Category Archives: Occasions Mini

IM66 – Beauty Abounds

Happy Monday everyone!  Are you ready for another inspiration photo?  Hope so because it is Inspiration Monday!

You know you really can’t go wrong with BUTTERFLIES!!!

 

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 3/4, stamp dots first with Daffodil Delight then with Highland Heather, stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape
  • Heather Highland Gingham print – two piece 3/8 x 4 1/2, add behind panel then add panel to card front
  • Vellum – cut out bottom butterfly thinlit, cut out the 3 smallest
  • Basic Black – cut out top butterfly thinlit, cut out the 3 smallest, layer, add to card front
  • Color some front epoxy droplet using dark Mango Melody and dark Highland Heather Blends, add to card front to finish off

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials! SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection! We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look! You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS! After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections! We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out. Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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): Beauty Abounds
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Vellum, Gingham DSP
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight
Other: Beauty Abounds Thinlits, Epoxy Dots

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Well Said

Happy Thursday everyone! And happy April everyone!  Now I have hope that winter is over!  This week we have such a happy color combo for you…it will definitely brighten up your day!

I thought some doilies would make a fun card…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo – cut doily from each color add to panel, stamp wishes using Memento Black
  • Basic Black – cut out ‘birthday’ add panel
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Best Route Black 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!

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials!  SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection!  We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look!  You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS!  After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections!  We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out.  Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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): Well Said
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Doily Builder Thinlets, Well Written Framelits, Best Route Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Wonderful Romance – again

Well…here is it WEDNESDAY and I have another card for you.  Since I’ve been playing with my Wonderful Romance set, I thought I try something else with it…

This was definitely a little different for me.  I tried using my watercolored pencils…can’t say I’m very good with them but they worked on the Sahara Sand cardstock.

Connie and I have just released our Wonderful Romance Collection. We know that the matching Framelits have sold out so we have a SPECIAL OFFER for you! Make sure you scroll down and read more!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Sahara Sand – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp image using Versamark, white emboss, color using the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green Watercolor Pencils, layer onto Whisper White – 3 /58 x 4 /8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out with layering oval, layer onto matching Flirty Flamingo Scalloped Oval, cut out some of the leaves from the leaf trim and add behind oval, cut out two piece of the dotted tulle ribbon and add behind oval, add oval to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Happiness Bloom Enamel Dots to finish off

Again…you don’t need the framelits with this set!

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials! SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection! We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look! You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS! After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections! We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out. Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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): Wonderful Romance
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Watercolor Pencils, Leaf Trim, Dotted Tulle Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Wonderful Romance

Happy Tuesday!  Well lookie here…it’s ANOTHER Tuesday post!  WOW!!!  What is happening!  I know…it’s amazing.  Today a I have a cool card I made on Sunday when I was taking a break from grading.  The funny thing about this card is after I finished this I was looking at my email and saw the email for The Paper Players challenge (PP435) and can you believe it…my card matched one of the rows in Tic Tac Toe – Enamel dots (mine are pearls), embossing and sparkle.  So here’s my card…

Connie and I have just released our Wonderful Romance Collection.  We know that the matching Framelits have sold out so we have a SPECIAL OFFER for you!  Make sure you scroll down and read more!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Petal Pink – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Floral Romance – green leaf print, 3/4 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest oval, stamp image using Versamark, gold emboss, color using Petal Pink (both) and Old Olive (light) BLENDS
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3/4 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner on both ends, add do card front
  • Add some Gold Metallic Pearls to finish off

See…you don’t need the framelits with this set!

 

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials!  SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection!  We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look!  You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS!  After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections!  We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out.  Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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): Wonderful Romance
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Floral Romance, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, Blends:  Petal Pink Dark and Light,  Old Olive Light
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM65 – Tea Time

It’s Monday again…hmmm…seems like one of these comes around once every 7 days.  We might need to do something about that!  Just kidding…I love Monday because it is time for another Inspiration!  Here’s the one for this week…

Now…I bet you’re thinking…oh…I think I can guess this one.  Well…hopefully this will be a little bit of a surprise…

This was one of those inspirations where I knew basically I knew I was going to use the gears but I didn’t want to go masculine with it.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tufted embossing folder, wrap two pieces of the Petal Pink Metallic ribbon around the panel and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out gear, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer cut out 3 smaller gears, save inside circles, add to to the card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Classic Label punch
  • Whisper White – stamp larger rose and two smaller one – color using Blends:  Calypso Coral Light, Petal Pink Dark and Light, Mossy Meadow Light and Old Olive Light, cut everything out, add to card front (along with the 3rd Silver Glimmer gear) using dimensionals
  • Add the inside circles (plus some more cut out using 1/8″ hole punch) to card front along with some Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots
  • Add some 1/8″ Silver Glimmer circles to the center of each small flower

Isn’t this just delightful!  Gears…not just for masculine cards!

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials!  SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection!  We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look!  You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS!  After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections!  We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out.  Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Calypso Coral Light, Petal Pink Dark and Light, Mossy Meadow Light and Old Olive Light
Other: Garage Gears Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Tufted Embossing Folder, Faceted Dots, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Easter/Spring Cards

And it’s Saturday again! Boy…it’s a good day to stay inside as instead of April showers brings May Flowers…it’s March showers and flowers are already blooming!  And with all the rain and flowers it’s time for Spring and our theme for this week … Easter/Spring!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, round the bottom left corner
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, round bottom left corner, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, corner round bottom left and upper right, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 1/4, corner round bottom left and upper right, stamp image using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal pink, stamp greeting using Memento Black, tie piece of the Daffodil Delight SAB ribbon around it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Butterfly Gala Daffodil Delight Sequins to finish off.

I do have to tell you I got the idea for this card from Lisa Curcio.  She did a delightful card using this layout, gingham dsp (different color) and the butterfly set.  I changed several things on the card.

Did you know that in our Birthday Cheer Collection, two of the exclusive cards use only the stamps, too! The 3D project could easily be adapted to just the stamps…it is very flexible!  Check out our Birthday Cheer bundle…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! See 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): Fabled Friends
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink
Other: Corner Rounder, SAB Ribbon Pack, Butterfly Gala Sequins, 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

Happy Thursday everyone! It is going to be an absolutely GORGEOUS day today…we are hitting the 60s – WOO HOOO!!!  And on top of that we have an awesome sketch to inspire you…

I decided for this one to pull out my Classic Garage DSP to inspire me for this…

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Geared Up Garage DSP – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Tranquil Tide and Basic Black, layer onto Basic Black – 2 3/8 x 4 5/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tranquil Tide and Black Foil – cut out a variety of gears (save circles), add to card front, add 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!

We have TWO GREAT COLLECTIONS for you that we just put out…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! See 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
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tranqil Tide, Classic Garage DSP, Black Foil
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Basic Black
Other: Garage Gears Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!