The Peony Spoiler is about to brighten your Tuesday in a big way! This stunning collection will start leaving the warehouse next Monday, since the first falls on a Saturday. Be mindful that all new memberships purchased today will start with this gorgeous kit!
We're continuing our new tradition of filming a live "unboxing video" prior to shipping day to give you a better idea of what to expect. If you're a fan of surprises, just move along now. Otherwise, check out the video and read on for a full preview.
Peony Page Kit
The peony flower is a staff favorite with a very pleasing, fresh fragrance, and they grow in a huge array of colors. We settled on a palette of pinks -- light, dark and metallic - complemented by a leafy green and pure white.
If you're not a fan of pink, I just have to say . . . "give pink a chance!" Former CS® staffer, Rita Braun, has a notorious dislike for the four-letter color, and she stopped by the other day. We gave her a preview of the collection, and she confessed that she thought it was just beautiful! Yes, it's even "Rita-approved!"
My monthly page kit workshop shows some very basic techniques for using the 6x6" masking stencil we're including, among other helpful assembly tips. You can't go wrong with the member price of just $21.95. It's like a "class in a box," and you'll create eight 12x12 pages. Join us today!
In other great news, we're making an early release of a bonus page kit cutapart option for Mother's Day! The set of two 12x12 cutaparts has the same exact "footprint" of the cutaparts included in the Peony kit, so they can be swapped easily to help you celebrate the moms in your life. (I plan to use mine to make a handmade book for my niece who became a new mom just a few weeks ago!)
Peony Card Kit
Let's just say you have 10,000 pictures, and not even one of them will work with the page kit. This might be a terrific month to try the card kit!
I'm smitten by the formulas developed for these gorgeous colors and patterns. My workshop video will help you transform just ten sheets of 12x12 paper into a dozen cards. You'll make a set of four adorable "seed packet" style greetings, plus four each of two additional structures. The carefully mapped cutaparts help you finish the cards with a variety of sentiments. If you're a stamper, trim the cutaparts as planned, flip them to the plain side, and stamp away! The ultimate challenge I like to put forth: recycle the card kit formula with more papers from your stash.
Our 6x8" sheet of clear stamps is begging to be included in your upcoming shipment. (Remember, it's easy to adjust your add-on items with our new online account system!) Check out the cards above created with just a few basic supplies (inks, paper, ribbon, stamps, and pages from an old dictionary.) I created one card in green, black, and white to show how a masculine card can be made with this stamp set. I'll have more to share about these cards in an upcoming blog post.
If you've been on the fence about joining us, treat yourself to a membership starting with the lovely Peony collection. Julie and Karen are available to assist you with setting up a customized membership to your liking. Call 888-634-9100 for help, or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Stay tuned all month long for inspiring projects, tips and challenges.
Life is short. Buy the flowers.