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SINGLE STEP CARD WITH BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE + VIDEO!

Today’s Friday Flicks is a Fun Fold creating a Single Step card. I couldn’t help but use the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle – Oh! and the gorgeous Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper.

I have made this fold before quite some time ago. It is still re-pinned so many times on Pinterest and many people head back to my blog to see it. I thought it would be good to freshen it up. You can see the original card -> HERE.

Check out the card. It is a bit hard to capture it in photos. It folds up easily to mail too.

Single Step Butterfly Bijou Card

I have the measurements for the card and all the different pieces further below. They are available in Metric and Imperial.

Here is the video which is now on Youtube. (Have you subscribed to my channel yet?)

If you are receiving this blog post update via email the video may not show. Click on the title above and it should take you to the blog post.

Here are the measurements.

SIDE STEP FUN FOLD CARD

** Cut card to 28cm x 10.5cm  (11″ x 4 1/4″)

On the long side score at 3.2cm, 6.3cm, 10.8cm 15.2cm and 21cm     (1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/4″, 6″ and 8 1/4″)

For back panel piece: Cut card 10.5cm x 10.5cm (4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

** The mat pieces are:

Back mat piece – 10.1cm x 10.1cm (4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 9.7cm (4″ x 4″)

Middle mat piece – 10.1cm x 4.1cm (4 1/8″ x 1 5/8″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 3.7cm (4″ x 1 1/2″)

Front mat piece – 10.1cm x 2.8cm (4 1/8″ x 1 1/4″) DSP piece 9.7cm x 2.4cm (4″ x 1″)

** To fold the card:

With the narrowest scored section on the left end start folding it concertina style.  On the score lines fold into a mountain fold, then next one a valley fold, then a mountain fold, then a valley fold, then a mountain fold.

This is the folded piece from the previous project just to show you how it is folded.

I hope you get to make one of these fun cards. They really are super easy.

If you are in Australia and need any supplies for your creating, head over to my store -> HERE

Be sure to grab that Butterfly Bijou paper. This paper is only for a limited time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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FRIDAY FLICKS – 5 WAYS WITH PRETTY PAPER + VIDEO!

Today for our Video I have put together some ideas for you to drag out some of that stashed paper that you are storing up for a special occasion and actually use it. Friday Flicks is showing 5 Ways to use your Pretty Paper!

I will share the cards and general measurements below the video. If you are receiving this update by email and the video is not showing then head to the Blog Post or it is now on Youtube as well.

Have you subscribed to my Youtube Channel yet? Be sure too so you don’t miss out on any videos. Head -> Here.

Below is the Flower and Field Strips card that was featured in the video.

The measurements are below.

White Mat – 13.8cm x 9.5cm 5 x 3 3/4″

Strip 1 – 13.4cm x 4.3cm 4 7/8″ x 1 3/4″

Strip 2 – 13.4cm x 3cm 4 7/8″ x 1 1/8″

Strip 3 – 13.4cm x 1.5cm 4 7/8″ x 5/8″

Card 2. Turn and Flip (Inspired by a card by Klompen stampers)

The sizes for cutting can be any measurements. These are my suggestions.

Cut paper to 14.4cm x 10.1cm 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″

Cut the paper at 7cm 3″

Turn anti-clockwise and cut each paper at 8.4cm approximately 4″. Flip over 2 of the pieces and adhere straight to the card front.

Card 3: Paper Blocks (Inspired by a card by Lisa Pretto)

Cut 2 pieces of paper. They can be the same piece but reverse one side – 1) 8cm x 9.5 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ 2) 8cm x 7cm 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″

Card 4: Half piece

14.4cm x 10.1cm 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ Cut the piece in half and flip one.

Card 5: This works well with a large flower print.

Fussy cut the flowers leaving an edge around the flowers. Raise up off the card with Dimensionals. Use a different pattern print for the card front. TIP: Use vellum between the pieces to break the elements up.

5 Cards and there are so many other ways too which I will share soon.

Hope you like this video and ideas.

Have a great day,

Jenny

In Australia? I would love if you were to shop with me. Head to my store -> HERE.

