Christmas Cards

Christmas Pocket Card with Floral Phrases

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Christmas isn’t too far away, and I know many people are now starting to think about Christmas cards, tags, and gifts.  You will probably never see a green and red Christmas card here on this blog (it’s not that I don’t like it, I just think why choose predictable), and today’s share caters for those particularly in the South Pacific area who enjoy a warm Christmas holiday.

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You may recognize this is another colour version of the project I posted a few days ago.  Both samples use the Floral Phrases bundle, a great set of stamps and dies for general crafting.

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This project features a gorgeous pocket, perfect for wedding invitations, gift vouchers, photos, and small gifts.  Make this pocket in no time using the Florals Thinlits.

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I’ve used the Christmas Pines stamp set here for the words and the This Christmas Paper for the background.

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I also made a Cherry Cobbler Version for those wanting a bit more traditional colours.

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I have classes all through the rest of October and November to prepare for Christmas, in particular our regional Extravaganzas.  I’d love to have you along!  Classes are generally suitable for all levels; I’ll help you through step by step and everyone in attendance is friendly and helpful, too.

Have a restful and fun Labour Weekend!  Please feel free to email me an order or to shop online!

Thanks for reading,

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Hello! Blog Hop for the Holiday Catalogue 2016

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Welcome to the Hello! Blog Hop for the brand new Holiday 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 Jacque Williams in Auckland, New Zealand!
My share is a simple, but pretty card and one that is easy to replicate in bulk, featuring the Christmas Pines Bundle:
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I absolutely love the new Kraft Rope Trim.  It adds a real richness without being too “much”, either.
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I’ve used the Kraft cardstock and the Mint Macaron cardstock, along with the yummy little Mini Pinecones.   Add Gold Wink of Stella to your Kraft cardstock for a deep shimmer.
Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Julie Kettlewell!   

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Sarah Berry – UK
Jennifer Pauli – GERMANY
Paula Dobson – NEW ZEALAND
Tracy May – UK
Caroline van der Straaten – THE NETHERLANDS
Bibiana Cameron – UK
Constanze Wirtz – GERMANY
Jacque Williams – NEW ZEALAND  <— you are here!
Julie Kettlewell – UK
Erica Cerwin – USA

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Hang Your Stocking with Cable Knit Christmas Card

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Today’s share is one of the three projects the guests made at my recent Holiday Catalogue Open House, and is inspired by Sandi McIver’s card of the same layout.  I’ve used the new Hang Your Stocking stamp set:

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The Presents & Pinecones Washi Tape adds a little accent to the VERY cool Cable Knit Embossing Folder background.

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The wee stocking is stamped with the Hang Your Stocking stamp set and cut with the coordinating Christmas Stocking Thinlits Dies.  I cut two, one in Cherry Cobbler and one in Mint Macaron and paper pieces them together.

And every Christmas card needs a dash of sparkle!

Have you thought about joining my team of demonstrators?  Team Events, cooperative sharing, discounts, incentives, and so much more!

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Lovely As A Tree – Classic Christmas

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Every year I pull out my Lovely As A Tree and make some version of this technique.  So effective, lovely and easy!

This year I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry:

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I paired up Lovely as a Tree with Merriest Wishes, which has a cool dotted set which I used here for the “snow”.

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Add a little glitter and it looks amazing!

If you haven’t yet seen the Holiday Catalogue, please contact me for a copy!

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Mediterrean Achiever’s Blog Hop – Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek!

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Welcome to New Zealand!  It is my pleasure to share with you today a little sneak peek of the wonderful, exciting new products in the Holiday Catalogue (released 1 September)!

stampin up jolly friends swing cardToday’s share is the ever-popular swing card, but this time with a cute reindeer from the new Jolly Friends bundle!

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This set comes with several faces, several hats, accessories AND the coordinating Jolly Hat Builder Punch!  Paired with the Mini Jingle Bells, this one is too cute to pass up.

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The reindeer (moose?) is quickly coloured with an Aqua Painter and Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink pads.

And did you notice the awesome embossing folder?  This new Cable Knit design is a thick, deeply etched folder. Very robust.

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Thanks for joining in our hop and I hope you are as excited about our new holiday range as we are!

Enjoy the rest of your hop!

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Noel Christmas Banner

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This is another version of the Stampin’ Up! Banner Kit I made for a Banner Class – this time in icy blues and natural colours:

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I used the Rosette Die to make the embellishments in between the flags – with a bit of hot glue they were easy to do.

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This time I inked the letters (using the included stencils) right onto the canvas – which makes this extra sturdy and durable, too.  

 

Now, to go hang this by the tree!

Merry Christmas!!

 

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Build A Christmas Banner

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Stampin’ Up! has come up with holiday banner kits – and Sofie and I broke out the Christmas Banner Kit last week!  We had a lot of fun each making one.

This banner features the colour combination from the Season of Style papers, but  I don’t have even a scrap of it left, so we embellished with ribbons:

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Each of the banner pieces has been sponged using Sponge Daubers in various patterns (templates all included in the kit).  When I taught this as a class, many of the ladies did each flag in various colours, and that looked great, too!

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The kit also comes with a complete alphabet, spritzers, 18 banners, and a heavy twine for hanging.  I’ve added a bit of cardstock and some ribbons here for a very simple project.  (Ribbons are always a good idea).

I have two of these kits left over from class, so ready for immediate shipment. In fact, I’ll offer free postage on these to save me returning them.  First two get them! 

Check back for the other banner we made!

 

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