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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #116 – CUT THE MANY MESSAGES STAMP!

For Wednesday’s WOW! #116 I have a little tip for you with the Many Messages stamp set. What I’m going to tell you is … cut that stamp!

Yes I know it is pretty horrific to cut in to the rubber on a stamp. Why did I cut the stamp though??

When I first got the Many Messages stamp I realised it is one big stamp. Yes I was in a hurry when I ordered and didn’t read the catalogue properly. That’s ok though. 🙂

I loved many of the sentiments on the stamp but I didn’t want to ink the whole stamp or most of it to get the one sentiment. And I didn’t want to have a multiple of sentiments sitting around waiting to be used.

So … I cut it up.


With all the sentiments now separated I could use whatever one I wanted to.

TIPS WHEN CUTTING THE STAMP

First adhere the backing sheet (stickers) with the words on it on to the stamp. To do this, only remove half of the backing sheet. Line it up with the stamp and only put the one half of the sticker on to the stamp and press it down to smooth it out. Then peel off the other half and adhere the rest of the sheet.

When cutting the stamp, have the rubber of the stamp facing up so you can see the actual stamp. Cut carefully around the words being sure to leave an edge. It is better to cut them with the rubber side up rather than following the sticker as you don’t want to cut any of the words off. Use sharp scissors and take your time. After they are all separated you can then go back to each one and trim and straighten any of the edges.

The stamps can be stored directly on to the inside back of the case.

Another note on the Messages Die since we are talking about this. Don’t be limited just to the stamps in the Many Messages stamp set. Although they are a bundle and work together there are many other stamps you would have in your other stamp sets where the sentiments would fit in some of these spaces in the die. Check them out and see what you can find.

I hope you find these tips helpful when using this stamp set and the Die. You will find it so much more versatile.

The Many Messages Bundle can be found in my store now -> HERE.

Or you can contact me directly if you need help.

Have a great Wednesday,

Jenny

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MERRY AND BRIGHT CURVY CHRISTMAS + A VIDEO!

I am loving the gorgeous new Quite Curvy Bundle of products we have available this week. I have been creating lots. Today I wanted to share not one but 2 projects with them.

The layouts are the same but one is a Christmas card and then I created another as a Birthday card just changing it a little. Today’s video will show you how to create them with a few tips on how to use these new products.

Check the video below.

On these cards I have used the new Classic Christmas paper in the Crumb Cake prints. There are some great prints in this pack in Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler. I have neglected the Scalloped Lace Trim but it is so soft and adds that elegant touch to your cards.

The Crumb Cake card was embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder to add a little extra texture. The bow and the bird were coloured with Stampin’ Blends.

Are you loving the Curvy Celebrations Bundle of Products? They are available to order now in my store -> HERE.

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Happy Curvy Creating.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #108 – WHAT’S THIS STAMPIN’ SEAL???

Wednesday’s WOW! #108 All about the Stampin’ Seal.  

You might have seen the new roller tape adhesive in the Annual Catalogue?? It’s the Stampin’ Seal and the Stampin’ Seal +.

What is it and what’s the difference between the two. I thought this might be a good thing to look in to today for our Wednesday’s WOW! Session.

Below is the Stampin’ Seal.  This one is in the light blue cartridge.

The Stampin’ Seal will give an instant-bond and is a permanent adhesive when using it on your card or ribbon.  It is acid free. The roll contains 15m or 16.4 yards.

Below is the Stampin’ Seal+.  This has a dark blue cartridge.

Similar to the Stampin’ Seal, the Stampin’ Seal+ is an instant-bond, permanent adhesive.  However, It is much stronger than the Seal so it is suitable for your 3D projects and cards with heavier layers. The Stampin’ Seal+ is also acid free. It comes in the same length roll of 15 m or 16.4 yards.

Both Stampin’ Seal and Stampin’ Seal+ are acid free.

Both of these comes with a replacement refill.  Which saves money later when you need a replacement.  The refill is very easy to replace by pulling the cartridge apart and inserting the refill section.  It works just like the old style SNAIL.

TIP: Some people have had issues with the adhesive not rolling.  I have to say I haven’t had any issues.  If you are finding this happens rather than lifting the roller straight up off the card, give the roller a little twist.  See how that works for you.

Want to see the Stampin’ Seal and Stampin’ Seal+?? Check this Youtube video out.

The Stampin’ Seal and the Stampin’ Seal+ as well as the refills are available in my store now.  I will be happy to help you with your order if you are in Australia.

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Happy stamping,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #107 – CREATING WATER SCENES WITH MOUNTAIN AIR!

