Mar 23 2017

CCMC450 Basket Bunch

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Love the soft colors in this week’s color challenge, don’t you?

 

The colors reminded me of Easter, so I used my new Basket Bunch Bundle (say that 3 times fast!) on today’s card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mint Macaron, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, three strips of the Playful Palette Washi Tape were added and wrapped around the back to secure in place.
  • The basket and handle were stamped with Memento Black on So Saffron cardstock, the white chocolate bunny on Very Vanilla cardstock, the bow and flower on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and the eggs on Whisper White cardstock and colored with the So Saffron, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • They were all cut with the Basket Builder Framelits, along with some Mint Macaron grass for the basket.
  • 1/8″ circles of So Saffron cardstock were punched for the center of the bow and flower.
  • The basket and accessories were added to the front of a piece of Whisper White, then added to a layer of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (sorry…this FREE SAB item is now sold out!)
  • The greeting from Basket Bunch was stamped across the top with Memento Black Ink!

 

OK…go check out the rest of the designs by the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they came up with this week for the color challenge!  I can’t wait to see!  Check out our March 2017 Mini Session details, too!  It’s not too late to join!

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Mar 18 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Farewell to SAB

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  Our design team is showing off our FAVORITE Sale-A-Bration product!  Only 2 more weeks and these FREE products will go away for good!  I had a hard time just coming up with ONE item…there are so many of the products that I love and will really miss!  But…I finally decided on the first set I bought…Hey Chick!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Two 1/2 x 5-1/4 strips of Moroccan Designer Paper were added to the sides of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • An AquaPainter and Delightful Dijon Ink Pad was used to create the watercolor wash behind the chick.
  • The speckles from Timeless Texture were added with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • The chick was stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Very Vanilla, watercolored with Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Crumb Cake Ink Pads, then cut out and added to the front of the wash with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped on Delightful Dijon cardstock with Chocolate Chip Ink, then punched with the Classic Label Punch and layered on a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock that was slightly larger.
  • Linen Thread was tied in a bow around the left edge of the layered greeting and then added to the front of the card.

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week!  I can’t wait to see what their favorite SAB product is!  Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website so you can find out more about our March 2017 Mini Session.  It’s not too late to join!  We just opened!

 

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Mar 16 2017

CCMC449 Balloon Adventures

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  I had a lot of fun creating with this sketch…it will definitely go into my “use another time” folder!

 

 

And here’s my interpretation…something about the panels reminded me of balloons!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Party Animal Designer Paper.
  • The Whisper White panels are 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 and stamped with the balloon strings in Tip Top Taupe Ink.  They were added to the front of the card.
  • The balloons were punched with the Balloon Builder Punch out of Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, and Emerald Envy cardstock.  The overlays and bows  were cut with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits from Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Tip Top Taupe, then punched with the Classic Label Punch, trimmed and placed on the front.

Isn’t that a fun sketch?  Make sure to stop over at Create with Connie and Mary and see what fun designs the Design Team came up with this week!  All are so different!

 

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Mar 15 2017

High Tide

Last month for my stamp clubs, we used the stamp set, High Tide.  I love that it is so versatile for masculine cards, sympathy/comfort cards…almost any occasion!  Who doesn’t like seeing a lighthouse standing tall by the sea?  While I had all my supplies out, I decided to make up a few more designs.  Here’s one I particularly love!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A strip of Burlap Ribbon was added to the left side of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Tasty Treats Designer Paper and added to the base card.
  • The ground was stamped with Crumb Cake Ink to the right side of the 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 Whisper White piece to place the lighthouse, then filled in with more ground images and grass.
  • A light watercolor wash of Soft Sky Ink was added above the ground for the sky.
  • The lighthouse was stamped with Dapper Denim and Crumb Cake Inks for a two-step look.
  • The beams of light are stamped with Crushed Curry Ink.
  • The greeting was stamped with Basic Gray Ink.  Only the trio of smaller birds were inked with Basic Gray, then stamped on the front.
  • The Whisper White was added to a mat of 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 1″ Circle was punched from Dapper Denim cardstock, folded in half around the bottom and adhered, then the piece added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Star and Circle Metallic Enamel Shapes were added for a little bling.

 

I also made up some of these for sympathy cards.  Hope you enjoy it!  Want more ideas?  It’s not to late to join!  We just opened the March 2017 Mini Session for Create with Connie and Mary!  Here are the details:

 

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Mar 14 2017

SUOC170 Dragonfly Dreams

 

The theme this week on SUO Challenges is Things That Fly!  Wide open interpretation on this one!  I decide to use Dragonfly Dreams Bundle…I hadn’t used the little bee yet!  Because I liked how this turned, this is also a sneak peek of one of the cards we will be doing in my Dragonfly Dreams Bundle class tonight!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White was stamped with the dotted image int he bottom left and top right corners with Delightful Dijon Ink several times.  It was added to the front right side of the base card.
  • The 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Urban Development DSP was added to the left side.
  • The largest Stitched Shape Oval was cut from Delightful Dijon cardstock and embossed with the Hexagon Embossing Folder.  The insides were sponged with Delightful Dijon ink to give them some definition.
  • Linen Thread was wrapped around and tied in a bow, then the oval was added to the front of the base card.
  • The bee was stamped with Memento Black Ink, and cut with the Bee thinlit in Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies.
  • A 1/2″ Punched Crushed Curry Circle was added behind the body and a quarter of another 1/2″ under the head, then layered on Whisper White cardstock and hand cut around the outside.  It was added to the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped along the bottom with Memento Black Ink!

