WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #29 – EMBOSSING MATS!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! I have an exciting new product to show you.  I don’t know if you have noticed these in the catalogue.  I know I missed them the first time (or even the fifth time!) I went through the Catalogue.  This is the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  You can see them on p221.  Have you noticed them?

They consist of 2 different Silicone mats and an impressions mat.  These mats will enable you to emboss with your cutting dies to create a totally different effect on your cards.  I will let the video below show you how to work them. If you receive this post via email and don’t see the video, head to my blog directly by clicking on the post title above and see the video there.

What a great effect it can give. What do you think?  Think of all your current dies that would work well with this???

I had a go with some of my dies.  I still have the older style Embossing Mat from a few years ago.  I used some acetate instead of the silicone mat. See how they turned out.

I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  

      

Here are the layers for the Big Shot again to emboss with your dies –

Big Shot Platform

Cutting Plate

Die (facing up)

Cardstock

Silicone Mat

Impressions Mat

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You can find the Embossing Mats in store now -> HERE.  $26 AUS.  They are certainly a worthwhile investment and will really extend the use of your current dies.  Grab them now.  Please use the HOST CODE: PUB9TYMG

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #28 – DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED!

I have been sharing a lot of cards that I have made recently using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper.  (if You haven’t seen them then pop by the last couple of posts). Since it is Wednesday it is time for Wednesday’s WOW! I have a Youtube video from Stampin’ Up! using the Delightfully Detailed Suite.  You might like to see particularly how to cut the lovely paper.  (The details on the paper start at about 2.07).

View it below. (If you receive this via email then head directly to the blog post by clicking the heading above and viewing it there).

I shared more details to cut the floral paper in an earlier post too but just as a little review.  You can cut it in sections by carefully snipping around the flowers and leaves. When you want to cut between them they may be slightly narrower overall there but you hardly notice.  You may sacrifice one or 2 in the process.  Also, I laid a card base beside the section I wanted to cut to have an idea of the size.

These are some of the projects shared in the video.

If you notice the scrap page above I took that and was inspired to create this next card on the left using Mint Macaron.

The smaller card is 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″) size.  It is just a simple card using an off-cut (don’t waste it!).

I am loving this paper.  I do hope you grab this paper yourself.  It makes really quick cards in no time – and gorgeous at that!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #26 – SPINNER CARDS!

I have a fun Spinner card for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #26  I made this recently as a request from a friend.  The same one who requested the 1st Birthday card in the last post.

I thought you might like to see how to put one together.

I was asked to make a Baby Shower card in yellow/cream colours.  I wanted to make something a little different so created it as a Spinner card.

This is the card using the set A Little Wild.  It was the first time I have used this set – and I have had it sitting there for a while! The great thing too is that it has a back stamped image so this works great for the Spinner Cards PLUS it has matching Framelits so you don’t even have to hand cut it. 

This is the front of the card.  I coloured the cute little lion with the Stampin’ Blends.

And we have the back of the Spinner.

 

HOW TO CREATE A SPINNER CARD

1. Cut a card base to a standard card size.  I used Whisper White here. Cut a piece of So Saffron card slightly smaller and a piece of Whisper White smaller again.  For metric I reduce the card size measurements by 4mm on each piece.  For US card sizes you might like to reduce the size by 1/4″ on each piece.  Of course it’s totally a personal preference.

Cut a circle using the 2nd largest Circle Framelit in the Layering Circles Framelits set from your smaller piece of Whisper White card.

2. Layer all the pieces together starting with the card base then the So Saffron piece then the Whisper White.  Place the next size down circle Framelit inside the already cut circle on the white.  See the photo below.

3. Carefully place the card pieces in the Big Shot to cut your circle out.  You may carefully remove the top white card piece if you like without disturbing the position. (Just a tip: If you are unsure you can lightly tracing the inside of the circle Framelit with pencil so you can see where to line it up if it moves before cutting it).

4.  Take the White card base with the right side facing upwards.  Place a length of twine or even fishing line across the cut out circle.  Adhere both top and bottom with tape.  I have used the thin White Baker’s Twine which has now retired on this one.  Be sure that the twine is pulled tight when you are taping it down.

5. Adhere the So Saffron card piece over the top of the white card base.  Before adhering the top white card piece run that through your Embossing Folder if you like to.  I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder. 

Stamp and colour your images and then cut them out. On the back of your images run a length of Snail Adhesive on them. Place the front one over the centre of the twine.  Turn your card over and adhere your other image directly on to the first one. You can now spin your images around and let it go and watch it spin.

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I made a Christmas Spinner card a while ago which you can see -> HERE.  This was based on a similar idea but I used Designer Series Paper and one layer with the card base.

Have fun spinning.  I would love to see your versions. Share your Spinner cards you create by emailing me them or tagging me.  I would love to see them.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #25 – PUNCH/DIE GUIDE!

Wednesday’s come around so quickly.  It’s time for another Wednesday WOW!. Do you like these each week?  I would love to know what you think and if you have any tips, ideas that you would like to see here then please drop me a comment.  I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday’s WOW! #25 I have a useful tool for you.  I use this a lot in my stamping and thought I would share it with you.

This is my Punch/Die Guide.  

They are black tags which I have punched or diecut labels or small circle shapes.  Each one is labelled with what they are.  I have it handy hanging above my desk.  When I have a sentiment to stamp I use this to see what shape or size would suit best.  You can just lay the shape over the stamp to see.  Just a note: On the photo above I have it positioned over the front cover of a stamp set.  That’s fine if the sentiments are at actual size.  Just be aware of that.  If they are different you can position it over the stamp itself.

The tags are strips of Black card.  They measure 7.5cm wide by 12cm long.  (approx. 3″x 5″).  You can make them any size you like.  Punch a hole in the top of each card so you can loop the tags through a clip.  Each year I update this with the current punches and dies.

Hope this is helpful.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

SEE THE SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE UP CLOSE FOR WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #24!

I told you about the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite yesterday.  You saw photos but that really doesn’t show the shine in these products.  So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #24 I have a video for you from Stampin’ Up!  Be sure to catch that shimmer in the paper and those doilies.  They are really just stunning!

After you catch the video.  Head back to yesterday’s post so you can see all the contents again in each bundle.  And there is the ordering information there too with a bonus tutorial for 2 cards if you order any of these bundles this month.  So sit back and watch for that shimmer.

 

Before you head off I just wanted to show you another card with this gorgeous suite.  This card is one of the cards we made at Onstage early last month.

Thanks for visiting today.  I will be back again soon,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #23 – LET’S LOOK AT THE NEW INKPADS!

Have you heard that the Stampin’ Up! inkpads are changing in design?  This is because it was time to update the moulds that they are made with.  So it was time for a new design.  I think they are much easier to open.  I hope you will too.  I managed to get one of the new inkpads at Onstage so I thought I would do a little comparison of the new pads with the current ones.

You can view the video below. (**If you receive the updates by email and the video doesn’t show up then please head to my blog post by clicking on the heading above and it will take you to view it there – or you can view it on my Youtube channel: Jenny Hayward_A Stamping Journey).

Let me know your thoughts on the inkpads.  Also, I would love feedback on the videos too.  I am just starting out in this area and would love your input – good or bad. I know I have a long way to go 🙂

So for Wednesday’s WOW! #23 – Comparing the New with the Old.

So what do you think??

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #22 – BACK TO BASICS CUTTING YOUR CARD!

I have been asked often about how to cut your cardstock to make your cards.  When people come to my classes the card is already cut for them but they want to know how to go about it at home.  So finally I have put together a video to share with them but also with you if you are not sure.  So for Wednesday’s WOW! #22 we are looking at How to cut your card.  

I hope you do find it useful and might be able to refer back to it when creating your own cards.

NB: I realised that there is some glare from the trimmer in the video. I apologise in advance for that but I hope it still gives you some idea.

Also, the measurements I give are for metric card.  The US card size is different but I have mentioned about the measurements in the video.

The measurements I used in the video I have listed below so you can refer to them later.  These are my personal measurements though.  These measurements are for a standard card with equal layers.

Standard Card measurements

Card base: Cut A4 card at 14.8cm.  Score on the long side at 10.5cm.

** For the layers for the standard card I decrease the card size by 4mm.

1st layer: Cut card 14.4cm x 10.1cm.

2nd layer: Cut card 14cm x 9.7cm.

 

For US Imperial card size: These are my understanding of the measurements. Do Check your own measurements.

Cardstock size is 8 1/2″ x 11″

Card base: Cut card in half at 5 1/2″. Score card on the long side at 4 1/4″

** For the layers I would suggest decreasing it by 1/4″ but check to see what you personally feel.

1st Layer: Cut card 4″ x 5 1/4″.

2nd Layer: Cut card 3 3/4″ x 5″.                            Hopefully these measurements are OK. 🙂

 

I hope this is helpful.  I hope to bring you more Back To Basics videos in the future.

Jenny

 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #19 – TAILORED TAG PUNCH BANNERS!

I have a little trick for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! this week.  I discovered this on my blog travels a couple of weeks ago and have been pondering the idea since so I thought I would share it with you.

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #19 – Making Banner ends with the Tailored Tag Punch.

The Tailored Tag Punch featured in the Occasions Catalogue is not just great for punching around sentiments and adding to your cards BUT did you know that it is a handy, dandy little punch to create Banner ends in any size.  How cool is that!

I will show you below.

Just slip your card strip into your punch with just the end showing in the angled section on one side.  Be sure to centre the piece first, then punch.  If you are a little unsure that you will line it up in the centre then you can mark the centre with a pencil.  For the 2 ended banner I marked the centre on both ends so I would be sure that both ends would be aligned.

Create the banners for your sentiment pieces, or you can make a banner and add a sentiment on a separate piece of card to layer on top.

I hope you find this tip very useful.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #18 WITH HAPPY WISHES!

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! we are looking at the Happy Wishes set in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  I have to say I haven’t really paid much attention to this set but I think it might be one of those hidden gems.  I didn’t realise just how versatile it is.  There are so many different sentiments in the set and you can layer them together before and after the main word or just have one of the 2 main words which are pretty in themselves with the flowery swirls.  So since I didn’t pay much attention to it I thought you might not have either.  So here is a video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing it. Take a quick look at it.

The cards look pretty with some simple colouring and a few of the sentiments.

Here are 2 of the cards shown in the video.  These ones are fancy with the Textured Embossing Paste.

This is the stamp set.  So many sentiments. How could you use them?

This set is available Free with a qualifying orders from $180.  So be sure to grab it very soon.  There is only 2 weeks left for Sale-A-Bration so be quick.

Have a great day,

Jenny

CREATING LANDSCAPES WITH THE WATERFRONT SET FOR WEDNESDAY’S WOW #17!

We have seen some simple stamping with this set and I will show you in the coming days but today for Wednesday’s WOW! #17 I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you how you can create watercoloured landscapes.  It’s truly amazing and I have had fun creating these.  I will share the cards in later posts.

For today though I asked a lovely Demo friend Linda Dalke if she would mind if I shared her video to create watercoloured landscapes.  She can show it so much better than I could.  You really must watch this.  It is long, about 18 minutes, but totally worth it.  Firstly, this is her card, then watch the video below.

 

Isn’t it amazing! If you want to see more of Linda’s work do check her blog out.  She creates such gorgeous cards.  Visit her blog -> HERE. 

Tomorrow I will share one of my watercoloured creations.  I have shared this card already on my Facebook and Instagram and I think it was well received, so watch out for it.

Jenny

***Order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me and receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

You can order online in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH