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Christmas Favor

Happy December 1st everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Christmas Favors or small Christmas Gifts…I guess mine is a little of both. Although it is difficult to tell from this picture, this is a hot chocolate packet holder…it is a very quick and EASY favor or gift!

Here’s some general details…

  • Poppy Parade – 3 3/4 x 11, fold in half, round the corners and stamp the snowflakes in Poppy Parade
  • Santa’s Workshop red/green bow print – 2 1/2 x 8 1/2, put packet of hot chocolate in the piece of folded Poppy Parade, then wrap the dp around it.
  • Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon – okay…we used to sell this so you might have some in your stash – I had mine leftover from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit, wrap around the holder, tie in a half knot, add full size candy cane, then another half knot and bow to finish off
  • Garden Green – 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut in to a banner, add to wrapper front under bow.

I just LOVE simple projects!

And guess what…these still time for our final Holiday Mini collection…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini! But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa! This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10! See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen
Paper: Poppy Parade, Garden Green, Santa’s Workshop dsp
Ink: Poppy Parade, Versamark
Other: Sincerely Santa Project Kit OR Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon we used to sell, Corner Rounder

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

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Itty Bitty Greetings

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a cool sketch inspiration…

Okay…I decided to be REALLY lazy with this one and just cut out some images from the Santa’s Workshop dsp and use that along with the dsp prints to make my card for today…easy peasy!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Santa’s Workshop Candy Cane print – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Santa’s Workshop Garden Green print – 3/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Sant’s Workshop Elf print – 7/8 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest stitched circle, stamp greeting using Poppy Parade, add to card front
  • Cut out Sign Post (stamp North Pole using Memento Black), Mrs Santa and green Elf, layer and add to card front to finish off

And guess what…we have a new collection for you…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings, Signs of Santa
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Santa’s Workshop dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM48 – Peaceful Poinsettia

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and such beautiful delicate cookies! Check it out…

With Thanksgiving official over and the Christmas holiday season upon us, I didn’t want to go with a fall or leaf card.  Instead I went with the delicate filigree look of the icing and the colors.

Here’s a simple card that came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder and add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out two of the Detailed Poinsettias and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/8 x 3 1/8, stamp greeting in Versamark and copper emboss, cut into a banner and add using dimensionals
  • Metallic Pearls – paint six of the gold Metallic Pearls using Copper Shimmer Paint, once dried add to card front to finish off.

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Detail Poinsettia Framelits, Metallic Pearls, Copper Embossing Powder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas Tags

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Christmas Tags.  Before you get to the tags…I need to make a confessions.  I had these done, and I was working on this post and when I was doing the recipe at the bottom, I realized the Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits had been discontinued.  So I need to apologize for that.  You can always just substitute a circle if your don’t have these framelits or wait until the Occasions mini comes out…LOTS of hearts in there!

My other apology is that several of these items have been sold out.  We will NOT comment on that!  GRRRR!!!!!

Here’s some general details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 2, punch top using Scallop Tag Topper and corner round the bottoms, stamp greeting using Merry Merlot
  • Joyous Noel – cut out heart (or circle – just slightly wider than tag) for each.  LOVE this particular print!
  • For one cut out the large reindeer framelit in Whisper White for the other stamp the two small reindeer on Grey Granite using Versamark, white emboss, cut out
  • For the large reindeer add to tag, add Star Wire element then a flower in Merry Merlot
  • For the two small reindeer, add the Snowflake Wire element then add the two reindeer using dimensionals
  • Add a piece of the Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon to the top of each and tie using the Copper Trim.

I just LOVE how pretty these turned out!

And guess what…we have a new collection for you…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Dashing Deer, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Joyous Noel dsp,
Ink: Merry Merlot, Versamark
Other: Detailed Deer Thinlets, Scallop Tag Topper, Corner Rounder, White Embossing Folder, Sweet & Sassy Framelits (retired), Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon, Copper Trim, Snowflake and Stars Wire Elements, Dimensionals

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

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Falling for Leaves

Happy Thursday everyone! And a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have an awesome color inspiration…

I decided to play with some of my punches and make a pretty fall wreath with them…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 14/ x 11 folded
  • Joyous Noel (white, tranquil tide, grey granite, copper print – 1 x  4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, layer onto Tranquil Tide 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Punch out FIVE leaves EACH from Tranquil Tide and Grey Granite
  • Punch out FIVE sprigs from Copper Foil
  • Arrange all 15 punched pieces into a wreath
  • Double up some Copper Trim, tie into a bow, add to card front

We finished up our Christmas is Coming Series…did you miss any of the 5 weeks collection of tutorials?    

Each collection features a new stamp set/bundle and offer tutorials with THREE cards and ONE small gift item…great for friends and co-workers…or for those craft sales coming up!  Here’s a list for you.  It’s not too late to get them!  Find the entire series and details HERE!

Week 1 – Snow is Glistening
Week 2 – Happiness Surrounds
Week 3 – Peaceful Poinsettia
Week 4 – Peaceful Noel
Week 5 – Spirited Snowmen

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too!  Details can be found here!

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

Set(s): Falling for Leaves
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Tranquil Tide, Copper Foil, Joyous Noel dsp
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Other: Leaf Punch, Sprig Punch, Copper Trim

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM47 – Serene Garden

It’s time for another Monday inspiration and we have a wonderful print for fall! Check it out…

I knew right away that I wanted to use the cool Happiness Surrounds set that is a limited addition release AND Create with Connie and Mary also has an AWESOME Collection using this set…CHECK IT OUT!

I thought the little sunflowers turned out so cute…

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting in Shaded Spruce, run through the Petal Pair embossing folder, add Shaded Spruce dotted (Under the Mistletoe dsp) – 3/4 x 5 1/3 strip behind panel and add to card front
  • Shaded Spruce – punch 4 sprigs
  • Whisper White – stamp bird and TWO of three flower image in Memento Black, color with BLENDS:  Cajun Craze Lt, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, cut out; layer the sprigs, flowers and bird then add to card front using dimensionals

I love this set…it just makes such elegant cards!

It’s Week 5 of our Christmas is Coming series and Connie and Mary are featuring the whimsical Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Holiday Catalog! This is such a cute set and we had LOTS of fun designing with it! You’ll get THREE card and ONE small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) with this week’s Spirited Snowman Stamp Set for only $10! See the details HERE!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Serene Garden, Country HOme
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, Under the Mistletoe dsp
Ink: Memento Black; BLENDS:  Cajun Craze Lt, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink
Other: Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Sprig Punch, Garden Scene Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Stamp Set

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite holiday stamp set.  Okay…so I had made this card and I just LOVE it…it’s really more of my favorite bundle since it features the cool reindeer and the greeting from the set…so I’ll go with it (it’s also my favorite paper and favorite embossing folder – LOL!)

Another Christmas card done and ready to be mailed – LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Merry Merlot – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Merry Merlot – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Swirls and Curls embossing folder, add to card front
  • Joyous Noel dsp – 2 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out reindeer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Merry Merlot – cut out two small details flowers, add to reindeer
  • Grey Granite – 3/4 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting using Merry Merlot, cut into banner add to card front using dimensionals

See…it’s full of lots of favorites (with a stamp set thrown in there just for fun!)

It’s time for our last week of our 5 weeks of Christmas. Up next…Peaceful Noel…what a pretty set! Check it out…

Set(s): Dashing Deer
Paper: Whisper White, Merry Merlot, Joyous Noe dsp, Copper Foil
Ink: Merry Merlot
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Detailed Deer Thinlets, Dimensionals

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

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!