Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Watercolor Backgrounds

And it’s Saturday again! This week we have a theme that I must admit…it made me GROAN when I saw it…watercolor backgrounds.  I am NOT good with messy!  Watercolor backgrounds are MESSY!!!  So…our electricity was out last Sunday night and I decided…maybe I’d do better with this if I did and it in dark.  Hmmm…I think I’m on to something.  I actually REALLY like how this turned out!

This is just a HAPPY card!

Here’s the details…

  • Mango Melody – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Watercolor paper – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, using Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green reminkers, water and an AquaPainter to create the background, let it dry until you lights come back on (around 5 hours – LOL!!!)  Once dry, flick some Mango Melody ink to create a little splatter on it.  Let that dry then stamp butterflies using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – ink stamp using Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green ink, stamp, cut out with Stitched Oval.
  • Add some Granny Apple Green Texture Weave Ribbon behind the oval, then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

This would brighten anyone’s day!

WOO HOO…we have a new collection for YOU!

In this Best Bunny Treat Box Collection, we’ve designed SIX different treat favors using the Best Bunny Bundle that we know you’ll enjoy making for family and friends…great for those spring craft shows, too! But you’re not limited to just Easter, they would make cute baby shower favors or any other occasion you need a little gift! See the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala, Life is Grand
Paper: Whisper White, Mango Melody, Watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Black, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green (and reinkers of both)
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots, AquaPainter, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Keep You in Stitches

And it’s Saturday again!  This week we have a cool theme – Keep you in Stitches – things using stitched thinlits/framelits…and I had the perfect set for it!

I absolutely LOVE the stitched design in the Needlepoint Elements Framelits!

Here’s the details…

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front on an angle
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, use the stitched framelits to create the stitched design, add to card front
  • Needlepoint Nook dsp (Poppy Parade print) – 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp leaves cut out with matching framelit, add to card front
  • Mossy Meadow – cut out two of the open leaves, add to card front
  • Petal Pink – stamp greeting using Memento Black, add stitches around greeting then punch out using the Pretty Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t you just LOVE that stitched look?

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

ANDnext up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products! The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun! You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary! See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Needle & Thread
Paper: Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Needlepoint Nook DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Old Olive
Other: Needlepoint Elements, Pretty Label Punch, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Simple Stamping

Happy Saturday! Back again for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This week is a favorite theme…SIP:  keeping it simple using just Stamps, Ink and Paper!  I have to say…LOVE this one!

Even though we are keeping it simple with just stamps, ink and paper, cutting out images and using dimensionals really kicks things up a notch!

Here’s the details…

  • Mango Melody – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp circles in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade, little trio of dots in Memento Black and greeting in Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black 4 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower and stem/leaves in Memento Black, cut everything out and add to card front using dimensionals

Oh…this is just SO ME!

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

AND…next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products! The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun! You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary! See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Bloom by Bloom
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mango Melody
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody
Other: Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Unique Fold Cards

Happy Saturday! We are back again with another great Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop and our theme this week is cards with unique folds.  I have not done a double gatefold card before and thought it would be fun to do with the Tea Together set!  Here’s my card closed…

And here it is opened up…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Floral Romance DSP – 5 1/2 x 12 – score at 2, 4, 8 and 10, on each end mark down, and cut on a diagonal then add the diagonal pieces to the bottom front
  • Petal Pink – stamp tea pot using Memento Black, accent using Petal Pink marker, cut out, add to left side front panel
  • Whisper White – stamp large rose using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends, cut out add to tea pot
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Calpyso Coral, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, layer onto Mossy Meadow 1 1/8″ Scallop Punch, add to tea pot using dimensionals
  • For the inside:  Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, stamp small flower twice using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends, add to inside of card

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Tea Together
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Floral Romance DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink Marker BLENDS: Petal Pink, Old Olive
Other: 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Tea Time Framelits (if you have them or just cut things out), Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Valentine Favor

Happy Saturday! We have made it through the Polar Vortez and now for the GREAT THAW!!  DANG…it was COLD!  But now for our warming trend – LOL!!!  And to warm you up today our theme for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop is Valentine Favors.  I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while and was surprized at just how easy it was.  If you want directions for this just Google Self-Closing Treat Box.

