Category Archives: Saturday Blog Hop

Masculine Cards

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  Next up for the month of June is Masculine cards.  I didn’t get any new masculine sets but am so happy that the garage set from the occasions mini made it through!

Just LOVE these gears!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp smudge in Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry, gears in Basic Grey, layer onto Basic Black – 4 /14 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Black Foil – cut out gears, add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – 5/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add garage embellishment to finish off

But first. Who doesn’t love the beautiful watercolor patterns in the Perennial Essence Suite? We’ve taken a few of the colors in the designer paper and created our Floral Essence Collection featuring the Floral Essence Stamp Set and Perennial Flower Punch! Such gorgeous colors! You get FOUR step-by-step tutorials…three card ideas (ONE is a fun special fold) and ONE quick and easy gift idea wrapped in pretty packaging! 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): Geared Up Garage
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Back, Crushed Curry, Black Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry
Other: Garage Gears Dies, Classic Garage Metal Elements, 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’!

 

Graduation, Congratulations, Wedding

And it’s Saturday again and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop.  This week our theme is Congratulations!  I thought the Sailing Home set would be perfect…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, punch out circle and sponge So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody ink, stamp birds in Memento Black, color ‘water’ using Balmy Blue Blends, layer onto Night of Navy – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp sailboat two times using Memento Black, color suing Real Red, Balmy Blue and Soft Suede BLENDS, cut out, add to card front one using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy and Real Red, cut out using Layering Circles Dies, cut out matching scallop circle in Night of Navy, layer and add to card front using dimensionals

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Sailing Home
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red
Ink: Memento Black, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, BLENDS: Real Red, Balmy Blue, Soft Suede
Other: Layering Circles Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, 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’!

 

Blue Morning/Blue Day

And it’s Saturday again! This month we are using song titles for our themes and this week it’s Blue Morning/Blue Day!

I’m having so much fun with the new Sailing Home set!

Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Balmy Blue – 3 3/4 x 5 – run through the Subtle Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Come Sail Away DSP (Navy Compass print – 1 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Come Sail Away DSP (Navy/Light Blue, Sahara Strip) – 1 1/8 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Come Sail Away DSP (Nautical Instrument print) – cut out circle, add to card front
  • Soft Suede – cut out rope, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out frame, add to card front
  • Sahara Sand – cut out steering wheel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Soft Suede and Night of Navy, punch out using 1 3/8″ circle punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp larges ship using Night of Navy, color using Blends – Night of Navy light, Balmy Blue dark, cut out, add to card fornt
  • Tie piece of Sahara Sand/Navy Twine in anchor embellishment, add to card front to finish off

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! 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): Sailing Home
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Come Sail Away DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Suede, BLENDS: Night of Navy lt, Balmy Blue dk
Other: Smooth Sailing Dies, Sahara Sand/Navy Baker’s Twine, Layering Circle Dies, Sail Away Trinkets, 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’!

 

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

And it’s Saturday again! This month we are using song titles for our themes and this week we have “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – cards featuring yellows!

I am so loving the new To a Wild Rose set!  That flower just stamps up so beautifully!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tufted Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight Gingham print – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 2 x 3 1/4, punch top with Delightful Tag Topper and corner round bottoms – add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower and leaf outline in Memento Black, flower solid in Daffodil Delight and leaf solid in Granny Apple Green, cut everything out and layer (I did split apart the leaves), add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out with Stitched circle, layer onto matching Granny Apple Green Scallop Circle, add to card front
  • Add largest Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel dot to top of tag to finish off

I just LOVE NEW STUFF!  And speaking of new…


BRAND NEW! We are SO excited about this Collection! The It Starts with Art Bundle will be in the new Annual Catalog, available for demos to pre-order NOW and customers on June 4th! As a demo you will DEFINITELY want this Collection of tutorials! We have FOUR projects that are PERFECT for your Open Houses, Catalog Kick Offs AND product classes! There is even a sweet little hostess gift idea! But…customers…you will find these ideas very useful to organize your supplies AND make up gifts for friends and family! It’s a WIN-WIN! See details HERE!

Set(s): To a Wild Rose
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gingham Prints DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
Other: Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Corner Rounder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Tufted Embossing Folder

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’!

 

Purple Rain

And it’s Saturday again! The second song up for this month is Purple Rain…using our purple colors.  I LOVE purple so this was n easy one for me!

I couldn’t wait to try out the NEW To a Wild Rose set!  LOVE!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Highland Heather – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Gorgeous Grape, layer onto Gorgeous Grape 3 3/4 x 5, wrap piece of Gorgeous Grape striped ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp rose outline in Gorgeous Grape and fill in part with Highland Heather, stamp lined part of leaves in Granny Apple Green and fill in with stamped off Granny Apple Green, cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off.

LOVE this new set! And speaking of new…


BRAND NEW! We are SO excited about this Collection! The It Starts with Art Bundle will be in the new Annual Catalog, available for demos to pre-order NOW and customers on June 4th! As a demo you will DEFINITELY want this Collection of tutorials! We have FOUR projects that are PERFECT for your Open Houses, Catalog Kick Offs AND product classes! There is even a sweet little hostess gift idea! But…customers…you will find these ideas very useful to organize your supplies AND make up gifts for friends and family! It’s a WIN-WIN! See details HERE!

 

Set(s): To a Wild Rose
Paper: Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Healther
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green
Other: Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots, 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’!

 

Red, Red Wine

And it’s Saturday again! This month we are using song titles for our themes and we are starting off with Red, Red Wine!

I just had to use this flower again before it retires!

Here’s the details…

  • Granny Apple Green – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Brights DSP (Poppy Parade) – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 stitched rectangular framelit, stamp flower stamp using Memento Black, color using Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green ink and Aquapainter, stamp additional flowers and leaves in Memento Black, color the same, cut out and add to rectangular panel using dimensionals; stamp greeting using Memento Black, add panel to card front using dimensionals

We know you are anxiously awaiting new stuff but while you are waiting…

As we wait for the NEW catalog products to be available, we want to remind you of a few of our Collections with stamp sets that are retiring!  These tutorials would be great for your “Retirement” classes in May!   See our available Collections HERE!

Set(s): All That You Are
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Brights DSP paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Rectangles Framelits, AquaPainter, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

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’!