Aug 09 2017

Wood Words Stamp Club gifts

As a little thank you for my Stamp Clubs and downline, I purchased these little coin purses that had various prints on them and a little leather tag that says Thailand with two elephants!  Inside I filled with some Thailand candies…sort of like Mentos here in the US.  SO cute!  I wrapped them up in a gusset cello bag with a little tag.  The Club members that attended last stamp club were able to pick the fabric color they wanted.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • I cut off the top of the 6 x 17 Gusset bag to make it a little shorter.
  • I tied closed with Berry Burst 1/2″ Woven Ribbon.
  • The tag is two of the new Everyday Label Punches put together…Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist cardstocks.
  • The Whisper White tag is stamped with the floral image from Wood Words Stamp Set in Berry Burst Ink on one end, and Thank You in Memento Black.
  • They were adhere together, punched with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and tied with a bow.

 

Pretty simple, but I love packaging up little gifts to make them extra special and to let my customers and downline know how much I appreciate them!

 

the brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

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Sets we used:

 

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage Bundle
  • Feathery Friends Stamp Set
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

 

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

AUGUST 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

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3D BONUS 2017 PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH August and September 2017 Mini Sessions and get a 3D BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring Carols of Christmas designed by Mary Brown immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new session begins!

Fall Bonus 2017 snippet

 

AUGUST & JULY MINI SESSIONS
plus 3D BONUS 2017 project!

$17.90 US


 
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Aug 08 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine gifts

Before my trip to Thailand, I made up some little gifts to give a few people I knew were attending. The lotions/soaps varied, but each had this little tag attached using Pocketful of Sunshine.  (Sorry for the weird background…I didn’t remember to take a photo until the last one I left for our housekeeper.)

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base tag is 2 x 4-1/2 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and punched at the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  • The sun is punched with the Starburst Punch from Daffodil Delight cardstock and stamped with the You Dazzle Me greeting from Pocketful of Sunshine in Memento Black Ink.
  • The sunglasses from Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Berry Burst cardstock and cut with the Pocket Thinlits.  Two rhinestones were added to the sides of the glasses.
  • The tag was tied on the bottles with Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and tied in a bow.

That’s it!  Loved handing these little gifts out in Thailand!

 

Know what else I love?  The projects in our Create with Connie and Mary Mini Sessions!  SO many great ideas to use in classes and clubs!  Why not join us?  Open to demonstrators AND customers!  The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

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Sets we are using:

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage Bundle
  • Feathery Friends Stamp Set
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

AUGUST 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

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3D BONUS 2017 PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH August and September 2017 Mini Sessions and get a 3D BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring Carols of Christmas designed by Mary Brown immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new session begins!

Fall Bonus 2017 snippet

AUGUST & JULY MINI SESSIONS

plus 3D BONUS 2017 project!

$17.90 US


 

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Aug 07 2017

Spooky Cat

Oh, I’m having fun with the Spooky Cat punch!  It’s not just for Halloween!  But, here’s my first Halloween card of the season using it!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Basic Black cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Gray cardstock, stamped in the bottom left corner with the image in Spooky Cat several times with Basic Gray Ink.
  • The fence from Garden Girl is stamped with Basic Gray Ink on Crumb Cake and hand-cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Cat is punched from Basic Black cardstock and added above the fence.
  • The 2-1/4 moon was punched from So Saffron and sponged with So Saffron Ink.  The little stars are from Wood Words and stamped with Basic Gray Ink on the moon.  It is placed behind the cat on the front.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Cat was stamped with Basic Gray Ink.
  • The Black Striped ribbon from the Holiday Catalog is cut and the edges trimmed off.  It is stapled to the front with a length of Black Mini Sequins.

 

What do you think?  Love using a combination of Annual Catalog and the new Holiday catalog products!  What some more ideas?

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

Sets we used:
 

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage Bundle
  • Feathery Friends Stamp Set
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

 

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

AUGUST 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

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3D BONUS 2017 PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH August and September 2017 Mini Sessions and get a 3D BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring Carols of Christmas designed by Mary Brown immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new session begins!

