Before & After

Remarkable You in the new Fresh Fig!

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Well I think I’m just totally in love with the new Wood Textures Paper Stack. I just keep reaching for it!

Today’s share is a remake of a card I shared from the last catalogue year, but this time done with the new Wood Textures papers and coloured with the Fresh Fig:

 

This gorgeous magnolia is from the Remarkable You stamp set, a great set with open images for watercoloring.    I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Fresh Fig here for the flower.

And loving the new tassels!  They sure do add elegance to even a simple project!

 

This project was made with the new Thick Vanilla cardstock as the base, then the front covered in the Wood Textures Paper Stack.    Next is just some simple layering on the front with a small strip of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, Fresh Fig Ribbon, and a doily.

This Saturday I’m holding a Free New Catalogue Open House~!  Drop in between 10-2pm and stay for as little or long as you like!  Make a few projects, pick up a copy of the catalogue if you don’t have one, have a cuppa, and take pictures of displays!  Please RSVP by Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Altered Clipboard in new Lemon Lime Twist!

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Hi friends and happy Sunday!  I hope you’ve had a great weekend.  Today’s share is featuring one of the NEW five In-Colours being released 1 June: Lemon Lime Twist.   And the good news is you have an opportunity to get your hands on this colour 1 May – fully a month before the new catalogue comes out!   I think this colour will be a great one to pair with many of our existing colours – think of yummy, bright summer colours:

 

So I was asked to teach a class to a group of young tweens and they wanted to make something for their bedrooms and requested a clipboard.   I thought the new Lemon Lime Twist would be the perfect colour for a young teenager.  I’ve paired it here with the Dapper Denim, which seems to tone the colour right down while still keeping its vibrancy.  I think this colour is going to be just stunning with both darker, vibrant tones and with similar, lighter colours.

 

Each board had a pin board, which I cut out of cork tiles.  We also altered some inexpensive pens by adding the printed paper inside.  This is to keep the pen from going wandering!   It was also fun to do a little bit of stamping right on the cork!   The girls did a great job with this.

stampin up lemon lime twist altered clipboard eastern elegance

 

I also included some clips (embellished, of course) and post-it notes.  I hope the girls get a lot of fun and use out of their creations.   I’d be happy to teach this in classes this month by request (I did wonder if this project would appeal to those out of their teens.  Gift, maybe?)

The paper I used here (the accent strip)  will also be available as a special pre-order as of tomorrow, 1 May!   Check back tomorrow for more details and/or check out the ONLINE STORE in the morning!

Thanks for stopping in – you make me so happy!

 

 

 

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Easy Z Fold – A Christmas Card Remade with Birdcage Builder

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It’s Friday already, and I’m really looking forward to the Tauranga Extravaganza tomorrow. I love to hang out with our guests who have become friends as well as team members who are also like family.

Today’s share is a remake of a Christmas card I designed a few years back using the Holly Jolly image. I found a lone kit and wanted to make it up using current images:

stampin up birdcage builder z fold falling in love wooden heart embellishment silver glitter paper heat emboss black white

 

 

The Birdcage Builder stamp set was on my first order from the Occasions Catalogue back in December.  I just love birdcages and even have a few around the house.  (No birds, though – we have three cats!)

 

I did really like this project – then and now.  The “inside” piece is simply a piece of cardstock scored into thirds and folded like a Z.

Simple and striking = the best sorts of projects!

 

Those cute wooden heart embellishments are also quite fun to add to your projects!

Don’t forget to place your orders before the end of March!  SaleABration is drawing to a close at the end of March – get the most value for your money now!  Free gift with every $110!

 

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Before & After Craft Room – A wee bit Scary!

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I’m so fortunate to have a large craft room (previously known as “the garage”) that it generally doesn’t get too bad.   BUT before Christmas this year, it was an absolute bomb site in the last few weeks of the Christmas rush!

Let me scare you with a few before photos:

Maybe a handful of you can relate  . . . . .

Being creative can be messy!   Even the cat was keeping her feet up off the ground.

And let’s be honest – it’s depressing and not very inspiring to work in a room like this!   If everyone where you look, there is a mess to clean or a project to do, the mind just gets tired and overwhelmed. And that’s not fun at all!

So . . I spent quite a bit of time cleaning out every single drawer and shelf. I donated some, sold some at a very popular garage sale, and found a home for anything I decided was still useful and inspirational to me.

And here is the result:

A clean floor and a clear table space – these are key for my sanity and creativity!

Everything has a place in a container or a drawer.

It’s also important to have items that are inspiring around you – colour, quotes, art, and fabulous products !

I didn’t think to take a picture of this cupboard before, but let’s just say I couldn’t get the doors closed.  Now it’s a happy, organized, colourfully inspiring place!

My room has now become a haven of crafting and stamping fun again!

On that note, I’m having an Open House right here in this studio (and in the lounge and sun room) this coming Saturday, 11 February.  I’d love to have you come along, even if you’ve never been before!  My studio is located in Birkenhead, Auckland.  Drop in between 10-1pm to make a couple of projects, look at new displays and products, have a cuppa, shop among my retired Stampin’ Up! products, and take away the new Occasions catalogue!  Fun! and FREE!

Please rsvp your attendance to jacque@stamphappy.co.nz or text 021 128 9923.  I hope you can make it and please bring a friend!

 

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Carousel Birthday – Before & After

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Hi, friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Over the summer, as usual, I’ve cleaned out a lot of my craft space. One of the things I promised myself this year is to use up or give away all the leftover kits from 2016 and beyond . . .

Many of them I have remade into something with current products!

Today’s share isn’t a huge deviation from the original, but still fun.   My original design used the Frosted Medallions set, and today’s remake uses the new Carousel Birthday set:

I have white embossed the cupcake carousel, and then watercolored over the top in Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum.

 

This project is double front card – it opens twice.  The inside(s) of the card feature more of the vintage circus-type images in this lovely set.

 

The tassel comes from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment pack.  This entire suite is a personal favorite – more to come!

**Don’t forget you get to pick a free SaleABration item with every $110 purchase!

 

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