Forever Fern

I’m so glad you stopped by today!  It’s Thursday so time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday inspiration…this week an AWESOME sketch!

I have been fortunate enough to get my NEW STUFF and couldn’t wait to play with the DELIGHTFUL fern set…

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Seafoam – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Soft Seafoam – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the new Tasteful Textile embossing folder, add to card front
  • Forever Greenery DSP – cut three pieces 1 1/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Garden Green – 2 x 3 1/4, run through the Greenery Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Add a Gold Hoop
  • Gold Foil – cut out the smallest of the detailed stems, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp the largest image in Pear Pizzaz and one of the smallest ones in Garden Green, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Soft Seafoam – stamp greeting in Mossy Meadow, punch out with Classic Label Punch, add to card front
  • Add some of the Gilded Gems to finish off

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 this Collection, we combined the Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies, with the bright, fun NEW 2020-22 In Colors for a fresh and modern look!  This Collection contains four cards and two customer-focused 3D gift project tutorials for open houses, catalog reveals or virtual classes.  ALL six project tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  Several projects are “class kit to go” focused using dies and In Color cardstock, designer paper and accessories, with only a stamped greeting added.  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Forever Fern
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Garden Green, Forever Greenery DSP, Gold Foil
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow
Other: Forever Flourishing Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Greenery Embossing Folder, Gold Hoop, Gilded Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM123 – Under My Umbrella

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a FUN wallhanging…

I LOVE the colors in this and it sort of looked like rain to me…

I decided now would be a great time to use up some of my DSP…

  • Highland Heather – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Using DSP prints in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, and Soft Seafoam, punch out 1 1/2″ and 1″ circles from each
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add circles to white panel, trim off the parts that overhang, layer onto Pacific Point3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Basic Black – punch out two open umbrellas, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Balmy Blue – 5/8 x 2 1/2, stamped greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals
  • Add some clear epoxy drops 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 this Collection, we combined the Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies, with the bright, fun NEW 2020-22 In Colors for a fresh and modern look!  This Collection contains four cards and two customer-focused 3D gift project tutorials for open houses, catalog reveals or virtual classes.  ALL six project tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  Several projects are “class kit to go” focused using dies and In Color cardstock, designer paper and accessories, with only a stamped greeting added.  See all the details HERE!

Set(s): Under My Umbrella
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Pacific Point, Brights DSP Paper Pack, Subtles DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Umbrella Builder Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Epoxy Drops, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Use a Neglected Product

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use a product that we have been neglecting.   That was an easy one for me.  I LOVE the Wiggle Worm set but haven’t used it in such a long time.  I just had to pull it out again before it went away!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Best Dressed DSP (daffodil diagonal stripe) – 3 x 5, add to card front
  • Regal DSP paper (Old Olive) – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape DSP & Real Red cardstrock – 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – cutout the Stitched So Sweetly Scalloped Rectangular Die, stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Whisper White – stamp the dragonfly, lady bug, bee and worm using Memento Black and color using Blends, cut out
  • Granny Apple Green – 3 7/8 x 1 1/4, cut out grass, use one piece for the front piece and the other for the back, add the bugs and add to blue panel, add to card front using dimensionals

And now for our latest collection…

For this Collection of six card tutorials, we paired BAND TOGETHER AND DETAILED BANDS DIES with the ORNATE GARDEN DESIGNER PAPER and accessories to create SIX different cards! ALL six card tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  And the great thing…everything used in this collection will be in the new catalog!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Wiggle Worms
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Best Dressed DSP, Brights and Regals DSP paper packs
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Other: Bugs Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, 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’!

 

 

Ornate Style

Happy Thursday everyone and happy May!  Woo hoo….maybe, just maybe we will get a little warmer weather.  I’ve been going for walks everyday (in place of the time I would typically drive to and from work) and it’s pretty bad when I have to bundle up in all my winter clothes so I don’t FREEZE!  But better weather must be on its way soon!

