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1 Card – 3 Ways

Now…I am sure this NEVER happens to you…you sit down to make something and you have something very specific in mind and when you are done…well, you sort of took a left at your stampin’ desk!  Today I sat down to make a card for the casology challenge – wings.  When I finished…it looked like this…

dragonfly2

Now don’t get me wrong…LOVE IT!  But it was NOT the card I set out to make!  So I decided to make the one I set out to make and I came up with this…

dragonfly1

So…funny thing about this card…LOVE IT…but STILL not the card I set out to make.  Well…you know what they say…3rd time’s the charm and here’s my third card…

dragonfly3Now we’re talking…THIS is the card I had intended to make when I started out this morning!  Really all the components are pretty much the same…

  • Base card (either Perfect Plum or Whisper White) – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Layer (either Perfect Plum or Whisper White) – 3 7/8 x 3 7/8.  Top two run completely through the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, last one only the top 2/3.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Strips – first one Silver glimmer – 5/8 x 3 7/8 an 3/8 x 3 7/8, second one Mint Macaron – two strips 1/4 x 3 7/8, and third one 1/4 x 3 7/8.
  • Cut two different sized Lots of Labels from Whisper White, stamp splatter in Mint Macaron and greeting in Night of Navy, later using dimensionals and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp dragonfly using Perfect Plum on Whisper White, cut out and add to card fronts.
  • For third card, add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

So…which one is YOUR favorite???

And speaking of favorites…we have just released Create with Connie and Mary July 2015 Mini Session – 5 FABULOUS projects.  It’s a PERFECT time to join!

JulyCreateGrpHere’s some information about our upcoming mini session:

A mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials for THREE (3) card sets and TWO (2) 3D items.

All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

AND we are showing ‘snippets’ of the projects and letting you know what sets we used!  (check out Create with Connie and Mary to see them!)

Wow…so what is this going to cost?  Only $8.95!  We are going LIVE July 26th and you will get ALL 5 ideas right away…no waiting!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team!

Set(s): Awesomely Artistic, Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy
Other: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Irresistible!

Summer15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop where the FABULOUS designers pick a theme and we each off a project based on that theme.  This week our theme is RESIST – either the resist technique or the Color Me Irresistible dsp!

Okay…before I share my cards I have to admit I completely and totally lost track of what day it was so at 10 pm on Friday evening I’m frantically making my card.  I’ve been SOOOO busy with school I simply lost a day.  But the good news is that I have finished up the computer work on TWO of my 5 classes I have to do (and I’m helping a friend with hers so that is 6).  They take so much time and concentration that once I start one thing…I have to work it through until the end.

So here it was 10 pm last night and I realized I NEED A CARD – OH NO!!!  Well I ended up making two because I just couldn’t figure out what to do!  (Made toooo many decisions working on my courses – LOL!!!)

So…card 1…

Resist 1Okay…this turn out sort of fun!  I cut the dsp into large chevrons, added the ink and created my card.  Here’s the details

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, layer onto Basic Black 4 x 5 1/4 and add to card base.
  • Color Me Irresistible – cut three chevrons – 3 1/2 wide – one is 1 1/4, one is 3/4 and the last is 3/8.  Color thickest using Calypso Coral, middle with Daffodil Delight and thinnest with Bermuda Bay.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp balloon 3 times using Memento Black on Whisper White and then the banner on Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay, cut out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Color some Perfect White accents using black sharpie and add to card front to finish off.

So…then I wasn’t sure if I liked that so I made a second card…

Resist 2When making a card I don’t like using a lot of different sets on it (an this uses three) but it is a fun card too.  Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Color Me Irresistible – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp larger splatter in Pumpkin Pie, smaller one in Real Red and very small splatter in Memento Black.  Add to card front.
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3 1/4  5 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add strip of Basic Black 1/2 x 5 1/2 behind it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp dragonfly on Whisper White in Real Red and Memento Black, cut out and add to card front.
  • Add Perfect White Accents.

So…that’s my two cards

Set(s): Sweet Stack, Awesomely Artistic, Gorgeous Grunge, Happy Birthday Everyone
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Color Me Irresistible dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

They are just sooo ‘irresistible!  We’ve change the way to get from one blog to the next to use the buttons below to go either backward (previous) to the Create site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

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Artistically Awesome

SatHopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop! Each of the design team members is taking turns suggesting a theme and this month we are doing Folds.  Nicole is up this week and she picked the shadow box card.  I don’t think I ever made one of these but it sure is easy!

If you are going forward in the hop you arrived here from the Create with Connie and Mary site.  Did you see the GREAT news???  We are going LIVE!!!  We had such a GREAT time last year for the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE event that we are doing it again THIS YEAR!  Oh the fun we have planned for you!  Space is limited so you want to make sure you sign up early!

