Category Archives: Spring Mini

Rose Wonder

SUO149Happy Tuesday!  WOW…it’s our last SUO challenge for May and the LAST ONE for this catalog!

This time our theme is Weddings.  I decided it would be fun to the use the Rose Garden thinlit and Rose Wonder set for this…pretty wedding sentiment in the set.  My problem was the main thinlit was a little too big for what I want to do so what I did was did the rose (from the big thinlit in Blushing Bride then did two of the single leaves in Mint Macaron, cut them separate then layered behind the rose trimming it off.  I do like the way it turned out.

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 5 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 4 x 5 1/4, run through butterfly embossing folder
  • Mint/White dotted print – Birthday Bouquet dsp – 3/4 x 5 1/2, lay on panel at an angle, trim edges
  • Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon , add on strip securing end in back of panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out Lots of Labels framelit, stamp greeting using Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron, add label to card front using dimensionals
  • Add rose (how to make it above)

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Rose Wonder
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Birthday Bouquet dsp
Ink: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Other: Rose Gardent Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Silve 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Butterfly Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Sunburst Sayings

MnTSunflowerOkay…time for a story.  Back on Tuesday, I posted this card for the SUO challenge.  I just LOVE my sunflower.

So…I needed to come up with some ideas for my stamping group and I just didn’t have a lot of time.  Well, I decided to make that card (from the SUO challenge) with my ladies.  Well…I was looking around for the dsp for that card and didn’t have enough for my little group, so I had to come up with a ‘plan b’.  Anyway, I’m running out of time so to make this card I pulled the flower off the other card and just made up a new base – sometimes you just have to recycle to make it work!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shine On Specialty paper (raindrop print) – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2, add strip of Silver Foil – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add behind raindrop paper, add panel to card front
  • Pick two different circle framelits – cut the So Saffron with the larger one and Crushed Curry with the smaller one, then cut out both using the Sunburst Thinlit.  Bend up ‘petals’ and layer
  • Stamp greeting on Chocolate Chip using Versamark, white emboss and punch out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch, add to center of ‘flower’ using dimensionals
  • Punch out leaves from Mossy Meadow using the Festive Flower Builder Punch, add to back of ‘flower’ and add flower to card front.

Yep another QUICK and EASY card!  Gotta love it! And since we are on quick and easy…it’s quick and easy to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session.

May 2016 Mini Session Collage

Are you looking for some GREAT ideas using items from the demo pre-order?  If so, this is the place.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

Sign up for both May and June and get a wonderful bonus project create by the very talented Connie!

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!

Set(s): Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Shine On Specialty dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Circle Framelits, Sunburst Thinlit, Festive Flower Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

A Nice Cuppa

AprilCardClass4Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and boy do we have a FUN color challenge for you!  I had made this card for my April card class and loved the colors so much, we used them for the color challenge.  My husband and I have been watching a lot of DIY home improvements and these color remind me of all the remodeled homes!  LOL!!!  Aren’t these GREAT colors…Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Kraft (or Crumb Cake)?

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smokey Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Elegant Dots Embossing  Folder, wrap around a piece of the Smoky Chevron Ribbon, add panel to card using dimensionals
  • Kraft Corrugated paper – 2 x4.  Add piece of the Love Blossoms dsp (1 x 2) to bottom, punch top using the Scallop Tag Topper and round bottom corners
  • Basic Grey – 1/8 x 2, add to tag
  • Crumb Cake slash print – two pieces 1/2 x 1 3/4, cut on diagonal, add to slot at top, add tag to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out teapot, add to tag
  • Basic Grey – cut out spoon, add to tab
  • Basic Grey – cut out steam ‘heart’, add to card front
  • Kraft – punch out 1 1/4 Scallop Circle, add to tea pot
  • Smoky Slate – stamp greeting using Basic Grey, punch with 1″ Circle Punch, add to card front.

How cool is that!

May 2016 Mini Session CollageAnd speaking of cool…did you know that the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session has just been released and features ALL NEW stuff that demos can get on pre-order?  No…really it is true!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!  And while you are there check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Kraft, Love Blossoms dsp Paper Stack, Corrugated Paper
Ink: Basic Grey Archival
Other: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper, Corner Rounder, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Cups and Kettles Framelits,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Sunburst Sayings

SUO148It’s not long now until the NEW CATALOG stuff is available so this time for the SUO Challenge we are saying good-bye to our favorite retiring paper!  I knew exactly what I was going to do.

I had made this ‘flower’ from the Sunburst Thinlit actually a couple months ago and it was (you guessed it) sitting on top of my desk.  It was just waiting for a perfect project to use it with and I think it works PERFECTLY with this great English Garden dsp.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Diagonal stripe dsp – 4 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to top of card base
  • Flower print – 4 1/4 x 1 3/4, add to bottom of card base, round corners
  • Chocolate Chip – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card base
  • Pick two different circle framelits – cut the So Saffron with the larger one and Hello Honey with the smaller one, then cut out both using the Sunburst Thinlit.  Bend up ‘petals’ and layer
  • Stamp greeting on Chocolate Chip using Versamark, white emboss and punch out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch, add to center of ‘flower’ using dimensionals
  • Punch out leaves from Mossy Meadow using the Festive Flower Builder Punch, add to back of ‘flower’ and add flower to card front.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Sunburst Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, English Garden dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Sunburst Thinlits, Circle Framelits, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Corner Rounder, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Rose Wonder

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  And happy 1st Saturday in May!  We have a fun treat for you today…For a Special Lady…so mother’s day, or a special female person in your life.  Although I’m out of mom’s this would work for either a mom or any special female!

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I have to say…I was TOTALLY inspired by that piece of dsp from the NEW Playful Palette dsp paper stack!  LOVE!!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Dotted printed (Playful Palette dsp stack) – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, layer on dsp print and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 1/2 x 5 1/4 – add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out 2 of the longer leaves, add to card front
  • Emerald Envy – Cut out 2 of just the leaf part of the large rose/leaf thinlet, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp frame using Basic Black Archival, ink greeting using Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy markers, stamp inside frame and cut out using thinliet, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Basic Pearls (I know…can you BELIEVE I’m actually using PEARLS!!!) to finish off.

Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary….registration is OPEN for the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session featuring NEW STUFF!!!!!

Set(s): Rose Wonder
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Playful Palette dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy
Other: Rose Garden Thinlets, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie

Tin of Cards

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This month the design team is going to be saying good-bye to the incolors that will be retiring with this catalog.  Each week we will feature a different color.  And our last color…Tangelo Twist!

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How fun is that!  The Blossom Bunch Punch just makes making layered flowers (with or with the set) sooooo easy!

Here’s the details…

  • Tangelo Twist – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whsiper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Black/White print – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to white panel
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to white panel
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival
  • Tangelo Twist – punch out Blossom Bunch Punch 3 times, layer and add to card front
  • Add Basic Rhinestone to center of each flower
Set(s): Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Everyday Chic dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Blossom Bunch Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to my friend Connie Babbert or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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SP16MarySiggie

And Many More

CCMC404It’s Thursday once again and it’s time for the last Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge for April  (woo hoo…next week is FINALS WEEK!!!).  We have a great color challenge for you – Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate.  They are such pretty colors together!

I knew as soon as I sat down to make a card that I wanted to use Cups and Kettles.  Going to really miss these fun framelits!  Wish they were staying!

Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Night of Navy dsp – 2 x 5 1/4, ad to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Calypso Coral
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out teach pot, cut the squiggles using Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, add to teapot then add teapot to card front
  • Calypso Coral and Night of Navy – punch out flowers using Itty Bitty Accents punch, add to card front
  • Calypso Coral – cut out ‘steam heart’, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 5/8 x 1 1/4, cut into banner
  • Night of Navy print – 3/4 x 1 1/8, cut into a banner, layer with other banner and add to card fornt
  • Calypso Coral – 1/8 x 7/8 add above banners
  • Add White Baker’s Twine to teapot charm add to panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add rhinestones to the centers of flowers to finish off

How fun is that!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): And Many More
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Regal dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Calpyso Coral
Other: Cups and Kettles Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Have a Cuppa Embellishments, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Suite Sayings

SUO147Can you believe it?  It is another Tuesday and time for another SUO Challenge!  WOO HOO!!! Our theme for this challenge is Congratulations – including graduation.  PERFECT for this time of year.

Now this might not look very much like a traditional ‘congratulations’ card…okay it doesn’t say CONGRATULATIONS…but I needed a card for a friend from work who will be finishing up her Master’s Degree in just a couple days and I thought this would be PERFECT for her!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, run through Butterfly embossing folder
  • Melon Mambo – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front on an angle using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut out Botanical Builders flower, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, color using Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo markers. add to card front.
  • Bend petals of flower and add to card front, add Melon Mambo button to the center of flower, tie bow in piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine and add to button.
  • Use framelit to cut out 3 Melon Mambo small flowers, add to card front, add Perfect Accents to centers of each flower.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Suite Sayings
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Other: Botanical Builder Thinlets, Brights Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twiine, Butterfly Embossing folder, Perfect Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

Grateful Bunch

SP15SatHopWelcomeWelcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This month the design team is going to be saying good-bye to the incolors that will be retiring with this catalog.  Each week we will feature a different color.  Our fourth color up…Blackberry Bliss.  This is such a beautiful RICH color…I will most certainly miss it!

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The only thing I don’t like about Blackberry Bliss is that I always have a tough time getting it to look purple in the photo…it always looks more black.  But trust me…it’s the pretty blackberry!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 4, run it through the butterfly embossing folder
  • Blackberry Bliss – cut out using Lots of Labels (LOVE these framelits), stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss.  Punch 1/8″ holes on each side and thread through piece of Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Add label to butterfly panel using dimensionals and secure end of ribbon on back of butterfly panel.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut out flower from Whisper White, leaves and center from Silver Glimmer, and flower center from Blackberry Bliss.  Layer everything and add to card front using dimensionals.

Oh…I just so love the way this turned out!  It is really pretty in real life.  I am having fun trying to monochromatic cards with the incolors…one more to go!

Set(s): Grateful Bunch
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Botanical Builders Thinlets, Lots of Labels Framelits, Fluttering Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our upcoming APRIL Mini Session or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie

Best Thoughts

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This month the design team is going to be saying good-bye to the incolors that will be retiring with this catalog.  Each week we will feature a different color.  Second color up…Hello Honey.

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Yes…A LOT of rhinestones were used on this!  I seldom use the strips of rhinestones that come on the sheet but they were perfect for this!

Here’s the details…

  • Hello Honey – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
  • Hello Honey print (Botanical Gardens dsp) – 3 3/4 x 5, cut using Sunburst Thinlit add to Whisper White panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add strips of Basic Rhinestones
  • Whisper White – use different size circles to make a template for the clouds then cut out the cloud image
  • Stamp greeting using Hello Honey and Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Hello Honey – cut out butterfly, add to card front
  • Add some additional rhinestones to finish off.

April 2016 Collage

It’s time for the April Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session!  We have such FUN projects for you this month!

As with all sessions we have 3 GREAT card sets for you AND 2 3D projects.  We have focused our projects on sets from the Occasions Mini!

Sets we will be using for the April Mini Session:

  • Bear Hugs
  • A Nice Cuppa
  • Helping Me Grow
  • Suite Sayings
  • Timeless Textures

Head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more and subscribe!

Set(s): Best Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey
Ink: Hello Honey, Basic Grey
Other: Various size circle punches, Bold Butterfly Thinlets, Sunburst Thinlet, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our upcoming APRIL Mini Session or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie