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Wow! It’s time for another Tour de Freaks blog hop! The theme this time is Love or Valentines…perfect timing, huh? You’ve probably just arrived from the fabulous Julie Davison’s blog. Love her fun projects, didn’t you?
When deciding what to do for this tour, I knew I wanted to use the Hello Life stamp set. It really is so much more than a Valentine set! I love that large “do more of what makes you happy” greeting! But, since our theme is Love or Valentine’s, I went with the obvious hearts and paired it with the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack. Here’s my little duo of projects!
I also adore the new Bow Builder Punch…I’ve used it a couple ways on my projects. The card has the simple bow and the top of the box has a package bow! Both are SO easy to make! Here are a few details:
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11, folded in half.
- Crumb Cake layer is 4 x 5-1/4
- The heart DSP is 2-1/4 x 4 with a strip of coordinating DSP sized 1/2 x 4 to hide the seam.
- The script Love was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink along the bottom.
- The small polka dot heart was stamped with Real Red and hand-cut (no punch or framelit that size…bummer!)
- The “happy” greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Real Red and cut with the Heart Framelits and added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The Stacked with Love DSP was punched twice with the Bow Builder Punch and put together with Mini Glue dots and added to the bottom of the large heart.
The Tiny Box was so quick and easy to make, too!
- All four sides were covered with the 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 squares of the diagonal stripe in Stacked with Love DSP.
- On the sides and back, 1/4 x 1-3/4 strips of coordinating DSP were adhered across the center.
- Four hearts were stamped…two in Calypso Coral (striped heart) and two in Real Red (polka dot heart) on Whisper White and hand-cut, then placed with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The front DSP was stamped with the script Love in Tuxedo Black, and an additional Red Glimmer Heart was cut with the small Heart Framelit.
- A rhinestone jewel on the front heart added a little bling.
- The top uses four of the Bow Builder Punches from Stacked with Love DSP. The tails were added to a 1″ circle with Mini Glue Dots and then staggered the looped bows on top of them. A 7/8″ Scallop Circle punched from the same DSP covers the ends on the circle.
- For some bling, a Facet Jewel was tied with White Bakers Twine and added to the center of the bow, then added to the top of the Tiny Box with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
Such a sweet little wrapped package for someone you love!
Make sure to continue on around the rest of the Tour de Freaks! Some great ideas! Next up is Patty Bennett with more wonderful Love ideas!
Today is the LAST DAY of our PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary! Our Spring Collection 2015 officially starts tomorrow, but our Early Bird Price ends today! Don’t miss out on saving $5 and joining us for some FABULOUS ideas using stamp sets and products in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs! For only $24.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project tutorials with full directions and photos!
Today I get to share with you our last PREVIEW PROJECT and FREE TUTORIAL…plus the last BLOG CANDY…a free subscription to our Spring Collection! If you’ve already joined and win, we’ll apply it to a future collection. Just leave a comment on my blog today so you can be entered to win!
I knew there must be a way to turn the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet into a BOX. So I started working on it a couple weeks ago. With a couple trial and errors, I finally came up with these two ideas for boxes! I took the colors from the fun Sale-A-Bration Best Day Ever Designer Paper and used the coordinating Ribbon and Button Accessory Pack, too!
One box has a handle, the other closes at the top with the flower helping to hold it closed. The Framelit has lots of little accessory pieces like the banner and “enjoy”…so I added a couple of those, too! Want to know how to make them? Go get my FREE TUTORIAL on Create with Connie and Mary today!
Again…what to do?
- Leave a comment here on my blog so you are entered into the drawing to win a free subscription.
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How fun is a Creative Blog Hop!!! I want to thank Nicole Tugrul for asking me to be a part of this fun idea! Nicole has been a part of Create with Connie and Mary for several seasons now and I love her work! Here’s her fabulous blog in case you haven’t visited her before and the wonderful projects she did for the Creative Blog Tour last week!
