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Hearts Come Home – in Sugarplum and Gold

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I hope you all had an awesome weekend!  I did – we had a fun card making and scrapbooking class in Hamilton on Saturday, and I just really enjoyed the afternoon.   And I love the school holidays!

Today’s share is another card using the Hearts Come Home Bundle, but this time I’ve used the tag die twice to create a little label:

 

This die set also has a little “reverse” die that cuts out dots and stars for a peek-a-book effect.  I also chose to emboss the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock with the Holly Embossing Folder after cutting the stars.

 

The houses in the Hearts Come Home stamp set and so cute!  Use these year round for non-Christmas projects, too!

 

And these tags use the same tag die I’ve used in the card above, but this time in a more traditional way.   These little dies can certainly be used for non-Christmas projects, too!

Thanks for stopping by. Shopping list below and don’t forget tomorrow is the last day of the World Card making Day Special!

 

 

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Seasonal Layers Black and White Card

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I shared a blue version of this project some weeks back, but I had a few leftover kits so I made up a little set with complimenting colours using the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies:

I intend to bundle these together using the Acetate Card Boxes, and gift these to someone special for an upcoming birthday.

The Acetate Card Boxes are GREAT to have on hand for a useful, universal gift.  Just about anyone could use a few birthday cards, and it’s something made from the heart.  These boxes just package them up so professionally.

 

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Would you like a stash of Christmas cards ready to go?  Join me at my annual Christmas Stamp-A-Stack 28 October!  Drop in between 10-4pm and spend a few hours making 12 Christmas cards for the holiday season.  $35 includes 12 card kits, drinks, and a prize draw for anyone placing an order on the day!   Register via email.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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October All Stars Blog Hop – Quilted Christmas

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Welcome to October, Welcome to New Zealand, and Welcome to another All Stars Blog Hop!

This month we decided to feature the Holiday Catalogue again; you’ll see a variety of Christmas and non-Christmas projects both on this hop AND in the 12 tutorial bundle offered below.

Both of my projects focus on the Quilted Christmas Bundle.  This bundle is so much more than Christmas:

 

I had great fun making this home decor piece!   I plan to make another one in a different colour scheme, too.   We do a draw for names in my husband’s family . . .  . well I guess I hope I get the name of someone who will enjoy this!

 

Each square on this wall art features the Quilt Top Embossing Folder and some element from the Quilted Christmas stamp set or die set or both.  Here, I’ve used the star pattern stamps along with the stitching dies.

 

And isn’t this needle die just soooo adorable!   Such a cute, cute touch to the embellishments.

 

The Quilted Christmas die set also has these fun daisy-type flowers as a compliment to the quilted stars.  I also think the little cross stitching stamp is very useful!

If you don’t wish to make home decor, consider taking each of these squares and making a square notecard!  Or do both!

Remember the 12 designers on this hop have also created an exclusive tutorial bundle for October – yours free with any $50 order with me (Jacque Williams) or you can purchase below for $20 NZD.

 




I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop here.  Next stop: Jenneke De Jong!

 

Please visit the All Star Tutorial Designers:

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Birthday Card Club – Beautiful Bouquet Quick Birthday Card Video Tutorial

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We all need birthday cards, and we often needs them fast!  Or even better, make up four or six and have them on hand.

Beautiful Bouquet is a versatile stamp set (bundle with dies if you wish), but today I’ll be just using the stamps to create this very quick birthday card:

 

Above version is created with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Island Indigo.    I’ve also made up this version in the Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry, and Sweet Sugarplums:

 

And I’ve created this step-by-step video tutorial so you too can make this with full confidence.  Enjoy!

Shopping list below.  Remember you get a free 12 Tutorial Bundle from designers around the world with any order of $50 or more during October!

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5 Things You Need to Know for October

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HI Stamping Friends!  I’ve been in New Orleans the last few days, but on my way home now!  It’s been exhausting and envigorating all at once.

There is so much going on during October – so many exciting things – and I want to make sure you know all about it so you can get the best deal for you!

