Category Archives: Christmas

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

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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’!

 

 

Christmas Beauty

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Christmas Beauty…one of a kind Christmas card…

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!  Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front, Balmy Blue Glitter cut out flower center and add to poinsettia then add Beaded Pearl on top
  • Plush Poinsettia vellum – 1 43/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut the 3 largest poinsettia leaves, layer together
  • Silver Foil – cut out 1 large and 3 small holly leaves, add behind poinsettia
  • Balmy Blue Glitter paper – cut out 3 of the sprigs, add behind the poinsettia, add poinsettia to card front
  • Night of Navy – stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, cut out around the greeting and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems 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): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Plush Poinsettia Vellum, Blue Glitter Paper, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, White Embossing Powder, Beaded Pearl, 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’!

 

 

Dragonfly Garden

Happy Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Please, please, please stay safe this holiday season.  I know it is hard…REALLY hard but SO IMPORTANT!!!  Make sure you are all taking care of yourselves and your families.  It will eventually get better if we all follow the guidelines.  But to the fun stuff…this week it’s sketch inspiration time…

I just had to do a sneak peek from the new mini…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 5 1/2, add piece of the olive/gold ribbon, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP (3 prints) – punch out 1 1/2″ circle from each, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dragonfly 3 times, color with blends, punch out, add to card front
  • Gold foil – punch out 3 of the small dragonflies, add to card front, add some of the red All the Trimmings embellishments to finish off

Oooooo…dragonflies!  I bet you would NEVER guess I LOVE dragonflies!!!!

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): Dragonfly Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Trimming the Two DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy BLENDS:  Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
Other: Dragonflies Punch, All the Trimming Ribbon, All the Trimming Embellishments, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Whimsical Christmas

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is whimsical Christmas and what is more whimsical than Christmas gnomes!

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP (diagonal stripe) – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, cut out using Peek-a-Hoot frame then run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White – stamp each gnome using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out
  • Real Red – 5/8 x 2 – stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into a banner
  • Add gnomes and banner to frame then add frame to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the hexagon sequins from Sequins for Everything to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Who can resist Stampin’ Up!’s sweet stamp set bundle, Freezin’ Fun!  Those little critters DO look like they are having SO much fun racing down those snowy slopes!  We’ve made three cards (one a really “cool” fun-fold card), and a darling 3D project using the FREEZIN’ FUN STAMP SET AND FREEZIN’ FRIENDS DIES for this Collection, paired with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper!  You won’t want to miss getting this one!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Gnome for the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Real Red (B), Mossy Meadow (B), Ivory, Smoky Slate (Lt), Cinnamon Cider (B), Flirty Flamingo (Lt)
Other: Peek-a-Hoot Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Sequins for Everything, 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’!