Saturday, 24 April 2010

Killing two birds with one stone

Phew! What a day! It was my Mini Catalogue launch this morning and I'm really flagging now. But it was good fun - hope it was for you, too. Thanks to everyone who came along and congratulations to the prize winners. See some of you again soon at Fridays' workshop!

I haven't photographed our Make and Take projects or the demonstrations that I did yet so here's one of the cards I had on display.

At Christmas, I received a card from an American friend, PH, which I thought was ingenious. Simply by making the card base smaller than usual, out of Whisper White cardstock, and mounting it on a dark base, she had solved two problems in one go! She had made the card lighter and therefore cheaper to post via Air Mail and she had made the card white inside so that it could easily be written on.

I finally got round to having a go at killing two birds with one stone - which is probably why the bird is nowhere to be seen. The stamp set is Bird on a Branch from the new Mini catalogue but it looks like the bird flew off. But look how the flowers fit the branch so perfectly! The Stamp-a-ma-jig® helped, of course.

Stamps: Bird on a Branch
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Basic Black
Accessories: White satin ribbon

All products by Stampin' Up! ®


  1. Glad to hear the Mini launch went well. Your card is lovely! CC

  2. Thank you for the shout out, Helen! I'm very flattered.

    I really like your card. You're quite good at "clean and simple" designs. The explanation about the bird (or lack thereof) made me literally LOL. :D


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