November 7, 2009

Who knows what I have got myself into but a few weeks ago my good friend Jess from Bam Bam Creative convinced me to apply for a spot at a popular new craft market. She loves my cards and thinks others will too (here’s hoping they are willing to part with their $$$ for them!)

So I did…and I just found out I got in and have been featured up first on the Crafternoon Tea blog!

Now I have to come up with lots of stuff to sell in two weeks time! Wish me luck?

Crafternoon Tea is at the Trinity Methodist Church Hall next to Atomic Coffee Roasters (where my Dave works) in Kingsland from 10am till 2 pm Saturday November 21st.

xx Kate

p.s I had a wonderful time at the Stampin’ Up Christmas Extravaganza this afternoon with my buddy Bron, I’ll be back tomorrow for a share of all the bits and bobs I’ve been making lately. I’ve been very busily crafting away in the background.


Stamp with Me! Christmas Card Afternoon.

October 16, 2009

Hi Girls,

It’s that time of year again! Time to get your cards organised for Christmas and have a great time doing it.

What: Christmas Card Making Afternoon

Where: Highbury Community house, Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead.
We’ll be in the large room on the left as you come in the door.

When: Sunday 22nd November from 2-5 pm

What’s the plan?: My great friend Bron (from Stampin’ Up!) and I will be teaching a couple of projects this time. Mine is a layered card and matching Envelope and Bron’s is a Triangle treat box (perfect for chocolates or mints for a teacher) and a matching Gift Card.

You will also be provided with enough card, envelopes, paper and ribbon to make an additional 4 + cards with access to a wealth of stamps, inks and tools to create whatever your heart desires!

How much?: $25 for 2 classes, all materials and Afternoon Tea. A $10 non refundable deposit to be paid beforehand (payment details provided when booking in).

Please bring: Your own adhesives, a trimmer or cutting mat, knife and ruler plus a bone folder or other scoring tool.

We are limited to 20 places only so please R.S.V.P as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

email me katetobeck (at) gmail.com

Early Bird Project kit – designed by Kate Tobeck

July 10, 2009

Here it is! I’ve been scrapping my heart out all week designing these pages and cards and I’ve put it all together in a very limited project kit that is available to purchase by emailing me at kate @ paperpesto.co.nz (join it all together, I’m just trying to keep the spam away).

The cost of the kit is $45.00 including packaging and courier around New Zealand. A great price just for the materials!

So this is what you get:

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5 pieces of Card-stock, 1 and a 1/2  pieces of each of 3 Cosmo Cricket Early Bird double sided patterned papers, a sheet of Scenic Route Journalling shapes, a sheet of alphabet stickers from Paper Salon, a sheet of Early Bird self-adhesive chipboard shapes, a red flower, 3 brads, 2 lengths of ribbon (forgot to put that in the photo) and printed Happy Birthday and Thinking of you Card sentiments.

Plus full instructions and close up pictures (emailed as a word document) to make the following with your kit if you so choose:

A singe layout


A double layout:


And 3 super cute cards:


Also there will be plenty of paper and embellishments left on your chipboard sheet to make more than what is pictured here.

So what do you think? If you’d like to see more pictures or need more info just email me.

First person to order gets a pack of the new Kaisercraft Epoxy brads from the Loire Valley Collection. Free!!


Have a great weekend! xxx Kate

So Happy Together – Hannah Blair

June 15, 2009

All the work from the latest kit “Time to fly” will be shown on the blog from today so make sure you stop by regularly to see the design teams work on show!

Here is the first lovely offering from Hannah. The clear Hambly stickers are a great border at the bottom of the page and the die-cut paper and layers make a great frame for the photo of Hannah and her hubby.


Yes the rumors are true, this will be the last monthly kit in the current format from Paper Pesto for now. I am changing things up a bit, kits will no longer be available by subscription but will instead be offered on a more casual basis rather than on the same day every month. They will be smaller project style kits that will include ideas for cards and layouts or mini albums. It’s a work in progress  that may take some time to get together, I promise to keep you informed!

Have a great week everybody!

Kate =)

“Time to Fly” – June Collection

June 5, 2009


A collection based around a trend seen everywhere in the craft industry right now – birds! Featuring papers from Upsy Daisy Designs, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee and Making Memories plus lots of fun embellishments to tempt and inspire. Chipboard, stickers, rub-ons, crystal flourishes, flowers, ribbon and buttons. All in a very workable colour scheme of pink, brown, blue and green this kit contains all you need to create around 8 pages of lasting memories.

(Not all contents shown in picture – see below for full details)


12” x 12” Papers – Double sided

Upsy Daisy Designs – Tweet – Sing Song

Upsy Daisy Designs – Tweet – Mommy Bird

12” x 12” Papers – Single sided

Basic Grey – Porcelain – Windemere

Basic Grey – Porcelain – Silver Birch

Basic Grey – Porcelain – Hampton

Pink Paislee – Enchanting – Adorable

Pink Paislee – Captivating – Lovely

Specialty Paper

Making Memories – Flower Patch – Die Cut Bird Brocade

Making Memories – Flower Patch – Die Cut Artisan


Bazzill – Linen – Petalsoft

Bazzill – Destinations – Vienna

Bazzill – Linen – Peanut

Bazzill – Green Tea

Bazzill – Linen – Hopi

Sei – Sweetie – Love Bird Blue


Buzz and Bloom – The Mini Series – That 70’s Alphabet – Blank Chip Alpha (not pictured)

Buzz and Bloom – The Mini Series – That 70’s Countdown – Numbers (not pictured)

