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Hello! Blog Hop for the Holiday Catalogue 2016

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Welcome to the Hello! Blog Hop for the brand new Holiday Catalogue!   You’ll be hopping around some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products. Currently you’re visiting Jacque Williams in Auckland, New Zealand!
My share is a simple, but pretty card and one that is easy to replicate in bulk, featuring the Christmas Pines Bundle:
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I absolutely love the new Kraft Rope Trim.  It adds a real richness without being too “much”, either.
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I’ve used the Kraft cardstock and the Mint Macaron cardstock, along with the yummy little Mini Pinecones.   Add Gold Wink of Stella to your Kraft cardstock for a deep shimmer.
Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Julie Kettlewell!   

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Sarah Berry – UK
Jennifer Pauli – GERMANY
Paula Dobson – NEW ZEALAND
Tracy May – UK
Caroline van der Straaten – THE NETHERLANDS
Bibiana Cameron – UK
Constanze Wirtz – GERMANY
Jacque Williams – NEW ZEALAND  <— you are here!
Julie Kettlewell – UK
Erica Cerwin – USA

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Hang Your Stocking with Cable Knit Christmas Card

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Today’s share is one of the three projects the guests made at my recent Holiday Catalogue Open House, and is inspired by Sandi McIver’s card of the same layout.  I’ve used the new Hang Your Stocking stamp set:

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The Presents & Pinecones Washi Tape adds a little accent to the VERY cool Cable Knit Embossing Folder background.

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The wee stocking is stamped with the Hang Your Stocking stamp set and cut with the coordinating Christmas Stocking Thinlits Dies.  I cut two, one in Cherry Cobbler and one in Mint Macaron and paper pieces them together.

And every Christmas card needs a dash of sparkle!

Have you thought about joining my team of demonstrators?  Team Events, cooperative sharing, discounts, incentives, and so much more!

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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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Lovely As A Tree – Classic Christmas

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Every year I pull out my Lovely As A Tree and make some version of this technique.  So effective, lovely and easy!

This year I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry:

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I paired up Lovely as a Tree with Merriest Wishes, which has a cool dotted set which I used here for the “snow”.

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Add a little glitter and it looks amazing!

If you haven’t yet seen the Holiday Catalogue, please contact me for a copy!

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Blooms & Wishes Rip & Flip Technique

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When I was on the Grand Vacation in Hawaii last year, my friend Marelle Taylor showed us a fun, easy way to get 72 card fronts out of a single pack of 12×12 papers.  She calls this technique the Rip & Flip:

stampin up blooms wishes bliss rip & FlipThe concept here is to cut the 12×12 into 4×6 pieces, tear off the bottom third, and flip the paper over to create a card front.

stampin up blooms and wishes and bliss rip and flipI chose to use the Bliss & Blooms Designer Series Paper because (1) it has two colour ways in the pack and (2) each piece of the printed paper has a printed side and a more solid side, making it pretty perfect for this technique.

stampin up blooms wishes rip and flip blissThe Blooms & Wishes stamp set coordinate perfectly with these paper, too, for a complete set for a great project.

Please check out my upcoming events – I’d love to have you join us!

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Floral Phrases in Sweet Sugarplum

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Floral Phrases has certainly been one of my favorites from the new catalogue, and the Night of Navy & Sweet Sugarplum combination really appeals!

Today’s share is what I made for my team swap last weekend, and is inspired by a sample on the Mediterranean Cruise and made with the Floral Phrases Bundle:

stampin up floral phrases night of navy sweet sugarplum swap thank you cardThe coordinating Floral Boutique Designer Series Papers are just the perfect thing to go with this elegant bundle. (Here used as a background along with the Floral Boutique Washi Tape).

stampin up floral phrases sweet sugarplum swapI’ve hand cut out a little rose from the Detailed Floral Thinlits (included in the bundle).  This die was designed with versatility in mind!

stampin up floral phrases sweet sugarplum night of navy swapI made up about 25 of these to share with my team! We had a lot of fun sharing and trading our samples!

Don’t forget: if you have ever thought about joining up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Join My Team during June and receive two free stamp sets of any value!

Thanks for reading,

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Corner Garden in Rich Razzleberry

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Happy Friday!  I’ve been busy the last few days at the Auckland Stitch & Craft Show, but here it is Friday night and I wanted to have a quick share with you:

stampin up corner garden rich razzleberry expressions jacque williamsThis quick card is a remake of the Swallowtail Card I shared earlier.  Now this time I am using Rich Razzleberry and the Corner Garden stamp.

stampin up corner garden rich razzleberrySadly, the Corner Garden stamp is retiring.  Happily, it’s on discount!!

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Beautiful Ride – a Remake

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Happy Tuesday!   I hope you all had a lovely long weekend!

Today’s share is a remake of a card I posted in March, this time using the Beautiful Ride stamp set:

stampin up beautiful ride watercoloring washi tape dog jacque williamsOh such a versatile “pattern”!

Sadly, Beautiful Ride is another stamp set that we will say goodbye to as of 31 May – please check out the retiring list and place your orders before your favorites are gone!

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