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Occasions Mini Catalog Blog Hop

Posted by on January 1, 2010

Welcome to another Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop! This one features new stamp sets, paper, and other items from the Occasions Mini Catalog. They will be available to order beginning January 5th. You may have just arrived from Melissa’s Blog, featuring Little Angel. If you are starting out here, don’t worry, all of the blogs will link you in one big circle!

As soon as I saw this new mini catalog, I knew exactly what set I had to get! I have been collecting nesting dolls for years (though I’ve been collecting a lot more stamps, lately) and as soon as I saw the set My Matryoshka, I just had to have it! It is a fabulous set of four stamps, as you can see below.

One of the names for this type of doll means “Little Mother” when translated from Russian, and I figured, what better to make out of this set than a Mother’s Day Card? I used some of the new paper coming in this catalog on this as well.

Stamps: My Matryoshka, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: StazOn Black, Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Natural White, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Rose Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Word Window Punch, Designer Label Punch

For this next item, I have to give credit to Eve for the idea. Actually, we both had the thought independently. What if we cut apart the stamped image to look like the actual doll was being opened? I thought this would be even more fun to use on one of the super cute new mini milk cartons! I’m not sure if you can tell, but the top doll layer is raised on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamps: My Matryoshka
Ink: StazOn Black, Real Red, Yo-Yo Yellow, Gable Green
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Other: Mini Milk Carton, Bigz L Die, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter

The final item I have to show you today is an all-purpose card. The beautiful dry embossing of the background piece delicately complements the nesting dolls themselves.

Stamps: My Matryoshka
Ink: StazOn Black
Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Natural White, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot

I hope that you have enjoyed this look at My Matryoshka. Your next stop on this blog hop is over to Deb’s Heartfelt Inkspiration, where she will be showing you some great ideas with the new Chocolate Bunny stamp. My favorite is her last card!

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