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HOT CHOCOLATE BAR CATALOGUE REVIEW!

A few weeks ago now I had the catalogue launch for the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  I decided on a Hot Chocolate Bar for it.  Since Christmas is so hot here it’s not the time for Hot Chocolate.  Actually it had been quite hot the days leading up to the weekend so it was a bit ironic.  On the day though the weather cooled down.  It was a lot of fun and always so nice for everyone to see what is out for their Christmas creating.

I thought I would share a little bit of it with you.

Firstly, since it was a Hot Chocolate Bar I made up the little gifts in take-away coffee cups.  I know they are not environmentally friendly but I had these sitting around so why not use them.

They were decorated with the snowflake from the Christmas Layers Dies from the Dazzling Glimmer Paper.  It is a bit hard to see the sparkle.  How gorgeous is that Cherry Cobbler Diagonal stripe Ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set but check the frame.  You might actually miss these in the catalogue.  They are created with the Ornate Frames Dies from Shaded Spruce card and then a Cherry Cobber Scallop square from the Layering Squares Dies.

See it here closer.

In the cups I had some ribbon and little embellishments and of course the obligatory chocolate treat. 🙂

We made 2 cards on the day.  I will show you one today and then another tomorrow.

We used the Brightly Gleaming Suite for the cards.

The card above is quite simple really but it looks quite classy with the gorgeous shiny copper accents on the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and the sparkly Star Designer Elements. The Copper Foil was embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  Doesn’t that look a cool effect.

When I made the card originally I made a small gift tag up with some “bits” left over.  It’s good to have a matching tag.

The Classic Weave Ribbon is gorgeous with the embossed copper words on it.

I will show you the other card next time.

Until then, why not stop on by my store and check out all the Brightly Gleaming items in the suite. HEAD -> HERE.

If you want to order any of these please use the HOST CODE: 3JU96AZN

Or you can contact me directly to order. (Australian residents only).

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to stop by again to see the other project. And By the way, If you live in Wollongong be sure to come along to a class sometime.  We are a friendly bunch.  It will be great to see you.

Jenny

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WELCOMING IN THE 2019 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE WITH A HOT CHOCOLATE BAR!

Come and see and play with what’s new for your Christmas creating over a Hot Chocolate with the trimmings (tea/coffee is also available).

Includes materials for your projects, a small gift and the Holiday Catalogue.

2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

Come and join us.  If Hot Chocolate is not your thing don’t worry.  Tea and coffee will be on hand too.

Pick your time slot.

Friday 6th 10am and 7pm

Saturday 7th 2pm    $15

RSVP: Wed 4th . Spaces limited so book early.

I look forward to seeing you/

Can’t make it though?  You can still request a catalogue to be sent out to you.  I might even include a Hot Chocolate Sachet. 🙂

Head -> HERE to fill out the request form. I will drop one in the post for you ASAP. (Australian residents only).

Jenny

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BIRD BALLAD WEEK DAY 4 – CATALOGUE KICK OFF MAKE AND TAKE!

Bird Ballad Week Day 4.  Have you liked the projects so far?

A few weeks ago I had my Catalogue Kick-Off event for everyone to come and see the new catalogue and have fun creating.  This was one of the cards that everyone got to make using the Bird Ballad Suite.

I have CASED this card from Angie’s blog -> HERE. I loved the simpleness of it yet it is still elegant.  Everyone who came to my Kick-Off loved the card too.

Bird Ballad card

I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  The birds were coloured with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  I had never used Petal Pink until a few weeks ago.  Now I am really starting to love it – possibly.  They certainly work nicely with this suite.

You can grab the Bird Ballad Bundle in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: H2BBRFTE

I really love those Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  You won’t be sorry you bought those. You can buy them as the bundle or individually.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a great day/night wherever you may be visiting me from.

Jenny

 

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GINGHAM TEA BAG TREAT HOLDER!

I had my Summer Sizzler Catalogue Launch on this weekend for the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  It was a fun time sharing lots of the gorgeous new products and samples with them.

I will share some of the cards I have made over the next couple of weeks.  Today I thought I would share with you the little Treat Holders I made for everyone who came to Thank them for coming.

These cute little Treat Holders are made using the new Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper stack.  The paper is 6″x6″ (15.2cmx15.2cm) and are just the right size for these.  I made them in some of the different colours.  I took a photo of 3 of the different colour ones.  I have also used the lovely Organdy Ribbon that is available as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration. I will tell you how to make them below.

