If I had to pick a favourite thing in the new Seasonal Catalogue I think it'd be the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. Love those hexagons.
Did you know that the little pad of patterned papers in the Seasonal Catalogue has all of the newest batch of In Colours in it - plus Crumb Cake. Very handy I thought. You can grab a pack of mixed in colour cardstock, perhaps a pack of Crumb Cake as well, and combine it with the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack to make a swag of cards. I've used Gumball Green here with a Crumb Cake base.
Before you ask, nope there's not a coordinating hexagon punch. (Would be nice though wouldn't it. Let's put that on our wish lists.) But no problem - it is easy to make them. Just pop the patterned paper through the Big Shot with the embossing folder, then follow the lines to snip the hexagons. A good 'in front of the TV' type of job. The slow part of this card is arranging and rearranging the hexagons. (Or perhaps you're more decisive than me!)
The greeting is from the Saleabration stamp set Vintage Verses. Love the flowing fancy font. This set is one of the options you can choose as a freebie with a $100 purchase before March 22nd.
The cute little frog is from the Spring Sampler stamp set (page 23.) I was on such a roll with my scissors that I cut him out too.
Have a super week. Wish me luck - I'm back teaching tomorrow. I'll be working 2 days a week til lunchtime taking small groups of Grade 5 students for some intensive maths sessions. Looking forward to it. I've been giving my laminator a good workout making resources. Still lots of time for my stamping business too. I love that both my jobs are quite flexible. All working well together - nice when the planets all align isn't it.
Two more classes this week. Thursday is booked out but there's space left Wednesday if you'd like to catch a class and learn a nifty technique for making a shiny metallic feature to add to a card. For more details click here.
March classes are starting to fill up too, you can see the dates and times for those on that same page - scroll down a bit.
If you're not local or can't make it along to class - keep an eye out for my next newsletter. I'll have some step by step pics for our Faux Metal technique. If you'd like to get a copy direct to your inbox each month - there's a subscribe button up the top right there. Just enter your email address and follow the prompts.
After More Details On The Products Featured? Here They Are ....
Seasonal Catalogue, Pg 6, $13.95
Print Poetry DSP Stack. 48 sheets, 11.4 x 16.5cm. Perfect size for cards. Mix and match.
Seasonal Catalogue, Pg 16, $11.95
You can find the mixed pack of 2012/14 In Colours that coordinate with these papers on page 152 of the main catalogue. $11.95 for a pack of 20 A4 sheets. You get 4 sheets of each of the 5 colours.
Crumb Cake cardstock is on page 156. $11.95 for a pack of 24 sheets (A4.) Great colour that seems to go with everything.
Spring Sampler stamp set. Set of 24 cute images. Great with markers.
Seasonal Catalogue, Pg 23, Clear mount $67.95, Wood mount $53.95