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WEDNESDAY’S WOW #56 – MASKING FROGS!

I have a fun card for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #56.   I want to show you how to make this cute card with the So Hoppy Together set using the masking technique.

For the card I have used Lemon Lime Twist base with the Gingham Gala paper stack.  The frogs were stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

Do you want to know how I stamped the frogs?? I used the masking technique.  Let me show you how it is done.

MASKING TECHNIQUE WITH THE FROG

You can use this technique with any stamps.  The idea is to create a mask on a piece of sticky note paper.

1. First stamp your image on to a piece of sticky note being sure to stamp where the sticky part is underneath.  Fussy cut around this image.

2. Stamp your image again onto your white card towards the left hand side of your card in the position you would like it to be.  Place your “mask” piece that you had created in Step 1 directly on to that stamped image.

3.  Stamp your image again to the right next to your stamped and masked image where you would like it to be.  See the photo below if you are unsure.

4. Remove your mask and place it over the 2nd stamped image to mask this one.  Stamp your image again to the right of this.  See the photo below.

I hope this helps you.  What stamps could you use for this fun technique??

Don’t forget to grab your So Hoppy Together set Free with orders over $90 during Sale-A-Bration.  Or you could choose another option.  There is so many lovely products to choose from and who doesn’t like free. 🙂 🙂 🙂

If you are in Australia you can order -> HERE.  Don’t forget to use the Host Code this week.  Q6XB6QR6

AND, orders over $78 AUS will receive the Free Tutorial Bundle for this month to create 10 fun projects.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #55 – TIPS WITH THE FLORENTINE FILIGREE BUNDLE!

For Wednesday’s WOW! #55 today I thought I would look at the Florentine Filigree Bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.  I have been fascinated with it every time I see it in the catalogue.

The Florentine Filigree Thinlits die is quite fancy and the Florentine Filigree stamp set has a number of different medallion style stamps.

When I looked at the samples though I was quite fascinated with them.  On the one on the left those flourish style images were stamped in the little gaps in the diecut .  How can you get them so lined up and so neat?

The smaller card on the right looked like it had Texture Paste used with the diecut.

I came across a video with some great tips and it shows you how to easily create these cards.  I thought you might like to see the video.

Here are you are below.

What do you think? Are you going to add this bundle to your wish list now? It’s a gorgeous one isn’t it.

You can shop for this in my store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: Q6XB6QR6  It is $69.25 AUS 

Add a little more to bump your order up to over $90 and you can choose a Sale-A-Bration item too AS WELL as receive my Tutorial Bundle for 10 exclusive projects.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #54 – EXTENDING THE LARGE RECTANGLE STITCHED FRAMELIT!

If you are using the Standard Metric card bases you might be facing a problem. Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #54 I want to solve that problem for you.  I have to say this is not my original idea. I think I saw it on a Facebook group I am on but not sure where or who by now.  Perhaps you haven’t seen it though so I thought I would share it with you.

The metric size card bases are just slightly different to the US size so the largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits doesn’t sit quite right for some people. It’s not evenly spaced around each side when you cut the card mat.  To some that doesn’t matter but you might like the even space.  Here is a solution for you.

EXTENDING THE RECTANGLE STITCHED FRAMELITS

Cut your card with the Largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit.  On your card piece, cut off a section at the bottom.  This could be any amount you like to work with your card design.  I cut this one at about 3 1/2 cm.

Once you have stamped your piece of card how you like, adhere that to the card base. Add a strip of card (or even wide ribbon) across the join of the card.  The card strip could be where you stamp your sentiment. Nobody would even know there is a gap there. 🙂

Here is a Pinterest graphic that you can PIN for your later use.

Thanks for stopping today.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #53 – RECTANGLE STITCHED FRAMELITS SIZES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #53 – Let’s talk about those cool Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  Have you seen them in the Catalogue? I LOVE them.

I have seen a few posts around with the Imperial measurements so I thought I would work out the Metric sizes for those of you who use metric measurements.  This might help you when you are choosing which Framelits to use and how they might layer together.

Here you go.  I hope it is a ready reference for you.

I have to say it’s a cool pattern with the measurements isn’t it?

I will talk more about ways to use them in later posts but for now I hope this is useful.

You NEED these Framelits in your collection.  I tell you they won’t leave your craft desk.  There are so many uses for them.

