Friday, January 1, 2010

Occasions Mini Blog Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop. This blog hop features stamp sets and accessories from the upcoming Occasions Mini, available January 5th. Come take a trip around to get a sneak peek of the new goodies before the mini is available. Hope you enjoy your trip!

If you have been following the blog hop in order you've just seen Cheryl's wonderful creations featuring Well Scripted. I have something sweet for you, that is, the stamp set Something Sweet! This set comes with a gumball machine, baby rattle, and sunflower images, and coordinates with the Sweet Treat cups and 1-3/4" Circle punch.

- Sweet as Bubble Gum -
This set comes with the cutest gumballs, jelly beans, and hearts with which to fill the gumball machine.

This is a card I created for an Occasions mini swap. Don't these colors just remind you of bubble gum? I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the pink jelly beans, and I paper pieced and popped up the red heart beans for added interest. It also uses the new "glitter" Sending Love Specialty Designer Series paper. Glitter paper - YUM! You can see more ideas with this paper at Barbara's stop on the blog hop.

Stamps: Something Sweet; Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP; Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Sponges, Silver brads, Large oval punch, Scallop oval punch, Heart to Heart punch, Backgrounds I Texturz plate, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

- Something Fishy - Have you ever seen those cute fish tanks made to look like gumball machines? That's exactly what the little fishies reminded me of. I tried a couple different ways to create my idea.

This one was made with masking and sponging on Whisper White cardstock and embossing with clear embossing powder.

This card uses the Sweet Treat cups and the 1-3/4" circle punch. Love those cups!! So fun to fill them with all sorts of things. Here I filled the cup with water and just a tad of blue food coloring. The cup is sealed with a square of acetate, and the stamped image is mounted behind the acetate. Did you notice another yummy accessory from the new mini? Real Red corduroy buttons!

Here is the close-up views of both main images. You can see on the left how I embossed with clear embossing powder to make the fish tank look glassy.

Stamps: Something Sweet, Pocket Silhouettes, Sincere Saluations; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love DSP; Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust; Accessories: Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon, Silver brads, Curly label punch, Large oval punch, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Real Red & Chocolate Chip corduroy buttons, Sponge, Clear embossing powder, Sweet Treat cup, Acetate, Water & food coloring, Background I Texturz plate, Naturally Serif Alphabet die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

- Baby on the Way - This is a really cute idea for a baby shower favor, a dressed-up cookie treat.

I love filling those Sweet Treat cups with Jelly Bellies. They are just so colorful! The flavor shown here is called Top Banana. For this favor, I scored a 4 x 11" piece of cardstock at 5" and 6".

Stamps: Something Sweet; Paper: Bashful Blue, Textured Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Textured Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie; Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Trio flower punch, Slot punch, Silver brad, Crushed Curry 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread, Sweet Treat cup, Jelly Bellies, Medium cello bag, Background I Texturz plate, Naturally Serif Alphabet die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

I have lots more ideas for this set. Make sure you stop by again soon to check them out!

Next stop on our tour is Rhonda; hop on over to see what she has created for you.

The complete blog hop listing:
1) Stella - Garden from the Heart
2) Sharon - Pinking Hearts Border and Corner Punch
3) Sarah W - With All My Heart
4) Barbara - Sending Love Specialty DSP & I{Love} Love Wheel
5) Melina - I {Heart} Hearts
6) Krystal - Scallop Heart Embosslit
7) Cindy - Love Bandits (& maybe Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder)
8) Kim - Folk Flower Stencil
9) Cheryl - Well Scripted
10) Heidi - Something Sweet
11) Rhonda - Eggcoutrements
12) Holly P - Mini milk carton die
13) Holly K - Abundant Hope
14) Dawnmarie - Shades of Spring DSP
15) Joyce - Vintage Vogue
16) Marie - Tiny Tags
17) Lyssa - Messages for Mom
18) Sara M-B - Fox & Friends
19) Twila - Sweet Pea DSP w/ the matching Sweet Pea Stitched Felt
20) Heather - Chipboard Books
21) Melissa - Little Angel
22) Yapha - My Matryoshka
23) Deb - Chocolate Bunny

Thanks for stopping by!


Marie said...

I love all of your projects but that baby card is just precious. The recipient will love it!!! TFS all of your ideas with us!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love the gumball card and the fish cards. How cool!

HeathersHobby said...

Oh my goodness! I love the heart gumballs (they remind me of heart Sprees at Valentine's). My favorite project, though, is the fish card. I love how you showed it with the sweet treat cups and an option without the cup. Very cute embossing!

Dawnmarie said...

I love all of them. They're so cute. Please don't make me choose a favorite!

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

I was really trying to resist that stamp set, but you've pushed me over the edge with your adorable cards! TFS (and enabling)!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

LOVE 'EM!!! But the fish tank is my favorite! So so cute :-)

lisa808 said...

Love your 'fishy' samples.

Cherie said...

Your projects are just too, too cool! I really had to chuckle when I saw your fish in blue water card! My first attempt to do that leaked all over! :) TFS!


Kandi said...

OMgosh - that baby rattle is adorable!

Yapha said...

Those fish tank gumball machnes are absolutely fantastic! I can't believe you used real water! Wow!

Stamp/nScrap said...

Wow, love the 'Something Fishy' project! The baby rattle cookie treat is really cute, too - would love more pics of it to see the inside. Cheryl

Lisa Y. said...

I loved all of your projects! They are just so creative and cute!

Melissa said...

Adorable, Heidi!! Fabulous ways to use the new stamp set!

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

Oh my goodness! I am in awe. You are really something!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 2. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

Anonymous said...

Your projects are amazing -- I like both versions of the fish "tank"!

Lisa Naples said...

Very cute cards. I really like the fish tanks with the sweettreat cups.

Debadoo said...

ooooo Love the fishtank cards! How creative. Such a cute baby card too.

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

What fun projects! Love the two-ways-to-create-a-gumball-fishtank projects--how fun! And your Occsions mini swap card is so pretty. . . .

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh...that fishtank is CUTE :-)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wow! Great job! Your projects are SO adorable!!!

Melina said...

Very cool projects...thanks for sharing!!!

Holly said...

Great projects just supper cute ideas! Love the baby card!!

jeannen2 said...

Love the fish tank idea! Great use of products!!

Anonymous said...

Could you e-mail me how you mask? When I use a post-it note I can never get the ink to go flush against the post-it note cut out. Thanks.