Mar 28 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Nature’s Perfection

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Wow…can you believe it is almost the END of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration?  It is such a great time of year to pick up FREE product with a purchase!  We had lots of great sets to use, too!  Originally, the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team was going to focus on Big Day stamp set for this Saturday’s Blog Hop, but then Stampin’ Up! added Nature’s Perfection and For Being You stamp sets to our free selections…so this week our Design Team had the choice of what set to use on their card!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s Blog…love her For Being You card!

 

Sometimes a card just doesn’t seem finished and how it looked in my head, and I can keep adding and adding until I’m happy.  Well, this card ended up using MUCH more product than I normally do on a card!  But…it does feature several of the SAB products, so I’m ok with it!  I really do love how soft and delicate it turned out!

 

Nature's Perfection
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Blushing Bride, folded in half.
  • A 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White layer was stamped with the stem in Nature’s Perfection twice on the left side with Sahara Sand Ink (allow room for the DSP).  The tips of the flowers were colored with the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • A 1 3/4 x 4 piece of Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper was colored with a sponge dauber and Blushing Bride Ink, then adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White layer.
  • The 7/8″ Scallop Circle was punched from Sahara Sand and the petals cut to resemble a flower, then the Blushing Bride Artisan Embellishment flower was placed in the center with Mini Glue Dots, then added to the front of the card under the stems.
  • The frame from the hostess set, Because You Care, was stamped with Blushing Bride, then the Happy Birthday greeting stamped inside with Sahara Sand.  It was cut with the Chalk Talk Framelit which fits perfectly around the frame.  That was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally the butterfly from Nature’s Perfection was stamped with Sahara Sand on Blushing Bride cardstock, then punched with the Butterfly Punch and placed on the frame with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Pearls were added for the body.

Well, I hope this gave you a good idea for the Nature’s Perfection stamp set!  I love the flower in it, but wanted to feature one of the other stamp images in it!

 

Over on Create with Connie and Mary, we’re getting ready to start our new Card “Create”tions Celebrations!  It’s a CARDS ONLY session featuring stamps and products in the Annual and Occasions Catalogs to help you finish off the Stampin’ Up! year!  Go check out the details of our new session on Create with Connie and Mary, then continue onto the rest of the blog hop from there!

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Mar 26 2015

CCMC348 Nature’s Perfection

As I mentioned before, I love the new Sale-A-Bration set, Nature’s Perfection!  It was added to the SAB lineup in March and I couldn’t resist!  It has flowers!  So, I decided to use it for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!  Isn’t it pretty?

 

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Here’s my card:

CCMC348 Natures Perfection

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Rose Red, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Soft Sky is embossed with the Large Polka Dots folder.
  • Across the front, the Sahara Sand lace ribbon was placed and adhered to the back.
  • A Deco Label Framelit cut Sahara Sand cardstock and the leaf image from Nature’s Perfection was stamped with Sahara Sand Ink on the right side, and the greeting from Lovely Amazing You stamp set was stamped with Tuxedo Black on the left.  I love the script fonts in that set!
  • The flower from Nature’s Perfection was stamped twice with Rose Red Ink on Rose Red, then the entire flower cut out and the center of the second flower was cut and placed in the center with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The butterfly from the same Nature’s Perfection was stamped with Soft Sky on Whisper White, then punched with the Butterfly Punch.
  • Pearls were added to the center of the flower and for the butterfly’s body.

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Team to see what great ideas they came up with using this color combination!  And…check out our new Card “Create”tions Celebrations…nothing but CARDS…we’ll be starting soon!

 

 


Mar 24 2015

SUOC119 For Peep’s Sake

Time for another SUO Challenge!  The theme this time is Fun Folds.  I decided to do a twisted easel card for my Fun Fold.  It does fold flat with the greeting on the front to fit in a standard envelope.

 

SUOC119 For Peeps Sake

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Coastal Cabana, folded in half.  Then with the fold on the left, scored diagonally from lower left to upper right.
  • Along the flat bottom is a 2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Best Year Ever DSP with a trim of Scallop Border Punch of Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • The Crushed Curry Best Year Ever Accessory Ribbon is wrapped around and tied with a knot.
  • The chick was inked with Crushed Curry and then the feet colored with Soft Suede Marker and stamped on Whisper White  The beak is colored with Calypso Coral.
  • The eyes are small pearls colored with the Crumb Cake Blendabilities Markers.
  • The chick was cut with the Circle Framelit and layered on Soft Suede larger framelit.
  • On the top triangle the 4×4 piece of Best Year Ever DSP was cut in half diagonally and adhered to the base.
  • The greeting from For Peep’s Sake was stamped with White Craft Ink on Basic Black, then cut with the Label Framelit and layered on a larger framelit of Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • I added some White Chalk dots and rhinestones along the edges.

Make sure to go check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what fun folds they came up with!

 


Mar 23 2015

Nature’s Perfection

One of the new Sale-a-Bration sets that became available in March is Nature’s Perfection.  It has flowers…what can I say, I had to have it!  lol!  Here’s the card I made!

Nature Perfection

I also used another Sale-A-Bration product, Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper.  I love the look of coloring just a portion of the resist with a sponge dauber.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pear Pizzazz.
  • I added a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock angled on the front.
  • On a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of leafy Irresistibly Yours DSP, I used a sponge dauber to color diagonally across the sheet with Pear Pizzazz.  Then I punched a hole with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch in the lower left side so the black would show through, then placed it on the front angled in the other direction.
  • I stamped the flower from Nature’s Perfection twice with Tuxedo Black Ink on Strawberry Slush cardstock, then cut one out completely and the center out of the second one, then adhered on top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I colored around the inside of the lines of the flower with the Strawberry Slush Stampin’ Write Marker for some added shading and added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For a little bling, a large Rhinestone was added to the center and a trio scattered in the background.
  • The greeting Hello from Crazy About You was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a 1/2″ scrap of Pear Pizzazz, cut with a flag end and added under the flower.

I really love how this turned out!  Don’t forget…TODAY is the last day of my Adhesive Sale…here are the details!

 

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Mar 21 2015

Best Day Ever Blog Hop

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It’s the “Best Day Ever” blog hop…cause it is Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop, right?  Yeah!  This week’s theme is using the “Best Day Ever” Sale-a-Bration stamp set obviously! It’s one you can get FREE with a $50 order!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…as usual her card is awesome!

So, here is my Best Day Ever card for today’s blog hop!  I love the bow punch and couldn’t resist using it for my card!

 

Best Day Ever
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Blushing Bride folded in half.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4 and stamped with You Made My Day in Chocolate Chip at the bottom.
  • A 4 x 3 1/4 piece of Best Year Ever DSP was measured down 1″ on each side and then cut into a point at the center of the bottom.
  • A coordinating pattern in Best Year Ever DSP was punched with the Bow Punch and added to the point with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • The Best Year Ever Accessory button was tied with White Bakers Twine, then added to the center of the bow with a Mini Glue Dot, too.
  • Finally, the little medallion flower image was stamped on each side of the greeting with Blushing Bride ink and a Pearl colored with Daffodil Delight was added to the center.

OK, next up is my fabulous partner, Mary Brown.  You know her card idea will be wonderful!  Then continue around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!

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Mar 20 2015

Painted Petals

This is one of the cards we did in Stamp Club last month!  I wanted to show off the FABULOUS Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper that is one of the FREE selections of Sale-A-Bration products when you purchase $50 or more!  It is a GREAT collection of patterns (stripes, polka dots, vines, florals, fancy fans, etc) and you can make it ANY color by sponging, brayering or rubbing color on it!  Or leave it completely white for a fun tone-on-tone look!

For my card, I paired it with Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz and used the stripe pattern and the floral pattern.

 

Feb 2015 Painted Petals

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pear Pizzazz, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Wisteria Wonder was embossed with the Spring Folder.
  • The floral print in Irresistibly Yours DSP was cut 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 and sponged with the Wisteria Wonder Ink, then adhered down the left side.
  • The stripe print in Irresistibly Yours DSP was cut 3/4 x 4 and sponged with Pool Party Ink, then adhered across the bottom front.
  • A large circle was cut with the Circle Framelit, then stamped with Painted Petals in Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz Inks.  A So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker was used in the centers.
  • You are Amazingly Amazing from Painted Petals Stamp Set was stamped with Memento Black Ink on the circle, too.  Then the circle was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
  • Finally, the Pool Party Thick Twine was tied in a bow and added to the front with Mini Glue Dots!

 

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Mar 19 2015

CCMC347 Your Perfect Day

A fun sketch today over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Some clever ideas done by the Challenge Team!  Go check them out!

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And here is my interpretation!

 

CCMC347 Your Perfect Day

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Calypso Coral cardstock, folded in half.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • On top is another layer of Gold Soiree Designer Paper cut 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 4 1/4 piece of the scalloped border in Gold Soiree DSP, that I cut along the edge by hand to follow the scallop line.
  • On the 2 1/2 Circle of Whisper White, the wreath from Your Perfect Day was stamped with Pistachio Pudding Ink and the small flowers were stamped with Calypso Coral and cut out.  (Shoot…just noticed that I forgot to add the PEARLS in the centers!  Oh well…imagine they are there!  lol!)
  • In the center, For the Two of You from Your Perfect Day was added with Tuxedo Black Ink.

