2017 Occasions Catalog Countdown: Party Animal

The 2017 Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! goes live on January 4th. As a demonstrator, I was able to preorder several products from the new catalog and have already been having fun playing with them!

Today the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design team is starting our countdown to the new catalog by featuring a different suite of products each day. Today our feature is Party Animal.

My card features the Party Animal Designer Series Paper, which is the Crushed Curry background with the candles on it. I also used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies, which will make a pop-up for inside your card, or you can trim it down for the front like I did. I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set to stamp the balloons and greeting. I also added a few Crushed Curry enamel dots from the Regals collection, which is in the current Annual Catalog.

Visit the SSINKspiration blog to see a variety of other uses for this suite! Stop back in tomorrow for a sneak peek at the Sending Love Suite!


Brr...It's Cold

My husband and I went for a walk last night after work. At 18 degrees by the time we got back home, I'd say it was more than a little cold!!! Thankfully you can stay warm and toasty and enjoy the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop inside!

You probably arrived here from stop #1 ~ Pamela's Stinky Tofu blog. If you're just starting here, that's fine too! If you lose your spot on the hop, or a link doesn't work; you'll find a complete hop list at the bottom of this post. We love to hear from our followers, so please leave each designer some love as you hop around.

Since winter has decided to come on big and bad in Kansas the last couple weeks (that wind!), I decided to feature the cute snowmen from Snow Place. I stamped them in Night of Navy Classic Ink on Pool Party card stock. The Let It Snow greeting is from the same set, and also stamped in Night of Navy. The snowflakes from Snow Place were stamped in Pool Party ink for a tone-on-tone effect.

I created a border around the Pool Party layer by gluing the Silver 1/8" Ribbon around the edges using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I mounted this layer on a Night of Navy base.

Finally I used the Wink of Stella pen to sparkle up the snowmen and the greeting.

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you enjoyed my fun snowmen! Keep your fingers crossed that the snow stays away until after graduation on Saturday!

Next up on our hop is Tobe from The Craft Sea. You can find her by clicking the Next button below! Remember to let each of our designers know you were on their page by leaving a comment at the bottom of each post!

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Pamela W. ~ Stinky Tofu
2. Darcy J. ~ Dj's Stampin' Place
3. Tobe B. ~ The Craft Sea
4. Cheryl H. ~ Create with Cheryl
5. Jennifer G. ~ Jenny G Paper Crafts
6. Diana E. ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana