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January 1, 2010

Occasions Mini Catalog Blog Tour - Stop #16


Hi there!  If you've been making your way around the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Catalog Tour, then you might have just come to my blog from Joyce's blog Stampin' Central, where she used the FABULOUS new stamp set Vintage Vogue.  If you didn't come from the previous stop, click HERE to see Joyce's creations at stop #15.  I just love this stamp set - it was one of the ones that I made sure to pre-order (a demonstrator perk!!) and I have really enjoyed using it so far.  Don't you just love her projects?!?!?  You can order your very own Mini Occasions Catalog products beginning January 5th - so get crackin' on your Wish List!! :)


Well, I'm excited to share mine with you now.  I signed up a little late for this Tour (hush, hush).  Actually, I signed up on Wednesday afternoon, but I was super happy to see that no one had reserved the new stamp set Tiny Tags for use in the Tour.  It is a super cute stamp set and I am a sentiment hoarder, so I love it!  What I am most excited about is that on all three of my projects I think that the alignment of the sentiments turned out pretty darn good, and I DIDN'T use my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig!!!  I am very OCD about my stamping being even and lined up, and while it's not 100% perfect (I'm not telling you where!! ;)  LOL) it's pretty close and it's good enough for me!  I really like these new clear-mount stamps.  It's the same BEST IN THE INDUSTRY deeply etched rubber images with the ease of a clear block to help see where you're stamping and to really save on storage space needed.  I hope you enjoy my projects!!

Occasions Mini Catalog item featured on this stop:  TINY TAGS stamp set


This card was made using my Movers & Shapers Bigz die along with the Heart movable die you can purchase separately.  I reverse masked my heart on the inside of the card and sponged some Rose Red in there, along with stamping the little damask image from Tiny Tags inside the heart as well.  I paper pierced all the way around the heart and you can't see it, but underneath the ribbon too.  I used my scalloped edge punch to add a layer of Pretty in Pink CS beneath the distressed layer of Sweet Pea DSP STACK (in the Occasions Mini!!).  The sentiment is from the Tiny Tags stamp set, and the ribbon is the 5/8" Whisper White Satin ribbon.  Have you seen that in the Occasions Mini there are NINE new colors of this GORGEOUS satin ribbon?!?!?


This second card was made using some more of the yummy Sweet Pea DSP Stack but I gave the DSP a totally different twist with my color combo.  In a few days I will share some up-close images of today's projects so you can see the little image I stamped on this card a little more closely, but if you click on the picture it should give you a nice HUGE picture to look at ;)  It's hard to tell but I did use my Scallop Edge punch again on the DSP, and that is another small layer of Pumpkin Pie colored DSP beneath that 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon.  I did some more paper piercing along the bottom right corner near the stamped image, and again I stamped my image without a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig!


This last project once again features the stamp set Tiny Tags and some scallops.  I'm loving scallops right now.  The envelope is made with the Scallop Envelope Bigz die, and I made a little flower using some of my smaller circle punches and then crinkling the CS and tearing around the edge of the circles.  Layered on top of one another, the circles are held together nicely with one of the Whisper White 5/16" Jumbo brads.  That beautiful ribbon is the Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon.  Again, the DSP used is some of the Sweet Pea DSP Stack paper - isn't it so pretty?!?!  Well, open up this cute little envelope, and this is what you get:


More paper piercing, some stamped images from Tiny Tags, and did you notice that the paper piercing is "reversed"?  I had the rough side of the holes on the top and I even did it right through my image.  I thought it made it more "interesting".  What do you think?

Well, I hope you enjoyed my samples, and I hope that you'll continue on your way to discover some really fabulous creations made with the fantastic new stamps and accessories available in the Occasions Mini Catalog!!!   I haven't even told you my FAVORITE part about this Tiny Tags stamp set.....IT HAS A COORDINATING PUNCH!!!  I just didn't use it on any of my projects because I always try to use my Blog Tour items in a way rather than the most expected.  The punch is called the Medium Jewelry Tag punch, and it's ADORABLE!!!  You'll have to check it out in the Mini Catalog, or check back here for some samples using it in the near future ;)

Moving on....please click HERE to go to stop #17 on the Tour - Lyssa's blog, Song of My Heart Stampers where she is going to show you the set everyone will want to have - Messages for Mom.  We've all got a mom or someone who is in our life that fills that motherly role, and we all love to stamp, so it's a must have!!! :) 

Thanks so much for joining me on this Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Catalog Blog Tour!!!!!!!  Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

PS - Some of the participants on the Tour will have some Blog Candy for you to win!!! :)

36 comments:

  1. Oh gracious, I just LOVE the teeny Scallop Envelope card!! And the valentine at the top--that is just perfect. Great work!

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  2. All your projects are BEAUTIFUL Marie!!

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  3. Love how you stamped the heart. These stamps are sooo cute!

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  4. Dang it! I just took this set off my list, and now I have to add it back. Love what you did with it. Great Projects

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  5. That set is just amazing. I love the little bits of elegance you added to your projects!

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  6. That heart card is darling! I love the layered torn flower. It is so cute on that scalloped envelope!

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  7. I have to agree with Dawnmarie. I took this set off, and now it's going back on the list. GORGEOUS cards all, but I especially love the first one with the punch window heart.

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  8. Gorgeous projects! I love the first one! That masked heart is amazing!!

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  9. I {heart} your first card. It is so pretty.

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  10. Beautiful projects - love them all

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  11. I love that heart card! The cute note card in the scallop envie die is a close second place for me. Great job!

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  12. Great use of the stamp set, Marie! I was iffy about it until seeing your projects. And your flower is so cute!!

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  13. I love this stamp set! Your projects are all beautiful esp. the scalloped envelope and card!

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  14. Very cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Marie, Your projects are really cool! I love the "heart" card! The Movers & Shakers are just awesome! TFS!

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  16. heartfeltinkspirationJan 1, 2010, 4:40:00 PM

    My goodness, just when I thought I knew which project I loved best, I kept scrolling -- excellent work, very inspiring!

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  17. So cute! Love the heart card!

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  18. Marie, these projects are awesome! Love that you are showcasing the Occasions Mini and all the awesome projects- can't wait to check out the rest of the participants. On a side note, I am sorry to read that you won't be an SU demo any longer, although I can certainly understand. I hope you don't give up your blog as well because your talent would be truly missed! Please keep stamping and keep sharing with us!!

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  19. Wow! These are fabulous! I really like the first one with the heart sponged inside. I will definitely try this!

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  20. I love the first heart card!! It's adorable :)

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  21. Great projects. I especially love the first one with the heart window. Also really like how you did the friends and image for the card inside the scallop envelope. The paper piercing really makes it.

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  22. Ooh... what a great way to use this set.. the last project is my most fav!

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  23. Beautiful cards! I love the one with the heart. Great job.

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  24. Wonderful cards! Such talent! Blessings to you!

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  25. Awwwwwww!!! All your projects are so sweet, Marie!

    Love all the paper-piercing, and your Movers & Shapers card is just too cute!

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  26. Love the little card inside the scalloped envelope! Nice projects!

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  27. SO pretty! Your heart card is fabulous!

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  28. LOVE the Projects!!!

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  29. Great projects, and I love the "reverse" paper piercing...I see a technique class using this in the near future! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Love everything! My favorite was your first card! Great job!!

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  31. Love the projects! And none of them are tags! So nice! I'm not picking a fave by the way!!

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  32. [...] you enjoyed my projects as much as I did creating them. Please continue on the tour by visiting Marie who will be showcasing the brand new stamp set "Tiny [...]

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  33. [...] 13) Holly K – Abundant Hope 14) Dawnmarie - Shades of Spring DSP 15) Joyce – Vintage Vogue 16) Marie – Tiny Tags 17) Lyssa – Messages for Mom 18)) Sara M-B – Fox & Friends 19) Twila – [...]

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  34. i hope you don't mind but i made a version of your reverse masked heart card. i saw it over on SCS and it jumped out at me!

    you can see my version here.

    Kathleen Mc x

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