Oct 24 2016

Jar of Haunts again

Well, this card is a bonus.  I originally had in my head that last Saturday’s Blog Hop was the theme of Spooky Halloween instead of Halloween Cuties.  I had to re-do my card at the last minute!  But…bonus is that I can show you the spooky one now!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Old Olive cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • A 1-1/2 x 5 strip of spider web print in the Halloween Nights Designer Paper is placed along the left side.
  • The eyes were stamped several times randomly along the right side with Memento Black Ink, then colored with an Old Olive Marker.
  • Happy Halloween was stamped with Memento Black on Old Olive cardstock, then punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  It is layered on a 1-1/2 Circle of Silver Glimmer Paper, and then popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

A little spooky, isn’t it?  I love it!  Here are the products I used:

 

 

 

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Oct 22 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Halloween Cuties

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “Halloween Cuties”!  Halloween doesn’t have to be scary…there are lots of cute little monsters and costumes out there!  This is super quick and easy card idea!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie cardstock, folded in half.
  • A 1-1/2 x 3-3/4 piece of Halloween Night Designer Paper was added to the bottom of a 3-3/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Some Black Baker’s Twine was wrapped around the Whisper White cardstock several times to hide the seam.
  • The pumpkins from Spooky Fun were stamped with Tangerine Tango Ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock, the faces with Memento Blak Ink, then cut with the Halloween Scenes Framelits.
  • Happy Halloween greeting was curved on the clear block and stamped with Memento Black over the pumpkins.
  • A trio of Halloween Night Enamel Dots are scattered on the front.

 

That’s it!!!  SUPER easy, huh?

 

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Oct 15 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Smell My Feet Treats

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “Halloween Smell My Feet Treats”! Quite appropriate this time of year, don’t you think?  I made a bunch of these little favor “bags” for my craft show and sold out.  For this one, I used the cute mummy from Jar of Haunts and Happy Halloween greeting from Spooky Fun!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The Halloween Nights Designer Paper pouch is 4 x 6 and scored with the 6 at the top at 1-3/4, 2-1/4, 2-3/4, 4-1/2, 5, 5-1/2, then turned and scored at 1/2″ The sides are accordion pleated and the side tab adhered with Tear & Tape and the bottom 1/2″ tabs trimmed so only the width tab folds up in the back to close the bottom.
  • 1/4″ strips of coordinating DSP were added to the front and back top edges.
  • The Swirly Bird swirl was cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • The Mummy was stamped with Memento Black Ink, then colored with Smoky Slate Marker and Pear Pizzazz for the face.  Clear Wink of Stella adds some sparkle.
  • The spider was stamped with Memento Black Ink, then the string hand-drawn with the Basic Black Marker.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Fun Stamp Set was curved on the block to follow the Duet Banner Punch and stamped with Memento Black on Pumpkin Pie cardstock, then punched.
  • The images were added to the front of the pouch with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  • Inside the mini Hershey Bar was wrapped with 2-1/2 x 3 piece of Halloween Nights DSP, stamped with the greeting from Jar of Haunts in Memento Black Ink.
  • The spider was stamped with Memento Black Ink and the string hand-drawn with Basic Black Marker.

 

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Oct 08 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Halloween Boo

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “HALLOWEEN BOO”!  We’re using “Spooky or Scary” Halloween ideas on our cards this week!  With the Holiday Catalog, we have a lot of choice!  Of course…I chose the eyes from Jar of Haunts.  Can’t get much spookier than that!  It was this image that sold me on this stamp set, but this was the first time I had used it!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black cardstock folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Old Olive cardstock.
  • On the 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 Whisper White cardstock layer, the brick image from Ghoulish Grunge was stamped twice with Smoky Slate Ink in the center.
  • A 3/4 x 4 strip of Halloween Night DSP was placed across the front.
  • The Smoky Slate/Black Baker’s Twine was wrapped around and tied with a bow.
  • Happy Halloween from Jar of Haunts was stamped with Real Red Ink in the upper right corner.
  • The jar was stamped with Memento Black Ink, as well as the eyeballs and the slime and colored with Old Olive, Real Red, Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Markers.  It was cut with the Everyday Jar Framelits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

Is that sufficiently spooky enough for you?  I think so!

 

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Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Halloween Boo” theme this week! Click on the buttons below to go to our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session…we are getting ready to open on October 11th! Then continue on to Mary Brown’s website or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card! Here’s a sneak peek!

