Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Welcome Fall

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

Here’s the details…

  • Terracotta Tile – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add the stitched border, layer onto Night of Navy – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Brushed Copper – 1/4 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Night of Navy, Gilded Autumn DSP and Brushed Copper – cut out the leaf and add the stitching, layer and add to card front
  • Terracotta Tile and Foam Sheets – back piece of Terracotta Tile with Foam sheet, cut out FALL, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – stamp greeting using Versamark – white emboss, cut out with Classic Label Punch, add to card fron using dimensionals
  • Add some Gilded Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

From sweet to just a little bit spooky…the HALLOWS NIGHT MAGIC BUNDLE is a great Halloween set.  The labels in the Halloween Magic Dies can be used for more than Halloween…they are a wonderful shape!  We’ve paired this bundle with the coordinating Magic in the Night Suite of products! Our HALLOWS NIGHT MAGIC COLLECTION has TWO card tutorials and TWO home decor/favor tutorials.  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Blossoms in Bloom
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Terracotta Tile, Gilded Autumn DSP, Brushed Metallic Paper
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stitched Leaves Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, Gilded Gems, Foam Sheets, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Fall Flowers

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

Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Bronze Brushed Metallic – 3/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Bumblebee – 1 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp stems and flowers using Memento Black, color using Blends listed below
  • Add stems to label, add flowers to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie bow from Embroidered Ribbon, add to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Our HAVE A HOOT COLLECTION is combined with Plaid Tidings Designer Paper and has three card tutorials (one a special fold!), plus a special gift packaging idea for Halloween and Christmas that we know you will love and “hoot” about!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Jar of Flowers, Harvest Hello
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Bumblebee, Gilded Autumn DSP, Brushed Metallic Paper
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (Lt), Shaded Spruce (Dk), Pumpkin Pie (B), Petal Pink (Dk), Mint Macaron (B), Cinnamon Cider (B)
Other: Embroidered Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Hug in a Mug

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is hug in a mug…

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Tasteful Texture folder, layer onto Night of Navy – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Plaid Tidings (Blue/Pink print) – 1 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Plaid Tidings (Pink/Grey print) – 1 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp mug twice using Memento black, stamp again on the matching plaids, color mugs using Melon Mambo and Seaside Spray Blends, cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – 5/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some incolor dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Our HAVE A HOOT COLLECTION is combined with Plaid Tidings Designer Paper and has three card tutorials (one a special fold!), plus a special gift packaging idea for Halloween and Christmas that we know you will love and “hoot” about!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Press On
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Plaid Tidings DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Seaside Spray, Melon Mambo
Other: Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Incolor Dots, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Thinking of Fall

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card with fall in mind.  I just love fall and all the pretty, warm colors that come with it.  For my card, I used those extra ‘pieces’ that tend to collect (and mulitply) on my desk…

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Night of Navy – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, run through the Tasteful Texture embossing folder, add piece of Gilded Autumn DSP – 1/2 x 4 behind the panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pumpkin Pie, Terracotta Tile, Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight – leftover pieces from using the Best Plaid dies, add these to card front
  • Brushed Metallic paper (brushed copper) – cut out stitched leaf, add to card front, add Terracotta Ribbon (Ornate Garden pack)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1/4 x 3 3/8 – stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Gilded Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

We are excited for our next August-December Catalog Collection for the holidays featuring the fabulous LOVE OF LEAVES BUNDLE paired with the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Paper and Brushed Metallic Cardstocks!   If you haven’t seen the Stitched Leaves Dies, they are gorgeous stitched inside and out for making very unique and beautiful projects!  Our LOVE OF LEAVES COLLECTION has FOUR card tutorials, plus TWO fun home décor project tutorials perfect for fall!  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Love of Leaves
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Terracotta Tile, Gilded Autumn DSP, Brushed Metallic Paper
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stitched Leaves Dies, Ornate Garden Ribbon, Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Critter Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card that features critters.  I absolutely ADORE the Way to Goat set.

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 3/4 x 5 – cut out the Peek-a-Hoot tag die (it cuts out all three ‘windows’ at the same time), stamp the tin can using Basic Grey
  • Whisper White – stamp each of the goats (note – I reversed the one in the lower left using a silicon sheet)), color using Grey Granite (both), Flirty Flamingo (light) and Seaside Spray (light), cut to fit behind each window and add using dimesnionals
  • Layer onto Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Grey Granite – 1/2 x 2 3/4 – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some white All the Trimmings Embellishments to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog selections is the fun Press On Stamp Set!  Who doesn’t love coffee, tea or cocoa?  Our PRESS ON COLLECTION has three cards (one a really FUN interactive card) and a 3D project sure to jazz up your drink bar, tiered tray or to give away as a gift for a coffee/tea/cocoa addict friend!    See more details HERE!

Set(s): Way to Goat
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Grey; BLENDS:  Grey Granite (Both), Flirty Flamingo (Light), Seaside Spray (Light)
Other: Peek-a-Hoot Dies, All the Trimmings Embellishments

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Back to School

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card for Back to School – and wouldn’t you know it…I start back on Monday!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder, layer onto Real Red – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – brown chevron print – cut out scalloped stitched rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut off so that it is 3 1/2″, add to card front
  • Tie a piece of Forever Greenery Ribbon, add panel to card front
  • Real Red – stamp apple two times using Memento Black
  • Granny Apple Green – stamp 2 leaves using Memento Black
  • So Suede – stamp 2 stems using Memento Black
  • Punch everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Granny Apple Green – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Red Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog selections is the fun Press On Stamp Set!  Who doesn’t love coffee, tea or cocoa?  Our PRESS ON COLLECTION has three cards (one a really FUN interactive card) and a 3D project sure to jazz up your drink bar, tiered tray or to give away as a gift for a coffee/tea/cocoa addict friend!    See more details HERE!

Set(s): Harvest Hellos
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Apple Punch, Classic Label Punch, Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Forever Greenery Ribbon, 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’!

 

 

Hot Days of Summer

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card celebrating the Hot Days of Summer.  Nothing cools you off on a hot summer day like a nice juicy slice of WATERMELON!  I just love the Watermelon in the Cute Fruit set (found in the Beginner’s Brochure – 153301 – $16)

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Plaid Tidings (Melon Plaid) – TWO pieces 1 7/8 x 3, add to card front
  • Black Glitter paper – 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp watermelon three times using Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo, color in seeds using Basic Black marker, cut out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into Banner
  • Granny Apple Green – punch out a Classic Label Punch, add behind greeting, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Color some Iridescent Pearls using Basic Black DARK Blend, add three to card front

And now for our latest collection…

We are excited for our second August-December Catalog Collection for the holidays featuring the fabulous Making a Difference COMING HOME BUNDLE of products!   This Collection of SIX card tutorials would make a great World Card Making Day or product class…either in person or online and we’ve paired it with Itty Bitty Greetings.  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Cute Fruit
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Plaid Tidings DSP, Black Glitter
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black Marker, Basic Black Dark Blend
Other: Iridescent Pearls, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

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

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’!

 

 

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

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’!