For now, grab them in my store -> HERE.  They are $61 Aus  Please use the Host Code: Q6XB6QR6

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #52 – LOVELY LATTICE 3 WAYS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #52.  Today I thought we would take a look at this gorgeous stamp, the Lovely Lattice.  This is a Sale-A-Bration choice.  It’s such a beautiful image and so nice to colour but also as I show, you can leave it white.  I know I am not great at colouring in so I like that idea.

Isn’t this pretty?  I have a video below so you can have a closer look.  And had you noticed the little scallop type line image.  I had completely missed this stamp and it would really add extra detail to your cards.  Don’t forget the little single flower image too.  See the video below.

 

Let’s have a closer look at the cards.

This one above is so pretty coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  You don’t need too much more with it.  The sentiment is from Healing Hugs from the Annual Catalogue. And,look at the white card – Stitched Rectangle Dies. 🙂

You know what I like about this card above?  I like that it isn’t coloured and looks so striking in white against the green.  On this one the flowers are fussy cut.  The diecut background and sentiment shape are from the Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies in the Occasions Catalogue.

This card above is so pretty coloured in Grapefruit Grove. See, the Scallop line stamp makes a nice background.  The sentiment is from the Well Written Framelits Dies and the Well Said stamp set.

The Lovely Lattice is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.  This set could be yours. 🙂

Shop in my store now -> HERE.  It’s shipped directly to you anywhere in Australia. Once you have done your order select your Sale-A-Bration set.  These orders will also receive a Tutorial Bundle for 10 different projects FREE!

Please use the Host Code: FYQHM4CK

Thank you for your order.  Please be sure not to mark it anonymous as I can’t send your Thank You card to you.

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #51 – TIPS USING THE CLING STAMPS!

Wednesday’s WOW! are back for 2019.  Today we have episode #51.  You might know by now that Cling Stamps have arrived to Stampin’ Up!.  Cling Stamps are super sticky so they don’t fall off. YAY! Because they are super sticky though there are a few tips you might want to know about using them.  I put together a video for you to let you know about them.  Check it below.

I hope the video helps you with them.  Just be sure to ‘gently’ peel them off the block, but isn’t it nice that you can have confidence that they will stay on.

Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

 

 

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BLOG GIVEAWAY CLOSING TODAY!

Last post I mentioned I had a little Giveaway to celebrate #50 episode of Wednesday’s WOW!

Today at 12pm the Giveaway closes so if you want to enter you have to be quick.

Here are the details.

TO ENTER:

Add a comment here or to the previous post to say where you are from and what you like about visiting my blog. I will draw a name at random shortly. Australian residents only are eligible but if you are an international reader you can still comment and I send a handmade card your way.

I am giving away some bling. A pack of Adhesive Rhinestones and a pack of Real Red Rhinestones.

So get on it and enter.

And thanks for visiting my blog.  I do appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #50 – CREATING A PYRAMID CARD (AND MAYBE A GIVEAWAY!)

Here we are Wednesday’s WOW! #50.  I really didn’t even consider I would get to that number when I first started just this year.  How fun it has been sharing fun projects and videos with you.  Have you enjoyed them??  Today for #50 I have a special project that I have been sitting on for a few weeks waiting to share with you – and Today is the day! And since it is such a big milestone I thought I would have a little giveaway on my blog.  It’s been a while since I have done that so be sure to read all the details below.

So today’s project is … A Pyramid Card.  Have you made one of these before.  I thought it would be fun to make one and share it with you.

This is the front view.

This is the back view.

I have put together a video for you and have some photos too below.

Apologies in advance for the video quality.  I am working on that. 😉

CREATE YOUR OWN PYRAMID CARD

The Pyramid card can be made to any size.  The principles to make them are the same.  Work out the approximate height you would like and the size of the card squares will be approximately three-quarters of that height.

Tutorial and measurements for the Pyramid card above.

Cut 3 squares of card to 10.5 cm (Just over 4”).

Cut 2 squares of Designer Series Paper (DSP) slightly smaller than is 4mm or 1/8”.  Squares for this one would be 10.1cm or 4”).

1) Score each card piece diagonally once.  Fold on the scored line.

2) Cut both squares of DSP in half diagonally.  Flip one triangle over to use the opposite pattern.  You may choose to use a completely different piece of DSP for a different pattern choice.  You may choose to have each piece the same. Adhere the DSP triangles onto one panel of each card

3) (NB: In these photos I didn’t adhere the Designer Series Paper before assembling). Position one of the squares behind another square underneath the other square.  Before applying adhesive, check the position so you only apply adhesive to where it is needed.  Repeat this for each card piece.

