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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Be sure to check out the discounts available Today Only:

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Thanks for stopping by!

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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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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.

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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.

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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:

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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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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.

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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!

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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!

TH_social_retired2016_demo_Apr1816_SPUK_4Upcoming Events:

Birkenhead Classes – 10 am or 7pm  This Thursday 5 May  $15

Tauranga Card and/or Scrapbooking Class – Saturday 7 May  3 layouts for $40 or cards $5  10 am-4pm

Otahuhu Scrapbooking or Card Class – Thursday 12 May  $15

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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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