Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Catalogues

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #65 – EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR TRIMMER BLADES!

I often have people telling me about problems when cutting with the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer.  The blades don’t seem to last long and they get furry edges when trimming. I have that problem too. Add to that now the Trimmer is being retired and there won’t be any more Trimmer blades available.

So I have a solution today for you for Wednesday’s WOW! #65 I think you will find very useful if you experience some of these problems.  How to extend the life of your blades to avoid those furry edges.  And also so you don’t have to replace your blade so quickly. 🙂

When you cut your card place a piece of scrap paper or copy paper in between the Trimmer and the card you are cutting.  You will get a crisper cut edge when you cut.  This will help you make those blades last longer before you have to replace them.

Of course you end up with shreds of paper but that’s ok.  Just recycle them.  I will say it can be tedious if you have to cut a lot of card but for a few quick cuts it is great. I have used this for some time now and I don’t have to replace my blades too frequently.

Hope this is helpful.  Share it around as it might help some of your cardmaking friends. 🙂

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Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!

The Clearance Rack has been updated in the store.  Some of these items are reduced up to 60% off.  Crazy! 

Here is just some examples of the listed items.

See these and more in store.  And you can shop there directly or contact me. 

Head ->HERE. Don’t forget to check the Retiring List out too. 

Shopping? Please use the Host Code: HQX47XHJ

Thanks for shopping with me.

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

HANGING BASKET STAMP SET GIVEAWAY AND STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRED LIST IS OUT!

There is a lot of products leaving us this time including the Big Shot and all the accessories, some well-loved stamp sets including the Lovely As A Tree set that has been around for a very, very long time. How sad is that?? I thought it would be around forever.

You will want to see them.  Be sure to grab any you want as they are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. There are none discounted at this stage but you will want to grab any before they are gone forever.

See all the retiring products in store now -> HERE

NB: Listed are some stamp sets that will be continuing over but they will be as Cling Stamps which are why the Clear Mount and Wood Mount are listed.  I will show you below all the carry-over stamps.

CARRIED OVER SETS

These sets will be carrying over in the Cling form even though they are listed on the Retiring List.



HANGING BASKET GIVEAWAY

With the Retiring List out I have extended the Giveaway for you to shop longer over the Easter Weekend.  Be sure to get your orders in by Monday PM.

EVERY ORDER RECEIVES A PACK OF GLITTER GEMS.

Shop anytime in my store -> HERE or you can contact me directly.

Don’t forget to use the Host Code: P3TZFUNA

Receive a pack of Glitter Gems free for your order.  These will be mailed out separately to you with a little card to say THANKS.

Thanks for shopping with me.

Jenny

cards, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #64 – EMBOSSED GEARS!

For today’s Wednesday’s WOW! I have shared similar before – BUT I really like this technique.  I have used this on one of my recent makes with the Geared Up Garage Bundle and so I thought I would share the technique again with you.

For Wednesday’s WOW! #64 it’s all about embossing with you dies.  This is such a cool and different way to use your dies.

I have embossed the Real Red card with the large gears die in the Garage Gears Thinlits.  You can see on the card how it looks.  It’s really cool don’t you think?

I put together a chart to show you the layers to help you to emboss with your dies.  Then you can go on trying different dies to emboss with.

Have fun with it.

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

SPARK A LITTLE JOY WITH STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP!

Decluttering and organising is THE thing at the moment.  No area in the house is safe.  Now you have simple, functional storage for your craft space whether you have a designated room or you work straight from a box.  Storage By Stampin’ Up! is now available.

These units are made of a lightweight, durable plastic material that is easy to assemble and can stack to fit in your own area whatever your size.

Watch this quick video -> HERE to see how they all work together. 

Here are the different units and prices.  You can see how functional these pieces are.  Units specifically designed for your inkpads, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, Ink Refills and other special pieces.

Get a closer look at these products in my store -> HERE.

I have attached a chart below to show some of the ways you can configure the units.

It is hard to read, so download and print out your own copy so you can use it to measure out your craft area.

Download the chart -> 04.01.19_STORAGE_BY_STAMPIN_UP_CONFIGURATION_SP

 

Below are some Q and A you might be asking yourself.

Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?
No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.

How high can I stack storage trays?
We stacked up to 50 storage trays without any issues, BUT we would not recommend stacking that high. While our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. Use your discretion when stacking.

Can I mount my Storage by Stampin’ Up! products on the wall?
No. Our modular storage products are designed to sit on a table (or similar flat surface).

