Monthly Archives: May 2016

Painter’s Palette

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  Can you believe it?  It’s the LAST Saturday in May!  WOW!!!  The theme this week is ‘Fly Away’…things that fly and of course I had to do a butterfly.

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I just LOVE the ‘swishy’ images in the new Painter’s Palette set and knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do for this challenge!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/8 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Emerald Envy, largest swish in Peekaboo Peach, medium swish in Flirty Flamigo and smallest swish in Sweet Sugarplum
  • Playful Palette dsp – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add to back of Vanilla panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to left side of panel
  • Basic Black – cut out smallest Bold Butterfly, add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

May 2016 Mini Session CollageIt’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session!

  • 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.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!  And while you are there check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

Set(s): Painter’s Palette
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Playful Palette dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Bold Butterfly Thinlets, Basic Rhinestones,  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’!

SP15Siggy

Pop of Paradise

CCMC408Well can you believe it…it’s another Thursday and so it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Last week I used my new set, Pop of Paradise, and had such fun with it, I thought I’d use it again for a totally different look!  The color challenge is Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Mint Macaron.  I like the soft colors on this…a TOTALLY different look from last week.

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 x 3 3/4 layer onto Smoky Slate – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 add to card front.
  • Blushing Bride – 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • So Saffron – cut out using oval, then cut using Sunburst Thinlit, cut off a couple of the ‘rays’ then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp leaves using Mint Macaron, cut out and add to card front.
  • Stamp flamingo using Blushing Bride, cut out add using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner using Basic Grey, cut out and add using dimensionals

This was one of those fun cards where really it is just about the stamping!

Are you looking for some other fun ideas for the demo pre-order items?

May 2016 Mini Session CollageThen the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session is just for you!

  • 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.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!  And while you are there check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

Set(s): Pop of Paradise
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Other: Oval Framelits, Sunburst Thinlet, ,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Rose Wonder

SUO149Happy Tuesday!  WOW…it’s our last SUO challenge for May and the LAST ONE for this catalog!

This time our theme is Weddings.  I decided it would be fun to the use the Rose Garden thinlit and Rose Wonder set for this…pretty wedding sentiment in the set.  My problem was the main thinlit was a little too big for what I want to do so what I did was did the rose (from the big thinlit in Blushing Bride then did two of the single leaves in Mint Macaron, cut them separate then layered behind the rose trimming it off.  I do like the way it turned out.

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 4 x 5 1/4, run through butterfly embossing folder
  • Mint/White dotted print – Birthday Bouquet dsp – 3/4 x 5 1/2, lay on panel at an angle, trim edges
  • Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon , add on strip securing end in back of panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out Lots of Labels framelit, stamp greeting using Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron, add label to card front using dimensionals
  • Add rose (how to make it above)

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

Set(s): Rose Wonder
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Birthday Bouquet dsp
Ink: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Other: Rose Gardent Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Silve 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Butterfly Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Summer Silhouettes

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  Can you believe it…the current catalog is almost finished!  There are some really get sets that are retiring and the design team is going to feature retiring sets.  I decided to pick one I really didn’t use enough – Serene Silhouettes!

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Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, round top left corner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8 x 3 3/4, round top left corner; stamp leaves using Mint Macaron, flower stem in Basic Black Archival, flowers in Watermelon Wonder.  Cut panel from the top, 3/4″ panel, then a 1 1/4″ panel and leave the rest on for the bottom panel, add each panel to the card front using dimensionals
  • Punch out 5 Flirty Flamingo flower with the Itty Bitty Accents punch, add using glue dots
  • Mint Macaron – 1 5/8 x 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, cut into banner and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to flower centers and on panels to finish off.

I really like this set featuring incolors and I LOVE how the new Flirty Flamingo works with Watermelon Wonder (and Blushing Bride too!).

May 2016 Mini Session CollageSo…have you subscribed to the Create with  Connie and Mary May Mini Session?  We are featuring ideas made with the demo pre-0rder items!

  • 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.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!

Set(s): Summer Silhouettes, Perfect Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Other: Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Corner Rounder, Basic Rhinestones,  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’!

SP15Siggy

 

Tour de Freaks May

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the May Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  We are a small but mighty group this month (many of our members are Grand Vacation Achievers and are on their way!)

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Melissa Davies – Rubberfunatics.  She always has such delightful ideas!

This month our theme is Something Old and/or Something New.  Well…I just HAD to go with the Something New part of the theme.  I’m having so much fun playing with my NEW STUFF (okay that and I’ve already cleared off my desk of retiring stuff so I would have ad to dig to get to those Something Old things!)

I decided I wanted to share with you thing made with Swirly Bird/Swirly Scribble bundle (with a little Thoughtful Banners thrown in!).  First up I wanted to use the cur little bird…

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Here’s the details…

  • Tempting Turquoise – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Tempting Turquoise – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the butterfly embossing folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, stamp ‘sun’ using Daffodil Delight and greeting using Basic Black Archival.  The ‘branch’ is from the long ‘wave’ thinlit cut out of Chocolate Chip, add to card front
  • Real Red – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, layer white panel on the add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp both the large and small leave on Whisper White using Gumball Green, cut out (by hand or thinlit) add to ‘branch’.
  • Stamp ‘nest’ in Crumb Cake and bird in Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Real Red, cut out (all by hand…any option) and add to branch.

Next up is a super simple card…

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Here’s the details…

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – 3/4 x 5 1/2, Daffodil Delight – 1/2 x 5 1/2, Tempting Turquoise 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card base
  • Kraft – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut out the small swirl scribble in Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, stamp greeting using Real Red, punch out using Duet Banner punch, add using dimensionals

And finally a little picture.  I got this cute little frame at Michael’s and thought it would be just right for adding little stamped creations to it!

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 3 x 3 5/8
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 3 1/2, cut out ‘wave’ from Tempting Turquoise and add to Whisper White Panel, stamp ‘sun’ using Daffodil Delight, add to Daffodil Delight panel.
  • Boats – base/Night of Navy, small sail/ Daffodil Delight, striped sail/ Real Red, little flag/Tempting Turquoise, do two boats, cut out and add, one is added using dimenionals.
  • Add panel to frame

Are these all just fun and easy!  And here they are all together…

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Set(s): Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Night of Navy, Real Read, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Other: Butterfly Embossing Folder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Duet Banners Punch,  Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head on over to Cindy Elam – Heart’s Delight Cards…you are in for a TREAT!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Pop of Paradise

CCMC407Happy Thursday everyone!  Oh…I have NEW STUFF!!!  I LOVE NEW STUFF!!!  And since it is time for a Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge…this week a FUN sketch challenge…I decided to pull out my new stuff and have some FUN!

Now…I’m not a big ‘flamingo’ person, but when I say this set I just KNEW I’d have fun playing with it.  And I have to say…it really is a fun set!  I paired it with the new dsp Pop of Pink.

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Heart/black print – 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 then cut into 3 strips – 1″, 3/4″, 1/2″, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Melon Mambo and Basic Black.
  • Gold Foil – 1/2 x 4 1/4 – cut 2, add behind Whisper White paneld then add to card front
  • Stamp leaves using Versamark on Whisper White and Gold Emboss, cut out and add to card front
  • Stamp flamingo using Melon Mambo, cut out and add using dimensionals.

Are you looking for some good ideas for new stuff?  Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session is for you!

May 2016 Mini Session Collage

  • 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.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!  And while you are there check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

Set(s): Pop of Paradise
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink dsp, Gold Foil
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Sunburst Sayings

MnTSunflowerOkay…time for a story.  Back on Tuesday, I posted this card for the SUO challenge.  I just LOVE my sunflower.

So…I needed to come up with some ideas for my stamping group and I just didn’t have a lot of time.  Well, I decided to make that card (from the SUO challenge) with my ladies.  Well…I was looking around for the dsp for that card and didn’t have enough for my little group, so I had to come up with a ‘plan b’.  Anyway, I’m running out of time so to make this card I pulled the flower off the other card and just made up a new base – sometimes you just have to recycle to make it work!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shine On Specialty paper (raindrop print) – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, add strip of Silver Foil – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add behind raindrop paper, add panel to card front
  • Pick two different circle framelits – cut the So Saffron with the larger one and Crushed Curry with the smaller one, then cut out both using the Sunburst Thinlit.  Bend up ‘petals’ and layer
  • Stamp greeting on Chocolate Chip using Versamark, white emboss and punch out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch, add to center of ‘flower’ using dimensionals
  • Punch out leaves from Mossy Meadow using the Festive Flower Builder Punch, add to back of ‘flower’ and add flower to card front.

Yep another QUICK and EASY card!  Gotta love it! And since we are on quick and easy…it’s quick and easy to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session.

May 2016 Mini Session Collage

Are you looking for some GREAT ideas using items from the demo pre-order?  If so, this is the place.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

Sign up for both May and June and get a wonderful bonus project create by the very talented Connie!

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!

Set(s): Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Shine On Specialty dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Circle Framelits, Sunburst Thinlit, Festive Flower Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy