Aug 11 2016

CCMC419 Flourishing Phrases

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a fun sketch for you to try this week!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

August 2016 CollageAND…today is the day!  The Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  It’s not too late to join!

The Create with Connie and Mary August 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the Annual Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

 

Plus…as a HOLIDAY SPECIAL, get a set of 4 Christmas card ideas using Star of Light from the new Holiday Catalog to get a start on your Christmas card ideas!

 

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

 

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Here’s what I came up with…I took the sketch very literally!  lol!

 

CCMC419 Flourishing Phrases

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Crushed Curry cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Several different shapes of Festive Birthday Designer Paper were cut for the background layers.
  • The flower from Flourishing Phrases was stamped once with Crushed Curry Ink and once with Melon Mambo Ink on Whisper White cardstock then hand-cut out.  The leaves were stamped with Cucumber Crush Ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out.
  • The flower was assembled together with Stampin ‘Dimensionals and added to the front.
  • A Rhinestone Jewels sits in the center for a little sparkle and a few more were scattered in the background!
  • The greeting Hello from the stamp set was stamped with Tempting Turquoise Ink.

 

OK…check out the rest of the Challenge Team and see what they did with the sketch this week over on Create with Connie and Mary…and don’t forget to sign up for our newest session (and did I mention the extra Star of Light Christmas Card set we did as a thank you to our subscribers?)  Get the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 


Jul 23 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Framelits/Thinlets

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This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we are switching it up a little and showing off our FAVORITES! This week we are featuring our FAVORITE FRAMELIT or THINLET SET!  Well, again, a ton of new one to choose from, so how to pick?  This one, Flourish Thinlets, was the first one to go on my order…so I’ll pick that as my “favorite”…lol!  (Random, do any of you watch the Wahlburgers?  Which child is Alma’s favorite?  That is a frequent theme on the show!  lol!)

 

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I think what makes this card so striking is the color combination, what do you think?  Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black, folded in half.
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 4 x 5-1/4.
  • The Flourish was cut with the Flourish Thinlets from Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the front with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  • The larger flower from the Flourish Thinlets was cut from Real Red, the center flower from Whisper White and adhered together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and put on front.
  • A Perfect White Accent fills the center.
  • With Sympathy from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower right corner.

That’s it!  I just love this color combination!  OK, next up is the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our July Mini Session! It’s not too late to join…we just got started!  Last chance to take advantage of our July/August BONUS Summer Project!

 

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July2016CollageIt’s not too late to join! LAST CHANCE for the Summer BONUS!  The July 2016 MINI SESSION is only $8.95 US and we’re using products and stamp sets from the NEW Catalog…aren’t you loving the new stuff?

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

 

Sign up for both July and August for only $17.90 US and we have a BONUS Summer project for you designed by Mary Brown using Jar of Love Bundle! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for more details and to sign up now!

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Jun 21 2016

SUOC151 Flourishing Phrases

Time for another Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge!  This week we are using our favorite new designer paper or colored cardstock!  I just HAD to use this print in the Fruit Stand Designer Paper package…I almost hated to cut into it, but I love the bright cheerful colors in it!  And now I HAVE to buy the coordinating stamp set because I love the DSP so much!

 

SUOC151 Flourishing Phrases

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 2 x 5-1/4 strip of the Fruit Stand DSP was added to the top.  Tucked under the top is the border cut from Basic Black cardstock with the Flourish Thinlets.
  • The flower from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Crushed Curry on scrap Whisper White and hand cut out.
  • The center lacy piece is cut with the Flourish Thinlet and added to the center of the larger flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  In the center of that is the In Color Enamel Shape in Peekaboo Peach.
  • The leaves were stamped with Garden Green and cut by hand, then tucked under the flower.
  • Thank You greeting from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Memento Black Ink.

 

OK…check out the rest of the design team over on SUO Challenges to see what their favorite new DSP or cardstock color is!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Jun 11 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Flirty Flamingo

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Are you in love with the new In Colors as much as I am???  There isn’t a single one that I don’t like!  This month on the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop we are featuring the new In Colors each week!  This week is Flirty Flamingo!  Here’s what I came up with…

 

Flourishing Phrases
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The lacy strip and flower were cut with the Flourish Thinlet Dies from Flirty Flamingo cardstock.
  • The large flower from Flourishing Phrases was stamped off with Flirty Flamingo Ink on Whisper White and cut out.  It is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed on the front.  The lacy Flourish die is adhered in the center and a Perfect White Accent added in the center.
  • The lacy leaf is cut from Emerald Envy cardstock and tucked under the flower.
  • Finally, the greeting from Flourishing Phrases was stamped with Memento Black Ink on the front above the flower.

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OK…make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop and go forward to find out more about our Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session that opened today!  We have 5 great projects with step by step tutorials for only $8.95 US!  Or you can head backwards to Melissa’s blog.

 

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