Category Archives: Blends

IM85 – Band Together

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is a pretty watercolor print!

Here’s what I came up with…

I went with the overall shape of the flowers and the colors.  The Band Together set was just PERFECT!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Subtles Embossing Folder, layer onto Poppy Parade 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, cut out, cut out full flower separate from test and mount lower down on stem to fit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride – cut out the smaller band, stamp greeting on the center piece, add to card front using dimensionals.

And now for our latest collection…

Stampin’ Up! has designed a “Make a Difference” stamp set called Nature’s Beauty in the Holiday Catalog, where $3 of every sale goes towards mental health organizations in each market. To support this endeavor, we have created a collection of SIX card tutorials featuring the Nature’s Beauty stamp set! We’ve already done the design work for you with step-by-step directions and cutting information for our SIX unique card design tutorials! More details here!

Set(s): Band Together
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green
Other: Subtle Embossing Folder, Detailed Bands Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM84 – Over the Moon

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is a cute cookie jar!

Here’s what I came up with…

I had such fun with this one!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded
  • Daffodil Delight – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Real Red – 1/4 x 3 5/8 AND 7/8 x 3 5/8
  • Pacific Point DSP – 2 1/4 x 3 5/8, add the two red and the Pacific Point print to the card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp the two cows and the heart conversation bubble in Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Smoky Slate, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, cute everything out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 3/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…


One of the fall bundles in the Holiday Catalog that caught our eye is Harvest Hellos…a set with BOTH apples AND pumpkins (and I’m sure a lot of other things we haven’t even imagined yet!) This Harvest Hellos Collection has three cards (one an awesome fun fold!) and a 3D project that can be used for gift giving or decorating! It’s SO fun! We know you will LOVE this new Collection!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Over the Moon
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Brights DSP paper pack, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
Other: Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM81 – Good Morning Magnolia

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is a gorgeous fused glass clock!

Here’s what I came up with…

I love how soft and pretty this came out!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo DSP print – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 stitched rectangle, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensinoals
  • Add piece of White Linen Ribbon to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Memento Black, color using Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, cut out add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…Lots of Cheer!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  It’s Christmas in July!  We are featuring the Lots of Cheer stamp set and Tags & More Accessory Kit in our next Collection to get you THINKING about your Christmas card classes, buffets or personal cards!  This Lots of Cheer Collection would make a wonderful Product Class as it uses minimal supplies.  Have each person purchase the Tags & More Accessory Kit ($9) and use your stamp set to complete the cards!  We have SIX step-by-step card tutorials to help you get started!  See all the details here!

Set(s): Good Morning Magnolia
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Brights DSP paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede
Other: Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder, White Linen Ribbon, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Magnolia Memory Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Over the Moon

Happy Thursday!  Happy Independence Day and Happy July!  This month we are doing one of our favorite things…CASE the catalog!  Each Thursday the design team will use the same card from the catalog and we use it for inspiration.  We can use the colors, the sketch or the set…however it inspires us.

I thought it would be fun to use the new Over the Moon set with the layout for the card…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Real Red – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/8 x 3 1/2, stamp Buffalo Check background using Memento Black, add red lines with the Real Red marker, add to card front
  • Whisper White -3 1/2 x 2 1/4, cut using Rectangular Stitched Die, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp cow and heart conversation bubble using Memento Black, color using Basic Black, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Real Red – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals

Oh…just SOOOO CUTE!

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

And now our  latest collection…

Wow! What beautiful three-step roses and leaves in Stampin’ Up!’s To A Wild Rose Collection! So easy to get some real depth in the layers of these gorgeous flowers. Plus the bonus label and lattice dies really make this bundle a winner! In our To A Wild Rose Collection, you’ll get FOUR step-by-step tutorials…three unique card ideas (ONE is a fun special fold) and ONE quick and easy gift idea perfect for craft fairs, too! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Over the Moon, Buffalo Check Background
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Basic Black, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight
Other: Rectangular Stitched Dies, Classic Label PUnch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Romance

Happy Tuesday!  Well lookie here…it’s ANOTHER Tuesday post!  WOW!!!  What is happening!  I know…it’s amazing.  Today a I have a cool card I made on Sunday when I was taking a break from grading.  The funny thing about this card is after I finished this I was looking at my email and saw the email for The Paper Players challenge (PP435) and can you believe it…my card matched one of the rows in Tic Tac Toe – Enamel dots (mine are pearls), embossing and sparkle.  So here’s my card…

Connie and I have just released our Wonderful Romance Collection.  We know that the matching Framelits have sold out so we have a SPECIAL OFFER for you!  Make sure you scroll down and read more!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Petal Pink – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Floral Romance – green leaf print, 3/4 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest oval, stamp image using Versamark, gold emboss, color using Petal Pink (both) and Old Olive (light) BLENDS
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3/4 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner on both ends, add do card front
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to finish off

See…you don’t need the framelits with this set!

 

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials!  SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection!  We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look!  You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS!  After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections!  We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out.  Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Wonderful Romance
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Floral Romance, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, Blends:  Petal Pink Dark and Light,  Old Olive Light
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Easter/Spring Cards

And it’s Saturday again! Boy…it’s a good day to stay inside as instead of April showers brings May Flowers…it’s March showers and flowers are already blooming!  And with all the rain and flowers it’s time for Spring and our theme for this week … Easter/Spring!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, round the bottom left corner
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, round bottom left corner, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, corner round bottom left and upper right, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 1/4, corner round bottom left and upper right, stamp image using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal pink, stamp greeting using Memento Black, tie piece of the Daffodil Delight SAB ribbon around it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Butterfly Gala Daffodil Delight Sequins to finish off.

I do have to tell you I got the idea for this card from Lisa Curcio.  She did a delightful card using this layout, gingham dsp (different color) and the butterfly set.  I changed several things on the card.

Did you know that in our Birthday Cheer Collection, two of the exclusive cards use only the stamps, too! The 3D project could easily be adapted to just the stamps…it is very flexible!  Check out our Birthday Cheer bundle…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! See the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

 

Set(s): Fabled Friends
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink
Other: Corner Rounder, SAB Ribbon Pack, Butterfly Gala Sequins, 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’!

 

Best Bunny

Yep…back again with ANOTHER Best Bunny.  I have to say…this turned out just stinkin’ CUTE!  I did this for the the SIP#189 (Ginghams, Plaids, and Stripes) challenge AND the CAS(E) this Sketch #312 challenge.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Lemon Lime Twist Gingham – punch out one 1 1/2″ circle, one 1 1/4″ circle, two 1″ circles and five 1/2″ circles; sponge edges using Lemon Lime Twist ink, add to panel
  • Whisper White – stamp bunny THREE times using Memento Black, using Blends, color one Balmy Blue, one Highland Heather and one Daffodil Delight, punch out, layer and add to panel using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black, add panel to card front using dimensionals

Oh…just sooo CUTE!

And remember…

See the details HERE!

Set(s): Best Bunny
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Lemon Lime Twist, BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Bunny Builder Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!