Leo's Crafty Templates are always fab and fun to work with. I love being part of Leo's Design Team, it's so completely different from the stuff I usually tend to do so is a great way to challenge myself.
Every month I get the new templates and panic for a while, I'll open up and look through the templates a few times before I print them off, then finally I'll start cutting out. Sometimes I don't have a clue what I'm going to do even then, but somehow just handing the bits and pieces helps get some ideas working themselves out.
To add an extra dimension to the whole Crafty Templates scheme of things, this month Leo has not only come up with a fab set of templates for cards, toppers, or whatever you want to use them for, but she's also put together this great "Birthday Star" with patterned paper, card, ribbon and all sorts of fun embellishments as well. There are die cuts, frames, flowers buttons, brads, felt shapes, wire and loads of other things - and I've had great fun playing with them all.
Check out the Crafty Templates shop for more information on how to get your own sticky mitts on the templates and the goodies in the kit.
I've made four cards so far using some of the March Templates and my kit but I'm going to string this out for a while and only put one card at a time on here (sneaky eh!)
So this was the first card I made, using the really fab handbag template. I did think about making a little mobile phone to go in that cute little pocket on the front, but I didn't get round to it. I cut out little flowers from some of the paper in the kit to use to decorate the bag, and made a rosette with some of the absolutely scrummylicious ribbon in there to use for the "fastening".
More tomorrow - or whenver next I remember to blog!