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Frames

COOL…we have made it to the end of April!  That is just soooo amazing!  And after the REALLY TOUGH theme of last week, this week is easy peasy…FRAMES!  Use a frame to showcase your main image – oh so easy!

I decided to use the fun balloon adventures to celebrate the end of this month!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Festive Embossing Folder and layer onto Watermelon Wonder – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out frame using Layering Squares – scallop and plain framelits, add to card front
  • Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo – punch out large balloon
  • Bermuda Bay – cut out striped balloon, add to Pool Party balloon using dimensionals
  • Watermelon Wonder – cut out dotted balloon, add to Flirty Flamingo balloon using dimensionals
  • Basic Grey – cut out TWO balloon ‘strings, add behind balloons and add balloons to card front using dimensionals
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp banner and greeting using Memento Black, cut out and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Balloon Adventures
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Pop-Up Balloon Thinlits, Layering Square Framelits, Festive Embossing Folder, Duo Balloon Punch, Dimensionals

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Special Reason

Okay…I have a little secret to share.  With us packing up our house and moving, I had to do a bunch of stamping to make sure that I had things to post on my blog while all my ‘stuff’ was still packed away in boxes.  So I stamped and I stamped and I stamped and I stamped.  Then I stamped some more!

I had EVERY POST for the month of April designed, stamped and posts written up and scheduled by April 1st…NO FOOLIN’!  But it was really nice not having to worry about them and to take my time setting up my craft area so I’d be ready to start in again for May!

I just LOVE the Special Reason set and wanted to have some fun with is.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blooms & Bliss dsp – 6 strips 5/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, cut out large circle using Layering Circles framelit, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out large flower and two large leaves; add flower using dimensionals (little teeny, tiny pieces of dimensionals that is) and add leaves
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

This one really is fun and can be done just using any scraps!

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss dsp
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Beautiful You

What an EASY theme we have for the SUO Challenge this time.  Our theme is feminine and there is just sooooo many different ways you can go with this!

With this theme the first thing that came to mind was the Beautiful You set.  It is just such a pretty set and oh so feminine.  With everything going on this month, I have been keeping things nice and simple and this one is oh so simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp female image in Peek-a-boo Peach, greeting in Night of Navy, and dots using Soft Sky
  • Night of Navy diagonal Stripe dsp – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add to back of Whisper White Panel, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Did I mention easy?  What can I say…truly easy!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Beautiful You, Painter’s Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Regals dsp paper pack
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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High Tide

Well it’s more playing with the A Little Foxy dsp and this time I decided to pair it with the High Tide set.

Now at first I wasn’t sure just how good this would work but after I finish, I ended up being pretty happy with it.  I haven’t used this set to really build a scene but I do like stamping the words over the one image of the lighthouse…I think that looks really cool.  I have also found when using the Baker’s Twine for bows that I like doubling or tripling up (like I did here) before I tie it to make it a little more substantial.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper Whit e- 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Calypso Coral/White print – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, layer onto Night of Navy 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Chevron print – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Pool Party raindrop print – cut with large circle framelit, sponge around the edges using Pool party, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4, punch using Scallop Tag Topper and round bottom corners using corner punch, stamp lighthouse using Smoky Slate, greeting using Night of Navy and Calypso Coral and ‘light’ using Calypso Coral, add tag using dimensionals.
  • Triple layer Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, tie into a bow and add using glue dot

What a cool encouragement card!

Set(s): High Tide
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, A Little Foxy dsp
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Oh The Places We Will Go

Happy middle of April!  Since it is Saturday it is time for another Create with Connie Design Team Blog Hop and our theme this time is Oh The Places We Will Go!  Since our theme is travel, I decided I would travel in a hot air balloon!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Bermuda dsp print – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Cupcakes and Carousels So Saffron dsp print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind Bermuda print and add to card front
  • Early Espress0 – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front on left side
  • Very Vanilla – stamp and cut out 5 large and 2 small clouds using Crumb Cake, add 2 large and 2 small clouds to card base
  • So Saffron – 2 x 4, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, layer onto Very Vanilla 2 1/8 x 4 1/8, add to car front using dimensionals
  • Add 3 large clouds using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp small hot air balloon using Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, and Calypso Coral, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

It’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Lift Me Up
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Cupcakes & Carousel dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Other: Up and Away Thinlits, Dimensionals

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Beautiful You

So I had this idea for a quick and easy card using one of my favorite sets – Beautiful You!  I wanted to do a ‘watercoloring’ kind of card and since I’m not all that good at watercoloring I used the technique where you wet the paper (LOVE using the Shimmery White for this) then stamping an image (I used one from Happy Celebrations) and let it fun for that watercolor look!  Although this is a quick and easy look…you do have to make sure your ‘watercoloring’ is nice and dry before you do do the stamping on top of it!

Here’s the details…

  • Shimmery White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shimmery White – 3 3/4 x 5, wet the paper and stamp the one image from Happy Celebrations in Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party (and finish with Flirty Flamingo again).  Set aside and let dry (I waited over night).
  • Stamp image and greeting using Memento Black, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Take the backing  off 5 small Perfect White Accents and add using Tombow Glue

I’m on a roll with QUICK AND EASY!

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition is now open!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Beautiful You, Happy Celebrations
Paper: Shimmery White
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Special Reason

So life right now is just a bit complex.  We just purchased a new home and are in the process of moving.  We aren’t just moving, we are downsizing…it’s complex.

But the SUO challenge theme this month is simple – sympathy and caring.  The With Sympathy stamp from Flourishing Phrases is so beautiful and I wanted to pair it with Special Reason.  This is what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Crumb Cake
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – fold in loops stapling loops together, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using So Saffron and leaves in Crumb Cake, cut out and add to car front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – cut out flower center using framelit, sponge Crumb Cake around edges and add to center of flower

I just love the simple look of this.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Special Reason, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlet Dies, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Hand Held Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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