Sep 29 2016

CCMC426 Cookie Cutter Halloween

Welcome back!  It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  This week it is a fun color challenge…it put me in the mind of Halloween, so I pulled out Cookie Cutter Halloween again!

 

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Here’s what I did:

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Details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Dapper Denim cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the brick pattern from Ghoulish Grunge was stamped with Smoky Slate Ink along the left side.
  • A 1-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Tangerine Tango was embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and added towards the right side.
  • A 2-1/2″ Layering Circle was cut from Dapper Denim cardstock.
  • The mummy was stamped with Memento Black Ink and watercolored with Smoky Slate Marker.  The bowtie was stamped with Tangerine Tango.
  • Both the Mummy and the bowtie were punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and added to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Silver Sequins were added to the front for a little bling!
  • Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped in the lower right with Tangerine Tango Ink.

 

OK…that’s it!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the color challenge this week…then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

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Sep 27 2016

Mediterranean Grand Achievers Blog Hop Sept 2016

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This will be the last “Mediterranean” Grand Achievers Blog Hop!  Next month will host the achievers who earned the “Thailand” Grand Vacation!  Woohoo…I still get to participate!  We are all excited because the registration just opened for this trip!  But…first…let’s take a look at this month’s Blog Hop, featuring Thankfulness!  I know that I am SO thankful for the friendships that Stampin’ Up! has brought to me, the self-confidence, the wonderful “job” that I love, and as a bonus, the great incentive trips that SU provides!  So many things that I am thankful for as part of this business…I am blessed!

 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – CONNIE BABBERT or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

 

During the summer, I saw some cute PocketBac Sanitizer Holders that Erica Cerwin’s made and just had to make some up for fall when I found the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and Golden Leaves bottles!  Perfect to pair with Stampin’ Up!’s Posies & Paisleys Designer Paper and Jar of Haunts stamp set!  I’m making up a bunch of these with a variety of fragrances this year for my craft/vendor fairs!

 

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Here’s a closeup:

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 3-3/4 x 4-3/4 Delightful Dijon cardstock, scored with long side at 1″ & 2 ” and short side at 1″ and 2-3/4″, cut the side tabs, and fold as a little holder.  Make a pencil mark at 1-3/4″ from the top and cut on the diagonal from the top score line to the pencil mark on the side…repeat with other side.

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  • The inside back is decorated with the 1-1/2 x 2-3/4 Posies & Paisleys Designer Paper.  Another strip of 1/2 x 3 piece of DSP is added across the front, with the ends cut.
  • A 1/8″ strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper goes across the center of the DSP.
  • The pumpkin was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Pumpkin Pie and cut out.  The leaves and stem with Memento Black on Whisper White, colored with Mint Macaron and Chocolate Chip Markers, then cut out and adhered to the top of the Pumpkin with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Thank you from Thoughtful Banners was stamped with Cajun Craze Ink and punched with the Classic Label Punch…shortening it to fit the size of the greeting.

 

That’s it!!!  Super simple and a great little gift for co-workers, friends or family!  It really dresses up those little PocketBac Sanitizers!  I think I’ll make up some for the table settings at Thanksgiving!

 

Thanks for stopping by!  To continue on the blog hop, click on the next person in line after me, Connie Babbert!  I’m sure you’ll get LOTS of great inspiration!

 

 


Sep 27 2016

SUO158 Cookie Cutter Halloween

It’s time for another SUO Challenge…this time the theme is Thanks and Thanksgiving!   We all need thank you cards and the Thanksgiving holidays will be here soon!  So, grab your stamps and play along!

 

I haven’t been feeling well (migraine) the past few days, so I’m posting one of cards we did for my Holiday Catalog Preview class a couple weeks ago!  Just didn’t have the energy to work on a different design and this one fit the challenge!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Delightful Dijon, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla, a 1-1/4 x 5 piece of Petals & Paisleys Designer Paper was added to the left side, and a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of a coordinating pattern next to it.
  • The greeting from Rose Wonder was stamped with Cajun Craze Ink.
  • The Leaflet Framelit was cut from Delightful Dijon and embossed with the Woodgrain Folder.
  • A piece of Burlap Ribbon was cut and shredded on the ends and stapled to the leaf, then added onto the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The scarecrow from Cookie Cutter Halloween was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Very Vanilla and watercolored with Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry Makers and AquaPainter.  Then punched out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The crow was stamped with Memento Black and added to the front with a Dimensional, too.

 

That’s it!  Check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges with the Thanks theme this week!

