Blog Hops, cards, Christmas

PENGUIN EASEL FOR SEPTEMBER STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD BLOGHOP!

It’s time for September Blog Hop with the Stamping Around the World Tutorial Group.  You might have come from Sue’s Blog or starting here.

For our Blog Hop we use the stamp set/bundle that we used in this month’s Tutorial Bundle that are sent out.  Of course I used the Playful Penguins set from the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue. They are just too cute. 

For this Blog Hop I have made probably the easiest Easel card you could create.  The idea came from Lou’s blog -> HERE.

Let me show you the card and I will tell you how I have made it.

Front View

From Top

Side View

Folded card

To create the Super Simple Easel Card

See the ‘Side View’ photo above to get an idea of the fold.

Cut card to the standard size base card whether you are using Metric or the Imperial US card size.

Score 2.5 cm (1″) on the front of the card base. Fold on the score line.  This is for the fold of the Easel.

Cut a strip of card 2.5cm wide (1″) and the length being the width of the card.

I added a strip of the Christmas Gleaming stripe pattern on this piece of card. This strip is then adhered to the bottom edge of the inside of the card with dimensionals.  This strip creates the anchor point to hold the Easel up.

Decorate

Decorate the Easel card as you like.

I cut a curved strip of Sparkle Glimmer Paper and adhered it on the folded tab.  3 Penguins were stamped with their scarves and then hand-cut and raised up off the Glimmer Paper.  A piece of the Christmas Gleaming Designer Series Paper was adhered to the front of the card which you can see as the star pattern on the top panel.

The sentiment was stamped on a strip of white card but check out the flourish banner Gold Foil.  That was cut using the Ornate Frames Dies from the Holiday Catalogue.

Such an easy card to create but so fun with these penguins.

Remember you can grab the Tutorial Bundle from any of us for your qualifying orders.  Or purchase the Tutorial on it’s own ($20 AUD).

Now continue on the Blog Hop To Linda -> HERE. 

Or Click on the little blue box below and it will take you to the list.

Enjoy

Jenny

Receive the 12 Project Tutorial Bundle with your qualifying order of $78 AUD (Australian residents only)

Or Purchase the Tutorial Bundle through me wherever you are in the world ($20 AUD).

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #81 – TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR PROJECTS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #81.  I have an interesting post for you today.  Well I hope it is interesting. I have some helpful tips when photographing your projects.  

Maybe you just want to take a quick snap of your project for your own record but perhaps you want to have a little more quality in the photos you take of your projects.  In the Stamping Around the World Tutorial Group I am on, Stefanie (one of the group members) has compiled some helpful tips.  Each of us contributed in providing a tip that we use when we take our own photos to share on our blogs and other social media platforms.

This is my tip that I shared.

When I take photos of my projects I don’t have a fancy lightbox.  I use 2 pieces of the large White Core Board.  One on the bottom and one on the back.  I do use a timber look placemat on the bottom as well.  The white board on the back is good for reflecting the light.  Sometimes I do have 2 small lights that project on to the boards to lighten them more.

After I take the photo I upload it to my computer and then edit them on a program although this one above was done on my phone to get it done for this particular post.

I crop, resize the photo and adjust the lighting.  This is all done in a few minutes.  Most times too I will edit a batch of photos in one sitting to be ready for upcoming blog posts.

This photo below was the photo of this card after editing which I posted to my blog a few weeks ago.  So you can see what the final look is.  I have very little of the core board showing afterwards but it does help with the light.

The watermark is different on the card above as I had to retake the card for the post this week and edit it on my phone.

There were lots of other great tips shared too. I will give you a brief summary here but then you can head to Stefanie’s blog post to get the full details rather than me relay everything.

Tips like:

  • Use contact or wallpaper as a fun background.  (Like I have used the timber look placemat).
  • Scatter multiple pieces of the project or a number of projects around to get a different effect.
  • Use props to create interest.
  • Stand the card up to show more details.
  • Get in close to take the photo.

Do you want to see more?  Head to Stefanie’s Blog -> HERE to read her detailed tips on lighting and see more tips shared.

I hope these are helpful when taking your own photos.

Jenny

Grab your Tutorial Bundle free of 12 exclusive projects with your order over $78 AUS.  Or purchase the Tutorials for $20 AUS. There is a different Bundle each month. 

Shop in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: 6F6336UW

 

 

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WILDLY HAPPY FOR STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD AUGUST BLOGHOP!

Welcome to another Stamping Around The World Blog Hop.  So nice to have you.  You might have come from Margriet’s Blog or just starting Here.  Welcome and enjoy the hop.

Today I am using the set Wildly Happy as that was the one I used in the Tutorials for this month.

I wanted to do something a little different with this set.  I was thinking about this recently and was reminded that when you see pictures of elephants they are often in herds.  I did a little research and read that they are very social especially the female of the species and will keep close together looking out for each other.

So I created a little herd of elephants with the little baby.

Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy

To create this I used the Masking Technique. I have explained it further below. The elephants were stamped on Thick Whisper White card and coloured with the Smoky Slate Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends and I also used the Petal Pink ones for the baby.  The grass was with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

MASKING YOUR ELEPHANTS

A piece of Thick Whisper White. Cut the card using one of the larger Rectangles Stitched dies. 

Note: I didn’t cut the card with the Rectangles Stitched Die until after I finished stamping and colouring the elephant so it is ok to leave it until then if you wish.

1. Firstly you will want to stamp your elephant on to a Sticky Note or you can use scrap paper with some removable adhesive.  Cut around the outline of the image.  For this card you will need to stamp 3 elephants in total on the Sticky Notes as you will use them all at one time in places.

2. Stamp your elephant and baby near the bottom right hand corner. Inking the stamp in Memento Ink.  Place one of your cut out Sticky Note elephants over the top of the image.  Ink up your stamp and stamp again just to the top left of the first one.  You will want to line it up so you just have the larger elephant shown.

3. Ink and stamp another elephant to the top right of the first one. The baby one should be just off the edge of the card but that is ok.

4. Place 3 of the Sticky Note elephants over each of the stamped elephants.

Masking Technique

5. Stamp another elephant in between the top 2 elephants.  And one elephant to the left of the left Sticky Note elephant.  Each time remember to line the elephant up to just stamp the adult one.

6. Move a Sticky Note to the last elephant stamped on the left and then ink and stamp another one to the left of this.

Once stamped you can then colour the elephants with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and colour the little baby one with Petal Pink.  I found them very easy to colour.  Using the Light Smoky Slate Blends colour the elephants completely.  Then using the Dark Blends add lines over the printed lines (wrinkles) on the elephants.

To assemble the card, emboss the Smoky Slate card, 10.1cm x 14.4cm (5⅜” x 4⅛”)  with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and wrap around a length of the Petal Pink ribbon. Then adhere this to the Petal Pink Card base. Raise up the stamped card piece to the front.

Stamp the sentiment on Petal Pink card and cut with an oval die in the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Then raise that up off the card with Dimensionals.

Wildly Happy _ Elephant Herd

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Enjoy making this card.  Try the masking Technique with any stamped image.

Now continue the Blog Hop.  This time you are off to Allie’s Blog.  If you get lost the Roll Call list is below.

Roll Call List

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Sue Allen (Simply Craft)

Linda (Stampin by the Beach)

JoAnne (Luv 2 Create)

Alicia Yap (Paper Munchkin)

Amanda Gillmore (She Creates: By The Sea Shore)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

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NEW TUTORIAL BUNDLE OUT FOR AUGUST!

We have a new Tutorial Bundle for you for the month.  These have become very popular now.

I have teamed with a great group of Demonstrators from around the world to bring you these Tutorials each month.  There are some very talented people in this group and I am honoured to be a part of it.

Here is a sneak peek of August’s Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle. 

So how can you get these?

There are 2 ways that you can get these Tutorials.

1) Place a qualifying order with me (Australia residents only).  In Australia this is $78.  Either in store or directly through me.

2) Purchase the Tutorial $20 AUD It doesn’t matter where you are in the world you can still get these Tutorials from any of the participating demonstrators.  You can do this through Paypal or direct deposit.

Each month we have a new Tutorial Bundle for you.  And in the middle of the month we all come together for a Blog Hop with more inspiration. So I hope you can check back in.

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

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TO A WILD ROSE FOR JULY STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD BLOG HOP!

Hello and welcome to another Stamping Around The World Tutorial Blog Hop.  I am excited to share again with this amazing, talented group.  You might have come from Jo Anne’s blog -> HERE or just starting out.  Either way, enjoy the hop.

Each month this group compiles a Bundle of Projects to send out free following orders from our customers, or people are able to purchase the tutorials regardless of where they live in the world.

We also come together to Blog Hop this time each month.  For our projects for the Blog Hop we create a project using the same stamp set we used in our Tutorials.  This month I used To A Wild Rose.

This is the card I have to share with you today.  It is not an original design and I have seen it on a few blogs but I am not sure what it is called.  I am calling it a Topper Card. 🙂 I have the measurements below.

THE TOPPER CARD

I have used the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper for the front of the card. Isn’t it pretty?

I stamped the large sentiment image on the first card.  It is a beautiful sentiment.  What a blessing it is to have a true friend.  I am very thankful for the blessing of a number of true friends.  I really loved the sentiment and wanted to use it.  The sentiment was diecut with the stitched label shape in the Wild Rose dies.  I backed it with some Silver Glimmer Paper which I had punched out with the Tailored Tag punch and cut in half.

When I finished the card the sentiment seemed to be too large and out of proportion or so I thought.    What do you think?  I re-stamped a smaller sentiment to go on the front.  The smaller sentiment was diecut with the Stitched Labels dies.

The rose in this set is created with 3 stamps.  You can use one, two or all three stamps together. I used all 3 in this one. The rose was stamped on scrap white paper.  Firstly stamp the outline rose image in Blackberry Bliss, the sparser filler image was stamped in Blackberry Bliss and the more detailed centre stamp was stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  I love how you get the depth to the flower with the multiple images.

I will say it can be a little tricky lining up the 3 images for the rose.  I will share a tip with you.

TIP FOR STAMPING THE ROSE: On each of the stamps I made a mark in pen on the back of each stamp in the same position.  When you stamp you can position the stamp in the same orientation each time.  It saves so much time and frustration – let me tell you.  Here is a photo showing the marks on the stamp. I hope this tip helps.

THE INSIDE OF THE TOPPER CARD

Of course, don’t miss the inside.  I had a strip of designer series paper over so I adhered that on to a piece of white card.  I had stamped an extra rose as I wasn’t sure which one to use for the front.  So I adhered that to the bottom right corner and trimmed off the overhang.  (This rose was stamped in blackberry Bliss for the outline image and Rich Razzleberry for the centre).

MAKE YOUR OWN TOPPER CARD

For the base card, cut card to 10.5cm x 21cm, score at 10.5cm.   (4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″).

Cut Designer Series Paper to 10.1cm x 10.1cm (4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″)

Cut White card for inside to 10.1cm x 10.1cm (4 1/8″ x 4 1/8).

To create the Topper part.  Make this any shape you desire.  I have used the Layering Circles Framelits. 

The topper is placed on the base card on the fold line with half of the topper overhanging. Remember when you add the topper to the top of the card only place your dimensionals to the lower half of the Topper shape so you don’t see them at the back. 

SEE IN STORE

You can see the To A Wild Rose Bundle in my store now -> HERE.  $93.50 AUS.

Now if you grab this bundle this month you will get a Bonus Day Voucher to get $9 off to go towards next month’s order,  AND you will receive the Tutorial Bundle of 12 exclusive Projects including my different project with the To A Wild Rose bundle.

GRAB A TUTORIAL FREE

Don’t want to miss anything?  Sign up for my Newsletter and receive one Tutorial as a Thank You.  This will be a project from a previous Tutorial Bundle.  Check the Right Hand Column.

 

CONTINUE THE HOP

Thanks for hopping with me today.

Now you are ready to move on to the next blog in the hop.  Now head off to Sue’s Blog -> HERE.  There is a list below if you get lost.

   

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Lori Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

 

 

 

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD JUNE BLOG HOP – DAISY LANE!

It’s time for another exciting Blog Hop with Stamping Around the World Team.  You might have come from Linda’s Blog HERE or starting on my blog.  Either way.  Enjoy seeing all the amazing projects from Demonstrators around the World. 

Each month the team all contribute tutorials to send out as a Thank You for  when you order with any one of us.  That’s pretty exciting – and I can tell you these projects have been pretty amazing AND they are exclusive too so you won’t see them anywhere else.  I am honoured to be a part of it.  

The idea with these Blog Hops is to share a project with you with products we have used in our Tutorial for the month.  I have used the new Daisy Lane Bundle.  

Today I have 2 cards using the Daisy Lane stamp set and the Medium Daisy Punch.  I have also used the larger Daisy Punch.

The layout for the cards was based on the Freshly Made Sketches #339.  I thought it was a great way to use the paper. On these cards I used the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.

It’s great way to show off the both side of the paper.  The Designer Series Paper needs to be square and to be the width of the white card mat whatever size you choose to make the card in.  These are standard card sizes.  See the measurements below.

Card Measurements:

Card Base: Mint Macaron 14.8cm x 21cm Scored at 10.5cm (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″)

Soft Suede Card Mat: 10.1cm x 14.4cm (4 1/8″x 5 3/8″)

Whisper White Card Mat:  9.7cm x 14cm (4”x 5 1/4″)

Designer Series Paper:  9.7cm x 9.7cm (4″x 4″).

Cut the DSP diagonally and flip one side.  For these cards I used 2 different prints in the pack and actually swapped one half with the other as I thought the colours worked better together.

See the cards close up

I have punched 2 flowers of each size and layered them together.  The flowers were stamped in Soft Suede. and I used the Gold Faceted Gems in the centre of the flowers.

The sentiments are from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

Now the Daisy Lane Bundle is in store now -> HERE for $61 AUS When shopping in store please use the Host Code: H2BBRFTE

If you have the Daisy Delight set and the larger Daisy Punch then this is a great compliment to them and will really extend your creating so you can make the layered daisies in both sizes.  You can grab those in my store too if you haven’t already got them. With your qualifying orders you will get the Tutorial bundle with 12 projects that I will send out to you.

Now you can head off on the hop again and head to Jo Anne’s blog HERE or follow the arrows.  If you get lost follow the list below.

   

 

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Rebecca-Jo Unwin (Rebecca-Jo Unwin)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Donna Gray (Stamping with Donna G)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Lori Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

 

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy hopping! 🙂

Jenny

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IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! THE CATALOGUE IS HERE!!! :)

It’s all a bit exciting! We all love new products right??  There is lots of gorgeousness inside this one.  Have you seen it yet? What is your favourite?

You can now view it online -> HERE

To help you make your Wish List as you read through the catalogue, Download an indexed Catalogue List -> HERE.

If you haven’t received a catalogue from me as yet and would like one, drop me a reply to this email.

I will be sharing lots about this catalogue including my favourites and the new Incolors. I have been creating a lot but for now go and take a look and see what you love.

But here is just one suite of products. The Bird Ballad Suite is at the top of my list.  It’s been very popular with many of you who have seen it already too.

The Magnolia Suite is absolutely gorgeous and is showing to be very popular too.

