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 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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Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Halloween – Smell My Feet Treats” 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 just opened on October 11th and it’s not too late to join! Then continue on to Mary Brown’s website or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card! Here’s a sneak peek!

 

 

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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 27 2016

Mediterranean Grand Achievers Blog Hop Sept 2016

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This will be the last “Mediterranean” Grand Achievers Blog Hop!  Next month will host the achievers who earned the “Thailand” Grand Vacation!  Woohoo…I still get to participate!  We are all excited because the registration just opened for this trip!  But…first…let’s take a look at this month’s Blog Hop, featuring Thankfulness!  I know that I am SO thankful for the friendships that Stampin’ Up! has brought to me, the self-confidence, the wonderful “job” that I love, and as a bonus, the great incentive trips that SU provides!  So many things that I am thankful for as part of this business…I am blessed!

 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – CONNIE BABBERT or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

 

During the summer, I saw some cute PocketBac Sanitizer Holders that Erica Cerwin’s made and just had to make some up for fall when I found the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and Golden Leaves bottles!  Perfect to pair with Stampin’ Up!’s Posies & Paisleys Designer Paper and Jar of Haunts stamp set!  I’m making up a bunch of these with a variety of fragrances this year for my craft/vendor fairs!

 

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Here’s a closeup:

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 3-3/4 x 4-3/4 Delightful Dijon cardstock, scored with long side at 1″ & 2 ” and short side at 1″ and 2-3/4″, cut the side tabs, and fold as a little holder.  Make a pencil mark at 1-3/4″ from the top and cut on the diagonal from the top score line to the pencil mark on the side…repeat with other side.

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  • The inside back is decorated with the 1-1/2 x 2-3/4 Posies & Paisleys Designer Paper.  Another strip of 1/2 x 3 piece of DSP is added across the front, with the ends cut.
  • A 1/8″ strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper goes across the center of the DSP.
  • The pumpkin was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Pumpkin Pie and cut out.  The leaves and stem with Memento Black on Whisper White, colored with Mint Macaron and Chocolate Chip Markers, then cut out and adhered to the top of the Pumpkin with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Thank you from Thoughtful Banners was stamped with Cajun Craze Ink and punched with the Classic Label Punch…shortening it to fit the size of the greeting.

 

That’s it!!!  Super simple and a great little gift for co-workers, friends or family!  It really dresses up those little PocketBac Sanitizers!  I think I’ll make up some for the table settings at Thanksgiving!

 

Thanks for stopping by!  To continue on the blog hop, click on the next person in line after me, Connie Babbert!  I’m sure you’ll get LOTS of great inspiration!

 

 


Sep 11 2016

Jar of Haunts Grinch

First…remembering…everything 15 years ago.

 

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I promised I’d show the Grinch I made from the pumpkin in the Jar of Haunts stamp set!  I knew when I originally made and posted THIS HALLOWEEN CARD, that the face looked like the Grinch.  Several others commented the same thing!  Here’s my take on him:

 

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Details are here:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock, a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Old Olive was embossed with the Cable Knit folder and adhered on top.
  • Tie a knot in the Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon (LOVE that it looks so great for Christmas!) and adhere the ends to the back of the Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Naughty or Nice from Greetings from Santa was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the upper left corner.
  • A Layering Thinlets circle was cut from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper Stack and then layered on a Layering Scallop Circle of Real Red cardstock, then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the Grinch:  The pumpkin image from Jar of Haunts was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Old Olive, the cut out and the extra band on the side of the pumpkin cut off to make it smaller.  The eyes were stamped on the pumpkin with Memento Black, then stamped again on Whisper White and cut out, colored with Crushed Curry Marker and added over the eyes on the pumpkin.  Add a tiny Basic Black cardstock triangle for the nose and hand-draw the mouth with a Basic Black marker.  The hat was punched from Real Red and Whisper White with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch and the body suit was punched from Real Red with the Bell Punch.  The trim along the neck is a shorter version of the hat band.  The Grinch was added to the circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

OK…what do you think?  I think it turned out REALLY great!!!  Fun for my grandkids cards this year!

 

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Sep 07 2016

Jar of Haunts Halloween

As promised…I took yesterday’s stack of pumpkins card using Jar of Haunts and made it spookier!  If you missed it, you can see the original one HERE!  And this is my new one:

 

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Here are the details…

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black folded in half.
  • Along the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate is a 1/4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and a 1/2 x 5-1/4 Halloween Night Designer Paper strip.
  • A Spooky Treat greeting is stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, then layered on a coordinating pattern in Halloween Nights DSP package, both cut with a flag end.
  • Again, here is how I made the different sized pumpkins from just ONE stamp!  First stamp four pumpkins with Memento Black Ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and hand-cut them out. For the top one, trim off the two side curves of the pumpkin to make a smaller one. The middle one is regular sized. The bottom is two pumpkins overlapped side by side. If you follow the lines of the pumpkins, you can see how they match up pretty well! Stack them all together and add to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add the Spooky eyes to the smallest pumpkin on top with Memento Black Ink.  Stamp the eyes again on Whisper White with Memento Black Ink, color with Crushed Curry Marker, then hand-cut and adhere over the ones stamped on the pumpkin.
  • The stem/leaf image is stamped with Memento Black on Whisper White, then colored with an Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Marker and hand-cut.
  • Cut two strands of the Smoky Slate/Basic Black Baker’s Twine and tie a knot in the center, then add to the neck of the top pumpkin.
  • Add a few Black Sequins from the Metallic Sequins Pack for a little bling down the front of the pumpkin stack for “buttons”.

 

What do you think?  I love this twisted version of yesterday’s card!  Want some more great ideas with the Holiday Catalog?  We are now taking signups for our Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session!

 

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Over on Create with Connie and Mary, we are getting ready for our SEPTEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG! PLUS…sign up for both the September and October Mini Sessions together and get a free BONUS FALL tutorial! We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • 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!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

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Stamp sets used in this session:

  • Christmas Cookie Cutter
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Halloween Cookie Cutter
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

SEPTEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION ONLY

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FALL BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT TUTORIAL using Home Sweet Home Bundle designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

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Sets we will be using in October Mini Session:

  • Christmas Pines Bundle
  • Greetings from Santa
  • Paisleys & Posies Bundle
  • It’s A Celebration
  • Candy Cane Christmas

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2016 MINI SESSIONS

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Sep 06 2016

Jar of Haunts again

Yep…another card done with Stampin’ Up!’s Jar of Haunts stamp set!  I was glad to see a regular pumpkin in this set, and I’m sure I’ll be using it a lot for fall cards…we have a lot of fall birthdays.  And…although I LOVE the jars, there is a lot more you can do with this set!  You may have noticed my new blog look with the stack of pumpkins…combining the two was my inspiration for this card!  BUT…check back tomorrow for ANOTHER twist with this set!

 

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Here are the details…

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White folded in half.
  • Along the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate is a 1 x 5-1/4 layer of Halloween Night Designer Paper.
  • The Smoky Slate/Basic Black Baker’s Twine is wrapped around twice and tied in a bow on the front.
  • Happy Day from Perfectly Wrapped is stamped with Memento Black Ink in the upper left area.
  • But…how did I make the different sized pumpkins from just ONE stamp???  First stamp four pumpkins with Memento Black Ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and hand-cut them out.  For the top one, trim off the two side curves of the pumpkin to make a smaller one.  The middle one is regular sized.  The bottom is two pumpkins overlapped side by side.  If you follow the lines of the pumpkins, you can see how they match up pretty well!  Stack them all together and add to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The stem/leaf image is stamped with Memento Black on Old Olive, then colored with an Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Marker, and hand-cut.  Two more leaves were stamped, colored and cut for the bottom.
  • Add a few Silver Sequins from the Metallic Sequins Pack for a little bling!

 

What do you think?  OK…remember…check back tomorrow to see a twisted version of this card!  And…don’t forget!  We are now taking signups for our Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session!

 

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Over on Create with Connie and Mary, we are getting ready for our SEPTEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG!     PLUS…sign up for both the September and October Mini Sessions together and get a free BONUS FALL tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • 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!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

 Sept 2016 collage 

Stamp sets used in this session:

  • Christmas Cookie Cutter
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Halloween Cookie Cutter
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

SEPTEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION ONLY

$8.95 US

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FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT TUTORIAL using Home Sweet Home Bundle designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

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Sets we will be using in October Mini Session:

  • Christmas Pines Bundle
  • Greetings from Santa
  • Paisleys & Posies Bundle
  • It’s A Celebration
  • Candy Cane Christmas

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2016 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS FALL project!

$17.90 US

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