Sep 24 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Not your normal fall card

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “NOT YOUR NORMAL FALL CARD”, meaning a non-traditional shaped card!  I’ve been wanting to make a house card…but it turned out a lot smaller than I anticipated!  It is still cute…although I could seeing using it as more of a tag on a gift bag or something!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • Two of the fronts of the house were cut with the Home Sweet Home Framelit from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
  • The door was cut from Basic Black, the window cut out and Daffodil Delight placed behind it.
  • The bat and ghost were stamped with Memento Black Ink and cut out with the Framelits.
  • Several of the “roof” tiles were cut from Basic Black and added to the front, then the Spider web was stamped with White Craft Ink on the front a couple times.
  • The doorknob is one of the Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

 

Here’s the inside…another house was cut from Daffodil Delight and trimmed slightly smaller to layer inside.  More spider webs and the Trick or Treat greeting was added with Memento Black Ink.

 

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I included a picture of the back so you can see that I scored down a little from the top point and adhered only in that portion to form the card.

 

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Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Not your normal fall card” theme this week!  Click on the buttons below to forward to Mary Brown’s website or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card!

 

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Sep 22 2016

CCMC425 Star of Light

I loved the sketch this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Wait until you see all the different looks our Challenge Team did this week with it!  Wow!!!  LOVED them all!  I had originally thought to use my Cookie Cutter Halloween…good thing I changed my mind!  It would have been VERY similar to Mary’s card this week!  We do that SO often!

 

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And here is my card.  I love the Silver, White and Soft Sky combination!  SOOOO pretty in real life!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • One panel of 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 Soft Sky and one panel of 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate in the silver finish were added on top…love that one side is gold and one side is silver!
  • The background star from Starlight Thinlets was cut from Whisper White and the filigree star from Silver Metallic cardstock and were adhered together and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A large rhinestone jewel is in the center of the star.
  • Merry Christmas from Star of Light stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink on a 1/2″ scrap of Whisper White and cut with a flag end, then tucked under the star.
  • Three stars from the Metallic Shapes were added to the front for some extra bling!

 

OK…are you ready to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week?  See them over on Create with Connie and Mary!   Then grab your stamps and play along!  We’d love to see what you do!

 

 

 

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Sep 21 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Since I’ve heard that Stampin’ Up! is close to exhausting their supply of Thoughtful Branches bundles, I thought I’d show the last of the cards I had made using this set before it is officially gone.  SO…if you have waited and waited and now HAVE to HAVE it…let me know and I’ll get it ordered for you!  lol!  It is a keeper in my book…I know I’ll hold onto mine!

 

Fall officially starts tomorrow.  I noticed that the first trees have started to turn colors around here, too…even though our temps are still in the 80s!   I used the baby wipe technique to make the multi-colors on my leaves for this card.  The “pad” was nearing the end of its use, so the colors were mixed and blended really well…love how it turned out!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Chocolate Chip cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper was layered on a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock then added to the left side.
  • The tree trunk from Thoughtful Branches stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on a 1-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Whisper White, then the leaves inked on the Baby Wipe filled with Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive reinkers.  It was overstamped a couple times for fullness.  Also stamped the “grass” along the bottom.
  • The Delightful Dijon ribbon was cut and swirled on the front of the base, tacking it in place with a couple Mini Glue Dots.
  • The stamped panel was added to a 2 x 4 piece of Delightful Dijon and then adhered to the front diagonally with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the ribbon swirl.
  • Thank You from the same stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink in the bottom right corner.
  • Two leaves were stamped in the baby wipe pad, cut with the Thinlets and added on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

That’s it!  What do you think?  My highlights on this card are the ribbon swirl and the baby wipe technique!

 

 

 

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Sep 19 2016

Control Freaks Sept 2016 Happy Fall

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It’s time for this month’s Tour de Freaks blog hop!  This month we are featuring Happy Fall Y’all…and that includes Halloween!  You’ve probably just come from Wendy Weixler’s fabulous blog…love her projects!  If you are arriving prior to September 20th, not all links may be working yet!

 

So, who doesn’t adore the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set?  I’ve done a series of different cards using these fun images on my blog!  Here’s the latest one!  I was at World Market over the weekend and they had tons of sugar skulls and decorations!  It put me in mind of the skeleton in Cookie Cutter Halloween.  Then this weekend someone else on Facebook I saw had the same idea!  Too funny.  But, here’s my rendition of a sugar skeleton using the fun Mini Treat Bag Thinlet and Cookie Cutter Halloween and Spooky Fun stamp sets.

 

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Here it is opened up with a “card” inside.

