Sweet Picks

Today I have a sweet and simple card for you and My Don’t Miss Picks for the retiring Occasions Mini Catalog which will expire next Friday.


This card features the Crazy for Cupcakes set and our Sweat Pea designer paper stack which I’ll talk about more in a minute. Quick coloring with Stampin Write Markers, a little glitter and punched accents pull this card together in a hurry.


Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Black StazOn and Rose Red, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss Markers

Paper: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Whisper White card stock and Sweet Pea DSP

Fun Stuff: Scalloped edge punch, Scalloped Square punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, sponge


Don’t Miss your favorite sets and accessories from the Occasions Mini catalog, which is good through April 30th. We all have favorites that are influenced by our own personal taste and if you see a must have set in any of the Mini Catalogs, I highly recommend that you order it before the mini retires. Only a few of the mini catalog sets make it into the big catalog to be offered again. I can’t tell you how many times I have people tell me they wished they had ordered a particular set before it was gone.


As I said earlier, what constitutes have to have for most of us is a matter of personal taste, so I will reserve my Don’t Miss Picks for those sets that I feel are unique and good multipurpose sets for any stamping Library. You can view the mini catalog by clicking on the link in my sidebar or going to my online store in the Shop Now section.


My first pick would be the Well Scripted set. This set has such a nice font that it doesn’t just add a lovely touch to your cards, it can become the focal point and make for quick and easy cards. My next two set picks are actually individual stamps. I think the Chocolate Bunny stamp is so unique and fun that it belongs in every stamping library and the Butterfly Accent works perfectly with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die (which is also a must have for me, but Stampin’ Up! has already announced that it will be available after this mini expires).


The next item on my list is the Chat Room rub-ons. Many times my rub-on stash has saved me with the perfect sized or worded sentiment. For those of you who may not own a lot of sentiment stamps, these will come in handy time and time again. They are very versatile and inexpensive.


The last item I am going to focus on is the Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack. These papers use eight of our most popular colors which make them very versatile. I love the patterns and if one side of these double sided beauties isn’t your cup of tea, chances are the other side will be. The biggest plus for these though, is the wonderful value. You get 48 pieces in this stack, which is equal to 4 of our standard DSP packs that would cost around $40. This stack is only $24.95 which makes it almost half the price. Love that!


Of course I had to have a whole lot more than what I have listed here, but I think these will be the items that people will be wishing they hadn’t missed later. My personal must haves were Tote-ally Tess and the Vintage Vogue sets!