2017 Occasions Sneak Peek: Part 3

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2017 Occasions Sneak Peek: Part 3 | A Work of Carte

Welcome back, Stampers! Today we’re on part 3 of a 6-part series featuring sneak peeks from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalog. Be sure to bookmark this blog (hit Ctrl+D on Windows or CMD+D on a mac). I’ll be posting sneak peeks twice a week leading up to the Occasions catalog launch on January 4th. Review part 1 here and part 2 here. Today we’re looking at the Lift Me Up bundle, Dragonfly Dreams bundle and the new Watercolor Pencils!

Birthday Bright Project Kit

I don’t know about you but the best time of year for me to make birthday cards is spring! It’s a great time to focus on getting cards made for your friends and family. Our Birthday Bright kit features 12 cards and gift tags that are quick to put together! It also comes with a cute storage box and an envelope address guide to help you center your addresses on your envelope!

You can’t see it from the picture, but you will also get die cut pieces that say “Happy Birthday” in English, French and German.

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Birthday Bright Project Kit -- Make 12 gift cards and 12 gift tags easily and without the fuss of designing, measuring or cutting! Just stamp, adhere and send!

Birthday Blast Bundle

One product that I overlooked in the catalog on first viewing was the Star Blast Edgelits dies. This die will cut a super cute shooting star image, which you can use to decorate your card fronts, use as a box topper or even create your own princess crowns with!

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Create your own tiaras using the new Star Blast Edgelit Die

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Create your own tiaras using the new Star Blast Edgelit Die

Of course, there is a coordinating stamp set for this die, which features a couple of large sentiments as well as a large flourish that nests under the die cut embellishment, which you can see above.

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Pair the Birthday Blast Stamps with the Star Blast Edgelit Die for fun cards that pop off the page!

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Happy Celebrations Stamps & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders

If you’re looking for new techniques, this stamp set and coordinating embossing folders is for you! The stamp set features some great brush strokes and greetings.

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Happy Celebrations Stamps

The magic happens with the embossing folders, though! Here you can see the two folders feature the words “Happy” and “Celebrate.” What you can’t tell from this first image is that these folders were inspired by letterpress and press the words into the paper in a debossed image.

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders

Combine with the stamp set and you have a wonderful new technique! Here, the paper was first embossed with the “Happy” folder. The designer then stamped right over the embossed image with the large brush stroke from the coordinating Happy Celebrations stamp set.

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder. Get this look by dry embossing first, then stamping over the embossed image.

Taking this technique a little further, the following paper was first stamped with one of the “Happy” stamps from the Happy Celebrations stamp set. It was then embossed with the “Happy” embossing folder. After that, it was stamped with a brush stroke stamp again, only with a darker pink. Pretty cool!

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder. Get this look by stamping the sentiment from the Happy Celebrations stamp set, then dry embossing, then stamping over the embossed image.

Here’s what it looks like after embossing:

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders leave a debossed empression on your cardstock that you can stamp over for awesome effects!

And after stamping a few circles over that embossed image.

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders leave a debossed empression on your cardstock that you can stamp over for awesome effects!

And here’s what it looks like when you stamp “Celebrate” first, then emboss, then stamp the circles.

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders leave a debossed empression on your cardstock that you can stamp over for awesome effects!

Here’s a cute shaker card made with this stamp set. Embossed first then stamped with the circles. This is actually a neat card because I think it uses our clear envelopes to make the shaker portion of the card. I’d never thought to use the clear envelopes for that but it’s perfect! The embellishments are the Sprinkles Embellishments that I shared with you in Part 1 of the 2017 Occasions Sneak Peek series.

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Happy Celebration & Celebration Duo Embossing Folder Shaker Card Featuring Sprinkles Embellishments

And, to kick it up another notch, here’s a gorgeous watercolored card featuring the Happy Celebrations stamps and Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders. To make this card, the designer first stamped “celebrate” using versamark ink onto watercolor paper, then she applied White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with the heat tool. Next, the card front was watercolored. Last, the card front was embossed with the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder. Simply gorgeous!

2017 Stampin' Up Occasions Sneak Peek: Happy Celebrations Stamps & Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders - First Watercolor, then heat emboss then dry emboss to recreate this look

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Looking for your Austin area Stampin' Up demonstrator? Stacey Lane is here for you! I serve the Northern Austin area, focusing on Hutto, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown and Taylor, but I'm also happy to travel! Whether you want to host a workshop, order some supplies or are looking for the perfect speaker for your retreat, I'm here to meet your needs! Email me today to book your event or request a catalog!

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