Sunday, 29 April 2012

Summer Mini sneak peek

So, it’s nearly May! Which means you only have until the end of Monday to order from the Spring Mini catalogue. If you would like to place an order, shipping is £4.95 and I can have it sent to any UK address.

But if you’d rather wait for the Summer Mini, here’s a sneak peek for you. It was my Summer Mini launch on Saturday and it seems that everyone loves our new catalogue... even those who were initially sceptical! I watched a couple of U-turns in action over the course of the morning!

Big thanks to my friend Kelly, who made lots of beautiful samples for my display table - and also to everyone who washed up or helped tidy up and the end. I feel very lucky to have such helpful customers and team members.

As a Silver 2 demonstrator, I was lucky enough to receive a whole bundle of goodies from Stampin’ Up!® for free. Always exciting to get freebies! I don’t have a project showing off all of the freebies I received, but this one comes pretty close.

You’ll see the Bordering on Romance stamp set – which features beautiful flowers and a couple of pretty borders. I’ve stamped it in Basic Grey and coloured the images using blender pens and ink pad lids. There’s also the gorgeous Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, which features some lovely floral designs, as well as geometric patterns and these lovely stripes. Check out the cute buttons! These come in a mixed pack of Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride; some are little flowers and these ones are amazingly detailed. Finally, the ribbon is Pleated Satin – my bundle contained Blushing Bride but here I’ve used Riding Hood Red. There are two other  great colours available, too!

If you couldn’t make it to my launch to collect your catalogue, or aren’t in my Virtual Hostess Club (club members get their catalogues early – and got to come to my launch party for free!), you can see it online on Tuesday. Don’t worry, I’ll post the link.

Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Paper: Twitterpated
Ink: Basic Grey, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Twitterpated buttons, Pleated Satin ribbon – Riding Hood Red, Curly Label Punch

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Gorgeous card Helen. I love that pleated ribbon.

  2. Beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing on those images!!


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