Sep 13 2014

Week 2 Letterpress Winter Tiny Box

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This week for our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions Blog Hop, our Design Team will be featuring the Tiny Treat Boxes in the Holiday Catalog!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…don’t you love her inspiration?

 

In addition to the Tiny Boxes, our Design Team will be using the stamp set they featured this week for their card set…but remember, only subscribers to our Holiday Card “Create”tions can see the EXCLUSIVE card sets!  My featured set was Letterpress Winter!  I combined it with the All Is Calm Designer Paper for a soft, wintery look!  But first…here is a little bit of information about the Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014 session:

 

HolidayCardBadgeWe are just finishing up Week 2 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014!  We have done one week of Halloween/Fall card sets and will be two weeks of Christmas! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $19.95 US, you’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

Here’s what I came up with for my Tiny Treat Box project this week!  I combined TWO of the boxes (they come 25 to a package for $6.95 US), adhering them back to back, then wrapping the All Is Calm Designer Paper around it.

 

Week 2 Blog Hop Letterpress Winter

Didn’t it turn out cool?  And, the recipient can get TWO treats in one special package!  I used the Silver Glimmer for some extra special bling!

Here are the details:

  • The base are two Tiny Treat Boxes.  I cut off the side flaps of each box, then adhered them together with strips of Sticky Strip.
  • I cut a 2 x 12 strip of All Is Calm Designer Paper.  It ALMOST fit all the way around, but left about a 1/4″ gap.  I cut another 1 x 2 piece and placed it over the gap to hide it.  I buried it on the back side, so it is barely noticeable.  I also cut two 2×2 squares for the top of the boxes.
  • I wrapped the Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon around the middle and adhered the ends in the front.
  • For the decorations, I stamped the medium sized snowflake with Lost Lagoon Ink on Soft Sky cardstock and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.  I punched the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch three times from Silver Glimmer Paper.
  • I embossed the smallest snowflake with White Embossing Powder twice on Lost Lagoon cardstock and punched with the 1″ Circle Punch.  I also stamped For You with Lost Lagoon ink on Whisper White and punched with the 1″ Circle Punch.  I placed all the snowflakes and circles together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to the boxes.
  • I added Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the snowflakes and on the sides of the For You greeting.

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Inside I’d fill with a couple treat-filled cello bags before giving it as a gift!  Lots of fun surprises could fit in these 2×2 Tiny Treat Boxes!   Now continue on around the Holiday Card “Create”tions blog tour by stopping by Natasha Zandbergen’s blog for her wonderful idea!

 

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Sep 11 2014

CCMC320 Seasonally Scattered

Hard to believe that it has been 13 years since 9/11…I remember that day like it was last week and exactly where I was!  Do you?

 

I inked up this stamp set, Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonally Scattered, for the first time to use on the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!  I love the colors this week…and luckily the All Is Calm Designer Paper has these colors in them so it was perfect to use!

 

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And here is my card:

 

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Want the details?

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Lost Lagoon, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, I embossed it with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.
  • I used the Circle Framelit and cut a large circle from the Pear Pizzazz print in All is Calm DSP.  I also cut a 1 x 4 strip of the stripe pattern to go across it.
  • Next I cut a 2 x 4 1/4 piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and stamped Merry on it with Lost Lagoon ink.  I used the Angled Tag Topper Punch on one end and tied the Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon thru it, then tied a bow of Old Olive Bakers Twine.  I popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For a little bling, I used the Frosted Sequins with Rhinestones in the center around on the tag.

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team this week and see what they did with the color challenge!  All our cards are SO different…I’m amazed!

 

HolidayCardBadgeIt’s not too late to join our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014!  We’ve already done one week of Halloween/Fall card sets and now are in the middle of two weeks of Christmas card sets!  You won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $19.95 US, you’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

 


Sep 06 2014

Week 1 – Tee-Hee-Hee

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WOOHOO!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions we are showing off the sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!!  Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with.  (Of course, you can only see the actual card sets if you are a subscriber!)  In addition to using our stamp set for our Week 1 challenge, we also had to use one of the products in the Holiday Catalog…the Take Out Box!  How fun is that?  You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her box, don’t you?  Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014 session:

 

We are just finishing up Week 1 on our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014!  We are doing one week of Halloween/Fall card sets and two weeks of Christmas! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $19.95 US, you’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

 

I used the stamp set Tee-Hee-Hee this week for my card set.  Here’s a coordinating box you can use to go along with it!  I choose to use the Take Out Box closed and tied Black Chevron and Tangerine/White Striped Thick Twine on mine…then tied on the tag.

 

Week 1 Blog Hop Tee Hee Hee

Here are the details:

  • I stamped the bats randomly on the unfolded box with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then folded it closed.
  • I cut a 2 x 4 piece of Basic Black for the tag and used the Scallop Tag Topper on the top.
  • At the bottom of the tag I added a 1/2 x 2 strip of Motley Monsters DSP.
  • I punched a 2 1/2″ Circle Moon from Crushed Curry and sponged the edges with Tangerine Tango.
  • I stamped two more bats with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White and cut them out, then added them to the moon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I also stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black on a scrap 1/2″ strip of Whisper White, then adhered to the front.  I added a couple rhinestones next to the greeting and also on the black “sky”.
  • I added the tag to the box by tying it on the ends of the Tangerine Tango/Whisper White Thick Twine.

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OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions Design Team blogs to see what they did with the Take Out Box Challenge!  Next up is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Sep 04 2014

CCMC319 Fall Fest Pumpkin

HolidayCardBadgeIt’s Thursday and time for a Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  We have a wonderful sketch challenge for you today…clean and simple!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

And remember, we are just starting our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014 this week!  We will be doing one week of Halloween/Fall card sets and two weeks of Christmas! It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the project 24/7 for up to a year!  For only $19.95 US, you’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas not shown ANYWHERE else!  So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!

So here is the sketch for this week’s challenge:

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And here is my card!  I love fall and pumpkins!

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The details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Sahara Sand cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top I added a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 layer of Color Me Autumn Designer Paper.  I picked a neutral background so the bright pumpkin would pop off the page.
  • I cut three ovals (second from smallest) with the Oval Framelits from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I also embossed them with the Delicate Dots Embossing Folder.  I sponged Tangerine Tango ink around the edges of each oval.  The two bottom ones were adhered together, then added the top oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals to form the pumpkin shape.
  • I stamped the small leaves in Fall Fest with Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry, then cut them with the Fun Fall Framelits.
  • I tied a small piece of Mossy Meadow Satin Ribbon in a knot for the stem and adhered it behind the pumpkin.  I added another leaf stamped with Mossy Meadow ink to the stem.
  • Celebrate from Good Greetings (FREE this month with a $300 workshop!) was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White strip and cut the diagonal end.
  • I used one of the Autumn Woods Elements on top of the leaves for a little extra bling!

 

Now…make sure to go check out the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And, if you haven’t signed up, you’ll find the Buy Now buttons right there for you to join!

 


Aug 30 2014

Cheerful Christmas FREE TUTORIAL & Blog Candy

Wow…can you believe it is the END of PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary…and you’ll need to be a subscriber to see the EXCLUSIVE card sets we will be showing?  We start our Holiday Card “Create”tions on Sunday, August 31st and you won’t want to miss it!

 

Today it is my turn to offer a FREE TUTORIAL using Cheerful Christmas stamp set!  I think you will enjoy the variety in my card set!  The FREE TUTORIAL is available over on Create with Connie and Mary today!  But first…check this out:

 

 

Cheerful Christmas

 

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Here are my individual cards:

Card 4

Card 2

Inside:

Card 2 inside

Card 3

Card 1

 

And…don’t forget to leave a comment here TODAY to be entered for BLOG CANDY!  Win a FREE subscription to our Holiday Card “Create”tions!  Winners will be announced tomorrow.  If you’ve already signed up and win…don’t worry, we’ll apply your win towards a future Card “Create”tions collection!

 

So…now go collect that FREE TUTORIAL over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

 

 

 


Aug 28 2014

CCMC318 Four Feathers

It’s Thursday and time for the weekly challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  It is a Color Challenge this week…hope it gets you inspired to make something great!

