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Casing the Occasions Catalogue

December 30, 2015

The excitement of Christmas with all its preparations is over and now I can finally look at some of the goodies I pre-ordered from the Occasions Catalogue which begins on the 5th January, so not long now.  One of the first things that caught my eye was the Botanical Blooms Stamp set and matching Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.   These two items can be purchased in a bundle with the equally gorgeous Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, a fantastic saving which gives you a selection of great co-ordinating products.  You can find these items on page 26 of your catalogue.  If you do not have a demonstrator of your own and live in Australia, then send me an email and I will get one to you.044

I loved the samples in the catalogue and decided to case an extremely cute 4″ square card.  The base card is cut from the fantastic Whisper White A4 Thick cardstock.  This is one product I shouldn’t have waited so long to buy, gorgeous quality and a perfect thickness to create Whisper White cards.  I cut Old Olive card using the leaf border from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and attached it to the right hand side of the card front.  Isn’t it gorgeous!  I inked the greeting from the Suite Sayings (also in the new catty page 41) using Mint Macaron, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it directly onto the card front. 045 The starry image is also from the Botanical Blooms Stamp set and is stamped in Hello Honey ink.  The large flower with it’s separate “inner” and “outer” petals is cut from Mint Macaron card using one of the Framelits in the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies  – I used my bone folder to add some dimension before attaching to the card front using a Glue Dot.  The small flowers are cut from Hello Honey card using another Framelit from the same set of Dies and attached to the card front also using Glue Dots.  I added Basic Rhinestones to the centres of the flowers – large one for the large flower and smallest ones for the Hello Honey flowers.  Lastly I added one of the new Botanical Gardens Jewels just behind the top edge of the large flower.  Isn’t it a gorgeous little card.  My greeting is different to the one in the catalogue but I love it just the same.  To decorate the inside I once again cut Old Olive card using the leaf border.  Simple but oh so effective.

I believe that these products will be one of my favourites.  What do you think?  Bet you love them just as much as I do.

Bye for now,


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