I couldn’t be happier with Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration selections (available January 6). There’s going to be a huge celebration during the first three months of 2015, and that makes me very happy – so happy that I had to make a card to share my excitement. Here’s my card (dedicated to Stampin’ Up! and my incredible blog readers):
This card features four new products – Best Day Ever Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration item), Crazy About You photopolymer stamp set (Occasions), Hello You Thinlits (Occasions) and Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers (Occasions).
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Cropping with Thinlits. Here’s a tip for cropping perfect thinlits: place them with the cutting edge facing up and run them back and forth through the Big Shot three or four times with was paper. The sandwich looks like this: cutting platform, cutting plate, Thinlit (cutting edge up), wax paper, cardstock, cutting plate. After a few times through the Big Shot, the image came out crisp and clean.
- Cutting the flower. This flower, part of the Crazy About You stamp set, pairs perfectly with the 1-3/4″ Scallop circle punch. To add a little more dimension, I snipped from the indention from the punch to the center part of the flower. Easy snipping with a great impact.
- Color Combination. I love this Crushed Curry page from Best Day Ever Designer Series Paper, one of this year’s Sale-a-Bration offerings. The paper is a lighter version of Crushed Curry – so light that it contains hints Daffodil Delight. When paired with Basic Gray, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz, it’s perfect! If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Crazy About You Papers: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Best Day Ever Designer Series Paper Inks: Calypso Coral, Basic Gray Accessories: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch, Hello You Thinlits Dies, Flower Frenzy Bigz L die, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, 1/2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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