Apr 22 2014

SUOC95 White Pansy Flowers

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is Featuring Flowers!  Well, isn't that an easy one for me!  I have to hold myself back from using flowers all the time!  I always say, no more flower sets…but end up ordering the newest ones each year!  With the NEW catalog coming out soon, I'm excited to see what new ones they have for us!  This one I decided to use Punch Flowers in a crisp white color with some of the Eastern Elegance Designer Paper!

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This came together very quickly!  Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Paper to the front.
  3. I cut a 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and measured the center point at 2 5/8", then cut from the sides to the center point to make an "envelope" look on the front.  I embossed this piece with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  4. Next I punched two Pansy Punches and two Petite Flower Punches out of Whisper White and layered them together with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. I cut two Itty Bitty flower punches (RETIRING SOON!) from the same DSP and placed them in the center of the flowers with Rhinestone Jewels.
  6. I cut two Little Leaves Sizzlet (on the RETIREMENT LIST) from Pear Pizzazz and added them to the front of the card with Mini Glue Dots, then added the White Flowers.
  7. Finally, I stamped Hello from Four You in Black Stazon on the front DSP.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges this time!  Then grab your flower stamps and play along!

 

 


Apr 02 2014

Petite Petals again

Well, if you are following my blog, you'll notice that this card combines Monday's layout with yesterday's colors!  I originally was going to do this version of the card until I decided to use Sale-A-Bration products.  So…here's an updated version with current products!

 

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And here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pear Pizzazz folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Elegant Eggplant
  3. I embossed the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White with Delicate Dots folder (guess I need to put this away until the new catalog comes out!) or substitute the Perfect Polka Dots for now.
  4. I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Pear Pizzazz from the Subtles Patterned Stack and another piece 1 x 3 1/2, then cut flag ends and placed on the front.
  5. I stamped the greeting from Yippee Skippee with Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White and cut with the Oval Framelits.
  6. I stamped the flower from Petite Petals three times with Elegant Eggplant on scrap Whisper White and punched with the Petite Petals Punch.  I punched two additional from Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the leaves.
  7. In the centers, I punched the small flower from Itty Bitty Punches and added a small pearl to the centers.

 

Hope you like this version, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 31 2014

Sweet Sorbet Petite Petals

 

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For every $50 order get one of the SAB products FREE!  For my workshops, I've been doing this card this past month.  It shows off several of the Sale-A-Bration products…the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (twine) and the Delicate Dots Embossing Folder.  I combined it with the Petite Petals Bundle of stamp set and punch!

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crisp Cantaloupe folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Pool Party cardstock.
  3. On the 3 3/7 x 5 layer of Whisper White, I embossed with the Delicate Dots folder.
  4. I added a 1 1/2 x 5 pennant and 1 x 4 1/2 pennant of Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper, cut with a flag end.
  5. On the Oval Framelit, I stamped the greeting from Yippee Skippee with Black Stazon.
  6. I also stamped three Petite Petals flowers with Pool Party ink and punched out with the coordinating punch.  I punched two flowers from Pistachio Pudding cardstock and cut them for leaves, then arranged on the oval.
  7. In the centers, I used the Bitty Punches and Summer Starfruit cardstock, with a small pearl in the center.
  8. The Oval was popped up on the front. 
  9. As a final touch, I tied a bow of Pool Party Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and added it to the front with a Mini Glue dot!

I explained that if they purchased the Petite Petals Bundle (#134822, clear mount), the Oval Framelits (#129381), and a package of Pearls (#119247), they could get either the Sweet Sorbet DSP (133521) or the Delicate Dots Folder (133520) FREE with Sale-a-Bration and substitute the other items and colors!  I had several take advantage of it!!!  Yippee Skippee add on, too.  Order yours today!!!

 

 

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Feb 15 2014

Week 4 Spring Collection Challenge

SpringBadgeWow…can you believe it?  We are at the end of our Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection!  It has been quite the HIT based on the number of comments we've gotten from everyone!  Hope you joined us.  Remember that our website will be up for over a year, so you can refer back to the cards and projects until then!


Our last challenge is just for the Design Team, so we hope you like the last bit of inspiration for our MARVELOUS team!  It's a nice, BRIGHT color challenge!

 

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I must admit that I absolutely ADORE my card!!!  It turned out just like it was in my head when I started!  I wanted to create a vase of flowers using Stampin' Up!'s Petite Petals.  Can you tell what I used for the vase????  I colored my Pearls with a Black Sharpie so they really POP!  I'm hoping that the new Blendabilities will color the Pearls, too!  Can't wait to try! 

 

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Here the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Bermuda Bay cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I added 1 x 5 1/2 and a 1/2 x 5 1/2 strips of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper on each side.
  3. In the center I added a 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 panel of Basic Black and rounded the top corners.
  4. At the bottom of the Basic Black, I added a strip of Bermuda Bay that I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch.  Then in each scallop I added a Pearl that was colored with the Black Sharpie.
  5. The vase…drumroll please…I cut the Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Print from Kaleidoscope DSP using the Apothecary Accent piece and off the loop at the bottom, then cut it right above the loops on the widest part of the center!  Pretty convincing for a vase, huh?
  6. I stamped the flowers with Crushed Curry and punched out, then cheated and added a few Gumball Green leaves…cause they just needed them!
  7. I cut two strands of Whisper White Bakers Twine and tied a bow, then placed it on the vase with a Stampin' Dimensional.
  8. In the center, I added more black Pearls.
  9. Finally, I stamped Wish Big from A Dozen Thoughts in Black Stazon on a scrap of Whisper White, cut the flag end and tucked it under the side of the flowers and vase.

Again, I LOVE how this turned out!!!  But go check out the rest of the fabulous ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary!!!

 

 

 


Feb 13 2014

CCMC290 Petite Petals

It's time for another pretty color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Our Challenge Team has really come up with some DIFFERENT ideas for these colors!  Check them out over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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And here is my card!  I kept it pretty simple and let the Watercolor Wonder and small flower to all the work!  And, Mary reminded me how much I like the Label Bracket turned a quarter turn on its' side!

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White and added a 3 1/2 x 4 piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper to the bottom.  I love this stripe!
  3. To cover the seam, I placed the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon across and secured in the back.
  4. I punched the Label Bracket from Island Indigo cardstock and adhered on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  In that I added a 1 1/4 Circle of Smoky Slate. 
  5. I stamped the Petite Petal flower with Daffodil Delight on Whisper White, then punched with the Petite Petals punch.  In the center is an Island Indigo Candy Dot.  It is placed on top of the circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. I stamped Wish Big from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set in Island Indigo ink above the ribbon.
  7. I thought it still needed something, so I tied some Island Indigo Bakers Twine around the Daffodil Delight Ribbon and tied a bow!  I think it added just the right amount of glam!
     

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Jan 25 2014

Week 1 Spring Collection Challenge

We've just come to the end of Week 1 over on Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014 and we've showed off some fantastic projects!  It's not too late to join!  On Saturdays, the design team shares their challenge card.  It is the only day that both subscribers and non-subscribers see any with the Spring Collection!  Find out more details about our Spring Collection 2014 over on Create with Connie and Mary and make sure to check out what the Design Team did with this sketch!

 

I love this FUN sketch today!

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I know, I know…again with the Petite Petals!  But…have YOU bought it yet?  lol!

 

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And here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Crushed Curry folded in half.
  2. I cut a strip of Basic Black cardstock and punched the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border.  I added it behind the right side of the 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper and adhered the entire thing along the left edge of the base card.
  3. I used a 1/2 x 3 1/4 piece of Bermuda Bay going across the card and cut a Starburst Framelit from Basic Black and placed on the front.
  4. Then I stamped the small flower from Petite Petals three times with Crushed Curry on Whisper White and punched them out.  I also stamped one in Pear Pizzazz and cut it out for the leaves.  I adhered them in a cluster on the Starburst Framelit.
  5. For the centers of the flowers, I punched some small circles of Crisp Cantaloupe with the Owl Punch, then added Gold Sequins in the center.
  6. I stamped Happy Birthday from Itty Bitty Banners in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut it out, then placed on the front.
  7. I also added a little bit of the extra Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border in Basic Black as an accent under the greeting as the sketch showed.

 

 

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Jan 23 2014

CCMC287 Petite Petals

We have a fun sketch challenge for you this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  The shape in the center can be anything, so you'll see below that I used a tag!  Some of the other Challenge Team members did fun things with the shape, too!

 

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Here's my card.  Yes, I'm still obsessed with Petite Petals…just so much fun with this little shape!

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Island Indigo cardstock.
  2. I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Decorative Dots fold (a Sale-A-Bration selection!)
  3. I cut the flag piece in the center from Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, it is 1 3/4" x 5".
  4. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch with Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, then added an 1 3/4" wide panel of Whisper White and stamped You and Me from Perfect Pennants with Island Indigo ink.  At the bottom I cut another 1/2" strip of coordinating DSP from Watercolor Wonder DSP package.
  5. I stamped the Petite Petals flower three times with Daffodil Delight and punched them out.  In the centers, I added the Gold Sequins.  I also stamped one of the flowers with Gumball Green, then cut it up for leaves.
  6. Finally, I added a sprinkling of more Gold Sequins according to the sketch.

