Jan 20 2018

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Valentines

 

It’s time for a new Saturday Blog Hop! This week our Design Team will be featuring Valentines!  The abstract art in the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper is SO great to work with…and I love the metallic gold that is almost on every piece!  My little crate holds six wrapped Hershey Nuggets…what a yummy treat for someone special!  I think I’ll make these for my two older grandkids (that can eat chocolate!)

 

 

Here are the details:

 

  • The 8 x 4 base template is cut from Melon Mambo cardstock and scored with the long side at top at 1, 1-1/2, 3, 4, 5, 6-1/2 and 7, score on the short end at 1/2 and 3-1/2.
  • Cut each score line on the sides to the cross score line EXCEPT at the 4″ line.  Fold in half with the tabs at the 4″ area inside and the other tabs flipped out.
  • Punch the handle with the Classic Label punch.  It is double thickness so will be hard to punch.
  • Adhere where folded and then form the sides of the box sleeves on the sides and adhere.
  • I decorated the box with 1″ strip of Painted with Love Specialty DSP, tied a Gold Tinsel bow around the hand.
  • I cut a Rich Razzleberry heart with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I used the Sure Do Love You banner stamped in Melon Mambo and hand-cut (or use the Lots of Love Box Framelit) and adhered across the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The nuggets were wrapped with 1×3 pieces of Painted with Love DSP.

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations by continuing on with the blog hop! I’m sure they have some FABULOUS creations! Next up is our Create with Connie & Mary website and then Mary Brown and her creative design!

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAND NEW!  Our next Picture Perfect Party Collection Class Kit to Go is now available to order!   You’ll get 3 fun cards (one an awesome special fold) and a 3D project you will be sure to love, plus the step-by-step tutorial!  We have 4 options to choose from so you get the choice that fits you.  See details HERE!


Jan 18 2018

CCMC493 – Friendships Sweetest Thoughts

Thursday already?  You know what that means!  Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It’s a pretty color combination again for you to try!  Our Challenge Team rocked the colors this week!  (Of course, they rock the challenge every week, don’t they?)

Here’s what I made.  I love using the new Stampin’ Blends…they make coloring SO fun!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Marina Mist cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Sweet Soiree Designer Paper was added to the left side of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Some 1/8″ Silver ribbon was added to hide the seam and secured in the back.
  • The flower card from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink and watercolor colored with Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker and AquaPainter.  The Calypso Coral and Old Olive areas were colored with Stampin’ Blends.  An extra birdie was added above the card.
  • The greeting was a little too big for the oval so I turned it at an angle.  I think it looks more like a retro orb and pretty cool!  I used Memento Black Ink.
  • A bow of 1/8 Silver Ribbon was tied around under the greeting oval.

 

Love how it turned out!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

BRAND NEW!  Our next Picture Perfect Party Collection Class Kit to Go is now available to order!   You’ll get 3 fun cards (one an awesome special fold) and a 3D project you will be sure to love, plus the step-by-step tutorial!  We have 4 options to choose from so you get the choice that fits you.  See details HERE!


Jan 16 2018

SUOC192 Picture Perfect Birthday

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Monochromatic cards”.  I love the Sweet Soiree Designer Paper as I’ve mentioned before, and grabbed it first when I thought about the monochromatic theme because I knew it had a couple prints with the same color tones.  AND, I love the silver accents in it!  Can’t wait until I see what everyone else has done with this theme!

 

 

Here are the details and photo inside:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • I adhered two different 2-3/4 x 4 pieces of Sweet Soiree DSP together on top of each other.
  • I wrapped some of the new ribbon available as a Sale-a-Bration item to hide the seam.
  • I used the Layering Circles to cut the scallop circle from Calypso Coral cardstock, then stamped the confetti from Picture Perfect Party with Calypso Coral Ink randomly in the background.
  • I had a Silver Metallic circle already cut out and on my desk and added it to the front.
  • On a larger Whisper White circle, I stamped the greeting with Memento Black Ink and then more confetti sprinkles in Calypso Coral Ink.
  • On scrap Whisper White, I stamped the two candles with Calypso Coral Ink and hand-cut them out, the flames I “had” to use Daffodil Delight ink.  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t that sweet?  I love how it turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUOC Designers to see what they have done with theme.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 


Jan 15 2018

IM3 – Lots of Happy

Yum!  This certainly comes to mind when I saw the Inspiration photo that Mary chose this week!  Makes me HOPE that spring/summer will soon be here!  lol!