How should I use the Open Storage Cube?
The Open Storage Cube can be used to hold any miscellaneous items like ribbon, embellishments and small punches. For more inspiration on ways to use items from our Storage by Stampin’ Up! product line, check out the configuration chart we created.

Can I mix and match Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?
Yes! Our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are modular and designed with customisation in mind. Take a look at the flyer for more information on the size and dimensions of each item in our new modular storage product line.

How do the silicone feet work?
To protect your surface and prevent slipping, we’ve included peel-and-stick silicone feet with the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays, Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays and Open Storage Cube.

STORAGE SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFER

To help you get your Storage units together, join in my Storage Special Bundle Offer

TO ORDER

View the Storage By Stampin’ Up! units in my store -> HERE When ordering Please use the Host Code: P3TZFUNA

AND … A new, exclusive Tutorial Bundle is now available for April.  Here is a sneak.

These will be emailed out to you directly.  Receive them Free with orders over $78 (Australian residemts only)

 OR

Purchase the tutorials for $20 AUS wherever you are in the world through my Paypal account.  Details given on request.

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Thank You and have a nice day,

Jenny

 

 

Blog Hops, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD MARCH BLOG HOP – RAINBOW FLOWERS!

2 posts in one day! This post I am joining in with a Blog Hop for the Stamping Around the World Tutorial team.  Each month we join in a hop with a project using the same stamp set we used in our Monthly Tutorials.  It’s a great way of seeing a different way of using them.  You might be starting here or have just come from Sandra’s amazing creations.

For my project today I am using the Painted Seasons Stamp set.  It’s been a very popular set in recently and to think that it is a free set with your order!

I wanted a fun, bright card.  I have made a rainbow of flowers on my card.

I stamped the flower in the set over a piece of white card to create a rainbow effect.  The inks used were Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape.  The sentiment is from Love What You Do set.  And did you notice the label shape? I used the new Story Label Punch.  I stamped a piece in Granny Apple Green too and then cut the piece in half and layered it behind the stamped white piece.

While making this card I stamped a few pieces of Whisper White to work on the arrangement.  I didn’t want to waste them so I made another 2 cards with the pieces.

The sentiment on the above cards are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp set and diecut with a small rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I cut another one in Silver Foil and cut it in half and layered it behind the stamped rectangle.

I hope you like the cards.  They are simple but I think bright and colourful and very quick to make.

Now you are off on the next hop.  Head off to Jo Anne’s blog now HERE.  Or you can follow the arrows below.

     

 

If you get lost though you can follow the list below.

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Sandra Mastello (Violet vs Purple Paper Craft)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

Thanks for visiting me. You can be on your way now.

Remember though you can grab these exclusive monthly tutorials by

A) receiving them Free with orders over $78 (Aus residents only) or

B) Purchasing them from me where ever you are in the world for A$20 via paypal.  (Email me for the details).

Jenny

 

 

cards, Stampin' Up!

BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES PAPER WEEK – BUTTERFLY LACE!

Another project to share with you today for our Botanical Butterflies Paper Week.  This one is a simple one but I think elegant.  Hope you like it.

I haven’t used this gorgeous Lace Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder a lot.  It has such lovely detail to it.  You don’t need to do much more with it.  Emboss the white card and wrap around some Lemon Lime Twist Organdy Ribbon. (Did you know we have limited supplies of this ribbon back.  They won’t be around long though).

Then adhere the white card to the Lemon Lime Twist card.  Diecut a circle from Vellum using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and adhere that down on your card.  I used a little Snail Adhesive to the back of the circle in the centre.  Punch a butterfly from the Botanical Butterflies paper using the Butterfly Duet Punch and adhere that on to the circle.

The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp set and cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits with a few loopy, loops of Copper Thread.

So it is just a touch of the paper but how pretty are these butterflies to make a feature in themselves.

Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

The Botanical Butterflies Paper is a free choice for your orders over $90 during Sale-A-Bration.  You can shop anytime in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: JQGFKFT9

Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!

SALE-A-BRATION KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER!

SELECT CATALOGUE PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE AS YOUR FREE SALE-A-BRATION CHOICE

I recently told you about the 2nd release of products for Sale-A-Bration which includes the gorgeous, popular Painted Seasons Bundle.  You can read more about all these -> HERE. 

BUT … There is more. 🙂 A 3rd Release for your Sale-A-Bration free choices has just been announced. This includes the Painted Seasons paper by itself with some choices from the Annual Catalogue.  These are all available as a Free choice with orders over $90.  How exciting!

