Category Archives: Blends

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’!

 

 

 

Best Bunny

SURPRISE!  It’s Wednesday and I can’t believe I’m posting in the middle of the week – SPRING BREAK!  Although I have to admit with the temperatures hovering in the teens it does not FEEL like SPRING!

But…speaking of spring, when I saw the Freshly Made SketchFreshly Made Sketch for this week, I just had to play along!

You know that I’ve been playing with the ADORABLE Best Bunny set after doing a cool 6 treat box collection with ConnieADORABLE Best Bunny set after doing a cool 6 treat box collection with Connie, and I have to say…those bunnies were just made for this sketch!

I LOVE that the bunnies have 3 different faces that you can use!  Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Add piece of Tropical Escape – 1 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer on Night of Navy – 4 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bunny 3 times using Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Flirty Flaming0, punch out, layer and add to card front (add middle bunny using dimensionals
  • Add some blue and purple Glitter Enamels Dots to finish off.

How fun is that!  That would definitely brighten someone’s day!

And remember…

See the details HERE!

Set(s): Best Bunny
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Tropical Escape DSP
Ink: Memento Black,  BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Bunny Builder Punch, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

All That You Are

Happy Thursday and Happy Valentine’s Day!  Its a great sketch inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary…

One of my favorite sets from the Occasions mini is All That You Are.  When you are in the mood to color using your Blends, It’s Perfect!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 2 3/4 x 5, add to card fro nt
  • Granny Apple Green dotted (Brights DSP) – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card fron t
  • Whisper White – stamp flower image using Memento Black, color using Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Nigh of Navy, cut out using layering oval framelit, layer onto Bermuda Bay matching scallop oval, add piece of Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Epoxy Droplets (they are carryover from Holiday Mini) to finish off

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

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

AND…next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products!  The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun!  You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary!  See all 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): All That You Are
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Gingham DSP, Brights DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Color Lifter
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon, Clear Epoxy Droplets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

IM57 – Tea Together

Happy Monday everyone! As this is posting I’m in Las Vegas for a couple of days.  WOO HOO….warm weather!  I’m receiving an award as Distinguished Education in online learning.   How awesome is that!  But I worked ahead and have a cool card for my challenge this week.  First for our inspiration piece…some pretty cookies…

I didn’t want to be too obvious with this but ended up loving what I did for it…

Didn’t that turn out pretty?  I think so!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle embossing folder, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop stitched heart, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose and two small flowers using Memento Black, color using Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt) Blends, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out little tag from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits, stamp Hello using Coastal Cabana from Beautiful Bouquet, add to card front using dimensions
  • Tie little bow from the Daffodil Delight organdy SAB ribbon, add to tab
  • Add some Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of the two small yellow flowers to finish off.

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products!  The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun!  You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary!  See all 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!

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

Set(s): Tea Together, Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt)
Other: Subtle  Embossing Folder, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Bouquet Bunnch Framelits, SAB Organdy Ribbon Pack, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Unique Fold Cards

Happy Saturday! We are back again with another great Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop and our theme this week is cards with unique folds.  I have not done a double gatefold card before and thought it would be fun to do with the Tea Together set!  Here’s my card closed…

And here it is opened up…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Floral Romance DSP – 5 1/2 x 12 – score at 2, 4, 8 and 10, on each end mark down, and cut on a diagonal then add the diagonal pieces to the bottom front
  • Petal Pink – stamp tea pot using Memento Black, accent using Petal Pink marker, cut out, add to left side front panel
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends, cut out add to tea pot
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Calpyso Coral, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, layer onto Mossy Meadow 1 1/8″ Scallop Punch, add to tea pot using dimensionals
  • For the inside:  Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp small flower twice using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends, add to inside of card

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all 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): Tea Together
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Floral Romance DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink Marker BLENDS: Petal Pink, Old Olive
Other: 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Tea Time Framelits (if you have them or just cut things out), 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’!

 

 

 

 

Valentine Favor

Happy Saturday! We have made it through the Polar Vortez and now for the GREAT THAW!!  DANG…it was COLD!  But now for our warming trend – LOL!!!  And to warm you up today our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is Valentine Favors.  I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while and was surprized at just how easy it was.  If you want directions for this just Google Self-Closing Treat Box.

Isn’t this little skunk just ‘stinkin’ sweet’?  I think so.  (And if you want more GREAT treat box ideas with this set check out our Hey Love Treat Box collection – you can still purchase the .pdf!)

Here’s some general details…

  • Crumb Cake – I used a piece 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 (like I said above just Google self-closing treat box and you will get directions for scoring) then put together
  • All My Love DSP – TWO pieces 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 again cut per directions you find in your search and add to your treat box
  • Stamp Hey Valentine on top using Memento Black ink
  • Whisper White – stamp skunk using Memento Black, color using Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo and Real Red Blends, cut out with layering circle, layer onto matching Lovely Lipstick matching Scallop Circle.
  • Wrap some Black/Silver ribbon behind circles then add to box front
  • Lovely Lipstick – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to circle.
  • Tie a little bow using Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon and add to top of box to finish off

Is this just cute or what!

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary!  See all 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): Hey Love
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, All My Love DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red
Other: Layering Circle Framelits, Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon, Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon 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’!