Something to consider: 

The Magnolia Bundle above with the stamp set and dies is $111.50. The complete suite of products shown above is $234.75 (including stamps, dies, cards, notes cards, envelopes, embellishments, papers).

If you like this suite it would be actually cheaper to join the Stampin’ Up! Family, choose this Suite and pay only $169. No shipping costs either. Talk to me about it or check out 10 reasons why -> HERE.

For now, read up on the catalogue and make your list.  When you are ready to order, head to my store.

TO ORDER:

Orders can now be made in my store.  Head ->HERE.

Please use the Host Code EUEAGC3N

Remember also:

 

New project Tutorials are out this month to create 12 new projects.  These are sent to you free as a Thank Youfor your order. (with orders over $78 AUS).
Or you can purchase the tutorials direct from me for $20 AUSwhere ever you are located in the world.
Blog Hops, cards

STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD MAY BLOGHOP – ONE FOR ALL!

It’s time for another Blog Hop with the Stamping Around The World Tutorial team.  What fun!

You might have come from Linda’s Blog or just starting here.  Either way, enjoy the hop.

For my project today I am using the retiring One For All stamp set that I have used in my tutorial project for this month.  I am sad that this set is leaving.  I have had fun with this set so it’s nice to use it for one last time. For today’s project I made 3 cards in some of the retiring Incolors.

We have Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst.  I am sad that these colours are going too.

With my stamp set I actually cut the stamp with the bike and the sentiment cutting them apart. I found that made it so much more versatile.

I stamped the sentiment over Crumb Cake card in Memento Black. I just stamped it Freehand but you could use the Stamparatus perhaps.  I wasn’t worried about it being the exact distance apart.

On white card I then stamped the lady on the bike and matted it in the co-ordinating card colour.  The Happy Birthday from the Amazing Life stamp set was stamped on a small card strip.  Then on the back of the strip add some Snail adhesive and swirl some Copper Metallic Thread.  How can this be going too?? 😦

Here are each of them individually for a closer look.

I hope you like them.

You can head off to the next blog in the Blog Hop now.  Just a reminder though that the Stamping Around The World Tutorial Team have come together to bring you 12 exclusive Tutorials each month. You can receive them Free with your qualifying orders (Over $78 AUS) or you can purchase them through one of us for $20 AUS.  They are always great projects. Here is a sneak of this months.

OK Now you are heading off to Sue’s Blog. Click on the next arrow to be on your way.

Below is the list of blogs to visit if you get lost on the way.

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

 

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

In Australia?  Order your next project materials in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: HQX47XHJ

Thank you for your order.  All orders receive a small gift to say Thanks.  If your order qualifies you will receive the Tutorial Bundle emailed to you after your order.

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #67 – USE THE LINE!

Wednesday’s come around quickly.  I have another Wednesday’s WOW! for you.  It was a recent revelation to me.  (OK, I am slow!).  This little tip might be a revelation to you too.  Although you are probably more cleverer than me. 😉

Wednesday’s WOW! #67 – Use the line on your Embossing Folder to keep your card straight.

Let me show you.

That black line on the Embossing Folder is not just a detail on the folder to go with the Logo. 🙂 It serves a purpose.  Use that line as a guide to see that your card is straight in the Embossing Folder.  The card might be longer than the line but you can still use that to see that the edge of the card is parallel with it.  These lines are on the more recent folders.

TIP: If you have some older folders that don’t have the line.  Draw one in with a ruler and black permanent marker.

On another note – when using folders you don’t want to position your card right up in to the top of the folder on the fold line.  You will get an edge on your card when you emboss it as the pattern doesn’t quite go right up to the top.

Hope that is helpful, or just confirming what you already knew.

Have a great day,

Jenny

Grab the Everything is Rosy Product Medley in store now.  Receive a pack of Rose Gold Metallic Thread Free and receive this month’s Tutorial Project Bundle of 12 exclusive projects Free.

Shop -> HERE now.  Please use the Host Code: HQX47XHJ

 

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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