Yes, it's time to say "hello" to the new Occasions Catalog (and the Sale-A-Bration brochure!) with the Wacky Watercooler gang. This is the first of TWO blog hops this month; c'mon along and see what our artists are showcasing from the new catalogs. As always, our "hop" is a circle; join anywhere and click the links to the next blog for more samples. You may have "hopped on" here - Welcome! - or you may have come from my virtual friend, Penny. Penny has inspired me on many occasions; don't you love what she has done this time?
January is a month full of birthdays for my family. We have five to celebrate this month, so I always start off the year needing lots of birthday cards. How fortunate for me to have some brand new birthday-themed toys to play with!
Although I had many new stamps to choose from, I decided to demonstrate a few samples using Birthday Blast and the matching Star Blast Edgelits Dies--such a fun set! Lookie:
Now THAT'S how to get the birthday rockin'! This happy set has a huge sentiment (actually two!) to build your card around. I love the color combo of Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party and Silver--isn't it fresh and lively?
The sentiment was stamped in Watermelon Wonder; I added some embossing by running my stylus down the lines of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool on the back side of the paper.
The fabulous "star explosion" was cut with Silver Glimmer Paper and the Star Blast Edgelits, and it was adhered to the back of my sentiment piece; the entire strip is popped up on Dimensionals so it looks like the stars are standing in air. I also cut the Star Blast with Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder, punching out the stars to add to the front of my card.
And what's a birthday without a present?
Start with a piece of Watermelon Wonder, cut 8" x 9". Score at 2" on all four sides; trim the corners to the score lines:
Add Tear and Tape Adhesive:
Who wouldn't love to receive this set?
And now it's time to go see what the fabulous Christine Guida has to show you; I'm sure you'll be itching to place your Occasions order after seeing her projects!
Thanks for stopping by!