Category Archives: Inspiration Monday

IM68 – Daisies

Happy Monday everyone! And want to know something REALLY good?  Only 2 more full weeks of school (okay..that a week to get grades in and then summer starts)…but the term is almost done!  This week I LOVE our inspiration photo…

Isn’t that just GORGEOUS?  This is my take on it…

I have to say…I has so much FUN creating this!  I used the circle background I had created out of a window sheet to sponge ont he colors for the background.  You know me…I don’t like to do messy!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, sponge on Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Soft Seafoam, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Whisper White – punch out 4 daisies, layer
  • Blue Bushel – punch out two 3/4″ circle, add to daisy centers
  • Call Me Clover – punch out 2 leaves, layer behind daisies, add daisies to card front
  • Add some clear epoxy drops to finish off

How pretty is this?

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! 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): Eastern Beauty
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Blue Bushel, Call Me Clover
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Soft Seafoam
Other: Daisy Builder Punch, Leaf Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Epoxy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM67 – Eastern Beauty

Happy Monday everyone! Happy Tax Day…well…that really isn’t happy is it?  Okay then back to HAPPY MONDAY!  Time again for another inspiration photo…

I pulled out a set I haven’t used in a while…Eastern Beauty…

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Black – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, add to card front on an angle
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp large circle in Bermuda Bay, dotted circle in Memento Black,
  • Bermuda Bay – 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, cut on an angle, add to panel
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to panel
  • Poppy Parade Striped Ribbon, wrap around panel, add panel to card fornt
  • Whisper White – stamp starish image in Poppy Parade 11 times, cut out, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dotted circle in Memento Black and greeting in Bermuda Bay, punch out using the 1 1/4 Circle Punch, layer onto Poppy Parade 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Color some Epoxy Drops with Basic Black Blend to finish out

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! 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): Eastern Beauty
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Memento Black, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade; BLENDS:  Basic Black Dark
Other: 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Poppy Parade Striped Ribbon, Epoxy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM66 – Beauty Abounds

Happy Monday everyone!  Are you ready for another inspiration photo?  Hope so because it is Inspiration Monday!

You know you really can’t go wrong with BUTTERFLIES!!!

 

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 3/4, stamp dots first with Daffodil Delight then with Highland Heather, stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape
  • Heather Highland Gingham print – two piece 3/8 x 4 1/2, add behind panel then add panel to card front
  • Vellum – cut out bottom butterfly thinlit, cut out the 3 smallest
  • Basic Black – cut out top butterfly thinlit, cut out the 3 smallest, layer, add to card front
  • Color some front epoxy droplet using dark Mango Melody and dark Highland Heather Blends, add to card front to finish off

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials! SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection! We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look! You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS! After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections! We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out. Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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): Beauty Abounds
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Vellum, Gingham DSP
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight
Other: Beauty Abounds Thinlits, Epoxy Dots

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM65 – Tea Time

It’s Monday again…hmmm…seems like one of these comes around once every 7 days.  We might need to do something about that!  Just kidding…I love Monday because it is time for another Inspiration!  Here’s the one for this week…

Now…I bet you’re thinking…oh…I think I can guess this one.  Well…hopefully this will be a little bit of a surprise…

This was one of those inspirations where I knew basically I knew I was going to use the gears but I didn’t want to go masculine with it.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tufted embossing folder, wrap two pieces of the Petal Pink Metallic ribbon around the panel and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out gear, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer cut out 3 smaller gears, save inside circles, add to to the card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Classic Label punch
  • Whisper White – stamp larger rose and two smaller one – color using Blends:  Calypso Coral Light, Petal Pink Dark and Light, Mossy Meadow Light and Old Olive Light, cut everything out, add to card front (along with the 3rd Silver Glimmer gear) using dimensionals
  • Add the inside circles (plus some more cut out using 1/8″ hole punch) to card front along with some Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots
  • Add some 1/8″ Silver Glimmer circles to the center of each small flower

Isn’t this just delightful!  Gears…not just for masculine cards!

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials!  SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection!  We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look!  You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS!  After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections!  We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out.  Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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): Tea Together, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Calypso Coral Light, Petal Pink Dark and Light, Mossy Meadow Light and Old Olive Light
Other: Garage Gears Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Tufted Embossing Folder, Faceted Dots, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM64 – Beautiful Bouquet

Happy Monday everyone! I just can’t believe that it is Monday again…where does the weekend go!  Well, we have a very simple inspiration this week…

So I kept my card very simple…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle embossing folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the 3 x 4 7/8 stitched rectangle, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out several of the small flower clusters, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp stem/leaf in Soft Seafoam, cut out add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp tulip and bow in Petal Pink, cut out add to card front

We have TWO GREAT COLLECTIONS for you that we just put out…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! 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): Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Soft Seafoam, Petal Pink
Other: Bouquet Bunch framelits, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM63 – Lasting Lily

Happy Monday everyone! Well BUGGER…it’s the END of Spring Break so it’s back to school time for me. But over the break I got some EXCITING NEWS…I have received tenure! WOO HOO!!! This is a major achievement and I am so glad that I got it on the FIRST go around! But it’s back to our Inspiration Monday and this week it is just delightful cupcakes…

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • So Saffron – cut out doily, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp lily in Balmy Blue, stem/leaves in Pear Pizzazz, flower center in So Saffron – cut everything out, layer
  • Ruffle piece of white ribbon – staple in place, add behind flower, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black

We have TWO GREAT COLLECTIONS for you that we just put out…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! 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): Lasting Lily
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, So Saffron
Ink: Memento Black, Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Doily Builder framelits, White Linen Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM62 – Tea Together

Happy Monday everyone! Well BUGGER…it’s the END of Spring Break so it’s back to school time for me.  But over the break I got some EXCITING NEWS…I have received tenure!  WOO HOO!!!  This is a major achievement and I am so glad that I got it on the FIRST go around!  But it’s back to our Inspiration Monday and this week it is just delightful cupcakes…

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Brights dsp (Flirty Flamingo) – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Pool Party – 3 x 5 1/2, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – TWO strip 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out doily, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp both the rose and TWO of the smaller flowers in Memento Black, color using Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron Blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Petal Pink – 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Pearls to finish off

This has so many of my favorite things on it!

We have TWO Collections available for you!

We have a brand new set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together!  We’ve combined this stamp set with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look!  You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! See the details here!

And don’t forget about our Best Bunny Treat Box Collection, we’ve designed SIX different treat favors using the Best Bunny Bundle that we know you’ll enjoy making for family and friends…great for those spring craft shows, too! But you’re not limited to just Easter, they would make cute baby shower favors or any other occasion you need a little gift!  See the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Tea Together, Itty Bitty Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Brights DSP paper pack, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Other: Doily Builder framelits, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!