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Monday 26 January 2015

Creative Inkers Blog Hop: Occasionals 2015

Super excited to be involved in another great Blog Hop, with the beautiful and talented ladies from the “Creative Inkers” Team.
This Blog Hop show-cases the Occasionals 2015 brochure, but I just had to add in a sneaky peak of the gorgeous “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the “Best Year Ever” stamps set, both available for FREE in the Sale-A-Bration brochure, with each $110 Stampin’ Up! purchase.

You are now at Blog Hop #14, and may have just come from visiting with Sharon de Vos, to check out at #16 Debbie Lamb, click here

This first card is in shades of Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush.
It features the gorgeous “Painted Petals” stamp set, which was the first stamp set on my Wish List when the new Occasionals brochure, which stated on the 6th of January.
The Blushing Bride cardstock has been scored using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, to give it an elegant look.
Classic Stampin Pads used throughout the card are Garden Green and Strawberry Slush.
For the Tag, I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and Project Life Corner, along with Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, which has been backed with Strawberry Slush cardstock.
The Tag has Venetian Crochet Trim that has been secured/stapled with the Handheld Stapler, and some pink twine has been tied in a bow and secured with a Glue Dot.
The finishing touch is the Pearl Basic Jewel, which has been coloured with the Melon Mambo Blendabilities, and anchors the card nicely.

For the card insert, a strip of Strawberry Slush cardstock has been added, which has been punched using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.
The flowers have been stamped in Strawberry Slush and Garden Green, and the sentiment in this card has been placed on the lower right corner.
This is a sweet little card, which I have already given away to a number of friends.
Wah-lah … "Painted Petals" card done!

My second card features the “Butterflies” Framelits, along with the “Best Year Ever” stamp set and “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper.
The card base is Bermuda Bay, with layers of Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.
The words “YOU made MY DAY” are stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.
The Tag is made using the Angled Tag Topper Punch, and the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper has been sponged with Coastal Cabana ink.
Two butterflies have been cut from Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock, using the gorgeous new “Butterflies” Framelits.   They are layered and secured to the Tag, and a flower has been placed on the centre of the butterfly.

I have two different cards pictured, as one has Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party tied through the Tag loop, the other has the SAB2015 "Best Year Ever" Accessory Pack Polyester Ribbon in Coastal Cabana.
The finishing touch is the Pearl Basic Jewel, which has been coloured with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, and anchors the card nicely.

For the Card Insert, the words “Best. Year. Ever.” are stamped on Naturals White cardstock in Bermuda Bay ink.
The stamp set “Best Day Ever” also has a lovely splotchy circles stamp, which I have used in the lighter colour of Coastal Cabana.
Wah-lah …Butterflies Card done!

If you would like to view my Blog Post regarding an altered Butterflies project, please click here  

Now on to visiting with Debbie Lamb, love what she has made.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Stamp Sets : “Best Year Ever” SAB2015, “Painted Petals”
Ink : Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Garden Green, Strawberry Slush
Blendabilities : Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo
Cardstock :  “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper {SAB2015}, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Naturals White, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Framelits : “Butterflies”
Punches :  Angled Tag Topper, Scalloped Tag Topper, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Project Life Corner
Ribbons : "Best Year Ever" Accessory Pack Polyester Ribbon in Coastal Cabana, Seam Bing Ribbon ½” in Pool Party , Vintage Crochet Trim, Twine
Xtras : Basic Pearl Jewels, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Packing Paper, Vintage Flower Trim {via Stamps Plus},

Special Tools : Big Shot, Handheld Stapler, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer,

Here are all the creative Inker participants …

12. Ria Kaire 
14. Kathe Oldham  - YOU are here!



  1. Love the two layered butterfly

  2. What pretty projects you've made. Love that butterfly set.

  3. I love the butterfly framed art pieces! Great decor idea :)

  4. Looks like your Butterfly thinlits have been working overtime! Lovely projects Kathe, thanks for sharing.

  5. These are Beautiful Kathe! I love the framed butterflies - so elegant!

  6. Boy you have been busy Kathe. I love the framed art especially:)

  7. You've certainly been busy. I love your projects - they're very elegant and inspirational.

  8. Luv what you did with the vellum. The first card, with the elegant pink touches is my favourite :)

  9. Love how you show cased the butterfly in so many ways. Very talented.

  10. Stunning projects - just goes to show how versatile this die is. It will be making it into my next order. Thanks for sharing.


  11. What fabulous projects Kathe I love them all, You certainly have given us plenty of inspiration.

  12. Really wonderful projects...loving all of your color choices! My personal favs are your framed pieces! Great job!

  13. You have been very busy - lovely assortment of cards lots of inspiration in your creations ...cheers


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