Fancy Folds

Christmas Quilt Spool Card

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Happy Monday and today’s share is a card that can be used for Christmas or general – perfect for a fellow crafter or seamstress!   I give credit for the idea of this card to team member and friend, Rhonda Fawcett.  I thought it was just so stinking cute, being a seamstress myself.

 

On page 4 & 5 of the Holiday catalogue, you can find Quilted Christmas Suite (or see below), but don’t think this set is just for Christmas!  Other than the sentiments, this set is actually quite useful year round!

The shape of this spool card is made by using the Envelope Punch Board (makes 66 sizes of envelopes as well!) to create the little divets along the side.

Then simply embellish as you wish.  I’ve used the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper along with the new Real Red Ribbon to create the “thread”.  This cute flower also comes in the die set.

 

Oh and this is the best part!

How adorable is that little needle and spool of thread??!  Those come in the die set as well.  I love them!

I have done up an awesome wall art with this set that I’ll share in a few weeks, too.

I think you’d find a use for this set year round!  Supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out my classes this week HERE.

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Colour Inkspiration 17 – Brights with Flower Shop

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The challenge round features colours that I wouldn’t naturally put together, but I do love this colour combination!  How fun, fresh, and bright!

I was inspired by samples at a recent team event to give this sort of “shaker card” a try:

Instead of an acetate window, I’ve used netting or tulle here to suspend the sequins.  Fun!

The flowers are from the Flower Ship stamp set, one that’s been a favorite for a few years.  Pair this with the Pansy Punch for quick embellishments!   But you’ll notice the leaves are new – this is the new Leaf Punch in the Holiday Catalogue.

 

This has been a fun colour combination to play with – something out of my “usual” recently!  Enjoy the rest of the hop – Lou Kitzelman is next!

 

 

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Beautiful You Vintage Pocket Card

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We had such a great time at the Hamilton Quilt & Craft Show!   I came home with not much of a voice left, though!  We appreciate so much those who stopped by and said hello and grabbed a few bargains.  For those who have ordered product coming, they should be in my hands in a few days and then off to you as quickly as possible.

I had an ongoing class going all day every day at the show, and today’s share is one of the projects on offer – a beautiful vintage style pocket card using the popular Beautiful You stamp set:

The dancing girl is coloured using the Watercolour pencils and an aquapainter.

The pocket and tag look rich with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper – how I love that paper!!   It just goes with everything.

Join me for a class this month to make this project!

Don’t forget you’ll receive the September All Star Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials) FREE with any order of $50 or more!  Supply list below.

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Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop – Bench Fold Bookcase Builder Card!

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Welcome to another blog hop for worldwide demonstrators who have achieved the Thailand Grand Vacation!  (16 days until we go!!).  You have landed in New Zealand on the hop!

 

Today’s share is a fun Bench Fold card using the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack:

 

I thought this could be a great little card for masculine themes, teenagers, or babies!

 

I loved the Cable Knit folder used here for a little table runner.   Cute!

All the images are from the Bookcase Builder stamp set – so you can mix and match both colours and images to create anything you want on the little shelves.

 

And like magic, the card folds down flat (or relatively flat) to fit inside a standard envelope.

The new product here is also one of my top three picks for the new catalogue – the Wood Textures Designer Series Stack.  These are FABulous papers perfect for the guys, kids, flowers, vintage  . . . . just love them!

If you live in New Zealand and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d love to be yours!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the hop!


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Happy Birthday Gorgeous – with Free Video Tutorial!

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Happy first day of June and the first day of our new Annual Catalogue!  I had a great deal of fun putting through orders (mostly for myself!) this morning. There is nothing quite inspiring like a few new toys!

Today’s share is a fun Double Front Window Card using the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle:

 

Please also note the gorgeous, fantastic, versatile Wood Textures papers used here!  How I love these!  Wonderful with flowers, masculine, teens, baby — just anything at all!  I encourage all of you to put these beauties on your first order!

 

The front panel of the card features a window, which I encourage you to watch the video below to see just how I did that to create the matted frame.  The second layer of the card showcases a second wood print with a bit of stamping.

