Love What You Do CASE Card

Stampin’Up! currently have the Early Release bundles available from the Share What You Love Suite, which includes the versatile stamp set Love What You Do. These bundles are being made available ahead of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue release.

I’ve been having a lovely time creating with the Love What You Do stamp set. One card I made is a CASE of the card that matches the Just Getting Started Bundle. This bundle contains the basic requirements to make this card. The bundle includes the stamp set, Very Vanilla cardstock, Grapefruit Grove and Old Olive inkpads, a clear large stamping block and a free pack of Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes. You can see the available bundles here.

Here is my CASE’d card. Very quick and easy to create.

If you are just getting started on your stamping journey this is a great way to get the basics and start creating.

Cheers

Janine

Stampin’Up! Share What You Love Suite Class Samples

Time to share my class creations for my upcoming New Annual Catalogue Product class. In this class we will be creating items using a range of new products from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. So stamps, dies, papers plus if you have wondered what makes the new Stamparatus the bees knees of placement tools, we will be creating with this as well. I am sure it will be added high up on your wish list once you try one out!

Stampin’Up! have done a prerelease of one of the new upcoming catalogue suites –  the Share What You Love Suite. This gorgeous range of products includes stamp sets, papers, embellishments, ribbon, embossing folder and cardstock. There is a range of bundles available to purchase to suit Beginner card makers, Intermediate card makers or those of us who are avidly serious about papercrafting and just “Gotta Have it All” bundle. Each bundle also contains free product for you! Take a look at the bundles here.

In my May Class we will be creating cards using the Share What You Love bundle. We will make these three cards as a quick and easy stamp-a-stack. These are just a small part of what you will create in this fun and exciting class!

Stamp-a-stack class cards

You will love these gorgeous Share What you Love Designer Series Papers with their pearlescent embossing. Pearl features heavily in this suite to coincide with Stampin’Up!’s 30th Anniversary which is a Pearl Anniversary!

Class Details

Would you like to come along to my class? Contact me jannicbigpond.com for further details.

Dates are – Thursday May 24 at 7.30pm

Friday May 25 at 10am

Saturday May 26 at 1.30pm

Classes are held in eastern suburb of Melbourne.

I’ll be sharing more cards made with this suite in the next few days so please come by again. I also share card samples in my newsletters. If you live in Australia and would like to receive it then send me an email request to jannic@bigpond.com

Cheers,

Janine

 

 

Stampin’Up! Beautiful You Acetate Window Cards

My April classes are featuring Acetate Window cards. I am having a wonderful time going through my catalogues to see which stamp sets are suitable to use for this technique. The Beautiful You stamp set just had to be used to create one of my sample cards. Also an excellent note to remind myself that every stamp set we purchase should have at least five occasions or technique uses that it can be used for in order to make a set a worthwhile purchase.

We do get so caught up in using new stamp sets from newer catalogues that we forget about what sets we already have from the current Annual Catalogue. Speaking of the Annual Catalogue, good news this stamp set will be carrying over into the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

So here is one of my sample cards. This is the Night of Navy version.

              Acetate window card

Here is the Rich Razzleberry version. Both are lovely I think!

              Acetate window card

Class dates will be –

  • Thursday April 26 at 7.30pm
  • Friday April 27 at 10am
  • Saturday April 28 at 1.30pm

Class fee – $30 if using my adhesives and tools – $25 if you have your own kit and trimmer. Classes are held in Mt Waverley.

Anytime you see something on my blog you like and want more information about it, please click on My Online Store tab, where you can view products and find out more about them.

Thanks for visiting!

Cheers!

Janine

 

Swirly Bird & Swirly Scribbles Meet Embossing Paste

One of my favourite cards from my embossing paste class last month was this pretty card. For this card I actually heat embossed the embossing paste. For this particular card I used silver embossing powder.

When heat embossing on embossing paste the best results come from allowing the paste to dry for a few hours ( if it is a very warm day ) or overnight. If you heat set it while the paste is fresh you will find the paste goes all bubbly as the moisture in the paste expands into steam.

I love the effect created of the silver brick wall and the trellis effect of the Swirly Scribble diecut piece “growing” up the wall. The addition of the small flowers from the Swirly Bird stamp set finished the whole card off beautifully.

The background folded card and matt are Smoky Slate although it looks off white in the photos. The diecut vine is Soft Suede and the flowers were stamped in Berry Bliss and Old Olive inks.

The sentiment comes from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous photopolymer stamp set. this has become my go to stamp set when I want a birthday greeting, it gives you so many great options for greetings and in two sizes.

Thanks for checking out my new look blog!

Cheers

Janine

April Class – Acetate Window Cards

This month my Technique class will feature creating cards with an acetate window. You will achieve a lovely card with a unique see through window to highlight your greeting or chosen image. I have loads of ideas for cards to create as samples for this class!

Here is my first card sample.

  

The stamps, dies and papers in the Petal Passion Suite work beautifully to create this card. I used Stampin’Blends to colour the stamped image.

Class dates will be –

  • Thursday April 26 at 7.30pm
  • Friday April 27 at 10am
  • Saturday April 28 at 1.30pm

Class fee – $30 if using my adhesives and tools – $25 if you have your own kit and trimmer. Classes are held in Mt Waverley.

To book please email me  – jannic@bigpond.com

Last Day of Sale-a-bration for 2018

A card to sign off Sale-a-bration for 2018 which ends at midnight tonight – March 31. It has been a fun three months of creativity using the lovely Sale-a-bration free products.

This card is one I made for my embossing paste classes this month using the Eclectic Expressions stamp set that was a free set in the second round of Sale-a-bration offers.

It made a terrific masculine style card using these colours of Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Marina Mist. I pulled out my old Stampin’Up! colour coach cards to come up with the colour combination. A very handy tool that used to be in the Annual Catalogue.

With the embossing paste I was intrigued to see that the paste picked up the ink colours as I wiped it back and forth across the stencil giving the card a truly unique appearance.

If you like the stamp set you have until midnight tonight to earn it for free with a $90 Aust order. Click on the Shop Now button to go shopping!

Cheers!

Janine

Stampin’Up! Embossing Paste – March Classes

For my March classes I am going to share with you the fun you can have creating card designs using Stampin’Up! embossing paste and stencils.

Here are a couple of my samples for the class.  The first card is using embossing paste as it comes from the tub and applying using Stampin’Up! stencils.

The next card has had the embossing paste tinted with colour and you will learn this technique in the class.

Think you would like to learn how to create cards with a media background? We will also add Dazzling Diamonds and embossing powder to the embossing paste to create some terrific cards. Interested?
Then here are my class dates:- Thursday March 29 at 7.30pm
                                                                           Friday March 30 at 10am
                                                                           Saturday March 31 at 1.30pm
Class fee is $30 and includes your very own tub of Stampin’Up! embossing paste to take home and keep on creating. As I have to order your paste before classes please book your place by Thursday March 22.
Please bring your own kit of adhesives, scissors, tapes, dimensionals and paper trimmer to class.
To book email me – jannic@bigpond.com
Cheers!
Janine
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Eclipse Cards – February Stampin’Up! Class

Getting my new blog site up and running is taking a bit longer than anticipated but it will happen soon! For now I will continue posting on my current site and this post is all about my February Classes. This month I am very excited to be teaching how to create an Eclipse Card. These cards became extremely popular at the end of last year after the solar eclipse happened in the northern hemisphere. I love how you can create a really personalised card using this technique. I know I am going to have a lot of fun creating my class samples for this class and sharing them with my class attendees.

Here is one of my class samples using the Stampin’Up! stamp set Wood Words.

Would you like to learn how to create this style of card?  Can you think of an occasion when one of these cards would be perfect to give? Then book into my February classes.

February Class Dates – Thursday February 22 at 7.30pm

                                     Friday February 23 at 10am

                                     Saturday February 24 at 1.30pm

Class fee $30 if using my tools and adhesives, $25 if you bring your own tool kit (trimmer, adhesives, scissors etc.)

Email me to book your place – jannic@bigpond.com

Classes are held in Mt Waverley and are limited to 8 attendees per class.

Cheers!

Janine

Four Panel Card – Stampin’Up! Lift Me Up Bundle & Naturally Eclectic DSP

Another birthday in our household, this time my eldest son! Time was on my side, so on on my day off I got to and created this card for him instead of reaching into my big box of class and blog samples.

I ordered the bundle of Lift Me up stamps and Up and Away thinlits last year when they were released in the 2017 Occasions catalogue. Thank goodness they carried over into the current Annual catalogue! Due to my very bad habit of ordering stamps I love and ordering too many to be able to spend my time creating with, the bundle has sat on my desk for a year awaiting it’s turn for stardom on my blog.

Yesterday I saw my chance and went for it. By happy coincidence when searching through my Designer Series Papers I found that there is a sheet of perfectly patterned paper in the Naturally Eclectic pack of DSP that works spot on with the hot air balloons in the Lift Me Up stamp set.

 The paper has the appearance of water colouring , so you get the effect without all the effort! When stamping the balloon I inked it all up in Emerald Envy then with a tissue wiped away the ink from the basket area and added Early Espresso marker to get the two colour image. The same process for all the other balloon images.

Also check out the Glitter Epoxy Shapes used as an accent. The glitter in them is blue and green perfect for my card. You will find these fun new accents in the 2018 Occasions catalogue.

