Biggest Wish

Happy Thursday! July is such a fun time for out Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Inspiration as we do CASE the catalog!  Oh…I just LOVE casing things from the catalog.  We do not copy it exactly but use the piece as inspiration – layout, colors, set…whatever tickles our fancy!  First up is a fun gift bag from page 28

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I loved the layout and used a bag as one of my layers in my card…

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Here’s the details…

  • Pale Papaya – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pale Papaya Ombre Gift Bag – cut down front to 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Stitched Greenery Die, add to card front
  • Pattern Party DSP – 2 1/4 x 4, add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Basic White – 1 3/4 x 3 1/2, stamp HELLO in Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, and Granny Apple Green, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp friend in Memento Black, cut out around it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pale Papaya Woven Ribbon – tie into bow, add to card front
  • Matte Black Dots – add 3 small 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…

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Our last technique class was SO popular, we’ve brought it back with SIX new techniques!  The focus of this Collection is on the fun background TECHNIQUES that you and your customers can learn to make.  We’ve paired the techniques with  the new BIGGEST WISH STAMP SET and TAILOR MADE TAGS DIES.  Don’t you LOVE those BIG greetings and fun tag toppers?  You’ll get SIX card tutorials, each using a different technique done with basic supplies!  See more details here!!!

Set(s): Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Pale Papaya, Pattern Party DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched Greenery Die, Pale Papaya Woven Ribbon, Matte Black Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM182 – Biggest Wish

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

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How fun is that?  I just had to use the colors for my inspiration

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4, stamp Happy in Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana, stamp the little crossed in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, White emboss, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Yep…that is actually all there is to this!  EASY PEASY!!!!

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…

Collage

Our last technique class was SO popular, we’ve brought it back with SIX new techniques!  The focus of this Collection is on the fun background TECHNIQUES that you and your customers can learn to make.  We’ve paired the techniques with  the new BIGGEST WISH STAMP SET and TAILOR MADE TAGS DIES.  Don’t you LOVE those BIG greetings and fun tag toppers?  You’ll get SIX card tutorials, each using a different technique done with basic supplies!  See more details here!!!

Set(s): Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Pastel Chalks or Watercolor Pencils

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use the new Pastel Chalk or watercolor pencils.  Okay…I did decided to go with the Watercolor Pencils to make a pretty background for my dragonflies…you know how I LOVE dragonflies!

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Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watercolor Paper – 3 3/4 x 5 – scribble Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight pencils on the paper and use an AquaPainer to evenly spread and blend the colors.  Once dry, stamp flowers/stems in Versamark and black emboss.  I then used a soft tissue to gently rub off access and finish blending.  Layer only Real Red 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front.
  • Daffodil Delight – stamp greeting in Versamark, black emboss and cut out with smallest Scallop Contours Label.  Add strip of Basic Black – 1/4 x 3 1/4 behind the label and add to card front
  • Watercolor paper – stamp dragonfly in Versamark, black emboss, color with the same watercolor pencils and blend colors; punch out, add to card front, add some Wink of Stella for a little extra shimmer
  • Basic Black – punch out 2 small dragonflies, cover with Wink of Stella, add to card front to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Wow!  Have you noticed Stampin’ Up!’s PLENTIFUL PLANTS BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog?   So many fun plants and containers to mix and match, plus there is a macramé hanger in it!  We’ve used the PLENTIFUL PLANTS STAMP SET AND PERFECT PLANTS DIES with the coordinating BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a cute little container idea to make for yourself or give as a little gift!  More details here!

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Real Read, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamark
Other: Dragonfly Punch, Scallop Contours Dies, Watercolor Pencils, Black Embossing Powder, AquaPainter, Wink of Stella

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’!

In Symmetry

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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Isn’t that just a wonderful sketch?  I thought it was perfect for the In Symmetry set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 3 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic White – 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to card front using dimenisonals
  • So Saffron – 5/8 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Bumblebee and Night of Navy – punch out TWO of each color using the Symmetrical Stems Border Punch
  • Basic White – stamp large flower in Flirty Flamingo, small flower in Bumblebee, large connect leaves in Night of Navy, cut out and layer everything, add the leaves behind the flower, add to card front using dimenisonals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones 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…

Wow!  Have you noticed Stampin’ Up!’s PLENTIFUL PLANTS BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog?   So many fun plants and containers to mix and match, plus there is a macramé hanger in it!  We’ve used the PLENTIFUL PLANTS STAMP SET AND PERFECT PLANTS DIES with the coordinating BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a cute little container idea to make for yourself or give as a little gift!  More details here!

Set(s): In Symmetry
Paper: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Bumblebee, So Saffron
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Bumblebee
Other: Symmetrical Stems Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

IM181 – Pansy Patch

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

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Here’s what I did with that…

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Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, add some Pool Party ink with blending brush, layer onto Blackberry Bliss – 3 7/8 x 5 1/, add to card front
  • Neutrals DSP Paper Pack – Smoky Slate print – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp two pansy with stamped off Pool party and full strength Pool Party and one with stamped off Smoky Slate, centers with Blackberry Bliss,  stamp two of large leaf and three of small leaf with Soft Succulent and Even Evergreen, cut everything out, layer and add to card front
  • Blackberry Bliss – stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, punch out with Label Me Fancy Punch
  • Soft Succulent ribbon – tie into bow, add behind tag, add tag to card front using dimensionals
  • Ads some small Champagne Rhinestones to center of each flower 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…

Wow!  Have you noticed Stampin’ Up!’s PLENTIFUL PLANTS BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog?   So many fun plants and containers to mix and match, plus there is a macramé hanger in it!  We’ve used the PLENTIFUL PLANTS STAMP SET AND PERFECT PLANTS DIES with the coordinating BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a cute little container idea to make for yourself or give as a little gift!  More details here!

Set(s): Pansy Patch
Paper: Basic White, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Neutrals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Versamark
Other: Pansy Dies, Champagne Rhinestones, Label Me Fancy Punch, Soft Succulent Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SunMarySig

Borders or Tags

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use the new borders or tags dies on our cards.  Oh…this was an easy one…out with my favorite set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded, stamp the the swirly image in Balmy Blue
  • Basic White – stamp sun using Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Memento Black, cut out using Layer Circle Die
  • Basic White – cut out two of the pieces using the cloud Basic Border die, add the sun to the larger one and add the small one to the larger one using dimensionals
  • Tie a piece of Polished Pink ribbon around the panel then add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using scallop topped Tailor Made Tag, add to card front
  • Add some Opal Rounds to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Wow!  Have you noticed Stampin’ Up!’s PLENTIFUL PLANTS BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog?   So many fun plants and containers to mix and match, plus there is a macramé hanger in it!  We’ve used the PLENTIFUL PLANTS STAMP SET AND PERFECT PLANTS DIES with the coordinating BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a cute little container idea to make for yourself or give as a little gift!  More details here!

Set(s): Sharing Sunshine
Paper: Basic White, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink
Other: Basic Borders Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Laying Circle Dies, Polished Pink Ribbon, Opal Rounds, Dimensionals

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’!

Plentiful Plants

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

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I thought these colors would be so nice with the Plentiful Plants set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Pale Papaya – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Hand-Penned DSP (mint striped print) – 1 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Hand-Penned DSP (cinnamon, mint flower print) – 3 x 5, add to card front
  • Cinnamon Cider – 1 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – 2 1/2 x 4, stamp greeting in Cinnamon Cider, add to card front
  • Pale Papaya – cut out hanging flower pot holder
  • Basic White – stamp flower pot in Cinnamon Cider, leaves in Mint Macaron, add behind the hanging holder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pale Papaya ribbon – tie small bow, add to top of hanging flower post to finish off

I love how this set works so well with the Hand-Penned DSP!

