Nov 03 2017

Painted Harvest Sympathy

I need to replenish my sympathy card stash.  I went to mail one out and I’m completely out of them!  So, I made up this one very quick last night.  I do like the Pool Party textured background.  I think it highlights the yellow sunflower and makes it pop!  Now need to get this in the mail.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pool Party was embossed half way with the Layering Leaves Embossing Folder.
  • A 1 x 4 strip of Petal Garden Designer Paper was added across the bottom of the embossing.
  • With Sympathy from Rose Wonder was stamped with Early Espresso Ink under the DSP.
  • The flower from Painted Harvest was stamped with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, the center and dots with Early Espresso on Whisper White.  It was punched with the Starburst punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Always Artichoke cardstock was punched with the Leaf Punch and sponged with Always Artichoke ink.  It was tucked under the flower.

 

Very quick and simple, but I know it will be appreciated by our friends.

 

We are now taking signups for our fabulous Create with Connie and Mary November 2017 mini session that will be opening soon!  Here’s a sneak peek!

 

We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Don’t forget…get the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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Oct 24 2017

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop

 

I’m so happy to be hopping with the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Incentive Trip Achievers!  This blog hop is for those demonstrators who have earned this fabulous trip!  You are here at my blog, CONNIE BABBERT, continue on to the next person by finding the name after mine on the list at the bottom!  I’m in the USA, so if you have questions or need the products to reproduce this project, feel free to contact me!

 

The past six months I’ve been busy with a big house move, our SU Incentive trip to Thailand and then knee replacement surgery, PLUS getting my new studio cabinets designed and installed and all my creative goodies back in their proper place!  Whew!  But, I did this Fall project using Painted Harvest Bundle and was saving it for the next time I could play along with this blog hop!  It will fit in a standard 8 x 10 frame for a little Home Decor this fall!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 8 x 10 Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • The FALL letters were cut out of the center of a 6×6 sheet of Wood Textures Designer Paper.  Then it was added to a 6-1/4 x 6-1/4 layer of Early Espresso Cardstock (TIP:  the cut out portion is hidden behind the sunflower layer…great way to save on cardstock or DSP!)
  • A 3-3/4 x 7-3/4 layer of Whisper White was stamped several times with the flower image in Painted Harvest in the colors of Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.  The leaves with Lemon Lime Twist and Always Artichoke Inks.  The centers with Early Espresso Ink.  The background dots in Crumb Cake Ink
  • The edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink and the greeting stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White, four more flowers were stamped, along with four sets of leaves and two acorns.  Only the center petals of two of the flowers were hand-cut, then placed on top of the full cut flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked around the flowers.
  • The two acorns were hand-cut an added under one of the flowers.
  • A double strand of Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the center of one flower.  A Gold Faceted Gem was added to the center of the other flower.

Hope you like my Painted Harvest Home Decor piece and are inspired to make one for yourself or as a gift!  Now, make sure you check out the rest of the Grand Vacation Hawaii Blog Hop by going to the next person in line on the list below after my name, CONNIE BABBERT!  Enjoy!

 

 

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Oct 10 2017

SUOC185 Favorite Holiday Product

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Favorite Holiday Product”.  Again, what a difficult challenge to narrow down to just ONE product in the Holiday Catalog!!!  But, again, Painted Harvest won out for me…this time a more masculine look!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Old Olive cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla was embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Painted Autumn Designer Paper.
  • The leaves in Painted Harvest stamp set were stamped with Garden Green on Old Olive cardstock, then punched with the Leaf punch.
  • The greeting was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves tucked around it.
  • Two acorns were stamped with Soft Suede bottoms and Chocolate Chip tops on Crumb Cake cardstock, then hand-cut and added to the front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the front with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!


Oct 02 2017

Painted Harvest Sympathy

YEAH!  It’s October!  This is a LONG post to get you updated!  Stampin’ Up! has a couple GREAT specials going on, so make sure to take advantage!

 

First one is the World Card Making Day – 15% off select stamp sets!

Save on theses select items from October 1-10th!

 

FAST FUSE IS SOLD OUT!  WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN WHEN STOCK IS REPLENISHED!


 

Second is the Designer Paper Sale – Buy 3, get the 4th free!  Time to stock up!  I just ordered my Be Merry Designer Paper for my Christmas cards this year!

