Monthly Archives: July 2017

Christmas in July

WOW…the end of July already and time for the last Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop for the month.  This week we are celebrating Christmas in July!

I just LOVE the new Card Builder Thinlits…I do have this thing for trees and these are just so dang CUTE!!!  I wanted to keep my card for today nice and simple.  Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Sky – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Layer onto Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamond Glimmer – cut out double trees, single tree, moon and three tiny stars, add everything to card front with the single tree add using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – cut out deer, add using dimensionals

See how simple that is!

Set(s): Christmas Pines
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Card Builder Thinlits, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Message in a Bottle

Can you believe it…it is Thursday AGAIN!  And not only that…it’s the LAST Thursday in July which means August is NEXT WEEK!  I’m really torn about August…we get to pre-order the new HOLIDAY MINI stuff BUT…I start back to school on the 14th!  *sigh*  Where did my summer go!

Since it is Thursday, it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration and this week we have a fun sketch.  I kept the overall basic layout but took a few liberties with mine!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Sparkle Embossing Folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay – layer two of the heart framelits and cut out
  • Melon Mambo – layer two slight smaller heart framelits and cut out
  • Layer the two together and add to card front
  • Pool Party – 1/2 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bottle and ‘I love you’ notes in Memento Black, stamp heart in Melon Mambo, color in some notes using Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay markers, cut out and add to card front sing dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the design from our talented team!

Set(s): Message in a Bottle
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Other: Layering Hearts Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Beach Theme

Oh…what a perfect theme for this week!  It’s once again the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop and this week it is a Beach theme!  We really have some fun things for a beach…can’t wait to see what everyone does.

When I saw this theme, I immediately thought of the fun beach chairs.  Then I remembered I could make water/sand theme using the High Tide set.  Put those together and this is what I got…

Is that fun?  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, stamp ‘sand’ in Crumb Cake, mask, stamp ‘water’ in Pool Party, ‘sun’ in Crushed Curry, ‘bird’ in Smoky Slate, and greeting using Memento black.
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, layer stamped panel on it and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral – cut chair out of each, layer and add using dimenionals
  • It’s hard to see in the photo but I used Clear Wink of Stella on the ‘water’ to make is shimmery.

Our design team is hard at work creating their project for Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session.

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): High Tide, Text Ya Later
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Clear Wink of Stella, 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 Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

You’re Delightful

Can you believe it is Thursday already!  And you know what that means that it’s time for another inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.

This week we have a color inspiration.  The colors are Berry Burst, Island Indigo, and Pear Pizzazz.  I’ve had this idea for the You’re Delightful set.  I thought this color challenge would be perfect to play with the idea.

Here’s the details…

  • Berry Burst – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, run through the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder
  • Berry Burst Dotted Foil Frenzy – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add behind the Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz – 1/2 x 4 (one of each color) add to card front on an angle.
  • Whisper White – stamp P.S. using Memento Black, cut out using Stitched Circle Framelit, add using dimensionals
  • Whisper What – stamp the little text bubble using Berry Burst, Island Indigo, and Pear Pizzazz, cut out and add using dimensionals

It’s not to last to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session.

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): You’re Delightful
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Foil Frenzy Specialty dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Burst, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

This Little Piggy

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Can you believe it…it’s time for another SUO challenge!  Our theme this time is a SU set that is new to you.

Now you might be saying…this isn’t a set that is new to you…you posted a card with it last week.  Well yes, technically that is true but it counts because I made the two cards on the same so when I used this set it was new to me!  So see…that works right?  And I’m sticking with this story!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely dsp Powder Pink dotted – 2 1/2 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2 add to card front
  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, run through the Oh My Stars embossing folder, staple piece of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon
  • Whisper White – stamp flying piggy using Memento black, cut out using Stitched Oval Framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Powder Pink – stamp piggy using Memento Black, cut out
  • Whisper White – stamp wings using Memento Black cut out add to pink piggy, add piggy to card front using dimensionals

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

Set(s): This Little Piggy
Paper: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Basic Black, Pool Party, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Memento Black,
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Shaped Cards

This month is just speeding by isn’t it!  It’s time once again for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and this week our team is doing Shaped Cards!  This like this are always more difficult for me but I think I came up with a cool idea.

I was looking at my Naturally Eclectic dsp and my Eclectic Layers Thinlits and decided I could have some fun with a gem shaped card.  It ended up being much easier to make than I thought it would be.

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 folded.  The top part is measuring in 1 1/8 in and 1 1/8 down on both sides.  Once that is cut, mark over 2 1/8 along bottom and cut down on an angle from each side to create the diamond shape.  I played around to make my layers – one with the gem print then layer that onto Night of Navy.  Add to card front.
  • Whisper White – Cut out Stitched Circle Shape, add using dimensionals.
  • Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist – cut out bottom gem base; Silver Glimmer – cut out 3 gem details, layer and add to card front.
  • Soft Sky, stamp banner and greeting using Night of Navy, punch out with the Banner Duo punch, add to card front using dimensionals.

The Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session is open and it is not too late to subscribe!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): Thoughtfu Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Naturally Eclectic dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Banner Duo Punch, 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 Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

This Little Piggy

Happy Thursday everyone.  Well, summer decided to come back with a bang.  It is so hot and humid out and where is all this rain coming from!

The other day my friends Jo and Jackie came over to stamp.  Jo had the This Little Piggy set – oh so CUTE!  I played with it a little and made a couple cards with it.

I decided to go with this happy little guy.  I like being able to stamp him on colored cardstock and cut him out instead of having to color him.

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded; stamp the one design on the bottom using Blushing Bride an the clouds on the top of the card using Smoky Slate
  • Berry Burst – 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Powder Pink – stamp piggy using Memento Black, cut out
  • Whisper White – 3 1/8 x 2 7/8, cut edges on diagonal so that bottom measures 2 1/8, stamp piggy again, color ‘grass’ using Pear Pizzazz, flower in Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight, add Berry Burst to HAPPY
  • Berry Burst Foil Frenzy – 3/8 x 2 7/8, add behind the Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add cut out piggy to card front

The Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session is now open.

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): This Little Piggy
Paper: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Foil Frenzy Specialty dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!