Dec 16 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Gold/Vanilla/Cherry Cobbler Tag

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring the colors of Very Vanilla, Gold, and Cherry Cobbler for a Christmas Tag this week.  I love making pretty tags for packaging, so I am excited to see what everyone did with this challenge!   Make sure to continue around the blog hop to see everyone’s ideas!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base tag is 2-1/2 x 5 Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut with the Triple Banner Punch on one end and embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder.
  • A 3/4 x 4 strip of Gold Metallic Paper is also cut with the Triple Banner Punch and added to the center of the tag.
  • The Cherry Cobbler cardstock is cut with the Quilt Builder Framelits and added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Peace is stamped with Cherry Cobber on a 1/2 x 2-1/2 strip of Very Vanilla and added on top of the quilt with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two Metallic Shapes gold circles were added on each side of the greeting.
  • The top was punched with the 1/4″ Circle Hand Punch, then the Very Vanilla/Gold Metallic Ribbon is added and tied with a knot at the top.

Pretty…simple…elegant.  I love it!  Make sure to check out what the Design Team did with the challenge this week! Next up is Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dec 14 2017

CCMC488 Heart Happiness

Although I’m still in the midst of getting ready for Christmas, I just HAD to use one of the new stamp sets from the new Occasions catalog on my card today…the sketch was just perfect for it!  Oh, and just wait until you see what the rest of the Challenge Team came up with…SOOOO cute!

 

 

 I searched for a greeting to fit the sketch and stumbled across “Bless Your Heart”.  My girlfriend says this all the time (she’s from southern Alabama)…and I love it!  Do you know what set it is in?  I think it worked great!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Rich Razzleberry cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Powder Pink cardstock.
  • A 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of the new Painted with Love DSP was added to the front, with another 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Painted with Love DSP.  You really can’t tell how pretty this is with the gold foil accents in it!  LOVE it!
  • The large heart from Heart Happiness stamp set was stamped with Rich Razzleberry, the medium with Melon Mambo.  They were cut with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, along with the small one cut from Gold Metallic Paper.  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A gold heart Metallic Enamel Shape was added to the largest heart.
  •  The sentiment from Jar of Love was stamped with Memento Black under the large heart.

 

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

 

 


Dec 10 2017

FREE SHIPPING AGAIN!

Stampin’ Up! just announced another FREE SHIPPING DAY on Monday, December 11th! 

 

I know some of you missed out last time, so make sure to get your orders in! 

 

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Feel free to contact me with any questions!  THANK YOU!

 

 


Dec 09 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Non-traditional Holiday Colors

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring a Non-traditional holiday colors this week.  I love the color combination for the Thursday Challenge so much that I knew I could make it work for this challenge, too!  DEFINITELY thinking out of the box on this one!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tranquil Tide cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder.
  • A 2 x 5-1/4 piece of Petal Garden Designer Paper was added to the bottom of the Whisper White, then a strip of Island Indigo Ombre Ribbon hides the seam (it matches the Tranquil Tide so well!)
  • A large Scallop Circle from Layering Circles was cut from Calypso Coral.
  • The Stitched Shapes Circle was cut from Whisper White and stamped with the Watts the Occasion image Memento Black and colored with So Saffron and Tranquil Tide.  The rays were stamped with Calypso Coral around the lightbulb.
  • Merry & Bright was stamped with Memento Black Ink on So Saffron and cut with the smaller Stitched Shape Circle.
  • The Circles are popped up on the front.
  • A piece of Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the lightbulb with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • A Metallic Shape Gold Star was added to the top of the tree.

 

Isn’t that an unusual color combination for Christmas?  But I think it really works!  Make sure to check out what the Design Team did with the challenge this week! Next up is Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dec 07 2017

CCMC487 Hug in a Mug

Today we have a fun new color challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I liked it SO well that I also used it on my card for Saturday!  lol!