 

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Since I was babysitting my grandkids today, I didn’t know if I’d have time, but at the last minute, I decided to do a little coordinating treat holder.  I used two of the smaller sections of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet in order to get a skinny treat bag!  I also cut it down in size so it fit one of the smaller Hershey Mini Bars!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The Mini Treat Bag base is cut from the plaid print in Halloween Night Designer Series Paper package and put together with Tear and Tape Adhesive.
  •   A 1-1/2 x 8-1/2 belly band of coordinating DSP is around around the bag.
  • A scallop circle is cut from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with the Layering Circles Framelits and a Basic Black circle was cut to fit inside.  They are popped up on the front of the bag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The skeleton from Cookie Cutter Christmas was stamped with Memento Black Ink, the colored with Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz and Basic Black Markers, adding swirls and designs like the sugar skulls.  It was punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and adhered on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A bow tie was punched from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and added to the neck with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Crushed Curry and cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, then sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie and added to the scallop Basic Black circle on the front.
  • The bats were stamped directly on the DSP with Memento Black Ink.
  • Inside, the Pumpkin Pie cardstock had a 3/4 x 3-3/4 strip of DSP to the bottom, with a 1/4″ strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper added on top.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Fun was added with Memento Black Ink, and a second sugar skeleton was added to the bottom!
  • A smaller Basic Black circle was cut to use as the pull-up tab at the top.

 

OK…next up is Cindy Elam, I know you will LOVE her projects, then continue on around the tour until you complete the tour and are back here!  I’m sure you’ll get lots of great ideas from my fellow Control Freak Swappers!

 

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Sep 17 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fall is in the Air

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “FALL IS IN THE AIR”! I hadn’t pulled out my Leaflet Framelits yet this year…and I thought I’d combine it with the pretty Petals & Paisley’s Designer Paper using a reverse leaf design!

 

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Here are the details…pretty CAS design!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze cardstock, folded in half.
  • The 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Petals & Posies Designer Paper was adhered towards the top of the base card.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, the maple leaf was cut with the Leaflet Framelits.  The edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink and the greeting from Suite Seasons was added with Chocolate Chip Ink to the bottom.  It was placed on the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of Delightful Dijon Ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack was tied in a knot and added above the stem of the leaf.
  • The Metallic Enamel Shape Dots were added to the front for some extra bling.

 

Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Fall is in the Air” theme this week!  Click on the buttons below to forward to the Create with Connie and Mary website and then to Mary Brown, or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card!

 

Sept 2016 collageBut first…we just opened our September 2016 Mini Session and it’s not too late to sign up! The September 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the new HOLIDAY Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

All project tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be shown anywhere else online!

 

Sign up for both September and October for only $17.90 US and we have a Fall BONUS project for you designed by Connie Babbert using the Home Sweet Home Bundle! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

 

 

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Sep 15 2016

CCMC424 Cookie Cutter Christmas

Even though the title says Christmas, this isn’t a Christmas card for the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week!  Take a look at this combination!  At first I thought Gingerbread man with the Soft Suede, but the teddy bear caught my eye.  And, with TWO grandbabies born within 3 weeks, I do have babies on the mind!

 

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Here’s my card…although the colors are pretty gender neutral, I’m leaning towards it being a baby boy card!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Suede folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Moroccan Designer Paper.
  • The 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 layer of Delightful Dijon cardstock is embossed with the Cable Knit folder and placed down the center.
  • The Gold Baker’s Twine (in the Holiday Catalog) is wrapped around 3 times across the front
  • A scalloped Layering Circle is cut from Whisper White and stamped with the trio of stars in Made with Love stamp set and Delightful Dijon Ink.  It is added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The teddy bear and ears were stamped with Soft Suede and the nose/mouth with Memento Black Ink and punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The ears were cut by hand and adhered behind the head.  He is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The bowtie was stamped with Emerald Envy and punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, then added a small dot of Delightful Dijon (from the punch) to the center and added with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • For Your Little One from Made with Love was stamped with Memento Black Ink on a 1″ scrap of Emerald Envy and tucked under the scallop circle.

Looks super cute and cuddly, doesn’t it???  OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team has done over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  You can upload to any gallery or Pinterest, then link back on our Website using the Inlinkz button!

 

Sept 2016 collageAnd…don’t forget!  Create with Connie and Mary just opened our September Mini Session filled with lots of EXCLUSIVE tutorials using products from the Holiday Catalog!  You won’t find these ideas anywhere else online, just for our subscribers!  For only $8.95 US, you will get 12 card ideas (3 sets of 4 using the same stamp set), and two 3D projects perfect for classes and gift giving!

 

 

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Sep 13 2016

SUOC157 Tin of Tags

This week’s SUO Challenge theme is “All Kinds of Weather”.  Although I’m not looking forward to it, I do like the look of snowy weather!  And, as long as I don’t have to drive in it!  lol!  So, I used the pretty snowflake in Tin of Tags for this week’s Design Team card!  I went with some non-traditional colors of Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate…love that combination!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
  • The top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Along the bottom, I stamped the snowflake randomly with Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette Inks.
  • The Silver Glitter Ribbon goes across the center and is adhered behind the Whisper White layer.
  • Warm Wishes was stamped with Smoky Slate Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Layering Circles Thinlets, then layered on the larger Scallop Layering Circle of Smoky Slate.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some of the pink Fancy Frost Sequins were glued on the front for a little extra bling!

