Oct 15 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Smell My Feet Treats


Our theme this week on the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary Blog Hop is “Halloween Smell My Feet Treats”! Quite appropriate this time of year, don’t you think?  I made a bunch of these little favor “bags” for my craft show and sold out.  For this one, I used the cute mummy from Jar of Haunts and Happy Halloween greeting from Spooky Fun!



Here are the details:

  • The Halloween Nights Designer Paper pouch is 4 x 6 and scored with the 6 at the top at 1-3/4, 2-1/4, 2-3/4, 4-1/2, 5, 5-1/2, then turned and scored at 1/2″ The sides are accordion pleated and the side tab adhered with Tear & Tape and the bottom 1/2″ tabs trimmed so only the width tab folds up in the back to close the bottom.
  • 1/4″ strips of coordinating DSP were added to the front and back top edges.
  • The Swirly Bird swirl was cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • The Mummy was stamped with Memento Black Ink, then colored with Smoky Slate Marker and Pear Pizzazz for the face.  Clear Wink of Stella adds some sparkle.
  • The spider was stamped with Memento Black Ink, then the string hand-drawn with the Basic Black Marker.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Fun Stamp Set was curved on the block to follow the Duet Banner Punch and stamped with Memento Black on Pumpkin Pie cardstock, then punched.
  • The images were added to the front of the pouch with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


  • Inside the mini Hershey Bar was wrapped with 2-1/2 x 3 piece of Halloween Nights DSP, stamped with the greeting from Jar of Haunts in Memento Black Ink.
  • The spider was stamped with Memento Black Ink and the string hand-drawn with Basic Black Marker.



Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with the “Halloween – Smell My Feet Treats” theme this week! Click on the buttons below to go to our Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about our Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session…we just opened on October 11th and it’s not too late to join! Then continue on to Mary Brown’s website or backwards to see Melissa Davies’ card! Here’s a sneak peek!














Mar 12 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Easter Favors

It’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  Our theme is Easter Favors this week!  I can’t wait to see all the ideas!


I decided to use the Friends & Flowers Stamp set to make a cute little bunny for the front of my favor!

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  • The Blushing Bride base is 2 x 11, scored at 1/2, 5-1/2 and 5-7/8″
  • On top is a 1-7/8 x 5-3/8″ piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper.
  • The face and ears from Friends & Flowers were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and punched with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch and Festive Flower Builder Punch.  The body was punched with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and the tail with the Blossom Bunch Punch from Whisper White cardstock.
  • The ears and checks were colored with the Blushing Bride Marker.
  • Happy Easter from Circle of Spring stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink in the center.
  • A bow was tied with the Mint Macaron/Black Baker’s Twine and added to the ear with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • The bunny was added to the front of a Lots of Label Framelit cut from Birthday Bouquet DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added to the front of the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To hold the favor closed, the medium flower from Blossom Bunch Punch was punched from Blushing Bride and the small flower from Mint Macaron cardstock, adhered together with Mini Glue Dots and added to the Mini Clothespin with Mini Glue Dots.

Here’s the inside.  I found some of these chocolate crisp bunnies at the Dollar Tree Store…3 for $1 and they fit perfectly inside!  I used a couple Mini Glue Dots to hold in place!


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March 2016 Collage smallOK…isn’t that just the CUTEST???  Love it!  Now continue onto to the Create with Connie and Mary website to find out more about our March and April Mini Sessions…we just opened March yesterday!  Don’t miss out on all these GREAT ideas for only $8.95 per month!  Here’s a sneak peek for March!  After that, you’ll continue to Mary Brown’s blog, or back to Melissa Davies’ blog!


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Dec 05 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Christmas Favor

Those of you that follow me know that I LOVE making 3D items…favors or large home decor pieces!  It is what got me hooked on stamping over 13 years ago!  I wish I would have know about it when my kids were young and having birthday parties…oh the favor bags I could have made!  lol!  So this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Christmas Favor is right up my alley!

