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On the Table

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to be inspired by things found on the table!

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Aren’t these just YUMMY!  Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pattern Party DSP – blue/white dotted – 3 x 5, add to card front
  • Pattern Party DSP – pink/white striped – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3 x 4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp cake holder base in Memento Black, color with Flirty Flamingo Blends, stamp cupcake 3 times in Memento black color with Pool Party, Bronze, Polished Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink Blends, cut everything out, layer, add to card front
  • Window Sheet – stamp dome using StazOn, cut out, add to card front over cupcakes
  • Metallic Ribbon (Flirty/gold) – tie small bow, add to to of bow
  • Polished Pink – 3/8 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp heart in Memento Black, color using Petal Pink Blends, cut out and add to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

We’re excited to use Stampin’ Up!’s PRETTY PUMPKINS BUNDLE for our next Collection to get us ready for fall!  The bundle features pumpkins and vines and leaves…oh my! You’ll get three card tutorials (one a special fold card) and a cute fall décor piece you can set out to hold your favorite candy, flowers, or other small items (it’s also PERFECT for a tiered tray display!)  More details here!

Set(s): Sweets and Treats
Paper: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Polished Pink, Pattern Party DSP, Window Sheet
Ink: Memento Black, StazOn, BLENDS:  Pool Party, Polished Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink
Other: Flirty Flamingo/Gold Metallic Ribbon, Dimensionals

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In the Garden

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to be inspired by things found in the garden!  Oh I absolutely LOVE the SAB set Delicate Dahlias so I just had to use that (AGAIN!)…

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add stitching with Stitched Whimsy Die, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • You’re a Peach DSP – blue/white stripe – 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp 1 large flower outline, 2 small flower outline, 2 multi-leaf stem outline and 2 small double-leaf outline in Memento black; large flower is Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody, small flowers Balmy Blue and leaves Granny Apple green, cut everything out, layer and add to card front
  • Add Clear Epoxy Essentials to flower centers to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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STRONG OF HEART is Stampin’ Up!’s “Make A Difference” stamp set, where they donate $3 from each set sold to support heart health.  What a great way to give back to the community!  We’ve designed six exclusive cards using the heart images and encouraging sentiments in this Strong of Heart Stamp Set, paired with You’re A Peach Designer Paper.  Wouldn’t it make a WONDERFUL World Card Making Day class?  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Delicate Dahlias
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, You’re a Peach DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Whimsy Dies, Clear Epoxy Gems, Dimensionals

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Well Wishes

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card wishing someone well.  I absolutely LOVE the Delicate Dahlia SAB set and thought it would be perfect!

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Here’s the details…

  • Pale Papaya – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, use Blending Brush to add Soft Seafoam ink over the scallop Plenty of Patterns Decorative Mask, layer onto Calypso Coral 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front on a slight angle
  • You’re a Peach DSP – Coral dotted print – 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front on a slight angle
  • Basic White – stamp Dahlia outline and of the of the large leaves outline in Memento Black, stamp inside leaves in Pear Pizzazz, ink inside dahlia with Pale Papaya then use a sponge dauber to add Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight to stamp, cut everything out, layer and add to card front
  • Pale Papaya – stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut out using Tailor Made Tags, add a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon through tag hole, add tag to card front on a slight angle using dimensionals.

I think this would really brighten someone’s day!

And now for our latest collection…

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STRONG OF HEART is Stampin’ Up!’s “Make A Difference” stamp set, where they donate $3 from each set sold to support heart health.  What a great way to give back to the community!  We’ve designed six exclusive cards using the heart images and encouraging sentiments in this Strong of Heart Stamp Set, paired with You’re A Peach Designer Paper.  Wouldn’t it make a WONDERFUL World Card Making Day class?  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Delicate Dahlia (SAB), Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, You’re a Peach DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Tailor Made Tags, Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks, Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Blending Brush, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite July/December Dies

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite dies from the July/December Catalog.  Have you seen the Delicate Baubles dies?  DELIGHTFUL!!!

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Here you can see the sparkles…

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Here’s the details…

  • Shaded Spruce – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Timeworn Type EF, add to card front
  • Expressions in Ink DS (Green/gold print) – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Be Dazzling SAB DSP – cut out solid ornament
  • Basic White – cut out Merry/Bright detailed ornament, add to solid ornament, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie a bow in Gold Shimmer Ribbon, add to top of ornament
  • Hard to seen in the picture but I add a small Champagne Rhinestone to the center of each of the double holly leaves

And now for our latest collection…

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Who doesn’t LOVE the little whimsical squirrels in Stampin’ Up!’s new Nuts About Squirrels stamp set?  We couldn’t resist!  These sweet images will brighten anyone’s day on a card or project!  We’ve designed three cards (one an awesome fun fold) and a 3D box favor project you are sure to love and is easy to make!  See more details here!

Set(s): NONE
Paper: Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Expressions in Ink DSP, Be Dazzling DSP (SAB)
Ink: NONE
Other: Delicate Baubles Dies, Timeworn Type EF, Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Champagne Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite July/December Designer Paper

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite designer paper from the July/December Catalog.  Well, I sort of fudged this one and use by favorite from the SAB brochure – Penguin Playmates ROCK!!!  I cut out the bear, penguin and fox from the paper then stamped added the antlers, hats, scarf and bow tie…SO CUTE!!!

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Here’s the details…

  • Fresh Freesia – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Penguin Playmates – dotted – 3 x 5, add to card front, Moonlight diagonal striped – 2 x 4, add to card front, multicolored striped – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Penguin Playmates – cut out bear, penguin, fox and little tree
  • Basic White – stamp antlers in Cinnamon Cider, hat in Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight, scarf in Fresh Freesia, bow time in Misty Moonlight, cut out, add to animals, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add little tree to background
  • Fresh Freesia – 1/4 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut slant on both ends, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

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Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with this pretty fall set called Nature’s Harvest!  It has flowers, leaves, branches and some wonderful greetings and we love the detailed Harvest Dies!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the NATURE’S HARVEST BUNDLE with the coordinating Harvest Meadow Designer Paper for an explosion of muted fall colors and fun designs! You’ll get SIX card ideas and TWO easy 3D projects using this gorgeous bundle!  That’s a total of EIGHT tutorials! See more details here!

Set(s): Penguin Place
Paper: Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Penguin Playmates DSP (SAB)
Ink: Memento Black, Fresh Freesia, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider
Other: Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite July/December Stamp Set

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new set from the July/December catalog.  There are quite a few that I thought were just ADORABLE!  I decided to go with the Clever Cats set…in honor of my sister’s cat…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pattern Party DSP (heart print) – total of THREE pieces – 1 x 4 1/4, 3/4 x 4 1/4 and 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – 3 x 4 3/4, stamp cat in Crushed Curry, dot in Poppy Parade, squiggle in Bermuda Bay, 3 dots in Granny Apple Green and greeting in Memento Black; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with this pretty fall set called Nature’s Harvest!  It has flowers, leaves, branches and some wonderful greetings and we love the detailed Harvest Dies!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the NATURE’S HARVEST BUNDLE with the coordinating Harvest Meadow Designer Paper for an explosion of muted fall colors and fun designs! You’ll get SIX card ideas and TWO easy 3D projects using this gorgeous bundle!  That’s a total of EIGHT tutorials! See more details here!

Set(s): Clever Cats, Sharing Sunshine
Paper: Basic White, Pattern Party DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

On the Ground

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use anything that would normally be found on the ground.  There are so many different ways you can go with this…

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Now before you think that unicorns fly…Pegasus is the horse that flies…I decided unicorns would be a safe way to go…LOL!!!Here’s the details…

  • Highland Heather – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/8 x 5, fun through the Dotted Embossing Folder, add strips of the Highland Heather Metallic ribbon on each side, add to card front
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – Bermuda dotted stripe – 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape – 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – cut out label, stamp greeting in Versamark and Silver Emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp one unicorn in Highland Heather/Gorgeous Grape and the other in Pool Party/Bermuda Bay, stamp face in memento Black, stamp 2 unicorn horns and 2 bows in Versamark and silver emboss, layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

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Aren’t those sheep just the CUTEST?  How on earth could you ever resist getting them!  We couldn’t wait to play with this set and build a card tutorial Collection for you that we know you will love!  AND…best of all you can get the stamp set and dies for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration period!  For this Collection, we’ve paired the COUNTING SHEEP STAMP SET and SHEEP DIES with the Border Basics Dies and Pattern Party Designer Paper for a bright and cheerful look! You’ll get SIX card ideas using this fun bundle!

Set(s): Hippo Happiness
Paper: Basic White, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other: Hippo & Friends Dies, Dotted Embossing Folder, Highland Heather Metallic Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

In the Sky

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use anything that you would normally find in the sky.  I went with the sun and clouds in the After the Storm set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, punch out 2″ circle, use as mask to sponge Daffodil Delight for sun, now mask the sponged circle, on the more solid Rays, stamp using stamped off Daffodil Delight and for the dashed rays use full strength Daffodil Delight, stamp birds in Smoky Slate, Layer onto Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp 1 large and 2 small clouds in Smoky Slate, cut out and add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 5/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Basic Grey, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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We fell in LOVE with the Season’s Blessings Bundle (especially the baskets!) and couldn’t wait to do a set of SEASONAL cards with it!  In this Collection, you’ll get EIGHT card ideas…two for each season…spring, summer, fall and winter!  You’ll be ready to go for ANY occasion!  We’ve paired the  SEASONAL BLESSINGS STAMP SET and SEASONAL BASKET DIES with TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): After the Storm
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
Other: Basic Rhinestones, 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 celebrate Christmas in July…

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I couldn’t wait to use the new Penguin set!  Here’s the details…

  • Fresh Freesia – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Penguin Playmates DSP (SAB) – THREE pieces 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 each, add to card front
  • Misty Moonlight – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – 2 3/4 x 4 1/8, stamp greeting in Memento Black and curved line in Pool Party, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp penguin 3xs in Memento black, add beak to each in Pumpkin pie, punch out; stamp 6 feet, punch out, add to penguins, stamp hat and scarf three times – Misty Moonlight, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade, cut out add to penguins, add penguins to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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We fell in LOVE with the Season’s Blessings Bundle (especially the baskets!) and couldn’t wait to do a set of SEASONAL cards with it!  In this Collection, you’ll get EIGHT card ideas…two for each season…spring, summer, fall and winter!  You’ll be ready to go for ANY occasion!  We’ve paired the  SEASONAL BLESSINGS STAMP SET and SEASONAL BASKET DIES with TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Penguin Place
Paper: Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Misty Moonlight, Penguin Playmates DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Misty Moonlight, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade
Other: Penguin Punch, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Sweet Summertime

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is what says summer to you…STRAWBERRIES…just had to use STRAWBERRIES!  Talk about SWEET!

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Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, use the Plenty of Patterns scallop mask, Soft Seafoam ink and Blending Brush to create background, stamp leaves/stem/flower image in Memento Black, color with Blends layer onto Real Red – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Regals DSP Paper Pack – Real Red Plain – 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp 2 strawberries, 2 leaves and 2 stems in Memento Black, color using Blends, punch out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • So Saffron – 5/8 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Add some Red Rhinestones to finish off

SWEET!!!

And now for our latest collection…

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Stampin’ Up!’s IN SYMMETRY PUNCH BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog has a sweet retro feel with several flower shapes, stems and greetings that you can mix and match to create even more fun and flirty flowers.  Add in the fun matching designer paper and you have a winner!  We’ve used the IN SYMMETRY STAMP SET and SYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCH with the coordinating SWEET SYMMETRY DESIGNER PAPER in this cards-only Collection!  You’ll get SIX unique card tutorials featuring these fun products! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Regals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Seafoam, BLENDS:  Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron
Other: Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks, Strawberry Builder Punch, Red Rhinestones, 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’!