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Beginning to Look Like Christmas

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is “Beginning to Look Like Christmas”…of course I added the Merry Melody embossing folder so now you have to sing along with me…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Vellum – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Merry Melody embossing folder, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out largest frame from Framed Florets, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp large detailed leaf in Soft Succulent and small one in Evening Evergreen, cut out, add to card front
  • Basic White- 5/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, while emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Satin Edge Ribbon – tie into small bow, add to card front
  • Add two Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Celebrate the season with the elegant LEAVES OF HOLLY STAMP SET and HOLLY BERRY DIES!  Take advantage of the two-step design to stamp greenery images with added texture and dimension. Try out different color combinations on your leaves and berries to create beautiful boughs of holly.  The HOLLY BERRY DIES include multiple detailed layers of holly leaves and berries, giving you the opportunity to keep it simple or step it up. And two label dies are perfect for framing those festive holiday greetings and sentiments.  We’ve combined the LEAVES OF HOLLY BUNDLE with the BOUGHS OF HOLLY DESIGNER PAPER for a rich, traditional Christmas feel.  This Collection contains three card tutorials (one a fun fold!) and a cute holiday gift idea great for craft shows or to give a special friend!  See more details here!

Set(s): Leaves of Holly
Paper: Basic White, Vellum
Ink: Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Versamark
Other: Holly Berry Dies, Framed Florets Die Merry Melody Embossing Folder, Gold Satin Edged Ribbon, Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Gratitude

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is “gratitude”

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Vellum – 3 1/3 x 4 1/2, run through Leaf Fall embossing folder, add to card front
  • Basic White – ink leaf in Bermuda Bay, cut out; next touch some of the tips in Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay = 7/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting in Veramark and gold emboss, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Elegant Trim – tie a small bow with long ends, add to card front
  • Add two Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Celebrate the season with the elegant LEAVES OF HOLLY STAMP SET and HOLLY BERRY DIES!  Take advantage of the two-step design to stamp greenery images with added texture and dimension. Try out different color combinations on your leaves and berries to create beautiful boughs of holly.  The HOLLY BERRY DIES include multiple detailed layers of holly leaves and berries, giving you the opportunity to keep it simple or step it up. And two label dies are perfect for framing those festive holiday greetings and sentiments.  We’ve combined the LEAVES OF HOLLY BUNDLE with the BOUGHS OF HOLLY DESIGNER PAPER for a rich, traditional Christmas feel.  This Collection contains three card tutorials (one a fun fold!) and a cute holiday gift idea great for craft shows or to give a special friend!  See more details here!

Set(s): Soft Seedlings
Paper: Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Vellum
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other: Leaf Fall Embossing Folder, Elegant Trim, Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls, Gold Embossing Powder

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Vintage Thanksgiving

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is “vintage Thanksgiving”.  Not really sure that that means but here is what I did…

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Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4, run through the Timeless Texture embossing folder, add to card front
  • Texture Chic DSP (dark green/gold print) – 1 1/2 x 5, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cajun Craze – cut out one large and one tall thin pumpkin, sponge edges with Cajun Craze, layer
  • Crumb Cake – cut out stem, sponge edges with Crumb Cake, add to pumpkin, add pumpkin to card front using dimensionals
  • Evening Evergreen – cut out viney thing, add to pumpkin
  • Soft Succulent – stamp greeting in Early Espresso, cut around greeting, add to pumpkin using dimensionals
  • Add some Rustic Metallic Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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CHRISTMAS BANNERS BUNDLE includes traditional holiday greetings that you can mix and match and then frame with the gorgeous banners!  Make the large banners the focal point on your card, or dress the banners up with pine branches, berries, leafy sprigs and holly!  Combine several die cuts to form a garland or wreath!  Our CHRISTMAS BANNERS CARD COLLECTION features EIGHT card tutorials paired with LIGHTS AGLOW DESIGNER PAPER and GLIMMER SPECIALTY PAPER for a definite WOW look without a lot of effort!   See more details HERE!
Set(s): Heron Habitat  (greeting)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Texture Chic DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Rustic Pumpkin Dies, Timeless Texture Embossing Folder, Rustic Metallic Dots, Dimensionals

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Thank You

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to “thank you”

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Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 2 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through stripes embossing folder, add to card front
  • Lights aglow DSP (evergreen circles) – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Lights Aglow DSP (red dotted stripe) – cut out large Celebration Tag, staple piece of Soft Succulent Satin Ribbon on it, add tag to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp apples in Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out add, to card front using dimensionals
  • Evening Evergreen – stamp just the work THANKS in Versamark, white emboss, cut out with banner die from Celebrations Tag Dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the green Festive Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Stampin’ Up!’s new SWEETEST CHRISTMAS SUITE makes creating cards, tags and more as easy as 1-2-3!  With the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle, you can stamp and die cut candy canes in the color of your choice (one for each direction) or cut them out from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Paper!  And we LOVE the inside/outside verses in this set!  The Christmas Banners Bundle allows you to create a personalized banner greeting, then fill in around the banners and candy canes with boughs of holly, pine branches and leafy sprigs greenery.  The traditional designs and images in both bundles work together for perfect coordination.  Our SWEETEST CHRISTMAS SUITE COLLECTION features tutorials for four projects…three cards (one a special fold) and a cute 3D holiday decorating project!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Apple Harvest
Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Lights Aglow DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark; BLENDS:  Real Red, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede
Other: Celebration Tags Dies, Stripes Embossing Folder, Soft Succulent Satin Ribbon, Festive Pearls, Dimensionals

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Animals

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to animals.  I just couldn’t resist the cute little dog and cat in the mini…

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Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Santa Express DSP = THREE pieces 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – 2 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting in Real Red, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Glimmer Specialty Paper – green 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp image in Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some gold Festive Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Stampin’ Up!’s new SWEETEST CHRISTMAS SUITE makes creating cards, tags and more as easy as 1-2-3!  With the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle, you can stamp and die cut candy canes in the color of your choice (one for each direction) or cut them out from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Paper!  And we LOVE the inside/outside verses in this set!  The Christmas Banners Bundle allows you to create a personalized banner greeting, then fill in around the banners and candy canes with boughs of holly, pine branches and leafy sprigs greenery.  The traditional designs and images in both bundles work together for perfect coordination.  Our SWEETEST CHRISTMAS SUITE COLLECTION features tutorials for four projects…three cards (one a special fold) and a cute 3D holiday decorating project!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): North Pole Mischief
Paper: Basic White, Soft Seafoam, Santa Express DSP, Glimmer Specialty Paper
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red; BLENDS:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Smoky Slate
Other: Festive Pearls, Dimensionals

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Halloween Words

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to feature Halloween words on our card…

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Here’s the details…

  • Gorgeous Grape – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4, randomly stamp words in Pumpkin Pie, Gorgeous Grape and Parakeet Party, stamp bats in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie – cut out solid label then cut out trees label, layer, add to card front
  • Take a 4 4 1/4 piece of Basic White, add 3 strips of the Glitter Washi Tape leaving a small space between each, trim, add to card front
  • Parakeet Party – stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut using banner
  • Basic White – stamp two of the kids in Memento Black, cut out, layer with banner, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

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Stampin’ Up!’s new FITTING FLORETS SUITE has something for all occasions, including Christmas!  It’s an upcoming selection of products from the January-July Mini Catalog that customers can order early beginning November 1st! We absolutely LOVE the selection of different-sized oval frames in the FRAMED FLORETS DIES!    Our FITTING FLORETS CARD COLLECTION features tutorials for SIX cards…four all-occasion and two Christmas ideas!  See more details here!

Set(s): Scary Cute
Paper: Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, Parakeet Party
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Gorgeous Grape and Parakeet Party
Other: Scary Silhouettes Dies, Glitter Washi Tape, Dimensionals

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Cute Halloween

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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 cute Halloween card.  Nothing is cuter then the little fairy princess in Scary Cute…

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Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Celebrate Everything (pumpkin/ghost print) – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, color using Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Pool Party Blends; add to card front
  • Polished Pink – 2 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front on an angle
  • Basic White – 2 1/2 x 3, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp fairy angel in Polished Pink, Pool Party, Pale Papaya, cut out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pale Papaya – stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut out using banner from Scary Silhouettes Dies, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some silver Festive Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Grab Stampin’ Up!’s HELLO HARVEST BUNDLE to create autumn cards and projects with the pumpkins, leaves, sunflowers images, plus greetings suitable for fall, Thanksgiving, and occasions throughout the year!  In this HELLO HARVEST COLLECTION, we have combined the HELLO HARVEST BUNDLE with the RUSTIC HARVEST DESIGNER PAPER and a dash of GLIMMER SPECIALTY PAPER. It has FOUR card design tutorials, and TWO favors perfect as a fall gathering hostess gift, or your Thanksgiving table!  See more details here!

Set(s): Scary Cute
Paper: Basic White, Pool Party, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Celebrate Everything DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Blends in the same colors
Other: Scary Silhouettes, Dimensionals

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Fall Trees

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Fall Trees.  I didn’t have any new for this so had to pull out my Beauty of Friendship set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Gingham Cottage (pumpkin pie plaid) – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add the Stitched with Whimsy around the edges, stamp tree truck in Crumb Cake, larger leaves/tree top in Crushed Curry then using the Thumping Technique with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Markers, huff, stamp.  I also used the small dotted stamp in the same colors to add some additional fullness to the tree.  Add panel to card front.
  • Glimmer Specialty Paper (gold) – 3/4 x 1, cut into banner add to top of card
  • Old Olive – 1 x 1 1/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add 1/4 x 1 3/4 strip behind banner, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

And now for our latest collection…

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Grab Stampin’ Up!’s HELLO HARVEST BUNDLE to create autumn cards and projects with the pumpkins, leaves, sunflowers images, plus greetings suitable for fall, Thanksgiving, and occasions throughout the year!  In this HELLO HARVEST COLLECTION, we have combined the HELLO HARVEST BUNDLE with the RUSTIC HARVEST DESIGNER PAPER and a dash of GLIMMER SPECIALTY PAPER. It has FOUR card design tutorials, and TWO favors perfect as a fall gathering hostess gift, or your Thanksgiving table!  See more details here!

Set(s): Beauty of Friendship
Paper: Basic White, Pumpkin Pie, Gingham Cottage, Glimmer Specialty Paper
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry; Makers:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler
Other: Stitched with Whimsy Dies, Dimensionals

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Pumpkin Spice Season

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is the theme Pumpkin Spice Season.  Here’s what I did…

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Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, run through the Leaf Fall folder, layer onto Evening Evergreen 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Metallic and Shimmer Specialty (green/gold) – 2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Glimmer Specialty Paper (gold) – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp pumpkin 3 times in Memento black, color with blends, cut out full on bottom, 3 panel on next one and single panel on third one, layer using dimensionals, add to card front
  • Evening Evergreen – 3/4 x 2 1/8, stamp greeting in Versamark, gold emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some gold Festive Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Don’t the silhouette images in the SCARY CUTE BUNDLE take you back to care-free trick-or-treating with your friends? Let’s pass on those fun memories to children and other loved ones.  Use this bundle to create everything you need for Halloween: goodie bags, cards for classes, tags, and more.    We’ve combined the Scary Cute Stamp Set and Scary Silhouettes Dies with the Black & White Designs Designer Paper in this Collection.  Step by step tutorial instructions are included for FOUR projects…TWO card designs and TWO small treat packaging ideas.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Harvest Hello
Paper: Basic White, Pumpkin Pie, Evening Evergreen, Metallic and Shimmer Paper, Glimmer Specialty Paper
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark; BLENDS:  Pumpkin Pie, Evening Evergreen
Other: Leaf Fall Embossing Folder, Festive Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Fall Card

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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 for fall!

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Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Grey Granite – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Leaf Fall Embossing Folder, sponge around the edges in Grey Granite, add to card front
  • Metallic & Shimmer Specialty Paper – orange 1 1/2 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out the detailed die from Autumn Bouquet, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp just the leaf from Soft Seedlings in Cajun Craze, Grey Granite and Soft Succulent, cut out, add to card front
  • Soft Succulent – stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

Check out our latest collection…

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Don’t the silhouette images in the SCARY CUTE BUNDLE take you back to care-free trick-or-treating with your friends? Let’s pass on those fun memories to children and other loved ones.  Use this bundle to create everything you need for Halloween: goodie bags, cards for classes, tags, and more.    We’ve combined the Scary Cute Stamp Set and Scary Silhouettes Dies with the Black & White Designs Designer Paper in this Collection.  Step by step tutorial instructions are included for FOUR projects…TWO card designs and TWO small treat packaging ideas.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Soft Seedlings, Hello Harvest
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, Grey Granite, Soft Succulent, Metallic & Shimmer Specialty Paper
Ink: Memento Black, Cajun Craze, Soft Succulent, Grey Granite
Other: Autumn Bouquet Dies, Leaf Fall Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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