This might seem an unusual one for a Wednesday’s WOW! But I think it fits nicely. We make cards so why not send them out.
Wednesday’s WOW! #128 – Send Card Love. Not only does it give us the warm, fuzzy feeling but it really makes others day. We need to send more cards.
I can vouch for this. I have received some gorgeous Card Love recently. I wanted to share them with you but also to make a point to send those cards out. It’s nice to know others are thinking of us.
So can I challenge you on this Wednesday. Grab a card or two you have in your stash. I know you have them. If not then make 2 of a card. Then send them out. I know that it will bring a smile to someone’s day. We need to do more of this.
Thank You to so many of my friends who have sent me some “love in a card” recently. It made my day. 🙂
It’sWednesday WOW! #127 andBeautifully Penned Paper Week. What a double bonus!
What about making some cute little Paper notes with pretty papers. I used the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper for these. They are so easy – and sweet!
These are little Customer Thank You notes for those of you who ordered this month. Are you getting one?
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN
Cut the paper to 15cm x 10cm. Score at 7.5cm. (6″ x 4″ score at 3″). It’s that easy!
I added a white card insert inside to write on. The small flower from the Delicate Dahlias stamp set (another Sale-A-Bration choice) was stamped inside to match the sentiment tag I added on the outside.
The sentiment is from the Many Messages stamp set and diecut with a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies.
This Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.
You can see more of the prints on this paper -> HERE.
In Australia? I would love to help you with your order. You can contact me directly on 0439 844574 or head to my store now -> HERE and order. Don’t forget to pick up your Sale-A-Bration choice. Please use the Host Code: SN2FPKZB
Wednesday’s WOW! #126 –Create 4 cards from one sheet of white card.
This is a fun twist on the one sheet wonder style of cards. And it is SO EASY! This is great if you need some cards in a hurry.
For this version I haven’t stamped over the entire sheet of card. To make it easier first make a mark in pencil on the halfway point on each side. That can help you visually where to stamp.
I have used the Sale-A-Bration set Delicate Dahlias for this one and used the new 2021-2023 Incolors – Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.
Start roughly in the centre of the card and stamp outwards from there. Using the different images and different colours. Don’t completely stamp the full card.
Then cut the card in quarters.
You will need to trim down the stamped card pieces for the front of the card. Trim off 4mm or 1/8″ on the width and the length. If you want to add another card mat under the stamped piece you will need to trim an additional 4mm or 1/8″. I just kept these cards simple.
The sentiment is diecut with the Tasteful Labels Dies. A silver banner is diecut from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper also available as a Sale-A-Bration choice. I added bling of course with the In Color Jewels.
These cards are going out to new team members this month. Do you want one?? Come and join in with my JEN’s INK Team. It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to “demonstrate” but I know you would love the discount on your stamping supplies and you will enjoy the fun we have. 🙂
It’s awesome value this month and in September with Sale-A-Bration. You pick an additional free bundle on top of the already great value.
Wednesday’s WOW! #125 –Why not stamp with your clear blocks.
You might have tried this. I have to say I used to do this a while back to create some cool backgrounds but I forgot about it. I was reminded of this from Stampin’ Up! recently.
Use any size block. Try different ones even on the same card.
These project were created by Stampin’ Up! They have used the same stamp set (The Biggest Wish) in other languages too on these card.
Simply tap your block lightly on the inkpad and press on to your card. It will be patchy but that’s part of the fun effect.
If you want a multi coloured effect, ink up part of the block in one colour and the other part in another colour. Or ink it up all in one colour and sponge the edges or other areas on the block. You can lightly spritz the block with water too to give another different effect. Be sure to stamp this on Shimmery White card or Watercolor card if you are using the water.
I get asked this question a lot. Do you stamp before you stick? Do you stamp before you punch or diecut? Check the video for the answer that might help you and there are some other stamping tips to help you out.
If you are a long-time stamper you might know these already but there might be something you didn’t know. If you are just starting out in your stamping journey then I think you will find this helpful.
Sara (the Stampin’ Up! CEO) shares the tips in this video and she is mentioning the new kits but these tips will help you with any projects you create. Of course any of these kits or other products are available in my store.
Tell me what you found helpful in this video.
Would you like more videos and stamping tips? Let me know.
I have shared many already. Just click on the “tag” stamping tips or videos or techniques. You might be surprised what you will find.
In Australia? You can shop in my store anytime -> HERE.
Wednesday’s WOW! #121. Sharing a tip for you on masking your sentiment area. This creates an “edge” for your surrounding stamping and creates a white space for your sentiment that helps it stand out without even raising it on a separate punch or diecut. It creates such a cool effect.
We created this card in my Retiring Class last week. I love the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and I’m so sad it is leaving. This card is not my original idea. I saw it on Pinterest by Nancy Ferb.
I have used the Mango Melody for the card base and Terracotta Tile for the card mat.
