Monthly Archives: September 2015

Jolly Christmas

Jolly Christmas 3Oh my word…I just LOVE this little set!  Okay… really LOVE this little reindeer!

I wanted to play around some with this set and thought how cute it would be to make the reindeer into “Rudolph” and I pretty much wanted to keep it pretty simple overall.  I have to say I like hte way it turned out!

I think just the simple embossed reindeer and the greeting is perfect!

Here’s the details…

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Kraft – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Softly Falling embossing folder, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp reindeer using Versamark on Kraft, white emboss, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Real Red – 1/2 x 2 1/8, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut one end into a banner and add to card front using dimesnionals.
  • Use White Gel Pen to add some ‘snow’ dots.
  • Add a Winter Wonderland Embellishment to banner to finish off.

Now I have to tell you…I had SOOOO much fun making this that I wanted to make some more using this cool set.  So I started looking around and the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session just opened.

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As I was looking the great projects (3 cards sets and 2 3D projects) I was looking at the card set Deb Currier made using the Haunt Ya Later set.  I thought…wow..those cards would work really get with the Jolly Christmas set.  So I decided it would be fun to remake 2 of her cards using my set (so taking a Halloween set and making it Christmas!)

grpNow unfortunately I can’t show you the full cards I made…only our subscribers get to see those (and the full tutorial for making them). But I did think it would be fun to show you the snippets of them!   All I can say REALLY CUTE!!!

And do you know what?  NOW is a GREAT time to subscribe!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today.  Here is what you’ll get…

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You
    • AND a bonus project from Connie remaking Debbie Henderson’s ADORABLE Halloween Table Top Decor into an ADORABLE Snow Place Table to Decor
    • AND my two Jolly Christmas Cards

The session opened September 13th!

Set(s): Jolly Christmas
Paper: Kraft, Real Red
Ink: Versamark
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Bright Candy Dots, Winter Wonderland Embellishment, Dimensionals

Now don’t forget…head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check us out and SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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Lighthearted Leaves

Lighthearted Leaves SUO131Oh it’s time for another SUO challenge and this time it is Get Well cards!

As I was going through what I had in the way of Get Well greetings, I didn’t have much from which to pick but found this good one (hiding on the bottom of another one!).  Then I was looking at the Lighthearted Leaves set (sitting on top of my desk) and I noticed THIS stamp looked like trees too so I just HAD to make them into it.  (Check out this post for a different leaf used as a tree.)

So anyway…here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, use Old Olive Marker to make ‘swishes’ for the ground under the trees, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the leaf/tree on Whisper White using Basic Black Archival, color using Old Olive, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry markers, cut out, add one directly onto card front then the other using dimensionals.
  • Mask out part of the stamp, ink using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp on Delightful Dijon 1/2 x 2 1/2, cut into banner on both ends and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Rich Razzleberry Candy Dots to finish it off.

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

Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves, Fabulous Four
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Delightful Dijon
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon
Other: Leaflet Framelits, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Howl-o-ween Treat

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  Do you LOVE our new look?  WE DO!!!  We are gearing up for the Holiday Mini and FABULOUS FALL!!!  This week we are doing Halloween again!   Oh the fun!

Howl-o-ween Sat HopI decided for my card this week I wanted to go really simple.  At first I was going to do just white, black and silver and then I decided for just that little pop of orange.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Silver Glimmer – 2 1/2″ circle – add to panel
  • Everyday Chic dsp – 2 prints 1/2 x 4, layer onto Whisper White on an angle and trim off ends.  Add to card base using dimensionals.
  • Stamp hat using Archival Basic Black, cut out and add to card front.
  • Tangelo Twist – cut out BOO! and add to card front.
  • Punch out 3 small stars from Basic Black and add to card.

And it’s Halloween ‘funtastic!”.  What can I say…it was late when I was typing it and ALL I’ve been doing for the past week is grading!  LOL!!!

September Mini Session Collage smallBut you know what it’s NOT too late for?  Well NOW is the PERFECT time to sign up for Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Session…not really it IS perfect…we release our project TOMORROW (Sunday!).

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Set(s): Howl-o-ween Treat
Paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Everyday Chic dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Other: Boo to You Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN!

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Acorny Thank You!

CCMC372Oh cool…it’s Thursday and time for ANOTHER Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have an AWESOME color challenge for you…So Saffron, Delightful Dijon and Night of Navy.

