3D projects, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

CHRISTMAS TREAT BOX!

In a post or 2 back I showed you a cute little Christmas Treat Box and I said then that I would show you how I made it.  I thought I would tell you about it today. It is so quick to make and seriously you can make up a number of these in no time.

Here is the box if you forgot – and to save you going back a couple of posts.  You can go back if you like to though. 🙂 You can see all the other fun projects I shared from my Holiday Catalogue Review too while you are there.

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These are so Christmas-y.  These are called “SEVENS” boxes.  WHY? Well it is all in the measurements.  I have made a number of these over the years.  I like how quick they are to make and you can fit a fair amount of treats inside.

I  will tell you the measurements and then give you a link to the original creator for the assembly of the box.  On that blog post it doesn’t have Imperial measurements so I have put created one for you my lovely friends if you use Imperial Measurements. 🙂

SEVENS BOX (Metric)

Using a full sheet of A4 card, score your card.  On the short side score at 7cm and 14cm. On the long side score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm.

Rather than relay the cutting and assembling of the box you can refer to the original blog post which you can find HERE at Marelle’s blog.

2 AND A HALFER BOX (Imperial)

It doesn’t really have the same ring to it as a “SEVENS” box does it but it would be a bit odd to call it that!).

NB: Please try this on scrap paper first before creating it on card to see that the measurements are correct.  This will be a slightly smaller box that the “SEVENS” box but still a good size.

Cut your card to 10 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.  On the short side score at 2 1/2″ and 5″.  On the long side score at 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″ and 10″. Cut and Assemble the box as in the link in the Metric measurements above.

Once you have made one I don’t think you will stop.

Enjoy. 🙂

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!

SWIRLY BIRD PINWHEELS!

I have been having fun making samples with the Swirly Bird stamps and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits ready for my Swirly Bird Class tomorrow.  I just finished this card today and had to show you now.  I really liked how it turned out. I saw an idea for a type of pinwheel using it somewhere, I think on a group I am on??  So I thought I would have a play and see what I could come up with.  I wasn’t sure how it would work at first.  Here is the end result.

Pinwheel Swirly Bird

What do you think?  Pretty funky?

It’s a simple card in itself.  The colours for the pinwheels are from the top right: Emerald Envy and Wild Wasabi; Dapper Denim and Tempting Turquoise; Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo and Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango. I only realised as I got to the last one that I was using the new Incolors. 🙂  The “spots” from the stamp set and stamped in Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from ‘Guy Greetings’.  I went through all my stamp sets and thought this font really suited.

The Rhinestones were coloured with a Black Sharpie to add to the centres.  The white card was then adhered to a Basic Black mat and the base card is Tangerine Tango.

These pinwheels were really fun to do and being a clear set you can see through the block to line up each stamp.  I stamped the shape running across lengthways first and then inked the stamp again and flipped it to run across the other direction.  Then inked the other colour and stamped  to line up the long edge with the shorter edge already stamped if that makes sense?? I think I will have to try some more cards with these pinwheels!

Go and make some funky pinwheels for yourself.  Of course, you need the Swirly Bird stamp set to do this.  If you haven’t already got it and the Swirly Scribbles  Thinlits you better buy it.  This is such a fun and versatile set.  Get it as a Bundle and save 10%.

swirly bird

If you are in Australia you can order it through me if you don’t already have a Demonstrator.  Head to my Store HERE and place your order or contact me directly.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

3D projects, Classes, Stampin' Up!, Workshops

FUN PROJECTS AT MY EASTER CLASS!

Easter is fast approaching! Actually NEXT WEEK! It seems like we have just recovered from Christmas.  Although I think Easter eggs have been in the shops for a while. 🙂

Come and join in some Easter fun this Friday at my Easter Class.  Here are the details.

We will make an Easter basket, Treat Holder as well as 2 tags that you you can add to your own store bought Easter treats.

Easter 2016

WHEN: This Friday 18th March at 10am or 7.30pm.

WHERE: My studio East Corrimal.  I will give you the address when you reply. 

COST: $15. Please bring your own adhesives.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 16th March.

Jenny

cards, Challenges, Classes, Stampin' Up!

FLAMINGO FOR FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #226!

I saw this idea on Pinterest a few weeks ago to make a flamingo with the ‘Balloon Builders’ stamp set.  I had only just started using this set after receiving it at Stampin’ Up! Onstage last November.  I thought this flamingo was kinda cool though.  So I stamped it up but then I didn’t know how to put it on a card – until I saw the Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week. So I finally added it to a card – and it is done before the time of the sketch challenge to end!  Here is the sketch and then my card.

FMS Final 226-001

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The card base is Melon Mambo and the paper is from the ‘It’s My Party’ Paper Stack. I matted this piece on to some Silver Foil. (Just a tip: Cut a rectangle from the centre of your Silver Foil piece then you can use that piece for another project).  The sentiment is from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’ and I cut a little silver piece from the ‘Itty Bitty Banners’.  I added a Paper Lace Doily and some Melon Mambo dots from the ‘It’s My Party’ Enamel Dots.

I have used a number of the balloons from the ‘Balloon Builders’ set and drew the legs freehand.  This is a fun set and you can create so many cute things with it.  Here is the set if you haven’t noticed it in the catalogue.

balloon builder

This is on p. 14 of the catalogue.  It is a photopolymer stamp and is $28.  Great value for 19 stamps!

The original Flamingo card can be found HERE. Go and check the link out though because Ruth has lots of clever ideas with this set.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have yourself a great day where ever you are. 🙂

Jenny

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STAMPIN’ UP! + BECKY HIGGINS = PROJECT LIFE!!

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How exciting! Have you heard the news?? Stampin’ Up! and Becky Higgins have partnered together to bring you PROJECT LIFE!!! This is such a simplified system of scrapbooking.  Even I think I can handle this 🙂 The great thing too is that they will be available in Stampin’ Up! colours so they will co-ordinate with our card and ink and other embellishments.

Project Life Products will be available in the new Catalogue starting on July 1st.  (If you can’t wait until then, join Stampin’ Up! and you will be able to get your products early! I would love to welcome you to my team).  If you want to know more then head here to see what Becky Higgins herself says about this.

Here are some of the questions she answers.

Q: What types of Project Life products will Stampin’ Up! offer?

A: You’ll see Card Collections, Accessory Packs, Albums, Photo Pocket Pages, tools, other accessories, and Stamps, of course!

Q: Are the card designs the same as what we can buy in the stores?

A: Nope! We have worked with Stampin’ Up! to design all new products that are super fun and a perfect match to their existing color lines which will make coordination a breeze. Some of the Photo Pocket Page designs are the same and some are different than what we currently offer. 

Q: How do I buy these products?

A: Beginning May 1st, (THIS IS IN THE US) you can purchase products directly through the Stampin’ Up! website or, better yet, you can find a local demonstrator. PICK ME! PICK ME!! HERE IS MY DEMONSTRATOR WEBSITE TO JOIN AND TO SHOP!

Q: Why order through a demonstrator?

A: Stampin’ Up! has a worldwide demonstrator base who understand their products better than anyone. Many offer in-home workshops, online parties, and local events (depending on the demonstrator and the area). The personal expertise and service make purchasing through a demonstrator a wonderful and unique experience and can also form great friendships!

Q: Where do I learn about becoming a demonstrator?

A: Visit the Stampin’ Up! website to learn more. (See the question above for more information)

Q: How do I sign up to become a demonstrator so I can sell Project Life myself and make money doing it?

A: Once you’ve decided that this is a great opportunity for you, you can sign up through their website.   Here is my link again. 

Q: Are the products packaged the same as existing products (i.e. Core Kits, Mini Kits, etc.)?

A: Most Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products will be sold in Card Collections of 100 cards with 4×6, 4×4, and 3×4 card sizes included. Each card will be printed front + back as all of our current products, but you will not receive duplicates of any cards in the set. Oh – And we’re doing square (not rounded) corners on all of our cards with Stampin’ Up! Yes, there’s an awesome corner rounder punch included in the product line-up if that floats your boat. There will also be Accessory Packs available (sold separately) that will contain a variety of accessories to complement the Card Collection.

Q: Will the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products be available in digital format?

A: They sure will! Stay tuned for more information on when those will become available.

 

So stay tuned here for more details as the time gets closer!!!! Excited Much!!

Stampin' Up!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR – AT STAMPIN’ UP! ANYWAY!!!

This month is hotting up for the month of LOOOOVE, but you don’t have to wait until February to let someone you know that you think of them.  Check out these specials from Stampin’ Up! this month.

Our ‘Best of..’ continues with the ‘Best of Love’. This is available for $25.95 in clear-mount.

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AND, it’s ‘A Whole Lot of Love’ promotion, even with monsters!!

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These little monster dudes are cute.  Check them out.  Add a chocolate treat and give it to someone for any occasion.  This is a great kid’s party favour or kid’s craft idea too.  They are a bargain at $9.95 for 18 little monsters.

Love _ monsters

Here are the details:

 Item  Description  Price
 131850  Love You More Stamp Set (Wood)  $37.95
 131853  Love You More Stamp Set (Clear)  $29.95
 134611  Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Wood)  $27.95
 134614  Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Clear)  $21.95
 134617  Flowerfull Heart Stamp (Wood)  $16.95
 Item  Description  Price  Includes
 134610  Sweetheart Treat Bags  $8.95  12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of  Pool Party Baker’s Twine
 132162  Monster Hugs Boy  $9.95  18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 132163  Monster Hugs Girl  $9.95  18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 134609  Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes  $9.95  12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four Crisp Cantaloupe)

Check out the stamps.

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Ok, so if you are feeling the love for any of these then contact me to place your order.

Jenny