 

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I thought right away of using my Four Feathers stamp set…it hadn’t been inked up yet!  But, I love that it has coordinating Framelits to match the feathers!  And feathers are REALLY hot right now in decorating…have you noticed them?

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pool Party folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Hello Honey!
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I stamped the Dotty Angles image with Hello Honey ink.
  • Next I used It’s Your Birthday from Big News stamp set with Basic Gray ink.
  • I stamped two of the feathers in Four Feathers with Pool Party ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Feathers Framelits Dies.  I tied some Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine in a double bow and adhered it over the feathers.  They were popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I colored some Rhinestones with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Markers (darkest one) and added them to the front and the Exclamation Point!

I love the fun, whimsical look to this card and hope you enjoy it, too!

 

 

HolidayCardBadgeSo…don’t forget…it is Holiday Card “Create”tions PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary.   Make sure to sign up for our next session starting on Sunday!  We are doing one week of Fall/Halloween card sets and two weeks of Christmas…NOTHING BUT CARDS…for only $19.95 US!

 

 


Aug 27 2014

Day 3 Preview – For All Things

HolidayCardBadgeIt’s Day 3 of our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014 Preview Week!  Today we have another FREE TUTORIAL and BLOG CANDY for you, brought to you by the fabulous Debbie Henderson!  Go check out her fun card set over on Create with Connie and Mary!  While you are there, don’t forget to sign up…we will be starting our session on Sunday and you don’t want to miss a thing!  We have three weeks filled with one week of Fall/Halloween card set ideas and two weeks of Christmas/Winter card set ideas!  NOTHING but cards!  Over 72 card EXCLUSIVE ideas for only $19.95 US!  These ideas won’t be shown anywhere else!

 

To celebrate, I made up another Fall card using For All Things.  I love how this turned out with the flower in front of the leaves and the bold background print from Color Me Autumn Designer Paper!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Cajun Craze, folded in half.
  • On top I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Color Me Autumn Designer Paper
  • I used the Fun Frames Folder and Very Vanilla cardstock and embossed the frame, then cut it out.  I stamped Hello Fall from the same Stampin’ Up! For All Things stamp set with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • The leaf from For All Things was stamped with Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow Inks on Very Vanilla.  Yes…they will be faded and light because of the way the leaf image is made…it is supposed to look distressed!  I cut them out and added them to the left side of the frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I used the Pansy Punch and Cajun Craze cardstock and punched the flower twice, layered it together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and scrunched the petals.  I added a 7/8 Scallop Circle punched from Hello Honey in the center and scrunched it up, too.  Finally, I added an Early Espresso Neutrals Button tied with Linen Thread in the center and adhered to the front.

I love the fall look this card creates!  And I’m happy to have a Hello Fall greeting back in our lineup!

 

Don’t forget to go check out Debbie Henderson’s fabulous FREE TUTORIAL today and a chance to get a FREE subscription to our new Holiday Card “Create”tions edition over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 


Aug 26 2014

Day 2 Preview – Fall Fest

Wow…2 posts in one day!  The first one is a cute Halloween card for the SUO Challenge, so make sure you check it out, too!  I just got out my new Fall Fest stamp set to celebrate Day 2 of Create with Connie and Mary PREVIEW WEEK for the Holiday Card “Create”tions.  We are introducing two members of our Design Team today!  Go check them out!

 

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I always am drawn to white pumpkins when I see them for sale or on display.  I don’t see them in the pumpkin fields (wonder why not?).  I had to play around a little to get the color “white” that looked real to me.  I ended up with White Craft Ink on Sahara Sand…the slight greenish cast to Sahara Sand seemed to look the most realistic.  So…here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Very Vanilla, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5 1/4 layer is embossed with Delicate Dots folder.
  • I mimicked the dots with the green pattern in Color Me Autumn DSP and cut a 1 x 4 piece to go across the front.
  • I used the Circle Framelits to cut my Very Vanilla circle and tucked it under the DSP.
  • The white pumpkin is White Craft stamped on Sahara Sand and then Pumpkin Pie on Very Vanilla for the other one.  I colored the stems with my Mossy Meadow Marker and cut them out with the Fall Fun Framelits, then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped two small leaves with Mossy Meadow Ink and also cut them with the Fall Fun Framelits.
  • The greeting from Holiday Cheer (Project Life) I stamped with Pumpkin Pie and cut with the Circle Framelit.  It was tucked under the pumpkins.
  • I thought it needed just a little more, so I colored two Rhinestone with the Old Olive Blendabilities Markers and added them to the leaves.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread in a circle and added it to the front with a Mini Glue Dot!  It really finished off the card!

