Category Archives: Create with Connie and Mary

Critter Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card that features critters.  I absolutely ADORE the Way to Goat set.

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 3/4 x 5 – cut out the Peek-a-Hoot tag die (it cuts out all three ‘windows’ at the same time), stamp the tin can using Basic Grey
  • Whisper White – stamp each of the goats (note – I reversed the one in the lower left using a silicon sheet)), color using Grey Granite (both), Flirty Flamingo (light) and Seaside Spray (light), cut to fit behind each window and add using dimesnionals
  • Layer onto Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Grey Granite – 1/2 x 2 3/4 – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some white All the Trimmings Embellishments to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog selections is the fun Press On Stamp Set!  Who doesn’t love coffee, tea or cocoa?  Our PRESS ON COLLECTION has three cards (one a really FUN interactive card) and a 3D project sure to jazz up your drink bar, tiered tray or to give away as a gift for a coffee/tea/cocoa addict friend!    See more details HERE!

Set(s): Way to Goat
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Grey; BLENDS:  Grey Granite (Both), Flirty Flamingo (Light), Seaside Spray (Light)
Other: Peek-a-Hoot Dies, All the Trimmings Embellishments

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’!

 

 

Life is Beautiful

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

These colors were just perfect for the new Life is Beautiful set…

Here’s the details…

  • Misty Moonlight 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 /12 x 5 1/2, stamp tree in Cinnamon Cider and leaves in Mossy Meadow (and stamped off Mossy Meadow), stamp grass in Mossy Meadow
  • Incolor DSP – Misty Meadow Dotted print – 1/2 x 5, add behind Whisper White panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper  White – stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow and Misty Moonlight, punch out using 1 1/2 Circle Punch, add piece of Misty Moonlight ribbon behind greeting, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Misty Moonlight Incolor Enamel dots to the tree 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…

Next up from our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog selections is the fun Press On Stamp Set!  Who doesn’t love coffee, tea or cocoa?  Our PRESS ON COLLECTION has three cards (one a really FUN interactive card) and a 3D project sure to jazz up your drink bar, tiered tray or to give away as a gift for a coffee/tea/cocoa addict friend!    See more details HERE!

Set(s): Life is Beautiful
Paper: Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Incolor DSP
Ink: Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight
Other: 1 1/2 Circle Punch, Misty Moonlight Ribbon, Incolor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM137 – Press On

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have some fun cookies with so many different ways to be inspired…

I decided to have some fun with the new Press On set and use the mugs as my inspiration…

Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cajun Craze – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – brown chevron – 4 1/4 x 1, add to card front, striped 5 1/4 x 1, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 x 3, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Cajun Craze add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp but cups using Early Espresso, color the one using Crumb Cake Blends and the other in Mint Macaron Blends, stamp both again on the striped DSP, cut out, add to cups, cut out cups, 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…

Next up from our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog selections is the fun Press On Stamp Set!  Who doesn’t love coffee, tea or cocoa?  Our PRESS ON COLLECTION has three cards (one a really FUN interactive card) and a 3D project sure to jazz up your drink bar, tiered tray or to give away as a gift for a coffee/tea/cocoa addict friend!    See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Press On
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Gilded Autumn DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Cajun Craze, BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron
Other: Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Back to School

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card for Back to School – and wouldn’t you know it…I start back on Monday!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder, layer onto Real Red – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – brown chevron print – cut out scalloped stitched rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut off so that it is 3 1/2″, add to card front
  • Tie a piece of Forever Greenery Ribbon, add panel to card front
  • Real Red – stamp apple two times using Memento Black
  • Granny Apple Green – stamp 2 leaves using Memento Black
  • So Suede – stamp 2 stems using Memento Black
  • Punch everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Granny Apple Green – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Red Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog selections is the fun Press On Stamp Set!  Who doesn’t love coffee, tea or cocoa?  Our PRESS ON COLLECTION has three cards (one a really FUN interactive card) and a 3D project sure to jazz up your drink bar, tiered tray or to give away as a gift for a coffee/tea/cocoa addict friend!    See more details HERE!

Set(s): Harvest Hellos
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Apple Punch, Classic Label Punch, Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Forever Greenery Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, 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’!

 

 

Ornate Style

Happy Thursday! This week we have a cool sketch for you…

Do you every try to make a project using stuff ‘found’ on the top of your desk?  That’s what I did for this one.  I had to change from a horizontal to vertical for my ‘found’ objects to work but I love how it turned out…

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Subtles DSP – Calypso Coral wood grain print – 2 1/2 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out
  • Pretty Peacock – punch out 3 Sprigs, add behind flowers, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 3/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Pretty Peacock, layer onto Gold Foil 3/8 x 3, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Glimmer dots to flower centers and two large ones to card front

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 from our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog selections is the fun Press On Stamp Set!  Who doesn’t love coffee, tea or cocoa?  Our PRESS ON COLLECTION has three cards (one a really FUN interactive card) and a 3D project sure to jazz up your drink bar, tiered tray or to give away as a gift for a coffee/tea/cocoa addict friend!    See more details HERE!

Set(s): Ornate Style, Ornate Thanks
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Subtles DSP Paper Pack, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Pretty Peacock, BLENDS:  Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Soft Seafoam
Other: Sprig Punch, Gold Glimmer Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM136 – Forever Fern

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week it’s an AWESOME fall frame…

Here’s what I did…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Pretty Peacock – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Seaside Spray – Cut out two of the Stitched Rectangles to create the frame, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Forever Flourishing Dies – cut out largest detailed in Just Jade, Next largest details in Pretty Peacock, spray in Very Vanilla
  • Very Vanilla – stamp small leaves in Crumb Cake, cut out with matching dies, layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Flowers for Every Season Gingham Ribbon – tie into bow and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut out around the greeting, add to card front
  • Add some Iridescent Pearls 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): Forever Fern, Life is Beautiful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Seaside Spray, Just Jade, Pretty Peacock, In Good Taste DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Other: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, Iridescent Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Hot Days of Summer

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card celebrating the Hot Days of Summer.  Nothing cools you off on a hot summer day like a nice juicy slice of WATERMELON!  I just love the Watermelon in the Cute Fruit set (found in the Beginner’s Brochure – 153301 – $16)

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Plaid Tidings (Melon Plaid) – TWO pieces 1 7/8 x 3, add to card front
  • Black Glitter paper – 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp watermelon three times using Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo, color in seeds using Basic Black marker, cut out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into Banner
  • Granny Apple Green – punch out a Classic Label Punch, add behind greeting, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Color some Iridescent Pearls using Basic Black DARK Blend, add three to card front

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): Cute Fruit
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Plaid Tidings DSP, Black Glitter
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black Marker, Basic Black Dark Blend
Other: Iridescent Pearls, 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’!

 

 

Flowers for Every Season

Happy Thursday and happy August everyone! Well, with July being over, we are back to our regular inspirations and we are starting out with a cool color combo using some of the new incolors…

I thought these colors were just perfect for the Flowers for Every Season set and matching DSP…

Here’s the details…

  • Bumblebee – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 1 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, round corners on right side, run through Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp jar, stems and flowers using Memento Black, color using incolors markers, punch out jar, cut out flowers, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3/4 x 1 1/2, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Just Jade Ribbon – tie a small bow, add to banner
  • Cinnamon Cider – stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front
  • Add some Just Jade Incolor Enamel Dots 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…

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): Jar for Every Season, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Flowers for Every Season DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, Markers:  Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee
Other: Jar Punch, Classic Label Punch, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Just Jade Ribbon, Incolor Enamel Dots, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

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’!