Jan 20 2018

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Valentines

 

It’s time for a new Saturday Blog Hop! This week our Design Team will be featuring Valentines!  The abstract art in the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper is SO great to work with…and I love the metallic gold that is almost on every piece!  My little crate holds six wrapped Hershey Nuggets…what a yummy treat for someone special!  I think I’ll make these for my two older grandkids (that can eat chocolate!)

 

 

Here are the details:

 

  • The 8 x 4 base template is cut from Melon Mambo cardstock and scored with the long side at top at 1, 1-1/2, 3, 4, 5, 6-1/2 and 7, score on the short end at 1/2 and 3-1/2.
  • Cut each score line on the sides to the cross score line EXCEPT at the 4″ line.  Fold in half with the tabs at the 4″ area inside and the other tabs flipped out.
  • Punch the handle with the Classic Label punch.  It is double thickness so will be hard to punch.
  • Adhere where folded and then form the sides of the box sleeves on the sides and adhere.
  • I decorated the box with 1″ strip of Painted with Love Specialty DSP, tied a Gold Tinsel bow around the hand.
  • I cut a Rich Razzleberry heart with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I used the Sure Do Love You banner stamped in Melon Mambo and hand-cut (or use the Lots of Love Box Framelit) and adhered across the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The nuggets were wrapped with 1×3 pieces of Painted with Love DSP.

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations by continuing on with the blog hop! I’m sure they have some FABULOUS creations! Next up is our Create with Connie & Mary website and then Mary Brown and her creative design!

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAND NEW!  Our next Picture Perfect Party Collection Class Kit to Go is now available to order!   You’ll get 3 fun cards (one an awesome special fold) and a 3D project you will be sure to love, plus the step-by-step tutorial!  We have 4 options to choose from so you get the choice that fits you.  See details HERE!


Jan 02 2018

SUOC191 Hug in a Mug

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Brr…baby it is COLD outside”.  Those words are ringing TRUE this week in Ohio!  Wow…really, really cold!  Glad I really don’t have too many reasons that I HAVE to go out.  I’m quite fine staying inside and keeping warm!  So, my inspiration for this week’s theme came from a nice hot cup of cocoa after being out in the elements!  I made up this fun box to hold some Starbucks Cocoa and candy cane for my Stamp Club Members last month.  The belly band holds it closed.  So fun!  I was inspired by a box I saw done by Nina Suggs last year and I updated it with Hug In A Mug and Christmas Quilt Designer Paper (but hurry and order…this set and paper are on the retired list and today is the LAST DAY TO ORDER!)

 

 
 

Here are the details and photo inside:

 

  • Cut the Thick Whisper White to 10 x 8-1/2, Score with 10″ on top at 2-1/2, 3, 9 and 9-1/2.  Turn and score with 8-1/2 on top at 1/2, 4, 4-1/2 and 8.  Cut as shown in this template.

  • Round the flap with the Corner Rounder.  Adhere box together on the 1/2″ side tab.
  • Cut a 3-3/8 x 5-7/8 piece of Christmas Quilt Designer Paper for the front of the box.  Cut a 2-3/8 x 3-3/8 piece of coordinating DSP for the front flap (round the bottom corners).
  • Stamp the greeting with Memento Black on 3/4″ scrap Garden Green, cut with flag end.  Adhere to front with Stampin’ Dimentionals.
  • Form the belly band by cutting a 3/4 x 8-1/2 piece of Real Red, score at 2-1/8, 2-3/4, 6-1/4 and 6-7/8.  Fold around the box and adhere in front.
  • Stamp the mug and star image from Hug In A Mug with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, stamp inside mug with Real Red, marshmallows with Crumb Cake, candy cane with Real Red.  Color a few marshmallows with Powder Pink Marker.  Punch with 2″ Circle Punch and adhere to 2-1/4″ Circle punched from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Add Rhinestone to center.  Add to belly band with Stampin’ Dimensional to hide seam.
  • Tuck in a Starbucks Hot Cocoa mix and a little candy cane!

 

Cute, cute, cute!!! 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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Nov 28 2017

Alaska Achievers November 2017 Blog Hop

 

I’m so happy to be hopping with the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Incentive Trip Achievers! This blog hop is for those demonstrators who have earned this fabulous trip! You are here at my blog, CONNIE BABBERT, continue on to the next person by finding the name after mine on the list at the bottom! I’m in the USA, so if you have questions or need the products to reproduce this project, feel free to contact me!

 

 

Our theme this month is “Anything Goes”.  I’ve been SUPER busy working on craft fair items…I do a big one at a local high school every year.  I’m way behind on getting things ready, but will pull some late nights to get it done!  lol!  I’m showing off an ornament I did this year at my Christmas Quilt class…they loved it!  The Gold Metallic Paper and Red Glimmer Paper really makes it show off!  I can’t wait to hang it on my Christmas tree…hmmm, another thing that still needs done!  I used to make these years ago and love this updated version!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • Cut the Red Glimmer Paper and Thick Whisper White to 3×3 squares.
  • Cut the green check Quilted Christmas Designer Paper with the star Quilt Builder Framelit and center on Whisper White.
  • Cut the outline Quilt with the Quilt Builder Framelits from Gold Metallic Paper and center over the DSP star.  Adhere all together as shown with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut the flower outline shape from Real Red cardstock and add the cut-out petals to the insides.  Glue to the center of the quilt image.
  • Add a Gold Faceted Gem in the center of the flower.
  • Punch a 1/8″ Circle at the top of the ornament thru the Red Glimmer Paper.  Feed the Quilted 1/4″ Ribbon thru the hole and tie a knot.

Hope you like my pretty Christmas Quilt Ornament and are inspired to make one for yourself or as a gift!  Now, make sure you check out the rest of the Alaska Achievers November 2017 Blog Hop by going to the next person in line on the list below after my name, CONNIE BABBERT!  Enjoy!

 


Oct 31 2017

Haunted House Bags

For the two older grandkids, I bought some Halloween Stickers, Gel Wraps, Halloween bubbles and small paddle games and needed a bag to put them all in.  Of course, a few candy eyeballs and chocolates found there way inside, too.

 

Since a handled kraft bag was just too plain, I decided to decorate the outside as a Haunted House using Sweet Home and Spooky Cat stamps and the Home Sweet Home Thinlits and At Home Thinlits.  Think they turned out pretty cute!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The doors were cut from Basic Black with the At Home Thinlit, the window cut out and backed with Crushed Curry cardstock.  A 1/4″circle was cut from Silver cardstock for the door knob.
  • A 1-1/4 x 8-1/2 strip of Garden Green cardstock was cut with the Fringe Scissors (on the Clearance Rack).
  • Spooky Cat was punched from Basic Black with the Cat punch and face with Craft White Ink.
  • A few pumpkins were cut from the Spooky Night DSP.
  • Ghosts were stamped from Sweet Home with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.
  • The windows from Home Sweet Home Thinlets were cut from Rich Razzleberry cardstock, then layered on Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black cardstock.
  • The roof was cut 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored at 4-1/4, then punched along the edge with  Non-SU Spider Web Border punch that I’ve had forever!  I measured where the handles belonged, and trimmed out the area between them so the roof slips over the handles.  The chimney was adhered inside the cutouts for the handles.  A 1 x 8-1/2 strip of Spooky Night DSP was added across the front of the roof.
  • A couple bats were cut from Home Sweet Home Thinlets and added on the front, too.

 

I hope the kids like them!!!  Now to come up with something for the babies!  lol!

 

OK…remember that today is the last day for the Designer Papers Sale – Buy 3 and get the 4th one free!  Use Host Code:

 

 

ALSO, Stampin’ Blends are available tomorrow, November 1st!  I have a special gift for anyone who purchases the full set…a 6×6 sampling of all the patterns in the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Paper!  A perfect way to practice coloring with them!  Email me for details!

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • We have done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

 

 

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Sep 11 2017

Painted Harvest Note Cube

Today’s the day! 

The Create with Connie and Mary September 2017

Mini Session is NOW OPEN! 

