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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!

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Wednesday 21 Sept – Titirangi 7pm  $15

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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!

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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

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Going Global Masculine Wallet Card

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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!

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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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Going Global Masculine Card – Just Add Ink #295

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Happy Wednesday!  I needed to make a card today for a good friend who really helped out our family last week. It was a perfect opportunity to play along with the JAI Challenge this week, too:

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My favorite masculine stamp set at the moment is the new Going Global, paired with the Going Places Paper Stack.  I love the astronomical, orienteering, and map references.

stampin up going places global masculine cardI chose to go with the astronomical references here; he’s a family friend and didn’t want to go too mushy.

stampin up going places going global just add inkTips:

~ Use the Star Framelits (two nested together) to create the star outline. Easy!

~ Roll the edges of the circle in the Memento Black Ink to help it stand out from the Vanilla Background

~ Remove the Mint threads from the new Baker’s Twine Combo Pack to make black twine.

~ Use the Project Life Journal Pens to doodle a simple background and borders for the stars.

stampin up going places masculine going globalThis card is actually a 5×6 1/2 inch size, so I created a custom envelope with a coordinating liner.  I’ll tuck some movie tickets inside and good to go!

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Masculine Hex and Bolts Project

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One of my favorite Stampin’ Up! tools are the punches – and this project features a fun way to use them! Create a very cool masculine card using the Hexagon Punch and the 1/2 inch Circle Punch!

This card idea was sent to me by a friend and i have endeavored to find the source to no avail.

stampin up moonlight hex masculineFirst punch the 1/2 inch Circle PUnch, THEN punch the Hexagon Punch around it to create this fun bolt look.

stampin up moonlight stack masculine - CopyThese ones are made using the Moonlight Designer Series Paper, which are retiring in just a few days!

stampin up moonlight stars intertwinedI then made another version, this time intertwining stars for a younger child look or even a baby card.  Threw in a bit of the yummy Gold Glimmer Paper too.

stampin up moonlight stack stars masculineSimply die cut in the same manner as above: cut the smaller star out and then centre the larger star die around the existing “hole”.  Slit each star and intertwine.

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Happy Happy Birthday to Rob!

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Today is my Robert's birthday!  We've had a pretty fun weekend, mixed in with a bit of teaching and working on his man cave.  Soie has made him a strawberry cake, which is a good girl seeing as Kjirsti and I have given up chocolate for 2014.  (It's not been that bad!)

So I made him a card somewhat similar to a masculine valentine's I made a few weeks ago, using the Retro Fresh printed papers:

Stampin up retro fresh masculine birthday card

I just like that big wooden button!

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 The Starburst Sayings set is a great one for guys – they resemble a medalion or a medal when cut out, and what man doesn't like to get one of those?!  LOL

Now shhh, don't tell him, but I am tucking a voucher for a massage inside.

Happy Birthday, my dear Robert!  I love you!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Starburst Sayings

Colours: Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron

Other: Naturals Buttons, Chevron Naturals Ribbon, Retro Fresh DSP, Retro Fresh Washi Tape

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