To decorate the front of them I stamped one of the butterfly stamps from Butterfly Gala set using Black Memento ink and these were then coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Using the Butterfly punch makes life a lot easier.  No fussy cutting them. 🙂 The sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set.  I stamped the “THANKS” on to Whisper White and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.  I then could trim off each end. I find this a much easier way of doing it.

To make the Treat Holders

1. Take your 15.2cm x15.2cm (6″x6″) piece of paper.  I have used the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper stack.

Line the left hand edge of the paper on the 6.7cm (2 5/8″) mark on the Envelope Punch Board.

Punch the paper and score on the score grid of the Punch Board.

2. Turn the paper 90′.  Line up the little score tab on the previous score line.  Punch and score.

Turn the paper another 90′.  Line the tab mark on the score line, punch and score.  Turn again and repeat.

3. Round the corners using the corner rounder on the punch board.  Fold on the score lines. Decide which side you want showing on the outside, place that side facing down when folding.

NB: In the photo below I hadn’t turned it over at this point.

Fold up the bottom tab.  Place adhesive on the 2 outside edges of this tab. I used Snail adhesive.  Fold in one side tab and adhere down. Before folding in the other side tab place adhesive on the inside bottom edge of this tab.  Fold over and adhere down.

Decorate as you like. To add ribbon, punch a hole in the top tab and thread through your ribbon.

This is a great size for a Tea Bag packet, chocolate, Gift card or other treat.

Enjoy.

Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

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WISHING YOU WELL MAKE AND TAKE!

Since I am sharing cards with the Wishing You Well set lately I thought I should show you this one.  This card was one of the cards we made at my Holiday Catalogue Launch a few weeks ago.  Everyone liked making this card even though it is fairly simple.  We made this on the weekend at a private class too.  They all liked it there also. 🙂  (BTW: If you can’t make a class you can book a Private class with me with a couple of friends. They are always a fun time).

The layout is based on the Freshly Made Sketches #352 – you can see that here. 

There was the option to stamp the bow on scrap white paper and cut it out (no Framelits or punch for that sorry!).  This was raised up with Dimensionals and that looked good too. The strip of paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment stamped on Crushed Curry was cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits and we trimmed off one of the ends of the banner. We added a few loops of Silver Thread behind it.  To add some colour to the white space the “dots” from Timeless Textures was stamped in several places in Mint Macaron.

I made another similar card to this in Christmas colours.  Check that out in tomorrow’s post.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

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OPEN HOUSE REVIEW AND A WALK THROUGH VIDEO!

Over the weekend I had my Open House Events for the new Catalogue.  I had some lovely ladies coming along for lots of fun and creativity.  I thought I would share some photos and a video for you.  Once again I didn’t take photos of when people are there…. I always forget that.  There is too much going on.  🙂

I just had a small display of samples but that’s OK.  Sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming when people first come along.

Firstly, the video for you.  (If you receive this post via email then head to my blog post by clicking on the Title and you should get there to view it properly)

I will share details of some of the cards I showed in the video over the next few posts but here is just a couple of still photos to share.

The Eastern Palace Suite Display.  I have shared most of these projects over the last few weeks.

Color Theory Suite.  I will share more details of these later.

New Product Display

Incolor Flower Box using the Delightful Daisy Bundle The box is made using the Wood Crate Thinlits.  This was inspired by a Demonstrator on a Facebook group I am on. The centres are the new Gold Faceted Gems.

Everyone received a Thank You Gift for coming of a little pack of Incolor ribbon and a bow, some Gold Faceted Gems and a chocolate. It was all gifted in a Wood Crate.  The flower is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Lucky Door Prize for each event was some 6×6″Eastern Medallion paper, Easter Gold Vinyl Stickers and Gold Ribbon.

Sorry if you couldn’t make it along.  I wanted to share some of the creations with you though.  If you are local then try and come along next time.

Jenny

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OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION SAMPLER!

Last post I shared some of the creative fun from my Catalogue Reviews held last weekend. I forgot to share one more project.  So I guess this gets it’s own little post.

