The Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini (available April 1) is loaded with new products and delightful stamps for spring and summer. Today's trio gives you a sneak peek at some of my favorites. Click here for a link to all my Occasions Mini samples.
This darling box was created using a Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and the new Occasions Mini Matchbox Bigz XL Die. Load up designer paper or card stock and crop out a box that you can assemble in minutes. TIP: Four Hershey's Nuggets (wrapped in Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper) fit perfectly inside–no slide! How sweet for a party favor, bridal shower, wedding or small gift! TIP: The finished matchbox is approximately 2.75 x 2.
The sentiment is from Matchbox Messages (also from the Mini). It's inked in Baja Breeze ink and stamped on Whisper White card stock. I popped it out with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch. It's followed by a couple Stampin' Dimensionals, a 1 3/8" Circle of Baja Breeze and a Cameo Coral Scallop Circle. The bird is from Summer Love Rub-Ons. I transfered it to Whisper White, snipped it out and placed it as a corner accent.
Stamp Set: Matchbox Messages (113800, available April 1)
Paper: Walk in the Park Designer Series (115123, available April 1), Whisper White (100730), Baja Breeze (111352), Cameo Coral (100475)
Ink: Baja Breeze (111833)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Matchbox Bigz XL Die (114890, available April 1), 1 1/4" (104403) and 1 3/8" Circle (104401) Punches, Scallop Circle Punch (109043)
The Perfect Touch: Summer Love Rub-Ons (114620, available April 1), Valet Ribbon Originals (114318)
Are you loving the quick and pretty projects using the Bigz XL Dies? The Bag with Scallops XL Die is available in the current catalog and allowed me to whip together this sweet goodie gift. I cropped out the window using a Large Oval Punch and covered it with Stampin' Up!'s new Window Sheet product. TIP: There is a medium thickness (used here) and a thicker version for creating accent shapes using the Big Shot (think clear and cool flowers and more). Wait until you see the Printed Window Sheets!
I confess. I sorted the Easter M & M's so that they would coordinate with the Walk in the Park DP. The yellow and purple "rejects" gave me sustenance to keep creating. Good trade off. I added a touch of Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon and a sentiment from Summer Love Rub-Ons.
Paper: Walk in the Park Designer Series (115123), Whisper White (100730)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Bag with Scallops XL Die (114519), Scallop Oval Die (114889, available April 1), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
The Perfect Touch: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (109064), Metallic Eyelets (105319), Black Hemp Twine (101259)
Finally, this 3.75 x 3.5 card and envelope shows off another Summer Love Rub-On (butterfly) and Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper (envelope). I used a Scor-Pal to add double score lines on three sides of the card and to create the custom sized envelope.
Stamp Set: Frames with a Flourish (113496)
Paper: Walk in the Park Designer Series (115123), Cameo Coral (100475), Whisper White (100730), Basic Gray (108692), Baja Breeze (111352)
Ink: Cameo Coral (103035)
Cool Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Scor-Pal (www.ucutathome.com)
The Perfect Touch: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (109064), Silver Brads (104336), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
You can pre-order select items from the Occasions Mini now. Click here for details!