Category Archives: Occasions Mini

IM60 – Bloom by Bloom

Happy Monday everyone! We’ve made it…February is ALMOST over (and Spring Break is ALMOST HERE – WOO HOO!!!)  This week we have a fun photo for you…

I knew as soon as I saw this piece what I was going to do with it.  I just LOVE the Bloom by Bloom set – there are just so many different looks you can get with it…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White -3 3/8 x 4 3/4 stitched rectangle, stamp solid dot in Highland Heather and Pool Party, stamp 3 dot in Gorgeous Grape, multi-small dot in Bermuda Bay and flower in Blueberry Bushel, add panel to card base using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – 5/8 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blueberry Bushel enamel glitter dots and clear epoxy droplets to finish off

WOO HOO…we have a new collection for YOU!

In this Best Bunny Treat Box Collection, we’ve designed SIX different treat favors using the Best Bunny Bundle that we know you’ll enjoy making for family and friends…great for those spring craft shows, too! But you’re not limited to just Easter, they would make cute baby shower favors or any other occasion you need a little gift! See the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Life is Grand
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Other: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Clear Epoxy Droplets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Keep You in Stitches

And it’s Saturday again!  This week we have a cool theme – Keep you in Stitches – things using stitched thinlits/framelits…and I had the perfect set for it!

I absolutely LOVE the stitched design in the Needlepoint Elements Framelits!

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front on an angle
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, use the stitched framelits to create the stitched design, add to card front
  • Needlepoint Nook dsp (Poppy Parade print) – 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp leaves cut out with matching framelit, add to card front
  • Mossy Meadow – cut out two of the open leaves, add to card front
  • Petal Pink – stamp greeting using Memento Black, add stitches around greeting then punch out using the Pretty Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t you just LOVE that stitched look?

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

ANDnext up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products! The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun! You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary! See all 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): Needle & Thread
Paper: Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Needlepoint Nook DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Old Olive
Other: Needlepoint Elements, Pretty Label 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’!

 

IM59 – Butterfly Gala

Happy Monday everyone! I just love seeing February pass quickly…that means winter is quickly coming to an end!  This week we have a great piece of fused glass for our inspiration…

Connie and I had a similar idea for this one by using the same leaf/stem framelit but our cards are still very different.  Make sure you check out hers!  Here’s what I did for mine…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue – cut out the stem/leaf image, layer, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out using Layering Oval, take piece of Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green ribbon, wrap behind oval, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp small butterfly using Night of Navy and stamped off Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green, punch out using Butterfly Duo punch, add body, stamp antennae in Night of Navy, cut out add behind butterfly, add butterflies to card front
  • Add a couple Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

ANDnext up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products! The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun! You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary! See all 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!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green
Other: Well Written Framelits, Butterfly Duet Punch, Layering Ovals, Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon, Subtle Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

All That You Are

Happy Thursday and Happy Valentine’s Day!  Its a great sketch inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary…

One of my favorite sets from the Occasions mini is All That You Are.  When you are in the mood to color using your Blends, It’s Perfect!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 2 3/4 x 5, add to card fro nt
  • Granny Apple Green dotted (Brights DSP) – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card fron t
  • Whisper White – stamp flower image using Memento Black, color using Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Nigh of Navy, cut out using layering oval framelit, layer onto Bermuda Bay matching scallop oval, add piece of Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Epoxy Droplets (they are carryover from Holiday Mini) to finish off

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

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

AND…next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products!  The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun!  You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary!  See all 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): All That You Are
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Gingham DSP, Brights DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Color Lifter
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon, Clear Epoxy Droplets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

IM57 – Tea Together

Happy Monday everyone! As this is posting I’m in Las Vegas for a couple of days.  WOO HOO….warm weather!  I’m receiving an award as Distinguished Education in online learning.   How awesome is that!  But I worked ahead and have a cool card for my challenge this week.  First for our inspiration piece…some pretty cookies…

I didn’t want to be too obvious with this but ended up loving what I did for it…

Didn’t that turn out pretty?  I think so!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle embossing folder, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop stitched heart, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose and two small flowers using Memento Black, color using Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt) Blends, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out little tag from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits, stamp Hello using Coastal Cabana from Beautiful Bouquet, add to card front using dimensions
  • Tie little bow from the Daffodil Delight organdy SAB ribbon, add to tab
  • Add some Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of the two small yellow flowers to finish off.

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products!  The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun!  You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary!  See all 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!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Tea Together, Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt)
Other: Subtle  Embossing Folder, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Bouquet Bunnch Framelits, SAB Organdy Ribbon Pack, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Unique Fold Cards

Happy Saturday! We are back again with another great Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop and our theme this week is cards with unique folds.  I have not done a double gatefold card before and thought it would be fun to do with the Tea Together set!  Here’s my card closed…

And here it is opened up…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Floral Romance DSP – 5 1/2 x 12 – score at 2, 4, 8 and 10, on each end mark down, and cut on a diagonal then add the diagonal pieces to the bottom front
  • Petal Pink – stamp tea pot using Memento Black, accent using Petal Pink marker, cut out, add to left side front panel
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends, cut out add to tea pot
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Calpyso Coral, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, layer onto Mossy Meadow 1 1/8″ Scallop Punch, add to tea pot using dimensionals
  • For the inside:  Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp small flower twice using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends, add to inside of card

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all 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): Tea Together
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Floral Romance DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink Marker BLENDS: Petal Pink, Old Olive
Other: 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Tea Time Framelits (if you have them or just cut things out), 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’!

 

 

 

 

Life is Grand

Can you believe it…it Thursday AGAIN!  What a difference a week makes around here…last week we were sub zero (and school was closed for THREE DAYS!  WOO HOO!!!) and then we got into the high 50s and even hit 60s – another WOO HOOO!!!!  LOL!!!  We have a happy color combo to inspire your this week…

I LOVE the bubbles from the Beauty Abounds and LOVE the Life is Grand set…(NOTE:  I just couldn’t get a good shot of this showing the colors…not sure why…probably the dreary weather!)  Just remember…the colors are actually brighter!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • How Sweet It Is DSP – Melon Mambo diagonal striped, 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bubbles using Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape, 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana – 1 1/4 x 4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using diemsnionals
  • Add some Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

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

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all 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): Life is Grand, Beauty Abounds
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, How Sweet It Is DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape
Other: Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!