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Creative Inker’s Christmas Extravaganza – My Guest Bags

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I personally love altering items, and altering a kraft paper bag is so useful!  My guests at the upcoming Christmas Extravaganzas will each have one of these cute bags for safely transporting their creations home!

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Each bag is embellished with the in colour Designer Series Paper Stack.

 

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I had fun playing with the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlit dies, creating different bags in different colours.  Each bag is also embellished with the new Mica Flakes!

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I also used the Hang Your Stocking Thinlit Dies for variety and fun, too.  I hope they like them!

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Extravaganzas:

Tauranga 29 Oct – SOLD OUT

Hamilton 30 Oct – CLOSED

Auckland 12 Nov – SOLD OUT – wait list open

Nelson 19 Nov – spaces available


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2016 Creative Inker’s Team Meeting with Thoughtful Branches

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What a big weekend!   I had the absolute pleasure of organizing a big team gathering over this past weekend for my wonderful team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in New Zealand.

thoughtful branches stampin up petite boxesEach of them received this wee gift of appreciation using the NEW Thoughtful Branches bundle!   This exclusive stamp and die set will be available TOMORROW 2 August.  See how cute it is!!

stampin up team meeting oh what funI couldn’t resist this shot of creative, messy happiness!

stampin up creative inkers team new zealandAnd this is all of us who were able to be there on Saturday bar two who had to leave early.  I decided I need a tan after this photo!   We had so much fun sharing and celebrating.  Won’t you join us?

Tomorrow I will share pictures of our Leadership session on Friday night.

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Flourishing Phrases Extravaganza Bags

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I’m looking forward to the Auckland Extravaganza tomorrow and the Nelson Extravaganza next Saturday!  I’ve used the new Flourishing Phrases stamp set and die bundle to create these simple bags for each of my guests:

stampin up flourishing phrases extravaganza bags giftI love the project I am teaching this time, although preparing it was a beast!  I hope all our guests will love it, too.

stampin up flourishing phrases gift bagsI look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow and next Saturday!

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Have A Cuppa Gift and Card – Perfect for a Birthday!

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How I love this cute Have a Cuppa suite, and today’s share is another fun gift set, perfect for a birthday or other occasion:

stampin up have a cuppa cards gift set birthday bouquetThese cute cups cut out of the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet papers are a winner!

stampin up have a cuppa cards tag a bag gift box birthday bouquetWe used the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes, which are a great size for a little treat.  Perfect for a few tea bags and some biscuits!

stampin up have a cuppa cardsAnd these 3×6 cards are happy and fun with the cute cups in the Birthday Bouquet papers, both of which are retiring at the end of May – while supplies last!

And aren’t those little charms so, so cute?!

Thanks for reading and join us for a class:

Tuesday 17 May Pakuranga 7pm  $15

Wednesday 18 May New Windsor 7:30pm  $15

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Birthday Blooms Birthday DIY Gift Set

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The beginning of the year is a good time to make a little stash of birthday cards!   Last month during stamp classes, we made a cute set of four cards plus a coordinating case:

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand birthday blooms diy gift packThe case can be used to either store future cards in, or package them all up as a beautiful gift.

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The cases are nothing more than our wide stamp cases with a handle attached to the spine.  (Trick: ask husband to do this part).

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand birthday blooms diy birthday gift idea cards watercolourTwo cards of two designs is enough to keep a class busy for a bit more than two hours, but we have had good fun learning to watercolour and use the GORGEOUS Birthday Bouquet papers!

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand birthday blooms watercolor watercolour birthday bouquet diy cardWe used every single stamp in the Birthday Blooms stamp set, inside and outside the cards.

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand birthday blooms pleated blossoms card diyThis pretty pleated card is taken from a Splitcoaststampers Tutorial – relatively easy to do and nice way to show off both sides of pretty papers.

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand birthday blooms blossoms blossoms card diyI’d love to have you join us for a class in March!   I am also still taking registrations for the Nelson and Auckland Extravaganzas.

And last thing for today – I will be sending out my newsletter tomorrow.  If you aren’t on my mailing list to receive promotion and event updates as well as exclusive offers, please do sign up below:






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Stamp Extravaganzas – Altered Brown Paper Bags

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Brown paper bags work perfectly for our Extravaganza guests, so three times a year I try to come up with a new way to make them look extra cute.  I’ve decided between class events, gifts, and convenience, our household needs a stash of brown bags!

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand a nice cuppa altered bagI’ve gone around the edges with the new, WONDERFUL Timeless Texture stamp set. Gosh I hope that one stays around!

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand altered bag a nice cuppaEach bag has a cute cup stain (I laughed at myself for intentionally stamping this on) and a stack of teacups from the Birthday Bouquet papers.  These are probably some of my favorite papers of all time . . . . so far!

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I’d love to have you attend as a guest at one of our events:  (just click below and email me to register)  All include a $10 voucher!

27 Feb – Tauranga $35

6 March – Hamilton $45

12 March – Nelson $35

19 March – Auckland $45

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See You Soon or See You Next Time!

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Hi Stamping Readers!

I’m just packing up today for the Tauranga and Hamilton Stamp Extravaganzas this weekend, and I can’t wait to share the awesome projects the team and I have created for you.  (Extravaganzas are a day of stamping with five projects and several teachers.  The day is complete with tea, displays, prizes, and fun!)

Just a sneak peek for Tauranga – we have a special guest teacher for you tomorrow . . . . should be an interesting experiment on both sides of the table!  Laughing guaranteed!

stampin up poinsettia punch gift bag ornament decorThe Tauranga and Hamilton events are now closed for registration, but we still have two more coming up this year:

Auckland 7 November – we are at capacity now, but are taking wait list names.

Nelson 21 November – $35 includes a $10 voucher.  All skill levels welcome!  Bring a friend and get ready for Christmas!

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Our next series of Extravaganzas will be in March – dates TBA early next year.

And if you can’t make these events due to schedules or location, private bookings are most welcome and appreciated!

stampin up poinsettia punchCheck out my schedule for the rest of the year, and join us for a class or two. I’d love to have you along or to meet you for the first time!

P.S. I’ll post the fabulous projects we will be doing at these events after they take place.  We like to keep it all NEW and FRESH for our team Extravaganzas.  Check in next week and the week after  . . .

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Quick Something Lacy Gift Bag JAI258

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On the spur of the moment, my daughter asked me to teach a Duke of Ed’s class to her school mates this afternoon. I literally had about 10 minutes to get ready!  Luckily it was just a couple of young ladies!  I pulled out this “old” project from years back and updated it.

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Plus, I had the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge on my mind, although I must admit I totally forgot the smokey slate . . .

stampin up gift bag bird punchUsing an old favorite, the Top Note Die, and a common lunch sack, make a cute little gift bag.

We used the Something Lacy background stamp and another favorite, the Bird Builder punch.

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And now my daughter’s friends think I’m cool.

Score!

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