cards, Catalogues

ORNATE BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP!

I really haven’t used this Beautiful Friendship stamp set enough.  I’m glad it is carrying over to the new catalogue.

I will say it took a few attempts to stamp the flowers in a way I was happy with.  Although really, you can’t go too wrong. Ink colours used was Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink.

The white stamped card was layered on to a piece of the Calypso Coral card that was diecut with the Ornate Frames Dies. 

The sentiment was heat embossed in white on to Black card and diecut with one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I’m glad I can still play with this set a little more. It is a gorgeous set.  Have you got it?

Thanks for looking.  Have a great week,

Jenny

cards, Sale-A-Bration

SPOTLIGHT TECHNIQUE WITH THE FLOWERING FOILS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

Have you tried the Spotlight Technique?  I haven’t done it for a while.  I thought I would try this with the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The Spotlight Technique is great when using uncoloured images on Designer Series Paper or a large background stamp that is stamped on your card mat.  The “spotlight” is a cut shape in the piece, in this case the circle, and colouring just the image in that small shaped. This spotlight “”highlights the pattern.

To create this card with the Spotlight Technique:

Cut a piece of the Designer Series Paper to 9.7cm x 14cm (4″x 5 1/4″).  Using the Layering Circles Dies cut a circle in the paper in the place that would work the best for colouring.

Colour this with the Stampin’ Blends.

Layer this piece on to a circle in co-ordinating card. Put this aside while you assemble the card.

Assemble the card by adhering the piece of Designer Series Paper to a co-ordinating card mat 10.1cm x 14.4cm (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″) and then adhere this to a Whisper White Card mat.

Now adhere the Circle piece on to the assembled card raising it up off the card with Dimensionals.

Add a sentiment.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Little Ladybug stamp set with White Embossing Powder and diecut that with the small Stitched Nested Labels die.  Before adhering it to the card loop some Silver Thread around.

This Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper is available for Sale-A-Bration BUT ONLY FOR ONE MORE DAY.  It’s available for qualifying orders over $90 AUD.  Check the details below to place your order and don’t forget the Host Code.  Or you can contact me directly.

Don’t miss out on it,

Jenny

 

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

MEERKAT HELLO CARD!

Do you like The Gang’s All Meer Set?  It’s a cute one.  Today I have a card for you with this set teamed up with paper that you probably wouldn’t associate with the Meerkats.  I have used the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.

The white card was cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Die. After stamping the cute meerkats they were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The paper was adhered to an Old Olive Card base.  Before adhering the stamped piece a little strip of the Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon was added behind.  The sentiment from Itty Bitty Sentiments was stamped on red card and cut with the smallest die in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  

I think this may just work with the poppies, do you??

It’s only another month left for Sale-A-Bration for you to grab these little meerkat dudes.  The Gang’s All Meer set is free with orders over $90.  Be quick to grab them. 

You can order online in my store now ->HERE and choose this or any of the other qualifying Sale-A-Bration items.

Have a great week,

Jenny

 

 

cards, Catalogues, Techniques, Videos

HIMALAYAN POPPY CARD!

Last week I shared on my Facebook page this card with the Painted Poppies stamps.  I wanted to go with a different colour of poppy than what you might be seeing all around the internet.  I looked up some poppy colours and saw a gorgeous blue one called the Himalayan Poppy.  So I tried to recreate this.

The Balmy Blue card piece was embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder. A new favourite of mine.  The Poppy was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.

I put together a video showing how I created the card.  You can check out this video on Youtube -> HERE.

Apologies in advance.  I am still working this video thing out so be patient. 😉

If you need these Painted Poppies (or any other products) in your life then you can grab them in my store now -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: R26WHBUN  Australian residents only.

Thank you and have a great day.

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

SOME SPECIAL CUSTOMER THANK YOU CARDS!

I can show you these cards now.  Recently I made these Thank You cards for a special group of customers.  This group has been with me for 10 years now supporting me, encouraging me and attending my events.  I wanted to mark the special occasion.

I made a couple of different variations but using similar products.

Paper: Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper,

Card: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue.

Stamps: Butterfly Gala, Magnolia Blooms.

Inks: Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight,

Dies: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched Nested Dies.

Other: Butterfly Duet Punch, Adhesive Rhinestones, Adhesive Pearls.

I wanted to tell you how I created the butterflies.  I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set on white card.  Before I punched them out I sponged over them.  Firstly with a colour in the centre and then around the outside with another colour.  The butterflies were all different colours. I punched them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch. To add some highlights I sponged around the edge of the butterfly with the colour I used on the outer edges.

I really appreciate these lovely group of ladies.  They changed the direction of my business and continue to support me.  They have become lovely friends.

Now let me just take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you.  Thanks for all your support, your comments when you can, your pinning and Thanks for visiting my corner of Blog land.  It’s because of you I post often hoping to inspire you.  I hope I do that.  Thanks for your support.

I’m looking forward to a new year of creating and sharing.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

 

cards, Stampin' Up!

TO WELCOME MY NEW TEAM MEMBERS!

I have been going to share this card for a little while now – but so much to share!!

