May 21 2015

CCMC356 Guy Greetings

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge…this time a color combination!  Grab your inks and stamps and play along, we love to see your ideas!

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I thought this had a very masculine feel, so I used Guy Greetings on my card!

 

CCMC356 Guy Greetings

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the 4 x 3-1/4 piece of Soft Sky (Subtles) Background DSP was placed across the front.  Before adhering, the Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon was placed across the left side with the 1/8″ Silver Metallic Ribbon going down the center of it, then adhered in the back of the DSP.
  • On the 2-1/2 x 3 panel of Whisper White, the hats were stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink towards the top.  The Hats Off greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a 1/2 x 3 strip of Soft Sky, then added to the front of the panel.
  • The Dotted Scallop Border Punch cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock for under the Whisper White panel, then it was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, three Elegant Eggplant Candy Dots were placed above the Soft Sky Backgrounds DSP.

LOVE this masculine card!  Can’t wait to give it to my husband for Father’s Day!  OK…check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Guy Greetings

Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss

Accessories:  Subtles Backgrounds DSP, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Metallic Ribbon, Regals Candy Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

 


May 16 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Punch Art

SatHopWelcomeOK…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop! This month our theme is techniques. It was my turn and I selected Punch Art for this week’s technique.

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, didn’t you love her card?

Here’s mine!  I’ve been wanting to do a guitar using punch art!  I’ve seen a few examples, but here is my take on it!

 

Be The Star Guitar

Fun, isn’t it?  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black.
  • On top of that, the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Smoky Slate was stamped with the Be The Star stamp set stars in Smoky Slate diagonally across the front.
  • A Crushed Curry star was cut with the Star Framelits and stamped with the Rock Star greeting in the same stamp set.
  • The guitar was made by punching the Owl Punch from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The neck of the guitar is a long rectangle of Basic Gray.  The hole in the guitar is a 1/2″ Circle punch of Basic Black, with a little rectangle piece to hold the “strings”.
  • At the top of the neck are two Owl Punch hearts adhered sideways.
  • A White Gel Pen and ruler made the “strings” on the guitar.  Then the guitar is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added some In Color Confetti red stars to the front for sparkler.

That’s it for me!  OK…continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Tour to see what Mary Brown’s card looks like!

 

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May 14 2015

CCMC345 Petal Potpourri

Another sketch challenge for you to try this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenges!  Love the details along the left side!

 

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Here’s my card, I love the BOLD colors I took from the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack!

 

CCMC355 Petal Potpourri

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red, folded in half.
  • On top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, four 1 x 1-1/2 rectangles of different black and white patterns from Stacked with Love were added.  A 1/2 x 4 strip of the Real Red pattern hides the seams.
  • The solid flower in Petal Potpourri was stamped with Real Red and punched with the Flower Medallion punch, then popped up on the Basic Black puncnhed flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added to the front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sketched flower was stamped with Garden Green and punched with the Flower Medallion punch, then “leaves” cut from the petals and placed under the Real Red flower.
  • In the center is a 1/2″ Circle Punch with one of the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers over top!  (I love the shiny look of this…it was the first time I used one!)
  • Good Wishes from Amazing Lovely You was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom right.

This is one of my favorite cards…I think it is the boldness of the Red/Black/White combination!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team cards this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Sets:  Petal Potpourri, Amazing Lovely You

Inks:  Real Red, Garden Green, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories:  Stacked with Love Paper Stack, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Flower Medallion Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 


May 09 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Big On You

SatHopWelcomeContinuing on with our theme of techniques for our Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop, Debbie Henderson selected watercolor backgrounds for our topic this week!  I had a LOT of fun with this one!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?

 

When getting ready to design my card, I knew I wanted to use Stampin’ Up!’s Big On You stamp set as the focal element.  I thought it would be perfect with the watercolor background!

