Mar 06 2010

CCJC9 – Mother’s Day Cards

Wow…I can't believe our Occasions Edition of Create with Connie and Julie is over!  This is our last challenge and then we'll announce the winners on Friday.  This week's theme was Mother's Day cards.  

 

My card is a tri-fold card from Rose Red cardstock and it was hard to get a good photo of it closed!  I took my colors from the Sweet Pea Designer Paper.  I knew I wanted to use the small floral designer paper in that package…then ended up almost covering the flowers up!  Oh well! 

 

I stamped MOM from Stampin' Up!'s Messages for Mom stamp set in Taken with Teal on Whisper White cardstock, then layered it on Taken with Teal cardstock.  Only the left side of it is secured to the front panel of the tri-fold card.  I wrapped some Rose Red 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon and tied a small bow.  I added some Beautiful Wings Embosslit butterflies and the clear rhinestone stickers from the Eggcellent Egg Kit!

 

Opened up, you can see the inside greeting stamped in Taken with Teal on Whisper White and again matted on Taken with Teal cardstock.  I added a Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flower and leaves to the bottom right corner.

  

Supplies:

Sets:  Messages for Mom

Inks:  Taken with Teal

Cardstock:  Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Whisper White

Accessories:  Sweet Pea Designer Paper, Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, 1/4 Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, rhinestones from Eggcellent Egg Kit

 

Check out to see what the rest of the Design Team Members did this week with the Mother's Day Challenge:

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

It really isn't too late to sign up for the Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition subscription!  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Julie.


Feb 27 2010

CCJC8 – Color Combination Challenge

Today's Saturday Create with Connie and Julie Challenge is a Color Combination!  We were to use Orchid Opulence, So Saffron and Certainly Celery in our project!  Every week on Create with Connie and Julie, we issue a challenge for our subscribers.  Last week's winners were Lisa Martz and Robin Gregor with Honorable Mention to Cynthia Stevenson!   Congratulations, ladies!

 

I pulled out my Shades of Spring Designer paper because I knew it contained that color combination.  I love the paper, the designs on it are HUGE however, so I'm always hesitant about cutting it.  I must admit, it wasn't so bad!  lol!  I figure I can always order more!

 

I started with a base of Certainly Celery, then layered on the bold multi floral pattern from Shades of Spring.  I ran the second Certainly Celery pattern of Shades of Spring DSP thru my Big Shot with the Top Note die, then turned it and ran it thru again to make the medallion under the bird!  I punched the bird from the new Two-Step Bird punch in So Saffron and sponged the edges.  I punched the leaf/vine several times from Certainly Celery, then sponged the edges, and placed them under the bird.  I added floral buds by punching the bird's wing several times from Orchid Opulence cardstock.

 

Between the Certainly Celery and background DSPs, I used a strip of Orchid Opulence cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  Finally, I stamped Happy Easter from Well Scripted Stamp Set on So Saffron with Orchid Opulence Classic Ink and punched it with the Scallop Oval punch!

 

Pretty busy….but I like how it turned out!

 

Supplies:

Sets:  Well Scripted

Inks:  Orchid Opulence, So Saffron, Certainly Celery

Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Orchid Opulence

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Punch, Top Note Bigz Die, Sponge Daubers, Two-Step Bird Punch, Shades of Spring Designer Paper

 

Check out to see what the rest of the Design Team Members did this week with the color challenge:

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

It really isn't too late to sign up for the Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition subscription!  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Julie.


Feb 20 2010

Create with Connie and Julie CCJC7

Wow!  Where does the week go?  It's Saturday again and time for another Create with Connie and Julie Challenge!  Every Saturday on the  Create with Connie & Julie site we issue a challenge.  Our subscribers are encouraged to enter the challenge to win fabulous prizes!  Last week's challenge winners were Becky Graham, Lori Watson and Robin Gregor as honorable mention!  Congratulations, ladies!

 

For this week's challenge the theme is Easter Cards!  Our focus was on Stampin' Up!'s stamp set Eggcoutrements, Chocolate Bunny stamp, Spring Floral Wheel and the Eggcellent Egg Kit.  I chose to feature the Chocolate Bunny for my Easter Card!  I LOVE him!

 

I started with a base card of Certainly Celery, then used two different patterns from Tea Party Designer Paper.  I used the Scallop Trim Border Bunch along the top and the bottom.  I stamped the Easter Bunny in Vanilla Craft Ink, Close to Cocoa Craft Ink and Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and cut them out.  Of course, they represent the three types of chocolate…white, milk and dark!  Yummy!  They look real!   I wrapped some Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon across the top and added the Scallop Oval punched tag stamped with Happy Easter from Well Scripted.  I highlighted the word happy with my Certainly Celery Stampin' Write marker!

