CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 5!

DAY 5

Today’s project is actually a gift box.  It is always good to have little boxes to fill with chocolates or treats.  This is not a new box for me but I will give you the instructions shortly.

I created the sentiment the same way as I did on the card from yesterday.  You can go back to that post to check it out if you like.  This box was just the right size to add the die cut frame on the top of the box.  The ornaments on the side was added as an afterthought.  It needed something there.  I probably should have thought of that before I assembled the box.  So stamping on this afterwards was a little stressful.  I held a clear block to the back of the panel when I stamped – and held my breath. That is an important stamping requirement you know. 😉  It turned out well not just once but twice.  I was so lucky!!

To make the box:

I designed this box a few years ago now.  You can find the Original post with the instructions in Metric and Imperial on this post HERE. 

Here is the card and the box together to see what a great pair they make. Funky for Christmas do you think?? 🙂

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Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  And receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

If you would like a free copy of the upcoming Holiday catalogue mailed out to you then drop me a comment.  It will be on it’s way very soon.

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So, what has been your favourite project from this week?? Here is a review to remind you.

I would love to know your thoughts.  Drop me a comment and I am going to pick a random winner for a special prize.

Thanks for visiting me all this week.  Do continue to drop by.  I love you to visit.

Jenny

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #2 – HOW TO TAKE ON A CHALLENGE!!

I had a play this past week with the Colour challenge at Colour INKspirations.  I have been enjoying taking some time out to take part in these challenges.  This was a hard one though.  I wouldn’t normally use these colours and certainly not that many together.  Here are the colours.

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So what do you make of these colours??? All colours must be used!

Well this is the card I ended up with.

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Just a close-up of the horse because all horses are sparkly right?? 😉

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HOW THE CARD CAME TOGETHER.

I thought I would tell you about the process in making this card as it might help you when you approach a Challenge – or just in making a card. You have 3 main parts when putting a card together: The stamp set, the colours and the layout.

Stamps: I just received the Carousel Birthday set so was keen to give it a try. That was the easy part!

Layout: I don’t know about you but I find it hard to just sit there and put together a card. I need some direction.  Often when I make a card from scratch I turn to a Sketch layout.  I have a number of them saved on a Pinterest board.  I went through these and found one that I thought would work well with the stamps. 

This was the sketch I used from ilovecardsketches.com (which I couldn’t seem to find the blog now).

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So the stamps are sorted and the sketch is chosen.  Now the colours are already chosen so just put it together. Right! Still not such an easy feat!

Colours: I usually only work with 2 colours plus a neutral for most of my cards so to HAVE to use all these was hard. That’s what a challenge is for though.  To extend your creativity.  Now how to use them.

When there are a number of colours to use I find it helps to first pick a main colour.  One that will be predominant.  So in this case the Mint Macaron. I have used that in the card base, the Carried Away DSP, and touches on the horse. Then you use the other colours in smaller quantities.  Choose one colour that will be the next main colour in smaller amounts, which would be the Soft Sky.  Then I have added some touches of the Garden Green and Wisteria Wonder in very small quantities.  This will give you balance.

Finish the card: Then with all those sorted you can finish the card with the sentiment. Which I cut with the Project Life Framelits. Then add touches of embellishments.  I used a little Paper Doily for softness and then added some bling with the Rhinestones. I went over the horse with the Clear Wink of Stella.

Card done and entered just in time. 🙂  If you want to join in on these challenges or even just to look and see the cards then you can request to join the Facebook group HERE.

Hope you found this helpful when you go to make your next card.

Jenny

 

EXTRAVAGANZA IS COMING!!!

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Just in time for some Christmas shopping! From Monday 21st November to Monday 28th November – the Extravaganza is on!

What is this Extravaganza?

There are some fantastic discounts from 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% off select products.  I think you will love them.

I will give you more details in the next couple of days.

BUT I want to tell you about the details for these extra specials available for ONE DAY ONLY.

On the 21st November and on the 28th November there will be a special 24 hour sale. 

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FOR MONDAY 21ST ONLY WE HAVE:

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 these Online at my store HERE (Above items Monday only). Please use the Host Code – YTKD9JKB

OR Email or phone me.

If you want to see the full list of specials for all week,  check it out Below.  You can order any of these other items throughout the week.  

Please use the above link to my store and the Host Code if ordering online. 

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PLUS, GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN!!

Every order during Extravaganza over $20 will go in the draw to win the cute set

‘Cozy Critters’

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Don’t forget also: 25% off a number of sets are still available until the end of November with the Stitched Framelits promotion.  You can check the details out for this HERE.

Jenny

PRICES NOW DISCOUNTED FOR MY RETIRED ITEMS!

