NATURE’S POEM CARDS FOR YOU!

I have my classes on this weekend using the Nature’s Poem Suite.  This has become a popular bundle for many people.  I wasn’t sure about it at first but I have recently got them so I thought I would share a few cards with you that I have made.

I have shared a few cards with this bundle before.  If you want to check on those be sure to click on the tag for “nature’s poem”.  Here is one post -> HERE to get you started on though.

Here are a couple more cards.

For this first one I stamped some of the leaves over white card to create a background.    I added a short length of the Burlap ribbon behind the oval sentiment and then added one of the diecut leaves stamped in Early Espresso.  I am really not sure of this though.  I think it is too heavy.  What do you think?

For this one below I was trying a few different things.  I liked the words separated.  I really like this sentiment. I know a few people who I could use this saying for.  If you notice the white background there are some embossed leaves on it.  In the Nature’s Roots Framelits set there are some leaves that don’t cut but emboss your card.  That’s pretty cool.

The rest of the card is fairly simple with a strip of the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Grapefruit Grove twine and the tree stamped in Early Espresso and die cut out.

I hope you like them.

Thanks again for visiting me.  I love that you stop on by. Please visit again. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

 

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TWO 90TH BIRTHDAY!

I had the pleasure of making 2 special 90th Birthday cards the last couple of weeks.  I thought I would show you them.

This first one requested by a friend for a lovely old friend of hers.

I pulled out the Number of Years set and the Large Numbers Framelits for it.  The card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  The “90” needed something to lift it so I added a square cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Copper Foil and added a few loops with the Copper Thread. The sentiment is from the Blooms and Wishes set.

This next card I sent to a special lady.  I didn’t know her but I know what a milestone 90 is and I heard she was going to be having a very quiet birthday.  I couldn’t let this special milestone slip by.

I added a piece of the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to a white card base.  Cut a square with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Vellum to sit the silver “90” on.  It’s hard to adhere vellum so I added a couple of dabs with Snail Adhesive under where the numbers would sit. Then sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  

Two special cards for 2 lovely ladies.  I hope they had a lovely celebration in the end.

Have a wonderful week.

Jenny

A DAISY MAKE AND TAKE!

This past weekend I was at a Craft Show with my Stamping buddy Leonie.  I love meeting people and sharing stamping with them.  It is lots of fun to share in their excitement and joy when they discover new things.

I thought I would show you the make and take we did at our stand.  We focused on the Daisy Delight Bundle. I am so glad that is available again.

This card was CASED from Julie Davison on Julie’s Stamping Spot. I couldn’t locate this exact card on her blog. I originally found it on Pinterest and it didn’t link back to the exact post.

The card is a very simple one but I think effective and uses the Daisy Delight Stamp set, the Daisy Punch and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  You can find all of them on Page 127 of the Annual Catalogue.  I changed the sentiment to Happy Birthday which is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set for the make and take.

This is the Bundle if you can’t get to see it in the Catalogue.

Now it’s back make sure you grab it in my store -> HERE now.

I have lots of cards using this bundle that I will share with you this week so be sure to check in.

See you tomorrow,

Jenny

SEE THE NEW COLOURS, HAVE FUN CREATING! IT’S ALL PART OF MY OPEN HOUSE!

For Local Wollongong people: Come along and have a fun time creating and seeing lots of new products at my Catalogue Open House. I can’t wait to share it all with you.  If you haven’t been before don’t be shy.  We are nice people – I think.  😉

Bring a friend with you or if you can’t come why not pass the invite on to a friend. The more the merrier!

The details are below.  Please reply early as seats book out very quickly.  

Jenny

CRAFT ALIVE REVIEW!

All of a sudden it is Thursday!  Where has this week gone to?  I have had every intention of getting back here to share our exciting weekend at the Craft Alive Fair but there has been so much happening.  So here we are today.

Craft Alive is a big Fair of papercraft and needlework exhibitors held in various large centres on the East Coast of Australia.  I am so excited it has now come to Wollongong AND we got to have a stand there this year.  I thought you might like to see our little display.  It was such fun to share in this with my stamping sisters Leonie and Vanessa.

This was set up day.  It took 5 hours to put together.  Such a huge day but we were so pleased with the final display.

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We had so many positive comments about our stand which was nice. We added stars on the space near the tree which I think just finished it off.

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We had 6 Lucky Draw prizes over the weekend which some lucky visitors received a stamp set and some lovely embellishments. Of course you have to have them under the tree.

