Category Archives: Make and Take

Suite Sayings

SuiteSayingsI do love to CASE cards…no really I do!  Sometimes I’m just super busy with school and REALLY want to stamp but am just not feeling all that creative.  So…CASING to the rescue!

I’ve seen a couple cards like this on Pinterest (is there any other source of inspiration?) but I did change up several things on it.

We did this as a make and take at my craft group and I think it turned out cute.   I like the added second color of Tempting Turquoise!

Here’s the Details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Sunburst Thinlit (LOVE THIS) and add using dimensionals
  • Cucumber Crisp Striped Envelope paper – 2 x 4, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1 1/2 x 3 5/8, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Cucumber Crisp and Tempting Turquoise markers, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Punch out large balloon in Tempting Turquoise and small on in Cucumber Crisp, use White Get Pen to add details, add pieces of White Baker’s Twine behind balloons, layer and add using dimensionals

You do you know what else is super easy and just SWEET?  Subscribing to the Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!

April-2016-Collage-300x300Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we will be using for the April Mini Session:

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Set(s): Suite Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crisp, In-color Envelope paper
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crisp
Other: Sunburst Thinlet, Balloon Duo Punch, White Gel Pen, Whisper White Baker’s Twine,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Tin of Cards

TinOfCardsI was needing a card for my craft group last month and wanted to do one that was simple but eye catching.

I had some of my Blushing Bride Glimmer paper sitting on my desk top and then I just got my new Blossom Bunch Punch so I put the two things together and here’s what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and layer on Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – stamp greeting using Soft Suede, punch using large Oval Punch – add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – punch out large and medium flowers, layer and add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – 1/2″ circles, add to center of each flower

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Guess what is coming soon?  If you guessed the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session…YOU ARE RIGHT!

March 2016 MINI SESSION
only $8.95 US
with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

And sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Blossom Bunch Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Bloomin’ Love

BloominLove3Do you LOVE the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet?  It really is SOOO GORGEOUS!  I really wanted to use this with my stamping group and was roaming around Pinterest to get some inspiration for it.  I ended up putting a couple of different ideas together.

I love the look of the soft neutrals with the pop of color on there.  Layering up the flowers and add some leaves from the 2-step bird punch is a nice little accent to the heart.

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Sahara Sand – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Very Vanilla, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out Bloomin’ Heart thinlet, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner and FRIEND on Blushing Bride using Basic Grey Archival, cut out (or use framelit) and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut flowers from Calypso Coral and layer, punch leaves/stem from Mint Macaron using 2-step bird punch, layer and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Basic Rhinestone to center of flower on a couple of the flowers in the framelit.

The time has come for the February edition of Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  It is now live!  Here’s a sneak peak…

Feb CollageEach session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the February session:

  • What I Love
  • Easter Lamb
  • Balloon Celebrations
  • Party Wishes
  • Playful Pals
Set(s): Bloomin’ Love
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron
Ink: Basic Grey Archival
Other: Bloomin’ Heart Thinlets, 2-Step Bird Punch, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Wild About Flowers

MNTOh…what an easy theme we have for the SUO challenge this time…it’s your favorite new stamp set.

This was another of my ‘must have’ stamp sets with my first order and then did I play with it????  NO!!!!  So I really wanted to play with it, I REALLY needed a make and take for a group of wonderful ladies AND I needed to do my SUO challenge card so I put them all together and this is what I got…so quick and easy and a GREAT way to showcase this set!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 3 3/4 x 5, run top 2/3 through the Elegant Dots Embossing folder.
  • Watermelon Wonder Envelope dsp – 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – 3 x 4 and run though the Lots of Label framelit.  Cut it down so it is 3 1/4′ long.  Stamp stems in Mint Macaron, flowers in Watermelon Wonder and sentiment (Tin of Cards) in Memento Black.  Add piece to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Wild About Flowers, Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Incolor Envelope dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Fall Fest

FallFestGhostBoy…where DID September go?  DANG…it feels like I just blinked and here it is the end of the month!

I thought I’d share a card we did as a make and take at a workshop earlier this month.  As you all know I just LOVE this little ghost…well, this entire set!

For this card, people had the choice to make either this card with the little ghost on it or they could make it as a fall card with just pumpkins it on it.

FallFestPumpkinsHere;s the details –

  • Old Olive – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Kraft – 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 – run through the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder
  • Basic Black 3/4 x 5 1/2 – punch with Scallop Edge Punch, add behind the Kraft piece then add to card front.
  • Cut out Basic Black using Banner Framelit and also a smaller Pumpkin Pie Banner with a smaller framelit.  Layer the Pumpkin Pie banner behind the Basic Black one and tie a piece of the Natural/Old Olive Two Tone Twine around the banner and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • From Ghost card – cut ghost from Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper using Ghost Framelit.  Punch out eyes using 1/8″ hold punch and ad using dimensionals.  Stamp Pumpkin using Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Basic Black, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • For Pumpkin Card – stamp pumpkins using Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive and add leaves in Old Olive.
Set(s): Fall Fest
Paper: Basic Black, Kraft, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Memento Black
Other: Fun Fall Framelits, Natural/Old Olive Two Tone Twine, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Work of Art

MayMnT3I just love the colors in the Maritime dsp – Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.  For that workshop in May, like I said in my other posts we made 4 easy cards.  I decided to show off a new set (and of course I used my VERY FAVORITE new set – Work of ART) and when I was trying to figure out some cool colors to use, I decided it would be fun to used the colors in the Maritime dsp.  Just a note…the Real Red button on this is a retired one.  I didn’t have enough of the new buttons to use for all the make and times.  The new ones will work great too!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • Stamp chevron using Coastal Cabana, larger swoosh using Real Red and small swoosh using Night of Navy.
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Layer onto Coastal Cabana 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.
  • Punch out Night of Navy Bitty Banner and add to pack of panel then add panel to card front.
  • Tie white Baker’s Twine into Real Red button and add to card front using glue dot.

Yep…it’s another quick and easy card!

Set(s): Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Night of Navy
Other: Brights Buttons, Bitty Banner Punch, Whisper White Baker’s Twine

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Too Kind

MayMnT1Here’s another card I wanted to show you all before things totally retire.  This uses the I Am Me dsp ( just like my card on Sunday) along with the Needlepoint Embossing Folders.  It is based on this card by Lee Conrey.

This was one of the other cards we did as a make and take at my May workshop.  So much fun!  The colors on this are just so happy!  I like cheerful cards like this one!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Calypso Coral polka dots (I Am Me dsp) – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Run each side through the Scallop Needlepoint Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp stem using Wild Wasabi and the flowers using Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral.  The greeting is stamped using Basic Black.
  • Add strips of Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 1/2 to EACH side and add panel to card front using dimensionals.

See…another quick and easy card!

Set(s): Too Kind
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, I Am Me dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
Other: Needlepoint Embossing Folders, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring