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A Nice Cuppa

AprilCardClass4Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and boy do we have a FUN color challenge for you!  I had made this card for my April card class and loved the colors so much, we used them for the color challenge.  My husband and I have been watching a lot of DIY home improvements and these color remind me of all the remodeled homes!  LOL!!!  Aren’t these GREAT colors…Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Kraft (or Crumb Cake)?

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smokey Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Elegant Dots Embossing  Folder, wrap around a piece of the Smoky Chevron Ribbon, add panel to card using dimensionals
  • Kraft Corrugated paper – 2 x4.  Add piece of the Love Blossoms dsp (1 x 2) to bottom, punch top using the Scallop Tag Topper and round bottom corners
  • Basic Grey – 1/8 x 2, add to tag
  • Crumb Cake slash print – two pieces 1/2 x 1 3/4, cut on diagonal, add to slot at top, add tag to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out teapot, add to tag
  • Basic Grey – cut out spoon, add to tab
  • Basic Grey – cut out steam ‘heart’, add to card front
  • Kraft – punch out 1 1/4 Scallop Circle, add to tea pot
  • Smoky Slate – stamp greeting using Basic Grey, punch with 1″ Circle Punch, add to card front.

How cool is that!

May 2016 Mini Session CollageAnd speaking of cool…did you know that the Create with Connie and Mary May Mini Session has just been released and features ALL NEW stuff that demos can get on pre-order?  No…really it is true!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!  And while you are there check out the GREAT ideas from the design team!

Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Kraft, Love Blossoms dsp Paper Stack, Corrugated Paper
Ink: Basic Grey Archival
Other: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper, Corner Rounder, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Cups and Kettles Framelits,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP15Siggy

 

Grateful Bunch

SP15SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  This month the design team is going to be saying good-bye to the incolors that will be retiring with this catalog.  Each week we will feature a different color.  First color up…Lost Lagoon.

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I decided for my card to go monochromatic and just use Lost Lagoon and white.  I thought it ended up turning out pretty good!

Here’s the details…

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp ‘lace border’ using Lost Lagoon
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, run through the Butterfly folder, add to card front
  • Lost Lagoon – 1/4 x 2 1/2, cut each end on slant and add to card front
  • Stamp cup using Lost Lagoon, cut out using matching framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp the 3 flower image using Lost Lagoon on Whisper White 3 times and punch out with matching punch, add to card front/cup
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 2. stamp greeting using Lost Lagoon, cut into banner on both ends and add using dimensionals
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to the center of each flower to finish off.
Set(s): Grateful Bunch, A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Other: Cups and Kettles Framelits, Blossom Bunch Punch, Butterfly Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our upcoming APRIL Mini Session or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SP16MarySiggie

A Nice Cuppa

NiceCuppa3Over the New Year’s weekend I had a GREAT time playing with my ‘new stuff’ and really enjoyed all the ‘stuff’ in the Nice Cuppa set!

I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this VERY LARGE stamp.  No…if you don’t have it…it’s REALLY LARGE!

Well…I tried stamping it in Wisteria Wonder on Whisper White and well…it just didn’t work for me.  So I started to play around and this is what I came up with.  I stamped the image using Versamark on the Wisteria Wonder print from the Have a Cuppa dsp stack and clear emboss and then I used my White Gel pen to fill in the words.  It worked MUCH better than I thought it would.  Then I cut it out!

Okay…here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Bermuda Bay Scallop Print – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo print – 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front on a diagonal using dimensionals
  • Tea Bag tag print – 2 3/4 x 4 add to card front
  • Silver Foil – 1/8 x 5 – cut out 2 strips and add to card front
  • Add the stack of teacups that you made using technique above using dimensioanl
  • Stamp little tag on Melon Mambo using Versamark and white emboss, cut out and add to card front
  • Tie a bow in White Bakers Twine and add to tag
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it.
Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Have a Cuppa dsp Paper Stack, Silver Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, White Baker’s Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

A Nice Cuppa

NiceCuppa2Oh…today is such a good day!  Well what is it you ask?  Well it’s Monday!  Isn’t that just a GREAT day?

Well…it’s not just the fact that it is Monday…it is also the first day of classes for me!  First day is always just a little crazy…getting to know all the new students and trying to get them off to a good start.

But today is a good day for one other reason too…it’s the opening day of the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Session!  (Card details at the end)

Our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run the top 2/3 through the Elegant Dots Embossing folder
  • Basic Grey – 1/8 x 4 3/4, add to panel
  • Rose Red print – 5/8 x 4 1/4, cut into banner on both ends, add to panel
  • Rose Red – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add Blushing Bride panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut tea pot out of Whisper White – add to card front, stamp tag using Basic Black Archival ink on Rose Red, cut out, add to tea pot, punch out Blushing Bride heart using 2-Step Owl Punch, draw ‘string’ using Basic Black Marker
  • Cut cut out of Blushing Bride/heart print – add to card front using dimensionals, cut out heart from Rose Red and add to cup
  • Smoky Slate – cut out spoon and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Rose Red, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, later onto Basic Grey 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch add to card front using dimensionals
Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Love Blossoms dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Rose Red
Other: Cups and Kettle Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

A Nice Cuppa

NiceCuppa1Did you know that it is time for the Create with Connie and Mary January Mini Session?  Well it is!  The session opens on January 11th and we have some GREAT projects for you to show off the GREAT items in the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Brochure!

I couldn’t wait to get the “A Nice Cuppa” set and matching framelits and then I couldn’t figure out what the HECK to do with them!  Have you EVER had that happen?  Well over the New Year weekend I challenged myself to make some cards with it and this was one of the first ones I did.

Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, add strip of Basic Grey – 1/2 x 5 1/2 behind it.
  • Multi-color diagonal striped print – 1 x 5 1/2, add behind the Whisper White panel then add to the card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp cup using Melon Mambo on Whisper White, cut out using matching framelit, then cut out one from the multi-colored hears and the Bermuda Bay print.  Cut out some of the additional pieces from Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, add to the dsp print cups.  Sponge around the multi-color heart one using Smoky Slate, layer and add cups to the card front using dimensionals
  • Cut heart ‘steam’ from the Melon Mambo and add to card front
  • Stamp tag using Basic Black Archival on Whisper White, cut out and add using dimensionals, use marker to add ‘string’.  Punch out little hearts in Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay using the 2-Step Owl Punch and add to tag
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey and Melon Mambo on Whisper White, punch out using 1″ Circle Punch, layer on 1 1/4″ Bermuda Bay Scallop Circle, layer and add using dimensionals

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

 

Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Have a Cuppa dsp paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey marker, Melon Mambo marker
Other: Cups and Kettles Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Snow Place

LetItSnowThis is a little bit of ‘old meets new’.  I was looking at this GORGEOUS snowflake print from the Season of Cheer dsp but I REALLY wanted to play with my new ‘A Nice Cuppa’ set.  Well, I decided to put the two of them together and this is what I came up with.  I have to say that I like the way it turned out.

One of my favorite things about the cut framelits is that GREAT little steam ‘heart’!  Isn’t it just THE CUTEST?

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Snowflake print (Season of Cheer dsp) – 3 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – 3/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out 3 1/4″ circle using circle framelits, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp cup using Blushing Bride, cut out using framelit, add using dimensionals
  • Cut out ‘steam heart’ from Real Red and add to card front
  • Cut out snowflake (Square Pillow Box thinlet) from Night of Navy and add to cup
  • Punch out heart (2-step owl punch) from Real Red add to center of snowflake
  • Real Red – 5/8 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting (Snow Place) using Versamark, white emboss, cut into banner, add using dimensionals.

Isn’t that a FUN card?  I just LOVE it!

We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:

Jan16* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:

  • Flowering Fields
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Apple of My Eye
  • First Sight
  • Beautiful Ride

But there’s more…

JanBonusVALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

 

 

Set(s): A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Season of Cheer dsp
Ink: Blushing Bride, Versamark
Other: Cups and Kettles Framelits, Circle Framelits, Square Pillow Box Thinlits, 2-step Owl Punch, White Embossing Powder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy