Apr 03 2018

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All Star Tutorial Bundle – April Design Team Blog Hop

A monochromatic layout – me and my three older siblings.
Hello from New Zealand and welcome to this month’s All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team blog hop!
The team is ready to help you create beautiful handmade projects featuring products from the Occasions Catalogue and we have a Tutorial Bundle and a Blog Hop for you!

All Star Tutorial Bundle  

Our Design team has created a ‘super bundle’ of 13 tutorials using products from the Occasions Catalogue and it’s a super bundle again as we have a guest designer in addition to our regular design team of 12. It is exciting to have the talented Linda Dalke join us in April.
This month the bundle contains tutorials for traditional style cards, 3D packaging, fancy fold cards, and paper crafting techniques! It’s full of fabulous projects you don’t want to miss out on. Here’s a Sneak Peak of what you will receive in the bundle.
The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and will have both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase these tutorials and use them to create great projects!
The Tutorial Bundle is $NZ20 – or place an order over $NZ50 this month with me to receive this month’s tutorial for free. See the details at the end of the post to find out how you can get this exclusive bundle of tutorials.

All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop

For our Blog hop to celebrate the release of the April Bundle, we will be showcasing a project using some of the same products or techniques that we used in our tutorial.
Remember, these Blog Hop projects are not the same projects as in our tutorial,
as the projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.
Both my tutorial and blog hop projects use Shimmery Paste as a background element and are both monochromatic. 
I found an old picture of myself and my then siblings from when I was a toddler.
In the picture I am with my three older siblings – Stephen, Richard, (me) and Leslie. We had a younger sister, Julie, join the family a year or so after this photo.
The sepia tones in the photo were perfect for a monochromatic 12×12 layout. 
Onto a Very Vanilla sheet of 12×2 cardstock, I applied Shimmery Embossing paste using one of the Palette Knives and the brick pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Mask set. The paste was first coloured with a tiny amount of Crumb Cake Ink Refill so it was a vanilla colour rather than white, and then applied in an uneven pattern to give an interesting background. 
The photo itself was also matted onto Very Vanilla cardstock. 
Monochromatic 12x12 layout
I estimated where my matted photo would be placed on the page, and then stamped several images from the Timeless Texture stamp set onto the page base using Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand Classic Inks so they would be behind the top left-hand corner. The images were 2nd and 3rd generation images, which means that I stamped onto a scrap piece of paper before stamping onto the cardstock. Stamping off made the images paler and more in keeping with the tones in the photo. 
There is also a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim at the top left-hand edge of the photo.
Monochromatic 12x12 layout
Using the Aqua Painter and Crumb Cake Ink, I lightly watercoloured a Delicate White Doilie so that it toned into the monochromatic palette of the page.
Dimensionals were used to adhere the matted photo onto the base and the finishing touch was the addition of the “smile!” sticker from the Bundle of Love Memories & More Card Pack.
It was fun making the page and looking back through the old photos. I’m sure you will enjoy looking through the projects in our Blog Hop too!
Here’s a little Sneak peek of my tutorial project which also used blends.

Sneak Peek of April Tutorial Project

How to get the All Star Tutorial Bundle
There are three ways you can receive the April 2018 All Star Tutorial Bundle:


If you live in New Zealand, you can shop with me, and as part of my customer loyalty rewards program, you will receive this month’s tutorial Bundle absolutely FREE  with an order of $50 or more with me during April.
That can be as simple as placing an order in my New Zealand Online Stop and using the current hostess code – see the top right for the current code. Your order will be delivered directly to your door. 
Or contact me by email:


 Purchase the April 2018 All Star Tutorial Bundle for $NZ20


All currencies accepted, PayPal will do the conversion for you.

 Note: the tutorial will be sent to the email address listed on your PayPal account within 48 hours. 

If you’d like to see the previous All Star Tutorial Bundles I have been part of please check them all out HERE


If you are in my New Zealand Team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, you will receive all the tutorial bundles for FREE!
Keep an eye out in your inbox!
If you’d like to be part of my thINK Creative Team, I’d love to have you join us. 
Read about join HERE or email me:

Now, it’s time to enjoy the other fabulous creations by the All Star Design Team.




  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers. Let’s journey together! – Shop Now or contact me

Shop with me

  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE.  I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 
Join my Stampin' Up! Team

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJax

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team, or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post – please contact me. 

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop – the table below shows you what products I used. Just click on each to see more information.

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! Team (thINK Creative) –  Please do get in touch – I would love to chat with you about that.

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