Dec 16 2017

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Gold/Vanilla/Cherry Cobbler Tag

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring the colors of Very Vanilla, Gold, and Cherry Cobbler for a Christmas Tag this week.  I love making pretty tags for packaging, so I am excited to see what everyone did with this challenge!   Make sure to continue around the blog hop to see everyone’s ideas!



Here are the details:

  • The base tag is 2-1/2 x 5 Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut with the Triple Banner Punch on one end and embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder.
  • A 3/4 x 4 strip of Gold Metallic Paper is also cut with the Triple Banner Punch and added to the center of the tag.
  • The Cherry Cobbler cardstock is cut with the Quilt Builder Framelits and added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Peace is stamped with Cherry Cobber on a 1/2 x 2-1/2 strip of Very Vanilla and added on top of the quilt with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two Metallic Shapes gold circles were added on each side of the greeting.
  • The top was punched with the 1/4″ Circle Hand Punch, then the Very Vanilla/Gold Metallic Ribbon is added and tied with a knot at the top.

Pretty…simple…elegant.  I love it!  Make sure to check out what the Design Team did with the challenge this week! Next up is Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!









Nov 28 2017

Alaska Achievers November 2017 Blog Hop


I’m so happy to be hopping with the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Incentive Trip Achievers! This blog hop is for those demonstrators who have earned this fabulous trip! You are here at my blog, CONNIE BABBERT, continue on to the next person by finding the name after mine on the list at the bottom! I’m in the USA, so if you have questions or need the products to reproduce this project, feel free to contact me!



Our theme this month is “Anything Goes”.  I’ve been SUPER busy working on craft fair items…I do a big one at a local high school every year.  I’m way behind on getting things ready, but will pull some late nights to get it done!  lol!  I’m showing off an ornament I did this year at my Christmas Quilt class…they loved it!  The Gold Metallic Paper and Red Glimmer Paper really makes it show off!  I can’t wait to hang it on my Christmas tree…hmmm, another thing that still needs done!  I used to make these years ago and love this updated version!



Here are the details:

  • Cut the Red Glimmer Paper and Thick Whisper White to 3×3 squares.
  • Cut the green check Quilted Christmas Designer Paper with the star Quilt Builder Framelit and center on Whisper White.
  • Cut the outline Quilt with the Quilt Builder Framelits from Gold Metallic Paper and center over the DSP star.  Adhere all together as shown with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  • Cut the flower outline shape from Real Red cardstock and add the cut-out petals to the insides.  Glue to the center of the quilt image.
  • Add a Gold Faceted Gem in the center of the flower.
  • Punch a 1/8″ Circle at the top of the ornament thru the Red Glimmer Paper.  Feed the Quilted 1/4″ Ribbon thru the hole and tie a knot.

Hope you like my pretty Christmas Quilt Ornament and are inspired to make one for yourself or as a gift!  Now, make sure you check out the rest of the Alaska Achievers November 2017 Blog Hop by going to the next person in line on the list below after my name, CONNIE BABBERT!  Enjoy!


Nov 09 2017

CCMC483 Christmas Quilt

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge.  It’s a beautiful color combination this week!  I decided to use the Christmas Quilt Bundle on mine…because I love these colors for winter!


My original thought was to use snowflakes in the background.  But, I actually went with the flower that is in the stamp set!  So if you change out the greeting, it could actually be used for ANYTHING!



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Powder Pink cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The front of the base card was stamped with Powder Pink Ink randomly using the flower image in Christmas Quilt.
  • A 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Pool Party cardstock was embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing folder, then I used the back side on my card.
  • A 1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Night of Navy cardstock was added across the Pool Party piece.
  • The quilt piece was cut from Night of Navy, Powder Pink and Pool Party cardstocks with the Quilt Builder Framelit Dies.  (I have multiple pieces left to make up more cards!)
  • I cut a 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of Whisper White for the base and used the Night of Navy frame, then added the Pool Party and Powder Pink pieces inside.
  • The flower was stamped with Powder Pink Ink on scrap Whisper White cardstock and cut with the Framelit and added to the center of the quilt with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Night of Navy gingham ribbon was tied in a knot and added to the center with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Peace was stamped with Night of Navy Ink on a 1/2 x 3 piece of Whisper White and tucked under the flower.


I love it!  Can’t wait to make up the remaining pieces I have into cards!  Stay tuned for more!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of our Challenge Team did with this color combination over on Create with Connie and Mary!


And…speaking of MORE!  Our Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session will open this weekend!  Don’t miss out!  A couple great craft show projects!


The brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

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