Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Life is Grand

Happy Thursday everyone! OOOOO…it’s SPRING and it is actually feeling a bit like it – AWESOME!!!!  This week we have a GREAT color inspiration…

I LOVE the doily builder framelits (BUGGER that they have run out of them!) but I thought they would be perfect in these colors…

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, layer onto Grey Granite 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Grey Granite – cut out the larger open doily, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Mango Melody, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • So Saffron – cut out medium sized doily, add to card front
  • Mango Melody – cut out small doily, add to card front
  • Add some dots from the Best Route Enamel Shapes to finish off

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

We have TWO GREAT COLLECTIONS for you that we just put out…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! See the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Life is Grand
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, So Saffron, Mango Melody
Ink: Mango Melody
Other: Doily Builder Framelits, Subtle Embossing Folder, Best Route Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Nothing but Neutrals

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme is nothing by neutrals.  Well instead of adding some of the ‘colors’ that are in our neutral collection, I decided to really keep it just neutrals and go with a crumb cake/early espresso/whisper white theme.

This is actually the second card I made for this challenge.  I just wasn’t feeling my other one so decided I needed to do something different.  I like this one MUCH better!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/2, cut out using the Delicate Lace Edgelits, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – cut out 4 of the berry stems (Flourish Thinlits)
  • Early Espresso – cut out one of the 5 leaf stem (Flourish Thinlits), layer all together and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 3/8 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut into banner, add piece of Linen Trim behind it, fray edges, add to card front

Yep…that’s all there is to it!  And I got to use some things from the main catalog that have been ignored lately!

We have TWO GREAT COLLECTIONS for you that we just put out…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! See the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Delicate Lace Edgelits, Flourish Thinlits, Linen Trim

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’!

 

Best Bunny

Ahhh…SPRING BREAK!  A chance for me to kick back and relax (yeah, right, sure) and just sit on the couch (okay…we’d have to go out and buy one first) and eat bon bons (whatever those are!).  But I got all of my grading done for my class that finished on Friday and I do have a bit of a breather so I thought I’d check out some of the challenges and play along!

Best Bunny was ‘sitting on top of my desk’ because Connie and I did a REALLY CUTE collection of 6 treat boxes (AWESOME – see below!) and since there were two AWESOME challenges out that that were perfect for this set (CASOLOGY – Cue Card – Bounce and The Paper Players – PP431 Spring Fever), I thought I’d play along!

You know me…I like those CLEAN AND SIMPLE cards and I just thought the little bunny would be so cute on this!

Here’s the details (don’t blink)…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 stamp greeting in Flirty Flamingo and bounce in Memento Black, layer onto Flirty Flamingo 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp little bunny 3 times color using the Smoky Slate and Flirty Flamingo blends, cut out and add to card front (the one using dimensionals)
  • Add some grey Best Route Enamel Shapes dots to finish off

Yep…that’s all there is!  CUTE!

See the details HERE!

Set(s): Best Bunny
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo  BLENDS:  Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Best Route Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM60 – Bloom by Bloom

Happy Monday everyone! We’ve made it…February is ALMOST over (and Spring Break is ALMOST HERE – WOO HOO!!!)  This week we have a fun photo for you…

I knew as soon as I saw this piece what I was going to do with it.  I just LOVE the Bloom by Bloom set – there are just so many different looks you can get with it…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White -3 3/8 x 4 3/4 stitched rectangle, stamp solid dot in Highland Heather and Pool Party, stamp 3 dot in Gorgeous Grape, multi-small dot in Bermuda Bay and flower in Blueberry Bushel, add panel to card base using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – 5/8 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blueberry Bushel enamel glitter dots and clear epoxy droplets to finish off

WOO HOO…we have a new collection for YOU!

In this Best Bunny Treat Box Collection, we’ve designed SIX different treat favors using the Best Bunny Bundle that we know you’ll enjoy making for family and friends…great for those spring craft shows, too! But you’re not limited to just Easter, they would make cute baby shower favors or any other occasion you need a little gift! See the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Life is Grand
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Other: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Clear Epoxy Droplets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Simple Stamping

Happy Saturday! Back again for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This week is a favorite theme…SIP:  keeping it simple using just Stamps, Ink and Paper!  I have to say…LOVE this one!

Even though we are keeping it simple with just stamps, ink and paper, cutting out images and using dimensionals really kicks things up a notch!

Here’s the details…

  • Mango Melody – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp circles in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade, little trio of dots in Memento Black and greeting in Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black 4 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower and stem/leaves in Memento Black, cut everything out and add to card front using dimensionals

Oh…this is just SO ME!

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

AND…next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products! The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun! You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary! See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mango Melody
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody
Other: 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’!

 

IM57 – Tea Together

Happy Monday everyone! As this is posting I’m in Las Vegas for a couple of days.  WOO HOO….warm weather!  I’m receiving an award as Distinguished Education in online learning.   How awesome is that!  But I worked ahead and have a cool card for my challenge this week.  First for our inspiration piece…some pretty cookies…

I didn’t want to be too obvious with this but ended up loving what I did for it…

Didn’t that turn out pretty?  I think so!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle embossing folder, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop stitched heart, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose and two small flowers using Memento Black, color using Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt) Blends, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out little tag from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits, stamp Hello using Coastal Cabana from Beautiful Bouquet, add to card front using dimensions
  • Tie little bow from the Daffodil Delight organdy SAB ribbon, add to tab
  • Add some Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of the two small yellow flowers to finish off.

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products!  The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun!  You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary!  See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

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

Set(s): Tea Together, Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt)
Other: Subtle  Embossing Folder, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Bouquet Bunnch Framelits, SAB Organdy Ribbon Pack, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM57 – Bloom by Bloom

Happy Monday everyone! Happy first Monday in February and it’s time for our first Inspiration Monday of February!  We are starting off the month with a pretty dress to inspire you…

Okay…I have to admit this…this is the second card I made for this challenge.  I LOVED my first one, but decided I needed to keep it cleaner than the other one I did.  So here’s my second card and I think works perfectly for the challenge…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Balmy Blue Gingham print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp dotted line in Night of Navy and greeting in Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower 3 times using Balmy Blue and Leaves using Soft Seafoam, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Night of Navy – punch out 3 Bitty Blooms (punch pack), add to card front using Glue Dots
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to center of each Night of Navy flower to finish off

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

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

This is also for the Global Design Project #GDP175.

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Well Said
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gingham DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!