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Custom Tee Congratulations Card

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We have had a fantastic weekend at both the Auckland and the Hamilton Extravaganzas – thank you all who were there either teaching or participating.  These events are only great because you are there!

I must admit I had a nap today!

Today’s share is a leftover card kit I redesigned to use current products. I had a demonstrator on my team achieve her QuickStart bonus and wanted to send her a little pat on the back:

stampin up custom tee bundle congratulations card

 

I used the Custom Tee bundle here. This could be easily made into a more masculine birthday card, for example, by using T-Shirts instead.

 

I tried a few different things and decided coloured paper with the white embossing worked best. I also inked over the embossing just a little bit to bring it out more.

I sure am proud of my team when they achieve their goals!

If you’ve thought about becoming a demonstrator or if you wish list is longer than your grocery list, read more about it.  Receive two free stamp sets on top of your starter kit as a bonus through March only!

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Nailed It – A Masculine DIY Gift & Card!

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Most of us struggle with ideas for fun and appealing cards to give to the blokes in our lives!  I hope my share today will give you some inspiration – you will love the new Nailed It Bundle!  Being married to a retired builder myself, this set is absolutely perfect for any handy sort of person:

 

 

Valentine’s Day is not a big celebration in New Zealand, but for those who do like to do a little something (for Valentine’s, birthday, or for no particular occasion at all), this project would make anyone’s day!

 

The giant chocolate bar is wrapped decoratively, and the card is designed to fit into a little pocket on the bar for a complete gift.  The card serves not only as a card, but as a decorative front for the bar.    The sleeve pulls on and off, so in theory, it could also be recycled.

 

 

I must admit these were so fun to make.   We watercoloured the tools using the new Watercolour Pencils (so easy to use!) and had great fun making them all unique.

And don’t you love that ruler in the background?!  That is also part of the Nailed It Bundle.

 

I used the Brushstrokes Background and Gorgeous Grunge to create the background, but it would also look equally nice if you used the Hardwood Background.

 

I hope you give this a try!   Remember you will receive a free SaleABration item with any order of $110 (no limit).  It’s a great time to get superior value for money on your stamping supplies!   Have a browse through my shop!   You can also request a catalogue HERE.

Have a wonderful Auckland Anniversary weekend!

P.S. Is your wish list really long?  Do you have a friend or two who like to craft?  Consider joining my team of demonstrators – whether for your own purchases, for you and a few friends, or as a small or large business, joining my team could be the best decision for you!  Find out more:

 

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Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop – Hey Chick!

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I’m guessing you will see a lot of this FUN stamp set on this hop!  It seems to be quite the favorite for those looking for something a bit different and crazy!

Thank you for joining us on the hop! You’ve now landed in New Zealand, and I am Jacque Williams.  We are still in summer and looking to start a new school year next week!   My share today is inspired by Pinterest and these quirky chicks:

I’ve featured both the Hexagon Embossing Folder and the Hey, Chick stamp set here.   I also used a few of the VERY cool screw tops from the Urban Underground Embellishments.  More of these to come!

These little chickies are fun to colour in with the new Watercolour Pencils!  I kept the cardstock and card itself very neutral so these cuties could be coloured in any colour combination of your choice.

And the Stitched Framelits dies adds a nice extra detail.

I hope you will give this a try!  Remember you can get the Hey, Chick stamp set for FREE with any $110 order (no limit!)

Enjoy the rest of your hop; I know there will be some amazing inspiration!

Warmest Wishes,

 

 

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Mouse Punch Art with Foxy Punch

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Happy Wednesday!  Before I run off to teach a class tonight, I wanted to share with you this cute card inspired by my friend in Idaho.  Make a cute mouse using the Fox Builder Punch (ears using the Owl Builder Punch):

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I had a lot of fun teaching this one at the Hamilton Quilt & Craft Show;everyone had their own little rendition of a mouse.

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How cute is that face?!

The Fox Builder punch makes sooo much more than a fox!

Join us for a class next week:

Tuesday 20 Sept – Pakuranga 7pm  $15

Wednesday 21 Sept – Titirangi 7pm  $15

Thursday 22 Sept Takanini 7:30pm  $15

Thanks for stopping by!

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Foxy Friends Covered Note Booklets

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During the school holidays in July, I was asked to teach a little class for the children.  And what fun they had!  We/they made quite a mess, but everyone was happy and enthusiastic.  One of the projects I did with them was the cute little booklet for their special notes:

stampin up foxy friends covered notebookBoth the cat and the fox are made with the Foxy Friends punch and stamp set bundle.

stampin up foxy friends cat altered notebookOf course I had to make the cat yellow, seeing as I have three of them myself!

stampin up foxy friends kids classI brought along my sidekick, Robert, who has a real affinity for playing with young children.  They had a great time using the Big Shot and then later doing tricks on the big mat.  Rob was on a high for days.

stampin up foxy friends kids holiday classAnd here are some of the creative finished projects.  I hope they are treasured and enjoyed by my little friends!

Thanks for reading!

ps don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Day coupons before the end of the month!

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By the Shore Scrapbooking Layout

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The By the Shore Designer Series Papers and the coordinating Seaside Shore stamp set are perfect for nautical projects, appealing to almost anybody!

Here I’ve used them for a layout project of my girls (from years ago) swimming in Florida:

stampin up by the shore seaside nautical layoutI wanted to keep this fresh looking with the soft colours, with just a bit of grunge and texture.

stampin up by the shore nautical seaside scrapbooking layoutThe words are from the very versatile Suite Sayings.

Create the fun circle embellishments  by nesting two of the Circles Framelits to create a “visually light” circle.

stampin up by the shore seaside ocean nautical scrapbooking layout dapper denimI’ve used stamps from the Seaside Shore set also for embellishments as well as dyed some mesh to coordinate with the project. Now that was messy and fun!

Join us for a scrapbooking Class!

27 July Titirangi

6 August Hamilton

11 August Otahuhu

20 August Tauranga

17 September Nelson

Thanks for reading!

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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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Going Global Masculine “My Guy” Layout

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I am really, really pleased with how this one turned out.   And I will divulge that it brought a tear to my dear husband’s eye.

I wanted to use the awesome Going Global set for a layout before it disappears:

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand going global places masculine scrapbooking layoutThe photo just doesn’t do this justice!

I created the background with strips of the Going Places Paper Stack.

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand going global places brick wall fauxI’ve created a cool brick wall detail using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder – a MUST HAVE – in two of the corners.  Hubby likes the beat-up, natural look.   The Antique Brads are a second MUST!

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand going global masculine layout places diyI used the Going Global stamp set for the subtitle. I did rearrange the sentiment stamp a little so it would fit and work with this particular die, currently a real favorite.

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand going global places classes scrapbooking layout masculine how do iThe design was relatively busy, so I’ve created a hidden tag under the photo, which adds a bit of detail without being to frilly.

I taught this last night and look forward to teaching it a few more times:

Thursday 3 March Otahuhu 7:30pm

Saturday 23 APRIL Nelson 10:30 am

Saturday 7 May Tauranga 10 am

Please see my calendar for more class options. Email me to book in or for a private booking.

 

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