Monthly Archives: March 2016

Easter Bunny

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Well here it is the second Saturday in March and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team for the Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is Easter Treat!

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Isn’t he just cute!  I decided to build a bunny on the top of the Cutie Pie box and think he turned out so cute!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – cut out two of the Cutie Pie Thinlits, sponge edges with Crumb Cake and put together
  • Bunny arms – Whisper White THICK – two extra large ovals, sponge Crumb Cake
  • Bunny feet – Whisper White THICK – two extra large ovals and two large Blushing Bride Ovals, sponge with Crumb Cake, layer and add
  • Bunny ears – two extra large ovals Whisper White THICK and two large Blushing Bride Ovals, sponge with Crumb Cake, layer
  • Bunny head – 2″ circle (I cut two and add one to back after I add ears, sponge using Crumb Cake
  • Eyes are 1/2″ circle Tempting Turquoise (cut 2) Whisper White ( 1 and cut in half), sponge Crumb Cake, Basic Black 1/4″ (cut 2), layer add to face, draw month, Blushing Bride Candy dot for nose.
  • Layer ears behind circle and cover back with the other 2″ circle, add to triangle box.
  • Stamp greeting on Blushing Bride using Basic Black, punch out with Washi Tape punch, add bow clip to to and add using dimensionals.
  • Don’t forget to add a tail – 7/8″ Scallop Circle – Blushing Bride, add Crystal Button, add to back of box

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Set(s): Easter Lamb
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride,
Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Black Marker
Other: Extra Large Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle punch, 1/4″ hole punch,  7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Washi Punch, Bow Clip, Subtles Candy Dots, Cutie Pie Thinlits, 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’!

SP16MarySiggie

Sunburst Sayings

SunburstSayingsWhat a fun challenge for the Free for All on SCS today.  The challenge is to have the main focal point of the card be YELLOW!  AND it also was perfect for the Paper Players Rain or Shine challenge.  What can I say…I just HAD to use my Sunburst Thinlet AGAIN!  I do absolutely LOVE this thinlet…there really is just so much you can do with it to “brighten someone’s day”!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic Black – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Basic Black then add to card front
  • Crushed Curry print (It’s My Party dsp) – cut out oval using largest (not scalloped) oval then cut out using Sunburst thinlet, add using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Black Arrow print (It’s My Party dsp) – 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black and Crushed Curry markers, punch using 1 3/8″ circle punch, layer onto 1 1/2″ Basic Black circle and 1 3/4″ Silver Glimmer Scallop circle.  NOTE:  I do punch out the center of the Silver Glimmer so that I can adhere the punched circles to it.  Add to card front using dimensonals

How fun and easy is that?  And speaking of FUN and EASY…

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opened TODAY and here’s a hint…I used the Sunburst Sayings and matching thinlet for my set!  Here’s the information…

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March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!  AND boy is this FUN too!

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Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, It’s My Party dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Other: Oval Framelits, Sunburst Thinlet, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Hello

sunshineOh…I was so excited when I heard that this fun SAB set is still available!  YIPPEE!!!!  I LOVE this set and started working with it WAAAY too late!

So…we have such a FUN sketch challenge for this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Check out my card here.  Then I saw the Way to Use it Challenge on SCS is Sensational Celestial Delights – use sun, moon, stars on your card AND for the Paper Players Rain or Shine challenge.  WELLLLL…what can I say, but the GREAT sketch with this fun set and even better the sunburst thinlet and this is what I came up with!

Here’s the details…

  • Kraft – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Shine On Specialty dsp – cloud print – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer Washi Tape – add strip to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 6, lay on an angle and trim sides, stamp hello with Versamark and Silver Emboss, stamp little sunshine in Basic Black, add strip to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 4 x 3, cut out an oval then cut out using the Sunburst thinlet, stamp the dotted line (Sunburst Sayings) using Versamark and Silver Emboss, add to card front using dimensionals

How fun is that!  And you know what is REALLY fun?  The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session starts TOMORROW and here’s a hint…I used the Sunburst Sayings and matching thinlet for my set!  Here’s the information…

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March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Hello (SAB), Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Kraft, Daffodil Delight, Shine On Specialty dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Oval Framelits, Sunburst Thinlet, Silver Embossing Powder, Glimmer Washi Tape (SAB),  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Perfect Pairings

CCMC397It’s Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week…oh…what a FUN sketch challenge we have for you!

