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Occasions Mini Blog Hop

Posted by on December 30, 2011

Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts’ Occasions Mini Catalog Blog Hop! I am super excited to be featuring the new a la carte stamp, Candy Conversations. You may have arrived here from Lisa’s blog, Add Ink and Stamp (isn’t it amazing what she did with the Simply Sent Kit?!) If you are just starting here, that’s fine too. All of the blogs link in a circle, so you can start wherever you like, and make your way around.

Candy Conversation is a single stamp, so it is only available as a Wood Mount. It is a super cute stamp, reminiscent of those candy hearts you see everywhere for Valentine’s Day. This first card is a 4 1/4″ square, so it will still fit in a rectangular envelope. I used markers to color the stamp so it would match the new Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper. This one was quick and easy — I could see making a bunch of these for Valentine’s Day!

Stamps: Candy Conversation
Ink: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Paper: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon

For my second card,  I decided to punch out the card stock candies so that would look like the real conversation hearts. The Small Heart Punch works great for this! I didn’t want the white backs showing, so I punched twice as many as I needed and glued them together back to back. I cut apart one of the Game Spinner Hands to make the arrow. (I saw this somewhere last Valentine’s Day, but I don’t remember where.)

Stamps: Candy Conversations
Ink: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Other: Heart Treat Cups, Game Spinner Hands, Small Heart Punch, Full Heart Punch, Hearts Collection Framelit Dies, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

For my final card I used only the words on the bottom of the stamp. I feel like this Valentine is a little more masculine due to the color choice. I don’t think you can tell in the picture, but those hearts on the Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper are raised. There is a lot of texture in this card!

Stamps: Candy Conversations
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Hearts Collection Framelit Dies, 1″ Square Punch, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I have one more project to show you, a super cute hexagon box! This is made out of two of the milk carton die cuts. I wanted to use the Island Indigo hearts paper from the Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack, so I looked in my Color Coach to see what matched it. The Color Coach recommended Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry, so this is what I came up with. This time I only used the punched out heart “candies.”

Stamps: Candy Conversation
Ink: Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Small Heart Punch, Milk Carton Bigz L Die, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Crop-a-Dile

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the blog hop — it is actually the last stop. You can start over at the beginning at Tinkerin in Ink with Tanya and see the amazing projects she made with the new Paper Doily Sizzlet, or go backwards to Lisa’s blog to see the new Simply Sent kit. Enjoy and Happy New Year!!

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