Hello and welcome to Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!  The first Saturday of each month we invite our Stampin' Up! friends to share some of the newly released Stampin' Up! products.  We don't know about you but the day the Stampin' Up! catalogue lands in the office, we take a long break to savour it all and then the list of "must haves" starts!    

Let’s see what Anne Granger created with the Blendabilities markers and some products from the new Occasions Catalogue:

4 #1 Valentine - Ann Granger
“As soon as I saw the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die, I knew just how easy it would be to create treat bags for Valentines Day. The best thing about this treat bag holder is its the perfect size to hold a notecard or a special treat for your loved one!”

3 I Heart You - Ann Granger

“The new Happy Heart Embossing Folder is a must in your collection! I love adding that extra detail to my projects, and this folder is just right for putting that extra special “love” on your card!” 

1 Pirate - Ann Granger

“When I first saw this image, I knew this little pirate would be fun to colour! I love adding depth to my cards by adding tons of dimensionals.”

2 Hey Valentine - Ann Granger

“I loved colouring these fish with the new Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities markers. They make colouring so easy, plus I love how you can shade and blend with these markers to add that extra detail to your projects!” 

5 Treat bag - Ann Granger

“The Hey Valentine stamp set is perfect to create Valentines for all the students in my class. It was fun and easy to create these Sour Cream Containers, and thought it was the perfect way to hold a special treat for them!”  ~  Anne

 A big thank you to Anne for sharing all her amazing Valentine's projects with us!

Next up is Carol Matthews who has created a fabulous collection of projects with the new Occasions Catalogue products.

6 Valentine treat - Carol Matthews

“I'm always interested in new ways to package candy treats, and the candy topper from the new Hey, Valentine stamp set can be used year round! Just colour the bird in colours relating to the celebration and perhaps tuck a tiny flower or snowflake in its beak to further the theme. Tuck the candy in one of Stampin' Up!'s 1" x 8" bags, attach the topper and you have a lovely little gift.” 

7 For You bag - Carol Matthews

“The new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are another big hit. Although the dies are designed to make a flat treat bag which is great for gift cards, special notes, and tiny treats, the combination of dies can be altered to make different sized bags that are big enough for large treats and small gifts. Here the two largest dies have been used to make a bigger bag that could hold Easter treats – especially using the beautiful Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper. The die set also includes words and images that can be used as embellishments for the bags or other projects.”

12a Ever after - Carol Matthews

“These photos show how the same Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies can be used as a wedding favour by making up the regular size treat bag in your wedding colours (this one uses Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper) and placing a note inside with a small gift. This one has two free drink tickets for the reception!”  ~  Carol

12b Ever after - Carol Matthews

Thank you Anne and Carol for sharing these fabulous projects with us!  There are SO many great new products and our friends from Stampin’ Up! have selected a bundle containing several of the items Anne and Carol used for us to give to one lucky reader! Check it out!

Hey Valentine Clear Stamp Set

Hey Valentine Clear Stamp Set

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

  Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities Markers

Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities Markers

Soft Sky Blendabilities Markers

Soft Sky Blendabilities Markers

WOW!  An amazing prize package worth over $100!  Thank you Stampin' Up!  For an opportunity to win this prize package, we would love you to check out the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue and tell us what your favourite new product is by February 26!  Hands down it's the new "bow builder" punch for me!  Good luck!

Last month we featured amazing projects using the brand new Celebrate Today bundle shown here…


Our sweet friends at Stampin' Up! wanted one lucky reader to have this prize package! Our randomly chosen winner is:

Thanks Cathy for showing us these wonderful creations… especially the "Cards in a box"! I've been wanting to make one but just haven't gotten around to it yet!  :-)   Posted by: Michelle | January 11, 2015 at 01:57 PM

Congratulations Michelle!  Please send your mailing information and telephone number to us at catherine@scrapbookandcards.com!  Thank you once again Anne and Carol for all of today's inspiration!

Now after all that inspiration, it's time to curl up in a chair and enjoy the new Occasions Catalogue! Remember, we want to know what your "must have" product is too!

~  Catherine

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