Tightwad Tuesday: Last of the Occasions mini sets

Hi All,

With only 3 more days until the Occasions Mini expires I thought I better finish up the sets that meet my Under $20 test of best priced stamps.  Stampin’ Up has made meeting that goal easier than ever by introducing their line of Clear Mount Stamps.  Three of the sets featured below would have been out of the running if Clear Mount versions weren’t available.  Now of course, since they are available in both mounting options, you as the consumer get to make the choice in where you consider the value lays.  For some of you Wood Mount is the best choice for many reasons and for the rest it’s Clear Mount all the way.  Whichever you choose the images and the rubber are still the same wonderful designs you’ve come to expect from Stampin’ Up!

So which among the fabulous designs in this years Occasions mini were your favorite?  Which are you rooting for finding in the new catalog coming out in July?  If you picked Tiny Tags (featured today) or Vintage Vogue you are in luck.  Stampin’ Up already told demonstrators a few months ago that those two sets along with the Build a Bear dies and stamp sets will be continuing on into the new catalog.  Several other items will be continuing after the Occasions mini retires and may still make  it into the catalog as well.  You can see the detailed list in this earlier post – https://jlfstudio.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/stampin-up-news-occasions-mini-carryovers

 Click on pictures to see larger image.

      

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

Tote-ally Tess – #118595 (CL), $16.95, pg. 41 Occasions mini

While at first glance Tess appears to be totally Demo or totally stampin’ oriented she actually has many possibilities.  One of SU’s first People in action stamps that reminds me of the Hanna stamps line and a few others out there using more realistic (for a stamp anyway) people and with movement implied in the lines.  That uplifted hand is perfect for adding other images from other sets.  Birthday cakes, packages, maybe a bird, etc.  A friend of mine also calls her a Vanna White wanna be….hm….maybe with an alphabet stamp set included? 

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=Tote-ally+Tess&cat=

Or

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18595

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3324

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http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProjectDetails.aspx?projectID=2491

http://stampinvirgo5.blogspot.com/2010/04/su-callingmark-your-favorite-page.html

http://www.mariestamps.com/2010/04/necklace-transforms-into-bag-charm.html  & http://www.mariestamps.com/2010/04/simply-adorned-is-simply-fabulous.html

http://papercookies.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2010/02/22/embossing-boards-and-an-atc/

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1597626?&si=Tote-ally Tess

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1673617?&cat=500&ppuser=142275

http://unfrogettablestamping.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/fabulous-tess.html

http://sistersinstamping.blogspot.com/2010/03/fabulous-tess-for-fabulous-friday.html

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=12110&title=tess-sudemo&cat=3324

http://stampwithheather.typepad.com/stamp_with_heather/2009/12/totally-tess-totally-mds-totally-crazy.html

http://www.inkingidaho.blogspot.com/search?q=totally+tess

http://stampwithtami.com/blog/2010/01/tote-ally-tess-stampinup/

http://www.mystampindreams.com/2010/03/tess-happy-birthday-card.html

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=332377919017&comments&ref=mf

http://www.constantlystamping.com/constantly_stamping/2010/01/totally-tess-sketch-challenge.html

http://www.stampthat.com/blog/handmade-boxes-bags-class – wouldn’t this be a fun way to receive a free stamp

http://astampabove.typepad.com/my-blog/2010/04/totally-tess.html

http://www.inkonmyhands.com/my_weblog/2010/02/totally-tess.html

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=375823712077&comments&ref=mf

http://www.stampthat.com/blog/stampin-up-apron-card/

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Tiny Tags – #118592 (CL), $16.95, pg. 28 Occasions mini

Tiny Tags aren’t just for tags – Lol!  Though of course they work perfectly for this.  Perfect too for use with our Simply Adorned jewelry line of charms and to create my favorite art form “inchies”.  Also coordinates with our new Jewelry Tag punch in the new punch format.

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Coordinating Punch – Jewelry Tag Punch – #117190, $10.95

So many things you can do with this punch besides the obvious.  Of course if you have a sale of some sort coming up it does work for price tags!  Punch Creation Crafters are using this in any number of picture art pieces.  My favorite is creating fences (as in this post here) or overlapping to create a woven basket look.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=tiny+tags

Or

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18588

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3315

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http://alliohran.blogspot.com/2010/03/bella-bird.html

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/01/simply-charming.html

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=13565&title=stenciled-bird-on-bran&cat=3315

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2009/12/tiny-tags-sneak-peek.html

http://kerenbaker.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/stampinup-mini-catalogue-blog-hop/

http://sarahsinkspot.com/blog/2010/01/tiny-tags-mini-notecards.html

http://www.stamperdog.com/2010/04/18.html

http://www.inkandinspirations.com/2009/12/stampin-up-occasions-mini-sneak-peek_18.html

http://www.inkandinspirations.com/2010/03/stampin-up-vintage-butterfly-beautiful.html

http://stampingtoshare.blogspot.com/2010/01/121-tiny-tags-swap-card.html

http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/

http://remarkablycreated.com/2010/01/simply-adorned-valentine-charms-using-easter-egg-kits-from-stampin-up/

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Garden from the Heart – #118568 (CL), $16.95, pg.9 Occasions mini

Perfect for Mother’s Day, Spring cards or a gardner in need of cards or even creating labels for home grown garden goods from the kitchen.  Also available in both Spanish and French versions though the plain images are of course the same.

Jardínes De Mamá – Spanish version – #118650 (CL)

Le Jardin De Mon Cœur – French Version – #118635 (CL)

 

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=Garden+from+the+heart&cat=

Or

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3305

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http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProjectDetails.aspx?projectID=2465

http://stampinparadise.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-sneak-peek_11.html

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/01/mojo-monday-122-pretty-woman.html

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2009/10/sneak-peek-garden-from-the-heart.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZV7IsNmktw&feature=related

http://www.embraceink.com/2010/03/garden-from-heart.html

http://klompenstampers.blogspot.com/search?q=garden+from+the+heart

http://www.thestamper.com/the_stamper/2010/03/garden-from-the-heart-by-stampin-up.html

http://onehappystamper.typepad.com/stamping_inspirations_wit/2009/12/garden-from-the-heart.html

http://stampingtoshare.blogspot.com/2010/01/129-catty-cruise-stopping-here.html

http://www.barbstamps.com/my_weblog/2010/03/garden-from-the-heart-watercoloring.html

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Picture This (hostess Level 1) – #116928 (W), #118538 (CL),  Free with qualifying order, pg. 4 Occasions mini

Another Level 1 hostess free (free with qualifying order) set with lots of possibilities.  From creating Simply Adorned inserts, to cards, to captions for scrapbooks to whatever your imagination comes up with.  Also a set who’s images and words can be selectively inked  or cut up into various smaller collections of words and images.  Perfect for a quick set of note cards.  Just stamp add ribbon and go!  Also available in French and Spanish versions.

Messages Illustrés (French) – #118286 (W), #118626 (CL)

Notas De Aprecio (Spanish) – #118296 (W), #118641 (CL)

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=18575

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3303

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http://www.sharonburkert.com/as_the_ink_dries/2010/01/picture-thisbee-happy.html

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/02/ppa-kiss-challenge.html

http://www.mychicnscratch.com/2010/04/sending-love-specialty-paper.html

http://uptowncreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/stampin-up-private-girls-night-out.html

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=14569&title=tech45-bubble-bee&cat=3303

http://stampingnut.blogspot.com/2010/03/picture-this-punch-owl.html

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That’s it for the Occasions Mini previews and links!  Only 3 more days to order! 

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

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