Tranquil Tulips

Here it is another Thursday already.  I can’t believe it is almost the end of May and that the Memorial Day weekend it really just about here.  I’m going to be heading out to see my sister and I’m really looking forward to it.

This week we have a sketch inspiration for you.  I have to say…I really enjoyed working with it!  I LOVE the new hostess set – Tranquil Tulips…it is just so pretty and it was perfect for the sketch!  And I absolutely LOVE blue flowers!  LOL!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 4 x 5 1/2, run through the the Falling Petals embossing folder and add to card front
  • Sahara Sand – 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out the So Detailed flower piece, add to card front
  • Blooms and Bliss dsp (Island Indigo print) – 3/4 x 5, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp tulip leaves using Mint Macaron and flower with stamped off Island Indigo and full strength Island Indigo, stamp flower centers using Memento Black, cut everything out and add using dimensionals
  • Stamper Always banner using Island Indigo, cut out and add using dimensionals

June is right around the corner and so is the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition!  WOO HOO!

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!

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): Tranquil Tulips, Time of Year
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Blooms and Bliss dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron
Other: So Detailed Thinlets, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

No Bones About It

Sorry I’m late getting this post up for today.  Trying to get things together so I can go and visit my sister and the day of the week completely slipped my mind.

It’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Mainly Masculine – cards for guys.

So I’m looking through my VERY limited imaged that could be masculine and saw my fun ‘No Bones About It’ set that I haven’t used in a while so decided to go for it!  I paired it up with the Urban Underground dsp and thought it turned out pretty good.

Here’s the details…

  • Delightful Dijon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Black/Silver X print – 2 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Slashed print – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Delightful Dijon and foot prints using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp one dinosaur using Memento Black and Smoky Slate and the other using Delightful Dijon and Memento Black, Cut out and add to card front, stamp leaves using Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate, cut out, add to card front
  • Add Silver Star from the Urban Underground Embellishments to finish off.

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

Set(s): No Bones About It
Paper: Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground sp
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon
Other: Urban Underground Embellishments, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Tri-Fold Card

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s that time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  This week our theme is tri-fold cards.  I had a tough time figuring out what style I wanted to do but finally settled on this one.

Here’s the details…

  • Wisteria Wonder – 5 1/2 x 11, score at 4 1/8 and 8 3/8, fold.  On front flap measure up 2″ from the bottom and cut from top fold down to mark.
  • Delightful Daisy dsp – 3 7/8 x 5 1/4, add to inside panel
  • On front panel stamp greeting using Night of Navy, stamp inside Thank You also using Night of Navy
  • Whisper White – stamp daisy 2 times using Night of Navy and center on one with Daffodil Delight, leaves are Old Olive and Night of Navy.  Punch out daisy and cut out leaves, layer everything together
  • Calypso Coral – 3/4 x 9, wrap around card securing in front, add daisy to bellyband using dimensionals

Here’s the open view…

LOVE the new daisy and daisy punch!  And speaking of love…

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!

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): Daisy Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Delightful Daisy dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Other: Daisy Punch, Dimensionals

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Dragonfly Dreams

Ooooo….it’s Thursday again and so it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration!  This week it is Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Night of Navy (and yes…that is Night of Navy and not Basic Black.  I’m still working on lighting in my new craft room!).

I do have to say…I’m really going to miss both Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron…those were my favorites from the set of retiring colors.

So I was going to do a Dragonfly card with the dots in Watermelon and Mint and the dragonfly in Navy.  I pulled out that greeting and thought…OH MY…that is PERFECT for the beach chair!  So I just made a little tweak!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp dots in Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder, stamp greeting in Night of Navy
  • Cut piece of Watermelon Wonder Striped Ribbon and Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon, fold in half and add to back of Whisper White panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Night of Navy – cut out chair, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a couple Basic Rhinestones…well, just because they are my favorite!  LOL!!!

And speaking of favorites…June is right around the corner and so is the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition!  WOO HOO!

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!

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): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlets, Watermelon Wonder Striped Ribbon, Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Saying Goodbye

Can you believe it…it is another Saturday already!  And what a fine Saturday it is!  The sun is supposed to be shining all day and my husband and I have decided to take the weekend off from unpacking.  We’ll see if that happens!

This time of year it is all about what is retiring from Stampin’ Up! and I have to say a couple of my favorite things are going away.  As soon as I say that our theme this week is saying good-bye…I just KNEW #1 on my list for using was Gorgeous Grunge.  I am going to so miss this set!

So beside the Gorgeous Grunge I also added in there Layering Letters (another GREAT set) and Crazy About You.  The Watermelon Wonder is going away and so is this version of Rhinestone.  So…saying good-bye to a lot!

Here’s the details…

  • Watermelon Wonder – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp large scatter with Peek-a-boo Peach and small scatter with Watermelon Wonder and Bermuda Bay, stamp letters in Memento Black.  Layer onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay – 1/2 x 1 1/4, stamp you using Memento Black, cut into banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

I just lover how happy this is!  And it makes me happy to tell you…

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!

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): Gorgeous Grunge, Layering Letters, Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Lovely Inside and Out

Can you believe it…it’s another Thursday so it’s time for another inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week…it’s a fun sketch!

I wanted to use something new for the challenge but then have ALL this leftover dsp so I put the two together and this is what I got!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 c 8 1/2 folded
  • Striped (Fresh Fruit  dsp) – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, layer onto Peek-a-boo Peach 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp ‘flower’ using Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, and Peek-a-boo Peach and ‘leaves’ in Pear Pizzazz.  Cut them all out, layer an add to card front – the Flirty Flamingo one is added using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp FRIEND in Pear Pizzazz and for a great in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Add some Perfect White Accents (because that was the only thing I cold find) to finish off!

So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the designs from our talented design team.

Set(s): Lovely Inside and Out
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Fresh Fruit dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Colorful Seasons

This was really one of my MUST HAVE sets from the new catalog and I was sooooo happy to see that it was on the pre-order list!

The SUO Challenge theme this time is ‘watercoloring’ and well…let’s just say ‘watercoloring’ is not high on my list of things I like to do.  I think part of my issue with watercoloring is that it looks ‘messy’ to me.  I am definitely one of the those ‘color inside the lines kind of gals!’.  LOL!!!  So I decided for my ‘watercoloring’ to use the acrylic block method to ‘watercolor’ a background for my beach chair!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Color Theory dsp stack – two pieces – one 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 and the other 1/2 x 4 1/4; add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, ink acrylic block using Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Soft Sky, spritzer and stamp onto paper – hold down allowing the ink to spread; let dry
  • Stamp frame of chair in Soft Suede and seat in Dapper Denim; stamp breathe in Dapper Denim and just in Soft Suede; add to card front just dimensionals
  • Add some glitter enamel dots to finish off

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

Set(s): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Color Theory dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Other: Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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