Monthly Archives: May 2021

Beauty of Friendship

OOPS…sorry everyone…got my days mixed up and this posted early!  Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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This was just so perfect for the new Beautiful Trees set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Painted Textures Embossing Folder, layer onto Night of Navy 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Beauty of the Early DSP – Olive print, blue print and blue/olive leaf print – 1/2 x 4 1/2,  stamp greeting on on blue print in Night of Navy, add all 3 to card front
  • Basic White – stamp tree trunk in Cinnamon Cider, stamp more solid leaves in Pear Pizzazz and more detailed on in Old Olive, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimenisonals
  • Double up the blue/white/silver twine from Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, tie into bow, add to card front
  • Add 3 diamond shaped Silver Epoxy Essentials to finish off

All ready to send out!

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…

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Our next online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the gorgeous HAND-PENNED PETALS COLLECTION!  Oh my!  What a BEAUTIFUL floral set that you can color with the included solid stamp images or coloring tools!  We did a little of both!  We’ve used HAND-PENNED PETALS STAMP SET, PENNED FLOWERS DIES with the coordinating HAND-PENNED DESIGNER PAPER for a bursting bouquet of flower cards!  You’ll get EIGHT card tutorials with this Collection!  See more details here!

Set(s): Beautiful Friendship
Paper: Basic White, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Beauty of the Earth DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Cinnamon Cider, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Other: Beautiful Trees Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Silver Epoxy Essentials, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM175 – Hand-Penned Petals

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a wonderful 30s quilt…

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I just love the soft pastel colors!

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Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, run through the Country Flowers Embossing folder, add a piece of the Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon around panel, then add to card front
  • Hand-Penned DSP – pick 4 prints and cut 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 square from each; layer together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – cut out the multi-flower dies and add to card front
  • Mint Macaron – 5/8 x 2, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut slants on both sides, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Genial 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…

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Our next online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the gorgeous HAND-PENNED PETALS COLLECTION!  Oh my!  What a BEAUTIFUL floral set that you can color with the included solid stamp images or coloring tools!  We did a little of both!  We’ve used HAND-PENNED PETALS STAMP SET, PENNED FLOWERS DIES with the coordinating HAND-PENNED DESIGNER PAPER for a bursting bouquet of flower cards!  You’ll get EIGHT card tutorials with this Collection!  See more details here!

Set(s): Hand-Penned Petals
Paper: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Hand-Penned DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Penned Flowers Dies, Country Flower Embossing Folder, Highland heather Grosgrain Ribbon, Genial Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite New Incolor

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new incolor…this was a TOUGH one…I really like the colors!  I couldn’t decide between Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya so when in doubt, go with purple!

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Here’s the details…

  • Fresh Freesia – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pansy Petal DSP (Freesia Gingham print) – 1 3/4 x 3 7/8, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3 7/8 x 4 1/4, use the Basic Borders to cut bottom, randomly stamp the dots from Beauty of Friendship set in Fresh Freesia and Hello in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Fresh Freesia – punch out 2 large and 2 medium daisies, layer everything and add to card front.
  • Basic White – punch out 1/2″ circle (retired), add to inside daisy, add some Fresh Freesia incolor jewels to center
  • Fresh Freesia Ribbon – tie small bow and add to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Our next online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the gorgeous HAND-PENNED PETALS COLLECTION!  Oh my!  What a BEAUTIFUL floral set that you can color with the included solid stamp images or coloring tools!  We did a little of both!  We’ve used HAND-PENNED PETALS STAMP SET, PENNED FLOWERS DIES with the coordinating HAND-PENNED DESIGNER PAPER for a bursting bouquet of flower cards!  You’ll get EIGHT card tutorials with this Collection!  See more details here!

Set(s): Beauty of Friendship
Paper: Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Pansy Petals DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Fresh Freesia
Other: Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Basic Borders Dies, Incolor Jewels, Fresh Freesia Ribbon, 1/2″ Circle punch (retired), 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’!

Inspired Thoughts

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

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This was a bit of a different one for me but I LOVE the Meadow Dies…

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Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Succulent – 2 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Regals DSP Paper Pack (Cajun plaid print) – 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, fold a piece of the Soft Succulent ribbon, add behind piece, add piece to card front using dimenionals
  • Basic White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/4, run through the Bricks & Mortar embossing folder, round opposite corners, add to card front
  • Cut Meadows piece from Soft Succulent, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze, layer and add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – 3/4 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut on angles, add piece of Cajun Craze – 1/4 x 2 behind piece then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a Silver Epoxy Essential to the center of butterfly to finish off

All ready to send out!

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…

Collage

Our next online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the gorgeous HAND-PENNED PETALS COLLECTION!  Oh my!  What a BEAUTIFUL floral set that you can color with the included solid stamp images or coloring tools!  We did a little of both!  We’ve used HAND-PENNED PETALS STAMP SET, PENNED FLOWERS DIES with the coordinating HAND-PENNED DESIGNER PAPER for a bursting bouquet of flower cards!  You’ll get EIGHT card tutorials with this Collection!  See more details here!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Soft Succulents, Regals DSP paper pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Meadows Dies, Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder, Soft Succulent Ribbon, Sliver Epoxy Essentials, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM174 – Inspired Thoughts

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cool tree print…

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Oh…I just LOVE trees!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White Thick – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Brights DSP paper (Pacific Point print) – 1 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Subtles DSP paper (Balmy Blue print)  – 1 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Old Olive – cut out two of the ‘ground’, add one to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out one tree (I did the on right), add to card front
  • Cut out the ‘leaves clusters’ from Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Pear Pizzazz, add to card front
  • Add some of the yellow/gold sequins from Sequins for Every Season to the card front 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…

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Our second featured online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the stunning nature BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE!  With both stamped tree images and detailed tree dies, along with inspiring greetings, this one is a MUST-HAVE!  We had SO much fun coming up with these tutorials for a multi-seasonal Collection full of color!  You’ll get three card ideas (one a fun-fold!) and a pretty home-décor item you’ll have sitting out all year long!  See more details here!

Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White Thick, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Daffodil Delight, Brights and Subtles DSP Paper Packs
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Inspiring Canopy Dies, Sequins for Every Season

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Preorder Bundle

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite preorder bundle.  This was tough since there were several that I really like  but decided to go with the new Inspired Thoughts Bundle.

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I just love all things trees…it’s right up there with dragonflies!  Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Subtles DSP Paper Pack (Balmy Blue print- current not new) – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Basic White – 3 /8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Just Jade – cut out 2 of the curved edge piece, add ONE to the panel
  • Soft Suede – cut out the line of tree – I only used the 3 on the left, add to card front
  • Cut out the 4 different ‘leaves’ dies in Shaded Spruce, Just Jade and Mint Macaron, add to card front some using dimensionals
  • Add a 1″ So saffron circle to card
  • Add the second Just Jade curve edge to the card front using dimensionals
  • So Saffron – 5/8 x 2 3/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some red Sequins for Every Season to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Our second featured online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the stunning nature BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE!  With both stamped tree images and detailed tree dies, along with inspiring greetings, this one is a MUST-HAVE!  We had SO much fun coming up with these tutorials for a multi-seasonal Collection full of color!  You’ll get three card ideas (one a fun-fold!) and a pretty home-décor item you’ll have sitting out all year long!  See more details here!

 
Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Balmy Blue, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Inspiring Canopy Dies, 1″ Circle Punch (Retired), Sequins for Every Season, 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’!