Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Tags and Trimmings

Yep…it’s my FAVORITE set again!  I always like seeing holly stamps and this one is just SOOOO good!

Well…it’s time for another sketch inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary and I decided my holly was just perfect for it!

And the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder was just the perfect thing to finish off the look of the layout for our sketch.  How pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, add to Garden Green 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Be Merry dsp – 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp holly in Garden Green and the buttons in Cherry Cobbler, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Cherry Cobbler Enamel dots to finish off.

Don’t forget…the Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is now open and it is not too late to subscribe!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings, Merry Patterns
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Regals Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tags and Trimmings

It’s that time again…time for another challenge from the folks at the SUO challenge site!  This time it is an easy theme – Favorite Holiday Mini item.  Well that is always a REALLY DIFFICULT one to narrow it down to only 1!  Well…I couldn’t really do that so I used a couple favorite things!

So this card has my favorite new embossing folder and my very favorite set of framelits.  You put those together and you get this cool CAS card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder then layer onto Real Red 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey
  • Silver Foil – cut out snowflake
  • Fold piece of 1/8″ Solid Real Red ribbon then add to card front
  • Real Red – Cut out stitched heart and add to card front.

Yep…that’s all there is to it…nice and CAS!

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

Set(s): Hearts Come HOme
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, 1/8″ solid Real Red Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Non-Traditional Fall Colors

WOW…happy October!  I do think it might FINALLY be getting around to fall around it.  Maybe…but then again, it’s Ohio…maybe NOT!  It is staying dark so much longer in the morning and getting darker sooner at night.

But Fall IS here and this week the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog hop is celebrating Fall using non-traditional colors!  FUN!!!

This is such a pretty color combo…Peek-a-boo Peach, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate!  I think it still gives off a ‘fall’ feel even without the traditional red, orange and yellow.  This is a really easy card…especially when you have some of the pieces already sitting on top of your desk!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut along bottom with Swirly Snowflake thinlit edge, add to card front
  • Night of Navy, Smoky Slate – cut out detailed leaf
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out solid leaf, all add three to card front
  • Tie Night of Navy Gingham ribbon into bow and add to card front to finish it off.

I just LOVE the edge you get from that Swirly Snowflake set…just so PRETTY!  And pretty is a GREAT way to describe the cool ideas in the new Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Edition!   We are opening on October 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon

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 Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Painted Harvest

I am SOOOO glad that it is FRIDAY!  Oh my word what a crazy last couple of days!

I’ve been wanted to do a little stamping…I LOVE making fall cards.  LEAVES…it’s ALL about LEAVES!  LOL!!

Anyway I haven’t done any challenges in a while and thought I’d put a couple together.  This is for the Free For on Splitcoast Stampers and for the CASology 269 challenge for GRID.  I think this is a happy and easy FALL card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add the ‘grid’ using the Pattern Party stencil and embossing paste.  Let dry and layer on Cajun Craze – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Fold piece of Burlap ribbon, staple in the middle and add to card front
  • Cajun Craze and Night of Navy – cut out solid leaf and add to card front – one behind ribbon and one on top using dimensionals
  • Copper Foil – cut out detailed leaf and add to card front to finish off.

Yep…a HAPPY FALL card!

In case you didn’t know…our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming on the 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Copper Foil
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Pattern Party Stencils, Embossing Paste, Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tags and Trimmings

Happy Thursday one and all!  I have to say…if there is one set/bundle that I think is the most versatile for Christmas from the Holiday Mini it would have to be Tags and Trimmings and the Trim Your Stocking Thinlit.  I used it for my September project for Create with Connie and Mary and then AGAIN for October and these projects couldn’t be more different!

I just LOVE the holly in the set!  It is just so bold and I LOVE that!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Be Merry dsp (diagonal stripe) – 5/8 x 3 3/4, add to panel
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Layer onto Garden Green – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Stamp holly using Garden Green and buttons in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Did you know it’s that time again?  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming on the 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, Cherry Cobber
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Painted Harvest

I just really can’t believe it is October already.  One of the really crazy things is that for the next two weeks I don’t think I could be any busier at work.  I am finishing up my second course development and starting on my third one.  This one has to be done ASAP as it is going in test mode soon.  We are getting ready for the open house of our new Health Sciences building at school and I am doing a presentation next Friday…EEK…better get going on that one!  LOL!!!  But anyway there is always time to get a little stamping in there!

Here is a super simple card we did last month at my card class.  I just LOVE fall colors!  Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp flower using So Saffron and Crushed Curry, leaves using Pear Pizzazz, flower center in Crumb Cake and greeting in Early Espresso; layer onto Early Espresso – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Tie piece of Old Olive Chevron Ribbon around panel then add to card front.

Yep…easy peasy lemon squeezy!  Did you know it’s that time again?  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming on the 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry
Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Old Olive Chevron Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Wood Words

Oh my word…where DID this month go?  I can’t believe it is the end of September already and I feel like I haven’t gotten ANYTHING done!

This time of year I just LOVE using leaves on my cards.  I LOVE all things leaves and all things tree.  They are always a favorite for me.

We have a GORGEOUS color inspiration this week – Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral.  LOVE it!  I also LOVE this leave from the Seasonal Layers thinlits….SOOOOO pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – three piece – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, run through the Softly Falling embossing folder, stamp greeting using fresh Fig.  Add layers to card front using dimensionals
  • Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral – cut out leaf from each and add to card front
  • Add some of the lightest Pear Pizzazz Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out our amazing design team creations!

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral
Ink: Fresh Fig
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!