Tags and Trimmings

Happy Thursday one and all!  I have to say…if there is one set/bundle that I think is the most versatile for Christmas from the Holiday Mini it would have to be Tags and Trimmings and the Trim Your Stocking Thinlit.  I used it for my September project for Create with Connie and Mary and then AGAIN for October and these projects couldn’t be more different!

I just LOVE the holly in the set!  It is just so bold and I LOVE that!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Be Merry dsp (diagonal stripe) – 5/8 x 3 3/4, add to panel
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Black
  • Layer onto Garden Green – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Stamp holly using Garden Green and buttons in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Did you know it’s that time again?  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming on the 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, Cherry Cobber
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Painted Harvest

I just really can’t believe it is October already.  One of the really crazy things is that for the next two weeks I don’t think I could be any busier at work.  I am finishing up my second course development and starting on my third one.  This one has to be done ASAP as it is going in test mode soon.  We are getting ready for the open house of our new Health Sciences building at school and I am doing a presentation next Friday…EEK…better get going on that one!  LOL!!!  But anyway there is always time to get a little stamping in there!

Here is a super simple card we did last month at my card class.  I just LOVE fall colors!  Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, stamp flower using So Saffron and Crushed Curry, leaves using Pear Pizzazz, flower center in Crumb Cake and greeting in Early Espresso; layer onto Early Espresso – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Tie piece of Old Olive Chevron Ribbon around panel then add to card front.

Yep…easy peasy lemon squeezy!  Did you know it’s that time again?  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming on the 11th!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!  You’ll love this unique idea using the kit!

  • 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. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary and don’t forget to see what our AMAZING design team did this week!

Set(s): Painted Harvest
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry
Ink: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Old Olive Chevron Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Fun Edge Card

Welcome to another FUN Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  And speaking of FUN our theme for this week is a card with a FUN edge (not the regular straight edges.  Well…I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with this one!

I LOVE the edge in the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets and knew I wanted to use that to create my fun edge but that I didn’t want it with snowflakes.  With October right around the corner, I pulled out my Support Ribbon Framelits and Ribbon of Courage set to pair with it.  Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11, fold at 5 1/2 leaving the front flap 4 1/2 long
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, cut the bottom edge using the Swirly Snowflake edge and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – cut out three flowers from the Support Ribbon Framelit set, add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Add Perfect White Accents to the center of each flower to finish off.

Here’s a picture of it closed so you can see how the inside of the card shows through.

How AWESOME is that!

Set(s): Ribbon of Courage
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Smoky Slate
Other: Swirly Snowflake Thinlits, Support Ribbon Framelits, Perfect White Accents

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Wood Words

Oh my word…where DID this month go?  I can’t believe it is the end of September already and I feel like I haven’t gotten ANYTHING done!

This time of year I just LOVE using leaves on my cards.  I LOVE all things leaves and all things tree.  They are always a favorite for me.

We have a GORGEOUS color inspiration this week – Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral.  LOVE it!  I also LOVE this leave from the Seasonal Layers thinlits….SOOOOO pretty!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – three piece – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, run through the Softly Falling embossing folder, stamp greeting using fresh Fig.  Add layers to card front using dimensionals
  • Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral – cut out leaf from each and add to card front
  • Add some of the lightest Pear Pizzazz Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out our amazing design team creations!

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral
Ink: Fresh Fig
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Teeny Tiny Wishes

Happy Tuesday!  Can you believe it’s the last Tuesday in September!  WOW…October starts on Sunday!

This week the theme for the SUO challenge is Shape Up!  Favorite Punch or Die.  Well…there are just WAAAAY too many from which to choose.  So, since I just cleaned my stamping area, I went with my method of “use what it on top of my desk”.  Well I happened to have 4 punched out cats and a strip of Silver Glimmer.  What can I say…it basically made itself.

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – punch out 2″ circle, add to card front
  • Punch cat – 2 from Spooky Night dsp, 1 from Basic Black, 1 from Pumpkin Pie, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Black Rhinestones to finish off

See how super easy that was!  I LOVE easy!

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

Set(s): Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Spooky Nights dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Cat Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Black Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

One Layer Card

Welcome everyone!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  These are always such fun!  This week it is right up my alley…1 layer card (so VERY CAS!)  Usually I like adding a panel on the base…I just like the way that looks but since this is one layer (with embellishments of course) that is what I did!

This would definitely be one of the those kind of cards where you could do a bunch of these up.  The snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and the MERRY & BRIGHT is from the Hearts come Home set.  The ONLY corner punch though we have anymore is the envelope makers…GEEZ!  On a super simple card like this, rounding the bottom corners really steps it up a bit.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp greeting using Versamark and Copper Emboss, round bottom corners using envelope punch board
  • Champaign Foil – cut out largest snowflake, add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out medium snowflake, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out smallest snowflake, add to card front

Okay…hope you didn’t blink…that really is all there is to this one!  Now you have time to subscribe to Create with Connie and Mary September 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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Whisper White, Champaign Foil, Gold Foil, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlit, Envelope Punch Board

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Painted Harvest

Happy Thursday everyone! DANG…am I ever glad it is Thursday or like I like to say Friday Eve!  LOL!!!  I am sooooo ready for the weekend!

We have an AWESOME sketch for you this week.  When I sat down to work on it, I was thinking about the YUMMY color inspiration from last week.  I was look at my card from last week, and decided to use the concept of last week and put into the sketch for this week.  What a fun card!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Crumb Cake – 4 x 5 1/4,run the top part through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, stamp greeting using Early Espresso
  • Mini square print – 1/2 x 4 1/2, cut 2, layer on Crumb Cake Layer, trim ends, Early Espresso print – 1/4 x 4 1/2, lay on Crumb Cake later, trim ends; add panel to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – cut out largest Stitched Circle
  • Cajun Craze – cut out largest scallop circle, add Very Vanilla circle and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach, Soft Sky- stamp leaf image with matching ink, punch out with Leaf punch, add to card front
  • Make small bow from 1/8″ Gold Taffeta Ribbon, add to card front

So…lots of the same from the card from last week but a new look!  LOVE IT!

And you will LOVE the AWESOME ideas in the Create with Connie and Mary September Mini Edition!  The design had so much fun using products from the new Holiday Mini!

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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Painted Harvest, Wood Words
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach, Painted Autumndsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layered Circles Framelits, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Leaf Punch, 1/8″ Gold Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!