Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Totally wild about In The Wild Suite

When I first saw the In The Wild Suite, I just knew I’d struggle to resist it. But I wasn't sure it would have universal appeal and my job is, of course, to show you things that you will like too.
Naturally I caved in (it didn’t take long) and tentatively demoed a few products from the Suite at my Catalogue Launch Party the other weekend. Guess what? They were as wild about it as I am! It’s the colours... the designs... the everything, actually.

What’s more, everywhere I look at the moment, I see wild animal themes, in these colours, too. I’ve seen wallpaper and I swear a shop near me has a lampshade which is not dissimilar to the Just Jade cheetah paper. 
This is the card I demoed at the launch. It’s a simple pocket card made by attaching two card bases together then slicing off the diagonals to make pocket flaps. Not my idea, of course – I totally CASEd this from New Zealand demonstrator Jan Clothier

I’d been so busy in the run-up to my launch event that I hadn’t had chance to practise my demo, so this was my very first time stamping the leopard. I say this to illustrate just how easy it is to line up the head and the spots onto the body. 
Here’s what the card looks like ‘closed’. That clasp is a bit too fat to post as a standard letter but I was sending this card with a gift so the extra bulk didn’t matter in this instance. 

This is a simpler card, which is actually my go-to design of the moment after seeing it demonstrator by UK demonstrator Julie Kettlewell. The design works with any Designer Series Paper and I love it with these rich dark colours. 

Yes it’s quite cardstock-heavy but you could omit the bottom layer of Evening Evergreen and stick your largest DSP layer directly to the card front. 

You could even simplify it further to make something like this...

For this card, I’ve covered the whole of the card front, which is a favourite thing of mine at the moment. Then I’ve simply added some ribbon and a couple of labels, slicing the Crushed Curry one in half horizontally and spreading it out behind the white label to provide a border. 

Yes, the stripes are designed to fit both cats – the sitting one and the standing one. I didn’t know this until it was pointed out to me in a ‘behind the scenes’ presentation to Leaders (demonstrators who are Silver Elite and above). I love this –  so clever. And yes I’ve tested it and yes it works! Look out for more In The Wild projects here in the future.

I hope you are as wild about these products as I am. If you are in the UK and would like to order any of these or any other products, please visit my store to shop. 

Does your wish list come to more than £99? Please get in touch and I will help you get more for your money and unlock discounts all year round.  

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