Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Special Reason

ccmc446Hello everyone and happy Thursday!  What a beautiful spring week we have been having here in Ohio!  WOW…I cannot believe this weather!

Since it is Thursday it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary inspiration and this week it is a cool color inspiration – Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Emerald Envy.  These colors are just so happy!  My card is just very simple – I’m still fighting Bronchitis (week 4 – GRRRRR!!!)

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded, round the bottom right corner
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 3/5, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry and scattered dots (from Avant Garden) using Smoky Slate; round bottom right corner
  • Emerald Envy Runched Ribbon – cut two short pieces, fold in half and add behind Whisper White panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Rich Razzleberry – cut out ‘frame’ but layering the two pieces, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Tangerine Tango, cut out with matching framelit
  • Emerald Envy – cut out two small outline leaves, add behind flower, add flower to card front using dimensionals

Yep…it really is so quick and easy!

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session opened February 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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.

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Special Reason, Avant Gardent
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Emerald Envy
Ink: Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

So Very Much

suo168Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Can you believe it … it’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Sale-a-bration Fun.   I just got the So Very Much set and wanted to pair that with the Avant Garden set.

In the beginning of January I made this cool card…Avant Garden…and wanted to build on that when I made this card.

I was working on cards for my upcoming stamping group so decided to make something that I could use a a make and take for that even.  I LOVE the way this turned out.

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp ‘splatter using Flirty Flamingo
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, stamp Thank You and so very much in Night of Navy, stamp flower using Flirty Flamingo (one full strength and one stamped off once) stamp leaves using Pear Pizzazz and flower center using Smoky Slate
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add behind Whisper White panel
  • Half of the doily (white side up) – add behind the Whisper White panel and add to card front
  • Add piece of the Pear Pizzazz Tasty Treats washi tape to finish it off

Is that a fun and simple card!

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

Set(s): So Very Much, Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Other: Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Lace Doilies

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Dragonfly Dreams

dragonflymintYep…you know I LOVE this!  I thought I’d share another card I made using thing set and matching thinlits.

This is a version of the card I made for the Control Freak Swap.  Although I used the stencil from the Holiday Mini on this, when I did my swap, I stamped the scattered dotted background stamp twice and it gave a very similar look.  This is definitely one of those…it looks sooo much better in person kind of cards!

Here’s the details..

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate and scattered dot image twice using Mint Macaron, add band to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out the large flourish and add to card front front
  • Mint Macaron – cut out the medium detailed dragonfly and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinsetones to finish off!

Don’t you just LOVE simple!  I know I do!  And speaking of simple…

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Edition will be opening soon and NOW is a GREAT time to subscribe if you haven’t.

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

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  • 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.

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Mint Macaron
Ink: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Other: Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits, Flourish Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

 

Avant Garden

ccmc440Are you having a good January?  Are you Sale-a-brating?  If you haven’t sale-a-brated yet, now is a great time!

I’m such a pushover for a great flower set and I just love the Avant Garden set in the the SAB brochure.  Mostly I love the ‘watercolor’ looking pieces…not so much the line one…have to play with that some.  When I was trying to decide on a set for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week – Real Red, Kraft (or Crumb Cake) and Black.  Originally I was going to a ‘Valentine’ card but Connie did one and I went in a different direction.

Here’s the details –

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, round the bottom left corner
  • Kraft – okay this piece was on my desk and just worked – 4 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut the edge or the left side on angles (you can see from the picture it’s not straight across) add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2 add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp flower in Real Red twice – once ‘full strength’ and one stamped off, flower center – once “full strength” in Memento Black and once stamped off, stamp ‘splatter’ in Crumb Cake and greeting in Memento Black; round bottom left corner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Take the backs off some Perfect White Accents and add to card front using Tombow Glue –  I love the clear look you get when you take the back off these!

Did you know that YESTERDAY the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Edition opened?  No…really it did and it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Flourishing Phrases

dragonflygoldslateI don’t know if I mentioned this but I am SOOOOO happy that SU has a dragonfly set…SOOOOO happy!

The best part of this set is that I LOVE the way it pairs with the flourish…it’s like they were made to go together!

The Create with Connie and Mary January November Mini Session will open in TWO DAY…WOOO HOOO!!!  and I got to use the Dragonfly Dreams set and thinlits!  But here’s a card I made for today…here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emoboss
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add Smoky Slate panel and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the flourish and add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out the dragonfly and add using dimensionals

Wasn’t that easy?  And it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

It’s a Sale-a-bration

WI15SatHopWelcome

Happy Sale-a-bration everyone!  Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop of 2017…and we are celebrating with Sale-a-bration!  Oh the fun!

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Oh…I absolutely LOVE the look of this card…it is just HAPPY!  And with the cold and snow where in Ohio…I need HAPPY!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo and Peek-a-boo Peach Envelope dsp – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp flower in Peek-a-boo Peach – one ‘full strength’ the other stamped off; stamp again in Flirty Flamingo – one ‘full strength’ the other stamped off, stamp leaves (full strenght and stamped off) around the flowers, stamp the dots using Sahara Sand, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Wrap some Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the panel then add to card front using dimensionals

See…happy card!  You know what else makes me happy?

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, 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 Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Special Reason

cas410It’s so nice having a long weekend!  AND still have another day off.  The CAS challenge on SCS is to use new stuff…THAT’s an easy one!  The problem is figuring out which of my new things to use!

I LOVE the Special Reason set and matching thinlits…the flowers are just so awesome!  I decided to keep things nice and simple.  And I just love soft pink flowers.  It’s hard to see from the picture but I used vellum behind flower and sponged the pink on there so I could have different shades of pink.

Here’s the detail…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and layer onto Pink Pirouette 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out flower outline
  • Vellum – cut out the full flower, turn over and sponge using Flirty Flamingo, ad the outline on the front and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 2 5/8, cut on a slant and add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 3/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Grey, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

jan2017-collageCreate with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlets, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16