At the beginning of each year Stampin’ Up releases their Occasions catalog which adds new items for upcoming holidays and celebrations in addition to their annual catalog for a limited time. This year the Occasions catalog runs from January 4th through May 31st 2017. It’s filled with loads of wonderful new products like wooden and clear stamp sets, thin metal dies, embossing folders, pattern paper packs, embellishments and more. There’s cute bunnies, chicks and baskets for Easter; hearts and funny monsters for Valentine’s Day; sweet animals for baby; tool sets, flowers and super heroes for Dads and Moms; insects and ice cream for summer time; dainty florals for weddings; cupcakes and carnival for birthdays; sentiment and travel stamps and much more! You’ll also find new water color pencils and accents like washi tapes, ribbons, doilies, charms and more.
I’m excited to bring you a look at some new projects made with items from the new Occasions catalog. First off (shown above) I made a sweet strawberry basket card using stamps from the Basket Bunch and Cool Treats stamp sets. I used part of a doily (found in the annual catalog- AC) to add a liner to the basket. The pattern paper is from the In Colors paper pack (AC).
Next I made this tasty card with stamps from the Cool Treats stamp set. I heat embossed the cone and swirl stamps to give them some shine. The sprinkles pattern paper is from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper and was cut with an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.
Lastly I made a cute Love Bug card with the lady bug stamp stamp from the Beetles and Bugs stamp set along with the heart, jar, lid and word from the Jar of Love stamp set (AC). I added one of the little bugs escaping from the jar 🙂 The paper is from the Tasty Treats Designer Papers. I love how easy it is to combine different Stampin’ Up stamp sets to create your own unique ideas!
Click here to check out all the new Occasions products from Stampin’ Up and check back soon for more ideas using these great new products.