Category Archives: Create with Connie and Mary

IM149 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its an adorable winter display…

I thought the adorable Freezin’ Fun Set would be GREAT with this…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Feels Like Frost DSP (blue print) – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, layer only Night of Navy – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out large Tasteful Label, add some Snowflake Splendor Ribbon behind it then add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large and small tree, seal and ice piece using Basic Grey, color using Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo (Lt) and Smoky Slate (Lt) Blends, cut out, add large tree to label
  • Cut a strip of Balmy Blue Glitter paper, use the stitched edge to cut a curve, then cut off using the Tasteful Label Die again, add to Whisper White Label, Add the small tree, seal and ice piece to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Balmy Blue Glitter paper – cut out 8 stars, add 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…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog is the gorgeous SNOWFLAKE WISHES TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS!  This Collection is a TWO for ONE!  Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques!  This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle!  See more details HERE.

Set(s): Freezin’ Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue Glitter Paper
Ink: Basic Grey, Night of Navy, BLENDS:  Balmy Blue (B), Flirty Flamingo (Lt), Smoky Slate (Lt)
Other: Freezin’ Friends Dies, Tasteful Label Dies, Snowflake Splendor Ribbon, Snowflake Wishes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Home for the Holidays

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is home for the holidays.  I couldn’t resist doing a little twist on the theme with the gnome set…

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP – Blue/White print – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP – Red/White print – 2 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Stamp tree using Memento Black, but out with layering oval, color using Blends, add to card front
  • Just Jade – 1/2 x 3 – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp gnome using Memento Black, color using Blends, cutout, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add two red All the Trimming Embellishments to the card front to finish off.

And now for our latest collection…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog is the gorgeous SNOWFLAKE WISHES TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS!  This Collection is a TWO for ONE!  Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques!  This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle!  See more details HERE.

 

Set(s): Gnome for the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Just Jade, Trimming the Town DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Seaside Spry (B), Just Jade (B), Poppy Parade (B), Smoky Slate (B), Cinnamon Cider (B), Daffodil Delight (B), Ivory
Other: Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Dies, All the Trimmings Embellishments, 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’!

 

 

Peace & Joy

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

This was perfect for the Peace and Joy set and dies from the mini…

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Classic Christmas DSP – Sahara Sand/White Star print – 2 7/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front on an angle
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front on an angle
  • Whisper Whit e- stamp leaves, pine bough and sparkles in Shaded Spruce and holly berries in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, add leaves, pine bough and berries to card front
  • Sahara Sand – cut out bright backing
  • Whisper White – stamp bright in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, layer onto card front using dimensionals, add the spruce sparkles and red wonderful gems to centers
  • Stamp MERRY AND using Versamark on Shaded Spruce, white emboss, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add piece of Classic Christmas DSP (green print) – 1/4 x 3 3/4 to card front to finish off

I just LOVE these dies!

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…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog is the gorgeous SNOWFLAKE WISHES TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS!  This Collection is a TWO for ONE!  Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques!  This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle!  See more details HERE.

Set(s): Peace and Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Sahara Sand, Classic Christmas DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Versamark
Other: Joy Dies, Wonderful Gems, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM148 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a beautiful leaf necklace…

I just loved the colors and of course the leaves…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Merry Merlot – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Seaside Spray – cut out TWO of the leaf wreath, sponge Seaside Spray onto leaves
  • Soft Suede – cut out the sprig like wreaths, sponge with Soft Suede – layer everything together, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp large flower in Blushing Bride, Terracotta Tile, and Merry Merlot, cut out, add to wreath
  • Terracotta Tile, Blushing Bride, Merry Merlot – cut out small flowers, add to wreath
  • Merry Merlot – cut out bow – add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Add some of clear/gold Wonderful 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…

Next up in our Christmas Collections we featured the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper for a warm holiday feel!  Our GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION has THREE cards (one a special fold card), and a darling home décor item perfect for a small gift!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Arrange a Wreath, Banner Year
Paper: Very Vanilla, Seaside Spray, Soft Suede, Merry Merlot, Terracotta Tile, Blushing Bride
Ink: Soft Suede, Merry Merlot, Terraotta Tile, Blushing Bride, Seaside Spray
Other: Wreath Builder Dies, Wonderful Gems

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Thinking of Christmas

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is thinking of Christmas…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/x 4 3/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, layer onto Real Red 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – punch out 1 1/2″ circle, add to card front
  • Shaded Spruce – cut out two trees, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut would the landscape, brush Versamark along the edge, silver emboss, add to card front
  • ‘Tis the Season DSP (plaid) – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Real Red – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, add to card front to finish off.

And now for our latest collection…

Next up in our Christmas Collections we featured the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper for a warm holiday feel!  Our GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION has THREE cards (one a special fold card), and a darling home décor item perfect for a small gift!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): In the Pines
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, ‘Tis the Season DSP, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Pines Woods Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder

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’!

 

 

Have a Hoot

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

I just couldn’t resist the adorable little owl with a pumpkin…

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Cobwebs folder, layer onto Basic Grey – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie, Basic Grey and Bumblebee – cut out the three leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies, layer, add to card front
  • Bumble Bee – 5/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp owl using Memento Black, color using Blends and marker, cut out, 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…

Next up in our Christmas Collections we featured the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper for a warm holiday feel!  Our GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION has THREE cards (one a special fold card), and a darling home décor item perfect for a small gift!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Have a Hoot
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Grey, Bumblebee, Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Cinnamon Cider, Marker:  Bumblebee
Other: Gathered Leaves Dies, Cobwebs Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM147 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cute Halloween display…

This was such a fun one…

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Basic Black, 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pool Party – punch out 1 1/2″ circle from each, add to card front
  • Black Glimmer and Gold Foil – punch out 1/2″ circles (retired) from each, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bat 5 times in Memento Black, cut out, add to card front

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…

Next up in our Christmas Collections we featured the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper for a warm holiday feel!  Our GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION has THREE cards (one a special fold card), and a darling home décor item perfect for a small gift!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Banner Year
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pool Party, Black Glimmer, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black
Other: 1 1/2″ circle punch, 1/2″ circle punch (retired)

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Snowflake Wishes

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

I just had to use the fun snowflakes from the mini…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Shimmery White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut out the snowflake, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer – cut out the large detail snowflake, add to card front, punch out SIX 1/4″ holes, add to card
  • Night of Navy – 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, white embossed, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimensionals

All ready to send out!

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…

Stampin’ Up!’s new CURVY CELEBRATIONS SUITE is an early release of the QUITE CURVY STAMP SET AND CURVY DIES that will be in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  We’ve combined it with the coordinating Christmas stamp set, CURVY CHRISTMAS and CLASSIC CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection of EIGHT card tutorials!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Snowflake Wishes
Paper: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Shimmery White, Balmy Blue Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: So Many Snowflakes Dies, White Embossing Powder, 1/4″ Hole Punch (retired), Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM146 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a wonderful snowflake cake…

Don’t you just love the colors…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shimmery White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, add strips of snowflake DSP 5/8 x 5 1/2 to each side, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – cut out large detail snowflake, add to card front
  • Highland Heather – cut out medium snowflake, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out small snowflake, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Balmy Blue
  • Balmy Blue Glitter – punch out seven 1/4″ circles, add 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…

Stampin’ Up!’s new CURVY CELEBRATIONS SUITE is an early release of the QUITE CURVY STAMP SET AND CURVY DIES that will be in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  We’ve combined it with the coordinating Christmas stamp set, CURVY CHRISTMAS and CLASSIC CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection of EIGHT card tutorials!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Banner Year
Paper: Shimmery White, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Silver Foil
Ink: Balmy Blue
Other: So Many Snowflakes Dies, 1/4″ hole punch

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Harvest Hello

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

What beautiful fall colors…here’s what I did…

Here’s the details…

  • Mango Melody – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded
  • Cajun Craze – 2 23/4 x 4 – run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 3 1/2, add strip of Pretty Peacock Plaid 1/2 x 3 to the bottom then add strip of Cajun/Peacock/Mango Plaid 1 x 3 to piece, add panel to card front
  • Pretty Peacock – 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp pumpkin, leaf and stem twice each using Memento Black, color using Blends, punch out pumpkin and stem using Apple Builder punch, cut out leaves, layer everything, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Mango Melody – 3/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Add some Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to finish off

This is just perfect for fall!

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…

Stampin’ Up!’s new CURVY CELEBRATIONS SUITE is an early release of the QUITE CURVY STAMP SET AND CURVY DIES that will be in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  We’ve combined it with the coordinating Christmas stamp set, CURVY CHRISTMAS and CLASSIC CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection of EIGHT card tutorials!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Harvest Hello, Banner Year
Paper: Whisper White, Mango Melody, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Plaid Tidings DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Cajun Craze (B), Pretty Peacock (B), Bronze
Other: Apple Builder Punch, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!