Category Archives: Holiday Mini

Favorite Embellishment

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite embellishment. I just couldn’t decide what to use but I do LOVE the special Snowflake Trinkets that are available in November (and the GORGEOUS SNOWFLAKE Thinlet) so I went with that along with the Epoxy Drops that I really like too!

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

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Circle, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Snowflake Trinket to circle
  • Add Clear Epoxy Drops to finish off.

See…isn’t that snowflake just GORGEOUS!

And it is now week 4 of Create with Connie and Mary 5 weeks of Christmas and this time we are featuring Peaceful Noel!  What a pretty set…

You can get all the details here!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greeting
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Snowfall Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Snowflake Trinkets, Epoxy Drop, 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’!

Favorite Embossing Folder

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite embossing folder.  This was tough…there are SOOO many that I just LOVE but I think my favorite (right now) is the Swirls and Curls!

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

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Night of Navy – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Swirls and Curls embossing folder and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the solid tree, add to card front
  • White Velvet Paper – cut out the details tree, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out 1/4″ circles, add to Velvet Tree
  • Whisper White, stamp greeting on 1″ strip using Night of Navy, punch out using the Pretty Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals

LOVE these colors together and such an easy card for the holidays!

It’s time for the Week 3 of our 5 weeks of Christmas. Up next…Peaceful Poinsettia…what a pretty set!  Check it out…

All the details HERE!

Set(s): Winter Woods
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer, Velvet Specialty Paper
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Into the Woods Thinlets, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Snow is Glistening

It’s November! Oh my word! Once November gets here I always get in the Christmas spirit! I can’t wait to decorate my house! But it’s Thursday so time for another Create with Connie and Mary inspiration and this time a cool sketch…

I love the snowflakes in the special release bundle and the largest one was perfect for this sketch…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front on an angle
  • Whisper Whit e- 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Tufted Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out the largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 3 3/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler, punch out using 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – punch TWO 1/4″ circles, add to card front to finish off

Starting to get a stash of Christmas card to send out this year!

It’s time for the Week 3 of our 5 weeks of Christmas. Up next…Peaceful Poinsettia…what a pretty set!  Check it out…

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): Snow is Glistening
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Snowfall Thinlets, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Tufted Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Grateful or Thanksgiving

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week it is all about grateful or Thanksgiving.  This made me think right away of the Country Home set…LOVE that set!

I all this my HGTV color scheme….how they decorate most homes…white, beige, and grey…LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 x 5 1/4, run through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Memento Black and color in with Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Blends, cut out
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper – stamp milk can using Versamark and Black Emboss, cut out and add flowers behind
  • Crumb Cake – stamp small oval label and greeting in Memento Black, cut out, add to can
  • Burlap ribbon – foldover on each end, add behind can, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add silver metallic pearls to finish off

LOVE these colors together!  They ares so clean looking!

It’s time for the Week 2 of our 5 weeks of Christmas.  Up next…Happiness Surrounds and YES…we did use it for a couple Christmas cards! Check it out!

All the details HERE!

Set(s): Country Home
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Glavanized Metallic Paper
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake
Other: Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Burlap Ribbon, Metallic Pearls, Black Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Itty Bitty Greetings

WOW…it’s the last Thursday in October already…Christmas is right around the corner!  EEK!  But before we head into the next set of holidays, we have a fun color challenges that makes me think of Halloween and Fall…

I decided I didn’t want to do a Halloween card so went with a fun fall card instead…

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Granny Apple Green – 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 – run through the Corrugated Embossing Folder – I found it is best with the folder to start out bigger then trim down to the side
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 3, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon, wrap around panel, add to card front
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper – cut out large long leaf, add to card front
  • Granny Apple Green and Pumpkin Pie – cut out large 3 leaf stem, add to card front (I flipped the Granny Apple Green one)
  • Gorgeous Grape – stamp open three leaf image in Versamark, Silver Emboss, cut out with matching framelit, add to card front
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper – 1/4 x 3 1/8, add to card front
  • Add some Clear Epoxy Drops to finish off

Now THAT’s a HAPPY fall card!

It’s time for the Week 2 of our 5 weeks of Christmas.  Up next…Happiness Surrounds and YES…we did use it for a couple Christmas cards! Check it out!

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
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape Galvanized Metallic Paper
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Detailed Leaves Thinlets, Corrugated Embossing Folder, Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon, Clear Epoxy Drops, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM43 – Trick or Tweet

We’ve made it halfway through October. It’s flying by! But it’s Monday so time for another inspiration…

Now before I show you my card, there is a bit of an explanation that goes with it.  I was running a little behind making my card for today.  I didn’t get to sit down and make it until Wednesday night and I was leaving for Pittsburgh to visit my sister Thursday morning.  Well…no problem…I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do for this card.  I mean…come on…the one dsp has cauldrons all over.  In fact, I already had one of them cut out and ready to go!  Don’t you just LOVE when it works like that?  So I sat down.  I pulled out my cauldron.  My mind went BLANK what to do with it.  So I start looking…and looking…and looking at the picture and I see these sparkly balls with eyes on them!  WOOO HOOO…I KNEW what I was doing!

Here’s my card…

Aren’t these little guys CUTE!

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 dolded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, sponge clouds over cardstock, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer on Gorgeous Grape 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Sparkle Glitter Paper – punch THREE 1 1/4″ circle, color one Pumpkin Pie, one Call Me Clover and one Gorgeous Grape
  • Whisper White – Punch THREE 1/2″ circles, add to glitter circles
  • Basic Black – Punch THREE 1/4″ circles, add to 1/2″ white circle then to Glitter circles
  • Basic Black – Punch THREE of the largest bats, cut in half, add behind each of the glitter circles, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to card to finish off

Now isn’t that much more fun than a cut out cauldron?  I think so!

It’s time for the Week 2 of our 5 weeks of Christmas.  Up next…Happiness Surrounds and YES…we did use it for a couple Christmas cards! Check it out!

All the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Trick or Tweet
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Gorgeous Grape, Sparkle Glitter
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Gorgeous Grape, Call Me Clover
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Bat Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Wishing You Well

Are you enjoying all the excellent stuff in the Holiday Mini?  I know I am!  It’s Thursday so time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration and this week it is a cool sketch…

I think this particular print from the Frosted Floral dsp and decided to pair it up with one of my very favorite sets – Wishing You Well!

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Frosted Floral dsp – 3 x 4, add strips of Soft Suede – 1/2 x 3 1/2 behind the piece then add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Stitched Oval, stamp stems/leaves in Grey Granite and flowers in Tranquil Tide, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Grey Granite – 3/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into a banner, add to card fornt
  • Whisper White – stamp bow using Tranquil Tide, cut out add to card front

So simple and pretty!

We are celebrating CHRISTMAS!  For the next 5 week we will have a weekly collection featuring an awesome new set!  First up is a special set available to demos now and customers in November – Snow is Glistening! Check it out!

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): Wishing You Well
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Soft Suede, Frosted Floral dsp
Ink: Grey Granite, Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!