Playing with new-in colours, Fancy Friday

Friday, May 26, 2017

You've Got This, Stampin' Up! New In-Colour Berry Burst, Lemon Line Twist Combination, Fancy Friday, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Cardmaking classes Bendigo

There is a lot of excitement in the paper crafting world this month in the lead-up to the release of the newest Stampin' Up! catalogue.

One of the first things we all want to see is the new in-colour collection!   Today the Fancy Friday team are playing with these latest colour releases and sharing some inspiring colour combinations with you.

I chose to play with the new Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist tones for my design.  I paired them with a soft watercolour technique featuring the 'You've Got This' bloom.

You've Got This, Stampin' Up! New In-Colour Berry Burst, Lemon Line Twist Combination, Fancy Friday, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Cardmaking classes Bendigo

I'm really looking forward to sharing this design in my local Bendigo class tomorrow morning.  I've still got a spot or two free if you want to join us!

For those of you who would love to see this card being made but can't make it to class, I've decided to share a bit of a tutorial of it exclusively to my monthly newsletter subscribers.  I've had so many new people join my newsletter mailing list these past couple months.  I feel so loved with every subscription notification that comes through!  As a little thank you I thought it might be nice to gift my subscribers with a full tutorial of this project - I'll even share some behind the scenes detail on the inspiration for the layout and an alternate colour combo of this design too! Certainly some happy mail for you all to look forward to in June!

I can't wait to see what colours the rest of the talented Fancy Friday ladies have chosen to play with for you.  Click the link below to see what creative colour combination my Fancy friend Sue has to share!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: You've Got This, Circle of Spring
Inks: StazOn, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black
Papers: Shimmery White, Berry Burst
Accessories/Tools: Aqua Painter, Gold Shimmer Pen, Gold Bakers Twine, Metalic Doilies


Pieces of the Story, Cake Crazy

Saturday, May 20, 2017


 
I love to bake!  Cakes are my absolute weakness, especially chocolate ones.  And birthday's are, of course, the perfect excuse to whip up a batch!  Which is exactly what I did here in the featured photo for this scrapbook layout of my son's birthday.  I was inspired to scrapbook this occasion thanks to the Global Design Project "Cooking, Baking & Making" theme this week.

Cake Crazy stamped cake inspired by chocolate cupcakes and m&m decorations, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

I used the Cake Crazy stamp set to make this little stamped cake embellishment.  The layering in this set is fun to play with and makes creating multi-coloured images so easy!  I used soft suede for the 'chocolate' cake base and coloured the spots directly on the stamp of the overlapping layering piece with Stampin' Write markers to mimic the look of the m&m's decorating my cupcakes in the included photo.

Pieces of the Story, Cake Crazy, DIY Stamped background embellishment, Birthday Scrapbook Layout, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost
 
I'm a big fan of creating your own background papers.  This decorative circle was made by stamping the Cake Crazy sentiment over and over again on a whisper white circle (cut using the largest from the layering circles framelits).

Just a little reminder that the Cake Crazy stamp set is currently on sale in Stampin' Up!'s Retiring List promotion.  It will no longer be available after May 31st so if you are falling in love with it, now is the time to pick it up!!  Of course, if you want to see more of this fun set definitely pick up the exclusive Cake Crazy Tutorial Bundle!  Newly released this month, the Crafty Carrot Co Cake Crazy 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!  Click the link on the image below to secure your bundle today!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cake Crazy, Confetti Celebration
Inks: Memento Black, Pacific Point, Real Red, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cucumber Crush
Papers: Whisper White, Brights and Neutrals Designer Series Papers Packs
Accessories/Tools: Layering Circle Framelits Dies, VersaMark, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pretty Label Punch (NEW - available 1st June), Paper Piercing Tool

 

Touches of Texture, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Touches of Texture, One Big Meaning, 2017-2018 In Colours, Stampin' Up! Australia, Layering and masking technique, Cardmaking, Customer rewards program, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, The Crafty Carrot Co

It's an exciting time in the Stampin' Up! calendar.  The brand new annual catalogue comes out in just a few short weeks.  One of the stamp sets carrying over from the current range is "Touches of Texture".  The Crafty Carrot Co crew have chosen to feature this pretty set in our rewards program throughout June!

Today the Crafty Carrot team have a blog hop teaser of the program to share with you.  For my hop project, I've paired this stamp set with four out of the five brand new in-colours that will be available for purchase come June 1st.  The new in-colour inks and papers are ALWAYS at the top of my new catalogue shopping lists.

Touches of Texture, One Big Meaning, 2017-2018 In Colours, Stampin' Up! Australia, Layering and masking technique, Cardmaking, Customer rewards program, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, The Crafty Carrot Co

To secure your place in our interactive June program, simply add this stamp set to your May shopping cart and plug in the host code!  Or, pick up a bargain in the retiring and clearance sales that are happening at the moment - all purchases to the value of $57(AUD) or more will get you FREE access to our tutorials, videos, challenges and more all month long!


HOST CODE (Copy and paste me): SRWSZR3E


But before you run off to shop, don't forget to hop along with us as we share more fun ideas for this pretty set!  Next on the hop is the talented Krista Frattin in Canada.


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!

(You asked so here it is!  A huge thank you to all who took the time to leave me some lovely comments about this project xx)



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