Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sky is the Limit

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Welcome everyone!  It is time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Hop!  with Sale-a-bration in full swing the design team is showing off tags made with SAB products.

A couple weeks ago I made a card (it was the 1st hop in January – Time to Trim Down theme) using the Sky is the Limit set.  I LOVED the way that card turned out and decided to work from that to design my tag.  Since the tag isn’t limited in number of layers and embellishments…this was fun!

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So…you remember this card?  This is a little fancier!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – cut out largest Lots of Labels framelit
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Lots of Labels framelit, trim off bottom and stamp greeting using Real Red
  • Black/White diagonal strip (Neutrals Paper Pack) – 1/2 x 2 7/8, add behind Whisper White piece then add to Real Rad tag slightly down from top to leave a red edge along top.
  • Smoky Slate – punch out 2 ‘clouds’ (tree builder punch), sponge around the edges in Smoky Slate and use white gel pen to add some details, add to tag.
  • Stamp large ‘cloud’ using Basic Grey on Whisper White, cut out, add two using dimensionals and one without
  • Stamp airplane using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, color body with Real Red and some accents using Smoky Slate, cut out and add dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 1/8, add to tag
  • Fold piece of Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon and Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and staple to top of tag, add half of 1/2″ Real Red circle to cover staple.
Set(s): Sky is the Limit (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Neutrals dsp Paper Pack, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey Archiver, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Real Red
Other: Lots of Labels Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Taffeta Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Mary

Stake Your Claim

CCMC391Do you ever make a card that when you are done making it, it just makes you smile?  That is what happened with this card!  Since it is Thursday it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week it is a fun sketch challenge.

When I first sat down to work on this, I had decided it would be GREAT for the cake image in the Party Wishes set.  The only problem was that my set wasn’t going to be here for a couple of days and I wanted to get it done.  Then I had this idea about a number and a star and it just sort worked itself out from there.  And all I can say…is that I am so happy I didn’t wait for the cake!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Melon Mambo/Crushed Curry dotted print (It’s My Party dsp) – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Crushed Curry – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add the dotted print panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo/white star print – 2 3/4 x 1, cut into flag, add to card front
  • Crushed Curry diagonal strip print – 3/4 x 2 1/2, cut into a flay, add to card on a slant
  • Basic Black –  1/4 x 3 7/8, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – cut out star frame using star framelits
  • Melon Mambo – cut out number of your choice
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, cut out or use framelit, layer the star, number and greeting together and add to card front using dimensionals!

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

Set(s): Stake Your Claim
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, It’s My Party dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Large Number Thinlets, Star Framelits,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Birthday Blooms

BirthdayBlooms1Yep…it is Birthday Blooms AGAIN!!!  I just can’t seem to get enough of this FUN set…especially as a simple card in black and white and just a little bit of color!

This goes back to the New Year’s weekend marathon stamping time I had.  And it went to casing (with quit a bit of changes) a card I say on Pinterest.  It turned out SOOOO cool!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • Everyday Chic print – 2 3/4 x 6 1/2, wrap a piece of the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around panel and add to card front
  • Stamp flower using Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 3, stamp greeting using Watermelon Wonder, cut into a banner and add to card front

Yep…that is really all there is to this card but I think it turned out to be really striking!

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White Every Day Chic dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

A Nice Cuppa

NiceCuppa3Over the New Year’s weekend I had a GREAT time playing with my ‘new stuff’ and really enjoyed all the ‘stuff’ in the Nice Cuppa set!

I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this VERY LARGE stamp.  No…if you don’t have it…it’s REALLY LARGE!

Well…I tried stamping it in Wisteria Wonder on Whisper White and well…it just didn’t work for me.  So I started to play around and this is what I came up with.  I stamped the image using Versamark on the Wisteria Wonder print from the Have a Cuppa dsp stack and clear emboss and then I used my White Gel pen to fill in the words.  It worked MUCH better than I thought it would.  Then I cut it out!

Okay…here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Bermuda Bay Scallop Print – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo print – 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front on a diagonal using dimensionals
  • Tea Bag tag print – 2 3/4 x 4 add to card front
  • Silver Foil – 1/8 x 5 – cut out 2 strips and add to card front
  • Add the stack of teacups that you made using technique above using dimensioanl
  • Stamp little tag on Melon Mambo using Versamark and white emboss, cut out and add to card front
  • Tie a bow in White Bakers Twine and add to tag
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it.
Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Have a Cuppa dsp Paper Stack, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Honeycomb Happiness

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Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop!  This week we have a fun theme for our designers…Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY!!!…any animal on your card.  Well, my is technically a bird but a bird is an animal…right?

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Isn’t that little chick just SOOOOO cute?  I thought so and couldn’t wait to use it for today’s card!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Dotted print (It’s My Party) – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Basic Black – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add dotted piece
  • Mint Macaron – 3 3/4 x 1 1/4, cut on an angle and use fringe scissors on the edge, add to card front.
  • Wrap piece of Mint/Black Twine along bottom of fringe and add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out two square frames by layering together 2nd and 3rd small square framelit – cut one from black/multicolor confetti paper and one from Melon Mambo, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp chick on piece of Crush Curry print (It’s My Party dsp) color in beak and feet using Tangelo Twist marker, cut out and add to card front.
  • Sahara Sand – 1/2 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, cut into banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestone where dots are on the back ground to finish off
Set(s): Honeycomb Happiness
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, It’s My Party dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Tangelo Twist
Other: Square Framelits, Fringe Scissors, Black/Mint Thick Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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

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WI15MarySiggy

 

I Think You’re Great

CCMC390Guess what time it is?  If you guessed it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge (well…because it is Thursday) then you are RIGHT!

This week we have a cool color challenge for you – Real Red, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon!

Looking at the colors I decided it would be fun to use the new Sunburst Thinlit and I was to keep it nice and simple so this is what I came up with!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8
  • Hello Honey – 3 5/8, x 3 5/8, cut out using Sunburst Thinlit, layer on top of Whisper White piece and add to card front on a slant using dimensionals
  • Botanical Gardens dsp (Hello Honey Linen print) – punch out 1 1/2″ circle, add to Starburst using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon, cut out and add using double layer of dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

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

Set(s): I Think You’re Great
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Hello Honey, Botanical Gardens dsp
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Other: Sunburst Thinlets, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

Birthday Blooms

BirthdayBlooms4You know…on this past Saturday the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Hop featured Very Vellum – using Vellum on your card!

I had made two cards for the hop and couldn’t decide which on to use.   Well although this one won the toss up for the post, I still REALLY liked this one and decided to post it today.  It features LOTS of vellum and it looks really cool with the Birthday Blooms flower is really cool embossed in Silver on the Vellum.

Here’s the detail…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Silver Heart Vellum – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto the Whisper White piece on an angle and trim, add to the whisper White panel
  • Blushing Bride print – 2 1/2 x 4, cut into a banner and add to panel
  • Tie piece of Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp image on vellum using Versamark and silver emboss.  Turn it over and sponge Blushing Bride on back of flower, cut it out and add to card front
  • Stamp banner using Blushing Bride on Whisper White, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Emboss.  Cut out and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Birthday Blooms, Bloomin’ Love
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Silver Foil Vellum, Subtles dsp Paper Pack, Vellum
Ink: Blushing Bride, Versamark
Other: Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy