cards, Catalogues

GEARED UP GARAGE WEEK – DAY ONE – CLASSIC MUSTANG!

While I am away at Onstage this next week I thought I would share some cool men’s cards with the Classic Garage Bundle.  Cards for the boys are so hard to make aren’t they?? I hope these ideas help this week.

Today it’s just a classic car card.  So my husband tells me this is a Mustang.  He would know.  It’s just a car to me.  🙂

Anyway …  Here is the card.

You don’t need much with this card with this cool paper from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper Stack.  And as I am not one for too much colouring I stamped the car on to Crushed Curry cardstock and cut it with the Garage Gears Thinlits.  This was layered on to a Vellum Oval cut with the Stitched Shaped Framelits.

You can have ribbon and bling on boys cards.  I finished it off with some Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon and Classic Garage Metal Elements.

Have you noticed this suite in the catalogue? It is a great one for the manly cards and it is very simple to put together.

The Geared Up Garage is $84.50 AUS for the bundle.  You can add on the paper and elements and Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon if you like too.  See them and order -> HERE in my store. Please use the  Host Code: P3TZFUNA

Stop by for more cards with this suite over the next few days,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration

A FLIRTY CUPCAKE!

A couple of months ago I shared a project with the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration set. You can see that post -> HERE. You can see it below too. It was an angled piece of the Mango Melody from the Brights paper stack.   BUT I have been amazed how popular it has been on Pinterest especially since I realised I hadn’t pinned it yet!

This is the Mango Melody one.

I loved the card too and since I had some more angled scraps I made up another version.  This time in Flirty Flamingo.  The angle pieces were left over from when I made a banner.

This version is just a little different in that I cut the cupcake from a Stitched Circle rather than the oval and stamped the flowers in the background white card before I embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder although that is a little hard to see.

These are lovely summery colours don’t you think?

One 2 days left to get your Hello Cupcake set during Sale-A-Bration.  You don’t want to miss out on them.  You can purchase the Call Me Cupcake Framelits also for $47 AUS.

Grab them -> HERE in my store. When your order is over $90 then choose the Hello Cupcake set or any of the other Sale-A-Bration choices.

Don’t forget the Host Code: JQGFKFT9

You will also receive the Free Tutorial Bundle of 12 exclusive projects for orders over $78.  These are all fantastic projects that I think you will love.

Jenny

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

SO HOPPY HALF FOLD CARD!

I have a bright, happy card for you today.  I wanted to create some more with this fun Sale-A-Bration set So Hoppy Together.  I have made a few cards recently.  If you missed them you can click on the tag ‘So Hoppy Together’ down the bottom.

For the card I cut off about 3cm (1 1/4″) on the front panel.  The cheery paper is from the How Sweet It Is DSP pack.  I had JUST enough of that paper for the front.  The frog is stamped in Memento and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. 

Of course, I used the Layering Circles Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  These don’t move too far off my table. The little tag is from the Wood Crate Framelits.  It’s just the right size.  The card was inspired by THIS card here but I decided to cut the card down and changed it around a little. 

Here is the inside.  I stamped the flies down the side.  Cute but in real life I don’t like being in a swarm of flies especially with those bulging eyes.  🙂  The sentiment is from Amazing Life.

How fun is it??

You can still get the So Hoppy Together stamp set but not for much longer.  2 weeks left for Sale-A-Bration. The Hop Around Framelits are still available here but in short supply so if you want them Get Them Now.  NOTE: These are additional products to purchase not a Free Sale-A-Bration choice. Available for $47 AUS.

You can order in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code JQGFKFT9    Don’t forget to choose your Sale-A-Bration item. 

Also, with your orders over $78 receive the Tutorial Bundle for 12 exclusive Projects. All orders receive a little card and gift to say Thanks.

Have a Hoppy day,

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!

ON MY MIND FROGGY!

There are some great free sets for your Sale-A-Bration choices this year but none more cooler than the So Hoppy Together set.  I have played around with this set recently.  This is just one of the cards to share with you.

Isn’t he a cute fellow?  I stamped him first over the Coastal Cabana base card in Coastal Cabana Ink.  I stamped him also in Stazon on white card and coloured him in with the Watercolor Pencils.  Then lightly washed over him with the Aquapainter.   The white card was then cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  A strip of Granny Apple card was embossed with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

I like making Thinking of You or Hello type cards to send out to people.  I love this sentiment from the new Butterfly Gala set.  I think I will be using this sentiment a bit.  I stamped it on to a strip of white card and cut it with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and cut a strip of Granny Apple Green card too and offset it under the sentiment piece.  Of course, bling to finish with an adhesive Rhinestone.

I have more froggy cards to come.  You can see the So Hoppy Together set and all the other free Sale-A-Bration choices in my store -> HERE.  Remember to grab your free choice with your $90 or $180 AUS order. Thank you for your order too.  

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Christmas

MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHT CATALOGUE INSPIRED!

I have a few cards to share with you using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle in the Holiday Catalogue.  You can see this bundle on page 6 and 7 of the Holiday Catalogue.

For this card I was inspired by the card on page 7.

For my sentiment I stamped it on Whisper White card and then cut it with a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I cut a red one from one of the squares from the Layering Squares Framelits.

The base is Call Me Clover and I stamped the light string and the bulbs a number of times over the card.  An individual “bulb” was stamped on scrap white and punched with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  The “top” part of the bulb was punched out in Pineapple Punch card.

It’s a fun set and great to have a punch to cut those little bulbs.

Here is the bundle.

This Bundle is being carried over but if you buy it now you will get it at 10% off.  After this month it will be available individually and who wants to pay more then!

Grab it in store now -> HERE.  Please use the HOST CODE: BZ6KB7SU

I have some more cards with this set so stop on by again soon.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues

POSTCARDS PALS TRIO!

I have been wanting to share these cards with you for a few weeks.  I coloured them a couple of months ago and posted the images on Instagram and Facebook but only recently assembled them on to a card.  These cards use the very cute Postcard Pals set.  I have to say I was a little hesitant getting the stamp set as I am not very good at colouring.  I am working on it.  I saw such cute cards with them though and it may have just slipped in with an order one time. 😉

Here are the 3 cards.  My daughter did point out to me that I hadn’t coloured the Platypus dude.  I will do him shortly.  I can’t miss him out. 🙂

Here they are close-up for you.

For this one below I have stamped the image in Black Stazon on Shimmery White card and coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils.  The base card is Crushed Curry and the paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  I went around lightly in Basic Gray pencil and washed it over to add dimension to the image.

This next card is stamped on to Thick Whisper White card and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Isn’t this beaver such a happy chappy.  The Real Red card is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and a strip of paper from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The card needed something else.  Rather than a card mat I thought a decorative strip.  I pulled out the Delicate Lace Edgelits and cut the “triangular” edge one from Pool Party card.

Now we have a happy Pelican.  This one was stamped on Shimmery White and coloured with Watercolour Pencils.  The sentiment was stamped on Pear Pizzazz and cut with the Stitched Shaped Framelits.  I also cut a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits from Silver Glimmer Paper to adhere underneath this one.  The white card was a bit plain so I added some “spots” from the Farmhouse Christmas set that I had out on my desk still.

I hope you like these trio.  They make me smile whenever I look at them.

Have a happy day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Christmas

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 2 – HOLLY CHRISTMAS!

Week 2 of 12 Weeks of Christmas.   Today I am sharing a card with the Timeless Tidings stamp set.

Today’s card is not exactly quick but if you had a small number of cards to send out I think these would be pretty special.  You could simplify it to make it quicker if you like.  Although you are colouring the leaves they are simple to colour.  I used the Old Olive and the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  You could leave off the loopy Gold Threads and if you didn’t want to emboss the Cherry Cobbler strip either that would make it quick.  I had embossed this strip with the Subtle Embossing Folder. But really there isn’t a lot to do on the card.   I hope you like it anyway. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

BLENDED SEASONS AND BONUS DAYS!

August is an exciting month with some awesome happenings.  Let me tell you about them.

COLOUR YOUR SEASON

The Blended Season Bundle is a limited release bundle.  It has some gorgeous stamp images and sentiments for many occasions.  The matching  Stitched Season Framelits you will love.  They leave a stitched edge on the inside and outside of your diecut.  Use them in many ways.  If you love the Stitched Shapes and the Stitched Labels Framelits, these are a must have.

