I’m so excited to bring you some projects made with products from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini catalog! This new catalog is chocked full of new stamps in wood and clear mount options, pretty Designer pattern papers, washi tapes, embossing folders, dies, embellishments and much more! With themes like Easter, baby, birthday, graduation, nautical, woodland animals, florals, Mother’s and Father’s Day along with trendy hot colors and patterns these new items will get you ready for all your spring paper crafting projects.
For my first card I used a stamp from the Perfect Pennants set and die cut it along with the designer paper using the Banners Framelits dies. These dies co-ordinate perfectly with the stamp set, so no need to cut out, just stamp and die cut for a perfect shape each time. I added ink to my paper edges with a sponge. The papers I used are from Retro Fresh Designer Series papers, I love these hip colors!
Next I used the Hexagon Hive die, which is large enough for an entire card front and die cut it out of cardstock, trimming it down and layering it over some more paper from the Retro Fresh collection (I love that these papers our double sided). I stamped the words from the Geometrical set on the card front and then added some of the fun Retro Fresh Washi tapes for a neat accent. These tapes are slightly transparent so you can change the color a bit by laying them over colored cardstocks, see how it’s different on the blue and yellow?
Lastly I thought I’d get started on Easter cards and I used stamps from the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set and more of the Retro Fresh papers and Washi tapes , see how I got a fun additional pattern by putting the tape over another pattern? Cool, huh?
The items in this catalog are only available for a limited time, from now through June 1st, so be sure to contact your Stampin’ up! demonstrator or order on line to get yours soon. I’ve got more projects to share soon so be sure to check back for more Stampin’ Up product reviews.
By Heather Holbrook