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- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White cardstock.
- A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black is on top.
- The Gold Metallic Foil Cardstock is cut 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 and stamped with the largest snowflake in Black Stazon and the greeting in Black Stazon.
- The middle snowflake was stamped with Versamark on Whisper White, then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
- The smaller snowflake was stamped on Gold Metallic Paper with Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, then punched with the Snow Flurry Punch.
- The layers of snowflakes are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- In the center is a Perfect White Accent.
Yep! That’s it! SUPER easy and lovely GOLD! OK…next stop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our November AND December Mini Sessions! We’ll be using some new sets in the Occasions Catalog for our December one! Check out the details there!
It’s Saturday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! We are featuring traditional Christmas colors for this week’s hop! Check out these fun ideas from our Design Team!
To me, poinsettias are Christmas! I love seeing them all over the place, especially the red ones. I wish I could have one (or more!) in my home, but my CAT loves to eat leaves off any real plant. Since I believe I’ve heard that poinsettias are poisonous to small animals, I haven’t had any around on display. Because poinsettias are very traditional, I used Reason for the Season this week. This idea could also be used as a stand-along tag if you needed an idea for those!
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Mossy Meadow cardstock (my favorite green this year!).
- On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, embossed with the Woodgrain folder.
- A 2 x 3-1/4 strip of Merry Moments DSP was punched at the top with the Ornate Tag Topper punch. Some Thick Cherry Cobbler Twine was tied thru the hole. It was attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The Reason for the Season stamp set poinsettia outline was stamped (twice) with Black Archival Ink, then the petals with Real Red and leaves with Old Olive. An AquaPainter was used to add more Real Red and Old Olive colors in the images. The full image was cut, then just the center portion of the second one was cut, then adhered together with a Stampin’ Dimensional. It was placed on the tag with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Peace be with you from the same stamp set was stamped with Mossy Meadow Ink on a 3/4 x 1-1/2 strip of Whisper White and cut into a flag end, then tucked under the poinsettia. It is adhered with another Stampin’ Dimensional.
- In the center of the Poinsettia is a few drops of the Gold Dazzling Details and adds a little sparkle!
OK…next up on the Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website so you can find out more about signing up for our November (and December bonus!) subscriptions, then continue onto Mary’s blog from there! Our November session is NOW OPEN!
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pool Party cardstock folded in half.
- The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Bermuda Bay is embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder.
- The greeting is stamped on the 3 x 4 piece of Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink in the lower right corner.
- A strip of Silver Glimmer Paper is added to the bottom of the Whisper White.
- The poinsettia was made by stamping the medium image 8 times and the duo small image twice with Versamark on Cardstock Vellum and embossing with Silver Embossing Powder. The large image was stamped 6 times on Cardstock Vellum and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. All were punched with the Festive Flower Punch.
- For the flower portion, the back was sponged with Bermuda Bay Ink and the leaves with Old Olive Ink.
- A 2″ Circle of Cardstock Vellum was punched and then petals and leaves added with Mini Glue Dots. The petals were pinched to give them some dimension.
- Perfect White Accents were added to the center.
- The poinsettia was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this turned out! It is even prettier in person! OK…next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out about the LIMITED TIME SPECIAL we have going on if you subscribe to both our November and December Mini Sessions! You’ll get a BONUS WINTER PROJECT that I think you are going to love! Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary, then continue on the blog hop to see what the awesome Mary Brown came up with this week!
Some of my favorite non-traditional colors for Christmas are pink and blue and I wanted to use the tree in Cheer All Year. So, here’s my version for this year!
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pink Pirouette folded in half.
- The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
- Along the bottom of Soft Sky, Whisper White was torn in strips to form snow banks.
- The tree from Cheer All Year was stamped with Pink Pirouette twice on scrap Whisper White, the trunks colored with Chocolate Chip Marker. Hand-cut the trees out, or the Tree Framelits work with this set, too! Adhere them on the snow banks with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The dots in the trees were colored with Silver Details and the Stars for the tops punched with the Small Star Punch and Silver Glimmer Paper.
- Stamp Christmas Cheer from Cheer All Year with Chocolate Chip Ink in the upper left corner.
- Add Clear Dazzling Details to the snow banks for some extra bling!
