3D projects, Tutorials


You  might have seen lots of little Tote Bags around the internet???  They are great little gift bags to give those special gifts to others.  A few years ago now I created a larger Tote Bag as many of them were great for card sizes or small gifts but if you have a larger gift THEN a larger Tote is needed right???  The Totes I shared way back then continue to be a huge hit on my blog and they have a large number of repins on Pinterest every week.  SO, if you have missed it, I thought I would show you these again. I have another type of bag in the process at the moment and when I finally get to create them I will share that too.

So here is my Tote bags for you that you can make to give that special larger gift.  (maybe a top or scarf or LOTS of chocolates!!!). 😉

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You can find the tutorial to make these in this post HERE.

A little while after making these I decided it was time for an update.


You can find this Tote in this post HERE.  I followed the original tutorial with a few modifications.

I would love to see your versions so send me a photo. If you make one then don’t forget to give credit.  🙂

Have a great weekend,


cards, Catalogues


The excitement is building for the new catalogue to start.  Not long now folks!  But we still have an Occasions Catalogue AND the current catalogue to see and I still have some projects that I haven’t shown you yet.  So let me show you these cute little fishy cards.

These are from the set ‘Hey Valentine’.  I stamped these some time ago and coloured them with the Blendabilities.  Yes that’s how long they have been sitting unfinished on my desk.  I wasn’t sure how to put them together.  Recently I pulled them out again and made the cards.


This card was loosely based on the Clean and Simple sketch #283.  You can see that here.   The sentiment is from ‘From the Herd’ and the banners are from ‘Perfect Pennants.


On this card I used ‘Gorgeous Grunge’  for the dots in the background.

This set is not just for your Valentine’s cards.  Otherwise you would only use this set once a year, but where is the value in that!!! These images are just so cute for any time of the year for the young kiddies.  I cut the greetings off most of the stamps in the set to make them more versatile or you could mask the greeting if you didn’t want to cut them off.

You can see another card I made with this set Here.

I have to show you this cute set.


Now you only have a couple of weeks to buy this set (June 2nd) so don’t delay.  It is $42.95 Wood or $30.95 Clear mount.  You can message me to order OR order Online HERE.

I am waiting (im)patiently for my preorder to arrive.  Hopefully today, fingers crossed.  Hope you have a Happy Day 🙂


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


Last week at Leadership at the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention we were given this brand new set ‘Awesomely Artistic’.  I love this set. There are so many lovely elements so there will be lots of ways you can use this set. I really love the dragonfly. Yesterday I had a chance to play a little.


The base is Crumb Cake.  Other colours used are Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride.  The layout was loosely based on the clean and simple sketch #192. You can see that sketch in the PDF here.  (There are lots of sketches on this site that can help you out when you are stuck for ideas.  Check them out sometime).

This set will be available in Wood ($49.00) or Clear ($35.00) AUS.    I think it will be one to have on your wish list.

Have you ordered your catalogue from your Demonstrator yet??  If you are in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator yet then contact me to have a catalogue sent out to you.  This is just one of the lovely sets coming June 2nd!!!  Not long to go now.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your day is inky 🙂


3D projects, cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!


I showed you my Convention swaps earlier.  I hope you like them?? When I was just finishing the cards off last week I realised how similar one of the cards were to a Gift Box I made recently and what a great gift set it would make.  What a coincidence!

Here they are together. I have used the Guy Greetings stamp set.


I did not plan this at all but how cool! If you want to see more details of this cute faceted box then you can check my blog post HERE.  It has the link to make your own box in that post too.

Maybe that will be just the idea to fill with chocolates for a masculine birthday – or maybe for Father’s Day????

Thanks for stopping by,




Can you believe it??? We have 1 month to go for Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up! have announced 4 new Sale-A-Bration choices AND they are awesome!!!

Check them out here.

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Which one do you like the best?  I must say the patterned vellum is gorgeous (and it is a paper stack!!!)  but I do love the ‘Nature’s Perfection’ too.

So there is one month left. Still time for you to …….

SAB shop

Spend $90 and pick any one of our great Sale-A-Bration products including these 4 new ones.  Contact me for your order or Shop Online HERE.