 

 

 

 

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Sep 24 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Not your normal fall card

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Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “NOT YOUR NORMAL FALL CARD”, meaning a non-traditional shaped card!  I’ve been wanting to make a house card…but it turned out a lot smaller than I anticipated!  It is still cute…although I could seeing using it as more of a tag on a gift bag or something!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  • Two of the fronts of the house were cut with the Home Sweet Home Framelit from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
  • The door was cut from Basic Black, the window cut out and Daffodil Delight placed behind it.
  • The bat and ghost were stamped with Memento Black Ink and cut out with the Framelits.
  • Several of the “roof” tiles were cut from Basic Black and added to the front, then the Spider web was stamped with White Craft Ink on the front a couple times.
  • The doorknob is one of the Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

 

Here’s the inside…another house was cut from Daffodil Delight and trimmed slightly smaller to layer inside.  More spider webs and the Trick or Treat greeting was added with Memento Black Ink.

 

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I included a picture of the back so you can see that I scored down a little from the top point and adhered only in that portion to form the card.

 

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Oct 01 2015

CCMC375 Cheer All Year

Once again it is Thursday AND the first day of October!  Why is time going by SOOOO fast these days!  I’m struggling to keep up!  Anyway, a fun sketch today for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge, hope you play along and show us YOUR interpretation!

 

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At first glance, I thought of snowflakes…then saw that TWO of the Challenge Team Members already used that idea.  Then I thought falling leaves…but happened to glance at a set sitting on my desk…Cheer All Year!  Those bats would be adorable flying thru the air, don’t you think?  So here is what I came up with!

 

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Following are the details on how to recreate this card!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Very Vanilla cardstock, folded in half.
  • The Basic Black cardstock layer is cut 4 x 5-1/4.
  • Happy Hauntings Designer Paper was cut 3-7/8 x 5-1/8, the Very Vanilla Bakers Twine was wrapped around several times and secured in the back.
  • The bat from Cheer All Year was stamped three times with Tuxedo Black Ink on Very Vanilla, then cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Happy Haunting from the same set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink directly on the Designer Paper.
  • For some bling, rhinestone jewels were added for eyes!

Simple, but fits the sketch, don’t you think?  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

CreateFA15BadgeWe’ve also started our OCTOBER Mini Session signups!  Session opens on October 11th with great card and project ideas for Fall and Christmas!  Here’s a sneak peek…more details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

The sets we used for October Mini Session are:

  • Vintage Leaves (or substitute Lighthearted Leaves)
  • Jolly Holly Greetings
  • Happy Scenes
  • Your Presents
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season

 

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Sep 28 2015

Haunt Ya Later

The little kids in this Haunt Ya Later stamp set are just too cute.  And, I was in the mood to do some coloring…perfect combination, right?

 

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Here are the details.

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Basic Black cardstock, folded in half.
  • The Happy Haunting DSP pieces were cut 3 x 4 and 2-1/4 x 4 and placed on the base card.
  • A strip of Happy Haunting Washi Tape hides the seam.
  • The 2-1/2 Circle Moon was punched from Hello Honey, then Tangelo Twist Ink was sponged around the edges.  The greeting was stamped with Archival Black ink on the moon.
  • Before placing the moon with Stampin’ Dimensionals, a 2″ circle was punched from Basic Black cardstock and added to the front so they overlapped slightly.
  • The little girl was stamped with Archival Black Ink on Whisper White, then watercolored with Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Hello Honey, Blushing Bride and Old Olive Markers.  She was cut out and placed on the Black 2″ Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 1/4 of a Spider Web Doily was cut and tucked under her left side.
  • 3/4 and 1″ Banners of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and Happy Hauntings DSP were tucked under the moon.

So sweet!  Love how she turned out!

 

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Sep 19 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Halloween Favor

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Woohoo! It’s Saturday…and that means the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team have their weekly blog hop! This week we are featuring Halloween favors using stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog!  I pulled out a set that I hadn’t inked up yet, Sparkly Seasons to use the Halloween face pumpkin on the Square Pillow Box!

 

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 Here are the details on how I made it:

  • The base is two cuts from Crumb Cake Cardstock with the Square Pillow Box Thinlet Die to make the box.  It was stamped with Soft Suede Ink and the Hardwood Background Stamp, added Tear and Stick Tape to the tabs and formed the box.
  • A 2 x 12 Belly Band of Happy Hauntings DSP wrapped around the outside and adhered.
  • A quarter piece of the Spider Web Doily was adhered to the inside top of the Belly Band.
  • The chevron circle in Sparkly Seasons was stamped with Tangelo Twist ink on Tangelo Twist cardstock and the face added with Tuxedo Black Ink, then punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.  The stem/leaf image was stamped with Old Olive, the stem colored with Chocolate Chip Marker and cut out, then put on top of the pumpkin.  It was added to the Belly Band with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • The spider from Cheer All Year was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and cut out, then added over the web and pumpkin.
  • Happy Haunting from Cheer All Year was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White cardstock, then trimmed into two pieces and added to the front.