I know that Christmas has past, and many have already taken down their holiday decorations (I usually wait until after New Year’s to take mine down.) But, my large snowman collection stays up until the end of February. I’ve been wanting to make a new insert for my Welcome frame that sits on my buffet table in the dining room, so I thought I’d combine two of my projects into one and use my idea for this Creative Blog Hop! Want to see what I did? Here you go…
I love it!!! It’s just SOOO happy and will make me smile every time I walk by! I found the frames at the Dollar Store a while back, but you could use any size…just measure your opening and go from there. Here are a few details:
- To get the curve of the snowman face, I traced the outside edge of the largest Circle Framelit (it was too small to cut it) on Whisper White. I sponged around it with Crumb Cake ink.
- The background is Night of Navy and I stamped the Gorgeous Grunge image with White Craft Ink for “snow”.
- The nose is a long triangle of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, but I punched the end with the Wide Oval Punch to get it curved (slide the end into the back of the punch). I sponged around it with Pumpkin Pie Ink.
- I used Sticky Strip on the outside of the frame to hold the 1″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (note to self to get MORE before the Holiday Catalog is over!) I cut another piece and wrapped the Vintage Brad around the center, then added it with more Sticky Strip.
- The eyes are the Small Oval from Basic Black, the highlights are 1/4″ Circles from Whisper White and the mouth are large circles from the Owl Punch and Basic Black.
- Happy Winter was cut with Real Red from the Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Dies and I added Frosted Sequin Snowflakes randomly on the letters with Rhinestone centers so they sparkle!
Of course, I couldn’t just do ONE project…I had to create a card to go with it! I did basically the same thing as the frame, just scaled back on the size a little.
- I used the alphabet dies for the word, “BRR”
- The bow tie is the new Bow Punch in the Occasions Catalog punched from Real Red! LOVE it! I added a Snowflake embellishment with a Rhinestone center in the center of the bow.
- The base of the card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock, folded in half.
- The background layer is 4 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy with Gorgeous Grunge stamped in White Craft Ink.
OK…so I’m supposed to answer 4 questions that will give you an understanding of how I go about coming up with my projects.
- What are you working on now?
I’m finishing up work on Create with Connie and Mary’s Valentine Mini Collection 2015. The design work is done, we are just in the process of making up kits for the projects that we are offering to go along with the subscription. I’m getting ready to start on my Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 projects. I’m excited to use some of the new products in the Occasions and SAB catalogs!
2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
I feel I have a non-cluttered style of stamping, yet my work is not always simple. I like layers and details. I’m always amazed at how one little thing will make a project POP! At times I can fuss and fuss over the placement of things on a card or project, while other times they go together quickly! I do pay attention to balance and make sure my finished project has straight cuts and cleanly stamped images. I will re-do anything that isn’t “perfect”.
3. Why do you create what you do?
I did different types of crafts for craft fairs for years…including some juried ones. Crafting has always been a part of my life (anyone remember Stiffy Bow Baskets, Painted Fabric Sweatshirts and Tomato Cage Dolls?) I would make paper crafts as gifts to give away for the holidays, too. Then I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! I was IMMEDIATELY hooked! Stamping allows me to do quick and easy or hard and complicated. It feeds my creative soul and quiets that voice in my head that says, “you could make that!” lol! As a way to sell the tutorials I was creating and help other demos and customers make them, I invited Mary Brown to join up with me to start Create with Connie and Mary several years ago. It is a subscription service that uses current Stampin’ Up! products and offers step-by-step photo tutorials. We’ve added several other design team members as we’ve come along.
4. How does your creative process work?
I’m inspired by many things around me. When shopping I look at the design of products, the colors, the textures. Shopping at Christmas is my favorite time because of all the ideas. Of course, Pinterest is a great source of inspiration, although I don’t look at too many card ideas. I’m more focused on how to transfer other types of creative mediums into paper crafts. I love favors and 3D projects the most to work on. For cards, I usually will start with a sketch or color combination, look at my stamps and pick an image that would work, and then pick my paper last. MANY times I dream of things that I’ll want to make. It’s crazy, but my mind always seems to be “on”!