SAB Host

Party with me and let me show you and your friends some fun projects, have your own private class with your friends OR pass the catalogues around to your friends and collect their orders.  You receive the Hostess Rewards to spend on what you like.  Dates are limited so let’s get a time booked in for you and your friends quickly.

SAB Join

Do you have a looooong wish list??? Of course you do.  Pick out $235 of products on your list.  Pay only $169 and you don’t pay shipping.  Plus with Sale-A-Bration you can get extra bonuses in your kit. Get discounts any time your order.  Stay in the Stampin’ Up! family for as long as you like or as short a time as you like.  Your choice! I welcome you to my Jen’s INK. team no matter where you are in Australia.  Ask me for more information OR to find out more check out my ’10 Reasons why you NEED to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family’ on my post HERE.

So don’t delay with your Sale-A-Bration choices.  Contact me ASAP.




I had a little time to myself the other day and wanted to create a card – just because.  I pulled out this new stamp set ‘Crazy About You’. This set is great as it has a couple of flower images and a leaf image as well as 30 different word stamps that you can team together if you like or use them with the ‘Hello You’ Thinlets now available.  If you buy them together as a bundle you save 15% on the price too.

So here are the 2 cards. P1150830

I made the one on the left first.  The DSP is from the pack ‘Painted Blooms’.  I embossed the Whisper White card with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder (another new addition in the Occasions catalogue). Before adhering these to the Wild Wasabi card base I wrapped some Wild Wasabi Baker’s Twine 3 times around the card. The flower was stamped in Blackberry Bliss and punched with the new Flower Medallion punch.  I punched a couple of “leaves” from Wild Wasabi card from the punch as well. (I thought later it would have been nice to sponge the edges of the leaves with ink but I didn’t think of that at the time).  The greeting was from the ‘Crazy About You’ Stamp set.  They are 2 individual stamps.  As mine were Photopolymer I placed them on the clear block together.  I checked they were straight by stamping on scrap paper first.  Once stamped on Whisper White card I punched them with the Oval punch and then punched some Wild Wasabi card with the Scallop Oval.  I added a little Rhinestone for the bling factor to finish.

I made some more cards on Saturday with this set using Blackberry Bliss.  I will show you those next post so stay tuned.

Until then,

Happy Stamping 🙂

3D projects, Christmas


Today I thought I would show you the notebooks I made for my recent Fairs I have been to.  These were all fun to make too and a great way to use up the scrap paper bits you have lying around.

Firstly, some notepad covers.  Very useful to have around the home or by the computer for quick notes.




To make these: Check the size of your notepads but I will give you the measurements for these ones.

Cut your card to 28cm x 21cm.  Score on the long side at 9cm, 10cm and 19cm.  Turn your card 90′ and score on the short side at 1cm and 3cm.  Cut off the small section on the top (only on this section and then the larger section below.  Does that make sense?? I didn’t make a template to show you.  You just want to end up with a small strip towards the top that the Notepad hangs off from the backing card on the notepad.  Decorate the front as you like.


Some post-it note holders.  These are fun to make.



I don’t have an exact measure for these but they are simply a small piece of card that folds over to fit.  Make sure to allow extra to score 2 lines in the centre to create a spine in the middle. Decorate the front as you like.



Notepads: just cover notepads as you like.  I didn’t want to fiddle with the spiral top so I just chose some coloured paper that co-ordinates closely to it.  I think it is OK!  Decorate with butterflies and bling!



These notebooks I picked up from the discount store too and just decorated them as I liked.



Hope you liked these ideas?  If you missed the previous posts on Craft Fair projects then you can check HERE. Don’t forget to check the previous post too.

Thanks for stopping by,


PS. Week 8 of 12 Weeks of Christmas is due out today.  As I am away from the computer I am not able to post it today so when I get back tomorrow I will post it as soon as I can. 🙂

cards, Christmas


Here is another card using the set ‘December Wonder’.  I thought the Hexagon ’25’ would work well with the Hexagon Punch.  I did find a card similar on Pinterest that inspired this card.


I punched out some Hexagons with the Hexagon Punch from the ‘Nordic Noel’ DSP and lined them up on the Lost Lagoon piece.  To get the ’25’ in the right position I punched a Hexagon from scrap paper, added some 2 way glue to the back and let it dry a little so it was repositional.  Then I placed it in position in the centre, removed the DSP hexagons and then punched out the shape over the scrap paper one.  The stamped ’25’ was placed behind the Lost Lagoon card using Dimensionals to raise it up a little.  I adhered the rest of the Hexagons in place and stamped the Snowflakes over the card.  This piece was adhered to Whisper White card with Dimensionals and then adhered to the Lost Lagoon card base.  I finished it off with some Rhinestones and Silver Ribbon bow.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  Do say ‘Hi’ and let me know where you come from.  I love to hear from you.

Jenny 🙂



I needed to make a card for a lovely friend of mine who recently moved in to a new place of her own.  After many years of personal issues it was really lovely to see her now finding her own way. The dilemma was what can  I use to make a card for her?? I usually do punch art for these occasions and I just went looking through my blog posts and realised I hadn’t shared any of them before. I don’t know how I missed that!! I decided to dust off a stamp I have had since before I joined Stampin’ Up! over 6 years ago. Previously I have coloured this with pencils or just inked in one colour.  Today I dragged out the Blendabilities for it!

So it’s not Stampin’ Up! and I can’t tell you the name of this stamp sorry.  It didn’t have the name or company on the block.  The rest of the card is all Stampin’ Up! though.  I thought I would show you the card still.


The base card is Marina Mist.  A second piece of Marina Mist was cut just slightly smaller than the front of the base card.  I cut a circle in that piece with a Circle Framelit and then this piece was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  On Whisper White card I stamped the image in Memento Ink and coloured this with various Blendabilities.  I adhered that piece under the embossed Marina Mist card and adhered it onto the card base.  The greeting is from Petite Pairs stamp set.  I coloured the “welcome” on the ‘Welcome Baby’ stamp with a Night of Navy Marker and stamped it on a strip of Whisper White.  I flagged the end of the piece and adhered that to the card with Dimensionals.  I added a Silver Metal Button and  Whisper White Twine bow.  I prefer using glue dots to adhere these. When it was done  I thought it was a little plain so added some Old Olive leaves punched with the 2 step Bird Punch.

Thanks for stopping by and indulging me today.  I hope life is good in your part of the world. 🙂


3D projects, cards, Christmas


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Have you been enjoying the 12 Weeks of Christmas projects the last few weeks.  Well, today I have a bonus project for you from the very clever Libby. This bonus project is a bit of fun and you could use the tags to write recipients names on them or use the back of the screen to write your personal message.

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  • Stamp Set – Get Your Santa On
  • Card – Very Vanilla, Red Glimmer Paper
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento Black; Cherry Cobbler; Old Olive
  • Punches – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; Decorative Label; Scallop Tag Topper; Confetti Stars Punch
  • Ribbon – ½” Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
  • Adhesive – Liquid Multipurpose Glue
  • Blendabilities – Cherry Cobbler; Old Olive; Pumpkin Pie; Smoky Slate; Skin Tone; Colour Lifter; Daffodil Delight
  • Other – Basic Jewels Pearls; Stampin’ Trimmer; Simply Scored; Bone Folder; Acrylic Blocks; Stampin’ Mist; Stampin’ Scrub


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This card opens so you can create your own scene using all or most of the stamps from Get Your Santa On and it has little tags inserted so you can add some little surprise messages or images. This particular one will fold down to fit into a C6 sized envelope.  

If you would like a detailed PDF tutorial to create this card then drop me a message or email and I will get one sent your way. 

As we have done with our other 12 Weeks of Christmas project, we have a special bundle for you. Now this bundle is only available if you order through me and not through my online store.


Get your Santa On $27.95

Confetti Stars Punch $37.95

P & P $5.95

TOTAL = $71.85 get a free Tuxedo Black Memento Ink worth $9.95

Contact me today to order this special bundle just for Australian Residents.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a great weekend,