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SNEAK PEEK – and it’s all from one set! January 8, 2008

Can you believe it?  All the pics you will see in this post are from one stamp set….and they are rather simple images (so the cards didn’t take long to make).  This is a sneak peek for MFT‘s new release Happy Occassions on January 9th (tomorrow).  I love how this set has a frame image that ccordinates perfectly with a Marvy Uchida Mega Scalloped Square Punch.

Let’s start with the box.  It’s a magnetic closure box by Creative Imaginations that I decorated with KI Memories Colorful Funky Stipe patterned paper and covered with Decoupage.  Added some SU! Black Gingham ribbon and tied in a bow.  The stamped image is flowers from the Mother’s Day stamp.  I added K&Company colored adhesive rhinestones to the centers of the flowers.   Hard to see but I also punched 3 circles with my 1″ Circle Punch of the same patterned paper just to add a little touch above the ribbon.

mft happy occassions box outside

Here is what the box holds:

mft happy occassions box inside  Contains 11 cards that coordinate with the box.  I went with the striped paper so it would be easy to create all the images for a set.

Now, I will post all the contents for you to see.  Did I mention this is all one set???

Valentine’s Day (thursday 2/9/08):

The heart was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Added Crystal Effects and Micro Beads.

mft happy occassions valentine’s day card   mft happy occassions valentine’s day card upclose

St. Patty’s Day (Monday 3/17/08):

For some reason, Photoshop would not let me edit the st. patty’s pics???  I simply applied Crystal Effects to the clover and it is attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

mft happy occassions st. patty’s day card    

Easter (Sunday 3/23/08):

I created the grass by scalloping it and making close tiny cuts.  Made the bunny 1/2 in the grass.

mft happy occassions easter card   mft happy occassions easter card upclose

Mother’s Day (5/11/08):

The flowers were stamped, cut out, attached with Mini Glue-Dots, and applied Adhesive Rhinestones to the middles.

mft happy occassions mother’s day card   mft happy occassions mother’s day card upclose

Father’s Day (6/15/08):

Simply just stamped the ties in different colors, cut out, and adhered.

mft happy occassions father’s day card   mft happy occassions father’s day card upclose

4th of July:

Used markers to color in the different fireworks.  Restamped over with Encore Silver ink.  Added Adhesive Rhinestones to the center of the fireworks.  Added extra sparkles with Red, gold, and silver gellyroll markers.

mft happy occassions fourth card   mft happy occassions fourth card upclose

Halloween (10/31/08):

Stamped pumpkin, added Crystal Effects to pumpkin face cut-outs, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

mft happy occassions halloween card   mft happy occassions halloween card upclose

Thanksgiving (11/27/08):

Simply stamped the bird with Close to Cocoa ink.  Restamped and cut out the leg, and attached with Mini Glue-Dot just to add some dimension.

mft happy occassions thanksgiving card   mft happy occassions thanksgiving card upclose


Just stamped the tree in Old Olive ink, cut out, colored in details of trees with various colors to match paper, added Adhesive Rhinestone as tree-topper, attached.

mft happy occassions holidays card   mft happy occassions holidays card upclose

New Year:

I made the glass out of Acetate.  Bubbles covered with Crystal Effects.  Added reflections to Acetate glass with my White uni-ball signo gel pen. 

mft happy occassions new year card   mft happy occassions new year card upclose


I stamped the cake first in Regal Rose ink.  Restamped in Real Red and cut out the icing parts to adhere onto the first Regal Rose inked image.  Added Cotton Candy and Orange Peel Stickles.

mft happy occassions birthday card   mft happy occassions birthday card upclose

Now, Hmmmm, who do I send this to??? 

All I know is that they will have a card handy for every Happy Occassion:)


25 Responses to “SNEAK PEEK – and it’s all from one set!”

  1. Too cool, Mary Jo. I love this set but need a scallop punch first!!

  2. Lynn Says:

    Wow, I’m speachless! these are so cute!
    That’s a bad thing and a good thing too.

  3. Erin K Says:

    That’s brilliant! :0

  4. Beate Says:

    Oh my goodness, you were busy! I love ALL the cards! That paper you used is so fun!

  5. Donna B. Says:

    man, oh man – this is AWESOME Mary Jo! love it, love it, love it, must have it, must have it, must have it (the set of course, but if you want to send me the cards too – that would be FINE by me) HA
    way to showcase the set!

  6. These are so cute. I thought to do somehting like this, but alas ran out of time-and steam!
    Love your colors too!

  7. Kim Says:

    Mary Jo this is fabulous!!!! What a creative and clever way to show off this set! You make me wanna ink it up! Just fabulous!

  8. Jackie Says:

    Those are wonderful – I can’t wait to see the whole set!!

  9. MelissaS Says:

    Wow! You enabler, you! I will now be looking for this set tomorrow when they go on sale. Fabulous set 🙂

  10. Dottie K. Says:

    Wow what a fabulous set! Love the box and what a great gift this makes. Just so adorable and they just going and going. Whomever receives these is one lucky lady!!! Thanks for sharing such a great set. 🙂

  11. Ooh, I am SO ordering those way cute stamps tomorrow! Thanks for the preview!

  12. Dawn E. Says:

    Absolutely fantastic! What a fabulous gift box full of cards! Thanks for the sneak peek 😉

  13. Carolyn King Says:

    Great minds think alike…lol! Check out my blog!

    Love what you did with that paper and that box–a fabulous fabulous gift! Wow!

  14. Angie Tieman Says:

    Oh my! My head is spinning from all these fabulous cards! They are sooooo “me”!! Love the images and how you showed their potential and versatility!! What a great gift box for someone, especially any non-stamper friends (I know, the horror!) you may have! Great project, MJ!!

  15. Oh, wow! I love these cards. They are beautiful. Great colors and layouts!

  16. Holy cow! That sure is lots of stamping with ONE set! Wonderful! Deb

  17. Rachel M. Says:

    Wonderful cards! Love the layout and the simplicity of each card, plus it’s all from one set! Wow!

  18. Wow! You really showed the versatility of this set! Whoever receives this little gift box is going to be thrilled.

  19. Misty Says:

    These are amazing. How versatile. TFS!

  20. StampMom Says:

    I am completely flabbergasted not only by the sheer beauty of these cards but by the intellectual prowess it took to do all the dang cute techniques (scalloped and snipped grass???!!!). Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Elizebeth Says:

    These look GREAT! What a fabulous collection!

  22. Great set of cards Mary Jo. LOVE the pretty paper and design. Jennifer 🙂

  23. Charmaine Says:

    this set is fabulous, Mary Jo! What lucky friends or family you have who might receive a set like this! 🙂

  24. Kris Says:

    This is so cool. I love the versatility of the set. Your cards are cute!

  25. Kim Dickirson Says:

    Perfect Perfect perfect! stamp set! SEND them to me me ME! please!!!!!!!!!!!! What company is that?

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