Monthly Archives: April 2018

All About Neutrals

Oh…we have just had a couple GORGEOUS (but extremely windy) days here in Dayton, OH…high in the 70s…LOVE it!  But Monday…high of 39…gotta love this time of year!  LOL!!!  But this time of year also brings visions of the new catalog for demos and finding out what is staying and what is retiring.  I like to start using things from the catalog just in case it is going away and I didn’t play with it enough.  Fortunately the set I picked to work with is STAYING!!!  WOOO HOOO!  Out theme this week is All About Neutrals…just using neutrals on your card.

Is this a great (and extremely simple) card?  I think so!  And even though it is just in white, grey and black, really any color just about can be used for the grey panel for a whole different look!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the branch using Memento Black twice – once from each direction and the sentiment also in Basic Black.  Layer onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – cut out two each of the 3 flowers, add to card front
  • Add some clear Epoxy dots (from the Occasions Mini) and some Basic Rhinestones to the center of the flowers and scattered around to finish off

Isn’t that special?  And speaking of special…we are offering a new special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Layering Seasons Thinlets, Epoxy Shapes, Basic Rhinesones, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Wood Words

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Occasionally it is feeling like spring around here and we have a such a cool spring color challenge for you…

 

I’m still trying use some of my stuff from the regular catalog and give it a little more love…pulled out some of my favorites for this.

 

Isn’t that a GORGEOUS butterfly?  I used my Calypso Coral blends (light and dark) and Pumpkin Pie (light…looks like Peek-a-boo Peach to me) to make it.  Here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Memento black
  • Sweet Soiree dsp – Old Olive/silver stripe print – 1 x 4 1/4 add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, run through layered leaves embossing folder
  • Calypso Coral – punch ribbon strip and add behind Whisper White panel and add to card front.
  • Calypso Coral – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out large butterfly, color with Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie Blends add to card front
  • Basic Grey – cut out just the body of the butterfly, add to card frond.

AND…we are offering a new special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

 

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Peek-a-boo Peach, Sweet Soiree Specialty dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie (light only)
Other: Bold Butterfly Thinlets, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Colorful Seasons

It’s MONDAY!!! How does this keep happening?  I want to know WHO IS RESPONSIBLE!  Just kidding.  Time again for another inspiration challenge.  LOVE this one!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

 

This one was really a no brainer…and I LOVE the clean and simple design I used.

 

Here’s the details, don’t blink…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 /58 x 4 7/8, stamp hello in Versamark and white emboss, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 2 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the 3 flowers, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out the small dragonfly at the top of the 5 little dragonfly thinlet, cut out and ad to card front
  • Add some small rhinestones to finish off

VERY simple card!  Those are always the best!

Did you know that TODAY IS THE DAY?  Why yes it is…TODAY is the day we release a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection.  And OH MY…we have a fun, and different one for you…

Are you looking a COOOOL ideas with the Brusho Crystals?  We have SIX different techniques for you to try AND have made cards with each of the SIX (because of some technique…you actually get two different cards for ONE technique…did I mention COOOOOL?)  Get all the details HERE.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets, Layering Seasons Thinlets, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Don’t Be Square

What a fun theme we have for you today for our Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – “Don’t Be Square”…card that are NOT square or rectangular. This was a bit of a challenge as we really don’t have any larger framelits that can be used so mine is a little card but I think it turned out cute!

Isn’t that ADORABLE?  I used the ribbon framelit to make the base of my card.  I sometimes get asked how you do it and have the top of the card not be flattened.  Here’s a mini tutorial (I used Flirty Flamingo)…

Take piece of Flirty Flamingo 2 1/2 x 6 1/2, fold in half, cut out using Ribbon Framelit positioning the framelit as shown in picture above.

Once cute out the “card base” looks like the picture above when open.

Now cut out a single full one and layer on top.  It now opens as a card but is the full ribbon on top.

Here’s the rest of the details…

  • Whisper White – cut out flower
  • Pear Pizzazz – cut out two leave layer behind flower
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black marker, punch out using 1 3/8″ circle, layer onto scalloped circle (Flirty Flamingo) from the Layering Circles Framelits; layer everything together and add to front of ribbon using dimensionals

Don’t forget…we are offering a cool Brusho Techniques Collection…you WANT this one!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Ribbon of Courage
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black
Other: Support Ribbon Framelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Eastern Beauty

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge! This week we have a a great sketch challenge.  This is just an AWESOME sketch and so easy to use!

This time of the Stampin’ UP! catalog year, I try to start using more of the things form the annual catalog instead of the mini.  What to get some extra use out of thing before they retire.  I don’t have any idea what will be retiring but I DO know that this wonder dsp will be!

Here’s the details…

  • Dapper Denim – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Eastern Palace dsp – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, cut one strip 1 3/8 then cut the other one 1/8 less then cut in half, add to piece of Lemon Lime Twist 3 1/ x 3 3/8, add to card front.
  • Dapper Denim – cut out the 4 point Medallion, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Foil – cut out the “flower” add to card front, add Dapper Denim circle to center using dimensionals (I cut out another flower in Dapper Denim then cut out the circle), add to center of gold flower then add to 4 pointed medallion.
  • Lemon Lime Twist – stamp greeting using Dapper Denim, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals.

AND…don’t forget that we are offering our wonderful Brusho Crystal Techniques collections – SIX techniques AND finished cards…

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Set(s): Eastern Beauty
Paper: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Eastern Palace dsp, Gold Foil
Ink: Dapper Denim
Other: Eastern Medallion Thinlets, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Paisleys and Posies

It’s MONDAY!!! The best part of Monday is it’s time for another Inspiration Monday for Create with Connie and Mary.  The bad news is always massive amounts of grading for school!  (Summer IS right around the corner though!)

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I took a little ‘artist’ license on this one…I used the scattered gold area as my main inspiration and but use the panel in the center it gives it sort of the longer look.

Here’s the details…

  • Dapper Denim – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2  – stamp larger image in Versamark and gold emboss, stamp small image using Dapper Denim, stamp leaf image in Lemon Lime Twist, stamp greeting in Dapper Denim
  • Gold Foil – two pieces 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind each side of Whisper White panel, add to card front

VERY simple card!  Those are always the best!

Did you know that TODAY IS THE DAY?  Why yes it is…TODAY is the day we release a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection.  And OH MY…we have a fun, and different one for you…

Are you looking a COOOOL ideas with the Brusho Crystals?  We have SIX different techniques for you to try AND have made cards with each of the SIX (because of some technique…you actually get two different cards for ONE technique…did I mention COOOOOL?)  Get all the details HERE.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Paisleys & Posies
Paper: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Gold Foil
Ink: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!