Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Fun with Swirly Frames and Pop of Petals for quick and easy cards

Fun with Swirly Frames and Pop and Petals

We had great fun at coffee and cards making these simple stamped desgins using 2 stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

Simple stamped cards with Jenny ftrom Jemini Crafts

For the frames you can see in the background, we used the Swirly Frames stamp set, with the addition of Pop of Petals flower stamps,together with the four petal flower punch.

Pop of Petals

We made two designs - the first based on a square card, and the second using our rectangular note cards and envelopes. You can see both styles below.

We started by stamping the frame shape of choice onto a Whisper White card layer. This can be stamped in your flower colour of choice, or a contrasting colour if preferred.   In my top sample I used Sahara Sand for the circle and the leaves, and Blackberry Bliss for the flower images and the sentiment. 
Here are the images included in the Swirly Frames stamp set
Swirly Frames Stamp set
 In the photo below you can see some of the ladies having fun with these designs at our Thursday afternoon session in Hummingbirds Bistro, Brackley.


It's great that there is a matching punch for the 5 flowers (and the butterfly) from the Pop of Petals set. I always recommend marking the bottom of each flower stamp,\to make it easier to align in the punch. You can see how I did this on my Facebook LIVE video and You Tube videos.

The stamp set also has different leaf images, which suit a variety of styles. I think we used all of the leaf images and all of the flower designs between us at our sessions!

After all of my coffee and card sessions, I run a Facebook Live video at 2pm (UK) each Monday, which you can find on my Facebook page and my You Tube channel.

You Tube link for this video: https://youtu.be/WXSJ9h_WppI
Facebook Live link: https://www.facebook.com/JeminiCrafts/videos/569806417182010/

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Thanks for stopping by today.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

24 hour sale starts tonight !

Hot off the press is our 24 hour sale which starts this evening Tuesday 22 October.

The low-down:
  • The SALE starts this evening at approx 11pm Tuesday 22 October 2019 (UK)
  • The SALE is on selected stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue, although this does include some Christmas stamp sets too.
  • 15% discount has been applied to all the stamp sets listed, and this is guaranteed until the end of the sale 10:50pm 23 October 2019.
  • You can check all the stamps listed by viewing the online PDF here 
  • Ths offer applies to stamps only, not any matching dies, punches or bundles. you may order those at the same time of course. Other items can also be added to your order.
I ran a Facebook Live video this afternoon, running through all of the sets in the catalogue. If you prefer to, you can view that video here.You don't have to have a Facebook account, or even be logged in to see this video.
You can also click on the image below to view the video.


My personal Top Ten stamp sets in the sale:
  1. Beautiful Friendship £17.00 149252
  2. Very Versailles £17.85 149275
  3. Painted Harvest £17.00 144783
  4. Make a Difference £21.25 146676
  5. Buffalo Check £12.75 151372
  6. Rooted in Nature £33.15 148217
  7. First Frost £17.00 148913
  8. Abstract Impressions £20.40 147513
  9. Dashing Deer (Christmas) £17.00 151362
  10. Winter Woods £17.85 151359
If you use this link when the sale is on, you can see my top ten and add any of them to your online basket. Click on the Top10 image... or HERE.
It will work when the sale has finished... but the prices will revert back to normal.

You can send me an email, text, message with your order items
You can order online via www.jeminicrafts.co.uk

If ordering online and your order is less than £150, use the host code 9JTNS2B7 to get an extra gift from me.
Order before 10pm 23 October to guarantee the sale prices


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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Butterfly Wishes - an easy favourite

Butterfly Wishes from the new 2019-20 Stampin' Up! Catalogue

was the perfect choice for my coffee and card sessions last week. It is one of those stamp sets that produces great results, regardless of what you do with it. All of the work has been done for you, with the shading built into the stamp itself - one of our ©Distinktive stamp designs from Stampin' Up!


I thought that the set lent itself to bookmarks too, so everyone was given the choice of 2 cards, 2 bookmarks or once of each! In the photo above, I used one of our new In Colours Pretty Peacock, matched with Early Espresso. I used our notecard and envelopes for the card, with a background layer of Pretty Peacock, and the bookmark was stamped with Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock on the top.  What you can't see in the photos is the fact that some of  the bookmarks are stamped on the reverse, making a great finished project.

Here are some more finished designs:

If you would like to see how these cards and bookmarks were made, you can hop over to my You Tube channel and see it step by step. Click on the image below to view. This was from a Facebook Live which I do each Monday at 5pm (UK time). Follow my channel and subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode, or catch me live on FACEBOOK.

If you didn't watch the video, the sentiment SMILE comes from Daisy Lane, another new stamp set now available. That will also be featured in a forthcoming coffee and card. The "Birthday Wishes" and "Love to celebrate you" both come from the Butterfly Wishes set as you can see below. You can click on the image to see the stamp set online.

You can see the full detail of the stamp in this close up below.

Below is the butterfly punch referred to in the video. It's the Butterfly Duet Punch. It matches two of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set, plus of course other stamp sets in the catalogue.


Other products used to make these bookmarks and cards are listed below. You can click on any of the images to see more information online. If you wish to order online, do use my monthly order code to get a free gift from me. June's code is 3CRBQEK3.

Delightful Tag Topper Punch

Set of Stampin' Write Marker Pens

Daisy Lane stamp set for sentiment

Thanks for popping by today, look foward to seeing you again soon, Happy crafting !
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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Paper Pumpkin - even better than I expected

A stunning kit with all you need to make 12 cards.

I knew I was going to order a Paper Pumpkin kit as soon as I knew it would be available - after all -  we have been asking to have it released in the UK for as many years as it has been available is the USA. This is a one-off kit being made available worldwide. Let's hope we see more of these in the future.



A fantastic kit, with everything you need (except an acrylic block) to make 12 stunning cards of 4 different designs (3 of each design if you follow the instructions included).

A perfect solution if you go away and want to take some crafting with you - or as a gift for someone, as it is prettily packaged in its own box, with matching tissue paper.

Here are 2 of the cards I made with a friend this afternoon. Everything on the cards you can see are included, even the thread, bird embellishments and the vellum feather! Each card has a matching envelope too - although of course you can make anything you want with the set, you are not limited to cards.

 To give you an idea of what is included, I tried to photograph most of the kit together:


 The box includes 12 printed, coloured cards, 12 matching envelopes, assorted die cuts in different shapes and size to suit your sentiments, a stamp set, brown ink pad (Early Espresso), ribbon, twine and cord, vellum feathers, metal bird embellishments, flower die cuts, tiny glue dots and small dimensionals, plus instructions!

 Here is another of the cards - you can see the flower embellishments, 
twine and the base card. All the envelopes have printed insides too.

 Just to round everything off, here is the adorable stamp set:

Get the whole kit for just £20! 
Order one today by clicking on any of the images/photos, or by emailing me here.
All available whilst stocks last.

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