Wednesday’s WOW! #107.  I wanted to share a little tip I discovered – although maybe you had already discovered it – or maybe not!  Today’s tip – how to create easy water scenes with the Mountain Air stamp set.

The Mountain Air stamp set is a great one to create mountainous scenes.  I found when you turn the treeline stamp upside down it looks like water. You can stamp that under the mountains with the trees off the edge of the card so you won’t even see the trees.  I thought it was clever anyway. And it extends the scenes that you can create.

Below is a Card in a Box I shared recently.  You can see the water edge under the mountains at the back.

Below is a card I created some time ago  For some reason I stamped it in green on this card when I look at it … It could be a grassy field too right. 🙂

Hope you find it helpful when you use your set.

Haven’t got the Mountain Air Bundle yet? In Australia, you can order it through my store now -> HERE. It’s really not that expensive at $88 AUD.

Please use the Host Code: 3MDURVQZ 

Don’t forget Bonus Days are on Orders over $90 receive a $9 voucher to redeem in August so throw in some Dimensionals with that to get your code.

If you need help with your order then contact me directly on 0439 844574 and I can place it for you.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a great day,

Jenny

 

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #105 – LINING UP THE SUNFLOWER STAMP AND DIES!

If you have the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle do you find it a little frustrating to line up the sunflower die with the stamp OR to even put the stamp back in the stamp case after you have finished?? I have to say I find it quite frustrating – and time consuming. 🙂

I came up with a little tip to reduce frustration – and save time.  I thought  I  would share it  with you today for our Wednesday’s WOW!

Wednesday’s WOW! #105 – Lining up the Sunflower Stamp with the dies and also how to get that stamp back in the stamp case. 

1. Getting the stamp back in to the case.

Firstly we will start with the stamp set. I keep the rubber surround for the stamp set in the case and put the stamps back in to the rubber when I have finished stamping.  It keeps them secure in the case AND you can quickly see if you are missing a stamp.  Which is really good.

With the large sunflower stamp I found it hard to find the position to put it back in.  You had to keep turning it until you thought it lined up.  It took some time.

So, once I had it in the case I placed a mark with a Black permanent marker on the rubber surround and on the edge of the sunflower stamp. Then it can easily slip in place in to the right position. 

I made the mark on the front of the stamp on to the side and then over the edge on to the back of the stamp.  So you can see it when you are stamping. 

2. The next challenge was to line the die up with the stamp.

You now have the mark on the stamp so you can now position the die and make a mark on the die. 

To do this you need to position the stamp face down as that is how will stamp out.  NOTE: I have  placed the sticker  on the back of the stamp. I know some people don’t add the sticker. I think for this type of detailed stamp it would be helpful to.

Then you can  line up the die with the image.  On this image  below I see the mark is fading.  It is up the top.  I will need to add another mark.  I didn’t use permanent marker on this one I think.

3. Now lining up the die with the stamped image to diecut it.

Before you stamp the image on white card make a pencil mark on the card.  Then ink up the stamp and stamp it on to the card with the mark on the stamp lining up near the mark on the card.

Then you can easily position the die on to the card as you line up the marks.  Then diecut that lovely sunflower out.

I hope these tips are clear for you.  I am sure they will save you a lot of time.  It certainly has saved my sanity.

Be sure to the PIN the images to save them for future reference.

In Australia? If you would like to order the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle they are available in my store now -> HERE. 

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Or

Email me at jghayward@yahoo.com and I can place the order for you.

I will drop a little card in the mail for you to say THANK YOU. 🙂 I appreciate your orders.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

 

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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

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #101- CREATING DEPTH WITH COLOURED IMAGES!

Wednesday’s WOW #101.  Today I wanted to show you a little tip with colouring your images and how to create depth.

Firstly though.  Last Wednesday I had a little Giveaway.  Congratulations to Lynne C for winning the Little Ladybug Stamp set.  I will be in touch with you soon.

Back to our WOW!

I recently created this card with the retiring Accented Blooms set.  I wanted to give this a little ink up one more time before it retires.  It’s been a while since I have played with it.

I coloured it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I cut the white card with the Stitched Rectangles Dies But I added a little “new” with the Ornate Layers Dies by cutting the Calypso Coral card mat.

But this is what I wanted to show you.  You can give the appearance of depth to your image in a very simple way. Take a closer look below.

When I finished colouring I outlined the image with a lighter colour Stampin’ Blends.  This one I used the Light Pool Party.  I have used Light Smoky Slate at times too and even Petal Pink.  It just depends on the look you want.

I hope you try that trick next time you colour your images.

