June 17, 2012

Delicate Wings

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , at 8:51 am by bejewelledcreations

Here is a card that the guests at one of my recent workshops made. Have I said that I love the Elegant Bird die? I’m sure I have… but I *really* do love it.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

I love how easy it is to create different styles of cards with the one bird. The options are endless.

Stamps: Loving Thoughts (Autumn-Winter mini), Well Worn background stamp,

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Old Olive,

Inks: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist

Other: Big Shot, Elegant Bird Bigz die, Little Leaves Sizzlits die, Lots of Tags Sizzlits die set, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, Beau Chateau DSP, Vellum Paper, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Glimmer Brad

Thanks for visiting.

X Julia

June 16, 2012

Totally Wicked Boots!

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , , at 9:10 am by bejewelledcreations

These boots are wicked!

I made this card especially for mum – “Just Because” (she’s wonderful!). She loves boots of all kinds and has a particularly wicked pair of Victorian style boots which made me think of her when I saw this image.

Would you believe it if I told you that this is another Napkin card? Yes! *I Know!!!!* Totally awesome.

Wicked Boots!

This design of napkin was given to me by a craft friend, Jenni to try out. I’m loving them!! This one has four boot/shoe designs on the ONE napkin so you can get four different cards from the ONE napkin!!! *I know!!!*

Again, the napkin is separated down to the thinnest top layer, glued onto thin cardstock and then made into a card. I used a second napkin of the same design and cut around the boot to raise it on Dimensionals. I added embellishments of a puffy flower, Trinket Key and Crown, Ribbon and some Designer Series Paper (Newsprint from last year).

Wicked Boot, puffy flower.

My daughter (11) was horrified that I was using such pretty trinkets (the key and crown) on a card! She thought they were too special to give away – hhhmmmmm, sounds like me a little bit. I do have a bad habit of not wanting to give away the special embellishments (because they’re just so damn CUTE!!!), but I’m getting better at letting them go. *sniff*.

The puffy flower is made by punching and layering 6 scallop circles on top of each other, securing with a brad and then scrunching five of the scallops tightly. Gently open up a few layers until you’re happy with the result.

Thanks for visiting.

X Julia

This is your Reason to Smile!

Posted in Stampin' Up! Promotions tagged , at 6:00 am by bejewelledcreations

Not any more!

June Special only

During the month of June 2012

you can get this stamp in two ways:

  •  Receive this stamp set for FREE with any order of $125.00
  • Purchase it at the regular retail price (no additional purchase required if you do not wish.) Shipping required.

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Reason to Smile Set

130826

$35.95

130828

$28.95

Contact me if you’d like to place an order during June 2012 to receive this stamp set FREE with an order of $125 or more or if you’d like to purchase it on it’s own.

June 15, 2012

We {Heart} our Hostesses!

Posted in Stampin' Up! Promotions tagged , , at 11:07 pm by bejewelledcreations

Dates: 1 June – 31 July 2012

From 1st June until the end of July 2012 bask in the extra $90 in FREE products (woohoo!!!) you’ll receive when you host a friend-filled qualifying* party that celebrates your creativity. With hundreds of fantastic products to choose from, there’s never been a better time to party!

*Qualifying orders of $650 + (before shipping)

Now is a PERFECT time to book that Workshop, get together with friends, have a laugh and enjoy some stamping time.

So grab your Wish List and start planning what to spend those extra HOSTESS DOLLARS on.

Now for something a little bit different…

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , at 9:06 am by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a card I made simply for fun – well, I make all my cards for FUN but this is one that I won’t be showing in workshops or demonstrations. A lovely couple of ladies (*waves to Linda and Jenni*) from a group that I’ve done a couple of workshops for have used napkins to make cards. Yes, NAPKINS!!! Seriously, these ladies make the most beautiful cards! I simply *had* to give one a try….. or two or three or four.

Napkin card. Yes, I *know!*

All the work is done for you – on the printing of the napkin. All I did was peel apart the layers of the napkin until I had the top-most layer with the design on it, then I adhered it to a piece of cardstock with my Anywhere Glue Stick and gently rubbed over the napkin to get any crinkles out. To be honest, if you have a crinkle or two it actually adds to the aged look of the card. I glued another napkin to another piece of cardstock (I used confetti white) and cut around the flowers to adhere up on dimensionals. I finished the card off with a bit of Kindy Glitz, Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon, a bit of Bling and a puffy flower made from an old dress-making pattern that I no longer needed.

Sewing Pattern Puffy Flower

These cards are fun to make and feel really nice – almost like fabric. It’s hard to believe it was ever a napkin!

I made some others from napkins with SHOES on them!! Yes, Shoes!!! I know!!!!

I’ll post them soon.

Thanks for visiting.

XX Julia.

June 14, 2012

Shabby Chic card with scroll.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , at 10:00 am by bejewelledcreations

I sat up late last night as my husband was out at a  fire-call and I made this card – which is unusual for me to make anything at night! Normally I prefer to do my making during the day when the wee ones are at school, and even when hubby is at his training Wednesday nights I still don’t feel in the mood for creativity. I just don’t feel the Mojo at night for card-making! However, this is what I created and I was quite pleased with the result. I really love the scroll sentiment; it just works, you know?!

