Dec 02 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Green/Black/Gold Colors

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring a color combination of “Green, Gold and Black” together this week.  I thought immediately of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper with the Old Olive and Basic Black colors.  Add a little Gold Embossing and it works for this challenge!


Another quick and easy card from me…literally took me longer to pull out my embossing gun than it did to pull the entire card together.  I’m doing my big Craft Fair tomorrow, so have been SUPER busy!  Didn’t get as much done as I wanted…but isn’t that always the case?



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Very Vanilla, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A length of Gold Edged Ribbon was wrapped around the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper and tied in a bow.
  • The greeting from Watercolor Christmas was inked with Versamark and stamped on Very Vanilla then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  It was cut with the Layered Oval Framelit and added to the larger Scallop Oval cut from Basic Black.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two of the trees in Watercolor Christmas were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Very Vanilla and colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends…LOVE them!  They were cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A gold Metallic Shape star was added to the front tree.


SO pretty…love it!  Make sure to check out what the Design Team did with the challenge this week! Next up is Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!










Oct 11 2017

Ready for Christmas

I have a fun card for you today, but first…


The brand new OCTOBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  It’s time to sign up!  We are featuring products from the new HOLIDAY Catalog!  Plus, get a FREE BONUS TUTORIAL of a FUN different project using the Be Merry Kit when you sign up for both October & November!  See details below!

  • 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.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!


October 2017 Collage
Sets we will be using:


  • Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle
  • Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  • Christmas Happiness Bundle



$8.95 US


BE MERRY KIT BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH October and November 2017 Mini Sessions and get a BONUS  TUTORIAL featuring the Be Merry Kit designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!  We are sure you’ll enjoy this different use of the ornament kit!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new session begins!

Be Merry Hanging snippet


plus BONUS 2017 Be Merry Kit project!

$17.90 US


I received the Ready for Christmas bundle as a pillow gift in Thailand…but hadn’t used itx, ecept for the little dog and table!  So…grabbed it to make this card for the launch of the October 2017 Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!



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 top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper.
  • A 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock was placed on top with a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of the poinsettia pattern DSP across it.
  • The background tree from Ready for Christmas was stamped with Garden Green Ink on Garden Green cardstock and cut with the Christmas Staircase Thinlit Dies.  Several of the green fronds were also cut from Garden Green cardstock and added on top.
  • The tree was placed on the left side of the Whisper White panel and a 3/4 x 1 Chocolate Chip cardstock trunk added under it.
  • Several poinsettias were hand-cut from the DSP and added to the tree.
  • A 1/8 bow of Real Red Ribbon was added to the top.
  • The greeting from Watercolor Christmas was stamped with Real Red ink in the upper right corner.
  • Rhinestone Jewels were added to the center of the poinsettias.


Don’t forget to check out Create with Connie and Mary or visit my blog to sign up for our latest FABULOUS edition!  You’ll be glad you did!