Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!


I forgot to show you these.  So many other exciting things to show.  I made a number of these tags a couple of weeks ago for the lovely ladies who ordered at my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Launch.

thanks tags

These were very quick to make.  They had to be. I cut a strip of white card 10cm x 5cm (4″ x 2″) and a piece of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack.  I adhered them together and then punched out the end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I added a strip of the Sahara Sand print from the ‘It’s My Party’ stack along the bottom.  I then tied around some of the Melon Mambo or Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine. The greeting is from the ‘Tin of Cards’ set and that was raised up with dimensionals and then a couple of the balloons from the ‘Party Wishes’ set were stamped and punched out to add to this.  I think I may have even added some sparkle with the Wink of Stella brush. It’s a bit hard to see that though sadly.

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Stampin' Up!, swaps, Techniques


I have always been fascinated in the Shaving Cream technique but I haven’t got around to trying it. I think it is the mess!  The shaving cream and reinkers and ….. Just too hard!  SO, when I came across THIS technique on Splitcoaststampers a few weeks ago when I was looking for a different technique for a class, I thought I could really try this one.  Here is the card I made.


The layout for the card was INSPIRED from Deb Currier from  I changed a few things around and I created the Shaving Cream flower.  I loved the effect.  Here is a close-up. (OK a little blurry!)


I don’t usually share a tutorial for the Technique Classes I do but this technique is so cool I just wanted to share this with you my lovely readers. Of course, you can read about it at the Splitcoaststampers link above too.  It is a bit like the Kissing technique if you have tried that.


1. Choose 3 co-ordinating ink colours. I have used Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo.  I found the darker colours didn’t blend well and just looked messy 🙂

You will also need 2 stamps: One solid image stamp and one patterned stamp.  I have used the flower from ‘Crazy About You’ and the honeycomb pattern from ‘Butterfly Basics’.

2.  Ink up your solid image stamp with the lightest colour. Don’t stamp it on your card yet.

3. Ink up your patterned stamp with one of the other ink colours. Press it on to your solid image stamp and give it a slight twist.  Clean your patterned stamp and ink again in the same colour.  Press on to your solid stamp on the other part of your stamp and give a little twist.  See the photo below.


4. Clean your stamp again and ink your patterned stamp with the other ink colour.  Turn your solid image stamp 1/4 turn.  Then press your inked patterned stamp on to the stamp and give a little twist. Clean your stamp.  Ink it again in the same colour and stamp on the other part of your solid image stamp and give a twist.


5. Now give your solid image stamp a little huff to re-moisten the stamp and then press on to your piece of card.


It gives a really cool effect.  Don’t you think???

I really loved the effect so I made some tags up using this technique for our team swaps last week.


Here is a close-up.


So why not give this technique a try.  It is so cool and each time will work out different.

Have a happy, stampy weekend 🙂


3D projects, cards, Convention, Masculine, Stampin' Up!, swaps


I have finally had a chance to go through my swaps and take photos.  I thought you might like to see them. There are some great ideas. I have grouped them to help you see them.  If you would like a closer view of one or to know about it more then let me know.

Butterflies are always popular!


Flowers of all types!


I took photos of these next 2 separately to show you as I liked these ideas.

On the left is a collage card.  I have been wanting to try one of these.  One on the right is a triple layer stamped card using ovals.  It looks great!  (I will give this one a go too).


A variety of cards here.


Some ideas for the men!


These are gift card holders, tea bag holder and little tags.  Check out the black dress.


I had to take a close-up of the dress.  It is using the Bow punch.  How clever!


Some little treat holders. Very cute!


Tags and bookmarks


There you go.  Thanks to those people who swapped with me. There are some great ideas for you to try.  What is your favourite??  What will you try first?? I think I will need to grab my bow punch and try the dress out.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Join me again soon,


cards, Classes


Last week at my Bokeh Technique class we made these tags.  I thought I would show you.


We started off with a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10.1 cm x 14.4cm) to create the sponged Bokeh effect.  This was cut in half.  One half they could keep as a sample of the technique with the instructions and the other half we made the tag from.  That was by simply punching the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and threading some ribbon and twine through.  The flower was stamped using the Flower Shop stamp set and then punched out and then another flower punched with the flower punch. I added a little flower with the Petite Petals stamps set. I added some Linen Thread loops.  These flowers and loopy Linen thread was inspired by my lovely friend Sam (Thanks Sam).  If you haven’t checked Sam’s blog out yet, then make sure you do.  She has some amazing creations. 🙂

I made a number of these for our team swaps last week too.  I think everyone is loving the Bokeh technique at the moment and if you haven’t tried it yet then you have to give it a go. There are a number of tutorials on line with a few different ways of doing them. On mine I didn’t go the spraying with reinkers, I sponged the colours and the white circles.

I realised I hadn’t shown you the card we made too.  Here is the card.


Thanks for looking in today.  Have a wonderful day wherever you may be.




This is a tag I made a few weeks ago using the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Elementary Elegance’.  The tag was inspired by a tag I came across at SplitcoastStampers by Speedystamper.  She had used the set ‘Style Beautiful’ but I thought it would work quite well with this set.

I stamped the frame on Very Vanilla cardstock in Crumb Cake.  It is a bit hard to see but I spritzed it with the Crumb Cake marker and sponged the edges.  The ‘Hello’ is stamped in Chocolate Chip. I added a scallop strip in Real Red behind the Vanilla card.  Before I mounted this with dimensionals onto the Crumb Cake base I punched a hole in the Crumb Cake card to thread through some Real Red Satin Ribbon.  The ribbon was tied off with some twine.  The corners of the Crumb Cake base was rounded off with the Corner Rounder punch.  I stamped some of the little birds in Real Red on to scrap Vanilla card and cut them out.  I find cutting out to be very relaxing, do you???? The birds were adhered to the front and a pearl added for an elegant touch.

After I showed this to Ness, our lovely team leader, she created a card to match.  You can check that out here.

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you can visit again soon,

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