Supplies:

Sets:  Chocolate Bunny, Well Scripted

Inks:  Vanilla Craft, Close to Cocoa Craft, Chocolate Chip Craft, Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker

Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White

Accessories:  Tea Party Designer Paper, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch

Make sure to check out what the rest of the design team did this week and be inspired for your own Easter cards!

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

It really isn't too late to sign up for the Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition subscription!  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Julie.


Feb 13 2010

Create with Connie and Julie Challenge

Every Saturday on the  Create with Connie & Julie site we issue a challenge.  Our subscribers are encouraged to enter the challenge to win fabulous prizes!  Last week's challenge winners were Lisa Martz and Robin Gregor with Cynthia Stevenson having an honorable mention!  Congratulations, ladies!

 

For this week's challenge, I created another sketch for all of us to use.  This week's Occasions Mini theme included Happy Thoughts, Tote-ally Tess and Tiny Tags as our focus.  For my card, I flipped the sketch to be horizontal.

 

I decided to make one of the rosette flowers out of Designer Paper.  They are very easy to do!  First, I cut a circle from Sticky Pages about 1 1/4 inch in diameter.  You really don't want to use your punches because the tape will gum up your punch.  I took a 1" X 12" strip of Sending Love Designer Paper, punched with the Eyelet Border Punch along the edge and ran it thru the Crimper three times to soften it.  I took off one side of the Sticky Page liner and started gathering the strip into a circle around the edge of the tape, then moving towards the center until my paper was at the end.  Pretty easy!

 

The center I added one of the felt buttons from Sweet Pea Stitched Felt with a Pop-up Glue Dot.  For the card, I started with a base card of Pretty in Pink, then layered on the chocolate dotted mini flower print from Sending Love Designer Paper.  I wrapped the Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon around to the back and secured.  I added two strips of Very Vanilla cardstock as required by the sketch, then removed the back of the Sticky Page and placed the paper flower.  I added the felt leaves from Sweet Pea Stitched Felt.  I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip and Rose Red to ink up the Hello from Tiny Tags Stamp Set, stamped it on Very Vanilla and then punched with the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Tiny Tags (w118091, c118592)

Inks:  Stampin' Write Chocolate Chip (,100071)  Stampin' Write Rose Red (100063)

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink (100459), Very Vanilla (101650)

Accessories:  Sending Love Designer Paper (117153), Medium Jewelry Tag punch (117190), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (117266), 1 1/4 Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon (115617), Pop-up Glue Dots (104183), Sticky Pages (114300), Crimper (101618)

 

Make sure you check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Julie Design Team's projects this week! 

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

It really isn't too late to sign up for the Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition subscription!  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Julie.


Feb 08 2010

Ooh la la, it’s Tote-ally Tess

Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge going on this week (PPA28) and I thought I'd play along because the colors are so dramatic and fun!  I decided to glam up my Tote-ally Tess with a sparkly dress for her night out on the town!  Julie Dinn, Mary Brown and I also did a little mini challenge…each of us coming up with a card using "Tess"!  You can see their cards their cards on their websites here:

 

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Stampin' Up!'s Tote-ally Tess was on the top of my list when the new Occasions Mini came out.  I have the older set, Stella Stamper, that I've used for demo meetings and swaps.  But, this is the updated version!  I think anyone that stamps can related to all the tools that she has!

I used the Scallop Square Clear Die and cut a piece of Melon Mambo with the Big Shot.  In each of the scallops, I added a tiny Rhinestone Brad from Eggcellent Eggs Kit.  I layered a square of pink houndstooth from Sweet Pea Designer Paper to fit inside the Scallop Square.  I wrapped some of the luscious Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon around it.

 

Tess I stamped with Black Craft Ink on Whisper White and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  On a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock, I stamped and embossed her again, then added a thin layer of Tombow Multipurpose Glue all over the front of her, following the outline of her legs to make the dress.  I sprinkled on the Rose Pink colored Fine Cosmos Glitter.  After it dried, I cut out the dress and adhered it over the Whisper White Tess.  I added some of the tiny Rhinestone in her hair in a flower shape!  The words are from You and Moi, one of the stamp sets you can get FREE for Sale-A-Bration!  I added two more tiny rhinestones on each end of the greeting.

We are also featuring Tote-ally Tess this week over on Create with Connie and Julie.  We are starting Week 5, but it's not too late to join!  The projects and tutorials will stay up indefinitely for you to enjoy and refer back to when you wish.

