Category Archives: Create with Connie and Mary

IM135 – Life is Beautiful

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a such a beautiful fall cake..

I just had to use my new Life is Beautiful set…

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Texture embossing folder
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 3 x 4, add to panel
  • Whisper White – cut out Celebration Tidings Dies, stamp tree trunch in Soft Suede and leaves in Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parae, add to panel using dimensionals
  • Tie piece of the olive Ornate Garden ribbon around panel, add panel to card front
  • Poppy Parade – stamp greeting using using Soft Suede, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Glitter enamel dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

We are excited for our second August-December Catalog Collection for the holidays featuring the fabulous Making a Difference COMING HOME BUNDLE of products!   This Collection of SIX card tutorials would make a great World Card Making Day or product class…either in person or online and we’ve paired it with Itty Bitty Greetings.  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Life is Beautiful
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Plaid Tidings DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade
Other: Celebration Tidings Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Ornate Gardens Ribbon, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Playing with Patterns

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card using patterns.  I thought using some of the DSP in the Playing with Patterns pack would be PERFECT!

Here’s the details…

  • Purple Posy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Coastal Cabana 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – pick 5 different prints and cut 1 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out using Layering Oval, cut out matching scallop oval in Purple Posy.  Add scallop oval to card front using dimensionals
  • But 3 pieces of ribbon – one from each of the Playing with Patterns Ribbon, add behind the stamped oval, add oval to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Iridescent Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has FOUR frame insert ideas…one for EACH season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Best Year
Paper: Whisper White, Purple Posy, Coastal Cabana, Playing with Pattern DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Layering Ovals, Iridescent Pearls, Playing with Patterns Ribbon, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Pampered Pets

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s time for our FOURTH CASE the catalog challenge…

I really liked the layout of this but needed to flip it for it to work with my image…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Real Red – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp heart using Real Red, add to card front
  • Playful Pets Trim – wrap some of the red/white ribbon, add to card front
  • Playful Pets DSP – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dog using Memento Black, color using Cinnamon Cider and Ivory Blends cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Playful Pets DSP – striped print – stamp greeting using Memento Black, add card front using dimensionals
  • Playful Pets Trinkets – add heart to doggie, tie a small knot in a piece of the ribbon, add to that to the heart
  • Add some of the clear Flowers for Every Season Gems to finish off

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

Check out our latest collection…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has FOUR frame insert ideas…one for EACH season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Pampered Pets
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Playful Pets DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red BLENDS:  Cinnamon Cider, Smoky Slate
Other: Pets Dies, Playful Pets Trim, Playful Pets Trinkets, Flower for Every Season Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM134 – Many Mates

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a such a happy cake..

I just couldn’t resist those daisies!…

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add piece of Daffodil Delight Texture print – 3/4 x 5 to the taop
  • Basic Black – 1 x 5, punch out a bunch of 1/4″ holes and add to Basic Black strip to create the polka dotted piece of the cake, add to panel
  • Tie piece of 1/4 Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon to panel then add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Whisper White and Daffodil Delight – punch out 2 daisies from each, layer together
  • Daffodil Delight and Basic Black – punch out 3/4″ circle (RETIRED) from each and add to center of each daisy using dimensional, , add daisies to card front to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has a delightful home decor project that can be changed with each season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Many Mates
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch (RETIRED), 1/4″ Hole Punch, 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite New In Color

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new In Color.  Boy this was TOUGH!  This year I actually LOVE the incolors!  That doesn’t always happen and sometimes I use very few of them but this year I have to buy more paper already!  For this hop I decided to just go with Bumblebee…since I have a lot of yellow flowers in my garden right now!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Night of Navy 3 3/4 x 5
  • Bumblebee – cut out the more solid flower dies
  • Whisper White – cut out the detailed flower die, layer together and add to card front
  • Tie piece of Bumblebee Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out two small flowers of the more solid
  • Whisper White – cut out two of the small detailed flowers, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly die, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has FOUR frame insert ideas…one for EACH season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Many Mates
Paper: Whisper White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: So Many Blossoms Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Bumblebee Ribbon, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Tasteful Touches

Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for our FOURTH CASE the catalog challenge…

