Tightwad Tuesday: Occasions stamping under $10

 

Hi All,

And welcome to Tightwad Tuesdays look at Occasions stamps under $10. At this price point you can purchase two of these and still be under the $20 frugal limit I use for these posts.  Such a deal!   To see the full list of Stamps under $20 check the sidebar and my SCRIBD files for both the Idea Book and Catalog and the Occasions mini.

Another reason you might want two??    Because many of these stamps featured today will work together if you let them kiss!    Kiss!!!??  you say??     Yep – that’s an official stamping term for when you transfer a stamps pattern and ink to another for a very cool effect.   See the bottom of the post for directions and a link to a tutorial PDF from Stampin’ Up!  

Reminds me of a variation of the old Double Mint Gum commercials…..two, two….two stamps in one!

 Keep an eye out for this cool technique with the many links listed below.

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Click on pictures to see close up.   And since some of the stamp images are smaller than true size the “exploded” circles give you a close up of the true design.  

 

Abbreviations:   W = wood    CL  = Clear Mount   IBC = Idea Book & Catalog (main catalog)

Butterfly Accent – #119211, $7.95, pg.43 Occasions mini

This stamp has a really special secret….it loves to be kissed!  Uh huh…you heard me right…well okay maybe you heard me but didn’t “get” me.   In addition to the usual meaning kissing is also a stamping technique!   In this case you could use one of the other stamps featured here such as Fine Flourish or Dot,Dot,Dot…ink it up and then bring the two stamps together face to face.  This leaves a marvelous design on the butterfly that you can then stamp onto your paper…ah now you get why the butterfly is blank!   Note: Any stamp with a desireable pattern will work for this trick.  Medallion and Bella Toile are two background stamps that also work magnificently for this.  Another “blank” stamp with kissing possibilities is C is for Cat one of the low cost catalog stamp sets available for free through Sale-a-Bration.  Now your cats could have polka dots as well as stripes (their fish too)!

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18603

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3332

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http://www.mystamplady.com/my_stamp_lady/2010/03/butterfly-accent-cards-in-the-mail.html

http://www.yamstamps.com/weblog/2010/02/i-kissed-a-butterfly.html

http://www.angelstarstampin.com/blog/2010/03/play-date-with-craft-project-central.html

http://www.wendyslittleinklings.com/wendys_little_inklings/2010/02/a-brayered-blue-butterfly-accent-.html

http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2010/01/butterfly-kisses.html

http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2010/01/if-words-had-wings.html

http://kpeckstamps.typepad.com/k_peck_stamps/2010/02/butterflies.html

http://pawsforstamping.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/vintage-butterfly/

http://dreamingaboutrubberstamps.com/?p=2505

http://blog.inkheaven.com/2010/02/friends-forever-card-tutorial.html

http://inkingoutofthebox.com/joy-fold-cards-march-club-projects

http://stampinat.blogspot.com/2010/02/butterflies-and-polka-dots.html

http://paperfairykris.blogspot.com/2010/01/life-happens-kissing-helps.html

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 Go Green – #117074, $6.95, pg.43 Occasions mini

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day this stamp if selectively inked will also work for those who enjoy making an environmental statement.    Of course if you are a Green Bay Packer fan it will probably work for you as well!

The small Shamrock can also be individually inked to create a background or provide an accent where ever a four leaf clover is needed.   After all while some of us may only be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day some of us are Irish all year round!

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18602

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3331

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http://www.stampsomefun.com/2010/03/st-patricks-day-and-more-reverse-image-stamping-the-video.html – reverse stamping – pictorial version here – http://www.stampsomefun.com/2010/03/st-patricks-day-and-more-reverse-image-stamping.html

http://www.2stampis2b.com/2010/02/february-card-kit-of-month.html

http://artfeltimpressions.blogspot.com/2010/02/solid-stripes.html 

http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2010/02/march-approacheth.html

http://www.mychicnscratch.com/2010/02/st-patricks-day-card.html

http://www.barbstamps.com/my_weblog/2010/03/st-patricks-day-cookie-treats.html

http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2010/03/go-green-.html

http://www.stampinchic.com/2010/03/go-green-challenge-for-ppa.html

http://www.letsgetstampin.com/2010/02/go-green-for-spring.html

http://twosnappystampers.com/2010/02/go-green-for-st-patricks-day.html

http://mjrindal.blogspot.com/2010/03/color-challenge-go-green.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1649830?&cat=18602

http://courtneysstampingcorner.typepad.com/courtneys_corner/2010/02/double-take-for-st-pattys-day.html

http://www.soulstamper.com/my-blog/2010/03/blog-hop-go-green.html

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Like-O-Meter – #117667, $8.95, pg.43 Occasions mini

I’ve seen quite a few ways this stamp has been used.  Some have  inked only the thermometer section and written in or computer generated their own lists.   A few have used this as a fundraising reminder with numbers inserted to the right and the thermometer colored in.

Some chocoholics have added just one or two extra levels with of course chocolate at the top and peas or other vegetables at the bottom – lol!

I’ve even heard rumors that a few stampers actually used this to break up with their significant others who were no long so significant!  Not sure that’s what Shelli intended when she approved this design but to each their own!

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18601

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3330

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http://inkspiredtreasures.com/tag/like-o-meter/

http://stampcrazygirl.typepad.com/stamp_crazy_girl/2010/02/likeometer.html

http://michellehcreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-valentines-card-like-o-meter.html

http://www.creationsbymiriam.com/?tag=like-o-meter

http://www.madexcreations.com/madex_creations/2010/01/art-with-heart-team-blog-hop-valentines-theme.html

http://jackiestamps4fun.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/january-stamp-club-projects/

http://www.madonnadunn.com.au/?tag=like-o-meter

http://www.scrapsoflife.dreamhosters.com/2009/12/09/wedding-wednesday-7-a-special-proposal/

http://artisticavenger.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/like-a-stalker/

http://apaperbuffet.blogspot.com/2010/01/loving-like-o-meter.html

http://www.inkchatter.com/ink_chatter/2010/01/choc.html

http://www.scrapsoflife.dreamhosters.com/2009/12/09/wedding-wednesday-7-a-special-proposal/

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Fine Flourish – #115709, $9.95, pg.42 Occasions mini

Actual stamp dimension is approx. 2-7/8″x2-5/8″

A wonderful “kissing” partner that is also pretty elegant all on it’s own.  It can be used singly or in groups.  Embossed or plain.  Perfect also for resist stamping techniques as well.   Has a bit of an Art Deco feel or even a Morris pattern feel.   Some of my favorite projects kept those types of color schemes in mind when working the design.    And much like some of our stencils you can mask off certain portions and use tiny pieces.   Works with stencils as well.    Punch a template stencil of circles for instance then stamp across the center and punch out and you will have a wonderful layering piece to use with our Medallion stamp.  Very versatile in more ways than you might think.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18597

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3327

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http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2010/03/remarkable-going-green-blog-faux-cloisonne.html

http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2009/12/vintage-vogue-friends.html

http://www.sandimaciver.com/sandi_maciver/2010/02/fine-flourish-and-welcome-a-new-team-member.html

http://melissahuie.blogspot.com/2010/03/butterfly-kisses.html

http://jackietopa.typepad.com/addicted_to_stamping/2010/02/ooops.html

http://www.soshelli.com/so-shelli-blog/2010/3/8/spring-in-calgary.html

http://www.rubberroomramblings.com/2010/02/fine-flourish-and-i-heart-hearts.html

http://www.scrapsoflife.dreamhosters.com/2009/12/21/sneak-peak-with-a-fine-flourish/

http://justforyoubyjenn.blogspot.com/2010/02/fine-flourish-pocket.html

http://pattystamps.com/pattys_stamping_spot/2010/02/control-freak-february-blog-tour-occasions-mini-samples.html

http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/12/28/bright-thank-you-tutorial-290/

http://www.seasonsofstamping.com/2009/12/peekin-at-some-new-stampinup-products.html

http://stampinbythesea.com/pretty-butterflies

http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/2009/12/fine-flourish-sneak-peek.html

http://www.stampinchic.com/2010/01/my-first-pdcc-challenge.html

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Solid Stripes – #115707, $9.95, pg.42 Occasions mini

Actual stamp dimension is approx. 2-7/8″x2-5/8″

Another Kissable stamp or use to create your own borders and backgrounds.   Used with masks you can also create a peek a boo or gateway effect.  Another stamp that can be used alone or with repeated images to create groupings.   You can also use markers to make each line it’s own color or length.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18599

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3328

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http://artfeltimpressions.blogspot.com/2010/02/solid-stripes.html

http://stampingleeyours.blogspot.com/2010/02/masculine-solid-stripes-and-blog-candy.html

http://www.somethingtostampabout.com/2010/01/vintage-vogue-and-solid-stripes.html

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/02/i-heart-mojo-monday.html – heart was “kissed” with solid stripes

http://www.stamperdog.com/2010/02/23.html

http://www.scrapsoflife.dreamhosters.com/2009/12/19/happiness-always-happy-anniversary/

http://www.scrapsoflife.dreamhosters.com/2009/12/25/birthday-candles-blog-candy/

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=13727&title=cupcake-birthday-card&cat=3328

http://mycraftyworld.blogspot.com/2009/12/stamping-411-challenge-131.html

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A to Z – #115711, $9.95, pg.42 Occasions mini

Actual stamp dimension is approx. 2-7/8″x2-5/8″

Another ideal “kissing” and background stamp.  For an interesting newsprint look you can even stamp across fabric flowers from the Pretties Kit or various punch pieces.  How about a newsprint looking 2 step Bird Punch?   Use a thumping technique with markers for multicolors or emboss for various looks as well.  Of course if you stare at it too long you might just find yourself singing the alphabet song over and over and over……

