Category Archives: Create with Connie and Mary

Lots of Love

Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time again for a new inspiration from the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team.  this week we have a fun color challenge – Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist.

These colors said ‘flowers’ to me and I am just loving my Perfect Days card pack.  These panels really make quick work of putting a card together and they just have such fun designs in them.  I have really used them quite a bit on projects and still have a bunch left!

Here’s the details –

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp 2/3 using Bermuda Bay ink and leaf image.
  • Silver Foil – 3/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Lemon Lime Chevron card – 3 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched circle, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Whisper Whit e- stamp flowers using Bermuda Bay and Leaves using Lemon Lime Twist, cut everything out, layer and add using dimensionals.
  • Smoky Slate – punch out 1/4″ circles and add to center of flowers.

The new Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Edition is OPEN and we are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today and to check out all the cool ideas from our talented design team!

Set(s): Lots of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Foil
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Perfect Days Card Pack, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

FIGHT

I know it is still some time until October and Breast Cancer Awareness month but I was using this set for my card set for the Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Session AND I had this idea in my head and REALLY wanted to make it.  Too many of the women I know are faced with this and I have lost too many friends to this disease.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out the ribbon
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out F-I-G-H-T, layer the ribbon behind the F-I-G and add all the letter to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp LIKE A GIRL in Memento Black using the Labeler Alphabet, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals

Did you know that NOW is a GREAT time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Edition.  The kids are back to school (or just about) and it’s time to start stamping again!

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Labeler Alphabet
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Large Alphabet Framelits, Support Ribbon Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Daisy Delight

Simple is best!  You know me…I love simple cards.  CAS doesn’t have to me a folded piece of cardstock with just an image stamped.  There can definitely be more to it than that but that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated either.  I sometimes have trouble adding ‘more’ to my cards.  As soon as I start adding things it just looks cluttered to me.

Another thing I really like is the Kraft cardstock…I like the color usually much more than the Crumb Cake – it just is a warmer color to me.  So this is my VERY CAS card featuring my favorite new punch (Daisy) and my favorite cardstock (Kraft).

HEre’s the details…

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Kraft – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and add to card front (I did mine with the back as the front)
  • Crushed Curry – 5/8 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp three leaves using Old Olive, cut out
  • Whisper White – punch out two daisies, layer, add leaves behind daisy, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crushed Curry – punch out 3/4″ circle, add to center of daisy using dimensionals

And that is all there is…oh so simple.  And speaking of simple…The new Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Edition is now open and it is so simple to subscribe!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today and to check out all the cool ideas from our talented design team!

Set(s): Daisy Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Kraft
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite New DSP

Can you believe it…it’s already Saturday again!  I don’t know about you but I just LOVE dsp!  And this week, we are going to use our favorite new dsp.  This was actually kind of tough since there are so many yummy new dsps.  I decided though that since I do LOVE fall, I would use the wonderful new fall dsp – Painted Autumn.

Here’s the details…

  • Garden Green – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Diagonal Stripe dsp (Painted Autumn) – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Early Espresso dsp (Painted Autumn) – 1/2 x 5 1/4, cut end on a slant and add to card front
  • Leaf Print dsp (Painted Autumn) – 1 x 4 3/4, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – Stamp bottom of sunflower in So Saffron, top in Crushed Curry and center in Soft Suede. Cut out.  Stamp solid leaf in Lemon Lime Twist and top in Garden Green.  Punch out using Leaf Punch, add behind sunflower and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Very Vanilla – 5/8 x 5, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into banner on both ends and add to card front using dimensionals.

I just LOVE sunflowers and this one is just so pretty!

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Painted Autumn dsp
Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede
Other: Leaf Punch, 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.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Eastern Beauty

Happy Thursday everyone!  Yep…it’s that time again…time for more inspiration from the very talented ladies over at Create with Connie and Mary.  This week it is a FUN sketch!

This is kind of a fun day for me today.  My office over at school has been packed away (and taken away…it’s empty now) and the soonest we move to our new ‘digs’ is Monday.  Meanwhile, today they took down our course management system that we do all of our course prep and work in so essentially I have a 2 day vacation!  COOL!!!  Just a little happy dance over here!

Here’s my card for the challenge – I changed it from a square to a horizontal one!  Here’s the details…

  • Dapper Denim – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, run the right 2/3 of the piece through the Garden Trellis embossing folder, add to card front
  • Eastern Palace dsp – cut piece 1 1/2 x 5 1/4, layer piece of Lemon Lime Twist – 1/2 x 5 1/4 behind it than add to card front
  • Cut out one of the larger Eastern Medallions from Dapper Denim and small one from Lemon Lime Twist – stamp matching imagine using Dapper Demin, layer using dimensionals and add using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp dotted circle and greeting using Dapper Denim punch out using 1 1/4″ Circle punch, add using dimensionals

How cool is that!  And you know what else is cool?  The new Create with Connie and Mary August Mini Edition opens TOMORROW (Friday, 8/11)!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today and to check out all the cool ideas from our talented design team!

Set(s): Eastern Beauty
Paper: Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Eastern Palace dsp
Ink: Dapper Denim
Other: Eastern Medallion Thinlits, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Fun with Reinkers

Happy August everyone!   This week we are getting to do something I haven’t done in awhile – reinker techniques!  Seriously…I don’t know when I played with just my reinkers and it took me a little bit to figure this one out.  I also decided to play with the new embossing paste on this!

How cool is this!  Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Using the Reinker Smooch technique, take two pieces of acetate, to one piece of the acetate add drops of Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Pool Party reinker, spritz with water, cover with the other one and ‘smooch’ the reinkers together, peel off the top piece of acetate and layer piece of Shimmery White (3 1/2 x 4 3/4) onto ink and press into the ink; peel back and let dry.
  • Use the one mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, lay on the inked piece and use the embossing paste covering as much as you want.  Let dry.  Once dry, layer onto Basic Grey – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – punch out two daisies, layer.
  • Flirty Flamingo – punch out 3/4″ circle, add to center of flower using dimensional.
  • Add flower to card front
  • Pool Party – stamp banner and greeting using Basic Grey ink, punch out and add using dimensionals.

See…totally cool!  Hmmm…I’m going to have to do more of these…so much FUN!

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Grey ARchival
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Banners Duo Punch, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, 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.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Lovely Inside & Out

Happy Thursday everyone!  DANG…It’s AUGUST already!  Where did my summer go?

But the good thing about August and my Holiday Mini order will be here TODAY and I can wait!  And the good thing about Thursday is it’s time for more inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary!  This week we have a fun color combo for you – Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, and Night of Navy.

This was one of those things that sort of ‘grew’ from things on top of my desk!  You see…for the August Create with Connie and Mary Mini session I used the Ribbon of Courage set for my card set  LOVE!!!!  I had some pieces sitting there on my desk and some things were sitting on top of other things and well it gave me this fun idea!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Oh My Stars Embossing Folder and layer onto Night of Navy – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Fresh Fig – cut out the hugs then cut that out with the largest Stitched Circle Framelit
  • Powder Pink – cut out the ribbon and stamp “& kisses” using Night of Navy on the ribbon, tuck it in the circle then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a Night of Navy Enamel Heart to finish it off

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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.

And this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today and to check out all the cool ideas from our talented design team!

Set(s): Lovely Inside and Out
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Support Ribbon Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lovely Words Framelits, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Regals Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!