Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Winter

Christmas is now right around the corner!  We will be taking next Saturday off so that we can all relax and celebrate the holiday!  So itt’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Winter – snowmen, snowflakes, winter sports.  I decided to go with Snowmen!

Here’s some general details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Frosted Floral dsp – 1 each Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron prints – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – Cut out the largest Stitched Label Framelits, stamp greeting in Blackberry Bliss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp snowmen and holly using Memento Black, color with blends, cut out and add to card front

I just LOVE the way this one turned out!

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen, Stylish Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Frosted Floral dsp
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Other: Stitched Label Framelits, Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Winter Flower

Christmas is coming and it is getting closer! And it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Winter Flowers.

Here’s some general details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add strip of Pool Party dotted, 3/4 x 4 3/4, behind the panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Silver Foil – cut out detailed poinsettia
  • Vellum – cut out solid poinsettia, color with markers (I used blends…I think would have been better with regular ones but this okay), add behind the detailed silver poinsettia, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 3 3/8, stamp greeting using Versamark and silver emboss, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out FIVE 1/4 circles, add to card front to finish off

This is just so soft and pretty

Set(s): Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: Whisper White, Subtles Paper Pack, Silver Foil, Silver Glitter, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, BLENDS:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Pary
Other: Detailed Poinsettia Framelits, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Subtle Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Christmas Favor

Happy December 1st everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Christmas Favors or small Christmas Gifts…I guess mine is a little of both. Although it is difficult to tell from this picture, this is a hot chocolate packet holder…it is a very quick and EASY favor or gift!

Here’s some general details…

  • Poppy Parade – 3 3/4 x 11, fold in half, round the corners and stamp the snowflakes in Poppy Parade
  • Santa’s Workshop red/green bow print – 2 1/2 x 8 1/2, put packet of hot chocolate in the piece of folded Poppy Parade, then wrap the dp around it.
  • Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon – okay…we used to sell this so you might have some in your stash – I had mine leftover from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit, wrap around the holder, tie in a half knot, add full size candy cane, then another half knot and bow to finish off
  • Garden Green – 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut in to a banner, add to wrapper front under bow.

I just LOVE simple projects!

And guess what…these still time for our final Holiday Mini collection…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini! But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa! This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10! See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Spirited Snowmen
Paper: Poppy Parade, Garden Green, Santa’s Workshop dsp
Ink: Poppy Parade, Versamark
Other: Sincerely Santa Project Kit OR Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon we used to sell, Corner Rounder

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Christmas Tags

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Christmas Tags.  Before you get to the tags…I need to make a confessions.  I had these done, and I was working on this post and when I was doing the recipe at the bottom, I realized the Sweet and Sassy (Heart) Framelits had been discontinued.  So I need to apologize for that.  You can always just substitute a circle if your don’t have these framelits or wait until the Occasions mini comes out…LOTS of hearts in there!

My other apology is that several of these items have been sold out.  We will NOT comment on that!  GRRRR!!!!!

Here’s some general details…

  • Grey Granite – 4 1/4 x 2, punch top using Scallop Tag Topper and corner round the bottoms, stamp greeting using Merry Merlot
  • Joyous Noel – cut out heart (or circle – just slightly wider than tag) for each.  LOVE this particular print!
  • For one cut out the large reindeer framelit in Whisper White for the other stamp the two small reindeer on Grey Granite using Versamark, white emboss, cut out
  • For the large reindeer add to tag, add Star Wire element then a flower in Merry Merlot
  • For the two small reindeer, add the Snowflake Wire element then add the two reindeer using dimensionals
  • Add a piece of the Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon to the top of each and tie using the Copper Trim.

I just LOVE how pretty these turned out!

And guess what…we have a new collection for you…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Dashing Deer, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Grey Granite, Joyous Noel dsp,
Ink: Merry Merlot, Versamark
Other: Detailed Deer Thinlets, Scallop Tag Topper, Corner Rounder, White Embossing Folder, Sweet & Sassy Framelits (retired), Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon, Copper Trim, Snowflake and Stars Wire Elements, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Stamp Set

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite holiday stamp set.  Okay…so I had made this card and I just LOVE it…it’s really more of my favorite bundle since it features the cool reindeer and the greeting from the set…so I’ll go with it (it’s also my favorite paper and favorite embossing folder – LOL!)

Another Christmas card done and ready to be mailed – LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Merry Merlot – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Merry Merlot – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Swirls and Curls embossing folder, add to card front
  • Joyous Noel dsp – 2 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out reindeer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Merry Merlot – cut out two small details flowers, add to reindeer
  • Grey Granite – 3/4 x 2 5/8, stamp greeting using Merry Merlot, cut into banner add to card front using dimensionals

See…it’s full of lots of favorites (with a stamp set thrown in there just for fun!)

It’s time for our last week of our 5 weeks of Christmas. Up next…Peaceful Noel…what a pretty set! Check it out…

Set(s): Dashing Deer
Paper: Whisper White, Merry Merlot, Joyous Noe dsp, Copper Foil
Ink: Merry Merlot
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Detailed Deer Thinlets, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Embellishment

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite embellishment. I just couldn’t decide what to use but I do LOVE the special Snowflake Trinkets that are available in November (and the GORGEOUS SNOWFLAKE Thinlet) so I went with that along with the Epoxy Drops that I really like too!

Another Christmas card done and ready to be mailed – LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 4, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Circle, stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Snowflake Trinket to circle
  • Add Clear Epoxy Drops to finish off.

See…isn’t that snowflake just GORGEOUS!

And it is now week 4 of Create with Connie and Mary 5 weeks of Christmas and this time we are featuring Peaceful Noel!  What a pretty set…

You can get all the details here!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greeting
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Snowfall Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Snowflake Trinkets, Epoxy Drop, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Embossing Folder

Time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are featuring our favorite embossing folder.  This was tough…there are SOOO many that I just LOVE but I think my favorite (right now) is the Swirls and Curls!

Another Christmas card done and ready to be mailed – LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Night of Navy – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Swirls and Curls embossing folder and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the solid tree, add to card front
  • White Velvet Paper – cut out the details tree, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out 1/4″ circles, add to Velvet Tree
  • Whisper White, stamp greeting on 1″ strip using Night of Navy, punch out using the Pretty Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals

LOVE these colors together and such an easy card for the holidays!

It’s time for the Week 3 of our 5 weeks of Christmas. Up next…Peaceful Poinsettia…what a pretty set!  Check it out…

All the details HERE!

Set(s): Winter Woods
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer, Velvet Specialty Paper
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Into the Woods Thinlets, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!