Category Archives: Occasions Mini

IM73 – Butterfly Gala

Happy Monday everyone! We have a cool inspiration piece – an awesome abstact canvas!!!

I loved the colors in this and wanted to do something a little different – I used a clear block, markers and a spritzer to create the background…

I just love the way this turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Berry Burst – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, using a clear block and Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo markers and a spritzer to create background; once dry mount on Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add ot card front using dimensionals
  • Whsiper White – stamp greeting using Berry Burst, cut out using layering circle die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out the large more solid butterfly panel, trim off the tree smaller butterflies, add to card front, cut out some additional butterflies and add to card front to finish off

What a fun way to make the background – I’ll have to remember to do this again!

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst
Ink: Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Butterfly Beautiful Dies, Laying Circles Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Sweetest Thing

Happy Thursday! Are you ready for a cool sketch? We got a good one for you…

I’m still working on using some of my things that are soon to be retiring.  This week, the sweet things suite…

Here’s the details…

  • Highland Heather – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • How Sweet It Is DSP – purple dotted – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • How Sweet It Is DSP – Melon Mambo diagonal stripe – 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp the TWO jars and lollipop in Memento Black, color using Gorgeous Grape, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo markers, cut everything out, add the two candy jars to card front, the top one using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – 5/8 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add lollipop behind banner and add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

Set(s): Sweetest Thing
Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Pool Party, How Sweet It Is DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape
Other: Jar of Sweets Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Red, Red Wine

And it’s Saturday again! This month we are using song titles for our themes and we are starting off with Red, Red Wine!

I just had to use this flower again before it retires!

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Brights DSP (Poppy Parade) – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 stitched rectangular framelit, stamp flower stamp using Memento Black, color using Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green ink and Aquapainter, stamp additional flowers and leaves in Memento Black, color the same, cut out and add to rectangular panel using dimensionals; stamp greeting using Memento Black, add panel to card front using dimensionals

We know you are anxiously awaiting new stuff but while you are waiting…

As we wait for the NEW catalog products to be available, we want to remind you of a few of our Collections with stamp sets that are retiring!  These tutorials would be great for your “Retirement” classes in May!   See our available Collections HERE!

Set(s): All That You Are
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Brights DSP paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Rectangles Framelits, AquaPainter, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Bloom by Bloom

Happy Thursday! Are you ready for a cool sketch? We got a good one for you…

Another set that I’m going to miss from the Occasions Mini is Bloom by Bloom but then you probably couldn’t guess that!  LOL!!!  It was just perfect for these colors…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Lemon Lime Twist Gingham DSP – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – TWO pieces 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4, stamp dotted line in Smoky Slate and greeting in Real Red, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers in Real Red and stems/leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, cut out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! See the details here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Gingham DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

IM69 – Bloom by Bloom

Happy Monday everyone! And want to know something REALLY good? Only 2 more full weeks of school (okay..that a week to get grades in and then summer starts)…but the term is almost done! This week I LOVE our inspiration photo…

Isn’t that just GORGEOUS? This is my take on it…

This was such a ‘no brainer’ for me on what set to use!  I LOVE Bloom by Bloom and will so miss it when it is gone!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White  – 3 3/4 x 5, run throughthe dot to dot embossing folder, add to card front
  • Subtles DSP (So Saffron striped) – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp 3 large flower (Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron), 2 small flowers (Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay), leaves from large stem (Pear Pizzazz) and 4 single leaves (Pear Pizzazz), cut everything out, add the large poppy and bermuda flowers to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the stitched label framelit, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Layer and add flowers using dimensionals
  • Add some basic black faceted dots to finish off

How pretty is this?

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! See the details here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Itty Bitty Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Stitched Labels Framelits, Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, Faceted Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Cards that Move

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme was to do a card that moves.  I haven’t done a spinner card in a while…hmmm…not sure why, they are fun to make!

So fun and EASY!

Here’s the details…

  • Call me Clover – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Layer Pieces of Happiness Blooms DSP 3 3/4 x 4 on same size Whisper White, cut out layered circles to form the track for the spinner.  Add to card front with DOUBLE layer of dimensionals (this makes it spin easier)
  • Layer two pennies together using a MINI dimensionals add to track, cover top of penny using 3/4″ Whisper White circle
  • Whisper White – stamp butterflies using Memento Black, color using Mango Melody LT and both Daffodil Delight Blends, punch out, stamp body in Memento Black, stamp antenna in Memento Black, cut out and add to butterflies
  • Daffordil Delight – 1/2 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add using dimensionals, add little butterfly to finish off

These are just so much fun to make!  What are you waiting for!  And speaking of waiting…while you are waiting for the new catalog…we have a GREAT collection from the Occasions Mini…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! See the details here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight, Happiness Blooms DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody LT, Daffodil Delight (Both)
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Butterfly Duet Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Brights Color

And it’s Saturday again! This week we have a fun theme – Favorites Brights color!  Now this one was a bit tough because overall the Brights are my favorite colors!  I decided to do a monochromatic card that really you could do in ANY of the Brights colors and it would be a very happy card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Poppy Parade – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Needlepoint Nook DSP – punch out two 1 3/4″ circles of the Poppy Parade striped, add to card front
  • Brights DSP – punch out two 1 3/8″ circles, add to card front
  • Poppy Parade – punch out two 1″ circle, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out 3 butterflies and you from the Well Written Framelits, add to card front
  • Add four Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Easy peasy and happy in ANY of the Brights colors!

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! See the details here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Well Said
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Brights DSP, Needlepoint Nook DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Well Written Framelits, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!