Category Archives: Occasions Mini

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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Birthday Blast

OH MY WORD…IT’S HERE!  MOVE DAY!  Rand and I have been purging and packing like crazy and today is it.  The movers are coming this morning and we are heading down to Centerville (about 1/2 hour from where we have been living for the last 26 years.  I’m heading out early with the little doggies.  I want to get them settled into our 3 Seasons Room so they will mostly be out of the way once the movers get there with all our ‘stuff’.

So here’s a quick and easy card for you…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – cut TWO 1/4 x 4 1/4, add both to card front
  • Pool Party – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp image using Pool Party, layer onto Watermelon Wonder – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – cut out stars using the Star Blast Edgelit, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Watermelon Wonder, cut into a banner, add to card front
  • Add some Star and Dots Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish off

It’s not long now until the release of 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): Birthday Blast
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Star Blast Edgelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

That’s the Tag

I really like little 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 cards.  It’s just such a fun size to design with.  Sometimes I get on kicks where I do a bunch of these but it has been a while since I have.

I wanted to use the cute little flower image from the the That’s the Tag set so this little card size was just perfect for it.  It think it turned out really sweet!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers twice using Memento Black, color using Melon Mambo, Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Cut out
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 3/8, stamp greeting using Melon Mambo and Dapper Denim
  • Dapper Denim, 1/8 x 3 1/4, cut on slant, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo diagonal print – 3/8 x 2 7/8, cut on slant, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, layer behind Whisper White Panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add flowers using dimensionals
  • Add Silver Metallic Enamel Dots to finish off

Another quick and easy!

It’s not long now until the release of 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…

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): That’s the Tag, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Dapper Denium
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Dapper Denium, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Timeless Tags Thinlits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Spring Flowers

We had so much rain in March and the weather was so warm that we are having terrific Spring Flowers!  And that is the theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop.

I just LOVE flower stamps and I REALLY love the Special Reason set!

Now doesn’t this just make you smile?  I know it did me!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower with Peek-a-boo Peach and second with Peek-a-boo Peach with Tangerine Tango sponged in the middle and other with Flirty Flamingo and second with Flirty Flamingo with Melon Mambo sponged in the middle, stamp leaves in Pear Pizzazz, cut everything out with matching framelits and inside flower by hand, layer everyting and add to card front (pink flower added using dimensionals)
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Night of Navy Enamel dots
  • Night of Navy – cut out TWO flower centers using Stylish Stems thinlet, add to flower centers

Isn’t that nice and simple and oh so spring!  It sure is!

It’s not long now until the release of 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…

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, Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Regals Metallic Shapes, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tin of Cards

I was in the mood to do a splatter type card.  I love the new splatters in the Happy Celebrations set but I also LOVE the Gorgeous Grunge set.  The two really work so nicely together.

I started putting these two splatters together and thought this ended up being such a fun card!  I’ve really been into the Peek-a-boo Peach color (note to self…order more cardstock) and paired it up with Real Red and Basic Black for a fun look!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 3 3/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red Diagonal Stripe – 3 /4 x 3 3/4, add to bottom of card front
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2  x 4 1/4, stamp larger splatter using Peek-a-boo Peach, smaller splatter using Real Red and greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Stars to finish off

How quick and easy!

It’s not long now until the release of 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…

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): Tin of Cards, Happy Celebrations, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Peek-a-boo Peach, Brights dsp paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Blast

Together is a really exciting day for my husband and me.  Today we are closing and taking possession of our NEW HOME!  WOW!!!  As you know if you have been following my blog we have been purging and packing and packing and purging…LOL!!!  We move in on Monday!

But I have a card to share with you today for my celebration!  Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flaming – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 foled
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Striped Pool Party dsp – 1 x 5, add to bottom of Whisper White Panel
  • Silver Foil – cut out Star Blast Edgelit, trim and add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out the insides of the stars using the Star Blast Edgelit, add to card front
  • Stamp large star in Pool Party and small star in Flirty Flamingo, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1 x 3 3/8 stamp greeting using Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

It’s not long now until the release of 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…

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): Birthday Blast
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Subtles dsp paper stack, Silver Foil
Ink: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Star Blast Edgelit, Basic Rhinstones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Happy Celebrations

When I first saw the Celebrations Duo embossing folders in the Occasions mini I liked them but didn’t jump on them (and the matching set) right away.  Once I got them though, I really have had fun with them.

We used them in my craft group last month and this was one of the cards we made with it!

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip – 1 7/8 x 3 1/2, layer the three pieces together on angles then run through the ‘HAPPY’ embossing folder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into banner on both ends and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out large balloon, add using dimensionals
  • Draw ‘string’ using Chocolate Chip marker.

How quick and easy!

It’s not long now until the release of 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…

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): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Duo Balloon Punch, Celebrations Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!