I just wanted to stop by quickly and show you this card I created recently.  Just before Christmas we got a new ‘Great Niece’ to the family – gorgeous little Layla.  So I just had to make a card for the beautiful new arrival.

CARD: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink.

DSP: Flirtatious Specialty used for the paper and the doily was cut from one of the sheets and the edges sponged with Pretty in Pink.

INK: Pretty in Pink.

STAMPS: Stitched Stocking, Short and Sweet.

PUNCHES: Stocking Builder Punch, Scallop Oval and Large Oval.

OTHER: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.

I think that all covers it. 🙂

Don’t forget to grab your Stocking Builder Punch before they run out as this punch is not being carried over.  See you don’t need to just use it at Christmas time! If you don’t have a local Demonstrator contact me to order one for you and I can have it sent directly to you.

Ok, I better get going into the day.  I hope you have a good day.

Jenny x



Stampin’ Up! recently announced that the Stocking builder punch in the current Summer mini catalogue will not be carried over into the New Idea Book and Catalogue in September.  PLUS  once current supplies of this punch run out it will not be continued.  So, it may not even last until the end of the Summer Mini catalogue at the end of March.

What does that mean?  If you haven’t got this punch yet, you better grab it now before it runs out.  This is a fun punch and co-ordinates so well with the Stitched Stocking stamp set available in the Summer Mini Catalogue.  This set and the punch are not just suitable for Christmas.  If you have been looking around the internet you will see some great creations using the stamp set and the punch for baby cards and other ideas.

So, what are you waiting for?  You can order the punch from me for $33.95 plus Shipping and Handling.  I can have it sent directly to you.  Don’t delay or you will miss out.  Here is a Christmas card we made at my Christmas Bling class a few weeks ago using the punch and the stamp set.

The row of Champagne Glass Glitter can be added by running a strip of Sticky Strip or a line of Tombow Adhesive and then sprinkling over the Glitter.   The card had been run through the Big Shot with the Lattice Embossing Folder.  The loop is made using Gold cord (retired).

Next week I will show you a cute baby card that I created using the punch and stamp set so watch out for that.

See you with more stamping in 2012.

Jenny x

3D projects, Tutorials


Last Friday I had my Summer Mini Catalogue Launch and it was my last class for the year.  I am a bit sad about that.  I love meeting up with my lovely ladies, although I am looking forward to a little break.  I just wanted to show you the fun project we did.  Christmas is almost upon us (17 days to go apparently I was reminded of today – and I still have to hit the shops!). I thought it would be good to create some Christmas tags as I haven’t had a chance to get any done in classes so far.  This is the little bag and tags.  (sorry it is a bit hard to catch the bag without the glare).

To create this I cut a large scallop circle with the Big Shot and then embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  This was folded in half and 2 holes punched with the Crop-A-Dile to thread the Old Olive Satin Ribbon through.  The backing to the bag is a piece of Old Olive Card measuring 10cmx16cm and attached inside the Scallop Circle topper with Sticky Strip.  You can then attach a cellophane bag onto the card piece with sticky strip.  The ‘Joy at Christmas’ label is punched from Perfect Punches in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.  A rhinestone is added to the label although you can’t see that too clearly.

Here is a close up of the tags.  At the launch they made 4 of each.

For both of them I punched out a 6cm (2 3/8″) scallop circle in Cherry Cobbler.   On the left is the tag from Stitched Stockings set stamped in Old Olive.  A small bow from Old Olive Taffeta ribbon was added to the top (Yes, I know it was small I heard enough complaints the whole time about how hard it was to tie the bows – Sorry ladies!!!!)

On the right we used the new A la Carte stamp ‘Stylish Star’.  It was embossed in silver on Whisper White card and punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  A 1 3/4″ circle in Old Olive was punched out and they were both added to the Scallop Circle.  I added a large Rhinestone in the centre.  A hole was punched at the top and the new Cherry Cobbler Twine was tied on.  I love that new Twine it is so soft.  It comes in the Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and the White – so good!!!  I haven’t shown the back on this one but we also punched out a circle with the 1 3/4″ in Whisper White and “to” and “from” from the set ‘Fabulous Phrases’ was stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

Hope your not getting too frantic with the Christmas chaos.  I might even head out to the shops.  I am so bad.  I have never left it this late for Christmas shopping but life has been a little choatic lately!

Thanks for stopping by.  Come visit again soon and don’t forget to say Hi and leave a comment when you stop by 🙂

Jenny x



Just sneaking in while I have access to an ‘almost’ functioning computer.  I wanted to show you another card with the ‘Stitched Stocking’ Set.  I have used this set quite a bit this month and haven’t been able to show you very much, and this month’s promotion with this set is nearly over!

I CASED this card from Maggie’s blog here.   This is my card.

The card is Night of Navy and Baja Breeze.  On my card I embossed a square of vellum with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and layered this on a scallop square cut from the Scallop Squares Duo.   I stamped the stocking twice and cut the cuff and heels from the second one and raised them with dimensionals.  I added the stocking loop and a Rhinestone for ‘bling’ factor.  The sentiment is from “Many Merry Messages” and stamped in Whisper White.  A simple card but still classy – I think!!!

It’s nice to be able to stop by and show you something.  I hope to be able to get back here in the next few days.  Hopefully our computer will be fully functioning by then!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  See you again soon,

Jenny x



It’s that time of year to get started on Christmas cards.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that I packed up all my Christmas stamps from last year.  The year has flown by.  This card I have to show you today is using a very new stamp set.  The Stitched Stocking Stampset will be available in our upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue out on December 1st.  Since we all need to get our Christmas cards done now Stampin’ Up! have released this set as a special promotion during October.  You can order the Stamp set for $53.95 (wood mount) or $42.95 (clear mount), plus there is a matching punch.  Isn’t that great!  It saves you cutting out all those little bits by hand.  The Stocking Tag punch is available for $33.95.  BUT, you can get the BOTH for Free!  How????  Hold a workshop and if the sales are over $450 (not including Shipping and Handling) you get the both for Free!.  How good is that!  So you just have to have a workshop now don’t you?????

On with the card.  I went for a vintage style for this one.

I ran a piece of Very Vanilla card through the big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and sponged over the edges with Crumb Cake Ink.  I layered this on Crumb Cake card and tied around some lace (my very last piece of this by the way.  Have to order some more).  Then I adhered this onto a Cherry Cobbler base.  I sponged a smaller piece of  Very Vanilla Card with Crumb Cake and stamped on the greeting in Cherry Cobbler from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I stamped the stocking twice on scrap Very Vanilla card and punched out the top and sole pieces of one stocking and raised them up with mounting tape over the other one.  I mounted this on the Very Vanilla card piece with mounting tape.  I applied Glass Glitter on the top part of the stocking with some multi-purpose adhesive.  It is a bit hard to see the shine of the glitter.

This is a very simple card really.  You know this stamp set and punch are great not just for creating Christmas cards.  You might have discovered other ideas in your blog travels.  I hope to try some other fun ideas with this soon, so I hope I can show you some of them.

So have you started your Christmas cards yet?????  It might be time to start!

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon,

Jenny x