Fall Bonus 2017 snippet

 

AUGUST & JULY MINI SESSIONS
plus 3D BONUS 2017 project!

$17.90 US


 
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Aug 05 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Fun with Reinkers

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Fun with Reinkers” for their cards this week.  I’m sure our Design Team will have some FABULOUS ideas this week…so many different technique from coloring to backgrounds.  What will they do?

 

I was SO happy to see Glossy Paper made it back into the Annual Catalog this year, but hadn’t had a chance to try out any of my old “standby” techniques with it yet!  Of course, first thing I thought of was Polished Stone background.  But then, what colors to use?  I decided to go with Crumb Cake and Soft Sky, thinking I’d do a water card, or something similar.  But…Daisy Delight was calling my name and decided to do some blue flowers!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • First I made the background.  I added a few drops of Crumb Cake and Soft Sky reinkers individually to the Silicone Sheet.  I used a paper towel (for the texture) and wet a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Glossy cardstock with Rubbing Alcohol.
  • Next, I dabbed the wet paper towel in the Crumb Cake reinker and pounced on the wet Glossy cardstock, then did the same with the Soft Sky reinker.  Each time I make these I get a different look.  While I had the materials out, I usually try to do at least a full sheet of Glossy so I have backgrounds to use for future!  Let dry.
  • I cut a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 sheet of Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • I cut a 2-3/4 x 4 piece of the polished stone background and added to the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The seam is hidden with a length of 3/8″ Shimmer Pool Party Ribbon, adhered in the back.
  • The daisy from Daisy Delight stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede Ink on Soft Sky cardstock, then colored with a sponge dauber and Soft Sky Ink in the center.  Punched with the Daisy Punch and layered both together.
  • The center is Crushed Curry ink stamped on Crushed Curry cardstock, then hand-cut (or use a 1/2″ circle punch) and adhere to the center.
  • Two leaves were outlined with Soft Suede Ink, then filled in with Pear Pizzazz ink and hand cut.
  • The daisy and leaves were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Thank You from the Daisy Delight stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede Ink above the daisy.
  • Finally, a yellow Glimmer Dot was added to the center.

Isn’t that PRETTY?  I think so!!!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did with the reinker theme on their cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our August 2017 Mini Session and then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 03 2017

Tax Free Days August 4-6!

 

There are several US states that have upcoming state sales tax holidays for school supplies.  What does that mean for you?  Some Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time if you live in one of those states!  Included are Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

 

Refer to this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.  In Ohio, $20 per ITEM…not entire order…is the dollar limit!  So you could get 100 Snail refills because the price for each is less than $20.  Great time to stock up on adhesives, scissors, and embellishments.  (To follow the chart, read the description, then find the column with your state to see what items apply.)

 

You must place your order online at my Stampin’ Up! website during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  Or email me with your order and I’ll take care of it for you!

 

Keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

 

Have fun shopping!!  For quick reference, here is a list of Ohio’s supplies on August 4-6!

 

 

 

 

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Aug 03 2017

CCMC469 You’re Priceless

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  We’re doing a color challenge this week with TWO of the new In Colors!

 

 

Here’s what I came up with using a new stamp set, You’re Priceless!  I love the gemstones in it and the fun greetings!  Watercolor wash backgrounds are SO popular right now, so I decided to use the Fresh Fig and Powder Pink inks in my background for a soft look under my gems.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Fresh Fig cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, I used an AquaPainter and the Fresh Fig and Powder Pink Ink Pads with lots of water to scribble the “washed” colors.  Let dry.
  • Stamp over the wash with the gemstones in Powder Pink and Fresh Fig inks at the top and bottom diagonally.
  • A 1/2 x 4 piece of Night of Navy cardstock was cut with flag ends and placed across the front, then a 1/4 x 4 piece of Powder Pink cardstock across the center to soften it.
  • You’re Brilliant was stamped with Night of Navy ink.
  • The diamond outline was cut from Dazzing Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the detail cut from Silver Glimmer Paper with the Eclectic Layers Thinits.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few Glimmer Dots are randomly placed on the background.