I’ve had this snowman done for a few weeks and have been saving him for this week!  Of course, I used the Snow Place stamp set and Snow Friends Framelits to decorate the Cutie Pie Box!  Isn’t he SOOOO cute?



Cutie Pie Snowman
Here are the details:

  • The Cutie Pie Box is cut from Thick White Cardstock.
  • The sides I added a 1-3/4 wide strip of Season of Cheer Designer Paper.
  • I inked up the face of the snowman with a Basic Black Marker on one side of the Cute Pie Box before putting it together, then colored the nose with Pumpkin Pie.
  • I stamped the hat with Tuxedo Black Ink, the scarf with Marina Mist Ink, and the candy cane with Real Red Ink.  The holly I inked up with the Real Red and Garden Green Markers.  The hat band colored with Marina Mist marker.  All were cut with the Snow Friends Framelits and adhered to the front side of the box.
  • The buttons were punched with the 1/4″ Circle Punch from Black Glimmer Paper and added with Mini Glue Dots.

I love how he turned out and how easy it is to open the bottom of the box and fill with a special treat!


OK…next up on our Saturday Blog Hop is the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about how to sign up for our DECEMBER Mini Session starting soon!  (Don’t forget, if you signed up for the WINTER BONUS last month, you already have subscribed to this session!)


December 2015 collageHere’s a sneak peek of what we will be doing and sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

      • Bloomin’ Love Bundle 3D Project
      • Going Global
      • Timeless Love
      • Wonderland (last minute gift packaging idea!)
      • No Bones About It
      • BONUS:  Bloomin’ Love Card Set

Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!













Oct 14 2015

Sweet Hauntings Favors

I made up a couple batches of these little favors using the Note Tag Punch for my Stamp Club orders this month in celebration of Halloween!  I love the little bottles and tags in this set!  Here’s the first batch I did…of course, like usual, I start giving them out before they are all done, so I didn’t get a photo of all of them!  Don’t they kind of look like tombstones all together like this?  lol!


Sweet Hauntings Club Favors
Here’s a closeup.  Inside is a Hershey’s Nugget wrapped in 1 x 3 piece of Happy Hauntings Designer Paper:


Sweet Hauntings Club Favor
The details to recreate these favors:

  • The base is 1-1/2 x 6 Basic Black cardstock.  Feed the cardstock thru the back of the Note Tag Punch and punch the top.
  • Score at 2-1/4 and 3-1/4 from the punched top.  Then punch the other side.
  • Stamp the Happy Hauntings tag with Memento Tuxedo Black on Tangerine Twist cardstock and punch with the Note Tag Punch as normal.  Adhere on the shorter side to equal up the sides.
  • Wrap a 1 x 3 piece of Happy Hauntings Designer Paper around a chocolate Hershey Nugget and adhere inside the 1″ section.
  • Pierce a hole and close with the Candy Dot Base and Candy Dot on front.
  • Stamp the narrow bottle with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut out and adhere to the front of the treat with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

They were quick and fun to put together.  Think I’ll make up another little batch for my husband’s co-workers!




We just opened the October Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  It’s not too late to join!  Here are the details…don’t miss out!


* 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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May 26 2015

SUOC123 Beautiful Bunch Favor

Another fun SUO Challenge this time is to make a Sweet Treat!  I decided to show the sweet treat favor I made for my Hawaii incentive trip 3D swap!  These are filled with Mambo taffy candy.  I made 28 of them for the swap and a couple friends…here they are ready to be packed in my suitcase!


SUOC123 Sweet Treat lineup
SUOC123 Beautiful Bunch Sweet Treat
I measured the candy, then added a couple inches to two 2″ strips of Pacific Point cardstock.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on each end.  I scored the top 3/4″ and 1″ from each end to help it “bend” around the candy.

  • The Beautiful Bunch flower was stamped twice with Pumpkin Pie (Rich Razzleberry or Daffodil Delight) Ink on Whisper White, then punched with the Fun Flower punch.
  • The leaves were the flower stamped with Old Olive Ink on Old Olive cardstock, punched, then cut the petals for leaves.
  • The center Petite Petal image was stamped with Old Olive Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Petite Petals punch, then added to the center.  A Rhinestone jewel was put in the center.
  • I added a 1 3/4″ wide piece of Daffodil Delight to the top, added the flower and leaves.  It’s Your Day from Fabulous Four was stamped with Pacific Point on a strip of Whisper White and cut with a flag end.

Here’s the side view.  The candy was wrapped in the Brights Patterns Designer Paper and adhered to the bottom strip.

SUOC123 Sweet Treat inside
Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did this week with the Sweet Treats theme!


Feb 07 2015

Week 3 Blog Hop: Painted Petals Favor

WOOHOO! It’s Saturday and over on Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 we are showing off the sets we used this past week with a BLOG HOP!!! Come take the tour and see what the designers have come up with. (Of course, you can only see the actual 3D and card set projects if you are a subscriber!) You probably have just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her little favor, don’t you? Before you take the tour, here is some information about our Spring Collection 2015 session:


We are just finishing up Week 3 on our Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015! This week was Card “Create”tions Week…sets of four cards using different stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog…a very popular week!  It’s not too late to join and you won’t miss anything…you can refer back to the projects 24/7 for up to a year! For only $29.95 US, you’ll get over 24 project ideas not shown ANYWHERE else! So, stop by Create with Connie and Mary and sign up!


I used Stampin’ Up!’s stamp set, Painted Petals, for my card set this week that subscribers saw this past Thursday!  So, I’ve made a little favor you can make to go along with the card set for your class or gift!

Week 3 Blog Hop Painted Petals


Slip off the belly band and open it up to store your little treat!


Week 3 Blog Hop Painted Petals inside

I know you are going to want measurements, right?  Here you go!


  • The base is 3 1/2 x 11 Pistachio Pudding, scored at 3-3/4, 4-1/4, and 8-1/4, fold all scorelines inside towards the center.
  • Emboss the front panel (closest two the double score lines) with Spring Flowers folder.
  • On the edge closest to the single score line, push the Word Window punch in as far as it will go and punch the width needed for your treat.
  • Place a piece of Sticky Strip on that same end, place your treat, then press the Sticky Strip flap down to hold it in place.
  • On the front, add a 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 piece of Something Borrowed Designer Paper.
  • For the belly band, cut a 1 x 11 piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.  Score at 5-1/4 and 5-3/4, wrap around base.  Add Sahara Sand Lace to bottom of front piece.
  • Pierce a hole on the open ends and place a Candy Dot Brad Base.  Add green Subtles Candy Dot to center.  Trim ends with a flag cut.
  • Cut second from smallest Oval with Oval Framelits from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp Thank You in Tuxedo Black Ink, the stems with Pistachio Pudding, the flowers with Crisp Cantaloupe and the dotted line with Calypso Coral.  Sponge around edges with Pistachio Pudding Ink.  Add to Belly Band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a Coastal Cabana bow and add to stems with Mini Glue Dot.


OK…so now continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 Design Team blogs to see their cards and what sets they used this week on their projects! Next up is Mary Brown!


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Dec 24 2013

Tags 4 You

Carter is visiting his other grandma and grandpa for the Christmas holidays and they have had a TON of snow up in Wisconsin!  Here is his first sled ride!

Christmas in Wisconsin 2013 Carter

I made up a little gift to put in my Stamp Club orders this month.  Not much, but thought they turned out cute using the Envelope Punch Board to hold the little Hershey treat!  The Season of Style Designer Paper is SO festive…I love the colors this year!



And here is a closeup:




As you can see, I added a little sparkle with the tree punch from the Merry Minis Trio (available on the carryover list) and Red Glimmer Paper.  I punched he fun Holly Jolly Christmas greeting in Tags 4 You with Old Olive ink and the Artisan Label Punch.  The Hershey bars were wrapped in a coordinating print from Season of Style DSP, too!


Not sure if I'll get to post anything tomorrow, but I hope you have a WONDERFUL…





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