Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Cards that Move

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme was to do a card that moves.  I haven’t done a spinner card in a while…hmmm…not sure why, they are fun to make!

So fun and EASY!

Here’s the details…

  • Call me Clover – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Layer Pieces of Happiness Blooms DSP 3 3/4 x 4 on same size Whisper White, cut out layered circles to form the track for the spinner.  Add to card front with DOUBLE layer of dimensionals (this makes it spin easier)
  • Layer two pennies together using a MINI dimensionals add to track, cover top of penny using 3/4″ Whisper White circle
  • Whisper White – stamp butterflies using Memento Black, color using Mango Melody LT and both Daffodil Delight Blends, punch out, stamp body in Memento Black, stamp antenna in Memento Black, cut out and add to butterflies
  • Daffordil Delight – 1/2 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add using dimensionals, add little butterfly to finish off

These are just so much fun to make!  What are you waiting for!  And speaking of waiting…while you are waiting for the new catalog…we have a GREAT collection from the Occasions Mini…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! 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
Paper: Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight, Happiness Blooms DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody LT, Daffodil Delight (Both)
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Butterfly Duet Punch, 3/4″ Circle 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’!

 

Favorite Brights Color

And it’s Saturday again! This week we have a fun theme – Favorites Brights color!  Now this one was a bit tough because overall the Brights are my favorite colors!  I decided to do a monochromatic card that really you could do in ANY of the Brights colors and it would be a very happy card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Poppy Parade – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Needlepoint Nook DSP – punch out two 1 3/4″ circles of the Poppy Parade striped, add to card front
  • Brights DSP – punch out two 1 3/8″ circles, add to card front
  • Poppy Parade – punch out two 1″ circle, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3 1/4, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out 3 butterflies and you from the Well Written Framelits, add to card front
  • Add four Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Easy peasy and happy in ANY of the Brights colors!

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! 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): Well Said
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Brights DSP, Needlepoint Nook DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Well Written Framelits, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, 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’!

 

Favorite Subtles Color

And it’s Saturday again! This week we are showing off our favorite Subtles color and for me that is a no brainer…Highland Heather!  What fun!

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

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Highland Heather Gingham Print – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Highland Heather – 3 1/4 x 3 3/4, use the stitched background, round the opposite corners, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Highland Heather, cut out with framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp three stitched butterflies using Highland Heather, add the small bodies from the Butterfly Gala set, punch out using the Butterfly Duet punch, stamp small antenna three times, cu out, add behind butterflies and add to card front.
  • Color Pearls using Heather Highland Dark Blends, add to butterflies to finish off

Time is running out for our special offer…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials! SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection! We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look! You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS! After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections! We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out. Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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, Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Gingham DSP
Ink: Highland Heather, BLEND:  Highland Heather DARK
Other: Needlepoint Elements, Butterfly Duet Punch, Metallic Pearls, 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’!

 

Easter Favor

Can you believe…it’s APRIL!  YAHOO!!!  I always feel like once we make it to April we have a good chance of only having to deal with one more snow!  Would be nice if we didn’t have to have one more but it always seems like there will be.  I can’t believe how late Easter is this year!  So in honor of the upcoming holiday our theme is Easter Favors!

Okay…I’ll have to admit, things were so insane at work this week I sort of forgot I still had to do this one…so be prepared it is QUICK AND EASY!

I forgot all about these simple baskets until I was trying to find something I could do REALLY FAST!  Oh…and before I forget…it you are looking for AWESOME treat boxes using Best Bunny and the great Twinkle Twinkle DSP…check out our collection!  You could easily substitute other sets and paper – the ideas are AWESOME!

Best Bunny Treat Box Collection!

Okay…here’s the details for today’s project…

  • Twinkle Twinkle DSP – 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, score at 1 1/2 on each of the 4 sides, snip along the score lines on each side so you can fold into basket.
  • Twinkle Twinkle DSP – 3/4 x 10, add to inside of basket to form the handle
  • Twinkle Twinkle DSP – cut out oval, layer onto Night of Navy matching scallop oval, wrap White Linen Ribbon behind oval and add to front of basket
  • Whisper White – stamp bunny using Memento Black, color using Smoky Slate and Petal Pink, punch out and put together, stamp present using Memento Black, color using Pool Party and Petal Pink, cut out and add to bunny, add bunny to front of basket to finish off

The great thing about this simple design is that you can use it for so many occasions

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials!  SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection!  We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look!  You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS!  After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections!  We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out.  Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page 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): Best Bunny
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Twinkle Twinkle DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, Pool Party
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Bunny Builder Punch, White Linen 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’!

 

Easter/Spring Cards

And it’s Saturday again! Boy…it’s a good day to stay inside as instead of April showers brings May Flowers…it’s March showers and flowers are already blooming!  And with all the rain and flowers it’s time for Spring and our theme for this week … Easter/Spring!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, round the bottom left corner
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, round bottom left corner, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, corner round bottom left and upper right, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 3 1/4, corner round bottom left and upper right, stamp image using Memento Black, color using Blends:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal pink, stamp greeting using Memento Black, tie piece of the Daffodil Delight SAB ribbon around it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Butterfly Gala Daffodil Delight Sequins to finish off.

I do have to tell you I got the idea for this card from Lisa Curcio.  She did a delightful card using this layout, gingham dsp (different color) and the butterfly set.  I changed several things on the card.

Did you know that in our Birthday Cheer Collection, two of the exclusive cards use only the stamps, too! The 3D project could easily be adapted to just the stamps…it is very flexible!  Check out our Birthday Cheer bundle…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! 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): Fabled Friends
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink
Other: Corner Rounder, SAB Ribbon Pack, Butterfly Gala Sequins, 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’!

 

Last Chance SAB Cards

And it’s Saturday again! WOW…can you believe it…we are coming to the end of SAB!  In honor of that our theme for this week is our last chance to use our SAB STUFF!  This is a card we did at a card class…nice and easy!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 4 x 5, run through the Corrugated Embossing folder (I find it is best to start with it a little wider than my finished size) trim down to 3 3/4 if needed, layer onto Basic Black – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Share What You Love DSP (Crumb Cake print) – 1 3/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Real Red – 3/4 x 4, wrap piece of black metallic strip ribbon around it, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp rooster using Memento Black, color using Real Red and Crumb Cake markers, cut out with Circle Framelit and layer onto matching Basic Black Scallop Circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label punch, add to card front

We have TWO GREAT COLLECTIONS for you that we just put out…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! 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): Home to Roost
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Share What You Love DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Other: Corrugated Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Black/Metallic 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’!

 

Nothing but Neutrals

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme is nothing by neutrals.  Well instead of adding some of the ‘colors’ that are in our neutral collection, I decided to really keep it just neutrals and go with a crumb cake/early espresso/whisper white theme.

This is actually the second card I made for this challenge.  I just wasn’t feeling my other one so decided I needed to do something different.  I like this one MUCH better!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/2, cut out using the Delicate Lace Edgelits, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – cut out 4 of the berry stems (Flourish Thinlits)
  • Early Espresso – cut out one of the 5 leaf stem (Flourish Thinlits), layer all together and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 3/8 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut into banner, add piece of Linen Trim behind it, fray edges, add to card front

Yep…that’s all there is to it!  And I got to use some things from the main catalog that have been ignored lately!

We have TWO GREAT COLLECTIONS for you that we just put out…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! 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): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Delicate Lace Edgelits, Flourish Thinlits, Linen Trim

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’!