Lanuch Party Make and Take card.

At my launch parties there is always a simple make and take project for everyone to complete. 

This year I showcased the beautiful Accented Blooms stamp set. I made up the kits in a variety of colours - Highland Heather, Blueberry Bushell, Blushing Bride and Lovely Lipstick. I added a strip of the coordinating designer series paper stack and used the tailored tag punch to punch out the sentiment which was added with dimensionals. 


Simple in design but such a lovely way to showcase the stamp set and the stunning new colours. 

The ladies also got to try out the brand new Simply Shammy - what a game changer! Such a clean and easy way to clean your stamps as you go. These are perfectly sized to fit into a clear mount stamp case - fab for on-the-go stamping! 




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Annual Catalogue Launch Party

Last weekend was my annual catalogue launch party. We were spoilt with gorgeous winter sunshine which made me happy! 

I have been super busy behind the scenes making sample cards and projects for the event. I like to set up a display of new items as well as a table or two of retired products and a spot for a bit of crafting too! 



My main display of new products.


Just some of my retired stock for sale! 


Treat bags for everyone! 


Contents of the treat bags - a glitter notebook, kit kat chocolate (inside striped bag), some retired embellishments, a pen and a small thank you card. 


I made a colour swatch sampler for everyone with a small square of all the current colours.  These were well received.  

I am so glad I was pretty organised this year as the day before the event we discovered our dishwasher had sprung a leak and wet all the kitchen cupboards. I hadn't planned on cleaning the kitchen quite that extensively - boy what a job! 

Luckily everything seemed to run smoothly, the kitchen isn't as bad as first thought and I have a bit of time this week to shop for a new dishwasher - phew! 



  



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Trees of Thanks

I was so happy to see that this gorgeous Wood Textures designer series paper was staying for another year. It is such a lovely pack to work with - perfect for nature lovers and great for masculine cards too. 


I saw this cute bundle made by a fellow demonstrator and Artisan designer Cathy Caines and knew I wanted to recreate them straight away.  

The cute trees come from the very versatile Waterfront stamp set which has carried over to the new catalogue too. I stamped the first three trees in Old olive then stamped again without reinking and slightly to the left to create a forest look.  


The mini pizza boxes are simple to decorate - add a square of designer series paper, s stamped image and a linen thread bow and it was done!


The thank you sentiment is stamped on Soft Suede on crumb cake cardstock, tied off with some linen thread and a faceted dot. More faceted dots were scattered on the card. 

The trees fit beautifully on both the square and circle stitched framelits.   




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Super Boss Day Blog Hop - Captain America



Today I am joining in on an extra special blog hop called Heart Kids Super Boss Day Blog Hop. The aim is that today Friday 15th June you dress as a superhero for a day to raise funds to support kids with congenital/childhood heart disease.

You can read more about it here 

The chart below highlights the simple facts about heart kids and heart disease.



As luck would have it, last weekend was my nephew's 5th birthday and his birthday request was for anything Captain America from the Avengers. This seemed luck such a perfect fit with the superhero theme and also the red, white and blue colours.

So after purchasing his gift - some awesome Captain America Lego - I set myself a task of making a matching card.



Simplest punch art card ever! I grabbed all my circle punches, red, blue and white cardstock and a small star die from the Wood Crate framelits. I punched out the various colours and layered them all together. Then I added a small strip of real red cardstock stamped with the Happy Birthday sentiment in white ink. More layers of colour for the base and I was done! Such a quick but effective card with minimal stamping but wow impact!

Click through to see the rest of the fabulous creations on this extra special blog hop.  







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Kindness Changes Everything


Don't you just love that saying? It is so true and something we all need to share more of in our crazy, busy lives. This card is rather special as it is a little different from your average style of card. It shows how you can use one sheet of 12x12 designer series paper to make a trifold card, a small gift bag and still have enough left over to decorate your envelope! It was designed by Ronda Wade and she demonstrated it live on facebook last week. It is a lovely way to showcase both sides of our designer series papers - like this Share What You Love DSP. It is a little thicker than our usual papers making it perfect for this project.   




and some more beautiful words for the inside of the card.



And here is the little bag made with the rest of the paper. Simple to make and a great size for a little gift like chocolate, gift voucher, scarf, socks etc.  

The stamped images on this project are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set - this one is going to be popular for sure! And there is a coordinating die set - Springtime Impressions thinlits so look out for that. 

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