Monday, 20 November 2017

Sneak Peek Occasions Catalogue: Cozy Cottage with Petals & More

I can't wait until January - there are so many great products that will be available in the new Occasions Catalogue and then there's all the freebies and special offers during Sale-A-Bration!  Fortunately, one of the great perks of being a Demonstrator is that I don't have to wait quite so long - only until December! 

This card provides a sneak peek of two great products in the new Occasions Catalogue that runs from 3 January to 31 May 2018: Cozy Cottage stamp set and Petal & More dies.  

The dies are part of the Petal Passion Suite and coordinate with a stamp set called Petal Palette (they'll be avaliable as a bundle for a saving of 10%).  I'll show more of that beautiful suite in coming posts.
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The Cozy Cottage stamp set is very versatile: Housewarming, Valentine, birthday or  a masculine card (without the flowers!)
I stamped the wall with the gate first in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock, masked it and then stamped the house and garden.  I coloured it all with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  

I cut the Pool Party and Basic Gray layers to size and then used the largest Lots of Labels die to cut the window in the centre of the Basic Gray layer, centreing it over the image.
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A double layer of the paper-pieced Petals & More die cuts provides depth as well as framing
I cut the flowers with the Petals & More dies using Smoky Slate and Pool Party cardstock and paper-pieced them together.  I then repeated the process to build a second layer to provide depth to the card as well as some framing.

The finishing touch was to place some Black Rhinestones in the centres of the flowers.

Cozy Cottage is an exclusive stamp set in the new Occasions Catalogue which will be available only to event hosts with qualifiying purchase values.  The really great news is that during Sale-A-Bration (3 January to 31 March 2018) hosts with qualifying sales will receive an extra $40 in rewards as well as freebies from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!

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  1. WOW, Stephanie, Your card is totally amazing. You just continually roll out awesomeness week after week. You inspire me so much. I too adore this New Stamp Set. It is so lovely my mind raced when i saw this on at On Stage Gold Coast Nov 2017. I am going to use this one with different combos of colours and backgrounds. I hope that I may do as half as well as you have done in your card design. xxx

    1. You are very kind, Christine, thank you! I'm sure your cards will be even better!