Bundle Available in Wood mount $134.00 AUS  Clear Mount $113 AUS

Dies on their own $57 AUS

So you can colour these beauties, Stampin’ Up! have added another colour set of Watercolor Pencils. $21.75 AUS

If you want to order any of these you need to be quick.  They are only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  I don’t want you to be disappointed so get in early.  (To order see below).

BONUS DAYS

What a “bonus” that Bonus Days are on this month when the gorgeous Blended Season is available.

HOW IT WORKS

For every $90 in orders during August you get to earn a $9 voucher to redeem in September.  How cool is that.

NB: After your order is placed you will receive an email with a code.  You must keep that email with the code so you can use that for your redemption in September.  You can earn as many Bonus Days vouchers as you like. 

TO ORDER

Email me directly at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR

Order online in my store -> HERE.   Please use the Host Code: WRQSC9N3

Have a wonderful day,

Jenny

cards, Techniques, Tutorials

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 1!

Do you love the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper?  It is so fantastic isn’t it.  We buy it, look at it, stroke it – and then file it away for a special occasion.  Do you do that?

We have a wonderful Paper sale on at the moment to buy 3 and get one free.  More of that gorgeous paper to file away.  Well, this week we are going to get that paper out and use it (I would like to write that last sentence in capitals but you might not like me yelling at you). Each day this week I will bring you a different way to use that paper.  Remember the hashtag from a few months ago when I shared ways to use paper #usethatpaper  Well, let’s get on with it again this week.  Who is in?

For today’s card I have used the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is not one available as the Buy 3 get one free promotion but it is so beautiful to use and probably one of those packs you have sitting there too special to use.

The idea for this card came from Jackie Bolhuis from klompenstampers.

This style of card works really well with beautiful prints on both sides of the paper.

HOW TO CUT YOUR PAPER

Firstly, cut your piece of Designer Series Paper just slightly smaller than your card base.  (Metric paper size would be 14.4cm x 10.1cm). The US card sizes are different to the South Pacific (and I think) Europe market, so I will just give you a general guide but if you cut your paper to about 1/8″ shorter on both sides to the front of your card base. Card base being 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ I think. On your short edge cut it vertically at the point about 2/3 the way across.  For metric measurements I cut it down at 7cm.

Take the Left hand strip, turn it 90′ anticlockwise and cut it approximately 2/3.  For metric, this was at 8.4cm.  Place it aside and it’s easier if you keep it in it’s position one above the other. Take your right hand strip that you had cut previously, turn it 90′ clockwise (so reverse direction) and cut it at 2/3.  For metric this would be at 8.4cm. Place it next to your previously cut pieces in their positions.

You should have 4 sections of different sizes.  With the bottom left piece flip that over.  For the top right piece flip that piece over. Adhere these pieces in position on your card base.

FINISH YOUR CARD

Decorate your card as you like. I had the decorative strip and the sentiment sitting on my desk from unused projects so it was good to be able to use these. The strip was cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper from the Petals and More Thinlits.  Shame you can’t see the sparkle from that. The sentiment is stamped with a greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and cut with a Framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I cut the decorative circle one in Petal Pink which is from the Stitched Labels Framelits also. It is hard to see but I also cut a small circle from Vellum from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

 

Come back tomorrow and each day this week as I bring you a different way to use your paper.  Thanks for visiting me today,

Jenny

 

 

 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

ONE FOR ALL WITH NATURE’S POEM!

I have recently got the One For All set.  I really loved this one when I saw it in the catalogue.  I don’t know why it appealed to me particularly.  Perhaps the whimsical nature of it or just the fact that I go bike riding a bit.  It was a must-have though.

Over this last weekend I played a lot with it and I have a number of cards to show you.  This was the first one I made.

I kept it simple to start with.  On the Tranquil Tide base card I added a strip of the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  On the White card I stamped the girl in Tranquil Tide ink.  Just a note on this: I cut the sentiment off the girl image on the stamp so it could be more versatile.

The sentiment was stamped on Crumb Cake card and cut with the larger circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink.

Before adhering the white stamped piece on the card I sponged around the edge and then looped around some of the Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine.

A simple card! Come back and see a few more with this set.  I have loved using this set.

Jenny