Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

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’!

 

Bloom by Bloom

Happy Thursday! Are you ready for a cool sketch? We got a good one for you…

Another set that I’m going to miss from the Occasions Mini is Bloom by Bloom but then you probably couldn’t guess that!  LOL!!!  It was just perfect for these colors…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Lemon Lime Twist Gingham DSP – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – TWO pieces 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4, stamp dotted line in Smoky Slate and greeting in Real Red, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers in Real Red and stems/leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, cut out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals

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

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! 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): Bloom by Bloom, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Gingham DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Well Said

Happy Thursday everyone! And happy April everyone!  Now I have hope that winter is over!  This week we have such a happy color combo for you…it will definitely brighten up your day!

I thought some doilies would make a fun card…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo – cut doily from each color add to panel, stamp wishes using Memento Black
  • Basic Black – cut out ‘birthday’ add panel
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Best Route Black Dots to finish off

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

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials!  SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection!  We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look!  You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS!  After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections!  We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out.  Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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): Well Said
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Doily Builder Thinlets, Well Written Framelits, Best Route Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Easter/Spring Cards

And it’s Saturday again! Boy…it’s a good day to stay inside as instead of April showers brings May Flowers…it’s March showers and flowers are already blooming!  And with all the rain and flowers it’s time for Spring and our theme for this week … Easter/Spring!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, round the bottom left corner
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, round bottom left corner, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, corner round bottom left and upper right, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 1/4, corner round bottom left and upper right, stamp image using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal pink, stamp greeting using Memento Black, tie piece of the Daffodil Delight SAB ribbon around it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Butterfly Gala Daffodil Delight Sequins to finish off.

I do have to tell you I got the idea for this card from Lisa Curcio.  She did a delightful card using this layout, gingham dsp (different color) and the butterfly set.  I changed several things on the card.

Did you know that in our Birthday Cheer Collection, two of the exclusive cards use only the stamps, too! The 3D project could easily be adapted to just the stamps…it is very flexible!  Check out our Birthday Cheer bundle…

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): Fabled Friends
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink
Other: Corner Rounder, SAB Ribbon Pack, Butterfly Gala Sequins, 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’!

 

IM64 – Beautiful Bouquet

Happy Monday everyone! I just can’t believe that it is Monday again…where does the weekend go!  Well, we have a very simple inspiration this week…

So I kept my card very simple…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle embossing folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the 3 x 4 7/8 stitched rectangle, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out several of the small flower clusters, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp stem/leaf in Soft Seafoam, cut out add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp tulip and bow in Petal Pink, cut out add to card front

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): Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Soft Seafoam, Petal Pink
Other: Bouquet Bunch framelits, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

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’!