Friday, 20 December 2013

A little Ocean Fun

Here are some of the cards we have made in class lately.

I am loving the beautiful cards I have made recently with the Stamp set By the Tide.

Envelope Punch Board Projects

What great fun was had by my lovely class ladies making these cutie little boxes and bows using the Envelope punch board.

By Jody Fennell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Images © 2013
(While using DSP make sure you only score lightly so you don’t tear paper)

Bow Using Envelope Punch Board
You will need-
1 strip of each in DSP,
1”x 3 ½”
 ¼” x 1 ¼ “
Tape/ Glue dots
Using the 6” strip, place it at the 3” mark on the punch board and punch, turn over and punch the other side.
Now to do the ends, line them up with the open mouth of the punch and punch all 4 sides. Use your bone folder to curl paper.
Tape middle of bow and join both ends together.
Take the ¼ “piece and wrap around the join and tape down.
Now using the 3 ½ “strip punch at the 1 ¾ mark on your board, turning and doing the other side. Now for the ends, centre tail into the centre of the punch to make tails do both ends.  Now to join together you can leave the tails straight or have then hanging down by just folding it slightly before attaching to bow.

Candy Cane Treat Box
You will need-
5 ½ “x 5 ½ “piece of DSP
Glue Dots
Line up DSP at the 2” mark then punch and score, slide to the 2 5/8” mark and punch and score.
Turn 90° line up score lines and punch and score doing the next 2 sides, on the 4th side DO NOT score only punch at the marks.
Round all corners, fold all score lines 6 in total.
On the bottom score lines cut out the little corners.
Fold up the bottom and add a glue dot to the top corner, fold over one side and affix to glue dot, add glue dots to both side tips and fold over last side and affix together, decorate with ribbon and add candy canes.

Mini Open Basket
You will need-
6” x 6” piece of DSP
Small punch of choice for handle
Tape/ Glue Dots
Step 1- Taking your 6” x 6” piece of DSP line it up at the 1 ½ “ mark, punch and score, turn and line up at the 2 ½ “ mark, punch and score, turn again line up at 1 ½ “ mark, punch and score, the turn again lining up at 2 ½ “ mark, punch and score.

Step 2- Now using the score lines you have just made line them up with the score line marker and punch and score all 4 sides.
Step 3- Round all 4 corners.
Step 4- Fold all score line by hand (no need to use bone
folder when using DSP as it’s a thinner paper and my tear).

Step 5- Punch holes to make handles on both sides.
Step 6- Fold in the corners on each end and tape flaps down.

Mini cracker using the envelope punch board
You will need-
DSP (Paper Stacks or 4.5"x 6.5" piece)
Score Board
Envelope Punch Board
Using Designer Series Paper Stacks in the seasonal catalogue as your starting point: each sheet measures 4.5"x 6.5" so it makes the score measurements really easy:
Using score board or score tool- score at 1", 2", 3" and 4" on the short side, and 1", 1.5", 2", 4.5", 5" and 5"5 on the long side.
Fold 1", 2", 3" and 4" score lines, on the other line fold in a mountain valley mountain fold on both ends.  
Using the Envelope Punch Board- fold the first of the long length folds and line up to the 1.5 mark then punch, move along to the 5” mark and punch, fold paper over again and repeat continuing to do all folds, on the widest side punch threw single paper to complete the holes needed.

Now all you need to do is tape both sides together and add ribbon and decorated with a tag.

12”x12” No Cut Folding Gift Box Tutorial

12”x12” No Cut Folding Gift Box

You will need score board, bone folder, tape.

Step 1: Score at 1 ½”, 3” & 3 ¾”

Step 2: Turn paper 180°

Score at 1 ½”, 3” & 3 ¾”

Step 3: Turn paper 90°

Score at 3” & 4 ½”

Step 4: Turn paper 180°

Score at 3” & 4 ½”

Step 5: At the 4 ½” score lines fold down

 corner lining up along the score lines

Step 6: Turn 180° and do the same as step 5

Step7: Turn 90°.Turn the 1 ½” score line in on both sides.

Step 8: Open the fold back up and lift

 the corner into a lifted triangle

Step 9: Lay them flat over the side fold.

Step 10: Do all four corners.

Step 11: Score all lines, 2 on top and bottom,

 1 on both sides, now tape between the 2 score lines.

Step 12: Fold over the side.

Step 13: Fold other side to meet in centre.

Step 14: Now this is the hardest part,

 you need to slide your bone folder under those
 folds and open and press back to make a crisp fold.

Step 15: Do the other side; you will start to see 

the box taking shape at this stage.

Step 16: Do all 4 corners to create box centre.

Step 17:  Fold box and make a belly band to keep it closed,
 this one is a 1 ¼” X 10” piece of card stock
 but can be any width you like,
 and embellishments can be made with many different things.

Jody Fennell
Phone: 0411480072

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

UPDATED 8 AM, 11/12

The Clearance Rack Blitz begins today. Retired products—up to 80% off—will only be available while supplies last.
View and order your Clearance Rack items online HERE  (email or phone me if you prefer). Online ordering is best as is very possible that popular items will sell out quickly and your order will be on its way to you as soon as you submit your order.

Some things to remember:
* The Clearance Rack has no end date
* Items will be available only while stocks last
*All products are retired, discontinued items -no current products will be sold in the Clearance Rack
* No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product.

* The Clearance Rack will become a permanent fixture on my online store and will be updated with new stock regularly – so check my Online Store often!

Sunday, 1 December 2013


Want to get a start on some Valentine's Day projects?? Then check out these products available from today till January 27.

We love Valentine’s Day! And why wouldn’t we? It’s a chance for us to say “I love you.” And it doesn’t just have to be about romantic love—this holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. We’re here to help you be ready with the A Whole Lot of Love products. 

You will only be able to get these products from  today till 27 January 2014, or while supplies last, so don’t wait. The cards are ready to put together, the Monster Hugs are easy and cute, and the bags are treat-ready.
Flowerfull Heart Stamp - WOOD $16.95

Give your heart to someone special with the Flowerfull Heart Stamp. Your love will show through when you share your feelings this Valentine’s Day. Only available for a limited time.

Follow My Heart Stamp Set - WOOD $27.95 - CLEAR $21.95

Make a romantic gesture with this amazing stamp set. Tell someone how you really feel. You’ll love sharing your heart. Only available for a limited time.

Love You More Stamp Set - WOOD $37.95 - CLEAR $29.95

Share your love this Valentine’s Day with the set that will tell your special someone how much they mean to you. Comes with five adorable images. Only available for a limited time.
Monster Hugs Boy - $9.95

Your kids will love giving these cute monsters away to their friends and classmates. Buy them the cutest valentines around. Only available for a limited time. Comes with 18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts.

Monster Hugs Girl -$9.95

Your kids will love giving these cute monsters away to their friends and classmates. Buy them the cutest valentines around. Only available for a limited time. Comes with 18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts.

Sweet Sayings Cards And Envelopes -$9.95

Don’t have time to spend on valentines this year. Buy these printed cards, add a stamp, and write your message. Adorable with so little work. Only available for a limited time. Comes with 12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four Crisp Cantaloupe).

Sweetheart Treat Bags - $8.95

Give valentine treats this year! Everyone will love your adorably wrapped treat when you put a little something in these sweet bags. Comes with 12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of Pool Party Baker’s Twine. Only available for a limited time.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Want to win a free digital class kit from Stampin’ Up!

Whether you're new to My Digital Studio or a seasoned designer, you'll love our new My Digital Classes with exclusive content to design several projects with guided video instructions—now available in our online store!

Want to win a free digital class kit from Stampin’ Up!

Use this special link to enter for you chance to win!

WOW... Stampin’ Up! Surprises me all the time!

NEW My Digital Studio Classes are now available online....

Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every week and this week there is even more. 

Getting started with My Digital Studio just got even easier with our new My Digital Class kits.

My Digital Classes provide all the basics you need to make the most of our My Digital Studio product. On the last Tuesday of the month Stampin’ Up! will continue to release new classes and coordinating exclusive digital downloads every month,  each class includes an exclusive digital download and instructional project-based video training that will guide users through a number of different techniques as they create a variety of projects in MDS. My Digital Class prices will vary depending on the content included.

There are 3 NEW class packages designed to get you started.

Order Number- 135913
Price: $16.50

Download includes:
* Video tutorial showcasing two digital projects and intermediate MDS techniques
* 71-piece stamp brush set
* 8 Designer Series Papers

* Intermediate class 
* Video tutorial teaches you how to align and space objects so that you can create whatever custom design element you want 
* Follow along with the tutorial and make your own Daily Positive Affirmations journal and Make Today Wonderful postcard
* Kit’s beautiful water coloured design gives your projects a fresh look
* Digital-exclusive

Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Summer Starfruit

Order Number- 135912
Price: $26.95
This download was added on 11/12/2013

Download includes:
* Video tutorial showcasing three digital projects and basic MDS functions
* PDF project instructions
* 23-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 32 embellishments

* Beginner class is perfect for someone who wants to learn the basics of MDS
* Video tutorial teaches you how to start a new project; gives an overview of the Design Center and Resource Pallet; explains what bleed areas are; shows how to add stamp brushes, embellishments, Designer Series Papers, and text boxes; and provides photo basics
* Kit is so versatile and spunky for documenting all the fun you have
* Digital-exclusive

Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Order Number- 135914
Price: $16.50
This download was added on 11/12/2013

Download includes:
* Video tutorial showcasing one digital project and intermediate MDS techniques 
* 38-piece SVG stamp brush set (includes 5 12" x 12" overlays) 
* 7 Designer Series Papers 
* 11 embellishments

* Intermediate class
* Video tutorial shows how to crop stamps, how to group them together to make design elements, and how to use an overlay to create your own Designer Series Paper
* Video tutorial showcases the layers feature of the software 
* Digital-exclusive

Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango

Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the images to get an even closer view.

You can also click here to view a PDF with additional details about this week’s downloads.

Happy Stamping Jody


Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Maybe one of you have a special family logo or a sketch that you would like to have as a stamp. Well now you can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.

When you carve your very own stamp, you will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!

How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial.

Monday, 11 November 2013


It's the most wonderful time of the year. Get 30% off select holiday downloads until November 30! 

Downloads include select holiday cards, kits, photobooks, tags, and framables. 

If you don’t have MY DIGITAL STUDIO yet, you can download it for only $24.95.

Start shopping and creating now!  Or contact me to discuss how I can help you.