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week with the “All Kinds of Weather” challenge over on SUO Challenges!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

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Sep 11 2016

Jar of Haunts Grinch

First…remembering…everything 15 years ago.

 

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I promised I’d show the Grinch I made from the pumpkin in the Jar of Haunts stamp set!  I knew when I originally made and posted THIS HALLOWEEN CARD, that the face looked like the Grinch.  Several others commented the same thing!  Here’s my take on him:

 

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Details are here:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock, a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Old Olive was embossed with the Cable Knit folder and adhered on top.
  • Tie a knot in the Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon (LOVE that it looks so great for Christmas!) and adhere the ends to the back of the Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Naughty or Nice from Greetings from Santa was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the upper left corner.
  • A Layering Thinlets circle was cut from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper Stack and then layered on a Layering Scallop Circle of Real Red cardstock, then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the Grinch:  The pumpkin image from Jar of Haunts was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Old Olive, the cut out and the extra band on the side of the pumpkin cut off to make it smaller.  The eyes were stamped on the pumpkin with Memento Black, then stamped again on Whisper White and cut out, colored with Crushed Curry Marker and added over the eyes on the pumpkin.  Add a tiny Basic Black cardstock triangle for the nose and hand-draw the mouth with a Basic Black marker.  The hat was punched from Real Red and Whisper White with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch and the body suit was punched from Real Red with the Bell Punch.  The trim along the neck is a shorter version of the hat band.  The Grinch was added to the circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

OK…what do you think?  I think it turned out REALLY great!!!  Fun for my grandkids cards this year!

 

Sept 2016 collageWant some more GREAT ideas?  Create with Connie and Mary opened our September Mini Session today!!!  If you’ve never tied us, jump in and join us!  You’ll love the three sets of 4 card ideas and two 3D projects we came up with this month…all with step-by-step photo tutorials for only $8.95 US!  We’re using products from the HOLIDAY CATALOG and ALL projects are EXCLUSIVE to subscribers…you won’t see these ideas posted anywhere else online!  Visit us at Create with Connie and Mary to sign up!

 

 

 

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Sep 10 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Autumn Leaves or Trees

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “AUTUMN LEAVES OR TREES”!  I had trouble narrowing down what leaves I wanted to use (besides the obvious Thoughtful Branches stamp set that is still available).  But, I noticed the leaves in Flourishing Phrases and thought they would be perfect dressed up for fall!

 

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I paired the Flourish Thinlets with the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack in the Holiday Mini.  Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Chocolate Chip cardstock, folded in half.
  • The 3-1/4 x 4 Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack plaid pattern was added to the front of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 3/8 x 5-1/4 strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock was placed across the front.
  • A 2″ punched circle of Whisper White was added to the front.
  • The Flourish Thinlet leaves were cut from Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then tied the ends together with Linen Thread and tied in a bow.  They were added to the circle with Mini Glue Dots.
  • With Sympathy from Flourishing Phrases was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink in the lower right corner.

 

I always need sympathy cards, and I really like how this one turned out.  Ok…continue around the blog hop to see what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did this week on our Saturday Blog Hop by clicking the buttons below.

 

Sept 2016 collageBut first…we’re getting ready to start our September 2016 Mini Session and it’s time to sign up!  The September 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the new HOLIDAY Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

 

Sign up for both September and October for only $17.90 US and we have a Fall BONUS project for you designed by Connie Babbert using the Home Sweet Home Bundle! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

 

 

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Sep 08 2016

CCMC423 Cookie Cutter Halloween

For today’s sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary, I used the cute as can be stamp set, Cookie Cutter Halloween!  So many great ideas using this set…or the coordinating Christmas one!

 

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Here’s what I did:

 

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The details:

 

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pumpkin Pie, folded in half.
  • Across the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black, a 1-3/4 x 4 strip of Halloween Night DSP was placed across the front.  A coordinating stripe from Halloween Night DSP was added at the bottom of the first DSP.
  • A Lots of Labels Framelit was cut from Pumpkin Pie and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The mummy from Cookie Cutter Halloween was stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored the bandages with Smoky Slate Marker accents and the face with Pear Pizzazz Marker.  It was punched with the Cookie Builder Punch and added to the Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The candy tote was also stamped with Memento Black, colored with markers, cut out by hand and added to the front.
  • A bow was tied with the Pumpkin Pie/Basic Black Baker’s Twine and added to the neck with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Fun was stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Classic Label punch, then tucked under the side of the mummy.

 

Sept 2016 collageCheck out the rest of the Challenge Team designs with this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

AND…while you are there, don’t forget to sign up for the September Mini Session!  FIVE great 3D and card ideas for the upcoming Fall, Halloween and Christmas holidays!  Something for everyone and only $8.95 US for step by step tutorials on how to make them!  Great for classes or gifts!

 

 

 

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