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FLORAL THINLITS ENGAGEMENT CARD!

It’s been a busy few months with Sale-A-Bration.  First of all,  Thank you to all my customers for your support and patronage AND to the wonderful new people who have joined my team.  I had 4 new people join the JEN’s INK team over Sale-A-Bration. They know a bargain when they see one.  Welcome to them all.  I love my team whether they are hobby demos loving the discount or striving to build up their business.  BUT, Thank you to you all for visiting my blog.  I would love to talk to you in person and love to say Hello.  I love talking to people about cardmaking and sharing ideas.  It’s always so exciting.  We can all learn from each other.  Thanks for stopping by in your busy day. Don’t be scared to leave a comment now and then. 🙂

Now we move on from Sale-A-Bration and from Easter.  This past week I have been making my swaps for Onstage this coming weekend.  This is such a fun event for Demonstrators held in locations all over the world.  It’s too early for sharing my swaps yet but stay tuned in the next week and I can share them.

Today’s card I realised I hadn’t shared with you yet.  I made this for my niece who recently got engaged in January.  When I went to check on the photo to share with you today I realised it’s not the best photo.  BUT I have already sent it so I hope it gives you an idea.  This is with her favourite Stampin’  Up! colour Island Indigo.

A Whisper White card mat is embossed with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.  A piece of Island Indigo was cut with the Detailed Floral Thinlits and adhered directly to the white card.  I left a section on the left of the Island Indigo card to allow for the sentiment and the ribbon. The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings which fitted well in the space.  I thought I had added some Rhinestones or Pearls to the sentiment but obviously after the photo was taken. 😉 Some of that gorgeous White Organza Ribbon was wrapped around the card mat before adhering to the Island Indigo base.  It was a very quick card and time was limited but I can report she LOVED it.  So that’s all that matters.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back with more creating very soon,

Jenny  

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MINI THANK YOU CARDS!

I forgot to show you some Thank You cards I have made recently for customers and team members.  These are all little 10cmx10cm (4″x4″) cards.  I like making these size cards.

This first one uses the Vertical Greetings set.  I don’t use this set nearly as much as I should.  It is so cute.  I coloured the stamps with the markers to get the different colours.  One heart version was in Sweet Sugarplum and the other heart version was in Flirty Flamingo. A little Linen Thread bow finished them off. These cards where made for my customers a couple of months ago. Yes it has taken this long to show you.

This next little cutie card using the Baby Bear stamp set was for some of my team members for an online team event we had last month. I wanted to send out a “Thanks” for them sharing in the Facebook group event.

Side Note: Hey! Have you considered joining Stampin’ Up!??  Not just for the discount (although that’s great!) but for all the team fun and the sharing and the creating and the …. Really, so many reasons why!

Let me know if you would like more information or stop by my page on this blog for “join my team”.  See the link at the top of my blog.

This Thank You card was for a challenge on my Facebook page I held last month to share a card that my readers have made and I sent out a prize at random.  The card was made up with some “bits” I had on my desk from another project. They come in handy sometimes.  This one was using Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. 

Mmm! I am noticing a pink theme here (sorry Lynda).  Unintentional I assure you. 🙂

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Have a great day and for all my US blog readers wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the special celebrations.  We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but I think it’s great to take some time and be Thankful for all that we have.

Jenny

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COLLAR CARDS WITH PLAYFUL PALETTE!

The Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP)  is so beautiful. The problem is you can only show one side at a time on a card. I think these collar cards are a great way to show off both sides. Have you seen these collar cards around?  They can go by other names too. They are very easy to do.

Playful Palette Collar Cards

I saw the idea on Pinterest and using the Butterflies from ‘Watercolor Wings’ on a card on a forum I am on.  Both are great to show the colours.

I am not going to give you exact measurements for your cards of how to make them. Really you can make them any size you want. You have your standard base card, then the card mat which I have in Very Vanilla.  This is slightly smaller than your card base.  Then the DSP is slightly smaller than that. It depends on how wide the border you want too.

(OK if you are metric the base is 14.8cm x 10.5cm.  The mat is 14.4cm x 10.1cm and the DSP is 14cm x 9.7cm).

I have used the ‘Playful Palette’ DSP stack. On your DSP measure along on the long side and mark a point half way. Cut in to your DSP piece by about 5cm (2″).  Then fold back each piece to angle the paper and press to along the score line to crisp the fold. See too easy!

On the Very Vanilla piece I stamped the sentiment.  The one on the left is from ‘Best Birds’. The one on the right is ‘Vertical Greetings’.

For these butterflies:  The one on the left is stamped in Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Emerald Envy.  The one on the right is Peekaboo Peach (stamped off), Peekaboo Peach and then Sweet Sugarplum.

Isn’t it great to be able to see both sides of the paper.  🙂

Have a great weekend.  I hope it is a stamping weekend for you.

Jenny

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SINGLE SWIRLY PINWHEELS!

I had to play with the Swirly Bird set again and make some more pinwheel cards.  They are so fun to make.  This time I made single Pinwheels and made some different colours.

Swirly Pinwheels - Group

I will show you them individually.  First one is Dapper Denim and Tempting Turquoise.

Dapper Denim Swirly

Next one is Wild Wasabi and Emerald Envy.

Wild Wasabi Swirly Pinwheel

This next one is Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.

Sweet Sugarplum pinwheel

To make them I simply cut a piece of Whisper White card with the Banners Framelits and then stamped the pinwheels in the colours.  I sponged the edge of the banner.  At the top of the banner I embossed a small strip of the colour card with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder and wrapped around some Thick Black Twine.

The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings and I stamped over some Whisper White card with the swirls from the stamp set.  The centre of the banner is an adhesive Rhinestone that I have coloured with a black Sharpie.

You can see the original Swirly Pinwheel card I made a couple of weeks ago in THIS post if you had missed it.

Go and make some pinwheel cards yourself.

Thanks for visiting.   I hope your weekend is going great?? 🙂

Jenny