Friday, 25 September 2020

Fun cards for coffee lovers

Fun cards using the Press On stamp set

I had great fun this week with the new coffee themed stamp set from Stampin' Up!
It's called Press On and includes take away cups, coffee sentiments and coffee beans.

I featured the set in three Facebook live videos, including some basic stamping, paper piecing and also  some tricks and tips with the Stamaparatus positioning tool from Stampin' Up!

All of the videos are now available on my You Tube channel, as well as being on my Jemini Crafts Facebook Page.

I used the fun Buffalo Check background stamp  to create the tablecloth design that you can see above. The mirrored images of the coffee cup were created using the Stamparatus and a silicone mat. To see how this was done, feel free to view the video below. It should begin at the point of creating the mirror image. You can also see how the tablecloth was created.

One of the clever things about this stamp set is the centre of the cup stamp stamps being cut out to avoid unnecessary ink being picked up. I use these offcut pieces to create the brick wall in the card below - waste not, want not!  We know that crafter' nevr throw anyghing away that might just be useful!  The video below shows you how this was done (it should start at the specific point of creating the wall).
You can see the stamp set in my online shop by clicking here or on the image below.

If you have any questions about this post, or any Stampin' Up! products, please don't hesitate to contact me at
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Saturday, 5 September 2020

CLASS IN A BOX - September box ready to order


Our popular monthly CLASS IN A BOX is now ready for ordering.  You have until 13th Septmber to place your order for this month's kit via email to


Our CLASS IN A BOX is a monthly card kit delivered to your door, containing enough supplies for a minimum of 8 handmade cards. Typically the box would include cards (cut and scored), envelopes, designer (patterned) paper, ribbon, die cuts and embellishments.  There will be plenty of left over items for you to carry on crafting.

Also included are links to individual video tutorials (1 for each card design) via a webpage - to which you have unrestricted access. I have also introduced a live Craft Along session on 26th September so you can craft with me and others, pick up hints and tips on getting the best out of your CLASS IN A BOX.

This month's theme is Christmas Snowflakes.
All of the cards feature snowflakes, and although they are aimed at Christmas, there would nothing to stop you creating birthday cards with them. The kits do not include sentiments, although this kit inc;udes some Happy Christmas diecuts. You will need scissors and glue to complete the cards. You may prefer to use a paper trimmer/guilltoine if you have one available.

The CLASS IN A BOX costs just £20 delivered to your door in the UK. You can choose any of our optional items to order at the same time - and you will pay no extra postage.

Here are the details for September:

Not all of the card designs are shown in the photographs.
Here are the optional items available to order:

This is the 6th consecutive month I have offered the CLASS IN A BOX, and they are continuing to be popular, with a significant amount of repeat orders. This will run alongside our classes when we are able to return to in-person classes in the future.

You can select a box to be sent to someone else as a present, you can also subscribe to the box on a monthly basis (stop at any time). You must order and pay for your box by 13th September.

To order yours, please just email me: HERE TO ORDER

When you have ordered your box, you will have access to a website page which will contain all the resources and a timetable for the despatch of your CLASS IN A BOX. Happy crafting!

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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

NEW AT SU - New In-Colours

New at SU July Blog Hop - New In Colours


Welcome to our NEW AT SU! July Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are 'hopping' with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. 
Today we are showcasing the New 2020-2022 In Colours.

I wanted to use the new In Colours with the Posted for You Stamp set, which has a matching Postage Stamp punch. It can be purchased as a bundle for 10% discount, and at just £29.50 (UK) it's a great place to start your papercraft journey.  It's a great way of making stamped images look like postage stamps.  I teamed the images up with the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack - a pack of 10 cards and matching envelopes. Great for quick card making.

Here is my first card - I stamped 2 of the 3 stamp designs in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card and coloured them in with Bashful Blue and Old Olive Blends pens. I punched them out with the postage stamp punch and positioned them in the central panel of the card, and added the postmark stamp in Early Espresso.  I layered them onto the pre-printed Misty Moonlight card base.

I then decided that the stamps should be closer together for a better effect, so this next card was created with the Bumblebee card base.
 And finally of course, I had to add the lovely bright Magenta Madness into the mix!
For this card, I arranged the stamped images into a portrait format.

I would love to know which colour and layout you prefer - please comment and let me know.

Thank you for stopping by today. We welcome your feedback and comments.
When you are ready, please hop along to our next blog for more In Colours with 
Stampin' with the Copper Cropper. Click on the image below.

Here is the roll call for all our Blogs on the hop today:
July 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about products or the techniques shown here. If
you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the below links to order products from
me. You can also click here to visit my You Tube channel to see how I made these cards LIVE.

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Wednesday, 3 June 2020

NEW catalogue launch and BUY ONE GET ONE FREE

It's here! Our brand new Annual Catalogue!
The new catalogue is live from today Wednesday 3rd June 2020. and as soon as all the computer systems are updated, you will be able to click on the catalogue image on the right hand side and download your own PDF copy. Click on the image above for an introductory video.

I have sent out paper copies of the new catalogue to my customers from the last 12 months, if you have not received your copy, please EMAIL ME and request one.

Buy One Get One FREE

I normally have a retiring sale at this time of year, selling off my retired stamp sets, dies, punches etc. Due to the CORONAVIRUS limitations, we are unable to meet in person in our village hall, so for the first time I am running this event ONLINE.

For full details, please visit this page.

In Colour Sample Kit

I am offering a new In COLOUR sample kit which consists of a sample of cardstock, designer papers, ribbons and enamel dots. Full details will be added here shortly.

NEW Paper Shares

I will also be offering a paper share - a great way to see all of the papers without the full cost! You will receive a quarter pack of all of the papers. Full details of how to order will be added here shortly.

If you have any queries about the new catalogue, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you.

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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Retiring Lists have been announced

Don't miss any items on your wish list!

Stampin' Up! have just announced their retiring lists for both the 2019-2020 Annual catalogue and the 2020 Spring/Summer catalogue.

This means that any items that do not appear in the new 2020-2021 catalogue are being 'retired' and are now available whilst stocks last. Some of these items are discounted up to 60% from the original price.  If you have a wish-list of items, then I recommend you check them against the retiring list and order them whilst you can.

To check the items retiring, you can click on the image above or HERE.
There are also PDF files available, but they include English, French, German and Dutch sets, so are rather long to scroll through.
Annual Catalogue PDF
Spring/Summer PDF
If you want to check a specific item, please just EMAIL ME and I can confirm for you if it is being carried over or not.  There is also a Spreadsheet file available if you prefer.

 Some helpful hints:

  • Retiring items are only available whilst stocks last - you won't see back orders
  • Bundles (i.e stamps + dies or stamps and punches) from the Annual catalogue are not carried over at the discounted price, though the individual items may be carried over. If you like the bundle order now at a discount.
  • SNAIL in it's current form is retiring. We have a new version available in June. You may stock up on spare refills whilst they last.
  • All the 2018-2020 In Colours are retiring, along with all of the Designer papers.
I will be ordering every few days, depending on demand. You are welcome to email me or phone me with an order. My suggestion is always to order direct from the website, that way you know the item is in stock when you order.  If you click on any of the links above, you will be taken to my shop, look for SHOPPING WITH JENNY MCCORMAC on the top left side of your order screen. Any problems, please call me 01280 840453 or email me HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.
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