Category Archives: Christmas

Tags and Trimmings

Yep…it’s my FAVORITE set again!  I always like seeing holly stamps and this one is just SOOOO good!

Well…it’s time for another sketch inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary and I decided my holly was just perfect for it!

And the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder was just the perfect thing to finish off the look of the layout for our sketch.  How pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, add to Garden Green 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Be Merry dsp – 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp holly in Garden Green and the buttons in Cherry Cobbler, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Cherry Cobbler Enamel dots to finish off.

Don’t forget…the Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is now open and it is not too late to subscribe!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings, Merry Patterns
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Regals Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tags and Trimmings

It’s that time again…time for another challenge from the folks at the SUO challenge site!  This time it is an easy theme – Favorite Holiday Mini item.  Well that is always a REALLY DIFFICULT one to narrow it down to only 1!  Well…I couldn’t really do that so I used a couple favorite things!

So this card has my favorite new embossing folder and my very favorite set of framelits.  You put those together and you get this cool CAS card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder then layer onto Real Red 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey
  • Silver Foil – cut out snowflake
  • Fold piece of 1/8″ Solid Real Red ribbon then add to card front
  • Real Red – Cut out stitched heart and add to card front.

Yep…that’s all there is to it…nice and CAS!

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

Set(s): Hearts Come HOme
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, 1/8″ solid Real Red Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Tags and Trimmings

Happy Thursday one and all!  I have to say…if there is one set/bundle that I think is the most versatile for Christmas from the Holiday Mini it would have to be Tags and Trimmings and the Trim Your Stocking Thinlit.  I used it for my September project for Create with Connie and Mary and then AGAIN for October and these projects couldn’t be more different!

I just LOVE the holly in the set!  It is just so bold and I LOVE that!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Be Merry dsp (diagonal stripe) – 5/8 x 3 3/4, add to panel
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Layer onto Garden Green – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Stamp holly using Garden Green and buttons in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Did you know it’s that time again?  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming on the 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, Cherry Cobber
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

One Layer Card

Welcome everyone!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  These are always such fun!  This week it is right up my alley…1 layer card (so VERY CAS!)  Usually I like adding a panel on the base…I just like the way that looks but since this is one layer (with embellishments of course) that is what I did!

This would definitely be one of the those kind of cards where you could do a bunch of these up.  The snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and the MERRY & BRIGHT is from the Hearts come Home set.  The ONLY corner punch though we have anymore is the envelope makers…GEEZ!  On a super simple card like this, rounding the bottom corners really steps it up a bit.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Versamark and Copper Emboss, round bottom corners using envelope punch board
  • Champaign Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out medium snowflake, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out smallest snowflake, add to card front

Okay…hope you didn’t blink…that really is all there is to this one!  Now you have time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Whisper White, Champaign Foil, Gold Foil, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlit, Envelope Punch Board

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Hearts Come Home

Happy Thursday everyone!  Oh my…we have an AWESOME sketch inspiration this week and it was one of those times that as soon as I saw it, I KNEW EXACTLY what I wanted to do with it!

Do you LOVE the new Foil Snowflakes?  OH MY WORD…they are just FABULOUS and PERFECT for the sketch!

Here;s the detail…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut off part of silver foil snowflake and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out double tree, add using dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer – cut out single tree, add using dimensionals

Yep…believe it or not, that is all there is.  So super simple and oh so elegant.  Looking for ideas for the new holiday mini?  The Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition will be opening soon!  The design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Foil Snowflakes, Card Front Builder Thinlits,  Silver Embossing Power, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Pop-Up Surprise

It’s that time again…another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme this week is Pop Up Surprise…create a pop up surprise INSIDE your card.  Although I LOVE the way my card turned out…I have to say…it took me FOREVER TO MAKE!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Softly Falling Embossing folder, layer onto Gold Glimmer 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (I cut out the center so that it sticks better, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Gold Glimmer – Cut out the snowflake border from Swirly Snowflakes sentiments, cut them apart then add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting, gold emboss, punch out using Everyday Label Punch, add using dimensionals

And now for the inside…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 x 7 1/2 folded
  • Bottom pop up – make piece so that it is 1″ deep and 3/4″ high, add to inside
  • Top pop up – make piece so it is 1/2″ deep and 3/4″ high, add to inside
  • Whisper White -cut out the two different Hometown Greetings Edgelits, add Gold Glimmer behind houses and cut out Gold Glimmer trees and add on top, cut out some of the very small stars in Gold Glimmer and add
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 5, add to bottom inside
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting and small swirly thingy, gold emboss, punch out and add to inside bottom to finish off.

I LOVE the way this turned out…but it took FOREVER!  I think though I just finished my sister’s Christmas card!  1 down!

Did you know it is almost time for the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition?  It’s true!  And the design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Snowflake Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Hometown Greetings Edgelits, Everyday Label Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Christmas in July

WOW…the end of July already and time for the last Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop for the month.  This week we are celebrating Christmas in July!

I just LOVE the new Card Builder Thinlits…I do have this thing for trees and these are just so dang CUTE!!!  I wanted to keep my card for today nice and simple.  Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Sky – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Layer onto Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamond Glimmer – cut out double trees, single tree, moon and three tiny stars, add everything to card front with the single tree add using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – cut out deer, add using dimensionals

See how simple that is!

Set(s): Christmas Pines
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Card Builder Thinlits, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to my friend Connie or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!