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!

You can read more about us HERE.

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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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Easy Thinking of You Card with Window Box Dies

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Happy Monday!  Sometimes you just need a quick card to complete in a hurry or you need a practical project of which you can create multiples, such as for an invitation or similar.     Today’s share is the perfect idea!  Sally Williams brought this cute project to our last team’s Shoebox Swap:

stampin up window box die quick easy diy card

Easy and effective.

Create the peekaboo effect by using one of the many beautiful dies from the Windowbox Collection.  They are designed to make and embellish a cute, hexagonal box, but they also look great on the front of a card!  (You can also purchase this die set in a Bundle)

This easy project is only two layers – the bottom layer has the colour and the top layer features the cut outs.

The colour below could be printed paper or anything pretty you like!  Here, I’ve sponged Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum randomly.  It looks a bit ugly when you do it, but it looks great underneath this dainty die image.


A little twirl of that gorgeous copper thread, a sentiment from a scrap, and a sprinkle of Pearls finishes this lovely card off.

Remember you get a FREE SaleABration Item with any purchase of $110!  (See the Second Release SaleABration Selection HERE)

I’ve been a bit MIA the last week or so; I’ve been heads down super busy getting ready for our annual team Stamp Camp.  I returned last night, and it was yet another successful and fun few days with the girls. It’s heartwarming to see how quickly new demonstrators are assimilated and how everyone shares and helps out.   We were extra blessed this year to be visited by the President and COO of Stampin’ Up! Rich Jutkins. He made a flying visit to New Zealand to spend a day with us:


Our camp dates are booked for next year and we’d love to have you with us!  Heck, we’d just love to have you be part of our Stampin’ Up! family.  Read more about it and see if the fit is right for you!

Upcoming this Week:

Thursday 23 Feb 10 am Birkenhead Stamp Class $15

Saturday 25 Feb 10 am Scrapbooking Class in Tauranga  3 double layouts $45

Sunday 26 Feb 1pm Scrapbooking Class in Birkenhead 2 double layouts $35

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Blooms & Wishes Pop Up Birthday Card

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Happy Monday!  This is a busy week for me as I finish up preparations for our team Stamp Camp this weekend!  I’m excited to go.  The rush to get ready is stressful, but it’s always so worth the effort and very rewarding.  Plus we have something extra special happening there – top-secret!  Check back next week.

Today’s share is a sweet pop up card using the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.  This has become one of my “go to” sets; I love the easy layering and the watercoloured look:


I have used both the new Hexagon Folder (love this) and the Stitched Shaped Framelits, which add a bit of stitching with each shape (various sizes of squares, circles, and ovals included).


I’ve used Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach here as the main colours.  Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz are accent colours.   I had comments that some might not think to pair a pink and an orange, but I find it pleasing to the eye.     Before Christmas, I was designing up quite a few projects as gifts for my team of demonstrators in New Zealand, and I got quite bold with colour combinations – it’s therapeutic!


Inside the card we have a fun pop up, made super easy by using the Party Pop Up Dies!

Remember every order of $110 receives a FREE SaleABration gift, too!


Join us for a class this week:

15 Feb Titirangi 7pm $20 scrapbooking or cardmaking class taking place simultaneously

16 Feb Otahuhu 7:30pm $15 scrapbooking or cardmaking class taking place simultaneously

17-19 Feb Stamp Camp for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators on my team – learn more!


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