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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #88 – CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN PROJECT KIT!

It’s Wednesday.  Time for another Wednesday’s WOW!  Since Christmas it fast approaching I thought we would look at a fun Christmas project – the Christmas Countdown Project Kit. Although the elements in this kit are for Christmas it’s a great project that you can use for other countdowns or even storing some little items.  What about embellishments in your craft room?

The kit contains the box elements and all the supplies to create 25 boxes.

You can see this kit in action in this video.

So what could you use this for yourself other than Christmas?  Maybe a Birthday Countdown,  Countdown to a special holiday,  Perhaps a rewards box with treats in it for your young children in the family or at school for a teacher.  Or some people have used this in the craft room for storage of those small embellishments or punch-outs.  And you can dress it up any way you like.  Don’t be limited to the supplies in the kit.

If you would like to see some more creativity with this kit head to my Pinterest board -> HERE.

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Cost is $52 AUS.

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Have fun with this kit.  Let me know if you have any other ideas to use it for.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #87 – EXTENDING YOUR DIES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #87.  I can’t believe I hadn’t shared this tip with you before.  I share it often in my classes.  I went searching back through my blog but can’t seem to find anything.

SO, today’s WOW!  How can you extend your Dies to fit behind a larger sentiment piece. It works with punch shapes too.

It’s very simple.  Die-cut (or punch), cut it and adhere it behind the stamped piece. It’s a great way to dress up your sentiments when you don’t have the right size.

I have done that with a different sentiment on this card here that I shared some posts back.

Hope you find this tip useful?

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #85 – REVERSIBLE CUP OF CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #85 – Did you know there are reversible stamps?  That’s what we will check out in this post.  The Cup Of Christmas stamp set – which is reversible.

This is the Cup of Christmas stamp set. You can find it on p34 of the Holiday Catalogue. I love the font on the sentiments. The really clever part of this stamp set though is that the cups are reversible. You can stamp either side of the stamp.

I wasn’t sure how it would really work.  If you are like me check this video out to see it close up.

 

Here is a graphic taken from the Catalogue.  Pin it so you can have reference to it later.

How about some fun samples using this stamp set.  Have the cup facing either way.  How cool!

I wonder what other reversible stamps Stampin’ Up! might come up with??  We will have to see.

You can grab your Cup of Christmas set and experiment with the cups yourself.

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #84 – NEW PAPER TRIMMER REVIEW!

Back with another Wednesday’s WOW!  I have just received the new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer and wanted to share it all with you.  So today’s WOW! is a review video of the new Paper Trimmer. You can check it out below.

Just a few of the highlights of the Paper Trimmer that I see –

  • Clearly marked measurements in both Metric and Imperial on the Trimmer base not only along the top but in the middle as well as along the bottom. This will enable you to line your  card up better to see that it is straight.
  • Measurements clearly seen in the “gap” where the arm moves out from the side. Previously they were not shown so it was a little guesswork of the measurements.  For me this is a BIG PLUS!
  • A wider cutting base to cut cardstock.
  • Blades are larger which I think will enable better cutting – and hopefully longer lasting blade wear.
  • The ability to cut tiny strips of card without any problem.

The Paper Trimmer is now available for Demonstrators.  You can include that in your Starter Kit when you join Stampin’ Up! this month.  It will be available Very Soon for customers.

I will be posting here further updates but if you would like to be notified personally then drop me a comment or email and I will advise you when it is released.

In Australia it will be available for purchase for $44 AUD.  Replacement Blades will be available to order also for $21 AUD for a pack of 4.

I will tell you more when this trimmer will be available as I know.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #83 – USING THE ORNATE FRAMES DIES!

Today’s Wedneday’s WOW! #83Checking out the Ornate Frames Dies.  Have you noticed these dies?? They are on page 53 of the Holiday Catalogue – in the Halloween section.

I have to say for us in Australia we don’t really celebrate Halloween.  It is getting bigger but we don’t make cards and treats and hand them out to everyone.  You don’t even get people knocking on your door a lot which I am glad about that. 🙂  Anyway, I digress. What I was saying is there are some little gems in that section of the catalogue which are really good for creating for any occasion just like the Ornate Frames Dies. 

I really love these dies.  I love the detail in some of them with the flourish edges and some of them have stitched edges. We all love that.

So you can see them easier I diecut them all out.  Some of them layer together.  Some you can use on their own.

What do you think?  Be sure to PIN this photo to Pinterest so you can refer to it again. I think you will use the dies a lot if you get them. So don’t ignore them just because they are at the back of the catalogue.

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #82 – COLOURING THE MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

Wednesday’s WOW! #82.  Today is a little technique, or a little trick however you like to look at it.  It is colouring the Designer Series Paper, particularly the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper with the Stampin’ Blends.

Perhaps you have seen this around the internet so apologies that you have already seen it. It’s not my original idea.  I have had this card made for a few weeks and just managing to share it with you now.  It might just be a new trick though for you.

The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is very pretty already. You really don’t need to add colour but it’s good to add a little different colour to make it for a totally different occasion.

Colouring with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends makes the flowers look more like Poinsettias for a Christmas paper.  With this particular print you don’t need to colour the leaves.  They will work just as well as they are.