 

HolidayCardBadgeSo…don’t forget…it is Holiday Card “Create”tions PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Go check out today’s Design Team members and the BLOG CANDY they have for you!  AND…sign up for our next session starting on Sunday!  We are doing one week of Fall/Halloween card sets and two weeks of Christmas…NOTHING BUT CARDS…for only $19.95 US!

 


Aug 25 2014

Fall Fest…boo!!!

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WOOHOO!  Today is the FIRST day of Preview Week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We are getting ready to launch our nothing but cards, Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014!  We are doing one week of Halloween/Fall Card Set Tutorials and two weeks of Christmas/Winter Card Set Tutorials and you don’t want to miss out!  These are perfect for classes, stamp clubs and stamp camps…or use the ideas for your personal stash!  Today Mary Brown has a FREE TUTORIAL using Stampin’ Up!’s Fall Fest for you to download!  AND…she is giving away BLOG CANDY!  Make sure to go to Create with Connie and Mary to find out how to win a FREE subscription to our Holiday Card “Create”tions 2014!

 

To celebrate the first day of PREVIEW WEEK, I made up a CAS (Clean & Simple) card using the same set, Fall Fest!  Check it out!  I was inspired by a card I did a few years ago with a mummy stamp lined up in a row…but these bright colored ghosts are twice as fun!

 

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Here are the VERY simple details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Sahara Sand, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock.
  • Along the bottom are two 3/8″ strips of Motley Monsters Designer Paper (great way to use up scraps!)
  • I stamped the ghost image in Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut them with the Fun Fall Framelits.  On the middle one I added a red Heart sequin!  They are popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I also stamped Happy Halloween from And Many More in Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White and cut it with the Word Bubble Framelits then adhered to the top.

See…told you it was VERY simple, but the bright colors of the ghosts really POP off the Basic Black!  Now…go check out Create with Connie and Mary and get more details on the FREE TUTORIAL and BLOG CANDY we have for you today!  And don’t forget to sign up while you are there!

 

 

 


Aug 14 2014

CCMC316 Flower Patch

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a very pretty color combination this week to try!  For some reason, it called out flowers to me!  Of course…most of the time flower sets are calling to me!  lol!

 

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And here is my card:

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Now for the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • I added a layer of 4 x 5 1/4 Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I used Work of Art stamp set and stamped off the chevron pattern with Blackberry Bliss ink.  I then added stamped off circles from the same set going diagonally across the cardstock of Old Olive ink.
  • I embossed the Fun Frame and cut it out, and cut the inside rectangle out, too, so what is underneath would peak out.  I added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The starburst flower from Flower Patch was stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White and cut with the Flower Fair Framelits, along with a White center flower.  I also stamped the small center with Soft Sky on Soft Sky cardstock and used the framelit to cut it out, too.  I placed a pearl in the center.  I added it to the edge of the frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves from Flower Patch were stamped off with Old Olive, then I added the “stem” for the veins full strength Old Olive ink.  I used the framelits again to cut out three of them and tucked them under the flower.
  • Finally I stamped the Be You tiful word with Old Olive on a strip of Whisper White, but cut off the end to read “Be You”.

I really like the softness of the Soft Sky color with the dark, rich Blackberry Bliss, don’t you?

 

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…fabulous as usual!

 

HolidayCardCreatetionsWe are getting ready to start out NEW Holiday Card “Create”tions Edition later this month!  We will be showing card sets featuring stamps and products in the new Holiday Mini!  We will have one week of Fall/Halloween cards and TWO full weeks of Christmas/Winter cards!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary…only $19.95 US for over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas using 18 different stamp sets!