Pretty simple card, but I like those for weddings or anniversaries cause I’m always making them at the last minute!  lol!  Now…go check out the rest of the Challenge Team on Create with Connie and Mary.  And check out the details of the next Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions…nothing but card ideas!!!

 


Mar 17 2015

Something for Baby T-shirt

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Although not officially a St. Patrick’s Day card, it does have the color green in it!  I’ve been wanting to cut the little onesie in the Something for Baby stamp set and turn it into a T-shirt!  I decided to use the colors from our current Create with Connie and Mary color challenge (Wild Wasabi, Basic Black and Sahara Sand) to make this card!  I also did the same technique with the Back to Black Designer Paper and Wild Wasabi Marker (hey…it was on my desk already!)

 

CCMC346 Something for Baby

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Wild Wasabi, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Sahara Sand, the stars image from Be the Star stamp set was stamped with Sahara Sand in the upper right and lower left corners.
  • A 3 1/4 x 4 piece of Back to Black Designer Paper was colored randomly with Wild Wasabi Marker and placed across the front.
  • A 2-1/2 circle was punched from Basic Black and placed on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The onesie from Something for Baby was stamped with Wild Wasabi and cut out, then the bottom cut off to make the T-shirt.  Rock Star from Be the Star stamp set was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink on top, then placed on the Basic Black circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The smallest star in the Star Framelits was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added to the front with another Stampin’ Dimensional.

Isn’t that fun?  I think it is a great teen or pre-teen card!

 

Did you see our new look?  We are getting ready to start our Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations later this month!  We will be doing three weeks of NOTHING but CARDS!  Every day (Sun-Fri) we will feature stamp sets in the Annual, Occasions and Online Catalogs and make four different cards using it!  On Saturday, we’ll continue our weekly Blog Hop for everyone to enjoy!  Join now so you don’t miss anything…plus 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!  Stop by Create with Connie and Mary today and sign up!


Mar 16 2015

You Brighten My Day again

We did the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop on Saturday.  While I had this set out, I made another card using the cute little light bulb and the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic.

You Brighten My Day

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • Next is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crushed Curry cardstock.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Back to Black Designer Paper.
  • The 2 x 3-1/2 layer of Smoky Slate was punched with the Heart Border Punch across the top, then a 1/2 x 2 strip of Crushed Curry put behind the hearts to show thru the openings.  It was placed diagonally on the front of the card.
  • The sunburst was stamped partially on the 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 Whisper White panel with Crushed Curry ink and adhered over the Smoky Slate layer.
  • The light bulb from You Brighten My Day was stamped on scrap Whisper White, colored with Crushed Curry Marker and punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, then layered on a 1-3/8″ Circle of Basic Black.  It was placed on the front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • You Brighten My Day was stamped with Tuxedo Black above the sunburst.

So fun and whimsical, isn’t it?

 

Did you see our new look?  We are getting ready to start our Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations later this month!  We will be doing three weeks of NOTHING but CARDS!  Every day (Sun-Fri) we will feature stamp sets in the Annual, Occasions and Online Catalogs and make four different cards using it!  On Saturday, we’ll continue our weekly Blog Hop for everyone to enjoy!  Join now so you don’t miss anything…plus 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!  Stop by Create with Connie and Mary today and sign up!

 


Mar 14 2015

You Brighten My Day Blog Hop

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It’s Saturday!  Time for the weekly Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  This week’s stamp selection is You Brighten My Day from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, one of the free sets you can get with a $50 purchase!  It’s a cute set that matches several of Stampin’ Up!’s punches!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s Blog…love her card, don’t you?

So here is my card for this week’s blog hop!  I combined the “sunburst” from Kinda Eclectic behind the light bulb.  I think this light bulb is a great image for so many different type cards!

 

You Brighten My Day
Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the “sunburst” from Kinda Eclectic was stamped with Crushed Curry Ink towards the top left side, and You Brighten My Day greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Two 1/2 x 5 strips of Stacked with Love Designer Paper were cut with staggered flag ends and placed towards the bottom.
  • A tiny 1/8″ x 5-1/4 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was placed over the seam.
  • The light bulb was stamped on scrap Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Crushed Curry Marker.  It was punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch and layered on 1-3/8″ Basic Black punched circle.  It was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the card inside the “sunburst”.
  • Finally, the Best Year Ever accessory button was tied with White Bakers Twine and placed on the front with Mini Glue Dots!

OK…next up is Mary Brown…you KNOW I love her work!  Have fun taking the blog hop!

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