Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Occasions Catalog



Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! I’m so excited to be part of this amazing group of fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world. Each month we will be sharing projects to help inspire and encourage you to get creative. This month’s theme is the Occasions Catalog, which launched earlier this month and is full of fantastic products to help you get started for the New Year. 


One of the things I love the most about the 2018 Occasions Catalog is that there is something for everyone, for any occasion. I decided to showcase 2 different suites - Picture Perfect Party Suite and Petal Passion Suite. I have also used  2 coordinating Sale-a-bration products (that you can earn for Free with a qualifying purchase), to help inspire you with your projects. As you can see, my two cards look very different but can work for a variety of occasions that people will love to receive. 


My 1st card has a modern feel to it and works well with all ages and is perfect masculine card design. For my card base I chose Thick Whisper White cardstock and added a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock to matte the layer of Whisper White for my design.

This card design features the Picture Perfect Birthday photopolymer stamp set (item # 145560 $17.00) to create the candles and the "sparkle" background in the corners. I chose to heat emboss the candles with Silver embossing powder and the flames with Gold embossing powder. The sparkles in the corners were embossed with Copper embossing powder. I stamped over the 2 outside candle patterns with Marina Mist and Pool Party Classic inks for a little color and to add a little depth and definition to them. 

To finish off the card, I die cut "Celebrate" using the Celebrate You Thinlets dies (item #146840) from Gold Foil. This die set is a Level 2 Sale-a-bration product that you can Free with a $100 purchase. I also used the "Let's" sentiment from the coordinating Amazing You Stamp set (available in Wood Mount item #147212 or Clear Mount item #147215), which you can earn for Free with a $50 purchase. I embossed the sentiment with Gold embossing powder to tie it in with the "Celebrate" die cut. The final touch is a little gold star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

I love the clean, crisp look of this card and the way embossing and Gold Foil pops to take this design from ordinary to Wow! This card works well as a birthday card but can also be used for an anniversary or graduation card. 


My 2nd card design is much more feminine and timeless. I love the Petal Passion Suite and the versatility of the images and sentiments in the Petal Palette stamp set  (available in Wood Mount item #145785 $47.00 or Clear Mount item #145788 $35.00). The wonderful thing is that the stamp set has coordinating Thinlets dies, and when you purchase them together as a bundle, you can save 10%. 

I love the combination of Pink Pirouette and Basic Black together for an elegant, classic design. I embossed the layer of Basic Black cardstock with the floral embossing folder from the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (set of 2 item #145656 $9.00) to add a delicate texture to the card. I stamped the Whisper White Label (cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits item #138281 $27.00) using the large floral image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I rotated the stamp several times to use different parts of the image and then colored the images with my Stampin' Blends markers. Once again, I used my favorite Whisper White 1/4" Organza ribbon to embellish the Basic Black layer before adding the stamped label to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

To finish off this card design, I heat embossed the sentiment with Gold embossing powder on a thin scrap of Basic Black cardstock and trimmed it to fit on the label attached with Mini Dimensionals. This card design works for so many occasions and you can change the color combination for a whole new look. 

One of the best things about the launch of the new 2018 Occasions Catalog is that you can earn Free products during Sale-a-bration, January 3rd-March 31st, 2018. This way you can get even more value for your money and more products to create with. Contact me to learn more about how you can earn Free products during Sale-a-bration.

I hope that you have enjoyed my cards and I hope that they help inspire you to create your own amazing projects using products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog. Why not treat yourself to a little creative therapy.

Now it is time to visit Laura Kate Mackie's blog and see what she has created for this month's blog hop. Just click the Next button to visit her blog. If you get lost, just click on the links in the Blog Hop Roll Call listed below to help you find your way. I hope that you will enjoy your journey along this wonderful blog hop. 



Blog Hop Roll Call
1.Melissa Tennison
2. Nichole Loe
3. Deb Naylor
4. Lisa Kmiec
5. Tricia Butts
6. Laura Kate Mackie
7. Cheryl Hamilton
8. Su Mohr
9. Hiske MacKay
10. Kathy Maurer
11. Leisa Pedersen
12. Linda Handford
13. Mary Trautner
14. Jackie Lawless
15. Alexandra Rauf
16.Maria Calia
17. Kirsteen Gill
18. Amy Grendel
19. Diana Tillery


Until Next time.
Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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32 comments:

  1. Tricia, I have just one word....STUNNING!!! xx

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    1. Thank you Leisa. I am so happy you like them. :)

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  2. Your cards are so pretty! The embossing gives each card such an elegant touch. TFS! :)

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    1. Thank you Diana. I love the new embossing folders. So many wonderful possibilities. :)

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    1. Thank you Nichole. I am glad you like them. :)

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  4. Great cards Tricia! I especially love modern look that the embossing gives to the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I love the contrast between the two cards with one being more modern and the other elegant and romantic. :)

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  5. Great job Tricia - I love the Petal Passion suite too.

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    1. Thanks Amy. I love this suite as well. One of my favorites to create with. :)

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  6. Both of your projects are stunning, Tricia! I love how you used the black embossed background with the Petal Palette set. It's beautiful! šŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you Melissa. I love using black and the Petal Palette stamp set works perfectly. The whole suite is amazing to create projects with. :)

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  7. Your Celebrate Card is just gorgeous, Tricia!! Love the embossing with the added color to the candles!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. I love the way the color makes the embossing pop. I want to experiment with different colors to see how it looks. :)

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  8. Tricia, both are fabulous! The black embossing is so effective! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Su. I love that embossing folder. The images are so delicate and intricate. It really helps step up a card design. :)

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  9. Both cards are beautiful, but love the candles!Thanks for sharing

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    1. So glad you loved them. I love heat embossing and the celebrate card was so much fun to create. :)

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    1. Thank you Laura. I am so happy you like them. :)

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  11. Very different but both very lovely!

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    1. Thank you Hiske. I love to show contrasts in my projects to help show the versatility of Stampin' Up!'s products. It helps me step outside my comfort zone. :)

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    1. Thank you Kathy. I am glad that you enjoyed them. :)

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    1. Thank you Deb. So glad you like them. :)

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  14. Love your colouring job on the second card!

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    1. Thank you Pryl. I love coloring with the new Stampin' Blends. We made this card in a class recently and everyone loved them. :)

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  15. Great cards Trish - I love how different they both are. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I love sharing ideas that help inspire people to see products in different ways. :)

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  16. Your cards are great - LOVE them! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Kirsteen. I am glad you love them. :)

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