Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This card has a faux denim background and features many SU punches. This could easily be transformed into a birthday card by changing the "noel" phrase!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Reverse Poppin' Pastels is such an easy technique. All you need is dark colored cardstock and lighter pastels. I use a QTip or a cotton ball and spread the pastel (in this case I used white) all over the piece of cardstock. Then ink your image with Versamark and stamp onto the pastel piece. The Versamark takes off the pastel to leave the image.
Friday, December 19, 2008
For today's card, I used Big on Christmas. A very simple card, but it shows a faux button - made with the 2-hole circle punch and then punched out with the 3/4" circle punch. Tie a knot with a piece of hemp or ribbon and pop it up with mini glue dots.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Holy Triptych/Many Merry Messages Stamp Set
Snow Swirled Stamp Set (for Star)
Confetti White/Night of Navy CS
VersaMark/Gold Glory EP/Emb Buddy/Heat Gun
Scoring Blade/Pencil/SU Grid Paper
5 ½” x 11 piece of CW CS
Score as follows:
1 ½”; 3”; 5”; 7”; 9”
Fold on the score lines like an accordion.
5 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of CW CS for back base.
Attach back base to front of last “mountain”.
Stamp images in Stazon.
Cut out images (leave off star on Holy Family image).
Color in images with AquaPainters and inkpads.
Emboss star to center of large Night of Navy piece.
Emboss phrase on right end of small Night of Navy piece.
Wise men on left, Holy Family in Center, Angel on right.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I used some tiny gold star confetti and Christmas cookie decorations for inside the shaker. I hope you like this one!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Lovely as a Tree is just one of those sets I hope never retires. I use it for almost every occasion (and see I don't even have a greeting on this card - just in case I need it!). The technique I used is called polished stone - I used Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, and Silver Encore refills for the background.
Here is my card using Holiday Lineups and Sincere Greetings:
I used the Big Shot Top Note die and the Button die. I have used the direct-to-paper technique for the background and embossed the snowman on the Top Note. I just love these snowmen!
Friday, December 12, 2008
1. Fold envelope in half
2. At midsection, cut to top of envelope
3. Punch holes for ribbon and insert ribbon through holes
4. Seal left side of envelope
5. Using marker, ink up phrase from Loads of Love and stamp on scrap piece of Whisper White. Punch out with oval punch
6. Punch out Always Artichoke Wide Oval tag. Adhere to envelope with only one Stampin’ Dimensional on left side
7. Stamp Happy Holidays image in Stazon on Whisper White cardstock. Color words, tree, and star with markers
8. Add glitter to star using 2-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds
9. Adhere all pieces and tie ribbon in bow
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I love the softness yet richness these colors invoke. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I like the simple look of this card - hope you do too!
Monday, December 8, 2008
What technique(s) intimidate you?????
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
The Ski Slope Designer Series Paper and Felt Flurries were also highlighted on this card. Enjoy!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The jeweled brad adds a nice touch too!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I demonstrated this flip card at my Snow Swirled Stamp Camp. I love the look of Brushed Silver Paper when it is embossed with Silver!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Today I am starting a new event on my blog - 25 Cards of Christmas. I will be posting a new Christmas card every day for 25 days!
Here is my first one - using the To You and Yours stamp set.
The colors on this card are Pacific Point and Baja Breeze. Love these new in colors! For the dove piece, I used the bleach brushing technique to whiten (or in this case "vanillan") the Baja Breeze cardstock. I love using bleach with stamping! The little variances of cardstock can really change what results when you use bleach. My scanner didn't pick up the ribbon color too well or the base card (both are Vanilla).
Happy December 1st!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This project came together late one night...thanks to my husband who painted various wood pieces in the garage in his pajamas before heading to bed!
My customers could make them into magnets or into pins. Some of the wood pieces were thin enough to even use the CropADile and loop a ribbon through to make an ornament! This cardinal from A Cardinal Christmas in the Holiday Mini Catalog is so pretty and detailed. All we had to do is stamp using black StazOn, let dry, and attach the magnet or the pinback with Crystal effects used as glue - and my customers joked about renting out my husband for their painting projects (in his pajamas no less).
Thanks to my husband for coming to my rescue!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
The card kit includes all pre-cut cardstock, embellishments, and instructions to make 12 cards for only $15.00. Each card kit will be featuring a specific stamp set, but of course, you can substitute another stamp set you own. The featured stamp set will be available to purchase, usually at a discount. Additional items/tools will also be available to purchase including an option for additional cards (this year’s Christmas Card-Making marathon will be a breeze!)
I will be taking orders for this card kit until NOVEMBER 14th.
Why did I want to create card kits? I LOVE having my customers come to my home for stamp camps and events, but I know there are several stampers who just can't make it to my events. This is an easy way for them to keep their creative juices flowing and their card stash filled.
Have any questions? Want to order my November Card Kit? Just send me an email! You can view the card kit information here - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, October 31, 2008
I can't wait to use more of the Decor Elements! Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
brown or white bag (size is up to you) I used a 4" wide bag (smaller than a lunchbag)
Just Jawing/Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Stamp Sets
Basic Black/Old Olive/Glossy White (see sizes below)
Whisper White cardstock
Basic Black Marker
Going Gray inkpad
Old Olive inkpad
Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Word Window Punch
Stamp skull on 4" x 4" piece of glossy cardstock with VersaMark. Set aside to dry.
Stamp tag on Whisper White and punch out with small tag punch. Punch out Old Olive large tag. Mount pieces, punch hole, and run hemp through hole. Set aside.
Ink brayer with Going Gray. Brayer over skull. Once it is colored to your liking, take paper towel and rub off excess ink from skull. This step really helps make the image POP!
