Category Archives: Create with Connie and Mary

Blossoms in Bloom

Happy Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration. This week we have an awesome color combo…perfect for the wonderful summer weather!

I just really wanted to make a bright and happy card!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Melon Mambo – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – Granny Apple Green wood print – 2 1/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Mango Melody – 3/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the largest Stitched So Sweetly Scallop Rectangle die, stamp flower using Mango Melody and centers using Melon Mambo, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Granny Apple Green – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using smallest Stitched So Sweetly Scalloped Rectangle Die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Color some of the clear Elegant Faceted Dots using the Granny Apple Green Dark Blends, add 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…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION! There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies! This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use! See more details here!

Set(s): Blossoms in Bloom
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, BLENDS: Granny Apple Green (DARK)
Other: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Elegant Faceted Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM128 – Birds & More

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

I absolutely LOVE the Birds and More dies and you really don’t need anything else!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 5/8 x 4 3/4, run through the Greenery Embossing Folder,sponge around the edges using Crumb Cake
  • Flirty Flamingo and Balmy Blue – 5/8 x 4 1/2, add to top and bottom of panel and then add to card front
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack (Daffodil Delight Texture print) – punch out 2″ circle, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Tasteful Labels Dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper white – cute out branch, color using Cinnamon Cider (Dark), Granny Apple Green (Dark) and Petal Pink (Dark) Blends, add to card front
  • Flirty Flaming & Balmy Blue cut out each each from each color, cut wings off second of each and add to the alternate color bird, add birds to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some small Gilded Gems to finish off.

You might notice I don’t have a greeting on this one.  I wanted to keep it without a greeting so that I could easily add one later on!

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 Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Brights DSP paper pack
Ink: Crumb Cake, BLENDS:  Cinnamon Cider (Dark), Granny Apple Green (Dark), Petal Pink (Dark)
Other: Birds & More Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Greenery Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle Punch, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Birthday Card

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a birthday card.

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Incolor DSP – Bumblebee dotted print – 2 3/4 x 4, wrap two pieces of the Ornate Garden Old Olive around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower and leaves using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Seaside Spray (both), Night of Navy (Light), Old Olive (Both, So Saffron (Both), Bronze, cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bumblee Bee – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Misty Moonlight Incolor Enamel Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Bumblebee, Incolor DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Bronze, Old Olive
Other: Sunflower Dies, Ornate Garden Ribbon, Incolor Enamel Dots, 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 and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration.  This week we have a fun sketch and I couldn’t WAIT to use on of my new sets!

I thought it would be fun to make a card for sister.  She LOVES how cat!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 1/4 x 4 3/4, run through the Tasteful Textiles folder, add to card front
  • Playful Pets DSP – 2 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – punch out 2″ circle, stamp butterflies using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 3, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp cat using Memento Black, color using Cinnamon Cider and Ivory Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals, tie a knot in a piece of Playful Pets Trim (red/white), add to heart trinket, add to cat using glue dot
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, cut out around the word, 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 from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

Set(s): Pampered Pets
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Playful Pets DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Cinnamon Cider, Ivory
Other: Pets Dies, 2″ Circle Punch, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Playful Pets Trinkets, Playful Pets Trim, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM127 – Forever Fern

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

Well, you should be able to guess what I used for this one…

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • In Color DSP paper pack (Just Jade) – 3 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5, run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder, add to card front
  • Basic Grey – cut out largest detailed leaf
  • Just Jade – cut out the smaller detailed leaf
  • Whisper White – stamp the largest and medium leaves using Shaded Spruce, layer everything and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add some Just Jade Ribbon behind the greeting and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Just Jade In Color Enamel Dots to finish it 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 new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers 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 the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Base Grey, Just Jade, In Color DSP paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce
Other: Forever Flourishing Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Just Jade Ribbon, In Color Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Masculine Card

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a masculine card.  Do you LOVE the Beautiful World set and matching die?  I do!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder, layer onto Basic Black 3 5/8 x 4 7/8,  staple folded piece of the Glitter Organdy ribbon to the the top, add panel to card front
  • In Good Taste DSP (brick print) – 1 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out the long Tasteful Labels Die, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out the World Dies circle
  • Silver Foil – cut out the tall stamp and one of the detailed globe, layer and add Black circle behind it; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, cut out around words, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers 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 the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Beautiful World
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, I Good Taste DSP, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: World Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Organdy Glitter Ribbon,

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’!