Isn't it fun?  I'm happy with how it turned out!

 

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did with the sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary

 

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Jan 17 2014

Petal Petal favors

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Before Leadership, several of us were supposed to meet up with our stamping girlfriend who lives in Houston for a slumber party at her house!  Unfortunately, the cold and bad weather prevented us from flying out until the next day so we didn't get to do it, but went directly to our hotel.  However, I made some special favors for those who were going!

 

After looking ALL over town, I found these CUTE fuzzy slippers in a perfect shade of Strawberry Slush!  I couldn't believe they matched so well!  I rolled them up, then wrapped a belly band of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper around them.  I also wrapped 1/8 Bermuda Bay Ribbon around the other way and personlized each set with a monogrammed bag tag using the new Starburst Framelits and Circle Framelits and Typeset Alphabet Dies. 

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To add to the tags, I stamped a couple of the Petite Petals images in Strawberry Slush and punched them out, then added the gold sequins to the centers.

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Didn't they turn out super cute???  And what a practical gift!  They can use the tag for their bag and the slippers around the house!  I bought them all or I would go back and get more!


 

Remember, don't forget to check out Create with Connie and Mary today to see our next members of the Design Team.  And, make sure you stop by here tomorrow for MY Preview Project!  I think you are going to LOVE it…

 


Jan 14 2014

Petite Petals one more time!

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WOOHOO!  Did you check out the BLOG CANDY over on Create with Connie and Mary today?  We are introducing TWO of our Design Team members for the SPRING COLLECTION and they both are offering it!  Go check it out…and make sure you sign up.  The Early bird special – $24.95 for 4 weeks of EXCLUSIVE projects ($5 savings) goes through Saturday!

This is my SECOND post today, make sure to check out my SUO Challenge card, too! 

 

OK…I'm having trouble putting this set Petite Petals stamp set down!  I love flower sets and this little one is SO much fun!  I also love the instagram/polaroid look that is so popular right now, so I combined both of them together on this card!

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  2. I embossed the 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Crushed Curry cardstock with the Arrows folder.
  3. I cut the Polaroid from the On Film Framelits Die with Whisper White.
  4. I cut a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 piece of Basic Black cardstock and stamped the greeting from Perfect Pennants on it with White Craft Ink, then rubbed a little "chalk dust" around on the background with the ink.  I adhered it to the back of the Polaroid and then the front of the card.
  5. I stamped the Petite Petals flowers with Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush and Pear Pizzazz Inks, then punched with the Petite Petals Punch and layered on the front in a cluster with one single one at the top.
  6. Inside each of the flowers is a Gold Sequin from the Trim.
  7. I stamped the pennant in Perfect Pennants with Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White and cut it out, then tied a bow with White Bakers Twine and added it on top with a Mini Glue Dot.

So pretty with lots of texture and fun on it!   Remember, make sure to check out the introductions of two of our Guest Designers for the Spring Collection over on Create with Connie and Mary and enter to win BLOG CANDY…a FREE subscription to our Spring Collection!  If you have already signed up, we'll apply it towards our next Collection!

 

 


Jan 13 2014

Petite Petals 2

SpringBadgeDon't miss it!  Today Mary has a wonderful FREE PREVIEW PROJECT and BLOG CANDY over on Create with Connie and Mary!  All week we are introducing our Guest and Design Team Members, giving away FREE TUTORIALS and offering a chance to win BLOG CANDY…a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2014!  It is also the last week for Early Bird savings, so make sure you sign up!  We are featuring products in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!  Let us help with planning your classes, we have lots of GREAT ideas for projects with step-by-step instructions!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

Yep…loving this new set, Petite Petals with the matching punch.  Here's one of my swap cards at Leadership for the Go Diva's swap group!  My idea was for the flowers to look as if they were hanging on a trellis…did I succeed?  I haven't used this die nearly enough…it really is pretty!

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Tangerine Tango, folded in half.
  2. On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Very Vanilla, I added a 1 1/2 x 4 strip of Retro Fresh Designer Paper along the bottom.
  3. I placed the Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon along the top to hide the seam and secured it in the back.
  4. The Lattice was cut from Baked Brown Sugar and adhered on top with Mini Glue Dots.
  5. I stamped the Petite Petals flower with Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla and punched out.  In the center I added the small circles from the Cupcake Punch of Coastal Cabana cardstock.
  6. I stamped Thank You Much in Baked Brown Sugar on So Saffron and punched with the Artisan Label Punch and adhered to the center with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The flowers were placed around it.

I think it is lots of fun!

Don't forget to stop by Create with Connie and Mary today to see what we have for you!!!

 

 

 


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