There are a couple other Create with Connie and Mary team members doing the Creative Blog Hop today! Check out my partner Mary Brown and design team member Debbie Henderson, to see what they’ve done today for the hop!
To keep the Creative Blog Hop going, I have nominated Margaret Raburn and Chris Slogar…both are artists that I admire very much! Margaret I have known for YEARS from a stamping group and she is one of our Thursday Challenge Team Members on Create with Connie and Mary! Chris is a new friend with a fun style that I greatly admire! Check them out! Their Creative Blog Hop information will be posted next Monday!
Thanks for stopping by and seeing me and I hope you got a little information on how my creative mind works! lol!
Every year I try to decorate my paper calendar that sits on my desk. Although I keep a lot of appts on my phone, my desk calendar is my BIBLE…reminders and dates, birthdays, etc., all get placed in this master calendar. So, I want it to look pretty, right? And…flowers are my favorite things to stamp…so how could I resist using the new Petal Potpourri stamp set to decorate my calendar? And, I needed a matching birthday card, right?
Stamps: Petal Potpourri Stamp Set
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Inks: Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, Mossy Meadow
Accessories: Birthday Bash Designer Paper, Flower Medallion Punch, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Hello Honey Ribbon, Rhinestones, Label Framelits, Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Dies, White Chalk Pen
Here’s a closeup of the card, too! This is fun because the greeting is from the Sale-A-Bration set, Big Day, and I embossed it with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black, then used my Blendabilities Markers (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie) to color over the White Embossing. I love that look! I also drew around the edges with the White Chalk Pen. The flowers are the same as I used on the calendar, but I used the little center circle image for the background with Bermuda Bay ink on the Bermuda Bay cardstock!
Stamps: Big Day, Petal Potpourri
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Inks: Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, White Craft
Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Label Framelits, Flower Medallion Punch, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Birthday Bash Designer Paper, Rhinestones, White Chalk Pen
OK…aren’t those wonderful ideas and a great glimpse of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs? I think so. Now, go check out the rest of the Control Freak Swappers on the Tour de Freaks blog hop! Next up is Melissa Davies...another of my favorites!
The theme over on SUO Challenges this week is “The Treat’s the Thing”. Of course, so close to Halloween, I naturally thought of Halloween treats so made my little holder with Stampin’ Up!’s Freaky Friends! Can you tell what I used? Yep! I used a portion of the Curvy Keepsake Box! Isn’t that fun?
Here are the details:
- I used Tangerine Tango cardstock and cut two pieces that were about 3 1/2″ wide and cut just the side of the box that had the loop handle at the top.
- I trimmed the bottom of both pieces so that I could overlap and adhere them.
- I used the Large Polka Dot Folder and embossed both sides with it. Inside the large circles, I stamped the eyes from Freaky Friends with Tuxedo Black Ink on the front and back.
- I punched a moon with the 1 3/4″ circle punch from Crushed Curry cardstock and sponged Tangerine Tango Ink around the edges, then stamped Ghoulish Greetings with Tuxedo Black Ink on it.
- I stamped the cat and two bats with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White, then cut them out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- To close, I tied Black Bakers Twine around it and tied a bow.
- The holder will hold 1 or 2 mini candy bars like shown!
Isn’t this a fun and spooky treat holder??? I love using that Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet in a little different way! Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations over on SUO Challenges!
Today is the LAST DAY of our PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary! Our Holiday Collection 2014 officially starts tomorrow, but our Early Bird Price ends today! Don’t miss out on joining us for some FABULOUS ideas using Christmas and Winter stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog! For only $24.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project tutorials with full directions and photos!
Today I get to share with you the last PREVIEW PROJECT and FREE TUTORIAL…plus the last BLOG CANDY...a free subscription to our Holiday Collection! If you’ve already joined and win, we’ll apply it to a future collection. Just leave a comment on my blog today so you can be entered to win!
So, here is my project…I was very happy with out it turned out! What do you think? Want to make one for yourself? Imagine giving this darling little gift to someone during the holiday filled with their favorite treats…or a trio of different sweets!