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…

Wow!  Have you noticed Stampin’ Up!’s PLENTIFUL PLANTS BUNDLE in the new Annual Catalog?   So many fun plants and containers to mix and match, plus there is a macramé hanger in it!  We’ve used the PLENTIFUL PLANTS STAMP SET AND PERFECT PLANTS DIES with the coordinating BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED DESIGNER PAPER in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a cute little container idea to make for yourself or give as a little gift!  More details here!

Set(s): Plentiful Plants
Paper: Basic White, Pale Papaya, Cinnamon Cider, Hand-Penned DSP
Ink: Cinnamon Cider, Mint Macaron
Other: Perfect Plants Dies, Pale Papaya Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM180 – Sharing Sunshine

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

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How happy are those?  It just made me think of my favorite little set…Sharing Sunshine

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And how happy is that care?  Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, randomly stamp HAPPY in Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink and Daffodil Delight, randomly stamp hello in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Incolor DSP Paper Pack – Polished Pink print – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp sun pieces in Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Polished Pink, cut out using Layering Circle die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • 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…

You don’t need to be a “Top Chef” to enjoy our new WHAT’S COOKIN’ COLLECTION!   These cooking utensils and greeting images are SO fun for the baker or cook in your life!  We’ve used the WHAT’S COOKIN’ STAMP SET and COOKIN’ DIES with the BRIGHTS 6×6 Designer Paper in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a sweet (or savory!) packaging idea that makes a great gift for your host/hostess!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sharing Sunshine, Biggest Wish
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Incolor DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink
Other: Layering Circle Dies, Matte Black Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Glitz & Glam

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use bright, shiny and sparkly things on our cards..ooooo…THAT was an easy one!

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Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Expressions in Ink DSP (green abstract/gold print) – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Gold Metallic Specialty paper – cut out large detailed leaf , add to card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – stamp greeting in Versamark, gold emboss, cut out using tag die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Gold Shimmer Ribbon – tie into small bow, add to tag
  • Add some Gilded Gems to finish off the glam!

And now for our latest collection…

You don’t need to be a “Top Chef” to enjoy our new WHAT’S COOKIN’ COLLECTION!   These cooking utensils and greeting images are SO fun for the baker or cook in your life!  We’ve used the WHAT’S COOKIN’ STAMP SET and COOKIN’ DIES with the BRIGHTS 6×6 Designer Paper in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a sweet (or savory!) packaging idea that makes a great gift for your host/hostess!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Artistically Inked
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Expressions in Ink DSP, Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
Ink: Versamark
Other: Artistic Dies, Tailor Made Dies, Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Gilded Gems, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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’!

Artistically Inked

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

I just LOVE the Expressions in Ink DSP and just had to feature that…

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Expressions in Ink DSP (gold striped and papaya flower) – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White- 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Gold Metallic – 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp flower in Pale Papaya and leaves in Pear Pizzazz, center in Versamark and gold emboss, cut out, lay and add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp greeting in Versamark and gold emboss, punch out using Double oval punch
  • Gold Metallic – punch out scallop oval in double oval punch, add greeting, add to card front using dimensionals

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…

You don’t need to be a “Top Chef” to enjoy our new WHAT’S COOKIN’ COLLECTION!   These cooking utensils and greeting images are SO fun for the baker or cook in your life!  We’ve used the WHAT’S COOKIN’ STAMP SET and COOKIN’ DIES with the BRIGHTS 6×6 Designer Paper in this Collection!  You’ll get three card tutorials (one a fun fold) and a sweet (or savory!) packaging idea that makes a great gift for your host/hostess!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Artistically Inked
Paper: Basic White, Pear Pizzazz, Expressions in Ink DSP, Metallic Specialty Paper
Ink: Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Other: Artistic Dies, Double Oval Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!