Sweet Stuff Favor

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Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations Week 1 Design Team Blog Hop!  We have had a FANTASTIC week of card sets for our subscribers and on Saturdays we change things up a bit…we each do a favor to match our card set AND we share these publicly!  If you are going forward through the hop, you arrive here from the Create with Connie and Mary site.  Even though it is the end of Week 1 NOW is the time to subscribe and get GREAT card set ideas for finishing up the catalog year!

This week my card set used Sweet Stuff so I used this set for my little favor today!

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Isn’t this just the CUTEST?  It is made using the French Fry Die.  I had seen this on Brian King’s blog and he had a link to someone else’s blog that had a video on making this.  In that tutorial you needed to use a full sheet of cardstock to make the basket but I figured out a quicker and easier way to do it and I have a couple pictures to show you.

DSC03440DSC03441Start with the French Fry Die and a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheet of cardstock folded.  Lay it on the ‘back’ portion of the French Fry die just cover the rounded top portion.  The FOLD is along the bottom with the open end at the top.

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This is what you piece cut out.  Next cut the oval in the top for the ‘handles’.  This would be a good time to run through an embossing folder if that is what you want.  I left mine folded and did both sides at the same time…that’s why I picked the chevron…would look right front and back.

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Fold along all the edges and put together at the sides.

DSC03446And there you have it…a quick and easy basket and the best part…you can get TWO out of each sheet of cardstock!  When you have a lot to do…it’s nice to be able to maximize the use of your cardstock.

 

 

Here’s the details for my little favor:

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded.  Cut out using the French Fry box using the tutorial above, punch out the handle, and run through the Chevron Embossing folder and put together as per the tutorial above.
  • Wild Wasabi – 3/8 x 2, stamp greeting using StazOn Jet Black, color using Garden Green marker, cut into a banner and add to basket using dimensionals and glue dots.
  • Stamp flower 3 times using StazOn Jet Black, color center of each flower using Daffodil Delight, cut our and add to basket.
  • Wild Wasabi and White Cotton Twine – tie together into a bow and add using glue dots.
  • Add Dazzling Details to center of each flower and on the words.

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  • Set(s): Sweet Stuff
    Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
    Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Garden Green
    Other: French Fry Die, Chevron Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

    Now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davis Rubberfunatics Blog. She has such GREAT ideas!

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Balloon Bash

CCMC350Happy Thursday everyone!  Since it is Thursday, it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a fun color challenge for you – Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Crushed Curry.  How great are those!

I decided I wanted to pair up the Birthday Bash set with Gorgeous Grunge set to make a fun and happy birthday card!

Here’s the details –

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded,
  • Balloon Bash Specialty dsp (Crushed Curry dotted) – 5/8 x 5 1/2 , add to left side of card base.
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 5 1/2.  Stamp larger splatter using Crushed Curry and smaller in Calypso Coral.
  • Night of Navy 1/2 x 5 1/2 – cut TWO and add one to each side of panel.  Add panel to card base using dimensionals.
  • Stamp balloons using Night of Navy, cut out and add to card base using dimensionals
  • Stamp the celebrate banner twice – once using Night of Navy and once using Calypso Coral, cut out, layer and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

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Set(s): Balloon Bash, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Balloon Bash Specialty dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Flower Patch

SUOBoy do we have an interesting challenge for the SUO Challenge this time!  The theme is ‘use your team colors’ for a card.  Well if you know me, you know I live in Ohio…Xenia Ohio to be exact.  But if you know where I grew up, you would know that is Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  Knowing that it would be easy to guess I’m showing my team color for the Pittsburgh Steelers – Gold and Black!  Well in this case it is Crushed Curry and Black but that works for me!

Here’s the details –

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer on Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp flowers using Crushed Curry and center and leaves in Memento Black (sorry Jackie!), cut out using framelits, bend flower edges add centers using dimensionals then add to card front.
  • Color some rhinestones using the darkest Daffodil Delight blendabilities (sorry…I know they are not available anymore but I do LOVE them!) and add to centers of flowers and under the greeting.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight
Other: Flower Flair Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Bravo

TSSC360Oh…you know how I just love SIMPLE sketches and Mary Jo has a GREAT on for us this week for the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge.  You need to feature the greeting but have a stamped image behind it.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

One of my favorite color combos is yellow and blue.  There is just something so happy about it!  When I was thinking of colors to use for this…I decided to go wit h this happy combination!

Here’s the details –

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp balloon using Daffodil Delight.  Draw string using Daffodil Delight marker.  Stamp greeting using Night of Navy
  • Night of Navy -3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Layer stamped panel on it then add panel to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

TSSC360This is such a GREAT sketch…I hope you can join the fun!    Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

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Set(s): Celebrate Today, Bravo
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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What’s Your Type

CAS319I have been having so much fun playing with the What’s Your Type set…there is just so many different things you can do with this set.

I saw that the CAS challenge is to do a masculine card and so since I had this set sitting out on my desk I thought I’d just go with this for the card today.  I’ve also been using my Candy Dots a lot recently so thought that would be a fun add on for this card.

Here’s the details –

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, stamp solid triangle using Night of Navy and Baked Brown Sugar, stamp striped diagonal triangle using Marina Mist.
  • Stamp HAPPY in Baked Brown Sugar, and birthday in Night of Navy (both from Celebrate Today set)
  • Night of Navy – 5/8 x 5 1/2 two strips and add one to each side of the Very Vanilla panel and add to card front
  • Add Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, and Night of Navy Candy Dots to finish off

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Set(s): What’s Your Type, Celebrate Today
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
Other: Neutrals, Subtles, and Regals Candy Dots

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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What’s Your Type

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WOW…we have SOOOO many things going on This Saturday! We hope are are ready for a real TREAT! First we have a our regular design team hop for you! But instead of a SAB set (sniff, sniff…SAB is OVER) EACH design team member (except Connie) is sharing a card using ONE of the sets they are using for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations! So you get a little ‘sneak peak’ of some of the sets we are using. This is also the LAST day of Preview Week and that is why Connie’s is different…she is sharing a card set AND FREE TUTORIAL (along with some BLOG CANDY!!). See this Saturday is a real TREAT for you! So if you are going forward through the hop…you arrived here from the Create with Connie and Mary site! Hope you left a comment for Connie AND downloaded the free tutorial from our public site.

