Online Extravaganza Sale


Make sure you check out Stampin’ Up! fabulous limited time offer deals, there are some fabulous bargains to be had.  These will only be available while supplies last so order quickly to avoid disappointment.  If you have any questions or would like to place an order please contact Patrice.
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The Stamparatus is finally HERE

I am so excited to be able to let you all know that the Stamparatus is finally HERE and boy it has definitely been worth the wait.  I personally think this is the best on the market, it has so many exciting features.  Check out the video below and then you will see what I mean.  You can not order directly but Stampin’ Up! will allow you to reserve one, so make sure you do (details below)

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Do you want more product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$99.00 NZD

Stampin’ Up! realise that the Stamparatus is going to be in high demand so for the first time ever Stampin’ Up! are going to introduce a reservation process.  This will allow you to get your Stamparatus in your hands early next year.  There will be 3 reservation “windows” with 3 delivery dates.  You can or reserve 1 Stamparatus in one or each of the three ordering windows.
Stamparatus Reservation window

This is how it works:

  1. You will visit my online store and sign in to your account  (set up an account if you don’t already have one). You can do this by clicking on the “Let’s go Shopping” button on the right.  Registration opens today at 10am (in New Zealand) until the 30th or while stocks last.  If you want one then reserve it ASAP as I doubt supplies will last long.
  2. There will be a link for reserving the Stamparatus.  You can reserve one tool in each of the three registration windows.


Check out the video, then you can see for yourself what all the excitement is about.

If you have any questions, then please contact Patrice.

Patrice

Engagement Blog Hop #DT14

Hi everyone, it’s time for another Dream Theme Blog Hop and this month’s theme is Engagement.
DT-DreamTheme-DT2Life has been crazy busy around our house lately so I left making the card for the blog hop until the last minute.  Well, that was a mistake lol, I must admit it was a bit of a challenge because when I went thru my stash of stamp sets I realised I had nothing to go with the engagement theme at all lol.  Anyway, I decided to run with using hearts.  After all, we are talking about making a card for two people in love, this is what I came up with.
Engagement card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I cut the hearts from white card and slowly added colour using a sponge.  I dry embossed one of the hearts using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and then re-sponged over the top to make the raised dots stand out.  They still looked a little too boring so I clear embossed over both the hearts and then while the plain heart (not embossed one) was still hot I sprinkled a little silver embossing powder over portions of it and reheated to give the heart a slightly tarnished look.
Engagement card close up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Don’t you just love the funky heart shape shapes?  Are you wondering where I got them from lol?  If so I just used the centre portion of the heart thinlits die (as below), so don’t throw out your scraps they can come in handy.
heart for Engagement card           heart die
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 project Rhoda MacPherson has come up with this month.
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Here is a list of all the ladies taking part in this Months Dream Theme Blog Hop, just in case you get lost along the way.
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
2. Rhoda MacPherson (UK)
3. Sarah Lancaster (France)
4. Amy Koenders (USA)
5. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
6. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)

Engagement 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.

Patrice

Double Dutch Fold Blog Hop #FF21

It is time for another fabulous Fancy Fold Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Double Dutch Fold. This is the first time I have had a go at making this fold and I will def be doing it again, it is so quick and easy.
Fancy Folds BannerI used the Santa’s Sleigh stamps and dies so I could have another play with my new Blends, yip they are my new favourite toy.  I bet when you get your hands on the blends then you will feel the same way lol, they are addictive.  Now I have to be honest there was another reason I used this set too,  I wanted to be able to cover the centrefold join and I figured the little tree trunk was a perfect size to be able to do that.
Double Dutch Fold by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I embossed the background piece of card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Stamped all the images using black Memento Ink and coloured the images using a selection of my new Blends.   I then adhered the tree and presents using a combination of tape and dimensionals.  I dazzled the tree up a little by popping a few Metallic Enamel Shapes on and added a little Wink of Stella.  I stamped a greeting on the little pocket on the inside of the card.
Double Dutch Fold semi-open by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
For today’s share, I decided to adapt the fold a little and turn it into a gift card holder.  This is what it looks like, oops forgot to get a gift card lol so have just grabbed a random card and popped it in to give you the idea.
Double Dutch Fold inside 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 Gina Connor has come up with this month.
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List of ladies taking part in this Months Fancy Folds Blog Hop
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (you are here)
2. Gina Connor – UK
3. Satomi Wellard  – Japan
4. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
5. Tanja Kolar – Germany
6. Aude Barbara – France
7. Miranda Mols  – Netherlands
8. Astrid Hofmann – Austria
9. France Martin – USA

Double Dutch Fold 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.

