Beginning to Look Like Christmas

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is “Beginning to Look Like Christmas”…of course I added the Merry Melody embossing folder so now you have to sing along with me…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Vellum – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Merry Melody embossing folder, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out largest frame from Framed Florets, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp large detailed leaf in Soft Succulent and small one in Evening Evergreen, cut out, add to card front
  • Basic White- 5/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, while emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Satin Edge Ribbon – tie into small bow, add to card front
  • Add two Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Celebrate the season with the elegant LEAVES OF HOLLY STAMP SET and HOLLY BERRY DIES!  Take advantage of the two-step design to stamp greenery images with added texture and dimension. Try out different color combinations on your leaves and berries to create beautiful boughs of holly.  The HOLLY BERRY DIES include multiple detailed layers of holly leaves and berries, giving you the opportunity to keep it simple or step it up. And two label dies are perfect for framing those festive holiday greetings and sentiments.  We’ve combined the LEAVES OF HOLLY BUNDLE with the BOUGHS OF HOLLY DESIGNER PAPER for a rich, traditional Christmas feel.  This Collection contains three card tutorials (one a fun fold!) and a cute holiday gift idea great for craft shows or to give a special friend!  See more details here!

Set(s): Leaves of Holly
Paper: Basic White, Vellum
Ink: Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Versamark
Other: Holly Berry Dies, Framed Florets Die Merry Melody Embossing Folder, Gold Satin Edged Ribbon, Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Cottage Wreaths

Happy Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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The new Framed Florets dies were just perfect but I decided to make it a vertical instead of a horizontal card so that I could use this cute heart oval…

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Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cajun Craze – 3 3/4 x 5, cut out the heart frame, add to card front
  • Rose/Gold Metallic Paper (gold) – 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 1/2 x 2, stamp greeting with Versamark and gold emboss, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Brushed Metallic Paper – cut out the long leaf from the lightest and the two small leaves from the medium, leave in the little extra pieces, layer and add to card front
  • Gold Satin Edge Ribbon – tie small bow, add to card front
  • Add 3 Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

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Celebrate the season with the elegant LEAVES OF HOLLY STAMP SET and HOLLY BERRY DIES!  Take advantage of the two-step design to stamp greenery images with added texture and dimension. Try out different color combinations on your leaves and berries to create beautiful boughs of holly.  The HOLLY BERRY DIES include multiple detailed layers of holly leaves and berries, giving you the opportunity to keep it simple or step it up. And two label dies are perfect for framing those festive holiday greetings and sentiments.  We’ve combined the LEAVES OF HOLLY BUNDLE with the BOUGHS OF HOLLY DESIGNER PAPER for a rich, traditional Christmas feel.  This Collection contains three card tutorials (one a fun fold!) and a cute holiday gift idea great for craft shows or to give a special friend!  See more details here!

Set(s): Cottage Wreaths
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Brushed Metallic Paper, Rose/Gold Metallic Paper
Ink: Versamark
Other: Framed Florets Dies, Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls, Gold Satin Edged Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22FA Mary Sig

Creatively Simple 64 – Celebrate Holidays

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Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to our Creatively Simple post where Connie and I take a theme each month am make ‘simple’ cards!  I LOVE simple cards! This month it’s

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Here’s my card for this week…here’s what I did..

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Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Gold Foil – cut out largest Framed Florets oval
  • Basic white – 3 3/4 x 5, add gold frame, stamp greeting in Versamark and gold emboss, add panel to card front
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – cut out a single poinsettia image, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some red rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Celebrate the season with the elegant LEAVES OF HOLLY STAMP SET and HOLLY BERRY DIES!  Take advantage of the two-step design to stamp greenery images with added texture and dimension. Try out different color combinations on your leaves and berries to create beautiful boughs of holly.  The HOLLY BERRY DIES include multiple detailed layers of holly leaves and berries, giving you the opportunity to keep it simple or step it up. And two label dies are perfect for framing those festive holiday greetings and sentiments.  We’ve combined the LEAVES OF HOLLY BUNDLE with the BOUGHS OF HOLLY DESIGNER PAPER for a rich, traditional Christmas feel.  This Collection contains three card tutorials (one a fun fold!) and a cute holiday gift idea great for craft shows or to give a special friend!  See more details here!