 

OK…check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did with the Things That Fly challenge this time!  Then play along!

 

 

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Mar 11 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Going Green

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  This week’s theme is Going Green…in honor of St. Patrick’s Day next week.  But, the design team could use anything…as long as the predominant colors on the card were green.  I don’t send out many St. Patrick’s Day cards, but thought I’d send out some to my grandkids.  Of course, when I mailed my Valentine’s Day cards last month all at the SAME time from the SAME place in town, they got them on 3 different days!  Crazy!  I’d better get these out early!

 

 

Here are the details.  I used two greens…Emerald Envy and Cucumber Crush for my Irish theme.

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Emerald Envy cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake is on top.
  • A 2 x 4 piece of Affectionately Yours Designer Paper is adhered at the bottom, then a 1/4 x 4 strip of Emerald Envy cardstock placed across the top to hide the seam.
  • The large bear from Bear Hugs stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink on 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock, then watercolored with the Crumb Cake Ink Pad and AquaPainter.  The ground was watercolored with Emerald Envy Ink.
  • It was layered on a 3 x 3-3/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The hat and bow were stamped with Memento Black on Cucumber Crush, then cut with the Bear Hugs Framelits and added to the bear.
  • The greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Emerald Envy cardstock.  The banner from Thoughtful Banners was stamped with Emerald Envy Ink around the greeting.  It was punched with the Banner Punch.  It was added over the bear with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes was added to the sides of the banner.

 

Cute, isn’t it?  OK, check out the rest of the Design Team ideas.  Up next is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our March 2017 Mini Session…we just opened it TODAY!  It’s not to late to join!  Then continue on to Mary’s website, or go back to Melissa’s!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
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  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

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Mar 09 2017

CCMC448 Nailed It

Love the color combination this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenges!  It set off a masculine vibe for me, so I picked up the Nailed It bundle to use!

 

 

Here’s my card…love the softer colors with this set!

 

 

  • Base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Smoky Slate cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pool Party is embossed with the Hexagons Embossing Folder and sponged around the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink, then a circle cut out with the Layered Circles Framelits.
  • A 3 x 3 piece of A Little Foxy Designer Paper was placed behind the circle opening and adhered.
  • The tools and greeting hexagon shape were stamped with Memento Black Ink, then watercolored with an AquaPainter and Chocolate Chip, Pool Party and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers.  They were cut with the Build It Framelits, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Hexagon greeting was cut and sponged with Chocolate Chip Ink and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The screw and washer were cut from Silver Metallic Cardstock and added to the front.

LOVE how this turned out!  OK…check out the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team to see what they did with this color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Some varied designs!  Love them all!

 

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Mar 07 2017

Perfect Mix for Easter

I love being able to use stamps for something other than their “original” purpose.  You might think that Perfect Mix stamp set is all about baking…and you’d be right!  However, I think this makes a sweet Easter card, too!  Both my older grandchildren love to help with baking…so this would be a great card for either one of them!  I chose the bright colors in the Festive Birthday Designer Paper for my color inspiration.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Melon Mambo cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White.
  • The 3/4 x 5-1/2 striped pattern in Festive Birthday DSP was placed across the front.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black below it.
  • Two Layering Circles were cut from the Festive Birthday DSP.  The smaller was added behind the DSP strip and the larger added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The carton of eggs was stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Whisper White, colored with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers and an AquaPainter.  It was hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes were added for a little bling.

 

LOVE the colorful eggs!  They are just SO fun!  Again, used this set in a little different way!

 

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Mar 06 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Flower

I just thought the wings of the dragonfly would make a terrific flower if placed going in a circle!  What do you think?

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 So Saffron cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Flirty Flamingo.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White was stamped with the Dragonfly Dreams wings going around in a circle, stamping off to fill in the blank spots.
  • In the center are two of the star flowers from the Blossom Builder Punch, punched from Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  A Perfect White Accents is placed in the center.  They are added to the stamped flower with Mini Glue Dots.
  • In the corners, the spotted image from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Flirty Flamingo Ink.
  • The greeting from the same set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink.

 

Love the whimsical look the wings gave the flower!  Something different using this set!  Want more ideas for stamps and products in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration brochures?  Our Create with Connie and Mary March 2017 Mini Session has just the thing!

 

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Mar 04 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Sympathy or Encouragement

 

Our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is “Sympathy or Encouragement cards”!  I know I make a lot of these types of cards for friends and family, but I’m anxious to see what our Design Team came up with for this theme!  I went with a clean and simple look for my card.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Flirty Flamingo cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White cards, the Avant Garden flower was stamped twice with Flirty Flamingo Ink, the leaves with Old Olive Ink, and the centers with Memento Black Ink.
  • With Sympathy from Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • On the Whisper White layer, two corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • It was layered on a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Basic Black cardstock that also had the two corners rounded.
  • A trio of Rhinestones were added for a little bling.

Inside:

  • Another flower was stamped on the inside, the same as the outside.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink.

 

OK…make sure to check out our next stop at our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out about our BRAND NEW March 2017 Mini Session or go backwards to Melissa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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