Showing posts with label Occasions Mini 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Occasions Mini 2012. Show all posts

Friday, February 24, 2012

SU! Occasions Mini: Stationery Box front

Here is a sneak peek at something we are making in club on Saturday. It is actually a stationery box but here it looks like a card front, and a cute one at that. Details on my club projects on Saturday...


stamp set: friendly phrases
ink: chocolate chip
paper: early espresso, calypso coral and whisper white cardstock
Accessories: blossom builders, labels framelits die, die cut flowers (NEW, occasions mini)

Happy Stampin'

Monday, February 20, 2012

Designer Cuts Box

I am in love with the NEW Designer Cuts cards in the Occasions Mini, if you have been to any of my classes in the last month you will have gotten to use them. They are so elegant and quick. Well, this sweet box here was made with a single Designer Cuts card.  I personally love it when the products I buy are good for many other uses. So to get on with it here is what you do.

Open up your Designer cuts card and lay it down on your Simply Scored board with the line running the same way as the scores. I made a score line 1/2" from the center line on either side. So you will have a total of 3 lines. 
Next turn your card 90 degrees and score it at 1" on both sides. You will then cut slits for your tabs from the outside in at the box bottom up to the lines that you just scored. Your box should look like the picture here. The box then folds up. I added a piece of designer series paper on the inside laser cut side before I assembled my box. You can assemble your box with sticky strip or Tombow Multi (what I used).
Once assembled, I tied a ribbon around it and stamped a cute tag. I picked up the tag at a local office supply store, they sell products from my favorite crafter now. 
The box will fit a small gift or even a set of 3 x 3 note cards.

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Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spotlight on Framelits

I was hesitant about the *NEW* Framelits dies but they are my new favorite accessory, I can do so much with them and they make all of my cards look so "wow", with little effort I might add. The following two cards were done at my last Stamp Club meeting, if you don't belong to a Stamp club you are missing out ;).

This card features products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. We simply attached our dsp to the front and the cut out a "window" using the Labels framelits die, I love that you can place these anywhere on your card. We then cut another frame out of poppy parade to place inside. The lovely butterfly on the front is made using the blossom punch. To get a butterfly fold your blossom in half and trim it to leave only the wings of a butterfly.

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB) and Friendly Phrases (IB&C)
Ink: Poppy Parade and Whisper White
Paper: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade and Whisper white card stock; Everyday Enchantment dsp
Accessories: Labels framelits dies, blossom punch, Everyday enchantment ribbon, and in color brads.

For this card we cut another "window" this time on cutting it halfway. It is a new technique we learned at our meeting. It love the effect. The window swings when you open the card. So much fun! We also placed the ribbon inside, it's different but such a pretty touch.

Stamps: Creative Elements (IB&C) and Sincere Salutatioons
Ink: baja breeze, crumb cake and early espresso
Paper: rich razzleberry, baja breeze, sahara sand and whisper white cardstock
Accessories: labels framelits dies, modern label punch, whisper white taffeta ribbon, and basic rhinestones

This card featured the *NEW* Adorning Accents edgelits die and matching textured embossing folders. It is hard to get these to cut straight so we have resorted to using removable dotto on our card where we would like our edgelit to go. The embossing folders don't need this though. We did cut and then emboss. The pink flower was stamped and punched and then attaced to a second punched flower in the same color with dimentionals. I like the fluffy look it gives the flower.
stamps: mixed bunch and friendly phrases
ink: early espresso ond pink pirouette
paper: riding hood red, pear pizzazz, whisper white, baja breeze, and pink pirouette card stock; twitterpated (occasions mini) dsp
Accessories: pear pizzazz seam binding, basic rhinestones, blossom punch, tripple layer blossom punch, labels framelits die, adorning accents edgelits die and embossing folder, and perfect polka dots embossing folder

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Happy Stampin'

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stamp A Stack cards

Here are the cards we made at our stamp a stack today. We made two each of the following cards. It was a lot of fun! I hope to see you at my next class!
This card features the new Sweet Shop stickers. Easy and beautiful!
Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate chip
Paper: whisper white, chocolate chip, and calypso coral cardstock; sweet shop specialty dsp
Accessories: sweet shop designer stickers, framelits labels die, pool party seam binding, small oval punch

I used elements from a beautiful card done by another demonstrator to do this card.
Here is the link to her blog
Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage (SAB) and Mixed Bunch
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, whisper white, poppy parade and pool party cardstock; everyday enchantment dsp (SAB)
Accessories: modern label punch, blossom punch, scallop square punch, adorning accents edgelits die, In color polka dot brads, pool party baker's twine and pool party seam binding
This card is so much fun! The cupcake smells like vanilla thanks to the NEW scented embossing powders.
Stamp Sets: Sweet Cake (occasions mini)
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: calypso coral, soft suede, pool party, pink pirouette, and whisper white; Sweet Shop specialty dsp
Accessories: pool party baker's twine, vanilla scented embossing powder

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch and Friendly Phrases
Ink: soft sky
Paper: soft sky, calypso coral, and whisper white cardstock; everyday enchantment dsp
Accessories: soft sky seam binding, soft sky baker's twine, blossom punch, in color brads, stripes embossing folder, modern label punch, scallop punch 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch and scallop ribbon punch

The following two cards were made withe the designer cuts cards. We made one of each.


Stamp sets: Well Scripted (retired), Friendly Phrases
Ink: basic black, and chocolate chip
Paper: glimmer paper in red and everyday enchantment dsp (SAB)
Accessories: designer cuts cards, twitterpated button, pool party bakers' twine, and pool party seam binding

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See you soon.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Easel Calendar Card

Here are two fun things I put together at Christmas this year. The card is an Easel card with the calendar applied to the front. These items feature products from the NEW Occasions Mini catalog.
The easel part is held up with a brad and the flower is popped up. I also ran my flowers through my perfect polka dots embossing folder for added flair.
For the book mark I stuck two flowers together using dimentionals and then strung the ball chain through. I then tied the pear pizzazz in between the two flowers so it gave the effect of leaves.

Stamp Set: Delight in Life (retired) and Fresh Vintage (SAB 2012)
Paper: going gray, riding hood red, pear pizzazz and whisper white card stock; Twitterpated dsp
Ink: riding hood red and going gray
Accessories: perfect polka dote embossing folders, pear pizzazz seam binding, blossom punch, label punch, 3/4" circle punch and an In Color brad.

I got the calendars and the ball chain online.

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden Pop Up slider

I really love, love, love the succulent garden designer series paper.  I saw this slider pop-up card on Pinterest and knew I had to try it o...