Jul 01 2014

SUOC100 Beautiful Bunch

Wow!  Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges is celebrating 100 challenges this week!  WOOHOO!!!  So, we are taking a “blast to the past” and using ANY of the 99 challenges we’ve done so far!  You can check out the entire list over on SUO Challenges!  Then grab your stamps and play along…there HAS to be a favorite of yours on there!!!


I used SUO Challenge #65 “Going Green” for my challenge!  I thought my favorite stamp set right now, Beautiful Bunch, would look awesome done up in greens!  I combined it with the Park Lane Designer Paper!


SUOC100 Beautiful Bunch

Here are the details:


  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Mossy Meadow cardstock, folded in half.
  • I cut a 3 x 4 3/4 piece of the Park Lane Designer Paper and rounded the corners on the right side.
  • On the 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Basic Black, I stamped Hello from Four You Stamp Set with White Craft Ink and corner rounded the right corners, too.
  • I added a 1/2 x 4 piece of Gold Glimmer Paper under the Basic Black cardstock, and rounded the corner at the bottom.
  • I stamped the Beautiful Bunch Flower twice with Mossy Meadow Ink on Pear Pizzazz and punched with the Fun Flower Punch.  The center I stamped with Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White and punched with the 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch.  All the layers are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For some bling, I added a Pearl in the center and two pearls on each side.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team and their chosen “blast from the past” challenges this time over on SUO Challenges!



Jun 20 2014

Preview Week Part 3 – Beautiful Bunch

SummerpromobadgeIt’s Day 5 of PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We are giving away BLOG CANDY this week…free subscriptions…and introducing our Design Team…there are TWO more today!!  Make sure to leave a comment on their blogs to be entered to win!  PLUS we will have a couple FREE TUTORIALS this week for you so you can see a sample of what our subscription is all about!


Now is the time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014.   This collection features projects using products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!  We have over 18 projects for stamp camps and classes, PLUS over 24 EXCLUSIVE card ideas!  All that for only $24.95 US!  But, tomorrow is the LAST DAY for the Early Bird Special…sign up before Sunday!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!


In celebration, I made up this card using my favorite Beautiful Bunch stamp set again!  I love the patriotic feel to it using Maritime!


Beautiful Bunch 2

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Night of Navy, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Maritime DSP, I added a 1 x 3 3/4 piece of the Stripe pattern, with a 1/4 strip of Real Red Cardstock under it.
  • I stamped the Beautiful Bunch flower twice with Real Red on Whisper White, then punched with the Fun Flower Punch.
  • I punched the center out of Regals Backgrounds DSP because I wanted the polka dot pattern…you could use the navy pattern in Maritime, too!  The flower was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center, too.
  • I stamped Happy Birthday from And Many More stamp set…love the selection of greetings in that set!


Perfect for a July birthday, don’t you think?  Make sure to find out where the BLOG CANDY is today by checking out Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Members and leaving a comment on their blogs!



Jun 16 2014

Day 1 Preview Week – Beautiful Bunch



It’s Day 1 of PREVIEW WEEK for the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!!!  This is the LAST WEEK for Early Bird Savings of $5 off the regular $29.95 price.  And, today check over on Create with Connie and Mary to see who has BLOG CANDY...a free subscription to the Summer Collection!  (If you’ve already signed up, we’ll apply it to next session!)


Mary also has a FREE TUTORIAL for you and her project is SUPER DUPER cute!!!  Here is a glimpse of it!  But…go check it out and download the full step-by-step FREE tutorial!

Mary Preview copy

So what is Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014 all about?

  • 4 FABULOUS weeks filled with wonderful ideas featuring the products from the NEW 2014-15 catalog!
  • 18 EXCLUSIVE 3D projects suitable for classes and stamp camps…most completed within 2 hours!
  • PLUS 24 card ideas seen ONLY by our subscribers (6 stamp sets with 4 cards each)

As with ALL of our collections…

  • Our projects are ONLY available to our subscribers…we never show the collection projects online (ONLY the Preview Projects are shown)
  • EACH project has a full downloadable PICTURE tutorial that continues all the information you need to recreate the project!
  • Less than $1 per project!

Summer Collection runs June 22-July 12!


Of course, I had to make a special card to celebrate the KICK OFF of PREVIEW WEEK!  I used Beautiful Bunch again…just love that stamp set and punch!  I think it makes a beautiful sunflower!  This card is made up of almost all NEW stuff!  Woohoo!

Beautiful Bunch

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Mossy Meadow cardstock folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, add a 1 3/4 x 4 piece of Lullaby Designer Paper with the Hello Honey Stripe.
  • Wrap around the Hello Honey Satin Stitched Ribbon and tie a knot.
  • Stamp Let’s Celebrate from Sumthin’ Sumthin’ in Mossy Meadow in the lower right corner.
  • Use the Fun Frame Impressions Folder with Whisper White cardstock, then cut out.  Add to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the Beautiful Bunch flower twice with Hello Honey on So Saffron cardstock and punch with the Fun Flower punch.
  • Stamp the flower again with Early Espresso Ink on Early Espresso, and punch out the center with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.  Add to the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals and add a Rhinestone Jewel.
  • Use the other flower image from Beautiful Bunch and stamp with Mossy Meadow Ink on Mossy Meadow cardstock, punch with the Fun Flower Punch, then cut the petals apart to use as leaves.  Add to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don’t you LOVE it???  I do!!!


OK…don’t forget to stop by Create with Connie and Mary:

  • Find out WHERE to go to sign up for Blog Candy
  • Check out the FREE TUTORIAL for a really cute project that Mary Brown made!
  • Sign up for our Summer Collection before the Early Bird Special runs out!!!