This week we have a neat color inspiration…

I decided it would be great to use my new Ornate Styles set…

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crushed Curry – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4 – run through the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder and add to the card front
  • Terracotta Tile – cut out an Ornate Frame, add to card front
  • Old Olive – 3/4 x 4 1/4, cut out the flower border in the Ornate Frame, layer onto piece of Whisper White – 5/8 x 4
  • Whisper White – stamp daisy 3 times, color using Mango Melody and Old Olive blends, cut out, layer behind and on top of the Old Olive strip then add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black on Crushed Curry, cut out using the smallest Stitched So Sweetly label, add to card front using dimensionals

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 this Collection of six card tutorials, we paired BAND TOGETHER AND DETAILED BANDS DIES with the ORNATE GARDEN DESIGNER PAPER and accessories to create SIX different cards! ALL six card tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  And the great thing…everything used in this collection will be in the new catalog!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Ornate Style, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Mango Melody, Old Olive
Other: Ornate Frames Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtles Embossing Folder, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM122 – Peaceful Moments

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have a GORGEOUS cake…

I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with this…

This would have been a great card for the old incolor Powder Pink but unfortunately that is retired.  I think this works though. Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Basic Black – punch out two sprigs, and cut out 2 large and 1 small flower center
  • Whisper White – cut out 2 large solid poppies and 2 large detailed poppies
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out 1 small solid poppy and 1 small detailed poppy
  • Pear Pizzazz – cut out 3 large solid leaves, 2 large detailed leaves and 2 small leaves
  • Layer everything together and add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo -1/2 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimentionals
  • Color some Metallic Pearls using the Basic Black dark marker, add to card front

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 this Collection of six card tutorials, we paired BAND TOGETHER AND DETAILED BANDS DIES with the ORNATE GARDEN DESIGNER PAPER and accessories to create SIX different cards! ALL six card tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step directions.  And the great thing…everything used in this collection will be in the new catalog!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Peaceful Moments
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Poppy Moments Dies, Coastal Weave Folder, Sprig Punch, Metallic Pearls,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Retiring Stamp Set

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite retiring stamp set.  And this week we are welcoming two NEW design team member!  Let’s give a warm Create welcome to Cindy Elam and Brenda Nelson!

I decided to go with a set that was in the Occasions Mini and sadly won’t be in the catalog next year.  We have so few good music sets and this was definitely one of them!  Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Pacific Point 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the music notes using Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point, add panel to card front
  • Basic Black – punch out TWO 1 1/2 circle, cut out a 3/4″ circle from Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay, punch a 1/8″ circle in the center of each and add to the black circles.  Add to card front on an angle.
  • Whisper White – stamp keyboard in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Follow Your Art DSP – stamp the treble clef and guitar neck using Memento Black, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crushed Curry – 7/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some of the black sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

For this EXPANDED Collection of tutorials, we paired several different embossing folders…some bold and some subtle…with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and Best Dressed Designer Paper for a suggestion on how to finish off your cards. But…the focus is really on the techniques! ALL tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step photo directions. See the details HERE!

Set(s): Music from the Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Follow Your Art DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point
Other: 1 1/2″ Circle punch, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1/8″ hole punch, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, 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’!

 

 

Good Morning Magnolia

Happy Thursday everyone!  Wow…where did this month go?  I can’t believe it is actually the last day of April.  May…where we come!  Sunday was going to be commencement for my college.  This is the first time ever, there will be no seeing all of our amazing students who have worked so hard and overcome so much to get their education graduate.  I wish them all success in their new careers.  Many from my division for be heading for the frontlines of this healthcare crisis.  I wish them all good health.

This week we have a cool sketch inspiration…

I wanted to pull out a set that hasn’t seen much love recently and went with my Good Morning Magnolia set…

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 3/4, run through the Parisian Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Mossy Meadow – 1/2 x 2 5/8, add to card front
  • Petal Pink – 1/2 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp magnolia using Memento Black, color using Petal Pink, So Saffron, Bronze, and Mossy Meadow Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add a Petal Pink Best Dressed Tassel to finish it off

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 this EXPANDED Collection of tutorials, we paired several different embossing folders…some bold and some subtle…with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and Best Dressed Designer Paper for a suggestion on how to finish off your cards. But…the focus is really on the techniques! ALL tutorials are BRAND NEW and have step-by-step photo directions. See the details HERE!

Set(s): Good Morning Magnolia
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Magnolia Lane DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS: Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Bronze
Other: Best Dressed Tassel, Parisian Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!