Category Archives: 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog

Special Reason floral

This February camp card combines several Stylish Stems Thinlits Dies: The stamped flower (from the coordinating Special Reason set), is cut with the “open” floral die; the Flirty Flamingo flower behind is cut first with the “detailed” (or peek-through) die, then … Continue reading

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A special reason: a perfect day

I held off as long as I could.  I tried.  And then the lure of the samples on page 42 got the best of me — and I ordered the Special Reason bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalog. I continue to … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I hope your day is special — or that you make it so for someone else! Sealed With Love Photopolymer Stamp Set [142815] Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad [126975] Versamark Pad [102283] Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [131198] … Continue reading

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Hello, Love!

This week we’ve been working on valentines for the Kindergarten class.  It’s slow-going with a 6-yo who is more interested in playing “campsite,” the continuing game of constructing a series of walls from broken-down Stampin’ Up! boxes.  This picture is … Continue reading

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Iris Twist Valentine

During my January clean-up of the studio, I found a template for the iris fold technique.  I actually had the template saved on my computer and modified it to fit  one of the Layering Squares dies.  Here’s what I came … Continue reading

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Lift Me Up, Love!

When I heard Stampin’ Up!’s list of most popular bundles in the 2017 Occasions Catalog, I was surprised Lift Me Up wasn’t one of them.  (Or did I miss it?)  When we got to play with this in November, I … Continue reading

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Watercolor Pencils 101 — February edition

Hooray, hooray!  The Watercolor Pencils for this class are being shipped as I write this post!  So here’s a reminder of this upcoming session (a repeat of January’s WP101 class): Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Pencils are an easy way to add color and … Continue reading

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Happier birthday balloon

Here’s another card from last weekend’s All-Occasions Stamp-a-Stack, inspired by Dawn Olchefske: That narrow strip of Party Animal Designer Series Paper is the perfect touch, and of course it couldn’t be easier to cut it:  no guesswork with the Stampin’ Trimmer! … Continue reading

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Timeless Tags

I love paper piecing, but this swap card from December nearly pushed me over the edge! This concept came to mind shortly after seeing the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Offering both outline and piercing dies, I … Continue reading

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One in a dozen

One of my small (ahem) collections is patterned glass, sometimes called pressed glass.  There’s something about footed pieces like spooners and goblets that appeals to me.  I never spend more than a couple of dollars for a piece, and I … Continue reading

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