Preview Week & Blog Candy

WOOO HOOO!!!!  Preview week has begun for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations!  Three week of card sets from our fabulous design team!  But before we get started, we have a preview week to let you see what we are all about.

So I’m kicking things off with a card set using Tap, Tap, Tap!

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When the new catalog came out last year, I just HAD to have this set!  Guess what?  This is the FIRST time I’ve used it!  EEK!!!  I bet NONE of you do that!

My all time favorite dsp is the Flashback dsp.  I just LOVE it!  The colors are so cool and so are the designs.  So I decided it would be PERFECT paired up with the Tap, Tap, Tap set.

Here’s an individual picture of one of the cards…

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Well…since this is preview week that means two things…you can get a FREE tutorial on how to make these cards by visiting the Create with Connie and Mary site and then leave me a comment to be entered into my Blog Candy – FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations!

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So head of to Create with Connie and Mary and download my tutorial and while you are there, subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations so you don’t miss out on any of the ideas!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPING!

CardCreateCeleMarySiggy

Thinking of You

ThinkingofYouWOO HOO!!!  Preview week has begun for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tion Celebrations!  And one of our AMAZING designers has a card to share and is giving away BLOG CANDY!!  Who is it you ask?  Well…head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to see who it is!  Then head over to her blog and leave a comment to be entered into her blog candy give away!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, round bottom right corner
  • Irresistibly Yours dsp (flower print) – 2 x 4 1/2.  Sponge Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red.  Wipe access off flowers.  Round bottom right corner.
  • Whisper White – 5 x 3 3/4, round bottom right corner.  Add sponged panel.  Stamp greeting using Memento Black under sponged panel.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Punch out 5 Basic Black flowers using the Itty Bitty Accent punch.  Add to card front.  Add Basic Rhinestones to the center of each flower.

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* Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
* Edition runs April 5 – 25
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* Printable supply lists, directions & measurements

 

Set(s): Sheltering Tree
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Irresistibly Yours dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Other: Project Life Corner Rounder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CardCreateCeleMarySiggy

For Being You

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Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop!  As a reminder for the month of March, we are focusing on Sale-a-bration and the great products offered.  This week each team member had the choice of one of these 3 ‘sale-a-bration’ sets –

Big Day, For Being you or Nature’s Perfection

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from our Create with Connie and Mary blog…we wanted to make sure you know that registration is open for the Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations.

Thanks

For my card this time I decided to use the fun SAB set “For Being You”.  I had this idea to put the one words on top of the other instead of coloring in the work THANKS.  I do have to say…this is also card I used as a make and take for a recent workshop.

Here’s the detail –

  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Gold Foil – 1/2 x 5 1/2 – dd to bottom front of card (it’s a little difficult to see in the picture but it’s there)
  • Bermuda Bay diagonal striped paper (Birthday Bash Specialty dsp) – add to card front
  • Calypso Coral SAB ribbon – add along top of dsp
  • Whisper White – 5 1/4 x 1 1/2.  Stamp THANKS using Calypso Coral, then stamp for all you do using Night of Navy.
  • Use Note Tag punch to punch top and bottom of piece.
  • Add piece of folded Gold Satin Ribbon to top using handheld punch.  Tie piece of White Baker’s Twine in the Calypso Coral button and add to tag using glue dots.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some gold sequins using glue.
Set(s): For All Your Do (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Gold Foil, Birthday Bash Specialty dsp
Ink: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy
Other: Note Tag Punch, Gold Satin Ribbon, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, White Baker’s Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Handheld Stapler, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davis Rubberfunatics Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

And Many More

CCMC348Wow…can you believe it?  It’s already the last Thursday in March!  Hopefully sprint is really on it’s way now.  I know that I am soooo sick of all the the cold, snow and ice (okay…I’ll admit it, winter is NOT my favorite season!)

Well…since it is Thursday it is time for another challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.  We have a unique color challenge for you…Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Rose Red.  I will admit…this one was a CHALLENGE!!!  But I do like the card I ended up with.

