Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Playing with Patterns

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card using patterns.  I thought using some of the DSP in the Playing with Patterns pack would be PERFECT!

Here’s the details…

  • Purple Posy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Coastal Cabana 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – pick 5 different prints and cut 1 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out using Layering Oval, cut out matching scallop oval in Purple Posy.  Add scallop oval to card front using dimensionals
  • But 3 pieces of ribbon – one from each of the Playing with Patterns Ribbon, add behind the stamped oval, add oval to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Iridescent Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has FOUR frame insert ideas…one for EACH season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Best Year
Paper: Whisper White, Purple Posy, Coastal Cabana, Playing with Pattern DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Layering Ovals, Iridescent Pearls, Playing with Patterns Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Favorite New In Color

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.  Boy this was TOUGH!  This year I actually LOVE the incolors!  That doesn’t always happen and sometimes I use very few of them but this year I have to buy more paper already!  For this hop I decided to just go with Bumblebee…since I have a lot of yellow flowers in my garden right now!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Night of Navy 3 3/4 x 5
  • Bumblebee – cut out the more solid flower dies
  • Whisper White – cut out the detailed flower die, layer together and add to card front
  • Tie piece of Bumblebee Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out two small flowers of the more solid
  • Whisper White – cut out two of the small detailed flowers, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly die, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has FOUR frame insert ideas…one for EACH season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Many Mates
Paper: Whisper White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: So Many Blossoms Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Bumblebee Ribbon, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Christmas in July

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Christmas card.  I absolutely LOVE all things jingle bells so when I saw the AWESOME jingle bell dies in the holiday mini I knew a set was coming to my house to stay!

This is one of those that it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture of it.  I wanted to capture all the shiny foil paper so the Whisper White looks darker than what it is.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out the two largest jingle bells
  • Green Foil – cut out 7 of the pint boughs AND the holly on EACH of the two largest bells
  • Red Foil – cut out the little dots AND the lines for the two largest bells
  • Layer everything together and add to card front – smaller of the two jingle bells is added using dimensionals
  • Red Satin ribbon – tie 2 knots, add to top of each bell
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

Isn’t this just a happy Christmas card?

And now for our latest collection…

We are continuing our Annual Catalog releases with the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products. These DisINKtive stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? We have shown a few different flower colors on our projects. Our expanded Prized Peony Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life.  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Real Red
Ink: Whisper White, Silver Foil, Green Foil, Red Foil
Other: Sound of Seasons Dies, Red Satin Ribbon, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Tropical Feeling Card

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card with a tropical feel.  Since In the Tropics bundle made it to the annual catalog, I decided it would be perfect for this theme.

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Forever Greenery DSP – dark green print – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front, striped 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana – stamp umbrella using Memento Black, punch out, add Poppy Parade handle, layer
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out detailed pineapple, trim off top
  • Crushed Curry, trace around die and cut out, add behind detailed pineapple, add umbrella behind it
  • Whisper White – stamp small flower using Memento Black, color using Calypso Coral Blends cut out, add one behind pineapple and one on top
  • Granny Apple Green – cut out leaves, add some to pineapple
  • Add pinapple to ard front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Poppy Parade, cut out around it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Champagne Rhinestone to flowers and to dark green print to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up in our Annual Catalog releases is the absolutely darling WAY TO GOAT stamp set! Really…how much cuter can one set be? The greetings in it are perfect for those friends and family with a sense of humor! Our WAY TO GOAT COLLECTION of six card tutorials is combined with the Tasteful Label Dies and Subtles Designer Paper for a bright, fresh look!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Timeless Tropics, Under My Umbrella
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Forever Greenery DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, BLENDS: Calypso Coral
Other: In the Tropics Dies, Umbrella punch, Champagne Rhinestones, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Red, White, Blue Patriotic Cards

And it’s Saturday again!  And a happy Independence Day to everyone! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a red/white/blue patriotic card.  I just couldn’t wait to use my new plaid dies

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy- 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – cut out the most solid plaid and cut down to be 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out the simple plaid, cut down to 3 /58 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched star, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – 1 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add Real Red Satin ribbon behind, add to card front using dimensional
  • Add some of the largest Basic Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up in our Annual Catalog releases is the absolutely darling WAY TO GOAT stamp set! Really…how much cuter can one set be? The greetings in it are perfect for those friends and family with a sense of humor! Our WAY TO GOAT COLLECTION of six card tutorials is combined with the Tasteful Label Dies and Subtles Designer Paper for a bright, fresh look!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Best Year
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Ink: Versamark
Other: Plaid Dies, Stitched Stars Die, Real Red Satin Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Ombre Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make an ombre card.  Oh my word…LOVE the card I ended up making!