And now for my sneak peak and card…

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So my sneak peak set is What’s Your Type! I jut LOVE this set and there are so many fun way to use it and this one is just so quick and easy…my favorite kind! Here’s the details for today’s card…

  • Whisper White – 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 6 x 2 3/4
  • Stamp larger solid triangle using Coastal Cabana, other solid triangle using Real Red, slanty lines and greeting using Memento Black.
  • Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Black Candy Dots to finish it off.

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Set(s): What’s Your Type, Fabulous Four
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Memento Black
Other: Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davis Rubberfunatics Blog. She has such GREAT ideas!

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Hello Spring

HelloSpringSometimes simple is just best.  You know that I happen to LOVE the CAS style and use it whenever I can.  And since it is Day 6 of Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations I just wanted a simple card to share with you all.  (Okay…you twisted my arm…I’ll confess…I needed something quick and easy!)  I am going to soooo  miss these incolors when they go away the end of May.  They just have been THE BEST!  I also did this for the casology week 140 challenge and SCS Free for All challenge.

Here’s the details (don’t blink…you might miss them)

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, stamp flower in Crisp Cantaloupe, leaves in Pistachio Pudding, greeting Smoky Slate
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

See wasn’t kidding…don’t blink!  And speaking of not kidding…

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Set(s): Painted Petals, Crazy about You
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Celebrate Today

CCMC349It’s Day 5 of Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations and WE START on SUNDAY!!  So NOW is a GREAT time to subscribe so can get DAILY card inspiration!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary today!

We have such a cool sketch for you this week.  What I love about it is how simple it is yet there are so many different things you can do with it.  Although…if you check out Connie’s card we were definitely on the SAME wavelength!

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, round bottom left corner
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, round bottom left corner.
  • Stamp balloon and string in Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Pacific Point (yep…these are my happy colors!).  Stamp HAPPY and birthday (multiple times) using Memento Black.
  • Layer piece on Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, round bottom left corner.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

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So head of to Create with Connie and Mary and find out which designer we are featuring and then head to her blog and leave a comment to be signed up for her blog candy.

Set(s): Celebrate Today
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Other: Project Life Corner Rounder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Celebrating You

CelebratingYouThis card is celebrating Day 4 of the Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations Preview Week!  We have another FANTASTIC design team member giving away BLOG CANDY?  Who is it you ask?  Well head over to Create with Connie and Mary and find out!  And while you are there, subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations – we go LIVE on Sunday!

Do you have a favorite color comb?  This is mine (HINT…showing it tomorrow too!).  When I need a ‘happy’ card I tend to want to use these colors: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point.  I don’t know what it is about these color but they just say ‘happy’ to me!

Here’s the details –

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pumpkin Pie dotted (Brights pack) – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 – add to left side of card base
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 – cut left side on diagonal.  My bottom is 3.
  • Stamp doodle from Snuggles and Smooches in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point.  Stamp celebration (Crazy About You) in Memento Black
  • Hello You framelit – cut out you in Basic Black, add to panel.
  • Basic Black – 5 3/4 x 5/8, add along diagonal and trim to fit.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off the celebrating!

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Set(s): Snuggles and Smooches, Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Bright DSP paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Other: Hello You Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Painted Petals

PaintedPetalsIt’s Day 3 of Preview Week for Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations.  So another of our FABULOUS designers has a card to share with you and is offering BLOG CANDY!  Who is it?  Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out!  Oh…and while you are there…don’t miss out…subscribe today!

Do you LOVE this set?  I know I do!  I got it in photopolymer and just LOVE how easy it i to line things up when up stamp.  But I do have to tell you, I was a tad bit perplexed when I saw ALL THE INDIVIDUAL PIECES that you get when you get the photopolymer version of the this set.  But I figured out an easy way to get things perfect.  Here’s what I do…

DSC03356Start by leaving the pieces positioned on the sheet.

 

 

DSC03357Put your block on top and the pieces are positioned just they way the are supposed to be.

 

 

DSC03360Stamp this first step on your paper

 

 

 

DSC03361Now lay the flower stamps where they belong (stamping side down)

 

 

 

DSC03362Finally….add the blog to the back of the flowers and you are good to go.

I’ve shown this at a couple workshops and everyone can see just how easy it is to get everything lined up just the way it need to be.

And now for my card…here’s the details –

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Best Year Ever dsp print – 4 1/4  4 1/4, add to card front
  • Pistachio Pudding – 4 1/4 x 1 1/2, run though Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and add to card front.
  • Smoky Slate – 5/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 2 5/8, stamp leaves in Pistachio Pudding, Flowers in Blushing Bride and greeting Smoky Slate.
  • Use Silver Glimmer pen to centers of flowers.
  • Smoky Slate – 3 7/8 x 1/2 – add behind top of panel and add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Basic Silver Button.
  • Tie piece of Pistachio Pudding Twine into bow, add to button to finish off.

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Set(s): Painted Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Best Year Ever dsp
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Other: Basic Silver Button, Pistachio Pudding Twine, Spring Flower Embossing Folder, Silver Glimmer Pen, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CardCreateCeleMarySiggy