 

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project when you purchase August & September 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!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

To celebrate, I made a little 3D project using my favorite set right now, Painted Harvest.  I have a lot of these little 3×3 Note Cubes and they make a special little gift when I need something quick!  I usually will tie a matching stamped pen on top…but right now the pens are downstairs and since my knee surgery, I try to limit the number of times I go up and down the steps each day.  On Friday, I did get released from the doctor to drive!  Hard to believe it has been a month!

 

Here’s a view from the top:

 

 

  • The two-step sunflowers from Painted Harvest were first stamped with the background image in Crushed Curry Ink, then the top layer stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • The centers and the dots in the centers were stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The two step eaves were stamped with the solid image in Lemon Lime Twist Ink and the veins with Garden Green Ink.
  • To fill in a little, the dots were randomly stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink in the open spaces.
  • Some Crushed Curry Mini Woven Ribbon was wrapped around and tied in a bow at the top.
  • The “Gather Together & Give Thanks” greeting from Painted Harvest was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on the top page.

 

OK…don’t forget…it’s not too late to join us over on Create with Connie and Mary for some great new projects featuring stamps and bundles in the Holiday Catalog!

 

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Aug 09 2017

Wood Words Stamp Club gifts

As a little thank you for my Stamp Clubs and downline, I purchased these little coin purses that had various prints on them and a little leather tag that says Thailand with two elephants!  Inside I filled with some Thailand candies…sort of like Mentos here in the US.  SO cute!  I wrapped them up in a gusset cello bag with a little tag.  The Club members that attended last stamp club were able to pick the fabric color they wanted.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • I cut off the top of the 6 x 17 Gusset bag to make it a little shorter.
  • I tied closed with Berry Burst 1/2″ Woven Ribbon.
  • The tag is two of the new Everyday Label Punches put together…Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist cardstocks.
  • The Whisper White tag is stamped with the floral image from Wood Words Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink on one end, and Thank You in Memento Black.
  • They were adhere together, punched with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and tied with a bow.

 

Pretty simple, but I love packaging up little gifts to make them extra special and to let my customers and downline know how much I appreciate them!

 

the brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • 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 used:

 

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage Bundle
  • Feathery Friends Stamp Set
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

 

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

AUGUST 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

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3D BONUS 2017 PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH August and September 2017 Mini Sessions and get a 3D BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring Carols of Christmas designed by Mary Brown immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new session begins!

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AUGUST & JULY MINI SESSIONS
plus 3D BONUS 2017 project!

$17.90 US


 
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Aug 08 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine gifts

Before my trip to Thailand, I made up some little gifts to give a few people I knew were attending. The lotions/soaps varied, but each had this little tag attached using Pocketful of Sunshine.  (Sorry for the weird background…I didn’t remember to take a photo until the last one I left for our housekeeper.)

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base tag is 2 x 4-1/2 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and punched at the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  • The sun is punched with the Starburst Punch from Daffodil Delight cardstock and stamped with the You Dazzle Me greeting from Pocketful of Sunshine in Memento Black Ink.
  • The sunglasses from Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Berry Burst cardstock and cut with the Pocket Thinlits.  Two rhinestones were added to the sides of the glasses.
  • The tag was tied on the bottles with Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and tied in a bow.

That’s it!  Loved handing these little gifts out in Thailand!

 

Know what else I love?  The projects in our Create with Connie and Mary Mini Sessions!  SO many great ideas to use in classes and clubs!  Why not join us?  Open to demonstrators AND customers!  The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • 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 are using:

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage Bundle
  • Feathery Friends Stamp Set
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

AUGUST 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

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3D BONUS 2017 PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH August and September 2017 Mini Sessions and get a 3D BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring Carols of Christmas designed by Mary Brown immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new session begins!

Fall Bonus 2017 snippet

AUGUST & JULY MINI SESSIONS

plus 3D BONUS 2017 project!

$17.90 US


 

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Apr 05 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

I recently held a class using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle.  They made three cards with matching envelopes.  A  bonus project was this little decorated Kraft Gift Bag to hold all of the cards if they wanted to give it as a gift!  I thought it turned out sweet!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bag was stamped with the dotted image in Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set with Crumb Cake Ink along the edges.
  • 1″ from the top was scored and folded backwards.
  • Strips of Urban Development Designer Paper were cut for banners with a flag end.
  • A length of Very Vanilla/Gold Metallic Ribbon (retired SAB) was folded in half, then stapled to the banners.  The banners were adhered to the front of the bag below the score line.
  • The dragonfly strip was cut with the Detailed Dragonfly Framelits from Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the banners.
  • The greeting from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Memento Black Ink on a 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla, cut with a flag end, then attached to the banners.
  • A Gold Binder Clip was added to the top to hold the bag closed.
  • Linen Thread was tied in a bow on the Gold Binder Clip.

 

LOVE it!  This little packaging could hold SO much!  What would you put in it?

 

Create with Connie and Mary’s new April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

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Apr 01 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Easter Favors

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is “Easter Favors” this week!  I love little 3D projects, so can’t wait to see what everyone came up with this week!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • Stamp two of the largest Jar of Fun images onto Whisper White with Memento Black Ink, then cut with the Everyday Jars Framelits.  Use an aquaPainter and Pool Party Ink to watercolor the background inside the jar.
  • Stamp two jar tops with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White and cut with the jar topper framelit, then add to the top of the jars.
  • Stamp the bunny, carrot and greeting with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the Basket Builder Framelits.  Cut the grass from Wild Wasabi cardstock and add to the front of the jar.  Color the bunny with Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo Markers and the carrot with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers.
  • Add the greeting across the top of the jar.
  • Make a box bottom by cutting a 3 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White and score at 1″ on all sides.  Cut the tabs and assemble the box bottom with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Adhere the jars to two wider sides of the box bottom.  Wrap Daffodil Delight Baker’s Twine around the top of the jars to close and tie a bow.
  • Fill box with assorted candies!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week! I can’t wait to see what they chose to do! Next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to see more about our April Mini Session, then continue on to Mary Brown and check out her design or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

Create with Connie and Mary April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

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.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 19 2017

Control Freaks Jan 2017 Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the January Tour de Freaks!  Our theme this month is ANYTHING from the Occasions or Sale-A-Brations catalog, so I just HAD to play along!  As you take the blog hop, you should get LOTS of great ideas!  You’ve probably just come from Julie Davison’s blog, aren’t her projects fun?  If you’ve arrived prior to the 20th, please note that not all links may be working correctly.

 

I think this sweet little stamp set, Perfect Mix, has been completely overlooked in the Occasions Catalog!  I couldn’t resist getting it…I’m a much better baker than cook!  I love to make candies, cookies, fun loaves of bread, package them up and give them away!  These tags or little notes would be perfect to include with the treat!   And, the notes themselves are all wrapped up in a cute little matchbook style package, so they would be a wonderful hostess gift all by themselves!

 

Here’s package closed:

 

 

And here  it is open so you can see how they tuck inside:

 

 

And here is the complete set for you to see!

 

 

Some details:

  • The Melon Mambo cardstock notes are cut 3 x 6, and scored at 3.
  • A 1-1/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Pop of Pink Designer Paper is adhered to the bottom of a 2-3/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Some 1/8″ Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in back, then the Whisper White layer added to the front of the Melon Mambo note.
  • The images were stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black Ink, use the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen to color, then cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, and adhere to a larger Scallop Layering Circle of Melon Mambo.  Pop them up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The matchbook is 3-1/2 x 8 Basic Black, scored at 3-1/4, 3-1/2 and 7-1/4.  Staple the bottom close to the fold.  Add a 1/2 x 3-1/2 strip of coordinating Pop of Pink DSP to the front to hide the staple.
  • For the front, a 3-1/4 x 3 piece of Whisper White cardstock has a 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of DSP along the bottom.  The mixing bowl is stamped with Memento Black and cut out.  The greeting is offset on a larger Layering Circle, and the Scallop Layering Circle is cut from DSP.  A little 1/8″ Ribbon bow is added with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

OK…next up is Melissa Stout!  I’m sure you’ll enjoy her projects, too!  Continue around all the blog stops until you return here to complete the circle!

 

 

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