Here’s the details –

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Something Borrowed dsp – 3 3/8 x 3 3/8, layer onto Whisper White 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and add to card front.
  • Soft Sky and Soft Sky dsp banners – 1 1/4 x 3 1/2.  Stamp plain one with greeting using Rose Red.  Sponge around edges using Soft Sky.  Layer, add to card front, trim edge.
  • Bottom flower – Rose Red using Bouquet Die, Rose Red dotted (Painted Blossom dsp) Pansy punch – they layers soooo wonderfully!  Add to card front.
  • Add large Silver Basic Metal Button to center of flower, tie bow using Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, add to center of button.
  • Punch Rose Red mini flowers using Itty Bitty Accents punch.  Add to card front.  Add Basic Rhinestone to center of each and on card front to finish it off.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): And Many More
Paper: Soft Sky, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Something Borrowed dsp, Painted Blooms dsp, Subtles dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Rose Red, Soft Sky
Other: Basic Metal Buttons, Bouquet Bigz L Die, Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine,, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Balloon Bash

SUO119aIt’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Fun Folds.  Hmmm…what to do what to do?  I was a little stumped by this one but then had some fun playing around with multiple folds within the card with cutouts through the top so you can see through all the layers.  Yep…that worked for me!  I thought you’d like to see how this opens up so here’s some extra photos…

SUO119b SUO119c SUO119dHere’s the first (left side) flap opened.

 

 

 

Here’s the second (right side) flap opened.

 

 

And finally – here it is with the inside flap opened.

 

 

 

Here’s some details –

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/8 x 8 1/2 folded (yes…that is 4 1/8 NOT 4 1/4).
  • Calypso Dotted and special confetti dsp 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded then cut the ends using Oval framelit.
  • Layer the confetti print to the INSIDE back of the Night of Navy piece
  • Layer the Calypso Coral dotted printed to the BACK of the Night of Navy piece.
  • Fold Night of Navy piece down then the right flap then the left one.
  • Punch out a 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle punch and add it to the left (dotted) flap – positioning it where you want – punch out.
  • Use Circle Framelit for side INSIDE the 1 3/4″ Scallop circle and cut out one for a pattern.  With the left flap folded down, place the circle cut out piece, then add framelit on top (FLAP OPEN!!!) and run through Big Shot to cut out.
  • Now decorate however yous want.  I did Balloon Bash and just had a lot of fun layer things for how they shown through the openings.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Balloon Bash
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Birthday Bash dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Other: 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Oval Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Hodgepodge Clips, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Simply Wonderful

TSSC359One of my very favorite things from the new catalog was the Moonlight dsp paper stack.  I love the colors and the designs of the paper.  When I was looking at the sketch Mary Jo gave us for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge this week, I decided it was time to pull out that paper and use that for my inspiration!

Yes…it’s the butterfly again.  I do love these butterflies…they are just sooo pretty and REALLY pretty in Blackberry Bliss.

Here’s the details –

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Dotted print (Moonlight dsp paper stack) – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 3.  Stamp greeting using Sahara Sand, cut into a panel, add to card front.
  • Hello Honey grid print (Moonlight dsp paper stack) – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 add Sahara Sand Scallop Edge (sponge edges with Sahara Sand) added to right side, Blackberry bliss – 3/4 x 5 1/2 added to the left side.
  • Cut medium butterfly out of Blackberry Bliss, add to card front.
  • Tie Whisper White Baker’s Twine into smallest silver Basic Metal Button and add to butterfly using dimensionals.

TSSC359Okay…I took a little ‘artistic license’ with this one too!  I hope you can join the fun!    Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Simply Wonderful (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Sahara Sand
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Butterfly Framelits, Silver Basic Metal Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Painted Petals

CAS317Here’s a quick and easy CAS card for you this evening!

I noticed that the CAS challenge on SCS was to use ‘bulb’ flowers on your card.  Well…I was looking through my Painted Petals set and noticed this sweet little ‘tulip’ image and thought how cute they would look sticking out of a pocket!  Super sweet and simple!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Stamp stem image twice (second stamped off) using Pistachio Pudding.  Stamp tulips twice (second stamped off) using Crisp Cantaloupe.
  • Punch ‘pocket’ using the hexagon punch from the In-color DSP paper stack.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Pistachio Pudding.
  • Add layer to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie bow from Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  Add to pocket.
  • Add Basic Rhinestone to finish off.

I just love CAS cards!!!

Set(s): Painted Petals, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, In-color DSP Paper Stack
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Other: Hexagon Punch, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy