Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas

cookiecutterxmas1I thought that I’d share a card that we did for my stamping group.  I love the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and wanted to have some fun with it, the Candy Cane Lane suite, and the cable embossing folder.

This is really a fun and easy card and love the touches of washi tape.  I took all the washi tape from this pack with me and each person could pick which ever ones they wanted for their card.  I love how easy the punch is to use.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 4 5/8, run through the Cable Embossing folder, sponge some Crumb Cake on the raised areas, add to card front and trim off corners, add some washi tape to the top and bottom
  • Striped Candy Cane Lane dsp – 3 5/8 x 3/4, cut into banner and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Lots of Labels piece, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp Gingerbread man using Soft Suede, punch out, add using dimensionals, stamp bow in Real Red, punch out and add to gingerbread man
  • Real Red – 1/2 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Momento Black, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Cookie Cutter Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Candy Cane Lane dsp
Ink: Momento Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Candy Cane Lane Washi Take, Cable Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Holly Berry Happiness

hollyberrySometimes I make cards for a specific purpose and then decide that I don’t like it for that purpose anymore and it ends up on my reject pile.  Yep…this one is from my reject pile!

I had originally designed this for a swap then went in a totally different direction with a different set.  It really is a nice easy card and over all clean and simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Wild Wasabi – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4
  • Dotted Cherry Cobbler – 1 1/4 x 4, add to left side of Whisper White piece
  • Stamp greeting using Momento Black
  • Wrap piece of the Silver Glimmer Ribbon around panel then add panel to card front.
  • Stamp bunch of holly branch using Momento Black on Garden Green, cut out, stamp 3 individual small holly outlines on Garden Green  punch out and add to holly branch
  • Stamp bow outline and berry clusters outline on Cherry Cobbler using Momento Black, punch out, add to holly branch; add to card front
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish off
 Set(s): Holly Berry Happiness
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Regal dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Momento Black
Other: 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Homespun Christmas

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Well it’s still the end of November but everywhere you go, it is Christmas!  This week the theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop is ‘Homespun Christmas’.  To me this is project with a very country feel.  I have a fun card for you today!

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Doesn’t this feel all warm and cozy?  It does to me!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Early Espresso – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp Ho, Ho, Ho in Real Red, snowflake cluster in Crumb Cake and star in Basic Blake to create a ‘background’ paper, sponge edges in Crumb Cake and add to card front
  • Cut out tree in Early Espresso and Real Red and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 5, stamp greeting using Real Red and Early Espresso, add to card front
  • Multi-colored dotted (Candy Cane Lane dsp) – 7/8 x 1 1/2, cut into a banner, add to card front
  • Candy Cane Lane White/Red Baker’s Twine, double it up and tie into a bow, add to top of banner
Set(s): Greetings from Santa
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Candy Cane Lane dsp
Ink: Momento Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red
Other: Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine.

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Paisleys & Posies

ccmc434Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  It is so hard to believe that it is already the end of November and now we are going to be into the fun and hectic holiday season!

I really LOVE the Paisleys & Posies set.  I know when I first saw it I thought it really wasn’t ‘my style’ but I really do love the projects I created with it.

This week we have a GREAT color challenge for our Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – Cherry Cobber, Delightful Dijon (or Gold) and Crumb Cake (or Kraft).  I decided to go with the the Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon and Crumb Cake.

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 5 x 3 3/4, stamp dotted paisley and small circle image in Crumb Cake, medium pointed petal circle in Cherry Cobbler and large circle image in Delightful Dijon, add to card front
  • Whisper White – ink greeting using Cherry Cobbler and Delightful Dijon, cut out using Stitched Oval Framelit add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some gold metallic shapes to finish off

Also head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out all the great cards from our design team!

 Set(s): Paisleys & Posies
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Jolly Friends

suo162It’s time again for another SUO challenge.  These are always such fun themes and this time is no different.  The theme is Holiday Cuteness and I think this little fella in the Jolly Friends set is just SOOOO adorable!

I decided that this pairs so nicely with the Warmth and Cheer dsp and you just want to cuddle this little guy.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 4, run through the Gently Falling embossing folder and add to card front
  • Argyle print – 4 1/4 x 2, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – cut out using the NEW Stitched Square framelits, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Stamp fox head in Momento Black, color using Smoky Slate maker, punch out, stamp hat using Cherry Cobbler – punch out, trim and pompom using Momento Black and punch out, stamp scarf using Cherry Cobbler and cut out; layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner in Momento Black and greeting using Cherry Cobbler, cut out and add 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 (and take a peek at our new blog design)!

Set(s): Jolly Friends, Sweet Home
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Warmth and Cheer dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate
Other: Stitched Frames Framelits, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Fox Builder Punch, Softy Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Non-traditional Christmas Colors

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Oh what a fun challenge we have this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme is non-traditional Christmas colors and to me PINK is the perfect non-traditional Christmas color!

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This is another of those FLAT Christmas cards that are perfect for mailing!  Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Silver/White Diagonal print – 3/4 x 5 1/s, add to right side of card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss
  • Cut out large star in Pink Pirouette and small star using Silver Foil, add to panel
  • Stamp larger sparkle in Smoky Slate, smaller sparkle in ink pirouette, add panel to card front
  • Silver Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Add some Silver Star Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish off

Pink stars…just PERFECT!

Set(s): Star of Light
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Neutrals dsp Paper Pack, Silver Foil
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Other: Starlight Thinlits, Silver Embossing Powder, Metallic Enamel Shapes

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.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Jolly Friends

ccmc433Happy Thursday!  Oh my…say it ain’t so.  NEXT WEEK IS THANKSGIVING!  Can you believe it?  I know I can’t.  The best part about that…then school will be ALMOST OVER for this term and then 3 whole weeks off! COOL!

Okay…I LOVE this week’s sketch challenge.  No…I mean it…I LOVE this sketch!  I’m going to need to make this a ‘go to’ sketch when I need a fast card…it really is so easy to use!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Cable Embossing Folder and add to the card front
  • Crumb Cake/Multicolor print (Candy Cane dsp) – 4 x 1 1/2, cut into a banner and add to the card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 3 1/2, add print – 7/8 x 2 3/4 to the bottom and a strip of Silver Glimmer 1/8 x 2 3/4, then stamp greeting using Real Red and ‘snow flakes’ using Crumb Cake.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp moose in Momento Black on Crumb Cake, cut out, sponge some Crumb Cake around the edges.
  • Stamp striped hat in Real Red and punch out.  Stamp the trim and pom pom using Momento Black on Whisper White, punch out, layer onto hat and then add to Moose.  Stamp scarf in Real Red, cut out, add to moose.  Add moose to card front.

How cool is that!  And speaking of cool…looking for some ideas for last minute for the Holiday Mini?  Then there is still time to subscribe for the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Edition.

november-2016-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Edition is coming soon!  We have some great ideas from the Holiday Mini.

  • 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 designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • 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.

Sign up for BOTH the November and December session and get a bonus project of fun gift card holders!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe now.

Also head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out all the great cards from our design team!

 Set(s): Jolly Friends, Greetings from Santa
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Candy Cane dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Momento Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Other: Cable Embossing Folder, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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