Wow, well the new catalogue here and I can't wait to share all the exciting new products. There are lots of new exciting stamps, the exciting new introduction of fabric and there are lots of new dies for the Big Shot too!
I could not wait to get started with my new stamps so spent some time yesterday playing with the fabulous new Hostess Set - Happiest Birthday Wishes. This is such a fantastic set for all those birthday wishes. I used it to create some birthday cards which I enjoyed then adding to and dressing with ribbon too.
For the butterflies I used the Big Shot Beautiful Wings Embosslits (which cuts and embosses all in one). I used the Decorative Label punch first to cut the feature window on the card and then used the gorgeous 'Cheerful Treat' Hostess DSP paper as a background and for the feature scallop edge which co-ordinates with the 2010 and 2012 In Colours. You could use the eyelet border punch, but I have used the scallop border punch then used my crop-a-dile small hole punch to punch the holes evenly along the scallop. The greeting is from the Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess stamp set and I punched this with the Extra large tag punch and then created a border with the DSP paper.