Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

FIGHT

I know it is still some time until October and Breast Cancer Awareness month but I was using this set for my card set for the Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Session AND I had this idea in my head and REALLY wanted to make it.  Too many of the women I know are faced with this and I have lost too many friends to this disease.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out the ribbon
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out F-I-G-H-T, layer the ribbon behind the F-I-G and add all the letter to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp LIKE A GIRL in Memento Black using the Labeler Alphabet, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals

Did you know that NOW is a GREAT time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Edition.  The kids are back to school (or just about) and it’s time to start stamping again!

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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): Labeler Alphabet
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Large Alphabet Framelits, Support Ribbon Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Daisy Delight

Simple is best!  You know me…I love simple cards.  CAS doesn’t have to me a folded piece of cardstock with just an image stamped.  There can definitely be more to it than that but that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated either.  I sometimes have trouble adding ‘more’ to my cards.  As soon as I start adding things it just looks cluttered to me.

Another thing I really like is the Kraft cardstock…I like the color usually much more than the Crumb Cake – it just is a warmer color to me.  So this is my VERY CAS card featuring my favorite new punch (Daisy) and my favorite cardstock (Kraft).

HEre’s the details…

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Kraft – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and add to card front (I did mine with the back as the front)
  • Crushed Curry – 5/8 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp three leaves using Old Olive, cut out
  • Whisper White – punch out two daisies, layer, add leaves behind daisy, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crushed Curry – punch out 3/4″ circle, add to center of daisy using dimensionals

And that is all there is…oh so simple.  And speaking of simple…The new Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Edition is now open and it is so simple to subscribe!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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 and to check out all the cool ideas from our talented design team!

Set(s): Daisy Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Kraft
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Lovely Inside & Out

Happy Thursday everyone!  DANG…It’s AUGUST already!  Where did my summer go?

But the good thing about August and my Holiday Mini order will be here TODAY and I can wait!  And the good thing about Thursday is it’s time for more inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary!  This week we have a fun color combo for you – Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, and Night of Navy.

This was one of those things that sort of ‘grew’ from things on top of my desk!  You see…for the August Create with Connie and Mary Mini session I used the Ribbon of Courage set for my card set  LOVE!!!!  I had some pieces sitting there on my desk and some things were sitting on top of other things and well it gave me this fun idea!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Oh My Stars Embossing Folder and layer onto Night of Navy – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Fresh Fig – cut out the hugs then cut that out with the largest Stitched Circle Framelit
  • Powder Pink – cut out the ribbon and stamp “& kisses” using Night of Navy on the ribbon, tuck it in the circle then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a Night of Navy Enamel Heart to finish it off

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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 and to check out all the cool ideas from our talented design team!

Set(s): Lovely Inside and Out
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Support Ribbon Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lovely Words Framelits, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Regals Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Happy Birthday

It’s Tuesday again and time for another SUO challenge.  Thank goodness it’s a super easy theme this time – Happy Birthday.

Are you ever REALLY busy and need to make a card quick?  I know you have all been in that spot.  First I go to the stuff ‘on top of my desk’ and then I see what else I have close by to make a quick card.  The Perfect days Memories and More Card Pack really lets you make card quick!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Lemon Lime Twist Panel (it has a circle in the middle) – cut down to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Layer onto Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Add to card front on an angle using dimensionals.
  • Basic Black – cut out largest stitch circle framelit – add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out Happy Birthday and add to card front
  • Punch our largest balloon from one of the small printed card, add using dimensional
  • Tie bow from doubled white baker’s twine, add to balloon
  • Add one star metallic enamel shape

See…super easy!

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

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White THICK, Basic Black
Ink: None
Other: Perfect Days Memories and More Card Pack, Happy birthday Thinlit, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Message in a Bottle

Can you believe it…it is Thursday AGAIN!  And not only that…it’s the LAST Thursday in July which means August is NEXT WEEK!  I’m really torn about August…we get to pre-order the new HOLIDAY MINI stuff BUT…I start back to school on the 14th!  *sigh*  Where did my summer go!

Since it is Thursday, it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration and this week we have a fun sketch.  I kept the overall basic layout but took a few liberties with mine!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Sparkle Embossing Folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay – layer two of the heart framelits and cut out
  • Melon Mambo – layer two slight smaller heart framelits and cut out
  • Layer the two together and add to card front
  • Pool Party – 1/2 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bottle and ‘I love you’ notes in Memento Black, stamp heart in Melon Mambo, color in some notes using Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay markers, cut out and add to card front sing dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the design from our talented team!

Set(s): Message in a Bottle
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Other: Layering Hearts Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Lovely Inside and Out

So…are you enjoying the new catalog?  This is always such a fun time of year as everyone gets NEW stuff and those creative juices start to really flow.

One thing that is always fun about the new catalog is seeing the new incolors.  I love that now we have the new incolors for 2 years at a time instead of just 1.  Sometimes it takes me awhile to ‘warm up’ to colors and when we only had them a year, by the time I was finally liking them, they were gone.  For me it seems like every other year I REALLY like the incolors.  Should I mention that I LOVE last year’s incolors?  This is going to be one of those years that it takes me a while to warm up to them.  This is for the Fab Friday 114.

One thing I like to do when I get the new incolors is to make a card for my stamping group using all the colors on one card.  Sometimes this is easy (aka LAST YEAR) and sometimes this is REALLY DIFFICULT (aka THIS YEAR!).  But I did manage to do it and and here’s the card I came up with.  Overall not too bad.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp ‘flower’ in Powder Pink, FRIEND in Lemon Lime Twist and FOR A GREAT in Fresh Fig, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp ‘flower’ in Berry Burst and two ‘leaves’ in Tranquil Tide, cut out flower using Layering Circle framelit and cut out leaves by hand, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Also remember TODAY IS THE DAY!  The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition has just OPENED – WOO HOO!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Lovely Inside and Out
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Line Twist, Tranquil Tide
Other: Layering Circles, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Oh So Eclectic

Can you believe it…it’s another Thursday so time for some more inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.

We once again have a ‘CASE the Catalog’ inspiration and this time we are using a card from page 18.  LOVE the CAS look of the sample and decided to go with the layout (and most of the design team did too!).  I just got my NEW STUFF yesterday.  Unfortunately there was a problem with the set I planned to use (waiting for a replacement) so went this with new set instead!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, stamp the small images in Peek-a-boo Peach
  • Naturally Eclectic – pick two prints – one 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 and the other 4 1/2 x 3/4, layer and add to card front
  • Emerald Envy – 4 3/4 x 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp solid leaf in Lemon Time Twist and outline leaf image in Old Olive, do two, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, punch out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch
  • Pumpkin Pie – punch out 1 3/8″ circle, layer greeting onto it and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will be available in just a couple days!  WOO HOO!

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Oh So Eclectic
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy, Naturally Eclectic dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Peek-a-boo Peach, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!