Nov 21 2013

CCMC278 Magnificent Maple

Ahhh…it is refreshing to do a card that really isn't fall (although it could be) or Christmas!  I need birthday cards for a couple men in my life…my son and my brother!  The color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary was perfect to use for one of them!

CCMC278

Here's my card using the single stamp, Magnificent Maple.  I also used some of the awesome Sweater Weather Designer Paper!

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Here are the details:

  1. The 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 of Always Artichoke was score in half and folded to make the base card.
  2. A 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Sahara Sand was placed on top.
  3. The Sweater Weather Designer Paper was cut with the Deco Label (on sale!) Framelit and adhered towards the right side.
  4. A 1" x 5 1/4" strip of the checked pattern in Sweater Weather was placed across the front.
  5. Magnificent Maple was stamped twice with Always Artichoke Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, then cut out and placed on the left side.
  6. Linen Thread was threaded thru the Tangerine Tango (Pumpkin Pie?) button and tied in a bow.
  7. Finally, Make a Wish from Sweet Essentials was stamped with Always Artichoke Ink on a strip of Very Vanilla, cut with a flag end and placed on the front.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team this week to see their inspirations from this color challenge!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 


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Sep 25 2013

Magnificent Maple

How about a new picture of my sweet grandson, Carter!  In this one I was holding him and he's looking at grandpa!  He is 13 weeks old now.  You can't see it, but he has one of the Ohio State onesies we got him on!  Go Bucks!

 

 

Without seeing each other's cards a couple weeks ago, Mary and I had VERY similar cards done for our Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  I decided to change mine out to something different at the last minute, but then realized I haven't shared my original card with you.  It was for a sketch challenge and we both used leaves!  And…since now I've made you curious, you can see both of our cards over on Create with Connie and Mary here.

 

 

So here are the details on mine:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Soft Sky cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock on top.
  3. Over that is a 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 square of the plaid pattern from Sweater Weather Designer Paper.
  4. I added two banner strips of DSP, one 1" wide and one 3/4" wide placed at the top edge of the DSP and cut flag ends.
  5. I stamped Magnificent Maple image with Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla and cut them out.  I added them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, then tied a double bow of Linen Thread and placed on the stems with a Mini Glue Dot.
  6. Finally, I tucked in the Get Well greeting from Express Yourself Hostess set, stamped in Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake and cut a flag end.
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I LOVE these colors for fall…that Soft Sky color just sets them off SO beautifully!

 

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Sep 12 2013

CCMC268 Magnificent Maple

When I saw the color challenge for this week on Create with Connie and Mary, I thought…hmmm…how can I make that color combination "fallish" since we are in the middle of the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection subscription!  I decided to use the soft pastels with leaves for a very different look! 

 

 

Do you think I succeeded?  Here's my card:

 

 

I think it is fun and whimsical at the same time!

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pool Party cardstock folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  3. In the center is a 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 piece of Sweater Weather Designer Paper.  I added a strip of Pistachio Pudding Scallop Trim Border along the right side.
  4. I stamped the Magnificent Maple leaves with Wisteria Wonder and Pistachio Pudding on Whisper White and cut out, then placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. I tied the white Bakers Twine around the stem in a bow.
  6. A little hard to see, but I added a 1/2 x 4 strip o Whisper White under the greeting.  Then stamped the Tags 4 You greeting with Soft Sky on Whisper White and punched with the Label Bracket Punch and placed with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. I added some green Candy Dots on top and bottom of the greeting.

I love how it looks…very non-traditional for fall!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did with this color challenge…lots of different looks!

 

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Sep 05 2013

CCMC267 Harvest of Thanks

Oh, we have a FUN and DIFFERENT challenge for you this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Are you ready?  Do you think you can do it?  I do!!!  Grab your stamps and play along with us!  Our challenge is to combine this sketch with a POCKET card!  I love making pocket cards…so easy to also slip in a gift card with it!

 

 

And here is my pocket card.  Can you tell what I used for the base of the pocket?  It's the new ENVELOPE LINER Framelit!  Made it SOOOO easy!  All I did is fold my cardstock in half before I cut it with the Envelope Liner Framelit, then folded one of the tops down to the front and added Sticky Strip along the sides!  QUICK and easy!  And you thought you didn't NEED that envelope liner…lol!

 

 

Here is the inside.  I added a Magnificent Maple leaf inside.

 

 

So…want the details?  Here you go!

  1. I cut 5 1/2 x 11 piece of Soft Sky cardstock and folded it in half.  I used the Medium Envelope Liner and placed the folded edge just above the bottom cutting edge of the Framelit, then ran it thru the Big Shot.
  2. I scored the top just at the base of the flap, then added Sticky Strip to the sides and closed the pocket.
  3. I cut the piece of Sweater Weather Designer Paper to fit the front, then trimmed off the sides that taper.  I also cut a piece of coordinating Sweater Weather DSP for the banner.
  4. I stamped Thanks image from Harvest of Thanks twice on Naturals White, once in Soft Sky and once with Chocolate Chip, then cut out the center portion of Soft Sky and layered over the Chocolate Chip.  It is cut with the Apothecary Accent and placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Inside I cut a piece Naturals White 3 3/4 x 5 and added a 3/4" strip of Sweater Weather DSP across the top.  I inked the Magnificent Maple image with Crushed Curry (and used a sponge dauber to add some Chocolate Chip), then stamped. 
  6. I also stamped the Gratitude greeting with Chocolate Chip and cut it out, then placed it with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. At the top I made a pull-out tab from the Apothecary Accent cut from Crushed Curry cardstock.  On it I placed a lollipop ribbon flower made with the Crochet Trim and a Natural Button in the center.

