Occasions Mini Catalog

Peaceful Petals Stamp Set Meets Scalloped Tag Punch!

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Don’t you just love it when you purchase a new Stampin’ Up! product and you discover unexpected ways to use it?  When you purchase the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, you will be thrilled with all the creativity it inspires!  Its not for just making bookmarks~you can use it to make cards also!  Just look at this great card using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to create the focal point for this card!  

Stamps:  Peaceful Petals.  Wood #133104; Clear #133107

Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock, #100730; Island Indigo Cardstock, #122923; Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, #132994,  Watercolor  Paper, #122959

Ink:  Island Indigo Pad, #126986; Daffodil Delight Pad, #126944; Old Olive Pad, #126953, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker, # 119677; Staz On Jet Black #101406

Accessories:  Arrows Textured Embossing Folder, #132187; Blender Pens, #102845; 1/4” Daffodil Delight 1/4” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Dazzling Details #124117; Ticket Duo Builder Punch, #126883; 3/16” Corner Rounder Punch; Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, #133324; Sponge Daubers, #102892; Paper Snips, #103579; Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, #113439; Snail Adhesive, #104332; Stampin’ Dimensionals, #104430



  1. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4” x 11”, for card front. Cut Island Indigo Cardstock 4” x 5 1/4”.  Cut Watercolor Wonder DSP 2” x 4 3/4”. Cut Watercolor Paper 1 1/2” x 3 1/4”, and round the corners using the Corner Rounder Punch. 
  1. Insert the Watercolor Paper into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch to create the top of the tag.  Cut the Daffodil Delight 1/4” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 8” long and thread through the top of the tag. Using the Paper Snips, snip the ends to an angle. Set aside. 
  1. Stamp the Watercolor Paper with the image from the Peaceful Petals set, using the Staz On Jet Black pad.  To give the watercolor effect, press the lids of the stamp pads together while the pads are closed, creating a pool of color on the inside lid of the pad.  Using the blender pens, pick up the color from the inside lids and color in the stamped image. Use the Daffodil Delight Stampin‘ Marker to color in the centers of the petals.  Add Dazzling Details to the centers, and set aside to dry. 
  2. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper white cardstock using the Daffodil Delight stamp pad.  Punch using the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. Daub the edges of the sentiment with ink from the Daffodil Delight pad. 
  3. Run the Island Indigo cardstock through the Big shot using the Arrows Textured Embossing Folder. 
  4. Fold the Whisper White cardstock in half forming the card.  Adhere the Island Indigo to the front, using the Snail Adhesive. 
  5. Adhere the tag to the front of the card using Stampin‘ Dimensionals.  Adhere the stamped piece to the tag using Stampin‘ Dimensionals. Adhere the sentiment with Stampin‘ Dimensionals.  

Don't forget to contact me if I can help you with this project, or visit my online store to order any of these great Stampin' Up! products!

So Very Grateful Card

This card makes a fun “package”... and it is a gift itself when the recipient unties the ribbon and opens the card and it opens BIG!~ like a present!  There is a fun watercoloring technique included in these instructions.  Make this card and experience the joy of watching the recipient open your gift!  FUN! You will love the beautiful images in this stamp set!

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So Very Grateful Card

Stamps:  So Very Grateful, Wood #133050, Clear #133053

Paper:  Daffodil Delight Cardstock, #119683, cut 3 1/2”x 4 1/2; Island Indigo Cardstock, #122923, cut 3”x4”, and 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”;  Whisper White Cardstock, #100730,  cut 3 3/4” x 11”.  

Ink: Stampin’ Ink Refills:  Island Indigo, #122932; Daffodil Delight, 119672; Wild Wasabi #109020, Staz On Jet Black Pad #101406. 

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, #113439;  Argyle Embossing Folder, #127750; Stampin Trimmer #126889; 1/4” Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon 12”,  Blender Pen #102485, Bone Folder, #102300, Snail Adhesive, #104332, Paper Plate.



  1. Use the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut your cardstock into the sizes noted above.  Using the scoring blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer, score the Whisper white cardstock at 2 3/4”, 5 1/2”  and 8 1/4”. Use the Bone Folder over each score line to get a good fold.   
  2. Run the larger Island Indigo piece through the Big Shot using the Argyle Embossing folder. Using the Snail Adhesive, adhere the larger Daffodil Delight piece to the embossed Island Indigo piece.   Adhere the Daffodil Delight Ribbon to the center back of the smaller Island Indigo piece using the Snail Adhesive.  Adhere this piece (with the ribbon attached) to the front of the card, on the Daffodil Delight cardstock. 
  3. Using the Staz On Jet Black Pad stamp the images on each folded “page” of the fold out card as shown.  Stamp the sentiment on the last page. 
  4. Place several drops of the three ink refills on the paper plate.  Using the Blender Pen, pick up color from the refill ink palette and color in the images on the fold out card. 
  5. Allow to dry (just takes a few seconds) and then close the card on score lines.  Using the Snail Adhesive, adhere the last “page” to the Island Indigo piece on the front of the card.  Tie the ribbon to close up the card.   

Feel free to contact me with any questions or visit my online store to get any of the supplies used to create this card.

Valentine Card and Goodies Class!


I have had so much fun making these cards and goodies! 

Come and make these cards and goodies so you can send them to all your favorite people!

Thursday, January 23, 2:00 p.m.
Friday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.

Friday, February 7, 6 p.m.


Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.

RSVP by January 22, Wednesday (click to rsvp)

This is a project "buffet."  You choose what you want to make!
During the Valentine's buffet, you need to sign up to make at least 10 projects, and at least 2 per design.  When you RSVP, please tell me which projects you want to make, and how many of each.
The cards are $2.50 each, including envelopes.
The "goodies" are $2.00 each, including candy.
The doily "hi" bag is great for a cookie, candy, or even a gift card..
YOU get to fill that one!

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"Best of Love" Card



This sweet and simple Valentine is a fave!  I love how this turned out.  Inspired by my friend Deb Valder, I used the smallest heart framelit in the "Hearts a Flutter" framelit set.  The whisper white card stock is cut 2" square. The DSP peeking through and around is from the "Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack" in the Occasions Catalog~ one of the best values in the catalog at $6.95 for 48 sheets of 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper!

The Whisper White 2" square was embossed with the Polka Dots Embossing folder, mounted on the DSP (which was cut in a 2 1/4" square) with  dimensionals, and a little bow was tied through the heart using the Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon.  All of this was mounted on a piece of Vellum cardstock measuring 5 1/4" x 4".  I adhered that piece of Vellum with two dimensionals right behind the white square to a piece of Whisper white cardstock  that measures 4 1/4" x 11", folded in half to make the card.  Just under the Vellum, on the cardstock down at the bottom, I stamped "love" in Real Red ink, using an image from the "Best of Love" stamp set.  Do you LOVE it? 

This is one of the cards we will be making at my Valentine's Card Buffet. More info about that coming up!

Paper:  Whisper White cardstock, # 100730, White Vellum Card Stock #101856, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, #132996.

Stamps: "Best of Love" stamp set,  #132987.

Ink:  Real Red, #102482

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, #117335, "Hearts a Flutter" Framelits #130159, Real Red Taffeta 1/8" ribbon, #119251, Stampin' Dimensionals, #104430.

You can order any of these products at my store. 

You can order from the Occasions Catalog here.

you can order from the Annual catalog here. 

Perfect Pennants

Today I have another great new product from the Occasions Catalog.
The Perfect Pennants and Banners Framelits Dies Bundle.  This bundle (as with the others in the past) includes the stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Since Banners are a hot trend right now, this is a great buy and so perfect for scrapbooking, card making and 3D projects alike.  Take a look at the video below and see how it all comes together: 

If you would like to pick up these great new punches, simply visit my online store here today and start creating.  If you would like a copy of the Occasions Catalog, email me and I will send you off a catalog.



Spiral Flower Originals Die

I am so excited to share with you a new product in the Occasions Catalog.  The Spiral Flower Originals Die.  It's one of the new "must have" products of the catalog.  A great way to create flowers fast and easy.  Take a look at the video below to see just how easy it is:

I just love that you can create them in a flash.  It makes it so much faster to have a dozen flowers in minutes!

If you would like to purchase any of the new products from the Occasions Catalog, visit my online store today.  You can also email me if you would like me to send you a catalog in the mail.


New Year, New Catalog

The Occasions Catalog is here!  WOO HOO!  There is so much I want to share with you.  I love so many of the new products.

Here are two of my faves: The new Tag Topper Punches!!! FABULOUS!!

Below is a two minute video of the new Tag Topper Punches created by Stampin' Up!

They are so perfect for creating tags, bookmarks and belly bands.  Take a look:

If you would like to pick up any of the new products in the Occasions Catalog, simply visit my online store here today.  If you would like a physical copy of the Occasions Catalog, email me and I will send you off a catalog.

YIPPPEEEE!  I love this new catalog!


Tea Shoppe Event

What a fabulous time we had at our Tea Shoppe event on March 24! Forty women stamping, eating, laughing, and enjoying each other!  Did you miss it?  Here are some pictures that tell the story of a great day!

When everyone arrived, they got to pick their own teacup and saucer.  When they got to their table, there was a bag with their initial on it for them to put their projects in throughout the day. 


These ladies are having a great time working on their projects.






Come back tomorrow for more pictures from this wonderful event!



Take It To Heart

Last weekend I had an Open House here in my home.  Forty of my wonderful customers came to meet the fabulous new product from the Occasions Mini catalog.  I had seven projects for everyone to make... did you miss it?  Don't miss the next one..
The Saleabratioin Open House will be Febuary 10 and 11.  Contact me if you want to come!

We made (and loved!) this card that I first saw on "Stampin' Connection"~ a site where Stampin' Up! demonstrators can find lots of ideas from other demonstrators!  


The heart image was stamped in Real Red from the Take it to Heart stamp set in the Occasions Mini, and then cut with the new Hearts Collection Farmelits die... fabulous!!!  And, see those darling little hearts embossed on the card?  They were made with the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, "Adorning Accents". It comes with three different accents.. so cool, and so easy!  Aren't they great? The Sentiment is from the new "Sweet Cake" stamp set, also from the Occasions mini catalog. 

Isn't this a great, and easy card?  And you can see the stamp sets below.

Sweetcakestampset  Takeittoheartstampset

Come back tomorrow to see more from the Open House!

Petal Cone Big Shot Die

PetalconedieYour next party is sure to be a hit when you give favors and gifts in this fun vintage looking petal cone! This is a new product from our Occasions Mini catalog which was released last month. 

You can use the banner element to attach a label or greeting to the petal cone and scalloped half circle to add huge decorative appeal to the flaps on top. You can also use these elements to create custom embellishments for any other cards or projects as well.

■ Die measures 6" x 8-3/4"
■ Use with standard cutting pads and standard premium crease pads


You can visit my Stampin' Up! store here and see more new Occasions Mini products as well as place your order.