I cheated a little bit last night as I’d already stamped and watercoloured the flowers a few days ago – it was just sitting there waiting to be made into something wonderful (we all have thoughts of grandeur, don’t we?)

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

I don’t normally go for girly-girl cards, but I rather do like this one. I stamped the floral image from Apothecary Art with black Staz-On and watercoloured it with my Aqua painter and ink from Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose ink pads. If you like the embossed background, I used the Brayer to cover the embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink before embossing the cardstock. It gives it that little bit more depth.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

Stamps: Apothecary Art

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Confetti Cream, Watercolour Paper

Inks: Staz-On (black), Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake

Other: Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Brayer, Framelits labels collection, First Edition Specialty Paper, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Basic Jewels Pearls, Aqua Painter,  Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Sponges.

Oh so Elegant Bird.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , at 9:37 am by bejewelledcreations

Ahhh, I am LOVING this bird die from Stampin’ Up! *sigh*. No really – it’s so cute and super easy to use and make into a card. (There seems to be a theme happening for my recent posts – easy cards!) YAY!

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card; I felt a real sense of peace and satisfaction as it all came together. What I like about this card is that I haven’t used a sentiment – it can be used for any occassion. Great to have on hand for that forgotten birthday or event that crept up on you.

I’ve taken the colour scheme from the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper – I was too lazy to come up with my own combination so I stole Stmapin’ Up!’s LOL. The colours that co-ordinate with Twitterpated DSP are; Pear Pizzzaz, Basic Grey, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. I simply reduced my combo to basically Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB – retired now) you could use any fancy stamp to replace it though.

Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red

Inks: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red

Other: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Big Shot, Elegant Bird BIGZ die,

Doily Triple Layer Punch, Very Vanilla Binding ribbon, Spritzer tool, Neutrals brads, Designer Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail adhesive.

Thanks for visiting.

XX Julia.

June 13, 2012

Beautiful butterflies

Posted in Cards tagged , , , at 5:33 pm by bejewelledcreations

I made a whole collection of these cards and gave them to mum for her to use as thankyou cards. Not a lot of stamping was required as you can see, so these were really quick and easy. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Beautiful Wings Embosslits die and cut lots of butterflies in So Saffron, Marina Mist and Pretty in Pink. I then glued them to the Whisper White card with Tombow Multi-purpose adhesive (LOVE that stuff!!!)

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

I love how clean and simple this design is. I made some in portrait orientation which looked nice too.

 

Stamps: Curvy Verses

Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink

Inks: Early Espresso

Other: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Tombow Adhesive, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thankyou for visiting.

XX Julia.

 

June 9, 2012

Dare to Dream

Posted in Cards tagged , , , at 8:59 am by bejewelledcreations

This is a new stamp set from the Autum/Winter Mini which is current till the end of July. This card uses a stamp from the set called Apothecary Art and is beautifully simple to use. What I just LOVE about it is that it has a co-ordinating die from Stampin’ Up that can be used in your Big Shot or Die Cutting machine.

Stamp the image first, then position the image on your Big Shot machine (facing up) on your cutting pad. Place the Framelit die  – cutting edge down – over the top of your stamped image (it’s easy to line up!) and then cover with your top cutting pad. Easy Peasy!! And it looks professional too.  ;o)

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

The sentiment (Dare to Dream) comes from the stamp set, “Loving Thoughts” which fits nicely with Apothecary Art.

I’ve made three other cards at the same time as this one as it was quite easy to make four in one go. They’re all using the same colour scheme and basic design, but all slightly different – I’ll post them later at some time.

Stamps: Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla

Inks: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery

Other: Big Shot, Framelits (Labels Collection), Finial Press

embossing folder, Rhinestones.

Thanks for visiting.

XX Julia.

June 8, 2012

Keep the Faith

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , at 9:00 am by bejewelledcreations

This card is made with a beautiful set called “Faith in Nature”. It’s available to Hostesses only in the current 2011-2012 Catalogue. I really love the line art and it’s a joy to colour. The pear is stamped on watercolour paper with black Staz-On and coloured with an Aqua Painter and ink from an inkpad. I don’t think you’ll be able to see it in the photo, but I also used my Aqua Painter to pick up some Shimmer Paint (Champagne Mist) and painted it over the coloured area. You’ll love the effect if you do it yourself.

Images © 1990-2012 Stampin’ Up! ®

To get the scallop oval border I simply cut a strip of cardstock and punched it with the scallop edge border punch, then ran it through the Crimper. It was then easy to push it into a curve and glue it behind the oval. (I hid the messy join behind the rolled flowers.)

The sentiment that comes with the set is significant and appropriate to me right now. It’s a timely reminder to be strong and know that things will get better.

Keep your faith in beautiful things;

in the

sun when it is hidden, in the spring

when it is gone.

~ ROY R. GILSON

Stamps:  Faith in Nature, French Foliage

Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Watercolour Paper

Inks: Black Staz-On, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Suede

Other:  Big Shot, Oval Original Die, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch,

Antique Brad, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Spritzer

Thankyou for visiting.

XX Julia.

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