Apr 04 2017

Blooms & Wishes

As the retirement list comes out later this month, I’m thinking of using my regular catalog sets more and more.  Need to give them some love since I’ve focused on the Occasions catalog for the past few months.  Here’s one I made a few months ago, but haven’t shared.  It was inspired by several cards I saw on Pinterest, and I love the Melon Mambo/black/white color with the pop of Tempting Turquoise I used here!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Melon Mambo cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Along the left side of the 4 x 5-1/4 Whisper White cardstock layer, a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Pop of Pink Designer Paper was added to a 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Melon Mambo cardstock, then added to the Whisper White.
  • The heart was cut from Melon Mambo and the word love from Basic Black with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and added to the front.
  • Two flowers from Blooms & Wishes were stamped with Tempting Turquoise Ink on Whisper White and two leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  They were hand-cut and added to the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The centers were made with the end of a pencil and Basic Black Ink.

 

So simple yet striking, I think!  Did you know we will be kicking off our new April Mini Session soon?  Here are the details!

 

 

Create with Connie and Mary’s new April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

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Apr 03 2017

Love and Affection

One of my downline just promoted to Bronze Elite AND recruited, so I made up a little congrats card for her, along with mailing a little package of embellishments to her!  I used the Love & Affection stamp set with the Affectionately Yours Designer Paper for the card…the Metallic Copper looks like Bronze on this paper!  I decided to actually use it instead of hoarding it!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Watermelon Wonder cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • At the top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock, a 2 x 5-1/4 piece of the Affectionately Yours Designer Paper was placed.
  • A band of the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape was added to hide the seam.
  • Yay! from All Things Thanks was stamped with Watermelon Wonder Ink on Whisper White, then punched with the 1-3/4 Circle Punch and placed on the Watermelon Wonder doily.  It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flower from Love & Affection was stamped with Versamark on Watermelon Wonder cardstock, then embossed with Copper Embossing Powder and hand cut out.  A Perfect White Accent was added to the center.
  • The leaf was stamped with Versamark on Cucumber Crush an embossed with Copper Embossing Powder, cut out and placed under the flower.

 

It really is SO shimmery and pretty in person…and that paper was perfect to use for the Bronze Elite promotion!

 

Create with Connie and Mary’s new April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 


Mar 30 2017

CCMC451 Basket Bunch

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  I always get excited about the sketch challenges the most…find them a little easier than the color challenges sometimes!  lol!  I decided to use my Basket Bunch Bundle again since we are getting close to Easter!

 

 

And here’s my card.  I ended up really liking this color combination!  I’m really bummed that the SAB Glimmer Paper is no longer available.  Glad I got at least one package of it!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Bermuda Bay cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 Pool Party layer was embossed with the Sparkle Embossing Folder (one of the FREE SAB choices that Stampin’ Up! just added!)
  • A 1/2 x 4-1/4 strip of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper was added across the front (no longer available).
  • A 2-3/4 x 3-1/4 piece of Very Vanilla has a 1-1/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Cupcakes & Carousels DSP adhered along the left side.  Happy Easter from Crazy About You was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower right corner.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A circle Stitched Shapes Framelit was cut from Peekaboo Peach cardstock and added to the front.
  • The bunny and basket were stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach and Crumb Cake Markers.  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

I didn’t even notice that little Easter Basket until I was working on this card!  TOO cute!  One of the grandkids will be getting this card!

 

OK…go check out the rest of the designs by the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they came up with this week for the sketch challenge! I can’t wait to see!

 

 

 

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Mar 28 2017

SUOC171 Basket Bunch

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “A Favorite April Theme”.  Wow…didn’t quite know where to go with this one, but figured since the daffodils are in full bloom around my neighborhood, I couldn’t go wrong with a bunch of them in a basket!  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Basket Bunch Bundle?  I can’t believe I almost didn’t buy it!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Peekaboo Peach cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Across the Whisper White is a 3/4 x 4 strip of Affectionately Yours Designer Paper.  Under that is a strip of Playful Palette Washi Tape.
  • The greeting was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The basket details were cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock and the outline of the basket from Crumb Cake cardstock, then adhered together and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The one bow, three daffodil flowers, three stems and five leaves were stamped with Memento Black Ink, then colored with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers and cut with the Basket Builder Framelits. They were adhered to the inside of the basket.
  • Finally, a trio of the In Color Enamel Shapes were added to the front.

 

OK…make sure 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!

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 25 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Alphabet Cards

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team is showing off Alphabets as focal images on our cards!  I thought I knew what I was going to do until I actually sat down to do it…then I had SO many choices!  I wanted to use a word that we didn’t already have a large word stamp for…and since Father’s Day will be here in a couple months, I decided to do a little punch art along with my alphabet word!  I may make another one of these for my son’s birthday…he has recently started collecting old vinyl records to play on an old Victrola Record Player someone gave him.  Too funny!  Records have become trendy again!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock was placed on top.
  • A 2 x 5 strip of Urban Development Designer Paper was added to the bottom of a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Some 1/8″ Gold Metallic Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in the back, then added to the front of the card.
  • The letters R, C, K were cut from coordinating Urban Development DSP and added to the front with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • The record was made by punching a 2″ Circle from Basic Black cardstock, then adding a 3/4″ Circle punched from Delightful Dijon.  A Gold Metallic Enamel Shape is in the center.  The record was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • You from Crazy About You was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Delightful Dijon cardstock, then punched with the Classic Label Punch and cut off the edge.  Happy Father’s Day was stamped directly on the DSP with Memento Black Ink.

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week! I can’t wait to see what they chose to do!  Next up is Mary Brown…check out her design or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 23 2017

CCMC450 Basket Bunch

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Love the soft colors in this week’s color challenge, don’t you?

