Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tin of Cards

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This month the design team is going to be saying good-bye to the incolors that will be retiring with this catalog.  Each week we will feature a different color.  And our last color…Tangelo Twist!

SatHopTangelo

How fun is that!  The Blossom Bunch Punch just makes making layered flowers (with or with the set) sooooo easy!

Here’s the details…

  • Tangelo Twist – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whsiper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Black/White print – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to white panel
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to white panel
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival
  • Tangelo Twist – punch out Blossom Bunch Punch 3 times, layer and add to card front
  • Add Basic Rhinestone to center of each flower
Set(s): Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Everyday Chic dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Blossom Bunch Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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

SP16SatHopPreviousSP16SatHopNext

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie

And Many More

CCMC404It’s Thursday once again and it’s time for the last Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge for April  (woo hoo…next week is FINALS WEEK!!!).  We have a great color challenge for you – Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate.  They are such pretty colors together!

I knew as soon as I sat down to make a card that I wanted to use Cups and Kettles.  Going to really miss these fun framelits!  Wish they were staying!

Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Night of Navy dsp – 2 x 5 1/4, ad to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Calypso Coral
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out teach pot, cut the squiggles using Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, add to teapot then add teapot to card front
  • Calypso Coral and Night of Navy – punch out flowers using Itty Bitty Accents punch, add to card front
  • Calypso Coral – cut out ‘steam heart’, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 5/8 x 1 1/4, cut into banner
  • Night of Navy print – 3/4 x 1 1/8, cut into a banner, layer with other banner and add to card fornt
  • Calypso Coral – 1/8 x 7/8 add above banners
  • Add White Baker’s Twine to teapot charm add to panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add rhinestones to the centers of flowers to finish off

How fun is that!

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

Set(s): And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Regal dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Calpyso Coral
Other: Cups and Kettles Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Have a Cuppa Embellishments, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Suite Sayings

SUO147Can you believe it?  It is another Tuesday and time for another SUO Challenge!  WOO HOO!!! Our theme for this challenge is Congratulations – including graduation.  PERFECT for this time of year.

Now this might not look very much like a traditional ‘congratulations’ card…okay it doesn’t say CONGRATULATIONS…but I needed a card for a friend from work who will be finishing up her Master’s Degree in just a couple days and I thought this would be PERFECT for her!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, run through Butterfly embossing folder
  • Melon Mambo – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front on an angle using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut out Botanical Builders flower, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, color using Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo markers. add to card front.
  • Bend petals of flower and add to card front, add Melon Mambo button to the center of flower, tie bow in piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine and add to button.
  • Use framelit to cut out 3 Melon Mambo small flowers, add to card front, add Perfect Accents to centers of each flower.

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

Set(s): Suite Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Other: Botanical Builder Thinlets, Brights Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twiine, Butterfly Embossing folder, Perfect Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Grateful Bunch

SP15SatHopWelcomeWelcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This month the design team is going to be saying good-bye to the incolors that will be retiring with this catalog.  Each week we will feature a different color.  Our fourth color up…Blackberry Bliss.  This is such a beautiful RICH color…I will most certainly miss it!

SatHopBliss

The only thing I don’t like about Blackberry Bliss is that I always have a tough time getting it to look purple in the photo…it always looks more black.  But trust me…it’s the pretty blackberry!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 4, run it through the butterfly embossing folder
  • Blackberry Bliss – cut out using Lots of Labels (LOVE these framelits), stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Punch 1/8″ holes on each side and thread through piece of Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Add label to butterfly panel using dimensionals and secure end of ribbon on back of butterfly panel.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut out flower from Whisper White, leaves and center from Silver Glimmer, and flower center from Blackberry Bliss.  Layer everything and add to card front using dimensionals.

Oh…I just so love the way this turned out!  It is really pretty in real life.  I am having fun trying to monochromatic cards with the incolors…one more to go!

Set(s): Grateful Bunch
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Botanical Builders Thinlets, Lots of Labels Framelits, Fluttering Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our upcoming APRIL Mini Session or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

SP16SatHopPreviousSP16SatHopNext

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie

Kinda Eclectic

CCMC403Well…here it is another Thursday so time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  And what do we have for you?  Well we have a FABULOUS sketch challenge!  Oh…and I LOVE this one!

So this is the second card I made for this challenge.  I made the first one and it was okay but I can’t say that I loved it so I thought I do another one.  And yep..this one I LOVE!  I’ve been doing a number of monochromatic cards for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and it REALLY worked for this sketch.

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Whisper White – Cut out a frame by layering 2 square framelits, add to panel and stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp leaves using Mint Macaron 2 times, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out small and large butterflies, layer and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.
Set(s): Kinda Eclectic, Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Mint Macaron
Other: Square Framelits, Bold Butterfly Thinlets, Butterflies Thinlets, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Kinda Eclectic

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This month the design team is going to be saying good-bye to the incolors that will be retiring with this catalog.  Each week we will feature a different color.  The third color up…Mossy Meadow.

SatHopMossy

I have to say this ended up being one of those cards I was just tickled with when it was done.  I’ve been trying to do ‘monochromatic’ themes (although that is not part of the challenge) for the farewell to incolor cards and this one just so is me!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – TWO strips 1 x 5 1/2, run through the Softly Falling embossing solder and add to each side of card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Mossy Meadow print (Botanical Garden dsp – 4 x 1/2, add to card front
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Stamp leaf image 3 times using Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla, cut out and add to card front
  • Add Basic Gold Metal Button using Glue Dots
  • Tie Bow in Ivory Thick Twine – add to button to finish off
  • off.

April 2016 Collage

It’s time for the April Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  We have such FUN projects for you this month!

As with all sessions we have 3 GREAT card sets for you AND 2 3D projects.  We have focused our projects on sets from the Occasions Mini!

Sets we will be using for the April Mini Session:

  • Bear Hugs
  • A Nice Cuppa
  • Helping Me Grow
  • Suite Sayings
  • Timeless Textures

Head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more and subscribe!

Set(s): Kinda Eclectic, Tin of Cards
Paper: Very Vanilla, Botanical Gardens dsp, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Other: Softy Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Gold Metal Buttons, Ivory Thick Twine, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our upcoming APRIL Mini Session or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

SP16SatHopPreviousSP16SatHopNext

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie

Flower Patch

CCMC402Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for another great Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and today…a FABULOUS color challenge – Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, and Soft Suede…oh these are soooo pretty together!

Have you ever noticed I like clean and simple cards?  LOL!!!  I bet you have!  They really are the my very favorite.  when trying to decide what I wanted to do for the great colors this week, I decided to keep it nice and simple and just let the colors shine!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK –  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon and Soft Suede
  • Lost Lagoon – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, layer on white panel and add using dimensionals
  • Soft Suede – punch 1″ circle, cut in half then cut of bottom to make flat
  • Stamp flower 3 times in Lost Lagoon, stem 3 times in Mint Macaron, cut out, layer together behind the Soft Suede piece and add using dimensionals
  • Add Soft Suede Candy Dots to center of each flower to finish it off

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is now open!  WOO HOO!!!  Yes…it’s TRUE!  Here’s the details…

April-2016-Collage-300x300Each 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

Sets we will be using for the April Mini Session:

April-CCMC-Stamps

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Soft Suede, Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron
Other: 1″ circle Punch, Neutrals Candy Dots,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy