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Holiday Mini Launch Recap Part 1

I'm back!  Sunday was a full-on day of card making, chatting, shopping and eating at our Mini Catalogue Launch at the Banyo Bowls Club.  Food FX catered the event, and as always, they did a magnificent job.  My kids love to feast on the leftovers (if there are any) after our events.  If you are looking for a caterer I can heartily recommend them.  Here's their website:  Food FX

These are the cards I designed for our Launch featuring gorgeous new Holiday Mini Catalogue products.  Apologies for my photos, I was taking them at night in bad lighting (really I do know better!).

The first card features the new Chevron Border Punch, Winter Frost DSP Paper stack, White Stampin' Chalk Marker (for the faux stitching) and the Love & Joy stamp:

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Winter Frost DSP stack (132183, $11.95)
Ink:  Versamark
Stamp:  Love & Joy (wood mount only) (131865, $18.95)
Other: Pool Party embossing powder, heat tool, White Stampin' Chalk Marker (132133, $5.95), Chevron border punch (132154, $37.95), Dimensionals
Nothing too complicated about it, but it is an easy one to mass-produce.  If you are like me, Christmas cards MUST be capable of mass-production, unless you are only planning to send two cards!

The second card showcases the new Seasons of Style Designer Washi Tape, Oh, Goodie! Stamp Set, Silver ribbon (it is so pretty!) and Christmas Messages stamp set.

Stamps:  Oh, Goodie! (wood 131886 $18.95, clear 131889 $14.95) , Christmas Messages (wood 131790 $49.95; clear 131793 $39.95)
Cardstock:  Old Olive A4, Whisper White A4
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple (or alternatively Old Olive)
Other:  Seasons of Style Designer Washi Tape (132155 $8.95)
Ribbon:  Silver 3.2mm ribbon (132137, $8.95)
Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102 $42.95)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439 $149.95)
Magnetic Platform (130658 $69.95)
Basic Rhinestones (119246 $8.95)
Glue dots (103683 $8.95)
Lou's Tip:  The Magnetic Platform is fantastic when trying to exactly line up a stamped image or sentiment in a framelit.  I used to do the "Post It Note" trick where a post it note was used to temporarily anchor the framelit in place.  Not any more!  To see a video of the magnetic platform in action, look HERE.

And last of all, Christmas Messages stamp set and Tape It (from the main Catalogue).

Stamp:  Christmas Messages (wood 131790 $49.95; clear 131793 $39.95); Tape It (wood 130712 $46.95, clear 130715 $36.95)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler A4, Whisper White A4
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler; Baked Brown Sugar, Gumball Green
Fibres:  Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon (120992, $11.95); Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262 $4.95)
Other:  Chalk Talk Framelits (129983 $42.95)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439 $149.95) Magnetic Platform (130658 $69.95)
Basic Rhinestones (119246 $8.95) 
Again, a simple card, that works out to be extremely affordable because you are stamping the Washi strips instead of using tape.  Of course, you could reproduce this card with Washi tape if you like, but it will be expensive if you are planning on making 20-75 cards.  This way is cheaper, and you can make the Washi tape any colour you wish.

As always, if you'd like to order these products so you can make these cards yourself, email me, or else head on over to my Online Store to place an order.  Click to go to Handmade By Lou's Store

Next post I'll be showing Rebecca O'Gorman's cards - they are so pretty!


Jan McAnulty said…
Beautiful cards again - as usual! Hope you girls all had a great day