 

The colors reminded me of Easter, so I used my new Basket Bunch Bundle (say that 3 times fast!) on today’s card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mint Macaron, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, three strips of the Playful Palette Washi Tape were added and wrapped around the back to secure in place.
  • The basket and handle were stamped with Memento Black on So Saffron cardstock, the white chocolate bunny on Very Vanilla cardstock, the bow and flower on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and the eggs on Whisper White cardstock and colored with the So Saffron, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • They were all cut with the Basket Builder Framelits, along with some Mint Macaron grass for the basket.
  • 1/8″ circles of So Saffron cardstock were punched for the center of the bow and flower.
  • The basket and accessories were added to the front of a piece of Whisper White, then added to a layer of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (sorry…this FREE SAB item is now sold out!)
  • The greeting from Basket Bunch was stamped across the top with Memento Black Ink!

 

OK…go check out the rest of the designs by the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they came up with this week for the color challenge!  I can’t wait to see!  Check out our March 2017 Mini Session details, too!  It’s not too late to join!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

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Mar 18 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Farewell to SAB

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  Our design team is showing off our FAVORITE Sale-A-Bration product!  Only 2 more weeks and these FREE products will go away for good!  I had a hard time just coming up with ONE item…there are so many of the products that I love and will really miss!  But…I finally decided on the first set I bought…Hey Chick!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Two 1/2 x 5-1/4 strips of Moroccan Designer Paper were added to the sides of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • An AquaPainter and Delightful Dijon Ink Pad was used to create the watercolor wash behind the chick.
  • The speckles from Timeless Texture were added with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • The chick was stamped with Memento Black Ink on scrap Very Vanilla, watercolored with Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Crumb Cake Ink Pads, then cut out and added to the front of the wash with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped on Delightful Dijon cardstock with Chocolate Chip Ink, then punched with the Classic Label Punch and layered on a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock that was slightly larger.
  • Linen Thread was tied in a bow around the left edge of the layered greeting and then added to the front of the card.

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations this week!  I can’t wait to see what their favorite SAB product is!  Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website so you can find out more about our March 2017 Mini Session.  It’s not too late to join!  We just opened!

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 16 2017

CCMC449 Balloon Adventures

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  I had a lot of fun creating with this sketch…it will definitely go into my “use another time” folder!

 

 

And here’s my interpretation…something about the panels reminded me of balloons!

 

 

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.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Party Animal Designer Paper.
  • The Whisper White panels are 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 and stamped with the balloon strings in Tip Top Taupe Ink.  They were added to the front of the card.
  • The balloons were punched with the Balloon Builder Punch out of Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, and Emerald Envy cardstock.  The overlays and bows  were cut with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits from Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Tip Top Taupe, then punched with the Classic Label Punch, trimmed and placed on the front.

Isn’t that a fun sketch?  Make sure to stop over at Create with Connie and Mary and see what fun designs the Design Team came up with this week!  All are so different!

 

Want more ideas?  It’s not to late to join!  We just opened the March 2017 Mini Session for Create with Connie and Mary!  Here are the details:

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials for only $8.95 US:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

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Mar 15 2017

High Tide

Last month for my stamp clubs, we used the stamp set, High Tide.  I love that it is so versatile for masculine cards, sympathy/comfort cards…almost any occasion!  Who doesn’t like seeing a lighthouse standing tall by the sea?  While I had all my supplies out, I decided to make up a few more designs.  Here’s one I particularly love!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A strip of Burlap Ribbon was added to the left side of a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Tasty Treats Designer Paper and added to the base card.
  • The ground was stamped with Crumb Cake Ink to the right side of the 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 Whisper White piece to place the lighthouse, then filled in with more ground images and grass.
  • A light watercolor wash of Soft Sky Ink was added above the ground for the sky.
  • The lighthouse was stamped with Dapper Denim and Crumb Cake Inks for a two-step look.
  • The beams of light are stamped with Crushed Curry Ink.
  • The greeting was stamped with Basic Gray Ink.  Only the trio of smaller birds were inked with Basic Gray, then stamped on the front.
  • The Whisper White was added to a mat of 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 1″ Circle was punched from Dapper Denim cardstock, folded in half around the bottom and adhered, then the piece added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Star and Circle Metallic Enamel Shapes were added for a little bling.

 

I also made up some of these for sympathy cards.  Hope you enjoy it!  Want more ideas?  It’s not to late to join!  We just opened the March 2017 Mini Session for Create with Connie and Mary!  Here are the details:

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials for only $8.95 US:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

 

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Mar 14 2017

SUOC170 Dragonfly Dreams

 

The theme this week on SUO Challenges is Things That Fly!  Wide open interpretation on this one!  I decide to use Dragonfly Dreams Bundle…I hadn’t used the little bee yet!  Because I liked how this turned, this is also a sneak peek of one of the cards we will be doing in my Dragonfly Dreams Bundle class tonight!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White was stamped with the dotted image int he bottom left and top right corners with Delightful Dijon Ink several times.  It was added to the front right side of the base card.
  • The 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Urban Development DSP was added to the left side.
  • The largest Stitched Shape Oval was cut from Delightful Dijon cardstock and embossed with the Hexagon Embossing Folder.  The insides were sponged with Delightful Dijon ink to give them some definition.
  • Linen Thread was wrapped around and tied in a bow, then the oval was added to the front of the base card.
  • The bee was stamped with Memento Black Ink, and cut with the Bee thinlit in Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies.
  • A 1/2″ Punched Crushed Curry Circle was added behind the body and a quarter of another 1/2″ under the head, then layered on Whisper White cardstock and hand cut around the outside.  It was added to the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped along the bottom with Memento Black Ink!

 

OK…check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did with the Things That Fly challenge this time!  Then play along!

 

 

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