Thursday, September 29, 2011

Zig Zag Card - September Class


Last class for the month tonight and here is one final sample card I just finished to show off to my class ladies tonight. I have a bit of a thing for black and white lately so thought I would try it out on a zigzag card. What do you think?

Stamp sets used were Creative Elements and Elements of Style.

In the second photo I was trying to show how I had layered the flower, paper tolle style, if you look closely you can see the layers.


Sorry about the dull background - very overcast and stormy here today. Also I have to say the carpet on the cat scratching post does not complement my card but the post is the ideal height for taking photos of cards!!!!! Plus it gets the best light!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quick Card Using Jolly Bingo Bits

Christmas cards need to be really quick and easy if you are doing a multitude of them and this card certainly fits that criteria. I've used a simple layout so not a lot of involved cutting required and the stamped section is all randomly stamped using the set Jolly Bingo Bits.

You could jazz it up a bit more if you wanted with some bling but for Christmas cards in a hurry this one is a good one.

Card used is Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White.
Inks - Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede and Pacific Point.
Roller wheel - Sandy Speckles
Stamps- Jolly Bingo Bits, Four the Holidays

Hope I've given you some ideas! See you again soon!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Christmas Zigzag Card

Here is a sample of one of the Zigzag cards my ladies will be making tomorrow at my card class. Looks very Christmassy! I've used Glorious Green cardstock which has retired from the Stampin'Up! range. However it was the green I had the most of in 12x12 size for the class to use! Real Red is the other cardstock.

The card has been roller wheeled using the Soft Holly wheel. Bit hard to see on the red card methinks I need to reink that cartridge!

The Christmas tree stamp comes from the set Pennant Parade, page 37 of the Australian IB&C. One of those great stamp sets that you can use for umpteen different occasions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kindness Matter Card

Here is a quick card I made over the weekend using the new Kindness Matters stamp set. I always love a stamp set that has butterflies in it!
I used the marker to rubber technique to ink up the butterflies in Early Espresso and Old Olive. The edges of the Very Vanilla card I roughed up using my fingernail to give some texture. It was then matted onto Old Olive card and Early Espresso DSP from the Designer Pads. The Early Espresso folded card was decorated using the roller wheel  Sandy Speckles and Early Espresso ink. The punched sentiment is done using the Modern Label punch and it is all finished off with a couple of Vintage Trinkets brads.

A good quick classical layout for when you need a card in a hurry!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Twisted Ribbon Flowers Card

I am so pleased with how this card turned out! Making twisted ribbon flowers has been on my to do list for awhile and when I found a really great tutorial on how to make them I was onto it straight away!
 You can find Deanna's tutorial here

Card, ink and ribbon is the In Colour Lucky Limade.
Stamps are - Sweetheart and You're Cherished.

I think I'm going to have to do quite a few more of these flowers as they are fun to do and look so effective!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Workshop Make and Take


Here are the 3D items we made at my workshop for one of my long term customers last night. The box is made using the Big Shot Box#2 die.

My downline Simone Bartrum gave me a version of the Baja Breeze box at Paperific. I redid one for the workshop in Baja Breeze and the other version is in the new In Colour Wisteria Wonder. I DO like this new colour!

The Baja Breeze box is stamped in Night of Navy ink using the stamp set Hello Friend and the Wisteria Wonder box is stamped using Elegant Eggplant ink and the stamp set Creative Elements.

With a touch of bling and the satin Whisper White ribbon these little boxes were a big hit at the workshop!

Thanks Simone for the inspiration!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Spot the New Products for 2011-2012

There are so many wonderful new items in the 2011-2012 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. I've used four of them to create this quick card. Can you pick them?

1. New In Colour card. This colour is Calypso Coral, doesn't it look good teamed up with Poppy Parade! One of the great aspects of the new IB&C is that the previous years In Colours continue on for another 12 months which means having fun finding lots of new colour combinations!

2.Seam binding ribbon - This one is Pear Pizzazz. It is so soft and easily bunches up for lovely soft ruffles on your projects. There are  seven gorgeous new colours in the range and I'm thinking I might just have to get them all!

3. Glimmer Brads - You can never have too many options for bling! These brads come four different colour family ranges so all up that is 20 colours of glimmer brads!

