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Cool Treats DEBossed Birthday Card + Tutorial Video!

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Happy Wednesday!  Today I want to share with you a project I’ve wanted to try for a while now – a debossed card using one of my favorite stamp sets: Cool Treats.

I love how fun and fresh these images are!

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This project starts out using the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders to create a valley on the Whisper White cardstock.  On this sample I’ve used Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, and Pool Party.

I did a few different colour versions to show that this can be done for either gender or any age.  For someone more sophisticated, I’d choose very soft colours, for example.   But who doesn’t like ice blocks or at least have warm memories eating one?

 

This colour combination is So Saffron, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder.  I’ve also switched the card base to Pool Party.

All the images are from the Cool Treats stamp set.  This can also be bundled with the dies for a discount, which are very useful for future projects.

 

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This project is March’s Birthday Club project – purchase kits of this project, pre-cut and ready to go!  You can purchase just the kits or with the stamps, dies, and folder!

 

And please enjoy this video tutorial!


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Artistically Asian Part Two of Two! – Shoji Screen Card

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We had a GREAT time yesterday at the Craft Garage Sale/Open House day!  It was fun doing a messy make and take AND seeing people leave with literally boxes of bargains!  (I am the de-clutter queen!)    Four people asked me to make it an annual event, so keep an eye out for the next one!

 

Today’s share is the second project using Artistically Asian.   As you may know, I gifted my Stampin’ Up! direct team members a class kit – 2 projects with 16 kits, two samples, video instructions, and the stamp set in each kit.   (See Part One)  Today’s project is the second Artistically Asian project in that particular class kit:

 

I’ve been wanting to make this Shoji Screen style card for years, and what better images than these for this project?!

 

I’ve used the Artistically Asian stamp set paired with the Seaside Embossing Folder.

The little tassle is made with the Basic Black Baker’s Twine.  It’s easy to make one – I simply wrapped the twine around a little piece of cardboard about four or five times, cut on one edge and then tie near the top (folded edge) with a bit of the Gold Metallic Thread.

 

The images are again inked up using the Basic Black and Real Red Markers.  Easy and striking!

****  Order the Artistically Asian stamp set and I will send you this project and instructions for FREE!  Offer valid until 31 Jan only.

Enjoy the rest of this windy weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin’ Up! Colour Inventory Tick List

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Have you ever bought something twice on accident?

So have I! I’ve created Inventory charts for you so when you go to class or an event, you have a list of what you already have and what is on the wish list for next. I hope these are useful to you!

 

Have you ever gone to place a Stampin’ Up! order and weren’t sure which colours you already had?   Use these inventory sheets to help keep track of what you already have and what items have run out or are still on the wish list!

Please feel free to print and share these charts for personal use only!

1. Brights Collection Inventory Chart

2. Regals Collection Inventory Chart

3. Subtles Collection Inventory Chart

4. Neutrals Collection Inventory Chart

5. In Colour Collection Inventory Chart

 

P.S. Do you want it all?  Why not become a demonstrator and join our team?  Check us out!

 

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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.

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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.

Don’t forget to download your Free Tutorial!

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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!

FULL LIST OF DEMONSTRATORS BELOW

  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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Fishin Around Treat Cup Fishbowl!

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Well this last weekend was full-on fun!  Saturday we had our Sold-Out Auckland Extravaganza, and the team and I had a super day presenting five projects to our guests.  We hope those who attended had a fabulous afternoon, too!

Sunday I shot down to Hamilton and taught with some of the Hamilton demonstrators at the Hamilton Extravaganza.  Both were great days with left us leaving tired, but happy.

Andrea Schweer, Vanita Hurbuns and myself taught this cute Fishbowl Card the last two days using the new Fishin Around stamp:

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We had fun and games working out how to get the water to be sealed water tight, but I think my dear husband found the trick! (photos on my Facebook page!).

You will need the Sweet Treat Cups, water, hot glue, and a piece of acetate to put on the back of the cup

Tips for getting a watertight seal:

1. Make sure the glue is really hot (hot glue!)

2. Use a heavier acetate to seal on the back of the sweet treat cup

3. Press down firmly to remove any extra trapped air in the cup

4. Turn it over (right side facing you) and press down around the rim to remove any air bubbles in the glue. You may need to use a spoon or similar so you don't burn fingers.

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The ladies had a lot of fun making this one!  It's like eye candy!  And some did this up with more black accents annd made it a bit more masculine.  It all looked great.

Our next Extravaganzas are:

Nov 2 Auckland

Nov 3 Hamilton

Nov 9 Tauranga

We'd love to have you there!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Fishin Around, Really Good Greetings

Colours: Real Red, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pool Party

Other: Sweet Treat Cups, Aqua Painters, Calypso Coral Chevron Twill Tape, Mosaic Embossing Folder, I am Me DSP


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