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I forgot to tell you in my last post.  I have now reduced the prices of my retired items.  I want them cleared out.  I am taking an additional 10% off the listed prices.

Head to the RETIRED PRODUCTS FOR SALE PAGE at the top of this blog and you will find the links.  Let me know if you would like any of the items.

Jenny

SNEAKY PEEKS OF NEW PRODUCTS!

OK,  I wondered if I should show you this, like really, would you really want to see some new products. 😉  I don’t want to spoil the surprise of the new catalogue so I am just going to show you some teeny tiny sneak peeks.

I just love the way Stampin’ Up! display their products at these events like Onstage so I couldn’t resist sharing them.

Don’t you love the way the ribbon is displayed? And don’t you just love the new incolor ribbon?? 🙂

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This paper is pretty …. Festive!

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It’s even cool how the Washi Tape is displayed.

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Love the detail in these dies!

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So that’s your sneak.  Are you excited for the new catalogue? You should be.  It is fantastic.

If you would like a catalogue sent to you (Australian residents only) and you don’t have a current demonstrator then drop me a comment and I will send one out to you as soon as I can.  You will love it.

Be back again soon,

Jenny

MORE EASTER BAGS AND TREATS!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all.  I hope that the weekend will be a great one with those you love and that you remember the greatest act of Love we have been given as we celebrate this time.

Last post I shared some cute Easter baskets.  I thought I would share another Easter bag as well as some Easter tags.  It’s not too late to whip these up right! This bag and the basket from last post plus these 2 tags are ones we made at my Easter class last week.

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This little treat bag was inspired by a project I found on Pinterest but you can find the tutorial HERE. It’s very easy to make.  For mine I decorated it with the chick from ‘Honeycomb Happiness’.  This is such a great image for Easter don’t you think?  I stamped it on Shimmery White and coloured it with the Crushed Curry inkpad and the aquapainter. I cut the image with the Circles Framelits and layered it on a Crushed Curry card cut with the ‘Deco Labels’ Framelits.  The strip of DSP is from the ‘It’s My Party’ Paper Stack. I decided to stamp the greeting on Vellum in Black Stazon so it didn’t cover the chick too much. The greeting is from the ‘Easter Lamb’ stamp.  On the bag I punched the corners of the card with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and added a slit with the punch too. I embossed the card with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder too. Cute!

Inside there is a separate little box that you adhere to the inside.  It is so easy.

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We made a similar tag.  This time I cut some of the DSP with the Deco Labels Framelits and I cut one with Whisper White as well to adhere together for added strength and also to have white card to write on the back.

I added a White Cotton Ribbon bow and some White Baker’s Twine to hang from it.

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This next tag we made was using the Easter Lamb stamp.  So cute.  The lamb was stamped on Sahara Sand and coloured with the White Gel Pen after it was  cut with the Circles Framelits. I cut some DSP from the Bohemian DSP with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits and also a larger one from Bermuda Bay.  I tied through some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine. A little flower was added punched in Crushed Curry with the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Punch Pack. The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and I cut this one with the Bitty Banners Framelits.

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Now you can whip these up in no time – or file them away for next year 😉

Have a lovely Easter time.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

WHY I LOVE SHARING STAMPING??

Three posts in one day. What is happening!  Today I have been feeling a little reflective and I thought I would share some things with you.  I have been on this journey with Stampin’ Up! for 7 1/2 years now.  It has been a crazy time. You know I still don’t know all there is to stamping and cardmaking.  There is always fun new techniques and products to play around with.  Sometimes I wonder why am I doing this though.

I always come back to the conclusion that I love sharing stamping with others.  I love sharing my projects with you here on my blog.  (I do hope you like what I share – if you don’t well I guess you won’t come back will you!! LOL).  I love sharing my projects with my customers in my class room. It’s always a fun time and I have to say that sometimes they laugh at my expense.  Well hey, I am not perfect am I.  There are never any mistakes in stamping though right. 🙂  I love it though when new people I meet have that smile on their face that says “I did it!” after continually telling me that they are not crafty.

I love sharing projects I make with others too to give as gifts or to celebrate an occasion. That’s what it is all about. Sharing with others.  I am thankful to Stampin’ Up! for enabling me to do this.  Without Stampin’ Up!  I wouldn’t have fantastic products to use, I wouldn’t have team mates and wonderful friends here and around the world that I can share with.  I couldn’t afford to buy all these amazing products without the great discount I get or the little freebies (or rewards!) I get along the way.

I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator to be able to do all this.  I am thankful for all it has given me.  I am thankful for my customers (who I call my friends). Many who have been with me from those very early days. I am thankful for my friends I have made near and far.  I am thankful to my blog readers (MWAH!). I will be around for a little while still.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF MY LIFE!

