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Valentine Favor

And it’s Saturday again but it’s the first one in February – WOO HOO!!!!! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Valentine Favor.  I thought this turned out cute

Here’s the details…

  • Start with 1 1/4 x 11 strip of DSP, fold in half, bend end inward and adhere the ends together to form the heart
  • To make the little box Petal Pink, 2 3/4 x 2 7/8, score at 3/4 along all sides, cut as below and make little box

 

 

 

  • Add box to inside heart
  • Put two nuggets back to back and wrap with piece of Fine Art Floral DSP 1 x 4 1/4, put inside box
  • Whisper White – stamp flower and leaves in Memento Black, color with Blends cut out, stamp Love in Versamark and gold emboss, add to flowers
  • Flirty Flamingo, cut out small heart (add dotted edge), add heart to box then the flowers/love
  • Tie bow in Fine Art Ribbon, add to top of heart

And now for our latest collection…

The Hydrangea Hill Suite is absolutely delightful and we chose it to be our next featured Collection from the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  Not only are the colors AMAZING but with the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set and Hydrangea Dies there are so many different ways to make your hydrangeas beautiful!  We’ve created SIX projects, including FOUR cards (one a fun fold), a small 3D décor item, and a darling favor box you will love!  See more details here!

Set(s): Forever & Always
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Flirty Flaming, Fine Art Floral DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Petal Pink, Old Olive
Other: So Many Hearts Dies, Fine Art Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Tear and Tape

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Love Is In the Air

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Love is in the Air – Valentine card!  Well…mine sort of turned out non-traditional AGAIN!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5, run through the Painted Texture Embossing Folder
  • Mint Macaron – TWO pieces 3/4 x 3 3/4, add behind white panel, add to card front
  • Love You Always DSP (Sahara Sand) – 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • True Love DSP – cut out a two flower image, color using Blends, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp love in Versamark, silver emboss, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Balmy Blue – 3/8 x 1 1/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut ends on and angle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Matte Black Dots – add to Sahara Sand strip
  • Add Heart charm to card front, tie a small bow in white twine, add inside heart

And now for our latest collection…

Love is in Air!  Not only on February 14th, but really just about any time of the year.  One thing we love about the Forever & Always Stamp Set and Always Dies, is that it isn’t just for Valentine’s Day!  If you look closely, it is perfectly suited for any day…birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings!  Our next collection featuring the Love You Always Suite has a little of everything!  We’ve made three cards (one a fun fold), and a decorated gift box that has a couple treats and a surprise inside for someone special!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Forever & Always
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Love You Always Specialty DSP, True Love DSP
Ink: Memento Black Versamark, BLENDS:  Night of Navy (light), Balmy Blue (both) Shaded Spruce (dark), Mint Macaron (both)
Other: Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Heart Charm, Matte Black Dots, White Twine, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Non-Traditional Valentine Colors

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Valentine card using non-traditional colors.  This actually started out as a light blue and purple card…hmmm…not sure what happened!  LOL!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Misty Moonlight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Subtle DSP (Calypso Coral dotted print) – 2 1/2 x 4
  • Whisper White 4 x 4 1/4, cut on diagonal so that the right side is 3 1/4, randomly stamp the little heart in Calypso Coral, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – cut out the open heart edge, add to card front
  • Misty Moonlight – cut out the large scallop heart – add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp the checker heart in Calypso Coral, add to scallop heart
  • Balmy Blue – layer the small heart and dotted heart together and cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Misty Moonlight, punch out with Classic Label punch, add to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Could the Snail Mail Suite of products be ANY cuter?  Look at those little faces and those Resin Hearts…oh my!  We are using the Snailed It Stamp Set and Snail Dies for our next Collection of tutorials!  For this Snailed It Collection, we’ve made three cards (one a fun fold), and an absolutely FUN and unique favor box that is perfect for your stamp camps and classes!   You’ll want to make several to give away!  See more details here!

