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MAGNOLIA FLOURISH!

Back with another Magnolia card today.  The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper has been very popular.  Everyone who sees it just wants to have some. It is gorgeous.

I showed how to colour the paper last post.  That was cool.  Today though we are making the paper the feature.

You don’t need much more.

I diecut the gorgeous edging using the Delicate Lace Dies from the Petal Pink card.  The sentiment is from the Magnolia Blooms set and added a little Petal Pink Organdy ribbon and Adhesive Pearls for some elegance.

Simple as.  So go and cut in to that gorgeous paper.

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration

BOTANICAL BUTTERFLIES PAPER WEEK – SPOTLIGHTING!

I have been sharing projects all week with the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper that is available as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration.  Of course you could use the ideas for any paper because we need to #usethatpaper  I love this paper though which is why I am featuring it.

For this card I used one of the black and white prints in the pack and created a card with the Spotlight technique.  The idea with this technique is you take a small section of the paper/image and “highlight” an area.  

To do this I cut a circle from the piece of paper and coloured just that section with the Stampin’ Blends.  Then layered it on a diecut scallop circle and raised it up off the card.  It’s great as you don’t have to colour the whole piece of paper in.  Great for the “colouring challenged” 😉  I find too it’s not as overwhelming with a small area.

I hope you have liked all the projects I have shared this week.  What has been your favourite?

Tomorrow I actually have a bonus project so be sure to stop by.  If you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog. Click on the tab in the right column.  Then you will get an update each time I post.

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

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BOTANICAL BUTTERFLY PAPER WITH BLENDS!

It’s a Botanical Butterflies Week this week. 

I will share a number of projects with you using the gorgeous Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  There is only 2 weeks left for this gorgeous paper so let’s get it out and use it.  It follows my theme from posts some time ago to #usethatpaper

I used a piece of the small black and white butterfly print and coloured the butterflies with the Stampin’ Blends.  It is such an easy way to add colour. I used the Balmy Blue and the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I think looking at it now I should have added some bright green like the Granny Apple Green on parts of the “wisps”.  I also coloured one butterfly from the paper and cut it out to add on the sentiment.

The sentiment is from Butterfly Gala and cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I cut a 2nd rectangle in Daffodil Delight card and adhered it underneath the sentiment.  Perhaps I should have done some silver under there instead.  I did this card weeks ago and I can see so many things I would do differently.  But anyway, perhaps it will inspire you in some way and know that you can colour the paper with the Stampin’ Blends.

Have a closer look at this paper.  Keep in mind that there is only 2 weeks left to grab this as your free choice.  It could be sooner if it runs out so don’t delay on this.

Also, note:  There is a small supply of this Organdy Ribbon back in stock too as your Sale-A-Bration choice but that won’t stay around long either.

Watch out this week as I bring some more projects using this pretty paper.

Jenny

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5 WAYS WITH PAPER – #5!

OK, last one in this series of 5 Ways with Paper.  Have you been inspired by them?  Hope so anyway. 🙂

Today’s card in inspired by this card from Julie’s Stamping Spot.

I liked the strips and having the contrast card on it.  I changed mine around a little.  I think I will use this idea more often.  I do love that Tranquil Tide colour though too.

The Crumb cake strip is embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders. The sentiment is from the Southern Serenade.

TO CREATE YOUR OWN:

You can make the strips any size but I will tell you the measurements of mine.  I like the different widths of the strips.

Whisper White card mat is 9.5cm x 13.8cm (3 3/4″ x 5 3/8″)

Strips measure: Left – 4.5cm x 13.4cm (1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″)

Centre – 3cm x 13.4cm (1 1/9″ x 5 1/4′)

Right – 1.5cm x 13.4cm (5/8″ x 5 1/4″)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to drop a comment occasionally.  I love to hear what you think and where you are from.

Don’t forget though there is only one week left of the Designer Series Paper Sale where you can choose 1 free pack when you purchase 3.

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – #4!

Today – DAY 4 of “5 WAYS WITH PAPER”.  What have you thought so far??

Today’s card – why not feature the paper! With all the beautiful prints you can use them just as they are.

This lovely print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper is so detailed with the veins of the leaves.  I decided to make a Sympathy card with this paper.  Good to always have on hand sadly.

It’s a very simple layout with a window highlighting the paper.  The leaves are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I cut one from Crumb Cake and one from Vellum.  The sentiment is from the Better Together set.

Last one tomorrow.  Hope you will tune in.  I have had fun creating with the papers.  I should do more of it.  How about you?

Jenny

cards, Tutorials

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 3!