As I was sitting down to work on my card this week, I saw the Mojo Monday sketch and thought it would be cool to use that.  Every now and then a sketch just ‘calls my name’ and this was one of those!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, run the top through the Woodland Embossing Folder.
  • Night of Navy – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card fornt
  • Bojo dsp – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Night of Navy – 2 3/4 x 3 1/2, cut into banner and add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp striped bottom using So Saffron and solid bottom in Delightful Dijon.  Stamp tops in Night of Navy, punch out and layer.  Stamp thankful banner in Night of Navy, cut out.  Layer acorns and banner and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie a bow from the Gold Cording Trim, add to banner.

September Mini Session Collage smallDid you know that it’s time for the next Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Acorny Thank You
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Night of Navy, Boho dsp
Ink: So Saffron, Delightful Dijon, Night of Navy
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder, Acorn Builder Punch, Gold Cording Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Among the Branches

HelloAutumnOh…I couldn’t wait to share this card with you all.  It is just SO ME!!!

As I was working on the new banner for the Create with Connie and Mary site (you know…we are getting ready to open the September Mini Session on Sept 13th…WOOO HOOO!!!), I picked the colors of Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Delightful Dijon to give our banner a ‘fall’ feeling.  LOVE IT!  Well anyway, as I sat down to stamp, I had these colors on my brain and wanted to play with the new Among the Branches set.  This idea popped into my head.  Oh my…it is just so CAS and SO ME!

Here’s the details (don’t blink…it’s definitely quick and easy!)…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Stamp the branch (tree trunk) in Sahara Sand then the leaves in Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Delightful Dijon.  Stamp greeting (Cheer All Year) in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Add layer to card base using dimensionals
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Viola…a CAS card for fall (oh…it is just SOOOO ME!!!)  And since  I made this to make the new Create with Connie and Mary Banner for our NEW session…here’s the details…

September Mini Session Collage smallIt’s time for the next Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Set(s): Among the Branches, Cheer All Year
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

 

Acorny Thank You

AcornyDo you love these little acorns?  I do!  They are just soooo dang cute and with the matching punch, it just makes it so easy to make a super cool card!

This is really just such an easy card to make and I love the fall ‘feel’ to the colors of Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Cajun Craze.  Add in some texture embossing folds and gold cording trim (oh my…LOVE) an you have a GREAT fall card!

Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.
  • Ink the Woodland Embossing Folder using Cajun Craze and a Brayer and run through the Big Shot. (ooooo…cool background!)
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/4 x 3.  Round corners, run through the Softly Falling Embossing folder then cut into 4 pieces (each piece 1 1/8 x 1 1/2.  Add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – stamp bottoms of acorns using Crumb Cake, tops in Night of Navy, punch out and layer together.  Stamp thankful banner in Cajun Craze, cut out and layer everything together.
  • Turn and add adhesive to the back then loop gold cording trim.  Add more adhesive and add to card front to finish off.

How AWESOME is that!  Speaking of AWESOME…

September Mini Session Collage smallguess what time it is?  It’s time for the next Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Set(s): Acorny Thank You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Project Life Corner Rounder, Acorn Builder Punch, Gold Cording Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Cheer All Year

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  Do you LOVE our new look?  WE DO!!!  We are gearing up for the Holiday Mini and FABULOUS FALL!!!  For the next couple of weeks, you are going to be ‘treated’ (definitely not TRICKED) with the design team members’ take on Halloween!

CheerAllYearSatHopThis is one of those cards that started one place in my head and ended up a totally different place on paper!  LOL!!!  I do though LOVE the way it turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Old Olive – 3 3/4 x 5, add spider web doily to the panel, trim off the sides.
  • Happy Haunting dsp – orange diagonal strip – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to panel on angle.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 4 1/4, add to panel on angle.
  • Tangelo Twist – 3/4 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, black emboss, add to panel on an angle.  Trim off ends on both sides of panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp spider si times on Very Vanilla using Versamark, black emboss, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

How fun is that!  I do like the way my card turned out…GREAT for Halloween!

September Mini Session Collage smallAnd speaking of GREAT…guess what time it is?  It’s time for the next Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

Each mini session contain 3 cards sets, 2 3D items and a bonus card set!  6 GREAT ideas for ONLY $8.95!  You really can’t beat that!

With our September mini session we are featuring sets from the Holiday mini…

    • Sweet Hauntings
    • Cheer All Year
    • Howl-o-ween Treats
    • Haunt Ya Later
    • Lighthearted Leaves
    • BONUS:  Acorny Thank You

Now is a GREAT time to subscribe!  The session opens September 13th!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for all the information!

Set(s): Cheer All Year
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Spider Web Doilies, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Let the party begin!  We’ve change the way to get from one blog to the next to use the buttons below to go either backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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