Christmas cards have been mailed, giving me time to play with fabulous new products from the Occasions 2019 catalog. Today, I felt like a warm cup of tea.
Steeped in Love
The teapot is from the Tea Together stamp set, which I stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. It is “painted” with a piece of patterned vellum from Floral Romance Designer Series Paper. I cut the teapot and patterned vellum with a FREE Tea Time die. This die set is one of the Sale-A-Bration items that is FREE with a 100.00 order, and was at the top of my list.
TIP: The vellum is adhered to the teapot with tiny dots of liquid glue behind the leaves and flowers.
Now that I had my teapot, I decided on a background of Fresh Fig from Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, and layered this on a Sahara Sand card base. I built a frame for my teapot with wood textured paper from Floral Romance DSP, and Rectangle Stitched dies. The frame was layered for sturdiness, and placed on Adhesive Foam Strips for dimension.
TIP: The teapot has doubled dimensionals, so it’s supported at the same height.
I really had fun with the vellum details. This lacey, Petal Pink pattern is also from Floral Romance DSP. The “love steam” coming from the spout was cut with a die from the Well Written die set. Also from that set, is the floral sprig coming from the sentiment. The sentiment, “Love is a warm cup of Tea,” is from the Tea Together stamp set. It is stamped in Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White cardstock, covered with vellum, and cut with a Layering Circles die.
My inspiration for the layout is from Freshly made Sketches.
I missed out on previous Stampin’ Up! sets with drinking vessels, so I plan to have lots of fun with this one. It’s available to demonstrators now, and customers Jan. 3, 2019.
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The Happy Tails stamp set from the new Occasions 2019 catalog makes me a very happy stamper! My followers know how much I love the Cat Punch, so now I have a dog to play with.
Happy Tails Dog Punch
I couldn’t wait to stamp this puppy in Soft Suede ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. He comes with two stamps for spots; large and small, and I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement. Don’t you think we should call him Spot? It’s such an original name, LOL. Spot loved being punched out with his very own punch, and couldn’t wait to see what was next.
Spot needed a collar to settle him down, so I stamped one in Cherry Cobbler ink, and sat him in a circle of Pool Party cardstock. It was once solid, but Spot chewed a hole in it, so I evened it out with a Stitched Shapes circle die. He promised to be good, if I raised the circle on dimensionals, so I did.
Stitched Shapes are very popular, and Stampin Up! blessed us with a whole set of Rectangle Stitched dies in the new Occasions 2019 catalog! I used one for a Mossy Meadow layer, and one for a Pool Party layer, which are layered on a Shaded Spruce card base. This die set will make layering so much fun!
If you couldn’t guess, Spot is saying “Happy Birthday” (Ruff! Ruff!). I decided to repeat it in human language on the inside, using the Well Written die set, also in the Occasions 2019 catalog. I used Shaded Spruce for the words on Pool Party cardstock, cut with a Rectangle Stitched die.
I thought about adding something to the front, but wanted to keep it clean and simple for this week’s Global design project. Plus, clean & simple is good for masculine cards, and this one qualifies.
And, you can see that I found my colors at Fab Friday.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of Occasions 2019. Clicking on the pictures in my Product List below will give you the details on the items I used today. The first four are from the Occasions 2019 catalog, which demonstrators are able to purchase now, and customers Jan 3rd.
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Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.
You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
The first thing I grabbed for this month’s “Sparkles & Shines” project was our Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I’m not able to photograph its brilliance, but trust me, it “sparkles & shines!”
Sparkles and Shines
I envisioned Christmas bulbs strung across my card, so used the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch to punch several, sparkly, bulbs.
The bulb’s sockets and wire were made with Galvanized metallic Paper, which has a nice shine to it. I used the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch for the sockets, and a long, thin, wavy die from In the Woods die set for the wire. I ran it through the Big Shot twice, and then used Paper Snips, to make it this narrow.
Since I like the contrast between sparkle and wood, I made the background from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. The wood color I chose blends well with the Gray Granite card base.
Now, for the words, which I found in the Merry Christmas die set. I cut “Happy” from the same Sparkle Glitter Paper as the bulbs. I was able to thread the Galvanized Metallic wire through the loops of “Happy,” because both papers are strong and flexible enough to do this. Then, I glued the ends of the wire, leaving “Happy” free.
Next, I carved (die cut) “Holidays” from the Wood Textures DSP. Using the “eclipse technique,” I gave it two layers of Gray Granite cardstock for thickness, and replaced it in its hole. Can you see the “i” is dotted with Sparkle Glimmer Paper?
For a touch of traditional red and green, I cut four, small, pine boughs (Night Owl die set) from Garden Green cardstock, and glued them on the ends of the wire. As a finishing touch, each pair was adorned with a sparkly, Red Rhinestone Berry.
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More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom