Black & White

Well here it is again…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme this time is Black and White…cards in just black and white.  Hmmm…I do like a little ‘pop’ of color in my card but I did stick with the all black and white theme!

What a simple card!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp label using Memento Black, punch out, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using 1 1/4 Circle Punch, layer onto 1 3/8 Basic Black Circle and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out large dragonfly add to card front using dimensionals

Everything is better with dragonflies!  LOL!!!

Set(s): Label Me Pretty
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Pretty Label Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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You’re Delightful

Here it is again another Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration.  We are once again doing a CASE the catalog inspiration and this one is from page 131.

I just LOVE the layout of this card…I think it is one that I would definitely use again.  I don’t know what it is about this hostess set but it is just so dang CUTE!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pool Party – 5 x 3 3/4, run through the Layered Leaves embossing folder
  • Whole Lot of Lovely dsp – 4 1/2 x 2, add to card front on an angle
  • Wrap piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon around panel and add panel to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 4 x 2, stamp large greeting using Peek-a-boo Peach and P.S. greeting using Tranquil Tide, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp the little Word Bubble heart using Tangerine Tango, cut out and add using dimensionals, add a Natural Element and a Tranquil Tide Incolor Bow to finish off.

You know it’s not too late…the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session opened on June 11th and that it is still a GREAT time to subscribe?  No…really it is!

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Check out the awesome projects from the Design Team while you are there!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): You’re Delightful (Hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Other: Incolor Bows, Natural Elements, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Eastern Beauty

Can you believe it…it’s another Tuesday and time for another SUO Challenge.  Our theme this time is patriotic colors so I went with good old red, white and blue!

I hadn’t realized when I went to make my card that Stampin’ Up! retired all the stars!  GEEZ…who’s in charge???  What WERE they thinking???  I did finally find this small one in the new Wood Crate thinlet set.  But REALLY…why retire BOTH Framelits AND punches.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp medium circle in Real Red and small circle in Dapper Denim, layer onto Dapper Denim 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front at an angle.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 4 1/4 add to card front
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Dapper Denim, cut into banner and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut star in Real Red, Dapper Denim, Silver Glimmer, layer and add to card front using dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Eastern Beautfy
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Real Red, Dapper Denim
Other: Wood Crate Thinlets,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Pink

Well…it’s that time again…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This week out theme is Favorite Pink.  Okay…I have a confession to make…my card is NOT made with my current favorite pink.  I LOVE Flirty Flamingo…What a GREAT pink!  The problem though is that I don’t have dsp that is Flirty Flamingo so instead of my FAVORITE pink, it is more the pink that I had some dsp to use!  LOL!!!  What can I say…full disclosure!

Don’t you just LOVE the new Ribbon of Courage set?  I am SOOOO glad that SU FINALLY has one of these again.  I think this is such a pretty set!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely dsp (Powder Pink print) – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, spritz with water and run through the ruffled dynamics embossing folder (okay…have to say this…NOT real impressed – all puns intended – with this…almost looks more like someone sat on the paper than that I used an embossing folder) and add to card front
  • Powder Pink – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Powder Pink – stamp ribbon using Memento Black, cut out using matching framelit, color with Powder Pink, Blushing Bride and Chalk markers, add clear Wink of Stella to the white section, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Powder Pink – 1/2 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add Heart Silver Metallic Shape to finish off

Now is still a GREAT time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition.  We opened on June 11th!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Ribbon of Courage
Paper: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride
Other: Ruffled Dynamics Embossing Folder, Chalk Marker, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Support Ribbon Framelits, Dimensionals

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Lovely Inside and Out

Happy Thursday everyone!  Don’t you just love Thursdays?  I know I do because it is time for some more inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  WOOO HOOO!!!

We once again have a CASE the catalog inspiration and this one comes from page 43.  I IMMEDIATELY thought of the Lovely Words thinlits and decided I would do the layout again this week!  I’m also really lovin’ the Naturally Eclectic dsp…the colors really call to me!

Here’s the details…

  • Lemon Lime Twist – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Tranquil Tide – 3 1/4 x 4 3/4, run through the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder
  • Naturally Eclectic dsp – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4, cut into a banner, add to the Tranquil Tide panel using dimensionals and tie a double layer of White Baker’s Twine around panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – first cut out the scallop circle (Layering Circles Framelits) then the hugs (Lovely Words) add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 3/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, cut into arrow, layer onto Soft Sky print also 3/8 x 2 1/2, add to card front using dimenionals
  • Add a couple Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Did you know that the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session opened on June 11th and that it is still a GREAT time to subscribe?  No…really it is!

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Check out the awesome projects from the Design Team while you are there!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Lovely Inside and Out
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Naturally Eclectic dsp
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Other: Lovely Words Thinlets, Layering Circles Framelits, White Bakers Twine, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Daisy Delight

Oh and what a delight the daisy truly is!  I know as soon as I saw the Delightful Daisy bundle in the new catalog, it was on the top of my MUST HAVE list!  (And apparently just about everyone else too consider Stampin’ Up! had to turn off the ability to order this until they got some more in!)

What I love about this bundle is the you can make the daisy with or without the stamp set.  For my card I wanted to keep my daisy nice and simple so just punched it out.  You all know me…I LOVE cards that are mostly white!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Delightful Daisy dsp (Old Olive print) – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, run through Garden Trellis embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daisy – punch out two daisies from Whisper White and layer, Crushed Curry – punch out 3/4″ circle and add to center of flower using dimensionals, stamp three leaves using Old Olive, cut out and add behind flower, add flower to card front using dimensionals
  • Crushed Curry – cut out the oval Friend from Lovely Words thinlets, trim word from inside oval then add to card front using dimensionals

It’s this just oh so fresh and wonderful?

Now don’t forget…the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition is now open and NOW is a great time to subscribe!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Daisy Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Delightful Daisy dsp
Ink: Old Olive
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Lovely Words Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Lovely Inside and Out

So…are you enjoying the new catalog?  This is always such a fun time of year as everyone gets NEW stuff and those creative juices start to really flow.

One thing that is always fun about the new catalog is seeing the new incolors.  I love that now we have the new incolors for 2 years at a time instead of just 1.  Sometimes it takes me awhile to ‘warm up’ to colors and when we only had them a year, by the time I was finally liking them, they were gone.  For me it seems like every other year I REALLY like the incolors.  Should I mention that I LOVE last year’s incolors?  This is going to be one of those years that it takes me a while to warm up to them.  This is for the Fab Friday 114.

One thing I like to do when I get the new incolors is to make a card for my stamping group using all the colors on one card.  Sometimes this is easy (aka LAST YEAR) and sometimes this is REALLY DIFFICULT (aka THIS YEAR!).  But I did manage to do it and and here’s the card I came up with.  Overall not too bad.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp ‘flower’ in Powder Pink, FRIEND in Lemon Lime Twist and FOR A GREAT in Fresh Fig, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp ‘flower’ in Berry Burst and two ‘leaves’ in Tranquil Tide, cut out flower using Layering Circle framelit and cut out leaves by hand, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Also remember TODAY IS THE DAY!  The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition has just OPENED – WOO HOO!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Lovely Inside and Out
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Line Twist, Tranquil Tide
Other: Layering Circles, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!