Nov 12 2015

CCMC381 Jolly Christmas

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  I really loved this sketch a lot!  Our Design Team came up with some EXCELLENT inspiration for you, too!


CCMC381 copy
Here’s my interpretation.  I love the Blackberry Blissh and Silver combination!


CCMC381 Jolly Christmas
Here are the details to recreate this card!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Blackberry Bliss embossed with the Boughs and Berries Folder.
  • Across the front is a 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper.
  • One of the large Silver Metallic Doilies (on sale this week!) is placed on top.
  • The Reindeer was stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink on Whisper White, then cut out by hand and popped up on the doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Believe was stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink, then the snowflake image stamped with Smoky Slate over it.  It was punched with the Large Oval Punch.  It is also popped up on the front and tucked under the reindeer leg.

Another card that would be easy to mass produce for your Christmas cards!  OK…time to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary!


November Mini SessionWoohoo!  We just opened the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session!  It’s not too late to join!  Here’s a glimpse of the fun projects we are doing this month, including 3 card sets and two 3D projects and another bonus card set!  Sets we are using this month include:

  • Snow Place
  • Embellished Ornaments
  • Reason for the Season
  • Winter Wishes
  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • BONUS:  Christmas Cuties

PLUS…we have a WINTER BONUS for you!  Purchase both the November and December Mini Sessions and get a special winter project designed by Mary Brown for FREE!  Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!



Oct 15 2015

CCMC377 Jolly Christmas

Oh wow…can anyone believe it is the middle of October already?  Before you know it, we’ll be talking about Thanksgiving in the US and Christmas shopping!  Nooooo!!!!  I’m not ready!


But, it’s Thursday and you know what that means!  It’s the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a super fun sketch for you to try this week.  You’ll be amazed at how different all the designer cards are!  Here’s the sketch!


CCMC377 copy
And here’s what I did with it!  I kept it simple…and square!  I love the Red Candy Dot for Rudolph’s nose!


CCMC377 Jolly Christmas
 Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/4 x 10-1/2 Night of Navy cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 5 x 5 Whisper White layer, I added 1/2″ strips of Merry Moments Designer Paper, then a 1/4″ strip of Gold Metallic Cardstock on top, in the criss-cross pattern like the sketch.
  • I inked the Jolly Christmas greeting with Night of Navy Ink, then removed the color on the holly leaves with a Blender Pen and re-colored with Old Olive and Real Red Markers.  I also stamped the greeting again with Red Red Ink on scrap Whisper White, and cut out the Jolly banner to adhere over the Night of Navy one with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The reindeer was stamped with Soft Suede ink on scrap Whisper White, hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, too.
  • I used a Red Candy Dot for his nose.


I really like the clean design of this card with lots of white space!  OK…now go check out the rest of the Challenge Team to see what they did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!


And remember, we just opened our October Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session.  Here are some details…it’s not too late to sign up!


* 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 mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!
*Mini session is available NOW!

Sets used for this collection:

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

October 2015 collage small