Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Motivational Greeting

AHHHHH…SATURDAY!  It just couldn’t come soon enough this week.  The weather though is MUCH better and I’m soooo hoping that after the snow this past week, we are done!  Keeping my fingers crossed.  But we are back again with another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop and this week it is about motivational greetings.

I LOVE this greeting as a motivational one.  It is from the hostess set that will be going away shortly.  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely Dandelion print – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whole Lot of Lovely blue flower print – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest stitched circle, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add some mini gold sequin trim behind it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – stamp both birds using Memento Black, color in with the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

It’s not too late…there’s still time to take advantage of our special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Feathery Friends
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Gold Sequins Trim, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

All About Neutrals

Oh…we have just had a couple GORGEOUS (but extremely windy) days here in Dayton, OH…high in the 70s…LOVE it!  But Monday…high of 39…gotta love this time of year!  LOL!!!  But this time of year also brings visions of the new catalog for demos and finding out what is staying and what is retiring.  I like to start using things from the catalog just in case it is going away and I didn’t play with it enough.  Fortunately the set I picked to work with is STAYING!!!  WOOO HOOO!  Out theme this week is All About Neutrals…just using neutrals on your card.

Is this a great (and extremely simple) card?  I think so!  And even though it is just in white, grey and black, really any color just about can be used for the grey panel for a whole different look!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the branch using Memento Black twice – once from each direction and the sentiment also in Basic Black.  Layer onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – cut out two each of the 3 flowers, add to card front
  • Add some clear Epoxy dots (from the Occasions Mini) and some Basic Rhinestones to the center of the flowers and scattered around to finish off

Isn’t that special?  And speaking of special…we are offering a new special collection – Barn Door Home Decor – the four seasons…

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Layering Seasons Thinlets, Epoxy Shapes, Basic Rhinesones, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Don’t Be Square

What a fun theme we have for you today for our Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – “Don’t Be Square”…card that are NOT square or rectangular. This was a bit of a challenge as we really don’t have any larger framelits that can be used so mine is a little card but I think it turned out cute!

Isn’t that ADORABLE?  I used the ribbon framelit to make the base of my card.  I sometimes get asked how you do it and have the top of the card not be flattened.  Here’s a mini tutorial (I used Flirty Flamingo)…

Take piece of Flirty Flamingo 2 1/2 x 6 1/2, fold in half, cut out using Ribbon Framelit positioning the framelit as shown in picture above.

Once cute out the “card base” looks like the picture above when open.

Now cut out a single full one and layer on top.  It now opens as a card but is the full ribbon on top.

Here’s the rest of the details…

  • Whisper White – cut out flower
  • Pear Pizzazz – cut out two leave layer behind flower
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black marker, punch out using 1 3/8″ circle, layer onto scalloped circle (Flirty Flamingo) from the Layering Circles Framelits; layer everything together and add to front of ribbon using dimensionals

Don’t forget…we are offering a cool Brusho Techniques Collection…you WANT this one!

Get all the details HERE!

Set(s): Ribbon of Courage
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black
Other: Support Ribbon Framelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Featuring Pastel Colors

It’s Saturday again and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This time our theme is Featuring Pastel Colors…ooooo…now this is one I LOVE!  I did decide to go a little different way with this.

This is really such an easy card to make.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo – punch out 3 each color using Tailored Tag Punch, add to card front
  • Myths and Magic Glimmer paper (Turquoise) – cut out celebrate, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out YOU, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Punch out several iridescent glimmer dots with 1/4″ hole punch.  Add to card front to finish off.

And don’t forget…you can still get FUN ideas for the cute Hedgehugs set…ADORABLE!

Get all the details here!

Set(s): NONE
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pool Party, Myths and Magic Glimmer paper
Ink: NONE
Other: Celebrate You Thinlets, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Tailored Tag Punch, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Hippity Hoppity Easter Favor

It’s Saturday again!  And you know that means another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme this week is hippity hoppity Easter favor.  For some reason whenever I think of an Easter favor I think the old standby – Sour Cream Container!

Here’s the details…

  • Picture Perfect Party dsp – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, make into Sour Cream container (you can find tons of instructions online – just Google it)
  • Whisper White – stamp bunny from the We Must Celebrate set in Memento Black, color with Smoky Slate (dark and light Blends and Pink Pirouette (dark) Blends, cut out with Layering Oval, layer onto matching Bermuda Bay Layering Scallop Oval
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch add to oval using dimensionals
  • Picture Perfect Party dsp (Lemon Lime Twist print) – 1 3/4 x 3 1/4, cut into a banner, punch 1/4 hole through top of tag and top of sour cream contain and add Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon to attach tag to container.

Set(s): We Must Celebrate, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Peek-a-boo Peach, Picture Perfect Party dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Saying Good-bye to SAB

Oh SAB…I can’t believe it is almost over!  Yes…Sale-a-bration will be ending soon so the them this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is Good-bye to SAB!  My only problem with this theme…there was just WAAAY too many things that I LOVED!

For today theme I decided to use the totally YUMMY Springtime Foils and paired it up with stamps from Beautiful Peacock.  All I can say…LOVE!

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting and flowers using Versamark and gold emboss, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Springtime Foil dsp – I picked two of the flower images and 1 of the double leaf images and colored using Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Blends, cut them all out, layer them and add to card front using dimensionals

What a quick and easy card!

  Our BRAND NEW Hedgehugs Collection Class Kit to Go is NOW AVAILABLE! We have four different options for you to choose from…with step-by-step photo tutorials that are easy to follow! You’ll get 3 card ideas (one a special fold) and one 3D project that is SO fun! Check out the details HERE!

Set(s): Beautiful Peacock
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Gold Foil, Springtime Foils SAB
Ink: Versamark, BLENDS:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Shades of Green

It’s Saturday!  And we know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  Our theme this time is Shades of Green.  I had fun with this one.  I did have several ‘false starts’ though until I decided what I wanted to do.

I haven’t used this set in a LOOOONG time and thought this would be the perfect challenge for it.  Here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/5 x 5 1/2, run through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, put strip of Basic Black – 1/2 x 5 1/2, behind each side and add to card front.
  • Pear Pizzazz – cut out largest Stitched circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Memento Black, color leaves and stem using Old Olive Blends and flower center using So Saffron, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Old Olive and Basic Black, punch out using Pretty Label, sponge edges using Old Olive, add to card front using dimensionals.

Are you looking for some GREAT masculine ideas?  Well, we got you covered!  Truly Tailored Collection from Create with Connie and Mary is just for you!

Get all the details here!

Set(s): You’ve Got This
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Memento Black, So Saffron, Old Olive Blends
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pretty Label Punch, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary Site to learn more about the sale and forward to the Libby!

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!