So…what to do?
- Leave a comment HERE on my blog so you are entered into the drawing to win a free subscription.
- Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to download this FREE TUTORIAL to make the Curvy Keepsake Box Trio yourself.
- Subscribe today while you can still save $5 and enjoy our latest Holiday Collection 2014!
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Wow…it is the last day of our Holiday Card “Create”tions over on Create with Connie and Mary! I really can’t believe how fast these 3 weeks have gone by! I know our subscribers have loved the card set ideas and tutorials they received! And, it’s not too late for you to join! Stop by Create with Connie and Mary for more details! You’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas…and have access for up to a year, 24/7!
Today, we have our last Blog Hop for this session…this time we are using the set we featured this week PLUS one of the Petite Cafe Bags in the Holiday Catalog! You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s Blog…love her Petite Cafe Bag don’t you? Make sure to click the link at the bottom to take you around to all the Design Team ideas!
I used Newborn King for my card set this week so here is the design that I came up with for my Petite Cafe Bag to coordinate with the card set!
Here are the details:
- I stamped the word Merry from Cheerful Tags randomly on the bag using Cherry Cobbler Ink on the front and back sides.
- I folded the top down after filling it with goodies, then added a 1 1/2″ x 8″ strip of Under the Tree Designer Paper, adhering it just at the top and around to the back about 2″. I cut the bottom with a flag end. Doing it this way I can open the bag just by flipping up the banner and opening the tab.
- Next, I cut a strip of 1 x 5″ Gold Glimmer Paper, then cut it in half so that the bottom was cut with a flag end and tucked under the Label Framelit, and the top tucks under the top of the Label Framelit and around to the back. I saved a little bit of Gold Glimmer Paper that way!
- I stamped the partial image of The Newborn King with Black Stazon Ink and used my AquaPainter and Markers to watercolor the image. I cut it with a Circle Framelit and layered it on the Cherry Cobbler Label Framelit. That was popped up on the front of the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- I stamped the star with Crushed Curry ink on Soft Suede and punched it with the Small Oval Punch, then placed it on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Make sure to continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop to see all the fabulous bags our designers did this week! Next stop is Natasha Zandbergen!
Did you know that after Christmas, people spend the most amount of money on Halloween decorations, costumes and candy? Unbelievable! I’ve had a love affair with Halloween for years! Although I love making Halloween cards, I can’t say that I send many out. But I DO love to decorate for Halloween. I mix it in with my Fall decorations! And I also love to do little favors for Halloween!
One of my good stamping friends just moved several states away. She shares my love of Halloween, so I made up this little frame for her. Hope every time she looks at it she thinks of me!
It really was quite easy to do…the Motley Monsters Designer Paper did most of the work. I think I need to make one of these for myself cause it did turn out CUTE!
- I cut out the section that I wanted to feature in the frame (LOVE that witch!), then adhered it to a layer of Gold Glimmer Paper, then backed it on a layer of Basic Black. My frame is a small white shadowbox about 6 x 8 in size.
- To that, I added the saying “Witches Night Out” from Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set with Tuxedo Black on Pumpkin Pie cardstock, then punched with the Large Oval Punch, layered on Gold Glimmer Scallop Oval Punch and finally on the Basic Black Decorative Label Punch. I placed it in the frame.
- Next I tied the Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon around the outside of the frame with a bow. I added the EEK!, again from Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set, punched with the Word Window Punch and added to the bow with Linen Thread.
Next up is a card that I did using the stamp set, Freaky Friends. I paired it up with the Confetti Celebrations Designer Paper…I like how bright the patterns are in this package!
Here are a few details:
- I colored the greeting from Mingle All The Way with my Blendabilities over White Embossing.
- The monsters were stamped with Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Tuxedo Black Memento. Frankenstein was colored with the Old Olive Blendabilities Marker.
- The background Rich Razzleberry was embossed with Delicate Dots Folder.
- I punched the banners from Confetti Celebrations DSP and adhered across the top, adding Rhinestones colored with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Marker between them.
