Stamp Off Occasions Favorite
Stamp Off Fridays are my favorite days. It’s always a surprise to see what Jackie and Susan post on their blogs, but on Stamp Off Fridays, it’s a different kind of surprise. Maybe it’s because I have an idea about what they’ll post, but not the specifics. It’s like asking for 10 things for your birthday and you know you’ll only get three of them. Which will it be? Oh, the suspense.
This week’s theme is Our Favorite Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalog Products. This is a tough one for me, because I have a lot of favorites. And some of my favorites, I haven’t even gotten yet. I did finally manage to pin this challenge down to two of my favorites.
I chose the Tea Together Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog. While I’m a huge fan of coffee, I also enjoy a cup of tea. I also love pretty tea cups, so this set called to me. (It also has a coordinating set of Tea Time Framelits that are free during Sale-a-bration which also called out to me. Loudly, I might add.)
I love the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper in the 2019-19 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I thought it would be a perfect complement to the tea set. It’s quite busy, though, and I didn’t want to take away from the main image. On the other hand, I didn’t want to hide this gorgeous paper either. I decided to make my own overlay using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits and Whisper White Cardstock. I glued it to the corner of the Designer Series Paper using a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
For the backdrop for the teacup, I almost selected one of our gorgeous Pearlized Doilies, but, again, I didn’t want to hide the paper. So I used one of the Layering Circles to die-cut a scalloped Vellum circle. I added some Gold Metallic Thread behind the vellum.
The next layer is another Occasions Catalog favorite of mine – the Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon. Isn’t it so soft and lovely?
I used my Big Shot and my free Tea Time Framelits to die-cut the flowers and tea cup. Then I placed the “stencil” from the die-cuts into my Stamparatus, added the stamps to the negative area, and closed the plate to adhere the stamps. Next I inserted the die-cuts back into the stencil, inked the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and – perfectly stamped die-cut images. (Ok, they may not be perfect, but they’re close.)
My color choices came from the Designer Series Paper. Since I don’t have a Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Blend, I used Calypso Coral. The other colors are Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, and Mossy Meadow. (Note: Yes, I know Mint Macaron isn’t a color in the paper. But it pairs so well with Mossy Meadow, don’t you think? So, basically, I only pulled two colors from the paper – Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow.)
After layering the flowers and teacup, I added a little Mini Sequin Trim. The sentiment is also from the Tea Together Stamp Set. I stamped it on Mint Macaron Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, trimmed it, notched one edge with Paper Snips and rounded the other two corners. I used the corner rounder on my Envelope Punch Board because it was the handiest, but you can also use the Detailed Trio Punch. Everything is adhered to a Mint Macaron card base.
Here’s how you can get the Tea Time Framelits free. It’s Sale-a-bration, so that means you can select a product from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend. The past couple of years, we also have bigger items you can earn when you spend $100. The Tea Time Framelits are a $100 product. Simply order the Tea Together Stamps Set, the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Gold Metallic Thread, Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon, the Springtime Thinlits Dies, and three sets of Stampin’ Blends, and you can add the Tea Time Framelits as your free product. (And you’ll be very happy to know that these dies are carrying over to the 2019-20 Annual Catalog!)
If you add the Layering Circles Framelits, Vellum Cardstock, and the Mini Sequin Trim to your order, you can select an additional $50 Sale-a-bration item – free. Don’t you love Sale-a-bration?
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