Jul 27 2015

Ice Cream Bag Tags and Prize Wheel

First, I haven’t shown off my grandkids for a LONG while!  Here’s a photo from last night that I just couldn’t resist.  I love the expression on Quinn’s face as she looks at her cousin Carter playing!  Carter is 2 years old now and Quinn is 9 months!

 

Carter and Quinn
I remembered that I hadn’t shown you a couple things I made for the Create LIVE event that were lots of fun!  We had an Ice Cream theme going on and used Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  Here’s the bag tag I made for each of the participant’s bags they received at registration filled with their Make & Take projects!  I used the Tree Builder Punch and the Tree Punch for the cone (upside down).

Ice Cream Bag Tags
And here was the Prize Wheel…the triple colored cone was the All Attendee giveaway…a Stampin’ Foam Piercing Mat to use under the photopolymer stamps!

 

Prize Wheel
And…I made Mary and I and all the helpers a special name tag for the day using the Lots of Labels Framelit and chipboard covered with In Color Collections DSP for the background.

 

Name Tags
Aren’t those fun?  It really was a great day!

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Did you know?   Our July 2015 Mini Session premiered yesterday over on Create with Connie and Mary!  All 5 tutorials are available to download as soon as you subscribe!  For only $8.95 US, it’s a bargain.  Here are a few more details:

Need some ideas for new sets?  What some exclusive ideas that are not posted public?  Check out the new Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

July CollageA mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE card sets and TWO 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!  Here’s what we did for July!

All this for only $8.95!  Projects will be available July 26th and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!


Jul 26 2015

Garden in Bloom Gift Card Holder

Today’s the today!  Create with Connie and Mary July 2015 Session is NOW AVAILABLE!  For my project, I used the Garden in Bloom stamp set and Cherry on Top Washi Tape!  I loved how it turned out.  But sorry, only subscribers can see that project.  But, I decided to make a matching gift card holder for sharing on my blog!  Make the project and add this little gift card holder as a bonus.  Or…use it just as a card with a “hidden” note inside!  Fun, isn’t it?  Can you tell what I used for a base?

 

Garden in Bloom 3

 

Need a hint?  Maybe the second photo will help…

 

Garden in Bloom inside

Can you tell now?  If you guessed a regular card sized Whisper White envelope…ding, ding, ding…you are correct!

 

Here are the details:

  • Fold a regular sized card envelope in half.  Open and cut off the flap on the right side of the fold.  I also cut off the side flap piece so I had a squared off look.
  • Add a strip of Washi Tape along the edge for a little decoration.
  • Inside, I stamped the Garden in Bloom three-step blossom with Pink Pirouette, stamped off Watermelon Wonder and full strength outline Watermelon Wonder.  The leaves were stamped off Cucumber Crush and outlined in full strength Cucumber Crush.
  • A 2-1/2 x 4 piece of So Saffron was cut for the note card inside.  I stamped the bee with Tuxedo Black Ink and the body with Crushed Curry, then hand drew the dots for the pattern of his flight.  You could use a gift card in place of this card…or use both!
  • On the front of the outside envelope, I added some more Washi Tape along the edge.
  • I cut a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Whisper White, rounded the corners, then stamped the trio of flowers and leaves in the same way as the inside.  I added some Perfect White Accents in the center of the flowers for some extra bling.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I also filled in the background of the flowers with some Pink Pirouette solid flower images.
  • The butterfly was stamped with Crushed Curry Ink.
  • Huge Congrats from Watercolor Wishes Card Kit was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink.

 

OK…now, don’t forget to go subscriber over on Create with Connie and Mary!  You don’t want to miss out!

 

Need some ideas for new sets?  What some exclusive ideas that are not posted public?  Check out the new Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

July CollageA mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE card sets and TWO 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!

All this for only $8.95!  Projects will be available July 26th and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

 


Jul 25 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Resist Me!

Summer15HopWelcomeThe theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop is Resist Me!  Using any of the resist  products that Stampin’ Up! offers!  Could be embossing powder or the fun Color Me Irresistable Specialty Designer Paper!

 

But first, our newest session of Create with Connie and Mary starts SUNDAY!  We’re doing a MINI Session featuring sets in the new catalog!  Check out the details on Create with Connie and Mary and for a sneak peek snippet of the projects we’ll be doing!

 

Here’s the card I made, I used the Color Me Irresistable Specialty Designer Paper…actually two different patterns!  The DSP does ALL the work!

 

Butterfly Resist
Here the details to recreate this card!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, add the 2-1/4 x 5-1/4 Black Stripe pattern in the Color Me Irresistable DSP along the left side.
  • Add a trim of 1/8″ Silver Ribbon to hide the seam.
  • Stamp the greeting from Something to Say in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the right side.
  • The butterflies were cut from the white polka dot pattern in the Color Me Irresistable DSP package with the , then sponged with Butterfly Thinlet and colored with a sponge dauber and Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler Inks.  Wipe off the excess ink on the shiny surface!
  • Add a trio of small Pearls for the bodies of each of the butterflies

Isn’t that fun and OH SO EASY!  OK…next up is the Create website so you can check out the new July Mini Session of Create with Connie and Mary, then continue on around the blog hop!  Enjoy!

 

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Jul 23 2015

CCMC365 Best Thoughts

We have a fun sketch challenge for you this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Check it out!

CCMC365 copy
And here is what I came up with.  My inspiration came from my gorgeous hydrangea bushes…they are blooming their heads off!

 

CCMC365 Best Thoughts
Here are the details to recreate this card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11, HEAVY Whisper White…have I mentioned I love this stuff?
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Wisteria Wonder was stamped with You’re in my Thoughts with Black Stazon Ink.
  • The green plaid Cherry on Top DSP was cut 1-1/2 x 4, then cut with a flag end.  Under it is a 1/2 piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and then a Perfect White Accent.
  • I first cut the Whisper White oval with the Oval Framelits, then I placed the hydrangea flower image with Black Stazon where I wanted it.  I watercolored with the Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Markers for the trio of colors.  The stem is Wild Wasabi and Cucumber Crush Stampin’ Write Markers and the AquaPainter again.  I popped up the oval on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I stamped the butterfly with Black Stazon Ink and watercolored with So Saffron Marker, then cut it out and placed it on the flower.

LOVE how this turned out!  Now, make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And remember, we’re getting ready to start our July Mini Session.  Don’t miss out!

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Need some ideas for new sets?  What some exclusive ideas that are not posted public?  Check out the new Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

July CollageA mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE card sets and TWO 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!

All this for only $8.95!  We are going LIVE July 26th and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

 

Sets:  Best Thoughts (Hostess)

Inks:  Stazon Black Ink

Markers:  Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Cucumber Crush

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Heavy Whisper White, Whisper White

Accessories:  Oval Framelits, Perfect White Accents, AquaPainter, Cherry on Top DSP

 

 


Jul 22 2015

July Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop

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WELCOME to the Grand Vacation Achiever’s Blog Hop!  We have a fun theme for you this month! Color Me New…using at least two of the new In Colors on our project!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Connie Babbert or you may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting me – Connie Babbert.

I thought immediately of the Cherry on Top Designer Paper because I know it has In Colors in it!  Here’s what I came up with…a Made with Love Baker’s Box along with a matching card!

 

Made with Love

Here are the details of the card:

Made with Love card

  • The 4-1/4 x 11 base is the nice HEAVY Whisper White!  LOVE it!
  • The Tip Top Taupe (NEW COLOR #1) layer is cut 3-3/4 x 5 and the corners rounded.  The bottom was stamped with the Made with Love dotted trio image with Tip Top Taupe ink.
  • A 1/2 x 3-3/4 strip of Watermelon Wonder (NEW COLOR #2) is placed towards the bottom.
  • A 2-3/4 x 2-3/4 square of Cherry on Top Designer Paper was layered on a 2-7/8 x 2-7/8 Cucumber Crush (NEW COLOR #3) cardstock.
  • The cute bunny from Made with Love was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Tags & Labels Framelits, then matted on the next size larger of Crushed Curry cardstock.  Her checks and ear were colored with Pink Pirouette Marker.
  • A Linen Thread bow was tied at the top of the tag and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Made with Love Baker's Box

  • The Baker’s Box was cut from Tip Top Taupe cardstock.
  • A 2″ strip of Cherry On Top Designer Paper was pieced around the box and the 1/2″ Watermelon Wonder cardstock was trimmed at the bottom.
  • The bunny from Made with Love was stamped on Whisper White, then cut with the tag from the Baker’s Box Thinlet.  It was placed on a 1″ strip of Crushed Curry cardstock, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 1/8″ holes were punched at the top of the box and tied with a double bow of Linen Thread.

Remember…you are at my blog, Connie Babbert, check out the next person below and continue on around!  Enjoy!

 

 


Jul 21 2015

SUOC127 You’re Sublime

The theme this week over on SUO Challenges is “Your Favorite New Stamp Set”.  Well, that was a hard choice for me.  I have several that I seem to pick up all the time, mostly flowers, of course.  But this set, You’re Sublime, has grabbed my heart.  I went to bed last night thinking about what type of card to make with this set and woke up with this idea in my head!  lol!

I kind of borrowed Mary Brown’s CAS style with this card, too!  But, isn’t he too cute sitting on the lily pad?

 

SUOC127 You're Sublime

Here are the details for you to recreate this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge was stamped twice with Pool Party Ink in the lower right corner.
  • Then the Sassy Salutations greeting was stamped with Black Stazon next to it.
  • The frog from You’re Sublime was stamped with Black Stazon on scrap Whisper White and watercolored with the Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow Markers and an AquaPainter.  He was cut out.
  • The lily pad is the Extra Large Oval punched from Mossy Meadow cardstock, with a v cut out of one side.  The flower is the Petite Petals Punch from Whisper White and the center is the Itty Bitty Flower from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  A Perfect White Accent was colored with an orange Sharpie and added to the center.
  • Both the lily pad and the frog were popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Super quick and easy, but lots of fun, don’t you think?  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team and see what their favorite new stamp set is!

 

 


Jul 20 2015

In Colors Blossom Accents

The new In Color Blossom Accents are so fun.  I knew when I saw them that I would be re-creating a couple projects that I did a couple years ago for Convention.  Want to see?

 

The first is a pretty bracelet.  It actually has blank disks on it so that I could glue on the In Color Blossoms with Crystal Effects.  Very sturdy.  I’ve worn it several times already!  I like the multi-colored ones, but I’ve also made them in all one color!  The rhinestones in the center of the flowers really sparkle and attract attention (thanks Jan for that idea!)

 

Blossom Accents Bracelet
 

EDIT:  Since I’m getting a lot of requests, here is where I found the bracelet blanks.

http://www.rings-things.com/Products/Gluable-Bracelets-Disk-Loop-and-Square-Loop/

MANY years ago, a friend Dina made us some scissor charms.  I have used mine so much that it was quite bent out of shape, so decided that it was time to re-do mine.  I used earring hoops, some Swarovski crystals and a flat blank pendant charm to glue the In Color Blossom onto.  Now I can keep track of my scissors, too!

 

Blossom Accents Scissor Charm
 

Aren’t those fun and a different way to use our stamping accessories?

 

Summer15BadgeDid you see that Create with Connie and Mary is getting ready to start a new Mini Session soon?  We’ll be featuring a few sets in the new catalog…what’s the July Mini Session all about?

  • A mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
  • Each mini session includes THREE card sets, each with 4 cards
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All FIVE projects are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

Our FABULJuly CollageOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Deb Currier!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

  • July Mini session is available beginning on July 26th (and available for 1 year)
  • Cost is $8.95
  • Sets used for this collection
    • Made with Love
    • Cottage Greetings
    • Over the Rainbow
    • Awesomely Artistic
    • Garden in Bloom

Check out Create with Connie and Mary and sign up for the July Mini Session today!

 


Jul 18 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop goes Metallica

Summer15HopWelcomeThe theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop is Metallica!  Using any of the fun metallic products that Stampin’ Up! offers!  Could be metallic cardstock, vellum, twine, buttons, etc.  So…I used a combination of different types!

But first, you can see Create with Connie and Mary has a new look…and that means a NEW session!  We’re doing a MINI Session featuring sets in the new catalog!  Check out the details on Create with Connie and Mary and for a sneak peek snippet of the projects we’ll be doing!

 

Ok, here’s the card…I did some fun paper piecing!  There are THREE layers on my camper and it is made from the Silver Metallic Cardstock so it looks like metal!

 

You're Sublime
The details if you want to recreate it:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • Next layer is 4 x 5-1/4 Whisper White, with a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Silver Polka Dot Vellum on top.  (TIP:  Place glue dots under the metallic dots to hide them on the front!)
  • Across the front is a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of Brights Pattern Designer Paper Stack.
  • Next, I stamped the little camper from You’re Sublime three times.  First on Silver Metallic Cardstock with Black Stazon, then on Whisper White cardstock, then on Pool Party cardstock.
  • The Pool Party was cut with the Circle Framelit.  The windows and door were cut from the Whisper White camper, colored with Real Red, Smoky Slate and So Saffron Markers, then adhered over the Silver camper.  The Silver Camper was cut out and placed over the Pool Party camper.  The wheel was colored with Smoky Slate Marker and the flag with So Saffron and Real Red.
  • The Pool Party Circle was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Silver Metallic Button was tied with White Baker’s Twine, then added next to the circle on the front.

Isn’t that SOOOO fun?  I love the metallic camper!  It’s so shiny in real life!

OK…make sure to follow on to the next stop, our Create with Connie and Mary website, where you can find out more about our NEW Mini Session…you don’t want to miss it!  Then continue around the blog hop!  Enjoy!

