Occasions Mini Catalog

Beautiful Day and Lots of Love

It is strange to be posting on a Saturday!  I missed a few days earlier in the week so I decided it was only right.


I saw the Paper Craft Crew Challenge sketch 281 and knew it was the perfect time to use the big sentiment from the Lots to Love stamp set in the annual catalog.  I used my Stamparatus so I could stamp the sentiment multiple times and get a dark solid impression.  It is hard to explain how that one little thing makes me so happy!  I wanted to add some flowers and decided on the one big flower from the Beautiful Day set would be perfect.  I embossed the flower in white embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock.  I used the Shimmery White card stock because it works well with an Aqua Painter and ink refills.  


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Magical Day and the Lots to Love Box

Don't you love when you find something that just perfectly coordinates with your stamps?  


I almost squealed out loud when I saw this  package of gum at the checkout at Target.  So cute, right?  I couldn't wait to get home so I could make this sample!  I pulled out my Lots to Love Box framelit dies and the Magical Day bundle and got to work.    

1..Cut out 2 of the Lots to Love Box framelit.

2.  Measure the gum packet from the bottom to where you want the circle to begin (7/8").  Use the #5 circle (#1 being the smallest) Layering Circle framelits and position it at 3/4" from the bottom edge of the box.  Why the difference?  There is about a 1/8" rim from the edge of the framelit to the actual cutting edge of the framelit.  Cut out the circle.  Assemble the box.  Insert the gum packet.  You may need to adjust it slightly to fit and have the unicorn show through the window.

3.  Stamp the unicorn from the Magical Day stamp set.  Color using Stampin' Write markers.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist.  I used a Q-tip to add a little Pink Pirouette cheek blush to mimic the unicorn on the gum.  Cut out the unicorn using the Magical Mates Framelits dies.  

4.  Wrap the 3/8" Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon around the box and tie a bow.  Attach the unicorn using Dimensionals.  

5.  Use a Black Stampin' Write marker and color in the sentiment only on the stamp from the A Good Day stamp set and  punch out using a 1" circle punch.  Punch out a Lemon Lime Twist 1-1/8" Scallop Circle.   Layer the punches and attach to the box using a Stampin' Dimensional.



I am entering this project in the What Will You Stamp challenge#156 Magical Day.  I would encourage you to check out the challenge!   The Lots to Love Box frameltis are the best!.  So many fun ways to use them, kind of like the little black dress of framelits.  

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Petal Palette and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

It is Thursday which means it is time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.



So when you saw the color combination what did you think? At first I was a little leery of this combination but after working with it I do like the mix of Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist.   I started off by embossing the image from the Petal Palette stamp in white embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock.  I used ink refills and an Aqua Painter to color in the images.  I mixed  Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist on the leaves and like how the colors blended together.  

Pocket Card

Real Red: 4-1/4" x 11"  scored at 1-1/4", 5-1/2"

Lemon Lime Twist:  4" x 5-1/4"

Whisper White:  3-7/8" x  5-1/8"

Shimmery White CS:  4-3/4" x 6" ( 2 bouquets embossed and extra leaves)

Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon approx 17"


The pocket is secured by the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon which is wrapped around the flap.   I secured down the flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I cut apart the bouquet to fill in the gaps and make it look fuller.  


The insert is pretty plain except for the sentiment stamped in Garden Green ink.


Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created.  They are all so creative!  Thanks for stopping by.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Sweet Soiree Suite

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on the Sweet Soiree Suite.


I decided to focus on the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit.  This kit features 2 sheets of vellum/silver foil die cuts, 2 sheets of printed card stock/silver foil, 1 sheet of white/silver foil numbers, 6 mini paper/silver foil tassels, a roll of white/silver 1/8" washi tape, 12 mini white clothespins, and a yard of Marina Mist scalloped velvet ribbon.  Whew, that's a lot of product.  

I started with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"  piece  of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate turned to the silver side (remember to remove the protective layer of plastic).  Cut a 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" strip of silver foil and adhere it on the acetate. Arrange the floral die cuts and attach them using Stampin' Dimensionals. Remove the jump ring from one of the tassels and place a Silver Metallic Edge ribbon bow on the tassel and add it to the foil using glue dots. Cut a Powder Pink love using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits and add it to the silver foil strip.  The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2".  Attach the acetate to the card base using adhesive hidden behind the flowers and the silver foil strip.  Apply tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the silver dots to secure the top and bottom of the acetate to the card base.  The silver dots will hide the tiny dots of glue.  



