One sure hit in the new mini are the Sweet Treat Cups and at just $7.75 for 12, they are an absolute bargain. To make life easier, there is also a matching 1-3/4" Punch for $35.95, matching padded envelopes (3 for $7.75) and a fantastic matching stamp set called Something Sweet for $52.95. All of these can be found on pp 8-9.
This is my very first attempt using the Sweet Treat Cups. When I first saw the Something Sweet stamp set, I thought one of the stamps was a magnifying glass - turns out it's meant to be a baby rattle! Anyway, I decided to go with my original thoughts and used the ant from Bugs and Kisses and the grass from Inspired by Nature. I have embossed the handle with silver embossing powder and filled the cup with Chunky Sprinkles.
The flower petals around the edge of the cup are from the Something Sweet set. The cup is filled with Jaffas (lucky you don't need too many lollies to fill the cups so there are plenty to provide crafting energy!)
I have also used two other new products: Chit Chat Rub-Ons (p.5) $23.50 for 2 sheets and 3/4" Real Red Polka-Dot Ribbon $23.50 for 9.1m (p.15)
This card features one of my favourite techniques - Reflection Stamping and simple Sponging.
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Circle Scissor Plus
I was so excited when SU! released the Circle Scissor Plus. Circles are really in for Scrapbooking and Card Making at the moment, but all the circles I cut by hand (after drawing around cups & plates) come out all wonky.
Problem solved! The Circle Scissors has to be one of the easiest tools to use ever invented! You can cut circles or rings from 2" up to 6". It also comes with an attachment that allows you to draw circles. (p 22, Circle Scissor Plus $65.50, Glass Mat $44.95)
Below is a Scrapbook page I made featuring circles, the I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit and the C is for Cat stamp set. Increadibly all three photos were taken of different kittens in different years - I hate to tell you how many times I have come home to find the tree on the ground!