Category Archives: Blends

Black or White

Happy Saturday!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop.  This week our song is “Black or White” – don’t know this one!  What can I say…I just HAD to use my VERY FAVORITE set…Blended Seasons!

I just LOVE the way this turned out…almost looks like a charcoal drawing!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Basket Weave embossing folder, wrap piece of the NEW Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon around panel then add to card front.
  • Basic Black – cut out frame by layer middle and smallest Stitched frames, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Memento Black, color using Smoky Slate Blends, cut out
  • Whisper White – cut out some of the one leaf framelit, add behind flowers
  • Basic Black – cut out some of the other leaf framelit, add behind flowers
  • Add the flowers to the card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 2 1/8, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into a banner, add to card front
  • Color Glitter Enamel Dot using Black Dark Blends, add to card front

How pretty is this!

Don’t forget our new collection…Bouquet Blooms!  THREE unique cards – one a fancy fold and one 3D item!  Check it out…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Smoky Slate, Black Dark
Other: Stitched Seasons Framelits, Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Black 3/8″ Glitter Organdy Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dot, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Candle in the Wind

Happy Saturday!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop.  This week our song is “Candle in the Wind” – one I KNOW!  Now although the title has ‘candle’ in it…the theme is birthday cards so I decided to go with my very FAVORITE set…you guessed it…Blended Seasons!

FABULOUS…just FABLOUS!

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, corner round the bottom right corner
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Petal Pair Embossing Folder, corner round bottom right and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower image using Memento Black, color flowers using Dark and Light Calypso Coral Blends AND Light Pumpkin Pie Blend, color leaves using Granny Apple Green Blends, flower center with Light Daffodil Delight, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Calypso Coral and Basic Black, cut out using Layering Oval and layer onto Basic Black Scallop Oval, add to card front using dimensionals

Love…just LOVE…so sweet and simple!

Don’t forget we got an AWESOME collection for you…Love You to Pieces!  FOUR unique cards and not one but TWO 3D items!  You don’t want to miss this one!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Blended Seasons, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Blends:  Calypso Coral Dark & Light, Pumpkin Pie Light, Daffodil Delight Light, Granny Apple Green Dark & Light
Other: Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Layerin Ovals, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Every Rose Has Its Thorns

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are all having a great weekend!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This week our song is Every Rose Has Its Thorns.  Okay…DON’t know this one!  We are featuring floral cards…NO BRAINER…Blended Seasons!

Decided to give my Highland Heather Blends a test drive

  • Highland Heather – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x  5 1/4, cut out the medium stitch framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gorgeous Grape – two piece 1/16 x 1 1/2, add to each side
  • Whisper White – stamp flower image using Memento Black, color using Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Blends, cut out and add to card front tucking it under the frame in some spots
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape, cut into banner on both sides and add to card front using dimensionals

How’s that for a pretty purple card!!

It’s time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Collection and just in time for Christmas in July – Stylish Christmas.  Don’t delay…check it out…

Click HERE for the details.

Set(s): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Soft Seafoam, Gorgeous Grape
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, Blends:  Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Seasons Framelits, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Blended Seasons

It’s Monday!!!  And we have a fun inspiration.

So here’s our inspiration picture…

Can you believe it!  It’s the Tropical Chic Collection!  I found these at the Krogers right by my house and couldn’t resist it!

Well…although using the Tropical Chic set would be the given, I decided to go with the color scheme and MY VERY FAVORITE SET IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (well…right now that is).  Here’s it is…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x 5 1/4, fun through Tufted Embossing Folded, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – cut out stitched framelit, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/2 x 4, ad to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp lower image using Memento Black, color using Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Blends, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Shaded Spruce, cut out using Layering Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Artistic Pearls to finish off

LOVE this set (and stay tuned…more to come!).

We released a new collection and just in time for Christmas in July…Stylish Christmas!  What an AWESOME set!

Get all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Blushing Bride, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Seasons Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tufted Embossing Folder, Artistic Pearls

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Blended Seasons

Boy the month seems to already be flying by!  And with the hot weather…I’m just not feeling like doing much of anything!  But…we have a GREAT sketch for you!

I just got the new Blended Seasons bundle (that will be available in August – while supplies last) and I have to say…LOVE!  Also got some more of the new Blends – WOO HOO!!!  You put that together and here is what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Twinkle Twinkle dsp (dotted print) – 4 7/8 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Tie piece of Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon around card
  • Whisper White – 2 1/8 x 3 7/8, stamp greeting in Night of Navy
  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 1 3/4, add behind Whisper White panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower in Memento Black, color with Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam Blends, add to card front.

Oh…how soft and pretty!  I am totally LOVIN’ this limited edition set!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  LOL!!!  Yeah…right with 95 degree heat!  But we know how many people like to do Christmas in July and Connie and I LOVE the new Stylish Christmas set!  We have an AWESOME Collection for you!

Get all the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Blended Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Soft Seafoam, Twinkle, Twinkle dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, Blends:  Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam
Other: Metallic Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Wood Words

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Occasionally it is feeling like spring around here and we have a such a cool spring color challenge for you…

 

I’m still trying use some of my stuff from the regular catalog and give it a little more love…pulled out some of my favorites for this.

 

Isn’t that a GORGEOUS butterfly?  I used my Calypso Coral blends (light and dark) and Pumpkin Pie (light…looks like Peek-a-boo Peach to me) to make it.  Here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Memento black
  • Sweet Soiree dsp – Old Olive/silver stripe print – 1 x 4 1/4 add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 1/4, run through layered leaves embossing folder
  • Calypso Coral – punch ribbon strip and add behind Whisper White panel and add to card front.
  • Calypso Coral – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out large butterfly, color with Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie Blends add to card front
  • Basic Grey – cut out just the body of the butterfly, add to card frond.

AND…we are offering a new special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

 

Get all the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Peek-a-boo Peach, Sweet Soiree Specialty dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie (light only)
Other: Bold Butterfly Thinlets, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Blooms

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is going to be short and sweet…still fighting the pneumonia…not much energy for anything.

It’s time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is a favorite sentiment.  There are so many from which to choose but I decided to go with this one “Dear Friend”.  Okay…I will confess, I do really like this greeting but with being so under the weather, this was also a card I already had done.  This was a card I made when I first got my blends.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 3 3/4 x 5, run bottom part through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and stamp the top part with the little dots in Pink Pirouette, add to card front
  • Coffee Break dsp – striped print – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Memento Black, color using the Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

So that’s it…

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette; BLENDS:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!