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Petal Palette Thank You

Made this card using the Petal Palette bundle and Petal Pair Embossing folder for a team meeting make & take.  



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Flying Home and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #494

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #494!  


If you haven't guessed by now I have been having so much fun with the Flying Home stamp set.  The images are so sweet and coloring can be quick or more detailed, either way it seems to turn out.  I do wish there were coordinating framelits so it would be easier to cut out those cute little birds, bee and butterflies. 

Did you notice that I used a bird from the A Good Day set?  She's the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight bird on the lower left.   I thought she looked like she belonged with this flock.   The background paper is from the Sale-A-Bration paper pack, Bubbles & Fizz.  This DSP is free with a $50 purchase and coordinates with the Bubble Over stamp set.   The gorgeous Pool Party ribbon is part of the Shimmer Ribbon pack which is another Sale-A-Bration choice.   

This was a fun card to make and here's this week's sketch.


Be sure to check out what the other design team members created for this sketch.   I hope you will join in and  post what you create on the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page.

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A Good Day

The Good Day stamp set was not originally on my must have list.  Every time I looked at the Occasions catalog the more I liked it.  I like the simple sweet images in the set and knew I would make good use of the different sentiments.  As you can probably guess I do not have much willpower when it comes to stamps.


This was my first card and it is sweet and simple.   I have always loved this template and the gingham ribbon is just perfect.  You will be seeing more variations of this design in the days to come.

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Fruit Basket Makeover

Last November I attended Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event.  As you might have guessed we always do some make and takes.  One of the make and takes used the Fruit Basket stamp set and the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.  SUper cute little tags!


I was working on a display of samples and couldn't figure out how to best display these  little tags so I decided to give them a little makeover.


I decided to make them in to note card size (finished size of 3-1/2" x 5")  cards.   I added a strip of paper from the Tutti Frutti 6" x 6" DSP, some Real Red enamel dots and some Real Red ribbon.  So cute, right?  I had to use some retired Real Red ribbon because the only current Real Red ribbon is only 1/8" wide and just didn't look right.   The note cards come with envelopes and are made from a nice thick card stock.  This size of note cards are mailable too!


The only thing I added to this card besides the actual note card  was a strip of Tutti Frutti DSP.   I was able to re-use the ribbon that was originally on the tag.  Now I have 2 cute note cards to display and hopefully inspire my guests.  

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Magical Day Mermaid and the Sharks

Last November, I received the Magical Day stamp set at Stampin' Up's On Stage event.  Honestly, this would not have been a set that I would normally have ordered.  I guess Prize Patrol works in mysterious ways because now that I have gotten a chance to play with it, I love it! 


Aren't these fun?  I made a few of these as favors for a meeting.  The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and I am a big fan of the sentiments in that set. Treat yourself is a perfect sentiment for all those little treats we like to make and give.  

Did you notice the glittery turquoise heart?   That is one of the colors from the Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer paper.  The Glimmer paper pack comes in Iridescent, light green, and turquoise.  You get 8 sheets of each color in the pack.  Love!

I am so happy that I got this set and am enjoying expanding my stamping horizons!  

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Flying Home and the Petal Garden DSP Stack

Everyday I go for a walk.  I have been pretty lucky this winter and have been able to get out and walk in between rain showers.  Today I wasn't so lucky.  While I was out walking (in the rain) I started thinking about spring.  Once I got home and got dried off I made this card.


I used the lovely Petal Garden DSP stack with the super cute Flying Home stamp set.  Don't they look like they were made for each other?  I colored in the image using the Stampin' Blends.  


I used the Calypso Coral ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack.  This ribbon is very easy to work with and makes very pretty bows. 


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It was fun to mix products from the Annual catalog, Occasions catalog, and Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Remember you can receive the Shimmer Ribbon pack for free with a $50 purchase.  If you need any of the catalogs and do not have a SU demonstrator I would be happy to send them to you.  

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