Using Spritzer tool and Basic Black marker, spritz over skull piece to the desired look. Set aside to dry - the marker stays wet on the glossy cardstock for a bit!
To make the bag - my bags were 4" wide
Cut 2 pieces of 5.5" x 4.5" Basic Black cardstock
4" wide white bag - cut top off for a 4.5" tall bag
Put sticky strip on bag front and back
Peel off redline tape and mount to back cardstock and then attach front piece to bag.
Punch Word Window punch on top for handle
Attach skull piece to front of bag
Tie with ribbon and attach a spider if you have one with Crystal Effects and the tag
Project Materials-Spider Goody
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Want to see the cards? Here they are!
BONUS - JANE'S WORLD CARD-MAKING SPECIAL (OCTOBER 4TH THROUGH OCTOBER 11TH)
When you purchase any one of the Simply Sent Card Elements Kits, you will also receive a 10% discount on the coordinating stamp set when you make the purchase through me!
Rock Star Card Elements - ($15.95) SALE $12.76 Starring You Stamp Set ($13.95) SALE $12.56
Flower Power Card Elements ($15.95) SALE $12.76 Wow Flowers Stamp Set ($12.95) SALE $11.66
Handmade Holiday Card Elements ($17.95) SALE $14.36 To You & Yours Stamp Set ($18.95) SALE $17.06
Contact me by noon on Friday, October 10th to place your order!
Friday, September 26, 2008
- Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
- Chocolate Chip & So Saffron inkpads
- Brayer with Rubber Attachment
- 1/16" Handheld Punch
Email me at email@example.com if you would like to order this kit! Fellow Demonstrators - you can purchase the kit instructions without the supplies for only $5.00!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
What will you come up with?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
When I was playing around with my new Just Jawing stamp set, I had to make a card with just the cherries. Here it is:
The cherries on the side are embossed. The main image is colored with markers. I love the double ribbon (5/8" old olive grosgrain and 1/4" red grosgrain. Anyone want some pie?
Friday, August 29, 2008
I uploaded my Just Punchy stamp camp on my card gallery website last weekend. One of the cards that I showed my guests for inspiration was this card:
This one certainly uses more than 4 punches! I loved the Just Celebrate stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalog - The "whoo! hoo!" actually was on the owl image, but it reminded me of when my boys played trains when they were younger.
If you want to check out my other stamp camp projects including my Just Punchy stamp camps, here is the link -http://www.stampwithjane.com/
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Under the Stars and Skeeter Wheel
Just Jawing and Scary Skulls Wheel
Owl Together Now
Say It With Scallops
I've already put together my Wow Flowers Card Elements Kit (this was a demo preorder item). I think this is a perfect kit for those card-makers who don't have a lot of time, but still want to send something with a personal touch.
The new rub-on collection has such a variety! I think these will become a staple in every stamper's craft room!
Although demos have seen sneak peeks of the new punches, they are still fabulous to see in the catalog! My stamping table always seems to have two or three punches on it!
I have been busy creating samples with my demo preorder stamp sets. These will soon be scanned in my card gallery website. I spent much of Sunday preparing my card gallery website for new additions and moving the newly retired stamp sets to the retired gallery.
Hope you get a chance to stamp today!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
First off, here is my coupon book this year - I think it is adorable!
I used Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze colors. What a fantastic color combo! Hopefully, my customers will enjoy their own little sock monkey this year!
It was a whirlwind evening - with lots of food and a new drink! However, my customers were more concentrated on the new catalog than the food. It is a fabulous catalog - with lots of beautiful and fun stamp sets - the Under the Stars stamp set with Skeeter wheel was a big hit. Hmm, maybe that should be on my first order! I love the new punches - the wider oval and the new label punch will be favorites for me. Plus the new papers - WOW!!! I will be planning lots of stamp camps around these gorgeous designs!
I made a delicious Asti punch - it was taken from an online recipe - but I never make things EXACTLY like it says on recipe cards. Here is my punch recipe:
Jane's Asti Sangria
1 bottle Asti Spumante (does not have to be expensive!), chilled
3 c. Ginger Ale, chilled
2 c. Lemonade (not concentrate), chilled
1 c. Frozen Peaches
1 Lemon, sliced in wedges
Mix together in a glass pitcher - and serve cold and on ice. You can add strawberry slices or lime slices too!
It was delicious!
Another crowd pleaser was my Strawberry Lemon Trifle. I bought a trifle bowl at a Pampered Chef party this year - this is a great item! Well, it holds a lot too - so I am actually revising the recipe I had to make it fill up the bowl more completely. Here is my revised recipe:
Jane's Strawberry Lemon Trifle
8 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 cups lemon yogurt (I used Yoplait Original)
4 cups skim milk
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant lemon pudding mix
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel (optional)
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
2 (9 inch) prepared angel food cake
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and yogurt. Add the milk, pudding mix and lemon peel; beat until smooth. Tear cake into 1-in. cubes; place a fourth in a Pampered Chef trifle bowl. Top with a fourth of the pudding mixture and a fourth of the remaining strawberries. Repeat twice. Top with remaining cake and pudding mixture and add whole or sliced strawberries on top. Cover with trifle bowl lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
You could certainly add or improvise with different fruits - a blueberry lemon trifle would be unbelievable!
Oh, I forgot to mention this - I had this party planned for about 2 months...and thankfully, my UPS man came about Noon on Thursday with my catalogs! I was panicking wondering what I would do if I had to tell my customers their catalogs were not in yet!!!!
Can't wait to spend time with my new stamps and play!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Here are the stamp sets I ordered:
This one is called Dreams du Jour
This is Heard from the Heart
New Scallop Punch
New Simply Sent Kit