Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

One Layer Card

Welcome everyone!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  These are always such fun!  This week it is right up my alley…1 layer card (so VERY CAS!)  Usually I like adding a panel on the base…I just like the way that looks but since this is one layer (with embellishments of course) that is what I did!

This would definitely be one of the those kind of cards where you could do a bunch of these up.  The snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and the MERRY & BRIGHT is from the Hearts come Home set.  The ONLY corner punch though we have anymore is the envelope makers…GEEZ!  On a super simple card like this, rounding the bottom corners really steps it up a bit.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Versamark and Copper Emboss, round bottom corners using envelope punch board
  • Champaign Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out medium snowflake, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out smallest snowflake, add to card front

Okay…hope you didn’t blink…that really is all there is to this one!  Now you have time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary September 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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Whisper White, Champaign Foil, Gold Foil, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlit, Envelope Punch Board

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Awning Card

Can you believe it…it’s Saturday AGAIN!  We have another fun theme for you this week…make an awning card.  I have to say that I had never made one of these before so headed over to Pinterest for inspiration!  Here’s what I came up with…

This was a fun little card to make.  Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Brick Embossing Folder, layer onto Early Espresso 3 7/8 x 5 1.8 and add to card front
  • Garden Green – 5/8 x 3 3/4, make ‘grass’ using Fringe Scissors and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – Cut out window frame, stamp vegetable image (using various markers to ink) two times, cut out and add behind window; add piece of Whisper White 2 1/2 x3, add behind window.
  • Painted Autumn dsp diagonal stripe – 1 5/8 x 3, score at 1/2, 1 1/4.
  • Garden Green – cut out ribbon punch and add under awning, then add 1/8 x 3 Early Espresso on top, add 1/2 flap under back of window then add window to card front.
  • Stamp vegetable image with various markers, words with Early Espress, cut out; ink wagon with Real Red and Basic Black markers, cut out, add vegetables then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Real Red Enamel dots to center of each wheel to finish off.

How CUTE is that!  And speaking of CUTE…the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition opens in just a couple of days.  It’s true!  And the design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Grown With Love
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Gardent Green, Painted Autumn dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Other: Hearth and Home Thinlit, Garden Grown Framelits, Brick Embossing Folder, Ribbon Punch, Fringe Scissors, Brights Enamels Shapes, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Holiday Mini Item

Happy Fall everyone!  WOW…I can’t believe it is already September and even better…the Holiday Mini is LIVE!  Since the mini is LIVE we thought it would be a great time for the design team to use their Favorite Holiday Mini Item.  Now that is tough one and I decided to go with my Favorite Holiday Mini Item right now!  That would have to be the CAT Punch!

Now before I get into any details I have to tell you…this is a BIG card!  The finished size is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2!  I REALLY wanted to do 3 cards and I really wanted to do 3 frames and well, this was the size the worked!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Spook Night dsp (stripe) – 1 x 8, add to card front
  • Using Oval Stitched Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits cut out 3 frames – Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Tangerine Tango.  Add the Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango ones to card front (the two sides)
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 8, add to card front
  • Add Cajun Craze Frame using dimensionals
  • Punch out 2 cats from the black print dsp and 1 from Basic Black; add using dimensionals
  • Add some Black Rhinestones and Gold Metallic Shapes to finish off

Wanting more ideas from the Holiday Mini…well we have that for you!  The Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition opens in just a couple of days.  It’s true!  And the design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Nights dsp, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Cat Punch, Black Rhinestones, Metallic Enamels Shapes, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Pop-Up Surprise

It’s that time again…another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme this week is Pop Up Surprise…create a pop up surprise INSIDE your card.  Although I LOVE the way my card turned out…I have to say…it took me FOREVER TO MAKE!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Softly Falling Embossing folder, layer onto Gold Glimmer 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (I cut out the center so that it sticks better, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Gold Glimmer – Cut out the snowflake border from Swirly Snowflakes sentiments, cut them apart then add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting, gold emboss, punch out using Everyday Label Punch, add using dimensionals

And now for the inside…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 x 7 1/2 folded
  • Bottom pop up – make piece so that it is 1″ deep and 3/4″ high, add to inside
  • Top pop up – make piece so it is 1/2″ deep and 3/4″ high, add to inside
  • Whisper White -cut out the two different Hometown Greetings Edgelits, add Gold Glimmer behind houses and cut out Gold Glimmer trees and add on top, cut out some of the very small stars in Gold Glimmer and add
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/4 x 5, add to bottom inside
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting and small swirly thingy, gold emboss, punch out and add to inside bottom to finish off.

I LOVE the way this turned out…but it took FOREVER!  I think though I just finished my sister’s Christmas card!  1 down!

Did you know it is almost time for the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition?  It’s true!  And the design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Snowflake Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Hometown Greetings Edgelits, Everyday Label Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, 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 Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Fun with Embossing Paste

Are you loving the new Embossing Paste?  It is SOOO fun and sooooo easy to use.  Clean up is ‘easy breezy’!  This week the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop will be featuring embossing (paste or folder) and I went with paste!

I wanted to feature the embossing paste on dsp and it looks AWESOME!  Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Striped dsp (Naturally Eclectic) – 3 3/4 x 5, use stencil and embossing paste, let dry, layer onto Night of Navy 3 7/8 x 5 1/5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Oval, stamp greeting using Fresh Fig
  • Fresh Fig and Emerald Envy – cut out solid leaves, add Fig one BEHIND oval and add oval to card front using dimensionals.
  • Night of Navy – cut out detailed leaf, add Emerald Envy solid leaf and this one to front of oval
  • Crumb Cake Ribbon – tie into a bow and add to card front to finish off.

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Oh So Eclectice
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Naturally Eclectic dsp
Ink: Fresh Fig
Other: Seasonal Layers thinlits, Embossing Paste, Crumb Cake 3/8″ Ribbon, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Non-Christmas Using Christmas Set

Here it is another Saturday already…and 2 DAYS until the start of school.  It’s a good thing I have this fun challenge to distract me!  This week we have to take a Christmas set and use it to make a non-Christmas card.  This was a fun challenge.  I decided to go CAS to make my card!

Is this a fun card?  I used the snowflake to make a general card.  I don’t think it really looks wintery.  Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp the snowflake in Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Pool Party; stamp greeting and ‘swirl’ in Memento Black.  Layer onto Smoky Slate 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 then to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Silver Metallic Enamels Shapes to center of each image.

Oh so awesome!  And AWESOME is the new August Mini Session which is now open!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Snowflake Sentiments, Wood Words
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party, Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite New DSP

Can you believe it…it’s already Saturday again!  I don’t know about you but I just LOVE dsp!  And this week, we are going to use our favorite new dsp.  This was actually kind of tough since there are so many yummy new dsps.  I decided though that since I do LOVE fall, I would use the wonderful new fall dsp – Painted Autumn.

Here’s the details…

  • Garden Green – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Diagonal Stripe dsp (Painted Autumn) – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Early Espresso dsp (Painted Autumn) – 1/2 x 5 1/4, cut end on a slant and add to card front
  • Leaf Print dsp (Painted Autumn) – 1 x 4 3/4, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – Stamp bottom of sunflower in So Saffron, top in Crushed Curry and center in Soft Suede. Cut out.  Stamp solid leaf in Lemon Lime Twist and top in Garden Green.  Punch out using Leaf Punch, add behind sunflower and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Very Vanilla – 5/8 x 5, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into banner on both ends and add to card front using dimensionals.

I just LOVE sunflowers and this one is just so pretty!

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is NOW OPEN!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Painted Autumn dsp
Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede
Other: Leaf Punch, 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 Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!