Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Christmas Beauty

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Christmas Beauty…one of a kind Christmas card…

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!  Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front, Balmy Blue Glitter cut out flower center and add to poinsettia then add Beaded Pearl on top
  • Plush Poinsettia vellum – 1 43/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut the 3 largest poinsettia leaves, layer together
  • Silver Foil – cut out 1 large and 3 small holly leaves, add behind poinsettia
  • Balmy Blue Glitter paper – cut out 3 of the sprigs, add behind the poinsettia, add poinsettia to card front
  • Night of Navy – stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, cut out around the greeting and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

The In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

 

Set(s): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Plush Poinsettia Vellum, Blue Glitter Paper, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, White Embossing Powder, Beaded Pearl, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Whimsical Christmas

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is whimsical Christmas and what is more whimsical than Christmas gnomes!

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP (diagonal stripe) – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, cut out using Peek-a-Hoot frame then run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White – stamp each gnome using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out
  • Real Red – 5/8 x 2 – stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into a banner
  • Add gnomes and banner to frame then add frame to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the hexagon sequins from Sequins for Everything to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Who can resist Stampin’ Up!’s sweet stamp set bundle, Freezin’ Fun!  Those little critters DO look like they are having SO much fun racing down those snowy slopes!  We’ve made three cards (one a really “cool” fun-fold card), and a darling 3D project using the FREEZIN’ FUN STAMP SET AND FREEZIN’ FRIENDS DIES for this Collection, paired with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper!  You won’t want to miss getting this one!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Gnome for the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Real Red (B), Mossy Meadow (B), Ivory, Smoky Slate (Lt), Cinnamon Cider (B), Flirty Flamingo (Lt)
Other: Peek-a-Hoot Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Sequins for Everything, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Christmas Flowers

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Christmas Flowers…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – (red berry print) – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – (green print) – 1 3/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Green Foil – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp poinsettia and two small holly leaves in Soft Suede, cut out, cut a sponge dauber to color leaves with Garden Green and flower with Real Red, layer and add to card front
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – (wood print ) – 3/4 x 2 – stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Beaded Pearl to center of flower

And now for our latest collection…

Who can resist Stampin’ Up!’s sweet stamp set bundle, Freezin’ Fun!  Those little critters DO look like they are having SO much fun racing down those snowy slopes!  We’ve made three cards (one a really “cool” fun-fold card), and a darling 3D project using the FREEZIN’ FUN STAMP SET AND FREEZIN’ FRIENDS DIES for this Collection, paired with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper!  You won’t want to miss getting this one!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Poinsettia Place DSP, Green Foil
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red, Garden Green
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Beaded Pearls, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Home for the Holidays

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is home for the holidays.  I couldn’t resist doing a little twist on the theme with the gnome set…

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP – Blue/White print – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP – Red/White print – 2 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Stamp tree using Memento Black, but out with layering oval, color using Blends, add to card front
  • Just Jade – 1/2 x 3 – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp gnome using Memento Black, color using Blends, cutout, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add two red All the Trimming Embellishments to the card front to finish off.

And now for our latest collection…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog is the gorgeous SNOWFLAKE WISHES TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS!  This Collection is a TWO for ONE!  Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Snowflake Wishes 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 more details HERE.

 

Set(s): Gnome for the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Just Jade, Trimming the Town DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Seaside Spry (B), Just Jade (B), Poppy Parade (B), Smoky Slate (B), Cinnamon Cider (B), Daffodil Delight (B), Ivory
Other: Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Dies, All the Trimmings Embellishments, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Thinking of Christmas

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is thinking of Christmas…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/x 4 3/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, layer onto Real Red 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – punch out 1 1/2″ circle, add to card front
  • Shaded Spruce – cut out two trees, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut would the landscape, brush Versamark along the edge, silver emboss, add to card front
  • ‘Tis the Season DSP (plaid) – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Real Red – 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, add to card front to finish off.

And now for our latest collection…

Next up in our Christmas Collections we featured the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper for a warm holiday feel!  Our GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION has THREE cards (one a special fold card), and a darling home décor item perfect for a small gift!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): In the Pines
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, ‘Tis the Season DSP, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Pines Woods Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Spooky Halloween

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is spooky Halloween…

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pretty Peacock – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, sponge trees using Basic Grey
  • Wrap two piece of Metallic Mesh around panel
  • Add piece of Magic in This Night DSP (Razzleberry spider print) – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add panel to card front
  • Right Razzleberry – stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, cut out with smaller label, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – punch out 1 1/2″ circle, sponge Basic Grey ink around circle, add to card front
  • Basic Black – stamp double bats using Versamark, silver emboss, cut out using dies, add to label
  • Basic Black – cut out the three little bats die, add to card front
  • Add some Iridescent Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Stampin’ Up!’s new CURVY CELEBRATIONS SUITE is an early release of the QUITE CURVY STAMP SET AND CURVY DIES that will be in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  We’ve combined it with the coordinating Christmas stamp set, CURVY CHRISTMAS and CLASSIC CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection of EIGHT card tutorials!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Hallows Magic Night
Paper: Basic Black, Pretty Peacock, Right Razzleberry, Magic in This Night DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Versamark
Other: Halloween Magic Dies, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Metallic Mesh, Iridescent Pearls, Basic Decorative Masks, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Halloween Favor

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Halloween Favor.  I decided to use the cute little Treat Box die to make mine!

Here’s the details…

  • Rich Razzleberry – cut out Treat box, run through cobwebs embossing folder on the back panel, put together folding over the flap in the front
  • Plaid tidings – 1 x 6 wrap around the treat box
  • Black Glitter – 1/2 x 6 wrap around the treat box
  • Mango Melody – stamp greeting using Memento Black then cut out tag, add to treat box using dimensionals
  • Black Glitter AND Pumpkin Pie – cut out the little spider, add black one to the tag and Pumpkin one to the back panel of box
  • Add a piece of the Black Glitter Ribbon to the box and tie around it with the Silver Mesh Ribbon
  • Add a Iridescent Pearl to the Pumpkin Spider to finish off
  • Add some candy and you are ready to go!

And now for our latest collection…

Stampin’ Up!’s new CURVY CELEBRATIONS SUITE is an early release of the QUITE CURVY STAMP SET AND CURVY DIES that will be in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  We’ve combined it with the coordinating Christmas stamp set, CURVY CHRISTMAS and CLASSIC CHRISTMAS DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection of EIGHT card tutorials!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Little Treats
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Plaid Tidings DSP, Black Glitter
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Little Treat Box Dies, Cobwebs Folder, Silver Mesh Ribbon, Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Iridescent Pearl, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Cute Halloween

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 and what is cuter than our adorable Have a Hoot set…

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Grey Granite – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Cobwebs folder, add to card front
  • Rich Razzleberry – 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Regals DSP (Pumpkin Pie dotted print), 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4 1/4,  stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry, add to card dront
  • Basic Black – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out cobweb, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp owl using Memento Black, color using Blends, cut out add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – punch out 1 1/2″ circle then punch again to make a moon, sponge using Bumblebee ink, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add an Iridescent Pearl to moon to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Our first Christmas collection for the season is the beautiful POINSETTIA PETALS SUITE of products in a variety of colors!  Our POINSETTIA PETALS COLLECTION has FOUR cards and two small 3D projects, perfect for the upcoming Christmas holiday, for a total of SIX brand new tutorials!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): Have a Hoot
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Regals DSP Paper Print
Ink: Memento Black, Bumblebee, BLENDS:  Rich Razzleberry (B), Grey Granite (B), Daffodil Delight (B), Pumpkin Pie (Dk)
Other: Peek-a-Hoot Dies, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Cobwebs Embossing Folder, Iridescent Pearls, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Autumn Essentials

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is autumn essentials.  Of course the most essential thing in autumn is leaves…

Here’s the details…

  • Terracotta Tile – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Gilded Autumn DSP (leaf print) – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut out stitched leaf frame, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Brushed Bronze – cut out leave, add to card front
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – cut out small leaf, add to card front
  • Ornate Garden Ribbon – tie bow in Terracotta ribbon, add to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

For our CELEBRATION TIDINGS COLLECTION we’ve done something other than bag toppers!  Our Collection has FOUR cards, a GIFT CARD holder and a fun SWEET TREAT HOLDER for a total of SIX tutorials!  These tutorials are easy enough for in-person or online classes!  ALL SIX tutorials using the CELEBRATION TIDINGS BUNDLE and Plaid Tidings Designer Paper are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  SEE MORE DETAILS HERE!

 

Set(s): Gather Together
Paper: Crumb Cake, Terracotta Tile, Gilded Autumn DSP, Brushed Metallic Paper
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Stitched Leaves Dies, Ornate Garden Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Bountiful Blessings

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is bountiful blessings…

Of course I just HAD to use my Stitched Leaves Dies agin!  Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pretty Peacock – 3 1/2 x 5, use one of the Basic Decorative Masks and add Night of Navy ink  more in the center, less close to the edges
  • Brushed Gold – TWO pieces 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to back of each side of Peacock panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 1/4 x 3 5/8, stamp greeting using Versamark, gold emboss, add piece of the Mint Macaron Basket Weave ribbon behind panel and add to card front
  • Brushed Gold and Gilded Autumn DSP – cut out large leaf, add to card front
  • Brushed Copper and Brushed Bronze – cut out the small leaf, add to card front
  • Tie piece of the Copper Ribbon into bow, add to card front
  • Add some Gilded Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

For our CELEBRATION TIDINGS COLLECTION we’ve done something other than bag toppers!  Our Collection has FOUR cards, a GIFT CARD holder and a fun SWEET TREAT HOLDER for a total of SIX tutorials!  These tutorials are easy enough for in-person or online classes!  ALL SIX tutorials using the CELEBRATION TIDINGS BUNDLE and Plaid Tidings Designer Paper are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  SEE MORE DETAILS HERE!

 

Set(s): Gather Together
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock, Gilded Autumn DSP, Brushed Metallic Paper
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stitched Leaves Dies, Basic Decorative Masks, Gilded Gems, Basket Weave/Metallic Ribbon Combo, Gold Embossing Powder, 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’!