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This photo was courtesy of the Craft Alive Facebook page.  We were kept busy having a card for the visitors to make.

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The Make and Take card was very popular so I thought I would show you.  Everyone loved the Cookie Cutter set.  This card was Cased from Jillstamps.

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Thanks for sharing in this with me. I still have more cards from our stamping weekend.  I might have to hit you hard with them all next week to catch up so stay tuned.

Jenny

HOME SWEET HOME EXTENSION!

I showed you the little beach house yesterday. I have to show you this house though. When I started making these houses I thought they were cute but it would be good to be a little bigger. So the house underwent an extension.

Here is my extended version. I will explain the “how-to” below.

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On this house I cut the house in Thick Whisper White and stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Smoky Slate.  The roof is Mint Macaron and the windows and door frames are in Basic Gray.

I did cut the door out but I think next time I won’t worry about this.  It tends not to stay shut but then you could sneak one of those Hershey Kisses out! This size actually fits 24 Kisses in.

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Side View

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Back View.

HOW TO EXTEND YOUR HOME SWEET HOME HOUSE:

1. Cut 2 house pieces from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  To save card you will only need to cut the front/back of the house section so the one with the peak leaving a small tab around each side. With the same colour card you will need 2 pieces cut at 10cm x 6cm (4″x 2 3/8″).  Score at 1cm and 7cm (Score at 3/8″ and 2 3/4″)

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2. Stamp or decorate your pieces as you like before assembling.  Also, cut your door and windows. TIP: Before cutting your windows, mark a line in pencil across the card piece then line up the bottom edge of your window Framelit on the pencil line to be sure that the pieces are level.

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3. Fold on all the score lines and assemble together. Consider where you want to be able to open your house to get the treats.  On mine although I had the door cut I had the bottom open.  I just used Glue dots to stick it together temporarily.

To assemble add your adhesive on the side tabs of the front and back of the house. I used Fast Fuse but you can use Tear and Tape or other adhesive. Adhere one side wall piece to the tab on the front of the house piece and one side wall to the other tab on the front of the house. Do this by lining up the top score line of the side of the house to the top of the tab piece if that makes sense. The bottom score line should line up with the bottom of the front tab.

Adhere the back of the house to the other wall piece.  If you wish to have the back opening then just add adhesive to only one tab.

4.  For the roof: Cut your card to 7 cm x 9cm.  Score 4.5cm. (2 3/4″x 3 1/2″ Score at 1 3/4″)

Emboss your piece with the Brick Embossing Folder checking that the “bricks” line up the right way on your card.  That is that they run across.  Line up the score line of the card with an edge of the brick wall.

Place adhesive to the top tabs of the front/back house piece and also on the top tab on the side walls.  Line up the “roof” piece with the top of the house and adhere together.

5.  Now decorate to your little hearts content.  🙂  The options are endless really.  With this size you can fit so many treats.  As I had mentioned I was able to fit 24 Hershey Kisses. Unfortunately I didn’t have any Ferrero Rochers on hand.  That would be interesting to see how many can fit.  That’s for another day. 🙂

Have you been making Tiny Houses?  I would love to see them.  Why not drop me a comment with a link for us all to check out.

Thanks for visiting.

Have a great weekend.  It’s a long weekend here so I am not sure what is in store.

Jenny

 

GOLDEN BUTTERFLY!

I wanted to share this special card with you.  I made this yesterday for my beautiful daughter Carlie who was confirmed last night.  It is a special day for her as she publicly declares her faith.  I am proud of the beautiful young lady she is becoming.  Just like an emerging butterfly ……. (is that a bit corny??)

Here is the card.  Initially I was CASING a card from Pinterest but it took a different direction.  Sometimes that happens. 😉

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The centre flowery image is from ‘I Think You’re Great’.  I haven’t used that stamp set in a while.  I was looking for a flourish type stamp in my collection and saw this set and thought I would dust it off.  I inked it first in Blushing Bride and then sponged the centre with Watermelon Wonder.  Then I stamped it on the Whisper White card.  I had already gold embossed the Congratulations (from ‘Timeless Love’) on the card as I was going to do something else, so I was really nervous doing this BUT hey, it’s just card right.  We can just try again. 🙂  I cut the butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlets in Gold Foil Sheets.

I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base to keep it crisp and fresh.  It just needed some gold sequins on it to finish I think.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day in your part of the world.