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Jan 30 2010

Fox & Friends Gift Box – CCJC4

Every Saturday on the  Create with Connie & Julie site we issue a challenge.  Our subscribers are encouraged to enter the challenge to win fabulous prizes!  Last week's challenge winners were Sandra and Lisa!  Congratulations, ladies!

 

This is Challenge #4 for Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition!  Our challenge this week was making any type of Kids' Gift Packaging!  What a FUN theme this week!  Those of you who ARE subscribers, you are in for a treat!  We have 3 tutorials today!  I have one for my Fox & Friends Gift Boxes and our two Guest Designers, Kerin and Monika, also have tutorials for their projects!  You will be inspired for sure!  Those of you that aren't subscribers…well…what are you waiting for?  It's not too late to join the fun and you won't miss anything, you'll still have access to all the past projects we've done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK…I must say that I LOVE my boxes!  I started with just the Fox and he turned out SO cute, I had to try a couple of the other critters in Fox & Friends.  I wished I had time to make them all, but had to stop…lol!  This box template is so versatile, that you could use it for LOTS of different things. 

 

Inside mine, I made up a Small Cello Bag filled with Conversation Hearts.  I folded over the top, then made a little closure.  I stamped the fox from Stampin' Up!'s Fox & Friends in Really Rust on Whisper White, then punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch.  I layered it on a Scallop Circle punched from Really Rust.  I also stamped Happy Valentine's Day from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Really Rust on Whisper White and punched with the Modern Label punch.  The Scallop Circle holds the Small Cello Bag closed!

 

Make sure you check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Julie Design Team's projects this week! 

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Julie site yet now is the time to do it! We feature new Occasions Mini product every week.  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Julie.


Jan 23 2010

Vintage Vogue – CCJC3

Every Saturday on the  Create with Connie & Julie site we issue a challenge. Our subscribers are encouraged to enter the challenge to win fabulous prizes!  Last week's challenge winners were Sue Beggar and Lori Watson!  Congratulations, ladies!

This is Challenge #3 for Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition!  Our challenge this week was using this sketch that I created with the Vintage Vogue theme.

I started with a base of Pale Plum cardstock and layered on Perfect Plum cardstock.  I used the Cottage Wall designer paper in the olive polka-dot print on top of the Perfect Plum, roughing up the edges with my Cutter Kit Distressing Tool.

For the background center piece, I ran a piece of Whisper White thru the Big Shot with the Finial Press Impressions Folder.  I layered it on Perfect Plum and distressed the edges.  I added the scallop edge along the left with a strip of Whisper White cardstock, punched with the Sale-A-Bration Scallop Trim Border punch.

I added more layers to the center focal piece with Pale Plum cardstock layered on Perfect Plum.  I stamped the vine image in Pale Plum over the Pale Plum cardstock, then used my piercing tool and mat to create the corner design.  I added a 1 3/8 circle punched from Old Olive, then tucked some Old Olive leaves made with the 5 petal punch (I sponged around the edges with Old Olive).  I stamped the large flower with Perfect Plum on Whisper White and cut it out and two smaller flowers with Pale Plum and cut them out.  The center of the large flower has a small flower punched from Trio of Flowers, then a Jumbo White Brad in the center.  The two smaller flowers have Old Olive Mini Brads in the centers.

I love the vintage feel and look of this card with the rough edges, the subtle colors and, of course, Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Vogue stamp set!

 Supplies:

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue

Cardstock:  Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Whisper Whtie

Inks:  Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Old Olive

Accessories:  Cottage Wall Designer Paper, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 5 Petal Punch, Old Olive Mini Brads, Piercing Tool and Mat, Cutter Kit, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Trio Flower Punch, White Jumbo Brad

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team Members created this week on Create with Connie and Julie!

(Sorry…links to this week's challenge are fixed now!)

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

 

If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Julie site yet now is the time to do it!  It's not too late to join!  You'll have access to all previous posts, along with the future ones.  

We feature new Occasions Mini product every week.  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit out Create with Connie and Julie site!


Jan 16 2010

CCJC2

Every Saturday on the  Create with Connie & Julie site we issue a challenge. Our subscribers are encouraged to enter the challenge to win fabulous prizes!  Last week's challenge winners were LISA MARTZ and JESSICA TAYLOR!  Congratulations, ladies!

This week's Color Challenge was to create a card using the colors of Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Chocolate Chip.  Of course, those are the same colors in the Stampin' Up! Sending Love Designer Paper, so I had to use it!

