Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Way to Goat

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…it’s time to use ALL the new in-colors in one card!

Here’s a fun little card using the Way to Goat set…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Old World Paper embossing folder, add to card front
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – Bumblebee print – 2 x 3, add to card front
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – Misty Moonlight/White dotted print – 1 1/2 x 3, add to card front
  • Magenta Madness – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Cinnamon Cider – cut out longest Tasteful Labels, stamp goat in Versamark, white emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Just Jade – 5/8 x 2 3/8, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Add one of each color Incolor enamel dots to finish off

Oh this is just fun!

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…

From sweet to just a little bit spooky…the HALLOWS NIGHT MAGIC BUNDLE is a great Halloween set.  The labels in the Halloween Magic Dies can be used for more than Halloween…they are a wonderful shape!  We’ve paired this bundle with the coordinating Magic in the Night Suite of products! Our HALLOWS NIGHT MAGIC COLLECTION has TWO card tutorials and TWO home decor/favor tutorials.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Way to Goat
Paper: Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Flowers for Every Season DSP
Ink: Versamark
Other: Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Tasteful Labels Dies, White Embossing Powder, Incolor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM130 – Itty Bitty Birthday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a cool blanket…

I decided to keep it very simple like the blanket…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp greeting using Pacific Point, layer onto Pacific Point 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, wrap the black/white twine from the Playful Pets Trim pack, add to card front
  • Pacific Point – cut out 2 3/8 square, add Whisper White Stitched Star using dimensionals, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Real Red – cut out 1 5/8 square, add Whisper White Stitched Star using dimensionals, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie bow in the black/white twine, add to card front
  • Add some blue and red Holiday Rhinestones to finish off

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…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Itty Bitty Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red
Ink: Pacific Point
Other: Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Playful Pets Trim, Holiday Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Blossoms in Bloom

Happy Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration. I hope you all have having a nice week and am enjoying some nice weather!  This week we have this AWESOME sketch…

I absolutely LOVE the Many Layered Blossom dies and wanted to do a soft and pretty card with them…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Peony Garden DSP (chevron print) – 3 x 5 1/2, layer Whisper White – 5/8 x 5 1/2 strips along the top and bottom then add to card front
  • Vellum – cut out the more solid die
  • Whisper White – cut out the more detailed die, layer on top of vellum layer, add to card front
  • Peony Garden DSP (petal pink texture print) – 3/8 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 2 1/8, stamp greeting using Grey Granite, add greeting to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the pink Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off

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 our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Blossoms in Bloom
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Peony Garden DSP, Vellum
Ink: Grey Granite
Other: So Many Blossoms Dies, Elegant Faceted Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM129 – Forever Fern

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have wonder prints…

I just LOVED the one all the way on the left and used that for my inspiration…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Basic Black – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Grey Granite – cut out the largest Stitched Oval, cut a little less than 1/2 off, add to card front
  • Garden Green – cut out the 1 7/8 circle, cut a little less than 1/2 off, add to card front
  • Basic black – cut out largest detailed Forever Flourishing leaf, add to card front
  • Garden Green – 1/2 x 2 1/8, punch end using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the green Forever Flowers Seasonal Gems to finish off

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…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Grey Granite, Garden Green
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Shapes Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Forever Flowers Seasonal Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Monochromatic Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a monochromatic card.  I decided to go with Whisper White and Grey Granite…it is so pretty in person!

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Grey Granite – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, randomly stamp feather using Versamark, white emboss, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
  • Grey Granite – stamp greeting using Versamark, white embossin, punch holes in each side, addbpiece of white tulle ribbon, add label to card front using dimensionals, then tie the ribbon around panel
  • Add panel to card front
  • The dots are the clear dots from Flowers for Every Season Gems, add to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite
Ink: Versamark
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, White Tulle Ribbon, Flowers for Every Season Gems, 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’!

 

 

Birds & Branches

Happy Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration…what an awesome color inspiration this week!

I’ve been playing with the new Birds and Branches stuff (LOVE THE DIES!!!) and thought it would be fun with these colors.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Tasteful Textile folder, layer onto Night of Navy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana and Purple Posy – punch out one each of the Label Me Lovely punch, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out 1 brand and 1 of each of the detailed birds, add branch to card front
  • Coastal Cabana and Purple Posy – cut out one each of the detailed birds, use the little pieces to add into the Night of Navy detailed birds, add the birds to the card front using dimesnionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, punch out using the Classic Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

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…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques! This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle.  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Forever Fern (greeting)
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Purple Posy
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Birds & More Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Label Me Pretty Punch, Classic Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM126 – Celebrate Sunflowers

Happy June everyone!  It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration!  This week we have some stunning sunflower cake…

This is was total no-brainer for me…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Planks folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large sunflower and FIVE leaves using Memento Black, color with Blends:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (L), Bronze, Soft Suede (B), Mossy Meadow (B); cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals to finish off

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…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques! This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle.  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Early Expresso, Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (L), Bronze, Soft Suede (B), Mossy Meadow (B)
Other: Sunflower Dies, Planks Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite New Preorder Set

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new preorder set.  That was a no-brainer for me…FOREVER FERN!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder, layer onto Purple Posey – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Tasteful Labels die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larger leaf in Coastal Cabana, long thin leaf in Gorgeous Grape and small leaf in Pacific Point, cut out layer, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out the 3 small leaf dies, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Versamark, gold emboss, cut out using the Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Nobel Peacock rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Our second release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the beautiful FOREVER GREENERY SUITE of products.  We love the wide variety of leaf images!  For this Collection, we combined the Forever Fern Stamp Set  and Forever Flourishing Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Paper and Accessories. This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a creative 3D project perfect for your classes or to give as a gift.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Purple Posy, Gold Foil
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point, Versamark
Other: Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Forever Flourishing Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Nobel Peacock Rhinestones, 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’!

 

 

IM124 – Beautiful Friendship

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a cute lollipop…

For this I wanted to mimic some of the swirls in there, keep it mostly white with just a couple small flowers…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, wrap 2 pieces of the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon around the panel then add to card front
  • Whisper White stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out using Stitched So Sweetly label, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – ink the small flower from Beautiful Friendship using Daffodil Delight, then sponge some Calypso Coral on it and the stem in Mint Macaron.  Do this three times, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Add some of the gold glimmer enamel dots to finish off

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…

For this Collection, we combined the Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies, with the bright, fun NEW 2020-22 In Colors for a fresh and modern look! This Collection contains four cards and two customer-focused 3D gift project tutorials for open houses, catalog reveals or virtual classes. ALL six project tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions. Several projects are “class kit to go” focused using dies and In Color cardstock, designer paper and accessories, with only a stamped greeting added. See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Beautiful Friendship
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron
Other: Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

One Layer Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a single layer card…easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, round bottom right corner
  • Stamp leaves/stems in Pear Pizzazz, large flower in Coastal Cabana and small flowers in Bermuda Bay, stars in Pool Party and greeting in Memento Black
  • Add yellow centers with Daffodil Delight Marker

Did you blink?  Yep…that i it!

And now our latest collection…

This EXPANDED Collection using Welcome Easter Stamp Set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies has FOUR favors and TWO cards tutorials that are easy to make and fun to hand out to all your friends and family this Easter! Any one of them would make great table favors any time of the year, too! ALL tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step photo directions. We know these will be a hit in your classes! Swap out the Easter greetings for birthday, get well, baby…or any other occasion, too!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Morning Star
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Other: Corner Rounder

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’!