Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Watercolor Wings and Half Circle Pop-Up Card

 
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The new Watercolor Wings stamp set is so pretty and so much fun to use!  There are two sizes of butterflies with up to three layers each.  But you don't have to use all three layers, so there are multiple ways you can stamp the images.  And there are also coordinating Framelits to make cutting them out simple.  Both the Bold Butterfly Framelits and the Butterflies Thinlits coordinate with this set.

These cards are what I made for our July Upscale Swap.  I made a variety of colors - but I still can't pick a favorite.  I love them all!
 This card uses Delightful Dijon and So Saffron.
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 This is Lost Lagoon and Mint Macaron.
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The colors on this one are Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride.
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But it's not only the outside of the cards that looks great - there's a surprise inside!  I saw a wonderful tutorial from Julie Davison on her "Half Circle Pop-Up Card".  So I decided to make my card like hers.  So much fun - and what a great surprise for the recipient when they open this card!
 Soft Suede and Tip Top Taupe were used on this card.
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And here's the inside...


And here is the butterfly suspended in the center.  Sorry for the blurry photo.  No matter how many times I tried, I couldn't get a clear picture of this angle.
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You can see Julie's wonderful tutorial on how to make this card at
If you don't see a video screen here, you can go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbJs96h0rqQ to see it.
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Here are the main products used to make these cards:
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Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Upscale Swap Cards - Batch 2

Without further ado, here are the rest of the cards from the swap group.
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 Diane Kipp - Garden in Bloom
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This is called a "Joy Fold" card.  It's such a fun way to make your card a little more special.
Jayne Stenstrom - Sprinkles of Life 
You don't have to worry about this ice cream cone melting!
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Judi Cayton - Sprinkles of Life
The Sprinkles of Life stamp set is this year's Ronald McDonald House set.  It's so adorable!
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 Laura Barto - Definitely Dahlia and Happy Happenings
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Yvette DuBord - Butterfly Basics
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Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Friday, August 7, 2015

Upscale Swap Cards - Batch 1

Hey all!  I'm back from our family vacation in Minnesota.  Thirteen hours in the car one-way was a little rough, but luckily I am able to sleep in the car (no motor home for us)... so I took advantage of that!
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I wasn't able to blog while I was away, so I'm playing some catch-up.  I have a bunch of cards from the Upscale Swap group's June swap.
 Beth Rush - Hey Girl and Honeycomb Hello
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 Candy Leggett's card was from her Christmas in July stamp club.
  When opened, you can see that it has a fun fold. Lots of Joy was used for the greeting.
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 Carol Stofer - Bohemian Borders and Fabulous Four
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Cindy Westerink - Remarkable You
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 Deb Currier - Remarkable You, Gorgeous Grunge, Tin of Cards
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I hope you're inspired by these cards.  I'll be back in a day or so with the rest of the bunch.  Until then...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Weekly Deals

Here are the Weekly Deals for July 28 - August 3!
 
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Jayne Stenstrom
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Weekly Deals and Summer Shadowbox Class

New Weekly Deals July 21-27 - while supplies last!
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 SUMMER FRAME CLASS - Monday, July 27 at 6:30 PM
My last seasonal frame insert is completed!  This is an 8x8" square insert for a shadowbox frame.  If you attended my Spring Frame class in April (or the Winter one before that), this is the same size.  Cost for this class is $25, which includes an 8x8" black shadowbox frame.
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Would you like a peek?

 
If you're in my area and are interested in coming to class, contact me via the e-mail address below and I'll give you the details.  RSVPs are due no later than Saturday, July 25. 

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 Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com