Thanks for visiting me.

Have an awesome day wherever you are.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #100 – USING YOUR DIECUTS AS STENCILS – AND A GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday’s WOW! #100.  Woo Hoo! Who would have thought a couple of  years ago when I started this series that I would have 100 tips, techniques, product videos to share with you.  Number 100 is pretty amazing.  I think. 🙂

Today I have a special technique for you.  And to celebrate 100 WOW’s I thought it would be time for a Giveaway.  Check below after you see the fun technique.

For our Wednesday’s WOW! #100 I wanted to share a cool technique of using your Diecuts to create stencils.   It’s not a new technique BUT might not be one you think about readily.

I was inspired of this idea when I saw a project on a Demonstrator Facebook group I am on and I’m sorry I can’t remember the Demonstrators name.

I have used the Ornate Borders Dies and the Ornate Frames Dies to create these particular cards but you could use any detailed dies.

For this first card I have used the decorative flower border die from the Ornate Frames Dies.  Diecut this on a piece of white card.  Then use this card piece as a stencil to colour on to a different white card strip.

So for this one below you may not be able to see it but I have the other white card strip which is the same size as the diecut strip, so I could line them up and be sure it was straight.

I have used the Watercolor Pencils but not used them with the Aquapainter.  You could use Stampin’ Blends or a Blender Pen and inkpads.

This was the finished coloured strip.

To finish the card I used some of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  The Twine is from the Nature’s Twine set.  It is Grapefruit Grove but I think it worked OK with the Calypso Coral on the card.

The vellum “leafy” spray and the bird is from the Well Written Dies.

On this next card I used the dies in a different way.  I diecut the “flourish” type die in the Ornate Frames Dies from white card and then used that as a stencil to heat emboss.

To do this line up the diecut strip on your white card mat.  Press the Versamark ink over the diecut being careful not getting Versamark above the strip on to your main card.  You can add some scrap paper to mask it to protect the card if you like.

After using the Versamark, remove your stencil strip.  Sprinkle over Silver Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  You have a nice shiny image.

Below is the finished card in more detail.

For the finished card I used the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  The Hello Fabulous from the Dressed To Impress stamp set and cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  The Mint Macaron piece is also diecut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #100 GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this milestone of 100 WOW’s I have a Giveaway.

Go in the draw to win the Little Ladybug stamp set.

To Enter:

Leave a comment on what one of the Wednesday’s WOW!’s you have liked most. 

Haven’t seen many?  Click on the tag at the side (or below) of Wednesday’s WOW! and check them all out.  There might be some useful tips for you.  Also, Let me know if you have some other tips or techniques you will like to see coming up.

NOTE: Giveaway is only available for Australian residents.  International readers can enter and go in the draw to receive a Handmade card from me.

Thanks for following along in my little corner of Blogland.  It’s nice you can join me.

Jenny

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ORNATE THANK YOU CARD!

This was the first card I made with the new Ornate Garden Suite of products.  The dies are just so detailed – and gorgeous.  Have I said that before today?? 😉

The floral edge is so pretty.  The sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set is heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder.  This sentiment piece is diecut with one of the Ornate Layers Dies. 

See those little stems sticking out from under the edge of the sentiment piece?  These are extra little diecut pieces cut from the floral border die that I have used on this card. Don’t throw them out.  They are such great additions to your card.

I finished the card off with a little White ribbon bow.

This is the Ornate Thanks Bundle below.  You can get either the stamp set or the die set on their own too.

There are lots of lovely delicate Diecuts in the Ornate Borders Dies.  I think  you these are a great addition to your collection.  You will certainly use them a lot!

Have a happy, sunshiny day wherever you are.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #99 – ORNATE LAYERS DIES + STITCHED RECTANGLES DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #99 (Can you believe we are that far!).  Today I wanted to show a little discovery I have made.  Maybe you have noticed already.  I have been using the new Ornate Layers Dies a lot lately and I discovered that some of the Stitched Rectangles Dies fit with these new Ornate Layers Dies.

Check them out.

There are 3 different rectangles that fit the Ornate Layers Dies.  How cool is that! You can layer them up.  The stitching that you would get on the white card mats from the Stitched Rectangles Dies will give you that extra texture for your cards.

So if you have got the Stitched Rectangles Dies already be sure to pull them out when you get the Ornate Layers Dies and layer them up.

Have fun creating with them.

Next WOW! is our BIG #100.  I might just have to have a Giveaway for this milestone.

What would you like to see me show you? Drop me a comment to let me know.

See you again soon,

Jenny

See the Ornate Layers Dies in my store now -> HERE.