It was a fun ride on the Blog Train, now it's over and you'll have to come back in July for another tour.

I hope you enjoyed the Blog Tour. The links are gone for this tour, so I hope you bookmarked all your favorites. Our next tour will be July 27 and 28.It will coincide with the launch of our yearly catalog, so be sure to stop back here in July for updates!

For this stop on our blog tour, I would like to show you a few things I’ve done with Stampin’Up!’s new set Very Versatile. My first sample is a wedding favor made from our Pillow Box die out of the Silver Metallic Cardstock, Whisper white Organza Ribbon and a Tag out of Glossy Cardstock.

Wedding favor



simple sympathy

Next up is a simple Sympathy card. The stamps were all embossed on this card, the flowers with clear embossing powder and the text with black embossing powder. After embossing the text, I sponged the whisper white cardstock with mellow moss ink to match the base cardstock. I used our new Scallop oval punch to create and gold mat for the text on the front of the card and then embossed the inside sentiment in gold to carry out the simple theme. ( sorry , I forgot to snap a photo of the inside) 


Sympathy 2And then I have another Sympathy card for you. This one uses Baja Breeze cardstock, Walk in the Park Designer Paper, SU Silver Cardstock , Whisper White and my inks were Baja Breeze and Cameo Coral. I had fun with 2 punches (the lace edge punch and the double circle punch), adding a no tie bow out of pretty in pink taffeta ribbon and creatting a shadow effect with my Stamp-a-ma-jig. (no, that is not the result of shaky fingers but done on purpose. It looks so kool in person too.) And for those of you who follow Monday Mojo, I used Week #86 sketch, turned on its side.

trifold-1My final sample using this Very Versatile set is a Tri Shutter Card inspired by Bonnies different templates. I made each of her templates without embellishing, then figured out how to get the effect of the one that used 12″ wide cardstock with a piece of 11″ wide cardstock. (My photographer groweled at me as he took this photos. He said these kind of cards are so much harder to photgraph. ) trifold-2Any how, here are 3 views of the fun card. I used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set for the graphic on the front and then used 2 of the sentiments from Very Versatile for the inside. trifold-3As you can see I didn’t match them up the way we would think to match the sentiments in this set . But I like the combination. I hope you have enjoyed this little look at the Very Versatile Set from the 2009 Occasions Mini. 

Thanks for visiting – do come back. 



17 responses to “It was a fun ride on the Blog Train, now it's over and you'll have to come back in July for another tour.”

  1. Kathy: You did such a lovely job on everything. Thanks so much for contributing your beautiful creations to the tour.

  2. All of your projects a lovely, but I am intrigued by the trifold card. I will have to give that a try! Thanks for participating in this blog tour. They are SO much FUN!!!

  3. Just stopped by on my tour through the blogs on the tour! BEAUTIFUL projects! My favorite is the second card using the Baja Breeze and Cameo Coral!

  4. What a great set of cards! Love the shutter card! And the stamp set is definitely very versatile….

  5. I love the tri-fold shutter card. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I love this set!! I had somehow missed it in the mini, but will definitely check into it now. It certainly IS Very Versatile! 🙂 Great job! love the designs!


  7. I made a tri shutter card also, a bit different than yours. I’ll have to try your pattern, too. Thanks for sharing in the fun of the tours!!

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