Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Hello Summer

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!  The best thing about this weekend end it means summer is on its way and this week our theme is “Hello Summer”.  When I think of summer I think of ice cream and since I LOVE the Cool Treats set I though it would be perfect for this week’s theme.  It also give me the chance to use the Tasty Treats dsp one more time.

Doesn’t that look good enough to eat?  YUMMY!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party grid print – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Chocolate Striped print – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Strawberry/cherry print – 3 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp You’re in Pool Party and SWEET in Watermelon Wonder, cut out using Stitched Shapes oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • To make sundae – cut out bowl in Pool Party, ice cream in Whisper White and topping in Chocolate Chip, layer everything and add to card front using dimensionals.  Cut out cherry from Watermelon Wonder, color stem using Chocolate Chip marker, add to sundae, cut out spoon from Silver Foil, add to sundae
  • Add Basic Enamel heart where the ‘ is in You’re to finish off.

It will soon be June and we are getting ready for the Great with Connie and Mary June Mini Edition.

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Daisy Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Delightful Daisy dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Other: Daisy Punch, Dimensionals

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Tri-Fold Card

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s that time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  This week our theme is tri-fold cards.  I had a tough time figuring out what style I wanted to do but finally settled on this one.

Here’s the details…

  • Wisteria Wonder – 5 1/2 x 11, score at 4 1/8 and 8 3/8, fold.  On front flap measure up 2″ from the bottom and cut from top fold down to mark.
  • Delightful Daisy dsp – 3 7/8 x 5 1/4, add to inside panel
  • On front panel stamp greeting using Night of Navy, stamp inside Thank You also using Night of Navy
  • Whisper White – stamp daisy 2 times using Night of Navy and center on one with Daffodil Delight, leaves are Old Olive and Night of Navy.  Punch out daisy and cut out leaves, layer everything together
  • Calypso Coral – 3/4 x 9, wrap around card securing in front, add daisy to bellyband using dimensionals

Here’s the open view…

LOVE the new daisy and daisy punch!  And speaking of love…

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Daisy Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Delightful Daisy dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Other: Daisy Punch, Dimensionals

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Saying Goodbye

Can you believe it…it is another Saturday already!  And what a fine Saturday it is!  The sun is supposed to be shining all day and my husband and I have decided to take the weekend off from unpacking.  We’ll see if that happens!

This time of year it is all about what is retiring from Stampin’ Up! and I have to say a couple of my favorite things are going away.  As soon as I say that our theme this week is saying good-bye…I just KNEW #1 on my list for using was Gorgeous Grunge.  I am going to so miss this set!

So beside the Gorgeous Grunge I also added in there Layering Letters (another GREAT set) and Crazy About You.  The Watermelon Wonder is going away and so is this version of Rhinestone.  So…saying good-bye to a lot!

Here’s the details…

  • Watermelon Wonder – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp large scatter with Peek-a-boo Peach and small scatter with Watermelon Wonder and Bermuda Bay, stamp letters in Memento Black.  Layer onto Basic Black 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay – 1/2 x 1 1/4, stamp you using Memento Black, cut into banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

I just lover how happy this is!  And it makes me happy to tell you…

Although we are not having a May Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition we still are offering a special PREORDER BONUS when you sign up for June and July Mini Sessions over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Only $8.95 US per month!
Set(s): Gorgeous Grunge, Layering Letters, Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Pocket Card

Happy first Saturday in May everyone!  It’ time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and our theme is pocket cards.  Can’t wait to see what everyone does with this one!

One of the first sets I couldn’t wait to get was the new Daisy Delight Set and matching punch.  I thought it would be perfect for my pocket card this week!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11, score along 11″ end at 1 1/4 and 5 1/2, score in from each side at 3/8″.  Trim off sides so that it looks like this…
  • Fold to make into a pocket
  • Delight Daisy dsp – Navy print – 1 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to top flap and round corners of flap and top piece.
  • Stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Whisper White – stamp large daisy twice using Memento Black and punch out, stamp center using Daffodil Delight, layer daisy, stamp outline leaf in Memento Black and solid leaf in Old Olive – do four, cut out an add to back of flowers, add flower to pocket using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5, round top corners, stamp thank you in Night of Navy and row of flowers in Daffodil Delight, insert into pocket

Set(s): Daisy Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Delightful Daisy dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive
Other: Daisy Punch, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

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Frames

COOL…we have made it to the end of April!  That is just soooo amazing!  And after the REALLY TOUGH theme of last week, this week is easy peasy…FRAMES!  Use a frame to showcase your main image – oh so easy!

I decided to use the fun balloon adventures to celebrate the end of this month!  Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Festive Embossing Folder and layer onto Watermelon Wonder – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out frame using Layering Squares – scallop and plain framelits, add to card front
  • Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo – punch out large balloon
  • Bermuda Bay – cut out striped balloon, add to Pool Party balloon using dimensionals
  • Watermelon Wonder – cut out dotted balloon, add to Flirty Flamingo balloon using dimensionals
  • Basic Grey – cut out TWO balloon ‘strings, add behind balloons and add balloons to card front using dimensionals
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp banner and greeting using Memento Black, cut out and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Balloon Adventures
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Pop-Up Balloon Thinlits, Layering Square Framelits, Festive Embossing Folder, Duo Balloon Punch, Dimensionals

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Punch Art

Do you have a style of challenge that just makes your brain HURT!  Well…that would be this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  Our theme is Punch Art and there are two things I am NOT good at Watercoloring and Punch Art.  Of these two I DREAD Punch Art.  Add to this my stress of packing up my house and moving an all I can say…don’t expect much!

So here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11, folded
  • Soft Sky – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp clouds using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 1/8 x 4, use fringe scissors to make ‘grass’ and add to card front
  • So Saffron print (Cupcakes & Carousels dsp) – cut large heart (Layering Hearts framelits), fold in half
  • Real Red – one petal from the Pansy punch add to top
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out one point of the Medium Star punch, add to inside of heart as beak
  • Crumb Cake – cut out two ‘balloon strings’ to use as chick legs
  • Basic Black – 1/4″ hole punch, add for eye
  • Bermuda Bay – cut out smaller hear (Layering Heart framelits) for wing
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – stamp dotted balloon, banner and greeting using Memento Black, cut out
  • Basic Black – cut out balloon ‘string’, add to card front, add balloon and banner using dimensionals

Okay…it’s pretty lame but what can I say…BRAIN HURT!  But what is as easy as can be is subscribing to Create to Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  It’s not too late!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Lift Me Up, Balloon Adventures
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Real Red, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Fringe Scissors, Pop-Up Balloon Thinlits, Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits, Pansy Punch, Medium Star Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

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Oh The Places We Will Go

Happy middle of April!  Since it is Saturday it is time for another Create with Connie Design Team Blog Hop and our theme this time is Oh The Places We Will Go!  Since our theme is travel, I decided I would travel in a hot air balloon!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Bermuda dsp print – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Cupcakes and Carousels So Saffron dsp print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind Bermuda print and add to card front
  • Early Espress0 – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front on left side
  • Very Vanilla – stamp and cut out 5 large and 2 small clouds using Crumb Cake, add 2 large and 2 small clouds to card base
  • So Saffron – 2 x 4, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, layer onto Very Vanilla 2 1/8 x 4 1/8, add to car front using dimensionals
  • Add 3 large clouds using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp small hot air balloon using Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, and Calypso Coral, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

It’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Lift Me Up
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Cupcakes & Carousel dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Other: Up and Away Thinlits, Dimensionals

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