Thursday, June 25, 2015

Weekly Deals

New weekly deals for June 16-21!
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I LOVE that the Glimmer Paper is on sale - it's a great time to stock up on it.  The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper is especially gorgeous!

And the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are so much fun!  Here are a few projects that I've posted using those versatile dies!

 (If you look closely above the black cardstock with the stars cut out, you'll see a fine strip of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!)
Fun ideas, huh?  Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sprinkles of Life

Have you seen this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set?  It's called Sprinkles of Life and has a coordinating punch - and it's SO adorable!
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Here are just a few samples.  All of these cards were made with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, the Tree Builder punch, and the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of cards made with this stamp set!
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I can't recall who made this card, but it's from the Tickled Ink Meeting in June.
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Here are the main products used in the above cards:
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Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Screen Card Instructions and Weekly Deals

New Weekly Deals --
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Recently I've been making some screen cards and everyone who has seen them seems to want to know how to make them.  They're really quite easy, once you have the measurements.  Here's a sample of the first one I made:
And in another color...
Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, Petite Petals, Petite Pairs
Punches:  Decorative Label, Petite Petals, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Bitty Butterfly, (Eyelet Border Punch - retired)
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You can make either 3-panel or 4-panel sizes.  I chose to make the 4-panel.  You can vary the size, but I wanted to be sure that the final size would fit into a standard A2 envelope.


·        Cut cardstock 11” x 5-1/2” (or 5-3/4” if you’re using a punch at the top that cuts some off).
·        Score on the long edge at 2-3/4”, 5-1/2”, and 8-1/4”.

·        Punch across the top with a decorative punch.  (I used the Hearts Border Punch on this card.)
·        Using the Decorative Label Punch, insert halfway up on the bottom of your cardstock and punch.  Punch one layer at a time, lining up the previously punched panel with the next one to make sure they are even.
·        Cut four back panels at 4-1/4” by 2-1/2” (adjusting size as needed).
·        Cut four Whisper White panels at 4-1/8” by 2-3/8”.
·        Decorate/stamp white panels as desired.
·        Layer onto back panels.
·        Layer onto screen card with strong adhesive like Fast Fuse.

I used the Sheltering Tree stamp to make this card.  I think that's my favorite stamp set right now!
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 Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Upscale Swap Cards

The new catalog is here and it's live!!  Do you have yours yet?
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I have the most recent cards from the Upscale Swap Group.  Even though a lot of the images are from stamp sets that just recently retired, I hope you get inspiration from the layouts and color combinations used.
 Beth Rush - Regarding Dahlias

 Carol Stofer - Butterfly Basics, Butterflies Thinlits, And Many More

 Deb Currier - Crazy About You, Hardwood

 Diane Kipp - Petal Potpourri, From the Garden

 Jayne Stenstrom - Celebrate Today, Painted Petals

 Judi Cayton - Bootiful Occasions, Pictogram Punches

 Laura Barto - Petal Potpourri
Inside of Laura's card

Hope things are going well with you.  This spring is busy with lots of weddings and graduation open houses that we're attending!  Whew - it's hard to keep up with it all!
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Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom