STAMPING IN THE ROUND!

Today I have had my Stamparatus class showing lots of fun ways to use this great new tool. I posted the projects we were making a couple of posts back but I thought I would show you more detail of one of the projects.  I don’t often share the details of class projects but today I want to share it would you my lovely blog readers.

The Stamparatus is a great positioning tool for your stamping but it can do so many other fun techniques.  I think my favourite is stamping in a circle.  I created these 2 projects with them.  The first one is the one we made in class and everyone loved it.  I think this might have just sold them on it. 🙂

This one is using the Accented Blooms set.  The tiny flower creates a lovely flower wreath.  These were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The White mat was embossed with the new Tufted Embossing Folder. 

I was playing around with a few other ideas.  This leaf is from the Colorful Seasons set.  Wouldn’t this be a lovely idea for a Christmas card?? (filing away that idea so watch this space). 🙂

This is a mini card measuring 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″).  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Sentiments.

So how you do this?? There are lots of great tutorials online.  Rather than me repeat it why not head to Allison’s Blog -> HERE and see the video.

Have fun with it. If you haven’t got one yet, you might just have to get one. 😉

Jenny

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MERRY PATTERNS HALF FOLD CARD!

I have had a couple of great classes yesterday and today.  Lots of fun and chatter and creating.  We have a good time at class.  If you are local you will just have to come sometime.

These are the cards we made.  Creating an Eclipse Christmas card with Carols of Christmas, a sweet one with Brightly Lit and a fun Half-Fold card with Merry Patterns. Everyone loved them. 🙂

I don’t often show the “how-to” of my class cards on my blog but I wanted to show you this one.   I have seen a few Half Fold cards on Pinterest lately and wanted to try this card AND as we only have a couple of weeks left for the Merry Patterns I thought it would be good to give this an ink.

So for you to make your own here are the details.  Of course, you could substitute any stamps and paper.

CREATING A HALF FOLD CARD

1. Whether you are using the Metric or imperial measurements it doesn’t matter the idea is the same.  Take your standard base card (for this one I used Old Olive) and score at the half way mark on the long side.  (For metric the base card is 14.8cm x 21cm.  Score on the long side at 10.5).

2. On your score line cut down half way.  Then cut across on the front of the card base from where you finished your cut on the score line to the edge of the card.

3. The piece that you have cut off becomes your card mat for the front image.  Cut a piece of Whisper White just slightly smaller than the card mat. (For metric that measures 10.1cm x 7cm).

4. Cut a piece of Whisper White for the inside of your card just slightly smaller than the inside card base.

5. Stamp and Decorate your card as you like. The Designer Series Paper for this card is from the Merry Little Christmas pack.

I hope this makes sense.  Please ask if you are unsure.

Jenny

PS. Only 2 weeks left to get your Merry Patterns set with qualifying parties/orders of a minimum of $450.  Be sure to book your event soon or place your order so you can grab your set.

THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES CARD CLASS!

At card class this Saturday we are going to create some sweet cards using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  This is a great opportunity for you to play with it. Here are the details. If you can’t make it, card kit details are below.

THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES CARD CLASS

We will create some different cards using the set PLUS there will be other samples on display.

WHEN: Saturday 13th August 2pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST: $15, or $20 to use my adhesives.

              Buy the bundle and get the class FREE!

Please RSVP by Thursday 11th August.

Here are the cards we will be making. Hope to see you there for some stamping fun. 

Let me know by emailing me or leaving a comment and I will get back to you.

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Are you too far to come to class or you can’t make it?? Why not get the Card Kit?  You will need the Thoughtful Branches stamps and dies which you can order additionally from me.

CARD KIT TO STAMP AT HOME:    $15  Includes all materials but no stamped images or adhesives.

You can order this Bundle directly from me OR through my store.  Order HERE at my store. Bundle price is $90.50.  Australian residents only. 

**BONUS** – Receive a PDF of some bonus projects PLUS receive 2 VIS (Loyalty) points when you purchase this from me. 

Here is a reminder of the stamps and Dies for you.

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Thoughtful Branches Stamp set

 

BLOOMIN’ HEART BUTTERFLY!

I have another card for you today using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  This card uses the Thinlits in a different way.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and other blogs and thought I just have to try this myself.

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I first cut the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits from Calypso Coral card then placed the large Bold Butterfly Framelits over the heart and cut it out. I cut a second butterfly straight from Calypso Coral card.  I adhered the both together.

To assemble the card I embossed a piece of Whisper White card with the Fluttering Embossing Folder and layered this piece on to black card and adhered the both pieces to a Calypso Coral card base.

I cut some leaf stems from vellum using the Rose Garden Thinlits and placed them behind the butterfly.  I think it gives a little softness.  The greeting is from the Rose Wonder set and cut with the matching frame.  I added some silver metallic Thread behind the label.  In the centre of the butterfly I added a White Baker’s Twine bow and a Metal Rimmed Pearl.

I was really pleased how this turned out.  I hope you might like it too.

Have a great day/night wherever you may be.

Jenny

KNOW WHAT I LOVE??

This was another of the cards I made a couple of weeks ago when I was playing with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  I had cut the heart from the Sale-A-Bration paper ‘Wildflower Fields’ DSP.  This was one of the activities everyone got to do at my Launch at the Product Playground but I hadn’t got around to actually making a card from it at that time.

I wasn’t sure how to put it together but I teamed it with a few of my new Favourites the ‘Timeless Textures’ stamp set which I stamped in Sahara Sand and the greeting from one of the Sale-A-Bration sets ‘What I Love’.

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The card base is Blackberry Bliss to match the DSP and the flowers were cut from Lost Lagoon.  Simple but hey that’s me!! 🙂

Hope you like it.

See you soon,

Jenny

BIRTHDAY BLOSSOMS IN BERMUDA BAY!!

I thought I would get back to sharing the cards I made at our stamping weekend a few weeks ago. This one I think is one of my favourites.  First off, Andrea CASED the card on Pinterest with a few changes.  We all loved it and had to copy although I changed mine a little too. Here is the card.

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This is a 10cm x 10cm card (4″x4″).  On a piece of white square (I think it is about 6.1cm x 6.1cm).   I sponged in towards the centre of the card in Pool Party.and then sponged the edges in Bermuda Bay.  I stamped the small blossoms from ‘Birthday Blossoms’ in Bermuda Bay. Check out the stamping spots/stars at the top of the card piece.  Can you tell what I used??  This is from the stars in the ‘Celebrate Today’ set.  The greeting from ‘Circle of Spring’ is stamped in Black StazOn.

I tied around some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Then the sponged card piece was layered on another piece of white and then on a piece of Basic Black.  The flowers are stamped in Black StazOn and punched out with the Pansy Punch.  I then sponged the edges of these in Bermuda Bay.  They were raised up with dimensionals and I added some Adhesive Rhinestones to the centres of the flowers and then added a couple on the card.

I hope you like????  🙂

Have a great weekend.  Sadly, I didn’t receive my preorder today from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Not that I have a lot of time to stamp this weekend.  SIGH! I guess I have some other stamps to work with if I do. I can’t wait to get my new Christmas goodies.  I tell you, you are going to L.O.V.E. it.  September 1st is the day so stay tuned but I am mailing out Holiday Catalogues in the next couple of weeks so let me know if you would like your own.

Stop by and visit again soon,

Jenny

SPRINKLES OF LIFE FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES!

Today I had my Ronald McDonald House Charities Fundraiser. Thanks everyone who came today.  It was a lot of fun.  We played some fun games with a guessing competition plus a coin toss for some great Stampin’ Up! prizes.Of course there was some stamping. We made 4 cute cards so I thought I would share the cards we made today.

