Sunday, 28 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Christmas Wreath Card

The Swirly Bird stamp set and its co-ordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits are two favourites from the Stampin' Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalogue, judging by the amount of  cards/projects using these items that have been shared online. Today, I am excited to share my Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas card, using these coordinating products.

Did you catch that?

No, it's not a typo, and yes, I have started thinking about Christmas!!!! Only 16 more Sundays left till Christmas Sunday...

Aren't those wee bells just too cute? That is a sneak peek of the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments that will be available from 1 September at the launch of our Holiday Catalogue! The pack has 24 silver embellishments (8 each of holly, bells and gingerbreadman). These things are little, but it really is the little things that pack a punch - it gave my CAS card that little bit more interest to it.

I will be giving away the Holiday Catalogues at my classes so be sure to come to any one of my three regular monthly classes to get your copy. I am happy to send you a copy on request - just email me: with your address and contact details.

Finally, this card is also a very creative stretch of the imagination of this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Join me in using sketches to kickstart the next card you make - check out FMS by clicking on the image below.


Stampin' Up! Badges and Banners

PS: I came to write a new post and saw this post sitting in my draft - unposted!!!! Well, I decided to post it as is  - if I think too much, and make amendments, it might be another month it is public! Here goes...

Wow, the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue is already a month old! So many new products to complement  returning products, the vibe is just one of endless possibilities. I have to admit I am a bit overwhelmed by the choices, and as a demonstrator who runs monthly classes, I struggle, every time, with the dilemma of what to showcase. There are just so many to choose from - which is a good thing!

So, why did I choose the new Badges and Banners stamp set? The truth is, I didn't! I won it as a prize patrol at April 2016's OnStage Local event. It really is quite a versatile set, so I created a class around this set. I was inspired by the colours featured in the Take-It-Home DIY kit my colleagues and I put together for our combined team's catalogue launch last month. The Pink and Orange combo is quite a polarising combo - but I do so think Peekaboo Peach is just made for Melon Mambo!

With the stamp set and colours picked out, I was ready to play. The other element to this class is the Designer Series Paper stack. I do try to accommodate for creativity and individuality in my classes, so the Designer Series Paper stack was a suitable choice as it means peeps can have some choice of what colour combo they would like. I have created a 12x12 One Sheet Wonder template for this class so that from the one sheet of DSP we will make 6 cards, 2 tags and an envelope.
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