3D projects

“BUTTERFLY MAGNETS!”

You can tell how far behind I am with blog posts with this project.  I created these before Christmas for some special people.  It has just taken some time to get them up here!   These are fridge magnets created with the Butterfly Bigz Die.

Here are just some of them.  I made various colour combinations.   I will show you a close-up of one.

I first cut a scallop circle with the Big Shot.  I stamped the swirl from ‘Elements of Style’ and sponged the edges.  The butterfly was cut with the Butterfly Bigz Die and then ran through the Big Shot again with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I adhered this to the scallop circle.  I stamped on a greeting.  This one is from ‘Tiny Tags’.  I added co-ordinating ribbon and a mini calendar.  On the back I added a magnet.  These were fun to make – and give!!

Have a lovely weekend.  If you’re on the East Coast of Australia.  I hope you stay dry.  We have had a lot of rain and still a lot to come apparently!  Great weather to stay indoors and stamp. 🙂

Till next time,

Jenny

cards

STITCHED STOCKING!!!

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

Tutorials

NOW A CHRISTMAS BOX!

I have shown you some bags for Christmas.  Here is a Christmas box I have been working on.  I found the instructions here.  I will add the metric measurement for this at the end of the post.

Before I assembled the box and ran the So Swirly wheel around the bottom edge.  I stamped the tree from ‘Christmas Classic’ in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla Cardstock and the Merry Christmas in Real Red.  I stamped the flourish from ‘Tiny Tags’ in Crumb Cake and sponged the edges.  It gives it a Vintage feel.

Here is a view from the top:

The top is a scallop square cut with the Big Shot, then I ran the card through the Big Shot again with the Vintage Wallpaper Die to add the texture.  I tied up some of that lovely striped Grosgrain ribbon and added tags from the ‘Tiny Tags’ set.

Here are the measurements:

TALL SCALLOP SQUARE BOX

Cut card 21cmx28cm. Score on the 21cm at 6.3cm. Score on the 28cm at 6.3cm, 12.8cm, 19cm and 25.4cm. With the long side running horizontally, cut up on each of the short score lines until they meet the score line running across. On the small tabs place your adhesive on the wrong side of 3 of the tabs. Also, place adhesive on the right side of the narrow tab on the side. Assemble your box

For the lid. Cut a scallop square with the Big Shot. Score on 2.3cm on each side. Cut up on the small tabs on 2 opposite sides. Place adhesive on these tabs and assemble.

UPDATE:  The lovely Lynda asked about how to create the lid without the scallop square die.  I have had a little play and come up with some dimensions for you. 

Lid (without Scallop Square Die)

Cut card 12.6cm.  Scallop the edge of the card.  TIP:  Punch opposite sides of the card first.  Then go back and do the other sides.  It doesn’t matter if the corners don’t match as they will tucked inside.  Emboss the card with the embossing folder of your choice.  I used the vintage Wallpaper Folder.  Score card at 2.2cm on each side.  Cut up tabs up to the score line running across.  Place Sticky Strip on the tabs and assemble the lid. 

You probably have your Christmas wrapping all sorted by now. So you could use this box for any occasion.  But if you are like me you still haven’t got the wrapping done.  That’s my children’s job this week!!  They’re going to love that!!

 
 
cards, Workshops

A DASHER MAKE AND TAKE!

Just stopping by with a quick Christmas card.  I have a few Christmas projects to show you that I have done recently.  Thought I would start off by showing you this card I have been doing at some Christmas workshops over the last month or so.  This is using the lovely Dasher Stamp. 

 I sponged some  Champagne shimmer mist on him before stamping on Very Vanilla card.   It is a bit hard to see his real sparkle.  I embossed the Cherry Cobbler with the Very Vintage Embossing folder.  (I’m loving that folder!)  I added a strip of the Jolly Holiday DSP.  The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and punched out with the large oval and scallop oval and raised up with Dimensionals.  It was all adhered to the Old Olive Base.  You can’t beat these for Christmas colours!

I’m off now.  It is getting late.  We have just got home from my son’s school music concert.  He has been studying World Music this semester and being a teen doesn’t tell me anything he does at school.  I was amazed!  They performed some Irish pieces and a Brazilian samba.  It was very impressive.  I asked for an encore performance at home but I’m still waiting on that one!!

Be back in the next few days with some more Christmas projects so stop by again really soon.

Stampin' Up!, swaps

SYDNEY REGIONALS!!

I have just got back from Sydney Stampin’ Up! Regionals.  What a great day!!  There were lots of  ‘WOW’ and  ‘AAH’ moments.  So much to take in! I can’t wait to give all these different ideas a go.  I think that will have to wait a bit though until I get through the Christmas rush.  It was so great to meet up with lots of demonstrators that I chat to online or that I stalk their blog.  Of course, always a fun time with my stamping buddies too.  I received lots of great swaps back but I will need to go through them and take photos.  I will show you those soon.  I can now show you my swaps that I did.   I just kept to one design and did 2 different colours.

I started off doing the Old Olive.  After stamping the flowers from ‘Elements of Style’, I used the blender pen and inkpad to colour them in slightly.  This had been stamped on Very Vanilla, but I have to say it looks a little white in the photo.  I spritzed the card with the Old Olive marker.  A strip of Old Olive card was run through the Big Shot with the Very Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder.  I added some Adhesive Pearls.  The sentiment is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’.

I decided to do some in the Rich Razzleberry.  I quite liked how these turned out.  I didn’t colour these ones.  I added Rhinestones on these ones.

These cards were inspired by a card by Natasha Zandbergen here. Why don’t you stop by her blog sometimes.  She does some beautiful cards!