Jenny

CRAFT FAIR MAKE AND TAKE!

Now that I have shared a lot of the projects that I have made for the markets and Fairs I thought I would show you the Make and Take I had at the last Craft Fair event.  It had to be quick and I hope impressive??  I made a quick tag. Of course with the very beautiful set ‘Wonderland’.

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This tag was inspired by one from my friend Vanessa.  Simply stamp the trees in Garden Green on a piece of White cardstock and stamp again to stamp a fainter impression.  Tear a piece of the Winter Wonderland Vellum Stack to adhere at the bottom.  Punch out a small star with the Gold Foil and add a Rhinestone.  At the top punch with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and tie off some Garden Green Striped ribbon.

It was a simple one for even those who had never stamped before and they loved it. I don’t think you can make a bad project with this set really. Can you??

Did you realise that this set will not be available after January 4th?? You better grab it now. Don’t regret it.  Now how many times have you debated about a stamp set and then after it is gone you realised you REALLY SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT IT!!!! Don’t regret this one.

Order it at my Online Store NOW!  Head HERE.  Please use the Host Code: DRVPX7DB

Now before I leave you I thought I would show you my display at the last Fair.  We were all squashed in but that was OK right??  This set up was similar to most of the events I have done recently.

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A close up of the shelves with the boxes and other of the gifts.  The Easel Calendars were on the shelf above which you can’t see.

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Thanks for stopping by.  See you again soon,

Jenny 🙂

CRAZY ABOUT YOU JOY FOLD!

Just a quick post for you. Back to more projects from our Crafty Weekend. It has been some time since I have done this type of card. Here is this one for you.

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I have used ‘Crazy About You’ stamp set and ‘Hello You’ Thinlets to make this card in Mint Macaron and Soft Suede.  This is a JOY FOLD card.  It is very easy to make.  It is a basic size card but cut your card vertically and score halfway. The front flap is cut in half.  Then a smaller folded card is adhered to the inside and they overlap when folding.  If that all makes sense??? You can find a tutorial to make your own on Splitcoaststampers HERE.  It was fun to make.  I must make another one again very soon.

Today I have been playing with some new toys from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.  I will share them very soon.

Enjoy your day whatever you may do.

Come and visit again soon,

Jenny

HELPING RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES – FROM ANYWHERE YOU ARE!!

Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and support for sick children and their families during their stay in hospital.  Sometimes this can be for months on end. But, we can make a difference for their stay.  Join me in my Ronald McDonald House Charities event this Saturday. If you can’t make the day there are a number of ways you can help still so please take a minute to read on.
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Let’s join together in a fun afternoon of games, laughs and creating while we raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities – and wearing your silly socks!!

SILLY SOCKS FOR SICK KIDS

WHEN: Saturday August 1st at 2pm at my place, East Corrimal
We will make 3 great projects using the RMHC stamp set by Stampin’ Up! “Sprinkles of Life”.
COST: Class only $20 (I will donate $3 to RMHC)
OR
Buy the stamp set and matching punch $64 (See the stamp set below). 
Price includes $3 donated to RMHC by Stampin’ Up!, 10% off the stamp and punch price and a Free class.
RSVP: Wednesday 29th July. Places are limited so book early. (THURS. ABSOLUTE LATEST)
WHAT TO BRING:
:Scissors and adhesives.
: Small change to join in some fun games while we fundraise.
: Wear Silly Socks for some fun plus a gold coin donation.
**(Socks can be mismatched, funky, lots of pairs at once, on your hands.  Whatever you want. There will some prizes!)
: Don’t forget your smile and a sense of fun!
OPTIONAL: Bring along some blank cards to send to RMHC for them to use for the families there.  These could be Kid’s Birthdays, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well. (they can be handmade or store bought.  They don’t have to be using Stampin’ Up! products). You can send your blank cards to RMHC anytime for them to use. :)Here is one of the cards we will make.
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CAN’T MAKE IT???
You can still help out if you can’t make it.  How??
  • Donate through my RMHC fundraiser page Here.
AND/OR
  • Order your stamp and punch set. (Receive 10% off the price until August 1st.  $3 is donated to RMHC.
AND/OR
  • Donate your blank cards for RMHC to give to the families that stay. Cards must be to me by August 7th.
Here is the fun ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set that you can find on p189 of the catalogue.
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Thanks for supporting this great cause.  Let’s bring a smile to these young sick kids and their families. I look forward to seeing you there. 
Jenny