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Lots and Lots of Love – Five Photo Double Scrapbooking Page Layout with A Whole Lot of Lovely

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Even if you don’t personally do scrapbooking, I hope you take a moment to enjoy the layouts I share from time to time!  Not only are they fun to look at, but I hope you can learn a little idea or two and find inspiration:

I struggled for a while getting these papers to work with the photos I wanted to use, and finally gave up and made the Whole Lot of Lovely papers the star – and reverted to black and white photos.  In the end, I think that was a great choice.

This layout can “stand alone”, or pair it up for a coordinating double layout like I have here.  I’ve kept everything black and white except for the papers and the embellishments so they really stand out.

These Whole Lot of Lovely papers have quite a few colours in them – I’ve only used a small selection from the pack.

I’ve used the Large Letters dies here for the title, embossed with the Pinewood Plank folder.   It seemed just right with the large, bold letters to go with this crisp layout.

 

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Flirty Flowers is one of my favorite sets, and this is the first time I’ve pulled it out – love it!  I just love how we can colour our stamps or colour in images to match our projects PERFECTLY!  Oh Stampin’ Up! does it so well!

 

A little sub title here using the new Lovely Label Punch – nice, clean, and clear to match the mood here.  I’ve shadowed it with the same punch done in Basic Black just for a little bit of contrast.  Supply list below.

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Colour Inkspiration 15 – Beautiful Bouquet in Regals

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This fortnight’s colour challenge is one I think you’ll love!  Well this has long been a favorite colour combination of mine: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, and  yellow green (here Lemon Lime Twist). I’ve been looking forward to this one:

You’ve landed in New Zealand on the Blog Hop.  And you, too, can share your creation with the above colour combination in the Colour Inkspiration Facebook Group!

My share is using Embossing Paste, my new favorite technique:

 

The background is embossed with the Hexagon Embossing Folder first, then the paste is applied over top using the Brick mask.   I added a few drops of the Pool Party ink refill to give it a soft blue to contrast with the dark purple.

And the copper?  Yes that’s embossing powder.  How fun was that?!

The main image is from the die and stamp bundle, Beautiful Bouquet. This one is reminiscent of the Thoughtful Branches we had about a year ago, which I loved so much.   The dies here are done in the Lemon Lime Twist and the Bermuda Bay.  I added Wink of Stella and a few pearls to the flowers, too.

The background wash is done in Pool Party and is on Watercolour Paper.

 

Of course you can mix this up to use different colours, but I do love these rich, jewel tones.

What can you come up with using this colour combination?

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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:

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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!

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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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