Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lots of Joy

CardClassOrnamentI do love mostly white cards and when you add a little red and a little silver you can have a PERFECT Christmas card!

This is a card we we are doing tomorrow at my November Christmas Card class.  I love the overall simplicity of it but the red foil (in the stripes on the base and behind the ornament) really give this some Christmas ‘sparkle’!

This set is one of the Christmas sets from the main catalog – sometimes we forget about the stuff in the catalog when we are focused on the Holiday Mini.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, round the bottom right of the card
  • Red Foil – cut TWO 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card base
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, round bottom right corner, stamp greeting using Real Red, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out small round ornament
  • Silver Foil – cut out ornament top, add to ornament
  • Red Foil – punch out 1 3/4″ circle, add behind white ornament and add using dimensionals
  • Tie bow in Silver Cording Trim and add to top of ornament.

Today is the day!  It’s time for the November Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  AND this month we have something special so read to the end!

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It’s time to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session!

Here’s a glimpse of the fun projects we are doing this month, including 3 card sets and two 3D projects and another bonus card set!

Sets we are using this month include:

  • Snow Place
  • Embellished Ornaments
  • Reason for the Season
  • Winter Wishes
  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • BONUS:  Christmas Cuties

PLUS…we have a WINTER BONUS for you!  Purchase both the November and December Mini Sessions and get a special winter project designed by Mary Brown for FREE!  Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Lots of Joy
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Red Foil, Silver Foil
Ink: Real Red
Other: Delicate Ornament Thinlits, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Silver Cording Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

For All Things

SUO135Happy Tuesday everyone!  It’s time again for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Fall Fun.  Hmmm…there are sooo many different ways to approach this one so I decided to go with my two FAVORITE ways to make a card…

Make it CAS (Clean and Simple) – check

Use things that are sitting on top of my desk (in this case the leaves, clothespin, and gold strip)

Don’t you just LOVE making cards this way?  I do!  LOL!!!  Just because this dsp is ‘Happy Hauntings’ that doesn’t REALLY mean it is just for Halloween!  I think most of the prints are PERFECT for general cards too!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Tangelo Twist/Vanilla stripe – 3/4 x 3 1/2, add to bottom of card
  • Basic Black – 3/8 x 4 1/4, add to card
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card
  • Stamp greeting using Tangelo Twist
  • Happy Hauntings dsp – cut out the two leaves, tie a bow in a piece of Gold Cording Trim (LOVE this stuff!), layer leaves, add bow, blip together using Gold Metallic Mini Clothespin.  Add to card front using dimensionals.

See..easy as can be!

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

Set(s): For All Things
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Happy Hauntings dsp, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Tangelo Twist
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Gold Cording Trim, Mini Metallic Clothespins, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Among the Branches

ClardClassRedWhiteSilverThis is a card we did at my October Christmas Card Class.  I had originally made this for the Red/White Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop but then decided that the added silver didn’t match the challenge so I did a different card.  (You can check it out here.)    I really liked this card though and it is a GREAT Christmas card…especially if you need to do A LOT!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 3 1/2, run through the Woodland Embossing Folder, then stamp snowflake using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cherry Cobbler diagonal striped dsp – 1 1/4 x 4, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut end at a diagonal, add to card front.
  • Whisper White – cut out using the Window Framelit (oops…retired!), add using dimensionals
  • Stamp image on Whisper White, using Cherry Cobbler, punch out with 2″ Circle Punch, add to card front.

Do you know what time it is?  It’s time for the November Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  AND this month we have something special so read to the end!

Nov Collage

It’s time to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session!

Here’s a glimpse of the fun projects we are doing this month, including 3 card sets and two 3D projects and another bonus card set!

Sets we are using this month include:

  • Snow Place
  • Embellished Ornaments
  • Reason for the Season
  • Winter Wishes
  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • BONUS:  Christmas Cuties

PLUS…we have a WINTER BONUS for you!  Purchase both the November and December Mini Sessions and get a special winter project designed by Mary Brown for FREE!  Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Among the Branches
Paper: Whisper White Cherry Cobbler, Regals dsp Paper Pack, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder, Windows Framelits (retired), 2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Embellished Ornaments

Ornament CASAre you looking for a super simple Christmas card?  If you are someone who makes a lot Christmas cards and are looking for a cool card…here it is!  One of the things I love about this card is that you can make it in ANY color combination and it will work.  There is something about pink Christmas cards that I just LOVE and so this is what I came up with.  We did this at a monthly meeting I have with a great group of women!

