Dec 05 2017

SUOC189 Seasonal Chums

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “favorite holiday colors”.  I love ALL the holiday colors, but I must admit that I reach for Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake a LOT for my holiday cards!  I love the richness of this combo!  So, once again I’m using it on my card for this week!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock was stamped across the middle with the reindeer in Seasonal Chums with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Two 3/4 x 5-1/4 strips of Merry Little Christmas DSP was adhered along the top and bottom of the Crumb Cake layer.
  • The reindeer was stamped on Whisper White with Memento Black Ink, the colored with Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Bronze Stampin’ Blends Markers.  It was cut with the Stitched Shapes Circle and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Merry Christmas from Seasonal Chums was stamped with Memento Back on Cherry Cobbler and cut with the smallest Stitched Shapes Circles and added next to the reindeer circle.

 

So super sweet, don’t you think? That reindeer is just adorable…I even may like it better than the snowman in that set!  lol!  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!

 

 


Nov 17 2016

CCMC433 Santa’s Sleigh

It’s Thursday and time for another challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I love the sketch challenges and this is a sketch I will (and have) use a lot!  In fact, I used it for next week’s color challenge, too.  But it looks totally different with another stamp set and DSP!

 

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Here’s my card…love that reindeer!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake is embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP was cut into a flag shape on one edge and added to the front.
  • A 1/4 x 4 strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was placed across the center of it.
  • A 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of coordinating Warmth & Cheer DSP was added to the bottom of a 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White.  Some Gold Baker’s Twine is wrapped around three times to hide the seam.
  • Peace from Holly Jolly Greetings was stamped with Cherry Cobbler above the DSP.
  • The Reindeer from Santa’s Sleigh was stamped with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and cut with the Framelits.  The wreath was stamped with Garden Green on Whisper White and cut with the Framelits.  The bow was stamped with Early Espresso on Cherry Cobbler and cut with the Framelits, then clear Wink Of Stella added on top.
  • The wreath was cut and adhered behind the neck of the reindeer, and then it was popped up on the front of the card.
  • Several stars from Santa’s Sleigh were stamped with Daffodil Delight in the background.

I love how festive this card looks!  OK…stop over at Create with Connie and Mary to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week!

 

november-2016-collageAnd check  out our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our brand new November 2016 Mini Session that just opened! PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial! We know you’ll be excited about that! Our December issue will be featuring the Occasions & SAB catalogs! WOOHOO!

 

  • Each session 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 designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
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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!

 

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

 

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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.
  • 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!

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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!

 

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

 

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 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!

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* 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

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Nov 26 2013

Reindeer Punch Art

First…here is the Stampin' Up! weekly special!  Yes, you can add these to my ADHESIVE SALE See details on that below!  Only THREE MORE DAYS!

 

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I just did a Christmas Tag Class that used framelits and punches to make six different tags…they did two of each!  One of my favorites was the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer tag (inspired by Monika Davis from a couple years ago).  I updated hers to use current product!  AND…since I loved it so much, I decided to use it on a card for another class!

 

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Isn't he CUTE???  I love the A Banner Christmas greeting on his belly, too.  On the tags we left it blank to write in the To/From.

Here are the details!

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Old Olive embossed with the Stylished Stripes folder.
  3. Along the bottom I added a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Season of Style Designer Paper, layered on a 1 3/4 x 4 piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
  4. I also added two designer paper banners at the top.
  5. For the reindeer, I used two sizes of the Circle Framelits in Chocolate Chip and Whisper White and cut the top portion of the Whisper White.  I added a small strip of Cherry Cobbler to hide the seam, then added Rhinestones across it.
  6. I punched a Large Oval from Crumb Cake for the muzzle and hand drew on it with a Basic Black marker.
  7. I used the largest Festive Flurry Framelit and cut it for the antlers and the hooves of Rudolph.
  8. His eyes are 1/4" circles of Basic Black, dotted with the White Gel Pen.  His nose is a 3/8" Circle punched from Red Glimmer Paper.
  9. I stamped the Holly Jolly greeting from A Banner Christmas in Old Olive on scrap white and cut it out.  I stamped Christmas with Chocolate Chip directly only the Whisper White.

Do you love him?  I do! 

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