 

That’s it! Now continue around the blog hop with a stop at our Create with Connie and Mary website so you can get the details on signing up for our SEPTEMBER Mini Session…open NOW!   We just added another BONUS this month because we know that some of you don’t do Halloween!  We’ve remade two of the tutorials using Christmas stamp sets!

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With our September mini session we are featuring fall and Halloween sets (plus now Christmas!) from the Holiday Catalog…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS: Acorny Thank You
    • AND a bonus project from me remaking Debbie Henderson’s Halloween Tabletop Decor into an ADORABLE Snow Place Tabletop Decor
    • AND two Jolly Christmas Cards using the layouts from Mary using Deb’s Haunt Ya Later card set

 

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Sep 12 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Halloween deja vu?

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Woohoo!  It’s Saturday…and that means the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team have their weekly blog hop!  This week we are again featuring Halloween sets in the Holiday Catalog!  SOOOO many cute ones!  Haunt Ya Later was one of the first sets I spotted and purchased.  Love these little characters…especially the cat!  I colored mine to look like my gray cat, Bleach!

 

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Isn’t that cute???  I love how this turned out!  Here are the details on how I made it:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Tangelo Twist, folded in half.
  • A layer of 4 x 5-1/4 Basic Gray was placed on top.
  • The DSP layers are 1 x 4 1/2  and 2 x 3-3/4 prints from Happy Hauntings DSP and adhered on an angle.
  • The 2 x 3 Very Vanilla layer is placed over top and a 1/2 x 4 strip of Black Glimmer Paper placed across the front.
  • The cat and pumpkin from Haunt Ya Later were stamped with Black Archival Ink and watercolored with the AquaPainter and Tangelo Twist, Old Olive and Tangelo Twist Inks.  The cat’s eyes are Old Olive, too.  They were hand-cut and added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Haunt Ya Later was stamped with Black Archival Ink in the upper left corner.

That’s it!  Now continue around the blog hop with a stop at our Create with Connie and Mary website so you can get the details on signing up for our SEPTEMBER Mini Session…opening TOMORROW!  Don’t miss out!  Here are some details about it!

September Mini Session Collage smallWith our September mini session we are featuring fall and Halloween sets from the Holiday Catalog…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe for only $8.95 US…yes, for all SIX tutorials!   Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

 

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Sep 08 2015

Halloween Happy Scenes

I love the set, Happy Scenes in Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog!  My favorite image is the spider web!  Here’s a card I came up with…was going to use it for a class card until I realized I used 3 sets of Framelits on it!  Oh well, I still really love the black cat, the window and the scene…so I’m sharing it here!  It reminds me of my cat looking out the window all day!

 

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Here are the details to recreate this card.

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Farmers Market Designer Paper was adhered to the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Hello Honey.  A 1/4 x 4 strip of Whisper White hides the seam and is the “chair rail”.
  • The Hearth & Home Thinlet Die is cut from Thick Whisper White.
  • The background of the window is 2-3/8 x 3-1/4 Hello Honey cardstock sponged with Tangelo Twist Ink.  The spider web is stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink in the upper right corner.
  • A moon is punched form the 1″ Circle Punch from Hello Honey cardstock and placed in the upper left corner, trimming off the excess.
  • The Sleigh Ride Edgelit houses were cut from Basic Black cardstock and placed along the bottom of the scene.  The scene was adhered to the back of the window and then added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Pumpkin was made with 1″ Circles punched from Tangelo Twist cardstock, sponged with ink on the edges and adhered together.  The leaf is from the Bird Punch from Old Olive cardstock.
  • The black cat is cut from Basic Black cardstock with the Festive Fireplace Framelits and adhered sitting on the pumpkin and looking out the window!
  • Wishing you from Happy Scenes was stamped with Tuxedo Black on the DSP in the lower right corner.

See…wasn’t it worth using THREE of the Framelits on this card???  lol!  I love it!

 

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Each mini session contain three cards sets, two 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT class or stamp camp ideas for ONLY $8.95!  A GREAT bargain!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday Catalog…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  Hurry, the session opens September 13th and you don’t want to miss out!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!