Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Lovely Inside and Out

So…are you enjoying the new catalog?  This is always such a fun time of year as everyone gets NEW stuff and those creative juices start to really flow.

One thing that is always fun about the new catalog is seeing the new incolors.  I love that now we have the new incolors for 2 years at a time instead of just 1.  Sometimes it takes me awhile to ‘warm up’ to colors and when we only had them a year, by the time I was finally liking them, they were gone.  For me it seems like every other year I REALLY like the incolors.  Should I mention that I LOVE last year’s incolors?  This is going to be one of those years that it takes me a while to warm up to them.  This is for the Fab Friday 114.

One thing I like to do when I get the new incolors is to make a card for my stamping group using all the colors on one card.  Sometimes this is easy (aka LAST YEAR) and sometimes this is REALLY DIFFICULT (aka THIS YEAR!).  But I did manage to do it and and here’s the card I came up with.  Overall not too bad.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp ‘flower’ in Powder Pink, FRIEND in Lemon Lime Twist and FOR A GREAT in Fresh Fig, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp ‘flower’ in Berry Burst and two ‘leaves’ in Tranquil Tide, cut out flower using Layering Circle framelit and cut out leaves by hand, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Also remember TODAY IS THE DAY!  The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition has just OPENED – WOO HOO!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Lovely Inside and Out
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Line Twist, Tranquil Tide
Other: Layering Circles, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Oh So Eclectic

Can you believe it…it’s another Thursday so time for some more inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.

We once again have a ‘CASE the Catalog’ inspiration and this time we are using a card from page 18.  LOVE the CAS look of the sample and decided to go with the layout (and most of the design team did too!).  I just got my NEW STUFF yesterday.  Unfortunately there was a problem with the set I planned to use (waiting for a replacement) so went this with new set instead!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, stamp the small images in Peek-a-boo Peach
  • Naturally Eclectic – pick two prints – one 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 and the other 4 1/2 x 3/4, layer and add to card front
  • Emerald Envy – 4 3/4 x 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp solid leaf in Lemon Time Twist and outline leaf image in Old Olive, do two, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, punch out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch
  • Pumpkin Pie – punch out 1 3/8″ circle, layer greeting onto it and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will be available in just a couple days!  WOO HOO!

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Oh So Eclectic
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy, Naturally Eclectic dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Peek-a-boo Peach, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Jar of Love

WOW…I can’t believe it.  My craft room is actually set up enough that I saw  challenge and was able to just sit down and do it!  I knew where everything was in my new craft room that I wanted to use.  AMAZING!!  If felt good to just sit down and stamp and CAS is the way to go!  The CAS challenge on SCS was to use fish and I immediately thought of the little fish in the jar set.  SOO cute!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky  – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded, run top through the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp small jar in Memento Black and ‘water’ in Soft Sky.  Draw a ‘stick’ for your flag using Basic Black marker.
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 3 3/8 x 3 3/8, add Whisper White panel to it and add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp fish in Pumpkin Pie, cut out and add to card front
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a little flag and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Shapes as ‘bubbles’.

See…wasn’t that quick and easy?  You know what else is quick and easy?  Signing up the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition!

The Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition will be opening soon – WOO HOO!

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.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!
Set(s): Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Seaside Embossing Folder, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Special Reason

Okay…I have a little secret to share.  With us packing up our house and moving, I had to do a bunch of stamping to make sure that I had things to post on my blog while all my ‘stuff’ was still packed away in boxes.  So I stamped and I stamped and I stamped and I stamped.  Then I stamped some more!

I had EVERY POST for the month of April designed, stamped and posts written up and scheduled by April 1st…NO FOOLIN’!  But it was really nice not having to worry about them and to take my time setting up my craft area so I’d be ready to start in again for May!

I just LOVE the Special Reason set and wanted to have some fun with is.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blooms & Bliss dsp – 6 strips 5/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, cut out large circle using Layering Circles framelit, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out large flower and two large leaves; add flower using dimensionals (little teeny, tiny pieces of dimensionals that is) and add leaves
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

This one really is fun and can be done just using any scraps!

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss dsp
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Beautiful You

What an EASY theme we have for the SUO Challenge this time.  Our theme is feminine and there is just sooooo many different ways you can go with this!

With this theme the first thing that came to mind was the Beautiful You set.  It is just such a pretty set and oh so feminine.  With everything going on this month, I have been keeping things nice and simple and this one is oh so simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp female image in Peek-a-boo Peach, greeting in Night of Navy, and dots using Soft Sky
  • Night of Navy diagonal Stripe dsp – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add to back of Whisper White Panel, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Did I mention easy?  What can I say…truly easy!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Beautiful You, Painter’s Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Regals dsp paper pack
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Weather Together

One set that I just HAD to have when the last new catalog came out was the Weather Together set.  I just LOVE the umbrella in this!

I have used the umbrella on a couple different cards but as I was working on getting some cards together for this month I decided I wanted to us this one (okay…that and I had already packed away a lot of my stuff and this was one I left out).  I thought it would be pretty in the colors in the Cupcakes & Carousels dsp paper stack.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Bermuda Bay, run through Falling Petals Embossing Folder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Three prints from Cupcakes & Carousel dsp paper stack (So Saffron print, Peek-a-boo Peach print, Bermuda Bay print) – stamp umbrella using Memento Black, cut out using mating framelit
  • So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay – stamp umbrella handle using Memento Black, cut out with matching framelit.  I wanted the handle to be longer so I cut each into two pieces and then extended the handles when I taped to back of each umbrella., layer and add to card front using dimensionals

Love the pretty soft colors on this!

Set(s): Weather Together, Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Cupcakes & Carousels dsp paper stack
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Other: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Kinda Eclectic

I like a couple things…I like bright happy rainbow colors and I like stamping images in colors that are not always the ‘natural’ color for that image.

Take leaves for example…I don’t always feel like I have to keep leaves in the greens or even pretty fall colors.  I think leaves can be any color in the rainbow and I decided to do that with the really cool leaf image in the Kinda Eclectic set.  One of the best things about this card is just how quick and easy it is!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shimmery White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (okay used this because didn’t notice that it was the Shimmery White…you can use regular Whisper White), stamp leaf image in Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, greeting in Memento Black and little dots (from Cool Treats set) in Smoky Slate
  • Tide piece of Flirty Flamingo around top, add panel to card front

Yep…that about covers it, quick, bright, and happy!

Set(s): Kinda Eclectic, Tin of Cards, Cool Treats
Paper: Shimmery White, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Other: Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!