Friday, January 3, 2014

Pomp & Circumstance - Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop 
Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop - the Occasions Catalog starts today and we're excited to share with you some ideas and projects using several of the new stamp sets, papers and embellishments from this beautiful new mini catalog from Stampin' Up!
One of these new stamp sets is the Pomp and  Circumstance stamp set, a graduation set with 6 images, including some all purpose graduation images/sentiments and some silly pun style images/sentiments. I'm excited to share just a couple of quick projects using this stamp set.

 The first two items I want to share are practical items for a Graduation party. I made these really quick Cookie Boxes with the Decorative Window Boxes and the Angled Tag Topper Punch, both from the Occasions Catalog. This sentiment from Pomp and Circumstance is stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink and Heat Embossed with Black Embossing Powder onto the Brushed Gold cardstock. The tag is finished with a Basic Black Chevron Ribbon tie at the top and a narrow strip of Basic Black cardstock along the bottom. Super quick and super cute - just the way you want it when preparing multiple items!
 Here is my second practical item for your graduation party - Sandwich Bags using the Tag A Bag Gift Bags (from the regular Stampin' Up! catalog) and the Angled Tag Topper Punch (from the Occasions Catalog.)  I masked a portion of the same sentiment on this tag and again Heat Embossed with Black Craft and Black Embossing Powder. I also stamped the congratulations sentiment along the edge of the bag and wrapped it with a belly band of Basic Black cardstock die cut with the Tasteful Trim XL Die for the Big Shot.

 Finally, I made a few cards - also fairly quick and easy ones. This card features the cap and tassel image stamped in Gold Encore ink and Heat Embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The congratulations sentiment is also stamped and embossed in Gold. I used Gold Foil Cardstock to die cut the 2014 with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die and also for the texture embossed strip using the Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The tassel images fits perfectly in the Oval Punch or the smallest Oval Die for the Big Shot. Instead of layering this piece, I swiped the edges of the die cut piece with Gold Encore ink. I also textured embossed the top of the card with the Stripes Textured Impression Embossing Folder. The Basic Black card front is mounted onto a cardbase of Brushed Gold cardstock. I really like all the different golds on this card.
And what is the number one graduation gift - CASH of course! This Wallet Style Gift Card fits into a legal size envelope and features a handy pocket on the inside to give your gift of money for the new graduate. I stamped on the Brushed Silver Cardstock with a few of the images from Pomp and Circumstance stamp set in VersaMark ink and Heat Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The sentiment and cap/tassel images are both Heat Embossed as well, with Basic Black Craft Ink and Black Embossing Powder. The belly band for this card is as simple as a narrow strip of Brushed Silver cardstock layered with a piece of Basic Black Cardstock which is die cut with the Tasteful Trim XL die. Next week I will post a few more pictures of this card, including the cutting and scoring dimensions for the pocket - you will love how quick and easy it is!

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Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

1) Mary (nuhddad) -- Peachy Keen Bundle
2) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Retro Fresh DSP
3) Debra (WebDeb) -- Life in the Forest
4) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Happy Watercolor
5) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Love You to the Moon
6) Tina (tina123) -- Language of Love
7) Kim (S1itcher46) -- Perfect Pennants
8) Tanya (tanya27) -- Baby, We've Grown
9) Mary (MaryR) -- Pomp and Circumstance
10) Adriana (escape2stamp) -- So Very Grateful
11) Holly E. (HollyBeary Creations) -- Eggstra Spectacular
12) Holly K. (catrules) -- Simple Stems
13) Betty (kittystamp) -- Petite Petals Bundle
14) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- Starburst Sayings Bundle
15) Yapha -- Just Sayin' Bundle
16) Heidi (hlw966) -- Happy Congratulations

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Yapha Mason said...

Such great projects! I love that graduation card with all of the gold. Fabulous use of this set!

Heidi Baks said...

Perfect graduation projects! I love the dramatic black and gold, which esp. pops on the 2014 card!

Anonymous said...

Awesome graduation projects!!! Now your ready ahead of time :)I loved the gold card to great job with this set as always!!

Mary's Stamping Happenings said...

Really love what you have done. I have a senior this year so will need all the ideas I can get.

Kim said...

You showed this set to perfection. Love the colors you choose. I wasn't buying this set but with all the great projects you showcased, now I may have to!

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

These are wonderful, Mary! The 2014 is SO striking and elegant! Great job!

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

These are wonderful, Mary! The 2014 is SO striking and elegant! Great job!

Jen Timko said...

As always, Mary, wonderful projects! I'm in love with the gold!

Paper Art Garden said...

The graduation ideas look great. So many practical ideas. The black makes everything look perfectly coordinated.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Black and Gold. I like it. I'm usually a silver girl, but I like the black, gold, and kraft. So very cool.

Paula said...

Great job with this set. Love the Gold and Black card. So fabulous!

Tanya Boser said...

So many great ideas! These are all so elegant and rich, perfect for such a momentous occasion :)

Twila said...

Mary, such great projects. So rich looking in Gold. The year grad card has to be my fav.

Betty said...

Great choice going with black and gold for this set. It would be so versatile for both guys and gals!

Debbi said...

Great projects, Mary! You've given me some fabulous ideas for my son's graduation this spring.

hollybeary creations said...

I love the look of the gold on the black wow that really pops. These are all great projects.

WebDeb said...

Love the gold and black used in a variety of finishes. Beautiful projects!

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