Monthly Archives: July 2021

On the Ground

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use anything that would normally be found on the ground.  There are so many different ways you can go with this…

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Now before you think that unicorns fly…Pegasus is the horse that flies…I decided unicorns would be a safe way to go…LOL!!!Here’s the details…

  • Highland Heather – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/8 x 5, fun through the Dotted Embossing Folder, add strips of the Highland Heather Metallic ribbon on each side, add to card front
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – Bermuda dotted stripe – 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape – 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out label, stamp greeting in Versamark and Silver Emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp one unicorn in Highland Heather/Gorgeous Grape and the other in Pool Party/Bermuda Bay, stamp face in memento Black, stamp 2 unicorn horns and 2 bows in Versamark and silver emboss, layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

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Aren’t those sheep just the CUTEST?  How on earth could you ever resist getting them!  We couldn’t wait to play with this set and build a card tutorial Collection for you that we know you will love!  AND…best of all you can get the stamp set and dies for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration period!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the COUNTING SHEEP STAMP SET and SHEEP DIES with the Border Basics Dies and Pattern Party Designer Paper for a bright and cheerful look! You’ll get SIX card ideas using this fun bundle!

Set(s): Hippo Happiness
Paper: Basic White, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other: Hippo & Friends Dies, Dotted Embossing Folder, Highland Heather Metallic Ribbon, Silver 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’!

Sweet as a Peach

Happy Thursday! This week it’s the last of our ‘Case the Catalog’ inspiration…a wonderful card from page 117…

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Love the simplicity of the design…

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Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, run the top of the card through the Stitched Greenery Die
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out Scalloped Contour die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – cut out another Scallop Contour die…I actually ran it through twice to make it small, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp peach in Pale Papaya/Calypso Coral, flowers in Flirty Flamingo/Early Espresso, leaves/stem in Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3/8 x 2, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut on diagonal, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add 1 large and 2 small Pale Papaya Loose Flower Flourishes to finish off

What a happy card!

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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Aren’t those sheep just the CUTEST?  How on earth could you ever resist getting them!  We couldn’t wait to play with this set and build a card tutorial Collection for you that we know you will love!  AND…best of all you can get the stamp set and dies for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration period!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the COUNTING SHEEP STAMP SET and SHEEP DIES with the Border Basics Dies and Pattern Party Designer Paper for a bright and cheerful look! You’ll get SIX card ideas using this fun bundle!

Set(s): Sweet as a Peach
Paper: Basic White, Flirt Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Early Espresso, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Peach Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, Scalloped Contour dies, Loose Flower Flourishes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM186 – Hand-Penned Petals

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its pretty table decor…

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I LOVED the colors in this and used it as my inspiration…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11, run top through the Stitched Greenery Die
  • Garden Green – 1 x 5, add to card front
  • Hand-Penned DSP – mint striped – 1 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front, purple/white leaves – 1 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp flower in Memento Black, Color with Highland Heather and Mint Macaron Blends, cut out, ad to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp greeting in Garden Green, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch (retired), fold some Highland Heather Metallic Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals; add some green Genial Gems to card 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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Aren’t those sheep just the CUTEST?  How on earth could you ever resist getting them!  We couldn’t wait to play with this set and build a card tutorial Collection for you that we know you will love!  AND…best of all you can get the stamp set and dies for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration period!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the COUNTING SHEEP STAMP SET and SHEEP DIES with the Border Basics Dies and Pattern Party Designer Paper for a bright and cheerful look! You’ll get SIX card ideas using this fun bundle!

Set(s): Hand-Penned Petals
Paper: Basic White, Garden Green, Hand-Penned DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, BLENDS:  Highland Heather, Mint Macaron
Other: Penned Flowers Dies, 1″ Circle Punch (retired), Highland Heather Metallic Ribbon, Stitched Greenery Dies, Genial Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

In the Sky

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use anything that you would normally find in the sky.  I went with the sun and clouds in the After the Storm set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, punch out 2″ circle, use as mask to sponge Daffodil Delight for sun, now mask the sponged circle, on the more solid Rays, stamp using stamped off Daffodil Delight and for the dashed rays use full strength Daffodil Delight, stamp birds in Smoky Slate, Layer onto Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp 1 large and 2 small clouds in Smoky Slate, cut out and add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 5/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Basic Grey, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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We fell in LOVE with the Season’s Blessings Bundle (especially the baskets!) and couldn’t wait to do a set of SEASONAL cards with it!  In this Collection, you’ll get EIGHT card ideas…two for each season…spring, summer, fall and winter!  You’ll be ready to go for ANY occasion!  We’ve paired the  SEASONAL BLESSINGS STAMP SET and SEASONAL BASKET DIES with TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): After the Storm
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
Other: Basic Rhinestones, 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’!

Artistically Inked

Happy Thursday! This week it’s 4th of our ‘Case the Catalog’ inspirations and this week it an awesome card from page 114 …

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I loved, loved, loved, loved, loved the look of the vellum over the 3 panels and used that as my inspiration…

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Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Bumble Bee – 1 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to left side of card
  • Pattern Party DSP – Bumblebee flower print – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out flower detail die
  • Vellum – 3 x 4 1/2, add cut out flower, add vellum to card front
  • Basic White – 3/4 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting in Bumblebee, fold Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals

LOVE how simple this is!

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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We fell in LOVE with the Season’s Blessings Bundle (especially the baskets!) and couldn’t wait to do a set of SEASONAL cards with it!  In this Collection, you’ll get EIGHT card ideas…two for each season…spring, summer, fall and winter!  You’ll be ready to go for ANY occasion!  We’ve paired the  SEASONAL BLESSINGS STAMP SET and SEASONAL BASKET DIES with TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Artistically Inked
Paper: Basic White, So Saffron, Bumblebee, Pattern Party DSP, Vellum
Ink: Bumblebee
Other: Artistic Dies, Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM185 – Sunny Sentiments

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a fun summer wreath…

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How happy is that!  And you KNOW I just had to use my favorite set on this…

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, randomly stamp both parts of the sun in Daffodil Delight, face in Memento Black and cheeks in Crushed Curry; stamp dots in Bermuda Bay, layer onto Bermuda Bay – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay – stamp greeting on piece of Bermuda Bay and white emboss; cut out with largest diagonal top tag, add to cad front using dimensionals and trim off end
  • Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon – tie a small bow and add to end of tag
  • Add some small Basic 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…

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We fell in LOVE with the Season’s Blessings Bundle (especially the baskets!) and couldn’t wait to do a set of SEASONAL cards with it!  In this Collection, you’ll get EIGHT card ideas…two for each season…spring, summer, fall and winter!  You’ll be ready to go for ANY occasion!  We’ve paired the  SEASONAL BLESSINGS STAMP SET and SEASONAL BASKET DIES with TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sunny Sentiments, Sharing Sunshine
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Other: Tailor Made Tags Dies, Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Christmas in July

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to celebrate Christmas in July…

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I couldn’t wait to use the new Penguin set!  Here’s the details…

  • Fresh Freesia – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Penguin Playmates DSP (SAB) – THREE pieces 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 each, add to card front
  • Misty Moonlight – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/8, stamp greeting in Memento Black and curved line in Pool Party, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp penguin 3xs in Memento black, add beak to each in Pumpkin pie, punch out; stamp 6 feet, punch out, add to penguins, stamp hat and scarf three times – Misty Moonlight, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade, cut out add to penguins, add penguins to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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We fell in LOVE with the Season’s Blessings Bundle (especially the baskets!) and couldn’t wait to do a set of SEASONAL cards with it!  In this Collection, you’ll get EIGHT card ideas…two for each season…spring, summer, fall and winter!  You’ll be ready to go for ANY occasion!  We’ve paired the  SEASONAL BLESSINGS STAMP SET and SEASONAL BASKET DIES with TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Penguin Place
Paper: Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Misty Moonlight, Penguin Playmates DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Misty Moonlight, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade
Other: Penguin Punch, 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’!

In Symmetry

Happy Thursday! This week it’s our third ‘CASE the catalog’ week…this time a card from page 100…

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Again…I loved the layout on this card and used that as my inspiration…

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Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – Navy background flower – THREE pieces 1 1/2 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out largest layering circle, add to cad front
  • Basic White – stamp large flower twice in Calypso Coral to form full flower, medium tulip flower and small flower in Bumbebee and stemmed leaves and small connected leaves in Just Jade, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Mint Macaron – 5/8 x 2 – stamp greeting in Night of Navy, fold some Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add green Genial Gem to center of large flower to finish off

I just love this happy set and DSP!

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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We fell in LOVE with the Season’s Blessings Bundle (especially the baskets!) and couldn’t wait to do a set of SEASONAL cards with it!  In this Collection, you’ll get EIGHT card ideas…two for each season…spring, summer, fall and winter!  You’ll be ready to go for ANY occasion!  We’ve paired the  SEASONAL BLESSINGS STAMP SET and SEASONAL BASKET DIES with TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): In Symmetry
Paper: Basic White, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Sweet Symmetry DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Bumblebee, Just Jade
Other: Layering Circle Dies, Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Genial Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM184 – Batik

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a beautiful cup and saucer…STUNNING!

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I loved the beautiful, elegant look of this and thought it would be fun to do something with the Batik Dies!

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Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Metallic Gold Specialty Paper – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Night of Navy and Metallic Gold Specialty paper – cut out TWO of the solid ones in Navy and a detail on in BOTH navy and gold.  I use Press ‘n Seal to hold all the little pieces together, layer, to make two (opposite) Batik flourishes; layer the two together and add to card front using dimenionals
  • Basic White – stamp greeting (Biggest Wish) in Versamark and gold emboss; cut out around greeting and add to card front using dimenionals
  • Add some Gilded Gems to finish off.

That turned out soooo elegant!

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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Stampin’ Up!’s IN SYMMETRY PUNCH BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog has a sweet retro feel with several flower shapes, stems and greetings that you can mix and match to create even more fun and flirty flowers.  Add in the fun matching designer paper and you have a winner!  We’ve used the IN SYMMETRY STAMP SET and SYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCH with the coordinating SWEET SYMMETRY DESIGNER PAPER in this cards-only Collection!  You’ll get SIX unique card tutorials featuring these fun products! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Night of Navy, Gold Metallic
Ink: Versamark
Other: Batik Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Sweet Summertime

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is what says summer to you…STRAWBERRIES…just had to use STRAWBERRIES!  Talk about SWEET!

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Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, use the Plenty of Patterns scallop mask, Soft Seafoam ink and Blending Brush to create background, stamp leaves/stem/flower image in Memento Black, color with Blends layer onto Real Red – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Regals DSP Paper Pack – Real Red Plain – 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp 2 strawberries, 2 leaves and 2 stems in Memento Black, color using Blends, punch out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • So Saffron – 5/8 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Add some Red Rhinestones to finish off

SWEET!!!

And now for our latest collection…

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Stampin’ Up!’s IN SYMMETRY PUNCH BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog has a sweet retro feel with several flower shapes, stems and greetings that you can mix and match to create even more fun and flirty flowers.  Add in the fun matching designer paper and you have a winner!  We’ve used the IN SYMMETRY STAMP SET and SYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCH with the coordinating SWEET SYMMETRY DESIGNER PAPER in this cards-only Collection!  You’ll get SIX unique card tutorials featuring these fun products! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Regals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Seafoam, BLENDS:  Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron
Other: Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks, Strawberry Builder Punch, Red Rhinestones, 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’!