First, Buy Three, Get One Free Sale:

 

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper. So we’re confident that you’re going to love this news: During October, buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! There is no limit to how many free packages you can earn during the sale. This means now is a great time to save on some of our most popular paper designs.  See the DSP here!

 

Second, it’s the Annual World Cardmaking Day Sale!  However, this sale only lasts ten days (1 October to 10 October):

World Card Making Day is a day dedicated to making handmade cards and celebrating the personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones! It’s a great time to make your own cards to send to your family and friends.

This year the world celebrates World Card Making day on 7 October, but one day wasn’t enough for us! For ten days (1–10 October), you get 15% off Note Cards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! So stock up on your cardmaking essentials and celebrate the best hobby of all!

 

Third, the October All Stars Tutorial Bundle is now available!  You can purchase this 66 page, full colour 12 tutorial bundle for $20 NZD  or receive this as a free gift from me with any order of $50 or more during October!

 

Fourth, it’s time to register for the Christmas Extravaganzas!  I’ve prepared a page to explain just what these include, as well as the Christmas registration links and dates for 2017.  We almost always sell out of these events; please register with me as soon as possible.  Payment required to secure your seat.  Check these events out!

 

Fifth, the Merry Patterns promotion continues through the end of October only!

 

Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love adorable Christmas stamp sets? If you said ‘Yes’ to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you to contact me about having a class or a party with you and your friends!  Right now if you host a party with $500 NZD in sales, you can earn the exclusive Merry Patterns Stamp Set. This offer ends on 31 October

 

And BONUS #6 – I’m starting this week to send out the popular 12 Weeks of Christmas Series!

Each Wednesday leading up to Christmas, receive in your inbox a tutorial of a quick project ready for Christmas.  There will be a selection of cards, gifts, and packaging!  If you are already receiving my newsletters, you’re IN!  If not, please sign up here:








 3 FREE Stamping tutorials when you sign up for my Tips & Events Newsletter!

 

Phew what a big month!  That’s all for now!

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Colour Inkspiration 18 – Colorful Seasons Double Front Card

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Welcome to another color challenge and a blog hop from the Colour Inspiration Crew!  This fortnight’s color challenge 18 includes a soft palette of pinks and neutrals:

 

I took my inspiration from a lovely card made by friend and team member, Sally Robertson and recreated her project in the colours above:

How I love that branch and flowers!  So clean and unique!   The background is a soft wash with the Powder Pink.

 

This type of fold is called a Double Front card,  Basically it’s a card inside of a card.  So easy, yet looks great!

 

 

The inside of the card has some two step stamping using the Colorful Seasons stamp set. It’s easy to line these up because they are photopolymer (totally clear stamps).

 

 

The second “page” of the card features the oh-so-popular deck chair, also in the Colorful Seasons bundle die set.

 

And the very front are those beautiful flowers on a delicate branch in Basic Grey.

Give this easy new fold a try!  I know you will enjoy the rest of the hop!. Next stop: Denita Wright-Smee!

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Night of Navy Cat – Eclipse Technique

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The Eclipse Technique is all over Pinterest at the moment, and using the new Cat Punch is a quick and easy way to make a card with this fun technique. Here is my version, inspired by the talented Susan Campfield:

 

The colours are simple Night of Navy and Whisper White, a truly classic combination.

The embossing folder is the new Quilt Top from the Holiday Catalogue.  I don’t know if this one will stay around – please order it before end of December!

 


There are a few different way to achieve this look, but I have done it this way:

  1. Stamp the flowers on the Whisper White panel
  2. Punch out the cat from the same panel
  3. Punch out three cats from Night of Navy scraps
  4. Adhere the white “outline” piece from the punch onto the Night of Navy mat
  5. Layer the three Night of Navy cats into the “hole”.
  6. Finish with the Whisper White cat on top.

 


 

The new Crinkle Seam binding is just so nice to tie; it’s soft and drapes nicely. It comes in four colours, too!

Thanks for stopping by – shopping list below. Just a few days left for the All Stars September Tutorial Bundle – Free with any order of $50 or more!

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