Extravaganza Projects

Nelson Christmas Extravaganza Project Parade

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I’ve been tardy publishing these projects from our Nelson Christmas event in November.  I’ve been heads down in Christmas preparations, but having fun whilst doing it!


Adriana Koch taught this lovely box, using a card I designed and published a few months ago as her inspiration:


I love what she did here with the design.  We used the Frosted Medallions stamp set – and this one will be discontinued at the end of the month, so get this beautiful set while it’s still available.



Sally Robertson shared this frosty window card featuring the Santa’s Sleigh Dies – so pretty!



Nadia Irving kept everyone busy making these sweet gift voucher pouches, each using a variety of products, dressing up the same design:


A belly band keeps these closed and it’s a gift that can be easily re-used by the recipient, too!


Rebecca Palmer shared with the class this embellished Treat Box with the Bow Builder Punch.

Plus I taught my project.  Join us for our next Nelson Extravaganza 4 March!

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Totally Trees Pop-Up Card + Last Day for the Online Extravaganza Savings!

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We had such a great day on Saturday at the Stamp-A-Stack here in my studio!  Lots of laughing, eating, and crafting.  Everyone left with a pile of various card projects – a nice stash for both sending and inspiration.



My share today with you is a pop up card I taught at the Creative Inker’s Christmas Extravaganzas.   I wanted to make something that had a more tropical feel for the holidays.


The Totally Trees set is perfect; it has such a variety of tree images.

These pop up cards are actually an easy concept, and it was such fun for me to see the delight on so many faces when they realized they could make something so awesome with ease!!  Experiences like that make this “job” so fulfilling.



The colours here are Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, and Early Espresso.  I wanted a fresh colour combination to reflect our New Zealand summer.

The Festive Embossing Folder used here is on discount, too – but through the end of today (Monday) only!



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Auckland 2016 Christmas Extravaganza Project Parade

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We had a fantastic Christmas Extravaganza with my Creative Inker’s Stampin’ Up! team here in Auckland last weekend.  We were forced into a last minute venue change, but the team and the attendees all pulled together and made it work. I am so grateful for all of you involved!

Please enjoy a few photos of four of the five projects we made on the day:



Barbara Bicknell and her team shared this elegant and deceptively simple piano box design, complete with a card and a brownie inside!   Can you tell which punch is used here to make this so easy to create?


Heather Stewart, Sally Williams, and Michelle Pepper shared this fun Santa Box for gifts and/or a tea light.  Very effective!


Rachael Knight, Christine Gedye, and Gail Thompson taught a fun swing card using the popular Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.


Open the card to reveal a swinging message!

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And Angela Palmer, Kylie Burke, and Kathryn Tyrrell shared this corner card also using the Cookie Cutter Christmas set.  Easy and fun!

Thank you to all who support our events, whether individual classes or big team events like this one.  We appreciate you!



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Have an awesome weekend!

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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!



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




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!




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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Best Birds Frame Card

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It was my pleasure to share this vintage Best Birds Hanging Frame Card at the recent Extravaganzas.  I kept them all really busy, but the result was worth it!

Inspired by a swap from the Mediterranean Cruise by my Australian friend, Jennie Cass:


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This project folds up easily and handily to fit into a 5×5 envelope:

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We used the Best Birds bundle for that fun background image, as well as all the birds and greenery.

stampin up best birds vintage watercolor frame card Each bird is watercoloured and sits on a wee nest of the new Copper Metallic Thread.

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I heard many positive remarks about this design, particularly noted that they enjoyed that this project could be put on display for a while.

Our Christmas Extravaganzas are coming up in October and November!

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Going Global Masculine Wallet Card

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Last day of March!    Today is also the last day to receive FREE SAleABration products with your purchase of $110 or more!

It’s also the last day to Join My Team of Demonstrators and receive a $70 product bonus (join for $189 and receive $355 in product)!

And now – today’s share is a masculine project using the Going Global Suite: stamp set, embossing Folder, and Designer Series Paper Stack:

stampin up going global world traveller jacque williams new zealandIsn’t this World Traveler Embossing Folder just great?  I’ve inked the folder here for the more dimensional look.

stampin up going global masculine traveller wallet card fancy fold jacque williamsThe medallion here is made up of a series of circles and the yummy compass image in the Going Global Stamp Set.  This also serves as a little “clasp” to hold the wallet closed.

stampin up going global masculine wallet tag card diy birthday jacque williams new zealandAnd inside you’ll find a pocket with a tag for writing a message.    One could also slip a gift voucher or a photo in here, too.

