The new Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini catalogue began on 1 August 2008. Yeah! To celebrate, I have been busy making lots of invitations like these two (shown below) for my customers, inviting everyone to my Spring Mini Catalogue Launch Party on Monday 25 August 2008 from 7.30pm onwards at my home in Parklea (Sydney, Australia). I hope you’ve all received them in the post by now 🙂
This is a close up of the first group of invites I made using the new stamp set from the Spring Mini called One of a Kind and the complementing Boho Blossoms punch. If you come along to my Launch Party you can make a card using this stamp set and the Boho Blossoms punch … it will be fun!
This is a close up of the second group I made using the stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalogue called Looks Like Spring and the complementing Spring Flower Bouquet punch.
I also used the stamp sets Priceless (down the side) and Everyday Flexible Phrases. Even if you have not received a hand made invitation, you are still welcome and formally invited to come to my Launch Party. Bookings are essential, so if you haven’t booked already, email me now!
Well, here is another toddler birthday card! We have had quite a few birthdays lately 🙂 Sorry, I’m afraid we haven’t got a 6th birthday coming up … yet!
I made this card a few weeks ago and forgot I had taken a photo of it! Now I’ve found the photo, I can share it with you. For this card, I’ve used the stamp sets Priceless, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Fun & Fast Notes and Best Friends Numbers for this card. I’ve forgotten how useful Everyday Flexible Phrases is! I’ve used the colours Pretty In Pink and Certainly Celery. They go so well together! And they make such a pretty birthday card for a beautiful little 2 year old girl, don’t you think?
A beautiful little girl we know turns 4 next week and this is the card I’ve made for her. I hope she likes it!
I’ve used the emboss resist technique for the butterflies from Priceless. If you are on my monthly newsletter list then you will receive a tutorial on how to do emboss resist. One of the many advantages of joining my monthly newsletter!
The close-ups below will do the card greater justice …
I’ve used the colours Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black. I love the textured card stock – it looks great! I used Best Friends numbers for the number 4 and then my Lovely Lilac marker pen to write the “th”.
I also love the Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone brads … these look amazing!
And I tried a new way to use my marker pens! I used my Tempting Turquoise marker pen to colour the edge of my grosgrain ribbon. What do you think? Yet another great use for Stampin’ Up! marker pens!
This is the Bag-a-lope we made at my eScape night last night. It is amazing what you can do with a some card stock, a few stamps and an envelope, isn’t it?
We used Pretty in Pink card stock and stamped with Pretty in Pink ink Stampin’ Up!’s Priceless swirly stamp (it’s gorgeous, isn’t it?). Then we stamped Boho Backgrounds twice, once in Pretty in Pink and once in Certainly Celery on Whisper White card stock.
The punches then came out! We used the slit punch for the corners of the Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Certainly Celery paper. We then punched out our Boho Backgrounds two stamped images with the 1 inch circle and the 1 3/8 inch circle punches. We layered them on top of the scallop circle punch and there you have it! Pop it all on top of Certainly Celery DSP and Certainly Celery cardstock and we’re almost done 🙂
Of course, except for the top of the bag. We used the corner rounder punch for the scalloped effect and then the word window punch (yes! that’s right!) to make the handle. Pretty cool punching, heh!
And what a great bag-a-lope you can use for a gift bag and coordinate with your card.
If you would like to order any punches, they are a great tool and make card making a breeze! Contact me today to order your new punch. Have a great day!