That’s it!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.  AND…check out our August 2017 Mini Session that is coming soon!  We have a BONUS project with purchase using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, available now to customers…that you will LOVE!

August2017collageThe brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.  All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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Aug 01 2017

SUOC180 Birthday Memories

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Birthday”. Oh what to use???  So many great birthday sets.  I decided to use the Birthday Memories Designer Paper and Big on Birthdays greeting set on mine!  I love that they have some images you can cut out directly from the Designer Paper…cause I didn’t buy the stamp set!  lol!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pacific Point cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is place on top.
  • Across the right side is a 2 x 4-3/4 strip of the polka dot pattern in Birthday Memories DSP.
  • A 1 x 3 piece of Real Red is cut to a flag end.
  • Under that is a 1/4 x 4 strip of the stripe pattern in Birthday Memories DSP.
  • The little flag carrying fox was cut from the DSP, then stamped with the Big on Birthdays “It’s Your Day” greeting…I slightly curved it so it fit on the flag.  The image is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SUPER simple, but lots of fun!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Jul 29 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Christmas in July

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Christmas in July” for their cards this week.  The Holiday Catalog will be launching soon…can’t wait!  I’m sure our Design Team will have some FABULOUS ideas this week!

 

Although I tend to buy a lot of floral stamp sets…this stamp set caught my eye because the greetings and how whimsical it is!  A couple of the images are perfect for Christmas cards!  This card came together SO easily!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Garden Green cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The greeting was stamped with Archival Black Ink on the bottom right corner of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Be Merry Designer Paper was added to the front, along with a 1/8 x 5-1/4 strip of Gold Glimmer Paper along the bottom edge of the DSP.
  • The tree light bulb was stamped three times with Black Archival Ink on Whisper White, colored with an AquaPainter and So Saffron Marker.  The tree was stamped again on Garden Green and hand-cut out, then added to the center light bulb.  They were placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For a finishing touch, the light bulbs were covered with Clear Wink of Stella and a Metallic Gold Star added to the center tree.

SUPER simple…OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and the Christmas in July cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 27 2017

CCMC468 Lemon Zest

After seeing SO many cute cards done with the Lemon Zest and punch, I decided that I needed to buy it!  I’ve used it on my Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge card this week!  It’s a fun sketch challenge!

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Wild Wasabi Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the lemon slice was stamped randomly in the background with Daffodil Delight Ink.
  • Two squares were cut from the Pick A Pattern DSP (2-1/4 and 2″ squares) and added diagonally to the front.
  • A 3/4 x 4-1/2 strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock was stamped with the greeting in Tuxedo Black Ink, then added across the front.
  • The lemon and lemon slice were stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White, the leaves with Wild Wasabi Ink.  (I must admit I forgot to use the punch…I hand cut them out!  lol!)  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two yellow Glitter Dots were added to the DSP for a little sparkle!

 

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 sketch this week!  LOTS of great ideas!

 

 

 

 

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Jul 22 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Beach Theme

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring “Beach Theme” for their cards this week.  Since I’ve just recently returned from Thailand and the awesome beaches there, this challenge was really fun!   We went snorkeling one day and saw some pretty, bright-colored fish which were my inspiration for this card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tranquil Tide cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • On a 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, Crumb Cake was sponged along the bottom, then Tranquil Tide Ink around the edges and sea floor.  Pool Party was sponged in the center.
  • The seaweed was stamped with Night of Navy Ink and colored with Garden Green Marker.
  • The starfish was stamped with Calypso Coral on the bottom of the ocean.
  • The fish were stamped with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White, then colored with Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, So Saffron and Calypso Coral Markers.  They were cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped with Night of Navy Ink.
  • The fish were colored with the Clear Wink of Stella and Glitter Dots added for the bubbles.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team and the Beach Theme cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about signing up for our July Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown, or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

 

 

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Next up on our Blog Hop is our Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our new JULY MINI SESSION. Time to sign up! Then continue onto Mary Brown or head backwards to Melissa Davies!

Items we are using in the July 2017 Mini Session:

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!

 

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