Friday, 1 April 2011

New Mini Catalogue (and the best products ever!!)

Wow! The Big Day has arrived!  Demonstrators across the UK gasped when they saw the new Mini (click here or picture)

 (I'm not kidding about the gasps either - I wish I'd recorded the sound in my dining room when we got this out...)

I have been wanting to get a die-cutting machine for so long.  And waited just in case Stampin' Up! launched one over here.  But I never imagined they would launch something so big and amazing in a Mini Catalogue! (I don't know why?  They're Stampin' Up! They never cease to amaze..!)

So what a fun March it has been trying this all out!

This is what I've made so far...

 My Mother's Day cards...
The Build a Blossom set and coordinating Blossoms punch

The Top Note die and Beautiful Wings Embosslits on a card.  Also used the Springtime Vintage papers and the Decorative Label punch and matching Four Frames set.

Felt and fabric cut with the Fun Flowers die and topped with a huge button from the Springtime Vintage collection.  I love them and they fit perfectly!

 Linen and material Fun Flowers brooch with a Neutrals button

 Top Note die as a gift card, please note the sumptious seam binding ribbon...

 The Top Note die fits the small and medium cello bags beautifully!  Plus you can see the Vintage Wallpaper folder effect on the Rich Razzleberry topper...

 Yes, you're right... this is leather.  And the Big Shot cut it without any bother!

The Pillow Box die.  I cut a window sheet with the die and then stuck fabric to it and made it up.  Then I tied a Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon around it.  Gorgeous.  Anyone getting married?  Here are your favours...

 In Elegant Soiree DSP with a Fun Flower die cut Baja Breeze card and Sprintime Vintage paper centre.  Also ran the flower through the embossing plate... yum....

 Top Note shaped card, using the Square Lattice textured folder, Baby Blossoms and Four Frames set, Seam binding ribbon in Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake card stock and the Decorative Label punch.

 My Mini Launch workshop invitations!  So quick and easy to make.  Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Scallop Envelope die, Fun Flowers die and the Clearly for You set.

The Big Shot is so quick and easy to use.  Completely addictive and fascinating and the possibilities endless!  It cuts over 50 materials including felt, leather, chipboard and tin!  I made mini vintage chipboard albums with the Top Note die effortlessly.

The Big Shot is an investment piece.  It will stand you the test of time, open so many crafting doors and never cease to amaze and delight.  It is not cheap but is worth every penny.  To help, I've decided to give a Make Your Own Brooch kit, free stamp set (from a hamper I have ready - anyone not nearby email me and I'll send pictures and details) and a free Big Shot class to anyone who buys this from me. 

Come back through the weekend and next week to see more Mini products and how I've used them and have fun checking it out for yourself!

I have completed a Hostess Club but will start a new one to anyone interested in free products and stamp sets and eeking the cost of things out over a few months with other people.  This would be a good time to start!

If you would like to join a club or buy something from the exciting new Mini, please contact me on

Rhoda xx