06 August 2009

The Spring Mini is here!!!!!

OK, OK, so this is all becoming a bit of a joke now - just how often DO I update my blog? Answer - not as often as I should or as I'd like to!!!!



But, we have just launched our new Spring Mini which runs from 1 August 2009 to 30 November 2009 and it is absolutely jam packed with goodies. Beautiful new stamp sets. Gorgeous DSP's. Fantastic accessories. And something I've been waiting for, for a while now, White StazOn Ink pads and reinkers and StazOn Cleaner - wooooo hooooo!!!! I'm truly excited.



I was able to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s generous offer to us demonstrators, and pre-order a goodly portion of the new products. Which worked out great as I had a Workshop booked for 2 August - not only did we do a card from the new Mini as a make & take, but I was able to have a showcase of samples that I made using all new products. I gave myself a mission - to use each and every stamp from each and every new stamp set I pre-ordered. I also vowed to use something of every accessory and at least one piece of DSP on my projects.



So, here are the showcase of cards and projects I made as my samples.


Stamp Sets: Great Friend, Oval All
Colours: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kraft, Whisper White
DSP: Parisian Breeze Specialty
Special Tools/Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Jumbo Brads (5/16" - Chocolate Chip & White), Corduroy Brad (Baja Breeze), Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Techniques: Double Pocket Card






Stamp Sets: Great Friend
Colours: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
DSP: None
Special Tools/Accessories: Crystal Effects, Black Brads, Black Gingham Ribbon
Techniques: None




Stamp Sets: Great Friend
Colours: Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
DSP: None
Special Tools/Accessories: Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Clear Embossing Powder & Heat Gun (Butterfly has been embossed), Scallop Edge Punch, Small and Large Tag Punches
Techniques: Popcorn Box


Stamp Sets: Gallery, Oval All
Colours: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DSP: Parisian Breeze Specialty
Special Tools/Accessories: Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Large Oval Punch
Techniques: Pizza Box




Stamp Sets: Gallery, Best Yet, Lovely As A Tree
Colours: Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
DSP: Ski Slope
Special Tools/Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Jumbo Brad (5/8" - Chocolate Chip), Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Techniques: Reverse Masking


Stamp Sets: Gallery, Sweet Little Sentiments, Great Friend
Colours: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden
Special Tools/Accessories: Word Window Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Paper Snips, Tombow Glue, Superfine Glitter, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen
Techniques: Paper Piercing and Paper Piecing




Stamp Sets: Oval All
Colours: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
DSP: None
Special Tools/Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Techniques: None




Stamp Sets: Oval All
Colours: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kraft
DSP: Parisian Breeze Specialty
Special Tools/Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Techniques: None


This is a copy of the Choo Choo card used in the Spring Mini, and this is a view of the Card closed.


View of Choo Choo card open


Stamp Sets: Choo Choo, Defining Alphabet, Best Yet, Occasions for All, Right on Track (Std Wheel)
Colours: Old Olive, Whisper White, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Going Gray
DSP: None
Special Tools/Accessories: Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Standard Wheel Handle & Basic Black Ink Cartridge, Black Gingham, SAMJ,
Techniques: Paper Piecing


Stamp Sets: Forest Friends, Oval All
Colours: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun
DSP: None
Special Tools/Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Sponges, Acetate
Techniques: Reflection Technique

Stamp Sets: Forest Friends, Sweet Little Sentiments
Colours: More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze
DSP: Walk in the Park
Special Tools/Accessories: Daubers, Sponges, SAMJ, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Black Brads, Paper Snips, 1 3/8" Square Punch
Techniques: Faux Wooden Frame


This card is a CASE (Copy) of the card in the Mini Catalogue - I just changed the colours a bit and added some DSP.

Stamp Sets: Forest Friends, Baroque Motifs
Colours: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kraft
DSP: Parisian Breeze Specialty
Special Tools/Accessories: Paper Snips, Designer Brads - Flower Assortment, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Techniques: None

Stamp Sets: Sense of Time
Colours: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
DSP: Parisian Breeze Specialty
Special Tools/Accessories: Paper Snips, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder & Heat Gun, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Technique: Cracked Glass Technique


Stamp Sets: Sense of Time
Colours: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold, Kraft
DSP: Urban Oasis
Special Tools/Accessories: Paper Snips, Acetate, StazOn White, Gold Embossing Powder & Heat Gun, Gold Brads
Techniques: Stamping on Acetate, Faux Metal
This is another direct CASE (Copy) from the Spring Mini - I just added a little bit more to the background and changed the colours slightly to use our new In-Color range.
Stamp Sets: Unchartered Territory
Colours: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Whisper White
DSP: None
Special Tools/Accessories: White StazOn, Acetate, SAMJ
Techniques: Stamping on Acetate, Paper Piecing
Well, what do you think? How great are these new stamp sets, DSP and accessories? If you want to know more or if you're in my area to book a Workshop, then please feel free to contact me.
See you all soon!!!!
Cav



2 comments:

driver_j said...

Well I have seen these creations "in the flesh" so to speak, and they are just beautiful ! I think I want everything from this new Spring Mini ! Thanks for inspiring me ( again) Cav !

Clare said...

i was really looking forward to seeing the choo choo card that i missed out on, really cool. I love all the cards, look forward to seeing the real things soon.