Thursday, January 14, 2016

My Favorites from the Occasions Catalog


Hello and welcome to the January SSI Blog Hop.  Today we are each taking some time to highlight our favorite new products from the FABULOUS Occasions Catalog.  As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 2 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop -Tobe at The Craft Sea. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.  

And of course in true me fashion, I can't just pick one thing.  So I am going to spotlight an awesome bundle and coordinating DSP stack - the Have a Cuppa Suite.  Check it out:

So cute right?  Here are a few of my projects I made.  The first is a quick and easy notecard:


I didn't use the framelits here and only used the DSP to line the envelope.  My favorite part is the little steam heart.  I decided to stamp the cup in Smoky Slate in the inside and then stamp the sentiment over top in Bermuda Bay.  

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Here is another card using that big stamp:


I used my oval framelits to cut the tea cups out and made it like a place setting.  The Wisteria Wonder print DSP was perfect.  I cut out my flatware with some Basic Gray card stock.  Here is the inside:


I stamped the cup in Pool Party and the sentiment inside in Wisteria Wonder.  Then I added a little tea stain from the Timeless Textures set in Smoky Slate.

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Here is a card that I CASE'd from the catalog:


I love how these cups stack up!  I started with a Melon Mambo card base and added some Wisteria Wonder then some DSP from that fabulous stack!  I cut out cups in Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.  I wanted to add something to the later two cups, so I dug out the I Think You're Great stamp set and used those fun backgrounds to give the cups some pizzazz.  I cut the tea bag and steam heart in Basic Gray and finished it off with some Wisteria Wonder  seam binding ribbon tied to the handle.  Here is a peak at the inside:


I decided to just add a little die cut cup with a fun heart to bring the whole card together.  

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Here is my favorite card which came together so quickly:


I LOVE this one!  I went with a Pool Party card base and added the fun tea bag DSP.  I used some of the Crushed Curry DSP on the left layered over half of a silver foil doily.  I added the gorgeous Pool Party ribbon for some sparkle.  Then I die cut a little tea pot in Pool Party and added some scallop details in Crushed Curry and the sentiment punched out with the 1" circle punch.  And of course I had to add a tea bag and a little puff of steam.  Here is the inside of the card:  


I kept this one simple and just stamped some lemon wedges in the corner.  

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Finally I have a cute mini card:


This is a little 3 x 3 notecard.  I sorta CASE'd a card from the catalog.  I used the Crushed Curry DSP and added some washi tape from the Cherry on Top Suite (it is Bermuda Bay).  I love all the fun framelits, for this I just cut a mug in Whisper White and added a lemon to the rim.  The sentiment comes from the You're So Sweet Sale-A-Bration set.  After I stamped a Crushed Curry heart, I added some Bermuda Bay thick twine with the handle.  I wish now I made it into a full card.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  Up next is Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana.  She is so talented, I can't wait to see what she comes up with.  



Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  2. Tobe at The Craft Sea
  3. Jennifer at Jenny G's Paper Crafts
  4. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  5. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  6. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  7. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE your projects. I didn't really want this suite until now! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    (New follower now, from following blog hop.):-)

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    1. Thank you so much Terri! I went a little crazy creating, but these products are so fabulous they make it so easy!

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  2. You have so many cute cards on your post today! Love them!

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  3. Thanks Kim. The bundle is so much fun to work with...very addictive. I might make some more tomorrow!

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  4. All of your cards are so fabulous, I can't pick a favorite! I love tea, but had kept my distance from this suite....until now. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations!

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    1. Thanks! Its so easy to play with this set, everything goes so well together! I am picturing a Mother's Day class using it!

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  5. I'm with Terri and at first didn't want this suite but now after your creations I will now HAVE to get it. Do you see my "Oh darn" snap over here? LOL Thank you for sharing your cards with us.

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    1. I know, that is why I ended up getting it, I saw someone else's cute cards. Thanks for your kind words!

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  6. I love all your cards using this suite of products, so cute!

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    1. Thanks Diana, it is such a great set!

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