 

 

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Sep 24 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Not your normal fall card

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “NOT YOUR NORMAL FALL CARD”, meaning a non-traditional shaped card!  I’ve been wanting to make a house card…but it turned out a lot smaller than I anticipated!  It is still cute…although I could seeing using it as more of a tag on a gift bag or something!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • Two of the fronts of the house were cut with the Home Sweet Home Framelit from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
  • The door was cut from Basic Black, the window cut out and Daffodil Delight placed behind it.
  • The bat and ghost were stamped with Memento Black Ink and cut out with the Framelits.
  • Several of the “roof” tiles were cut from Basic Black and added to the front, then the Spider web was stamped with White Craft Ink on the front a couple times.
  • The doorknob is one of the Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

 

Here’s the inside…another house was cut from Daffodil Delight and trimmed slightly smaller to layer inside.  More spider webs and the Trick or Treat greeting was added with Memento Black Ink.

 

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I included a picture of the back so you can see that I scored down a little from the top point and adhered only in that portion to form the card.

 

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Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Not your normal fall card” theme this week!  Click on the buttons below to forward to Mary Brown’s website or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card!

 

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Sep 22 2016

CCMC425 Star of Light

I loved the sketch this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Wait until you see all the different looks our Challenge Team did this week with it!  Wow!!!  LOVED them all!  I had originally thought to use my Cookie Cutter Halloween…good thing I changed my mind!  It would have been VERY similar to Mary’s card this week!  We do that SO often!

 

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And here is my card.  I love the Silver, White and Soft Sky combination!  SOOOO pretty in real life!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • One panel of 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 Soft Sky and one panel of 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate in the silver finish were added on top…love that one side is gold and one side is silver!
  • The background star from Starlight Thinlets was cut from Whisper White and the filigree star from Silver Metallic cardstock and were adhered together and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A large rhinestone jewel is in the center of the star.
  • Merry Christmas from Star of Light stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink on a 1/2″ scrap of Whisper White and cut with a flag end, then tucked under the star.
  • Three stars from the Metallic Shapes were added to the front for some extra bling!

 

OK…are you ready to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week?  See them over on Create with Connie and Mary!   Then grab your stamps and play along!  We’d love to see what you do!

 

 

 

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Sep 21 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Since I’ve heard that Stampin’ Up! is close to exhausting their supply of Thoughtful Branches bundles, I thought I’d show the last of the cards I had made using this set before it is officially gone.  SO…if you have waited and waited and now HAVE to HAVE it…let me know and I’ll get it ordered for you!  lol!  It is a keeper in my book…I know I’ll hold onto mine!

 

Fall officially starts tomorrow.  I noticed that the first trees have started to turn colors around here, too…even though our temps are still in the 80s!   I used the baby wipe technique to make the multi-colors on my leaves for this card.  The “pad” was nearing the end of its use, so the colors were mixed and blended really well…love how it turned out!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Chocolate Chip cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper was layered on a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock then added to the left side.
  • The tree trunk from Thoughtful Branches stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on a 1-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Whisper White, then the leaves inked on the Baby Wipe filled with Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive reinkers.  It was overstamped a couple times for fullness.  Also stamped the “grass” along the bottom.
  • The Delightful Dijon ribbon was cut and swirled on the front of the base, tacking it in place with a couple Mini Glue Dots.
  • The stamped panel was added to a 2 x 4 piece of Delightful Dijon and then adhered to the front diagonally with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the ribbon swirl.
  • Thank You from the same stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink in the bottom right corner.
  • Two leaves were stamped in the baby wipe pad, cut with the Thinlets and added on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

That’s it!  What do you think?  My highlights on this card are the ribbon swirl and the baby wipe technique!

 

 

 

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Sep 19 2016

Control Freaks Sept 2016 Happy Fall

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It’s time for this month’s Tour de Freaks blog hop!  This month we are featuring Happy Fall Y’all…and that includes Halloween!  You’ve probably just come from Wendy Weixler’s fabulous blog…love her projects!  If you are arriving prior to September 20th, not all links may be working yet!

 

So, who doesn’t adore the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set?  I’ve done a series of different cards using these fun images on my blog!  Here’s the latest one!  I was at World Market over the weekend and they had tons of sugar skulls and decorations!  It put me in mind of the skeleton in Cookie Cutter Halloween.  Then this weekend someone else on Facebook I saw had the same idea!  Too funny.  But, here’s my rendition of a sugar skeleton using the fun Mini Treat Bag Thinlet and Cookie Cutter Halloween and Spooky Fun stamp sets.

 

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Here it is opened up with a “card” inside.