I found this on the internet.  I hope they don’t mind me sharing but it sums it all up really.

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Jenny

If you want to know more about joining Stampin’ Up! then read my 10 reasons ‘Why you should be part of the Stampin’ Up! family’ page HERE. Remember there is only 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration to get $295 of products for $169 (That’s just crazy to knock back). You will be on your way to your own journey. It might be to share your own projects in classes or on a blog OR sharing your created gifts among friends and family BUT I can assure you, You won’t regret it! 

There is a link on that page how to join my team and we can cheer each other on.  Do think on it – but not for too long.

HELLO HONEY FOR BOTANICALS FOR YOU!

We had a HOT day today.  Phew! I felt I was melting.  A change in the weather has come through now which has lowered the temps a bit.  I still managed to get a little stamping in. The fan was roaring but I was in a creative mood.  I did have to stop though in the end after 3 cards because it just got a little too much.

I will share all the cards over time but I thought I would show you the last card I made today.  Maybe it was my favourite from the day, then again I don’t know. 🙂

As I was melting the brain got a little foggy so I CASED this card.  This is a sample of the card on page 5 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue using ‘Botanicals For You’.

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It is a cute little 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″) card.

I wasn’t sure what colour it was in the catalogue.  We have so many yellows to choose from. I have made mine in Hello Honey.  The colours for the images are Hello Honey, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride. A little sparkle with Silver Glimmer Paper and Silver Doily.  I realise just now that I forgot to add the Pearls to the centre of the flowers.  I will go back and do that now but just imagine they are there. 😉

This cute set is one of the free choices you can get with your $90 order during Sale-A-Bration.  I hope you have had a chance to check out the catalogues now.  (The links are in the side column).

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope the weather is kind to you wherever you are.  It will be another hot one here tomorrow but then I guess it is Summer and it has been slow coming this season.

Jenny

PARTY WISHES BIRTHDAY CARD CLASS!!

Join us for this fun Birthday Card Class using the Party Wishes Bundle.  If you can’t make it, then you can order the kit and have it sent to you. Here are all the details.

BIRTHDAY CARD CLASS WITH PARTY WISHES

Saturday January 16th 2pm.  Birthday Card Class.  We will use the Party Wishes Bundle to make a set of birthday cards.  We all need birthday cards right?? Here they are for you.  

              

COST: $15 class only

OR

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Get the Party Wishes stamp set and the Party Punch Pack. Get the Class FREE.
$68.50 Wood Mount or $56.00 Clear Mount. (Prices include shipping and handling).

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

Please RSVP: Thursday 14th

TO ORDER THE KIT (Australian residents only).

If you can’t attend the class then order the card kit.  Includes all cardstock and twine.  Stamped images are not included.  You can order the Bundle separately or substitute the stamps.

COST: Card kit Only $15

Order the Bundle:     $15 (kit) + Wood Mount $71.20   or    Clear Mount:    $59.45             (Includes shipping and handling).

Jenny

 

SKY IS THE LIMIT 3D CARD!

I shared the Fold Flat (3D) cards the other day.  I have made one of these cards using some great Sale-A-Bration products. (Only 5 sleeps to go until Sale-A-Bration begins!).  You will love this year’s offerings for Sale-A-Bration.  There are so many fantastic products.  It will be hard to choose believe me. 🙂

Here is the card but you can see how to make them in the earlier post HERE.  

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Don’t you love that swirly paper?? It makes the plane look like it is flying over the ocean!  This paper is the ‘Perfectly Artistic’ Designer Series paper and comes in 12 sheets of 12″x12″ and available in so many gorgeous colours in the pack.  This one is Tempting Turquoise.  The stamp set is ‘Sky is the Limit’  A great one for those male cards!

On the front panel I stamped the clouds on the white card and stamped the plane in Basic Gray.  I stamped the plane again on scrap white and cut it out and raised it up with Dimensionals.  The greetings which come in the set are stamped in Basic Gray on Crushed Curry card and cut with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits.  They were raised up with Dimensionals too.  The little loops are from the Burlap Ribbon.  I cut off the edge of the Burlap and then pulled off a couple of threads and looped them around.  I adhered them onto the back of the label with glue dots.  These give a little wavy look rather than than using the Linen Thread this time.  I added a Turquoise Candy Dot to finish but I am still not convinced of that but it is there now. 🙂

There you have it.  Now I know you are going to want to grab this set.  This set and the paper are only available until February 15 and then some new products will be offered so be quick.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

Book your Sale-A-Bration party or Private Class now.  Times are limited but contact me to book your spot.  I would love to share more creations with you and your friends!