Set(s): Framed & Festive
Paper: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Boughs of Holly DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Framed Florets Dies, Red Rhinestones, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22FA Mary Sig

IM255 – Cottage Wreaths

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week it’s cool color combo…

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LOVE these colors together…

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  • Polished Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Succulent – 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, run through the Pines embossing folder, add to card front
  • Evening Evergreen – 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic White – 2 3/4 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting in Melon Mambo, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp wreath in Soft Succulent, twigs in Evening Evergreen and berries in Melon Mambo, stamp bow in Polished Pink, cut everything out add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some gold Festive Pearls to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Celebrate the season with the elegant LEAVES OF HOLLY STAMP SET and HOLLY BERRY DIES!  Take advantage of the two-step design to stamp greenery images with added texture and dimension. Try out different color combinations on your leaves and berries to create beautiful boughs of holly.  The HOLLY BERRY DIES include multiple detailed layers of holly leaves and berries, giving you the opportunity to keep it simple or step it up. And two label dies are perfect for framing those festive holiday greetings and sentiments.  We’ve combined the LEAVES OF HOLLY BUNDLE with the BOUGHS OF HOLLY DESIGNER PAPER for a rich, traditional Christmas feel.  This Collection contains three card tutorials (one a fun fold!) and a cute holiday gift idea great for craft shows or to give a special friend!  See more details here!

Set(s): Cottage Wreaths
Paper: Basic White, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen
Ink: Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen
Other: Pines Embossing folder, Festive Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22FA Mary Sig

Gratitude

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is “gratitude”

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Vellum – 3 1/3 x 4 1/2, run through Leaf Fall embossing folder, add to card front
  • Basic White – ink leaf in Bermuda Bay, cut out; next touch some of the tips in Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay = 7/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting in Veramark and gold emboss, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Elegant Trim – tie a small bow with long ends, add to card front
  • Add two Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Collage

Celebrate the season with the elegant LEAVES OF HOLLY STAMP SET and HOLLY BERRY DIES!  Take advantage of the two-step design to stamp greenery images with added texture and dimension. Try out different color combinations on your leaves and berries to create beautiful boughs of holly.  The HOLLY BERRY DIES include multiple detailed layers of holly leaves and berries, giving you the opportunity to keep it simple or step it up. And two label dies are perfect for framing those festive holiday greetings and sentiments.  We’ve combined the LEAVES OF HOLLY BUNDLE with the BOUGHS OF HOLLY DESIGNER PAPER for a rich, traditional Christmas feel.  This Collection contains three card tutorials (one a fun fold!) and a cute holiday gift idea great for craft shows or to give a special friend!  See more details here!

Set(s): Soft Seedlings
Paper: Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Vellum
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other: Leaf Fall Embossing Folder, Elegant Trim, Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls, Gold Embossing Powder

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Santa’s Delivery

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

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Santa’s Delivery was just too much fun for this…

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Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Santa Express DSP (poppy print) – 1 1/2 x 6, add on angle to card base, trim
  • Basic White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Santa Express DSP (HO HO HO print) – 2 3/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Wonderful Snowflake – add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp 3 penguins and a road sign, color and cut out, add two penguins and a road sign to card front
  • Poppy Parade – 3/4 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add the third penguin to the banner
  • Add some Adhesive Backed Stars to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

Collage

Celebrate the season with the elegant LEAVES OF HOLLY STAMP SET and HOLLY BERRY DIES!  Take advantage of the two-step design to stamp greenery images with added texture and dimension. Try out different color combinations on your leaves and berries to create beautiful boughs of holly.  The HOLLY BERRY DIES include multiple detailed layers of holly leaves and berries, giving you the opportunity to keep it simple or step it up. And two label dies are perfect for framing those festive holiday greetings and sentiments.  We’ve combined the LEAVES OF HOLLY BUNDLE with the BOUGHS OF HOLLY DESIGNER PAPER for a rich, traditional Christmas feel.  This Collection contains three card tutorials (one a fun fold!) and a cute holiday gift idea great for craft shows or to give a special friend!  See more details here!

Set(s): Santa’s Delivery
Paper: Basic White, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Santa Express DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark; BLENDS:  Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaraon
Other: Santa’s Train Dies, Wonderful Snowflake, Adhesive Backed Stars, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22FA Mary Sig

Creatively Simple 63 – Celebrate Holidays

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Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to our Creatively Simple post where Connie and I take a theme each month am make ‘simple’ cards!  I LOVE simple cards! This month it’s

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Here’s my card for this week…here’s what I did..

