Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cheerful Tags

I love the fabulous Here's to Cheers bundle in the Holiday Catalog but I haven't had much time to play with it.  I will definitely be playing with this more.  But I had time to make a quick and easy wine tag.  

I actually created this with mostly scraps.  I started with some Real Red and cut the tag out.  The dies made it super easy.  I cut the swirly background with some Silver Glimmer paper using the great set of dies.  I stamped the sentiment on some scraps of whisper white and punched out using a  circle punch.  I covered the back with some adhesive and made a fun border out of some Emerald Envy ribbon.  I used some silver glitter ribbon to finish the tag off.  

Now some of these items are retiring so you better get them while the getting is good.  Those items are the Glitter Ribbon (comes in a pack of two with silver and Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon) and the Silky Taffeta Ribbon combo pack (Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler).  The stamp set and dies are carrying over but the bundle price is not so better save now or you might regret it!  

For more great tag ideas, head over to SSI!

Monday, December 5, 2016

December Color Challenge

First Monday of the month which means I am sharing some inkspiration for the Color Challenge over at SSI.  Check it out:

Oh man, Darcy made this one a bit of a challenge.  I was tempted to make a Christmas card but instead I grabbed a stamp set I got from the Stampin' Up event that will be featured in the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Here is my card:

The stamp set is called Cool Treats and it does have a set of framelits to go with it along with yummy DSP, washi tape and some sprinkles embellishment (and they should be at my house the middle of this week).  So you will be seeing more of this set for sure.  The colors made me think of yummy ice cream or frozen yogurt and I knew that Sahara Sand could double as a cone.  For the cone and ice cream, I did some two-step stamping, first stamping off for the first layer for a lighter shade of color.  If you haven't gotten the Stitched Shapes Framelits, they might be on back order now.  But let me tell you, you do need them so be sure to put them on the top of your wishlist.  They pair perfectly with the Layered Ovals (Squares and Circles) here.  I used some Flirty Flamingo envelope paper and ruffled ribbon.  

I can't wait to see what the other designers at SSI created with these colors.  And I would love to see what YOU can do!  Create and project using these colors and upload it to our page!  

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Tree-mendous Color Combo

There are some amazing stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog, but there are also a few awesome ones in the Annual Catalog.  I decided to give on older stamp a little bit of love, the Perfect Pines stamp set.  I got the bundle last year, it was one of the first things I ordered from the Holiday Catalog.  And in making this card, I stumbled onto a pretty color combo.  Check it out:

I love the look of the Emerald Envy and Very vanilla with the hints of copper.  This was definitely a little bit more of a complicated card.  Between dry embossing the background (don't forget about this fabulous embossing folder in the Annual Catalog), heat embossing the tree in copper, and die cutting all the trees and labels, and added the ribbon and copper foil, it was NOT quick and easy.  But honestly, it was worth it.  Here is a close up of the card:

I forgot about some of these things, like the ruffled Emerald Envy ribbon and the copper thread.  And I really forgot how awesome this stamp set is with all its great trees and sentiments.  And how perfect is the stitched circle with the layered scallop?  Here is the inside:

I stamped another tree as well to fill up the space.  And I really love this sentiment.

If you want to see more awesome tree inspired projects, head over to SSI.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hang Your Stocking Tags

I love it when I can get a great deal on products that I already love enough to pay full price.  This happened with the Hang Your Stocking bundle.  I actually didn't buy it as a bundle.  I got the stamp set when it was 25% off with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  And I grabbed the Stocking Framelits when they were on the Online Extravaganza.  Check out the bundle:

As CASE-worthy as that project is in the picture there, I decided to make some quick tags:

I layered some of them with the Stitched Shapes dies, and others I just put right on the tag.  I used Garden Green for the tag bases with some Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta ribbon.  Here are some close ups of each one:

I just cut some DSP from the Warmth and Cheer stack  for this stocking and used a Crumb Cake stitched oval.

Here I used the patterned stamp and trimmed the stocking with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  

Hard to see but this one is embossed with the Real Red Embossing Glitter.  Since the stocking was already sparkly I just trimmed with with some Whisper White.

Here I used the stocking die with the snowflake cut out (and used that snowflake for the first stocking) and layered it on a Whisper White stitched oval.

I really loved playing with this bundle but didn't have a lot of time so I thought making some tags would be perfect.  For more great tag ideas, head over to SSI!


Monday, November 28, 2016

November Technique Challenge

Hello and welcome to our weekly challenge.  Last week things got a little crazy at my house with the holidays and I unfortunately didn't have time to post.  But I am back in this week and I am thrilled to show off my take on this week's Technique Challenge over at SSI:

The only real trick here is that you need to have the reinkers on hand.  I finally got into the habit of buying the reinkers as soon as the I buy new ink pads (new in colors).  And aside from this technique there are lots of other ways to use them (aqua painters, spritzers, etc).  Here is my card:

I just love the way this card turned out.  I let the fabulous color palette of the Moroccan DSP determine my colors and paired it with the In This World Stamp set.  The butterfly fit perfectly in the Layering Ovals Framelits and I was able to layer it with a scalloped oval for an extra bit of Dapper Denim.  I love the two sheets of the DSP, the one has a kaleidoscope feel to it.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom and finished it off with some enamel shapes.  Here is a close up of the butterfly:

You can see with the Baby Wipe technique, your image gets stamped in a lot of different colors.  I used Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim.  Here is the inside:

This is a perfect card for a special person in your life and there is lots of space for a nice personal note.  I made quite a few of these cards as a swap for a Stampin' Up! event I went to.  I was pretty proud of it because it uses a stamp set that doesn't get a lot of buzz and it was actually a pretty easy card to make as well.  

This is a great technique and can be used to create any type of card.  I can't wait to see what you create and upload over at SSI!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hat's Off to Christmas

I am so excited to have so many of my Christmas Cards done already for this year.  I have another one to share with you today using an awesome bundle from the Holiday Catalog.  First check out the bundle:

How cute are those hats?  And there is an awesome builder punch bundled with it.  Here is my card created with these fabulous products:

I used started with a Mint Macaron card base and added some of the striped paper from the Presents & Pinecones DSP and stamped my sentiment right on it.  I added a strip of Whisper White to add my hats too.  Two of the hats are actually embossed with the Glitter Embossing Powder in Emerald Envy and Real Red.  Here is a close up:   

I love how each hat has some glitter, even the last one is trimmed with Silver Glimmer Paper.  Here is a look inside:

I stamped my sentiment in Real Red and added an Emerald Envy tree to the bottom.  

You can see this is a great bundle.  Aside from the stamp and punch bundle, it was awesome how great the other products worked together.  Yet another reason why I love Stampin' Up!  They have the best coordinating products.  

Over at SSI, the other designers are also showing off their favorite bundles, so head over there.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CASE the Jars

The Holiday Catalog is chock full of CASE-worthy projects.  And as much as I want to say that all of my creations are complete Jenny G Originals, sometimes I need a little kick int he creative butt.  And that is why we CASE.  Today we are CASEing over at SSI.  Here is the card I am going to CASE:

I CASEd the Jar shaker card.  Here is my version:

I definitely swayed a bit from the catalog sample.  I used a very different color combo of Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron with touches of silver.  Next time I need to be a little more aggressive with the inside of my shaker card.  I used the Frosted Sequins, which are easily overlooked in the Holiday Catalog, but are a MUST HAVE!  I also filled the jar with some glitter.  And instead of stamping on the "Merry" I used my Big Shot and cut it out in Silver Foil.  It might be hard to see, but the Sweet Sugarplum background is embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Here is the inside: 

I love the cute!  And I had to include that cute little snowman!  For a complete supply lisy, check out below.  Head over to SSI for more Holiday Catalog CASEs.