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I will share each of them with you. Once again sorry for the lighting of the cards.  I think I need to check my camera settings!!! 🙂

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Firstly, this one in Delightful Dijon.  This was actually the last card I made.  I was wanting to make 4 different cards showing many ways you can use this set.  I really didn’t know what to do but just wanted the tree on it’s own.  I will just tell you a little trick with the leaves on the tree.  I inked the leaves in Delightful Dijon and then used the Cherry Cobbler marker to “thump” on the leaves.  That is just tapping the stamp with the thick end of the marker onto the stamp to pick up some of the Cherry Cobbler colour on the leaves.  The rest of the card was fairly straight forward and using some of the gorgeous Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim.

This next card. (terrible lighting!).  This card was inspired by a card by Patty Bennett. Colours are Bermuda Bay for the base card.  The strip of card on the left is Watermelon Wonder with a banner from Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper

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This one was CASED from one of my stamping friends Rachael Lewsley – Thanks Rachael 🙂  I love the splodges from Gorgeous Grunge. Colours are Tip Top Taupe for the cone and then Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Blushing Bride for the “icecream scoops”.

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This one was CASED from Chiaki on Stampingpro.com.  Base card is Whisper White thick cardstock.  I cut the oval in the centre of the Pool Party card and then embossed with the Brickwall Embossing Folder. The scene is stamped on the white card base.  The stripes for the grass are stamped using the ‘Work of Art’ set.  I added the greeting by stamping in Memento Black and then cutting it using the Itty Banners Framelits.

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I have shared a lot of cards using this ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set all week. Have you liked the projects??? There are so many ways of using this set.  It is incredible.

Now I am extending my special bundle offer for the stamp and punch until Monday.  

Purchase the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set + Tree Punch for $64.  That is 10% off the combined price.

This is not available as a Bundle in the catalogue. You need to order this directly from me. This is not available through my Online Store.  Australian residents only. 🙂

Thanks for looking.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend??

Until next time,

Jenny

 

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 3!

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We have another project in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series today. This project is brought to you by Narelle.   Check this project out for your Christmas entertaining.  This is a lovely Table Setting.

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This table setting consists of a cutlery bag, a bonbon and a name place card.  I think these would really dress up your Christmas table and make it something special.
Here are some photos of the individual items and also some videos showing how to make the key components. For full instructions and a complete list of supplies, please email me for a detailed pdf.

CUTLERY BAG

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I just love this Cutlery Bag. I know you could just put the cutlery on the table next to the plates, but that would be boring, right ? Making this bag gives you a reason to create and show off a little to your guests. I am sure they will be appreciative of the effort you went to and the table will look so festive and special.

Here are a couple of videos showing you how to make the rosettes.

BON BON

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Bon Bons are a fun thing to have at Christmas time aren’t they?? The cute hat and funny jokes and the little novelty inside. But once they are pulled apart they are thrown away. With these Bon Bons not only are they a lot of fun but they will look pretty having them on the table. The bonus of these is that you can fill them with wrapped chocolates or something as an extra treat, and the guests get to keep them as a memento of a wonderful gathering with family and friends.

Here is a video how you can make them.

NAME PLACE CARD

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Can you see this on your Christmas Table this year?? It would make all your guests feel pretty special.

The full materials you need for these projects are in the PDF that I can send you but here is some special products put together for the Bundle this week.

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We have these 4 products on offer in our Latte Girls’ 12 Week of Christmas Bundle Three(3). You can get all these products for the fantastic price of $77. That’s a saving of 10% . Gotta love that !

Contact me with  your order. This deal is not available online.

Don’t forget if you want the detailed instructions and a complete list of supplies used, please email me to get the pdf.

You can purchase everything you need to make these items and more, from my online shop.

I hope this helps you with your Christmas preparations.

Thanks for dropping by today.

‘STAMP AT HOME’ KITS LAUNCHES!!!!

I am excited.  From today I am going to start offering ‘Stamp At Home’ Kits for you.  Life gets busy and I have had so many people say to me that they would love to come to classes but the times don’t suit, or they are just too busy, or  they would love to create at home but they don’t know where to start.  SO, let the class come to YOU!!!  

These “Stamp At Home’ kits contain all the card cut, the embellishments and step-by-step instructions to create 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs).  You use your own stamps, ink and adhesives.  I suggest stamps and colours that you can order separately if you wish.

August ‘Stamp At Home’ Kit.

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Includes card, ribbon and step-by-step instructions. to create 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs).   HINT:  Check out my last post and you will see a full view of one of the cards 😉

$15 + postage to mail out if you need me to.  

(Australian residents only)

Orders must be in by Friday 16th August and will be posted just after that date.

I have used the ‘Flower Shop’ Stamp set.  You can use a similar flower stamp set.   The colours are the current new In Colors.  If you wish to order any of these additional items then let me know.

Flower Shop  Bundle – Stamp set and coordinating punch. These can be ordered separately.  Ask me for individual prices.  As a bundle you save 15%.

(W)  $60.95                   (C) $54.25

In Colors  2013-2015.  Cardstock and Pad Kit  $47.95.  Or buy the colours individually.

Sentiment Stamps – A Dozen Thoughts (W)  $46.95       (C)   $36.95.  Any sentiment set would be suitable.

Any questions, please ask but I am sure you will enjoy these card kits.

Jenny

FLOWER SHOP AND PANSY PUNCH!!

I loved the new set ‘Flower Shop’ in the catalogue.  Do I really need another flower stampset??? OH YES!!!! I love the flowers in this set AND to have a matching punch.  Awesome! No fussy cutting these pretty babies!  I have been playing around with this set recently.  Here is one of the cards with the gorgeous In Colors.

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The sentiment is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’ which I have been playing with.  I punched the sentiment out with the Curly Label Punch.   Don’t you love the ribbon?  This is the Ruffle Stretch Trim in Crisp Cantaloupe.

I will tell you though punching the flowers out can be a little frustrating as they are not symmetrical. It takes a little fiddling to line it up each time.  I found a couple of videos on my blog travels to help line up the stamps in the punch.  The one I saw was by Connie here.  You can stop by there and check it out but  I have done out a written tutorial for you if that helps.

USING THE FLOWER SHOP AND PANSY PUNCH TOGETHER

1) Make a mark at the bottom edge of your flower punch.  Punch a flower from scrap card.  When you take it out of the punch, don’t turn the punch-out around.  Lay it down and make a mark at the bottom of the punch.  You know that point will always be to the bottom.

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2) Stamp a flower on White card.  Line the punched flower over the stamped flower until you get it to match up.  There are particular markings on the punch and flower that enable you to see where it fits best. You have an extra divet in the flower so look out for that. (By doing these steps it enables you to see where to line it up each time so you don’t have to try turning it and twisting it in all directions each time! Believe me I know!!).  Once you have the place then mark that on the stamped image.

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Here I have just pulled the punched out flower up so you can see what I mean.

3) Place the stamped image over the stamp to line it up with that.  (You could probably just place the punch-out over the stamp but it can be a bit easier having the stamped image to go by).

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Once you have it lined up, place a mark on the stamp with a permanent marker like I have shown.  You know this goes on the bottom of the punch each time.

From the top of the block.

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From the side of the block: You can do this whether it is wood-mount or clear-mount.

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4)  Now when you stamp the flower, stamp it with the mark on the rubber stamp closest to you ie at the bottom.  Pick up the stamped image and punch out straight away without turning it.

5)  You will need to mark each of the stamps in the same way.  This does take a little time initially but believe me, it saves a lot of time and frustration each time you stamp!!!!

ANOTHER TIP: I have marked the rubber insert in my clear case with marks so that when I put the stamps away I don’t have to turn and twist them each time to get them to fit the right way.

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I hope this is helpful to you.

Just a note on the card above too.  This is a little sneak of one of the cards you can make in my card kits being released later this week.  Stay tuned for more details.  🙂

Have a good day,

Jenny