This card has been the recent one to welcome my new team members.  It’s always lovely to have new JEN’s INK’ers. 🙂

What more do you need with the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  I cut the window with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I did cut a small flourish using the Flourish Dies from Granny Apple Green then tied on a small key from the Bird Ballad Trinkets.

This is inside.  Just stamping the birds from the Bird Ballad stamp set and the leaf in Calypso Coral.  The sentiment is from the Stamping Your Way To The Top stamp set for demonstrators.  We received this set at an Onstage event a few years ago.

I need to make some more of these.

Have you wondered why you would want to join Stampin’ Up!?? Well – discounts, great friends, fun events, sneak peeks, inspiration, even an opportunity to build a small business and earn an income.  Read more about it -> HERE.

If you are in Australia and think that you would love all this – and more! Come and join my JEN’s INK team.  Head -> HERE to my website.  Or ask me for a Free No-obligation information pack to find out more. 

I know you won’t regret it. 🙂

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues

SAILING HOME PAPER BOATS!

Ok.  This is the last for a while.  I have hit you hard with all these nautical cards with the Come Sail Away Suite of products this past week.  I will move on after today.

For this card I wanted to use one of the prints in the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack.  I found it well a bit dull.  Can I say that?? I mean it was a dull colour and was like an old newsprint.  I think it was the colour of it that challenged me.  So let’s give it a try. Maybe you feel the same and don’t know what to do with it.

I cut a piece of the paper to a size just a little smaller than your card front.   Then I cut off about 5cm (2″), then flipped that paper piece over and then used the 2 different prints for the front. the join was covered with the diecut “rope”.  Adding a little pop of colour with the Night of Navy and the Real Red certainly lifts it.

The compass was stamped on white and cut out then layered on a little Red scalloped Circle from the Layering circles Dies.  The fun thing with the Smooth Sailing Dies is that there is the little “needle”.  I cut one out from Night of Navy to adhere over the compass.  It gives you a little dimension to it.  I didn’t like the boats just stuck on the front of the card.  They needed a little grounding so I cut a vellum piece from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I hope you have liked all these cards from this suite of products.  I have certainly had fun with them.  Which card has been your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

3D projects, Catalogues

MOSAIC MOOD TEA BAG HOLDER AND A TAG!

I have 2 projects to share with you today.  I made them a few weeks ago but just getting to show you now.

I have these cute little Tea Bag Holders.  I made them up to send out with some of the Annual Catalogues.  These were made with the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The paper is so shiny.  It is gorgeous really and I think they turned out ok with it.

Nothing like pouring over the new catalogue with a cup of tea in hand. 😉

The sentiment is from the Delightful Day stamp set.  It is stamped on Mint Macaron and punched with the Timeless Label Punch.  Then backed on a white circle and the ring shape from the Stitched Labels Dies.

The little holders were made using the Envelope Punch Board.  I know it is retired but I love this little tool for making quick envelopes. The Tea Bag Holder is a Pootles one and you can find it -> HERE.

With some of the scraps from these little Treat Holders I made up a couple of tags.  These were for the Lucky Door Prizes for my launch.

I used the Delightful Day stamp set again too and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. It’s so easy to make quick tags with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.

Hope you like them.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes

BIRD BALLAD WEEK DAY 4 – CATALOGUE KICK OFF MAKE AND TAKE!

Bird Ballad Week Day 4.  Have you liked the projects so far?

A few weeks ago I had my Catalogue Kick-Off event for everyone to come and see the new catalogue and have fun creating.  This was one of the cards that everyone got to make using the Bird Ballad Suite.

I have CASED this card from Angie’s blog -> HERE. I loved the simpleness of it yet it is still elegant.  Everyone who came to my Kick-Off loved the card too.

Bird Ballad card

I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  The birds were coloured with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  I had never used Petal Pink until a few weeks ago.  Now I am really starting to love it – possibly.  They certainly work nicely with this suite.

You can grab the Bird Ballad Bundle in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: H2BBRFTE

I really love those Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  You won’t be sorry you bought those. You can buy them as the bundle or individually.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a great day/night wherever you may be visiting me from.

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues

BIRD BALLAD WEEK – DAY 2 – MORE WITH THE GORGEOUS PAPER!

I have 2 more cards for you forDay 2 of Bird Ballad Week.  These use the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper again and now with a little colouring with the Stampin’ Blends. 

This one above is another really quick card.  This little birdie was coloured with the Petal Pink and the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  It was inspired by the sweet birds on the paper.  I just added some of the gorgeous Mint Macaron Ribbon.

For this one above I diecut a window using the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies in the Calypso Coral card base. I added a piece of the Bird Ballad paper behind it.  To cover it on the inside of the card I adhered a piece of white card over it.  You don’t have to do that if you don’t want to. I just thought that would make it look neater on the inside.

Back to the front of the card I stamped some small flowers in Calypso Coral ink over the front of the card and added a “thank you” – nervously I must admit as I didn’t want to mess it up.  But all good that worked.

On some additional Thick Whisper White I stamped some of the flowers and leaves in Memento Black ink and coloured them in with the Stampin’ Blends.  These were fussy cut out.

Thanks for visiting me again today.  See you tomorrow for some more pretty birds.

Jenny