Wedding Theme Blog Hop #DT05

Welcome to the Dream Theme Blog Hop, I am excited about this month’s hop because it is a Wedding Theme.  I know I am a hopeless romantic lol, but I can’t help but smile when two people in love are tying the knot.  I guess it brings back memories for my hubby and I lol.  Anyway let’s get on to telling you a little about the things I have made.
DT-DreamTheme-DT2I decided to make a matching set today showcasing an invite, a thank you card and a place setting.
Wedding by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
The card I have designed for the invitation would also be ideal for giving as a wedding card (a good all round card). I thought the Cake Crazy Stamp set would be ideal because they are a little funky but still classy at the same time.  The Cake Crazy set is a two step stamping set (which means you layer 2 or more images on top of each other), and it is such an easy way to add more than one colour to an image. I have used Black Archival Ink for some images and heat embossed the rest using gold and silver emboss powder.
Wedding Invitation card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Cutting out the cake and bow images gave the card a little dimension.  I finished the card off by adding a couple of foil hearts on top of the cake (hearts from the Owl Builder Punch).
Wedding close up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
For the place settings, I have made thank you tags for putting on small wine / beer / or soft drink bottles.  I have left a space for writing the guests name.
Wedding Place Setting by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
and lastly here is the matching thank you card 🙂
Wedding Thank you by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next or previous button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Tracy May has come up with this month.
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List of ladies taking part in this Month’s Dream Theme Blog Hop.
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand) you are here
2. Tracy May (UK)
3. Delphine Lorelli (France)
4. Amy Koenders (USA)
5. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
6. Sabrina Radeck (Canada)
7. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
8. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)

Wedding cards & Tag was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you live in New Zealand and would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.

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Every $110 you spend up until the end of March will allow you to choose one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  Have fun choosing your free item.  All current catalogues are available to view here.

Shop online and get the items delivered directly to your doorstep or you can Contact Patrice to place your order.

 

 

 

 

How would you like to be able to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discounted price or even better still make some extra money while doing something you love. There is no better time to join than now!!
You get to choose an additional 2 stamp sets for Free which means you could receive up to $500 worth of
of fabulous Stampin’ Up! products for the low cost of $189.

Are you interested but just want a little more information, well here are some options for you.

–  Contact Patrice for a free no obligation information pack or a chat

–  A little more information about becoming a hobby or business Demonstrator

Join Online now

Please feel free to me if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you.

Patrice

Peek A Boo Flap Card Blog Hop #FF13

It is time for another fabulous Fancy Fold Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Peek A Boo Flap Card.  This is a super fun fold and very easy to do.  Make sure you check out all the other cards the rest of the design team have come up with, I am sure you are going to love them all.
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If you have never done the Peek A Boo Flap fold before (like me) then you defiantly have to give it a go.  It is very easy to do and has such a wow factor to it.  For today’s share, I decided the Sealed with Love stamp set would be perfect because it has loads of small fun images in it.
Peek A Boo Flap Card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I held the flap shut using a small magnet but you also have the option of popping a small image up on a dimensional which allows you to pop the little pointed flap under the image to hold it closed.
I kept the background nice and simple by just stamping some hearts.  To hide the magnet I covered it with cream card and then popped a couple of hearts on top.
Peek A Boo Flap Card semi-opened by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I love how the Peek A Boo Flap Card opens again, pretty cool huh.  But to make it even more exciting I decided to turn it into a little Gift Card Holder.  Did you notice that my version was a little smaller than the others, well now you know the reason why lol.
Peek A Boo Flap Card opened by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Do you like how I stamped the hearts (by inking an embossing folder) on the piece of card before slipping it in behind the pocket?  It just looked a little plain otherwise. I then stapled the little pocket before I adhered the front flap to the right side of the gift card holder.  France Martin has made a fabulous video showing you how to make this fold.
Peek A Boo Flap card inside close up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Monica Gale has come up with this month.

List of ladies taking part with this Months Fancy Folds Blog Hop
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are hereFancy Folds next button
2. Monica Gale – UK
3. Martha Inchley – Canada
4. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
5. Tanja Kolar – Germany
6. Aude Barbara – France
7. Miranda Mol-Heidenrath – Netherlands
8. Astrid Hofmann – Austria
9. France Poitras Martin – USA

Peek A Boo Flap Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you live in New Zealand and would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.

Shop online
Do you live in New Zealand??
Every $110 you spend up until the end of March will allow you to choose one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  Have fun choosing your free item.  View current catalogues.

Shop online and get the items delivered directly to your doorstep or you can Contact Patrice to place your order.

 

 

How would you like to be able to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discounted price or even better still make some extra money while doing something you love. There is no better time to join than now!!
You get to choose an additional 2 stamp sets for Free which means you could receive up to $500 worth of fabulous Stampin’ Up! products for the low cost of $189.

Are you interested but just want a little more information, well here are some options for you.

–  Contact Patrice for a free no obligation information pack or a chat

–  A little more information about becoming a hobby or business Demonstrator

Join Online now

Please feel free to me if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you.

Patrice

Faux Frames Technique Blog Hop

Welcome back, this month the design team are going to share a variety of fabulous ideas for making a Faux Frame Technique card.  Enjoy being inspired while you blog hop around the world.
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The card I am sharing with you today is a nice, quick and easy card using the High Tide stamp set from the latest Occasions Catalogue.
Faux Frames Technique Card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the light, sand and water to add a little sparkle.
Faux Frames Technique close up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I also kept the inside nice and simple.
Faux Frames Techniques inside by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Measurements for card
Whisper White – 11.5cm x 9cm (x2) card front and inside piece
Basic Black – 12cm x 9.5cm (x2) matting
Sahara Sand – 21cm x 12.8cm – scored and folded in half – base card
Scrap Piece for creating frame – 10cm x 7.5cm

Basic Instructions when making this card
The High Tide set is a two-step stamping set, which means you use 2 or more co-ordinating stamps to create a complete image, we are going to be doing exactly that when creating the lighthouse.
– Start by inking the base of the lighthouse (solid image), stamp inked image off onto scrap paper and then stamp onto the card as below (stamping off creates a lighter shade).
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– Now ink up the second image using the same colour ink and stamp lining image on top of already stamped image (you do not stamp off first) as above.
– Ink the sand and light images and stamp as below.
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– Lay a post-it-note over the images, trace the sand and lighthouse lines and cut out and place on top of stamped images as below.
Faux Frames Technique masking by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz              Faux Frames Technique Masking cut out by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
– Now we are going to use the post-it-note as a mask and stamp the ocean as below.  Masking makes it look as though one image is behind another, creating the illusion of depth. The image you stamp first is the one that will appear in front. The second image will look as though it’s partially behind the first.
Faux Frames Technique stamping by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz            Faux Frames Technique stamping 2 by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
– Now we are going to do the Faux Frames Technique.  To create the frame on card front you need to cut a piece of card smaller than the card front, place on top and draw a line around the edge avoiding any stamped areas.
Faux Frames Technique mask by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz           Faux Frames Technique Card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Leonie Schroder has come up with this month.
Techniques blog hop next buttonJust in case you get lost along the way here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Month’s Techniques 101 Blog Hop.
1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2. Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (you are here)
4. 
Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Sahadat-Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK
8. Marine Wiplier – France

Faux Frames Techniques Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you would like to order any of the Stampin” Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.

Shop online

Do you live in New Zealand??
Every $110 you spend up until the end of March will allow you to choose one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  Have fun choosing your free item.  All current catalogues are available to view here.

Shop online and get the items delivered directly to your doorstep or you can Contact Patrice to place your order.

 

 

 


How would you like to be able to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discounted price or even better still make some extra money while doing something you love. There is no better time to join than now!!
You get to choose an additional 2 stamp sets for Free which means you could receive up to $500 worth of fabulous Stampin’ Up! products for the low cost of $189.

Are you interested but just want a little more information, well here are some options for you.

–  Contact Patrice for a free no obligation information pack or a chat

–  A little more information about becoming a hobby or business Demonstrator

Join Online now

Please feel free to me if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you.

Patrice

Baby Wipe Ink Pad Technique #TT15

Hi everyone, it is time for another Totally Techniques Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Baby Wipe Ink Pad Technique.  This technique is quick and easy to do and a fun way to add different colours to your stamped image.
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I decided to use the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle for two reasons.  The first reason it is a perfect set for doing the Baby Wipe Ink Pad Technique that we are sharing with you today. The second reason is because this bundle is one of my favourite (did you notice I said ONE of my favourite things lol).  Well, that is because there are so many exciting things to choose from out of the latest Occasions Catalogue so it is impossible to have just one favourite thing.
Baby Wipe Ink Pad Technique by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I only glued part of the dragonfly body down so I could lift the wings up to give the card a little extra dimension.
Baby Wipe Ink Pad Technique close up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Couple of quick tips on how to create the mini ink pad
– Fold baby wipe to create small inkpad and then drop the first coloured re-inker on the little pad (as below)
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– Then fill in the remaining white areas with your second coloured re-inker (as above).
– Ink stamp by placing on top of the newly inked ink-pad (as below).
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– Stamp image onto the card.  I have a second layer on this card so I placed the top layer on the base card and stamped the imaged thru the precut card to make sure it lined up correctly (as above).  If the ink pad colours are too dark then you can stamp off before stamping the image.

For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next or previous button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Amy Koenders has come up with this month.
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Here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Months Totally Techniques Blog Hop, just in case you get lost along the way
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are here
2. Amy Koenders – USA
3. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
4. Marine Wiplier – France
5. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
6. Nadine Weiner – Germany
7. Zoë Tant– UK
8. Barbara Meyer – Austria

Baby Wipe Ink Pad Technique Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you live in New Zealand and would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.

Shop onlineEvery $110 you spend up until the end of March will allow you to choose one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  Have fun choosing your free item.  All current catalogues are available to view here.

Shop online and get the items delivered directly to your doorstep or you can Contact Patrice to place your order.

 

 

 

How would you like to be able to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discounted price or even better still make some extra money while doing something you love. There is no better time to join than now!!
You get to choose an additional 2 stamp sets for Free which means you could receive up to $500 worth of fabulous Stampin’ Up! products for the low cost of $189.

Are you interested but just want a little more information, well here are some options for you.

–  Contact Patrice for a free no obligation information pack or a chat

–  A little more information about becoming a hobby or business Demonstrator

Join Online now

Please feel free to me if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you.

Patrice

Valentines Theme Blog Hop #DT04

The theme for this month’s Blog Hop is going to be Valentines.  I don’t know about you but it is one of my favourite times of the year (a day all about love) because I get to spoil the ones I love.
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I decided it would be fun to make a small matching gift to go with the card this time around.  I must admit the small gift was inspired by a make n take that I recently did at Jacques Christmas Team Party.
Valentines card & gift by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Don’t you just love the cute little envelope, I know I do and the matching stamp set is just the cutest as well. (more…)

Patrice

Fantastic offer just for you

Do we have a Fantastic Offer just for you.  How would you like to be able to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discounted price or even better still make some extra money while doing something you love. There is no better time to join than now!! You get to choose an additional 2 stamp sets for FREE which means you could receive up to $500 worth of fabulous products for the low cost of $189.
There are so many products you can choose from so I thought I would share just a few with you from the latest Occasions Catalogue.
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Are you interested but just want a little more information, well here are some options for you.

–  Contact Patrice for a free no obligation information pack or a chat

–  A little more information about becoming a hobby or business demonstrator

Join Online Now

Please feel free to contact Patrice if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you.

Patrice

Simple Box Card Blog Hop #FF12

It is time for another fabulous Fancy Fold Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Simple Box Card.  This is a super fun fold that allows you to hide something small inside like gift tags for example. Make sure you check out all the other cards the rest of the design team have come up with, I am sure you are going to love them all.
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I have kept this card nice and simple and used the good old classic colour scheme of black and white with a hint of silver, I don’t think you can every go wrong using this colour combination.
Simple Box Card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
The biggest tip I have when making this fold is to make sure you do ALL your stamping before assembling the box lol, yes I learnt the hard way. (more…)

Patrice

Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue

I am loving the latest Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue that has just been released, there are so many exciting products in it.
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To make it even more exciting every $110 worth of Stampin’ Up! products from any of the catalogues you can pick an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue for free, pretty exciting huh.

Lastly I want to share a fun video that Sara Douglas Stampin’ Up! CEO made, you’re going to love it.

Patrice

Easy Panel Card 101 Blog Hop

I want to start by saying Happy New Years!! and also welcome you to our first blog hop for 2017.  I can’t believe it is 2017 already lol, where did that last year go.  Today the design team are going to share a variety of fabulous ideas for making an Easy Panel Card.  So sit back, relax and enjoy hopping around the world.
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The card I am sharing with you today is using one of my favourite stamp sets (High Tide) from the newly released catalogues.  Did you notice I said one of my favourites lol, that’s because there are so many fabulous new products and stamps sets in the catalogues that I find it impossible to just love one lol.  Anway here is the card I have come up with for today’s share.
easy panel card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
This is a super quick and easy card to make, all I did was cut one of the gorgeous background scenes from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack into strips. (more…)

Patrice

Watercolor Wash Background Technique #TT14

Hi everyone, it is time for another Totally Techniques Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Watercolor Wash Background Technique.  This technique is quick and easy to do and a fun way to add a bit of colour to the background.
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I can’t believe it will be 2017 tomorrow, which also means only 4 more days before you can purchase from the new Occasions Catalogue and believe me when I tell you there are some really exciting things in it.  Well today I am going to share one of my favourite bundles with you, it is called the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle.  You may be wondering what I mean by a bundle, well I am going to tell you.  You get to save money when you purchase the Dragonfly Dreams stamps and the matching detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies as a bundle, rather than separately.
watercolor wash by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I have found the best way to create the watercolor wash background is prep the watercolor paper first by adding a layer of water using an Aqua Painter (this will allow the ink to spread out easily). (more…)

Patrice