Handy Hint

When you find a card layout that you like and you're making one already, cut a few extras for future use. You'll see from a couple of posts below that this layout looks familiar. I'd prepared the basic design earlier and finished it off later with a sentiment and picture appropriate for the person I was giving to. If you're pressed for time, try out this handy hint next time you sit down to do some crafting!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Upsy Daisy
Colours: Pear Pizazz, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip
Others: Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Greenhouse Gala DSP

Squash Book

These squash books are so easy and versatile. By no means are these my original design but that's the beauty of them - you can personalise them by making practically any size with any embellishments you choose. Here's a wee example of a 3x3 one I've done. Come along to my class on October 2nd if you'd like to learn how to make your own...

Class details:
Squash Books (various designer paper options available on first come best dressed basis)
Saturday 2nd October 
10am - 12noon
Te Atatu Peninsula
BYO adhesive and scoring tool if possible.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Colours: Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Others: Rhinestone Brad, Greenhouse Gala DSP

Greenhouse Gala

As I sit here drinking my ice lemon tea in anticipation of warmer Spring weather I thought I'd share something else that makes me think of Spring - the gorgeous new Greenhouse Gala designer series papers and coordinating stamp set - Friends Never Fade. I love it when a piece of designer paper can really hold itself well even in the simplest of designs. Check it out...

Greenhouse Gala papers feature a blend of Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze. $20.50 on IBC page 125.

Friends Never Fade, set of four, IBC page 71, $38.95 woodmount & $30.95 clearmount.

Swing Card

Wahoo! Welcome to the new Stampin' Up! year! The new catalogue is now available for viewing online, or get in touch with me to order your copy today. If you're joining me at my Catalogue Release Party on the 11th you can get a catalogue for FREE with a qualifying purchase. Email me for more info or check out my Facebook page events.

Now onto the creative stuff...
I've been having a play with my new products (oh so fun!) and thought I'd share today's creation with you. I've seen this swing card done a lot recently and because it's my Dad's birthday tomorrow, it was the perfect excuse to try it out. Don't you love the new Friends Never Fade set featured? I was surprised how well it adapted for a male card.

Love the swing card technique? Share it with your friends by booking a workshop with me - it's a great time of year to get into stamping!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Happy Moments (now retired)
Colours: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Others: Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Papers - one which is fast becoming a new favourite, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (now retired).