Patrice

Spotlight Technique / Stampin Blends

This month we were going to be focusing on the Spotlight Technique but when our lovely leader Sandi found out that the Stampin’ Blends were getting released on the same day she could not resist throwing the Blends in the mix too.
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The spotlight Technique is an oldie but a goodie and it is a fabulous way to add a pop of colour to your project.  For today’s share, I have used the Crafting Forever set and markers, but you could also use the new blends for colouring the tips of the brushes.
Spotlight Technique by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Basic Instructions / Tips when making this card.
1.  Stamp the pot of brushes using Basic Black Archival Ink if using the Markers or Black Memento ink if you want to colour using the blends.
2.  Punch out a 1-1/4″ circle, positioning the circle over the desired area you want to colour.
3.  Punch a larger black circle using the 1-1/2″ circle punch.
4.  Colour the tips of the brushes etc in the punched circle and then adher to the large black circle.
5.  Adhere black circle to card using dimensionals.
6.  Punch 5 (1/2″) circles to adhere to the base of the card (I have punched the same 5 colours that I used when colouring the brushes).
7.  Use the Fine-Tip Glue pen (crystal effects) to cover the coloured areas on the brush to give the illusion of wet paint.  I also placed some on the small circles.
Spotlight Technique 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 Leonie Schroder has come up with this month.
Techniques 101 nextJust 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 Martin – USA
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (you are here)
3. 
Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Sahadat-Morris – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany

Spotlight 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.

 

Patrice

Playing with Paste Blog Hop #TT24

Hi stampers, it is time for another Totally Techniques Blog and this month we are focusing on playing with paste.
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I must admit the paste would have to be one of my favourite things in the catalogue, you can use it in so many different ways.  For today’s share I simply I mixed the re-inker with the paste and then just smeared it onto the card to create a fun background so the little piggie can fly high in the sky lol.playing with paste card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzThe paste does take a little time to dry but if you are impatient like I am lol then you can speed things up a little by giving it a quick boost with the heat tool.  Make sure you do not heat for too long, otherwise the paste will overdry and crack.  I watercoloured the little piggie, shaped it and adhered to the card using dimensionals and glue dots.  I then painted the wings using the Wink of Stella pen.
Playing with paste close up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzI kept the inside nice and simple.
Playing with paste card center by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzFor 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 Nadine Weiner has come up with this month.
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Here is a list of all the ladies taking part in this Months Totally Techniques Blog Hop, just in case you get lost along the way.
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
2. Nadine Weiner (Germany)
3. Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)
4. Zoë Tant (UK)
5. Barbara Meyer (Austria)

Playing with Paste 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.