 

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Jul 16 2015

CCMC364 Garden in Bloom

It’s time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We have a bright and cheerful color challenge for you to try this week!

 

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I really like how the black makes these colors pop even more!  Here’s what I came up with…

CCMC364 Garden in Bloom
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 of the NEW THICK Whisper White!  LOVE it for card bases!
  • On the 4 x  5-1/4 layer of Crushed Curry, the 4 x 4 Everyday Chic Designer Paper was placed across the center.
  • At the top of the DSP, a 1/4 x 4″ strip of Watermelon Melon was tucked under the edge.
  • The two flowers were stamped with Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White , then the center and outline were stamped with Watermelon Wonder ink.  They were cut out and placed on the front.
  • The greeting was stamped on Whisper White and cut with the Tags and Labels Framelits.  Another 1/4″ strip was placed along the bottom of the Label and trimmed.
  • For some bling, the White Perfect Accents were placed in the middle of the flowers.

Summer15BadgeMake sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team has done this week over on Create with Connie and Mary.  AND…did you see?  We are getting ready to start our new July Mini Session, featuring a few sets from the new catalog!  Go check out the details and SIGN UP today!

 

Supplies:

Stamps:  Garden in Bloom

Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry

Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder

Accessories:  Everyday Chic Designer Paper, Perfect White Accents, Tags & Labels Framelits,

 

 


Jul 15 2015

Awesomely Artistic Flip Card

I know, I know…I’ve had a BUSY week and had no time to post!  My DIL had the flu earlier this week, so I unexpectedly went and watched my grandson for several hours (which I loved), but that put me even further behind!  lol!  My studio has been FILLED with all the boxes and supplies from the Create LIVE event, and I just got those all put away!  Yeah!

 

Summer15BadgeAnd, speaking of Create with Connie and Mary…did you see that we are starting a new Mini Session soon?  We’ll be featuring a few sets in the new catalog…what’s the July Mini Session all about?

  • A mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
  • Each mini session includes THREE card sets, each with 4 cards
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All FIVE projects are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Deb Currier!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

  • July Mini session is available beginning on July 26th (and available for 1 year)
  • Cost is $8.95
  • Sets used for this collection
    • Made with Love
    • Cottage Greetings
    • Over the Rainbow
    • Awesomely Artistic
    • Garden in Bloom

Check out Create with Connie and Mary for a few teasers and sign up for the July Mini Session today!

 

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Last month’s club learned how to make a fun half-circle flip card (courtesty of Julie Davidson).  I made another version here using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  I love the cut-out dragonfly on the inside!

 

Awesomely Artistic 2

 

 

And here is the inside, doesn’t it look like the dragonfly is flying?

 

Awesomely Artistic 2 inside

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Mossy Meadow cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the front, the 3-1/2 x 4-1/4 layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock is stamped with Amazing Lovely You stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink.
  • A 1 x 4-1/4 strip of Farmer’s Market DSP is layered on 1-1/4 x 4-1/4 piece of Mossy Meadow, then added across the front.
  • The 2-1/2 circle (leftover from the inside), is stamped with the fern in Mossy Meadow, the splatters in Hello Honey, the flower bush in Pear Pizzazz.  The dragonfly was stamped on scrap Very Vanilla with Hello Honey with some Pear Pizzazz marker added to color.  It was cut out and popped up on the circle with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  The circle was adhered on the front.
  • On the inside, the 3-3/8 x 9-1/2 Very Vanilla is scored at 1 and 2-3/4 and 4-1/4.  Punch with the 2-1/2 circle so the 2-3/4 line is centered (push punch all the way in from the side).  Fold valley, mountain, valley so just the punched sides of the circle are up.
  • Stamp the grid piece with Hello Honey Ink along the bottom of the Very Vanilla and add a Mossy Meadow fern.
  • Slide a 1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Window Sheet and adhere on each side of the open half circle.  Carefully line up inside the base Mossy Meadow card so it is centered on the bottom flap, then adhere.  The folded half circle part should be placed on each side of the base card fold line so it folds easily.
  • Stamp in the upper left and lower right corners of the Pear Pizzazz panel with the flower bunch in Hello Honey Ink, adhere to cover Very Vanilla tab on the top flap.
  • Stamp dragonfly twice with Hello Honey ink on scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, color with Pear Pizzazz marker, then cut out.  Carefully line up back to back and adhere over the Window Sheet strip in the half circle area.  They will look like it is floating inside the circle!

That’s it!  SOOOO fun and interactive when opened.  I love it!

 

OK…don’t forget…it’s time to sign up for our July Mini Session!  Check it out over on Create with Connie and Mary!