Good morning SCT readers!!!  Welcome to Stampin’ Up! Saturday! We are being extra spoiled today with a sneak peek inside the not yet released Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue! We have demonstrators Cathy Caines and Julie Oliver here with some fabulous projects using the Celebrate Today Bundle which includes a stamp set and co-ordinating framelits! 

Let’s check out Cathy’s projects first:

1 Graduation Card - Cathy Caines

“Hi all – its Cathy Caines from St. John's, Newfoundland. It's so great to be back with SCT to show you some projects using the Stampin' Up! "Celebrate Today" bundle.  Immediately I thought about a hot air balloon. The Stampin' Up! cupcake builder punch was a great compliment to the Celebrate Today die cuts to create clouds.  To ground the card, I stamped the word "celebrate", stamping again without re-inking, and a final third time.  Inside, the card states "The Adventure Begins" – a great statement for any new graduate.”

  2 Birthday Shaker card - Cathy Caines

“My next project is a fun balloon shaker card.  The iridescent ice glimmer paper gave the card extra sparkle. Any little boy or girl would love to play with this card.”

3 Happy Birthday Card - Cathy Caines

“My third project is more masculine and really showcases the Birthday Bash Speciality DSP. I adore the crisp Night of Navy color against the Whisper White. The card was created on water color paper.  To create the look, I stamped the balloon into ink and then misted directly on the stamp.  Next I flicked drops of water on the card and dried the card with the Heat Tool.”

4 Birthday Box - Cathy Caines

“Finally, this gift box was created using the Stampin' Up! large kraft gift boxes.  I stamped the polka dots on the top lid by masking around the box.  I then ran the lid through my Big Shot using the Balloon Framelits. Note that the whole box won't go through the Big Shot but you can run it through just enough to get the balloon. Then you have to go in reverse to back it out of the machine.  I added some of the new Sahara Sand Lace Trim – you’ll love this stuff!”

Thanks so much Cathy for sharing with us! Isn’t her work beautiful!?  Now let’s see what demonstrator Julie Oliver has made for us:

6 Treat Bag - Julie Olivier

“The "Celebrate Today" stamp set and framelits is a great birthday kit to have! You can create a nice gift bag in just minutes! I decorated a Chevron gift bag with some balloons, a tag and a little Gold baker's twine bow! Your little gift will become extra special in no time!”

   7 Happy Birthday - Julie Olivier

“Cards in a box are sure to please anyone! They really have a "Wow" factor! I used the balloon and banner image with matching framelits dies to create this birthday "Card in a box". Combine with the Birthday Surprise stamp set and some Gold Glimmer stars, it creates a beautiful 3D card, sure to make anyone happy.”

  8 Celebrate - Julie Olivier

“Celebrate Today's images are really versatile, making it a very valuable set! The hot air balloon image lets you use the balloon image for something else than an actual "balloon"… To create a 3D effect, simply cut 3 or 4 balloons and fold them in the center. Then, adhere each half on each other.  To create this card, I used 4 of the 5, 2014-2016 In-Colors as my color scheme (Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist).”

  5 for Baby - Julie Olivier

“With this stamp set it’s also also easy to make baby, graduation and wedding cards! I made this cute baby card, using the balloon image, changing it into a baby rattle. The little bow and matching framelits die are also really cute!”

Thank you so much Cathy and Julie for sharing your awesome projects with us here at SCT! The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue ‘goes live’ on January 6th, so stay tuned!

We love Stampin' Up! Inspiration Saturday not only for the amazing projects from these talented demonstrators but it's always a great way to look at some of their brand new products in action.  Stampin' Up! also loves to offer our wonderful readers a giveaway each month. Today's giveaway is of course the Celebrate Today Bundle!  (image available on January 6th!)

For an opportunity to win the Celebrate Today Bundle, be sure to leave a comment below by January 31st!  We'll announce the winner at our next Stampin' Up! Inspiration Saturday on February 7th!

Last month we featured these amazing products from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Card and Assessory collection along with the Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set.  We also had a set of these to give away!  

Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set

 Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection

Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack

The winner from last month's giveaway is…

So many wonderful and creative ideas! Love them!  Posted by: Heather Arsenault | December 09, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Congratulations Heather!  Please be sure to send your mailing information and telephone number to us at!

Thank you once again Cathy and Julia for today's inspiration!  Enjoy your Saturday friends!

~  Catherine

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