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Botanical Prints

In ‘normal times’ I get together with a few friends every fortnight and we craft together. Well, sometimes we just have cuppa’s and a chat and maybe watch one of us craft but with everything that has been going on we are now doing a Zoom craft night each fortnight. It’s great to still be able to catch up and ‘see’ each other and I’ve actually been more productive this way. During last weeks catch up I pulled out the Botanical Prints Product Medley from the January – June Mini Catalogue and created a few cards.

Here’s what I created.

To make this card I started with a Basic Black base card. I cut a piece of the Crushed Curry dsp and layered that onto a piece of Whisper White. I then tied some of the Mossy Meadow ribbon from the kit around this piece before mounting to my card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve cut 2 other pieces of dsp from the pack and added them on top. The bottom piece is glued and the top piece I have used Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next I added one of the die cut fruit image pieces using glue. My sentiment has been stamped in Mossy Meadow onto one of the label die cut pieces and then mounted using Stampin’ Dimensionals and for the final touch I’ve added one of the gorgeous little bee embellishments from the kit.

Onto the next card.

Again I have started with a Basic Black base card, cut a piece of the Pretty Peacock dsp and layered onto a piece of Whisper White. I have then wrapped a piece of Basic Black Satin ribbon around and adhered using Mini Glue Dots. This whole piece has then been glued to the base card. I have stamped my sentiment in Pretty Peacock onto one of the label die cuts and mounted to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Final touch again is to add one of the bee embellishments.

Here’s my final card from the night.

This card came about as I wanted to use up the strip of dsp that was left over from the previous card. I am using a base card of Pretty Peacock on this one. Next I have a layer of Basic Black with a layer of Whisper White on top. I’ve added the dsp to the side, die cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Pretty Peacock and added using glue. I then stamped the image onto Whisper White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with the coordinating dies from the Product Medley. I then stamped my sentiment using Pretty Peacock onto one of the label die cuts. Both the image and sentiment are mounted using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Final touch was to add some 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots in Pretty Peacock.

I was happy with my nights work while catching up with friends. I’ve actually been getting more done during these Zoom craft nights than I normally do when we get together. Just hope I can keep it up when we do finally get back together in person.

You can purchase any of the items I’ve used to create these cards by visiting my Online Shop, clicking the image below or email me and I’d be happy to help you.


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Paper Pumpkin is coming to Australia!


Paper Pumpkin is a subscription service where each month a new kit is delivered to your door but unfortunately this is only available in the US. However, on the 15th May we will have the opportunity to purchase this one-off kit until sold out. The box alone is gorgeous and those of us that attended the recent Auckland OnStage got a sneak peek at one of the cards and it is just so Shelli. You can see the card in the Video below.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit and I hope you are as excited as me.

The Shelli kit from Paper Pumpkin includes the following:

An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else

One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our Classic ink collection

Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)

12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes

Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards

(Please note that you will need a Clear Block D (#118485) to complete your cards so if you don’t already have one make sure to add that to your order from the 15th May.)

This Paper Pumpkin kit will be available to both Customers & Demonstrators on the 15th May until sold out.

The price of the kit is $37 (#152032) + shipping & handling.

Check out this Video from Shelli with a little more detail ….but not too much.

Timeless Tidings Project Kit

If I had to choose just 1 kit from the new Holiday Catalogue it would be the Timeless Tidings Project Kit. I absolutely love it. It’s a very traditional kit to me and I love Poinsettia’s so this kit grabbed my attention on my first run through the catalogue.

The kit comes complete with card bases, elements & envelopes to make 20 cards. That’s 5 each of the 4 designs. On top of the Kit you will need the co-ordinating stamp set, a black inkpad (Stazon is suggested or you could use Memento which is what I did) and adhesives (snail,Tombow or tear & tape, and Stampin’ Dimensionals). Once you have these extra bits if you wish to make more than 20 cards you just need to purchase the project kit again. I’m making a few of these for my parents so they have their supply of Christmas cards early.

Watch this video for more details.

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