Category Archives: Create with Connie and Mary

Masculine Cards

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  Next up for the month of June is Masculine cards.  I didn’t get any new masculine sets but am so happy that the garage set from the occasions mini made it through!

Just LOVE these gears!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp smudge in Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry, gears in Basic Grey, layer onto Basic Black – 4 /14 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Black Foil – cut out gears, add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – 5/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add garage embellishment to finish off

But first. Who doesn’t love the beautiful watercolor patterns in the Perennial Essence Suite? We’ve taken a few of the colors in the designer paper and created our Floral Essence Collection featuring the Floral Essence Stamp Set and Perennial Flower Punch! Such gorgeous colors! You get FOUR step-by-step tutorials…three card ideas (ONE is a fun special fold) and ONE quick and easy gift idea wrapped in pretty packaging! See the details HERE!

 

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!

Set(s): Geared Up Garage
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Back, Crushed Curry, Black Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry
Other: Garage Gears Dies, Classic Garage Metal 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’!

 

To a Wild Rose

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

Guess what set I’m using this week?  If you guessed To a Wild Rose…you are right!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mosaic Mood DSP (green print) – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front on an angle
  • Mosaic Mood DSP ( yellow flower print) – 1 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Calypso Coral – 1/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Square, stamp hello in Soft Suede, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower and leaf outlines in Memento Black, stamp flower in So Saffron and Calypso Coral and Leaf in Mint Melody and Garden Green, cut out, layer, 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!

And if you are lovin’ the Floral Essence Suite…you’re going to LOVE this one!

But first. Who doesn’t love the beautiful watercolor patterns in the Perennial Essence Suite? We’ve taken a few of the colors in the designer paper and created our Floral Essence Collection featuring the Floral Essence Stamp Set and Perennial Flower Punch! Such gorgeous colors! You get FOUR step-by-step tutorials…three card ideas (ONE is a fun special fold) and ONE quick and easy gift idea wrapped in pretty packaging! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): To a Wild Rose
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Mosaic Mood DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Garden Green
Other: Stitched Shapes Dies,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

IM74 – Floral Essence

Happy Monday everyone! We have a fun inspiration piece – COOKIES!

Okay…I LOVE these cookies but when I went to work on it, I was having some problems with it. I actually made another card but decided since the ‘stuff’ on that card was all retiring, I’d do another one with some NEW STUFF!

It turned out pretty good I think.

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Follow Your Art DSP – 2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Pacific Point 1/4  5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop square, stamp greeting using Memento Black, Layer onto So Saffron scallop square, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower in Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody center, small flower in Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody center, leaves Garden Green – cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals

And if you love the new Floral Essence bundle….oh…you’re going to LOVE our new collection!


We’ve taken a few of the colors in the designer paper and created our Floral Essence Collection featuring the Floral Essence Stamp Set and Perennial Flower Punch!  Such gorgeous colors!  You get FOUR step-by-step tutorials…three card ideas (ONE is a fun special fold) and ONE quick and easy gift idea wrapped in pretty packaging!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Floral Essence, Itty Bitty Greeting
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Pary, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Follow Your Art DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Garden Green
Other: Layering Square Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Graduation, Congratulations, Wedding

And it’s Saturday again and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This week our theme is Congratulations!  I thought the Sailing Home set would be perfect…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, punch out circle and sponge So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody ink, stamp birds in Memento Black, color ‘water’ using Balmy Blue Blends, layer onto Night of Navy – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp sailboat two times using Memento Black, color suing Real Red, Balmy Blue and Soft Suede BLENDS, cut out, add to card front one using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy and Real Red, cut out using Layering Circles Dies, cut out matching scallop circle in Night of Navy, layer and add to card front using dimensionals

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Sailing Home
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red
Ink: Memento Black, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, BLENDS: Real Red, Balmy Blue, Soft Suede
Other: Layering Circles Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, 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’!

 

It Starts with Art

Happy Thursday! Time for another Create with Connie and Mary inspiration and this week it is a happy color combo…

I thought the new It Starts with Art set would be such fun with these colors…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Button Button Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie striped dsp – 3 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay dotted dsp – 5/8 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Berry Burst – 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched square, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp spools of thread and color tools in Memento Black, color using Berry Burst ink and Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Blends, 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!

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

Set(s): It Starts with Art
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Brights DSP Paper Stack
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Burst, BLENDS:  Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay
Other: Arts & Crafts Dies, Button Button Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

IM73 – Butterfly Gala

Happy Monday everyone! We have a cool inspiration piece – an awesome abstact canvas!!!

I loved the colors in this and wanted to do something a little different – I used a clear block, markers and a spritzer to create the background…

I just love the way this turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Berry Burst – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, using a clear block and Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo markers and a spritzer to create background; once dry mount on Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add ot card front using dimensionals
  • Whsiper White – stamp greeting using Berry Burst, cut out using layering circle die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out the large more solid butterfly panel, trim off the tree smaller butterflies, add to card front, cut out some additional butterflies and add to card front to finish off

What a fun way to make the background – I’ll have to remember to do this again!

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst
Ink: Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Butterfly Beautiful Dies, Laying Circles Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Blue Morning/Blue Day

And it’s Saturday again! This month we are using song titles for our themes and this week it’s Blue Morning/Blue Day!

I’m having so much fun with the new Sailing Home set!

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue – 3 3/4 x 5 – run through the Subtle Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Come Sail Away DSP (Navy Compass print – 1 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Come Sail Away DSP (Navy/Light Blue, Sahara Strip) – 1 1/8 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Come Sail Away DSP (Nautical Instrument print) – cut out circle, add to card front
  • Soft Suede – cut out rope, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out frame, add to card front
  • Sahara Sand – cut out steering wheel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Soft Suede and Night of Navy, punch out using 1 3/8″ circle punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larges ship using Night of Navy, color using Blends – Night of Navy light, Balmy Blue dark, cut out, add to card fornt
  • Tie piece of Sahara Sand/Navy Twine in anchor embellishment, add to card front to finish off

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

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!

Set(s): Sailing Home
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Come Sail Away DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Suede, BLENDS: Night of Navy lt, Balmy Blue dk
Other: Smooth Sailing Dies, Sahara Sand/Navy Baker’s Twine, Layering Circle Dies, Sail Away Trinkets, 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’!