Monthly Archives: October 2017

Halloween Treat

Happy Saturday!  It’s that time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This week, with Halloween right around the corner, the design team is doing Halloween Treats!

On Tuesday I made a fun little card using the Sweet Home set.  When I sat down to make my little treat box for today…I was thinking about that fun card and decided to use it as my inspiration for today.  I was pretty tired when I sat down to make this last night so I kept things pretty simple.

I started with a pizza box, the Spooky Nights Halloween dsp and my card from Tuesday and this is what I came up with!

Here’s the details…

  • Put together a pizza box
  • Spooky Nights dsp – 7/8 x 12 and 7/8 x 3 1/2, wrap around box putting the 3 1/2 piece on the back.
  • Spooky Nights dsp – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
  • Spooky Nights dsp – two pieces 3/8 x 3 1/2, add to other Spooky Nights piece on an angle, layer panel onto Basic Black 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 and add to box top
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp solid larger dot in Pumpkin Pie and Peek-a-b00 Peach, line of three dots in Smoky Slate, and Trick or Treat in Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black 2 3/8 x 2 3/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp two ghosts and bats using Memento Black, cut our and add to box top adding ghosts using dimensionals
  • Add Black Rhinestones
  • Cut out a top part of a cat front the dsp and add to bottom of panel
  • Wrap Black Baker’s Twine around box to finish off.
Set(s): Sweet Home
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Spooky Nights dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Peek-a-boo Peach, Smoky Slate
Other: Black 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 Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Paisleys and Posies

Can you believe it…it’s THURSDAY already and the LAST Thursday in October!  WOW!!!

This week it really has felt like fall around here.  It’s been cold and rainy!  LOL!!!

Since it is feeling like fall and the colors for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge we have a wonderful FALL color challenge – Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Layered Leaves embossing folder, tie Tranquil Tide Classic Weave  ribbon aroun dit, then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched oval, stamp greeting using Memento Black and add using dimensionals
  • Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide – cut out the leafy image from the Paisleys framelits and add to card front
  • Add some Black Rhinestones to finish off

Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Paisleys and Posies
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Paisleys Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tanquil Tide Classic Weave Ribbon, Black Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Sweet Home

So it’s time again for the SUO challenge and this time our theme was Something Sweet.  Well this time of year when I hear something sweet…I think “Trick or Treat…Something Sweet” so I went with Trick or Treat!  LOL!!!

I didn’t get any of the Halloween sets this year (well…I did get the pumpkins) but that didn’t do it for me.  I was looking through my catalog and came across this set…PERFECT!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Spooky Night dsp dotted print – 1/2 x 4 1/2 – add on a diagonal and trim ends
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 stamp dot in Pumpkin Pie and Peek-a-boo Peach, stamp row of three dots in Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Stamp ghost 2 times and bat 3 times in Memento Black, cut out and add (ghosts using dimensionals)
  • Crumb Cake – stamp banner and greeting in Memento Black, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Stars to finish off

How’s that for something sweet!

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

Set(s): Sweet Home
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Spooky Nights dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Black and Orange

Happy Saturday everyone!  What a fun theme we have for you this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  With Halloween right around the corner…we have a fun challenge – Black and Orange.  Well…I did use the Halloween paper!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Spooky Nights dsp (orange/black circle print) – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 4 3/4 x 4 1/4, cut along bottom using the Swirly Snowflake thinlet and add to card front
  • Spooky Nights (striped) – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – cut out the two leaves/stems and squiggly thing
  • Copper Foil – cut out pumpkin
  • Very Vanilla – stamp large pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie/Black stem, medium pumpkin in Cajun Craze/Black stem, small pumpkin in Peek-a-boo Peach/Black stem, cut out with matching framelits
  • Layer all these and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3/8 x 1 5/8, stamp greeting using Basic Black, cut into banner and add to card front

How fun is that!  I just LOVE using the that lacy edge from the Swirly Snowflake for a cool look!   There’s still time…the new Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Edition is now open!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Pick a Pumpkin, Wood Words
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Nights dsp, Copper Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Patterned Pumpkin Thinlets, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets, 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’!

Tags and Trimmings

Yep…it’s my FAVORITE set again!  I always like seeing holly stamps and this one is just SOOOO good!

Well…it’s time for another sketch inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary and I decided my holly was just perfect for it!

And the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder was just the perfect thing to finish off the look of the layout for our sketch.  How pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, add to Garden Green 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Be Merry dsp – 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp holly in Garden Green and the buttons in Cherry Cobbler, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Cherry Cobbler Enamel dots to finish off.

Don’t forget…the Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is now open and it is not too late to subscribe!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings, Merry Patterns
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Regals Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

You’ve Been Boo’d

Before you know it Halloween will be here! WOW!  (Then it’s all down hill from there…LOL!!!)  This week the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team is getting into the Halloween spirits with cards that have the word BOO on there.  So…you’ve been boo’d!

This was one of those cards that started as one thing (a simple CAS card with a spider made from a pumpkin) and ended up with this…which I just LOVE!  You just never know where that creative process is going to take you!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie – 2 3/4 x 5 1/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Spooky Nights dsp – striped print – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Spooky Nights dsp – dotted print 2 3/4 x 4, layer onto Very Vanilla – 2 7/8 x 4 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tangerine Tango – cut out the letter B and two of the long pumpkin (Pattern Pumpkin Thinlets) and add to the card front
  • Decorate the pumpkin with eyes (Basic Black 1/4″ hole punch, Whisper White 1/8″ hole punch) and mouth (Basic Black 1/2 of a 1/4″ hole punch), Old Olive pumpkin stems, leaves and curly thingy, draw eyebrows with black pen
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 1 1/4, stamp greeting , cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals

Is that about as fun as it can be?  I thought so!

Did you know…the new Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Edition is now open?  IT IS!  WOO HOO!!!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Large Alphabet Framelits, Patterned Pumpkin Thinlets, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, 1/4″ Hole Punch, 1/8″ Hole 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’!

Wood Words

Happy Thursday one and today!  Today I’m traveling to north Ohio for a conference that starts tomorrow and I’m stopping off to see Connie on my way.  I haven’t seen her in FOREVER and am so looking forward to it!

But before I go, it is time for another color inspiration!  This week it is Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Sky.  To me those colors seemed perfect for leaves…so I just HAD to pull out my leaf punch!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Coffee Break dsp – 3/4 x 5 1/2 add to left side of card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Sky – 1 5/8″ square, punch leaf out of center of each, add the square to the card front then add the punched out leaves using dimenionals
  • Early Espress0 – 1/8 x 5 1/8 add to left side of panel
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Dots to finish off

Oh what fun this card is!  And speaking of fun…the Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION has JUST OPENED!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Leaf Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!