I absolutely LOVE the layout of this card…

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Misty Moonlight 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – THREE prints – 1 x 3 each, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the longest label, stamp flower in Petal Pink and greeting in Misty Moonlight, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie a bow from the Jade gingham ribbon, add to card front
  • Incolor Enamel Dots – add 3 Misty Moonlight and 1 Just Jade dot to card front to finish off

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

Check out our latest collection…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has FOUR frame insert ideas…one for EACH season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight, Flowers for Every Season DSP
Ink: Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, InColor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM133 – Prized Peony

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a a pretty painting…

I decided to use the colors and a flower theme…

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pool Party – 3 3/5 x 4 7/8, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Pretty Peacock – 3 3/4 x 5, wrap piece of Flowers for Every Season White Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out large long, narrow frame, stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp small and medium peony, two small and 1 large leaf, color using Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add two Flowers for Every Season Gems to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

We must admit that the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products is one of our FAVORITES in the new catalog! These peony stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers so quickly! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? Our expanded Prized Peony Tutorial Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life. See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Prized Peony
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peony
Ink: Memento Black, Mossy Meadow; BLENDS:  Pretty Peacock (Dark), Bermuda Bay (Both), Pool Party (Both), So Saffron (Both), Mossy Meadow (Dark), Old Olive (Both)
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Peony Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Flower for Every Season Gems, Flower for Every Season Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas in July

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Christmas card.  I absolutely LOVE all things jingle bells so when I saw the AWESOME jingle bell dies in the holiday mini I knew a set was coming to my house to stay!

This is one of those that it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture of it.  I wanted to capture all the shiny foil paper so the Whisper White looks darker than what it is.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out the two largest jingle bells
  • Green Foil – cut out 7 of the pint boughs AND the holly on EACH of the two largest bells
  • Red Foil – cut out the little dots AND the lines for the two largest bells
  • Layer everything together and add to card front – smaller of the two jingle bells is added using dimensionals
  • Red Satin ribbon – tie 2 knots, add to top of each bell
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

Isn’t this just a happy Christmas card?

And now for our latest collection…

We are continuing our Annual Catalog releases with the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products. These DisINKtive stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? We have shown a few different flower colors on our projects. Our expanded Prized Peony Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life.  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Real Red
Ink: Whisper White, Silver Foil, Green Foil, Red Foil
Other: Sound of Seasons Dies, Red Satin Ribbon, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Hippo Happiness

Happy Thursday everyone! I am having so much fun stamping lately…but taking a day off now and then from school work and just enjoying some of the summer while I can!  But since it’s Thursday it’s time for our THIRD CASE the catalog challenge…

I thought it would be fun to use the CUTE Hippo Happiness again and make a happy card…

I absolutely ADORE this little set! The images are just so cute and the die labels are DELIGHTFUL! Here’s the details…

  • Pacific Point – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Brights DSP – Pacific Point Dotted – 4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest die, stamp greeting alternating between Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, and Pacific Point, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp Hippo with Smoky Slate (stamp off for the bottom layer and full strength for top, stamp face in Memento Black, cut out
  • Cut balloon from Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape and string from Basic Black
  • Layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals

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

Check out our latest collection…

We must admit that the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products is one of our FAVORITES in the new catalog! These peony stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers so quickly! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? Our expanded Prized Peony Tutorial Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life. See the details HERE!

Set(s): Hippo Happiness
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Brights DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point
Other: Hippo & Friends Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM132 – Nothing Better Than

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a a fun rainbow of yarn…

I decided to use the fun colors on my card…

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp Chocolate in Pacific Point, Cookies in Coastal Cabana, Cocktails in Magenta Madness, and Coffee in Calypso Coral and the little star in Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo, layer onto Pacific Point 3 3/4 x 5, tie two pieces Bumblebee Ribbon around panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – 2 x 2 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out Tasteful Label, stamp cut in Bumblebee and Daffodil Delight, greeting in Memento Black and little star in Melon Mambo, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

We must admit that the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products is one of our FAVORITES in the new catalog! These peony stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers so quickly! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? Our expanded Prized Peony Tutorial Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life. See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Nothing Better Than
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Brights DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Bumblebee, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Bumblebee Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!