Category Archives: Blends

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’!

 

My Funny Valentine

Happy Saturday!  I always so look forward to our Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we have a fun theme – My Funny Valentine!  Nothing says funny Valentine to me like Hey Love set!

I just LOVE this little Otter guy and thought it would make a cute ‘funny Valentine’!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • How Sweet It Is DSP (dotted print) – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, layer onto Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Granny Apple Green – 1/2 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet – Cut out the scallop heart frame and solid heart, add to card dront
  • Whisper White – stamp otter and hedgehog using Memento Black and color using Bronze, Ivory, Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – 5/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals

Is this just cute or what!

Looking for some other GREAT ideas with this set? Well…do we have a collection for you!

“Hey Love” is a FUN and whimsical stamp set just perfect for Valentines and not just for kids! We LOVE the SIX little treat boxes we’ve come up with for our Hey Love Valentine Treat Box Collection!!! Just TOO “Stinkin’ Sweet”! In this Hey Love Collection, you’ll get the tutorials for SIX great treat boxes all designed by Connie and Mary! Find the details HERE!

Set(s): Hey Love
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, How Sweet It Is DSP, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Bronze, Ivory, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather
Other: Stitched Hearts Framelits, 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’!

 

 

IM54 – All That You Are

 

Happy Monday everyone!  WOW…we actually got some snow around here over the weekend.  It’s been quite some time since we had snow to amount to anything and between Saturday and Sunday we got 7″!  Rand got us all dug out and the plow and salt truck has been through out street several times so we are good to go.  Here’s the inspiration for this week

What a fun cake inspiration and I decided to go with the colors!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • So Saffron – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie Dotted print – 3/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 4 1/8, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo Striped pint – 1/2 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Memento Black color using Pumpkin Pie, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Shaded Spruce Blends, cut out and add to card front
  • So Saffron – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using 1 1/4″ Circle PUnch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

What a cool image!  Love being able to color it with the Blends!

Looking for some fun treat ideas?  Well…do we have a collection for you!

“Hey Love” is a FUN and whimsical stamp set just perfect for Valentines and not just for kids! We LOVE the SIX little treat boxes we’ve come up with for our Hey Love Valentine Treat Box Collection!!! Just TOO “Stinkin’ Sweet”! In this Hey Love Collection, you’ll get the tutorials for SIX great treat boxes all designed by Connie and Mary! Find the details HERE!

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

Set(s): All That You Are
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Regals Paper Pack, Brights Paper Back
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Pumpkin Pie, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Shaded Spruce
Other: Subtle Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Winter

Christmas is now right around the corner!  We will be taking next Saturday off so that we can all relax and celebrate the holiday!  So itt’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Winter – snowmen, snowflakes, winter sports.  I decided to go with Snowmen!

Here’s some general details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Frosted Floral dsp – 1 each Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron prints – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – Cut out the largest Stitched Label Framelits, stamp greeting in Blackberry Bliss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp snowmen and holly using Memento Black, color with blends, cut out and add to card front

I just LOVE the way this one turned out!

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen, Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Frosted Floral dsp
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Other: Stitched Label Framelits, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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

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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’!