Monthly Archives: June 2020

IM130 – Itty Bitty Birthday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a cool blanket…

I decided to keep it very simple like the blanket…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp greeting using Pacific Point, layer onto Pacific Point 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, wrap the black/white twine from the Playful Pets Trim pack, add to card front
  • Pacific Point – cut out 2 3/8 square, add Whisper White Stitched Star using dimensionals, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Real Red – cut out 1 5/8 square, add Whisper White Stitched Star using dimensionals, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie bow in the black/white twine, add to card front
  • Add some blue and red Holiday Rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Itty Bitty Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red
Ink: Pacific Point
Other: Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Playful Pets Trim, Holiday Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Ombre Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make an ombre card.  Oh my word…LOVE the card I ended up making!

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, mask off the card leaving a 1 3/4 x 3 “window” open on card.  Sponge Petal Pink and Calypso Coral into “window” to achieve an ombre look.  Remove masks.  Stamp the largest peony in Grey Granite.  Layer onto Grey Granit 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Peony Garden DSP (grey chevron print) – 1 x 4 3/4, cut out scalloped border, add behind panel, add panel to card front
  • Petal Pink – stamp greeting using Grey Granite, punch out using 1 1/2″ circle punch, fold pieces of the white ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack, add behind greeting, add greeting to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Prized Peony
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Grey Granite, Peony Garden DSP
Ink: Grey Granite, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral
Other: Peony Dies, 1 1/2″ circle punch, Elegant Faceted Gems, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Blossoms in Bloom

Happy Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration. I hope you all have having a nice week and am enjoying some nice weather!  This week we have this AWESOME sketch…

I absolutely LOVE the Many Layered Blossom dies and wanted to do a soft and pretty card with them…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Peony Garden DSP (chevron print) – 3 x 5 1/2, layer Whisper White – 5/8 x 5 1/2 strips along the top and bottom then add to card front
  • Vellum – cut out the more solid die
  • Whisper White – cut out the more detailed die, layer on top of vellum layer, add to card front
  • Peony Garden DSP (petal pink texture print) – 3/8 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 2 1/8, stamp greeting using Grey Granite, add greeting to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the pink Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off

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

Check out our latest collection…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Blossoms in Bloom
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Peony Garden DSP, Vellum
Ink: Grey Granite
Other: So Many Blossoms Dies, Elegant Faceted Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM129 – Forever Fern

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have wonder prints…

I just LOVED the one all the way on the left and used that for my inspiration…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Basic Black – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Grey Granite – cut out the largest Stitched Oval, cut a little less than 1/2 off, add to card front
  • Garden Green – cut out the 1 7/8 circle, cut a little less than 1/2 off, add to card front
  • Basic black – cut out largest detailed Forever Flourishing leaf, add to card front
  • Garden Green – 1/2 x 2 1/8, punch end using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the green Forever Flowers Seasonal Gems to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Grey Granite, Garden Green
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Shapes Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Forever Flowers Seasonal Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Monochromatic Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a monochromatic card.  I decided to go with Whisper White and Grey Granite…it is so pretty in person!

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Grey Granite – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, randomly stamp feather using Versamark, white emboss, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
  • Grey Granite – stamp greeting using Versamark, white embossin, punch holes in each side, addbpiece of white tulle ribbon, add label to card front using dimensionals, then tie the ribbon around panel
  • Add panel to card front
  • The dots are the clear dots from Flowers for Every Season Gems, add to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite
Ink: Versamark
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, White Tulle Ribbon, Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Blossoms in Bloom

Happy Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration. This week we have an awesome color combo…perfect for the wonderful summer weather!

I just really wanted to make a bright and happy card!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Melon Mambo – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – Granny Apple Green wood print – 2 1/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Mango Melody – 3/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the largest Stitched So Sweetly Scallop Rectangle die, stamp flower using Mango Melody and centers using Melon Mambo, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Granny Apple Green – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using smallest Stitched So Sweetly Scalloped Rectangle Die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Color some of the clear Elegant Faceted Dots using the Granny Apple Green Dark Blends, add to card front to finish off

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

Check out our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION! There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies! This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use! See more details here!

Set(s): Blossoms in Bloom
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, BLENDS: Granny Apple Green (DARK)
Other: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Elegant Faceted Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM128 – Birds & More

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have these fun cookies…

I absolutely LOVE the Birds and More dies and you really don’t need anything else!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 5/8 x 4 3/4, run through the Greenery Embossing Folder,sponge around the edges using Crumb Cake
  • Flirty Flamingo and Balmy Blue – 5/8 x 4 1/2, add to top and bottom of panel and then add to card front
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack (Daffodil Delight Texture print) – punch out 2″ circle, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Tasteful Labels Dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper white – cute out branch, color using Cinnamon Cider (Dark), Granny Apple Green (Dark) and Petal Pink (Dark) Blends, add to card front
  • Flirty Flaming & Balmy Blue cut out each each from each color, cut wings off second of each and add to the alternate color bird, add birds to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some small Gilded Gems to finish off.

You might notice I don’t have a greeting on this one.  I wanted to keep it without a greeting so that I could easily add one later on!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Brights DSP paper pack
Ink: Crumb Cake, BLENDS:  Cinnamon Cider (Dark), Granny Apple Green (Dark), Petal Pink (Dark)
Other: Birds & More Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Greenery Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Birthday Card

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a birthday card.

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Incolor DSP – Bumblebee dotted print – 2 3/4 x 4, wrap two pieces of the Ornate Garden Old Olive around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower and leaves using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Seaside Spray (both), Night of Navy (Light), Old Olive (Both, So Saffron (Both), Bronze, cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bumblee Bee – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Misty Moonlight Incolor Enamel Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Bumblebee, Incolor DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Bronze, Old Olive
Other: Sunflower Dies, Ornate Garden Ribbon, Incolor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Pampered Pets

Happy Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration.  This week we have a fun sketch and I couldn’t WAIT to use on of my new sets!

I thought it would be fun to make a card for sister.  She LOVES how cat!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 1/4 x 4 3/4, run through the Tasteful Textiles folder, add to card front
  • Playful Pets DSP – 2 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – punch out 2″ circle, stamp butterflies using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 3, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp cat using Memento Black, color using Cinnamon Cider and Ivory Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals, tie a knot in a piece of Playful Pets Trim (red/white), add to heart trinket, add to cat using glue dot
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, cut out around the word, add to card front using dimensionals

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

Check out our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

Set(s): Pampered Pets
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Playful Pets DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Cinnamon Cider, Ivory
Other: Pets Dies, 2″ Circle Punch, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Playful Pets Trinkets, Playful Pets Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM127 – Forever Fern

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a cool pillow…

Well, you should be able to guess what I used for this one…

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • In Color DSP paper pack (Just Jade) – 3 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5, run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder, add to card front
  • Basic Grey – cut out largest detailed leaf
  • Just Jade – cut out the smaller detailed leaf
  • Whisper White – stamp the largest and medium leaves using Shaded Spruce, layer everything and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add some Just Jade Ribbon behind the greeting and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Just Jade In Color Enamel Dots to finish it off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques! This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle. See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Base Grey, Just Jade, In Color DSP paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce
Other: Forever Flourishing Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Just Jade Ribbon, In Color Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!