Dec 20 2016

SUOC164 Stitched with Cheer

Wow…the week of Christmas!  Can you believe it?  I’ve lost all track of time with my dad being in the hospital…running there every day really can eat into your time!  I’m thankful that my Stampin’ Up! business is so flexible that I can take the time I need to right now to focus on my family.  But…that isn’t getting my cookies made or the presents wrapped!  Oh well…what gets done, gets done, right?

 

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is projects that feature Ovals, Circles and Squares!  Pretty easy, theme…right?  Well, my mind was going in a ton of different directions!  Finally I went with this cute snowman.  I did a tag class a couple years ago with the snowman as a circle…I incorporated that idea with Stampin’ Up!’s new Stitched Shapes Framelits and matched it with the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set greeting!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  • At the bottom a 2 x 4 piece of Soft Sky was torn for the ground.
  • The snowman was cut with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.
  • The scarf was a 1/4″ strip cut on a curve from This Christmas Designer Paper.
  • The mittens were punched from the This Christmas DSP  and the boots from Basic Black cardstock with the Cookie Builder Punch.
  • The eyes and buttons were punched from Basic Black cardstock with the small circle on the Cookie Builder Punch.
  • The nose is the small star punched from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • The hat is cut from Snow Friends Framelit from Basic Black cardstock with a small 1/8″ strip of DSP on it.
  • The cheeks were colored with an AquaPainter and Blushing Bride Marker.
  • The greeting from Stitched with Cheer stamp set (that set is SO worth the money just for the greetings!) in Cherry Cobbler Ink.
  • The snowman was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, some Clear Wink of Stella was added to the ground for some sparkle.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the SUO Challenges Design Team did this week with the Circles, Ovals and Squares challenge on SUO Challenges!

 

 

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Nov 14 2016

Stitched with Cheer

Hope you all had a great weekend!  We got to spend time with all four of the grandkids together (and their parents!), I did a fairly successful craft fair on Saturday and got in a nap on Sunday!  Plus watched some awesome college football games on Saturday night (which is why I needed the nap on Sunday!)  lol!  Need to get one of those in every once in a while and the time change still has me out of sorts for some reason.

 

This layout may look familiar, I used the Create with Connie and Mary sketch from a couple weeks ago.  This was the original card I made, then I went in a little different direction for the one I actually used that week.  I really like this one, too.  AND…I was so surprised to see that the snowflake in this Stitched with Cheer stamp set fits in the Snow Flurry Punch!  It isn’t marked in the catalog as fitting, but it does perfectly!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky that has been embossed with the Snow Flurry Folder and sponged with White Craft Ink along the edges.
  • Two snowflakes in Stitched with Cheer were stamped in the background with Soft Sky Ink.  Then three snowflakes stamped on Whisper White and punched with the Snow Flurry punch (leave space between them!).  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Stitched with Cheer was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower right corner.
  • Rhinestones were added to the center of the snowflakes and scattered in the background.

 

This was close to being my Christmas Card this year because I liked it that much!  But, I did go in another direction…I’ll be showing that one off after I mail them next month!

 

OK…know what else I like a LOT?  The Create with Connie and Mary Mini Sessions!  I always get great ideas from the other designers, and the tutorials make it SO easy to duplicate them!  Want more information?

november-2016-collageCheck  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.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

 

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Nov 03 2016

CCMC431 Stitched With Cheer

It’s Thursday and that means a new Create with Connie and Mary challenge!  It’s a FUN sketch…our Challenge Team came up with some GREAT looks using it!  So…grab your stamps and play along!

 

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Here’s my card using Stitched with Cheer stamp set:

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Pretty Paisleys Embossing Folder.
  • In the center, the snowflake was Stitched with Cheer was stamped with Pool Party Ink three times.  In between the stitched heart was stamped with Real Red Ink twice.
  • Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes were added to the center.
  • Merry Christmas was stamped with Real Red on Pool Party cardstock, hand cut, then added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

That’s it!  Pretty easy, but I love the snowflakes inside the embossed oval!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary.

 

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We are getting ready to open our NOVEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG!     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!

 

  • 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.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

 

SNEAK PEEK PHOTO COMING SOON!

 To sign up and check out more details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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