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Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 5, run through Whimsical Trees Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Santa Express DSP – green print and red print – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, add each to car drontr
  • Basic White – stamp one candy cane in Shaded Spruce and the other in Real Red, cut out, add to card fornt
  • Shaded Spruce – 1 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, add to card fornt
  • Tie bow in Iridescent trim, add to card front to finish of

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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CHRISTMAS BANNERS BUNDLE includes traditional holiday greetings that you can mix and match and then frame with the gorgeous banners!  Make the large banners the focal point on your card, or dress the banners up with pine branches, berries, leafy sprigs and holly!  Combine several die cuts to form a garland or wreath!  Our CHRISTMAS BANNERS CARD COLLECTION features EIGHT card tutorials paired with LIGHTS AGLOW DESIGNER PAPER and GLIMMER SPECIALTY PAPER for a definite WOW look without a lot of effort!   See more details HERE!
Set(s): Sweet Candy Cane
Paper: Basic White, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, Santa Express DSP
Ink: Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Versamark
Other: Candy Cane Dies, Whimsical Trees Embossing Folder, Iridescent Trim, White Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22FA Mary Sig

IM254 – Kindest Gnome

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week it’s a fun cake…

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Those little gnomes are just so darn cute…

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  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Snowflake Specialty Paper – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Cut out large Framed Florets once in Smoky Slate and once in Basic White; add Smoky Slate frame to card, stamp greeting on white oval in Basic Grey, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp two gnomes in Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add 2 silver Festive Pearls to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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CHRISTMAS BANNERS BUNDLE includes traditional holiday greetings that you can mix and match and then frame with the gorgeous banners!  Make the large banners the focal point on your card, or dress the banners up with pine branches, berries, leafy sprigs and holly!  Combine several die cuts to form a garland or wreath!  Our CHRISTMAS BANNERS CARD COLLECTION features EIGHT card tutorials paired with LIGHTS AGLOW DESIGNER PAPER and GLIMMER SPECIALTY PAPER for a definite WOW look without a lot of effort!   See more details HERE!
Set(s): Kindest Gnome
Paper: Basic White, Smoky Slate, Snowflake Specialty paper
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Grey; BLENDS:  Smoky Slate (both) Basic Black (light)
Other: Framed Florets Dies, Festive Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22FA Mary Sig

Vintage Thanksgiving

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is “vintage Thanksgiving”.  Not really sure that that means but here is what I did…

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Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4, run through the Timeless Texture embossing folder, add to card front
  • Texture Chic DSP (dark green/gold print) – 1 1/2 x 5, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cajun Craze – cut out one large and one tall thin pumpkin, sponge edges with Cajun Craze, layer
  • Crumb Cake – cut out stem, sponge edges with Crumb Cake, add to pumpkin, add pumpkin to card front using dimensionals
  • Evening Evergreen – cut out viney thing, add to pumpkin
  • Soft Succulent – stamp greeting in Early Espresso, cut around greeting, add to pumpkin using dimensionals
  • Add some Rustic Metallic Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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CHRISTMAS BANNERS BUNDLE includes traditional holiday greetings that you can mix and match and then frame with the gorgeous banners!  Make the large banners the focal point on your card, or dress the banners up with pine branches, berries, leafy sprigs and holly!  Combine several die cuts to form a garland or wreath!  Our CHRISTMAS BANNERS CARD COLLECTION features EIGHT card tutorials paired with LIGHTS AGLOW DESIGNER PAPER and GLIMMER SPECIALTY PAPER for a definite WOW look without a lot of effort!   See more details HERE!
Set(s): Heron Habitat  (greeting)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Texture Chic DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Rustic Pumpkin Dies, Timeless Texture Embossing Folder, Rustic Metallic Dots, Dimensionals

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Sweet Candy Cane

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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The Texture Chic DSP is just so yummy I had to use it…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Snowflake Specialty Paper (flocked dotted) – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out two strips 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to each side of the dotted paper
  • Garden Green – cut out pine bough, add to card front
  • Real Red – cut out two of the detailed ornaments, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out 2 bows, add to ornaments
  • Real Red – 3/4 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, gold emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

Collage
CHRISTMAS BANNERS BUNDLE includes traditional holiday greetings that you can mix and match and then frame with the gorgeous banners!  Make the large banners the focal point on your card, or dress the banners up with pine branches, berries, leafy sprigs and holly!  Combine several die cuts to form a garland or wreath!  Our CHRISTMAS BANNERS CARD COLLECTION features EIGHT card tutorials paired with LIGHTS AGLOW DESIGNER PAPER and GLIMMER SPECIALTY PAPER for a definite WOW look without a lot of effort!   See more details HERE!
Set(s): Sweet Candy Cane
Paper: Basic White, Real Red, Garden Green, Snowflake DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Decorated Pines Dies, Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls, Gold Embossing  Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

22FA Mary Sig