 

Big On You

Here are the details:

  •  The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tangelo Twist cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 layer of Watercolor Paper, the larger swash from Work of Art was stamped in Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo, then spritzed with water until the colors ran.
  • After it dried, I stamped the Big On You greeting with Versamark and embossed with Black Embossing Powder so it POPPED off the background colors!  It was adhered to the right side of the Basic Black.  On the left is a 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Paper.  A piece of Tangelo Twist Ribbon hides the seam and is secured in the back.
  • The Pansy Punch was used on Daffodil Delight and layered with a Petite Petals Punch of Tangelo Twist and the Itty Bitty Accents Flower of Melon Mambo.  A pearl in the center finished it off.  The Pansy Punch was used again on Old Olive cardstock and cut into pieces for the leaves.

I love how bright and cheerful this card is, don’t you?  Make sure to continue around the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop to see the rest of the watercolor background ideas!  Mary Brown is up next!

 

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May 07 2015

CCMC354 Crazy About You

Another fun challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary’s Thursday Challenge, this time a bright color challenge!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

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Here’s my card using Stampin’ Up!’s Crazy About You stamp set.

 

CCMC354 Crazy About You

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Tangelo Twist cardstock.
  • A diagonal cut piece of Birthday Bash Designer striped paper was adhered at the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.  A 1/2 strip of Tangelo Twist was adhered across the seam.
  • Two pieces of 1/8″ Gold Metallic Ribbon were wrapped along the left side and adhered at the back of the Whisper White layer.
  • The Crazy About You flower was stamped three times with Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White, one punched with the Flower Medallion Punch and the centers cut out of the other two to make three layers.  The layers are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  In the center is a Gold Sequin with a small Pearl in the center.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Bermuda Bay cardstock and punched with the Curly Label Punch (SOOO sad to see this punch retire!)  It was tucked under the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A Gold Sequin in the center with a pearl and then two more pearls beside it for a little bling on the tag.
  • Three more gold sequins were scattered on the front.

Like it?  I do!!!  Now check out the rest of the challenge team cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Crazy About You

Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Tangelo Twist

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White

Accessories:  Birthday Bash DSP, 1/8 Gold Metallic Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Flower Medallion Punch, Curly Label Punch, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 


May 02 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – By The Tide

SatHopWelcomeNow that the Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations session is over, we are back to our regular Design Team Blog Hops!  This month our theme is techniques.  Mary selected Bokeh backgrounds for this week’s technique.  Bokeh means unfocused and is frequently used as a photography term.  I have been wanting to try it for some time and this was the perfect opportunity!

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, didn’t you love her card?

 

By The Tide
The colors I used leaned towards sea water, so I used By The Tide for my stamp set.  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Bermuda Bay, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the sea fan from By The Tide was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink in the lower right corner.
  • The 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Whisper White was colored with Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Wild Wasabi, then the circle template was used with White Craft Ink on top.
  • The two background fish were stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on the Bokeh background and it was placed on the front of the base card.
  • Pear Pizzazz 1/8″ Ribbon was wrapped around to the back of the Whisper White and adhered.
  • The foreground fish was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on scrap Whisper White, then colored with Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake inks, then cut out and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I used a White Gel Pen to add a dot to the eyes.
  • The greeting Best Dad Ever from And Many More was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Finally, three Bermuda Bay sequins were added to the Bokeh background piece for some extra bling.

OK…continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Tour to see what Mary Brown’s Bokeh card looks like!

 

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Apr 30 2015

CCMC353 Painted Petals

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge from our fabulous Challenge Team!  Grab your stamps and play along!  Just upload your photo over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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And here is my card using the pretty flower set, Painted Petals.

 

CCMC353 Painted Petals

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight, folded in half.
  • There are three 1/2 x 5-1/2 strips of Blackberry Bliss Backgrounds Designer Paper (In Colors) placed on front.
  • On the 2-3/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White, the stems were stamped with Old Olive and the blossoms with Blackberry Bliss ink.  It was layered on 3 x 4-1/4 piece of Old Olive.
  • Across the bottom, the lines image was stamped with Daffodil Delight and Thank You with Memento Black ink, both also from Painted Petals stamp set.
  • A bow of Daffodil Bakers twine was tied and added to the stems with a Mini Glue Dot.

SUPER simple to make, but I love the CAS design of this sketch!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Painted Petals

Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Old Olive

Accessories:  In Color Backgrounds DSP, Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine

 

 

 

 


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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