Apr 25 2015

Week 3 Blog Hop: Mother’s Love

CardCreateCeleBlogHopWelcomeWow!  We’ve come to the end of Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations already!  These three weeks have definitely gone by FAST!  To celebrate the end of Week 3, we are doing another Design Team Blog Hop with favors that match the stamp set we used this week.  AND…because the Stampin’ Up! retired list is out and we are done with our session, we’ve decided to go ahead and share the names of ALL the stamp sets we’ve used this session!  We’ve listed them over on Create with Connie and Mary…your next stop on this blog hop!  If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late…and you’ll know exactly what sets we used AND be able to download all the tutorials at once to help you with your classes this month, to make gifts, or just be creative!

 

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…isn’t her favor SO fun?  Love it!

 

So…I used Mother’s Love for my card set this week.  I thought that a “purse” of cards for mom would be the perfect gift or favor, don’t you?  The set of 4 cards I made for Card “Create”tions Celebrations subscribers coordinate perfectly in this purse…and you could fit envelopes, too!  (It probably would hold 6 plus envelopes easily!)  I love the greetings in this Mother’s Love set…my daughter-in-law’s will be getting cards using this set since they both are now moms!

 

Week 3 Mother's Love Purse with cards
Now…I’m sure you want to know how to make this, so I’ve included a few instructions…did that make your day?

  • Cut one piece of DSP to 7 x 11, with 11″ at top of Simply Score Tool, score at 4-1/2 & 6-1/2.  Cut two pieces of DSP to 2 x 6, score at 3/4 and 5-3/8 on each.
  • With 7″ at top of large piece and using a pencil, make a tick mark at 1-1/4 & 5-3/4 on both ends.  Score from the tick mark to the first score line, repeat on other side to form a triangle as shown.  Fold on all score lines.

Purse Step 1
Adhere the 3/4″ tab on the side pieces to the base as shown.

 

Purse Step 2

  • Fold in angled sides.  Adhere sides pieces to tabs along the scored seams.  Fold the top tab over inside the purse to help hold the sides in place.

 

Purse Step 3

  • Decorate and embellish as desired.  I used the Deco Label Framelit for the purse “latch”.  The handle is 1 x 11 Old Olive, the trim is 1/2 x 11 Old Olive (needed two pieces).

 

Week 3 Mother's Love Purse
So…next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website (to sign up if you haven’t!) and then continue around to Mary Brown’s project and the rest of the Design Team!

 

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Apr 23 2015

CCMC352 By the Seashore

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a fun color challenge for you today!  I was really bummed to see By the Seashore on the retired list this week.  I should have figured it would be since I just purchased it!  lol!  But, I’ll get a couple weeks of love out of it!  And it is one that I’ll keep for scrapbooking my beach pictures!

 

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So here’s the card I made using By The Seashore stamp set.  I combined it with the background stamp, Hardwood, and the greeting set, Lovely Amazing You.

 

CCMC352 By the Seashore

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11, Soft Sky cardstock.
  • A 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 layer of Basic Gray cardstock was stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp and White Craft Ink.  Love that look!  It was layered on a 3-3/8 x 4-5/8 layer of Wild Wasabi cardstock and adhered to the upper left corner for an off-set look.
  • The shells were stamped with Basic Gray Ink on Wild Wasabi, Whisper White and Soft Sky scrap cardstock, then cut out.
  • The Fun Frame was embossed on Whisper White, then cut out.  The greeting from Lovely Amazing You was stamped with Wild Wasabi ink in the center of the frame.  It was adhered on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The shells were adhered on top in the bottom left corner.
  • Finally, two Wild Wasabi Candy Dots were placed in the upper left corner.

I love how this turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team designs over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 


Apr 18 2015

Week 2 Blog Hop: YeeHaw

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Wow!  We are just finishing up Week 2 and the Design Team from Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations are showing off the stamp sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!!  We’ve done a little favor to match!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with. (Of course, you can only see the actual card set projects if you are a subscriber!) You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her little project, don’t you?

 

This week I used the stamp set Yee-Haw for my card set.  It’s one of the exclusive Photopolymer sets that Stampin’ Up! has introduced online, so you won’t find it in the catalog.  But, if you don’t have this stamp set, you could just copy the layouts I used!  Isn’t that great?  Of course, that is true with ALL of the card sets our designers are doing…just change them out with images you DO have!

 

Once again I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet this week.  I didn’t intend to, but Mary used my other idea last week on her favor!  lol!

 

Week 2 YeeHaw Shirt Favor
So…I thought I’d turn the Mini Treat Bag into a Western style shirt for the “new sheriff in town”!   lol!  Doesn’t it fit the Yee-Haw theme?  A little bag of M&Ms fits perfectly inside!

 

Here are the details.

  • The base of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet was cut from Night of Navy cardstock.  Adhere the two pieces of the bag together, but leave it open so it can be worked on easily.
  • Cut some red check pattern from Maritime Designer Paper to 3-1/2 x 3-3/4.  Finding the center at the bottom edge, punch the Large Oval Punch, then punched it again on the right and left of the center punch to create the points on the western shirt.
  • Stamp the little asterisks image randomly over the red check pattern with Night of Navy ink, then adhere it to the center portion of the bag.
  • At the top of the bag, cut down from the center portion approx. 1″, then cut from the side score lines to that center point to make the diagonal cut lines of the shirt collar (like a banner cut).
  • Cut two 1 x 2″ of Whisper White and hand-cut diagonally to form the points of the collar (note:  cut at the same time to make them symmetrical.)  Add Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker “stitches” along the edges.
  • Also cut a 1/2 x 4-1/2 strip of Whisper White and make the stitches along each side, then adhere it down the center and added the collar points on top.  Trim off excess at bottom.
  • Pierce holes for the Candy Dot Bases in the shirt placket and on the points of the shirt, then add the Night of Navy Candy Dots on top.
  • Finish adhering the bag together.
  • Stamp the badge from Yee-Haw with Night of Navy Ink on Crushed Curry cardstock and cut out.  Stamp it again with Night of Navy on Whisper White and cut out the center banner.  Stamp Sheriff with Real Red Ink on the banner and adhere on Crushed Curry badge.  Add badge to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t this a FUN favor for a Western party?  Too cute!  And…you know you want the coordinating card designs, right?  So…get more information and sign up at Create with Connie and Mary!  Then continue around the rest of the blog tour from there!

 

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Apr 16 2015

CCMC351 Flamingo Lingo

It’s Thursday and time for a Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It’s a fun sketch!  Grab your stamps and play along!

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Have you purchased the Ronald McDonald House Charities set this year yet?  It will soon be retired!  Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to RMHC for every set sold.  This year’s is especially cute!  All the images on my card came from this set.

 

Flamingo Lingo

Here’s my card.  I used two of the retiring In Colors, too…better grab your refills and extra cardstock or accessories while you can!

 

CCMC351 Flamingo Lingo

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Coastal Cabana, folded in half.
  • The Basic Gray layer is 4 x 5-1/4.
  • Placed along the left side of the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White is a 1-1/4 x 5 strip of the Strawberry Slush geometric lines from Confetti Celebrations.  On top is a coordinating diagonal piece of the polka dots pattern, then a 1/4″ strip of the gray design, based on the sketch.
  • On the right side, the flamingo from Flamingo Lingo was inked with Strawberry Slush Ink, then the legs colored with the Basic Gray Marker, then stamped.
  • Happy Day was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Coastal Cabana and cut out (or use the banner framelits) and popped up across the legs.
  • The flower in Flamingo Lingo was stamped three times with Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White, then punched with the Petite Petals punch.
  • Bright pink Candy Dots were placed in the centers and then popped up on the front of the card.
  • The eye was colored with a Basic Black Marker, and the ground was colored with the Sahara Sand Marker.

 

Isn’t this a fun card?  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And check out the details of our latest Card “Create”tions Celebration session!  It’s not too late to join!

