Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Ombre Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make an ombre card.  Oh my word…LOVE the card I ended up making!

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, mask off the card leaving a 1 3/4 x 3 “window” open on card.  Sponge Petal Pink and Calypso Coral into “window” to achieve an ombre look.  Remove masks.  Stamp the largest peony in Grey Granite.  Layer onto Grey Granit 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Peony Garden DSP (grey chevron print) – 1 x 4 3/4, cut out scalloped border, add behind panel, add panel to card front
  • Petal Pink – stamp greeting using Grey Granite, punch out using 1 1/2″ circle punch, fold pieces of the white ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack, add behind greeting, add greeting to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

We love our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog called Nothing’s Better Than! This whimsical stamp set with dies has coffee, cookies, cocktails and chocolate images…definitely some of our favorite things! And we’ve combined them with the NEW In Colors! Our NOTHING’S BETTER THAN COLLECTION of tutorials is an EXPANDED Collection with SIX projects! You’ll get step-by-step instructions for FOUR cards and TWO small 3D favor projects…perfect for gift giving or upcoming craft fairs!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Prized Peony
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Grey Granite, Peony Garden DSP
Ink: Grey Granite, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral
Other: Peony Dies, 1 1/2″ circle punch, Elegant Faceted Gems, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Monochromatic Cards

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a monochromatic card.  I decided to go with Whisper White and Grey Granite…it is so pretty in person!

Here’s the details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Grey Granite – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, randomly stamp feather using Versamark, white emboss, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
  • Grey Granite – stamp greeting using Versamark, white embossin, punch holes in each side, addbpiece of white tulle ribbon, add label to card front using dimensionals, then tie the ribbon around panel
  • Add panel to card front
  • The dots are the clear dots from Flowers for Every Season Gems, add to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite
Ink: Versamark
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, White Tulle Ribbon, Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Birthday Card

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

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Incolor DSP – Bumblebee dotted print – 2 3/4 x 4, wrap two pieces of the Ornate Garden Old Olive around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower and leaves using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Seaside Spray (both), Night of Navy (Light), Old Olive (Both, So Saffron (Both), Bronze, cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Bumblee Bee – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Misty Moonlight Incolor Enamel Dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the wonderful BIRDS & BRANCHES COLLECTION!  There are several options for creating the sweet little birds and who doesn’t love that round vine die? This bundle has you covered whether you love mostly stamping or mostly creating with dies!  This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a fun 3D project that is easy to create and fun to use!  See more details here!

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Bumblebee, Incolor DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Bronze, Old Olive
Other: Sunflower Dies, Ornate Garden Ribbon, Incolor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Masculine Card

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a masculine card.  Do you LOVE the Beautiful World set and matching die?  I do!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder, layer onto Basic Black 3 5/8 x 4 7/8,  staple folded piece of the Glitter Organdy ribbon to the the top, add panel to card front
  • In Good Taste DSP (brick print) – 1 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out the long Tasteful Labels Die, add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out the World Dies circle
  • Silver Foil – cut out the tall stamp and one of the detailed globe, layer and add Black circle behind it; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, cut out around words, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Our next release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the gorgeous CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS TECHNIQUE COLLECTION with a BONUS! This Collection is a TWO for ONE! Not only do you get SIX creative card ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers 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 the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Beautiful World
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, I Good Taste DSP, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: World Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Organdy Glitter Ribbon,

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Favorite New Preorder Product

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a favorite new preorder product.  If you have checked out the awesome dies and embossing folder (along with the DSP) that is part of the In Good Taste Suite, you are missing some GREAT products!

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Petal Pink – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2 x 5 1/2, add to Petal Pink Panel, wrap piece of the Flowers for Every Season white ribbon around panel, at to card front
  • Calypso Coral – 1/4 x 4, cut each end on a slant and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest label, stamp greeting using Grey Granite, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White, stamp flower using Memento Black, color using Calypso Coral (Lt), Petal Pink (Both) and So Saffron (Both), cut out, stamp the leaf/stem image twice in Calypso Coral and twice in Grey Granite, cut out (yep, this takes some time), layer everything, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Our second release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the beautiful FOREVER GREENERY SUITE of products. We love the wide variety of leaf images! For this Collection, we combined the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Paper and Accessories. This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a creative 3D project perfect for your classes or to give as a gift. See more details HERE!
Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, In Good Taste DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Grey Granite, Calypso Coral, BLENDS:  Petal Pink (B), So Saffron (B), Calypso Coral (L)
Other: Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Tasteful Labels, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Pack, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Favorite New Preorder 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 preorder set.  That was a no-brainer for me…FOREVER FERN!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder, layer onto Purple Posey – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Tasteful Labels die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larger leaf in Coastal Cabana, long thin leaf in Gorgeous Grape and small leaf in Pacific Point, cut out layer, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out the 3 small leaf dies, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Versamark, gold emboss, cut out using the Classic Label Punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Nobel Peacock rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Our second release from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog is the beautiful FOREVER GREENERY SUITE of products.  We love the wide variety of leaf images!  For this Collection, we combined the Forever Fern Stamp Set  and Forever Flourishing Dies with Forever Greenery Designer Paper and Accessories. This Collection contains three cards (one a special fold card) and a creative 3D project perfect for your classes or to give as a gift.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Purple Posy, Gold Foil
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point, Versamark
Other: Old World Paper Embossing Folder, Forever Flourishing Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Nobel Peacock Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Brighter Days Ahead