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18596

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3325

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http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/02/sweet-mojo-monday-126.html

http://understandblue.blogspot.com/2010/02/who-lost-summer.html

http://www.createwithpaper.com/createwithpaper/2010/01/make-takes-at-leadership-conference.html -click on picture to see close up

http://cindymajor.typepad.com/encre_papier_ciseaux/2010/02/inkspiration-challenge-sketch-18.html

http://pattystamps.com/pattys_stamping_spot/2010/02/control-freak-february-blog-tour-occasions-mini-samples.html

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Dot, Dot, Dot – #115332, $9.95, pg.42 Occasions mini

Actual stamp dimension is approx. 2-7/8″x2-5/8″

Another ideal “kissing” stamp.  Would also work to stamp polka dots onto ribbon, pretties kit flowers and almost any other stampable surface.    Polka dots are still a fashion statement so it’s wonderful to have another back in the arsenal.  and if you are into clay projects (such as those using femo) you can use this as a texturing tool.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18598

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3326

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http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2010/02/300k-blog-candy.html

http://www.chrisstamps.com/my_weblog/2010/02/-thinking-of-you-cookie-holder-by-stampin-up.html

http://www.stampwithbelinda.com/blog/2010/01/fabulous-fridays-countdown-to-valentines-day.html

http://jackiestamps4fun.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/case-of-a-case/

http://www.barbstamps.com/my_weblog/card-kit/

http://pattystamps.com/pattys_stamping_spot/2010/02/control-freak-february-blog-tour-occasions-mini-samples.html

http://www.mystamplady.com/my_stamp_lady/2010/01/fox-friends-baby-card.html

http://www.sassystampchick.com/stamping_with_the_sassy_s/2010/01/cards-for-our-sweeties.html

http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2010/01/not-your-typical-st-pattys-day-card-.html

http://ilinacrouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/eggcoutrements-mini-easter-class.html

http://www.somethingtostampabout.com/2010/02/sweet-pea-stitched-felt.html

http://creativecucina.com/?tag=scalloped-heart-of-hearts

http://www.mukibug.com/2010/01/with-all-my-heart-tag.html

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Little Angel – #11874 (CL), $9.95, pg.35 Occasions mini

Also available in wood mount for just a few dollars more – #117684 (W), $12.95

Whether your babies are people with skin or angels with fur you can probably come up with some fun ideas for this set.   I have to say I love the lullaby & goodnight image.  Makes me want to grab my guitar and start writing songs.   And the sweet pea image would be perfect for homemade seed packets too.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18591

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3318

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http://melissahuie.blogspot.com/2010/01/closer-look-little-angel-journal.html

http://www.cardsbyginashaw.com/cards-by-gina/little-angel-stamp-set/

http://creationsbyheather.com/2010/01/13/fox-friends-meets-little-angel/

http://www.mystampingstudio.com/mystampingstudio/2010/02/little-angel-d%C3%A9cor.html

http://remarkablecreations.typepad.com/remarkable_creations/2009/11/new-blog.html

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Extra Postage – #118559 (CL), $9.95, pg.37 Occasions mini

Also available in wood mount for just a few dollars more – #114405 (W), $12.95

Not just for mailing though some days the Handle with Care might not go amiss on a package or letter this set works for many, many occasions.   How about stamping Handle with Care on a large Heart die cut or punch piece and mount it on an I’m sorry type of card.   Priority works with a number of instances as well.   Maybe also a set of cards for your post person or Insurance agent?   I can picture the Extra Postage required on a scrap page about a set of twins, triplets or more.  Maybe stamped across the pregnant mom’s tum in a picture for a baby shower invite?  You’re only limited by your imagination!

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18593

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: none

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http://www.stampinsmiles.com/2010/02/stampin-smiles-occasions-mini-extra-postage-3-x-3-card.html

http://stamptothemax.blogspot.com/2010/03/extra-postage.html

http://www.stamperdog.com/2010/01/27.html

http://www.stamperdog.com/2010/01/22.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1608721?&cat=18593

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 Note Chocolate Bunny single stamp while not pictured here is also part of this under $10 group and was featured on this post – https://jlfstudio.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/tightwad-tuesday-looks-towards-easter-spring

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Tip:   Kissing Samples and directions

 Kissing ala Stampin’ Up!

Basic Directions:

1) Ink a patterned stamp, such as one of our background stamps.

2) Press a solid, uninked stamp against the patterned stamp, transferring the pattern to the solid stamp.

3) Stamp the solid image on card stock.

Alternate Tips:

After completing Step 2, the patterned stamp can also be used for a “reverse kissing” look.

Before completing Step 2, you could ink your solid stamp image with a lighter color. 

 

 Handout with these directions plus pictures is available in my SCRIBD files (see sidebar) or click here.  Hope you’ve enjoyed this look at stamping in style with low cost but gorgeous single stamps and sets.

Tip: Stamps aren’t the only thing you can ink to get a kissable transfer.  Stampin’ Up’s Texturz plates and impressions folders for the Big Shot also have fun and interesting designs that can be inked and transferred to a “blank” stamp.

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Hope you enjoyed this look at single stamping and stamps under $10.   I’ll be back latter this week with more frugal stamping as well as look at a Valentine Stamp a Stack who’s cards could be altered for general use or Mother’s day as well.

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

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