Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Blue Bayou

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

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Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Subtle DSP Paper Pack (Pool Party Print) – 3 3/4 x 4 3/4, add strip of Night of Navy – 1/2 x 3 1/2 to each side then add to card front
  • Basic White – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, wrap piece of Playing with Patterns Night of Navy thin Ribbon around piece, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut out with label die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – stamp more solid flower in Pool Party, detail in Bermuda Bay and center in Night of Navy, cut out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Playing with Pattern with Resin Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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The NEW Annual Catalog is here and we are SO excited with all the FUN new things it offers!  Nothing can make you smile more than seeing a garden full of colorful pansies, so for our first Collection we just couldn’t resist the gorgeous Pansy Patch Bundle.  We know you’ll love the embossed Pansy Dies that enhance the detailed Pansy Patch stamp set.  Plus, it has some beautiful font greetings!  We’ve used PANSY PATCH BUNDLE with the PANSY PETALS DESIGNER PAPER for a colorful Collection with four card ideas and two gift packaging ideas!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Art Gallery
Paper: Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Subtles DSP paper pack
Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Versamark
Other: Floral Gallery Dies, Playing with Patterns Ribbon, Playing with Patterns Resin Dots, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Yellow Submarine

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to yellow in our cards.  I always LOVE using yellow…it is just so HAPPY!!!

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Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5
  • So Saffron – cut out the more solid flower die
  • Bumblebee – cut out the detail flower die, layer onto the So Saffron flowers, add to Very Vanilla, trim
  • Bumblebee – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 – add Very Vanilla panel then add to card front
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – Bumblebee Flower print – 1/4 x 3 1/2, cut into slant on one side, add to card front using dimensionals
  • So Saffron – 1/2 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting using Basic Grey, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Bumblebee Gingham ribbon – tie into small bow, add to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

While we anxiously wait for the new Annual Catalog, do you want a perfect QUICK & EASY Product Class idea that features a couple retiring items?  Or, do you often need a little gift box in a hurry?  Have your customers (or you!) purchase the Perfect Parcel Dies (clearance for $14) and Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper (clearance for $6.90).  You’ll get four different box ideas (two are uniquely altered!) using this colorful and seasonal Collection and will have a TON of designer paper left to make more!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Blossoms in Bloom
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Bumblebee, Flowers for Every Season DSP
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Many Layered Blooms Dies, Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Nights in White Satin

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make an all white card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White Thick – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, run through Bricks and Mortar embossing folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the flowers border from the Ornate Borders Dies, add to card front, cut out some of hte extra flowers from that die set and layer over the flowers
  • Whisper White – 1 1/8 x 3, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White Thick – cut out happy, add to banner
  • Add some Opal Rounds to the flowers to finish off

And there you have it…a totally white card!

And now for our latest collection…

We think our Sweet Strawberry Collection is one of our “sweetest” ones yet!  BUT…it isn’t JUST for strawberries…you’ll love one of our “unusual” ideas for the punch!  We’ve used Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch, along with Snail Mail Designer Paper in this bright and fun-filled Collection with three card ideas (one a unique fun fold!) and a different type of box that holds a LOT!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White
Ink: None
Other: Well Written Dies, Ornate Borders Dies, Bricks and Mortar Embossing Folder, Open Rounds, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Spring Flowers

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Spring Flowers.  When I think of spring flowers…I think of our Peonies that grow on the side of our house.  I wanted to make a soft, pretty card for this.

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Peony Garden DSP – petal pink/white flower print – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Peony Garden DSP – Smoky Slate print – TWO pieces 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp peony in Petal Pink, mask, the stamp leaves in Soft Seafoam, stamp greeting in Basic Grey, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Opal Rounds to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Who doesn’t love to get some HAPPY mail?  The Pretty Perennials stamp set has plenty of happy wishes, greetings and flowers that are perfect for all occasions!  For our EXPANDED Pretty Perennials Fun Folds Collection, we’ve combined the bundle with some easy, yet FUN, card folds to make extra special cards!  We’ve used the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and Perennials Dies to create SIX fun-fold card tutorials and paired them with the black & white True Love Designer Paper for an extra WOW!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Prized Peony
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Peony Garden DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam
Other: Opal Rounds, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Easter Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make an Easter Card.

I decided that the Arrange a Wreath would be perfect for this.  Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded
  • Subtles DSP Paper Pack – Calypso Coral Woodgrain print – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 – stamp wreath in Granny Apple Green and greeting in Highland Heather, add to card front
  • Granny Apply Green – cut out wreath and add to card front
  • Melon Mambo – cut out small leaf wreath, cut into pieces and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp eggs in Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, cut out and add to card front
  • Highland Heather – cut out bow pieces, layer and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Who doesn’t love to get some HAPPY mail?  The Pretty Perennials stamp set has plenty of happy wishes, greetings and flowers that are perfect for all occasions!  For our EXPANDED Pretty Perennials Fun Folds Collection, we’ve combined the bundle with some easy, yet FUN, card folds to make extra special cards!  We’ve used the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and Perennials Dies to create SIX fun-fold card tutorials and paired them with the black & white True Love Designer Paper for an extra WOW!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Arrange a Wreath
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green
Other: Wreath Builder Dies, Basic Rhinestones

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Punch Art

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to do punch/die art – using punches or dies for something other than what it was intended.  GRRR…this is is truly a challenge for me!

