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

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

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

Winter Wonder Christmas Card

Wow does time fly by. I’ve been focusing on doing daily Facebook pots and sadly my blog has been left behind. Well now to fix that up before Christmas.

Here is a card that I CASED from one posted by Amy Koenders. I loved the simplicity of the whole layout. I changed the colours and paper to Real Red and used paper from the Quilted Christmas 6×6 paper stack.

The Winter Wonder embossing folder creates a lovely feature for the card. The snowflakes are die cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlits from the Annual Catalogue. I cut them from Shimmery White card.

The sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes also from the Annual Catalogue. I embossed it with white embossing powder.

Cheers!

Janine

Good Tidings Stamp set – Part of Stampin’Up! Online Stamp Sales Extravaganza

Hi There! Today is the start of the Stampin’Up! Online Extravaganza. Today is also the 24 Hour Stamp Sale – 20% off selected stamp sets until 11.59pm tonight!

Go to my shop by clicking on the Shop Now button to check out everything that is on sale!

Good Tidings is one set discounted by 20% today and below is a card i made yesterday using this gorgeous stamp set that is designed to look photogenic.

So hop over to my online store and check the Online Extravaganza out. You are bound to find something there that is on your wishlist! I know some of the thinlits on sale are on my wish list!

Cheers!

Janine

Four Fold Card Class – September Technique Class

This month in my classes we will be creating this very pretty style of card known as a Four Fold card.

The card folds flat to fit a regular C6 envelope. This style of card is going to wow the receiver of your good wishes and have them amazed at your creative talent!

Class dates are –

Thursday September 28 at 7.30pm
Friday September 29 at 10am
Saturday September 30 at 1.30pm

Class fee is $20 and includes all materials and instruction sheet. Please bring a paper trimmer. In class you will make at least one possibly two cards depending on the detail added to your card.

To book email me – jannic@bigpond.com

Sorry about the blurry photo I cropped it from a photo on my Facebook page.

Hope to see you at my classes.

Cheers

Janine

Bella & Friends Pop Out Swing Card

I think this card is so cute! It is another sample card for my August card classes – Landscape Pop Out Swing Cards. I love how the Wood Textures background papers really add to the card.

 If you would like to create this style of card, here are my class dates for this month –

                           Thursday August 31 at 7.30pm
                           Friday September 1st at 10am
                           Saturday September 2nd at 1.30pm
Class fee is $20 and includes instruction sheet and all materials. All you need to bring is a paper trimmer.
To book your place please email me at jannic@bigpond.com
Cheers!
Janine
 

Stampin’Up! Delightful Daisy DSP Card

I am so in love with this gorgeous Delightful Daisy Designer series Paper from this years annual catalogue. I don’t normally get overly excited about papers ( well maybe a little bit ) but really do love this one. The designs are so vibrant and pretty!

I’ve seen several cards on Pinterest using this particular paper as a card front and love how it looks. It is also so easy to create, so great for a card in a hurry.

It is so pretty and happy to look at! No matter the greeting receiving this card would brighten anyone’s day.
This greeting is from the stamp set Rose Wonder, my go to set for greetings.

You can see all the other designs in the Delightful Daisy DSP by clicking on the image below. And they are all lovely!

Cheers!

Janine

August Card Class – Landscape Pop Out Swing Card

Here are some of my sample cards for my August Card/Technique Classes. This month we will be making a style of pop out swing card in a landscape orientation.

My first sample uses the Coffee Break Suite of products from Stampin’Up!

My second sample utilises the Birthday Memories Suite.
In class we will make a paper sample piece and then we will make two to three cards using this technique. The number you complete will depend on how much detail you put into your cards.
Class dates are – Thursday August 31 at 7.30pm
                           Friday September 1st at 10am
                           Saturday September 2nd at 1.30pm
Class fee is $20 and includes instruction sheet and all materials. All you need to bring is a paper trimmer.
To book your place please email me at jannic@bigpond.com
If you like any of the products featured here you can see them in more detail in my online store if you click on the images below this post.
Cheers!
Janine