OK…continue around the tour to see the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team creations! Next up is Mary Brown!
- The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Hello Honey, folded in half. The bottom corners are rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
- The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White has the Thankful greeting in the hostess set, Six Sayings, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The bottom corners are also rounded.
- The leaf from Lighthearted Leaves is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on scrap Whisper White, then colored with Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Markers. It was then cut with the Leaflet Framelits and popped up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Gold Cording was tied in a bow, and added to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
- Finally, three orange sequins from the Brights Collection were added with the Fine Tip Glue Pen (LOVE that stuff!)
OK…check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team cards by continuing on the Blog Hop. Your next stop is the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out about our NEW October 2015 Mini Session! It opens on October 11th! Here are a few details:
Sets used for this collection:
- Holly Jolly Greetings
- Vintage Leaves
- Your Presents
- Happy Scenes
- Thankful Forest Friends
- BONUS: Reason for the Season
Here’s a little teaser for our October Collection…so…what are you waiting for? Join today!
- The base is two cuts from Crumb Cake Cardstock with the Square Pillow Box Thinlet Die to make the box. It was stamped with Soft Suede Ink and the Hardwood Background Stamp, added Tear and Stick Tape to the tabs and formed the box.
- A 2 x 12 Belly Band of Happy Hauntings DSP wrapped around the outside and adhered.
- A quarter piece of the Spider Web Doily was adhered to the inside top of the Belly Band.
- The chevron circle in Sparkly Seasons was stamped with Tangelo Twist ink on Tangelo Twist cardstock and the face added with Tuxedo Black Ink, then punched with the 2″ Circle Punch. The stem/leaf image was stamped with Old Olive, the stem colored with Chocolate Chip Marker and cut out, then put on top of the pumpkin. It was added to the Belly Band with Stampin’ Dimensionals
- The spider from Cheer All Year was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and cut out, then added over the web and pumpkin.
- Happy Haunting from Cheer All Year was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White cardstock, then trimmed into two pieces and added to the front.
That’s it! Now continue around the blog hop with a stop at our Create with Connie and Mary website so you can get the details on signing up for our SEPTEMBER Mini Session…open NOW! We just added another BONUS this month because we know that some of you don’t do Halloween! We’ve remade two of the tutorials using Christmas stamp sets!
With our September mini session we are featuring fall and Halloween sets (plus now Christmas!) from the Holiday Catalog…
- Sweet Hauntings
- Cheer All Year
- Howl-o-ween Treats
- Haunt Ya Later
- Lighthearted Leaves
- BONUS: Acorny Thank You
- AND a bonus project from me remaking Debbie Henderson’s Halloween Tabletop Decor into an ADORABLE Snow Place Tabletop Decor
- AND two Jolly Christmas Cards using the layouts from Mary using Deb’s Haunt Ya Later card set
So…I had a REALLY hard time narrowing down what set I wanted to use. I finally settled on Flurry of Wishes (of course, I ALWAYS need more snowflake sets) and doing a new-to-me technique called Inlaid Words. I showed this technique at my technique class this month and they loved it! Not only is the stamp set new, so is the background embossing folder, Softly Falling, and the “snow” Seasonal Frame Thinlets, plus the fun little wood Snowflake Element…I colored mine with White Craft Ink.
- The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, folded in half.
- The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Marina Mist cardstock is embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder (I can’t decide which way I like it better…more snow at the bottom or more coming down from the top!)
- Across the front is a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of the silver pattern in Neutrals Collection Designer Paper Stack…then a 1/4″ x 5-1/4 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper under it.
- The Flurry of Wishes large snowflake was stamped on Whisper White with Marina Mist Ink, then cut with the Circles Framelit. At the same time, I cut the word “snow” from Seasonal Frame Thinlets across the center…make sure to save the little pieces from the curly cues! I cut the word again from Marina Mist cardstock.
- The large circle snowflake was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then I used the WONDERFUL Fine Tip Glue Pen to glue the Marina Mist word snow inside the opening to the base of the card. Adhere in the little curly cue pieces you kept from the snowflake one.
- Finally, I colored the wood Snowflake Element with White Craft Ink and my sponge dauber…let dry…add a large Rhinestone in the center and add to the card with a small Stampin’ Dimensional in the center. I also added Rhinestones in the snowflake ends.
LOTS of sparkle on this card! OK…you are at my blog…Connie Babbert…so find my name and then click on the next person’s link to move forward with the blog tour! Once you’ve come back here, you’ve completed the circle! Hope my card inspires you…and I’ll know you’ll get LOTS more inspiration from the others!
It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! This week we are featuring the In Color, Cucumber Crush, on our cards!
But first, our new AUGUST MINI SESSION opened on August 19, but it’s not too late to join! The next stop at Create with Connie and Mary website will give you more details and a chance to sign up!
Have you ever started a card and it was going along great until you added one more element? Now…normally, I would scrap it and start over…but it really wasn’t a throw-away…so I’m showing it here! lol! My Among the Branches card was sort of spooky looking even with the bright Cucumber Crush…until I added the leaves in the tree branch, then it kind of got too tame for a Halloween card. And…I wanted some eyeballs in the background, but didn’t think they would work. Tell me what YOU think!
- The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cucumber Crush cardstock, folded in half.
- Across the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is 1-1/2′ x 5-1/4″ strip of In Colors Patterns Collection.
- A 1/8″ x 5-1/4 strip of Black Glimmer Paper hides the seam.
- The tree branch from Among the Branches was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink in the upper right corner, along with the black Crow…then those darn Cucumber Crush leaves were added. lol!
- Spooky was stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch, then layered on a Cucumber Crush Designer Label that was cut in half and adhered to each side.
- Two Rhinestones were colored with a Black Sharpie Pen and added to the label sides.
- The eyes in the Spooky image were colored with Cucumber Crush Marker.
So…spooky or tame??? OK…next up on the Blog Hop is the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can sign up for our NEW AUGUST 2015 mini session, then continue on over to Mary’s blog!
Stamps: Among the Branches
Inks: Cucumber Crush, Basic Black Archival Ink
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Accessories: In Color Patterns Collection Paper Stack, Black Glimmer Paper, Rhinestones, 2″ Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch
But first, our new AUGUST MINI SESSION will open on August 19, don’t miss out! The next stop at Create with Connie and Mary website will give you more details and a chance to sign up!
Here’s my card for the Tip Top Taupe Blog Hop! This photo really doesn’t show off how PRETTY it is in real life! The leaves do look REAL and are nice and velvety looking! It was hard to get a good photo of them!
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Tip Top Taupe, folded in half.
- Another 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Tip Top Taupe was embossed with the Brick Embossing Folder.
- Craft White Ink was rubbed over the top of the raised bricks, being careful not to rub into the “grout” of the bricks.
- The Vintage Leaves were stamped with Archival Black Ink (new in the Holiday Catalog!) on Tip Top Taupe cardstock and then watercolored with Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Crushed Curry Makers. While the cardstock was still wet, I went over the leaves in some areas with the Markers full strength to add vibrancy.
- The leaves were crumbled and then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Grateful for You from A Little Something was stamped with Tip Top Taupe Ink on Whisper White, then punched with the 1-1/2 Circle Punch. It was placed in the leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Finally, a small acorn from the Into the Woods Elements was placed next to the circle with a Mini Glue Dot.
Isn’t that a cool looking card? I love it! OK…next up on the Blog Hop is the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can sign up for our NEW AUGUST 2015 mini session, then continue on over to Mary’s blog!
But first, our newest session of Create with Connie and Mary started last SUNDAY! We are 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 did…it’s not too late to join!
Here’s the card I made featuring Watermelon Wonder.
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 HEAVY Whisper White, folded in half.
- On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of regular Whisper White.
- The 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Watercolor Wonder was embossed with the Brick Embossing Folder. Hello from Watercolor Wishes Kit was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink. It was adhered to the front.
- The outline flower from Garden in Bloom was stamped twice with Watercolor Wonder on Whisper White and cut out. The center was stamped with the small dot in Garden in Bloom and Crushed Curry Ink. The solid leaves were stamped off with Cucumber Crush and the outline full strength Cucumber Crush and cut out.
- A 1-1/2 x 4 strip from Everyday Chic Designer Paper was placed on the front.
- The two flowers and leaves were added to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Finally, a Perfect White Accent was added next to the greeting!
Love how the Watermelon Wonder color pops off against the white and black! 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!