The Very Best Occasions

Sentiment stamp sets are one of my favorite things to add to my collection. They give me a fresh new selection of greetings that breath life into sets I already have on my shelf. Are you a sentiment set fan too?

The Very Best Occasions stamp set (159871) not only has holiday sentiments in it, it also has all occasion sentiments that I can use throughout the year making it a great value. And if you love punches check out the Very Best Trio Punch (159878) that is part of the Very Best Occasions Bundle (159879) and save 10%.

Here are some lovely cards using the sentiments from this set. This first card uses Heat Embossing in silver to create the focal point of the card and the coordinating punch has been used to add interest.

The Silver Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon (159193) adds a bit more shine. This next fun fold card uses the same sentiment but adds the wonderful Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (Host 159913) for a fun bold color pallet. The Decorative Circle Punch (159174) adds a whimsical feel to the project and a bit of shimmer was added with the Opal Rounds (1542898). Can you see them on the ornaments?

And how about this next card? The traditional colors found in the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper (159559) make a great back drop for this sentiment on this fun fold card that will stand up with just a couple of score lines. You simply take your 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Garden Green panel and score at the 2″, 3 1/8″, 5 3/8″, 6 1/2″ marks.

And how about this elegant card using the Labels Aglow Dies (159551) and Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper (159600) for a little bit of elegance?

Last but not least here is a Valentine card using the set along with Real Red & White Glimmer Paper (159578) and the same Designer Series Paper as the card above. The back side of this holiday paper has wonderful patterns and textures too making it extend the use of the paper into the new year.

The Heart Punch Pack (151292) and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317) from the Annual Catalog add texture and interest.

So what do you think no two cards alike, right? Isn’t that one of the great things about paper crafting? We start with the same stamp set and end up with tons of choices! Have a favorite card? Why not leave me a comment today and let me know which one you like?

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#OnStage & Swapping fun!

Wow, I just got back from another fun Stampin’ Up! event in Jacksonville and as usual it was a blast! It’s definitely wonderful to gather again after so long and the energy was high, even with having to drive through the tropical rains of the hurricane as I went south. lol You never know what weather will bring here in the south.

Anyhow, I thought I’d start by sharing some of the fun swaps that I received over the next couple of days from my fellow stampers. The selection covered a wide range and it’s always sooo much fun to see what everyone creates. I’m going to start with the 3d items, as they are what drew me to stamping in the first place.

This first one is so clever for the fall and thanksgiving

And speaking of fall here is a lovely card made with the Hello Harvest Bundle.

And this next one uses the Very Best Occasions and our sweet little Bells embellishments (159980)

along with a card using the same set.

And these next 2 cards use the Santa’s Delivery Bundle

The belly band on this card when removed reveals a fun fold card.

And how about some cards made with the Sweet Candy Cane Bundle?

And my final card today uses the Christmas Banners Bundle

Wow, right? That’s it for today, why not leave me a comment and let me know your favorite? Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more from OnStage with you!

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