Category Archives: Occasions Mini

Lift Me Up

ccmc447Happy Thursday!  WOW…it’s March!  I just love March…it means winter is almost over and that is sooooo good!

We have a fun sketch inspiration for you this week on Create with Connie and Mary and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I haven’t used my Lift It Up set for a little while and this was the perfect time to pull it out again and ink up some of the other balloons.  I took my color inspiration from the SAB Carried Away DSP.

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-b00 Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Multicolor Balloon dsp – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Silver glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to Balloon dsp
  • Whisper White – 2 7/8 x 3 5/8, stamp greeting using Basic Black and Watermelon Wonder, layer onto Watermelon Wonder – 3 x 3 3/4 and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp both the medium and small hot air balloons using Memento Black and color using Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach and Mint Macaron markers, cut out with matching framelits and add using dimensionals
  • Cut out some of the clouds from the cloud print in Carried Away dsp and add using dimensionals

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:

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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…

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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: Whisper White, Peak-a-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Carried Away dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Mint Macaron
Other: Up & Away Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Time of Year

suo169Can you believe it….it’s the VERY LAST day of February!  WOW…the best thing about the last day of February is that maybe winter is starting to come to and end.   Hmmm…the only problem though is that since we have wacky weather – 70 degrees followed by 30 degrees for our highs…it’s hard to say what will happen in March and April.

Now it is time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Celebrating Green!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out the floral pattern from the So Detailed Thinlet dies
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/7, cut out and oval using the Layering Oval Framelits, stamp ON YOUR using Smoky Slate, add the floral detail behind the oval and trim off any excess, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp banner using Mint Macaron, cut out and add using dimensionals.

I really like the way this turned out…nice and simple!

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

Set(s): Time of Year (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Ink: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Other: So Detailed Thinlet Dies, Layering Oval Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Special Reason

ccmc446Hello everyone and happy Thursday!  What a beautiful spring week we have been having here in Ohio!  WOW…I cannot believe this weather!

Since it is Thursday it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary inspiration and this week it is a cool color inspiration – Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Emerald Envy.  These colors are just so happy!  My card is just very simple – I’m still fighting Bronchitis (week 4 – GRRRRR!!!)

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded, round the bottom right corner
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 3/5, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry and scattered dots (from Avant Garden) using Smoky Slate; round bottom right corner
  • Emerald Envy Runched Ribbon – cut two short pieces, fold in half and add behind Whisper White panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Rich Razzleberry – cut out ‘frame’ but layering the two pieces, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Tangerine Tango, cut out with matching framelit
  • Emerald Envy – cut out two small outline leaves, add behind flower, add flower to card front using dimensionals

Yep…it really is so quick and easy!

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session opened February 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.

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, Avant Gardent
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Emerald Envy
Ink: Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Up in the Air

WI15SatHopWelcome

Oh my word…it’s Saturday again so it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is Up in the Air (anything that flies).  We have LOTS of cool things in the mini for that!  Well…you know that I LOVE dragonflies so…since those fly…it was a no brainer!

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Before I give you the details…this is a super easy card.  I needed a card for a mnt for my craft group and we were using the lace doilies.  This is my third card using them.

Here’s the details…

  • Tip Top Taupe – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Falling in Love dsp – 3 x 5 1/2
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind dsp panel and add to card front
  • Lace Doily – add with Vanilla side up
  • Very Vanilla – punch 2″ circle and add to center of doily
  • Mint Macaron – 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out medium detail dragonfly, add using a dimensional

Can you believe it…it really is that easy!

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

feb-2017-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.

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): Sealed with Love
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Sky, Falling in Love dsp
Ink: Real Red, Soft Sky
Other: Shapes Stitched Framelits, Brights Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy

Cool Treats

ccmc445Happy Thursday everyone!  Oh do we ever have a fun sketch inspiration for you at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

I soooo like the Cool Treat set and Frozen Treat framelits – they are just so much fun!  When I saw the sketch, I knew that I wanted to make an ice cream sundae.  I’m a hot fudge sundae kind of gal so that is what I made.  Now let me tell you…those DANG little sprinkle – they were the TOUGHEST to glue on!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp little dots in crumb card, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Early Espresso – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake print – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Watermelon Wonder – 1 1/4 x 3 5/8, cut into a banner, add to card front
  • Sundae – bowl/Pool Party, stamp accent in Pool Party, 3 ice creams/Whisper White, 3 chocolate toppings/Early Espresso, cherry/Watermelon Wonder color stem with Early Espresso marker, sprinkles/ Watermelon Wonder, put all together and add using dimensionals, spoon/Silver Foil
  • Whisper White -stamp greeting using Early Espresso and Watermelon Wonder, cut out using Stitched Oval, add using dimensionals

Oh how fun!   And speaking of fun…

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session opened February 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.

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): Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder, Tasty Treats dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Other: Shapes Stitched Framelits, Frozen Treats Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Special Reason

pp331I LOVE this set!  No…really I do!  It is one of the coolest looking flowers and I just LOVE flowers.

I’ve been fighting bronchitis the last couple of weeks (I think it is winning) and this weekend I needed to get caught up on some cards to post and put together some make and takes for my craft group.  I decided that I’d just have my cards do double purpose!

We did this card last night and the ladies just loved it.  The cool thing is you can flip it and it looks just as nice!  I decided to use the color challenge from The Paper Players for this.

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Falling Petals Embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Vanilla side of Lace Doily
  • Copper Foil – 3/4 x 4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/8, cut ends on diagonal, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – punch out 2″ circle, stamp greeting in Smoky Slate, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp small flower in Blushing Bride, cut out with framelit
  • Small open leaf – cut out in Copper Foil and Smoky Slate, add behind flower and add to card front to finish it off

What a different color combo…just LOVED it!

If you are looking for more ideas for the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Brochure, the Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Edition is now available.

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.

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: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Copper Foil
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Lace Doilies, 2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Red & White Plus 1

WI15SatHopWelcome

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we are challenging the team to use Red, White and one other color.

So…this is one of those instances where this started out as one thing and then took a turn.  Just so you know how FAR this took a turn this started out as Red/White/Silver and the Nailed It set.  Okay…let’s see what I did…

sathopredwhite

Okay…so here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • White/Red print – 4 x 5 1/8, lay on card on an angle, trim edges, add to card front
  • Soft Sky – 3 1/2 x 5, lay on card on an angle, trim edges, stamp heart using Soft Sky, add to card front
  • Red/White dotted print – 4 1/4 x 1 3/8, cut top on an angle so the narrow side is 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp swish using Soft Sky and greeting using Real Red, cut out using Oval Stitched Framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Real Red Enamel Hearts to finish off

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

feb-2017-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.

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): Sealed with Love
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Sky, Sending Love dsp
Ink: Real Red, Soft Sky
Other: Shapes Stitched Framelits, Brights Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WI15MarySiggy