Monday, 27 November 2017

Bethlehem Dazzling Diamonds

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a great weekend. 

Just a quick reminder that there's free delivery on all Stampin' Up! orders today.

For quite sometime I have been thinking about offering a Class in the Mail Club, and I'm really excited to announce that the first class is ready!

What is Class in the Mail Club?: it's a monthly class where crafters who join the club will receive kits to make two greeting cards and a 3D project. 

This could be something like a bookmark, a box or a fancy fold card.

The projects for the classes are forthe classes only and I won't be sharing them online anywhere; they are specifically for my classes, both person-to-person and Class in the Mail. 
All three projects will concentrate on one stamp set, and may include a co-ordinating punch or die set.

I will provide a PDF for each project, which you can download and print.

I have set up a separate page for my new club and will be having a pay now button added within the next couple of days. 

Please check out the page for more details about my new Class in the Mail Club! 

Hopefully, I have covered all the options of running this club, but in case I've overlooked anything, I reserve the right to amend the guidelines and rules as necessary.

Depending how this first class goes, I may consider making videos to go with the projects too, but the jury is out on this at the moment, because of time constraints. Also, I'm learning how to walk first! LOL! 

Please email me if you have any questions, or if you'd like to join the first class, which is on offer as from today:

Please note that Stampin' Up! rules only allow me to sell to crafters with addresses in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria - I'm truly sorry!

I still found time yesterday to create a project to share with you today!

I used the  Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Bethlehem Edgelits Dies. 
I die cut the star and the two rows of houses in our Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. 

I adhered the star with a Dimensional, and the back row of houses were adhered with Tombow. 

For the top row of house, I used Dimesionals in as many places that I could, and also added Glue Dots to some where they'd be adhered on to the Glimmer Paper.

For the sentiment, and Mary and Joseph on the front of the card, as well as the shepherd and his sheep on the inside, I inked the stamps in Versamark, and then Elegant Eggplant Ink, and stamped. 

I dipped them into my Clear Embossing Powder box, and heat set using my Heat Tool.

I layered the sentiment onto a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, using Glue Dots, and then onto the card front using Dimensionals. 

I die cut Mary and Joseph, and used three Dimensionals layered together for the back of Mary, as they went onto the Elegant Eggplant layer.

I double-layered the Dimensionals for Joseph, as he was in front of the buildings that were already on Dimensionals.

If I'd adhered the houses higher, I could have put Mary and Joseph lower and probably single layer Dimensionals would have been more than enough. 

Having said that I'm still happy with my card! That's it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I would of loved to join your class in the mail club. I love your blog and your videos you explain every step so well. I wish I could order my supplies from you. I live in the United States so that is not possible. But you deserve to know that there many of us who look forward to your blog. Thanks again for all your inspiration.

  2. Hi, Joyce. Many thanks for your kind words and support. I'm so pleased you find my blog inspirational. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. I'm with Joyce on this one, Jan ... I'd have signed up years ago already! Lol (but you know that!). You inspire and have such a great gift for explaining things and making it look like "Anybody" could do it! That really is a gift. Love this card too, but I've been away, so just catching up! Beautifully done, as always! TFS

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Yes, I know you would, and I appreciate it - thank you! It's very frustrating that SU have this rule, but they've been highly successful for thirty years, so they know what they're doing! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB. xx