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Season Like Christmas in Vintage Gate Fold

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I hope you are enjoying all the Christmas project ideas I’m sharing in my 12 Weeks of Christmas series!  It’s been fun to hear the responses and see what you’ve been making!

Today’s share is the project I taught at the recent Creative Inkers Christmas Extravaganzas using the versatile Season Like Christmas stamp set:

 

We had great fun teaching this one – so many techniques here and very rewarding to hear people please themselves with how easily this stamp set creates wonderful images!

 

This card is a gate fold card for something a little bit different and interesting.

And Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and Old Olive are certainly the trending colour combination this season!

 

Most everyone wanted to give this snowfall a try, and it’s pretty easy to do!  We used both Embossing Paste and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to create a textured, tactile, and super sparkling scene here.   It’s always good fun to give new things a try!

I love this project and I loved sharing it.  I know anyone receiving this card in the mail from someone would be so pleased!

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Alaskan Achievers Blog Hop – Cheery Chirps with Stampin’ Blends!

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Welcome to another blog hop with the demonstrators who have achieved the trip to Alaska in 2018!

 

 

You’ve landed in New Zealand at Jacque Williams’ Blog!  Thanks for stopping in.  My share today is using that cute, cute set Cheery Chirps, colored in with the new Stampin’ Blends markers:

 

This card is actually a remake of the wreath card I posted two days ago; I had a few leftover kits and wanted to try the new Stampin’ Blends out.  I love how these turned out,   So easy to use and just so effective!

 

Not just for Christmas, I thought these Cheery Chirps birds would make a happy and fun thank you card, perfect to have on hand for after the holidays.

 

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop in New Zealand!  Supply and shopping list below:

 



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Painted Harvest for a Quick Christmas Card

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Happy Monday!  Thanksgiving is now over, and Christmas preparations are in full steam!  Today’s share is a quick, easy Christmas card you can whip out by the dozen in no time at all.  And even better, use a “flower” stamp set to create this wreath so you get maximum value for money!

 

When stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, this flower becomes a wreath!  I’ve also colored in the smaller pearls with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends to create holly and dimension.

 

Add some simple matting and Black Mini Sequin Trim to finish it off. I’ve also used the new Quilt Top Embossing Folder for a warm look.

 

As you can see, I made up a few of these myself!

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Cyber Monday Flash Sale – Free Shipping!

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The Online Extravaganza discounts end tonight (Sunday), but tomorrow brings Free Shipping on anything and everything in the shop!

 

You are welcome to email me with your list tonight for processing tomorrow, if you prefer.  Be sure and check out the All Inclusive Kits for easy and unique Christmas gifts!\

 

** Don’t forget you get the November All Star Tutorial Bundle FREE with any order of $50 or more!

 

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Colour Inkspiration #22 – a Beachy Sort of Christmas

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Welcome to another round of Colour Inkspiration Challenge!  We’d love to have your participation; simply join in over the next 3 weeks with your design using the colour combination provided!

 

Some of you may know, my eldest daughter, Madeleine, is in the United States serving a mission for our church.  She’s a bit homesick and becoming more proud of her Kiwi upbringing, so I decided I’d use this colour challenge to create a large card for some of our friends to sign as part of her Christmas package:

 

I wanted to make her something a little bit more summery, yet still traditional.  I’ve chosen to use the Season Like Christmas stamp set, one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalogue. How great is a three step tree?!    And at only $36 NZD, this one is a bargain!

 

In hindsight, I think I will add a bit of colour to those pearls (now that we can!!) with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends.

 

 

The Blossom Builder Punch has a cute little flower shape that also resembles a starfish. And even better, this punch is on discount here in the South Pacific this week only!  (See links and shopping list below).

The sand I used here is actually sand . . . .  Let’s hope it gets through customs!

Thanks for stopping by my blog here in New Zealand!  Supply list below.  Enjoy the rest of your hop!  Next stop: Lou Kitzelman!

 

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It’s Online Extravaganza – Flash Sale Today and Specials This Week!

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Three parts to this big discount sale!

  1. 24 Hour Flash Sale Monday 20th November
  2. Discounts on other select items 20-26 November
  3. 24 Hour Flash Sale Monday 27th November

Be sure and get in quick – items all while stocks last!

Products included in the second 24 Hour Flash Sale will be released on the 27th.   Items for the 20th and through the week can be viewed HERE.

 

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Merry Mistletoe Gift Voucher Card

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And here’s one for those hard-to-buy-for teenagers or grandchildren or husband!  When you want to give a gift voucher, make it a little more personal with a handmade package.

The front of this is inspired by a card design by Allison Okamitsu and I just reformatted it to fit a gift voucher:

 

I love this fresh colour combination and the bold images in the Merry Mistletoe stamp set!  As many of you know, I don’t gravitate to the traditional bright green and red Christmas combination, but the Berry Burst with the Wild Wasabi feels fresh and fun – perfect for the summer Christmas we enjoy here in New Zealand.

Add that bit of Bermuda Bay for even more pop.

 

Open the card to reveal a simple sliding pocket for a gift voucher or a photo or anything flat.

The Tree Rings background adds a bit of whimsy, which is always fun when giving a gift!

 

This is one for the guys, too!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m looking forward to our big Auckland Christmas Extravaganza tomorrow and to the one in Nelson next Saturday (25th).  And guess what?  Next year we will have them in two new locations: Dunedin and Christchurch!

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The Stamparatus Reservation Period is Almost Here!

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We had a few big and exciting announcements over the last weekend at OnStage, and one is the launch of the long-awaited Stamparatus (Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive design on a stamp placement tool!)

How is the different from other tools on the market?  For one, it was developed by demonstrators like me who work with customers like you!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$99.00 NZD

How do I get one?

Good news!  While these are still in manufacturing mode, you can reserve your Stamparatus now to be one of the first to get your hands on it!  As of  the 17th of November, you can participate in three different reservation periods.  Simply log into the Stampin’ Up! online store and follow the prompts.  Cheat Sheet for Ordering the Stamparatus

 

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