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MASKED BACKGROUND WITH THE NEW STAMPIN’ UP! BLENDING BRUSHES

Have you seen the new Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes?? I have had mine for a couple of weeks but have just pulled them out this week. I have been having so much fun with them. How soft and delicate are the bristles!! They are lovely.

On yesterday’s Facebook Live I used the brushes on the card and shared some tips in using them.

The edited video is now on Youtube. I will add it below too. If you are receiving this blog post via email it might not show up so head to my blog or you can go to Youtube directly.

I will be sharing some more cards with the Blending Brushes very soon so watch out for them.

A couple of tips with using them though. You will want to treat them differently than the sponges or the Daubers.

  • When picking up the ink from the inkpad you will want to “rub gently” not dab like you might with the sponges.
  • Dab off a little on scrap paper first. I do this with the sponges anyway.
  • When applying ink to your card move in a circular motion with light pressure.
  • Hold the brush down towards the brush head.
  • If you are sponging the whole card start off the edge of the card and work lightly in.

I hope these tips help. I will put together a video soon sharing some cool ways of using the brushes.

Here is the card from the video. I have used the Dragonfly Garden on the card.

On the Dragonfly I stamped the “solid” wing stamp on the wing outline in Blushing Bride and then coloured just the tip of the wings with the Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Write Marker or you can use the Stampin’ Blends.

The Blending Brushes are available in my store now -> HERE. for $21 AUD

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK POP OUT SWING CARD + VIDEO!

Friday Flicks. I have a fun card for you in today’s video. This video is a replay from my Facebook Live on Wednesday. I created a Pop Out Swing Card with the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle. I have made a few of these over the years and I love making them. It has been a while so thought I would pull it out again and freshen it up.

Here is the card for you first.

Hey Chick Pop Out Swing Card _ Inside

Check it out on the video. (If you are receiving this via email then the video may not show. Head to the blog post by clicking on the title above or head to Youtube).

It is now also uploaded to Youtube -> HERE. (Have you subscribed to my Youtube channel yet. I’m shooting for 200 subscribers by the end of the month so head on over there) 🙂

MAKE YOUR OWN POP OUT SWING CARD

The video will show you the details. I will give you general details and measurements below.

Base card is a standard size card. Designer Series paper is 4mm (1/8″) smaller. I used the Balmy Blue pattern in the Subtles pack New demonstrators receive free in Sale-A-Bration. (They will receive a pack from each Colour Collection. 200 6″x6″ in total valued at $100)

I used the Layering Squares Dies for the window cut-out. You can use a circle or rectangle also if you wish.

The inside White card measures. 15.2cm x 12.8cm (6″ x 5″). Score at 5cm and 10cm. (2″ and 4″). Adhere to the inside of the card with the white card in the folded position. ONLY place adhesive on the back of the right hand section. Centre it inside the card to the right and at the top and bottom. Close up the card and adhere the square panel in through the window to adhere to the white bi-folded card. Only place adhesive on the back on the right hand section.

Check out the Hey Chick or the Hey Birthday Chick Bundles. They both have the cute chicks and dies that co-ordinate with each one.

In Australia? You can now order them in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host code: DMT9KWPQ

Or contact me directly on 0439 844574 and I will help you with your order.

Hope you get to make a Pull Out Swing Card. They are fun.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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Stampin' Up! A Touch of Ink stamp set
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A TOUCH OF INK + OMBRÉ WITH A VIDEO!

Back with our Friday Flick. Today’s card is using the A Touch Of Ink stamp set. I so love this set.

The card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. I just saw the idea as I was scrolling through and realised I didn’t save it.

I’m using the Oh So Ombré paper with it. I love that you can get an ombré effect without all the sponging and inking. And I love the colours too.

Check the video out below. (It is also now on Youtube). If you are receiving this blog post via email update the video may not show so head to my blog by clicking on the title above to take you to the post.

Here is the card.

Stampin' Up! A Touch of Ink stamp set

The A Touch Of Ink stamp set is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $180. The Ombré Paper is also a free Sale-A-Bration choice with orders over $90. They are both such great choices.