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss
  • Cut out ornament form Silver Foil, cut out top from Silver Foil.  Add thin slivers of dimensionals behind ornament and add to card front.  Add ornament top to ornament, add Gold cording trim through ornament top and secure on back of panel.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.

Yep…that’s the entire card!  LOL!!!

Do you know what time it is?  It’s time for the November Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  AND this month we have something special so read to the end!

Nov Collage

It’s time to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session!

Here’s a glimpse of the fun projects we are doing this month, including 3 card sets and two 3D projects and another bonus card set!

Sets we are using this month include:

  • Snow Place
  • Embellished Ornaments
  • Reason for the Season
  • Winter Wishes
  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • BONUS:  Christmas Cuties

PLUS…we have a WINTER BONUS for you!  Purchase both the November and December Mini Sessions and get a special winter project designed by Mary Brown for FREE!  Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Embellished Ornament
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Delicate Ornament Thinlits, Silver Cording Trim, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Holly Jolly Greetings

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome to the beginning of the Christmas inspiration of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  For quite a few weeks coming up, each Saturday the design team is going to have a different Christmas theme inspiration!  Our third challenge – make a Silver/white/blue Christmas card!

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This was a card a made for not only this hop but also for my October Card Class.  What I love about this card is that first it is REALLY simple but then second, it can be done in ANY color combo and be just as elegant!

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.  Stamp snowflake, dots and ‘& joy’ in Versamark and white emboss
  • Cut ‘peace’ from silver glimmer, add to card
  • Add Winter Wonderland embellishment to finish off

Do you know what time it is?  It’s time for the November Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  AND this month we have something special so read to the end!

Nov Collage

It’s time to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session!

Here’s a glimpse of the fun projects we are doing this month, including 3 card sets and two 3D projects and another bonus card set!

Sets we are using this month include:

  • Snow Place
  • Embellished Ornaments
  • Reason for the Season
  • Winter Wishes
  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • BONUS:  Christmas Cuties

PLUS…we have a WINTER BONUS for you!  Purchase both the November and December Mini Sessions and get a special winter project designed by Mary Brown for FREE!  Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Winter Wonderland Embellishment, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the always wonderful ideas Connie Babbert or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CreateFA15SiggyMary

Jolly Christmas

CCMC380Happy Thursday everyone!  Yep…it’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week…a super cool color challenge:  Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Black.  Oh my how classy is that!

With these colors I just wanted to do something ‘clean and simple’ and knew I wanted to use these fun ‘sparkles’ from the ‘Jolly Christmas’ set.  I just LOVE these little images…SO COOL!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Stamp the large ‘sparkle’ using Real Red and Smoky Slate and the small ‘sparkle’ in Basic Black.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut out merry three times from Basic Black, layer and add to card front.
  • Add some medium Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

What I like about this card is that this can be be just as good for a birthday or any kind of celebration card!

And it is time to celebrate because…

Nov CollageIt’s time to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session!

Here’s a glimpse of the fun projects we are doing this month, including 3 card sets and two 3D projects and another bonus card set!

Sets we are using this month include:

  • Snow Place
  • Embellished Ornaments
  • Reason for the Season
  • Winter Wishes
  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • BONUS:  Christmas Cuties

PLUS…we have a WINTER BONUS for you!  Purchase both the November and December Mini Sessions and get a special winter project designed by Mary Brown for FREE!  Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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

Set(s): Jolly Christmas
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Other: Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Reason for the Season

Poinsettia RedLast month I did some Christmas cards with a wonderful group of ladies.  I wanted to do easy Christmas cards.

This was not a ‘must have’ set for me when the Holiday Mini first came out but I have to say…this is really becoming a ‘go to’ set.  It is really a great set for both simple and more detailed cards.

One of the nice things about this card is that you could easily change up the colors and get a totally different look.

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Elegant Dots Embossing folder and add to Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Embossing, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 5/8, cut on an angle and add to banner.
  • Stamp poinsettia on Whisper White using Versamark, silver emboss and cut out.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Add Home for Christmas red enamel dot to finish off.

Nov CollageGuess what?  The new edition of Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session is right around the corner!  WOO HOO!!!  And it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As with previous editions, there are 3 card sets an two 3D projects along with a bonus card set!  Just take a look at the fun little snippets..such fun!

Here’s the sets for this edition:

  • Snow Place
  • Embellished Ornaments
  • Reason for the Season
  • Winter Wishes
  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • BONUS:  Christmas Cuties

So check it out at Create with Connie and Mary!  Mini session releases November 11th!

Oh…and we have a SPECIAL BONUS if you sign up for BOTH November AND December!

Set(s): Reason for the Season
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14