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Nelson Stamp Extravaganza Project Parade

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend here in New Zealand.  Today’s share is the other four projects taught at the recent Nelson Stamp Extravaganza, put on by my Creative Inker’s Stampin’ Up! team.  These days are a LOT of fun, and we’d love to have you join us!

 

 

Trish Beveridge shared with the group this fun Gift Voucher holder, suitable for any person and any occasion.  Slip a starbucks voucher inside – perfect!   She’s used the Coffee Cafe bundle here.

 

Emily Tudor taught everyone how to make this rather impressive Diamond Box using the Gift Box punch board!  Everyone used a different paper and made it to their liking.

 

Rebecca Palmer shared with the group this double pocket card using the You’ve Got Style stamp set.  And this is Sugar, one of my cats who absolutely insisted on being right there despite being moved multiple times.    And me being rather indulgent to the cats . . . here she is.

 

And Sally Robertson taught something soft and beautiful – a double front card using the Colorful Seasons bundle.  Everyone got to do a bit of two step stamping, watercolor washing, and die cutting.

I hope you’ve enjoyed four of the five projects from the event shared today!

 

 

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You’ve Got Style Birthday Card – Video Tutorial!

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You’ve Got Style has been a very popular set in the recent Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and today’s project features these funny old ladies!   Watch the video below to learn how to put together this quick and fun birthday card for someone who’d appreciate a laugh:

I chose Melon Mambo as my accent colour for the black and white base, but of course, you can choose any colour you think your friend would love.

 

Take a few minutes to see how quick this one is to finish and how to colour her up in no time:

Thanks for stopping by,

 

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Clean and Simple Colorful Seasons

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You know that deck chair that is showing up all over the net?  (and here on my blog!)  Well the Colorful Seasons Bundle is actually quite a large die set that includes a scallop edge, the chair, leaves, snowflakes, and these beautiful flowers and branch:

I think this branch is absolutely gorgeous.

On this project, I wanted everything to be black and white with just the flowers standing out.  The pearls give it just a tiny bit of 3D to accentuate the focal point, too.

This would make a lovely sympathy card, or change up the words to be a thank you or birthday card.

I have used the new Garden Trellis Embossing Folder for the second layer in this project.   I thought it’s not only a pretty pattern, but it echos the clean feeling of these blossoms and branch.

This project is reasonably quick to complete.  I was thinking it would also make a super gift pack: do up a set of these, each card with a different sentiment from the bundle and each card with a different colour of flower.  Package them up together for an attractive gift.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to have you in a class with me this August!

Kind regards,

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All Stars Design Team August Blog Hop – Carols of Christmas

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Hi and welcome to New Zealand!  You’ve landed at Jacque Williams’ Blog.

Early release!  Today’s share is a “clean vintage” card using the Carols of Christmas Bundle from the upcoming (1 September) Holiday Catalogue.   (But you can purchase this early right now!)   This is a gorgeous Christmas set with a variety of holiday images in both the stamp set and the dies.

I went with my favorite colors (now) of Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rich Razzleberry paired with Crumb Cake.

The words in this set are quite large, which is great for making them a real focal point in other projects.  Here, I just used the ‘Peace” from the “Peace on Earth” and embossed in Gold to tie in with the gold in the Metallic Edged Ribbon, the Gold Sequins, and the little bits of Gold Glitter on the ornaments.

 

The little ornaments are easy to cut out with the coordinating dies.  There is a stamp for the strings, but in this case, I used the real thing with a bit of Linen Thread.  I love the texture it creates.

The background is embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder, and then lightly sponged with the Whisper White Craft Ink. That white ink pad is really great for subtly bringing out details.

Inside the card I Gold Embossed the rest of the sentiment, although Peace on its own is perfectly logical, too.

Each of the demonstrators on this hop has also contributed to the All Stars August Tutorial , including 12 full color instructions for 12 gorgeous projects!  Free with any $50 or more order during August OR you can purchase below for $20 NZD:


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I know you’ll enjoy the rest of the hop!  Next is the very talented Jenneke De Jong !

 

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A Masculine Card with Colourful Seasons

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Today’s share is a quick card perfect for sympathy or masculine birthdays!  I’ve used both the High Tide and the Colourful Seasons stamp sets, combined to make a tranquil scene:

The sky is washed with Soft Sky and when dry, the birds from the HIgh Tide stamp set stamped on.

The water is stamped in Tranquil Tide and the grasses in Old Olive.

 

That deck chair (I’m sure you’re seeing it all over the net) is from the Colourful Seasons bundle, and wow, it’s a winner!  That die set contains so many little goodies!

I’ve die cut the chair here from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

Just a quickie for today – enjoy and check back in a few hours for the All Stars Design Team Blog Hop!

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All-Stars Tutorial Bundle Now Available!

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Are you looking for fresh inspiration?   All new tutorials from 12 talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators on the All Stars Design Team:

 

Each month we will be collaborating to bring to you twelve exclusive tutorials, complete with photos, supply lists, and step by step instructions so you can easily recreate the projects.

Check out the sneak peek for August:

 

Tomorrow we will also have a Blog Hop (different projects!) using the same tools for more inspiration to compliment the tutorial bundle!

This awesome tutorial bundle is FREE with any $50 order through me (online, email, or in person) during August or you can purchase on its own.

You can buy one month at a time, or buy a six month subscription:

 


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A Series of Vintage Cards using the New Embossing Paste!

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Happy Monday!  Today’s share is my project taught at the recent run of Winter Extravaganzas (Tauranga, Auckland, Nelson and Hamilton).  I must admit teaching this one because it was SO much FUN!  It was amazing to see what people created.

By the way, this card was also my Swap for Thailand.

The “background” paper is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, so each project had a different wood grain as a foundation. But as you can see, they all look great!  I love these papers!

We started by stamping the Sheet Music background stamp onto the Wood Texture paper and had a little lesson is how to make sure the music is right side up.

 

 


Next everyone coloured and used the Embossing Paste in a variety of masks. Between the different printed papers, different colours, and different embossing masks – each card was truly unique.

Here I have mixed Night of Navy and Fresh Fig to come up with this RICH purple colour. I love the contrast with the Night of Navy Ribbon.

On this card, I used a very dark wood pattern, skipped the Sheet Music step, and used the Brick Mask.  I think in this case I just used some leftover bits and pieces after a group had done their Embossing Paste, so I have a mixture of blue paste with some Berry Burst highlights around the edges.

 


This version also features more of a two-toned look using the Medallion Mask.  I like the texture left in the paste, too.

And the Diamond Mask is also quite beautiful.  I’ve covered the entire card front here, using more of an ombre technique, adding more and more ink to the paste as I went.   But you can also “fade off” the diamonds like in the brick sample above.


It’s hard to pick a favorite!  I think they are all gorgeous and I look so forward to playing with the Embossing Paste even more in my August classes!

Thank you to all who were able to attend our team Extravaganzas – we appreciate your support and love to bring you joy!

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Bonus Days and Christmas in July Nearly At an End!

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I do have a project to post later today, but first wanted to send out a reminder that the Bonus Days and the Christmas in July Promotions are on offer for only a few days more!

Bonus Days: For every $110 you spend in July, you get an $11 voucher to spend in August!  That’s a 10% rebate, so it’s a great time to tick a few things off your wish list!

 

 

And Join My Team during July and receive an EXTRA $145 Essentials Pack!    The join fee is $189 and you can choose your own starter kit to the value of $285.  PLUS you get the extra $145 Essentials Pack on top.    Now this is also only the beginning – we want you to stay on the team and enjoy team events, swaps, socials, Demonstrator Only training and product launches, pre-order opportunities, and of course, an ongoing discount. You can take the opportunity as small or as large as you’d like!

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