Sep 29 2014

Letterpress Winter Snowflake Card

Oh…the interactive Snowflake Card Thinlets are hard to photograph, but they are SO pretty!  I love the motion of them and they are SO easy to make!  I used the coordinating Letterpress Winter stamp set to go along with it.  Here’s a photo of it closed from the front:
Letterpress Winter

 

Here are the details:

  • The base Snowflake Card Thinlet is Coastal Cabana cardstock.
  • I added a 2 x 5 1/2 piece of All is Calm Designer Paper (the metallic polka dots) along the right side.
  • I stamped the small snowflake from Letterpress Winter randomly on the left flap with Coastal Cabana Ink and the greeting from Cheerful Tags with Memento Tuxedo Black ink at the bottom.
  • The large snowflake was stamped with Bermuda Bay on Whisper White, then cut with the Snowflake Card Thinlet (cut it, then turn 90 degrees and cut again) and adhered on the base.
  • I cut the medium snowflake from the Thinlet from the Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered to the center.

Letterpress Winter inside

  • Inside I stamped the large snowflake inside the cut snowflake lines with Bermuda Bay Ink.
  • On scrap Whisper White, I stamped the For You with Pool Party Ink and punched with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch.  I added two rhinestones along the side and placed inside the snowflake.
  • Finally, I pierced a hole and added the Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine thru the hole and tied on an All is Cam Snowflake Embellishment.  I tied a bow and secured in place with a Mini Glue dot.  The snowflake dangles prettily from inside and out!

 

So, my Stamp Clubs were wanting to see the Snowflake Thinlet in action…here is the finished card!  Hope you enjoy seeing it, my friends!

 

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Sep 25 2014

CCM322 Sept Paper Pumpkin

I received September’s My Paper Pumpkin in the mail the other day and LOVE the stamps that were included this month.  Of course, they ARE Halloween, so what’s not to like?  lol!  I used the stamps on my card for Create with Connie and Mary’s Thursday Color Challenge this week!  They just scream Halloween, don’t they?  But…wait to you see what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Here’s my card using the My Paper Pumpkin stamps.  Isn’t it fun?

CCMC322 Sept MPP

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Tangerine Tango, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, I added a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Motley Monsters Designer Paper…I have been hoarding that candy cane design!
  • I wrapped the Tangerine/White Thick Bakers Twine around and tied a knot.
  • I punched three of the Postage Square punches from Tangerine Tango and adhered to the front.
  • I punched three 1″ Circles from the Motley Monsters DSP Crushed Curry pattern.
  • The four small images in the September My Paper Pumpkin were inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped on Whisper White.
  • I punched them with the 3/4″ Circle Punch, then added to the DSP circles and placed on the postage squares with Stampin’ Dimentionals.
  • I stamped Boo! from that same set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then cut out the crow and added it on top of the word Boo!  I also added a little pearl to the crow’s eye!

Isn’t that a fun card?  Now…have to go work on those cute burlap bags that came in the kit!  But, don’t forget to stop over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out the Challenge Team ideas!


Sep 20 2014

Week 3 Newborn King Petite Cafe Bag

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Wow…it is the last day of our Holiday Card “Create”tions over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I really can’t believe how fast these 3 weeks have gone by!  I know our subscribers have loved the card set ideas and tutorials they received!  And, it’s not too late for you to join!  Stop by Create with Connie and Mary for more details!  You’ll get over 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas…and have access for up to a year, 24/7!

 

Today, we have our last Blog Hop for this session…this time we are using the set we featured this week PLUS one of the Petite Cafe Bags in the Holiday Catalog!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s Blog…love her Petite Cafe Bag don’t you?  Make sure to click the link at the bottom to take you around to all the Design Team ideas!

 

I used Newborn King for my card set this week so here is the design that I came up with for my Petite Cafe Bag to coordinate with the card set!

Week 3 Blog Hop Newborn King

Here are the details:

  • I stamped the word Merry from Cheerful Tags randomly on the bag using Cherry Cobbler Ink on the front and back sides.
  • I folded the top down after filling it with goodies, then added  a 1 1/2″ x 8″ strip of Under the Tree Designer Paper, adhering it just at the top and around to the back about 2″.  I cut the bottom with a flag end.  Doing it this way I can open the bag just by flipping up the banner and opening the tab.
  • Next, I cut a strip of 1 x 5″ Gold Glimmer Paper, then cut it in half so that the bottom was cut with a flag end and tucked under the Label Framelit, and the top tucks under the top of the Label Framelit and around to the back.  I saved a little bit of Gold Glimmer Paper that way!
  • I stamped the partial image of The Newborn King with Black Stazon Ink and used my AquaPainter and Markers to watercolor the image.  I cut it with a Circle Framelit and layered it on the Cherry Cobbler Label Framelit.  That was popped up on the front of the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the star with Crushed Curry ink on Soft Suede and punched it with the Small Oval Punch, then placed it on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Make sure to continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop to see all the fabulous bags our designers did this week!  Next stop is Natasha Zandbergen!

 

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Sep 18 2014

CCMC321 Freaky Friends

This week we have a fun and unusual sketch challenge for you to try over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Go really simple…or add more if you want like I did!

 

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Here’s my card:

 

CCMC321 Freaky Friends

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Freaky Friends stamp set for mine, along with the Skinny Mini Alphabet!  Wow…lining up the word on one block and stamping all at once really made it easy.  I had to leave a “space” for the second O in SPOOKY, I used the Q and took it off before stamping.  Then filled in the second O separately.  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Basic Black, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Tangerine Tango, I used two 1/2″ strips from the Motley Monsters Designer Paper and crossed them according to the sketch.
  • I stamped the SPOOKY greeting with the Skinny Mini Alphabet and Memento Black Ink.
  • I used the eyeballs and Memento Black randomly in the background, too.
  • I punched the Note Tag Punch from Sahara Sand cardstock and added a 1/2″ strip of the same DSP along the bottom.  I stamped the cat above it with Memento Black Ink and colored the eyes with Crushed Curry Marker.
  • I punched the moon from Crushed Curry with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and sponged around the edges with Tangerine Tango Ink, then placed it in the corner of the Note Tag Punch.
  • I stamped the bat with Memento Black Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut it out, then placed on the edge of the tag on the moon.
  • The tag was punched with the 1/8″ Circle and I added Hello Honey Ribbon tied with Basic Black Bakers Twine in a bow.  I added the tag to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Make sure to go check out what the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  All the samples are so unique and different using this sketch…I’m amazed!

 

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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.

Week 2 Blog Hop Letterpress Winter open

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:

 

CCMC320 Seasonably Scattered

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!