Thursday, January 5, 2012

Occasions Mini and Thank You Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Occasions Mini and Thank Yous Blog Hop. I have two projects to share with you today both that use some of the new products available in the new Occasions Mini. If you haven't taken a look at it yet, WOW! It is amazing and has so many wonderful new products but lets get onto the projects for today.
The first is a Gratitude Journal that I made for my daughter to write in through the upcoming year. I thought the new Apothecary Art Stamp Set with the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper was just what her journal needed. I added Basic Gray Satin Ribbon and made her a coordinating ink pen. I also used the new Edgelits Dies to add the curved portion next to the ribbon. I had to cut it three times along the Designer Series Paper to get the piece long enough but with a little patience it worked well. The Apothecary Art Set has a coordinating Framelits Label Collection Die that has 6 different sizes. I used two different sizes on this journal.

My next project is a card I made for my Grandma's Birthday that was yesterday. I used a lot of the same items as the journal but a few are different. I started with a base of Island Indigo and cut the bottom edge with the Edgelits Die, then added the textured line with the coordinating Texturedd Impressions Embossing Folder. I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Twitterpated Collection and added it behind the front to extend the card front even with the back. Then I started to decorate. I used the Apothcary Art Stamp Set again only this time I used the largest stamp and stamped it with Basic Gray Classic Ink before using a Blender Pen and Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pads to color the image. The Happiest Birthday Stamp is also included with the Stamp Set and I used Island Indigo to stamp it. I added a couple of Twitterpated Designer Buttons (which are just so cute) on each side and then attached it to a Riding Hood Red Framelits Label. Sorry for the off lighting but I was in a hurry to deliver the card to Grandma and didn't realize it til it was to late. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop. Be sure and leave a comment so we know that you stopped by, Tonya

The next stop on your blog hop is Dawn's Crative Chalet. Have fun looking over her projects.


Pat T. said...

I love the idea of a Gratitude Journal. Very nice!

Shellie G said...

Both projects are nice but I love the gratitude journal. What a neat way to use the edgelits dies! I never would have thought to do that.

Annie Lee said...

Oooh, I love that journal. I've got a ton of composition notebooks. Maybe I should use one!