The 1st April sees the launch of the new mini catalogue and it is fantastic, one of the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demo is not only do you get to see the new catalogues first but you can order the new products early too!

All of my lovely customers will be receiving their copy in the post this week along with my new class list.

If you would like to see the mini catalogue now please click on the link above “Purchase Stampin’ Up! Products” and there you will find a link to the mini catalogue.  I you would like to see the class list, click on the link above “Classes & Clubs” I am taking bookings now.

The stamp set I’ve used for today’s card is definitely one of my favourites….it’s called Fresh Cuts and I’ve used it to make my Mother-in-Laws Mothers day card which here in the UK is on Sunday.  Now although I know my mum checks my website, I know my Mother-in-Law doesn’t like computers very much so I’m quite safe posting this today.  And Mum if you are looking it’s in the post!!!  Everyone else will have to wait until Sunday to see that card.


The background to the stamp is a smooshing technique……never heard of it…..well it’s my word…….and I’ll explain all with a tutorial over the weekend. 

I’ve used Rose Red card stock into a ‘Z’ fold and stamped the branch image all over in Rose Red.  Then my smooshed background is layered onto Orchid Opulence and Whisper White at the front.  The inner layer is another piece of smooshed background (you can see it more clearly) with the branch stamped again this time in Basic Black layered onto Whisper White card and the sentiment is from the Occasional Greetings Stamp set.  Finished with Pretty in Pink ribbon.


The picture below gives you a better idea of the ‘Z’ fold.


For some reason the colours don’t look quite right, I didn’t use my little light box (see previous post) because it won’t fit through the dining room door when it’s up  and I couldn’t pop it back down again………I was crying I was laughing so much!  I shall have lessons and master it very soon.

Happy Stampin’


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