Category Archives: Holiday Mini

CCM691 – Merry Snowflakes

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

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Here’s what I came up with…

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whimsy & Wonder DSP 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whimsy & Wonder DSP (silver/white stripe) – 2 1/2 x 3, cut angle using Basic Border Dies, add to card front
  • Basic White – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, Silver Emboss, add to card front
  • Rose Metallic Paper – punch out two 1/2 circles (retired), one 3/4 circle (retired) and stitched snowflake, add to card front
  • Add some Silver Epoxy Essentials to finish off

And still another Christmas card done!

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…

Are you starting to get ready for the holidays? We are! And we love to get our Christmas cards done early! For this Collection, we’ve paired Stampin’ Up!’s ENCIRCLED IN WARMTH STAMP SET with the ENCIRCLED IN BEAUTY DIES to create a gorgeous set of EIGHT holiday card tutorials! The Red & Green Foil Sheets add shimmer and shine to the muted Peaceful Place Designer Paper and enhance the doily dies and festive greetings. Grab this Collection of EIGHT card tutorials today! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Merry Snowflakes
Paper: Basic White, Blushing Bride, Whimsy & Wonder DSP, Rose/Gold Metallic Paper
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stitched Snowflake Dies, Basic Border Dies, 1/2″ Circle Punch (retired), 3/4″ Circle Punch (retired), Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Epoxy Essentials

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Banner Year

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

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I took the ‘any 21-23 incolor’ to mean I could use MULTIPLE incolors!…

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Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 x 4, run through the Stitched Greenery Die, add to card front
  • Neutral DSP (Early Espresso print) – 1 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Brushed Gold Metallic Paper – 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pal Papaya – cut out large intricate leaf, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting in Early Espresso, cut in slants on both ends, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Brushed Gold Metallic Dots to finish off

All ready to send out!

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…

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Create with Connie and Mary is featuring the PAINTED CHRISTMAS SUITE of products for our next Collection of EIGHT CARD TUTORIALS to get you ready for the holiday season!  The CHRISTMAS SEASON’S nature-inspired images can be country rustic or formally elegant.  We’ve also used the heartfelt sentiments from the CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER stamp set, along with the full card sized CHRISTMAS PINECONE DIES for your handcrafted messages! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Banner Year
Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya, Neutrals DSP Paper Pack, Metallic paper
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Intricate Leaves Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, Brushed Metallic Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM195 – Penguin Place

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its cut penguin cookies

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Aren’t they just THE CUTEST?

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Add a Merry Snowflake
  • Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink – cut out Stitched snowflake from each, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp two penguin, stamp peaks in Pumpkin Pie and 4 feet in Pumpkin Pie.  Use Light Petal Pink Blend to add cheeks to each, punch everything out; stamp hat and scarf in Fresh Freesia and bow and scarp in Polished pink, cut everything out, layer everything and add to card front using Dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting (Merry Snowflakes) in Smoky Slate
  • Add some Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink jewels 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…

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Create with Connie and Mary is featuring the PAINTED CHRISTMAS SUITE of products for our next Collection of EIGHT CARD TUTORIALS to get you ready for the holiday season!  The CHRISTMAS SEASON’S nature-inspired images can be country rustic or formally elegant.  We’ve also used the heartfelt sentiments from the CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER stamp set, along with the full card sized CHRISTMAS PINECONE DIES for your handcrafted messages! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Penguin Place, Merry Snowflakes
Paper: Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Blends:  Petal Pink (Light)
Other: Penguin Builder Punch, Stitched Snowflakes Dies, Wonderful Snowflakes, Incolor Jewels, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Banner Year

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

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I just had to use the fun snowflakes from the mini…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Wintry 3D embossing folder, add to card front
  • Peaceful Place DSP – 2 x 4 – cut into point on right side
  • Silver Foil – 3/4 x 2, cut one end on slant to match dsp, add behind dsp, add to card front
  • Black Glitter Paper – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out three different sized snowflakes, add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut both ends on a slant, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Red Wonderful Gems to finish off

All ready to send out!

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…

Ghosts, Skulls, Cats and Pumpkins are hanging out here on Create with Connie and Mary with our CUTEST HALLOWEEN COLLECTION of tutorials!  We’ve designed FOUR fun and easy Halloween favors to give to the ghosts and goblins around your house or workplace! These exclusive treat favors use the CUTEST HALLOWEEN STAMP SET and HALLOWEEN PUNCH, along with the Cute Halloween Designer Paper, and are sure to make the recipient smile!  See details here!

Set(s): Banner Year
Paper: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Peaceful Place DSP, Silver Foil, Black Glitter
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stitched Snowflake Dies, Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Wonderful Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Harvest Dies

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

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I decided to go super simple on this one just showcasing the color…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic white – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through Timeless Type Embossing Folder
  • Soft Succulent, Cinnamon Cider, So Saffron – cut out 1 each of the triple stem, add to panel
  • Tie piece of Soft Succulent around panel, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp greeting in Cinnamon Cider, cut out with small label die, add to card front using dimensionals

All ready to send out!

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…

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Ghosts, Skulls, Cats and Pumpkins are hanging out here on Create with Connie and Mary with our CUTEST HALLOWEEN COLLECTION of tutorials!  We’ve designed FOUR fun and easy Halloween favors to give to the ghosts and goblins around your house or workplace! These exclusive treat favors use the CUTEST HALLOWEEN STAMP SET and HALLOWEEN PUNCH, along with the Cute Halloween Designer Paper, and are sure to make the recipient smile!  See details here!
Set(s): Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Soft Succulent, Cinnamon Cider, So Saffron
Ink: Cinnamon Cider
Other: Timeless Type Embossing Folder, Soft Succulent Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM192 – Clever Cats

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cute cat print…

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How cute is that?  My sister has a cat who must be inside every and all boxes in her house…whether he actually fits or not really doesn’t matter to him!

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Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – Bermuda Bay print – 1 x 6, add to card front on an angle, trim edges
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Blackberry Bliss – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add panel to card front on an angle
  • Basic White – stamp cat in Crushed Curry, use post-it notes to mask cat then stamp outline of box in Memento Black, stamp inside of box in Bermuda Bay, cut out
  • Blackberry Bliss – punch out Label Me Lovely tag, add tag to panel then add cat using dimensionals, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting in Bermuda Bay and row of small dots in Blackberry Bliss
  • From Sharing Sunshine set stamp single dot in Crushed Curry, 3 dots in Bermuda Bay and Swirl in Blackberry Bliss
  • Add some diamond shaped Silver Epoxy Essentials 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’re excited to use Stampin’ Up!’s PRETTY PUMPKINS BUNDLE for our next Collection to get us ready for fall!  The bundle features pumpkins and vines and leaves…oh my! You’ll get three card tutorials (one a special fold card) and a cute fall décor piece you can set out to hold your favorite candy, flowers, or other small items (it’s also PERFECT for a tiered tray display!)  More details here!

Set(s): Clever Cats, Sharing Sunshine
Paper: Basic White, Blackberry Bliss, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Label Me Lovely Punch, Epoxy Essentials, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM155 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cute snowman cookies…

For this one I went with the colors and the fun hat/scarf…

Here’s the details…

  • Gorgeous Grape – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Bermuda Bay – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Oh So Ombre (SAB) – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to Bermuda Bay Panel
  • Whisper White – 1 1/4 x 4 3/4, cut out stitched edge, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape
  • Whisper White – stamp penguin 3 times using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gorgeous Grape – cut out 9 stars, add to card front 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 love the watercolor two-step floral images and wonderful selection of greetings the Art Gallery Bundle contains!  For this Art Gallery Collection, we’ve made THREE cards (one a special fun fold), and an awesome 3D project that is quick to pull together for a class or gift!  We’ve paired this bundle with the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper and accessories.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Freezin’ Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Oh So Ombre (SAB)
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, BLENDS:  Highland Heather (B), Bermuda Bay (Lt), Pool Party (Dk), Smoky Slate (B), Pumpkin Pie (B) Flirty Flamingo (Lt), Basic Black (Dk)
Other: Freezin’ Friends Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Christmas Set

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite Christmas set.  We are going to be taking next week so our wonderful team can relax and enjoy the holidays!

Well I sort of couldn’t do one…I LOVE the jingle bell dies (hmmm…those are dies so I guess maybe they don’t count) and I love how wonderfully the bow set works with it…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Gorgeous Grape – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Bell – cut out largest bell from Silver Foil, cut out holly and and 3 sprigs from Balmy Blue glitter and holly dots, line on bell and 2 sprigs from Gorgeous Grape, layer everything together and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bow in Memento Black, color using Highland Heather and Balmy Blue Blends, punch out and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape

And now for our latest collection…

We love the watercolor two-step floral images and wonderful selection of greetings the Art Gallery Bundle contains!  For this Art Gallery Collection, we’ve made THREE cards (one a special fun fold), and an awesome 3D project that is quick to pull together for a class or gift!  We’ve paired this bundle with the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper and accessories.  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Gift Wraping
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Foil, Balmy Blue Glitter
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, BLENDS:  Highland Heather, Balmy Blue
Other: Sounds of the Seasons Dies

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’!

 

 

Banner Year

Happy Thursday! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost here!  WOW!!!  We are taking next week off so our wonderful design team can have time to celebrate!  So for our Merry Christmas for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Design team…here’s a great sketch inspiration…

 

 

I thought this would make a great snowflake card…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Purple Posy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Purple Posy – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Dainty Diamond embossing folder, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue Glitter paper – cut out 1 large and 3 small detailed snowflakes, add the large on in the upper right
  • Shimmery White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, cut out large detail flower, add piece of Snowflake Spendor dsp behind it using dimensionals, add to card front, add small snowflake behind it on the left side and another in the upper right and lower left
  • Balmy Blue- 1/2 x 2 1/2 – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Add some Purple Posy Playing with Patterns Resign Dots to finish off

All ready to send out!

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 love the watercolor two-step floral images and wonderful selection of greetings the Art Gallery Bundle contains!  For this Art Gallery Collection, we’ve made THREE cards (one a special fun fold), and an awesome 3D project that is quick to pull together for a class or gift!  We’ve paired this bundle with the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper and accessories.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Banner Year
Paper: Purple Posy, Balmy Blue, Shimmery White, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Balmy Blue Glitter
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: So Many Snowflakes Dies, Playful Patterns Resin Dots, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM154 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a beautiful poinsettia cake…

Oh how pretty…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Plush Poinsettia Vellum – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – TWO 1/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Shimmery White – cut out/emboss the three larges petals, layer using dimensionals
  • Shaded Spruce – cut out/emboss TWO each of large and small holly, add behind poinsettia
  • Real Red – cut out TWO of the sprig, add behind poinsettia
  • Gold Foil – cut out flower center, add to flower, add flower to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Real Red, cut out around greeting, add to card front

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…

This 2020 Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas with corresponding favorite recipes you can quickly make up and give away to your favorite mailman, UPS driver, or friends and neighbors!  We’ve used a variety of Aug-Dec Mini Catalog stamp sets, punches and dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own!  See more details here!

Set(s): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Plush Poinsettia, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
Ink: Real Red
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!