Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fun Edge Card

Welcome to another FUN Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  And speaking of FUN our theme for this week is a card with a FUN edge (not the regular straight edges.  Well…I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with this one!

I LOVE the edge in the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets and knew I wanted to use that to create my fun edge but that I didn’t want it with snowflakes.  With October right around the corner, I pulled out my Support Ribbon Framelits and Ribbon of Courage set to pair with it.  Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11, fold at 5 1/2 leaving the front flap 4 1/2 long
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, cut the bottom edge using the Swirly Snowflake edge and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out three flowers from the Support Ribbon Framelit set, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Add Perfect White Accents to the center of each flower to finish off.

Here’s a picture of it closed so you can see how the inside of the card shows through.

How AWESOME is that!

Set(s): Ribbon of Courage
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Smoky Slate
Other: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Support Ribbon Framelits, Perfect White Accents

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’!

Wood Words

Oh my word…where DID this month go?  I can’t believe it is the end of September already and I feel like I haven’t gotten ANYTHING done!

This time of year I just LOVE using leaves on my cards.  I LOVE all things leaves and all things tree.  They are always a favorite for me.

We have a GORGEOUS color inspiration this week – Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral.  LOVE it!  I also LOVE this leave from the Seasonal Layers thinlits….SOOOOO pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – three piece – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, run through the Softly Falling embossing folder, stamp greeting using fresh Fig.  Add layers to card front using dimensionals
  • Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral – cut out leaf from each and add to card front
  • Add some of the lightest Pear Pizzazz Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out our amazing design team creations!

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral
Ink: Fresh Fig
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Teeny Tiny Wishes

Happy Tuesday!  Can you believe it’s the last Tuesday in September!  WOW…October starts on Sunday!

This week the theme for the SUO challenge is Shape Up!  Favorite Punch or Die.  Well…there are just WAAAAY too many from which to choose.  So, since I just cleaned my stamping area, I went with my method of “use what it on top of my desk”.  Well I happened to have 4 punched out cats and a strip of Silver Glimmer.  What can I say…it basically made itself.

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – punch out 2″ circle, add to card front
  • Punch cat – 2 from Spooky Night dsp, 1 from Basic Black, 1 from Pumpkin Pie, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Black Rhinestones to finish off

See how super easy that was!  I LOVE easy!

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

Set(s): Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Spooky Nights dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Cat Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Black Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

One Layer Card

Welcome everyone!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  These are always such fun!  This week it is right up my alley…1 layer card (so VERY CAS!)  Usually I like adding a panel on the base…I just like the way that looks but since this is one layer (with embellishments of course) that is what I did!

This would definitely be one of the those kind of cards where you could do a bunch of these up.  The snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and the MERRY & BRIGHT is from the Hearts come Home set.  The ONLY corner punch though we have anymore is the envelope makers…GEEZ!  On a super simple card like this, rounding the bottom corners really steps it up a bit.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Versamark and Copper Emboss, round bottom corners using envelope punch board
  • Champaign Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out medium snowflake, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out smallest snowflake, add to card front

Okay…hope you didn’t blink…that really is all there is to this one!  Now you have time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Whisper White, Champaign Foil, Gold Foil, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlit, Envelope Punch Board

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’!

Painted Harvest

Happy Thursday everyone! DANG…am I ever glad it is Thursday or like I like to say Friday Eve!  LOL!!!  I am sooooo ready for the weekend!

We have an AWESOME sketch for you this week.  When I sat down to work on it, I was thinking about the YUMMY color inspiration from last week.  I was look at my card from last week, and decided to use the concept of last week and put into the sketch for this week.  What a fun card!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 5 1/4,run the top part through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, stamp greeting using Early Espresso
  • Mini square print – 1/2 x 4 1/2, cut 2, layer on Crumb Cake Layer, trim ends, Early Espresso print – 1/4 x 4 1/2, lay on Crumb Cake later, trim ends; add panel to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – cut out largest Stitched Circle
  • Cajun Craze – cut out largest scallop circle, add Very Vanilla circle and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach, Soft Sky- stamp leaf image with matching ink, punch out with Leaf punch, add to card front
  • Make small bow from 1/8″ Gold Taffeta Ribbon, add to card front

So…lots of the same from the card from last week but a new look!  LOVE IT!

And you will LOVE the AWESOME ideas in the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition!  The design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Painted Harvest, Wood Words
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach, Painted Autumndsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layered Circles Framelits, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Leaf Punch, 1/8″ Gold Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Awning Card

Can you believe it…it’s Saturday AGAIN!  We have another fun theme for you this week…make an awning card.  I have to say that I had never made one of these before so headed over to Pinterest for inspiration!  Here’s what I came up with…

This was a fun little card to make.  Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Brick Embossing Folder, layer onto Early Espresso 3 7/8 x 5 1.8 and add to card front
  • Garden Green – 5/8 x 3 3/4, make ‘grass’ using Fringe Scissors and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – Cut out window frame, stamp vegetable image (using various markers to ink) two times, cut out and add behind window; add piece of Whisper White 2 1/2 x3, add behind window.
  • Painted Autumn dsp diagonal stripe – 1 5/8 x 3, score at 1/2, 1 1/4.
  • Garden Green – cut out ribbon punch and add under awning, then add 1/8 x 3 Early Espresso on top, add 1/2 flap under back of window then add window to card front.
  • Stamp vegetable image with various markers, words with Early Espress, cut out; ink wagon with Real Red and Basic Black markers, cut out, add vegetables then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Real Red Enamel dots to center of each wheel to finish off.

How CUTE is that!  And speaking of CUTE…the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition opens in just a couple of days.  It’s true!  And the design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Grown With Love
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Gardent Green, Painted Autumn dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Other: Hearth and Home Thinlit, Garden Grown Framelits, Brick Embossing Folder, Ribbon Punch, Fringe Scissors, Brights Enamels Shapes, 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’!

Painted Harvest

Can you believe it…it’s Thursday already and oh my…what a GORGEOUS set of colors we have for you for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration!

Our colors are Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango and Soft Sky.  I paired it up with Crumb Cake and a little bit of paper from Painted Autumn dsp.  Add a little Early Espresso and this is what I got.  I used this for a mnt this past Tuesday and it was a hit.  LOVE these color and know I will be using them again!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, run top portion through Layered Leaves embossing folder, add to card front
  • Painted Autumn dsp -1 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Early Espresso – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach, Soft Sky – punch out one leaf from each, add to card front using dimensionals to finish off

How awesome is that!  And there are more AWESOME ideas in the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition!  The design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Leaf Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!