cards, Onstage, swaps, Techniques

ONSTAGE SWAP #1 – GEARED UP GARAGE!

As you might know I went to New Zealand recently for the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Live event.  It was a fantastic time.  You know what I love the most about these events?? Sure we get the new catalogue and we get to see the awesome new products BUT, THE BEST part of it is catching up with my Stampin’ Up! friends and meeting many for the first time.  Especially when you have chatted online.  It’s a fantastic time.

I will share more about Onstage shortly and show you some photos but for now I thought I would show you my Swap cards.  With swapping you create a number of a card and swap them with others. Swapping is a great time to meet up with other Demonstrators too. You get to come home with lots of different cards and ideas.

I made 2 different cards.  This is one of the cards I made.  It uses the Geared Up Garage Bundle.  I have shared lots of cards with this bundle over the last week or 2 while I was away.  It’s fitting that I share you this one first.

I made 3 different versions of this card.  Good to mix it up a bit when you make so many.  I embossed the card mat with the gear dies in the Garage Gears Thinlits and used the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment was stamped and cut with the Bunch of Banners dies.

See the background?? I created this with the smooshing technique.  You can see how to create this effect in this post -> HERE.

I will share the other swap card next post so stay tuned.

Jenny

cards, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #64 – EMBOSSED GEARS!

For today’s Wednesday’s WOW! I have shared similar before – BUT I really like this technique.  I have used this on one of my recent makes with the Geared Up Garage Bundle and so I thought I would share the technique again with you.

For Wednesday’s WOW! #64 it’s all about embossing with you dies.  This is such a cool and different way to use your dies.

I have embossed the Real Red card with the large gears die in the Garage Gears Thinlits.  You can see on the card how it looks.  It’s really cool don’t you think?

I put together a chart to show you the layers to help you to emboss with your dies.  Then you can go on trying different dies to emboss with.

Have fun with it.

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration

BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES PAPER WEEK – SPOTLIGHTING!

I have been sharing projects all week with the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper that is available as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration.  Of course you could use the ideas for any paper because we need to #usethatpaper  I love this paper though which is why I am featuring it.

For this card I used one of the black and white prints in the pack and created a card with the Spotlight technique.  The idea with this technique is you take a small section of the paper/image and “highlight” an area.  

To do this I cut a circle from the piece of paper and coloured just that section with the Stampin’ Blends.  Then layered it on a diecut scallop circle and raised it up off the card.  It’s great as you don’t have to colour the whole piece of paper in.  Great for the “colouring challenged” 😉  I find too it’s not as overwhelming with a small area.

I hope you have liked all the projects I have shared this week.  What has been your favourite?

Tomorrow I actually have a bonus project so be sure to stop by.  If you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog. Click on the tab in the right column.  Then you will get an update each time I post.

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

cards, Techniques, Tutorials

BY THE BAY SMOOSHING!

I have another By The Bay card for you today.  It’s a little Smooshing effect.  Have you tried this technique before?  Very easy.  I will tell you about it below.

I was happy with how the stamped image turned out.  It was putting the card together that I had a problem.  I tried a few alternatives which resulted in a few bent edges trying to lift it off a few times.  In the end I think it was ok and I managed to rescue it. I have used the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper for Sale-A-Bration. Here is how to create it.

TO SMOOSH

For this technique I used the large Clear Block (Block E) and coloured over it with the Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral.  Lightly mist the block with water and then stamp on to Shimmery White card. Allow to dry and then stamp your image on to the card.  Since the card is dry it doesn’t matter if you use Memento Black or Black Stazon ink. Then stamp on the sentiment. There it’s that easy.

Try it yourself.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #59 – REDUCING THE SIZE OF DIECUTS!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #59 I want to share a little trick I discovered yesterday. Well it is not necessary a new discovery but new to me and it might be new to you.  Today I want to share with you how to reduce the size of your Framelits especially your shapes like the Rectangles Stitched Framelits.  

Do you sometimes have an image or a sentiment that is just slightly different size to what your current Framelits sizes can cut? It happens occasionally and it can be annoying.  Yesterday when I was making the card I will share below I wanted a smaller square to fit the sentiment.  So … I cut it down. Let me show you.

HOW TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF YOUR DIECUT SHAPES

Cut your piece of card with one of the Framelits Dies that is close to what you need. Then position your Framelits die over the cut piece of card to make it the size you want.  You will find the card will slip in to the die snugly.  Just check it out underneath to be sure.  (See below for the position of the die).

Diecut the card out and you have the smaller diecut you need.

Note: I hadn’t stamped this piece of card as this was just as a sample to show you.  It is a good idea to stamp before you cut so you know the exact size needed.

Below is the card I used the smaller diecut on.  I found that any other size and even a square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits was still not the right size.  That’s ok.  I could make a custom sized one.

For this card I stamped the image from By The Bay Sale-A-Bration set on to Grapefruit Grove Foil sheet.  Be sure to use Stazon when stamping to avoid smudging of the image. This stamp set By The Bay is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration.  The Foil Sheets were too but sadly have run out.

For the sentiment I daubered White Shimmer Paint on to the stamp and stamped it on black card.  Call me lazy.  I couldn’t be bothered getting my Heat Tool out and emboss it. 🙂

Don’t you like the colour with this card when the light hits the foil?  It’s like a rainbow.  Just a tip I found when making this card.  Don’t use Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive on the back of the Foil.  You can see the marks from it. At least you can’t see it in this photo. 🙂

Thanks for visiting.

