January 14, 2015

Hello Occasions Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin' Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month - the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don't know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products - contact your Stampin' Up! demonstrator to learn more.

This month we have 41 stops on our hop! These folks have creations that will get your mojo flowing! You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from stop #26, Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojoUse the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

I suspect you'll be seeing many projects featuring this beautiful Butterflies Thinlits Die and coordinating stamp set. I'll be showcasing cards using this set in the coming weeks, but wanted to kick off the new year with a 3D project. I was not able to capture the glow of the electric tea light shining through the vellum paper, but trust me, the effect is beautiful.
I cut 2 dies in Pink Pirouette and 2 in Rose Red and adhered them to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" pieces of vellum card stock. I cut two pieces of Basic Gray CS at 4" x 8 1/4", scored at 4" and 8" on the long side. I created the openings using my Square Framelits. The Basic Gray base is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored on all sides at 3/4". I cut up to the score line on opposing sides - like you would do when making a box. I then used my Scalloped Border punch on each of the four sides, burnished the score lines and added sticky strip to the inside narrow scalloped flap.
Using my Tombow "green glue" and a toothpick, I attached the butterflies to the vellum. A Rose Red marker was used to color the vellum from the back side. I tried Pink Pirouette in both marker and Blendability, but the color was too faint for my liking. I centered each vellum piece and attached it to the Basic Gray, adhered the two pieces of Basic Gray together and then attached the bottom piece.
Wouldn't these be pretty on guest tables at a wedding? Coloring more of a stained glass effect would be very lovely also.
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The next stop is Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie on the Pals Blog Hop! 
Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next month. Enjoy the hop!

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  1. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell's Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping  You are here!
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon


  1. I always love the tea light lanterns and this one featuring the butterfly dies is wonderful! Thanks for the tips!

  2. This is so pretty! I can only imagine it lit up, and yes, it's perfect for a wedding or shower. I need the butterfly thinlits!

  3. This is amazing! I think I am going to have to give it a try. I would think when it is lit up it would cast really cool shadows! Gorgeous!!