Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Thoughts and a Preview of Occasions 2014!

Earlier this week I received some of my pre-order goodies from the Occasions 2014 mini-catalog (which starts Jan 3rd, 2014). Within it is some of the most beautiful paper I've seen in a long time, it's called Watercolor Wonder designer series paper. It is quite stunning!

I decided to put together a quick project, I really didn't have a plan in place, so I just went with the flow. I came out with a cute flower card using the new Watercolor paper as the background.


  1. Cut a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock for the card base, score in half at 4.25" and fold
  2. Cut a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Island Indigo cardstock
  3. Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the Watercolor Wonder designer series paper
  4. Adhere Island Indigo paper to the Daffodil Delight card base
  5. Using the Field Flowers stamp set, stamp the stem in Gumball Green Ink directly on the Watercolor Wonder patterned paper
  6. Using the Stamp-a-majig, position the flower over the lower stem
  7. Ink the fill/background stamp of the largest flower in Island Indigo ink, then stamp off on scrap paper before stamping on the project (so the color is muted, which will be needed when we stamp the outline of the flower overtop)
  8. Repeat the above step, using the Stamp-a-majig and stamp the fill/background of the bud on the upper stem in Island Indigo ink
  9. Use the stamp-a-majig once more and ink the outline stamp of the largest flower with Island Indigo ink, this time stamping it at full strength on the project
  10. Repeat the above step, this time stamping the bud outline stamp at full strength with Island Indigo ink
  11. Stamp the sentiment in Gumball Green Ink to the right of the stamped flower
  12. Adhere Gumball Green ribbon across the top of the patterned paper, secure it with small squares of sticky strip (I also added a small square in the middle of the ribbon) - Tip: use graph paper to ensure you are putting the ribbon on straight!
  13. Adhere patterned paper onto the Island Indigo cardstock
  14. Tie a bow in Gumball Green ribbon (adhere with a glue dot), then add pearls beneath the sentiment


  • Daffodil Delight cardstock (119683)
  • Island Indigo cardstock (122923)
  • Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (132994) *available January 3rd, 2014
  • Field Flowers Stamp Set (c. 122762, w.128583)
  • Gumball Green Ink pad (126861)
  • Island Indigo Ink pad (126986)
  • Stamp-a-majig (101049)
  • Basic Pearls (119247)
  • Gumball Green Ribbon (126848)
  • Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Snail (104332)
  • Glue Dots (103683)
  • Grid Paper (130148)
Visit my online store to purchase all of these items! Also I hear that new items are being added to the clearance rack tomorrow (Dec 27th 2013) - be sure to check that out and take advantage of some great deals!

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