Archive for the ‘Occasions Mini Catalog 2012’ Category:
Yesterday I shared an Apothecary Art card that was pretty speedy — but today’s card is even quicker. It features the Note Card & Envelopes (see them online) and the Apothecary Art stamp set (see it online).
The coloring is quick & easy, plus there is a fun trick to use a Square Punch to make the ends of your paper banner (the trick is on my latest Video Tutorial).
Looking for more quick card ideas? Here are a selection of cards on my blog featuring the Note Cards & Envelopes!
Did you catch my Video Tutorial on the Apothecary Art stamp set and the Labels Collection Framelits last week? (check it out now) Well here’s a Quick Card that still uses the Apothecary Art stamp set (see it online), and the Framelits (see them online), but on an even simpler card background.
Isn’t the background color pretty on this card? The color is Blushing Bride from the 2010-2012 In Color Collection. Keep in mind that these 5 colors will be GONE after May 31st when the current catalog retires. If you want to have them in your collection, be sure to get them now!
Interested in more Clean & Simple projects? Check out a few on my blog!
Thinking about party decorations? Wedding? Shower? The craze of rosettes has been going on for quite awhile (check some past posts) but the new Designer Rosette Die (see it online) makes them so easy! Here are two full-size rosettes that have been hanging in my stamp studio since the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper debuted.
It’s hard to tell the size of these from the picture, but they’re about like dinner plates — they’re 10 3/4″ across with the scalloped edge. They make great medallions to hang for an event. Just choose colors that coordinate with your theme — think pink & blue for a baby shower, or shimmery white for a wedding shower.
You can even make fun simple table decor pieces. Here are some floral picks created with the Designer Rosette Die. I put a 12 x 6″ strip of paper through the Big Shot with the die, then cut the scored strip into 3 pieces to make these three mini rosettes.
Add a coordinated color theme mini rosette to your table flowers, or just make vases of the mini rosettes. This ‘fancy’ vase is a repurposed Frappucino bottle.
Looking for tips on using your Designer Rosette Die? Check the pointers that I posted on my blog.
Have you tried the new Framelits from the Occasions Mini Collection? I have a few samples on my blog already (see them), but here is a Stamping 101 Video Tutorial that steps through a Birthday Tag project that anyone would be thrilled to see on their very own gift!
The supplies you’ll need:
- Apothecary Art stamp set (see it online)
- Labels Collection Framelits (see them online)
- Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (see it online)
- Baja Breeze Satin Pleated Ribbon (see it online)
- Big Shot Die Cut Machine (see it online)
Want to see more of my Video Tutorials? Check them out on my blog!
A friend of mine recently asked for help in designing baby shower invitations for two of her friends. We came up with a couple of designs, and she took them to the new-moms-to-be so they could pick their favorite.
Here’s one of the designs featuring the Packed for Baby stamp (see it online).
The card base was cut with the Scallop Square Die (see it online). Just fold the card stock in half, place on the die so the fold won’t be cut, then run it through the Big Shot. Voila–shaped card!
- Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo & Concord Crush card stock
- Fashionable Hearts Embosslit (see it online)
- Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die Set (see it online)
- Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon
Here’s another project using the same set of supplies as yesterday’s project, but with a whole different feel to the finished card. The finished card is square, and I’ve added the Elegant Bird die cut (see it online).
I like the bird with a bit of texture or a change in the paper for the wing, just to make it stand out. Like the little leaves? Me too! They’re from the 2 Step Bird Builder Punch (see it online).
You might have noticed a few favorites if you scan the projects from my blog in the past couple of weeks. One of my favs is definitely the Mixed Bunch stamp set (from the Occasions Mini Catalog) and its coordinating Blossom Punch (see it online).
Another fav? The Simply Scored Scoring Tool (see it online) — you can see the lines I made here on the right edge of the card if you look very carefully. They’re much easier to see in person. Speaking of which — there’s a new Diagonal Scoring Plate for the Scoring Tool! You can check it out online — and watch for my project ideas in the next couple of weeks!
Ever try to punch in a specific part of a card, only to find that the punch has moved or you didn’t center the punch as you expected? Here is a GREAT punching trick that will help you line up your punches every time. It’s a great technique for projects like this, where you need your Blossom Punch shape right in the center of each note card layer.
This little note card set and matching Fancy Favor Die gift box are one of the 4 projects from my current Stamps in the Mail Club round! (learn more)
I am in love with these colors! They remind me of rainbow sherbet, which is my absolute favorite Baskin Robbins flavor…oh, and Daiquiri Ice, YUM. Until it’s available this summer, I’ll content myself with stamping in Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Peach Parfait.
- Punch a piece of sticky note so the punched shape includes a sticky edge
- Place this mask over the paper, positioning where you’d like the final hole
- Punch directly over the mask, lining punch with shape. VOILA!
Stamps: You’re My Type, Mixed Bunch;
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait;
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration!);
Accessories: Blossom Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Chocolate Chip Scalloped Polka Dot Ribbon, Fancy Favor Die, Big Shot
Sometimes it’s not 4 layers, 3 stamp sets and a handful of rhinestones that make a card. Sometimes it’s simplicity that makes the difference. Here’s a clean and simple card that uses the Mixed Bunch stamp set (from the Occasions Mini Catalog, also part of my February Stamps in the Mail Club Kit).
The colors remind me of a bandanna… Poppy Parade & Island Indigo. The Blossom Punch (see it online) gives a great focal point. The bottom of the card is scored several times with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (see it online) to create a nice edged look for the card.
I matted the card in Poppy Parade card stock to bring out the stamped colors. And the ribbon at the bottom is Island Indigo, to match the stamped circles.
Looking for ideas? Check out some other projects on my blog:
What’s not to love about the Sweet Shop product suite in the Occasions Mini Catalog? (see it online) Here I’ve used the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (see it online) along with the Mixed Bunch stamp set (part of my Stamps in the Mail Club for February). This is actually one of the projects my Stamps in the Mail Clubbers will be making in March! Did you know that LovenStampfuls demonstrators can participate in my Stamps in the Mail Club at a discounted rate?
The colors in the Sweet Shop paper are some of my favorites for this time of year — pretty much direct from the 2011-2013 In Colors (see them online). Something about bright happy colors sure helps when the winter grays outside start to take over!
Looking for ideas? Check out some more ideas from my blog: