Category Archives: Blendabilities

IM101 – Christmas Gleaming

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a perfect inspiration in time for the holiday!

I LOVED the package idea and of course the holly…

Hmmm…NO white dsp with red polka dots!  No problem – make your own with the end of a pencil eraser!

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 – stamp dots in Real Red using the end of a pencil eraser, layer onto Real Red – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, tie piece of Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Granny Apple Green and Real Red markers, cut out using Stitched Nested Dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp holly using Memento Black, color using Granny Apple Green and Real Red Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see the wonderful project Connie made!

And now for our last collection…

We created a new Gifts of Good Taste Collection with SIX packaging ideas along with our favorite (and easy!) holiday cookie and candy recipes! It is so nice to give special hand-made little gifts to co-workers, neighbors, your mailperson and UPS drivers! We’ve used a variety of Holiday Catalog Stamp Set and Dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own…the recipe and package design is what is most important! This Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas using Stampin’ Up! products with corresponding recipes you can quickly make up and give away! See more details here!

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Real Red
Ink: Memento Black, Markers:  Real Red, Granny Apple Green;  BLENDS: Real Red, Granny Apple Green
Other: Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon, Stitched Nested Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


A Happy Thing

CC520Okay…I have a VERY quick card for you!  I’m taking a break from cleaning (always a good thing…both the cleaning and the break) and decided to play along with TWO challenges on SCS.  The CAS challenge is to use a bird and the CC challenge is the colors of Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Coastal Cabana.  Well you put those two challenges together and what can I say…this is what you get!  LOL!!!  A happy little card!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run top 2/3 through the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder
  • Add to pieces of the Coastal Cabana SAB ribbon and add panel to the card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp bird using Memento Black, color with Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  Cut out (because you KNOW how I LOVE to do that and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting using Real Red on Whisper White, punch out with 1″ Circle.  Layer on 1 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Scallop Circle and add using dimensionals.

Yep…quick and easy card and now it’s time to get back to cleaning!

Set(s): A Happy Things (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Blendabilities:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Other: Spring Flowers embossing folder, Coastal Cabana 1/4″ Polyester Ribbon (SAB), 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


A Happy Thing

CCMC341Happy Thursday Everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge and this week we have a cool sketch for you!

I’m really liking this lemon stamp…it’s soooo much fun to cut out…yep…I do LOVE to cut things out!  That makes me HAPPY!!

Here’s the details –

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Best Year Ever SAB dsp – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to top of Whisper White Panel
  • Wild Wasabi dotted dsp (Subtles Paper Stack) – 2 x 2 3/4 – cut into banner and add to panel
  • So Saffon – 1/2 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to panel
  • Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – wrap around panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp lemon image using Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color using Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities.  Cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Crush Curry (SAB) button using Glue dots.  Tie bow in Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Add to button using Glue Dot.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

OCC15SpringCollectionBadgeWe just about finished up week 3 of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection 2015 – and it’s still a GREAT time to subscribe!  We have had some AMAZING card sets this week.  Our subscription is full of gift ideas, home decor, card sets and 3D project tutorials perfect for your stamp camps and classes!  We’re using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin’ Up!’s Catalogs.  Get over 24 projects for only $29.95 US…that’s just a little over $1 per tutorial!  More details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): A Happy Thing, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Best Year Ever SAB dsp, Subtles dsp paper stack
Ink: Memento Black,  Blendabilities:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Other: Best Year Ever SAB Accessory Pack. Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



Hey, Valentine

Valentine1Hey, Valentine….have you subscribed yet to the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Mini Collection?  If not…what are you waiting for?  Today is Day 2 of our 4 day mini collection and the projects are OH SO SWEET!!!

I just LOVE this little fox.  He is SOOO DANG CUTE that I just HAD to use him on a little notecard.  So much Valentine sweetness one a little notecard for someone sweet!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White Notecard folded
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 4 5/8
  • Stacked with Love dsp – 3 1/4 x 2 1/2.  Add to card on an angle and then trim off
  • Add strip of Stack with Love Washi tape
  • Crushed Curry – 3 x 4 1/2, layer panel onto this and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp fox image twice on Whisper White using Memento Black.  Color with Blendabilities (I used Skin Tone, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler).  Cut out fox.  Punch out other image using Note Tag Punch, Layer on fox using dimensionals
  • Add piece of Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon using handheld stapler.
  • Add tag to card front using dimensionals.

ValentineEditionBadgeIt’s Day 2 (of 4) of the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special MINI Collection 2015! The collection runs Dec 26th through the 29th so that our demo subscribers have plenty of time to set up their classes, but you don’t need to be a demo to join us!  Sign up TODAY at Create with Connie and Mary so you don’t miss out!

This MINI collection will be slightly different…only FOUR projects…and only $5.95 US!!!

  • A mini session featuring the You Plus Me and Hey, Valentine suite of stamps and accessories!
  • FOUR step-by-step pictorial project tutorials…two card set tutorials and two 3D projects!
  • NEW!  Kits of supplies for each project will be available for subscribers to purchase!
  • Featuring the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack on all our projects!
  • ONE tutorial revealed EACH day on Dec 26, 27, 28 and 29.
  • Exclusive to subscribers, these projects will not be shown ANYWHERE else!
  • Demos & Customers welcome!