Set(s): Lots of Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Subtles DSP
Ink: Misty Moonlight, Calypso Coral
Other: Many Hearts Dies, Classic Label Punch, Dimsneionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Strip It Down

Happy Saturday everyone! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is “Strip it Down” – making a 1 layer card…easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White Thick – 4 1/4 x 11, fold and corner round bottom right
  • Basic Stencils – lightly add stencil look in Smoky Slate
  • Stamp stem/leaves in Mint Macaron, more solid flower in Petal Pink and more detailed flower in Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamp greeting in Memento Black to finish off

Yep…that’s all there is!  LOVE IT!!!

And now for our latest collection…

For our Friends are Like Seashells Collection, we’ve made FOUR cards (one a fun fold), a small favor and a 3D project that are perfect for your stamp camps and classes!   This bundle has a coordinating 3D Embossing Folder that can be used with the large die for a stamp, emboss and cut combo that has so much texture, they almost look real!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Art Gallery
Paper: Whisper White THICK
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Corner Rounder, Basic Stencils

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Pile It On

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is “Pile It On” using lots of layers, embellishments, etc.  This one can be tough one for me but it turned out cool…

So what makes this ‘pile it on’ for me? There are 21 flower pieces, 7 colors, DSP, embossing folder, punch and resin dots

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Brights DSP (Mango Melody dots pattern) 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 /12 x 5 1/2, run through the Greener Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Granny Apple Green – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana – cut out approximately 1 million little pieces, layer everything and add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Classic Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add small Coastal Cabana Playing with Patterns Resin dots to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

For our Friends are Like Seashells Collection, we’ve made FOUR cards (one a fun fold), a small favor and a 3D project that are perfect for your stamp camps and classes!   This bundle has a coordinating 3D Embossing Folder that can be used with the large die for a stamp, emboss and cut combo that has so much texture, they almost look real!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Lots of Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Greenery Embossing Folder, Playing with Patterns Resin Dots, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite New Set

Happy New Year everyone (and thank GOODNESS 2020 has finally ended!!!) and welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop of the new year!  Our theme this week is to use our favorite set from the new January through June Mini Catalog.  This was a no brainer for me!

The little snails in this set are just ADORABLE!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Bermuda Bay – 2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Snail Mail DSP (yellow print) – 1 1/2 x 5, add to card front
  • Snail Mail DSP (red/pink heart print) – cut out postage stamp, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp snail in Memento Black, color using blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pool Party – stamp conversation bubble and hello inside, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

Next up for us to feature from the new Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog is the LOTS OF HEART Stamp Set and MANY HEARTS Dies!  Even with all the hearts, this bundle is more than just a Valentine set!  The dies in this set are gorgeous…and who doesn’t love some gingham hearts?  For this Lots of Heart Collection, we’ve made FOUR cards and TWO small favors, perfect to give someone you love or as a little thank you!  We’ve paired this bundle with the cute and colorful Snail Mail Designer Paper and accessories.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Snailed It
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Snail Mail DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
Other: Snail Dies, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Favorite Christmas Set

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite Christmas set.  We are going to be taking next week so our wonderful team can relax and enjoy the holidays!

Well I sort of couldn’t do one…I LOVE the jingle bell dies (hmmm…those are dies so I guess maybe they don’t count) and I love how wonderfully the bow set works with it…

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Gorgeous Grape – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Bell – cut out largest bell from Silver Foil, cut out holly and and 3 sprigs from Balmy Blue glitter and holly dots, line on bell and 2 sprigs from Gorgeous Grape, layer everything together and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bow in Memento Black, color using Highland Heather and Balmy Blue Blends, punch out and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape

And now for our latest collection…

We love the watercolor two-step floral images and wonderful selection of greetings the Art Gallery Bundle contains!  For this Art Gallery Collection, we’ve made THREE cards (one a special fun fold), and an awesome 3D project that is quick to pull together for a class or gift!  We’ve paired this bundle with the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper and accessories.  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Gift Wraping
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Foil, Balmy Blue Glitter
Ink: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape, BLENDS:  Highland Heather, Balmy Blue
Other: Sounds of the Seasons Dies

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Christmas Favor

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

I love making simple hot chocolate holders and this is perfect to add in a candy cane and Ghirardelli chocolate.  You could probably even double up the hot chocolate and the chocolate.  Here’s the details…

  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 5 1/2 x 12, score along the 12″ side at 1, 4 3/4 and 5 1/2, mark at 9 1/4 as you will trim each side from there on up score along the 5 1/2 side at 3/8, 3/4, 4 3/4 and 5 1/8, fold over the 1″ flap, trim along the sides from the 9 1/4 to the top, round the corners at the top (I used a 2″ circle punch to be my corner rounder) and punch a 2″ circle in the top portion, fold along sides and put together
  • Whisper White – cut out a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 oval, add some Real Red Sheer Ribbon behind it and add to holder using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp both cups using Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out, stamp the label on some matching DSP, cut out and add to cups, add to oval
  • Mossy Meadow – 1/2 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner add to oval using dimensionals
  • Add you hot chocolate, candy cane and Ghiradelli square to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

This 2020 Gifts of Good Taste Collection has step-by-step picture tutorials featuring SIX gift packaging ideas with corresponding favorite recipes you can quickly make up and give away to your favorite mailman, UPS driver, or friends and neighbors!  We’ve used a variety of Aug-Dec Mini Catalog stamp sets, punches and dies for our decorating ideas, but you could mix the packaging up with the stamps and dies you already own!  See more details here!

 

Set(s): Press On
Paper: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, BLENDS:  Real Red, Old Olive
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Ovals Dies, Real Reg Sheer Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Christmas Gift Card Holder

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Christmas gift card holder…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the details…

  • Brightly Gleaming DSP (star print) – 4 x 11, score along 11 at 2 1/4 and 7 1/2 and along 4 at 1/2 and 3 1/2, fold along score line (trim edges on top)
  • Brightly Gleaming DSP (peacock/copper print) – 3 x 2 1/2, add to top flap of holder, corner round both sides, tie piece of copper trim around the top
  • Very Vanilla – 1 x 3 3/8, score along 3 3/8 at 1/2, stamp greeting using Night of Navy ink, add gift card to piece using removable tape, slide piece into gift card holder, add to flap right at fold
  • Very Vanilla – stamp ornament and holly in Memento Black, color using blends, cut out, stamp greeting in Pretty Peacock, cut out, add holly, ornament and greeting to the bottom base using dimensionals (flap will slide under holly to hold in lace)
  • Add some Star Designer Elements to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

The In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

 

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming DSP
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Memento Black, Blends; Night of Navy (B), Pretty Peacock (B), Old Olive (B)
Other: Ornament Punch, Copper Trim, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Christmas Beauty

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is Christmas Beauty…one of a kind Christmas card…

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!  Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front, Balmy Blue Glitter cut out flower center and add to poinsettia then add Beaded Pearl on top
  • Plush Poinsettia vellum – 1 43/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut the 3 largest poinsettia leaves, layer together
  • Silver Foil – cut out 1 large and 3 small holly leaves, add behind poinsettia
  • Balmy Blue Glitter paper – cut out 3 of the sprigs, add behind the poinsettia, add poinsettia to card front
  • Night of Navy – stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, cut out around the greeting and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

The In The Pines Stamp Set and Pine Wood Dies have some BEAUTIFUL trees in several shapes and sizes!  For this In The Pines Collection, we’ve made FIVE cards (one a special fun fold), and a neat 3D project everyone can enjoy!  Two of the cards are non-Christmas to give you an idea how to use this bundle all year around!  We’ve paired this set with the Tis The Season Designer Paper.  See the details here!

 

Set(s): Poinsettia Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Plush Poinsettia Vellum, Blue Glitter Paper, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, White Embossing Powder, Beaded Pearl, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!