Okay…so as always there’s a story to go with this.  This is actually my second card for the challenge.  I had spent a weekend working on cards for challenges and made a card for this sketch.  It wasn’t that there was anything wrong with it, I just wasn’t super happy with it (don’t worry…will share it another time) so decided to make another card for the challenge.  Now THIS is a HAPPY card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • It’s My Party dsp – black print – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to bottom of card
  • It’s My Party dsp – Melon/star print – 3 x 4 1/4, add to top of card
  • Whisper White – 2 x 5, lay on card front and trim to fit, now stamp happy birthday using Melon Mambo and Basic Black markers, stamp to you multiple time using Melon Mambo, add some ‘strings’ from Balloon Builders (or just draw on) using Basic Black.
  • Add strip of Silver glimmer washi tape (SAB), add panel to card front.
  • Punch large balloon from Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Silver Glimmer, use white gel pen to add details to Basic Black and Melon Mambo balloons, layer and add using dimensionals, stamp another string, cut out, add behind black balloon.

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session starts TOMORROW and here’s a hint…I used the Sunburst Sayings and matching thinlet for my set!  Here’s the information…

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March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Check out the FABULOUS projects from the Design Team!

Set(s): Perfect Pairings, Balloon Builders
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, It’s My Party dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Black and Melon Mambo Markers
Other: Balloon Punch, Silver Washi Tape (SAB), White Gel Pen,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Tin of Cards

TinOfCardsI was needing a card for my craft group last month and wanted to do one that was simple but eye catching.

I had some of my Blushing Bride Glimmer paper sitting on my desk top and then I just got my new Blossom Bunch Punch so I put the two things together and here’s what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and layer on Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – stamp greeting using Soft Suede, punch using large Oval Punch – add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – punch out large and medium flowers, layer and add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – 1/2″ circles, add to center of each flower

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Guess what is coming soon?  If you guessed the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session…YOU ARE RIGHT!

March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Blossom Bunch Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Easter Lamb

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SPRING HAS ARRIVED…well at least with the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team for the Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is Happy Easter and I have a fun Easter card for you!

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You know…I have to say…I really had no intentions of buying this stamp but then I had decided to use it for my card set for the February Mini Session of Create with Connie and Mary.  Since then I’ve used it for a couple of cards (like my baby card for last Saturday’s hop) and have to say…it’s just so dang CUTE!

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival
  • Birthday Bouquet dsp – pick 3 prints:  confetti – 1 x 3 1/2, Blushing Bride striped – 7/8 x 3 1/2, Mint Macaron dotted – 1 1/4 x 3 1/2; add all to the card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp lamb using Basic Black Archival, cut out using largest tag from the Tags and Labels framelits, color using Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, add tag to card front
  • I punched out two Bitty Banners – Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder, then cut the sides of each on a slant, add to tag
  • Tie Whisper White Baker’s Twine in medium Blushing Bride Button, add to tag to finish off
Set(s): Easter Lamb
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Birthday Bouquet dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Other: Tags and Labels Framelits, Bitty Banner Punch, Subtles Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine,  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’!

SP16MarySiggie

Friends and Flowers

CCMC396Do you ever start out with one idea in mind then take a bit of a detour?  Yep..that’s what happened to me this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – a cool color challenge:  Hello Honey, Cajun Craze and Basic Black.

Just for the record…this card started out to be a masculine card.  See what I mean…I sort of took a detour.  I do have to say though…it was a fun trip!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Cajun Craze add using dimensionals
  • Cajun Craze print (Botanical Gardens dsp) – 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut on slant add
  • Hello Honey – 1/4 x 4, cut on slant and add
  • Basic Black print (Botanical Gardens dsp) – 3/4 x 3 1/4, cut on slant and add
  • Stamp flower in both Hello Honey and Cajun Craze, cut out and add to card front
  • Cut out little black piece from Basic Black using Botanical Builders framelits (you can also stamp the crosshatch from the Friends and Flower set if you don’t have this set of framelits), add to center of flower
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

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Guess what is coming soon?  If you guessed the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session…YOU ARE RIGHT!

March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Check out the FABULOUS projects from the Design Team!

Set(s): Friends and Flowers, Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Hello Honey, Botanical Gardens dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey
Other: Botanical Builders Framelits, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Balloon Builders

SUOEasterWell…it’s time again for another SUO challenge and we have a fun challenge for you this this…Easter Fun!  What what is more fun at Easter than a bunch of Jelly Beans!

Okay…I’ll be honest here…the only reason I got the Balloon Builders set was so I could make Jelly Beans for easy.  No really!  (Hmm…maybe I’ll need to try to use some of the other stamps too!)

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Mint Macaron Envelop paper – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/8 x 4 1/4, stamp ‘jelly beans’ using Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Watermelon Wonder, add to card front
  • Watermelon Wonder – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – largest Tags and Labels framelit
  • Whisper White – next largest Tags and Labels framelit, stamp jelly bean in Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder, stamp greeting (Easter Lamb) in Basic Grey.  Add to Blushing Bride label using dimesnional and then to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

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

Set(s): Balloon Builders, Easter Lamb
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, In Color Envelope paper
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Tags and Labels Framelits, Basic Rhinestons, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy