cards, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #103 – WHICH WAY TO FOLD YOUR CARDS??

Wednesday’s WOW! #103.  I get asked this question so many times so I thought maybe it’s a question you have.  Which way do you fold your cards?? Inwards or Outwards after scoring???  I thought I would talk about this today for our Wednesday’s WOW!

I have my opinions but I did a little search on the internet to see what others might say. I have to say there were different opinions.

So which way do you fold your cards?  Do you fold them inwards.  By that I mean when you have scored the card and it is flat on the table. You have an indentation on the card where you have scored it. Do you take both sides and fold the sides in towards each other.  Or do you fold the sides away from each other and fold it outwards?

Personally I fold the card outwards, so the scored indentation is on the outside.

Firstly, before I tell you why I fold it that way.  Most crafters that I looked at online folded it this way.  Perhaps I missed some if you find it the other way.

I fold it this way as when you score the card you are breaking the tissue of the card.  This will enable some “give” to the card to be able to fold it.  On another note, scoring the card will give you a crisper fold.

If you fold it inwards you then end up with the underside of the card as your front.  I don’t know about you but I find that the cut edge has a little raised edge and I don’t like the look of that.

Maybe you have other reasons why you fold your card the way you do.  I would love to hear it.  Drop me a comment.

Now since we are on the topic of scoring your card.  The other question I get asked a lot is What do you cut your card with?? I use the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer.  It has a cutting blade and a scoring blade making the job of preparing your card very quick and easy.  Everything is contained in one and you don’t have to muck around with different tools.

You can see the Paper Trimmer -> HERE.

Hope that helps you.

Have a great day,

Jenny

Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!

LAST CHANCE TO GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN A PAPER TRIMMER!

Today is the last day. I am giving away one of the new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmers.  To go in the draw you need to place an order over $25.  

It might be good timing to stock up on your card or ink for your Christmas cards or grab some Christmas presents. Don’t forget the Clearance Rack too.

You can contact me directly or order online in my store -> HERE.

If ordering online please use the Host Code: 3F2MRZYP.

Of course every order gets a little gift and a Thank You card Plus the exclusive Tutorial Bundle which includes 12 projects for you to create.

Thanks for your orders,

Have a wonderful weekend,

Jenny

 

3D projects, Catalogues, Christmas

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #88 – CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN PROJECT KIT!

It’s Wednesday.  Time for another Wednesday’s WOW!  Since Christmas it fast approaching I thought we would look at a fun Christmas project – the Christmas Countdown Project Kit. Although the elements in this kit are for Christmas it’s a great project that you can use for other countdowns or even storing some little items.  What about embellishments in your craft room?

The kit contains the box elements and all the supplies to create 25 boxes.

You can see this kit in action in this video.

So what could you use this for yourself other than Christmas?  Maybe a Birthday Countdown,  Countdown to a special holiday,  Perhaps a rewards box with treats in it for your young children in the family or at school for a teacher.  Or some people have used this in the craft room for storage of those small embellishments or punch-outs.  And you can dress it up any way you like.  Don’t be limited to the supplies in the kit.

If you would like to see some more creativity with this kit head to my Pinterest board -> HERE.

You can see it in my store now -> HERE.  You can order directly from there too. Please use the Host Code: 3F2MRZYP

or contact me directly.

Cost is $52 AUS.

Don’t forget go in the draw this month to win a new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer when you place an order with me over $25.

Have fun with this kit.  Let me know if you have any other ideas to use it for.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

THE NEW STAMPIN’ UP! PAPER TRIMMER NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER!

Exciting news!  The much awaited Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is now available for YOU to order. 

 

I have had mine for a couple of weeks now and I love it.  Ooh! it cuts so smoothly. And I love the clear measurements especially in the centre of the cutting board and in the gap where the arm folds out.

If you missed the video I made on my review of the trimmer you can see that on Youtube -> HERE.  By the way have you subscribed to my channel yet? Do that while you are there.

You can now order it.  I know you have been waiting very patiently.

It is ready to order for $44.  Australian residents only.  Just a note: Replacement Trimmer Blades are not available just yet but you should get through your Christmas creating ok.  The Blades will be available in January.

Contact me directly OR

Head to my store now -> HERE to shop.

Please use the Host Code: 3F2MRZYP

Be sure not to mark it anonymously so I can send you a little Thank You card and gift.

Happy Shopping,

Jenny

 

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Videos

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #84 – NEW PAPER TRIMMER REVIEW!

Back with another Wednesday’s WOW!  I have just received the new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer and wanted to share it all with you.  So today’s WOW! is a review video of the new Paper Trimmer. You can check it out below.

Just a few of the highlights of the Paper Trimmer that I see –

  • Clearly marked measurements in both Metric and Imperial on the Trimmer base not only along the top but in the middle as well as along the bottom. This will enable you to line your  card up better to see that it is straight.
  • Measurements clearly seen in the “gap” where the arm moves out from the side. Previously they were not shown so it was a little guesswork of the measurements.  For me this is a BIG PLUS!
  • A wider cutting base to cut cardstock.
  • Blades are larger which I think will enable better cutting – and hopefully longer lasting blade wear.
  • The ability to cut tiny strips of card without any problem.

The Paper Trimmer is now available for Demonstrators.  You can include that in your Starter Kit when you join Stampin’ Up! this month.  It will be available Very Soon for customers.

I will be posting here further updates but if you would like to be notified personally then drop me a comment or email and I will advise you when it is released.

In Australia it will be available for purchase for $44 AUD.  Replacement Blades will be available to order also for $21 AUD for a pack of 4.

I will tell you more when this trimmer will be available as I know.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

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