 

Here’s the card that I came up with…the Tutti-Frutti Designer Paper does ALL the work!

 

 

Stampin’ details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • On that is a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 piece of Tutti-Fruitti Designer Paper.
  • Some of the Sale-A-Bration ribbon is wrapped around and secured in the back.
  • The greeting is from the Lots of Happy Card Kit and stamped with Memento Black Ink on Lemon Lime Twist.  I love that they fit in the new Tailored Tag Punch.  Another tag was punched from Daffodil Delight cardstock, too.
  • A couple Perfect White Accents finish off the sides of the tag.

 

Now…don’t you think that my card looks like the inspiration photo?  I really LOVE how it turned out!  Make sure to check over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what Mary did with the inspiration photo on her card!

 

BRAND NEW!  Our next Picture Perfect Party Collection Class Kit to Go is now available to order!   You’ll get 3 fun cards (one an awesome special fold) and a 3D project you will be sure to love, plus the step-by-step tutorial!  We have 4 options to choose from so you get the choice that fits you.  See details HERE!

 

 

 


Jan 13 2018

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New Designer Paper

 

It’s time for a new Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our Design Team will be featuring their Favorite New Designer Paper.  Although I love all of the new papers, I went with one that I’ve used the most so far…so I guess it must be my favorite…Picture Perfect Party DSP!  I love striped patterns and this one has a GREAT stripe!  I combined it with my favorite stamp set, too…Waterfront!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock, the 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 piece of Designer Paper was added along the bottom.
  • A 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Basic Black cardstock was wrapped with Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and adhered to the front.
  • The Waterfront images were stamped on the Stitched Shapes Circle with Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Garden Green, Peekaboo Peach and Berry Bliss Inks.  I love making little scenes with them…and the beach ones are my favorite!  lol!  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations by continuing on with the blog hop! I’m sure they have some FABULOUS creations! Next up is our Create with Connie & Mary website and then Mary Brown and her creative design!

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND…we’ve started a new Class Kit to Go program…see the details over there on our Sure Do Love You Collection!  The product option is closed, but you can still order the PDF version!  You get step-by-step tutorials for 3 cards (one a fun fold) and a special 3D project included in this collection.  Perfect for your classes or workshops!  AND Picture Perfect Birthday coming January 15th!

 

 

 


Jan 11 2018

CCMC492 – A Good Day

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It’s a fun sketch this week…I used it a couple different times so far and the cards look totally different.  I imagine the Challenge Team will come up with some creative ways to use it, too!

So, here’s my card.  I love the Sequin embossing folder in the background, but it was really hard to photograph on the white!  Gives it lots of texture!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Berry Burst cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock was embossed with the Sequin Embossing Folder and placed on top.
  • A 2×4 piece of Picture Perfect Party DSP was layered on a 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Basic Black cardstock with the edge of the DSP over the right edge of the Basic Black for a little different look.
  • A 1/4 x 4-3/4 piece of the striped DSP was added on top.
  • The little bird from A Good Day stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and the circle with Berry Burst Ink.  It was colored with the Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and punched with the 1-1/4 Circle Punch, then added to the scallop Layered Shapes Circle.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink on 3/8″ wide Pool Party cardstock, cut with a flag end and tucked under the circle and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

That stamp set is just SO cute, even though the images are small!  OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with this sketch this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

AND…we’ve started a new Class Kit to Go program…see the details over at Create with Connie and Mary on our Sure Do Love You Collection!  The product add-on is closed, but the PDF is still available to purchase!  You get step-by-step tutorials for 3 cards (one a fun fold) and a special 3D project included in this collection.  Perfect for your classes or workshops!  AND…stay tuned!  Picture Perfect Birthday Collection is COMING January 15th!

 

 

 


Jan 10 2018

Sure Do Love You

Stampin’ Up! has such great designer paper that sometimes it is wonderful to just use it for the main focus of the card!  I love this pretty floral pattern with silver accents in the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper package and combined it with a couple hearts cut from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.

