Category Archives: Blends

Fall Flowers

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is fall flowers…

Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Bronze Brushed Metallic – 3/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Bumblebee – 1 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp stems and flowers using Memento Black, color using Blends listed below
  • Add stems to label, add flowers to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie bow from Embroidered Ribbon, add to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Our HAVE A HOOT COLLECTION is combined with Plaid Tidings Designer Paper and has three card tutorials (one a special fold!), plus a special gift packaging idea for Halloween and Christmas that we know you will love and “hoot” about!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Jar of Flowers, Harvest Hello
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Bumblebee, Gilded Autumn DSP, Brushed Metallic Paper
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (Lt), Shaded Spruce (Dk), Pumpkin Pie (B), Petal Pink (Dk), Mint Macaron (B), Cinnamon Cider (B)
Other: Embroidered Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Brighter Days Ahead

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card to cheer someone up.  I couldn’t wait to use my new sunflower set for this…

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight – 4 x 5 1/2, run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder, add to card front
  • Forever Greenery DSP – TWO pieces 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – Stamp the small sunflower 3 times, color using Blends, cut out
  • Whisper White – Stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow, cut out using a Tasteful Label die, layer everything together
  • Add some pieces of the 1/4″ Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon behind the flowers and label, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the Cinnamon Cider enamel dots to finish up.

And now for our latest collection…

For this Collection, we combined the Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies, with the bright, fun NEW 2020-22 In Colors for a fresh and modern look!  This Collection contains four cards and two customer-focused 3D gift project tutorials for open houses, catalog reveals or virtual classes.  ALL six project tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  Several projects are “class kit to go” focused using dies and In Color cardstock, designer paper and accessories, with only a stamped greeting added.  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Forever Greenery DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (L), Mossy Meadow (D), Old Olive (B), Soft Suede (D), Bronze, Ivory
Other: Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Tasteful Label Dies, Sunflowers Dies, 1/4″ Daffodil Gingham 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’!

 

 

Good Morning Magnolia

Happy Thursday everyone!  Wow…where did this month go?  I can’t believe it is actually the last day of April.  May…where we come!  Sunday was going to be commencement for my college.  This is the first time ever, there will be no seeing all of our amazing students who have worked so hard and overcome so much to get their education graduate.  I wish them all success in their new careers.  Many from my division for be heading for the frontlines of this healthcare crisis.  I wish them all good health.

This week we have a cool sketch inspiration…

I wanted to pull out a set that hasn’t seen much love recently and went with my Good Morning Magnolia set…

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 3/4, run through the Parisian Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Mossy Meadow – 1/2 x 2 5/8, add to card front
  • Petal Pink – 1/2 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp magnolia using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink, So Saffron, Bronze, and Mossy Meadow Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a Petal Pink Best Dressed Tassel to finish it 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…

For this EXPANDED Collection of tutorials, we paired several different embossing folders…some bold and some subtle…with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and Best Dressed Designer Paper for a suggestion on how to finish off your cards. But…the focus is really on the techniques! ALL tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step photo directions. See the details HERE!

Set(s): Good Morning Magnolia
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Magnolia Lane DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Bronze
Other: Best Dressed Tassel, Parisian Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Little Ladybug

Happy Thursday everyone! This week we have a great sketch inspiration…

I just had to use my ADORABLE SAB ladybug set!

How cute is THIS!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/8 x 4, stamp flower using Memento Black, color using Blends, layer onto Basic Black 3 1/4 x 4 1/8, add to card front
  • Granny Apple Green Gingham print – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Real Red Stitched print – 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Granny Apply Green – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Stitched Shapes (oval), add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp ladybugs using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Black flower sequins and Clear sequins 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…

This TAGS IN BLOOM Tutorial Collection has four designs that are ALL NEW and so elegant when paired with the Parisian Blossoms Designer Paper and Label Me Punches! We’ve created THREE cards (one a special fold!), and fabulous 3D gift idea with STEP-BY-STEP PHOTO TUTORIALS using the Tags in Bloom Stamp Set and punches. See the details HERE!

Set(s): Little Ladybug
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Regals DSP Paper Pack, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Real Red, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Bronze
Other: Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Stitched Shapes Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM93 – Gather Together

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is a basket of beautiful fall yarn!

Of course I just HAD to use the Gather Together set AGAIN…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 43 3/4, x 5, run through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Early Espresso – cut out largest Detailed Band, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large leaf 2 times using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Early Espresso,  cut out using oval in Detailed Band, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Holiday Rhinestones to finish off.

And now for our latest collection…

Stampin’ Up! has released a special “Christmastime is Here” Product Suite! It is available for demos to order in October, and customers can begin ordering on November 1st! So, we have put together a BRAND NEW Collection using the Christmas Roses Stamp set and Roses Dies featuring tutorials for FOUR cards and TWO 3D projects that you will LOVE creating in your classes, or for friends and family! The gold metallic tones in the designer paper and Glitter Enamel Dots are beautiful! Get ready for the holidays early! See more details HERE!

AND…with the WONDERFUL Everything is Rosy bundle on sale we have a special collection for you…

BONUS! We have put together a BRAND NEW Collection using the EVERYTHING IS ROSY PRODUCT MEDLEY (on sale in the Clearance Rack while supplies last!) featuring tutorials for four cards and two 3D favors…suitable for gift giving or upcoming craft shows! The Rose Gold metallic accents in this product suite really SHINE! With all the PINK, this would be a great class for Breast Cancer Awareness this month! AND…we’ve priced our brand new…NEVER RELEASED BEFOREEverything is Rosy Collection…at a price of only $12 for another GREAT bargain! See the details HERE!

Set(s): Gather Together
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Epresso
Ink: Memento Black, Early Espresso, BLENDS:  Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive
Other: Gather Leaves Dies, Detailed Band Dies, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Holiday Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

World Card Making Day

And it’s Saturday again! Happy October everyone and happy World Card Making Day!  I decided to use the Nature’s Beauty set to my World Card Making Day card and SOMETHING NEW from the upcoming Christmastime is Here collection…

Don’t you just LOVE those little bunnies?  I know I do…SWEET!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Seaside Spray – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, add piece of the navy/gold plaid from Wrapped in Plaid – 1/2 x 5 1/2, behind panel, stamp greeting in Night of Navy and dots in Seaside Spray, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Foil – 3/8 x 4, cut slant on one end, add to card front
  • Navy Plaid – cut out 3″ Classic Label (have to make two cuts) add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bunny 3 times using Memento Black, color one in Crumb Cake Blends, one in Grey Granite Blends and one in Smoky Slate Blends, snow in light Pool Party, cut out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the new Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

LOVE how this turned out!

And now our latest collection…

So how CUTE is the SNOWMAN SEASON Stamp Set and SNOWMAN BUILDER Punch? We thought the Let is Snow Suite of products was so fabulous that it had to be our FIRST Christmas Collection of the season! This is an EXPANDED Collection of SEVEN different tutorials, as we have created THREE cards (one is a moving card) and FOUR 3D projects! One of the projects finishes the Let it Snow Embellishment Box, plus has a tutorial for another hand-made gift to fit inside! Another project has BONUS directions for three different looks! These are SOOO fun and we are SO excited to share the step-by-step tutorials with you!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Nature’s Beauty, Gather Together
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Wrapped in Plaid, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Grey Granite, Smoky Slate, Pool Party
Other: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

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

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM91 – Gather Together

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is a palette of paint swishes!

I decided that the colors of these are Soft Seafoam, Mossy Meadow, Grey Granite, and Gold.  Here’s what I came up with…

This was another one where I really couldn’t get a good picture of the ‘shiney’ so here is the image from another angle…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Neutrals DSP (Grey Granite) – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Mossy Meadow 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp leaf 3 times using Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Mossy Meadow (Both), Soft Seafoam (Dark), cut out, layer add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out three of the smallest embossed leaves, add to card front
  • Soft Seafoam – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Layering Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to finish off

This is just sooo pretty in real life!!

And now for our latest collection…

So how CUTE is the SNOWMAN SEASON Stamp Set and SNOWMAN BUILDER Punch? We thought the Let is Snow Suite of products was so fabulous that it had to be our FIRST Christmas Collection of the season! This is an EXPANDED Collection of SEVEN different tutorials, as we have created THREE cards (one is a moving card) and FOUR 3D projects! One of the projects finishes the Let it Snow Embellishment Box, plus has a tutorial for another hand-made gift to fit inside! Another project has BONUS directions for three different looks! These are SOOO fun and we are SO excited to share the step-by-step tutorials with you!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Gather Together
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Mossy Meadow, Neutrals DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Mossy Meadow (Both), Soft Seafoam (Dark)
Other: Gather Leaves Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Metallic Pearls, Dimenstionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Harvest Hellos

Happy Thursday! This week we have a cool sketch for you.

Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Come to Gather DSP (pumpkin/leaf print) – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, layer onto Soft Suede 3 5/8 x 3 5/8
  • Pretty Peacock – cut out Stitched Nested Label, cut off one end, add to panel, tie piece of Terracotta Tile Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp pumpkin using Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Cajun Craze (Dark), Pumpkin Pie (Both), cut out, stamp stem and leaves in Memento Black, color stem using Bronze and Leaves using Old Olive (Both), cut out, add to pumpkin, add pumpkin to card front using dimensionals
  • Soft Suede – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, 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!

And now for our newest collection…

So how CUTE is the SNOWMAN SEASON Stamp Set and SNOWMAN BUILDER Punch? We thought the Let is Snow Suite of products was so fabulous that it had to be our FIRST Christmas Collection of the season! This is an EXPANDED Collection of SEVEN different tutorials, as we have created THREE cards (one is a moving card) and FOUR 3D projects! One of the projects finishes the Let it Snow Embellishment Box, plus has a tutorial for another hand-made gift to fit inside! Another project has BONUS directions for three different looks! These are SOOO fun and we are SO excited to share the step-by-step tutorials with you!  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Harvest Hellos
Paper: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock, Come to Gather DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Cajun Craze (Dark), Pumpkin Pie (Both), Old Olive (Both), Broze
Other: Terracotta Tile Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Apple Builder Punch, Stitched Nested Label Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

National Coloring Day

And it’s Saturday again! This week we are celebrating National Coloring Day so needed to find an image that needed to be colored.  Since we have BLENDS, I LOVE coloring.  I knew right away what set I wanted to use…

Aren’t these little dudes just ADORABLE???

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Monster Bash DSP – one piece 1 x 5 and another 2 x 5; on the 2 x 5 piece corner round the upper right corner, add both pieces to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 3 3/4, corner round the bottom left of the piece, add to card front
  • Basic Black Scallop Edge Ribbon – add piece to card front
  • Crushed Curry – punch out 2″ Circle, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp duck pirate 3 times using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Crow and grey Monster Bash Enamel Embellishments to finish off

What a fun little card!

Speaking of ADORABLE Halloween…here’s our latest collection…

Our next Collection of tutorials combines the Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set with the Ornate Frames Dies! What a FABULOUSLY spooky combination! We have created SIX fun treat boxes in this Collection with step-by-step photo tutorials. You’ll love making these fun little gifts for friends, family and neighbors! Fill with candy or other small items and they are ready to go! Perfect for fall craft fairs! (All but one can easily be adapted for Christmas treats, too!)  See all the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Birds of a Feather
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Monster Bash DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Basic Black Scallop Edge Ribbon, Monster Bash Enamel Embellishments, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

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

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Gather Together

Happy Thursday! This week we have a DELIGHTFUL color combo for you.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color combo!  And of course with purples and teal I just had to do LEAVES!

This has to be just an all time favorite card of mine!  Here’s the details…

  • Purple Posy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run top 2/3 of the panel through the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape, layer onto Pretty Peacock – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Woven Threads DSP – (purple/peacock print) – 1 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp leaf 2 times using Memento Black, color one with Pretty Peacock and the other with Purple Posy Blends, cut out; stamp ‘wheat’ two times in Gorgeous Grape, cut out
  • Gorgeous Grape and Pretty Peacock – wet cardstock and cut out large embossed leaf from each
  • Layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Purple Posy and Pretty Peacock 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!

And now for our newest collection…

 

Another one of our favorites in the new Holiday catalog is the awesome bundle, Gather Together. It has the stamps with leaves and pumpkins, plus a die set with some embossed leaves! SOOOO fun! We have created a Collection of step-by-step tutorials using the Come to Gather Suite of products with three cards (one a fun fold) and a 3D project that you, your kids (of all ages!) or grandkids will enjoy! Makes an awesome gift, too! We know you will LOVE this new Collection!  See all the details here!

Set(s): Gather Together
Paper: Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock, Woven Threads DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, BLENDS: Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock
Other: Gathering Leaves Dies, In Color Faceted Gems, Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!