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I’ve been very busy working over the last three weeks packing and planning to teach on a 9 day cruise.  I am very nervous how to get everything to fit into my suitcases, but I’m sure it will all be fine in the end.  Rob will fix it for me.  So I won’t be posting on here for a while, but I will post to my Facebook Page over the next ten days!

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Flowering Fields Gift Set: Sale-A-Bration Farewell Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of our Sale-A-Bration Farewell 2016 Blog Hop!

You’ll be hopping around to 8 countries and will visit 15 amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators, each with an inspirational project for you to enjoy. There’s just 6 days of Sale-A-Bration left and we’re getting ready to say ‘farewell’ to what’s been fantastic Sale-A-Bration of 2016.

Currently you’re visiting Jacque Williams in New Zealand!  We are now in the beginnings of Autumn here and enjoying a bit cooler weather.  I have lived in Auckland for the past 11 years with my husband and three daughters. I feel it a privilege to be part of  Stampin’ Up! since the beginning in New Zealand almost exactly 9 years ago.

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In today’s share, I am featuring the Flowering Fields stamp set in my project – a set full of lovely, hand-drawn look designs.

stampin up flowering fieldsThe folder above opens up to two pockets, sized perfectly to fit the Notecards and Envelopes.

stampin up flowering fields new zealand card set gift diy easy quick workshop jacque williamsEach of the three cards is slightly different, but still all coordinating in images and colour.    When we shared a version of this project at the Auckland Extravaganza last weekend, we found it easiest to mount all five images onto a large block and stamp it as if it were one stamp.

stampin up flowering fields easy gift idea gift card holder set diy birthday gift jacque williams new zealandThis makes a wonderful little gift for a friend or for yourself!

Would you like the instructions for this adorable card holder/envelope?   The design has been adapted Di Barnes’ original to fit three Notecards and Envelopes by my team member, Paula Reid. She has kindly given me permission to share her adjusted measurements with you HERE.

stampin up flowering fields wink of stella diy sponging birthday card watercoloring jacque williams stampin upEach of the images has a bit of the Clear Wink of Stella, although it’s hard to see in the photograph.  I also wanted to share with you a pic of one of my office assistants. She is largely in charge of the ribbons.

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Thank you for visiting today! If you’ve not seen last week’s part 1, you can start hopping that one here.   The next stop on the farewell hop is Erna Logtenberg!   There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!


  1. Kylie Bertucci
  2. Sarah Berry
  3. Constanze Wirtz
  4. Bibi Cameron
  5. Valerie Lo
  6. Michelle Last
  7. Erica Cerwin
  8. Tracy May
  9. Brian King
  10. Jacque Williams <–You are here
  11. Erna Logtenberg
  12. Renate Ecklmayr
  13. Teneale Williams
  14. Jennifer Pauli
  15. Caroline van der Straaten


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Auckland Extravaganza Project Parade

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My team and I held another wonderful and inspiring Extravaganza in Auckland last weekend. I cannot express how grateful we all are for the guests who come with encouragement and support. You are all truly appreciated.   Our next one in Auckland will be 16 July!

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Barbara Bicknell, Dyan Baker, Vanessa Baker, and SaraJane Crookes presented this romantic box in Mint Macaron featuring both Timeless Textures and the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits die set.  Each guest got a bonus, cut to size, handmade piece of pistachio fudge to put inside thanks to our Bernie Collins!

stamphappy party wishes pop up birthday stamphappy new zealand stampin up party wishes pop up thinlits birthday card stamphappy jacque williamsKathryn Tyrell, Angela Palmer, and Kylie Burke shared with us their birthday pop up card using the Party Wishes pop up die.  I quite like how the black and white front deceives the splash of surprise colour on the inside!

stampin up grateful bunch altered notebook jacque williams new zealandJudith Ferguson, Rachael Knight, and Christine Gedye taught this sweet, clean project of three coordinating mini notebooks fit into a wee box.   This is a nice project showcasing the versatility of the Grateful Bunch Bundle.

stampin up botanical blooms bendy card stamphappy new zealand stampin up botanical blooms bendy card jacque williams stamphappy new zealandSally Williams, Heather Stewart, and Michelle Pepper designed and taught this fun bendy card featuring the Botanical Blooms Bundle.  What I thought was so clever is how they re-configured this card so there were no slits and tabs!

As you can see, we kept our guests very busy!

My project will be blogged on Friday at 8pm!  Please check back for another International Blog Hop!

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