Thursday, 1 June 2017

It's Live!

Hello, Crafters.

The new 2017 Annual Catalogue is LIVE! As I was up early this morning, I decided to place my order which I had ready and waiting. It was all plain sailing and the only four items on my list that couldn't be ordered because of shipping delays were the Decorative Ribbon Punch, the Starburst Punch, the 2.25" Circle Punch, and the Circle Tab Punch. I am one very happy bunny!!

A few days ago, I promised to share the two-step stamping and Brick Wall card we did in classes over the weekend. This was an alternative to the card I made in my video on Sunday. I felt that for all of us to stamp three different flowers multiple times with just one stamp set between us would have taken forever. 

Needless to say I used the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set for this card and the colour is the new Berry Burst.

I want to share with you three tips I received yesterday as a response to my Centre Stepper Card video. They are all centred on the problem I had trying to read the measurements on my trimmer without getting my head under the camera. If you watched the video you'll remember how I had to keep tilting my trimmer so I could read the measurements on the vertical ruler. 

One tip was from subscriber Debbie Smith who suggests putting some white paper under the ruler. Such a simple idea, but absolutely brilliant! The second tip was from subscriber Deb Lundeen who suggests using Tear & Tape with the white backing still on under the ruler. Same idea but white paper and adhesive already together.

The third idea was from subscriber Lilette Autrey who credits Gayner Boyce with this tip. She recommends cutting a twelve inch paper "ruler" from a sheet of grid paper, and adhering it to the top of the vertical ruler, to convert my centimetres to inches! This is the tip I'll be following, but if you're happy with your inches or centimetres, either of the first two would be brilliant!

Lilette shared another tip with me recently when she saw me struggle on another of my videos! I can't remember which video it was, but I needed to score or cut a piece of Designer Series Paper that wasn't wide enough to hold outside the vertical ruler. Lilette suggested adding a Post It Note to it to make it wider and therefore easy to hold. Again so simple but oh so effective. I should have thought about this because this is what I do if I try and punch something that's too small to hold! Many thanks for sharing your tips Lilette, Debbie and Deb!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. LOVE the card! Now, why isn't that a big surprise! LOL Isn't that colour just delicious?! And in reference to yesterday's project, so glad you have warmed to Lemon Lime Twist ... I just love it myself, but I've noted that many people have taken a more reserved approach before liking it as much as they do and glad you're there! Let's celebrate the launching of the new catalogue today, in our own unique way ... I'm heading into my worktable right now ... Happy crafting to you and looking forward to what you share in future Blogs ... and again, thank you so very much for that!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It was so much easy doing this card in class rather than the video card. I think Berry Burst will be my favourite colour but I like them all really. I particularly like Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist together. Just need an ideal project to put them together! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.