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Tahitian Tide & Parakeet Party

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use the new Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party In Colors on our card…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • In Color DSP – (Tahitian Tide Dotted) – 1/2 x 3 1/2, cut into slant on one side, add to card front
  • Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party – cut out large detailed Tropical Layers dies, add to card front
  • Subtle Shimmer – cut out open leaf, add to card front
  • Parakeet Party – 7/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie a small bow in the Tahitian Tide 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon, add to card front
  •  Add some Iridescent Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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If you need a card and want to make it fun, choose the playful images and cheerful greetings in the Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set!  The solid images make quick work of stamping and punching in a variety of colors!  This Collection of tutorials has three card designs (one a fun fold) and a cute little decorative gift.  We’ve paired the Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set and Songbird Builder Punch with the new 2022-24 In Colors Designer Paper in this Collection for some bright, colorful fun!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Tahitian Tide, Parakaeet Party, In Color Specialty DSP, Subtle Shimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Tropical Layers Dies, Iridescent Pearls, 1/8″ Tahitian Tide Metallic Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Favorite New In Color

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new In Color.  This was sort of tough since there are several that I like…

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Here’s the details…

  • Sweet Sorbet – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Sweet Sorbet – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Gingham Embossing Folder, sponge around edges in Sweet Sorbet, add to card front
  • Heart & Home Doily – turn any one of the color over to the white side, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tea Boutique DSP – Sorbet with light flowers – 2 x 3 1/2, layer onto Basic White – 2 1/8 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Basic White- 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting in Sweet Sorbet, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp image in Sweet Sorbet, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a couple of white Classic Matte Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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If you need a card and want to make it fun, choose the playful images and cheerful greetings in the Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set!  The solid images make quick work of stamping and punching in a variety of colors!  This Collection of tutorials has three card designs (one a fun fold) and a cute little decorative gift.  We’ve paired the Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set and Songbird Builder Punch with the new 2022-24 In Colors Designer Paper in this Collection for some bright, colorful fun!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sit Stay Relax (hostess)
Paper: Basic White, Sweet Sorbet, Tea Boutique DSP
Ink: Sweet Sorbet
Other: Heart & Home Doily, Gingham Embossing Folder, Classic Matte Dots, Dimensionals

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Nature

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use something from nature…I picked FLOWERS!

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Here’s the details…

  • Polished Pink – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Night of Navy – cut out largest Fabulous Frame, Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through Splatters Folder, add behind frame, add to frame to card front
  • Basic White – stamp large flower in Balmy Blue with Pacific Point center accent and Polished Pink with Melon Mambo center accent, stamp leaves in Granny Apple Green, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Soft Seafoam – stamp greeting in Night of Navy, cut out using stitched banner from Stylish Shapes dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Iridescent Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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The flower imagery in the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set is simple yet elegant!  The beautiful line-art images are perfect for different coloring and stamping techniques.  And the variety of greetings will convey your warm wishes.  This Collection of SIX card tutorials pairs the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set and the Blooming Happiness Dies with the Hues of Happiness Designer Paper.  Plus, we’ve used SIX different simple coloring techniques on our SIX card tutorials so you can focus on the stamp set, the coloring techniques or a combination of both!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Flowing Flowers
Paper: Basic White, Polish Pink, Night of Navy, Soft Seafoam
Ink: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green
Other: Fabulous Frames Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders, Iridescent Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Favorite New Accessory

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new accessory from the annual catalog!  I picked the Hues of Happiness DSP and Glossy Dots – LOVE the Glossy Dots!

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic Whit e- 3 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Hues of Happiness DSP (multicolor print) – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Hues of Happiness DSP (red/yellow flower print) – cut out 3 large flowers in different colors, cut out 3 double leaves, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Early Espresso – 5/8 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss add to card front using dimensionals
  • add some medium pink Glossy Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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“Cup of tea” is an expression that is used to describe something you like, something you are good at or something you enjoy doing.   And we know stampers have GREAT taste!  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our CUP OF TEA COLLECTION of tutorials with their bright, fresh In-Colors and fun tea-theme images!  We’ve paired the Cup of Tea Stamp Set and Teacups Dies with the Tea Boutique Designer Paper to create the perfect projects for your upcoming launch or catalog parties, or to make for yourself!  Our CUP OF TEA COLLECTION has FOUR cards, ONE inventory project, and ONE gift project for a total of SIX tutorials that are overflowing with fun!  See more details here!

Set(s): Happiness Abounds
Paper: Basic White, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Hues of Happiness
Ink: Versamark
Other: Glossy Dots, White Embossing Power, Dimensionals

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Happy You Are Here

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite preoder set!  I used an adorable Hostess set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 5 1/4, run top third through the Splatters Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – 1 x 5 1/2, add the film strip edge from the Blooming Happiness Dies, add to card front
  • Tahitian Tide – 3 x 4, add to card front
  • Incolor DSP – Sweet Sorbet dotted – 3 x 3 3/4, add to card front on an angle
  • Basic White – cut out Stitched Circle (Stylish Shapes dies), ad to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp chair with dog in Smoky Slate, color with Blend, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals – note…I traced around the dog with the fine point of the Basic Grey Marker so that it would stand out more
  • Blushing Bride – stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut out with Stitched Banner, tie a bow in the 1/8″ Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon, add behind banner, add banner to card front using diemsnionals
  • Add some of the light blue Glossy Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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“Cup of tea” is an expression that is used to describe something you like, something you are good at or something you enjoy doing.   And we know stampers have GREAT taste!  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy our CUP OF TEA COLLECTION of tutorials with their bright, fresh In-Colors and fun tea-theme images!  We’ve paired the Cup of Tea Stamp Set and Teacups Dies with the Tea Boutique Designer Paper to create the perfect projects for your upcoming launch or catalog parties, or to make for yourself!  Our CUP OF TEA COLLECTION has FOUR cards, ONE inventory project, and ONE gift project for a total of SIX tutorials that are overflowing with fun!  See more details here!

Set(s): Sit Stay Relax (Hostess Set)
Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Tahitian Tide, Blushing Bride, Incolor DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, BLENDS:  Tahitian Tide, Smoky Slate, Cinnamon Cider
Other: Stylish Shapes Dies, Blooming Happiness Dies, 1/8″ Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon, Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Sad to See You Go

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite retiring product.  Okay…couldn’t pic just one

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Timeless Type Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Hand-Penned DSP – Floral print – 1 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front, green stripe print – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Hand-Penned DSP – Papaya dotted print – 2 x 2
  • Basic White – cut out one of the Floral Square Dies, add to Papaya print, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Misty Moonlight – 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting (Sweet as a Peach) in Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using diemsionals
  • Add some Genial Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Let your inspiration “grow” with the greenhouse and plant images in the GARDEN GREENHOUSE STAMP SET and GREENHOUSE DIES and create the garden of your dreams!  The large and detailed greenhouse images are generously sized to be the focal image on your cards and perfect for a nature lover!  We’ve combined the GARDEN GREENHOUSE BUNDLE with the Bloom Where You are Planted Designer Paper for our three cards (one a fun fold!) and a special home decor project, perfect for your classes, included in this Collection!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet as a Peach
Paper: Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Hand-Penned DSP
Ink: Versamark
Other: Floral Squares Dies, Timeless Type EF, Genial Gems, Dimensionals

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Easter Favor

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make an Easter favor.  I like using our pre-made boxes for these…makes it nice and easy!  The mini paper pumpkin boxes are such a nice size and perfect to give some a chocolate Easter Bunner!

Here’s the details…

  • Put together a mini Paper Pumpkin Box
  • Hand-Penned DSP – Papaya print 5 1/2 x 11, wrap around box and trim extra off flap
  • Hand-Penned DSP – Mint striped print – 2 x 3 3/4, add to box top
  • Basic White – 2 3/4 x 4 – stamp duck in Memento Black, color with Blends, stamp grass in Just Jade, add to box top
  • Mint Macaron – 1 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp HAPPY in Just Jade and Easter in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to box using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp chick in Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out add to box using dimensionals
  • Hand-Penned DSP – Blushing print – 3/4 x 1, purple print – 3/4 x 3/4, cut both into banner, add to box
  • Add a couple of Adhesive Backed Jade Hexagons to finish off
  • Stamp a piece of tissue paper using the chick in Daffodil Delight, crumple inside box, add bunny and some jelly beans

And now for our latest collection…

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Slimline cards are SO popular right now and SO easy to make!  We’ve combined the elegant pencil drawings of HONEYBEE HOME STAMP SET and nature inspired HONEYBEE BLOOMS DIES with the long shape of the 3-1/2 x 8-1/2 slimline cards for a special card-only collection!  The expanded design area on these slimline cards allows for even more creativity when you invite the outdoors into your stamping studio using the HONEYBEE HOME BUNDLE and HEART & HOME DESIGNER PAPER! We have SIX slimline card tutorials included in this Collection!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Easter Friends, Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Hand-Penned DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Just Jade, BLENDS:  So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo (Lt)
Other: Adhesive Backed Hexagons, Dimensionals

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Easter Cards

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make an Easter card…

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Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • You’re a Peach DSP – from the blue prints, cut out FOUR each 1 1/8 x 1 1/8
  • Basic White – 3 7/8 x 5, add the DSP squares, add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 x 5 1/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp bunny in Memento Black, Color with Smoky Slate and Flirty Flamingo Blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Black/White Gingham ribbon – color a piece with Balmy Blue marker, tie into small bow, add to bunn
  • Add some dark blue small Holiday Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Next up for our tutorial class is the versatile ARTFULLY LAYERED COLLECTION!  The ARTFULLY LAYERED STAMP SET includes a combination of playful all-occasion greetings, along with some tropical greenery and plants.  The coordinating TROPICAL LAYERS DIES add texture and interest so you can mix and match the shapes for collages and layers.  The combination of the ARTFULLY LAYERED BUNDLE with the ARTFULLY COMPOSED Designer Paper evokes a tropical forest feel with a contemporary look to make your creations as simple or detailed as you chose! We have FOUR card tutorials and TWO cute favor box tutorials included in this Collection!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Easter Friends
Paper: Basic White, Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, You’re a Peach DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Balmy Blue Marker, BLENDS:  Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Black/White Gingham Ribbon, Holiday Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Black & White

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card using just Black & White…

Just so you all know…Connie and I had NO IDEA our cards were sooooo similar!  We have been known to do this occasionally!  LOL!!!

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 c 5
  • All Together DSP – 3 x 5, cut on the diagonal, add to white
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4 x 5, add white panel, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp large image in Memento Black, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1 x 3 – stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some small Black Classic Matte Dots to finish off

Love how elegant just black and white look!

And now for our latest collection…

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Next up for our tutorial class is the versatile ARTFULLY LAYERED COLLECTION!  The ARTFULLY LAYERED STAMP SET includes a combination of playful all-occasion greetings, along with some tropical greenery and plants.  The coordinating TROPICAL LAYERS DIES add texture and interest so you can mix and match the shapes for collages and layers.  The combination of the ARTFULLY LAYERED BUNDLE with the ARTFULLY COMPOSED Designer Paper evokes a tropical forest feel with a contemporary look to make your creations as simple or detailed as you chose! We have FOUR card tutorials and TWO cute favor box tutorials included in this Collection!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Blessing of Home
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, All Together DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Flowers of Home Dies, Classic Matte Dots, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Go Green

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a green card (or St. Patrick’s Day card).  I went with the green…

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Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Just Jade – cut out large detailed leaf, add to card front
  • Shaded Spruce – cut out medium detailed leaf, add to card front
  • Mint Macaron – stamp greeting in Memento Black, punch out using the Label Me Fancy punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp dragonfly 2 times in Memento Black, color using Mint Macaron Blends, punch out, add Wink of Stella to wings, add to card front
  • Add some green Genial Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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We know you have been waiting for our HELLO LADYBUG STAMP SET AND LADYBUG BUILDER PUNCH COLLECTION!  The stamp set includes adorable ladybug and flower images, as well as friendship-themed greetings.  And we’ve expanded the use of the punch by designing some friends for our ladybug!  The combination of the Hello Ladybug Collection with the Sweet Talk Designer Paper is full of colorful fun.  We have three card tutorials (one a special fold) and a darling home decor or gift packaging project for children and adults alike!  See more details here!

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden, Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mint Macaron
Other: Tropical Layers Dies, Dragonfly Punch, Label Me Fancy Punch, Genial Gems, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

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