Category Archives: Spring Mini

IM159 – Friends are Like Seashells

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its pretty seashell cookies…

How PERFECT for the new Friends are Like Seashell set!

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 fikded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, mask the bottom on an angle, stamp smallest smudge in Sahara Sand, medium one in Seaside Spray and largest in Blushing Bride, add to card front, stamp outline images in Misty Moonlight
  • Sahara Sand – 1/4 x 4, add to card front, trim edges
  • Sand and Sea DSP (blue print) – stamp largest seashell in Misty Moonlight, cut out, fold some of the Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Sahara Sand – stamp greeting using Misty Moonlight, cut out using Layering Circle die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Opal Rounds to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

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): Friends are Like Seashells
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Sand and Sea DSP
Ink: Misty Moonlight, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, Blushing Bride
Other: Layering Circles Dies, Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon, Opal Rounds, Dimensionals

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

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

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM158 – Art Gallery

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a cool tag…

How happy is that!  It really was absolutely perfect for the Art Gallery set…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Painted Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Bright DSP – Mango dotted print – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Granny Apply Green – cut out line of hearts from Many Hearts Dies, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp more solid flower in Daffodil Delight, more open one in Mango Melody, center in Memento Black, leaves/stems in Granny Apple Green; cut everything out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using die, add to card front
  • Add some Matte Black Dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

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, Granny Apple Green, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green
Other: Floral Gallery Dies, Many Hearts Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Matte Black Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Flowering Cactus

Happy Thursday and a Happy New Year! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

I got the Flowering Cactus medley and thought all the fun things would be perfect for this sketch…

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Mint Macaron – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Textures Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Cactus Medley DSP – striped print 3 x 3 1/4, add Calypso Coral pieces 1/2 x 2 1/2 to the top and bottom, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Calypso Coral – TWO pieces 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp cactus in Pear Pizzazz using a dauber to add Old Olive to stamp before stamping, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Mint Macaron – 1/2 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a large and small Coral flower to cactus to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out 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): Flower Cactus Medley
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Flower Cactus DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Other: Flowering Cactus felt flowers, Flowering Cactus Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM157 – Lots of Heart

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its adorable heart cookies…

Aren’t those just so yummy looking?

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight –  1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White3 1/4 x 5, run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, layer strip of Balmy Blue dotted DSP (Subtle collection) – 3/4 x 4 1/2 to top and bottom of panel, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out heart outline, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp checked heart in Balmy Blue, cut out, add to car dront
  • Granny Apple Green – 5/8 x 2 1/2, cut out x and o die to make tag, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Daffodil Delight – stamp greeting in Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label punch, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp bunch of flowers in Memento Black, color using markers, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Next up for us to feature 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!  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 accessoriesSee more details HERE!

Set(s): Lots of Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apply Green, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Balmy Blue, Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green
Other: Many Hearts Dies, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Art Gallery

Happy last day of March 2020!  Now granted we start a new March (2021) tomorrow but there is now hope that someday March will end.  Here’s to eventually a much better new year!  And now for our last inspiration of 2020…it’s color inspiration time…

These color were perfect for the new Art Gallery set…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Painted Texture Embossing Folder, wrap three pieces of Snowflake Splendor Ribbon around it, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower in Balmy Blue and Highland Heather (stamp off for the bottom layer and full strength for the top layer), stamp stem/leaves in Night of Navy, cut everything out, layer and add to card front
  • Highland Heather – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out with die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out 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): Art Gallery
Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather
Ink: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather
Other: Floral Gallery Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, Snowflake Splendor Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

Dragonfly Garden

Happy Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Please, please, please stay safe this holiday season.  I know it is hard…REALLY hard but SO IMPORTANT!!!  Make sure you are all taking care of yourselves and your families.  It will eventually get better if we all follow the guidelines.  But to the fun stuff…this week it’s sketch inspiration time…

I just had to do a sneak peek from the new mini…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1 x 5 1/2, add piece of the olive/gold ribbon, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Trimming the Town DSP (3 prints) – punch out 1 1/2″ circle from each, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dragonfly 3 times, color with blends, punch out, add to card front
  • Gold foil – punch out 3 of the small dragonflies, add to card front, add some of the red All the Trimmings embellishments to finish off

Oooooo…dragonflies!  I bet you would NEVER guess I LOVE dragonflies!!!!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out 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): Dragonfly Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Trimming the Two DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy BLENDS:  Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
Other: Dragonflies Punch, All the Trimming Ribbon, All the Trimming Embellishments, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

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