Isn’t that a fun lineup of monsters??? It turned out pretty cute and I love how the greeting turned out! Continue on to Debbie Henderson’s blog...you KNOW she will have FANTASTIC ideas for Halloween!
This week for our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions Blog Hop, our Design Team will be featuring the Tiny Treat Boxes in the Holiday Catalog! You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…don’t you love her inspiration?
In addition to the Tiny Boxes, our Design Team will be using the stamp set they featured this week for their card set…but remember, only subscribers to our Holiday Card “Create”tions can see the EXCLUSIVE card sets! My featured set was Letterpress Winter! I combined it with the All Is Calm Designer Paper for a soft, wintery look! But first…here is a little bit of information about the Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014 session:
We are just finishing up Week 2 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014! We have done one week of Halloween/Fall card sets and will be two weeks of Christmas! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year! For only $19.95 US, you’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas not shown ANYWHERE else! So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!
Here’s what I came up with for my Tiny Treat Box project this week! I combined TWO of the boxes (they come 25 to a package for $6.95 US), adhering them back to back, then wrapping the All Is Calm Designer Paper around it.
Didn’t it turn out cool? And, the recipient can get TWO treats in one special package! I used the Silver Glimmer for some extra special bling!
Here are the details:
- The base are two Tiny Treat Boxes. I cut off the side flaps of each box, then adhered them together with strips of Sticky Strip.
- I cut a 2 x 12 strip of All Is Calm Designer Paper. It ALMOST fit all the way around, but left about a 1/4″ gap. I cut another 1 x 2 piece and placed it over the gap to hide it. I buried it on the back side, so it is barely noticeable. I also cut two 2×2 squares for the top of the boxes.
- I wrapped the Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon around the middle and adhered the ends in the front.
- For the decorations, I stamped the medium sized snowflake with Lost Lagoon Ink on Soft Sky cardstock and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch. I punched the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch three times from Silver Glimmer Paper.
- I embossed the smallest snowflake with White Embossing Powder twice on Lost Lagoon cardstock and punched with the 1″ Circle Punch. I also stamped For You with Lost Lagoon ink on Whisper White and punched with the 1″ Circle Punch. I placed all the snowflakes and circles together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to the boxes.
- I added Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the snowflakes and on the sides of the For You greeting.
Inside I’d fill with a couple treat-filled cello bags before giving it as a gift! Lots of fun surprises could fit in these 2×2 Tiny Treat Boxes! Now continue on around the Holiday Card “Create”tions blog tour by stopping by Natasha Zandbergen’s blog for her wonderful idea!
Last Saturday, Mary and I did our first Create with Connie and Mary LIVE Event! A lot of work, but it turned out AWESOME if I must say so myself! Many, many people who attended came up and want us to do another one! lol! You can see more photos of the LIVE Event over on Create with Connie and Mary!
Since we went with a beach/luau theme for our LIVE event, I made up a LOT of these Hibiscus Flowers for all kinds of decorations! The Flower Frenzy Die made them easy to make! I cut the flowers from Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight. The centers were Daffodil Delight or Tangelo Twist. The leaves were Garden Green and embossed with the Delicate Dots Folder. These I sprinkled the flowers randomly around the Raffle, Food and Display tables.
I stamped WOOHOO! from Bravo Stamp Set in the center of some more flowers for Prize Patrol giveaways! Everyone went home with a Prize!
I decorated my Prize Wheel with the Flower Patch Stamp Set in colors to match!
I made some for the Name Tags for the helpers, Mary and I. I used the Apothecary Framelit for the base and layered the Sweet Taffy Designer Paper on top of chipboard to keep them sturdy and adhered a pin on the back.
After the event, I used the display flowers to make Thank You cards!
I used scraps of Sweet Taffy Designer Paper and the Watercolor Thank You on the front of Whisper White. I did add a Rhinestone Jewel to bling up the cards.
It really was lots of FUN coming up with ideas to decorate…one of my favorite parts! Again, check out Create with Connie and Mary for more photos of the actual event! It was a GREAT day!