Isn’t this little skunk just ‘stinkin’ sweet’?  I think so.  (And if you want more GREAT treat box ideas with this set check out our Hey Love Treat Box collection – you can still purchase the .pdf!)

Here’s some general details…

  • Crumb Cake – I used a piece 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 (like I said above just Google self-closing treat box and you will get directions for scoring) then put together
  • All My Love DSP – TWO pieces 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 again cut per directions you find in your search and add to your treat box
  • Stamp Hey Valentine on top using Memento Black ink
  • Whisper White – stamp skunk using Memento Black, color using Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo and Real Red Blends, cut out with layering circle, layer onto matching Lovely Lipstick matching Scallop Circle.
  • Wrap some Black/Silver ribbon behind circles then add to box front
  • Lovely Lipstick – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to circle.
  • Tie a little bow using Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon and add to top of box to finish off

Is this just cute or what!

Next up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Geared Up Garage Collection of tutorials! Isn’t this a great bundle, LOVE those Garage Gear Thinlits…so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has offered before! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful treat 3D project, all designed by Connie and Mary!  See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

 

Set(s): Hey Love
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, All My Love DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Real Red
Other: Layering Circle Framelits, Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon, Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

My Funny Valentine

Happy Saturday!  I always so look forward to our Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we have a fun theme – My Funny Valentine!  Nothing says funny Valentine to me like Hey Love set!

I just LOVE this little Otter guy and thought it would make a cute ‘funny Valentine’!

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • How Sweet It Is DSP (dotted print) – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, layer onto Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Granny Apple Green – 1/2 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet – Cut out the scallop heart frame and solid heart, add to card dront
  • Whisper White – stamp otter and hedgehog using Memento Black and color using Bronze, Ivory, Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – 5/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals

Is this just cute or what!

Looking for some other GREAT ideas with this set? Well…do we have a collection for you!

“Hey Love” is a FUN and whimsical stamp set just perfect for Valentines and not just for kids! We LOVE the SIX little treat boxes we’ve come up with for our Hey Love Valentine Treat Box Collection!!! Just TOO “Stinkin’ Sweet”! In this Hey Love Collection, you’ll get the tutorials for SIX great treat boxes all designed by Connie and Mary! Find the details HERE!

Set(s): Hey Love
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, How Sweet It Is DSP, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Bronze, Ivory, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather
Other: Stitched Hearts Framelits, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Love Me Tender

Happy Saturday everyone!  As I’m writing this we are getting ready to get blasted again with another winter storm.  We’ll see if it happens or not.  But if I’m stuck inside because of snow and freezing rain…it will be a GREAT time to STAMP!  This week our theme is “Love Me Tender” – Romantic Valentines.  I have to say…this is SO NOT ME!!!!  But I did come up with this…

It’s romantic…RIGHT?  The dsp is titled Floral Romance – I think that makes it work!  LOL!!!

Here’s some details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4,  add to card front
  • Floral Romance – Petal Pink vellum print – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Fresh Fig – cut our large scallop heart frame, add to card frame
  • Whisper White -stamp large image from Wonderful Romance using Memento Black, color with Petal Pink Old Olive Blends and Fresh Fig marker, cut out, add to card front
  • Sahara Sand – stamp greeting using Fresh Fig, cut out using Stitched Oval
  • Fresh Fig – cut our 3 of the little stem/leaves, add behind oval
  • Add piece of Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon behind oval then add over to card front using dimensionals

I think this turned out pretty good!

Looking for some fun treat ideas?  Well…do we have a collection for you!

“Hey Love” is a FUN and whimsical stamp set just perfect for Valentines and not just for kids! We LOVE the SIX little treat boxes we’ve come up with for our Hey Love Valentine Treat Box Collection!!! Just TOO “Stinkin’ Sweet”! In this Hey Love Collection, you’ll get the tutorials for SIX great treat boxes all designed by Connie and Mary! Find the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Wonderful Romance, Meant to Be
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Fresh Fig, Sahara Sand, Floral Romance DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Fresh Fig, BLENDS:  Petal Pink, Old Olive
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!