You create the mask for your sentiment area by adding a Sticky Note on the white card. I have shown it below. You can place it anywhere you like. Then stamp around the Sticky Note. When you are done remove it and then you have a “block” area to add the sentiment.
Sadly this stamp set is no longer available. 😦 They go quick when they are retiring.
Don’t miss out on any other of the Retiring Items. Only 2 weeks left. Check it out -> HERE.
Check out the Clearance Rack too for some huge discounted items. See it -> HERE.
With your orders I’m sending out some of my Hand-made cards. I have lots to give away. That’s in addition to the other little gifts I send out.
Wednesday’s WOW! #120 – Let’s check out the Many Medallions Diesand the fun ways you can use them on your projects?
Have you seen the Many Medallions Dies in the Catalogue? While they make a great background on the front of your cards using the full diecut. Why not trim it down and use different elements of the die for fun effects.
Check it out below.
So many different ways. Isn’t it cool!
The Many Medallions Dies are retiring very soon. If you want to create these fun effects on your cards be sure to grab this dies.
Here they are for you.
You can grab these in my store or you can contact me directly on 0439 844574.
Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code – 3VUEXM63
I’m giving away some hand-made cards with your orders.
It’s Wednesday’s WOW! #119. Today let’s have a close look at this newButterfly Brilliance release. You might have seen these products around but I thought we would check out some of the particular unique features of it.
The new Butterfly Brilliance is a new collection of products released early. You might say you have enough butterflies …but really do you have such butterflies as pretty as these? And that paper! That on it’s own is just so gorgeous.
While the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (stamps and dies) you will see in the new catalogue the gorgeous papers won’t be available. They are limited release. 😦 That’s sad as they are so pretty and the dies cut out some of the butterflies on this paper.
What do you do if you want all the butterflies? The solution is the Butterfly Brilliance Collection.$125 AUD Only available while supplies last.
The Butterfly Brilliance Collection includes: – * Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set – * Brilliant Wings Dies – Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2) Designer Series Paper – Natural Touch Specialty Paper
*The stamp set and Dies are available as a Bundle.
The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper is available in 6″x6″ papers and there are 8 sheets of 6 different designs. Oh so beautiful! One side has the butterfly prints and the other has a more plain pattern OR … a beautiful watercolour wash.
And the colours! They are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, So Saffron. So pretty together.
But check this out! The Brilliant Wings Die cuts the butterflies on some of the Butterfly Bijou DSP. No fussy cutting these beauties.
The other paper in this collection is the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year and will give a “textured” effect. Emboss it, use it with dies and you can even colour it with inks. There are only available while supplies last too.
You receive 2 sheets at 12″x12″ size. (30.5cm x 30.5cm). They both have a different pattern.
Now let’s talk a bit more about the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.
BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SET The images are so detailed.
Did you know that these butterflies are modelled after butterfly species from around the world?? Including the Clouded Yellow (Europe), Black Veined White (Europe & Asia), Coppers (New Zealand), Swallowtail (North America), Blue Copper (North America), and Painted Lady (Australia). How cool!
The butterflies are a single stamp so you can create a background or diecut them individually. You will need a Block F to use them. I would suggest using the Stamparatus to stamp them as it is so big but also if it doesn’t stamp as well as you would like it is very easy to restamp.
BRILLIANT WINGS DIES I mentioned above how you can diecut the paper. These dies cut the stamped butterflies also so you have individual butterflies. Why not layer them for a fun effect!
You might wonder what those funny little pieces in the dies do. Check them out.
They emboss the card or diecut a “brick” effect or a “splatter”.
So now you just want to go grab them right??
In Australia? You can head to my store and grab them right now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4WESFNXP
Or contact me directly to help you with your order on 0439 844574
Watch out for my Butterfly Brilliance class coming soon.
Wednesday’s WOW! #118. You might have heard about some new White card that Stampin’ Up! has. Today let’s check it out closer to see how the Basic White compares to the previous Whisper White.
Sadly the previous Whisper White card and other products ended. So a frantic dash was made to source a new card. It was important that the new White card performed to the expectations that we as crafters need for all the stamping and techniques we do.
The new Basic White card seems to have passed the quality tests and it is now available in cardstock and envelopes and great to use for all your stamping, great for colouring with the Stampin’ Blends and for many of the Techniques you love to do.
I don’t need to say too much more about it as you can check out how it performs and with a little more explanation in the video -> HERE.
If you need some new White cardstock it is now available in my store.
There are some cute chicks on the block. Well that’s what we are going to look at for Wednesday’s WOW! #117 –Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick.
Aren’t they just the cutest?? You just have to smile.
The Hey Chick stamp set was available a few years ago. Stampin’ Up! has brought them back – and with co-ordinating dies. How exciting! Also is the Hey Birthday Chick with some more cute chicks and some dies for that. You can get the one or both. Mix them up to make some fun card.
Check out some creations with them. I will share more with you soon.