Oct 16 2017

Night in Bethlehem

My Stamp Clubs did a similar card to this for one of their projects last month…this was the first version.  I tweaked the colors and design a little for their card.  But, I did like how this one turned out with the white against the dark blue background.  It would make a great card to mass produce for Christmas cards if you had a bunch to make!

NOTE:  I have a new round of Stamp Club starting this month and I’m looking for at least 3 new members!  You can join in person if you are in the surrounding Columbus, Ohio area…or get it in the mail!  We meet the last Thursday of the month (mostly!) and you can attend either the morning or evening based on your schedule…or switch back and forth!  Minimum $25 order every month for six months…and one month you are hostess and earn FREE product!   PLUS we do 3 Make & Take projects each month so you get some fabulous ideas to use like the one I’ve posted here!  We’ll take December off.  Ask me if you have questions!  ANYONE is welcome to join!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Dapper Denim was added on top and stamped with the Night in Bethlehem greeting in the lower left corner with Memento Black Ink.
  • The shepherd was stamped with Dapper Denim Ink on Whisper White and punched with the 1-1/4 Circle Punch, then layered on a punched 1-3/8″ circle of Silver Metallic Cardstock.  It is popped up on the front.
  • The town of Bethlehem was cut with the Bethlehem Edgelit Dies from Thick Whisper White and added to the front.
  • The star was stamped with Daffodil Delight and cut with the Edgelit, then added to the top.

 

Pretty simple!  I think I would emboss the greeting in Silver next time.  But…I’m still trying to FIND my heat gun from the move!  It is being very elusive!  lol!

 

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
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Oct 14 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – You’ve Been Boo’d

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “You’ve Been Boo’d” this week…cards that have the word “Boo” on them!  I used the stamp set Seasonal Chums and did some jack-o-lantern coloring for the “o”s.  What do you think?

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Spooky Nights Designer Paper was placed at the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • The pumpkins from Seasonal Chums stamp set were stamped with Memento Black Ink, the colored with the new Stampin’ Blends markers (coming soon!).  They were cut with the Seasonal Tags Framelit and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The letter B and ! point were cut from Basic Black cardstock with the Large Letters Framelits and also popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • In the corners, the spider webs were cut with the Seasonal Tags Framelit from Basic Black and adhered with Multipurpose Glue.
  • A few Black Rhinestones were added to the background.

I can’t wait to see what the Design Team did with the challenge this week!  Next up is our Create website to find out more about our October Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

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Oct 12 2017

CCMC479 Seasonal Chums

It’s Thursday!  And that is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Surprise!  I used the following color challenge to make a winter card!  At first glance, winter wouldn’t be my guess to use…but I think it worked out great!

 

Here’s my card.  I did use Soft Sky predominately and the two greens as accents…but it works, right?

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the Snowflake Embossing Folder in the upper left corner.  A strip of torn Whisper White cardstock was added to the bottom for a snowbank.
  • The Seasonal Chums snowman was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and colored with Soft Sky, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Markers.  Also a little Smoky Slate Marker for his hat and rabbit, Pumpkin Pie Marker for his nose and Real Red Marker for the berries.  He was cut out using the Seasonal Tags Framelits and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front.
  • Two snowflakes from the Seasonal Tags Framelits were cut from Whisper White and added in the background with Clear Faceted Gems in the center for a little bling.
  • Finally, Merry Christmas from Seasonal Chums stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the snowbank.

