Category Archives: Christmas

IM89 – Snowman Season

Happy Monday everyone! This week our inspiration is fun cupcake!

Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s a view so you can see the silver circles better…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add 1/2″ circles and 1/4″ circles in Silver Foil, Basic Black and Whisper White, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp snowman in Memento Black, color using Balmy Blue and Petal Pink Blends, cut out using Stitched Oval, add to card front using dimenisonals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, cut out using Stitched Circle, add black glitter organdy ribbon behind circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some clear Epoxy Droplets for finish off

How fun is this!

And now for our latest collection…

Our next Collection of tutorials combines the Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set with the Ornate Frames Dies! What a FABULOUSLY spooky combination! We have created SIX fun treat boxes in this Collection with step-by-step photo tutorials. You’ll love making these fun little gifts for friends, family and neighbors! Fill with candy or other small items and they are ready to go! Perfect for fall craft fairs! (All but one can easily be adapted for Christmas treats, too!)  See all the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Snwoman Season
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Balmy Blue, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Versmark, BLENDS: Balmy Blue, Petal Pink
Other: Stitched Shapes Dies, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, 3/8″ Glitter Organdy Ribbon, Clear Epoxy Droplets, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimenstionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas in July

And it’s Saturday again! This week we are celebrating Christmas in July! I just love this jingle bell wreath in the Lots of Cheer set.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder, add to card fornt
  • Real Red DSP print – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/4, cut each end of an angle, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp weather using Versamark, silver emboss, cut out using stitched circle die, add to card front using dimentsionals, stamp bow using Versmark, silver emboss, color with Real Red Blends, cut out add to card front
  • Real Red – 5/8 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some red rhinestones to the wreath to finish off.

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): Lots of Cheer
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Regals DSP paper pack, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Blends:  Real Red
Other: Stitched Shapes Dies, Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder, Red Rhinestones, 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’!

 

IM51 – In the Woods

 

Before I start – this inspiration Monday will be up for 2 weeks.  Connie and I are going to take a little break until right after Christmas.  This week we have a pretty winter scene for you…check it out…

I couldn’t wait to use my In the Woods Framelits with this…I just couldn’t get a good picture of it…I had brushed the white with White Shimmery paint and this is how it photographed.

Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White – punch 1 1/4″ circle, brush with White Shimmer Paint, add to card front
  • Cut TWO each of the trees from Whisper White, Sahara Sand, and Basic Grey, paint some White Shimmer Paint on the branches
  • Whisper White – cut out two ‘snow banks’, brush with White Shimmer Paint
  • Layer everything together and add to panel
  • Wrap piece of Real Red Classic Weave Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, punch with 1″ Circle Punch, layer onto Real Red 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, add to card front using dimensionals

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!

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

Set(s): Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Ink: Real Red
Other: In the Woods Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Real Red Classic Weave Ribbon, 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

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’!

Stylish Christmas

Happy Thursday everyone!  Connie and I and our design team are going to be taking a break next week so everyone can celebrate Christmas!  But we will be back right after the holiday! It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have an awesome sketch inspiration…

Did a little minor tweak with the sketch and this is what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5, layer piece of Silver Glitter 1/2 x 4 3/4 behind the panel and add to card front
  • Silver Glitter – 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp two poinsettias in Pool Party and two set of leaves in Pear Pizzazz, cut everything out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Versamark, silver emboss, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Pearls to finish off

And now for something NEW (and totally cool!)…

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!

 

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

Set(s): Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Glitter
Ink: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM50 -Spirited Snowmen

 

Welcome to another Inspiration Monday! What fun ornaments we have for you this week…check it out…

I didn’t have any fun Christmas trees t use for this inspiration so I went with the fun colors!

Here’s what I came up with…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red Dotted print – 3 x 5, staple folded piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon to the top, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White -21/2 x 3 3/4, stamp snowman using Memento Black and color using Blends, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, layer on Real Red 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, add Gold 1/8″ Cord behind the circle and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to snowman hat to finish off.

 

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!

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

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Regals dsp paper stack
Ink: Memento Black; BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Gold 1/8″ Cord, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Metallic Pearls Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Winter Flower

Christmas is coming and it is getting closer! And it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Winter Flowers.

Here’s some general details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add strip of Pool Party dotted, 3/4 x 4 3/4, behind the panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Foil – cut out detailed poinsettia
  • Vellum – cut out solid poinsettia, color with markers (I used blends…I think would have been better with regular ones but this okay), add behind the detailed silver poinsettia, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 3 3/8, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out FIVE 1/4 circles, add to card front to finish off

This is just so soft and pretty

Set(s): Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: Whisper White, Subtles Paper Pack, Silver Foil, Silver Glitter, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Pary
Other: Detailed Poinsettia Framelits, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Subtle Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, 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’!