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card to cheer someone up.  I couldn’t wait to use my new sunflower set for this…

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight – 4 x 5 1/2, run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder, add to card front
  • Forever Greenery DSP – TWO pieces 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – Stamp the small sunflower 3 times, color using Blends, cut out
  • Whisper White – Stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow, cut out using a Tasteful Label die, layer everything together
  • Add some pieces of the 1/4″ Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon behind the flowers and label, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the Cinnamon Cider enamel dots to finish up.

And now for our latest collection…

For this Collection, we combined the Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies, with the bright, fun NEW 2020-22 In Colors for a fresh and modern look!  This Collection contains four cards and two customer-focused 3D gift project tutorials for open houses, catalog reveals or virtual classes.  ALL six project tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  Several projects are “class kit to go” focused using dies and In Color cardstock, designer paper and accessories, with only a stamped greeting added.  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Celebrate Sunflowers
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Forever Greenery DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody (B), Daffodil Delight (L), Mossy Meadow (D), Old Olive (B), Soft Suede (D), Bronze, Ivory
Other: Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Tasteful Label Dies, Sunflowers Dies, 1/4″ Daffodil Gingham Ribbon, Incolor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Use a Neglected Product

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a product that we have been neglecting.   That was an easy one for me.  I LOVE the Wiggle Worm set but haven’t used it in such a long time.  I just had to pull it out again before it went away!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Best Dressed DSP (daffodil diagonal stripe) – 3 x 5, add to card front
  • Regal DSP paper (Old Olive) – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape DSP & Real Red cardstrock – 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – cutout the Stitched So Sweetly Scalloped Rectangular Die, stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Whisper White – stamp the dragonfly, lady bug, bee and worm using Memento Black and color using Blends, cut out
  • Granny Apple Green – 3 7/8 x 1 1/4, cut out grass, use one piece for the front piece and the other for the back, add the bugs and add to blue panel, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

For this Collection of six card tutorials, we paired BAND TOGETHER AND DETAILED BANDS DIES with the ORNATE GARDEN DESIGNER PAPER and accessories to create SIX different cards! ALL six card tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  And the great thing…everything used in this collection will be in the new catalog!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Wiggle Worms
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Best Dressed DSP, Brights and Regals DSP paper packs
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Other: Bugs Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Favorite Retiring 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 retiring stamp set.  And this week we are welcoming two NEW design team member!  Let’s give a warm Create welcome to Cindy Elam and Brenda Nelson!

I decided to go with a set that was in the Occasions Mini and sadly won’t be in the catalog next year.  We have so few good music sets and this was definitely one of them!  Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Pacific Point 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the music notes using Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point, add panel to card front
  • Basic Black – punch out TWO 1 1/2 circle, cut out a 3/4″ circle from Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay, punch a 1/8″ circle in the center of each and add to the black circles.  Add to card front on an angle.
  • Whisper White – stamp keyboard in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Follow Your Art DSP – stamp the treble clef and guitar neck using Memento Black, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crushed Curry – 7/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some of the black sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

For this EXPANDED Collection of tutorials, we paired several different embossing folders…some bold and some subtle…with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and Best Dressed Designer Paper for a suggestion on how to finish off your cards. But…the focus is really on the techniques! ALL tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step photo directions. See the details HERE!

Set(s): Music from the Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Follow Your Art DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point
Other: 1 1/2″ Circle punch, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1/8″ hole punch, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Brings May Flowers

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our flower stamps.  I haven’t used the Soft Spring hostess set in a while and I thought it would be a great set for the challenge today.

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Daffodil Delight – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Brights DSP (Pacific Point Gingham print) – 2 1/2 x 5, add to panel, wrap piece of Granny Apple Green Texture Ribbon around panel, add panel to card front using Dimensionals
  • Whisper White – Cut out ornate frame, mask off area and sponge strip using Daffodil Delight
  • Stamp stamp leaves in Granny Apple Green and the flowers in Pacific Point, add frame using dimensionals
  • Pacific Point – 1/4 x 2 7/8, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add to card front
  • Ad some Green Enamel Dots to finish off

And now our latest collection…

For this EXPANDED Collection of tutorials, we paired several different embossing folders…some bold and some subtle…with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and Best Dressed Designer Paper for a suggestion on how to finish off your cards.  But…the focus is really on the techniques!  ALL tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step photo directions.  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Soft Spring, Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point
Other: Ornate Frames, Glitter Enamel Dots, Granny Apple Green Texture Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!