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

LIKE THE NEW INCOLORS? WHY NOT GRAB A SHARE IN THE RIBBON!

Have you seen the gorgeous new Ribbon on page 198/199 of the catalogue?  So many different types and colours this year.
 
Yet a whole roll can be too much. Why not grab a share! 
 
I have a share running for the 2017 Incolor Finely Woven Ribbon.  I am loving the new colours and having matching ribbon for your projects just takes it to the next level.

For the price of a roll of ribbon you get 1.8m of each colour of Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  

Total is $12.85 includes Shipping and Handling. Free postage to send it on to you. Australian residents only.  

Why not grab a share – or 2.  Let me know ASAP.

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

A SOFTER POOL PARTY FOR EASTERN PALACE!

While I am waiting for my new Incolors to arrive I thought I would play with some different colours with the Eastern Palace suite.  This time I have gone for a softer colour combination of Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Island Indigo.

This card was inspired by a home decor framed piece by Kerstin HERE.

This suite is SO versatile! I can’t believe how many different ways you can use this.  I have mainly used the Eastern Beauty stamp set here and just the “flowery” shape die and the small centre piece using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  After I cut the “flowery” pieces, I curled them a little with my Bone Folder and then raised them up with the Dimensionals.

So something a little different with them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION REVIEW!

I am sure you have seen the new catalogues by now?? Well if you are a Wollongong local why not come and play?

YOU’RE INVITED TO MY

OCCASIONS AND SALE-A-BRATION

CATALOGUE REVIEW!

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When: Friday  3rd 7pm and Saturday 4th February, 2pm

Where:  My studio, East Corrimal

Cost: $10

includes a card to make, play with new products, giveaways and afternoon tea.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 1st.

EXTRAVAGANZA IS ON WITH A ONE DAY SALE TODAY!

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The Online Extravaganza has started today with a ONE DAY SALE BLITZ. There is 20-35% off select items for just today.  

Here they are for you:

  • The Metallic Enamel Shapes Bundle (Metallics, Subtles, Brights, Regals and 2016-2018 In Color)                35% off = $48.91
  • Ombre Inkpads Bundle        (Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Emeral Envy, Basic Black)           30% off = $55.13
  • Embellished Ornaments and Delicate Ornament bundle  

                   * (Wood) 20% off = $78.40

                   * (Clear) 20% off = 67.20

  • Gift Bag Punch Board     30% off = $22.40
  • Gift Bag Punch Board    30% off = $22.40

TO ORDER:

You can ORDER ONLINE HERE.  Please use the HOST CODE:  YTKD9JKB

OR EMAIL/MESSAGE your order.  (Before 8pm).

Extravaganza will continue for the rest of the week with huge discounts ending with another ONE DAY BLITZ next Monday the 28th.  Check out the whole list in a previous post HERE.

GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN!  

Every order over $20 this week will enter the draw to win the cute set ‘COZY CHRISTMAS’.

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Off you go shopping now. You might have to buy yourself a Christmas present 😉

Jenny

BEACH HOUSES!

This is the first project I made on our stamping weekend this past weekend.  I just have to share this with you.  I was so pleased with how it turned out.

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I live right near the beach so had to make a beach house. I have used the Sweet Home Stamp set and the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  What a great versatile bundle it is.

Once I made the house I had to make a matching card.  Here are the details.

HOUSE: The roof is in Marina Mist. The house stripes are stamped in Smoky Slate.  I coloured the banners with the markers. The surfboard is the oval door stamp and die and I added the hatched line (if that is what you call it). The fin is from one of the banners and I cut that by hand and kind of rounded the points.

CARD: I cut the house out on Whisper White and then trimmed off just the front part of the house.  Then stamped the lines in Smoky Slate to match. I stamped another board for the card.  The “sand” was a piece of Crumb Cake card that I tore the edge off then inked it with Crumb Cake ink on the edge and in patches.  I assembled it all on a piece of Marina Mist card than I stamped the clouds from Sprinkles of Life in White ink.

I debated what else to do.  It needed something else but wasn’t sure how to add a greeting. Then I had a thought.  I cut the thin door frame from the Thinlits set from Crumb Cake card.  The centre piece that is left when you cut it I trimmed off and then stamped the Sentiment which is from Balloon Builder on to that.  I sponged these pieces a little too with Crumb Cake ink. I was really pleased with how that worked.

I have plans for more homes.  When I get to it. 🙂

Thanks for visiting today.  See you again soon,

Jenny

BEST BIRDS WITH PLAYFUL PALETTES!

After I made the card with the Best Birds set the other day (you can see that card in a post or 2 back), I thought I would make a couple more cards with these stamps and dies.  I had some bits of the Playful Palette DSP stack lying around and I am really trying to use my paper more. I have so much paper left over when it comes to the end of a catalogue.

These “bits” were just the right size for the front of a card.  Here they are for you.

The first card is using the Sweet Sugarplum card base.  Flowers were stamped on the base. I have used the new Oval Layering Framelits to cut some white card and stamped the hatch pattern in Peekaboo Peach and the sentiment in black.  I really like the sentiments in this set. It has beautiful font and lovely words. I sponged the edges of the Peekaboo Peach birds before adhering them to the card.

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The next card I had 3 pieces of the Playful Palette Paper stack that just fitted nicely.  I matted them on to black card and added it to a Blushing Bride card base.  The bird was cut in the Sweet Sugarplum.  The tag is cut from the ‘Tags and Labels’ Framelits.

Best Birds and Playful Palette strips

So some cute cards using  “bits” on my table.  That’s always a good thing isn’t it. 🙂

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

BONUS DAYS START TODAY WHERE YOU CAN GET A CREDIT COUPON FOR NEXT MONTH!

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This month (from 7th – 31st July) for every $90 spent you receive a $9 coupon to redeem next month.  This is a great way to check off those items on your wish list!

You can get some items now and some next month. Stretch out your spending – and save money in the process! I am sure you can easily find $90 to order especially with the lovely new catalogue out. Your bank account will love you. 🙂

HOW TO ORDER

You can order directly at my Online Store HERE.  (Australian residents only).

Please use the Host Code: SGX4CRDG

OR

By emailing or phoning me your order.

*PLEASE NOTE: Your redemption coupon will be emailed to you directly following your order with your coupon number.  Please keep the email sent as these emails can not be resent.