Sep 28 2017

CCMC477 Graceful Garden

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  It’s a pretty color challenge…the bright colors seem very appropriate for the warm summer-like weather we’ve been having this week!

I pulled out the Petal Garden Designer Paper Stack because I knew it had these colors in it!  I also pulled out a stamp set I haven’t used yet…Graceful Garden!  It’s a pretty simple card, but I do like how it turned out!  Those colors are great together!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Fresh Fig cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 3 x 4 piece of the Petal Garden Designer Paper was placed along the bottom.  The print is so bold that it didn’t need a whole lot more embellishment!
  • To hide the seam, I used the 1/8″ Fresh Fig ribbon and tied a knot on the front.
  • The flower from Graceful Garden stamp set was stamped with Calypso Coral Ink once and Pear Pizzazz Ink once on scrap Whisper White.  The fern leaf was stamped with Fresh Fig Ink.  They were watercolored with ink from the lid of the ink pads and an AquaPainter.  All were hand-cut and popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from All Things Thanks was stamped with Fresh Fig Ink.

 

That’s it!  Like I said…super simple!  OK…check out the other Challenge Team members and the wonderful designs they have done this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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Sep 26 2017

SUOC184 Favorite Punch/Die

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Favorite Punch or Die”.  Well, let me say that there are just TOO many to choose from…I couldn’t narrow it down easily.  So…I went with one that has gotten more use recently from me!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an avid College Football fan, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes!  This idea is the first thing I thought when I saw the Quilt Bundle suite in the Holiday Catalog…a Buckeye star quilt!  I’ve got a couple different versions that I’ll show after the recipients get them…but here is one that I made for this challenge.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate, the letters from the Labeler Alphabet spell out “Go Bucks!” with Memento Black Ink.
  • On the left side is a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Basic Black, with a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Whisper White on top.  Then a 3/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper on top.
  • I cut the largest Layering Circle from Basic Black and popped it up on the front.
  • The quilt star from Christmas Quilt was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black outline, Real Red and Smoky Slate fill the insides, then cut with the Quilt Builder Stitched Star Framelit Die (you have to look closely).  I think the stitching marks just finish it off.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • In the center is a Clear Faceted Gem.

 

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 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!

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Sep 16 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Awning Cards

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring  “Awning special fold” cards this week!  I first saw one done by my fabulous friend, Lorri Heiling, with a hut and mixed drinks and have wanted to try one for myself!

 

Here’s what I came up with using the cute potion bottles from Spooky Cat stamp set!

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cajun Craze Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • A 1-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock was scored at 1/4″ and placed at the bottom of a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.  It was stamped with Happy Halloween with Memento Black Ink.
  • A row of the hash mark image from Spooky Cat stamp set was stamped above it using Soft Sky Ink for the “table”.
  • The potion glasses were stamped with Memento Black Ink on top and filled with Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Cajun Craze liquids.
  • The awning was made by cutting a 2 x 3-3/4 piece of striped Spooky Night Designer Paper and scoring across at 3/8 and 1-5/8″.  Adhere the top scored piece to the top of the Very Vanilla layer, then bend out the center section.
  • The black awning piece was cut with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits from Basic Black cardstock (twice) and adhered along the edge, then trimmed to fit.
  • A witch hat from the Spooky Night Designer Paper was cut out and added to the bottom with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

 

Isn’t that fun?  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did with their Awning Card 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 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!

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Sep 14 2017

CCMC475 Labels to Love

Oh!  What a fun color combination we have for you today on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Perfect for these little cooler and rainy days!  Reminds me that fall will soon be here!

 

The Painted Autumn Designer Paper had this check pattern that I thought worked great with the colors…seems like a few of the other Challenge Team members thought the same thing!  lol!

 

 

Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Very Vanilla, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky cardstock is added on top.
  • The Painted Autumn DSP is 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 and adhered towards the right side.
  • A 1/2 x 5 piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock is added on top.
  • The largest circle in the Stitched Shapes was cut from Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, then stamped with the Labels to Love greeting in Early Espresso Ink, then added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The trio of pumpkins were cut out of the Painted Autumn DSP and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach cardstocks were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked around the circle and pumpkins.
  • A piece of Soft Sky Woven Ribbon was tied in a knot and added to the circle with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

LOVE this color combination!  OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team designs to see what they did with it.  AND…check out the September 2017 Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session that just opened!

 

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!

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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!

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Sep 07 2017

CCMC474 Hearts Come Home

It is a wonderful sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary…you will absolutely LOVE what our Challenge Team did with it!

Here’s what I did with it:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form base card.
  • The greeting from Hearts Come Home was stamped with Memento Black Ink on the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Dapper Denim cardstock.
  • The “moon” is the largest circle from Layering Circles Framelits, cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged around the edges with So Saffron Ink.  The bottom portion was cut off.
  • Santa and his reindeer were stamped with Memento Black Ink on the moon.
  • The row of houses from Hometown Greetings Edgelits were cut from Basic Black cardstock and added over the moon on the front of the card.
  • A strip of gold from Yeah of Cheer Washi Tape was added to the bottom of the Basic Black cardstock for a little bling!

 

Don’t you LOVE it?  I do!  OK…check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the sketch challenge!

 

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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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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