So here is the finished card.

The sentiment for the card is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set punched out with the Timeless Label Punch. They are great Christmas sentiments in this.  Add a little of the Scalloped Lace Trim and I cut some gold leafy shapes using the Flourish dies.

It looks pretty Christmas-y now don’t you think?? 🙂

I am sure this would work well for other papers and colours too.  I was going to try another one but ran out of time.  Add it to the ‘To Do’ list.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #81 – TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR PROJECTS!

Wednesday’s WOW! #81.  I have an interesting post for you today.  Well I hope it is interesting. I have some helpful tips when photographing your projects.  

Maybe you just want to take a quick snap of your project for your own record but perhaps you want to have a little more quality in the photos you take of your projects.  In the Stamping Around the World Tutorial Group I am on, Stefanie (one of the group members) has compiled some helpful tips.  Each of us contributed in providing a tip that we use when we take our own photos to share on our blogs and other social media platforms.

This is my tip that I shared.

When I take photos of my projects I don’t have a fancy lightbox.  I use 2 pieces of the large White Core Board.  One on the bottom and one on the back.  I do use a timber look placemat on the bottom as well.  The white board on the back is good for reflecting the light.  Sometimes I do have 2 small lights that project on to the boards to lighten them more.

After I take the photo I upload it to my computer and then edit them on a program although this one above was done on my phone to get it done for this particular post.

I crop, resize the photo and adjust the lighting.  This is all done in a few minutes.  Most times too I will edit a batch of photos in one sitting to be ready for upcoming blog posts.

This photo below was the photo of this card after editing which I posted to my blog a few weeks ago.  So you can see what the final look is.  I have very little of the core board showing afterwards but it does help with the light.

The watermark is different on the card above as I had to retake the card for the post this week and edit it on my phone.

There were lots of other great tips shared too. I will give you a brief summary here but then you can head to Stefanie’s blog post to get the full details rather than me relay everything.

Tips like:

  • Use contact or wallpaper as a fun background.  (Like I have used the timber look placemat).
  • Scatter multiple pieces of the project or a number of projects around to get a different effect.
  • Use props to create interest.
  • Stand the card up to show more details.
  • Get in close to take the photo.

Do you want to see more?  Head to Stefanie’s Blog -> HERE to read her detailed tips on lighting and see more tips shared.

I hope these are helpful when taking your own photos.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #80 – KEEP YOUR DIES SAFE WITH THIS MAGNETIC DIE BOARD!

Wednesday’s WOW! #80.  I have a very useful tip for you today with this Magnetic Die Board.  I thought I had shown you this tip already but apparently not.

In my classes I found that the dies we were using kept going missing.  They would get buried under papers or bits.  They would drop on the floor and disappear.  We spent a lot of time in class looking for them.  Some months ago I came up with this idea.  Since then – no more missing dies.  Everyone knows when they use them they go straight back on the board.  It is such a time-saver and has reduced the stress. 🙂

You might find it useful yourself.  I have it standing near the Big Shot machine and have all the dies on it that we will use in the projects for that class.

How to make one yourself

It’s very easy to make yourself.  I picked up a cheap photo frame from a discount shop.  Opened it up and took out the glass. I cut Magnetic sheets to size and adhered them to a piece of card.  Then inserted them back in the frame without adding the glass though.

Place it near your diecut machine and put the dies on it that you are working on.  For a single project you may not need it but if you are making a large project or a couple at a time then you can store all your dies on it while you are working.

I hope you find this tip useful.

Thanks for visiting me today wherever you are in the world.  I love having you visit and I love sharing my little crafting world with you. ❤

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #79 – UNBOXING MY 2019 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE PREORDER!

A little different Wednesday’s WOW! today.  My preorder arrived on my doorstep early this morning for the upcoming 2019 Holiday Catalogue (or Autumn/Winter Catalogue for our Northern Hemisphere friends).  So hold everything – I had to make a video unboxing it.

For Wednesday’s WOW! #79 – join me as I am unboxing my Holiday Catalogue preorder.

If you haven’t seen the catalogue yet then let’s check out JUST SOME of the gorgeousness.

I hope you like it.  I always like seeing what different products people order.

What is your favourite?

Stay tuned as I start to create with these products very soon.

2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

I will be starting to send the Holiday Catalogues our very soon so if you are in Australia you can request one by filling out the request form -> HERE

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #78 – TAKE YOUR PICK DIE BRUSH ADDITION!

Some months ago for a Wednesday’s WOW! I told you about the new Take Your Pick tool.  You can see that post -> HERE if you missed it.  It was way back at Wednesday’s WOW! #39.

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #78 I thought I will tell you about a new addition for this handy, dandy tool.  The Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip.

This Die Brush Tip attaches to the Take Your Pick tool and can roll over your intricate dies to remove those tiny pieces that get stuck in your diecut.  It comes with 2 foam mats to use to roll your brush over, making it easier. 

You can see it working in the video below if you haven’t already seen it.

It’s pretty handy right??

You can grab the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip in my store now -> HERE.  It is $15.75 AUS

If you haven’t already got the Take Your Pick Tool then be sure to grab that too.  You can find it in my store -> HERE.

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Thank You kindly. 🙂

Jenny