 

The Happy Birthday Die makes for a more interesting window here, but also consider you can cut the two words apart and use them separately for even more versatility!

Please take a few moments to watch my video and see how to make a card like this:

 

Thanks so much for stopping by – I appreciate each and every one of you!  I hope you are enjoying the new catalogue and I look forward to another Stampin’ Up! year of inspiration, laughs and fun!  Please join us for a class!

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Four Panel Beautiful Card – Complete with a Few Small Gifts!

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Happy Friday!   Today’s share is a lovely Four Panel Card shown to us at a recent Stampin’ Up! Training Event (OnStage) by fellow South Pacific Demonstrator, Pam Jorgenson.  I’ve taken her design and modified into a card that incorporate a couple of small gifts – perfect for Mother’s Day or any birthday!

stampin up four panel succulent birdcage gift and card bookmark

 

I’ve used the GORGEOUS Succulent Designer Series Paper here, one that has such a great colour combination and nice prints.

I’ve also paired up with the printed papers the Birdcage Builder stamp set, one that I bought right out of the gate.  We gold embossed the birdcage here for a metallic look.

stampin up succulent four panel mother's day card

 

I wanted to create something that had a few little gifts inside for Mother’s Day or any occasion where a small gift would be suitable.   So on panel 2 I had everyone make a bookmark using the mega giant paper clips and the Succulent dies.   I just love how it both adds to the project and is a gift for later, too.

On the third panel, we made a little pocket and tucked in a cup of tea.  This would such be the perfect card to give along with a new book!

 

One fun thing about a card with this many surfaces is one can feature all the pretty prints in a designer series paper pack.  This is where that coordination really shines!  Everyone’s was a bit different, but all working and all looking great.

 

What fun I’ve had making this project!  Sadly, so many of the products used here are being discontinued!   It’s that time of the year.  Please do check out the discontinuing list as well as the Clearance Rack to not only get some good deals, but also to make sure you get what’s on your shopping list before they are no longer available!

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Hamilton Extravaganza Project Parade

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Today’s share is four of the five projects our lovely guests completed at the recent Hamilton Extravaganza. We had such a great day, despite the weather being uncommonly muggy!

stampin up nailed it tool box punch art shaped card masculine

 

Sarah Roche and Christine Palmer did a great job with their project – I love the fun shape and the use of the Nailed It bundle.  So perfect for the guys!

 

Ella Warren and Kristine McNickle taught a shaker card using the Balloon Adventures bundle.  I know everyone enjoyed learning how to make one of these!

stampin up dragonfly dreams fancy fold wedding vintage

 

Irene Wardlaw and Rayleen Baker shared with the group this pretty dragonfly card using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle. This one is such a winner!

 

And finally – Ruth Hickey and Alicia Yap showed everyone now to make the Window Box larger and created this fun carousel-like box.

And tomorrow, Friday 31 March, is the LAST DAY for SAleABration gifts with purchase!

 

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Tauranga Project Parade – March SaleABration Extravaganza!

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We’ve had such fun at the recent Extravaganzas in various locations around New Zealand!   We love to share Stampin’ Up! with our friends, both existing friends and new ones!

Today’s share is two of the projects recently taught at the Tauranga Extravaganza:

 

Rhonda Fawcett taught this tool box punch art card using the Nailed It bundle.   Who wouldn’t love to receive this little work of art?! Perfect to have on display, too.

 

These fun tools are great for tricky cards for the guys in our lives.  You can colour them in or paper piece them, as Rhonda has done here.

 

Anne Lord taught a joy fold card featuring both the Watercolor Pencils and the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.   The SaleABration gift, the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, is the black and white background.  It makes a nice, neutral compliment to many of our images.   (You don’t have to color it in!)

 

stampin up dragonfly dreams watercolor pencils joy fold

 

Anne created this background using the Watercolor Pencils – everyone’s turned out quite differently!   What fun they had being artists that afternoon.

Join us for the next events!

 

 

 

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