Join today over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Hey, Valentine
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Stacked with Love dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities: Skin Tone, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Whisper White Notecard, Note Tag Punch, Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Handheld Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Dec Control Freak Blog Hop

freakwelcome2013Welcome everyone to the December Control Freak Blog Hop!  But…even though Christmas is ‘right around the corner’ the Freaks are all busy creating with NEW STUFF!!!  If any group LOVES NEW STUFF…it’s this one let me tell you!  If you are going forward through the hop you have arrived here from Deb Currier’s Artfelt Impressions Blog.  I absolutely LOVE her style…so clean!

As for so much new stuff…what’s a gal to do? Well I decided to focus in on really two main things… the “Love is Kindness” single stamp (oh…and I did cut the words from the stamp and made myself 2 stamps from this) and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  Oh…I also used the new Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities!

So…one to my projects…

BlogHopCardFirst let’s do a card.  Now this is not a ‘normal’ size but as you’ll see in a minute…there’s a reason for that!  The Pink Pirouette card base is 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded (finished size 3 1/2 x 4 1/4).  Ran the top through the Large Dotted Embossing Folder.  I added a the Wild Wasbi banner (cut with thinlit in Mini Treat Bag Thinlits), added to front, add 1/4 x 3 1/2 strip of Typeset dap.  The tulips are stamped in Memento Black on 1 7/8 x 3 1/2 piece of Very Vanilla, colored with Blendabilities and added to card front.  The enjoy was cut from piece in Mini Treat Bag Thinlits from BOTH Basic Black and Strawberry Slush, layered and added.  Finally little bow (some thinlits) from Pink Pirouette with Large Basic Rhinestone in center.

BlogHopCard&EnvelopeSo…why the odd sized card you ask?  That is so easy…it fits PERFECTLY into the Mini Treat Bag!  I made the bag out of the Typeset dsp.  I scored the bag at 4 3/8 and added the card.  Stamped the tulips on Very Vanilla, punched out with Note Tag punch, layer on another Wild Wasabi banner, tied a piece of Strawberry Slush Twine around clothespin and add to bag.  For You is in Strawberry Slush from the Treat Bag thinlits.

BlogHopJournalI always like to do a little ‘3D’ for the hop and this time I used one of the little Kraft Grid Journals (from the main catalog) that I bought when that catalog came out.  I used the large polka dotted embossing folder.  I did the banner in Pink Pirouette, then added a 1/4″ Basic Black strip.  I stamped the tulip image again in Memento Black on Very Vanilla, colored with Blendabilities, cut out and added to the front of the journal.  I cut the ‘for you’ from both Basic Black and Strawberry Slush, layered and added to journal front.  It needed just a ‘little something’ so I add some small Basic Rhinestones.

Now this little journal is cut but it needed to be in some special packaging.  Back to the Mini Treat Bag Framelit…

BlogHopJournal&PouchI made the Treat Bag as per directions from the Typeset dsp.  I Tied some Strawberry Slush twine around it (HINT:  MUCH easier to do with the journal IN the bag) and then added a tag just like I did for the card ‘envelope’.  I just wanted quick and easy for this and was so surprised that it was the perfect size!  So…here’s my two projects together…

BlogHopGroupOkay…I’m done!  Now it is time to head on over to Dawn Olchefske’s Do Stamping blog.  She always has THE MOST WONDERFUL ideas!


Set(s): Love is Kindness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Typeset dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
Other: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Large Polka Dotted Embossing Folder, Note Tag Punch, Strawberry Slush Twine, Clothespin, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Merry Everything

CCMC334I just couldn’t resist making a Christmas card with the YUMMY color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week.

With the fun snowflakes from Snowflake Card Thinlet set and a greeting…well, you really can’t go wrong on making quick and easy cards.  And really by now…that is really all the time you have let for cards…quick and easy.  I hope you are all done with yours and wrapping up your holiday preparation!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded.  Round the bottom 2 corners using the Project Life Corner Rounder
  • Silver Glimmer – two strips 1/4 x 4 3/4.  Add to card base on a diagonal and trim to fit.
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5.  Round the bottom two corners.  Stamp greeting using Versamark and embossing using Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.
  • Add panel to card fron using dimensionals.
  • Use large snowflake thinlit in Cherry Cobbler and 3 small ones in Silver Glimmer. Add to card front.
  • Color some large Basic Rhinestones using darkest Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and add to center of snowflakes.  Add some additional medium Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Merry Everything
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark, Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler
Other: cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Project Life Corner Rounder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Santa Stache

TSSC343I just cannot believe that it is December ALREADY!!!  All I can say is that the end of year can’t come soon enough for me!  But that is a whole other story!

Mary Jo has a really fun challenge for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge this week and I had such fun doing this card.

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Trim the Tree dsp (striped print) 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Layer onto Garden Green 3 3/4 x 5.  Add to card front.
  • Whisper White – cut out two oval using oval framelits.  Biggest one run through Lucky Stars embossing folder and add to card front.
  • Smaller stamp greeting using Garden Green and add to card front.
  • Cut star frame from Gold Foil using Star Framelits – add to card front.
  • Stamp Santa using Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color using Cherry Cobbler, Skin Tone and Calypso Coral Blendabilities, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp mustache, cut out and add to Santa.
  • Use Dazzling Details on the hat, mustache and beard to finish it off.

TSSC343Love this sketch…hope you can join the fun!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Santa Stache, And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Gold Foil, Trim the Tree dsp paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, Blendabilites:  Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Skin Tones
Other: Star Framelits, Oval Framelits, Dazzling Details, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!