Be careful where you place the adhesive as you won’t want to place it all over your card.

4) You can choose to adhere the third square to the first square to assemble it permanently or you can add a Velcro dot to the edge piece, or add ribbon to tie it together so it can come apart to lay flat for posting.

– Decorate your Pyramid card as you like.

BLOG GIVEAWAY

OK, now for the prize.  Since it’s the 50th Wednesday’s WOW! I have a Blog Giveaway of … some BLING! We all love bling and let’s face it we can use it to cover up a multitude of mistakes.  Who does that?? 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

I will pick a winner at random.   To enter please leave a comment on where you are from and what you love seeing when you come to visit my blog.  I will close the entries on Friday midday. AEST  The bling giveaway is only for Australian residents only sorry.  BUT if you are an international visitor please leave a comment and I will send a handmade card off to you.  I am allowed to do that. 🙂

So enter away.  And thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #49 – INTO THE WOODS WITH THE WINTER WOODS BUNDLE!

Today for episode #49 on Wednesday’s WOW! I have a really cool bundle to show you. The Winter Woods Bundle.  Have you noticed it? You can find it on page 27 of the Holiday Catalogue.

Why am I showing you this today?  Well a few of reasons.

  • It’s a very versatile set that you could use for other occasions,  Think of those difficult Masculine cards.  You can also use it for a number of different techniques too.  So while it might be late for the Christmas cards it is great that you can use it for other times throughout the year.
  • You can layer up the tree dies to make some cool effect trees.  Add a few of those trees on the card and you wouldn’t need much more on it.
  • You can use it with other current stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue.  Just another great “co-ordination” on Stampin’ Up!’s part.
  • OK, I will be honest I haven’t got it yet but I really think I must add it because if I get it now then I can save 10% by getting the bundle.  Although the stamps and dies will carryover they won’t be at bundle price.

Check the Winter Woods Bundle in the short video below.  

 

As you saw in the video, the Winter Woods stamp set is a great stamp set with the different trees and the tree trunks.  That sentiment is so lovely.  Don’t think of that sentiment just for Christmas.  Mask off some of the words and make it a lovely “Thinking of You” card.  There are a few different tree dies too in the In The Woods Framelits and they layer together so well don’t you think.

This is available in Wood Mount and Clear Mount.  Clear is $87.25 AUS.  Wood mount is available there too. You can grab it in my store now -> HERE and save 10%.  Don’t forget to use the Host Code: BZ6KB7SU

Do you want some inspiration?  Head to my Winter Woods Pinterest board -> HERE. 

Thanks for visiting me today.

See you again soon,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #48 – WAYS WITH THE TIN TILE EMBOSSING FOLDER!

I have been using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder a lot lately.  This Embossing Folder is so popular every time I use it in class too.  Everyone loves it.  You don’t have to just run it through the Big Shot with  a piece of card in the folder, Why not try some other cool ways to use it.

I found this video from Stampin’ Up! with a great tip for getting the best impression on your card but also some other fun ways to take your embossed card that extra step. So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #48 we are looking at ways you can use the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  I have a card below that I had actually used this idea on it before I even saw this video so be sure to look below.

I have to say I have yet to try embossing the Foil Sheets but don’t they look just gorgeous.  (adding to my list to do …)  And they looked so spectacular lightly sanding them and inking over them in parts as it showed in the video.

I like the card inked too after it has been embossed with the folder, but sponging over it with the Shimmer Paint does take the card to the next level.  I shared that video a few weeks ago of how to do that.   You can see that video -> HERE.

I will share the shimmered card piece again for you here below.

Using the idea of adding the Shimmer Paint to your embossed card we used that on one of our cards for the Shimmer Class last week.  Everyone just loved this too and we dragged out the good and faithful set Lovely As A Tree.  It’s been a while since we have used this set but it never gets dated.  It lends itself to so many occasions and techniques. NOTE: If you don’t have this set yet do yourself a favour and grab it.  You can order it in my store now -> HERE.

Here is the card we made.  Using the Copper Shimmer Paint we lightly daubered over the embossed card in places to add some shine.  Just a note too.  For the tree we daubered over some Copper Shimmer directly on the stamp.  We also did that with the Sentiment which is from the Host Set Hung With Care.

So now you have some important items you need to be sure to get:

Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Shimmer Paint, Lovely As A Tree.  Head to me store now to grab them. (link above)

Have fun with it.  Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny