Category Archives: Occasions Mini

Truly Tailored

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have a really FUN sketch challenge for you…I really had fun with it.

I really like the True Gentlemen dsp…and this one with the glasses is just far too cute!  I though it would work for the sketch.

Here’s the details…

  • Tranquil Tide – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Tranquil Tide – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Simply Stripes embossing folder.
  • True Gentleman dsp – make banner from 2 3/4 x 4 piece of the glass print, layer onto piece of Night of Navy 3 x 4 1/4 add to card front
  • Marina Mist – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide, CUT out, layer only punched piece of Night of Navy
  • Crumb Cake – punch out two more of the punch piece, trim off end of each and layer behind greeting tag, add to card front using dimensionals.

AND…there’s still time to take advantage of our special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

Get 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): Truly Tailored
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist True Gentleman dsp
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Other: Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Tailored Tag Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Picture Perfect Birthday

Happy MONDAY!!! We have had the most wonderful spring weather (in the 70s) the last several days…today…it is FREEZING and they are predicting snow.  STOP THE MADNESS!!!  But come Monday there is no madness…but another inspiration challenge.  Oh this is a fun one!

So here’s our inspiration picture…

I decided I wanted to focus on the bubbles for this.  Originally I was going to use the bubble in the Bubble Over set but instead wanted BIG bubble.  Here’s what I came up with…

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Ba – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2, from Happy Celebrations set stamp larger circle in Bermuda Bay and smaller one in Berry Burst; from Picture Perfect Birthday stamp confetti in Versamark and silver emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Night of Navy, cut out with layering over and the cut out matching scallop oval in Bermuda Bay, layer together
  • Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon – fold over a couple times, add behind oval and add to card front using dimensionals.

What a happy card!

We’ve been busy this month with collections just for you.  We recently released out Barndoor Home Decor Collections…

Get all the details HERE!

And we still have our wonderful Brusho collection….

Get all the details HERE.

AND…we have a SURPRISE COMING SOON…stay tuned!

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

Set(s): Picture Perfect Birthday, Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Layering Ovals Framelets, Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Featuring Pastel Colors

It’s Saturday again and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This time our theme is Featuring Pastel Colors…ooooo…now this is one I LOVE!  I did decide to go a little different way with this.

This is really such an easy card to make.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo – punch out 3 each color using Tailored Tag Punch, add to card front
  • Myths and Magic Glimmer paper (Turquoise) – cut out celebrate, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out YOU, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Punch out several iridescent glimmer dots with 1/4″ hole punch.  Add to card front to finish off.

And don’t forget…you can still get FUN ideas for the cute Hedgehugs set…ADORABLE!

Get all the details here!

Set(s): NONE
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pool Party, Myths and Magic Glimmer paper
Ink: NONE
Other: Celebrate You Thinlets, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Tailored Tag 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’!

 

 

Waterfront

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge! This week a cool color challenge!

 

Love these nice calm colors and works so well with the True Gentleman dsp!

 

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • True Gentleman dsp (Tranquil Tide striped) – 2 7/8 x 5, add to card front
  • True Gentleman dsp (Weave print) – 7/8 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • True Gentleman dsp (Navy Stitched print) – 7/8 x 3 7/8 add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest stitched oval, stamp mountain in Crumb Cake, Trees in Tranquil Tide with Soft Suede trunks, greeting in Night of Navy
  • Night of Navy – cut out matching layered scallop oval, add stamped white oval and 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!

Set(s): Waterfront
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, True Gentleman dsp
Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Hippity Hoppity Easter Favor

It’s Saturday again!  And you know that means another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme this week is hippity hoppity Easter favor.  For some reason whenever I think of an Easter favor I think the old standby – Sour Cream Container!

Here’s the details…

  • Picture Perfect Party dsp – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, make into Sour Cream container (you can find tons of instructions online – just Google it)
  • Whisper White – stamp bunny from the We Must Celebrate set in Memento Black, color with Smoky Slate (dark and light Blends and Pink Pirouette (dark) Blends, cut out with Layering Oval, layer onto matching Bermuda Bay Layering Scallop Oval
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch add to oval using dimensionals
  • Picture Perfect Party dsp (Lemon Lime Twist print) – 1 3/4 x 3 1/4, cut into a banner, punch 1/4 hole through top of tag and top of sour cream contain and add Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon to attach tag to container.

Set(s): We Must Celebrate, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Peek-a-boo Peach, Picture Perfect Party dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon, 1/4″ Hole 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’!

 

Beautiful Day

Happy Monday everyone!  Time again for another inspiration challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.

I have to say…this one was a bit tough for me and I realized why…I DON’T DO MESSY…and watercolor is messy!  And this photo just SCREAMED watercolor to me.  So here’s the inspiration photo for this week…

 

And here is what I did with it (after about 4 tries!)…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Wild Wasabi – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, add strip of Pink Pirouette – 1/2 x 4 1/4 behind the panel and add to card front
  • Watercolor paper – ink image using Melon Mambo, Garden Green, and Soft Suede markers, LIGHTLY spritz with water and stamp on watercolor paper (I also did extra leaves), use an AquaPainter to pull the ink down and ‘watercolor’ the petals and leaves in., cut out, layer leaves behind flower and add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 5/8 x 3 1/3, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banners and add using dimensionals.

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

Set(s): Beautiful Day
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Black, Markers:  Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Soft Suede
Other: Layering Leaves Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Wit

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week…bring on the colors!

How fun are those and just perfect with Sale-a-bration Bubble and Fizz dsp!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp bubble in Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Calypso Coral, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bubble and Fizz dsp – I did the Bermuda print 1 3/4 x 2, Calypso print 1 3/4 x 2 1/4, and Lemon Lime print 1 3/4 x 2 1/4, round the corners on all the pieces and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Basic Grey, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some silver enamel stars to finish off.

And did your know it is time again for a new collection from Create with Connie and Mary?  Well…it’s TRUE!  And I must say…it is absolutely ADORABLE!

Get all the details here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team AND leave a comment to get entered into BLOG CANDY!

Set(s): Birthday Wit, Bubble Over
Paper: Whisper White, Bubble and Fizz dsp (SAB), Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!