With all the busyness leading up to last weekend with creating I was starting to run out of time.  So I decided to use this frame I had sitting around for a while and make little samplers of some of the products.  It is only simple but was a good way of showing them. Here it is for you to see.

occasions-and-sab-2017-sampler

I included a sample of some of the papers and the dies and then embellished them. It worked well I think???  The pieces are adhered in each box with glue dots so I can easily remove them and use them on cards.  Then I can replace them with products from later catalogues.  It’s a simple way of showing off some of the products.

What do you think??

Thanks for visiting. I have lots of samples to share that I made for my launch so I will get to share those soon.

For those on the East Coast of Australia, keep cool.  The weather is heat wave conditions at the moment.  I have lost count of how many days in a row it has been now.  It’s a bit hard to be creative in this heat I will say.

Jenny

 

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BABY BEAR THANKS!

I can’t believe I forgot to show you these cute little cards! I made a few of these for Thank You cards for the lovely people who ordered at my Catalogue Launch last month  Who can resist that cute Baby Bear???  🙂

Catalogue Launch Thanks

These are very simple little 10cm x 10cm cards (4″x4″).  This cute set is a 3 step stamp set. To stamp the bear I used Crumb Cake for the 1st stamp, Soft Suede for the 2nd stamp and stamped off first on scrap paper before I stamped, then Soft Suede for the 3rd stamp, stamping without stamping off.

The sentiment is actually 2 stamps.  I lined them up together on the clear block and inked the stamp and stamped on scrap paper a few times to test that they were lined up straight. making any adjustments as I needed. Then I stamped them on different scraps of the new Incolor card in Soft Suede ink.  The one on the left is Sweet Sugarplum, the middle is Flirty Flamingo and the right one is Peekaboo Peach.  I cut the sentiment with the Hearth and Home Thinlits.  Before I added them to the card with Dimensionals. I added a little piece of Paper Doily under the bottom edge.  These ones are the retired ones.  I still have yet to get the new ones.

The bows are 2 stamps.  I inked the first stamp (the more solid one) in the colour and then stamped it off on scrap paper first before stamping on white card. Then inked the other stamp up and stamped in full strength (without stamping off).  I cut these out and raised them up with the Dimensionals.

Do you think these are “beary” cute?? 🙂

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great weekend.

Jenny

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STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE LAUNCH – PART 2!

I have some more of the fun from my Catalogue Launch for you.  If you missed out on the first part then head back to the last post I did.  Today I want to share with you some of the stamping fun we had.

The table all set up ready to go.  I was pretty excited with the Pom Pom Flowers I found that was a fairly close match to some of the new Incolors.

Table

This was a sample of some of the new products and some cards.  I had other new products in the Product Playground that I showed in the last post.

sample table

I had some Swirly Bird card samples to share.  I have a class this coming Saturday just with the Swirly Bird stamps and the Scribbles Thinlits.  That should be a lot of fun.

Swirly Board

This was the first Make and Take using the new Flourish Thinlits.  I love the delicateness of these dies.  I found they cut surprisingly easy even with just the regular platform.  I used the new ‘Playful Palette’ DSP stack too.  The sentiment is from the new set ‘Best Birds’.

Flourish _ Peekaboo Peach

The other Make and Take was using the new Dapper Denim Incolor.  I have used the ‘Thoughful Banners’ stamp set. These banners are so easy to punch with the Duet Banner Punch.   I stamped a background on the base card with the Timeless Textures stamp set. The colours of the stripes were from the top – Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Soft Sky.  I cut a scallop square mat for the white stamped card piece with the new Layering Square Framelits.  It just gives a subtle peek of the silver Foil. This card was inspired by a card I saw on a Facebook group I am on.

Dapper Denim thoughful banners

So lots of fun was had by all my lovely ladies who came.  I appreciate each and every one of them.  If you are local make sure you come along to my next launch or class to enjoy the fun.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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NEW CATALOGUE LAUNCH PARTY!

I have reviewed the Catalogue Online but now It’s on this Friday and Saturday – The New Catalogue Launch Party at my Place – and you are invited!

There are 2 times so if you are a Wollongong local I am sure there will be a time to suit you.

FRIDAY 17th 7.30pm        OR          SATURDAY 18th 2pm

Come along and give some new products a test run in the Product playground,  make a card or 2, have some games; Lots of fun all around!

COST: $15 (Includes make and takes, catalogue, refreshments, Goodie Bag and Giveaways)

RSVP: Thursday  16th.  Places are filling up fast so don’t delay.

See you there,

Jenny