Category: Occasions Mini

Season Like Christmas

Season Like Christmas is a new set from the upcoming Holiday Mini and I thought I’d try out some different way to do the tree.  The stamp is considered a 2-step stamp (or maybe 3 or 4!)  Here’s all my takes done on 3 1/2 x 5 Crumb Cake cards.  All the backgrounds are stamped with Tree Rings background stamp in Crumb Cake, the trunks are stamped in Chocolate Chip and the center panel is die cut with a stitched rectangle die.

The first card is tree without snow.  I used Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive to stamp the tree. The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons and is stamped in Chocolate Chip.

The second tree is stamped in both greens and the snow-looking stamp is done in Versamark with white embossing powder.  The stamp at the bottom of the tree is done the same way.  The sentiment is stamped and embossed on Chocolate Chip card stock.

The last tree uses the 2 tree images – the first stamped in Pear Pizzaz and the second is stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  So there you go!  I’m sure there are lots of other ways to stamp this pretty tree, but here are a few to try!  Hugs, Fran

Balloon Shaker

I love shaker cards but have a terrible time deciding how much filler to put in them.  This one is stuffed!  But boy, does it shake!  I used the Balloon Adventure stamp set and matching die and Tasty Treats Specialty paper to make this card.  The Sprinkles Embellishments inside match the paper.  Very fun – if a little too full.  Hugs, Fran

Window Shopping

I’ve been playing with the Window Shopping suite.  These little boxes with all their inserts are really cute – and easy!

This one has a piece of Gold foil in the top.

On this one I made a banner (a bit large!) and did candles on the side.

I used DSP behind the candles and card stock on the  flame.

While I had the stamp set out, I made a card cased from the catalog.  Nice suite and one that will be useful!  Hugs, Fran

Special Reason

A combo of Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Cucumber Crush – using Special Reason from the Occasions Mini.  This is my case of the catalog.  A few changes but nothing way different.  I really like this color combo 🙂  Reminds me that summer is coming up if we can ever just have spring!  I hope you’ll try it!  Hugs, Fran

Happy Celebrations

Sometimes we just need a cute, quick card for someone.  This one uses the Celebrations Duo embossing folders.  You get two of them – Celebrate and Happy – and there is a matching stamp set called Happy Celebrations,  I used just the Celebrate folder, which de-bosses the paper and stamped some circles around the image in Pool Party, Island Indigo and Crushed Curry.  Add some enamel dots and Bakers Twine and you’re good to go!  Hugs, Fran

Time to Color

Coloring is all the rage right now and Stampin Up has it covered with the very cute Inside the Lines Designer Series paper.  There are 4 different patterns – but it’s only available for one more day!  We did this one at Card Club, colored it with the new Watercolor pencils, and paired it with a sentiment from Falling For You.

We added some gel pen and some Wink of Stella to create these cards but they could be left blank and sent with some colored pencils to someone who likes to color.  That would be fun!  Hugs, Fran

Avant Garden Blue

Here’s a card using Avant Garden that I combined two different cards I saw on Pinterest to create.  One was a sketch and one was these colors and stamps.  I used Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizazz and Soft Sky for the flowers and Daffodil Delight for the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.  I used Wink of Stella on the stamping – just because – and did some background interest with Dazzling Details, some clear elements and candy dots.  The sentiment is from Lift Me Up.  Hugs, Fran

Moon Baby

Here are two cards using Reverse Words (one of the new SAB offerings) and Moon Baby (Occasion Mini.)

I stamped the baby and fussy cut her out.  The Hooray is stamped in Pink Pirouette and die cut with a stitched rectangle, placed on a Pink Pirouette stitched rectangle and then all put on a background embossed with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder.

And here’s the baby boy version done in Marina Mist.  Hint – if you have trouble fussy cutting the umbrella stick – just cut off the top of the umbrella and then reassemble.  Only a few more days to get Reverse Words!  Hugs, Fran

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