Attention Stampers . . . The Mini is About to Close.

Stampin up last chance berry
Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Collection and the Fresh Cuts Offer both expire, Monday, June 30.  While the clock winds down, I'm going to highlight products from these promotions with THREE new projects (beginning below) over the next 24 hours.  Still on the fence?  Now through 6:00 p.m. CST, Monday, June 30, I'm exclusively offering any item in the Occasions Mini Catalog at 10% off, plus FREE Shipping for products totals over $99.  US Only.  Simply click and securely order by credit card here.

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If you love punches (yowse, I used six different ones), today's berry-licious card is a perfect match.  I colored the delicious strawberry stamp from Tart and Tangy (Occasions Mini, p.14) with Stampin' Up!'s Always Artichoke and Real Red Markers.  TIP:  With a couple of huffs of breath to moisten the ink, they were ready to jump to life on Whisper White card stock.  They pop out with ease using a Small Tag Punch and layer precisely over a Large Tag Punch of Always Artichoke.

The little handles for each tag were created using the Word Window Punch and Textured Basic Black card stock.  TIP:  Fold them in half first (vs. attaching one end to the tag and then folding) so that they will each be the same size.  I thought a little dazzle was in order so I pierced a hole at the base and added a Circle Rhinestone Brad.

The horizontal banner consists of a zigzag strip of Real Red Textured card stock matted on Basic Black Textured.  TIP:  For a descriptive tutorial on how to create the zigzag border using a 1/4" Square Punch, click here

The sentiment is from All Holidays (one of my favorite "go to" occasions and holiday sets).  It's inked in Basic Black and stamped on Whisper White.  It gets a "new figure" using the Small Oval Punch and is adhered with a few Stampin' Dimensionals to Real Red Textured card stock (shaped with the Designer Label Punch).  TIP:  It's easiest to align and attach the sentiment first and THEN add the label holder.

Stampin up last chance sentiment
The real glam comes from a Styled Silver Label Holder
(Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini, p.7) and a couple
matching brads.   TIP:  Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware is currently only offered in the Occasions Mini Catalog and offers label holders to fit several of the punches.  Its far and away my favorite and, in my opinion, the most useful hardware collection Stampin' Up! makes.  I hope to see more like this in the Fall/Winter catalog in August.

For the card base, I stamped the Canvas Background (Basic Black) on Always Artichoke card stock.  It's matted on Basic Black Textured card stock (yum, I can't get enough of Stampin' Up!'s textured card stock and went nutso with it on this card) at 5.5 x 4.25" (scored at the top).

Hugs and Pretties . . . stay tuned for two more count-down posts in the next 24 hours . . . . M

Stamp Sets:  Tart and Tangy (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini), All Holidays, Canvas Background
Paper:  Basic Black Textured, Real Red Textured, Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Ink:  Basic Black, Stampin' Up! Markers:  Always Artichoke and Real Red
Cool Tools:  1/4" Square Punch, Large and Small Tag Punch, Small Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercer
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (Fire/Red), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Brads and Label Holder (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini)

COMING UP LATER TODAY:  Die-Cut Blooms . . . Make a WOW Card in Less Than 10 Minutes!


  1. Mary – I love,love,love what you have created here!!! Perfect colors – the image is too cute and the layout is devine!!! Way to go girl!!!

  2. Colleen Kramer

    Ooooh…I have seen so many great ways to use this hardware set…Great card, great layout!

  3. I have so much of that paper and you just gave me some great ideas. Thanks I love what you did with that set.

  4. I love that stamp set! It’s great for summertime cards. The rhinestones are really pretty on this card. It makes the other red on the card pop!

  5. I just love this, all the details and the colors are so great together.

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