I seem to be making more Stampin’ Up! cards lately. I like the way the inks, alcohol markers and papers are all coordinated to work together. There are 4 base colour ranges Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles, that interchange with each other and the Designer Series Papers (DSP) mixes them together well too. Every year another temporary small colour range is introduced for two years. My favourite colours are the Brights as you can probably guess.
Why not check them out in my Etsy shop. Just tap on the photos above to go there.
Its nice and relaxing layering pre-cut cardstock to produce a decoupage card. With a bit of time and patience you can produce a OOAK card that is quite a keepsake.
All three cards a now listed in my Folksy shop, JuneJacksonDesigns, there is even a wine lovers card there too!
All three of these cards are made with Hunkydory foil embossed card and layered on pearlescent card to give a truly great quality card. Click on the photo and the link will take you to the listing on Folksy.com .
I’ve made a leap away from Etsy.com. Gradually over the next few weeks I’m moving my cards to buy on Etsy.com over to Folksy.com.
The market on Etsy.com is saturated and basically, without advertising on their site, I’m not getting any views. I’m not going to say anymore, other than I’ve watched YouTube till my eyes are sore and I’m not producing much at all. I’m going to blog what I make, list it to Folksy and add it to my Pinterest boards. I’m not even going to use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at the moment. Not till the stock levels are a lot higher. It’s been proven to be a bit of a waste of time at the moment. Thinking ahead, I’m not going to close my Etsy shop as I’m aware there is a plugin available called Etsy360 which allows you to show your Etsy listings on your website, and once a customer has an item in their basket on your website, when they are ready to buy they will be directed to Etsy for completion of the sale. Basically you list on Etsy, and the item is show on your website. You get the traffic to your website but the customer gets the security that Etsy provides. Something to think about in the future.
How am I moving over to Folksy?
Folksy allow you to send to them your CSV file from your Etsy shop and they arrange for one of their engineers to add the listings into your drafts folder. This is only available to their shops who have the Folksy Plus plan, which is £5 a month, paid monthly so you can change at any time. It only takes a couple of days to arrange for you, and there is minimal work for you to do when the listings are ready, freeing up your time to make more stock. I have managed to do this with one of my Etsy shops already and expect todays file transfer to be available by the weekend.
On Sunday I opened a new online shop using Folksy.com. I opted to enrol with a Folksy PLUS account (£5.00 a month) as I have chosen to send my CSV file from my Etsy.com SheHasHazelEyes shop and there are 63 listings in there. They uploaded into Drafts all of the listings, including the crochet patterns I sell in the SheHasHazelEyes on Etsy (These will eventually go into my other Folksy shop of the same name).
Today Folksy emailed me to confirm the listings are in the Drafts folder and just a little tweaking is needed before they are ready to be published. It was a simple task of choosing the right category for the listings, which could be bulk changed, when and where made, inspiration details if chosen and setting the postage information etc. The time consuming part, the tags, descriptions, and photos were already drafted for me. Well worth paying £5.00 for. If I list about 28 items a month it will pay to continue with the Plus account, never mind the additional features.
The official first Stampin’ Up! bundle I have ever bought, and the DSP was retiring, which I did forget about before the end of sale. Alas, not to be outdone I have had a little play and looked around social media for some ideas while I decided what my style would be. I’m still deciding, or is it procrastinating?
I love the simplicity of this card, (the design was taken from another paper crafter and I will quote who when I have found her/him again. I’m sure I have the original pin.)
I have used the Dresssed To Impress stamps and die sets with Whisper White and ink and paper.
The card is available in my Etsy shop. If you’re interested, just tap on the photo.
I thought I would drop a post to say hello and let you know what I have been up too over the weekend.
As you might be aware from my posts last week, I love Stampin’ Up products, but today I am sharing a Sara Signature Vintage Lace card that I have recently made. I love this range. The colours are so my style. Perhaps that’s why I liked it so much, and the butterflies!
The items used to make this 5” x 7” card.
Sara Signature Vintage Lace 12″ x 12″ paper pad (choose two different designs, one plain and one more detailed that match. The back of the paper pad is a good guide for this)
Sara Signature Vintage Lace Luxury Pearl Card
Sara Signature Vintage Lace metal dies – Vintage Vines, Botanicals, Kaleidoscope of Butterflies and Rococo Frames
Sara Signature Vintage Lace Acrylic Stamp – Heartfelt Sentiments
Spectrum Noir Quick-Dry Die Inkpad – Crushed Velvet
ivory card from my stash
double-sided 5mm pearlescent flat back pearls
Double-sided foam pads and double-sided tape
How to make this butterfly card.
· Cut some ivory card at 10″ x 7″ and score and fold at 5″ to make a landscape card.
· Cut the 1st layer to 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ using the less decorative paper design and centre it on the folded card with double-sided tape. With the more detailed paper and the 2nd largest of the die from the Rococo Frames, cut the 3rd layer.
· Die-cut some of the purple card using the largest of the Rococo Frame to make the 2nd layer. Adhere the 3rd layer on top of the purple die cut. Add some foam pads to the back of the purple die-cut and centre over the card base.
· Die-cut a selection of foliage from the Botanical and Vintage Vines using ivory and pale green pearl card and arrange to the bottom left of the 3rd layer.
Die-cut the smallest of the ornate rectangle dies with some of the ivory card, and the smallest die with some of the purple card.
Stamp the greeting ‘Thinking of You’ with the crushed velvet ink onto the small purple die-cut and using double-side foam pads adhere to the centre of the small ivory die-cut. Adhere to the top right of the 3rd layer.
Die-cut the largest of the butterflies with purple card and add three small pearls to the body of the butterfly. Adhere on top of the foliage with adhesive glue.
The inside of the card is left blank but does have a piece of
6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ ivory card added which is adhered across the top edge.
That took some doing…again.
If you are interested in buying this lovely butterfly card from me, it is available in my Etsy shop.
I have been enjoying the cooler weather over the past week or so. Not that I really notice it much when I am working from home, like millions of people around the world today. I do like the idea, but when I finish work, mid afternoon, I like to take Sasha, my Samoyed dog, out for her afternoon walk. I would love it if it was brighter, so I can don my sunglasses and take in some of the heat. I love to watch the butterflies in the long grass and the birds in the trees. Yesterday when I went out the front door I did not even know what the weather had been like until then. My head had been down and I was busy for 5 hrs.
Today’s post is about a ‘fairy card’ I have listed in my Etsy shop. Watching butterflies on my walks with Sasha are about as close as I can get to fairies, I suppose. This card topper is one of Lili of the Valley’s pre-printed and coloured designs that I just adore. I have a number of these designs pre-printed onto card stock so they are really easy to use. I have also found the new shop on Etsy where you can download pre-printed and sized images that are pre-coloured as well as the more traditional un-coloured digi-stamp. These digi-stamps as so versatile I couldn’t resist buying some a few months ago.
I love the minimal look to the card and it is bright and summery and catches the light with its 12 diamante accents. It truly mixes both the love of cards with dancing fairies.
The 6” (15cm) square scalloped white card has been layered with white, yellow and light amethyst card and the focal topper is raised on foam pads to give depth to the card.
There is no greeting on the outside so it can be used for loads of occasions.
If you are interested in buying this lovely floral card from me, it is available in my Etsy Shop.
Hi everyone. How are you? I thought I would drop a post to say hello and let you know what I have been up too.
As you might be aware from my previous post, the other day, I love the new Stampin’ Up Ornate Garden Suite that I purchased at the beginning of June.
I noticed while making that card, that the largest of the layered dies that I chose did not centre on the 5″ x 7″ card I had chosen.
This card shows you how I have overcome this problem for this size card.
Can you guess what I did?
The item used to make this 5” x 7” card.
Stampin’ Up Ornate Thanks Bundle (Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and Ornate Borders Dies
Stampin’ Up Ornate Style Bundle (Ornate Style Stamp Set and Ornate Layers Dies)
Stampin’ Up Ornate Garden Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Stampin’ Up A4 cardstock in Whisper White and Terracotta Tile
Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive
Stampin’ Up Classic Ink Pad in Early Espresso
Stampin’ Up Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
Copic Marker E000
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Foam pads and double-sided tape
How to make this floral card.
Cut a piece of Terracotta Tile card to 102 x 7″ and score and fold at 5″ to make a portrait shaped card.
Using the Whisper White card stock cut the first layer, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, and centre it on the card base with double-sided tape.
Using the largest of the Ornate Layers dies and Old Olive DSP cut out the 2nd layer.
Using the next largest of the Ornate Layers dies and Whisper White card, cut the 3rd layer.
Using some floral DSP cut a piece 3 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ and centred it on top of the Whisper White die-cut for the 4th layer.
Centre layers 3 and 4 onto the Old Olive DSP using double-sided tape.
Cut the triple-layered piece in half and adhere one piece to the top of the whisper white 1st layer and one to the bottom of the card. This leaves a gap in the middle of about 1/5″.
Using Terracotta Tile card make a label measuring 4 3/4″ x 1″ with the punch. Stamp the greeting ‘your kindness is so loved’ on Whisper White card measuring 3 3/4″ x 1/5″ using the same side of the punch. Adhere the smaller greeting label to the larger one using double-sided tape for dimension.
Adhere the new label over the gap at the centre of the card using double-sided tape.
Stamp six small flowers on Whisper White card using black ink and colour using the markers and blends, then fussy cut.
Adhere five of the small pink flowers around the label using small pieces of double-sided tape for dimension.
For the inside of the card cut Whisper White card to 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″, and some of the same Olive Green DSP to 6 3/4″ x 3/4″. Adhere the DSP to the Whisper White card piece leaving a 1/8″ border to the right. Adhere the to the inside of the card.
Adhere one of the pink small flowers to the bottom end of the DSP.
Attach the card insert to the inside of the card with double-sided tape.
If you are interested in buying this lovely floral card from me, it is available in my shop.