Have you put your order in yet and received your choice of Sale-A-Bration set?? There are only a few weeks left so you better get on it.  

In Australia? You can order in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the HOST CODE: TTBQMGUT

Jenny

 

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cards, Catalogues, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #58 – WHICH INK TO USE?

I have had a number of people asking me recently which ink should they use when they are doing some of the different techniques.  I was putting together a chart to share with them.  Then this chart appeared in our Stampin’ Up! emails just today so I adapted it to share with them – and to you too as I am sure you ask yourself that same question.

So for Wednesday’s WOW! #58 today let’s look at the basic inks and see what inks to use.

TIP: If you are on your phone or even on a Tablet this table might be hard to read.  Save it to your device and then you can expand it.

In Australia? You can get any of these inks and more at my store -> HERE. Please use the HOST CODE: TTBQMGUT

Thank you for choosing me to order from.  Be sure to mark your address down so I can send you out a card and small gift.

So I hope that is helpful for you.  PIN the table so you can refer back to it time and time again.

Thanks for visiting me today for another Wednesday’s WOW!

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

WEDNESDAY’S WOW #56 – MASKING FROGS!

I have a fun card for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #56.   I want to show you how to make this cute card with the So Hoppy Together set using the masking technique.

For the card I have used Lemon Lime Twist base with the Gingham Gala paper stack.  The frogs were stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

Do you want to know how I stamped the frogs?? I used the masking technique.  Let me show you how it is done.

MASKING TECHNIQUE WITH THE FROG

You can use this technique with any stamps.  The idea is to create a mask on a piece of sticky note paper.

1. First stamp your image on to a piece of sticky note being sure to stamp where the sticky part is underneath.  Fussy cut around this image.

2. Stamp your image again onto your white card towards the left hand side of your card in the position you would like it to be.  Place your “mask” piece that you had created in Step 1 directly on to that stamped image.

3.  Stamp your image again to the right next to your stamped and masked image where you would like it to be.  See the photo below if you are unsure.

4. Remove your mask and place it over the 2nd stamped image to mask this one.  Stamp your image again to the right of this.  See the photo below.

I hope this helps you.  What stamps could you use for this fun technique??

Don’t forget to grab your So Hoppy Together set Free with orders over $90 during Sale-A-Bration.  Or you could choose another option.  There is so many lovely products to choose from and who doesn’t like free. 🙂 🙂 🙂

If you are in Australia you can order -> HERE.  Don’t forget to use the Host Code this week.  Q6XB6QR6

AND, orders over $78 AUS will receive the Free Tutorial Bundle for this month to create 10 fun projects.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Videos

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #55 – TIPS WITH THE FLORENTINE FILIGREE BUNDLE!

For Wednesday’s WOW! #55 today I thought I would look at the Florentine Filigree Bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.  I have been fascinated with it every time I see it in the catalogue.

The Florentine Filigree Thinlits die is quite fancy and the Florentine Filigree stamp set has a number of different medallion style stamps.

When I looked at the samples though I was quite fascinated with them.  On the one on the left those flourish style images were stamped in the little gaps in the diecut .  How can you get them so lined up and so neat?

The smaller card on the right looked like it had Texture Paste used with the diecut.

I came across a video with some great tips and it shows you how to easily create these cards.  I thought you might like to see the video.

Here are you are below.

What do you think? Are you going to add this bundle to your wish list now? It’s a gorgeous one isn’t it.

You can shop for this in my store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: Q6XB6QR6  It is $69.25 AUS 

Add a little more to bump your order up to over $90 and you can choose a Sale-A-Bration item too AS WELL as receive my Tutorial Bundle for 10 exclusive projects.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #54 – EXTENDING THE LARGE RECTANGLE STITCHED FRAMELIT!

If you are using the Standard Metric card bases you might be facing a problem. Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #54 I want to solve that problem for you.  I have to say this is not my original idea. I think I saw it on a Facebook group I am on but not sure where or who by now.  Perhaps you haven’t seen it though so I thought I would share it with you.

The metric size card bases are just slightly different to the US size so the largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits doesn’t sit quite right for some people. It’s not evenly spaced around each side when you cut the card mat.  To some that doesn’t matter but you might like the even space.  Here is a solution for you.

EXTENDING THE RECTANGLE STITCHED FRAMELITS

Cut your card with the Largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit.  On your card piece, cut off a section at the bottom.  This could be any amount you like to work with your card design.  I cut this one at about 3 1/2 cm.

Once you have stamped your piece of card how you like, adhere that to the card base. Add a strip of card (or even wide ribbon) across the join of the card.  The card strip could be where you stamp your sentiment. Nobody would even know there is a gap there. 🙂

Here is a Pinterest graphic that you can PIN for your later use.

Thanks for stopping today.

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #51 – TIPS USING THE CLING STAMPS!

Wednesday’s WOW! are back for 2019.  Today we have episode #51.  You might know by now that Cling Stamps have arrived to Stampin’ Up!.  Cling Stamps are super sticky so they don’t fall off. YAY! Because they are super sticky though there are a few tips you might want to know about using them.  I put together a video for you to let you know about them.  Check it below.

I hope the video helps you with them.  Just be sure to ‘gently’ peel them off the block, but isn’t it nice that you can have confidence that they will stay on.

Thanks for visiting.

Jenny