 

Isn’t that fun?  I love how it turned out.  That set is quickly becoming one of my favorites…you’ll see it again on Saturday!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

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Oct 11 2017

Ready for Christmas

I have a fun card for you today, but first…

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  It’s time to sign up!  We are featuring products from the new HOLIDAY Catalog!  Plus, get a FREE BONUS TUTORIAL of a FUN different project using the Be Merry Kit when you sign up for both October & November!  See details below!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

 

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Sets we will be using:

 

  • Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle
  • Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  • Christmas Happiness Bundle

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I received the Ready for Christmas bundle as a pillow gift in Thailand…but hadn’t used itx, ecept for the little dog and table!  So…grabbed it to make this card for the launch of the October 2017 Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper.
  • A 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock was placed on top with a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of the poinsettia pattern DSP across it.
  • The background tree from Ready for Christmas was stamped with Garden Green Ink on Garden Green cardstock and cut with the Christmas Staircase Thinlit Dies.  Several of the green fronds were also cut from Garden Green cardstock and added on top.
  • The tree was placed on the left side of the Whisper White panel and a 3/4 x 1 Chocolate Chip cardstock trunk added under it.
  • Several poinsettias were hand-cut from the DSP and added to the tree.
  • A 1/8 bow of Real Red Ribbon was added to the top.
  • The greeting from Watercolor Christmas was stamped with Real Red ink in the upper right corner.
  • Rhinestone Jewels were added to the center of the poinsettias.

 

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Oct 10 2017

SUOC185 Favorite Holiday Product

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Favorite Holiday Product”.  Again, what a difficult challenge to narrow down to just ONE product in the Holiday Catalog!!!  But, again, Painted Harvest won out for me…this time a more masculine look!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Old Olive cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla was embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Painted Autumn Designer Paper.
  • The leaves in Painted Harvest stamp set were stamped with Garden Green on Old Olive cardstock, then punched with the Leaf punch.
  • The greeting was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves tucked around it.
  • Two acorns were stamped with Soft Suede bottoms and Chocolate Chip tops on Crumb Cake cardstock, then hand-cut and added to the front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the front with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Oct 08 2017

Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

 

Today over 50 demonstrators are coming together to stamp PINK for one day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  ALL of us know family members or friends who have been affected.  My sister-in-law is in remission…we are very blessed!

 

Here’s my contribution to the blog hop featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  I love this large flower and it’s perfect for coloring!  I love the script “for you”…so appropriate for SO many events!  I thought it would be perfect for the Stamp PINK theme!

 

 

Here the the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Powder Pink cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Old Olive cardstock.
  • The large flower from Birthday Blooms was stamped with Memento Black and colored with Pink Pirouette and Old Olive NEW Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  (They are coming soon and demos get a chance to preorder and try them out!)
  • For You was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • Some Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon was wrapped around and tied on the front.
  • A few pink Glimmer Dots were added to the background!

 

Sometimes I just get in the mood to color…it is SO relaxing…and you will LOVE the new alcohol markers!  Make sure to continue onto the rest of the blog hop by finding the next person in line…you are presently at my blog:  Connie Babbert.

 

 

 



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Oct 07 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Autumn cards with non-fall colors

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Autumn cards with non-fall colors” this week!  Just by accident, I had made the “perfect” card for this challenge when I was designing my stamp club cards last week.  I decided not to use it for club because I wanted more traditional colors and to use the beautiful Painted Autumn DSP instead.  So…here’s the card we DIDN’T do!  I love, love, love the bright colors!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Bermuda Bay cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black Cardstock.
  • On the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, the colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay are washed in the background with an AquaPainter.  Let dry.
  • Stamp the Pick a Pumpkin images with Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Memento Black Ink and cut with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.
  • Save the stars from the Basic Black star pumpkin to use in the background.
  • Cut the large pumpkin twice…once with Basic Black and once with Lemon Lime Twist cardstocks, then paper piece the Lemon Lime Twist pieces inside the openings of the Basic Black pumpkin.  Adhere to card.
  • Cut some vines from Bermuda Bay.
  • Arrange the pumpkins, using some Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the vines and stars.
  • Stamp the greeting from Butterfly Basics with Memento Black Ink.

Next up is our Create website to find out more about our October Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
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Oct 05 2017

CCMC478 Merry Patterns

It’s Thursday!  Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  But first…we’re getting ready to launch our October 2017 Mini Session…have you signed up?  You won’t want to miss it!

 

Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming soon!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 


Here’s the sketch we have today…had lots of fun with it and ended up making a couple different cards with it that I’ll show another time!

