Cake Crazy Celebration for the TGIF Challenge

Friday, April 28, 2017

Cake Crazy, Kate Spade Style, Jar of Love, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Stampin' Up!, TGIF Challenge

Dear TGIF challenge blog team,

Wishing you a very Happy 2nd Birthday!
Thank you so much for inviting me to your party.
Once upon a time, it was such a privilege to serve on your team of talented (and super lovely) designers.  And even though life got too busy to keep up with the design team commitment, I still just love following your journey and playing along where I can.  Your challenges inspire my cardmaking and continue to provide creative motivation to this day!

So Happy Birthday!!  Wishing you much success and love, Jenn xx

Cake Crazy, Kate Spade Style, Jar of Love, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Stampin' Up!, TGIF Challenge

Now a little about my card.  I have a super clever cake decorating friend who asked me to make her some Kate Spade themed birthday invitations last year.

Bespoke Handcrafted Birthday Invitation, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Stampin' Up!, Kate Spade Inspired, Picture Perfect

When I looked at the Cake Crazy stamp set, I thought about her and her gorgeous cake creations.  So I was inspired to make a Cake Crazy card, Kate Spade style.

Cake Crazy, Kate Spade Style, Jar of Love, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Stampin' Up!, TGIF Challenge

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cake Crazy, Jar of Love
Inks: VersaMark, Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo
Papers: Whisper White, In Colour Designer Series Paper pattern, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: White and gold embossing powders, Heat Tool, Everyday Jars Framelit Dies, 1 1/4 Circle punch, Gold thread

Want to see more of this fun set?  Why not pick up the exclusive Cake Crazy Tutorial Bundle?  Sign up to the Crafty Carrot Co *HERE* to be the first to learn of the details of this bundle's release early May!  Each Crafty Carrot Co bundle includes five easy to follow tutorials presented in both written and video format. So easy to follow!  And with a design team made up solely of Artisan award winners, you know the projects are bound to be inspirational!

Work of Art, Fancy Friday

In the Meadow, Stampin' Up!, Fancy Friday, Artwork Challenge, No line watercolouring, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

This month, the Fancy Friday team was challenged to create a piece of art - a card without a greeting or any wording on the front.  I really loved making this 'In the Meadow' scene for this challenge.  I truly did feel like an artist!

In the Meadow, Stampin' Up!, Fancy Friday, Artwork Challenge, No line watercolouring, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

If you are interested in seeing this design being made please leave a comment on this post.  I would be more than happy to create a video tutorial if there is sufficient interest!

In the Meadow, Stampin' Up!, Fancy Friday, Artwork Challenge, No line watercolouring, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Regrettably the 'In the Meadow' stamp set was placed on the retiring list earlier this month and has since sold out in the Australian market.  Just another reason why you should shop for your favourites from this list before stocks sell out and they are gone for good!  You can view what remains on the list *HERE*.

I sincerely love the Fancy Friday hops and I'm so excited to see what the rest of the team has come up with for you!  Click the link below to continue the journey.  Next up is my fancy friend Susan in New Zealand.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: In the Meadow
Inks: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Peek-a-boo Peach, Soft Sky
Papers: Shimmery White, Soft Suede
Accessories/Tools: Aqua Painter, White Gel Pen, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie

Basket Bunch for Mother's Day

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Mother's Day card by Jennifer Frost, Stampin' Up!, Basket Bunch, Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners, Polka Dots, TGIF challenge, Shop Stampin' Up! goodies from my online store for FREE rewards program fun! Learn more today!


This week I've been busy putting the final touches on some designs for my next cardmaking workshop.  I decided to feature some of the beautiful products that made it onto the retiring list sale to give my participants one last chance to see them in action before they are gone for good!

All three class projects are quite feminine.  We celebrate Mother's Day in May so all attendees will have a special card ready for the occasion.

Happy Mother's Day card by Jennifer Frost, Stampin' Up!, Basket Bunch, Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners, Polka Dots, TGIF challenge, Shop Stampin' Up! goodies from my online store for FREE rewards program fun! Learn more today!
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For this design, I used the pretty flowers from the retiring Basket Bunch set.  I put them in a 'vase' using the smallest jar from the Jar of Love stamps.  The sentiment comes from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  Participants in the class will have the opportunity to pick whatever sentiment they like from this versatile set when putting the final touches on their projects!

The current "Polka Dot" TGIF challenge theme inspired my choice of the Large Polka Dot embossed background.  This embossing folder is also on the retiring list and is actually less than $10 at the moment in my Australian online Stampin' Up! store - a real bargain!

If you decide to take advantage of the fabulous retiring sale, I'd just love for you to use my host code: MSS4DMUF. All sales of $36.50 or more this month get you free access to the Crafty Carrot rewards program throughout May.  Learn more *HERE*.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Basket Bunch, Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Archival Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, White Craft ink
Papers: Whisper White, Vellum, Shimmery White, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake
Accessories/Tools: Blender pens, Classic Label Punch, Pearls, White Bakers Twine, Delicate White Doily, Polka Dot Texture Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber.

Want to see more of this adorable set?  It's more versatile than you might think!  Why not pick up the exclusive Basket Bunch Tutorial Bundle?  Each Crafty Carrot Co bundle includes five easy to follow tutorials presented in both written and video format. So easy to follow!  And with a design team made up solely of Artisan award winners, you know the projects are bound to be inspirational!  For more information, click *HERE*.


Watercolouring Video Tutorial

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Watercolor Pencils, Birthday Blooms, Suite Sentiments, Birthday card by Jennifer Frost, Stampin' Up!, Video Tutorial

I'm sharing a video tutorial today for this watercoloured project.  Join me as I use the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils to colour this beautiful pink Birthday Bloom!


This card featured in my Watercolour class earlier this year.  I'm so happy that the Birthday Blooms stamp set, which contains the gorgeous flower image you see here, is continuing over into the new catalogue due to be released in June.

Watercolor Pencils, Birthday Blooms, Suite Sentiments, Birthday card by Jennifer Frost, Stampin' Up!, Video Tutorial

What's not continuing is the Suite Sentiments stamp set I've used to create the little text background strip.  You can now find Suite Sentiments in the Stampin' Up! retiring sale.  It's a truly versatile set that's great to have on hand.  Wanna get your hands on some exclusive inspiration using this set? Why not pick up the Suite Sentiments Tutorial Bundle by The Crafty Carrot Collective!  For more information click *HERE*.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Suite Sentiments, Confetti Celebrations
Inks: Archival Black
Papers: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories/Tools: Watercolour Pencils, Classic Label Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Delicate White Doilies


Nailed It, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Stampin' Up! are getting ready to retire products from both the current annual and occasions catalogues.  The product on these retiring lists is available until May 31st, or until stock runs out.   One of the sets on the list is "Nailed It", The Crafty Carrot Co choice for our May customer rewards program.


My hubby is a builder, so I was immediately drawn to the tool themed imagery of this set.  If you have a handyman, or woman, in your life that you'd like to make projects for - then be quick!  This set is sure to retire sooner than the May 31st catalogue end.  In fact, the clear mount set has already sold out in Australia, so don't delay!

But if tools are not your thing, remember you can pick your own product!  The tutorial ideas we share in our Crafty Carrot programs are super versatile and can be played along with any of the products in your stamping "toolbox".


Fellow Aussie's can shop *HERE*.  Don't forget to copy and paste this qualifying host code: MSS4DMUF. For those of you shopping from other countries, my international friends are on board to help you in your market!
But before you run off to shop, don't forget to hop along with us as we share more fun ideas for this "handy" set!  Next on the hop is the super clever Krista Frattin in Canada.

Basket Bunch Easter Gift Boxes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter gift, Basket Bunch, Easter Basket, Gift Box Punch Board, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

It's almost Easter time! Every chocolate lover's favourite time of year.  Time to get creative with those Easter gift ideas!  I was inspired by Susan Wong to put the gift box punch board to work this Easter in creating this set of gift boxes.  The decorative toppers make a great gift tag alternative - wouldn't these double as great cupcake toppers too!

Easter gift, Basket Bunch, Easter Basket, Thanks a Bunch, Gift Box Punch Board, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Of course, the Easter basket is a classic gift theme this time of year!  Simply attach a strip of cardstock, like I've done here, to instantly upgrade this box into a cute basket with a little handle.

Want to see more of this adorable set?  It's more versatile than you might think!  Why not pick up the exclusive Basket Bunch Tutorial Bundle?  Each Crafty Carrot Co bundle includes five easy to follow tutorials presented in both written and video format. So easy to follow!  And with a design team made up solely of Artisan award winners, you know the projects are bound to be inspirational!  For more information, click *HERE*.


Of course, if you fall in love with this stamp set you only have a limited time left to pick it up before it retires!  Shop from my online store in April and get free access to the Crafty Carrot Collective month long rewards program in May! Conditions apply, see the detail HERE.



Step-It-Up, Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Friday, March 31, 2017

Birthday Card, Fairy Celebration, Fancy Friday, Succulent Garden DSP, Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

No automatic alt text available.I'm really excited about today's Fancy Friday blog hop!  The team has been given a 'Step-It-Up' themed sketch challenge to share with you.  I love sketches, but I especially love seeing ideas for creatively taking a card design up a notch!

For my project today, I was inspired by some of my class participants who requested we make a shaker card when we meet next.  I immediately thought of this fairy from the Fairy Celebrations stamp set.  With a punch to match those lovely wings, it was a great fit for a shaker concept.  But a shaker card is advanced.  So first I put together a non-shaker version that let the image shine as intended!

Birthday Card, Fairy Celebration, Fancy Friday, Succulent Garden DSP, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

For me, 'simple' means sticking to the basics - stamps, ink and a little paper. This card would be very easy to recreate with very few tools at home!

I've stamped the fairy in Memento Black on shimmery white card and then coloured with blender pens.  A shout out to the clever Paula Dobson who advised me to use blushing bride mixed with a touch of Coral Calypso for colouring skin tone - it worked a treat! Thanks Paula.  Do you have a favourite combination or a go-to trick for colouring skin? I'd love to hear from you!

Now to kick it up a notch...

Birthday Card, Fairy Celebration, Fancy Friday, Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Can you spot the differences??  This project has been stepped up with:

  • a hand stamped background as opposed to designer series patterned paper;
  • a die cut Stitched Framelits oval layer
  • a die cut Tags and Labels Framelit feature
  • wings punch cut to create a window for a shaker feature.
Now you must go and visit the next blog in this hop!  I just know this group of talented cardmakers is going to rock this challenge!!  Next up is my talented friend, Susan Wong.
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As soon as you place a qualifying Stampin' Up! order and using this month's host code (9N67UXJA) you will get exclusive access to an amazing rewards program like no other! Full details *HERE*.




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