Today’s card #3 using your paper is such an easy card.  This card was inspired by one some time ago by Barbstamps, even before Pinterest.  I had it filed away for a while with lots of other ideas.

I have used the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. 

TO CREATE YOUR OWN

Take a piece slightly smaller than your card base.  Cut it in half.  Flip one side over and adhere the pieces on to your card base.  Really it is that simple.  You could cut it in 2/3 – 1/3.  Position the card in landscape or portrait orientation.  So many different ways.  You get to see both sides of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! patterns.

Decorate your card as you like to.  For this one I stamped the sentiment from Accented Blooms and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I punched a second label out from Cajun Craze card.  Cut it in half across ways and adhered that behind the stamped one to show an edge top and bottom.  Easy! I went a little wild with the Copper Thread. 🙂  Raise your sentiment off with Dimensionals and you are done.  This makes a great masculine card even.

Thanks for visiting.  Stay tuned for tomorrow as I have another card for you.  Don’t forget to #usethat paper you have around.

Jenny

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5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 2!

Day 2 of 5 Ways With Paper.  I have another great card to share with you using your lovely paper.

This card was inspired by one by Lisa Pretto on inkbigacademystamps.

I have used the Share What You Love Specialty paper again – because it is so gorgeous!

TO CREATE YOUR OWN

On your base card adhere a piece of co-ordinating card slightly smaller than your base.

Cut your pieces of paper.  You can make them any size you like of course but to give you the measurements I have used:

Top Left piece measures 8cm (width) x 9.5cm (length) or 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″.

Bottom Right piece measures 8cm (height) x 7cm (width) or 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″.

Decorate as you like.  I cut a decorative label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  The sentiment is from the One For All set.  I sponged around the edge of the white oval with Old Olive.  The little Razzleberry flower is cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. It needed something underneath the label.  I played around with a few different options but I wasn’t happy with them.  In the end I went with a strip of Rich Razzleberry card that I had flagged both ends.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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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

 

 

 

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SWEET SOIREE COLLAR CARD!

I have another card to share with you today using the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  One more way that you can #usethatpaper  I am on a mission to use up my paper instead of storing it and hoping to help you in using your stash. There are some lovely, gorgeous paper to come in the new catalogue, so you need to use this paper.

I have to admit one of the dilemmas of using the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper is – which side do you use?? Usually there is gorgeous prints on both sides and you don’t want to cover one to show the other side.  SO, I think this fold is great as you can see both sides at once.

This card is a Collar card.  I was reminded of this card when I went looking through some older blog posts. You can see that one I made -> HERE.

I liked both sides of this piece of Sweet Soiree paper so it was nice to see both of them.

To create a Collar Card

Cut your white card slightly smaller than your card base – 4mm (1/4″ ) smaller. Cut your piece of Designer Series Paper 4mm (1/4″) smaller than the white card mat.

On your piece of Designer Series Paper, at the half way point on the right hand side, which is approximately 4.8cm.  Cut in from this point 5cm (2″).  Fold back each section from the end of the cut to the corner of the piece of paper.

Adhere this piece on to your white card and then on to the card base.  Adhere under each flap to hold them down.

Stamp the sentiment on the white section. This one is from the Waterfront set. I cut a flower from the Flourish Thinlits from Silver Foil.

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Now you can see both side. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

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SOMETHING QUICK WITH THE SWEET SOIREE PAPER!

OK, Let’s chat.  Do you have lots of pretty paper sitting in your craft stash??  I can guess you do.  It looks so nice sitting there but you are scared to cut in to it or you might be saving it for a “special” project?? Yes I know.  It is tough!

So a new catalogue is coming very soon and we will have more pretty paper to collect.  We need to use this paper we have now.

SO… Let’s use it.  I am going to be sharing some projects over the next days and weeks to USE THAT PAPER.  Will you join me??  I am sharing these projects on here and Facebook and Instagram and adding #usethatpaper  So you can join in with me.

Today’s project is using that gorgeous SweetSoireepaper.  It is so pretty and I was really hesitant to use it but really …

Anyway, here is the card.

Cut the Designer Series paper about 2cm (3/4″) shorter than you would usually.  Cut off 2.5cm (1″).  Adhere them to the Whisper White card with the smaller section at the bottom of the card.  Stamp your sentiment in the white space.  This is from the set Birthday Blossoms.  The leaf is from the Flourish Thinlits cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper although you can’t see the sparkle too well.

ok. Go and grab some pretty paper and #usethatpaper

Have a happy, crafty weekend.

Jenny