4.Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch. These punches are so clever! You can punch 3 different related shapes from the one punch. I've used two of the punched images here to create my flower.  These are great value at $44.95 to get three shapes, imagine how much it would cost to buy all three separately.


Also Stampin'Up! have a great new corner rounder punch. It did get updated last catalogue but I've just updated mine and this works a treat! My old one used to chew the corners at times but this one does a lovely job and no raggy bits!

Other items used in this card are - Whisper White card, Awash with Flowers and You're a Gem stamp sets, Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade inks, paper piercer and matt pack.

If you haven't got your copy of the new catalogue you can email me and I will arrange an order of one for you. Otherwise you can view it online here

Thanks for looking! See you later!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Button Buddies

Hi Everyone!


I've finally had a chance to play with this cute fun set we received free from Stampin'Up! when we attended Australian Convention earlier this year. The set is designed to co-ordinate with Stampin'Up! Designer buttons.

There are some really fun images in this set. The little piggie one is so cute when you add his button nose!

The sentiments come from a new set in the 2012 catalogue, Friendly Phrases. the punch is Decorative Label. I love the effect created when you cut one in half and layer it behind a whole one. Just remember to cut off the little side points so as they don't stick out from underneath!

I've had time to stamp lately so will be able to show off some more new creations over the coming days so be sure to drop by again soon!

Friday, September 9, 2011

DSP Zig Zag Card

Okay finally made good on my promise to show you the other version of a zig zag card which we will be doing in class this month.

This is the version using Designer Series Paper. For this one I have used paper from the hostess set of DSP papers Cheerful Treat. I will be making some more samples and can't wait to do one in Paisley Petals DSP.

If you would like to come along to my class please send me an email at jannic@bigpond.com to book your place.


Thanks for stopping by to have a look!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

French Foliage and Woodgrain Card

How is this for a great combination of stamp sets? The French Foliage set and Woodgrain background stamp work beautifully together. This is another of my 6x6 cards done for Paperific. You could easily reduce this down to a 4x4 size.

Colours used are :- Card - Early Espresso, Garden Green, Very Vanilla.
                              Ink - Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Garden Green, Early Espresso

Stamp sets - Many Happy Returns, French Foliage, Woodgrain

Have fun trying out this combination. It makes great masculine cards!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Amazing Offer!

Have you ever thought about joining the fun at Stampin'Up!? Well now is a pretty good time to reconsider that thought as Stampin'Up! has a great deal for you! During September you have the option of joining Stampin'Up! for just $169 by purchasing the Mini Starter Kit.  And by joining Stampin'Up! you become entitled to a 20% discount on all your purchases! Buy for yourself, sell to friends and family the choice is yours.

To continue receiving the discount you need to have a minimum order total of $500 by Dec 31. But there is no pressure, if you don't wish to buy another item you don't have to, enjoy your new starter kit and have fun, it is yours there are no returns, whether you buy anything more or not!


Your Mini Starter kit contains over $310 in products and business supplies-including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.
Page Item Description
37 125012 Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
40 123225 Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
121 121698 A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
121 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
121 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
121 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
124 101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
126 107311 Whisper White Note Cards (20)
129 124339 Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
139 124142 Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
144 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
147 122129 Blender Pen (1)
163 118486 Clear-Mount Block C
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue!



If you would like to know more please visit my demonstrator web page . But wait there is more!!!!
Stampin'Up! are also giving you the option of buying the original Starter Kit for 20% off! So for $231.20 you get a kit valued at $610! See inside the back of the current catalogue for kit information.

Any queries email me jannic@bigpond.com

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Zig Zag Card - September Class

As promised here is a photo of the Zig Zag card we will be doing in this months Technique class. This is the card version and I will post up a pic of the Designer Series Paper version once I finish embellishing it.

This is a basic version of the card, from here you can reallly go to town embellishing it up as much as you like!!

In the class you will make one of each version for class cost of $15. If you would like to book your spot please email me jannic@bigpond.com Please bring a cutter/scorer with you if you have one otherwise all other resources are supplied for the class.

I'd like to thank Julia Leece a lovely demonstrator from New Zealand for the inspiration for this card. One of my downline who belongs to Crafters Anonymous, taught me how to make it in her classes. You can see Julia's version here .

Colours used in my card are Pacific Point and Baja Breeze card and inks. Stamp sets are Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Perfect Punches and Just Perfect Alphabet.

Hope to see you at my classes!

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