Last week, I attended my friend Gem's (from makedoandgem.blogspot.com) Stampin' Up! mini catalogue launch & workshop, with the main focus being around the new 2011 mini catalogue, and the fab new shape cutting and embossing Big Shot machine:
It was fabulous! We all got to make a card, using the Fun Flowers die, Square Lattice or Spotty embossing folders, Swirls Scribbles die and Timeless Type Alphabet dies, (all of which we used on the Big Shot) and picked which gorgeous Springtime Vintage Designer paper and buttons we wanted to use to decorate our cards.
This is my first attempt at card making, which I was really pleased with:
Until I compared it with Gem's fabulous card - and its not hard to see why she is the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
Gem had laid out some of the fabulous new bits and bobs that can be ordered from the catalogue (some of which were perfect for my handmade bath products!) and handed round both the new mini catalogue, and the Idea's catalogue so we could have a nosy, and place orders (which, of course, I did, as I couldn't resist!)
I was so tempted to buy everything in the catalogues, as its all so gorgeous - especially the Paris theme stamp set, which I'm definitely splurging on come payday! How gorgeous are they? I'm really loving the Paris theme that's everywhere at the moment!
I cant wait until my goodies arrive later this week :)
Have you tried Stampin' Up! ?