 

 


As a BONUS!  Place a $50 order from my ONLINE STORE and get a FREE package of Black Rhinestone Jewels sent to you as a gift from me!  They are SO fun to use as an accent on your projects and cards!  Please make sure you indicated “Contact” during your check-out process so I have your address to mail it!

 

 

 


 

We sadly had a neighbor pass away unexpectedly a couple weeks ago.  I pulled out the Painted Harvest to make a sympathy card for them.  I think this is one of my favorite cards I’ve made with this set.

 

 

Here is the inside and the envelope was decorated the same.

 

 

The details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Cajun Craze was added to the base card.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the background flower from Painted Harvest stamp set was stamped twice on the left side with Crushed Curry Ink, then the second step flower image stamped with Cajun Craze on top.
  • The centers of the flowers were filled with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The fern leaves were stamped with Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz to fill in the background, the the speckle stamp with Early Espresso Ink randomly.
  • Another flower was stamped the same on scrap Whisper White, then hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two of the leaf trios were stamped with Garden Green, then punched with the Leaf Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The flower and leaves were stamped on a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White on the right side and the inside greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set with Early Espresso Ink.

 

I just felt this was a perfect set to use for this sad occasion.

 


Now…it’s time to sign up!  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming soon!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 


Sep 19 2017

Painted Harvest again

I showed you a Painted Harvest card a couple weeks ago and said that I had done two more cards very similar to it with a little different layout.   Here it is again:

Here’s the second one that I did.

 

And here is the third one:

 

Same colors, same designer paper, just a little different layout to make subtle changes in the cards.  Here are the details again for all three.

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • Two 1 x 4 pieces of Painted Autumn Designer Paper were added to each side of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • A 1/2 x 5 strip of the coordinating Espresso pattern DSP was added across the top section.
  • One sunflower was directly stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock layer with Crushed Curry Ink for the solid background and Pumpkin Pie for the top layer.  Early Espresso Ink was stamped off for the center of the flower, the the dotted image was full-strength.
  • A second flower was stamped the same on scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, then hand-cut and popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves background was stamped off Garden Green, then the veins were full-strength Garden Green Ink.  They were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked under the popped-up flower.
  • The thankful greeting was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on scrap Very Vanilla, then punched with the Everyday Label Punch and sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie Ink and tucked under the sunflower.
  • Some Linen Thread was double tied in a bow and added to the sunflower with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

I had fun creating these for some special people!  Hope you enjoy them!  Do you have a favorite?

 

The brand new SEPTEMBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project when you purchase August & September together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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Sep 12 2017

SUOC183 Painted Harvest

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Autumn Colors”. Of course…what set did I use?  Painted Harvest…with a pumpkin cut from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cajun Craze cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The front of the base card has been embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.
  • On the 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Whisper White, the greeting from Painted Harvest was stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The outline Pumpkin was cut twice…once with Pumpkin Pie cardstock and once with Cajun Craze cardstock. The inside of the Pumpkin Pie outline was filled with the Cajun Craze slivers, then adhered on the front of the card.
  • The leaves were stamped with Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango Ink, Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green Ink, Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip Ink and Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry Ink.  They were punched with the Leaf Punch and arranged around the pumpkin.
  • The stem was colored with Garden Green Marker.
  • A double loop of Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the pumpkin with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Sep 11 2017

Painted Harvest Note Cube

Today’s the day! 

The Create with Connie and Mary September 2017

Mini Session is NOW OPEN! 

 

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project when you purchase August & September together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

To celebrate, I made a little 3D project using my favorite set right now, Painted Harvest.  I have a lot of these little 3×3 Note Cubes and they make a special little gift when I need something quick!  I usually will tie a matching stamped pen on top…but right now the pens are downstairs and since my knee surgery, I try to limit the number of times I go up and down the steps each day.  On Friday, I did get released from the doctor to drive!  Hard to believe it has been a month!

 

Here’s a view from the top:

 

 

  • The two-step sunflowers from Painted Harvest were first stamped with the background image in Crushed Curry Ink, then the top layer stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • The centers and the dots in the centers were stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The two step eaves were stamped with the solid image in Lemon Lime Twist Ink and the veins with Garden Green Ink.
  • To fill in a little, the dots were randomly stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink in the open spaces.
  • Some Crushed Curry Mini Woven Ribbon was wrapped around and tied in a bow at the top.
  • The “Gather Together & Give Thanks” greeting from Painted Harvest was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on the top page.

