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Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop – Cool Treats Acetate Window Card

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Last Call for SaleABration!

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for March 2017. Did you know that Sale-a-Bration finishes at the end of this month?? NOW is the time to make sure you have collected all the wonderful Sale-a-Bration products for FREE that won’t be available after this month.

At the moment you are visiting Jacque Williams in New Zealand!

I’d like to share with you a project using one of my favorites (Cool Treats) from the Occasions Catalogue, accented with the FREE SaleABration Glimmer Paper:

stampin up cool treats frozen acetate window card

Each pack of Free Glimmer Paper comes with four 6×6 sheets of Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum (above).  Even a little bit goes a long way!

 

This fun card features an acetate window, onto which I have adhered a yummy ice cream sundae using the Cool Treats Bundle.

I love how this set lends itself to about any age, any gender, and many occasions.  It’s perfect for birthdays, but who wouldn’t love to get an ice cream card for any reason at all?!

 

I also made this a double opening card to allow more room for writing without anything showing through the acetate window.

Visit my Tutorials Page for instructions!

And earn that Glimmer Paper FREE with any $110 purchase (or another item of your choice)!  (New Zealand residents only)

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember you are currently at my blog – Jacque Williams – so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

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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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Blooms & Wishes Pop Up Birthday Card

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Happy Monday!  This is a busy week for me as I finish up preparations for our team Stamp Camp this weekend!  I’m excited to go.  The rush to get ready is stressful, but it’s always so worth the effort and very rewarding.  Plus we have something extra special happening there – top-secret!  Check back next week.

Today’s share is a sweet pop up card using the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.  This has become one of my “go to” sets; I love the easy layering and the watercoloured look:

 

I have used both the new Hexagon Folder (love this) and the Stitched Shaped Framelits, which add a bit of stitching with each shape (various sizes of squares, circles, and ovals included).

 

I’ve used Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach here as the main colours.  Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz are accent colours.   I had comments that some might not think to pair a pink and an orange, but I find it pleasing to the eye.     Before Christmas, I was designing up quite a few projects as gifts for my team of demonstrators in New Zealand, and I got quite bold with colour combinations – it’s therapeutic!

Surprise!

Inside the card we have a fun pop up, made super easy by using the Party Pop Up Dies!

Remember every order of $110 receives a FREE SaleABration gift, too!

 

Join us for a class this week:

15 Feb Titirangi 7pm $20 scrapbooking or cardmaking class taking place simultaneously

16 Feb Otahuhu 7:30pm $15 scrapbooking or cardmaking class taking place simultaneously

17-19 Feb Stamp Camp for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators on my team – learn more!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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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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Artistically Asian Part Two of Two! – Shoji Screen Card

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We had a GREAT time yesterday at the Craft Garage Sale/Open House day!  It was fun doing a messy make and take AND seeing people leave with literally boxes of bargains!  (I am the de-clutter queen!)    Four people asked me to make it an annual event, so keep an eye out for the next one!

 

Today’s share is the second project using Artistically Asian.   As you may know, I gifted my Stampin’ Up! direct team members a class kit – 2 projects with 16 kits, two samples, video instructions, and the stamp set in each kit.   (See Part One)  Today’s project is the second Artistically Asian project in that particular class kit:

 

I’ve been wanting to make this Shoji Screen style card for years, and what better images than these for this project?!

 

I’ve used the Artistically Asian stamp set paired with the Seaside Embossing Folder.

The little tassle is made with the Basic Black Baker’s Twine.  It’s easy to make one – I simply wrapped the twine around a little piece of cardboard about four or five times, cut on one edge and then tie near the top (folded edge) with a bit of the Gold Metallic Thread.

 

The images are again inked up using the Basic Black and Real Red Markers.  Easy and striking!

****  Order the Artistically Asian stamp set and I will send you this project and instructions for FREE!  Offer valid until 31 Jan only.

Enjoy the rest of this windy weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Vintage Vertical Greetings Gift Voucher Card

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I’m back with another project using the Vertical Greetings stamp set!  This time I went to something quite different and chose a softer colour combination:

 

I’ve used Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rose Red along with Crumb Cake.  I also got out Always Artichoke, a colour I am starting to really like again.

 

This fun design opens up to two pockets – one for a notecard and the other for a photo or a voucher or anything slim!

I’ve used the Floral Affection folder here for a bit of trim.

 

One of the great things about this set is you can mix and match the pots with the “greenery” to fit the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last couple of posts featuring the Vertical Greetings stamp set!  If you’d like to order your own set, email me or click below to order online!

Don’t forget – any order of $110 receives a FREE SaleABration product of your choice – no limit!

 

 

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Vertical Greetings Double Front Acetate Window Card

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Happy Monday!  I’ve gotten so much done today – everything on my list except head to the gym!  LOL

Today’s share is a window card featuring the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  This is one of the six card kits I gifted to my team this year for Christmas, too:

 

I love the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  I like how the words are vertical and the clean nature of the topiary images.

 

This card design has an extra layer to create the acetate window feature on the front.   Simple fold two A5 cards in half and insert one into the other!

 

You can create the mulitple coloured images by simply using the Stampin’ Write Markers in place of an ink pad.   Not sure which markers and ink pads you need?  Download my free Inventory Checklist!

 

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In This World in Vintage Z Fold

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Happy New Year!

One of the class kits I gifted my team for Christmas centered around the In This World stamp set.  This is something of an eclectic set and fun to use:

 

I used one of the samples in the catalogue as inspiration for this one, but changed up the size, a few elements, and made it a z fold card.  I thought the sample was just beautiful.

 

It’s one of those projects that takes a little bravery, but following just a few techniques, you let the ink run where it may and create a unique piece each time.

 

To create the Z fold, simply score a strip of cardstock into thirds (or approximately thirds), and adhere between two panels.  So easy and fun!

Tomorrow is a big day in Stampin’ Up! world with the release of the new Occasions catalogue and the start of the SaleABration period.  Check back tomorrow for all the details!  (If you want to order In This World, best to do it after 4 Jan).

In addition, I will be sending out my January Customer Newsletter tomorrow, in the which will be an “newsletter only” embellishment bundle offer. If you aren’t receiving my newsletters, please sign up below:








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