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CO-ORDINATING PRODUCTS

If you have loved some of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can now order the co-ordinating dies to go with it.  Saves you all the time cutting them out with scissors.  Who has the time for that! Especially the details in the Lasting Lily set and the So Hoppy Together set.  Too fiddly!

There is also the new Story Label Punch that will work with many of your current sentiments stamps.

This is just one example below.  I will share more of them later.

See how the Lasting Lily card is so pretty with the added Dimension with the layers raised up.  Would you cut this out with scissors??

(project courtesy Stampin’ Up!)

Lasting Lily stamp set and the Lily Framelits Dies makes it so much easier.  The Framelits are $48 AUS

TO ORDER:

You can order these or any other products by emailing me or through my store. Australian residents only.  As a Thank You I send out a little card and gift.

Also, you might qualify for the Tutorial Bundles now available with your order or you can  purchase the Tutorials.  Check it out below.

Order in my store -> HERE  Please use the Host Code:TTBQMGUT

 

TUTORIAL BUNDLES NOW AVAILABLE

Receive them Free for orders over $78 (Australian residents only) or purchase them for $20 AUS wherever you are in the world through Paypal, or bank transfer if local.

Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

 

Blog Hops, cards, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD FEBRUARY BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Stamping Around the World Blog Hop.  The team brings you the Free Tutorials each month and we have decided to join in a Blog Hop to share more creations just for you.  You will travel all over the world in this hop.  Each of us are using the same stamp set that we used in our Tutorial projects. So I hope you enjoy the Hop.

You would have come from Margriet’s Blog HERE or just starting from mine here. Either way you can follow along with us.

For my project this month I have used the Incredible Like You set.  For today’s project I created a Panel card using this set.  I have the instructions below so if you want to make your own you can.  This card was hard to take photos of so I hope you get the idea.

Front on.

The front of the card is cut shorter with the panel overhanging.

The butterfly is from Butterfly Gala coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. I just happened to have this finished butterfly on my desk left over from a previous project that I didn’t end up using. It worked well I think.

I added the Glitter Gems for a little sparkle.  The paper is from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  (This paper is in low supply so you if you want it you better grab this one soon). The Organdy Ribbon is already gone sorry.

The inside. 

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

MAKE YOUR OWN PANEL CARD

I have the measurements for you in Metric and Imperial.

METRIC (apologies in advance for the odd measurements but this is what I started with on my white stamped piece and went from there.  The panel can be made in any size to suit)

CARD

Base Card (Highland Heather) – 14.8cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm.  Trim off 3cm on the front.

Card Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 14.4cm x 7cm

Paper – 14cm x 6.6cm

Inside Piece (Whisper White) – 14.4cm x 10.1cm

 

FRONT PANEL

Mat (Highland Heather) – 9.5cm x 7.2cm

Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 9.1cm x 6.8cm

Stamped Piece (Whisper White) – 8.7cm x 6.4cm

 

IMPERIAL (for the mat pieces I have reduced them by 1/4″.  You may wish to reduce them more to suit you)

CARD

Base Card (Highland Heather) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″scored at 4 1/4″.  Trim off 1 1/2″ on the front.

Card Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 5 3/8″ x 2 7/8″

Paper – 5 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

Inside Piece (Whisper White) – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″

 

FRONT PANEL

Mat (Highland Heather) – 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″

Stamped Piece (Whisper White) – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

STAMPED FLOWER

Now if you notice the flower on the front there isn’t actually a stamp for that.  I created that using some of the images in the set.  The “dot” for the centre and the “petals” for the leaf.  This is how you can build your flower up.  I hope it is clear enough.

1. First stamp the “dot” on your card.  I used So Saffron.  Use the leaf shape to build your petals of your flower.

2. Stamp around the circle spacing them evenly apart.

3.  Go back around the circle stamping in the spaces.

4. You have your finished flower.  I added some Wink of Stella in the centre of the flower but it didn’t show up too well on the card photo.

 

The Incredible Like You set is in my store now -> HERE.  $28 Aus. It has been very popular at all the events I have done recently.  Everyone loves how versatile it is and the sentiments are lovely.

There is only one week left for the February Tutorial Bundle.  The bundle contains 10 exclusive projects from Demonstrators around the world. Receive it Free with your orders over $78 AUS.  This will be emailed out to you after you order.

OR you can purchase the Tutorials for $20 AUS. You won’t be disappointed.  People have said to me how gorgeous the projects are.  (and they are!). 🙂

Now continue on your Blog Hop by following the NEXT and BACK arrows below.  I have the list below if you get lost.

        BACK 

    NEXT

 

 

Roll Call List

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

 

Thanks for visiting me

Jenny