Tutorial Bundle, Touches of Texture, The Crafty Carrot Co

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Back in May, I shared this design in a blog hop with the Crafty Carrot Collective. Today I'm back with a video tutorial featuring the masking and layered stamping technique used to make this project.


If you love this set and want to see more, The Crafty Carrot Co have just released their Touches of Texture Tutorial Bundle!

Inside the bundle you'll find:

*A Step It Up project: how to add those artisan touches to turn a simple card into a wow project
* CASE the Cattie inspiration
* An on-trend technique project
* Off-the-card ideas: think gift packaging and gift sets!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Touches of Texture
Inks: Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, StazOn Black, VersaMark
Papers: Shimmery White, Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

In Color Card Strip Background

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stampin' Up!, 201-2018 Annual Catalogue, New in-colors, Bold Butterfly framelits, Confetti Celebrations, Birthday Blooms, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

One of the first things my customers all want to see when a new Stampin' Up! catalogue is released, are the latest in-colours!  I designed this project for my first 2017-2018 annual catalogue class this year.  It allowed participants to play with each of the five newest tones!

It's a quick and easy layout to put together, but don't take my word for it!  View the video tutorial *HERE*.



Keep this layout in mind for the next time you have a heap of card offcuts to use up!

A big thank you to the talented Steffi Helmschrott for the inspiration for this project, please do see her original creations *HERE* for more ideas.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Confetti Celebration, Birthday Blooms
Inks: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark
Papers: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Jewels


Crafting Forever, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Crafting Forever, Stampin' Up!, Customer rewards program, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Watercolor background, Jar of Paint brushes, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

How could you be a paper crafter and not want the new Crafting Forever stamp set??  I knew immediately that this set would be perfect for creating cards and paper gifts for those who I share a paper crafting passion - like my Crafty Carrot Co friends!

Today the Crafty Carrot Co are blog hopping to share a taste of this set. If you buy the Crafting Forever stamps with us in July you will qualify to join our August weekly tutorial rewards program.

Crafting Forever, Stampin' Up!, Customer rewards program, Jar of paint brushes, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Watercolor background, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Australian followers can shop with me throughout July with this exclusive host code:
R29EXQY3

Not in Australia? Find your Crafty Carrot Co. demonstrator *here*.

Crafting Forever, Stampin' Up!, Customer rewards program, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Watercolor background, Jar of Paint brushes,Papercraft by Jennifer Frost


Of course, you are going to want to click through the blog hop to see more crafty creations!
Next up is my friend Susan Wong from New Zealand!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Crafting Forever
Inks: Marina Mist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, StazOn Black
Papers: Watercolour, Basic Black, Whisper White,
Accessories/Tools: Aqua Painter, Sponge Dauber, Black Bakers Twine

Top 5 New Product Picks, Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Friday, June 30, 2017

Pieces & Patterns, New Catalogue Launch Party Bendigo, Confetti Celebration, Diagonal Stripe, Birthday Party display, Fancy Friday Blog Hop, Top #5 New Catalogue picks, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Welcome to another Fancy Friday blog hop.  This month we are sharing our top 5 product picks from the new Annual Catalogue.  Yesterday, I shared a heap of photos from a collaborative New Catalogue Launch Party I co-hosted this past Saturday.  But what I didn't share was my display for the event.  It just so happens that I had a chance to play with all of my top 5 picks for this display.  If you follow my blog, then you will have already seen the gift tags and the card!  I'm excited to share with you the other coordinating projects and how it all came together.


Product Pick #1
Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set
Those cute images and versatile, generic sentiments make this fun set perfect for a host of projects and occasions.  For this reason, the set was my first purchase from the new catalogue!  It's also the first new catty product to feature in the Crafty Carrot Co rewards program - you can learn more about that *HERE*.

Pieces & Patterns, New Catalogue Launch Party Bendigo, Confetti Celebration, Diagonal Stripe, Birthday Party Banner, Fancy Friday Blog Hop, Top #5 New Catalogue picks, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Product Pick #2
Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp
Sometimes we just need a little patterned paper to add a touch of colour or layering to a design.  I've always loved the Stampin' Up! Patterned paper stacks in colour families for that purpose.  But alas, they are no longer available.  I have found an even better substitute in this background stamp though.  It's wonderful being able to create my own striped backgrounds in any colour I like!


Pieces & Patterns, New Catalogue Launch Party Bendigo, Confetti Celebration, Diagonal Stripe, Birthday Party Cake Topper, Fancy Friday Blog Hop, Top #5 New Catalogue picks, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Product Pick #3
Confetti Celebration
All cardmakers need a great birthday set in their collection! No matter the person you are creating for, this set has a sentiment to suit their personality!  With its unique fonts and varied greetings, it's definitely my go-to for mixing and matching when wishing the people I love a happy birthday!



Pieces & Patterns, New Catalogue Launch Party Bendigo, Confetti Celebration, Diagonal Stripe, Birthday Party display, Fancy Friday Blog Hop, Top #5 New Catalogue picks, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost


Product Pick #4 & #5
Number of Years and coordinating Large Numbers Framelit Dies
BIG occasions need BIG numbers. Choose an event—birthday, anniversary, new school year—and add a number for instant personalization. Buy it once, use it often. Great on its own or combined with images from other sets for different looks.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colours you want.



Fellow Aussies, if you've not got your hands on a copy of the new catalogue yet and you are just dying to, please get in touch! My contact info is all here on the blog.  Don't forget the host code when you shop (see blog side bar) - it's your key getting free access to the exclusive Crafty Carrot rewards program!


To all my fellow demonstrators, our launch party was an amazing event and it ran so smoothly - mostly in part to the careful planning of the make and take projects we offered.  We had 15 different card designs all featuring 2017-2018 catalogue product.  Our guests had fun picking and choosing those projects that best fit their personality and allowed them to try their hand at those products that most appealed to them!

Want to learn more about the card designs?  We have bundled up the tutorials for all 15 projects featured on the day. For just $10AUD you will receive detailed written instructions for creating each of the 15 card designs.  That's less than $0.70c per project!!

$10.00

 
Bundles will be sent via email within 24 hours of purchase.


Next up on our Fancy Friday hop the talented Jeanna Bohanon. I can't wait to see what her Top #5 picks are!

Creativity Your Way, Annual Catalogue Launch Party June 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This month I collaborated with my crafty friends, Tanya Rees and Tracy Bish, to host a card making party in Bendigo in celebration of the new annual Stampin' Up! catalogue.  We had a wonderful time crafting with everyone who participated!  All the feedback we have received from attendees so far has been so positive - it makes all the hard work that went on behind the scenes worthwhile!  

Popcorn party favor bags, Stampin' Up!, New catalogue launch party, Bendigo 2017, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost

Salted caramel or dark salted chocolate, what's your preference?  These little popcorn treat bags were given to all guests upon arrival.  They were wrapped in a strip of the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Papers.  The Ready to Pop stamp set was, of course, perfect for decorating the labels!

VIP Guests, In-color share packs, Stampin' Up!, New catalogue launch party, Bendigo, June 2017, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost


All our VIP guests received a 2017-2018 In-colour share gift pack including cardstock, patterned papers and accessories.  We popped these goodies into a wide stamp case personalised with their names.  These were perfect for safely storing completed projects in during the session!

Soft Sayings Card Kit, Stampin' Up!, New catalogue launch party, Bendigo 2017, Tracy Bish
Soft Sayings All Inclusive Card Kit Display by Tracy Bish.

One of our favourite things about Stampin' events is seeing a range of products in person and the array of inspiring samples on display.  This gave us the idea to put together a display of our own for our event!  We wanted to give our participants a chance to see a range of new goodies and be inspired with different ideas for putting their paper crafting talents to use.

Tracy displayed the beautiful new Soft Sayings card kit.  Not only did she share the gorgeous designs made with this kit as featured in the catalogue, she also shared a whole range of amazing, original ideas using the kit contents.

Wedding stationary, Delightful Daisy, Stampin' Up!, New catalogue launch party, Bendigo, June 2017, Paper and Paste by Tanya Rees
Wedding themed display featuring the Delightful Daisy Suite by Tanya Rees.
Wedding stationary, Delightful Daisy, Stampin' Up!, New catalogue launch party, Bendigo, June 2017, Paper and Paste by Tanya Rees

Tanya put together this gorgeous wedding suite featuring the new Delightful Daisy product suite. This included wine bottle tag, invitation, seat name, table number, thank you cards and party favours.

Baby Shower, Baby Birthday, Little One, Bundle of Love, Stampin' Up!, New catalogue launch party, Bendigo, June 2017, Paper and Paste by Tanya Rees
Baby themed display featuring the Little One stamp set and Bundle of Love Suite by Tanya Rees.
Baby Shower, Baby Birthday, Little One, Bundle of Love, Stampin' Up!, New catalogue launch party, Bendigo, June 2017, Paper and Paste by Tanya Rees

Tanya also put together a super cute baby celebration party theme display, featuring the Little One stamp set and Bundle of Love suite.  Wouldn't this make just a divine baby shower or first birthday set up?

For myself, I shared a birthday display... check back this Friday afternoon as I join the Fancy Friday blog hop with all the details of those projects!  The theme for the hop is "Top #5 New Catalogue Product Picks" - you won't want to miss it!

Of course, it's no fun just to see new product -  getting a chance to play and create is the real joy!  Participants certainly got a chance to do that!  We had 15 different card designs on offer all featuring 2017-2018 catalogue product.  Our guests had fun picking and choosing those projects that best fit their personality and allowed them to try their hand at those products that most appealed to them!

Card Buffet, Stampin' Up!, New catalogue launch party, Bendigo, June 2017, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Tanya Rees, Tracy Bish

Want to learn more about the card designs?  We have bundled up the tutorials for all 15 projects featured on the day. For just $10AUD you will receive detailed written instructions for creating each of the 15 card designs.  That's less than $0.70c per project!!

$10.00

Bundles will be sent via email within 24 hours of purchase.

The amazing feedback we received from the day has got us excited and motivated to bring you another day of crafty fun!  So SAVE THE DATE...

Save the Date, Holiday Catalogue Card Making Party, Bendigo, October 2017

Holiday Catalogue Party
Saturday 21st October 2017
Details to come...

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Pieces & Patterns, Greeting Card

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pieces & Patterns, Diagonal Stripe, Dinosaur, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Customer rewards program, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Global Design Project, TGIF Challenge

I'm excitedly preparing for my local 'new catalogue launch party' event coming up this Saturday.  As part of this event, my co-hosts and I are putting together some displays.  I'm creating a party themed display featuring, you guessed it, the brand new Pieces & Patterns stamp set.

Pieces & Patterns, Diagonal Stripe, Dinosaur, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Customer rewards program, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Global Design Project, TGIF Challenge

The layout for this card was inspired by the current Global Design Project challenge.  It also happens to be a perfect fit for the TGIF Challenge "Let's here it for the boys" theme this week.

Pieces & Patterns, Diagonal Stripe, Dinosaur, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Customer rewards program, The Crafty Carrot Collective, Global Design Project, TGIF Challenge

For those of you who follow my blog, you may have spotted that this project matches the party favour tags I shared last week as part of the Crafty Carrot Co July teaser blog hop.

I've got a few more projects in the works for this collection.  Can't wait to show you those soon!  In the meantime, check out this new video by the Crafty Carrot Collective!  It's a sneak peek looking behind the scenes of this month’s blog hop!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pieces & Patterns, Confetti Celebration, Better Together, Diagonal Stripe
Inks: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Real Red,
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Pieces & Patterns, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pieces & Patterns, Party Favour, Gift Tag, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Customer rewards program, The Crafty Carrot Collective

The Pieces & Patterns stamp set was one of the first brand new products to catch my eye in the just released 2017-2019 annual Stampin' Up! catalogue. I'm so glad the Crafty Carrot Co team choose this playful set as the product focus for the July rewards program.  It's got such delightful imagery - perfect for fun-loving children or adults alike!

Pieces & Patterns, Party Favour, Gift Tag, Bear, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Customer rewards program, The Crafty Carrot Collective

Throughout June, qualifying Crafty Carrot Co customers will be rewarded with free access to a full program of tutorials, challenges, and inspiration featuring this stamp set.  Of course, we couldn't wait til July to get creative this cute product. So today, we are having a team blog hop to tempt you with this set!

Pieces & Patterns, Party Favour, Gift Tag, Dinosaur, Stampin' Up!, Papercraft by Jennifer Frost, Customer rewards program, The Crafty Carrot Collective

At the moment, I'm excitedly preparing for my local 'new catalogue launch party' event.  As part of this event, my co-hosts and I are putting together some displays.  I'm creating a party themed display featuring, you guessed it, the Pieces & Patterns stamp set.  These party favour gift tags will set the tone for the rest of the party suite.  I look forward to sharing the other elements with you soon!

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In the meantime, be sure to click the link below and see what the amazing Krista Frattin has to share today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pieces & Patterns, Confetti Celebration, Better Together, Diagonal Stripe
Inks: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Real Red,
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: 1/2"Circle Punch, Hole Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, Bakers Twine, Watercolour pencils, Blender Pen