 

 

Here’s mine for today using the Host set, Merry Patterns…only available with a $300 order thru the end of October!

 

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Garden Green cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, a 3/4 x 4-1/2 strip of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper was placed towards the top.
  • Two trees from the Quilted Christmas DSP were hand-cut out of the paper and added on top.
  • The deer from Merry Patterns was stamped with Real Red ink on Whisper White and hand-cut.  (Don’t you LOVE that pattern sweater look on her?  I do!)
  • The 1/8″ Whisper White ribbon was placed around her neck and tied in a bow.  She is popped up on the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Merry Christmas from that set was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • And, because I have an issue with things being “grounded”, I added a little watercolor Crumb Cake ink under the deer.
  • Finally, a few rhinestones are scattered in the background.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

And…don’t forget to sign up for the October Mini Session…or get this FREE Bonus Tutorial for signing up October & November!  You’ll love this different project using the Be Merry Kit!

 

 

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Oct 03 2017

Santa’s Suit

The Santa’s Suit stamp bundle was one of the first I purchased, and I used it on a swap first thing.  Sadly, I haven’t played with it since!  Need to pull it out again.  But…here’s the swap card I made using it!  This layout was fun, notice that the layers are lined up in the bottom right corner for a more whimsical look. 

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Along the right side of the 3-1/2 x 4-1/4 Whisper White cardstock, a 3/4 x 4-1/4 strip of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper was adhered.  It was layered on a 4 x 4-1/4 piece of Basic Black..
  • The Quilted Christmas Ribbon was added long the seam, then an extra piece tied a knot around the ribbon.
  • The Have a Jolly Christmas from Santa’s Suit was stamped with Memento Black on the Whisper White, along with the Santa suite in Real Red and Memento Black.
  • Santa’s hat and boots were stamped with Real Red and Memento Black on scrap Whisper White, then cut with the Santa Builder Framelits and popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, some scattered Rhinestones add a little bling.

 

I love that fun greeting…and this is a fun set.  I need to pull it out and play again!  And…speaking of FUN!  The newest Create with Connie and Mary October 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!  Don’t miss out!

 

Now…it’s time to sign up!  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming soon!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

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Oct 02 2017

Painted Harvest Sympathy

YEAH!  It’s October!  This is a LONG post to get you updated!  Stampin’ Up! has a couple GREAT specials going on, so make sure to take advantage!

 

First one is the World Card Making Day – 15% off select stamp sets!

Save on theses select items from October 1-10th!

 

FAST FUSE IS SOLD OUT!  WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN WHEN STOCK IS REPLENISHED!


 

Second is the Designer Paper Sale – Buy 3, get the 4th free!  Time to stock up!  I just ordered my Be Merry Designer Paper for my Christmas cards this year!

 

 


As a BONUS!  Place a $50 order from my ONLINE STORE and get a FREE package of Black Rhinestone Jewels sent to you as a gift from me!  They are SO fun to use as an accent on your projects and cards!  Please make sure you indicated “Contact” during your check-out process so I have your address to mail it!

 

 

 


 

We sadly had a neighbor pass away unexpectedly a couple weeks ago.  I pulled out the Painted Harvest to make a sympathy card for them.  I think this is one of my favorite cards I’ve made with this set.

 

 

Here is the inside and the envelope was decorated the same.

 

 

The details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Cajun Craze was added to the base card.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the background flower from Painted Harvest stamp set was stamped twice on the left side with Crushed Curry Ink, then the second step flower image stamped with Cajun Craze on top.
  • The centers of the flowers were filled with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The fern leaves were stamped with Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz to fill in the background, the the speckle stamp with Early Espresso Ink randomly.
  • Another flower was stamped the same on scrap Whisper White, then hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two of the leaf trios were stamped with Garden Green, then punched with the Leaf Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The flower and leaves were stamped on a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White on the right side and the inside greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set with Early Espresso Ink.

 

I just felt this was a perfect set to use for this sad occasion.

 


Now…it’s time to sign up!  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming soon!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

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