Category Archives: Christmas

IM195 – Penguin Place

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its cut penguin cookies

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Aren’t they just THE CUTEST?

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Add a Merry Snowflake
  • Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink – cut out Stitched snowflake from each, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp two penguin, stamp peaks in Pumpkin Pie and 4 feet in Pumpkin Pie.  Use Light Petal Pink Blend to add cheeks to each, punch everything out; stamp hat and scarf in Fresh Freesia and bow and scarp in Polished pink, cut everything out, layer everything and add to card front using Dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting (Merry Snowflakes) in Smoky Slate
  • Add some Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink jewels to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Create with Connie and Mary is featuring the PAINTED CHRISTMAS SUITE of products for our next Collection of EIGHT CARD TUTORIALS to get you ready for the holiday season!  The CHRISTMAS SEASON’S nature-inspired images can be country rustic or formally elegant.  We’ve also used the heartfelt sentiments from the CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER stamp set, along with the full card sized CHRISTMAS PINECONE DIES for your handcrafted messages! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Penguin Place, Merry Snowflakes
Paper: Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Blends:  Petal Pink (Light)
Other: Penguin Builder Punch, Stitched Snowflakes Dies, Wonderful Snowflakes, Incolor Jewels, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Banner Year

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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I just had to use the fun snowflakes from the mini…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Wintry 3D embossing folder, add to card front
  • Peaceful Place DSP – 2 x 4 – cut into point on right side
  • Silver Foil – 3/4 x 2, cut one end on slant to match dsp, add behind dsp, add to card front
  • Black Glitter Paper – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out three different sized snowflakes, add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut both ends on a slant, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Red Wonderful Gems to finish off

All ready to send out!

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

Check out our latest collection…

Ghosts, Skulls, Cats and Pumpkins are hanging out here on Create with Connie and Mary with our CUTEST HALLOWEEN COLLECTION of tutorials!  We’ve designed FOUR fun and easy Halloween favors to give to the ghosts and goblins around your house or workplace! These exclusive treat favors use the CUTEST HALLOWEEN STAMP SET and HALLOWEEN PUNCH, along with the Cute Halloween Designer Paper, and are sure to make the recipient smile!  See details here!

Set(s): Banner Year
Paper: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Peaceful Place DSP, Silver Foil, Black Glitter
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stitched Snowflake Dies, Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Wonderful Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Whimsical Trees

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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Oh my…I just HAD to use the new Whimsical Trees for this…

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Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whimsy & Wonder DSP – THREE pieces pink print – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – 2 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Tall tree – Mint Macaron base, Silver Foil garland, punch out 1/4″ circles from Polished Pink Shimmer Vellum, layer everything, add to card front
  • Small tree – stamp in Mint Macaroon,  stamp dots in Versamark and silver emboss, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Polished Pink – 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut into slants on each end, add to card front
  • Tie small bow in Polished Pink ribbon, add to top of tall tree to finish off

Three Christmas cards read to go!

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

Check out our latest collection…

We’re excited to use Stampin’ Up!’s PRETTY PUMPKINS BUNDLE for our next Collection to get us ready for fall!  The bundle features pumpkins and vines and leaves…oh my! You’ll get three card tutorials (one a special fold card) and a cute fall décor piece you can set out to hold your favorite candy, flowers, or other small items (it’s also PERFECT for a tiered tray display!)  More details here!

Set(s): Whimsical Trees
Paper: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Polished Pink, Whimsy & Wonder DSP, Silver Foil, Shimmer Vellum
Ink: Mint Macaron, Versamark
Other: Christmas Trees Dies, Polished Pink Ribbon, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Favorite Christmas Set

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite Christmas set.  We are going to be taking next week so our wonderful team can relax and enjoy the holidays!

Well I sort of couldn’t do one…I LOVE the jingle bell dies (hmmm…those are dies so I guess maybe they don’t count) and I love how wonderfully the bow set works with it…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Gorgeous Grape – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Bell – cut out largest bell from Silver Foil, cut out holly and and 3 sprigs from Balmy Blue glitter and holly dots, line on bell and 2 sprigs from Gorgeous Grape, layer everything together and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bow in Memento Black, color using Highland Heather and Balmy Blue Blends, punch out and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape

And now for our latest collection…

We love the watercolor two-step floral images and wonderful selection of greetings the Art Gallery Bundle contains!  For this Art Gallery Collection, we’ve made THREE cards (one a special fun fold), and an awesome 3D project that is quick to pull together for a class or gift!  We’ve paired this bundle with the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper and accessories.  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Gift Wraping
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Foil, Balmy Blue Glitter
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, BLENDS:  Highland Heather, Balmy Blue
Other: Sounds of the Seasons Dies

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Banner Year

Happy Thursday! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost here!  WOW!!!  We are taking next week off so our wonderful design team can have time to celebrate!  So for our Merry Christmas for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Design team…here’s a great sketch inspiration…

 

 

I thought this would make a great snowflake card…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Purple Posy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Purple Posy – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Dainty Diamond embossing folder, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue Glitter paper – cut out 1 large and 3 small detailed snowflakes, add the large on in the upper right
  • Shimmery White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, cut out large detail flower, add piece of Snowflake Spendor dsp behind it using dimensionals, add to card front, add small snowflake behind it on the left side and another in the upper right and lower left
  • Balmy Blue- 1/2 x 2 1/2 – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Add some Purple Posy Playing with Patterns Resign Dots to finish off

All ready to send out!

