Stampin Up Christmas Home Dec Project

I have been so inspired by “inchies” lately. If you don’t know what they are do a Pinterest search. You can do them in any theme and color – whatever inspires you. I love Christmas, winter and snowflakes so that was my direction for this project.

***Please note that I did use a number of discontinued items and I apologize if you can’t find them (Stampin Up products are always available on EBay so I would suggest you start there). Even though I sell Stampin Up products, the purpose of this post is for inspiration and sharing (but I’ll be honest, a few sales as a result would be a great bonus). This is the perfect project for mixing and matching and using what you have on hand so don’t think you have to spend money and get all the “hot items” of the moment.  Go back through your old stuff that you haven’t used in a while and remember why you bought them in the first place – you like Them — so use them and have fun.

I wanted to use the Large Letters Framelits so I didn’t do actual inch sized squares. I made squares & rectangles based on the size of the letters and images I wanted to use. I measured a box slightly larger than my images, then added 1/8” to each measurement for each mat layer giving 1/16” borders.

I used Silver Glimmer Paper as my background, then stamped my images on Whisper White Cardstock with mint macaron ink. I’m sorry but that color is no longer available – Pool Party would be a great option. The dark blue matting layers are Dapper Denim.

To make the letter squares, I started by stamping my snowflakes in mint macaron. The large flake is from Flurry of Wishes and the small one is from Every Occasion which is discontinued- but use any smaller snowflake you have on hand. Then I die cut the letters, backed the square with Dapper Denim and put the letters back in with Stampin Dimensionals cut to fit.

The snowmen are from Snow Much Fun which unfortunately is a discontinued set. You might be able to find it on EBay. The words are from A Tim Holtz set of holiday words dies – I don’t know if it is still available. I did a little bit of coloring with the matching Mint macaron marker. Again, this color is no longer available but there is a Matching marker for all of the current colors – you can get the whole set here 110 Dual Tip Markers. I used the Pumpkin Pie marker to color the carrot noses.

The coffee cup is from Merry Cafe which is also discontinued but there is a similar new bundle that you can still get – Coffee Cafe Bundle.

The ornament is also discontinued- Embellished Ornaments. It also has matching framelits. You may be able to get them on EBay but feel free to use any ornament stamp you may have on hand.

The stockings are current and you can get the stamps and thinlets here – Christmas Stockings Thinlets and Hang Your Stocking. I also ran the cuff through the Big Shot with a Sizzix embossing folder. I’m sorry I don’t know the name but it is such a small piece – you could use just about any embossing folder you have. Mine was a holly leaf border that fit perfectly.

The die cut snowflakes are from Couture Creations and I purchased them from Create and Craft.

Lastly, I embellished some of the squares with clear glitter glue and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I hope you enjoyed my post and that you were inspired to create your own project. I would love to see your creations so post a picture or link in the comments. Please let me know if you have any questions – I would be happy to help. Happy crafting!

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Stampin Up Petal Garden Suite

I just love this suite! The colors are scrumptious: Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig and Old Olive. There is a lovely 6×6 paper pad, a pretty stamp set and coordinating 1/8” sheer ribbons. There is also an embossing folder that is perfect: Garden Trellis.

The suite also includes a Memories & More Card Pack that consist of a whopping 72 pieces! I had so much fun using the card pack. It really makes it easy to put together a classy floral set of cards.

I brought the paper pad, coordinating card stock and ribbons to a recent retreat – but I FORGOT the stamp set so there wasn’t much I could do. 😒. Thankfully, fellow demonstrator, Lisa Stokes came to my rescue (thank you Lisa!) and gave me one of the card packs. Here are some of my creations:

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f my cards inspired you, please visit my Stampin Up page and order your own Petal Garden Suite (pages 56 & 57 of the annual catalog). I would also love to see anything you have created with this suite. Feel free to post a link to your blog if you have a post with this suite. Also, I would be happy to answer any questions. I hope you enjoyed my post. Happy crafting everyone!

Oh My Stars in Katy, TX is carrying my cards!

Oh My Stars is having their Grand Opening event this weekend at 1935 Avenue D, Katy, TX and they are carrying some of my hand made greeting cards!  I am so excited to have them in a storefront, I can’t even put it into words. Thank you so much to Malonya and Jodi for giving me this opportunity and exposure.

Oh My Stars is a wonderful store carrying unique home decor and gift items.  Visit them this weekend, August 7th & 8th and check out their fantastic items. All details are on their Facebook page.  I wish them success and happiness in their new venture!  I hope this leads to a long and fruitful relationship between Oh My Stars and Jnets Line.

I also hope that this will be the spark that gives me some self confidence so that I can put myself and my products out there more.  I don’t know what is wrong with me that I am so afraid to pursue my dreams and start by selling myself and my products.  I love what I do and I am very proud of what I produce.   I really love to give my things away as gifts which usually results in what we all love  — compliments!  ………….But then I see other crafters work and I lose all confidence. I don’t feel that my work holds up and I can’t imagine people willing to pay their hard earned money for my stuff.  I have always gotten the support and praise from my family (thank you all so much, I love you and so appreciate your help, praise and encouragement over the years), but let’s face it, they are family – they have to be nice right? Lol. Except for Dad, we can always trust Dad to tell you exactly what he is thinking!

Anyway, all this boils down to the fact that this is a very big step for me and I intend to keep those steps going in the right direction, so thank you again to Oh My Stars Jodi and Malonya.  Good luck ladies!

Crafting with Paper and Jeanette – and – Meetup.com

Ding ding ding – the class bell is ringing!!  I believe I have this done right now.  Classes have been scheduled and you can sign up and pay in Meetup.com.  Join my group Crafting with Paper and Jeanette and you can see the current schedule and be advised of new classes, workshops and events as scheduled.  You must register and pay for classes so I can properly prepare.  Please note I currently have a special going **If you bring a guest, your next class/workshop will be free**.  Please note space is limited so register early.

I am so excited to get this going into some kind of regular classes and I want it open to all ideas a voices so if you have any ideas, please feel free to contact me.  Is there a special type of card you want  to do? Or a type of stamping?  Or some type of holiday project?  Is there a day or time of the week that is better/best for you to meet?  Do you have a group that wants to meet at your home?  I can put together a traveling workshop if that works best for you – just let me know.  I am also able to do classes for younger crafters so let me know if you have children with the desire to participate.

**I wanted to let you know Meetup uses WePay (as apposed to PayPal) and I did a little research on it and found that they are about 5 years old and offer the same protections as PayPal and fees are about the same and there were really no exceptional negative issues — there were basically the expected amount of complaints for a company of their size and they are rated “A” with the BBB so bottom line is: I feel comfortable using them to process payments.

Card Making Classes

I am scheduling card making classes at my workshop.  Make 4 cards of your choosing for $25.00.  I will have everything ready for you, you just assemble and decorate.  You can put your own spin on them if you want, I have a wide variety of embellishments for you to chose from – my Stampin’ Up selection is growing by  leaps and bounds!  Birthday cards, get well cards, sympathy cards, holiday greetings, whatever you need,, we can make it together!  Space is limited so be sure to register early.  Review my calendar for dates and times available.  Here are a couple of the cards you could chose:

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Click here to visit my Stampin’ Up page and see my calendar where you can register for the class(es) of your choosing.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or if you have any problems (this is new to me so I may mess up on some of these links – they are so confusing).

Witching Decor

I completed my Witches Hat from the Witching Decor Project Kit and I love how it came out!  Again, I truthfully say it comes out so much better than the pictures in the catalog show.  I am not a burlap fan so I substituted the burlap bow with a pretty orange organza ribbon that I tied with the Ribbon Maker I got from CreatandCraft.com.  I have always been terrible at tieing bows and this has been a life saver.  I got two sizes that tie tiny bows for cards and larger bows for home decor projects like wreaths and such.

The directions tell you to put the leave on the linen string but I didn’t care for that look either so I spritzed my leaves & crumpled them and let them dry.  Then I sponged them with crumb cake (I liked that a little better than the soft suede the directions called for)  then I randomly placed them around the had gluing them down with Tombow glue  So here is what I ended up with.  Let me know what you think.  You can order a kit for yourself from my Stampin’ Up page or just e-mail me!

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A World of Thanks

Well, my Open House is only a day away (and don’t worry I won’t start singing Annie fans) and I am so excited to show my family and friends how easy it is and how much fun it is to create beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, home decor pieces and so much more with Stampin’ Up!   And it doesn’t cost as much as you think.  Stampin’ Up has great kits available now that put everything together for you – then if you want, you can attend a class with me for a reasonable fee and use my stamps and dies to complete your kit.  How easy is that?  Or, we can schedule a party at your home and you and your friends can all complete the kit together – or get your holiday cards done perhaps?  Just visit my Stampin’ Up page to see our current catalogs and then let me know how I can help you complete your project.

For my open house guests, I decided to use the “A World of Thanks” stamp as my inspiration to make one of the cards they can choose to make and take home.  I thought it would be inspiring yet unintimidating for those that are new to stamping and card making.  It is a nice all over stamp that is easy to use and everyone can always use a thank you card.  I stamped with the current Stampin’ Up in colors on a piece of the matching in color paper.  I liked the monochromatic look from the example they displayed in the current catalog but I thought it needed a little more so I used a card base in the same color but added a layer in between of designer series resist paper that is sponged in the same color (unfortunately, I was not aware the resist paper is no longer available – I’m sorry).  On the cucumber crush card, I didn’t really like the way the resist layer came out so I used a layer of paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I wrapped bakers twine around the top layer and tied a double bow – then  I punched 4 small hearts and glued them back to back on the ends of the twine (I really like how that cake out – I think it is super cute).  On 3 of the 4 cards I added flowers that were diecut on my Bigshot.  I lightly spritzed them with water and crumpled them up and let them dry.  When dry, I opened them and shaped them with a stylus on the foam pad and lightly sponged them with matching ink.  I think they ended up looking like leather – I was quite pleased.  I attached the petal layers with a brad and attached the flower with a glue dot.  The final touch was 3 small pearls.  I hope my guests like them.  I hope you do to.  Please let me know what you think and let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help you with.  Thanks for stopping by.

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