 

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Since I was babysitting my grandkids today, I didn’t know if I’d have time, but at the last minute, I decided to do a little coordinating treat holder.  I used two of the smaller sections of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet in order to get a skinny treat bag!  I also cut it down in size so it fit one of the smaller Hershey Mini Bars!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The Mini Treat Bag base is cut from the plaid print in Halloween Night Designer Series Paper package and put together with Tear and Tape Adhesive.
  •   A 1-1/2 x 8-1/2 belly band of coordinating DSP is around around the bag.
  • A scallop circle is cut from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with the Layering Circles Framelits and a Basic Black circle was cut to fit inside.  They are popped up on the front of the bag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The skeleton from Cookie Cutter Christmas was stamped with Memento Black Ink, the colored with Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz and Basic Black Markers, adding swirls and designs like the sugar skulls.  It was punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and adhered on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A bow tie was punched from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and added to the neck with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Crushed Curry and cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, then sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie and added to the scallop Basic Black circle on the front.
  • The bats were stamped directly on the DSP with Memento Black Ink.
  • Inside, the Pumpkin Pie cardstock had a 3/4 x 3-3/4 strip of DSP to the bottom, with a 1/4″ strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper added on top.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Fun was added with Memento Black Ink, and a second sugar skeleton was added to the bottom!
  • A smaller Basic Black circle was cut to use as the pull-up tab at the top.

 

OK…next up is Cindy Elam, I know you will LOVE her projects, then continue on around the tour until you complete the tour and are back here!  I’m sure you’ll get lots of great ideas from my fellow Control Freak Swappers!

 

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Sep 17 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fall is in the Air

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “FALL IS IN THE AIR”! I hadn’t pulled out my Leaflet Framelits yet this year…and I thought I’d combine it with the pretty Petals & Paisley’s Designer Paper using a reverse leaf design!

 

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Here are the details…pretty CAS design!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze cardstock, folded in half.
  • The 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of Petals & Posies Designer Paper was adhered towards the top of the base card.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, the maple leaf was cut with the Leaflet Framelits.  The edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink and the greeting from Suite Seasons was added with Chocolate Chip Ink to the bottom.  It was placed on the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of Delightful Dijon Ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack was tied in a knot and added above the stem of the leaf.
  • The Metallic Enamel Shape Dots were added to the front for some extra bling.

 

Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Fall is in the Air” theme this week!  Click on the buttons below to forward to the Create with Connie and Mary website and then to Mary Brown, or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card!

 

Sept 2016 collageBut first…we just opened our September 2016 Mini Session and it’s not too late to sign up! The September 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the new HOLIDAY Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

All project tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be shown anywhere else online!

 

Sign up for both September and October for only $17.90 US and we have a Fall BONUS project for you designed by Connie Babbert using the Home Sweet Home Bundle! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

 

 

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Sep 15 2016

CCMC424 Cookie Cutter Christmas

Even though the title says Christmas, this isn’t a Christmas card for the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week!  Take a look at this combination!  At first I thought Gingerbread man with the Soft Suede, but the teddy bear caught my eye.  And, with TWO grandbabies born within 3 weeks, I do have babies on the mind!

 

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Here’s my card…although the colors are pretty gender neutral, I’m leaning towards it being a baby boy card!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Suede folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Moroccan Designer Paper.
  • The 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 layer of Delightful Dijon cardstock is embossed with the Cable Knit folder and placed down the center.
  • The Gold Baker’s Twine (in the Holiday Catalog) is wrapped around 3 times across the front
  • A scalloped Layering Circle is cut from Whisper White and stamped with the trio of stars in Made with Love stamp set and Delightful Dijon Ink.  It is added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The teddy bear and ears were stamped with Soft Suede and the nose/mouth with Memento Black Ink and punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The ears were cut by hand and adhered behind the head.  He is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The bowtie was stamped with Emerald Envy and punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, then added a small dot of Delightful Dijon (from the punch) to the center and added with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • For Your Little One from Made with Love was stamped with Memento Black Ink on a 1″ scrap of Emerald Envy and tucked under the scallop circle.

Looks super cute and cuddly, doesn’t it???  OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team has done over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  You can upload to any gallery or Pinterest, then link back on our Website using the Inlinkz button!

 

Sept 2016 collageAnd…don’t forget!  Create with Connie and Mary just opened our September Mini Session filled with lots of EXCLUSIVE tutorials using products from the Holiday Catalog!  You won’t find these ideas anywhere else online, just for our subscribers!  For only $8.95 US, you will get 12 card ideas (3 sets of 4 using the same stamp set), and two 3D projects perfect for classes and gift giving!

 

 

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Sep 13 2016

SUOC157 Tin of Tags

This week’s SUO Challenge theme is “All Kinds of Weather”.  Although I’m not looking forward to it, I do like the look of snowy weather!  And, as long as I don’t have to drive in it!  lol!  So, I used the pretty snowflake in Tin of Tags for this week’s Design Team card!  I went with some non-traditional colors of Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate…love that combination!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
  • The top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Along the bottom, I stamped the snowflake randomly with Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette Inks.
  • The Silver Glitter Ribbon goes across the center and is adhered behind the Whisper White layer.
  • Warm Wishes was stamped with Smoky Slate Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Layering Circles Thinlets, then layered on the larger Scallop Layering Circle of Smoky Slate.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some of the pink Fancy Frost Sequins were glued on the front for a little extra bling!

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week with the “All Kinds of Weather” challenge over on SUO Challenges!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

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