Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Beauty Abound

Happy Thursday!  The weather around here in Ohio has just been so crazy…today (Wednesday) as I finished this post, it was 50 out.  This past weekend – sub zero.  Crazy.  But we have a fun color challenge this week to brighten your day…

Although these are the colors from the All My Love dSP, I decided to not do a Valentine card with it…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake- 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  •  All My Love DSP (mini heart print) – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp large bubble stamp in Flirty Flamingo and small bubble stamp in Crumb Cake, stamp the one larger butterfly in Lovely Lipstick, layer onto Lovely Lipstick 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Stitched Circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp two smaller butterflies using Lovely Lipstick, cut out and add to card front
  • Add 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!

Looking for some fun treat ideas? Well…do we have a collection for you!

“Hey Love” is a FUN and whimsical stamp set just perfect for Valentines and not just for kids! We LOVE the SIX little treat boxes we’ve come up with for our Hey Love Valentine Treat Box Collection!!! Just TOO “Stinkin’ Sweet”! In this Hey Love Collection, you’ll get the tutorials for SIX great treat boxes all designed by Connie and Mary! Find the details HERE!

Set(s): Beauty Abounds
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, All My Love DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Gala

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a cool color inspiration…

Oh I just had to use some NEW STUFF for this…

My friends Jo and Jackie were over to play with our new stuff and I go to play with Jackie’s Butterfly Gala set.  This is what I came up with…nice and clean and simple!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out one of the Doily Builder Thinlets and add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – 1/2 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp butterfly in Memento Black, add Balmy Blue to the top portion and Gorgeous Grape (stamped off once) in the bottom.  Use Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape markers  to add some highlights, punch out, add to card front

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

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue
Ink: Memento Black, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape
Other: Subtle Embossing Folder, Doily Builder Thinlet, Butterfly Duet Punch

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Winter Flower

Christmas is coming and it is getting closer! And it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Winter Flowers.

Here’s some general details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add strip of Pool Party dotted, 3/4 x 4 3/4, behind the panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Foil – cut out detailed poinsettia
  • Vellum – cut out solid poinsettia, color with markers (I used blends…I think would have been better with regular ones but this okay), add behind the detailed silver poinsettia, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 3 3/8, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out FIVE 1/4 circles, add to card front to finish off

This is just so soft and pretty

Set(s): Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: Whisper White, Subtles Paper Pack, Silver Foil, Silver Glitter, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Pary
Other: Detailed Poinsettia Framelits, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Subtle Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, 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’!

IM48 – Peaceful Poinsettia

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and such beautiful delicate cookies! Check it out…

With Thanksgiving official over and the Christmas holiday season upon us, I didn’t want to go with a fall or leaf card.  Instead I went with the delicate filigree look of the icing and the colors.

Here’s a simple card that came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out two of the Detailed Poinsettias and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/8 x 3 1/8, stamp greeting in Versamark and copper emboss, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Metallic Pearls – paint six of the gold Metallic Pearls using Copper Shimmer Paint, once dried add to card front to finish off.

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Detail Poinsettia Framelits, Metallic Pearls, Copper Embossing Powder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Falling for Leaves

Happy Thursday everyone! And a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have an awesome color inspiration…

I decided to play with some of my punches and make a pretty fall wreath with them…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 14/ x 11 folded
  • Joyous Noel (white, tranquil tide, grey granite, copper print – 1 x  4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, layer onto Tranquil Tide 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Punch out FIVE leaves EACH from Tranquil Tide and Grey Granite
  • Punch out FIVE sprigs from Copper Foil
  • Arrange all 15 punched pieces into a wreath
  • Double up some Copper Trim, tie into a bow, add to card front

We finished up our Christmas is Coming Series…did you miss any of the 5 weeks collection of tutorials?    

Each collection features a new stamp set/bundle and offer tutorials with THREE cards and ONE small gift item…great for friends and co-workers…or for those craft sales coming up!  Here’s a list for you.  It’s not too late to get them!  Find the entire series and details HERE!

Week 1 – Snow is Glistening
Week 2 – Happiness Surrounds
Week 3 – Peaceful Poinsettia
Week 4 – Peaceful Noel
Week 5 – Spirited Snowmen

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!

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

Set(s): Falling for Leaves
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Tranquil Tide, Copper Foil, Joyous Noel dsp
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Other: Leaf Punch, Sprig Punch, Copper Trim

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM47 – Serene Garden

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and we have a wonderful print for fall! Check it out…

I knew right away that I wanted to use the cool Happiness Surrounds set that is a limited addition release AND Create with Connie and Mary also has an AWESOME Collection using this set…CHECK IT OUT!

I thought the little sunflowers turned out so cute…

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting in Shaded Spruce, run through the Petal Pair embossing folder, add Shaded Spruce dotted (Under the Mistletoe dsp) – 3/4 x 5 1/3 strip behind panel and add to card front
  • Shaded Spruce – punch 4 sprigs
  • Whisper White – stamp bird and TWO of three flower image in Memento Black, color with BLENDS:  Cajun Craze Lt, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, cut out; layer the sprigs, flowers and bird then add to card front using dimensionals

I love this set…it just makes such elegant cards!

It’s Week 5 of our Christmas is Coming series and Connie and Mary are featuring the whimsical Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Holiday Catalog! This is such a cute set and we had LOTS of fun designing with it! You’ll get THREE card and ONE small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) with this week’s Spirited Snowman Stamp Set for only $10! See the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Serene Garden, Country HOme
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, Under the Mistletoe dsp
Ink: Memento Black; BLENDS:  Cajun Craze Lt, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink
Other: Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Sprig Punch, Garden Scene Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Embellishment

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite embellishment. I just couldn’t decide what to use but I do LOVE the special Snowflake Trinkets that are available in November (and the GORGEOUS SNOWFLAKE Thinlet) so I went with that along with the Epoxy Drops that I really like too!

Another Christmas card done and ready to be mailed – LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Circle, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Snowflake Trinket to circle
  • Add Clear Epoxy Drops to finish off.

See…isn’t that snowflake just GORGEOUS!

And it is now week 4 of Create with Connie and Mary 5 weeks of Christmas and this time we are featuring Peaceful Noel!  What a pretty set…

You can get all the details here!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greeting
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Snowfall Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Snowflake Trinkets, Epoxy Drop, 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’!