 

OK…don’t forget…it’s not too late to join us over on Create with Connie and Mary for some great new projects featuring stamps and bundles in the Holiday Catalog!

 

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Sep 09 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Holiday Catalog product

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring our “Favorite Holiday Catalog Product” this week! You KNOW that is hard, right?  SOOO many great items in the holiday catalog, it was SO hard to just choose one.  So, I went with my first instinct (and probably everyone else will, too!) and used Painted Harvest.  It is the first set that I knew I absolutely would be purchasing.

 

I ended up doing a series of three with this layout…I’ll show off the other two versions next week, so make sure to stop by…

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • Two 1 x 4 pieces of Painted Autumn Designer Paper were added to each side of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • A 1/2 x 5 strip of the coordinating Espresso pattern DSP was added across the top section.
  • One sunflower was directly stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock layer with Crushed Curry Ink for the solid background and Pumpkin Pie for the top layer.  Early Espresso Ink was stamped off for the center of the flower, the the dotted image was full-strength.
  • A second flower was stamped the same on scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, then hand-cut and popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves background was stamped off Garden Green, then the veins were full-strength Garden Green Ink.  They were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked under the popped-up flower.
  • The thankful greeting was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on scrap Very Vanilla, then punched with the Everyday Label Punch and sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie Ink and tucked under the sunflower.
  • Some Linen Thread was double tied in a bow and added to the sunflower with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

This set makes it SO easy to make nice looking cards!  As I said, I’ll show off the other two versions later next week! OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did with their Favorite Holiday Catalog product theme on their cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create website to find out more about our September Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

The brand new SEPTEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project when you purchase August & September together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Sep 06 2017

Painted Harvest

Love how quick a card can come together using the new Holiday stamp set, Painted Harvest.  Unfortunately, my husband has a work friend that isn’t doing well.  Cancer sucks!  We sent her this card today to bring a little cheer during this difficult time.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Lemon Lime Twist, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 1 x 4 strip of Painted Autumn Designer Paper was added.
  • A length of 1/8″ Copper Trim was added to hide the seam.
  • The sunflower from Painted Harvest stamp set was stamped with Crushed Curry…stamped off the the solid image and full strength for the top image.  The center was stamped with Chocolate Chip and the dots in the center with Chocolate Chip Ink, too.  It was hand cut and added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves were stamped with Lemon Lime Twist on the solid and Garden Green for the veins, then used the Leaf Punch.  They were adhered under the sunflower.
  • A few extra dot images were stamped with Lemon Lime Twist around the flower.
  • The Thinking of You greeting from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.

 

Love the clean lines of this card!

 

Want some more great ideas using products in the Holiday Catalog?  September’s Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session has loads of ideas for Fall, Halloween and Christmas, including a great craft fair project!  We get started on September 11th, so don’t miss out!

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US

 

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really pretty bonus project using the Christmas set – Carols of Christmas!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

 

 

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Aug 31 2017

CCMC473 Painted Harvest

I’m thinking everyone is in love with the new Painted Harvest stamp set that will be available TOMORROW in the Holiday Catalog!  SO many pretty cards done with it!  The color combination for our Create with Connie and Mary inspired the look of my card…stepping away from sunflowers into blue flowers!  LOVE how it turned out!

 

 

Here’s my card.  I did double flowers for more dimension!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Dapper Denim, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form base card.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer, I stamped the flower three times, first with the background image stamped off, then the top image full strength with Dapper Denim ink.
  • Three flowers were stamped again the same way (stamp off, the full strength) on scrap Whisper White, then cut along the inside layer of petals.  The centers are done with Soft Suede Ink, then the speckle stamp added on top.  Some random leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink in the background.  I added the cut flowers on top of the backgroud flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few more leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink (stamp off for background, full strength for veins), then punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked around the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Linen Thread was wrapped around three times and adhered in the back.
  • The greeting was stamped with Dapper Denim on Soft Suede cardstock, punched with the new Everyday Label Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A little Clear Wink of Stella on the centers gives the flowers a little sparkle!

SOOOO pretty!!!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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