janhopWelcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

Bouquet Bigz L Die, Simply Wonderful, Takeout Box

I have a couple of projects for you today that I hope you will enjoy. The first one uses the brand new Big Shot Bouquet Bigz L Die from the Occasions catalog. It is very fun to work with and the possibilities are endless! I paired it with the Takeout Box for the perfect gift box! The flower was made from the small and medium flower petals, which were sponged with soft suede ink, curled with the bone folder and then hot-glued together. If you would like to watch a video on how to assemble it, you can watch this:

The heart framelits made a wonderful backdrop for the flower, don’t you think? I cut out two of the scalloped hearts so they could sandwich the bellyband ribbon neatly, embossed with my favorite Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and sponged across the edges and the entire top surface. The In-Color DSP mimicks the pattern of the emboss folder so nicely! I thought the sentiments from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Simply Wonderful, would be a great complement but you can choose from so many wonderful sets that Stampin’ Up! has.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILSBouquet Bigz L Die, Simply Wonderful, Takeout Box, Hearts Framelits, Valentines

  • Stamp Sets: Simply Wonderful (SAB)
  • Paper: ’13-’15 and ’14-’16 In-Color DSP Stack, Lost Lagoon, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • SU Tools: Bouquet Bigz L Die, Hearts Framelits, Fancy Fan TIEF, Decorative Dots TIEF, Banners Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Takeout Box, Pearl Basic Jewels

You Plus Me, Crazy about You, Sumthin' Sumthin', Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Easel Card, Valentine, Anniversary

It is now “anniversary season” in my house so I thought it would be fun to make an easel card for my husband, using the new You Plus Me stamp set and some of the fun accessories from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. Masculine cards are not my forte! There are a few touches on this card that push the envelope just a little but I don’t think he will mind one bit! Lots of details on this one and I am sure that I will forget one or two, but that’s the great part of having lots of tools at my fingertips!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILSMini Treat Bag Thinlits, Hello You Thinlits, You Plus Me, Crazy about You, Sumthin' Sumthin', Valentines, Anniversary

  • Stamp Sets: You Plus Me, Crazy about You, Sumthin’ Sumthin’
  • Paper: Best Year Ever DSP, Lullaby DSP, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey
  • Ink: Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
  • SU Tools: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Hello You Thinlits, Happy Heart TIEF, Deco Labels Framelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Squares Framelits, Banners Framelits, Sweetheart Punch, On Film Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Finishing Touch: Pearl Basic Jewels, Retro Fresh Washi Tape


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So, I hope you liked my projects using the new Occasions products today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. The next stop is Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

Happy Stampin’!





Pals January Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  ⇒⇒ YOU ARE HERE
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon