Tasteful Touches

Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for our FOURTH CASE the catalog challenge…

I absolutely LOVE the layout of this card…

Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Misty Moonlight 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – THREE prints – 1 x 3 each, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the longest label, stamp flower in Petal Pink and greeting in Misty Moonlight, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie a bow from the Jade gingham ribbon, add to card front
  • Incolor Enamel Dots – add 3 Misty Moonlight and 1 Just Jade dot to card front 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…

Do you love trees? We LOVE trees! We are kicking off the upcoming August-December Catalog (formerly called Holiday Catalog) with the gorgeous Life is Beautiful Stamp Set! It has a wonderful full-branch tree in it! This EXPANDED collection of SIX tutorials has FOUR frame insert ideas…one for EACH season…and TWO card ideas! These are easy enough to complete in one class, or split them into two classes by doing two seasons and a card each class! You also could include the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for an awesome product class! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Paper: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight, Flowers for Every Season DSP
Ink: Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon, InColor Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM133 – Prized Peony

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a a pretty painting…

I decided to use the colors and a flower theme…

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pool Party – 3 3/5 x 4 7/8, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, layer onto Pretty Peacock – 3 3/4 x 5, wrap piece of Flowers for Every Season White Ribbon around panel, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out large long, narrow frame, stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp small and medium peony, two small and 1 large leaf, color using Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add two Flowers for Every Season Gems 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…

We must admit that the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products is one of our FAVORITES in the new catalog! These peony stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers so quickly! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? Our expanded Prized Peony Tutorial Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life. See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Prized Peony
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peony
Ink: Memento Black, Mossy Meadow; BLENDS:  Pretty Peacock (Dark), Bermuda Bay (Both), Pool Party (Both), So Saffron (Both), Mossy Meadow (Dark), Old Olive (Both)
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Peony Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Flower for Every Season Gems, Flower for Every Season Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Christmas in July

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Christmas card.  I absolutely LOVE all things jingle bells so when I saw the AWESOME jingle bell dies in the holiday mini I knew a set was coming to my house to stay!

This is one of those that it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture of it.  I wanted to capture all the shiny foil paper so the Whisper White looks darker than what it is.  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out the two largest jingle bells
  • Green Foil – cut out 7 of the pint boughs AND the holly on EACH of the two largest bells
  • Red Foil – cut out the little dots AND the lines for the two largest bells
  • Layer everything together and add to card front – smaller of the two jingle bells is added using dimensionals
  • Red Satin ribbon – tie 2 knots, add to top of each bell
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals

Isn’t this just a happy Christmas card?

And now for our latest collection…

We are continuing our Annual Catalog releases with the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products. These DisINKtive stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? We have shown a few different flower colors on our projects. Our expanded Prized Peony Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life.  See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Real Red
Ink: Whisper White, Silver Foil, Green Foil, Red Foil
Other: Sound of Seasons Dies, Red Satin Ribbon, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, 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’!

 

 

Hippo Happiness

Happy Thursday everyone! I am having so much fun stamping lately…but taking a day off now and then from school work and just enjoying some of the summer while I can!  But since it’s Thursday it’s time for our THIRD CASE the catalog challenge…

I thought it would be fun to use the CUTE Hippo Happiness again and make a happy card…

I absolutely ADORE this little set! The images are just so cute and the die labels are DELIGHTFUL! Here’s the details…

  • Pacific Point – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Brights DSP – Pacific Point Dotted – 4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest die, stamp greeting alternating between Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, and Pacific Point, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp Hippo with Smoky Slate (stamp off for the bottom layer and full strength for top, stamp face in Memento Black, cut out
  • Cut balloon from Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape and string from Basic Black
  • Layer everything together and 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…

We must admit that the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products is one of our FAVORITES in the new catalog! These peony stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers so quickly! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? Our expanded Prized Peony Tutorial Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life. See the details HERE!

Set(s): Hippo Happiness
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Brights DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point
Other: Hippo & Friends Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM132 – Nothing Better Than

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a a fun rainbow of yarn…

I decided to use the fun colors on my card…

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp Chocolate in Pacific Point, Cookies in Coastal Cabana, Cocktails in Magenta Madness, and Coffee in Calypso Coral and the little star in Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo, layer onto Pacific Point 3 3/4 x 5, tie two pieces Bumblebee Ribbon around panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Brights DSP Paper Pack – 2 x 2 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out Tasteful Label, stamp cut in Bumblebee and Daffodil Delight, greeting in Memento Black and little star in Melon Mambo, add to card front using dimensionals

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…

We must admit that the beautiful Prized Peony Suite of products is one of our FAVORITES in the new catalog! These peony stamps and interactive dies make gorgeous flowers so quickly! Did you know that peonies come in a variety of colors? Our expanded Prized Peony Tutorial Collection has four cards and two small 3D project tutorials, perfect for those special people in your life. See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Nothing Better Than
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Brights DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Bumblebee, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Other: Tasteful Labels Dies, Bumblebee Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Tropical Feeling Card

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a card with a tropical feel.  Since In the Tropics bundle made it to the annual catalog, I decided it would be perfect for this theme.

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Forever Greenery DSP – dark green print – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front, striped 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana – stamp umbrella using Memento Black, punch out, add Poppy Parade handle, layer
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out detailed pineapple, trim off top
  • Crushed Curry, trace around die and cut out, add behind detailed pineapple, add umbrella behind it
  • Whisper White – stamp small flower using Memento Black, color using Calypso Coral Blends cut out, add one behind pineapple and one on top
  • Granny Apple Green – cut out leaves, add some to pineapple
  • Add pinapple to ard front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Poppy Parade, cut out around it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Champagne Rhinestone to flowers and to dark green print to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up in our Annual Catalog releases is the absolutely darling WAY TO GOAT stamp set! Really…how much cuter can one set be? The greetings in it are perfect for those friends and family with a sense of humor! Our WAY TO GOAT COLLECTION of six card tutorials is combined with the Tasteful Label Dies and Subtles Designer Paper for a bright, fresh look!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Timeless Tropics, Under My Umbrella
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Forever Greenery DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade, BLENDS: Calypso Coral
Other: In the Tropics Dies, Umbrella punch, Champagne Rhinestones, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, 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’!

 

 

Hippo Happiness

Happy Thursday everyone!  It has been so hot lately around here…personally I do enjoy a little heat but I find I have to do my walk first thing in the morning or it just gets too hot (and humid).  But I have been making time for stamping (got me some NEW STUFF) and having so much fun creating.  It’s time for our SECOND CASE the catalog challenge…

What a lovely card.  I took the layout and flipped it to work with my images…

I absolutely ADORE this little set!  The images are just so cute and the die labels are DELIGHTFUL! Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Purple Posy – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp little star image in Highland Heather and layer onto Highland Heather 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Subtle DSP Paper Pack – cut out the larger label from the Heather Highland text and the smaller one from the Pool Party Polka Dot, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, silver emboss, add to card front using dimensionlad
  • Whisper White – stamp one unicorn in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay and the other in Heather Highland and Gorgeous Grape and faces in Memento Black, cut out. Stamp unicorn horns in Versamark, silver emboss, hand cut out, add to unicorn and add unicorns to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the clear Flowers for Every Season 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…

Next up in our Annual Catalog releases is the absolutely darling WAY TO GOAT stamp set! Really…how much cuter can one set be? The greetings in it are perfect for those friends and family with a sense of humor! Our WAY TO GOAT COLLECTION of six card tutorials is combined with the Tasteful Label Dies and Subtles Designer Paper for a bright, fresh look! See more details HERE!

Set(s): Hippo Happiness
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Subtle DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Versamark
Other: Hippo & Friends Dies, Flowers for Every Season Gems, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM131 – Jar of Flowers

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week we have a beautiful home decor item…

How perfect this is for the Jar of Flowers set…

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Stitched So Sweetly Scallop Rectangle, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride and Merry Merlot – stamp jar using Memento Black, punch out
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers using Memento Black, color using Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride and Mossy Meadow using refill and AquaPainter, cut out, add to jars, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using smallest Stitched So Sweetly Label, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Double up Linen Thread, tie into a bow, add to jar
  • Add some smallest Champagne Rhinestones 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…

Next up in our Annual Catalog releases is the absolutely darling WAY TO GOAT stamp set! Really…how much cuter can one set be? The greetings in it are perfect for those friends and family with a sense of humor! Our WAY TO GOAT COLLECTION of six card tutorials is combined with the Tasteful Label Dies and Subtles Designer Paper for a bright, fresh look!  See more details HERE!

 

Set(s): Jar of Flowers, So Sentimental
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride, In Good Taste DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow
Other: Jar Punch, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Champagne Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Red, White, Blue Patriotic Cards

And it’s Saturday again!  And a happy Independence Day to everyone! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a red/white/blue patriotic card.  I just couldn’t wait to use my new plaid dies

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy- 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Real Red – cut out the most solid plaid and cut down to be 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out the simple plaid, cut down to 3 /58 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched star, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Night of Navy – 1 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add Real Red Satin ribbon behind, add to card front using dimensional
  • Add some of the largest Basic Rhinestones to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

Next up in our Annual Catalog releases is the absolutely darling WAY TO GOAT stamp set! Really…how much cuter can one set be? The greetings in it are perfect for those friends and family with a sense of humor! Our WAY TO GOAT COLLECTION of six card tutorials is combined with the Tasteful Label Dies and Subtles Designer Paper for a bright, fresh look!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Best Year
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Ink: Versamark
Other: Plaid Dies, Stitched Stars Die, Real Red Satin Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, 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’!

 

 

Best Year

Happy July everyone!  I hope you are all doing well and are healthy!  It’s hard to believe it is JULY already!  The classes I am teaching end tomorrow (WOO HOO!!!).  Hoping that means I’ll have some time to STAMP!  July is one of my favorite months for Create with Connie and Mary because it is CASE the Catalog month.  Here’s our first one…

I went with the flower theme and the overall layout of the card…

Yes, I do LOVE the Many Layered Blossoms dies!  Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP (yellow flower print) – 3/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – cut out the more solid die
  • Whisper White – cut out the detailed die (save a couple of the flower pieces from the left side – used them to fill in a couple petals so the flowers were solid over the border), layer the two pieces together, add to card front
  • So Saffron – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, punch out using the Timeless Label Punch, layer some Bumblebee 1/4 Ribbon behind it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some of the white Elegant Faceted Gems to finish up

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…

Next up in our Annual Catalog releases is the absolutely darling WAY TO GOAT stamp set! Really…how much cuter can one set be? The greetings in it are perfect for those friends and family with a sense of humor! Our WAY TO GOAT COLLECTION of six card tutorials is combined with the Tasteful Label Dies and Subtles Designer Paper for a bright, fresh look!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Best Year
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Flowers for Every Season DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: So Many Blossoms Dies, Timeless Label Punch, Bumblebee 1/4 Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!