Do you stamp directly onto patterned paper?  I have used the wonderful Picturesque stamp set to stamp a scenic silhouette directly onto one of the sheets of the stunning Enjoy the Journey Designer Series Paper to create a card that can be sent for any occasion.

I really like the By the Bay Suite in the mini catalogue for its quintessential New Zealand beach imagery.  I especially love the mama bird and her babies in this suite - they sure look similar to a lot of our beautiful shorebirds like the New Zealand Dotterel/Tūturiwhatu.  She is the focal point of this fun fold beach-themed birthday card...

I love the new Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper with its elegant botanical designs and beautiful colour washes.  I have used the coral-pink-yellow patterned papers to create a fun sunburst on this stunning wedding card...

The Double-Door Pop-Up Card has so, so much wow-factor and is a fabulous design for a masculine greeting card, especially when you pair it with the Enjoy the Journey Designer Series Paper and Picturesque stamp set.  I based this fun card on Lisa Curcio's Double-Door Popup Card, which I redesigned and created to fit a standard C6 envelope.

I used most of the Fancy Flora Suite from the current mini catalogue to create a Tent Gift Box, like the Christmas version I created a while ago, inspired by a Sam Donald design.  It's the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper and Fine Shimmer Paper Pack that does all the work and gives this fun gift box the wow-factor!

This is the second of two make-and-takes that everyone got to create at the recent Mini Catalogue Launch Party.  We used the very versatile Enjoy the Adventure Cards & Envelopes as the base of this birthday card.  Don't you just love that patterned wash of blues and greens!  We paired that ready-to-use card base with the Black & White Gingham Ribbon and the fabulous, new Queen Bee stamp set.

All you need is love... ♪♫  Ha ha, now you will have that famous Beatles song stuck in your head today!  But seriously, amid our busy and hectic lives, we need to remember that we love each other.  Share your love with your loved ones today and every day.

Nui te aroha ki a koe!

Here is the first of two make-and-takes that everyone got to create at the recent Mini Catalogue Launch Party.  It's a bookmark created using the Beautifully Happy stamp set and Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, both available for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.