Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Birthday Wishes For You


Today is the day!  The Occasions catalog goes live, along with Sale-A-Bration (see my last post for an explanation of Sale-A-Bration)!  You can download a PDF copy of the catalog HERE or view all of the items in my online store.

This card uses the new BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR YOU stamp set and Picture Perfect Party 6"x6" DSP stack, both from the Occasions Catalog. The large sentiment in this stamp set makes it easy to create quick, clean birthday cards.  The DSP stock is my #1 must have from the Occasions catalog!  With photographic images on one side and graphic designs on the other, this DSP is super unique and versatile.  

Card Recipe & Color Combination



  • Berry Burst card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
  • Bermuda Bay: 5 3/16" x 3 15/16"
  • Picture Perfect DSP: 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Bermuda Bay: 2 3/16" x 4 3/16"
  • Whisper White: 2" x 4"
  • Whisper White scraps

Tips & Tricks


  • The large sentiment is stamped with Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad and colored with Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Stampin' Blends. I created the ombre effect by starting at the bottom with the darker shade of Bermuda Bay.  I worked my way up using the light Bermuda Bay, dark Pool Party, and finally light Pool Party, blending as I went. 
    • NOTE: Not all Classic Stampin' Pads will work with alcohol markers.  Most Classic Stampin' inks will dissolve when used with alcohol markers. So far I have tested and have had success with Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, and Soft Suede.
  • I stamped the long banner and the top portion of the top protion of the main image in Berry Burst and cut out using Stampin' Snips.  The banner and flag were attached with mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The Bermuda Bay ribbon was wrapped around the card layer three times.  The ends are attached to the back with Glue Dots.
  • When placing Rhinestones, i try to make it look like a random placement, with three rhinestones arranged in a triangular pattern.

More Cards From The Occasions Catalog


Here are a few more cards I have made using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog:


Picture Perfect Birthday Bows

Picture Perfect Party Bows


Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts

Hedgehugs Special Day

Enjoy this video from Stampin' Up! highlighting some of the items in the Occasions catalog:





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