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IM73 – Butterfly Gala

Happy Monday everyone! We have a cool inspiration piece – an awesome abstact canvas!!!

I loved the colors in this and wanted to do something a little different – I used a clear block, markers and a spritzer to create the background…

I just love the way this turned out!

Here’s the details…

  • Berry Burst – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, using a clear block and Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo markers and a spritzer to create background; once dry mount on Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add ot card front using dimensionals
  • Whsiper White – stamp greeting using Berry Burst, cut out using layering circle die, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – cut out the large more solid butterfly panel, trim off the tree smaller butterflies, add to card front, cut out some additional butterflies and add to card front to finish off

What a fun way to make the background – I’ll have to remember to do this again!

And now another NEW collection….oh…you’re going to LOVE this one!


Our SAILING HOME COLLECTION is now available! What a wonderful nautical set…great for masculine cards or for anyone loving lighthouses and sailboats! With this EXPANDED collection, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials for FOUR regular cards, ONE special fold card, plus ONE great home décor idea! That’s a total of SIX tutorials! See the details HERE!

 

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst
Ink: Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Butterfly Beautiful Dies, Laying Circles Dies, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Cards that Move

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme was to do a card that moves.  I haven’t done a spinner card in a while…hmmm…not sure why, they are fun to make!

So fun and EASY!

Here’s the details…

  • Call me Clover – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Layer Pieces of Happiness Blooms DSP 3 3/4 x 4 on same size Whisper White, cut out layered circles to form the track for the spinner.  Add to card front with DOUBLE layer of dimensionals (this makes it spin easier)
  • Layer two pennies together using a MINI dimensionals add to track, cover top of penny using 3/4″ Whisper White circle
  • Whisper White – stamp butterflies using Memento Black, color using Mango Melody LT and both Daffodil Delight Blends, punch out, stamp body in Memento Black, stamp antenna in Memento Black, cut out and add to butterflies
  • Daffordil Delight – 1/2 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add using dimensionals, add little butterfly to finish off

These are just so much fun to make!  What are you waiting for!  And speaking of waiting…while you are waiting for the new catalog…we have a GREAT collection from the Occasions Mini…

Is there anyone who doesn’t like furry friends? We’ve combined Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets to bring you our Pawprints Collection of tutorials! We’ve also used the Regals 6×6 Designer Paper Stack for a bright and cheerful look. You get SIX card tutorials using these two stamp sets for only $10 US! HINT: If you only have one of the sets, you can use the images interchangeably! See the details here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight, Happiness Blooms DSP
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Mango Melody LT, Daffodil Delight (Both)
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Butterfly Duet Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Favorite Subtles Color

And it’s Saturday again! This week we are showing off our favorite Subtles color and for me that is a no brainer…Highland Heather!  What fun!

I absolutely LOVE the stitched design in the Needlepoint Elements Framelits!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Highland Heather Gingham Print – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Highland Heather – 3 1/4 x 3 3/4, use the stitched background, round the opposite corners, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Highland Heather, cut out with framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp three stitched butterflies using Highland Heather, add the small bodies from the Butterfly Gala set, punch out using the Butterfly Duet punch, stamp small antenna three times, cu out, add behind butterflies and add to card front.
  • Color Pearls using Heather Highland Dark Blends, add to butterflies to finish off

Time is running out for our special offer…

We know that, unfortunately, the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies that coordinate with Wonderful Romance Stamp set have sold out, but we had already finished our Wonderful Romance Collection of tutorials! SO….for those of you who already have this bundle, check out our newest collection! We’ve paired it with the springy Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper pack for a fresh, new look! You’ll get THREE card ideas (one a special fold) and a wonderful home décor project!

BONUS! After you purchase the Wonderful Romance Collection, EMAIL us at createwithconnieandmary@gmail.com by April 15, 2019, and you’ll receive YOUR CHOICE of ANY of our other $10 PDF collections! We have quite a few from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for focusing on the main catalog while we PATIENTLY wait for the new catalog to come out. Just let us know which one and we’ll email you back with the tutorial…no charge!You can see the selections on our COLLECTIONS FOR SALE page here!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Needle & Thread, Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Gingham DSP
Ink: Highland Heather, BLEND:  Highland Heather DARK
Other: Needlepoint Elements, Butterfly Duet Punch, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Watercolor Backgrounds

And it’s Saturday again! This week we have a theme that I must admit…it made me GROAN when I saw it…watercolor backgrounds.  I am NOT good with messy!  Watercolor backgrounds are MESSY!!!  So…our electricity was out last Sunday night and I decided…maybe I’d do better with this if I did and it in dark.  Hmmm…I think I’m on to something.  I actually REALLY like how this turned out!

This is just a HAPPY card!

Here’s the details…

  • Mango Melody – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Watercolor paper – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, using Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green reminkers, water and an AquaPainter to create the background, let it dry until you lights come back on (around 5 hours – LOL!!!)  Once dry, flick some Mango Melody ink to create a little splatter on it.  Let that dry then stamp butterflies using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – ink stamp using Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green ink, stamp, cut out with Stitched Oval.
  • Add some Granny Apple Green Texture Weave Ribbon behind the oval, then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

This would brighten anyone’s day!

WOO HOO…we have a new collection for YOU!

In this Best Bunny Treat Box Collection, we’ve designed SIX different treat favors using the Best Bunny Bundle that we know you’ll enjoy making for family and friends…great for those spring craft shows, too! But you’re not limited to just Easter, they would make cute baby shower favors or any other occasion you need a little gift! See the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala, Life is Grand
Paper: Whisper White, Mango Melody, Watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Black, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green (and reinkers of both)
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots, AquaPainter, Dimensionals

Click Previous to go back to Create with Connie and Mary site and forward to the see what Libby has been up to!

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

IM59 – Butterfly Gala

Happy Monday everyone! I just love seeing February pass quickly…that means winter is quickly coming to an end!  This week we have a great piece of fused glass for our inspiration…

Connie and I had a similar idea for this one by using the same leaf/stem framelit but our cards are still very different.  Make sure you check out hers!  Here’s what I did for mine…

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue – cut out the stem/leaf image, layer, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut out using Layering Oval, take piece of Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green ribbon, wrap behind oval, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp small butterfly using Night of Navy and stamped off Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green, punch out using Butterfly Duo punch, add body, stamp antennae in Night of Navy, cut out add behind butterfly, add butterflies to card front
  • Add a couple Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off

SPECIAL RELEASE…

We are SO excited that we just had to publish a special release with a NEW collection of tutorials for the Painted Seasons Bundle right away! We have coordinated our tutorials with the Well Said Bundle, but any greetings could be used. There are tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a home décor 3D project. See the details HERE!

ANDnext up from the 2019 Occasions Catalog is our Sweetest Thing Collection of tutorials, featuring the How Sweet It Is Suite of products! The colorful designer paper and fun images just make creating with this bundle SO much fun! You’ll get THREE cards (one a special fold) and a fun 3D project, all created by Connie and Mary! See all the details HERE!

And…did you know that besides our current collection, you can still get the pdfs of our other collections too! Details can be found here!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see Connie’s GREAT project!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green
Other: Well Written Framelits, Butterfly Duet Punch, Layering Ovals, Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon, Subtle Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Butterfly Gala

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a cool color inspiration…

Oh I just had to use some NEW STUFF for this…

My friends Jo and Jackie were over to play with our new stuff and I go to play with Jackie’s Butterfly Gala set.  This is what I came up with…nice and clean and simple!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out one of the Doily Builder Thinlets and add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – 1/2 x 4 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp butterfly in Memento Black, add Balmy Blue to the top portion and Gorgeous Grape (stamped off once) in the bottom.  Use Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape markers  to add some highlights, punch out, add to card front

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

The Occasions mini is now available for demos to preorder and we have jumped right in with one of our FAVORITE NEW SETS…

Preorder has begun for the Occasions Catalog and demos are able to purchase the stamp set, Bloom by Bloom! (Customers can order beginning January 3!) These newest tutorials feature the FANTASTIC Happiness Blooms Suite of products! We fell in love with the bright, bold colors and retro flower look and are excited for you to see what we did with them! We have three cards (one a special fold) and a wonderful organizing project, all designed by Connie and Mary! See details HERE!

Set(s): Butterfly Gala
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue
Ink: Memento Black, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape
Other: Subtle Embossing Folder, Doily Builder Thinlet, Butterfly Duet Punch

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!