Jul 04 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Tunnel Card

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HAPPY 4th of July everyone!  And, it’s Saturday again and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This is our last week for featuring fun folds (don’t worry, we’ll be back with this theme!), and Deb Currier chose the Tunnel Card!  I’ve done these before, but I’ve never heard they called that before!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, wasn’t her card beautiful?

 

So, here’s the front of mine!

 

Birthday Blossoms Tunnel Card

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pear Pizzazz scored at 4-1/4 to form a regular card base, then the front stamped with Hardwood Background Stamp in Pear Pizzazz Ink.
  • I cut the Circle Framelit from Whisper White and stamped the Celebrate You greeting from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink and adhered it to the front.
  • The flower and leaves from Birthday Blossoms were stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink, then punched with the Pansy Punch and cut out the leaves.  The centers are the Petite Petals Punch from So Saffron and my favorite Perfect White Accents are in the center.  A little bit of White Satin Ribbon was tied in a knot and added with Mini Glue Dots under the flowers.

Birthday Blossoms Tunnel Card inside

  • Inside a piece of 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Wisteria Wonder Cardstock was scored at 2-1/8. 4-1/4 and 6-3/8, then the same size Circle Framelit (5th from smallest) cut out the center.
  • The cluster of flowers were stamped with Wisteria Wonder in each of the corners.
  • The flower was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White, then punched with the Pansy Punch, the leaves stamped on Pear Pizzazz and cut out.  Another Petite Petals Punch flower of So Saffron and large White Perfect Accent is in the middle.
  • A 5-1/4 x 8 panel of Whisper was stamped in the center with the Happy Birthday greeting in Tuxedo Black, and adhered to the inside of the Pear Pizzazz.  Then the Wisteria Wonder panel was adhered over the Whisper White.  You can see it better from the top down view.

Birthday Blossoms Tunnel Card top
This was a really fun card to make!  Now…head on over the Mary’s blog and she her fabulous Tunnel Card creation!  And…enjoy your 4th of July holiday!

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Jul 02 2015

CCMC362 Best Thoughts

It’s Thursday again (already!) and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a fun color challenge.  You’ll see that I deviated just slightly on my card…my flower needed green leaves and stem, it just didn’t look right in Crumb Cake!  I tried it and it looked like my poor flower was dying!  lol!

 

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So here’s my card:

 

CCMC362 Best Thoughts
 

The details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake was stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp and White Craft Ink.
  • Over that is a 2-1/2 x 4 strip of Brights Designer Paper Stack, then a 1/2 x 4 piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock over that.
  • The greeting from Best Thoughts was stamped with Black Stazon ink in the upper right corner.
  • The large flower from Best Thoughts was stamped with Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White, then using a Blender Pen and Ink Pads, the flower was colored with Lost Lagoon and Old Olive, then cut out and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a Crumb Cake button was tied with White Bakers Twine and added to the strip of Lost Lagoon cardstock.

I LOVE the Blue Hydrangea bushes in my yard and this card reminds me of them!

 

Make sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see what you do with the colors!

 


Jun 27 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Shadow Box Card

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Whew…I’ve had a lot of Blog Hops lately, haven’t I?  This is is our regular Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  As you recall, this month we are featuring special folds on our cards and Nicole chose the Shadow Box Card!  I must admit…I absolutely LOVE my card!  It came out exactly like I thought it would!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…fabulous, isn’t she?

 

Garden in Bloom Shadow Box Card
So…what do you think of my little flower pot Shadow Box Card?  Here are the details:

  • Cut one Tempting Turquoise Brights Patterns DSP and one Tempting Turquoise Cardstock sheet to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, score both at 1/2, 1, 4-1/2, and 5.
  • Cut the center out of the printed sheet using the Circle Framelit (6th from smallest).
  • On the back Tempting Turquoise cardstock, build your scene between the two scorelines.
  • I tore a piece of Old Olive for the ground.
  • The flower pot was made by punching Tip Top Taupe with the top of the Note Tag Punch and cutting the 2-1/2 Circle in half.  On the circle, I stamped the “stem” from Garden in Bloom with Tip Top Taupe to make horizontal lines.
  • On Whisper White, I stamped the large flower with Crushed Curry and outlined with Tip Top Taupe.  The small flowers were 3-step stamped with Pumpkin Pie and Watermelon Wonder (stamp off for the first solid image, then inside image is full strength and outside lines are Tip Top Taupe).  Stamp the large and small leaves with Old Olive on Whisper White and outline with Mossy Meadow Ink.  Cut all images out and arrange in flower pot with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  (Add the flowers first, then fill in with leaves.)
  • Add Pearls to the centers of the small flowers and a large Perfect White Accent to the center of the large flower.
  • Finally, I thought it needed a little something in the background, so I punched the “frosting” from the Tree Builder Punch from Whisper White for a cloud!
  • To finish building the card, add Sticky Strip on the end tabs and place both pieces together.  The folds will make a shadowbox look!

 

Garden in Bloom Shadow Box top view
OK…now admit…isn’t that stinkin’ cute?  I just giggled when it was done!  lol!

 

Make sure to continue on the Saturday Design Team Blog Hop by stopping by our Create with Connie and Mary website and check out the information on our Create LIVE event, only a few more days to RSVP!  Then continue on to Mary’s blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Jun 20 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Stair Step Card

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It’s Saturday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  As you recall, this month we are featuring special folds on our cards and Mary choose the Center Stair Step fold!  I haven’t done one of these in a long time, so it was fun to pull out my new stamp set and make it!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?

So, I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set for my center stair-step card today.  I love the colors in the Cherry on Top Designer Paper, so I took my colors from it.

Sprinkles of Life
 Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 11 of Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  This will make a 5-1/2 square card.
  • With the 5-1/2 at the top and measured at 1″, cut vertically from the 1 to 6-1/2 marks, flip over and with 5-1/2 at the top again and measure at 1″, repeat the cuts at 1 to 6-1/2″.  This cuts the center panel.
  • With the 11 at the top of your cutter, score at the 1, 2 and 6-1/2″ from the edge to the first cut line.  Flip and repeat on the other side.
  • Score between the center cut lines at the 5-1/2 mark.
  • CAREFULLY fold your score lines so it looks like my second photo.  (You do not want those skinny side panels to fold in the wrong place!)
  • The Cherry on Top DSP pieces were cut 1 x 4-1/2 on the sides and 1 x 5-1/2 on the bottom.
  • The center 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 Whisper White panel was embossed with Elegant Dots folder and adhered to center panel.
  • The cone was stamped with Tip Top Taupe Ink on Tip Top Taupe cardstock and cut out.  The ice cream scoops were stamped with Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush and Hello Honey on coordinating cardstock, then punched with the Tree Builder Punch.  They are stacked on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals and a rhinestone on the top Watermelon Wonder scoop.
  • Pool Party 1/4 Ribbon was wrapped around and tied in front.
  • “Hope Your Day…” was stamped with Tip Top Taupe on Hello Honey and punched with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and placed on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Sprinkles of Life side view
Cute, cute, cute…don’t you think???  OK…make sure to continue on the Saturday Design Team Blog Hop by stopping by our Create with Connie and Mary website and check out the information on our Create LIVE event, then go on to Mary’s blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Jun 18 2015

CCMC360 You’re Sublime

Yes…since I had this You’re Sublime set out from making yesterday’s card, I went ahead and made my Create with Connie and Mary color challenge card with it, too!  I thought the little camper would be fun done up in these colors!

 

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So, here’s my card.  Isn’t it fun?

CCMC360 Youre Sublime
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Island Indigo, folded in half.
  • Next is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White on top, then a 3 x 4-1/4 piece of Smoky Slate cardstock on top of that.
  • Across the front is a 1-1/4 x 4 piece of Neutrals Designer Paper in the stripe pattern.  (I wanted it to look like the “road”.)
  • The camper was stamped with Black Stazon on Watercolor Paper and I used Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip and a hint of Real Red Markers to watercolor it.  It was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Island Indigo was punched three times with the Petite Petals Punch and centers with the Itty Bitty flower punch.  The centers are my favorite new accessory, the Perfect White Accents.
  • Follow Your Heart from the You’re Sublime set was inked with the Chocolate Chip Marker and stamped on Whisper White, then punched with the Washi Tape Punch and tucked under the top flower.

