Catalogue Launch

by cathy on September 7, 2010

I just wanted to share with you the Make & Takes we made at my catalogue launch last Sunday. I kept it fairly simple, but included some embossing with the Big Shot and some stamping & punching using some of the new stamps!

I made up kits and included one in every catalogue bag. I had everything pre-cut, including the pillow boxes (to save time). The first step was to run the Very Vanilla card pieces throught the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and Big Shot. I just love this folder – the embossing is very raised and rich! I can’t wait to use it some more! Then the scallop edge was punched in the notecard, and a row of holes pierced for extra effect. Then the stamping – using Riding Hood Red and Basic Gray ink (to match the cardstock), and the For You Flower stamp, the Oval “thanks” stamp from Perfect Punches, and the round scallop stamp from Printed Petals. These were then punched out and layered as shown in the photo. Then the boxes and gift cards were assembled. I did sneak in a little retired Basic Gray taffeta ribbon for the pillow box. The labels were attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a raised effect.

I made up these little gift bags using the Scallop Envelope die, and keeping the colour scheme of the Make & Takes. In each little bag I included a couple of choccies and a little kit to make up a punched flower brooch using the new Fancy Flower Extra Large punch.

For each kit I punched out a flower in each of Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red cardstock, and also a little centre flower from Perfect Plum card using the Boho Blossoms punch. I also included a rhinestone brad and a little brooch pin. To make up the brooch is easy! I ran the 3 large flowers through the crimper a few times, then scrunched them in my fingers to break down the fibres in the cardstock. Once pliable, I carefully peeled apart the two layers of each piece. For the little plum flower I snipped two thirds of the way in towards the centre using the paper snips, then layered each flower on top of each other with the ”suede” side facing upwards. I added the little plum flower to the centre, then pierced a hole through all layers and inserted the rhinestone brad and opened the prongs on the back of the flower. Then I curled under the edges of the petals using the paper piercer tool, to give them some shape.  A ”glob” of Crystal Effects is adequate enought to hold the brooch pin on the back once dry (did I mention before how fabulous this stuff is?!).   I thought I might add a little fragrance to the centre of my little flower  brooch……I keep wanting to sniff it!

Thank you to the lovely ladies who took the time out on Father’s Day to come along to my catalogue launch and to make it an enjoyable and successful afternoon!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Bronwyn Eastley September 7, 2010 at 3:48 am

Gorgeous projects for your catalogue launch, Cathy! I love the colours that you used!

cathy September 7, 2010 at 4:22 am

Thanks Bronwyn! I can’t wait to get my hands on Cherry Cobbler to try with this colour combo!

Gill September 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Thanks for a lovely afternoon Cathy. The kits were easy to do so we could all enjoy a cuppa and a browse through the cataloge and of course chat. I am still reading mine.

cathy September 8, 2010 at 12:44 am

Thanks, Gill! It was lovely to see you – glad you’re enjoying the new catalogue – I’m still browsing through mine every day!

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