Hey, Chick Mini Egg Carton Easter Project

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Today’s project share is what I taught at the Nelson Extravaganza last Saturday!  We dressed up one of those cute Mini Egg Cartons in the Occasions Catalogue.  Some prepared their box for Easter, and others made theirs more general for any chocolate or gift occasion:

I used the SaleABration freebie, Hey, Chick, as the image on the tag. I thought this was a nice tie in for Easter, but could also be just something sweet for a girlfriend.

We had the most fun colouring up our boxes!   They start out as more of a natural, egg carton colour.  We got fairly messy and spritzed these boxes up into various shades of Bermuda Bay.

We also inked up our Lace Doilies in Old Olive and everybody got four big, chocolate eggs to take home. They were for the boxes, but some eggs may or may not have made it home . . . .

I”m looking forward to our Tauranga (18th), Auckland (11th), and Hamilton (12th) events!  I will be sharing more of a vintage-style card at those extravaganzas.

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Nelson Extravaganza Project Parade

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Over the weekend, I zipped down to Nelson and taught at the Nelson SaleABration Extravaganza there.   My project (will share tomorrow!) was fairly cruisy because I had pre cut and prepared a lot of it, so I had a nice, relaxing day with lots of chatting.

And here is a lineup of the other four projects:

Sally Robertson taught this set of three notecards, each using the different images from Beautiful You and each featuring a different technique.

stampin up beautiful you set of three notecard easy quick

They bundled together nicely for a small gift or as a lovely present for yourself!

stampin up dragonfly dreams masking technique copper emboss wooden heart vintage


Sarah Pownall taught this unique project, featuring the Dragonfly Dreams bundle and many layers of ink and cardstock!   I loved how she made masks using the Special Reason dies here.

And Copper Embossing Powder on the Sending Love (wooden) Embellishments – brilliant!

stampin up high tide light up card


Rebecca Palmer taught a masculine – appropriate project using the High Tide set.  Nautical is always a good theme here in New Zealand.


And we had a new teacher this time – Emily Tudor – who shared with everyone this cute, unusual box!  Everyone got to do some smooshing and embossing to create this blended look.


Our next Extravaganza in Nelson will be 29 July.

Other Extravaganzas in March:

11 March – Auckland

12 March – Hamilton 

18 March – Tauranga

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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!

stampin up cool treats debossed sweet

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.


stampin up cool treats debossed sweet

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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Succulent Garden 5 Photo Double Layout

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I had so much fun in Tauranga on Saturday teaching an all day scrapbooking class!  It was fun to share many of the new products and to see new friendships begin.  This is what makes my job so rewarding.

This is one of the three double layouts we did:


This layout features the new, yummy Succulent Garden Suite – something a little different from the usual flower.

We used a mix of all the prints in the Designer Series Paper pack, so everyone’s was a bit different.


The first page also features a little mini book for more photos and/or journalling. This is a great idea if you want to share a photo or a thought that is a bit more private.  Also a great idea if you just have a lot to write or more photos than will fit on the page!

stampin up succulent garden mini book double layout


I also did a bit of stamping using the Succulent Garden stamp set in coordinating colours, of course.


The succulent “flowers” are something a little different from the traditional daisy-type flower. And these can be made quite 3D if you want.  I inked the edges here with both Tip Top Taupe and Sweet Sugarplum inks.

stampin up succulent garden flowers coordinating sugarplum double female layout


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Nelson Extravaganza 4 March

Auckland Extravaganza 11 March

Hamilton Extravaganza 12 March

Tauranga Extravaganza 18 March


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Cool Treats Pocket Letter Swap in New Zealand!

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Well this week has just run away!   One of the MANY fun things we did at camp was organize and take part in our first ever Pocket Letter Swap!  What’s a pocket letter?

It had to be explained to me many times!  Basically it’s done Project Life sort of style in the plastic pocket sleeves.  Create little works of art featuring a theme or a suite of products on one side. The back side usually has trinkets, treats, product, and a letter!

Here is what I swapped with someone else:
stampin up cool treats pocket letter swap new zealand jacque williams


We decided as a group to use the 6×8 sized pages instead of the 12×12’s for our first attempt.  It’s a good size to get one’s feet wet anyway.


The Cool Treats Suite is probably my favorite suite in the entire catalogue!  I love how both neutral and versatile this one can be!   And don’t you just love that wee spoon?!


The coordinating dies make it so easy to make everything look just right!  I don’t know about you, but these images so remind me of my childhood.  Bright red lips, cherry red tongues, and sticky fingers all around.


And on the back I have included some coordinating product and a small note of affection.

Now this was my first attempt, but I must say I’m a bit hooked on the idea of Pocket Letters!  And I think the team is, too.  If you would like to be part of our awesome team who loves to craft and share so much, I’d love to have you!

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P.S. I also made some NOTEBOOKS with the Cool Treats Suite!  And if you’re coming to the Tauranga Extravaganza 18 March, you’ll be making a window card with this winner as well!

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Colour Inkspiration Challenge #4 – Make a Medallion

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Welcome to Blog Hop #4 for the Colour Inkspiration Crew!  I feel delighted to be invited to take part in the crew!  You too can play along with the colour challenges on Facebook.

This week’s challenge was truly a challenge.  Using complimentary colours, the contrast can be quite vivid.


I used inspiration from past projects and toned the colour combination right down with lots of white space:

stampin up new zealand eggplant medallion birthday card


I have used here the NEW Make a Medallion stamp set.  Triple step stamping on this one allows you to have multiple colours in the medallion with ease!  You can, of course, also use the images separately or in a monochromatic fashion.

The best part?  This one is FREE!  Place your order out of any of the current catalogues of $110 and this one is all yours.

We have a wee collection going on here: the Wooden Hearts, the Lace Doilies, the Burlap Ribbon all paired up with the Stitched Framelits dies.

I used the same stamp on the Eggplant (white embossed) as I used on the Elegant Eggplant stamped portion of the medallion.


I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop here on my blog in New Zealand!   Please click now to the talented Rebecca Scurr:


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