2012 Occasions Mini Catalog

Feature Friday - Kisses Gift Card Holder Video


This little box is the bomb!!! Such a GREAT way to take your gift card giving from DRAB to FAB!!!  


 Take a few minutes to go watch my video - it really is a very easy little gift:

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Box - Bermuda Bay 6-3/4 x 9-3/4 score at 1 & 5-3/4 on the short side and score at 2-3/4, 5-1/4, 6-1/4, 7-1/4, 8-1/4 & 9-1/4 on the long side

Penguin layer - Whisper White 2-1/8 x 4-3/8

Back layer - Whisper White 3-1/4 x 4-1/2

Window - Window Sheets 4-5/8 x 2 scored at 1/4 on each side


 Click here to see the details and to go right to my Stampin' Up! store:

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Technique Tuesday Class


Here's the lineup for the Technique Tuesday Class tomorrow evening at 5:30 OR 6:30 at Trinity in Menasha...if you want to join us - the class is $5 with a minimum $15 order or FREE with a $40 order...just pop me an email to let me know you're coming!


We'll be doing a new technique that I learned from Julie Davidson called Dazzling Watercolor....making the beautiful snowflake card I received in a swap and the adorable gift card box - I found a photo online and decided to get my Simply Scored out and play until I got the box dimensions down!!!

When you open the gift card box - a card pulls out with a pocket for the gift card!!!



This little box is just stinkin' cute!!!  Thanks to Lee Conrey for photos of hers!



Here's two different ones I made using the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper...


I'll be sure to share my dimensions and all the details with you very soon if you can't make the class!





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It's all about the ornament!



Here's another card we'll be making at the FREE stamping classes in October.  Again another swap card I received from Founder's Circle and made a little change for my class.

I love the FAUX STITCHING around the ornament and the Dazzling Diamonds on the pine boughs - so easy and yet so spectacular!

Click here to see the locations and dates for the October FREE Stamping Classes


Here's the inside of the card:


Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes; Watercolor Winter; More Merry Messages  Paper:  Cherry Cobbler - base; Very Vanilla - 2 @ 4 x 5-1/4; Scraps - Very Vanilla Inks: Basic Black; Old Olive; Cherry Cobbler Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine 10-1/2”; Dazzling Diamonds; 2-Way Glue Pen; Festive Paper Piercing Pack; Paper Piercer; Pierce Mat; Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies; Big Shot; Dimensionals





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When you order either bundle shown above - you get this Paper-Piercing Pack for FREE:

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Here are the items that you can get with the bundle you choose:

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I also used this stamp set for the pine bough:

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If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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Card:Scrap Buffet this Saturday!  You'll have a great assortment of fall and Christmas cards to select from! 


DATE:  Saturday, October 20th
PLACE:  Trinity Lutheran School - Menasha
TIME:  9am - 1pm
COST:  $18
Please call or email to let me know you'll be there.  If you'd like to bring a snack to share - feel free, but you're not obligated.





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Spring Fever Scrapbooking Class!!!


Do you have SPRING FEVER?  Would you like to get an adorable little scrapbook done for the season?  Well - it's been awhile...but I got out my NEW Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' kit and the paper was flyin!  I made up a class with 1/2 of this kit for a total of 18 pages - that's 9 - 6" x 6" double page layouts!  These Scrappin' Kits are sooo fun and easy to create with.

Here's the kit we'll be using:

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Here's a little sneak peek of all the pages....





A close up of the bright and fun designer paper, cardstock and self-adhesive diecut sheets...



Join me!!!!

WHEN:  Friday, April 13th

TIME:  6 pm

WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School, Menasha

COST:  $20

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, April 2nd (don't delay - shipping time is needed for the scrappin' kits)

All you need to bring is your scissors and adhesive - I supply the rest!!!!

JUST THE DETAILS:  Do you already have this kit?  Or maybe you're a demonstrator and you'd like to use this for your own class?  You can order the instructions for $5.95 (detailed cutting maps, photos and details for each page) here:

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More Skating!


I was fortunate enough to attend the Stampin' Up! Milwaukee Regional over the weekend...what a BLAST we had!  It started off for some of us on Friday night at a shoebox swap - organized by Laurie Zoellmer of Minnesota - she's in Dawn' Olchefske's group.  Big thank you to Laurie and Jan (she helped)!!!  We had soooo much fun!  The cards we made were amazing!  Here's my shoebox swap....a little different than the rollerskate I posted last week.  I used the Mixed Bunch and Bring on the Cake stamp sets with  different colors.  If you'd like to see the other rollerskate - click HERE.

The skate above was my proto-type...then I changed up the colors and made the card below.


Just take a piece of 11 x 5-1/2 Whisper White cardstock that's folded in half.  Place it on the Stocking Die so the folded edge is just down from the top cut of the die.  This makes the top fold for your card.

I popped up the Pool Party circle with a Dimenional.  I used Regal Rose, Pool Party & Basic Black ink with Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party & Regal Rose markers.


My wheels are made with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch and 1/2" Circle Punch - I used the Mixed Bunch stamp with black in for the center flowers....pop some brads in there and you've got a GREAT wheel!


Here's the inside...


I made this template below for my customers coming to the Punch Class on Wed morning and Friday night.  You can get more details on this class HERE.  This will make it super simple for them to punch the lace holes and lace up their skates.  A large darning needle makes lacing simple - start at the top hole, inserting your needle from the front - leave about 4-1/2" (measured on the template) of baker's twine so you can tie the bow when the lacing is done.  Everyone at the shoebox swap was surprised at how easy this card was!!!


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Blossom Beauty


Isn't this pretty?  I just love the color combo!  My friend Dawn Olchefske featured a card with this layout that she got in a swap and then my friend Rachael Lienhard came over with this card and I just had to try it.  It's so easy and has that CRISP & CLEAN look...which I'm loving more and more every stamping day!


Ingredients  Stamps: Perfect Words; Mixed Bunch  Ink: Lucky Limeade; Pool Party  Accessories: Blossom Punch; SAB Everyday Enchantment Brads; Pokey Tool & Mat; 5 Petal Flower Punch; Boho Punch; 1” Circle Punch; 1/2” Circle Punch; Striped Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Mini Brads; Dimensionals;  Cardstock:  Pool Party 11 x 4-1/4  Everyday Enchantment SAB DSP 4 x 5-1/4  Very Vanilla 3-3/4 x 5, 3/4 x 2-1/2  Scraps:  Very Vanilla; Lucky Limeade; Pool Party

Here are a few of the supplies used for this card:

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This folder is FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you place a $50 order - use item #127710
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If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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It's Technique Tuesday!!!


Join me tonight at 5:30 or 6:30 at Trinity Lutheran School in Menasha for a fabulous class!  Our technique is called WRINKLE FREE DISTRESS.  The possibilities with this technique are endless...I can't wait to play with more colors too!

Isn't this an elegant...distressed background?


With the Technique Tuesday class you'll get to make 3 projects and an instruction card with the Technique right on it!  You can use these to make your own book of "TECHNIQUES!"  The class is $5 with a $15 order or FREE with a $40 order.  Just pop on in...I always have extras cut!

Ingredients  Stamps: Rue Des Fleurs  Ink: Night of Navy; Bashful Blue; Crumb Cake  Accessories: wax paper; fine mist spray bottle; heat tool  Cardstock: Night of Navy Base, 2-7/8 x 3-1/4, 1-1/8 x 4 Crumb Cake 4 x 5-1/4 Very Vanilla 1 x 4, 2-3/4 x 3

I used the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set - a BRAND NEW one from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

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Here's a little tutorial on how I did it:

Swipe your ink pads right on some wax paper or any non-porous surface (I used freezer paper).  You want to keep the inks from touching each other.


Mist with water in a fine mist bottle until small beads form.


Lay your cardstock down on the watered ink.  Use a heat tool to dry.  Your cardstock will curl up - don't worry - it will lay back down when it's dry.  I heated mine from the front and the back - alternating to keep the curling down.


Stamp and embellish as desired.


Here are the other projects we'll be making!!!  I'll show you more photos and details later in the week.  If you can't make it on Tuesday (3/6) - make sure you MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the next Technique Tuesday on Monday, April 9th - yes, that is a Monday...soccer season will be upon us and I have a big game to go to on Tuesday!


If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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So Pretty!

I just had to share this card with you...it's so pretty!  I love everything about it...from the designer paper to the flower to the ribbon....

I received this in the mail from Debbie Peters - she's soooo very talented!


Here are some of the products that Debbie used:

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If you'd like to place an order - click on this link:

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Don't forget about Sale-a-bration!

Going on until March 31st, with every $50 purchase you will receive one Sale-a-brationgift FREE! 
It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! and my A Stamp Above team. During Sale-a-bration the starter kit is only $125!

Plus you get a FREE gift just for signing up. You can choose from a Package of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download every month for the rest of 2012!

Details HERE.

A Stamp Above team members have access to a private blog with information, challenges and projects just for them. They enjoy a fun meeting every month with stamping demonstrations, a card contest and our very own Yahoo Group where we share fun projects and great stamping information.
E-mail me at kelly@astampabove.com if you have questions.


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Sneak Peek!!!


Here's a SNEAK PEEK at one of the cards you can choose to make at the Card Buffet next Saturday, February 25th!!!  We'll be having a blast at Trinity Luthern School in Menasha, where you'll be able to choose from 16 different cards!!!  Come join the fun from 9am - 1pm and stamp your heart out!

It's been a blast playing in my new Happy Place deciding which cards to include in this event.  I have a fabulous lineup for you!  I've been surfing the web for weeks for this event.  The card shown below is just one of the fabulous creations I found online.  There's such a wide range of cards - which made it extra fun for me.  I have crisp & clean, simple & fun, elegant and some for those of you that really like your cards to fall into the "work of art" category.  You get to pick and choose which cards you want to create.


This card is made with the Bordering on Romance (125480 W $27.95; 125842 C $21.95) set in the mini catalog.  It has two stamps that coordinate with the Edgelits on page 7 too.  When I saw this in the mini - it really didn't do anything for me....but then I saw all the beautiful creations being made with it on the demonstrator art gallery on our SU website and knew that it was a WINNER!

Below are some of the products used for this card.  I hope you can join me on Saturday!!!  Just call or email to register.

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If you'd like to place an order - just click below.  Everyone placing an online order this month will receive the instructions for the February Technique Tuesday class shown HERE:

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