Category Archives: Create with Connie and Mary

Tags and Trimmings

Yep…it’s my FAVORITE set again!  I always like seeing holly stamps and this one is just SOOOO good!

Well…it’s time for another sketch inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary and I decided my holly was just perfect for it!

And the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder was just the perfect thing to finish off the look of the layout for our sketch.  How pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, add to Garden Green 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Be Merry dsp – 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp holly in Garden Green and the buttons in Cherry Cobbler, cut out and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Cherry Cobbler Enamel dots to finish off.

Don’t forget…the Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is now open and it is not too late to subscribe!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings, Merry Patterns
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Regals Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

You’ve Been Boo’d

Before you know it Halloween will be here! WOW!  (Then it’s all down hill from there…LOL!!!)  This week the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team is getting into the Halloween spirits with cards that have the word BOO on there.  So…you’ve been boo’d!

This was one of those cards that started as one thing (a simple CAS card with a spider made from a pumpkin) and ended up with this…which I just LOVE!  You just never know where that creative process is going to take you!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie – 2 3/4 x 5 1/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Spooky Nights dsp – striped print – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Spooky Nights dsp – dotted print 2 3/4 x 4, layer onto Very Vanilla – 2 7/8 x 4 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tangerine Tango – cut out the letter B and two of the long pumpkin (Pattern Pumpkin Thinlets) and add to the card front
  • Decorate the pumpkin with eyes (Basic Black 1/4″ hole punch, Whisper White 1/8″ hole punch) and mouth (Basic Black 1/2 of a 1/4″ hole punch), Old Olive pumpkin stems, leaves and curly thingy, draw eyebrows with black pen
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 1 1/4, stamp greeting , cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals

Is that about as fun as it can be?  I thought so!

Did you know…the new Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Edition is now open?  IT IS!  WOO HOO!!!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Large Alphabet Framelits, Patterned Pumpkin Thinlets, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, 1/4″ Hole Punch, 1/8″ Hole 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’!

Wood Words

Happy Thursday one and today!  Today I’m traveling to north Ohio for a conference that starts tomorrow and I’m stopping off to see Connie on my way.  I haven’t seen her in FOREVER and am so looking forward to it!

But before I go, it is time for another color inspiration!  This week it is Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Sky.  To me those colors seemed perfect for leaves…so I just HAD to pull out my leaf punch!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Coffee Break dsp – 3/4 x 5 1/2 add to left side of card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Sky – 1 5/8″ square, punch leaf out of center of each, add the square to the card front then add the punched out leaves using dimenionals
  • Early Espress0 – 1/8 x 5 1/8 add to left side of panel
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Dots to finish off

Oh what fun this card is!  And speaking of fun…the Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION has JUST OPENED!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Leaf Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Patterned Pumpkins

Tonight was my fun craft group night.  Several of the ladies talked about how they like getting just the thinlits and not necessarily the entire bundle so I decided for my cards, I would pretty much just use the thinlits and add a greeting.  This is one of the cards we did as I also wanted everyone to have the chance to use the fun embossing paste!

The colors don’t show up as good as they really all – the open pumpkin and accents are in Copper Foil…looks REALLY cool!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Early Espresso then use the diamond stencil and embossing paste to add background, layer onto Night of Navy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Painted Autumn dsp – 1/2 x 3 3/8, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out open pumpkin but save the extra pieces – one will be the accent on the Tangerine Tango Tall pumpkin and the stem on the small Cajun Craze pumpkin
  • Tangerine Tango – tall pumpkin – color stamp using Chocolate Chip marker, add to card front
  • Cajun Craze – small pumpkin, add copper stem over Cajun Craze one, add to card front
  • Add Copper pumpkin
  • Night of Navy, cut out the two stem/leaves, small leaf and curly-q, add to card front
  • Tie bow from the Peek-a-boo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding and add to card front to finish off.

Did you know that TODAY IS THE DAY?  Yep…today is the opening day for the Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Edition!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Copper Foil
Ink: Early Esspress
Other: Patterned Pumpkin Thinliets, Pattern Party Stencils, Embossing Paste, Peek-a-boo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Tags and Trimmings

It’s that time again…time for another challenge from the folks at the SUO challenge site!  This time it is an easy theme – Favorite Holiday Mini item.  Well that is always a REALLY DIFFICULT one to narrow it down to only 1!  Well…I couldn’t really do that so I used a couple favorite things!

So this card has my favorite new embossing folder and my very favorite set of framelits.  You put those together and you get this cool CAS card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder then layer onto Real Red 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey
  • Silver Foil – cut out snowflake
  • Fold piece of 1/8″ Solid Real Red ribbon then add to card front
  • Real Red – Cut out stitched heart and add to card front.

Yep…that’s all there is to it…nice and CAS!

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

Set(s): Hearts Come HOme
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, 1/8″ solid Real Red Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Non-Traditional Fall Colors

WOW…happy October!  I do think it might FINALLY be getting around to fall around it.  Maybe…but then again, it’s Ohio…maybe NOT!  It is staying dark so much longer in the morning and getting darker sooner at night.

But Fall IS here and this week the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog hop is celebrating Fall using non-traditional colors!  FUN!!!

This is such a pretty color combo…Peek-a-boo Peach, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate!  I think it still gives off a ‘fall’ feel even without the traditional red, orange and yellow.  This is a really easy card…especially when you have some of the pieces already sitting on top of your desk!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 4 1/2, cut along bottom with Swirly Snowflake thinlit edge, add to card front
  • Night of Navy, Smoky Slate – cut out detailed leaf
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out solid leaf, all add three to card front
  • Tie Night of Navy Gingham ribbon into bow and add to card front to finish it off.

I just LOVE the edge you get from that Swirly Snowflake set…just so PRETTY!  And pretty is a GREAT way to describe the cool ideas in the new Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Edition!   We are opening on October 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon

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’!

Painted Harvest

I am SOOOO glad that it is FRIDAY!  Oh my word what a crazy last couple of days!

I’ve been wanted to do a little stamping…I LOVE making fall cards.  LEAVES…it’s ALL about LEAVES!  LOL!!

Anyway I haven’t done any challenges in a while and thought I’d put a couple together.  This is for the Free For on Splitcoast Stampers and for the CASology 269 challenge for GRID.  I think this is a happy and easy FALL card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add the ‘grid’ using the Pattern Party stencil and embossing paste.  Let dry and layer on Cajun Craze – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Fold piece of Burlap ribbon, staple in the middle and add to card front
  • Cajun Craze and Night of Navy – cut out solid leaf and add to card front – one behind ribbon and one on top using dimensionals
  • Copper Foil – cut out detailed leaf and add to card front to finish off.

Yep…a HAPPY FALL card!

In case you didn’t know…our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming on the 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Copper Foil
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Pattern Party Stencils, Embossing Paste, Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!