LAUNCHING THE NEW OCCASIONS CATALOGUE!

On Saturday I had my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Launch.  I know that the catalogue has been around for nearly a month but with our School Holidays on it is a bit hard to get people together.  So it was Launch day on Saturday.  It was fun!  Thanks to all the lovely ladies who came and it was nice to see some new faces and some regular ladies too.

So what did we do?? Well, it was a party of course.  With all the fun party products in the catalogue, why wouldn’t we.  There was balloons and cake and treat bags for everyone. You know I got so busy and I forgot to take photos of everything. 😦  I will share what we did though.

I can show you the Treat Bags I made.  I was inspired by a couple of projects I had seen recently on Pinterest and shared by Stampin’ Up! too.

treat bags

These are 2 versions of them.  I have used some lunch bags and cut part way down the front and folded down the flap.  I added a strip of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP and then cut a strip of card with the star Thinlets from the Mini Treat Bags.  The cake from ‘Party Wishes’ was stamped on white card and then it was cut with a mid-size Circle Thinlets. I added a punched flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack, a Dot from the ‘It’s My Party’ Enamel Dots pack and finished off with a bow from either the Melon Mambo or Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine.  The greeting from ‘Party Wishes’ was stamped down the bottom of the bag.

I filled the bag with some 6″x6″ pieces of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack and a square of the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Of course there may have been some chocolate and other treats in there too. 😉

I had some different products set up to have a test run like the ‘Bloomin’ Heart Thinlets Die and Die Brush and the Confetti Embossing Folder and ‘Wink of Stella’ Brush. All good fun too.

Now for the Make and Take. I can’t take credit for these cards.  I CASED them from Janet HERE.  I loved how you can use the Rose Garden Thinlets as a mask. Everyone loved the idea too and started thinking of other dies that they could do this with.

sponged rose

For this card we cut the rose and leaves out from some Whisper White card. Then placing it on to a Whisper White card mat carefully sponge the Watermelon Wonder ink over the rose adding more ink to the centre.  Sponge the leaves with Mint Macaron. It doesn’t matter if the ink merges with each other or goes out of the lines.  It’s all part of the effect. We then embossed some dots in gold from ‘Timeless Textures’ and heat embossed the greeting from ‘Rose Wonder’ in gold too. The card piece was adhered to a Mint Macaron card base and the greeting was raised up with dimensionals.

I showed everyone then how to use the mask you have sponged. Don’t waste it, you can create another card. I have used ‘Timeless Textures’ again stamping in Sahara Sand on white card.  The greeting was stamped in black, cut with the framelit and sponged around the edge. This was all adhered to a card base in Watermelon Wonder.

sponged offcut

Here they are together.  A nice matching pair.

two cards

If you would like me to come and share some fun, creative ideas with you and your friends then let me know.  OK maybe not my international visitors. 🙂 With Sale-A-Bration there are lots of extra free products you can receive. Let’s fix a date now!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

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