Today I’m Trimming the Town for reasons other than Christmas. The new Trimming the Town Suite of products from the new Mini Catalogue offers amazing flexibility. Die-cut images, fussy cut images and many stamped ones too. This suite is not just for Christmas.
Last weekend saw the joint Online Catalogue launch that I hosted with the fabulous Tanya Rees from Australia. Tanya, was on the Artisan Design Team last year with me and is extremely talented.
Wanting to showcase some products from the new catalogue, I chose the Trimming the Town Suite. I wanted to show what other reasons you might use it, other than for Christmas.
Retirement or New Driver Card
This first card was inspired by the car within the stamp set. A card perhaps suitable for a Retirement or someone passing their Driving Test and heading off on new adventures.
The Bricks and Mortar background helps add an element of masculinity to this card and the Denim Ribbon keeps it relaxed.
The Blends Alcohol Pens are perfect for colouring these stamped images that were all die cut from the die set available in this suite.
With no sentiments in this Stamp Set, I pulled them all from the Well Said and Well Written sets.
This second card started on a very similar vein to the first with it’s layout and matting layers. The scalloped stitched panel was also taken from the Stitched So Sweetly Die set that I used for my first card. By stamping a row of houses in Gray Granite and not colouring them, allowed for the focal house to sing.
Wanting to make this into a New Home Card, I had to die cut two words to piece together from the Well Written Die Set. Snipping ‘Ho’ from Hooray and ‘ome’ from Welcome, allowed me to reconnect and create Home.
This final card had me fussy cut this beautiful church from the Designer Series Paper and sit it over a delicate wreath. The wreath die came from the Build a Wreath Die set and is just so pretty. A scattering of embellished flowers, a heart and a pieced sentiment of my choosing and the card was complete.
Three very different cards and not a Christmas sentiment in sight. This suite isn’t just for Trimming the Town for Christmas.
I hope I’ve inspired you to look at this suite in a different light.
Enjoy your day and do stay safe.