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

Check out our latest collection…

We love the watercolor two-step floral images and wonderful selection of greetings the Art Gallery Bundle contains!  For this Art Gallery Collection, we’ve made THREE cards (one a special fun fold), and an awesome 3D project that is quick to pull together for a class or gift!  We’ve paired this bundle with the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper and accessories.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Banner Year
Paper: Purple Posy, Balmy Blue, Shimmery White, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Balmy Blue Glitter
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: So Many Snowflakes Dies, Playful Patterns Resin Dots, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM154 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a beautiful poinsettia cake…

Oh how pretty…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Plush Poinsettia Vellum – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – TWO 1/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Shimmery White – cut out/emboss the three larges petals, layer using dimensionals
  • Shaded Spruce – cut out/emboss TWO each of large and small holly, add behind poinsettia
  • Real Red – cut out TWO of the sprig, add behind poinsettia
  • Gold Foil – cut out flower center, add to flower, add flower to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Real Red, cut out around greeting, add to card front

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

This 2020 Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas with corresponding favorite recipes you can quickly make up and give away to your favorite mailman, UPS driver, or friends and neighbors!  We’ve used a variety of Aug-Dec Mini Catalog stamp sets, punches and dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own!  See more details here!

Set(s): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Plush Poinsettia, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
Ink: Real Red
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas Favor

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Christmas Favor…

I love making simple hot chocolate holders and this is perfect to add in a candy cane and Ghirardelli chocolate.  You could probably even double up the hot chocolate and the chocolate.  Here’s the details…

  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 5 1/2 x 12, score along the 12″ side at 1, 4 3/4 and 5 1/2, mark at 9 1/4 as you will trim each side from there on up score along the 5 1/2 side at 3/8, 3/4, 4 3/4 and 5 1/8, fold over the 1″ flap, trim along the sides from the 9 1/4 to the top, round the corners at the top (I used a 2″ circle punch to be my corner rounder) and punch a 2″ circle in the top portion, fold along sides and put together
  • Whisper White – cut out a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 oval, add some Real Red Sheer Ribbon behind it and add to holder using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp both cups using Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out, stamp the label on some matching DSP, cut out and add to cups, add to oval
  • Mossy Meadow – 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner add to oval using dimensionals
  • Add you hot chocolate, candy cane and Ghiradelli square to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

This 2020 Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas with corresponding favorite recipes you can quickly make up and give away to your favorite mailman, UPS driver, or friends and neighbors!  We’ve used a variety of Aug-Dec Mini Catalog stamp sets, punches and dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): Press On
Paper: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Real Red, Old Olive
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Ovals Dies, Real Reg Sheer Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Poinsettia Place

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

So perfect for Christmas…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to two curvy dies cut out leaving a gap in the middle
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add the two Whisper White pieces, layer onto Mossy Meadow 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Real Read – cut out the middle two Poinsettia pieces, sponge Real Red onto edges, layer
  • Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz – cut out sprig from each, add behind poinsettia, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow
  • Add Beaded Pearl to center of flower to finish off

LOVE these curvy dies!

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

Check out our latest collection…

This 2020 Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas with corresponding favorite recipes you can quickly make up and give away to your favorite mailman, UPS driver, or friends and neighbors!  We’ve used a variety of Aug-Dec Mini Catalog stamp sets, punches and dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own!  See more details here!

Set(s): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Whisper White,  Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
Ink: Real Red, Mossy Meadow
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Curvy Dies, Beaded Pearls

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Christmas Gift Card Holder

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Christmas gift card holder…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the details…

  • Brightly Gleaming DSP (star print) – 4 x 11, score along 11 at 2 1/4 and 7 1/2 and along 4 at 1/2 and 3 1/2, fold along score line (trim edges on top)
  • Brightly Gleaming DSP (peacock/copper print) – 3 x 2 1/2, add to top flap of holder, corner round both sides, tie piece of copper trim around the top
  • Very Vanilla – 1 x 3 3/8, score along 3 3/8 at 1/2, stamp greeting using Night of Navy ink, add gift card to piece using removable tape, slide piece into gift card holder, add to flap right at fold
  • Very Vanilla – stamp ornament and holly in Memento Black, color using blends, cut out, stamp greeting in Pretty Peacock, cut out, add holly, ornament and greeting to the bottom base using dimensionals (flap will slide under holly to hold in lace)
  • Add some Star Designer Elements to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

The In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

 

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming DSP
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Memento Black, Blends; Night of Navy (B), Pretty Peacock (B), Old Olive (B)
Other: Ornament Punch, Copper Trim, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Peace & Joy

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

I absolutely LOVE the layered words in this set…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Plush Poinsettia – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP (green print) – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP (red print) –  1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp joy in Pear Pizzazz, cut out
  • Real Red – cut out matching joy back, layer your on top
  • Gold Foil – cut out sprig (Poinsettia Dies), add behind joy
  • Mossy Meadow – cut out two small holly leaves (Poinsettia Dies), add behind joy, add piece to card front
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish off

All ready to send out!

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

Check out our latest collection…

The In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

Set(s): Peace & Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Plush Poinsettia Vellum, Gold Foil
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Other: Joy Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!