Occasions Catalog 2014

Celebrations Basic Kit "barbstamps" Banner

Yippee!! I made this banner for my stamp room. :-) It was pretty easy and I had fun making it.  I used the Celebration Basics Kit along with the Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit, both items are in the Occasions Catalog.

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Letters to spell CELEBRATE are included in the kit but I wanted to personalize mine.  I used a retired Big Shot Alphabet set.

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The streamers on both ends were done by adding some Crisp Cantaloupe ink and some rubbing alcohol to a Stampin' Spritzer.  I then spritzed the whole streamer sheet, allowed it to dry and then added some Calypso Coral ink to the same spritzer and spirtzed the bottom half for a two tone look.  Allowed this to dry and then cut up the sheet in 1/2" strips.

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I snipped the Stitched Garland into 12" sections and hung them in between some of the banners.

FUN!!!

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Starburst Sayings in Gold

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Had some fun with the Starbutst Sayings Bundle. I stamped the gold images in the Gold Metallic Encore Pad and heat embossed them with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  I added a bunch of our other gold projects to create these cards. 

This one is in Blushing Bride.

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This one is Night of Navy

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Just Sayin' and the Word Bubble Framelits

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What a fun card this was to make. I am a big fan of the Just Sayin' stamp set and the coordinating Word Bubble Framelits that are in the Occasions Catalog.  These items are sold together as a bundle and if you want to save 15% , order the bundle by June 1st.

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I ran my main layer through the Big Shot with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then added a strip of the black and white diagonal striped pattern paper from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper Package.  The word bubbles were cut from our Vellum Card Stock and Strawberry Slush.  The greeting was inked with my Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker and die cut with the large banner in the Bitty Banners Framelits set.  The little flower was scrunched in my hand and I added a Rhinestone colored with a black Sharpie.

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Is Hardwood Replacing Woodgrain?

The Woodgrain background stamp is on the retiring stamp set list and is sold out. However, never fear, the Hardwood background stamp in the Occasions Catalog is still available and will be in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog as a replacement!

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This is a card we made at my Monthly Card Buffet Class and it was a big hit.  It is the perfectly manly card and can be used for any occasion. 

Check out more of my Manly Cards HERE.

The Cajun Craze Circle was stamped with one of the images included in the February Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Did you know that you can give a Paper Pumpkin Subscription to a friend, family member or to yourself?  You can!!  Get all the details HERE.

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Flower Shop Box Card

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These cards are so easy and fun to make.  They are called Box Cards and they fold flat for mailing.  I made over twenty of these to thank all the participants in Round 7 of my Be a Big Shot at Home Class.

Round 8 is starting later this month.  All participants receive a $150 Gift Certificate at the completion of this four month class....check out the details:  Download Be_A_Big_Shot_May2014

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I used the Flower Shop and Label Love Bundles on this project....HURRY as you can purchase these Bundles at a 15% discount through June1st.  After June 1st, the stamp sets and punches will still be available but not as a discounted bundle.

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Lovin' the Gold!

We have a number of gold colored products and I used a bunch of them to create a wedding card for a friend. Here are the gold products I had to choose from.

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I created the file folder tabs with the Envelope Punch Board and stamped the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge in our Gold Metallic Encore Pad all over the front.  The Gold Metallic Encore Ink was coated with our Gold Stampn' Emboss Powder and heat set.

The Fringe Scissors were used on a strip of Gold Foil Sheet that was adhered to the bottom of the card.  I then added to a strip of our Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum that was placed over the same sized strip of Very Vanilla.

I trimmed the vellum with a string of our Gold Sequin Trim and the Mr. & Mrs. image was added with Stampin' Dimensionals..

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SpiralflowertopsideMy Be a Big Shot at Home Class starts again in May and I would love for you to join us!  You receive supplies to create super cute projects like this box with a Spiral Flower.
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I look forward to stamping with you!

 

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Blessed Easter Tulips

I used the Blessed Easter single stamp from the Occasions Catalog to make this card. I colored the tulips with my Many Marvelous Markers set and the 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers. 
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You can save $10 by ordering your Many Marvelous Markers set this week with FREE Shipping!  It also comes with the carrying case that will also hold both of In Color Markers sets.
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After coloring the tulips, I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with our 2-Way Glue Pen.  The Wisteria Wonder panels were run through the Big Shot Machine with the Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I also added a fun accent to the left edge of my focal point using my Fringe Scissors and our Silver Stampin' Glitter.

The panels started as a single piece measuring 3-3/4 x 5.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Scallops Folder. Slide the piece into your Stampin' Trimmer with the short side at the top, cutting it in half at 1-7/8".  Remove these two pieces and place each one back in the trimmer one at a time and cut at 1-1/2" .

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Happy Watercolor Wonder Card

Watercolor_wonder_notecards In a hurry? Take a printed Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Card. Stamp or write on it. Done! The package contains 20 notecards with envelopes for only $12.95.  Super deal!!

I blinged my notecard up a bit with lots of gold accents.   I used the Happy Watercolor stamp set again and added a small piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum behind my greeting piece.

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The main greeting was inked in Gold Encore and heat embossed with our Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.  I also stamped the long stem of flowers in Gumball Green directly onto the notecard.

A few sequins were cut from the Gold Sequin Trim and added with Glue Dots and a Gold Bakers Twine bow finishes it off.  The Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape was added to the envelope (did I mention that envelopes are included with the notecards) to complete the look.

Speaking of Gumball Green, it will be retiring thsi year along with the other four 2012-2014 In Colors.  There are lots of fun products that coordinate with these colors and they will be retiring as well.  Please take note of what you have and what you might need to complete your collection as some of these items will certainly sell out when the retirement list is released April 21st. 

2012_in-colorsInk pad refills, card stock, markers, they will all be retiring this year, stock up early to get what you want. Check it out...2012-2014 In Colors   

 

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Sweetie_pie_cabanaHave you seen the latest Photopolymer stamp set?  It is called Sweetie Pie and has a coordinating set called Sweetie Pie Frames.  I used them both to create this super cute card.  More details will be on my blog about this card next week.

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Happy Watercolor, Did I Color That?

Pulled Happy Watercolor off the shelf this afternoon and created this card. I stamped the flower on one of the patterns in the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper and cut it out.  Looks like perfect watercoloring to me. :-)  I stamped the image a second time on a scrap and colored it with a bit of Daffodil Delight.

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The background behind the flower was stamped with the splatter image stamped off twice in Island Indigo before stamping it onto my Whisper White.

I created the frame with the Squares Framelits Collection and the On Film Framelits. I had cut the banner and added a bit of the Daffodil Delight pattern from the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper Pack.

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2012_in-colorsThe 2012-2014 In Color Collection will be retiring this year, stock up early to get what you want. Check it out...2012-2014 In Colors 


Flat & Fabulous Flower Shop

I created this card for a recent swap.  I used the Flower Shop Bundle along with the Petite Petals Bundle on the flower.

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The paper piercing that I did for the stem and leaves uses a couple of our Paper-Piercing packs.  The Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack contains three templates and I used the one with the ovals to create a perfect stem.  The Festive Paper-Piercing Pack also contains three templates and I chose the holiday ornaments template to find a suitable leaf.

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The larger flower was stamped in Rose Red and the smaller flower in Pear Pizzazz.  I chose my color combination with the help of my Color Coach.
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The "grass" along the bottom of the card was created using our Fringe Scissors, easy peasy grass for sure!

Thanks for looking and if you need to order the supplies to create this card at home, you can get the products in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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Hip_hip_headerHave you seen the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit?  Talk about fun, this inexpensive kit creates 20 cards for only $19.95.  That is about $1 per card, what a great price.  It comes with everything you need, stamps, ink, envelopes, & die cut accents. Download Hip_Hip_Horray_Flyer

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Last Day to Sale-a-brate!

Today, Monday, March 31st is the last day to Sale-a-brate in 2014.  There are a number of fantastic items you can choose FREE with your $50 orders. 

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Place your $50 order in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and be sure to chooose your FREE Sale-a-bration item before you check out. Use this hostess code ZWJKTC6J and along with your FREE Sale-a-bration item, I will send you a FREE Make & Take kit from a recent class.

Here are a few of the projects I have shared over the past two months.

You can click on the picture if you need the supply list.

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Have you gotten your Best of sets yet? Today is the last day to purchase them.  Stampin' Up! released one each month in 2013 and if you purchase six of the "Best of" stamp sets, you will earn a FREE $14.95 set of your choice, click HERE for the details as the stamps will retire on March 31st.

 

 

DEMO_small1Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month? I have and would love for you to join me. Click HERE to subscribe. Do it by March 31st and you will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers with your Welcome Kit and I will gift you with a FREE stamp set from my stash.

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Sale-a-bration You're Lovely in Gold!

Sale-a-bration ends on Monday, March 31st, so you still have three days to get your FREE Sale-a-bration items. Here is a printable list of all the choices you have.  Download Sab-flyer

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My card uses the You're Lovely stamp set from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  I embossed the image with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and die cut it with the Deco Labels Framelits.

The Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and Gold Sequin Trim deliver the punch needed to take a simple card to a WOW card.  This card just shines in real life.

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Have you gotten your Best of sets yet? Stampin' Up! released one each month in 2013 and if you purchase six of the "Best of" stamp sets, you will earn a FREE $14.95 set of your choice, click HERE for the details as the stamps will retire on March 31st.

 

 

DEMO_small1Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month? I have and would love for you to join me. Click HERE to subscribe. Do it by March 31st and you will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers with your Welcome Kit and I will gift you with a FREE stamp set from my stash.

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Sale-a-bration - Fun Fold with Petal Parade

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This was one of our club cards last month and my gals loved it. We used Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe along with a splash of Basic Black.

The images in the Sale-a-bration set Petal Parade were stamped randomly along the Whisper White panel.  The gals were able to choose the greeting of their choice from Just Sayin' and cut it out with the coordinating Word Bubble Framelits. 

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We tied our card closed with the Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine in the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack.  You have six days left to earn your FREE Sale-a-bration goodies.  Go to my online store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com to place your orders.

Use this Hostess Code ZWJKTC6J when you place your order and if it is at least $50 I will send you a FREE Make & Take project.

Order your Paper Crafting Supplies in my store www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.

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Another Great Year Banners

There are only 8 days left of Sale-a-bration so you still have plenty of time to earn these products FREE.

Choose one of these FREE with each $50 you spend in my online store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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I have four Sale-a-bration items on this fun card.

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I stamped all the banners on the colored card stock with Versamark and used Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit on the white banners.  I added a Stampin' Dimensional to the back of each banner and pressed them along the Summer Starfruit Baker's Twine.

The Dotted Scallopd Ribbon Punch was used to add the trim under the striped Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. 

My greeting is from Another Great Year.

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GroupaBest of sets available through March 31st!

The Gift Bow Bigz L Die is still available, order yours today!
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St Patrick's Day Sale-a-bration - Banner Blast

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Stampin' Up! has numerous shades of green to choose from and I think Gumball Green is the perfect St. Patrick's Day green.  I had a hostess request I use this color at a recent workshop. This is one of the cards I came up with.  It didn't make it to her class but I do like it.

Perfect_pennants_life_gumballI started with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog because one of the coordinating colors in this paper is Gumball Green.  I grabbed some of my In Color Core'dinations Card Stock in Gumball Green and ran it throught the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Folder (FREE Sale-a-bration choice).  did some gentle sanding with the Stampin' Sanding Block to make some of the dots pop. 

Added a set of stamped and punched banners with the Banner Blast stamp set and Banner Punch (FREE Sale-a-bration choices) across the top left corner and did a fun little trick with my greeting.  I stamped the greeting in Gumball Green, punched it out with the 1-3/4 Circle Punch and layered it on one of the Circle Framelits.  I then cut an Island Indigo  Starburst circle with the Starburst Framelits and cut out the middle with a Circle Framelit to create a ring.  Placed ring around my greeting to create some nifty visual interest.

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