Been There Done That – Rub-on SA Alpha

Hambly Screen Prints – On Edge Border – Multicolour Clear Stickers

Zva Creative – Clear Flourishes

Heidi Swapp – Pink Bird Sticker x 1

Heidi Swapp – Light Pink Felt Flowers x 4

A4 Transparency sheet x 2

Cavallini & Co Decorative Stickers x 5

Basic Grey – Porcelain Buttons x 10

Bazzill Basics Ribbon – Green Sheer Dot x 30cm

Bazzill Basics Tulle – Splash x 30 cm

Zva Creative – Gem Brads x 8

Zva Creative – Flowers – Pink x 4

Zva Creative – Flowers – Blue x 4

Now available to purchase from the Paper Pesto website

“Gypsy Trinkets” – May’s kit

May 1, 2009

Welcome to the 1st of May and what a beautiful still morning it is in Auckland right now! The new kit is now available to purchase on the website. Get in quick as this beauty is limited and from the response so far, will not last long!

“Gypsy Trinkets” – May 09 Collection


We’ve put together an embellishment heavy kit this month with a pirate-like hoard of sparkly bits and trinkety treasures. With a classic and easy to use colour scheme of black, cream, red and gold you’ll be scrapping your favourite photos in no time at all! Papers from Jenni Bowlin Studio and Teresa Collins and coordinating accessories such as Basic Grey limited edition stamp and bling rub-on(not pictured), stickers, glitter, sequins, Pearls, German paper and vintage trims and brass findings. This is a gorgeous, great value collection; treat yourself or someone special in your life for Mother’s day.


12” x 12” Papers – Double sided

Teresa Collins designs – Travelogue – Travel tags

Teresa Collins designs – Travelogue – Are we there yet

12” x 12” Papers – Single sided

Jenni Bowlin Studio – Extension – Black Micro Dot

Jenni Bowlin Studio – Extension – Red Hound’s-tooth

Jenni Bowlin Studio – Extension – Black Finial


Bazzill – White

Bazzill – Black

Bazzill – Peanut

Bazzill – Cream Puff

Bazzill – Phoenix Dotted Swiss

American Crafts – Pomegranate


American Crafts Thickers – Chipboard – Gift Box – Black Alphabet Stickers

Jenni Bowlin Studio – Apothecary Stickers

Basic Grey – Limited Edition Bling it on Rub-on with Rhinestones – 1 of 12 designs in Black, White OR Brown (not pictured)

Basic Grey – Limited Edition Mini Stamp – 1 of 12 designs (not pictured)

Craft Creations – Butterfly rub-on transfers

Pink Paislee – Pixie Stix – Cream Soda OR Strawberry 10gm

Craft Creations – Self adhesive Pearls – Red

We R Memory Keepers – Vintage Brass Metal Hardware – an assortment

Fontwerks – Journaling card – Vintage x 1

Black Pom Pom trim x 30cm

Vintage Small Octagon Red Border labels

Small Scallop German Paper trim – Red Metallic x 50cm

5 x 7 Sheet of stamped journaling frames (not pictured)

Round dotted Circle Finding

Red flower sequins – x 5

Vintage Gold Sequin trim

Gold Star nail heads – x 3

Purchase yours here today!

“Day Dreamer”- Paper Pesto’s April kit

April 1, 2009

This new kit is available now – check out the details below:


Unleash your inner child with this kitschy collection from Paper Pesto. Bright, bold primary colours feature this month, perfect for both boys and girls. There are more brand new paper releases to be had with Fancy Pants, Kaiser Craft, Little Yellow Bicycle, We R Memory Keepers and Jenni Bowlin Studios plus some unique Etsy finds in decorative masking tape and miniature stickers. You’ll be buzzing with enthusiasm to get into the Rub ons, Rhinestones, Chipboard frames and flowers that accessorize this kit. It’s a fun 50’s inspired kind of Surfy/Russian Doll compilation that sounds a little unusual yet totally works!

12” x 12” Papers – Double sided

We R Memory Keepers – Nonsense – Sing Song

KaiserCraft – Mumma Bushka – Misha

KaiserCraft – Mumma Bushka – Helga

KaiserCraft – Lovestruck – Sweetheart

Little Yellow Bicycle – Baby Safari – Geometric Orange/Boy Ledger

Fancy Pants – Summer Soiree – Beach House

Fancy Pants – Summer Soiree – Glimmer

Fancy Pants – Summer Soiree – Wave

Specialty Paper

Little Yellow Bicycle – Baby Safari – Decorative edge

Jenni Bowlin – The Farmer’s Wife Die-Cut Label Paper


Bazzill – White

Bazzill – Navajo

Bazzill – Admiral

Bazzill – Maraschino

Bazzill – Festive

Bazzill – Kelli Green


Carolee’s Creations – Sleek Red alphabet Stickers

Kaiser Craft – Rub ons – Experience

Deluxe Designs – White Square Window Mount x 1

Lil’ Davis Designs – Strip Chip Frames x 4 sets

Kaiser Craft Rhinestones – Royal Blue

Heidi Grace Designs – Day Dreamer Gingham Ribbon – Orange

Kaiser Craft Flowers – Poppy x 9

Kaiser Craft Flowers – Lagoon x 9

Kaiser Craft Flowers – Pumpkin x 9

Kaiser Craft Flowers – Sweet Pea x 9

Stickers – cute little piggies x 3

Stickers – Gel Circles x 3

Decorative Masking Tape – Matryoshka x 50 cm

Decorative Masking Tape – Kawaii Animal Print x 50 cm

Don’t miss out, order yours here today!