Category Archives: Occasions Mini

Flying Home

It’s Monday…AGAIN!  And DANG…it’s NOT a holiday!  That’s okay…it’s time for another inspiration challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!

When I saw the inspiration piece for this week, I couldn’t wait to use my new set…Flying Home!  I thought this image really went along with the image.  Check out the inspiration photo and Connie’s card here.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run the top portion through the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add panel to card front
  • Tutti Frutti dsp – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – Stamp image using Memento Black, color using Stampin’ Blends, cut out using Layering Ovals and add using dimensionals

There’s still time to get our newest collection using Picture Perfect Birthday.  Oh…this collection is sooooo awesome – there’s 3 cards (one’s a fun fancy fold) and an awesome 3D project.  Here’s a sneak peek…

Set(s): Flying Home, Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tutti Frutti dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Valentines

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s time again for this talented group of ladies to ‘show you what they got’ with VALENTINES!  Looking forward to seeing what everyone does!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 1/4, stamp heart using Versamark and gold emboss
  • Rich Razzleberry – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add behind of top of panel
  • Rich Razzleberry – punch using ribbon border punch, add behind bottom of panel, add panel to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp hear using Melon Mambo, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp banner using Rich Razzleberry, cut our and add to card front using dimensionals

This sure is a simple card but really shows off this set!  And speaking of showing off…

If you are looking for some great ideas for the Picture Perfect Birthday bundle in the occasions mini, you can still order the tutorial that is the First of the Connie and Mary Collections!  Once you order, you automatically receive the tutorial.  This collection has 3 cards – one is a fun fold, and a cool little Valentine treat holder!  All the information about the collection and to order is found here.

Set(s): Sure Do Loe You
Paper: Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Other: Lots to Love Box Framelit, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, 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’!

Picture Perfect Birthday

A happy Thursday to one and all!  Oh thank goodness we are almost to the end of the week!  No really…it might have been a short one but dang…I’m EXHAUSTED!

This week we have a fun color inspiration for you and I have to say…this one was a bit of a ‘head scratcher’ for me!  I decided to go with birthday (since that set was sitting on top of my desk for my project for the Connie and Mary Collection this time) and it worked!  Our colors this time were Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Marina Mist (a color I pretty much NEVER use!)

Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Using your Stitched Circles, cut out and open larger and closed smaller (HINT: do them at the same time) from Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Marina Mist.  Add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp candles in Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Marina Mist, fringy thing in Memento Black and Flame in Crushed Curry, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Calypso Coral – stamp greeting in Memento Black, punch out with the Classic Label punch, add to card front
  • Add some Gold Enamel Metallic Stars to finish off

If you are looking for some great ideas for the Sure Do Love You bundle in the occasions mini, you can still order the tutorial that is the First of the Connie and Mary Collections!  Once you order, you automatically receive the tutorial.  This collection has 3 cards – one is a fun fold, and a cool little Valentine treat holder!  All the information about the collection and to order is found here.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to check out our new Blog Design if you haven’t see it yet!

Set(s): Picture Perfect Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Picture Perfect Birthday

Oh…it’s Monday again.  And not only is it time for another Inspiration Monday…it’s a day off!  WOOO HOOO!!!  I am going to get caught up on my grading!

We have an AWESOME inspiration piece over on Create with Connie and Mary, so makes sure you head over there to see it and check out what Connie did too!

Since we have JUST RELEASED out newest collection using Picture Perfect Birthday I thought I’d use the same set for my card today.  Oh…this collection is sooooo awesome – there’s 3 cards (one’s a fun fancy fold) and an awesome 3D project.  Here’s a sneak peek…

So….here’s the details for my card today…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, add three pieces of Ribbon – Lemon Lime Twist Classic Weave, Crushed Curry Stitched Satin, ad Peek-a-boo Peach striped and staple onto panel, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie – cut frames using Stitched Square Framelits and Layered Squares, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp two bows with each of these colors:  Lemon Lime Twist/Old Olive, Daffodil Delight/Crushed Curry, Peek-a-boo Peach/Pumpkin Pie, add to card front
  • Use some of the Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins to finish it off.
Set(s): Picture Perfect Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Memento Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Tutti Frutti Adhesive Back Sequins, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Weave Ribbon, Crushed Curry Stitched Satin Ribbon, Peek-a-boo Peach Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite New DSP

Happy Saturday!  I LOVE the weekend just because I only have to spend half of every day grading (LOL!!!) but we have our fun Create wit Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  I always look forward to see what the others have done with the theme and our this time is our favorite Occasions Mini dsp and for me I knew EXACTLY what I would use…Painted with Love dsp!

Don’t you just LOVE that dsp?  I know I do.  Those gold foil accents are just PERFECT!  Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 5 1/2 x 81/2 folded
  • Powder Pink – 4 x 5 1/4, stamper greeting using Versamark and gold emboss, run through the Scattered Sequin Embossing  Folder, add to card front
  • Painted with Love dsp (Striped print – 1 1/4 x 5 1/4
  • Melon Mambo – punch out a Decorative Ribbon Border, add behind the dsp and add to card front
  • Stamp butterfly on piece of the dsp using Versamark, gold emboss, cut out, loop piece of Gold Mini Tinsel and add to card front to finish off.

If you are looking for some great ideas for the Sure Do Love You bundle in the occasions mini, you can still order the tutorial that is the First of the Connie and Mary Collections!  Once you order, you automatically receive the tutorial.  This collection has 3 cards – one is a fun fold, and a cool little Valentine treat holder!  All the information about the collection and to order is found here.

Set(s): Beautiful Day
Paper: Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Painted with Love dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Scattered Sequin Embossing Folder, Gold Mini Tinsel, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, 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

FINALLY…it’s Wednesday!  Have you ever had one of those weeks that seem to go on for MONTHS?  Yep…that is this week.  School has started back up and I completely and totally EXHAUSTED!  And it is only day 3.  For some reason we have been having a lot of ‘crises’…I almost am beginning to believe I’m a hostage negotiator – LOL!!! NO…SERIOUSLY!

Last night I had my craft group out in Xenia…where I used to live.  I wanted to give the ladies the opportunity to play with the new Brusho in the Occasions mini and I came up with this card for them to do.  We started the night by everyone doing their Brusho piece and we set them aside to dry and worked on other projects.  Then we finished off this card.  So happy!  I needed HAPPY!

Here’s details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Tutti-fruiti dsp (red print) – one piece 1/2 x 5 1/2 and one piece 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Watercolor paper – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp butterfly in Versamark and white emboss; sprinkle on the red, orange and yellow Brusho on DRY paper; spritz with water to active the powder the set aside to dry
  • One dry, use a DAMP clothe to wipe excess off embossing, layer onto Basic Black 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Take piece of Black Shimmer ribbon, staple onto panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out amazing and you with the Celebrate You thinlets, add to card front; I add YOU using dimensionals

It’s a simple card an perfect to let someone know how amazing they are! Speaking of amazing…

Today is the last day to order the Create with Connie and Mary Sure Do Love You Collection that includes the Make & Takes! (PDF will still be available for a little while longer.) Don’t miss out! You get three cards (one is a fun fold) and cute 3D item with full step-by-step photo instructions! Check out more details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

AND…Picture Perfect Birthday Collection is coming January 15th!!!  Wait until you see that one!

Set(s): Beautiful Day
Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Tutti-fruiti dsp, Watercolor
Ink: Versamark
Other: Brusho, Celebrate You Thinlets, Black Shimmer Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Sure Do Love You

Are you ready for the second Inspiration Monday from Create with Connie and Mary?  I hope so because it is REALLY a fun one!  To see the inspiration photo, head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check it out!

I was going to go in a different direction when I sat down to make this card and then, well the dots just started calling to me so I pulled out my circle punches and just had fun!  When I was done it needed just a little something else so I got out my 1/4″ hole punch and added the silver glimmer dots…just what it needed.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • So Saffron – punch out three 1 1/2″ circles
  • Pool Party – punch out three 1 1/4″ circles
  • Calypso Coral – punch out three 1″ circles
  • Pear Pizzazz – punch out three 3/4″ circles
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out eight 1/4″ cirlces
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add all the circles, trim off the parts that hang over the edge
  • Island Indigo – 3 3/4 x 5, add Whisper White panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp banner using Island Indigo, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

This was such a fun inspiration image!  It is fun to see what Connie comes up with too!

Set(s): Sure Do Love You
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo
Ink: Island Indigo
Other: 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!