If you are in Australia and need supplies why not stop by my store -> HERE or you can Phone me on 0439844574 and I can help you. Don’t forget to pick your Sale-A-Bration choice.

This weekend I have an Ordering Special just for you. With your orders over $180 you can choose the A Touch Of Ink stamp set (if you like to) and Receive a sampling of the Oh! So Ombré paper from me and a card kit to make 2 cards with the A Touch Of Ink stamp set. Very cool!

Of course even better value though is if you have a lot on your Wish List is to join the Stampin’ Family. You save money all round. You only pay $169 and get $235 of products. Then get a discount each time you order so you save.

But it’s not just the discount. It’s being part of a community of fellow crafters. Of fun and inspiration. Find out more on my page -> HERE.

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Hope you enjoy today’s video,

Jenny

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DARLING DONKEYS PART FLAP FOLD CARD + VIDEO!

I can’t resist those little Darling Donkeys. They are just the cutest don’t you think?? 🙂

Today’s card and video is this fun fold card. I called it a Part Flap Fold card. I’m not sure really the exact name of it. I have seen a few different names. But anyway it is so easy and such a fun card to make.

Here is the inside of the card.

Watch the video below. (If you are receiving this Blog Post via email the video may not show us so click on the Blog title above to go straight to post so you can check it out.

I will share the measurements further below to make your own.

MAKE YOUR OWN PART FLAP FOLD CARD

Card Base: 14.8cm x 21cm Scored at 10.5cm 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″

Flower and Field Designer Series Paper: 14.4cm x 9.7 cm 5 3/8″ x 4″ Cut off 3.1cm 1 1/4″ off from the right hand edge.

White card: 1 piece @ 6.5cm x 9.4cm 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (Front panel)

1 piece @ 14.4cm x 10.1cm 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inside)

Also Bumblebee card piece diecut with the larger rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Die. (if you don’t have these dies cut a card mat slightly larger than the White front panel card piece).

HOW TO:

After scoring the card base in the centre as indicated above also score in from the right hand edge at 3.5cm or 1 3/8″.

TIP: When adhering the front panel piece (Bumblebee rectangle and white stamped piece), be sure to just place adhesive down the centre on the back of the piece.

Did you know this Darling Donkeys stamp set is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration. You have got to love that right?? 🙂

In Australia, you can choose this with your qualifying orders over $90.

You can place your order in my store -> HERE and just remember to select your Sale-A-Bration choice before checkout.

Or, you can contact me directly and I can place your order for you.

Thanks for your visit today,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #115- REVIEWING THE MINI STAMPIN’ CUT AND EMBOSS MACHINE!

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! I am so excited about. The new Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine has arrived. It’s so cute and compact – and affordable.

So for Wednesday’s WOW! #115Let’s review the Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.

I put together a video showing some tips in using this cute Mini machine – and created a card in the process. You can check it out and hopefully it will help you in using your own Mini Machine.

The video is now on Youtube too. Have you subscribed yet? Head to Youtube -> HERE and you can subscribe and be sure to not miss any videos I share.

(If you receive this blog post as an email the video may not show up so be sure to click on the title above to go to the blog post or head to Youtube at the link just above).

I have used the Art Gallery Bundle with the beautiful Art Gallery stamps and the Floral Gallery Dies. It is a 2 step stamp set which is so good as you don’t have to colour the flowers. The solid flower was stamped in Petal Pink and the outline/highlights were stamped in Flirty Flamingo. (It does look a different colour in the photo though).

The Flirty Flamingo card is embossed with one of the Greenery Embossing Folders which can fit nicely in the new Mini Machine. I love the new Stitched with Whimsy dies. They make a fun, squiggly edge. The sentiment was cut with one of the rectangle shapes. There is a large one and a smaller one and I love the “postage stamp” type edge. I finished the card off with a White Baker’s Twine Bow. I’m so glad this is back. Also, a Champagne Rhinestone.

The Art Gallery Bundle is below.

The Mini Catalogue is now available to order from. YAY!

