Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Preview of Mini Occasions

I am so excited about the Mini Occasions catalog that is coming out in January. Here is a preview of one of the great new products - Heart Framelits, varying sizes of heart dies that come nestled together in a package. I had so much fun playing with these today.




I used the smallest heart to cut the three hearts along the bottom of the card and also the center of the larger heart. I used the second smallest heart for the larger heart on the card. The stamp is from the I Heart Heart set. The colors are Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand. The designer paper is retired. I added some crochet trim and a punched eyelet border.

The second card uses two of the framelits and a new stamp set called Take it to Heart. The center heart and the banner outline are from that set. The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake. I embossed the background with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and added an antique brad (which I got free through an SU demonstrator book-a-thon) to the crochet trim.




Here I changed up the colors a little. I had out the Candy Cane fabrics so thought I would play with that in the framelits. It took a little hand trimming but not bad. The hearts are all cut from the framelits. Colors used are Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi and Pretty in Pink. The tag is from the Tiny Tags set. I looped some linen thread through it and adhered it behind the Baja Breeze heart. And why did I have the fabrics out - I was experimenting with a new idea I had from another demo's site.



I took some tiny glass votives and decoupaged fabric strips inside using Modge Podge. It was a little messy but really turned out cute. You brush the Modge Podge on the right side of the fabric strips and then put them inside the votive so the right side is stuck to the glass. When I finished I brushed more Modge Podge over the inside. I did the one on the right first and used all the strips from the same fabric. With the one on the left, I was trying for more of a 'crazy quilt' design. I'm not sure if they are safe for use with actual lit candles but I have some of the battery operated votive candles that I will use in them.


Next on my list is playing with some of the new ribbon and brads from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

8 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing in our OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge!

airbornewife said...

Wonderful cards.. and those flower pots are so cute! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Linda said...

Nice cards and candle holders! TFS!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice cards and candle holders. The hearts make a great presentation. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Cavalier said...

Thanks for your comments.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Mary, your card is so pretty! It would make an absolutely gorgeous Valentine, too. Love the vintage stamp and how you affixed the lace trim. Merry Christmas to you!

gbinion said...

Your cards are beautiful!! The crochet ribbon is perfect!

Berni said...

Love your cards. Those are hearts are callig for love