Patrice

Halloween Theme Blog Hop DT#13

Hi everyone, it’s time for another Dream Theme Blog Hop and this month’s theme is Halloween.
DT-DreamTheme-DT2I could not resist getting these cute little pumpkin halloween chocolates I spotted in the supermarket recently, I thought they would work perfectly with the Seasonal Chums bundle I had at home lol.  Yes, I am totally addicted to crafting (just like you) and constantly looking out for things that will go with stamps etc that I have at home hehe.
Halloween treat bag by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzThis is a nice, quick and simple project to make, which is fabulous if you intend on making a few.  I started by stamping the pumpkin using black Memento ink and then coloured it in using our new Blends pens and I then fussy cut out the little pumpkin (I am soooo excited that we are getting the alcohol markers back).  You also have the option of using the matching dies if you hate fussy cutting or just want to speed things.
I sponged the background card and the piece that I stamped the saying on using Smoky Slate ink.  I stamped the saying using Tangerine Tango ink, cut out and roughened up the edges before adhering to the front of the topper.  I adhered the pumpkin using dimensionals to add a little extra dimension to the project.  I then added a little wink of stella brings the pumpkin to life.
Halloween Treat Bag by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzI was having so much fun playing with this set that I decided to make a lollipop holder too.  I coloured the pumpkin in using the blends pens again but this time I only used the lighter coloured pens and did not use the color lifter to lighten the centre area.   I then created the stitches around the edges by using the black marker, I know the stitches are not perfect but I still love the overall look.  I also shaped the pumpkin and popped it up on dimensionals.
Halloween lollipop holder by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzOne of the fun things about this set is that it has a front and back view of the same image.
Halloween lollipop holder back view by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzAnd the lollipop that is inside the pouch and the pumpkin colours match perfectly lol.
Halloween lollipop holder side view by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzThe lucky last project I am sharing with you today is a Tiny Treat Box filled with chocolate raisins.  I made a little belly band from black card, wrapped some Burlap Ribbon around it and tied the little pumpkin tag to the belly band.
Halloween box by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzFor 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 project Rhoda MacPherson has come up with this month.
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Here is a list of all the ladies taking part in this Months Dream Theme Blog Hop, just in case you get lost along the way.
1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Rhoda MacPherson (UK)
4. Sarah Lancaster (France)
5. Amy Koenders (USA)
6. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
7. Sandi MacIver (Canada)
8. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)

Halloween Gift Bag 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.

Patrice

Wiper Card Blog Hop #FF20

It is time for another fabulous Fancy Fold Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Wiper Card.  This is a super fun fold and it is very easy to do, so make sure you give it a go.
Fancy Folds BannerI could not resist using the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper to make this card, the little animals etc are just gorgeous and perfect for this type of a fold.  The most time-consuming part of this card was doing all the fussy cutting, but it is oh so worth it.
Wiper Card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Now the real magic happens when you open the card 🙂 check out the top left corner, don’t you just love how a little image pops up as the side panels appear.
Wiper Card open by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
To give the card a little extra dimension I popped the fox and some of the balloons up on dimensionals.
Wiper Card close up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I love how the card starts off flat and becomes 3D when you open it, here is a top view of the card.
Wiper Card top view by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Don’t you just love the Birthday Delivery Bundle, if so then here is a little more information about bundle.
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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.
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1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
2. Monica Gale (UK)
3. Satomi Wellard (Japan)
4. Martha Inchley (Canada)
5. Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)
6. Aude Barbara (France)
7. Miranda Mols – (Netherlands)
8. Astrid Hofmann (Austria)
9. France Martin (USA)

Wiper 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.

Patrice

Designer Series Paper Promotion

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Stampin’ Up! have decided to bring back the incredible offer on Designer Series Paper and I am so excited about that.  When you purchase three packs of Designer Series Paper (from the list below) then you get to choose an extra pack for FREE.  That’s right all you need to do is purchase 3 packs and you get the 4th pack FREE, how cool is that.
You can choose from any of the gorgeous Paper Packs from below.  There is a fabulous variety of packs from the annual and holiday catalogue.  Take advantage of this fabulous offer and have fun choosing what you want from the list below.  Contact Patrice to place your order today.
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Patrice

Painted Acrylic Handle Technique

Hi stampers, this month we are going to be focusing on the Painted Acrylic Handle Technique.
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You may be wondering what on earth the Painted Acrylic Handle Technique is (also known as the Clear Block Background Technique).  This is a quick and easy technique where you add colour to a clear block using markers, spritz the block with water and then place on top of watercolour paper.  When you remove the block you will be left with a fun background.
Painted Acrylic Handle Technique by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I have used tempting turquoise and daffodil delight markers to create the background but you can use as many different colours as you like.  I adhered the dragonflys using glue dots and finished the card off by adhering some black rhinestone jewels to the body.
Painted Acrylic Handle Technique 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 Leonie Schroder has come up with this month.

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Just 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 Martin – USA
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (you are here)
3. 
Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Sahadat-Morris – Netherlands
5. Michelle Last – UK

Painted Acrylic Handle 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.

Patrice