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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.

stampin up flowering fields easy gift card set holder envelope birthday gift
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:

Stampin up banner blast saleabration

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. 

Stampin up banner blast happy watercolor banner punch

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!

Stampin up banner blast punch deco label sorbet twine

I'd love for you to come along to a class!  Please check my calendar on the right hand side bar or email me to request a class in your area.

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

Feb 8th Hamilton Stamp Class 10:30 am  $15

Feb 12th Birkenhead, Auckland Stamp Class 7:30pm  $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:


Stampin up merry little christmas
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.

**As a special bonus for those who read my blog: Email me with an order for at least one pack of the Merry Little Christmas Card Kits (8 cards)  from today through Sunday night and receive FREE Shipping on the kits!!

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Floating Star Circle Thinlits Card

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It's been fun playing around with the new Circle and Label Thinlits dies!  Here is a very short video showing you what they include and how the card works:





I wanted to make a hanging star for this one, and it was a lot of hit and miss trying to get all the circles to match up, but I love how this turned out:

Stampin up merry christmas circle thinlits swing card
The front of the card looks like this:

Stampin up merry little christmas

I love this Merry LIttle Christmas stamp set – so cute!  I've done a simple White Emboss here.

Stampin up merry christmas thinlits circle

I wanted to put something behind the star when the card was closed, otherwise you see parts of the other layers showing through.

Stampin up merry christmas floating star thinlits
And I've cut the card extra long so there is another panel for writing on.  Plus it just makes the whole card that much more of a wow.  Fun!

I sent out a similar, less complicated project on this week's 12 Weeks of Christmas email along with project instructions.  (if you arent' on my mailing list, do so now and get the next 7 free projects!)


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Double Slider Tall Cake Card!

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This is a FUN project inspired by a wonderful swap I was given in Utah by a German demonstrator.  Sadly, the original card has gone missing, so I cannot share the original artist here.

Here is the card closed:

Stampin up cake slider triple down card

The original card had some metal workings in it that my builder husband could not really place here in New Zealand, so he sat down with the task of sorting out how to do it with paper only.  He's a clever man!

With his design, here is the card fully extended:

Stampin up gingham garden cake slider triple card
The way he has worked this, it takes no extra pieces at all and everything slides up and down quite smoothly.  However, you DO need a craft knife!

The bright papers I chose to use on this one were perfect for such a happy cake – Gingham Garden.   This would also be an absolutely perfect wedding card!

Stampin up gingham garden
Supplies Used:

Stamps: Chalk Talk

Colours: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz

Other: 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 3/4 scallop circle punch, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Gingham Garden DSP, Melon Mambo Ribbon


Join us for our Christmas Extravaganzas!

Make five lovely Christmas projects plus displays, afternoon tea, door prizes, and inspiration!

Nov 2 Auckland 12:30pm

Nov 3 Hamilton 10 am

Nov 9 Tauranga 1pm


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FMS98 Wildflower Meadow Double Card

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I've been wanting to use this Wildflower Meadow for some time now, and last night was the night to do it!  Rob was so patient helping me finish this so we could go on our Friday night date.

I used the Freshly Made Sketches this week for a starting point and this is what my little mind came up with:

stampin up wildflower meadow in color pearl window
I chose soft colours for this one, and of course reached for our new
In-Colours.  I resisted Crisp Cantaloupe this time and went for
Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, and Strawberry Slush.

stampin up wildflower meadow bird pearls card window frame
I had fun and games getting this window to work out, but after a few tries, I think I have the process figured out.  Just for something a bit different and fun. 

stampin up wildflower meadow in color coastal cabana how to
Plus, it made using the coordinating Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder a bit more practical on this particular design. (Note the 15% discount when you buy them together in a bundle!)

The inside of the card is actually a card again, mostly because I felt this particular large stamp didn't allow for much room for writing inside the card. 

stampinup wildflower meadow inside card easy simple freshly made sketches

This project turned out fresh and fun!  Thanks for sharing this with me today.  It's a cold and wet Saturday morning here, and I'm off now in half hour to get ready for our huge Auckland Stamp Extravaganza today!  Sold out event – woo hoo!

Other Upcoming Events:

Thursday Aug 15 Birkenhead Day Class – Meet new friends and craft two cards.  Birkenhead Community Centre.  9:30 am.  $8

Saturday Aug 17 Scrapbooking Demo and CARD Class in Tauranga – 11 am to about 3pm  $15  The scrapbooking demo at 11 is free and stay for lunch and an optional card class at 1pm.  Just bring scissors and adhesive.

Saturday 31 August Warkworth Open Day – Fun afternoon with Stampin’Up! Demonstrations, hands
on product play, displays and digital craft presentations.
$5 entry fee.  Aug 31  1pm – 3:30 pm Registration essential


Supplies Used:

Stamps: Wildflower Meadow, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Four You

Colours: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Grey, Coastal Cabana

Other: Pistachio Ruffled Ribbon, Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder, Boutique Details, Basic Pearls, Squares Collection Framelits

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Dress Up Triple Tag Card

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Well I am a few days behind the schedule!  But my desk is looking cleaner and finally doing some catch up before I leave in 9 days!  Can't wait!

This is the second project we did in the Vintage Card Class at SENZ, featuring the new SOHO Designer Series Papers and the Dress Up Framelits. This project was inspired by Vanessa Baker's card she made for display at the Convention in Melbourne.

stampin up dress up framelits tag card
 I've used a 6×12 sheet of Soft Suede Cardstock and scored it into thirds and then cut into the tag shape for a simple tri-fold card.

stampin up soho papers dress card
The cute dresses are made using the Dress Up Framelits and the Soho Designer Series Papers.  The dresses are so cute to make and fun to embellish!

stampin up mosaic soho pearls card

stampin up filter paper from my heart cantaloupe
I used the Filter Paper here and the 7/8 inch scallop circle punch to make this fun little flowers. We spritzed them with the new Crisp Cantaloupe, too, for a perfect matching embellishment.  The filter paper is as strong as cardstock with the look of tissue paper. Great value for a pack at $5.95!

I'm teaching this project in July; please book into a class or organize a private workshop to learn this one.  I'd love to share it with you!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: From My Heart pg 99

Colours: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe

Other: Mosaic Embossing Folder, Summer Starfruit ribbon, Basic Pearls, Soho DSP, Dress Up Framelits, Labels Framelits, Filter Paper, 7/8 Scallop Circle punch, Spritzer, Label Punch, 1/8 taffeta Early Espresso Ribbon



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Lattice Die Pop Up Card

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This was a fun card inspired by several samples I found on the net – featuring the Lattice Die and the Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch:

stampin up lattice die butterfly pop up
I used the Lattice Die on the front as a layer for a faux dry embossed look, but also embossed with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder on top.

stampin up butterfly punch lattice die
The Bitty Butterflies are embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and the Butterfly is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Folder.  A little Linen Thread and some pearls finish it off!

stampin up lattice die pop up card butterfly
We used the lattice inside as well to make a simple pop up feature.  Cute!!  Add a few more butterflies and Mom will love it!

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Supplies Used:

Stamps: Petite Pairs

Colours: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray

Other: Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly PUnch, Bird Punch, Pearls, Linen Thread, Lattice Die, Square lattice Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Subtles Brads

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