 


Apr 11 2015

Week 1 Blog Hop: Simply Sports

CardCreateCeleBlogHopWelcomeWOOHOO! The Design Team from Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations are showing off the stamp sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!!  We’ve done a little favor to match!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with. (Of course, you can only see the actual card set projects if you are a subscriber!) You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her little project, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Card “Create”tions Celebrations session:

We are just getting started over on Create with Connie and Mary  Card “Create”tions Celebrations edition!  It’s all about CARDS!  We know so many of you LOVE these editions!  We will use 18 different sets in the Annual and Occasions Catalogs and feature 4 cards in a set using them!  That’s over 72 card ideas…for only $19.95 US!  Kick off the end of the Stampin’ Up! year with these ideas for your classes and stamp camps (but, of course, you don’t need to be a demo to join!)  See more details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

This week I used the stamp set Simply Sports for my card set.  But, if you don’t have this stamp set, you could use any image that would fit within the circle!  Just copy the layouts I used!  Isn’t that great?  Of course, that is true with ALL of the card sets our designers are doing…just change them out with images you DO have!

 

This favor is a combination of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet turned into a box, PLUS a slider!  See what I mean?

 

Week 1 Simply Sports Favor

And here it is with the candy slider pulled out by the ribbon!  Isn’t that fun?  As you pull the ribbon up, the candy box comes up, too!

 

Week 1 Simply Sports Favor Slider

Here are the details:

  • I cut the Mini Treat Bag from Basic Black cardstock.  I adhered it closed as normal, except I cut off the bottom tab.
  • I scored the sides 1/2″ from each side and the bottom 1/2″.  Slit up the score lines at the bottom in each corner to make tabs, then open up the Mini Treat Bag and secure the bottom with Sticky Strip to the tabs.
  • The front was decorated with the 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 Pumpkin Pie Brights Backgrounds Designer Paper Stack, cut on a diagonal.
  • I added some Stacked with Love Washi Tape along the left side and punched some Chevron punches from Basic Black cardstock for the bottom right side.
  • The basketball image from Simply Sports was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White and cut with the 4th from the smallest Circle Framelit.  It was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Go Team from Simply Sports was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut out, then adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two 1/4″ circles were punched at the top front and back of the Mini Treat Bag, then the ribbon fitted around the candy (decorated with DSP), and pulled thru the holes from the inside out, then tied with White Bakers Twine tied in a bow.

 

Isn’t that sweet?  I was really happy with how it turned out…and how it looks with the card set (remember, only our subscribers can see our card sets…so go sign up!)

 

You can find out more details over at the Create with Connie and Mary website which is your next stop, then continue around the tour until you see all the Design Team favors!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Apr 09 2015

CCMC350 Big On You

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a fun color challenge, taken directly out of the Birthday Bash Designer Paper colors!

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I had purchased the Big On You stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, but hadn’t used it much.  I thought this would be a perfect time to pull it out!  Isn’t this card fun with the little punch art Party Hats and Pom Pom trim?  Sure hope Stampin’ Up! puts that trim back in the ordering system soon!

 

CCMC350 Big On You

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Whisper White cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crushed Curry, It’s Your Day from Big On You was stamped with Night of Navy Ink and colored with the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • On the left, a 1-1/2 x 4 strip of Birthday Bash Designer Paper was adhered, then a 1/2 x 4 strip of Calypso Coral hides the seam.
  • A 2-1/2 Circle was punched from Night of Navy cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The party hats were punched from the Birthday Bash DSP with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch, then punched again with Night of Navy cardstock and just the bottom trimmed off the Night of Navy ones to add as the band on the DSP ones.
  • Two Calypso Coral Pom Poms were cut off the string and adhered to the tops of the Party Hats with Tombow Monoadhesive Glue, then added to the front of the 2-1/2 Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
  • I had a little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper star on my desk, punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack that I added in the bottom right corner for some bling!

 

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Apr 04 2015

PREVIEW: Petal Potpourri FREE card set tutorial

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CardCreateCeleBadgeLOTS going on today!  Create with Connie and Mary has the Saturday Design Team Blog Hop, PLUS it’s my turn to offer a FREE Preview Tutorial of my card set, Petal Potpourri.  We do a PREVIEW WEEK before each session so you can see what we offer!  And our Card “Create”tions Celebrations session is getting ready to start tomorrow!

 

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…wasn’t her card beautiful!  So, take the Blog Hop today to see a glimpse at the card sets our Design team will be doing.  But, first…check out my Petal Potpourri Card Set AND leave a comment HERE on my blog for a chance to win a FREE subscription to our Celebrations session!

