Here is another Christmas card I put together trying to use just a few pieces. The layout is not too complex but I just love how it turned out. The hardest thing about this card was making the bell gold and still have the bell’s ribbon red. I didn’t have a gold marker, so I cut a small circle out of an index card and used that to mask the Jingle all the Way stamp except for the bell. Then I inked it up with my gold Encore inkpad and removed the index card. At that point, I could go to … Read More
Next month I will be starting my Christmas card stack classes where you can add a personal touch to your holiday greetings by making your own christmas cards. In anticipation of this class, I’ve started trying out some different christmas designs. This was a very quick and simple card that gave me a chance to break out some of my new ribbon and complete a card with minimal supplies needed. Recipe: Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations Ink: Chocolate chip Paper: Kiwi Kiss CS, Whisper White CS, Bella Rose DSP Accessories: Ridinghood Red Taffeta ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals … Read More
Online ordering is finally here! Now you have the ultimate flexibility to get what you want when you want it. Whether you are trying to finish a project and realized you a bit short on something or you are inspired and don’t have time for a workshop, you can now go to http://stampingwithjennifer.stampinup.net and click the Shop Now button in the upper right hand corner. By accessing the online ordering catalog from my website , you will recieve: the lower catalog prices, minimal shipping, have the chance to earn Stampin’ Rewards! Workshops and parties are a great way to learn new techniques … Read More
For the first time, Stampin’ Up! has offered a 15% discount on brand new stamps when they first came out. One of the stamps on sale was Pocket Silhouettes and when I saw them, I thought they would be so versatile and I had to take advantage of the sale. Since it was one of the sets I kept out of the moving boxes, I decided to try them out on a couple cards. Both of these cards were simple designs and the vintage violet card was designed by accident. 🙂 I was trying to figure out what kind of design to make … Read More
So, I had a card that I really wanted to case that used many of the same elements as my card below. However, that card was pink and black and I’ve found that most of the examples I’ve been drawn to lately are pink and brown or black. So, I thought that I would try out the new In Color blues instead of pink. They are really nice blues and go well together, but once I started stamping, I thought it got a bit busy and I had cut some of the pieces bigger than I thought so it was … Read More
The Big Shot is here! After a couple months of anticipation, the Big Shot is now available for ordering! This tool is great for not only scrapbooking and cardmaking but also can be used for a number of other home decor or craft project due to the large number of materials it can cut. From metal to fabric, this tool can just about cut it all. Stampin’ Up has put together some special starter kits to get you started right. These kits give you everything you need to get started with all the hardware and 4 exclusive dies. Plus, order one of … Read More
I have seen a number of really cool cards that use color blocking for their backgrounds. I’ve been wanted to try to create one myself for a while but it wasn’t until I got concentrated card making time that I got to try it out. These layouts are great for using up scraps and are super versatile depending on the color combinations you use. Recipe: Stamps: Christmas classics, Sincere Salutations Ink: Baja Blue, Chocolate Chip Paper: Whisper White CS, Pretty in Pink DSP (retired), Bashful blue DSP (retired), Wild Wasabi DSP (retired), Apricot Appeal DSP (retired) Accessories: none Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ … Read More
After arriving at my MIL’s house, one night we were talking about how I had become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. She was curious about stamping and card making but didn’t know what to do, so I helped her design and put together her first card. It is a simple card but looks nice in real life. Recipe Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations Paper: Kiwi Kiss CS, Vintage Violet CS (retired) Ink: Chocolate Chip ink, Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write marker Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, glue dots Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!