STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – CASE THE CATALOGUE!

Today I am taking part in the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop where the theme is CASE THE CATALOGUE.  I have to say first off I am a little excited to be a part of this Blog Hop, but I am a little daunted too. Have you seen the amazing line up in this Hop??  WOW!  How exciting to be a part of it! I hope you enjoy our little hop.

You would have just done a BIG jump from the US from the lovely Debbie Henderson’s blog HERE or just starting out on my blog.

Now CASE THE CATALOGUE.  Do you realise how many gorgeous projects are in this catalogue?  Where do you start?

I decided since I am focusing on Christmas in July this month I will CASE one from the Christmas section.  I chose the card in the top right on P 118.

This is my card.

I created the card on a Thick Whisper White base.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy pack.  The colour in this pack is actually Old Olive but I think the Pear Pizzazz that I used goes well with the lighter colourings in the paper.  I used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and the Holly Berry Builder Punch. This is a great stamp set if you don’t like colouring.  It is a 2 step one so it has the outline and the solid stamp to in-fill.  Adds colour so easily.  🙂

To stamp the wreath it is easier if you draw a circle in pencil on to your card first.  I traced around one of the Layering Circle Framelits and then you can stamp up your image around it. It is easy to see being in Photopolymer. Then just erase your pencil circle out. You can add the red berries in after.

The sentiment is stamped on a Pear Pizzazz card strip and then I flagged the ends.  I stamped and punched out the holly and check out the large red berries.  I am not sure if you can see in the photo below but I went over the berries with the Fine Tip Adhesive and left it to dry.  This adds a little shine to your berries.

The catalogue is a great resource for inspiration.  I always forget to look at it when I am stuck. What about you?  We should turn to it more often. 🙂

Now to continue the Hop you are off to Carolina’s blog HERE. Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

This Friday if you are a Wollongong local come along to Card Class where we are getting Christmassy!!  After all it is Christmas in July.

Here are the details.  Why not come along.  Bring a friend if you like.  More the merrier.

We will make 3 special Christmas cards.  This is 2 of them.

WHEN:  Friday 21st July at 10am or 7pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST:  $20 please BYO own adhesives.

RSVP:  Please by Wednesday 19th.

I can’t wait to share these cards with you.  Let me know.

Jenny

SOME SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CARDS!

I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas??  We received some lovely cards over Christmas both store-bought and hand-made.  I like both let me say. 🙂 I thought I would show you the hand-made cards as it is all about sharing here.  There were some beautiful cards from family and friends.  Maybe they will inspire you.

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Thanks for those of you who have sent us cards.

Enjoy the rest of the festive season and the New Year celebrations but please keep safe.

Jenny

HOLLY JOLLY LAYERS CHRISTMAS!

Some quick cards using the Holly Jolly Layers stamp set (which is a Hostess set from the Holiday Catalogue).  I made them a few weeks ago and used one of the versions for a Stamp-A-Stack.

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I kept the layout the same on both and used different stamps in the set. On both of the cards the base is Real Red. Then a Crumb Cake mat on which I stamped the string of lights down the bottom in Crumb Cake. The piece was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Once adhered to the card base I added a strip of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

TO STAMP THE IMAGES.

For the card on the Left: I stamped the greeting in Real Red and cut the piece with the Layering Squares Framelits.  A larger square in Chocolate Chip was cut with the next size up square in the Framelits and then a Scallop Square from the Layering Squares was cut from Real Red Glimmer Paper. They were all adhered together and then raised off the base card with Dimensionals.

For the card on the Right: I stamped the circle greeting in Real Red and cut this out with  a Scallop Framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  After cleaning the stamp then ink it up with Garden Green BUT BEFORE stamping use your Blender Pen to wipe off the “berries”in the centre of the holly.  This is done by wiping off the ink on the stamp and then wiping the tip of the Blender pen on to scrap paper to take off excess ink. It might take a couple of goes. Once it is clean you can use your Real Red Marker to colour in the berries.   THEN, you can stamp the image on to Whisper White card and cut it out with (I think) the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. (Just check the size.  It could have been the 1 3/8” Circle punch.  It was some time ago that I made it).

These pieces were then adhered together with Dimensionals in between and then using Dimensionals to raise it up off the card.

Hope all your plans are coming together for Christmas.

See you again soon,

Jenny

JOYFUL NATIVITY IN CHERRY COBBLER!

I made this card a couple of months ago and can’t believe I haven’t shown you.  With all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue it is easy to forget the great Christmas sets we have in the Annual Catalogue.  This card uses the set ‘Joyful Nativity’ which is just lovely.

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The card base is Cherry Cobbler.  I used retired white Paper Doilies on this one as I was waiting on the new ones to arrive at the time.  The sentiment is cut with the Project Life Framelits.

I thought the small images were just the size for smaller squares.  I considered layering them on to some Gold Foil scallop mats but I went for White card in the end.  I am sure Gold would look very classy!  These squares were cut with the Layering Squares Framelits but wouldn’t they look nice with the Stitched Shapes Framelits?

Here is the set if you have missed it.  It is on p 35 of the Annual Catalogue and is $30AUS (Photopolymer).

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Christmas is getting way too close don’t you think?? But hey! I still have 2 weeks to shop and wrap and get Christmas cards written and mailed out and put up the tree… All good! 🙂  In all the frantic busyness let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas celebrating the birth of this baby that would change the world.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS MOUSE!

This Merry Mice set is so cute don’t you think??  I had fun colouring this little mouse.  I Cased this card from my friend Leonie whom I think had Cased it off Pinterest.

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I stamped the cute mouse on Thick Whisper White cardstock and have coloured some of it with the Aquapainter and inkpads.  The smaller areas like the bauble and the leaves and also the ears and stars I used the markers.  This piece was matted on Real Red then layered on to strips of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. This is a great way of using up some of the scraps of patterned paper.

I meant to tie around the twine around the paper and the white card mat but forgot before I stuck it down.  There was no point even trying to lift it without destroying it so I just went with a bow with the both twines.  That’s all good though right.  🙂

Thanks for visiting.

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HOLLY JOLLY IN MINT!

Here is another card using Holly Jolly Greetings.  I have CASED this off Pinterest but I quite liked the idea.  I am not sure who the original creator is.

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The base is Mint Macaron.  The snowflakes are stamped in Mint Macaron.  The “JOY” is heat embossed in silver which gives a nice shiny finish. The “spots” are stamped in Smoky Slate.  I liked how the ribbon is tucked behind the sentiment.

To do this cut a larger circle from your stamped Whisper White card.  Wrap the Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around the white card before adhering it to your card base.  After you have heat embossed the “JOY” sentiment then cut with a smaller circle from the Layering Circles and raise it off your card with Dimensionals.  Add some Rhinestones for the bling factor.

Thanks for visiting.  Stop by again soon,

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