I LOVE the Many Hearts Dies and decided to use those dies to make a bunny…

Here’s the pieces I used…the Many Hearts dies, 1/4 hole punch, 1/2″ circle punch (retired), Daisy Punch:

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Subtles DSP Paper Pack – Petal Pink dotted print – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop heart, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp swirly heart in Flirty Flamingo, cutout, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, cut out all the piece shown above, sponge with matching ink and put together into a bunny and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – 5/8 x 3 – stamp greeting in using Memento Black, cut into banner on both ends, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

How cute are these little chicks that are SO trendy in the farmhouse decorating right now?  We love that Stampin’ Up! added dies to the Hey Chick stamp set and then created a brand new bundle that coordinates!  Double the FUN!  You’ll love all the “punny” cards you can make for your family and friends!  We’ve used BOTH Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles in this expanded Collection.  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards, and two treat boxes!  Find more details HERE!

Set(s): So Many Hearts
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink
Other: Many Hearts dies, Daisy Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch (retired), 1/4 hole punch

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Top O’ the Morning

And it’s Saturday again!  Happy March everyone!  This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Top O’ the Morning – St Patrick Day cards.

Okay…I had to do a major punt on this…as I have NOTHING that is St. Patrick’s Day.  So I did a little punch art leprechaun! Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 1  folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder and add to card front
  • Regals DSP (Garden Green Texture) – 1 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – 1 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 5/8 x 2 5/8, add some of the Stitched Whimsy Dies, layer onto Calypso Coral 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • To make leprechaun
    • Story Label Punch – Garden Green, 1/2 for the hate and the other half for the body
    • Basic Black – Classic Label punch – fold over bottom of  Story label to form the band
    • Gold Foil – 1/2 x 1/2, add to hat
    • Double Oval punch – Garden Green – the plain one for the rim of the hat
    • Petal Pink – 1/2″ circle (retired), add behind rim of hat
    • Strawberry Builder – Terracotta Tile punch out 6 strawberries, layer to form the beard and add behind hat
    • Add leprechaun to card front using dimensionals
  • Soft Seafoam – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front
  • Add some Gilded Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream!  And, of course, popsicles, too!  For our latest Collection of tutorials, we are using the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set and Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch!  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards (one a special fold), a treat box and a special 3D favor!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Garden Green, Terracotta Tile, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Regals DSP Paper Pack, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Whimsy Dies, Story Label Punch, Strawberry Builder Label Punch, Classic Label Punch, Double Oval Punch, Gilded Gems, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Masculine Card

And it’s Saturday again and the end of February – WOW, that just flew by! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Masculine card.  I didn’t get any of the masculine sets in the mini but I think this works…

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11, colded
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • In Good Taste DSP (dark wood print) – 3 x 4 3/4, cut off two diagonal edges as shown, add to card front
  • Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Soft Seafoam – cut out the dandy lion, add to card front
  • Soft Seafoam – 3/4 x 2 1/2, cut one end on the diagonal, add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3/4 x 2 1/2, cut one end on the diagonal, add to card front
  • Soft Suede – 1/4 x 3 3/4, cut ends on the diagonal, add to card front
  • Whisper White  3/4 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting in Early Espresso, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream!  And, of course, popsicles, too!  For our latest Collection of tutorials, we are using the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set and Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch!  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards (one a special fold), a treat box and a special 3D favor!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Approaching Perfect (SAB)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, In Good Taste DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Dandy Wishes Dies, Dimensionals

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Cards for Kids

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

The Snailed It set and matching DSP were just PERFECT for this theme!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add the Stitched Whimsy Die, layer onto Real Red – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Snail Mail DSP – cut out two of the envelopes – I wanted the pink on the outside and the blue background snails on the inside so I layered the flap before putting together, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – stamp image in Memento Black, cut out, add to card front, Real Red, stamp just the envelop, cut out and add to image
  • Whisper White – stamp the larger snail in Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out (no presents) and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out the mustached snail and the smaller snail from the DSP, add to card front
  • Add some Resin Hearts to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Stampin’ Up!’s FLOWERING CACTUS PRODUCT MEDLEY is a GREAT value and everywhere you look, cacti are featured as part of home décor!  We loved the whimsical cactus images and “punny” greetings in the stamp set, so just had to use it for our next Collection!  The Flowering Cactus Product Medley kit comes with stamps, dies, designer paper, felt flowers, and two colors of linen thread, everything you need to make it EASY to create!  You’ll get FOUR unique tutorials that include three cards (one a special fold), and a fun organizing project! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Snailed It
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Real Red, Snail Mail DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Bermuda Bay
Other: Snail Dies, Stitched Whimsy Dies, Dimensionals

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Favorite New DSP

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new DSP – oh…there are so may nice ones that this was TOUGH!  But I think my all time favorite it Hydrangea Hill – LOVE those colors!

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 4 1/4 x 11
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Hydrangea Hill DSP – TWO multi-color print pieces 1 x 3 3/4, on purple print piece – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out a much of the Lacy Petal die piece (that is 12 of the smaller individual ones in the back), layer everything together, add some of the Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon behind it and add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – stamp just the top line of this greeting in Memento Black, cut out around it, add to card front
  • Add some Pastel Pearl to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

The Hydrangea Hill Suite is absolutely delightful and we chose it to be our next featured Collection from the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  Not only are the colors AMAZING but with the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set and Hydrangea Dies there are so many different ways to make your hydrangeas beautiful!  We’ve created SIX projects, including FOUR cards (one a fun fold), a small 3D décor item, and a darling favor box you will love!  See more details here!

Set(s): Peaceful Moments
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Pear Pizzazz, Hydrangea Hill DSP
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Lacy Petals Dies, Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, Pastel Pearls, Dimensionals

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