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AWH January Blog Hop: Occasions Catalogue

January blog hop

Hello!  Nice to be back creating at my newly tidied and decluttered craft desk this week.  Still some piles to finish sorting in the dining room but the desk is all set up ready to go.  

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects using product from the occasions catalogue. The occasions catalogue is current until June 3rd. Request your copy of the catalogue and saleabration brochure today.  Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team. Ask anyone on the blog hop if you’d like more details. 
 
Butterflies
 
I enjoyed having a play with some new favourites from the Occasions Catalogue and some Saleabration freebies too.  Butterfly products always make their way into my shopping cart.  
 
Base: Whisper White Thick.  This and shimmery white are my two favourite cardstocks I think.   The smaller white layer is embossed with the beautiful new Lacy Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  One of the thick ones so you only need one acrylic plate when embossing.  I've matted it with the coordinating colour Grapefruit Grove to tie in with the colours in the butterflies.  
 
I've punched the butterflies from the Saleabration Botanical Butterfly DSP using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  Several of the sheets have butterflies that punch out using this punch - quite handy.  Especially on hot days like this when I'm looking for a few shortcuts.  There is a beautiful butterfly stamp set that coordinates with this punch too.  It looks nice if you curl the wings a little.  A bone folder would work but I just used my thumbnail. 
 
The wooden elements are from Butterfly Elements - another one of your freebie choices with a $90 purchase.  I love these - it has butterflies, flowers and leaves.  Be careful with the leaves - they're delicate so a nice gentle touch helps.  (Ask me how I know - ha ha.)  I've used glue dots for the wooden bits and punched butterflies.  
 
Buttterflies 2
 
For a little added sparkle I've popped on some of the self adhesive gingham gala sequins.  I've been using sequins much more since we've started carrying adhesive backed ones - makes it much easier.  
 
I decided to leave off a greeting so it can be an all occasion card.  I think I'll add a greeting inside when I send it to someone.  
 
Butterflies 3
 
Thanks for stopping by on your way around the hop.     Happy stamping,  Sue
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, our talented team leader,  Claire Daly.
 
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Comments

Ros Davidson

Thanks for taking part in the Occasions Catalogue blog hop. The lace embossing folder is perfect and just the right amount of delicate to layer under the butterflies. A very delicate and pretty card.

Tina Gillespie

Your card is so pretty, Sue! Those little wooden elements always intimidate me, but now I think I really should get them out and play.

Rachel Palmieri

So soft and pretty Sue, like a freshly-finished quilt.

Claire Daly

So pretty Sue! I love that embossing folder white on white. Great job!

Tania Johnson

Love the lacy embossing folder - it makes for such a delicate look and it balances really well with the wooden elements. Very pretty :)

Caroline

So soft and pretty Sue.

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