Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Alphabet Cards

It’s that time again…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and WOW…this is our last one in March!  This week the team will be featuring Alphabet cards – cards using letters.  Well with that…I just HAD to use the Large Letters Framelits.

For this week I decided to keep things REALLY simple.  As soon as I saw the challenge, I had the idea for this card.  SOOO quick and easy!

Here’s the details..

  • Smoky Slate – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 x 6 1/4, add do card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out HELLO, add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larger flower Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder, smaller flower Peek-a-Boo Peach/Pumpkin Pie, leaves Emerald Envy, cut out, add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off
Set(s): Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White THICK, Smoky Slate
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy
Other: Large Letters Framelits, Everyday Jar Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to Connie Babbert or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

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Farewell to SAB

It is hard to believe that we are now on the downside of March which means that soon SAB will be over!  Knowing that the end is near for SAB the theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop is Farewell to SAB – using our favorite SAB set!

With so much going on right now with getting ready to move I am definitely all about CAS (clean and simple!).  The Avant Garden is a perfect set for doing that!

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Carried Away dsp (Watermelon Wonder print – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals on an angle.
  • Whisper White – stamp flower with Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Flirty Flamingo stamped off, stamp leaves in Mint Macaron and stamp off, flower centers in Night of Navy and stamped off, stamp dots using Smoky Slate stamped off, add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 3/4 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • It’s hard to see but add CLEAR sequins from the Metallic Sequins collection to finish off

There is still time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition. 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.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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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): Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Carried Away dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Other: Metallic Sequins, 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 Libby Fens.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Dragonfly Dreams

What a roller coaster of weather we are having in Ohio.  Have numerous days int he 60s…today we have snow.  Now, it’s not a lot of snow but it’s sticking!  I HATE WINTER!

But it is time for another SUO Challenge and this time our theme is Up in the Sky…Things that Fly!  Oh my…so many different things to use in the occasions mini but of course, when you talk about things that fly…it just gotta be DRAGONFLIES!

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the ‘dots’ using Blushing Bride and the greeting using Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out medium dragonfly, ad to card front
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer – cut out a small dragonfly, add to card front
  • Add some silver sequins to finish off.

Yep…it is really THAT easy!

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

Set(s): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Blushing Bride
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlet Dies, Neutral Sequins, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Beautiful You

Okay…so I promised a total of 3 CAS cards using the overall same design yet using all the main images in the Beautiful You set.

This is my third, and final car din my set.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this look.  It is just so simple but the pretty colors really pop on the mostly white card.

For the first one, click here.

For the second one, click here.

I also think one of the things that really help make these cards pop is the fun enamel dots!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate and greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamp umbrella onto the Sweet Sugarplum Incolor Envelope print using Memento Black, cut out and add to image
  • Layer onto Bermuda Bay 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

And still another TOTALLY CAS card!

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens tomorrow – March 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.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

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): Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay,Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Beautiful You

Okay…so here is my second card using a VERY CAS design and the fabulous Beautiful You set.

If you missed by first card, you can check it out here.

I wanted to come up with a design that is so very simple yet really stylish and works with the 3 main images in this set.  This one just makes me happy!  I love greeting perfect…it really makes me smile.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate an greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
  • Layer onto Rich Razzleberry 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

Yep…another truly easy and TOTALLY CAS!

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session will be opening March 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.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

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): Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Beautiful You

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but my husband and I are working on downsizing our home and belongings and moving to a smaller place south of Dayton.  After 26 years in our home…it’s just a tad bit overwhelming.  ESPECIALLY since our current city only permits you to have ONE trash can!  But anyway…working on downsizing is quite a task…especially my crafting area.

For my card set for Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition I was going to use the set Beautiful You but then decided to go with Happy Celebrations (oh my…what a FABULOUS SET!).  Anyway I had this series of cards all planned out in my head and since I wanted to share some cards with you, I thought I’d make up this little series of CAS cards.  This designed turned out PERFECT for the Beautiful You set.  So stayed turned…I have a total of 3 cards and this is my first one.

Now don’t blink…here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate an greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
  • Layer onto Sweet Sugarplum 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

Yep…it is truly that easy but so TOTALLY CAS!

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

march-collage

  • 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.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

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): Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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With Sympathy

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Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop for March.  The theme this time is sympathy or encourage…cards that it seems I am needing more and more lately.

Life is a little complicated right now as my husband and I have put a contract on a new home that will allow us to downsize.  A lot of the downsizing will be my craft space – EEK!  If all goes well, we will be moving sometime in April.  So I have until then to get my stuff down to about a third of what I have now.  Let me tell you…NOT easy!

So…with all this going on besides working and STILL fighting bronchitis, I needed to go for something super easy.  With thinlets and designer paper, making a nice but simple card is just a snap!

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Falling in Love dsp – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Very Vanilla 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out the large flourish, add to card front
  • Sahara Sand – 1/4 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – 1 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Tip Top Taupe, cu into a banner, ad to card front

So very simple.  And if you are look for some great ideas for the Occasions Mini and SAB it’s simple to subscribe for the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session.

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

march-collage

  • 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.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

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): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Falling in Love dsp
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Other: Flourishing Thinlets, 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 Libby Fens.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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