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It’s Online Extravaganza – Flash Sale Today and Specials This Week!

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Three parts to this big discount sale!

  1. 24 Hour Flash Sale Monday 20th November
  2. Discounts on other select items 20-26 November
  3. 24 Hour Flash Sale Monday 27th November

Be sure and get in quick – items all while stocks last!

Products included in the second 24 Hour Flash Sale will be released on the 27th.   Items for the 20th and through the week can be viewed HERE.

 

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Merry Mistletoe Gift Voucher Card

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And here’s one for those hard-to-buy-for teenagers or grandchildren or husband!  When you want to give a gift voucher, make it a little more personal with a handmade package.

The front of this is inspired by a card design by Allison Okamitsu and I just reformatted it to fit a gift voucher:

 

I love this fresh colour combination and the bold images in the Merry Mistletoe stamp set!  As many of you know, I don’t gravitate to the traditional bright green and red Christmas combination, but the Berry Burst with the Wild Wasabi feels fresh and fun – perfect for the summer Christmas we enjoy here in New Zealand.

Add that bit of Bermuda Bay for even more pop.

 

Open the card to reveal a simple sliding pocket for a gift voucher or a photo or anything flat.

The Tree Rings background adds a bit of whimsy, which is always fun when giving a gift!

 

This is one for the guys, too!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m looking forward to our big Auckland Christmas Extravaganza tomorrow and to the one in Nelson next Saturday (25th).  And guess what?  Next year we will have them in two new locations: Dunedin and Christchurch!

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The Stamparatus Reservation Period is Almost Here!

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We had a few big and exciting announcements over the last weekend at OnStage, and one is the launch of the long-awaited Stamparatus (Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive design on a stamp placement tool!)

How is the different from other tools on the market?  For one, it was developed by demonstrators like me who work with customers like you!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$99.00 NZD

How do I get one?

Good news!  While these are still in manufacturing mode, you can reserve your Stamparatus now to be one of the first to get your hands on it!  As of  the 17th of November, you can participate in three different reservation periods.  Simply log into the Stampin’ Up! online store and follow the prompts.  Cheat Sheet for Ordering the Stamparatus

 

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Quilted Christmas Home Decor and Gift Cards

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Happy Monday! I’ve just spent an amazing weekend with my team and some staff from Stampin’ Up! for our semi-annual training day, OnStage.  The time went way too quickly, and I’ve come back to work today energized and excited!

Today’s share is another version of the Quilted Christmas Home Decor piece I shared a few weeks ago, this time in Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz:

 

I’m teaching this at all my classes in November – please join in if you’d like to make one for yourself or for a gift!  Both colour options available.

 

Each square uses different elements of the Quilted Christmas bundle -both the stamps and the dies.

 

Aren’t those spools and needle so adorable?!  This set is so much more than Christmas!

I realize that some people who come to my classes would prefer cards, and it’s easy enough to take the elements from this framed art and make cards with them.  Here are just a few samples:

 

I look forward to sharing this project with you!   You can order the supplies for this project below and remember you get the November All Stars Tutorial Bundle free with any order of $50 or more!

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Painted Harvest Bag Tags!

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This weekend is OnStage – our semiannual Stampin’ Up! meeting.  Well, “meeting” doesn’t quite describe it.  Party?  Celebration?  Well a whole lot of fun anyway!

I like to do little appreciation gifts for my direct team here and there throughout the year, and the OnStage event calls for bag tags for the totes we receive as part of the day.  I really do value those who choose to sign up directly with me on my Stampin’ Up! team:

If there is a winner in the Holiday Catalogue, it’s got to be the Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinating punch.   Such a stunner!   I’ve stamped the flower directly on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper for a rustic look.

 

The colour combination is Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral.  The photo doesn’t do it justice!

 

I tried a number of combinations here and while all were lovely, I decided I liked the Cherry Cobbler, Berry Burst, and Crushed Curry the best.  Easy!

If you’ve thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d LOVE to have you on my team.  You can make this opportunity as big or as small as suits you!  Please read more:

 

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Colour Inkspiration #21 – Flirty Flowers Pocket Card

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Welcome to Colour Inkspiration Challenge #21!  You’ve landed in New Zealand at Jacque Williams’ blog! This fortnight we have a softer colour palette of Sahara Sand, Rose Red, PeekaBoo Peach, Soft Sky, and Pear Pizzazz:

 

My stamp set of choice this time is the Flirty Flowers:

 

All the colours are in there, even if just in a tiny quantity.  I must admit I used Berry Burst instead of the Rose Red simply because I needed a matching ribbon.  Both are excellent colours.

 

I chose to make another version of my Pocket Card, which is a great one for something a bit different and to feature the clean lines of this stamp.

 

 

The PInewood Planks Embossing Folder adds a bit of texture in contrast to the soft colours and flowers.  Tuck in a gift voucher or a photo for a complete gift!

Supply list below.  Thanks for stopping by! Next stop: Denita Wright -Smee!

 

 

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Night in Bethlehem – November All Stars Blog Hop!

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Welcome to a new All Stars Blog Hop and Tutorial Bundle – this month is “All Christmas”!

 

To kick off the month, each designer will share a project using the same bundle she used in the exclusive tutorials, giving you several idea with the same tools.  My choice this month is the Night in Bethlehem stamp and die bundle:

 

First is a fairly straightforward version, the perfect sort of project if you have many Christmas cards to make or just very limited time.

I used the Copper Embossing Powder for the sentiment, Copper Foil for the star, and a whisp of the Copper Metallic Thread around the bow.  Copper and Night of Navy are a striking combination!

Version 2 is a little more stepped up, this time keeping all the stamping flat and cutting out a word with the Large Letters Dies.  This technique (the Eclipse technique) is the rage at the moment and is so easy to do!

First do all your stamping, then simply cut the letters our over the stamped images.  Replace back into place with Dimensionals.  Easy!

 

The Navy and Silver combination is traditional while still being a bit of a stand out among other Christmas cards!

Remember the exclusive 12 Tutorial Bundle for November is FREE with any $50NZD  order through me OR you can purchase below fr $20 NZD:

Thanks for stopping by Jacque Williams’ blog here in New Zealand. Next stop: Jenneke De Jong!

 




 

 

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Stampin’ Blends are Here! Birthday Blooms Video Tutorial!

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We’ve been ready and waiting for Stampin’ Up! to release their new and improved alcohol-based markers, and they are finally here!  Stampin’ Blends are available in light and dark pairs, single markers, or as a whole set!

I’ve been playing around with these for a little while, and today I want to share with you a video tutorial for a quick birthday card using these new, fabulous coloring tool:

 

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