For my card, I started with a base of Chocolate Chip cardstock, then layered on the glittery small flower print in Sending Love for the background.  I added a strip on the left of the contrasting designer paper and wrapped the Pretty in Pink 5/8 Satin Ribbon around it. 

For the focal piece, I cut a square of Chocolate Chip and layered it on a larger square of Pretty in Pink.  I used the new Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit to cut four Real Red hearts and used Chocolate Chip around the edges.  I stamped the small flower image from With All My Heart in Real Red on Very Vanilla, then punched it with the Scallop circle punch.  For some added interest, I sponged the edges in Real Red, then cut a slit in every other scallop, it looks like hearts around the edge and I curled it up slightly.  The inside holds a large Corduroy Button Brad.  I love how this looks!

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team Members created this week on Create with Connie and Julie!

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

Supplies:

Stamps:  With All My Heart

Inks:  Real Red Classic Ink

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  Sending Love Designer Paper, Pretty in Pink Corduroy Button, Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Scallop Circle Punch, 5/8 Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals

 

If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Julie site yet now is the time to do it! 

We feature new Occasions Mini product every week.  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit out Create with Connie and Julie site!


Jan 09 2010

CCJC1 – Valentine Cards

  

Every Saturday on the  Create with Connie & Julie site we issue a challenge. Our subscribers are encouraged to enter the challenge to win fabulous prizes! This weeks challenge was to create a Valentine's Day Card.

The new Occasions Mini Catalog has a fabulous new Valentines set, I (Heart) Hearts. I used this new stamp set along with the new Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die to create my card!  The colors remind me of the Conversation Heart candy available in the stores now!

I started with a base of Melon Mambo Cardstock.  The next layer is Regal Rose, that I stamped with the I (Love) Love Jumbo Wheel all over the background.  I cut out 4 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit diecuts in So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink and Lavender Lace.  On top, I cut the Timeless Type Bigz Alphabet die letters in LOVE out of Whisper White cardstock.  Those are placed on a couple strips of Whisper White in the background.  I wrapped Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon around the card and added the Stylized Silver Designer Label hardware.  Inside I stamped Love You Much from Well Scripted stamp set in Melon Mambo on Whisper White and punched it out with the Designer Label punch to fit inside the hardware.

I added a Pretty in Pink Corduroy Button in the hardware hole on the right side, then added a couple hearts stamped with I (Heart) Hearts and punched with the Heart to Heart punch!  I think it is a FUN card!

Supplies:

Sets:  I (Heart) Hearts (117010), Well Scripted (117072)

Inks:  Melon Mambo (115656), Regal Rose Jumbo Ink Cartridge (103678 Uninked)

Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730), Regal Rose (105130), Melon Mambo (115320), So Saffron (105118), Pixie Pink ((105121), Lavender Lace (101614)

Accessories:  I (Love) Love Jumbo Wheel (117084), Pretty in Pink Corduroy Button (117681), Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109067), Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (111325), Designer Label Punch (107590), Heart to Heart Punch (113694)

See what our Design Team members created for this week's challenge.

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Julie site yet now is the time to do it!  This is the end of Preview Week, tomorrow only paid subscribers will have access to the site. 

We feature new Occasions Mini product every week.  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit out Create with Connie and Julie site!


Jan 08 2010

Day 6 Create with Connie and Julie Sneak Peek

 

MaryJan 8  You are seriously not going to believe the amazing project that Mary Brown came up with for today! I am sure that you are going to find it as amazing as I did! You can check out all the details, including a full tutorial over on the Create with Connie and Julie Site.

This is our Preview Week on the site! From January 3rd- January 9th the site will be open for everyone to view. For this week only, you will get to see the sort of projects and challenges that we will feature on the site.

On Sunday January 10th you will only be able to view the new daily posts if you are a subscriber.

The Occasions Edition site will run from January 3 – March 6. Each week we will focus on a different collection of products that can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog or Sale-A-Bration brochure. Our goal is to show you some new and unique ways to use Stampin' Up!'s fabulous products. Every day there will be a new project posted and each week there will be at least two tutorials available for you to download. Our exclusive projects will include cards, scrapbook pages and 3D items, the quick and easy ones and the more complex larger projects.

And this session we are proud to announce the addition of three Guest Designers!  Mary Brown joins us as Senior Guest Designer, along with Kerin Sylvester and Monika Davis as Guest Designers!  They will be sharing in the Challenges and creating some special projects for you, too!

To find out more about the site and to order a subscription, please visit us at Create with Connie & Julie.