Here is my card in it’s full inner four panel glory. The final panel has the hot air balloon die cut using the Up and Away thinlit die.

To make the card extra special for DS I added the banner from the Guy Greetings stamp set and added “son” from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Of course the card was a big hit with my eldest. I’ll have to come up with another card just as worthy for my youngest son’s birthday next month now!

I really enjoy making the Four Panel Cards as you can use so many of your ideas for a card on the one card! Try one out some time and see what you think. I’d love to know how you go so leave a comment below.

Cheers!

Janine

Picture Perfect Cards for January Class

Time to think about booking into my first class for 2018. This class is going to focus on the new Occasions catalogue and will give you the opportunity to try out some of the new products in the catalogue. You will have a play with the new Brusho watercolour ink crystals, try out the new Stampin’Up! Blends alcohol marker pens, create cards like the ones in the photo below using the Picture Perfect Party Suite of products.

A fun class all round for creating and experimenting with these new products.

If you are a lover of quick and easy cards you will become a fan of the Picture Perfect Party 6×6 inch Paper Stack. The photo images on each sheet of paper are so vibrant, perfect for making quick cards and scrapbooking pages. In class you will learn how to make the most of each paper sheet and not end up with odd scraps of various shapes / sizes when you make your cards.

Class dates – Thursday January 25 at 7.30pm

Friday January 26 at 10am

Saturday January 27 at 1.30pm

Class fee – $30 if using my adhesives/scissors/cutter

$25 if bring own kit of adhesives/scissors/cutter, suggested adhesives Snail runner, Mini gluedots, Dimensionals, fine tip glue pen. These will be all available to purchase at class.

To book please email me – jannic@bigpond.com

January is Sale-a-bration time! Every order of $90 Aust earns you a free Sale-a-bration product! So get that wishlist out and start choosing which Sale-a-bration items you just have to have! Click on the catalogues or Shop Now button to see what is available.

Cheers!

Janine

Stampin’Up! Fresh Florals Four Panel Card

I am currently in the process of creating a new blog site under my own domain but it is not quite up to scratch yet so I thought I had better a get blog post out to everyone for the New Year.

January is always busy for us as it is our month of birthdays. First one to happen is my daughter and being on January 4 it is always a rush to get a card made in time post Christmas celebrations and happenings. Despite my best intentions ( the new blog has taken up way too much time for a non technofile like me!) I had to resort to using one of my class cards from last year. Always handy to have that option and often I will have a card made for classes that I have bookmarked for a later use further down the track.

So a pretty four panel card using the Fresh Florals DSP became the required card for this years birthday celebration.

Any of the four colour ways available in this suite would work beautifully to create this card. I’ve chosen the Tranquil Tide option for this card. The stamp set that co-ordinates with these papers is Floral Phases. Perfect for a gorgeous card. DD approved so all good!

Happy New Year!

Janine

Hello world!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the New Year of 2018 and my restyled blog. A fresh start for a new year! I still have a bit of tinkering to do however the basics are in place!

I hope I give you creative inspiration and the desire to get out your stamps, card and ink and that you make someone’s day by creating a beautiful card especially for them.

Cheers!

Janine

Reserve Your Stamparatus or Wait until June 2018

A reminder for you that if you are super keen to get your hands on the new Stampin’Up! Stamparatus, you have until December 31 to get your reservation in place.

If you go to this link and click on reserve now, you will be taken to the reservation screen. Sign yourself in if you have a Stampin’Up! online account or create one and add in your demonstrators name. If you do not have a Stampin’Up! demonstrator in Australia I will be happy to become your point of contact, so add my name in as your demonstrator.

You will not be asked for payment at this time, you are reserving only. When the shipment of Stamparati ( is that the correct plural?) you will be notified to complete your order. You can then add any extra items you would like to your order and add your payment. Arrival of product is anticipated to be in March 2018.

If you don’t get a reservation in now you will have to wait until the release of the Annual Catalogue in June 2018 to order yourself a Stamparatus.

So get onto it if you desire one sooner than later!!!

Cheers!

Janine

Add a Little Glitz Christmas Card

 My team, The Inksationals are a fabulous team of talented stampers. We have wonderful times at our team meetings and we have created terrific friendships. This aspect is one of the great things about being a Stampin’Up! demonstrator.

We had our team Christmas Night last week and we made Christmas cards for each team member. Here is my card that I created for my lovely downline.

The stamp set is Add a Little Glitz from the current 2018 Holiday catalogue. I coloured in the parcel using the new Stampin’Blends.  The colours used are Cherry Cobbler and Bermuda Bay.

Card size is 4 x 4 inches.

Cheers!

Janine

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