So, make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team and see what they did!  There are some fun cards and lots of different ideas on making pocket cards over on Create with Connie and Mary.

 

 

We are working in Week 2 and our FALL projects with our wonderful Create with Connie and Mary FALL COLLECTION subscription featuring the HOLIDAY and MAIN Stampin' Up! catalogs!!!!  Only $24.95 US, that's just $1 a project with full step-by-step PHOTO tutorials!

So…what's the FALL COLLECTION all about?  4 weeks of daily projects EACH with a full downloadable tutorial that aren't shown ANYWHERE else!  Card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!  Check out our FREE Preview Projects – August 18 – 24 to see what we're all about!  Fall Collection runs August 25 through September 21…so you have plenty of time to plan classes or make the projects for yourself!  You don't want to miss it! 

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Sep 02 2013

Magnificent Maple

Well, yesterday I mentioned that I had used the cut out Apothecary Accent Framelit piece from yesterday's card on another card for a TWO-FER!  Here's the card that I made with that piece as the focal element.  You can see I cut it out after I had embossed and sponged ink on it!  This fits The Paper Players fall theme challenge this week, too!

 

 

This card is an excellent way to use up those scraps that accumulate in your designer paper piles.  Here are the details:

  1. The 4 1/4 x 11 base is Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half.
  2. I sponged and distressed around the edges of the Sweater Weather Designer Paper with Chocolate Chip Ink.  See the "knit" pattern in the Tangerine Tango print?  Love it!
  3. I added three strips of 3/4 x 4 1/2 designer paper in the same package and cut flag ends on each side.
  4. I stamped the Crumb Cake Apothecary Accent Framelit (from yesterday) piece with A Dozen Thoughts with Chocolate Chip ink and placed over the DSP strips with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. I stamped the Magnificent Maple leaf with Chocolate Chip on Crushed Curry cardstock and cut it out, then placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I tied a knot in Early Espresso 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon and added it with a Mini Glue Dot.
  6. Oh darn…I forgot to add the Candy Dots on each tab of the Accent!  Oh well, that is what I meant to do!  lol!

So, do you like my TWO-FER???  I do! 

 

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So…what's the FALL COLLECTION all about?  4 weeks of daily projects EACH with a full downloadable tutorial that aren't shown ANYWHERE else!  Card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!  Check out our FREE Preview Projects – August 18 – 24 to see what we're all about!  Fall Collection runs August 25 through September 21…so you have plenty of time to plan classes or make the projects for yourself!  You don't want to miss it! 

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Aug 22 2013

CCMC265 – Magnificent Maple

We're continuing on with PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary.  It's the last few days to save with Early Bird Pricing!  We've shown two FREE TUTORIALS so far…and had lots of blog candy…FREE subscriptions to Create with Connie and Mary!  But, you need to check in daily to see where to go!  Today is our Thursday Challenge…we offer weekly challenges for everyone to play along!  Hope you join us!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team has done this week with our sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

And here is my card using Magnificent Maple single stamp in the Holiday Catalog.  This time I made a fall "sunflower" using the Pansy Punch.  Have I said how much I love this punch???

 

 

Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  2. On the 4 x 5 1/4 Very Vanilla layer, I used the Scoring Tool and embossed a line around the edges at 1/4" on all sides.  Just a little extra texture!
  3. I cut three 1 x 2 1/2 panels of Sweater Weather Designer Paper and adhere them on top.
  4. I stamped the Magnificent Maple leaf in Chocolate Chip on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut it out, then placed it on front.
  5. I punched the Pansy punch three times with Crushed Curry cardstock, sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie, then crumbled up the flowers and layered them together.  I punched a 7/8 Scallop Circle of Chocolate Chip cardstock for the center and adhere with a Stampin' Dimensional. 
  6. In the center of the flower, I tied Linen Thread in the small Naturals button and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.
  7. Finally, I stamped Happy Birthday from the hostess only set, Express Yourself with Chocolate Chip on a 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla, cut the flag end and curled the edges a little.

Pretty, isn't it???  I love the fall feel of it!  Putting me in the mood to see fall!  lol!  We have so many fall birthdays, it is nice to get a head start on them!

 

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So…what's the FALL COLLECTION all about?  4 weeks of daily projects EACH with a full downloadable tutorial that aren't shown ANYWHERE else!  Card sets and projects that can be completed in about 2 hours…perfect for classes and camps!  Check out our FREE Preview Projects – August 18 – 24!  Fall Collection runs August 25 through September 21…so you have plenty of time to plan classes or make the projects for yourself!  You don't want to miss it! 

Relax this fall and let Create with Connie and Mary design your classes for you!  Sign up HERE today!