Don’t you just LOVE these colors?  So springy (and I’m SO ready!)  Of course, it is April and they are talking about SNOW showers around here this weekend again!  Please…no!  But, making these made me feel better!  I paired the Petal Potpourri stamp set with the Because You Care Hostess set and Party Pennants Bigz Die!

 

Petal Potpourri set

Here’s a closeup of one of them:

Card 3

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Apr 02 2015

CCMC349 Celebrate Today

It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a fun sketch for you to play along with us!  This was SO fun…and so many different looks from our Challenge Team!

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 Here’s my card using Celebrate Today!

 

CCMC349 Celebrate Today
Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  • Across the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White layer is a 3/4 x 5 1/4 strip of Birthday Bash Designer Paper.
  • A length of 1/8 Gold Ribbon was placed across the seam.  (Love how this shines!)
  • The basket of the hot air balloon was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.  The balloon was stamped with Crushed Curry with Tangelo Twist polka dots stamped on top.  I cut it out with the Balloon Framelits and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Celebrate is stamped with Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut, then placed on the top of the balloon.
  • Birthday was stamped above the DSP with Night of Navy Ink three times.
  • I punched the clouds with the Cupcake frosting from Whisper White, then sponged around with Bermuda Bay Ink.  They were placed with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

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Apr 01 2015

Day 4 PREVIEW: Just Kidding!

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This stamp set, Just Kidding, was just introduced by Stampin’ Up! earlier this month!  I normally don’t go for this style of stamp, but I do love some of the sayings and love that the ladies are already separate from the greetings!  Plus, for $19.95 US, I thought it was a bargain!

 

Just Kidding

She definitely reminds me of someone…can’t really figure out who!  lol!

 

Just Kidding

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
  • Confetti Celebration DSP was cut to 3 3/4 x 5 (I’m on a mission to use up my DSP before the end of the catalog!)  The reverse side was cut 1 x 4 and placed across the front.
  • The Just Kidding lounging lady image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink, then colored with Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Real Red, and Crumb Cake makers, then cut with the Circle Framelit.  It was layered on a larger Pool Party Circle Framelit and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Pool Party and punched with the Designer Label Punch, then placed halfway under the DSP.
  • A Pink Pirouette (Subtles) Button was tied with White Bakers Twine, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

I’m going to have lots of fun with this stamp set, I can tell!  Remember, make sure to check out our Day 4 Design Team Member today over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Mar 31 2015

Day 3 PREVIEW: From the Garden

Since it is the LAST DAY of Sale-A-Bration for the year, I couldn’t resist using a couple of the Sale-A-Bration items on my From the Garden card today!  The Best Year Ever Designer Paper is one of the BEST DSPs we’ve had in my opinion.  And, the late-comer Nature’s Perfection has become a favorite, too!

 

CardCreateCeleBadgeIt’s also Day 3 of the Create with Connie and Mary PREVIEW WEEK for the upcoming Card “Create”tions Celebrations session!  We are featuring another one of our fabulous Design Team members today, and she has BLOG CANDY for you…want to win a free subscription?  Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary today!

 

Honestly, when I first saw the From the Garden stamp set and matching framelits, I really didn’t think it was a set that I needed or would use.  However, I took a chance and ordered it with some hostess credits, and I absolutely LOVE it!  The variety of stakes in the Framelits are SOOOO cute and I know I’ll use them a lot!  I can’t wait to play some more with them!

 

From the Garden

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Sahara Sand, folded in half.
  • A 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Pool Party was placed on top.
  • At the bottom is a 3 x 4 piece of Best Year Ever Designer Paper (SAB selection).  I used a 1/4 x 4 inch strip of the reverse side to hide the seam.
  • The Deco Label Framelit cut the Sahara Sand cardstock and was placed on the front of the card.
  • The Nature’s Perfection flower was stamped with Hello Honey Ink on So Saffron twice and cut out the full flower once and just the center of the second flower.  I added a trio of Pearls in the center, then popped it up on the front of the Deco Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the garden stake with Tuxedo Black Ink and cut with the From the Garden Framelits.  The trio of flowers from Nature’s Perfection were stamped with So Saffron and the greeting from Nature’s Perfection with Pool Party ink.  I tucked it behind the flower and adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional, then tied a bow with the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine and added with a Mini Glue Dot.

LOVE it and used up some of the finished parts I had sitting on my desk!  Love when I can use them up!

 

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