Kinda Eclectic

I like a couple things…I like bright happy rainbow colors and I like stamping images in colors that are not always the ‘natural’ color for that image.

Take leaves for example…I don’t always feel like I have to keep leaves in the greens or even pretty fall colors.  I think leaves can be any color in the rainbow and I decided to do that with the really cool leaf image in the Kinda Eclectic set.  One of the best things about this card is just how quick and easy it is!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shimmery White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (okay used this because didn’t notice that it was the Shimmery White…you can use regular Whisper White), stamp leaf image in Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, greeting in Memento Black and little dots (from Cool Treats set) in Smoky Slate
  • Tide piece of Flirty Flamingo around top, add panel to card front

Yep…that about covers it, quick, bright, and happy!

Set(s): Kinda Eclectic, Tin of Cards, Cool Treats
Paper: Shimmery White, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, So Saffron, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Other: Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

High Tide

Well it’s more playing with the A Little Foxy dsp and this time I decided to pair it with the High Tide set.

Now at first I wasn’t sure just how good this would work but after I finish, I ended up being pretty happy with it.  I haven’t used this set to really build a scene but I do like stamping the words over the one image of the lighthouse…I think that looks really cool.  I have also found when using the Baker’s Twine for bows that I like doubling or tripling up (like I did here) before I tie it to make it a little more substantial.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper Whit e- 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Calypso Coral/White print – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, layer onto Night of Navy 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Chevron print – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Pool Party raindrop print – cut with large circle framelit, sponge around the edges using Pool party, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4, punch using Scallop Tag Topper and round bottom corners using corner punch, stamp lighthouse using Smoky Slate, greeting using Night of Navy and Calypso Coral and ‘light’ using Calypso Coral, add tag using dimensionals.
  • Triple layer Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, tie into a bow and add using glue dot

What a cool encouragement card!

Set(s): High Tide
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, A Little Foxy dsp
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Oh The Places We Will Go

Happy middle of April!  Since it is Saturday it is time for another Create with Connie Design Team Blog Hop and our theme this time is Oh The Places We Will Go!  Since our theme is travel, I decided I would travel in a hot air balloon!

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Bermuda dsp print – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Cupcakes and Carousels So Saffron dsp print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind Bermuda print and add to card front
  • Early Espress0 – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front on left side
  • Very Vanilla – stamp and cut out 5 large and 2 small clouds using Crumb Cake, add 2 large and 2 small clouds to card base
  • So Saffron – 2 x 4, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, layer onto Very Vanilla 2 1/8 x 4 1/8, add to car front using dimensionals
  • Add 3 large clouds using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp small hot air balloon using Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, and Calypso Coral, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

It’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Lift Me Up
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Cupcakes & Carousel dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Other: Up and Away Thinlits, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Fresh Fruit

Here’s another one of those sets that I really like and managed to dig it out while I was getting things put together for my move.

Although I really like all the images in this set but the flowers are just so much fun.  Again I was playing with the A Little Foxy dsp.  It’s not just for foxy and critters of the forrest!

This is just such a happy card and it would brighten anyone’s day!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate/White print – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Dapper Denim 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Calypso Coral strip dsp – 1 x 4, add to card front
  • Dapper Denim – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Circle, stamp greeting using Dapper Denim, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp 2 large flowers in Pool Party, 3 small flowers in Calypso Coral, leaves in Wild Wasabi and all flower centers in Dapper Denim, cut out everything and add to card front

What a happy card and I have the perfect person in mind to get this!

It’s not long now until the release of Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Fresh Fruit, That’s the Tag
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Dapper Denim, A Little Foxy dsp paper stack
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Dapper Denim
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Pun Intended

You guessed it…it is Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary inspiration!  This week is a fun and easy sketch.

With the end of the catalog soon to happen, I’m trying to use sets that I KNOW will retire (like the hostess sets) or that I THINK will retire.  This is just such a fun little set and I didn’t use it near enough.

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Fruit Stand dsp – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 4 1/4 – cut TWO, add one behind each side of dsp panel and add to card front.
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp arrow and greeting and three bees using Memento Black.  Add arrow using dimensionals.  Color bees using Basic Black and Daffodil Delight markers, add clear Wink of Stella to wings , add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinstones to finish off

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition is open and it is not too late to subscribe!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out the cool ideas from our design team and don’t forget to subscribe!

Set(s): Pun Intended
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Fruit Stand dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Beautiful You

So I had this idea for a quick and easy card using one of my favorite sets – Beautiful You!  I wanted to do a ‘watercoloring’ kind of card and since I’m not all that good at watercoloring I used the technique where you wet the paper (LOVE using the Shimmery White for this) then stamping an image (I used one from Happy Celebrations) and let it fun for that watercolor look!  Although this is a quick and easy look…you do have to make sure your ‘watercoloring’ is nice and dry before you do do the stamping on top of it!

Here’s the details…

  • Shimmery White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Shimmery White – 3 3/4 x 5, wet the paper and stamp the one image from Happy Celebrations in Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party (and finish with Flirty Flamingo again).  Set aside and let dry (I waited over night).
  • Stamp image and greeting using Memento Black, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Take the backing  off 5 small Perfect White Accents and add using Tombow Glue

I’m on a roll with QUICK AND EASY!

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition is now open!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Beautiful You, Happy Celebrations
Paper: Shimmery White
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Special Reason

So life right now is just a bit complex.  We just purchased a new home and are in the process of moving.  We aren’t just moving, we are downsizing…it’s complex.

But the SUO challenge theme this month is simple – sympathy and caring.  The With Sympathy stamp from Flourishing Phrases is so beautiful and I wanted to pair it with Special Reason.  This is what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Crumb Cake
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – fold in loops stapling loops together, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using So Saffron and leaves in Crumb Cake, cut out and add to car front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – cut out flower center using framelit, sponge Crumb Cake around edges and add to center of flower

I just love the simple look of this.

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

Set(s): Special Reason, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlet Dies, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Hand Held Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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