ShadowBox1Here’s the details –

  • Crumb Cake (bottom/back layer) – 5 1/2 x 4 1/2.  Score along each side of the 5 1/2 side at 1/2 and 1.  Stamp leaf cluster using Mossy Meadow.
  • Stamp large leaves in Night of Navy and small on in Soft Suede, cut out and add to Crumb Cake using dimensionals.
  • Stamp dragonfly using Pear Pizzazz and Night of Navy (do two of these), cut out and add on to Crumb Cake
  • English Garden print – 5 1/2 x 4 1/2.  Score along each side of the 5 1/2 side at 1/2 and 1.  Cut out window using the new Lots of Labels framelit.  Add to Crumb Cake base along each side
  • Soft Suede – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add along front panel
  • Mossy Meadow – stamp frame then Friend using Versamark, white emboss, cut out (there is a matching framelit, but I just cut it out) and add to Soft Suede strip using dimensionals.
  • Add second dragonfly
  • Night of Navy – cut out with smallest banner from Banner Framelits
  • Fold piece of Crumb Cake Stitched ribbon and add ribbon and banner to front using staple

Here’s another view of my card…

ShadowBox2

How AWESOME is that!

And as for AWESOME…

LIVE2015ProjectsYep…LIVE is going to be THAT AWESOME!!!  Come join the fun!  You will be glad you did!

Set(s): Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, English Garden dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Other: Lot of Labels Framelits, Banner Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Crumb Cake Stitched Ribbon, Handheld Stapler, Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Nicole Tugrul Be Creative with Nicole Blog.  She has such GREAT ideas!

SatHopClickHereUntil next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SatHopMarySiggy

Awesomely Artistic

dragonfliesHave I mentioned yet how much I LOVE dragonflies and just how happy I am that Stampin’ Up! FINALLY has a dragonfly stamp?  Hmmm….I probably have mentioned that once or twice already!

This was one of those cards that started off one way and by the time I finished it was totally different from what I thought I was doing.  Don’t you just LOVE when that happens?  I do like it.  It really is so soft and pretty in real life!

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, run through the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, layer onto Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Wrap Smoky Slate Thick Twine around panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Smoky Slate on Whisper White and punch out using Large Oval Punch and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp dragonfly using Versamark on Vellum, white emboss, cut out and add using some Tombow Glue.

There’s still time to sign up…if you live around the Dayton Ohio (Indiana, Kentucky, Columbus, Cincinnati area)…Create with Connie and Mary are going LIVE on July 11th and we would LOVE to have you join us.  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the projects we will be doing…

LIVE2015Projects

And let me tell you…these projects…AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  And we have the option to pay using PayPal!

Set(s): Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Smoky Slate Thick Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Awesomely Artistic

WT536Awesomely Artistic meets Gorgeous Grunge for a CAS (Clean and Simple) card!  LOL!!!  The Way to Use It Challenge on SCS today was to use ‘grunge’ on your card.  I’ve been playing with my new Awesomely Artistic set (and AWESOME it is!) the last couple of day so since it was ‘sitting on top of my desk’ I just went with it.  Also I’m LOVIN’ Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party together for a fresh ‘summer’ color combo.

Oh…and one other thing before I get into the details…this is my second card for today.  If you want to see another GREAT CAS card using this set, check out my other post from today.

Here’s the details (and boy is this card QUICK!)…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card base
  • Whisper White – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2, stamp ‘grunge’ stamp using Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card base using dimensionals
  • Stamp dragonfly using Memento Black, cut out and add to card base
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Yep…it is THAT easy!  And speaking of easy and quite AWESOME…if you live around the Dayton Ohio (Indiana, Kentucky, Columbus, Cincinnati area)…Create with Connie and Mary are going LIVE on July 11th and we would LOVE to have you join us.  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the projects we will be doing…

LIVE2015Projects

And let me tell you…these projects…AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  And we have the option to pay using PayPal!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

Awesomely Artistic

CCMC360WOW…I can’t BELIEVE it is Thursday already and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!  Where did the week go!  I’ve been up to my eyeballs in course development and working with different faculty on getting our new learning management system to work and time just has been FLYING by!  And so now it is Thursday and we have a GREAT color challenge:  Smoky Slate, Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip.  Although colors seem to be masculine ones…I decided to pull out this AWESOME (well that would be AWESOMELY ARTISTIC).

Here’s the detail…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stamp cluster of leaves using Smokey Slate, layer on Island Indigo 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and add to card base using dimensionals
  • Ink dragonfly (oh…I do LOVE dragonflies!) using Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip, cut out and add to card front.
  • Cut out hello from Chocolate Chip using the new Greetings framelits and add to card front.
  • Add Chocolate Chip Candy Dots to finish off.

And speaking of AWESOME…if you live around the Dayton Ohio (Indiana, Kentucky, Columbus, Cincinnati area)…Create with Connie and Mary are going LIVE on July 11th and we would LOVE to have you join us.  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of the projects we will be doing…

LIVE2015ProjectsAnd let me tell you…these projects…AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to find out more!  And we have the option to pay using PayPal!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip
Other: Greetings Framelits, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy