Monday, 26 September 2016

Jar of Love Freestanding Pop Up card

Good Morning and a happy Monday to you. Well it seems like there is a chill in the air today and it's the first time I have considered needing the heating on at home. Trying to hold out until October though!

Today I am sharing the last of the Jar of Love makes from our Retreat last weekend. I saw this lovely card on Lou Kitzelman's blog and knew I had to include one. Top tip for next time would be to not include the ribbon as it makes it harder to close the card for posting.
The idea of this card is that its supposed to look like the jar is standing on a table so I added a little table cloth running across the centre of the table.
We did have a laugh constructing these when one of my ladies (no names mentioned) struggled to get her jar to say standing up!
Hope you like todays make and you have been inspired to use the Jar of Love set.
Julie
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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Never Ending Card

Hi there and welcome to my blog today where I will be sharing my penultimate Jar of Love card from the weekend retreat last weekend. I've wanted to make a Never Ending card for years but I never got round to it until now! I got the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers HERE
Although it looks complex the mechanism is literally 4 pieces of Whisper White cardstock that are 3 inch x 6 inch in size. The tutorial has a little video which I found really useful.
I then really enjoyed decorating all the different panels with the stamps from the Jar of Love 
Hope you like todays make, I'll be back tomorrow with the final project.
Julie
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Hello! Blog Hop for the Autumn-Winter Catalogue 2016

Welcome to the Hello! Blog Hop for the brand new Autumn/Winter catalogue. You’ll be hopping around some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products. Currently you’re visiting me, Julie Kettlewell from the UK. Hello there! You can continue hopping by using the next button at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.

Last weekend I ran my 4th Craft Retreat at a local hotel and this was one of the projects for the Sunday, when we always do Christmas projects! I love love love this project and it certainly got the WOW factor. I had seen a few peg wreaths on Pinterest and this is my take on it using the Candy Cane Lane papers. We will be making this at my All Day ReTREAT day with spaces left on Wednesday 16th and Saturday 19th November of you would like to re-create it. The hardest part was finding enough pegs in the shop for my 17 ladies but with a little help from a lovely team member I got there.
The pegs are attached to a copper florist wreath ring and hot glued on to the ring. It's not a complex project, just takes time to get it right. 
I am still loving the Cookie Cutter Christmas set so naturally had to use these little guys to decorate the inside of the wreath.
Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented and very lovely Erica Cerwin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

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