Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop - So Very Grateful

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop! I'm stop 10 of 16 on this hop, but if you are starting here - no worries! We are all linked together so that you can easily hop from site to site at your leisure. And since these links will take you directly to the Blog Hop post, you can bookmark this post or any of the others so that you can return and re-hop in the future.

Today, I'm featuring the new Occasions set So Very Grateful. This flower based, line-art stamp set will lend itself to a lot of techniques and projects but today I'm keeping it simple with two cards. Both are easy to make in duplicate so that you can re-fill your stash :)

First here's a quick card that uses one floral image and a two part sentiment from the set. You'll also get a peek at a new small punch, our Petite Petals Punch. (Betty T. is sharing the coordinating stamp set during this hop.)

Colors: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White

This second card uses the larger of the two floral images to create a background panel. The image is stamped repeatedly onto Very Vanilla card stock using Crumb Cake ink and run through the Big Shot in our Woodgrain folder. I softened the edges of the layer by sponging it with more Crumb Cake ink.

Colors: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, So Saffron

Although it doesn't show well in this photo, the butterfly (from Papillon Potpourri) is heat embossed with clear embossing powder giving it a nice and shiny finish. The sentiment, spanish for Get Well, is from the Espr├ęsate stamp set available to Hostesses through our Annual Catalog. Although my spanish speaking family speaks English as well, it's still nice to send spanish greetings sometimes :)

Well, that's it for me today. Next, how about a visit to Holly's blog where she is showcasing the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set?  If you are a 'read the magazine from back to front' kind of person, Mary Rindal is  showcasing the graduation based Pomp and Circumstance stamp set. Enjoy!

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