Welcome to our January blog hop! This month we are featuring products from the Stampin’ Up! Spring 2108 Occasions Catalog.

January days look to be magical, especially for those of us who have Stampin’ UP’s Magical Day Bundle. When I saw the images on pp. 36-7 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog, I knew I had to have the bundle. The stamp set includes a mermaid, a knight, a wizard, a dragon and a whimsical horse. Imagine the magical stories these images can inspire. I can hardly wait to see what my two grandkids will create! When you look at the catalog, you will see that I drew inspiration from their display for my card.

The side view below shows a little better how cutting out the images with the matching framelits dies adds depth to the images and makes them pop!

The ocean waves are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Pool Party CS embossed with the Softly Falling folder. The tower is made from Smoky Slate CS embossed with the Brick Wall folder and topped with a piece of Basic Gray CS.

To enhance the magical feel, I added some Dazzling Diamonds paper to the banner and used Clear Wink of Stella on the mermaid’s body and the wizard’s beard. I also covered the wizard’s hat with Gold Wink of Stella and added gold sparkles coming from his wand.

On the inside, I stamped the seahorse image and added a strip of Pool Party striped Washi Tape, as I forgot to include the awesome Myth & Magic Specialty Washi Tape in my preorder. It will be one of the first items on my January order!

Disclaimer: I apologize for the pictures. The sun hasn’t shone its face here for days! At least we are only suffering cloudy days with highs in the 20’s with no snow, a fact for which this desert girl is thankful!

Thanks for stopping by! Click on the photo below to hop along to Trisha’s blog and view her project. Links to all this month’s hoppers are listed below.

Di      http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb    http://www.beelinestamping.com

Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com

Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

Melissa http://www.stampinupwithmelissa.blogspot.com

Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com     You are here!

Trisha  http://www.creativelystamping.blog