 

 

Stampin’ Details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Sweet Soiree DSP.
  • A 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Calypso Coral cardstock is placed across the front and the Silver Trimmed Ribbon wrapped across it and adhered in the back.
  • The large heart from the Lots to Love Box Framelits was cut from Whisper White and one of the small hearts from Silver Metallic cardstock.
  • The large heart was stamped with the Love You greeting in Oh Happy Day stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink.
  • Both hearts were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

This photograph is so hard to capture all the silver accents, but it so pretty and SO easy!

 

Today is the last day to order the Create with Connie and Mary Sure Do Love You Collection that includes the Make & Takes!  (PDF will still be available for a little while longer.)  Don’t miss out!  You get three cards (one is a fun fold) and cute 3D item with full step-by-step photo instructions!  Check out more details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

AND…Picture Perfect Birthday Collection is coming January 15th!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jan 08 2018

IM2 – Sure Do Love You

 

Hi everyone!

Mary and I will be bring a new Inspiration Challenge to you every Monday…this is our second one! This week are fun heart cookies for our inspiration photo!   I went looking for some Designer Paper that would give the feel of the cookies and, of course, used a heart for under my greeting!

 

 
 

Here’s my design:

 

Stampin’ details:

  • The base is one of the card bases from the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelope…a FREE Sale-A-Bration selection!  HINT:  Normally, to extend the quantity of them, I will cut the card base in half and mount them on Whisper White!  Since the fully printed, I have two nice printed layers that way!
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Across it is a 1-1/4 x 5 strip of another FREE Sale-A-Bration selection, the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper.
  • I cut the largest heart with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP and added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Sure Do Love You is stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink on scrap Whisper White and hand-cut (or you can use the Framelits) and added to the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two of the yellow Glimmer Dot were added to the banner for a little bling!

 

Nice and easy…and almost FREE to make! Make sure to check out Mary’s Inspiration Monday design over on Create with Connie and Mary. Have you seen new look on our blog and new graphics? AND…we have a details about our brand new “Sure Do Love You Collection” Class Kit to go!

 

 


Jan 06 2018

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Occasions Stamp Set

 

It’s time for a new Saturday Blog Hop! This week our Design Team will be featuring their Favorite Occasions Catalog stamp set!  Such a dilemma to pick just one!  I went with my “right now” favorite, Waterfront.  I’m wishing on was on a warm beach somewhere!!!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Dapper Denim cardstock.
  • A 3 x 3-3/4 piece of Picture Perfect Party Designer Paper was added to the left side.
  • A 2 x 4 piece of Pool Party cardstock was wrapped with the Dapper Denim Striped Ribbon and adhered to the right side.
  • The scene from Waterfront was stamped on the Stitched Shapes Circle in Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations by continuing on with the blog hop! I’m sure they have some FABULOUS creations! Next up is our Create with Connie & Mary website with a FABULOUS new look and then Mary Brown and her creative design!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jan 04 2018

CCMC491 Picture Perfect Birthday

Hello everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are now settled back into a routine.  As much as I love them, it is nice to get back to “normal” once they are over.  My decorations are still up, but they will come down this weekend.

 

We have a nice, bright color challenge for you today over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I had a lot of fun with it!  The colors in the Picture Perfect Party Designer Paper worked perfectly!

 

So here is my card!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Picture Perfect Party Designer Paper.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock.
  • The greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday was stamped with Bermuda Bay on the Oval from Stitched Shapes, cut from Whisper White cardstock.  It was stamped again on scrap Whisper White cardstock with Berry Burst Ink, then the words “Celebrate” and “Fabulous” cut out and added on top of the Bermuda Bay ones.
  • The noise makers were stamped with Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay and Berry Bliss, then cut out and assembled together, then added to the front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Oval was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Three of the pink Adhesive Sequins were lined up on the Bermuda Bay strip for some extra bling!

 

Isn’t that a fun card?  LOVE it!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

AND…we’ve started a new Class Kit to Go program…see the details over there on our Sure Do Love You Collection!  You get 3 cards (one a fun fold) and a special 3D project included in this collection.  Perfect for your classes or workshops!