OK…have I said I LOVE this set???  lol!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge…LOTS of variety!  And, while you are there, make sure to sign up for our LIVE event…you don’t want to miss it!  Here’s a sneak peek of the SIX projects we’ll be making at the event!

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Jun 13 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop Joy Fold Card

SatHopWelcomeIt’s Saturday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring special folds on our cards and I choose the wonderful Joy Fold!  I love the look and uniqueness it gives to cards!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…didn’t you love her card?

So…here’s the outside of mine.  I’ve used the English Garden Designer Paper…love all the patterns in this pack…along with Garden in Bloom stamp set.

 

Garden in Bloom

And here’s the inside.  Since there were a lot of patterns on the outside, I kept the inside pretty simple!

 

Garden in Bloom inside

Here are the details.  There are two basic panels that make the card fold together.

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 of Whisper White cardstock, scored at 5-1/2.
  • The inside base is 3 x 8 of Hello Honey cardstock, scored at 4 and the folds placed opposite of each other.
  • Inside the larger base panel is a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of the Mossy Meadow polka dot pattern from English Garden.  On the outside of the larger base panel flap is a 2-3/4 x 4 piece of Crumb Cake striped patterned DSP.
  • On the outside of the smaller base panel is a 2-3/4 x 4 piece of the yellow floral pattern.  On top is a 1 x 4 strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock, using the new Banner Triple punch on the end and stamped with Fabulous Four stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink.
  • The Tip Top Taupe 1″ Lace Ribbon is wrapped around the top flap and tied.
  • The bee was stamped with Tuxedo Black and the body with Hello Honey ink, then punched with the 1-1/4 Circle Punch and layered on a 1-3/8 Circle Punch of Mossy Meadow.  It is placed on the front with a Stampin’ Dimensional so that the top fold goes under it to hold the front closed.
  • Inside the smaller base, the large flower from Garden in Bloom was stamped with Hello Honey Ink and the outside with Mossy Meadow Ink.  A second flower was stamped on scrap Whisper White, then added over the first flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The leaves were added by stamping off with the Mossy Meadow ink for the insides and full-strength on the outside.

OK…next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website with a reminder about the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE Event!  We hope to see you there!

 

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Jun 11 2015

CCMC359 Awesomely Artistic

I just received this set from the new catalog and thought it would be perfect for the latest Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Sketch Challenge!

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And here is my card, didn’t it work out great?

 

CCMC359 Awesomely Artistic
OK…lots of new products on here…are you ready?

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 new in-color Delightful Dijon, folded in half.
  • On top is 4 x 5-1/4 Very Vanilla, embossed with new Elegant Dots folder.
  • The strips were cut from Timeless Elegance DSP and adhered to the Very Vanilla layer.
  • I cut a piece of Sahara Sand and stamped the Awesomely Artistic floral bunch with Mossy Meadow Ink, then carefully used the AquaPainter and Delightful Dijon and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers to watercolor it.  It was placed on the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the label design from the same set with Delightful Dijon ink on Delightful Dijon cardstock, then cut with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits.
  • Finally, I stamped the dragonfly with Tuxedo Black Ink and watercolored with Old Olive and Delightful Dijon again, then cut it out and added it to the label with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

 

LIVEBadgeOK…make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team to see what they’ve done with the sketch this week!  AND…don’t forget to sign up for our Create LIVE Event while you are there!  Registration going on NOW!

 

 


Jun 06 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – You’re Sublime

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It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop and our theme for the month of June is INTERACTIVE cards and folds!   This is going to be SO fun!  Up first is designer, Debbie Henderson who chose the Pop-out Swing Card for our first one!  You’ve probably just came from Deb’s blog…didn’t you love her card?

 

My new catalog order came in yesterday and I couldn’t resist using this fun new set, You’re Sublime, with this fun pop-out fold!

Here’s the front closed.

Youre Sublime

And here’s the inside:

Youre Sublime inside 2

Here are the details:

  • The outside is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Watermelon Wonder cardstock folded in half.
  • I used the Square Framelits to cut the frame out of the front panel, then used the same size again to cut a Cucumber Crush square.
  • The next size smaller was used to cut a Whisper White square to layer.
  • I stamped the frog from You’re Sublime with Black Stazon Ink and then watercolored with my AquaPainter and Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon Stampin’ Write Markers.  I also used a little Sahara Sand for his shadow.  Then I adhered to the Cucumber Crush layer.
  • Inside is a 5 x 6 piece of Whisper White, scored at 2 and 4 (with the 6″ at the top).
  • For the center panel, I cut a 2 x 5 piece of Cherry On Top Designer Paper Stack and adhered.
  • On the third panel, I used a circle punch to punch three circles along the top, Way to Go from Bravo stamp set was stamped with Cucumber Crush Ink, then adhered this panel to the inside of the Watermelon Wonder cardstock.
  • On the front I cut a 1 x 4-1/4 matching Cherry on Top DSP piece.
  • I adhered only the right side of the stamped image and Cucumber Crush squares to the front panel and allowed it to “swing” thru the opening on the front of the card.
  • To finish, I punched two stars with the Medium Star Punch from Silver Glimmer Paper and added to the front and inside with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK…now, isn’t that cute???  I really love how it turned out!  Now make sure to continue around to all the Design Team Members to see what they’ve done! Next stop is our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about Create with Connie and Mary LIVE!  Yes…we are doing a LIVE session again this summer…get the details on all the fun, then continue on the hop!

 

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Jun 04 2015

CCMC358 Butterfly Basics

Oh…I can’t wait! My new catalog order will be here today!  Yes, I’m one of those who does 2-day expedited for new catalogs.  I just can’t wait!  It’s like Christmas!  Woohoo!  But, today is also the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  It is a lovely color challenge this week, so I hope you play along!

CCMC358

And here is my card:

CCMC358 Butterfly Basics

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Hello Honey folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • A 2″ x 4″ piece of Hello Honey was cut with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch, cut a flag end, and then stamped with the honeycomb image in Butterfly Basics with Hello Honey Ink.  A scrap piece of retired Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon was tied at the top (My new ribbon is on the way, too!)  It was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Across the front is a 1 x 4 strip of So Saffron, stamped with Happy Birthday in Lost Lagoon Ink, from the same stamp set.
  • The butterfly was stamped with Lost Lagoon on Whisper White and cut with the Butterfly Framelits, then added to the front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  A So Saffron button is tied with Linen Thread for the antennae and added to the body with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Finally, the flower was stamped with Lost Lagoon, punched with the 1/2 Circle and a Rhinestone added to the center.

So…like it?  It pulled together pretty simply for me!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team creations and be prepared to be inspired!

 


May 30 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fun with Vellum

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It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop and it’s the last week for our theme of techniques!  This time our designer, Deb Currier, chose using Vellum techniques on our creations!  I know I don’t think about using Vellum on my cards, so was glad to have the opportunity to pull my stash out!  You’ve probably just came from Deb’s blog…didn’t you love her card?

I used a new set from the catalog you’ve been seeing, You’ve Got This, along with a couple new In Colors, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  The vellum is such a pretty look with this image!

 

Youve Got This
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11, folded in half.
  • The top Whisper White layer was cut to 4 x 5-1/4 and cut with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelit.  Then the corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.  It was also embossed with Delicate Dots Folder.
  • The Cardstock Vellum layer was cut just slightly smaller and corners rounded.  The You’ve Got This flower was inked with Versamark and then embossed with White Embossing Powder.
  • On the back, the flower was colored with Blushing Bride Marker, then Watermelon Wonder Marker accents colored in, then covered over with Blushing Bride Marker again to smooth out the lines.  The same was done with Mint Macaron and Cucumber Crush for the leaves and stem.  The center was colored with Delightful Dijon (do these new in-colors make anyone else hungry???)  lol!
  • The Vellum layer was adhered to another Whisper White layer cut to the same size and corners rounded.
  • The top “frame” was added to the Vellum layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then placed on the front of the card.
  • Hello Thinlet was cut from Sahara Sand, a piece of Watermelon Wonder 1″ Ribbon was tied thru the loop in the H, then added to the front with Multipurpose Glue.

OK…that’s it for my vellum card…make sure to continue around to all the Design Team Members to see what they’ve done!  Next up is Mary Brown, my good friend and partner!

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