 

 

Here’s what I did using Hug in a Mug stamp set.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of So Saffron was embossed with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder and added on top.
  • A 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Delightful Daisy Designer Paper was added along the side with a 1/8″ Calypso Coral Ribbon wrapped on top and secured in the back.
  • The large Stitched Shape circle was stamped with the greeting from Hug in a Mug in Tranquil Tide and the mug outline with Tranquil Tide, the mug inside is So Saffron and the chevron stripe and heart with Calypso Coral Inks.  The dots were stamped in the background with So Saffron Ink.  The circle was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Foil Snowflake was trimmed about 3/4 and then tucked under the circle.
  • A few Iridescent Sequins were glued on the circle.

 

OK…that’s it for me!  Go check out the rest of the Challenge Team designs this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We all did something different!

 

 


Dec 05 2017

SUOC189 Seasonal Chums

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “favorite holiday colors”.  I love ALL the holiday colors, but I must admit that I reach for Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake a LOT for my holiday cards!  I love the richness of this combo!  So, once again I’m using it on my card for this week!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock was stamped across the middle with the reindeer in Seasonal Chums with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Two 3/4 x 5-1/4 strips of Merry Little Christmas DSP was adhered along the top and bottom of the Crumb Cake layer.
  • The reindeer was stamped on Whisper White with Memento Black Ink, the colored with Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Bronze Stampin’ Blends Markers.  It was cut with the Stitched Shapes Circle and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Merry Christmas from Seasonal Chums was stamped with Memento Back on Cherry Cobbler and cut with the smallest Stitched Shapes Circles and added next to the reindeer circle.

 

So super sweet, don’t you think? That reindeer is just adorable…I even may like it better than the snowman in that set!  lol!  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!

 

 


Dec 04 2017

THANK YOU!

 

Thank you to everyone who partcipated in my Adhesive Sale last month!  I certainly appreciate all of your orders.  Just to let you know, all orders have shipped from Stampin’ Up! with no backorders!  Yeah!  They should all be delivered this week to you directly from Stampin’ Up!

 

Again…thank you!

 


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Dec 02 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Green/Black/Gold Colors

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring a color combination of “Green, Gold and Black” together this week.  I thought immediately of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper with the Old Olive and Basic Black colors.  Add a little Gold Embossing and it works for this challenge!

 

Another quick and easy card from me…literally took me longer to pull out my embossing gun than it did to pull the entire card together.  I’m doing my big Craft Fair tomorrow, so have been SUPER busy!  Didn’t get as much done as I wanted…but isn’t that always the case?

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Very Vanilla, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A length of Gold Edged Ribbon was wrapped around the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper and tied in a bow.
  • The greeting from Watercolor Christmas was inked with Versamark and stamped on Very Vanilla then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  It was cut with the Layered Oval Framelit and added to the larger Scallop Oval cut from Basic Black.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two of the trees in Watercolor Christmas were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Very Vanilla and colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends…LOVE them!  They were cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A gold Metallic Shape star was added to the front tree.

 

SO pretty…love it!  Make sure to check out what the Design Team did with the challenge this week! Next up is Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nov 30 2017

CCMC486 Merry Little Labels

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Love the sketch this week…come play along with us!

 

 

With all the great things in the Holiday Catalog, this set hasn’t gotten a lot of love, even though I did get it while on the Incentive Trip in Thailand!  I haven’t used much of the Merry Music Designer Paper either, so thought I’d do a combination with both of them!  Of course, the snowflakes are from Seasonal Layers Thinlits and cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper…so sparkly!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 2-3/4 x 4 piece of Merry Music Designer Paper is added to the front of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Real Red.
  • Two 1/2 x 3-1/2 strips of Smoky Slate cardstock were added on top.
  • The Let is Snow label from Merry Little Labels was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, then punched with the Everyday Label Punch.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two snowflakes from Seasonal Layers Thinlits were cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then added to the front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two of the lightest colors of Glitter Enamel Dots were added to the center of the snowflakes so they glimmer as well!

 

OK…go check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary this week to see what they came up with using this sketch…lots of inspiration, I’m sure!

 

 

 


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!