In Australia? I would love you to come and shop in my store. It’s open 24/7. 🙂

Head -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: CJ7PPUEC

Don’t forget to choose your Sale-A-Bration item with your qualifying amount.

OR

You can contact me directly to place your order.

Happy Shopping,

Jenny

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DOVE OF HOPE TRIANGLE EASEL CARD!

Today’s project I recently shared with my newsletter subscribers. I send out a tutorial for them each Tuesday. (If you don’t receive my newsletters yet – why not?? – Just click on the link in the right hand side bar to add yourself to the email list).

I wanted to share this project as my little Christmas gift to you. HAPPY CHRISTMAS. I have a video to help you create it. It’s now on Youtube too. (Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel too so you can get notified of videos I post).

This card is a Triangle Easel card. I have made a number of them over the years. They are really easy to make. I am using the Dove of Hope stamps and Dies. I am so sad these are leaving us.

I will add the measurements below too so you can follow along later.

DOVE OF HOPE TRIANGLE EASEL CARD

Base card: 10.5cm x 21cm Scored at 10.5cm 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. Scored the angle on the left hand square from the bottom centre score line to the top left corner.

‘Tis The Season Designer Series Paper 10.1cm x 10.1cm 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″

Whisper White card 10.1cm x 10.1cm 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″

Card scraps: Vellum, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Whisper White.

I hope you like the card.

The Dove of Hope stamps and the Dove Dies are available in my store now. They are on the Year-End Closeout list so will leave very soon. TIP: Buy the stamps and the Dies separately as they work out cheaper than buying them as a bundle. 🙂

In Australia? Shop now.

Dove of Hope Stamp Set -> HERE.

Dove Dies -> HERE.

Still time to grab your Free pack of Red Rhinestones with your order in the next week. Of course it may not arrive by Christmas BUT you can enjoy opening it still shortly after.

Thanks for visiting. Now go and enjoy the video – and then shop. 🙂

Jenny

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QUITE CURVY CARD IN CALYPSO CORAL!

Today’s card was created in my Facebook Live on Wednesday. Yes! I have ventured in to doing Lives. This is something I have put off for so long. But I am hoping that each Wednesday afternoon I can share a card with you on Facebook.

The video is now on my Youtube channel and I will post it here for you. For the card I used the Quite Curvy Bundle. I am loving these stamps and dies.

Here is the card.

The leaves were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. I used the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folder and the sentiment piece is diecut with the Tasteful Labels Dies.

I had made one of these cards before the Live for a swap card in my JEN’s INK Team Facebook Group. It was great to get some of my team creating for that. I will share the other swap cards soon. The card I made for the swap was in Highland Heather.

If you are in Australia and want to be part of these fun team card swaps and other activities we do then why not come and be a part of my JEN’s INK Team. You can find 9 reasons why you would want to -> HERE.

Now check the video out below. It is on Youtube as well -> HERE. You can head there to subscribe to my channel so you will catch all my videos.

So what version do you like?? Highland Heather or Calypso Coral???

Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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MERRY AND BRIGHT CURVY CHRISTMAS + A VIDEO!

I am loving the gorgeous new Quite Curvy Bundle of products we have available this week. I have been creating lots. Today I wanted to share not one but 2 projects with them.

The layouts are the same but one is a Christmas card and then I created another as a Birthday card just changing it a little. Today’s video will show you how to create them with a few tips on how to use these new products.

Check the video below.

On these cards I have used the new Classic Christmas paper in the Crumb Cake prints. There are some great prints in this pack in Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler. I have neglected the Scalloped Lace Trim but it is so soft and adds that elegant touch to your cards.

The Crumb Cake card was embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder to add a little extra texture. The bow and the bird were coloured with Stampin’ Blends.

Are you loving the Curvy Celebrations Bundle of Products? They are available to order now in my store -> HERE.

If ordering online please use the Host Code – RCDPWPWK Or contact me directly to order at jghayward@yahoo.com

Be sure to check out my class details too. View that -> HERE. (Australian residents only at this stage).

Be sure to check the video out and subscribe over on my Youtube channel so you can keep updated when I post a video.

Happy Curvy Creating.

Jenny