 

 

Birds & Branches

Happy Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration…what an awesome color inspiration this week!

I’ve been playing with the new Birds and Branches stuff (LOVE THE DIES!!!) and thought it would be fun with these colors.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Tasteful Textile folder, layer onto Night of Navy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana and Purple Posy – punch out one each of the Label Me Lovely punch, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out 1 brand and 1 of each of the detailed birds, add branch to card front
  • Coastal Cabana and Purple Posy – cut out one each of the detailed birds, use the little pieces to add into the Night of Navy detailed birds, add the birds to the card front using dimesnionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, punch out using the Classic Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a some Basic Rhinestones 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…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers 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 the details HERE!

Set(s): Forever Fern (greeting)
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Purple Posy
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Birds & More Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Label Me Pretty Punch, Classic Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM126 – Celebrate Sunflowers

Happy June everyone!  It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration!  This week we have some stunning sunflower cake…

This is was total no-brainer for me…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Planks folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp large sunflower and FIVE leaves using Memento Black, color with Blends:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (L), Bronze, Soft Suede (B), Mossy Meadow (B); cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals 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 new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers 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 the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Early Expresso, Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (L), Bronze, Soft Suede (B), Mossy Meadow (B)
Other: Sunflower Dies, Planks Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite New Preorder Product

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a favorite new preorder product.  If you have checked out the awesome dies and embossing folder (along with the DSP) that is part of the In Good Taste Suite, you are missing some GREAT products!

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Petal Pink – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2 x 5 1/2, add to Petal Pink Panel, wrap piece of the Flowers for Every Season white ribbon around panel, at to card front
  • Calypso Coral – 1/4 x 4, cut each end on a slant and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest label, stamp greeting using Grey Granite, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White, stamp flower using Memento Black, color using Calypso Coral (Lt), Petal Pink (Both) and So Saffron (Both), cut out, stamp the leaf/stem image twice in Calypso Coral and twice in Grey Granite, cut out (yep, this takes some time), layer everything, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Our second release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the beautiful FOREVER GREENERY SUITE of products. We love the wide variety of leaf images! For this Collection, we combined the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Paper and Accessories. This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a creative 3D project perfect for your classes or to give as a gift. See more details HERE!
Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, In Good Taste DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Grey Granite, Calypso Coral, BLENDS:  Petal Pink (B), So Saffron (B), Calypso Coral (L)
Other: Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Tasteful Labels, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Pack, 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’!

 

 

Celebrate Sunflower

Happy Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration…this week a cool sketch inspiration!

I decided that this sketch would be perfect for the new big Sunflower die.  LOVE IT!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla- 3 3/4 x 4 1/4, run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, add strips of Early Espresso 1/2 x 3 1/4 on the back of each side then add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out Sunflower (keep all the pieces in there)
  • Early Espresso – cut out the center of the Sunflower (you’ll have to trim off the extra pieces)
  • Garden Green – cut out 3 leaves (keep all the pieces i there)
  • Crumb Cake – cut out flower center
  • Layer everything together, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – 3/4 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting using Early Expresso, layer piece of Garden Green – 1/4 x 3 1/4 behind it then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gilded Gems to finish it 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…

Our second release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the beautiful FOREVER GREENERY SUITE of products. We love the wide variety of leaf images! For this Collection, we combined the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Paper and Accessories. This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a creative 3D project perfect for your classes or to give as a gift. See more details HERE!
Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Sunflowers Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!