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, mask off the card leaving a 1 3/4 x 3 “window” open on card.  Sponge Petal Pink and Calypso Coral into “window” to achieve an ombre look.  Remove masks.  Stamp the largest peony in Grey Granite.  Layer onto Grey Granit 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Peony Garden DSP (grey chevron print) – 1 x 4 3/4, cut out scalloped border, add behind panel, add panel to card front
  • Petal Pink – stamp greeting using Grey Granite, punch out using 1 1/2″ circle punch, fold pieces of the white ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack, add behind greeting, add greeting to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Prized Peony
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Grey Granite, Peony Garden DSP
Ink: Grey Granite, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral
Other: Peony Dies, 1 1/2″ circle punch, Elegant Faceted Gems, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Monochromatic Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a monochromatic card.  I decided to go with Whisper White and Grey Granite…it is so pretty in person!

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Grey Granite – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, randomly stamp feather using Versamark, white emboss, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
  • Grey Granite – stamp greeting using Versamark, white embossin, punch holes in each side, addbpiece of white tulle ribbon, add label to card front using dimensionals, then tie the ribbon around panel
  • Add panel to card front
  • The dots are the clear dots from Flowers for Every Season Gems, add to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite
Ink: Versamark
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, White Tulle Ribbon, Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Birthday Card

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a birthday card.

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Incolor DSP – Bumblebee dotted print – 2 3/4 x 4, wrap two pieces of the Ornate Garden Old Olive around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower and leaves using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Seaside Spray (both), Night of Navy (Light), Old Olive (Both, So Saffron (Both), Bronze, cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bumblee Bee – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Misty Moonlight Incolor Enamel Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Bumblebee, Incolor DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Bronze, Old Olive
Other: Sunflower Dies, Ornate Garden Ribbon, Incolor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Masculine Card

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a masculine card.  Do you LOVE the Beautiful World set and matching die?  I do!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder, layer onto Basic Black 3 5/8 x 4 7/8,  staple folded piece of the Glitter Organdy ribbon to the the top, add panel to card front
  • In Good Taste DSP (brick print) – 1 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out the long Tasteful Labels Die, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out the World Dies circle
  • Silver Foil – cut out the tall stamp and one of the detailed globe, layer and add Black circle behind it; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, cut out around words, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, you also will learn how to do SIX different background techniques! This allows you to focus on either the bundle OR the technique if you don’t have the bundle.  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Beautiful World
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, I Good Taste DSP, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: World Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Organdy Glitter Ribbon,

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Favorite New Preorder Product

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a favorite new preorder product.  If you have checked out the awesome dies and embossing folder (along with the DSP) that is part of the In Good Taste Suite, you are missing some GREAT products!

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Petal Pink – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2 x 5 1/2, add to Petal Pink Panel, wrap piece of the Flowers for Every Season white ribbon around panel, at to card front
  • Calypso Coral – 1/4 x 4, cut each end on a slant and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest label, stamp greeting using Grey Granite, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White, stamp flower using Memento Black, color using Calypso Coral (Lt), Petal Pink (Both) and So Saffron (Both), cut out, stamp the leaf/stem image twice in Calypso Coral and twice in Grey Granite, cut out (yep, this takes some time), layer everything, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Our second release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the beautiful FOREVER GREENERY SUITE of products. We love the wide variety of leaf images! For this Collection, we combined the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Paper and Accessories. This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a creative 3D project perfect for your classes or to give as a gift. See more details HERE!
Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, In Good Taste DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Grey Granite, Calypso Coral, BLENDS:  Petal Pink (B), So Saffron (B), Calypso Coral (L)
Other: Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Tasteful Labels, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Pack, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Cindy has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!