Sunday, 5 April 2009

Lovely goodies from the new mini and a birthday card

Look at this lovely stash. Am I a lucky girl or what. I got 6 of the new stamps sets from the mini:

  •   Fresh Cuts
  •   Scandanavian Season
  •   Golden Oldies
  •   Soft Summer
  •   Just Beachy
  •   Oval All

I got both new punches and all the new Designer Series Paper (DSP). I also got a few things from the main catty. I always stock up on sticky strip, snail, Whisper White and Very Vanilla when I order because these are my basics, I use them all the time. I'm also building up my ink pads and thought I'd have a try at the watercolouring crayons. So now you have an idea of what may be coming up over future weeks.

I just have to say how gorgeous the DSPs are. You look at them in the catalogue and they look nice but you can't ever really be sure until you get your mitts on them *rubs hands together*. Well they're in my mitts and I'll be buying more. Tea Party is every bit as pretty as expected, Washington Apple is bold and bright and Ski Slope is subtle enough to be used year round.

For today's card I've held back a little and only used a few of my new goodies (such restraint, heehee) together with some hostess gifts (see here for how you can get these free).

I started with a card blank of Barely Banana. I stamped the cupcake from Cause for Celebration (a level 2 hostess gift) onto Whisper White card and coloured it with markers. The right hand corners were punched with the corner rounder. I matted this onto Regal Rose card, punched and tied with Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon (right hand corners also punched with the corner rounder). This was matted with dimensionals onto a couple of layers of Kraft paper (part of a level 1 hostess gift). The same papers were used to create a ribbon across the bottom of the card. Using Regal Rose I stamped the Just for You sentiment from the Oval All set onto Pretty in Pink card and punched out with the oval punch. This was matted onto Regal Rose card punched with the scallop oval. The whole was added to the paper ribbon with a couple of dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by. Please get in touch at if you want to order your own goodies from the mini.

Sara xx


Marilyn Goodrich said...

Beautiful card!! Love all that pink :-) Have fun playing with your new goodies!

margaret said...

lovely card Sara I love pink.xx

Alison said...

Love that ribbon treatment, fab card. And all those lovely goodies...swoon...
I'v been playing with my 'fresh cuts' set today - love it!