Thursday, 20 September 2012

Post-Catalogue Launch Review

We had a lovely evening last Friday for the Catalogue Launch with a friendly group of ladies, eager to see the lovely new Stampin Up stamps, paper, dies and embossing folders as well as get a good look at the new In-colors and then use them on their make-and-takes.


2012 In-colors
Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit



I am so excited by the new  stamp sets, especially Scentsational Seasons (page 16) and Perfectly Preserved (page 29) both out of the Holiday Mini catalogue. It was after I saw them demonstrated in May at Convention that I saw the possibilities with these cute sets. Also available to make these even more fun are the framelits, (dies that cut around these lovely shapes on your Big Shot). When I was telling the ladies how I had looked at these sets and thought they suited the American market, but not ours in Australia, they were nodding away in agreement UNTIL, I pulled out some of the samples I had whipped up and then they were very keen to try them out. A lot made a card quite similiar to the one below, although variations ranged from apples through to spiders! The possibilities for this jar are endless and it's such a cute idea.


Below is a second make and take using Primrose Petals card stamped with En Francais in the same shade. It has been decorated with a Raspberry Ripple butterfly stamped with Papillon Potpourri ( page 115 annual catalogue) and cut out with the new Elegant Butterfly punch (page 184 annual catalogue). The large flower was made with the 1¾" scalloped circle punch and the new 1¼" scalloped circle punch (page 7 Holiday Mini Catalogue). They were able to stamp on the new cotton ribbon and I used the 'Happy Birthday" from Bring on the Cake (page 142 Annual catalogue) but there is a stamp set in the Holiday catalogue page 20, Border Banter, which is designed for stamping onto ribbon (and borders of all sorts). I plan to use the one saying "merry merry merry merry merry" across the bottom of some Christmas cards. Of course, everyone likes to put their own touches to these cards, which gives a great variety of lovely cards to admire. Unfortunately, in the excitement I forgot to take any photos, not even of the display.

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It was a great opportunity for them to preview our upcoming classes and vote on which they would like to do in the immediate future. This is also good for me as it is often difficult to gauge which classes will be the most popular.



Everyone was interested in watercolouring and so that will be our next class at 7pm on Friday 12th October and Saturday 13th October at 2pm. These take place in my home at South Morang, VIC and if you would like to participate too, give me a call on 0417 500 681 or email me.
Classes run for 2½ hours and everything you need is supplied. More details and a sneak peek later though.

Hope you are enjoying stamping, feel free to contact me by email or phone/text 0417 500 681 if you have any questions or need supplies. Your order can be paid with direct debit to my bank account, cash in person or credit card, prior to ordering. The order is delivered right to your postal address (in Australia) in 7-14 days, for $5.95 or 5% of order value, whichever is greater.

Bye for now
Rachel



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