: $15 (plus an extra $5 to use my adhesives).

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 10th (earlier if you want to be sure of a seat)

I look forward to sharing these projects with you.

Jenny

 

 

ESAD BLOG HOP WITH THE EASTERN PALACE SUITE!

Thank you for joining us on the ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop.  I have already been sharing some cool projects with this suite this past week and I am excited to share this one with you too.

This project is a cute Tag and matching Envelope.  I will share the details on how to make it further below. It’s a bit hard to photograph with the shiny Gold Foil.  Sorry for the shine.

CREATING THE MINI TAG AND ENVELOPE.

THE ENVELOPE

1. Cut the envelope from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits with the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Before you assemble the envelope be sure to cut the circle window in the front panel with the Layering Circles Framelits.

2. Cut the circled strip in Gold Foil using the Thinlits in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  The little flower on the front strip is cut from one of the small Thinlits in the Eastern Medallion Thinlits set in Gold Foil and Dapper Denim.  

3. The “flowery” diecut in the centre is from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits set.  It comes out attached to your card with the diecut outline. You can snip off the tiny sections where it is attached.  I then used one of the Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the centre of this piece and also cut the circle in the Treat Bag BEFORE  it is assembled as mentioned further above.

THE TAG

When you pull the tag out it reveals the stamped piece that you could see through the window of the bag.

1. On a piece of Very Vanilla card [measurements are 8.4cm x 12cm – (3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″)] stamp the smaller images from the ‘Eastern Beauty’ stamp set in Dapper Denim. At the bottom heat emboss in gold the “flourishy” image. Add a matching strip of DSP along the bottom.

2.Heat emboss the circle image from the ‘Eastern Beauty’ stamp set in gold onto  a small piece of Very Vanilla card. Then heat embossed the sentiment in the centre.  To do this first ink the stamp in Versamark and then ink in Dapper Denim ink before stamping on the card. Pour over your Clear Embossing Powder and heat.

3. Cut the stamped circle with the Layering Circle Framelits.  Layer this circle on to a Gold Foil Scallop Circle which is a larger size of Scallop than the circle in the Layering Circle Framelits. Raise them up off the card with Dimensionals.  Layer this Very Vanilla tag on to a piece of Dapper Denim card [measurements are 8.8cm x 12.4cm – (3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″)]  Then add a piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon at the top and a small Gold “flowery” diecut over it. To finish add an Adhesive pearl to the centre of the flower and one on the circle sentiment.

4. For the reverse of the tag cut a piece of Very Vanilla card the same size as the piece on the front of the tag. (measurements above).  Stamp the corner images again and repeat the DSP strip at the bottom and the Gold Embossed “flourish”.

If you haven’t seen this great suite yet then below is the stamp set and the thinlits.  How many different ways can you use these Thinlits?? I will show you in a post soon.

    

You can see more about this suite in store HERE. 

Now you can continue on your Hop to see some more fun creations with this set.

              You will be off to Narelle’s blog now.  Click ->  HERE to continue.

 

Thanks for visiting.  See you again with more Eastern Suite Palace projects again soon,

Jenny

 

JOIN US FOR THE EASTERN PALACE BLOG HOP SUNDAY NIGHT!

You have probably seen lots of projects with the Eastern Palace Suite released just this week.  I have shared a few projects already.  Make sure you stop by here tomorrow night (6pm AEST on Sunday) for a HUGE Blog Hop with some amazing creations using this suite.  I think you will love it!

If you can’t join at that time then you can stop by later and “take the hop”.

See you then,

Jenny