Fancy Folds

Weather Together Swing Card

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I’m back on board!  After four fun days at the Hamilton Quilt & Craft Show, it’s taken me a day or so to unpack and get back into routine.  I have so many projects backlogged to publish, so let’s get started with one today!

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Today’s share features the new Weather Together stamp set and die bundle – something cute a bit different to flowers.

stampin up weather togetehr swing card

I’m liking making swing cards at the moment, and this little umbrella is perfect for this style.

I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim (two current favorite colours) with Mint Macaron.

stampin up weather together swing card

The background is embossed with the ever-popular Softly Falling embossing folder.  This one has got to be my all time favorite . . . so far.

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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:

stampin up best birds hanging card

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.

stampin up best birds frame home decor vintage card

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

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Vertical Greetings Thank You Card with NEW Sweet Sugarplum!

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Love this colour combination of the new Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky, and Pear Pizzazz!   Sweet Sugarplum is for sure a favorite new in-colour!

stampin up vertical greetings sweet sugarplum seaside new zealandThis stamp set, Vertical Greetings, was on my very first order. I know it’s not one that would be a typical first pic, but I love the unique vertical greetings and the solid, clean style of the images.

Stampin Up Vertical Greetings thank you card rubber stamping

And paired with a winning, fresh colour combination like above, I love it.   I’ve also used this stamp set in another card project in my July Virtual Club!

stampin up vertical greetings sweet sugarplum

Thanks for stopping by, and I will you a wonderful weekend!

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A Nice Cuppa Gift Set Box of Cards and Tags

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At our team Stamp Camp in February, one of our lovely teachers, Adriana Koch, gifted me with this gorgeous gift set using the A Nice Cuppa Bundle:

stampin up a nice cuppa gift set box jacque williamsThe contents of this very cool gift box are full sized cards, note cards, tags, and some little cuppa charms:

stampin up have a cuppa gift setAdriana has made little compartments in the box – so stinkin’ cute to hold chocolates or postage stamps, too.

stampin up a nice cuppa gift set birthday jacque williams gift boxOne of the many fun things about rubber stamping is the ability to create backgrounds and images to match your project exactly!

stampin up a nice cuppa gift set jacque williamsSadly, the A Nice Cuppa Bundle is being discontinued, so please order  before the end of May!

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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!

Thanks for reading and for all your support!

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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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Banner Blast Window Card for SaleABration!

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Last night for my catalogue and SaleABration Launch, I wanted to do projects that were suitable for Valentine's Day, but not limited to. 

This project is one strongly inspired by Monica Gale, a lovely lady I met while on our last Grand Vacation trip to Utah.  I liked the simple, yet interesting, design of her card, and then added a few small variations:

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The stamp set is called Banner Blast, which is a FREEBIE stamp set during SaleAbration (now – 31 March) with any purchase of $110.  The coordinating punch is another freebie option, too. 

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I put this picture in so you could see my lovely assistant, Sugar.  Everywhere I moved to take pictures, she came with.  As cats do.

The lovely words I used on this card are from the brand NEW set called Happy Watercolor.  Such a nice stamp!

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 Jan 30th Takanini Stamping Class 7:30 pm  $15

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Merry LIttle Christmas Pop Up Card

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One of my team member, Jackie Noble, shared a swap last month using this pop up technique, and I knew I just had to try it out for myself!  Using my current favorite colour combination and the Merry Little Christmas Card Kits, this is a super happy Christmas card:

Stampin up merry little christmas pop up card
And inside the card, by simply adding an A5 Whisper White with a series of simple cuts:


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Cute!!  All the elements to this project are included in the Merry LIttle Christmas Card Kit except the Whisper White inner, the Old Olive tiny strip inside the card, and the optional  Real Red Ribbon.

Stampin up merry little christmas kit
The stamp set is the lovely Merry Little Christmas, which coordinates with this card kit perfectly, but is also really nice just as a Christmas set on it's very own.

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