Yesterday was my niece's 9th birthday. My daughter, who is only five weeks older than her cousin, made a butterfly spiral popup card for her birthday during the school holidays. I created this card to give to my niece from the rest of the family...

Check out this alternative use for Stampin' Up! punches...

I needed to make a 60th wedding anniversary card for my grandparents last weekend and had a card in mind. However, recently I was challenged to play with pop-up cards and have been poking around the internet to get inspired. I started to make the anniversary card I had planned in my head (which wasn't a pop-up card), but as it progressed the ideas I saw on the web crept in. It ended up nothing like I had planned, but I love it.

School holidays are over and the kids are back to school and kindy. Over the holidays it has become a tradition for me to run a "card class" for my kids (master-four, miss-six and miss-nine) - a sort of mum-and-me event! Anyhow, at our "class" these holidays we made a butterfly spiral pop-up card. They loved it! I had to make sure the card wasn't too complicated (for master-four), but had some interesting parts (for miss-nine). I was really impressed on how they all did. Here is my card...

On Sunday was my son's fourth birthday. He is chocolate mad so I made him this birthday card and fill the Sweet Treat Cup with M&Ms. I am glad I took a photo of the card before giving it to him as it is empty now and has many little chocolate fingerprints on it!

Last week was very busy. Not only was I preparing for the April workshops, but on Saturday there was a demonstrator swap. The theme for this swap was the Autumn-Winter Mini. So I used the Big Shot for embossing and Vintage Vogue for stamping. Here are my 30 swaps...

To celebrate the launch of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue I had cake and coffee at my house on 1 April. Yes I know there were a number who couldn't come because of Easter, but because of the school holidays and the April workshops it was that date or nothing! However, the few that came had a play with the new products and shared ideas over cake and coffee. It was a fun night.

... welcome Vintage Vogue and Scallop Envelope! Yes, the Summer Mini and Sale-a-bration are over for another year. The excitement is now about the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue which was released today!