After a big day, I’m heading off to bed.  I will try and get back very soon to show you the swaps I received.  Have a lovely Sunday!!!

cards, Challenges

JUST ADD CHRISTMAS!

I have been very good today.  I got stuck into my swaps for Sydney Regionals and finished them except putting them in the cello. bags.  So, I got to play!  I checked out Just Add Christmas challenge earlier and it was ‘Just Add Christmas’. You can see all the lovely creations here.  Since I have been getting in Christmas mode I wanted to play along.  I have been working on this card in my mind for days so it didn’t take too long to put together.  Here is my card for the Just Add Christmas challenge.

The backgrouund paper is from the Newsprint DSP.  I have used the Victoria lace coming in the new Summer Mini with an Antique brad.  It is a bit hard to see but I have added some Adhesive Pearls to the ornaments.  Here is a run-down of what I have used.

Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Christmas Classics.

Ink: Real Red, Old Olive.

Card: Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP.

Other: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Victoria Lace, Antique Brad, Sponge, Adhesive Pearls.

OK, got to run!  The Wednesday crazy afternoon begins between school pick-up, swimming lessons, cricket training, cook dinner and team meeting this evening.  Be back later with some more Christmas Creations! 

cards, Challenges

NOW FOR SOME CARDS!!

I can now show you some of the cards I did on our wonderful stamping weekend.  I have shown you the other girl’s make and takes we did and I will get to mine at the end of this post.  First, I will show you the challenge cards we did.

This was my first challenge card.

STAMPS: Fifth Avenue Floral, Elements of Style

The next one I decided to do a Christmas Card.  This was for the “Clean and Simple’ Challenge (CAS78).

This was using some Early Espresso DSP from the Patterns Stack.  I stamped the “En Francais” stamp in Crumb Cake onto the Very Vanilla and sponged Crumb Cake around the edge.  The Old Olive strip was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I stamped an Ornament from Delightful Decorations and punched it out.  How good is it that you don’t have to cut this out, you can use the corresponding punch!!!  Which by the way, is one of the great Christmas Bundles on offer at the moment where you can get a roll of exclusive ribbon for FREE when you purchase any of the bundles.

Back to the card: I added a Self-Adhesive Rhinestone to the centre of the ornament.  I still wasn’t happy with it though.  Then when I got home I added some Linen thread which seemed to finish it off

For the next one.  Now, it was getting very late (or early depending on how you look at it!) by this time.  I slapped this card together quickly.

It’s not a great photo.  This was a ‘Clean and Simple’ challenge (CAS76).  I think I will do a faux metal crown for the top right square rather than the stamped and raised crown.  That will look a bit better – maybe!!

The next day we did another challenge.  It took me so long to do this card that I only had time to do one.  But, I was very happy with this one. 

This is with my new favourite set “Elements of Style”.  I have been looking at this set on US blogs for months.  I was so pleased to see it in the new catalogue.  I stamped the flowers in Crumb Cake and coloured it in with Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose ink and Blender pens.  I coloured the leaves in Old Olive ink.  I need a bit of work on my colouring.  It took so long to colour.  The bird was stamped in Pretty in Pink and Crumb Cake sponged aorund the edges.  The ribbon is retired Kraft Taffeta ribbon (Thanks Leonie!), but I think it matched nicely with this.

I stamped the inside too.

Now for my Make and Take.

This card was inspired by one I saw in our Demonstrator magazine we receive monthly.   The Rose Red Card measures 21cmx10.5cm and scored at 10.5cm.  I cut a circle out using the Circle scissors then ran the front through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. 

This is the inside:

The Very Vanilla card was 10.1cmx10.1cm.  I sponged the edges in Rose Red ink and stamped the flourish from “Elements of Style”.  The heart is from the hostess set “Punch Potpourri” stamped in Rose Red and the flowers coloured with Pretty in Pink.  I punched this out and mounted this with mounting tape and a Rhinestone added to finish.  I tied a bow around the front with the Organza ribbon. 

Ok. That’s me done!!! You are probably sick of hearing about this weekend so I will leave it at that!  You have probably had enough of these marathon posts too.  I hope you have enjoyed our creations as much as we had making them. 

I’m off now to catch my breath.  I will see you soon with some more creations. 

Uncategorized

HAPPY STAMPIN’ UP! BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!!  Whoo Hoo!  Today marks my 2nd birthday with Stampin’ Up!.  What a ride!  I have learnt so much and met so many wonderful people. Thank you to all my lovely customers and blog readers.  Your encouragement and support keeps me going!!!   To think, that I get paid to share all these yummy goodies from Stampin’ Up! Thank you to you all. It is so exciting to think that in just over 1 week the new catalogue is out.  There are so many fantastic products coming.

Just to give you a little sneak peek.  We made this card at our team training meeting last week.  This is using the new set ‘Artistic Etchings’.  Ness showed us this neat trick using the Big Shot  embossing folders to isolate an area you don’t want to emboss.  How cool is that!  This is  the ‘Vintage Wallpaper’ Textured Impressions folder.  I have to add this to my wishlist.  It is so gorgeous and so many wonderful things you can do with it.

Stamps: Artistic Etchings.

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black.

Card: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla.

Other:  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Die, Wide Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber.

It is a very exciting day today too as  Josh’s football team (Rugby League)  won their semi final today.  They were minor premiers and lost to this team last week in the last game of the season, so Well Done Corrimal Cougars Under 14’s.  Off to the WIN stadium in 2 weeks to play in the Grand Final.  Plus, can’t forget my daughter who turns the all-important “double Digits”.  She is turning 10!!!  Great excitment in our household this weekend. 

Enjoy your weekend however you spend it!!