Sunday, 9 September 2012

Cherries in a jar (sorry, not very imaginative)

I held my Autumn/Winter catalogue launch yesterday and we had a lovely, relaxed afternoon. I don’t have a pic of the Make & Takes and demos just yet so here’s one of the samples I had on display. Thank to the help of my downline, Donna, we had enough samples for two display tables – one for Christmas projects and one for autumn.

We haven’t moved onto Halloween just yet but I kept hearing people say how much they love the Halloween products, following it up with... “and I don’t even do Halloween!”. So I think there will be a lot more people “doing” Halloween this year!

Several said they hadn’t been sure about it until they saw all the lovely samples and actually had a play with the products. And I saw wish lists being started, scribbled out and started all over again!

Everyone also had a chance to play with the new In Colors and, of course the new-style ink pads. They give you fabulous coverage but definitely require a different technique so I kept these on a separate table away from the old-style ink pads to avoid confusion. The feedback was positive – even though one lady ended up covered in ink!

This sample is made with the Perfectly Preserved bundle – and since photographing it I have covered the cherries with Crystal Effects®, as it just seemed the right thing to do. Not sure if you can tell from the photo but the jar is stamped on a lower layer and then overlaid with another layer of Shimmery White cardstock, popped up. I am really enjoying this jar – and notice that jars are a key stamping trend this autumn. Who knew?

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved
Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Shimmery White
Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Big Shot, Cannery framelits, Crystal Effects® (not shown)

All products by Stampin’ Up!®

1 comment:

  1. I am not a fan of this set - but love what you have done with it. I had to laugh about one of your ladies getting covered in ink - I have a horrible feeling that will happen with one of my regulars. You are so right about the new ink pads needing a different technique.


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