Nov 10 2015

SUOC135 Lighthearted Leaves

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is “Fall Fun”!  I’ve been doing Christmas cards on my blog and for classes over the past few weeks, that it felt good to pull out a fall set again.  I used Lighthearted Leaves.  Actually, I do think this stamp set is great for so much more than just fall!  The clean lines would be great for almost any occasion just by changing out the colors!  I went with a more CAS look for fall with Cajun Craze (I think the first time I’ve used this color this fall!), Hello Honey and Crumb Cake!

 

SUOC135 Lighthearted Leaves

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake with a 1-1/4 x 4-1/2 strip of woodgrain Into The Woods DSP added to the right side.  It was punched with the Triple Banner Punch at the bottom.
  • The maple leaf in Lighthearted Leaves was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White, then colored with Cajun Craze, Hello Honey and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers and cut with the Leaflet Framelits.  It was added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from the same set was stamped with Cajun Craze on Whisper White and cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  It was adhered over the DSP and leaf slightly.
  • Finally a Gold Metallic Button was tied with Linen Thread and then added with a Mini Glue Dot to the front.

 

Like I said…very CAS design, but I loved coloring the leaf!  OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations over on SUO Challenges, then play along with our Fall Fun theme!

 


Oct 05 2015

Lighthearted Leaves again

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Oh, the more I use this Lighthearted Leaves set, the more I really like it!  For my Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session 3D project, I used Vintage Leaves and the Leaflet Framelits…but it would look equally as fun with the Lighthearted Leaves and Leaflet Framelits!  I love that the Framelits fit BOTH sets!  Now, remember, you need to be a subscriber to see my Create project…and we release the October Mini Session on October 11th…so don’t miss out!  You can see a snippet of my project here, along with the others for this month.  It really is fun to make!

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Here are the sets we used on the projects this month:

    • Holly Jolly Greetings
    • Vintage Leaves
    • Your Presents
    • Happy Scenes
    • Thankful Forest Friends
    • BONUS:  Reason for the Season

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I also used Lighthearted Leaves again for today’s blog card!  I just couldn’t resist!  We have LOTS of October birthdays in our family, so this one is for my mom who turns 80 this coming weekend!

 

Lighthearted Leaves

 

Here are the details!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Old Olive.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the Lighthearted Leaves were stamped with Old Olive and Hello Honey Inks and the greeting from Watercolor Wishes with Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • A 3/4 x 4 band of Tangelo Twist cardstock is added across the front…with a 1/4″ x 4″ strip of Metallic Gold Cardstock in the center.
  • The small leaf was stamped with Tangelo Twist Ink on Crumb Cake, then cut with the Leaflet Framelits.  Some of the fun details were “painted” with White Craft Ink and a Blender Pen…gives you lots of control on where it is painted.  The leaf is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Gold Cording is tied in a bow and added to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • For a little extra bling, some Gold Sequins were glued to the front of the card.

I know she’ll really like it…hope she doesn’t peek at my blog before her birthday!

 

 


Oct 03 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Fall Make it Simple

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It’s Saturday!  Time for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  Today’s theme is Make it Simple Fall Cards!  Who can’t relate to that?  My card came together really quickly and still has lots of fall colors in it!  I used my favorite set, Lighthearted Leaves, too!

 

Lighthearted Leaves
Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Hello Honey, folded in half.  The bottom corners are rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White has the Thankful greeting in the hostess set, Six Sayings, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The bottom corners are also rounded.
  • The leaf from Lighthearted Leaves is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on scrap Whisper White, then colored with Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Markers.  It was then cut with the Leaflet Framelits and popped up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Gold Cording was tied in a bow, and added to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Finally, three orange sequins from the Brights Collection were added with the Fine Tip Glue Pen (LOVE that stuff!)

 

OK…check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team cards by continuing on the Blog Hop.  Your next stop is the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out about our NEW October 2015 Mini Session!  It opens on October 11th!  Here are a few details:

Sets used for this collection:

    • Holly Jolly Greetings
    • Vintage Leaves
    • Your Presents
    • Happy Scenes
    • Thankful Forest Friends
    • BONUS:  Reason for the Season

Here’s a little teaser for our October Collection…so…what are you waiting for?  Join today!

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Sep 23 2015

September Grand Achievers Blog Hop

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Woohoo!  It’s time for the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop where you get inspiration from ALL around the WORLD!  These gals have some MAJOR talent, so hop on and take the tour!  I’m honored to be among them!  Our theme this month is Remember to Give Thanks!  Well, Stampin’ Up! certainly has a LOT of thank you greetings in the main catalog!  However, I chose to use one of my brand new sets, Lighthearted Leaves, for mine.  It has a beautiful Thanksgiving greeting in it.  And…since we are now into the fall season in the United States, it is appropriate, don’t you think?

 

I took my inspiration from my bedspread…of all things!  I knew that sometime this fall I wanted to make a card using leaves and these colors…they are SO calming.  My walls are Pool Party with one accent wall done in Chocolate Chip.

 

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And here’s my card using Stampin’ Up!’s Lighthearted Leaves from the Holiday Catalog!  I think I’ll make a few more and switch out the greeting to birthday…we have so many birthdays in September and October in our family!

 

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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.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Chocolate Chip is embossed with the Woodlands folder.  At the bottom is a 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Whisper White stamped with the greeting in Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Gold Cording is wrapped around three times and hides the seam, then the Chocolate Chip layer is added to the base card.
  • The Lighthearted Leaves images were stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe, then cut with the Leaflets Framelits.  They are added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A little more Gold Cording is tied in a bow and added to the stem of the smaller leaf.

I debated back and forth on whether to color the leaves a little more…then decided to let them be very clean and simple…like the inspiration bedspread!

 

OK…below is a list of everyone participating in the Stampin’ Up! Grand Achievers Blog Hop.  Find my name, Connie Babbert, then click on the next person in line…continue on around until you have finished or come back here!  Enjoy!