Category Archives: Occasions Mini

All That You Are

Happy Thursday and Happy Valentine’s Day!  Its a great sketch inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary…

One of my favorite sets from the Occasions mini is All That You Are.  When you are in the mood to color using your Blends, It’s Perfect!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 2 3/4 x 5, add to card fro nt
  • Granny Apple Green dotted (Brights DSP) – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card fron t
  • Whisper White – stamp flower image using Memento Black, color using Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Nigh of Navy, cut out using layering oval framelit, layer onto Bermuda Bay matching scallop oval, add piece of Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Epoxy Droplets (they are carryover from Holiday Mini) to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

AND…next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products!  The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun!  You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary!  See all 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): All That You Are
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Gingham DSP, Brights DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Color Lifter
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon, Clear Epoxy Droplets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

IM57 – Tea Together

Happy Monday everyone! As this is posting I’m in Las Vegas for a couple of days.  WOO HOO….warm weather!  I’m receiving an award as Distinguished Education in online learning.   How awesome is that!  But I worked ahead and have a cool card for my challenge this week.  First for our inspiration piece…some pretty cookies…

I didn’t want to be too obvious with this but ended up loving what I did for it…

Didn’t that turn out pretty?  I think so!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle embossing folder, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop stitched heart, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose and two small flowers using Memento Black, color using Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt) Blends, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out little tag from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits, stamp Hello using Coastal Cabana from Beautiful Bouquet, add to card front using dimensions
  • Tie little bow from the Daffodil Delight organdy SAB ribbon, add to tab
  • Add some Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of the two small yellow flowers to finish off.

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products!  The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun!  You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary!  See all 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!

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

Set(s): Tea Together, Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay (lt), Pool Party (dk, lt), Mango Melody (lt), Daffodil Delight (dk, lt), Old Olive (dk, lt)
Other: Subtle  Embossing Folder, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Bouquet Bunnch Framelits, SAB Organdy Ribbon Pack, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Unique Fold Cards

Happy Saturday! We are back again with another great Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop and our theme this week is cards with unique folds.  I have not done a double gatefold card before and thought it would be fun to do with the Tea Together set!  Here’s my card closed…

And here it is opened up…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Floral Romance DSP – 5 1/2 x 12 – score at 2, 4, 8 and 10, on each end mark down, and cut on a diagonal then add the diagonal pieces to the bottom front
  • Petal Pink – stamp tea pot using Memento Black, accent using Petal Pink marker, cut out, add to left side front panel
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends, cut out add to tea pot
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Calpyso Coral, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, layer onto Mossy Meadow 1 1/8″ Scallop Punch, add to tea pot using dimensionals
  • For the inside:  Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp small flower twice using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends, add to inside of card

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all 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): Tea Together
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Floral Romance DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink Marker BLENDS: Petal Pink, Old Olive
Other: 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Tea Time Framelits (if you have them or just cut things out), 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’!

 

 

 

 

Life is Grand

Can you believe it…it Thursday AGAIN!  What a difference a week makes around here…last week we were sub zero (and school was closed for THREE DAYS!  WOO HOO!!!) and then we got into the high 50s and even hit 60s – another WOO HOOO!!!!  LOL!!!  We have a happy color combo to inspire your this week…

I LOVE the bubbles from the Beauty Abounds and LOVE the Life is Grand set…(NOTE:  I just couldn’t get a good shot of this showing the colors…not sure why…probably the dreary weather!)  Just remember…the colors are actually brighter!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • How Sweet It Is DSP – Melon Mambo diagonal striped, 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bubbles using Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape, 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana – 1 1/4 x 4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using diemsnionals
  • Add some Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all 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): Life is Grand, Beauty Abounds
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, How Sweet It Is DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape
Other: Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

IM57 – Bloom by Bloom

Happy Monday everyone! Happy first Monday in February and it’s time for our first Inspiration Monday of February!  We are starting off the month with a pretty dress to inspire you…

Okay…I have to admit this…this is the second card I made for this challenge.  I LOVED my first one, but decided I needed to keep it cleaner than the other one I did.  So here’s my second card and I think works perfectly for the challenge…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Balmy Blue Gingham print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp dotted line in Night of Navy and greeting in Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower 3 times using Balmy Blue and Leaves using Soft Seafoam, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Night of Navy – punch out 3 Bitty Blooms (punch pack), add to card front using Glue Dots
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to center of each Night of Navy flower to finish off

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all 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!

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

This is also for the Global Design Project #GDP175.

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom, Well Said
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gingham DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Valentine Favor

Happy Saturday! We have made it through the Polar Vortez and now for the GREAT THAW!!  DANG…it was COLD!  But now for our warming trend – LOL!!!  And to warm you up today our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is Valentine Favors.  I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while and was surprized at just how easy it was.  If you want directions for this just Google Self-Closing Treat Box.

Isn’t this little skunk just ‘stinkin’ sweet’?  I think so.  (And if you want more GREAT treat box ideas with this set check out our Hey Love Treat Box collection – you can still purchase the .pdf!)

Here’s some general details…

  • Crumb Cake – I used a piece 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 (like I said above just Google self-closing treat box and you will get directions for scoring) then put together
  • All My Love DSP – TWO pieces 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 again cut per directions you find in your search and add to your treat box
  • Stamp Hey Valentine on top using Memento Black ink
  • Whisper White – stamp skunk using Memento Black, color using Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo and Real Red Blends, cut out with layering circle, layer onto matching Lovely Lipstick matching Scallop Circle.
  • Wrap some Black/Silver ribbon behind circles then add to box front
  • Lovely Lipstick – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to circle.
  • Tie a little bow using Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon and add to top of box to finish off

Is this just cute or what!

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary!  See all 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): Hey Love
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, All My Love DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red
Other: Layering Circle Framelits, Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon, Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon 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’!

 

Birthday Cheer

BRRRR, it’s Wednesday as I’m writing this and it is BITTER COLD!  We hit a low of -6 around 10 am this morning with wind chill -27!  DANG!  My poor little pups only get 1 minute to run outside, do their business and high tail it back in!  But the really crazy part…Monday it is supposed to get up to 58!  DANG!!!  But it is Thursday when this goes live and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – this week…a GREAT sketch…

I haven’t used my Birthday Cheer set yet so thought I’d break it out for this week…

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • How Sweet It Is DSP (striped print) – 3 1/3 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • How Sweet It Is DSP (Melon Mambo diagonal striped print) – 2 1/2 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/4 x 4 5/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp package using Memento Black, color using Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some large basic rhinestones to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary!  See all 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): Birthday Cheer
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, How Sweet It Is DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!