Category Archives: Occasions Mini

Special Reason

I soooo like this new set – Special Reason.  The flowers are just such a cool shape and with the Stylish Stems thinlets, you get so many options for using this.

This week the inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary is a cool color combo – So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron.

I was going through my dsp looking for something I could use and found some prints in the So Succulent dsp that would work.  So I started with that and built my card front there.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sugarplum Gingham print – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Mint Succulent print – 3/4 x 4 1/2, ad to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4, cut on angles and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Stitched Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower in So Saffron, small flower in Sweet Sugarplum and large and small leaves in Mint Macaron, cut all out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 2, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, cut into a banner on both ends, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

This card just says SPRING to me! If you are looking for great ideas for spring events and the Occasions Mini, then the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition is for you!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Succulent Garden dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

High Tide

I decided it was time that I buy the new High Tide set.  I LOVE lighthouses but for some reason decided I didn’t NEED this set.  I did keep looking at it and finally decided the time had come.

I have  wonderful group of women that meet every month and we always make a couple cards.  I decided yesterday morning that I wanted to do a card with this set with them and came up with this idea.  I wanted to use some of my By the Shore dsp since, as we all know, that paper will be going away in the next catalog.  I was really happy with how it turned out and the ladies enjoyed it too!

Here’s the details…

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sahara Sand – 4 x 5 1/4, wrap piece of Night of Navy Bakers Twine around the panel and add to card front
  • Calypso Coral Starfish dsp – 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Dapper Denim wide strip dsp – 3 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, stamp lighthouse using Calypso Coral, greeting using Dapper Denim, sand using Sahara Sand, ‘light’ using So Saffron, add to card front using dimensionals

Isn’t that AWESOME!  I think it is very cool indeed.

And speaking of very cool…the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session is now open!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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): High Tide
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, By the Tide dsp
Ink: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Dapper Denim
Other: Night of Navy Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Dragonfly Dreams

What a roller coaster of weather we are having in Ohio.  Have numerous days int he 60s…today we have snow.  Now, it’s not a lot of snow but it’s sticking!  I HATE WINTER!

But it is time for another SUO Challenge and this time our theme is Up in the Sky…Things that Fly!  Oh my…so many different things to use in the occasions mini but of course, when you talk about things that fly…it just gotta be DRAGONFLIES!

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the ‘dots’ using Blushing Bride and the greeting using Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out medium dragonfly, ad to card front
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer – cut out a small dragonfly, add to card front
  • Add some silver sequins to finish off.

Yep…it is really THAT easy!

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

Set(s): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Blushing Bride
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlet Dies, Neutral Sequins, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Beautiful You

Okay…so I promised a total of 3 CAS cards using the overall same design yet using all the main images in the Beautiful You set.

This is my third, and final car din my set.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this look.  It is just so simple but the pretty colors really pop on the mostly white card.

For the first one, click here.

For the second one, click here.

I also think one of the things that really help make these cards pop is the fun enamel dots!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate and greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamp umbrella onto the Sweet Sugarplum Incolor Envelope print using Memento Black, cut out and add to image
  • Layer onto Bermuda Bay 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

And still another TOTALLY CAS card!

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens tomorrow – March 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • 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
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay,Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Custom Tee

What a fun color inspiration we have for you at Create with Connie and Mary this week – Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip.

For me these colors made me think I should do a masculine card and I haven’t used my Custom Tee in a while and thought it would be fun to play with that along with the Playful Backgrounds set to come up with a card for this inspiration!  I thought this turned out so fun!

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp diagonal lines using Smoky Slate
  • Pool Party – 1/2 x 3 3/8, stamp arrows using Pool Party, cut into a point, add to panel
  • Chocolate Chip – 1/8 x 3 5/8, cut on slate, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensioals
  • Whisper White – stamp ‘man’ tee shirt using Chocolate Chip, stamp solid dots using Pool Party and open dots using Smoky Slate, stamp greeting using Chocolate Chip, cut our and add using dimensionals
  • Add Urban Underground star embellishments to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session will be opening March 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

march-collage

  • 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): Custom Tee, Playful Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate, Pool Party
Other: Urban Underground Embellishments, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Beautiful You

Okay…so here is my second card using a VERY CAS design and the fabulous Beautiful You set.

If you missed by first card, you can check it out here.

I wanted to come up with a design that is so very simple yet really stylish and works with the 3 main images in this set.  This one just makes me happy!  I love greeting perfect…it really makes me smile.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate an greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
  • Layer onto Rich Razzleberry 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

Yep…another truly easy and TOTALLY CAS!

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session will be opening March 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

march-collage

  • 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
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Beautiful You

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but my husband and I are working on downsizing our home and belongings and moving to a smaller place south of Dayton.  After 26 years in our home…it’s just a tad bit overwhelming.  ESPECIALLY since our current city only permits you to have ONE trash can!  But anyway…working on downsizing is quite a task…especially my crafting area.

For my card set for Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition I was going to use the set Beautiful You but then decided to go with Happy Celebrations (oh my…what a FABULOUS SET!).  Anyway I had this series of cards all planned out in my head and since I wanted to share some cards with you, I thought I’d make up this little series of CAS cards.  This designed turned out PERFECT for the Beautiful You set.  So stayed turned…I have a total of 3 cards and this is my first one.

Now don’t blink…here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (yes, I know this is NOT the standard layer size), stamp woman using Smoky Slate an greeting using Pool Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
  • Layer onto Sweet Sugarplum 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add enamel dots – Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry

Yep…it is truly that easy but so TOTALLY CAS!

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session will be opening March 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

march-collage

  • 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
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Brights Enamel Shapes, Incolor Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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