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Calm Christmas

TSSC293Can you believe it?  It’s less then 10 days until Christmas!  Jeepers!  I better get going on my Christmas cards…no SERIOUSLY!!!!  But I spent the weekend grading and I just about have all that done.  It always takes me a long time to do the last of the grading.

Mary Jo has another wonderful sketch for us on the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge and I thought it would be perfect for the Calm Christmas set.  I do like this bird!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Snowflake print (Winter Frost dsp) – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, layer snowflake print on this then add to card front
  • Add 3 x3 piece of Whisper White onto Cherry Cobbler 3 1/8 x 3 1/8.
  • Add 3 x 3/4 strip of Silver Glimmer to panel, wrap piece of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around panel then add to card front.
  • Stamp bird in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and cut out.  Add leaf/stem in Pool Party (from 2-step bird punch) then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp Peace on Earth using Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White, punch out using the extra large oval punch, add to Pool Party Decorative Label Punch (sponge Pool Party around the edges).   Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to stem/leaf to finish it off.

TSSC293I thought this was a great sketch and it would looked cool turned too!  Hope you can join the fun!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection.

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

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Set(s): Calm Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Winter Frost dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
Other: 2-Step Bird Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Festive Flurry

CAS240SnowflakeOh I’m sooo excited…I’m one of the CAS alumni guest designers for the CAS challenge on SCS this week!  And our theme…Red and White!  Yep…that it!  I decided to make two cards so make sure you check out my other one here.

Back in the beginning of November I was the guest designer also and the theme was sewing.  Well…I made up some extra sewing pieces and decided to use one today.

Here’s the details:

  • Whisper White:  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White:  3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stitched on the left side and stamp greeting (Calm Christmas) using Cherry Cobbler, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Snowflake:  Festive Flurry Framelits 2nd to largest – Whisper White, 2nd to smallest Cherry Cobbler, stamper smallest in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White, cut out with smallest framelit.  Layer together using dimensionals, add to card front using dimensionals.

So…remember, check out my other card for the challenge too!

Set(s): Festive Flurry, Calm Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Festive Flurry Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Calm Christmas

CCMC277Oh…it’s Thursday again and time for still another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  And what a GREAT sketch Challenge we have for you this week!  We hope you will join the fun!

When I sat down to work on this, I had this bird already stamped, embossed and cut out and sitting on top of my desk so I decided to build my card around it!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 3/4 x 1 1/2 and 4 3/4 x 1.  Ink the top of the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder with Cherry Cobbler ink, put in the two strips then run through the Big Shot.  LOVE the look!  Add these two strips to the card base.
  • Stamp Peace on Earth in Cherry Cobbler on a 4 x 1 piece of Very Vanilla that is cut into a banner.  Add to card using dimensionals.
  • Stamp bird in versamark on Very Vanilla, Gold Emboss, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Pearls to finish it off.

WinterBadgeWe are almost done with Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013!  So many wonderful ideas and since it’s all about Christmas and Winter projects, it’s PERFECT for this time of year!  But you must be a subscriber to see these great ideas…we do not show them anywhere online except for our subscriber.  It’s not too late to subscribe…join today!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Calm Christmas
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Make sure you check out what the design team did with the sketch and then JOIN THE FUN!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Peace on Earth

CAS245PeaceI am so excited to be one of the alumni designers for the CAS challenge on SCS today!  Our theme is ‘stitching or faux stitching’.  As you can see…I decided to go with the stitching theme so I pulled out my little sewing machine, added some gold thread and got down to business!  This is also for the CAS-ual Friday challenge to use embossing.

Super simple card…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Another piece of Whisper white 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stitched with gold thread, emboss Peace on Earth (Calm Christmas) in gold.
  • Gold Foil – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  NOTE:  I cut out the center of this as this is more expensive paper and I can use the cut out piece for other things.
  • Layer Whisper White piece on Gold Foil piece and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Star Merry Mini Punch – 2 gold foil, 1 champagne glimmer and add to card front to finish off!

CAS245JoyWell…since I had my sewing machine out anyway, I decided to go ahead and make another card…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Another piece of Whisper white 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stitched with gold thread, emboss Peace on Earth (Calm Christmas) in gold.
  • Gold Foil – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  NOTE:  I cut out the center of this as this is more expensive paper and I can use the cut out piece for other things.
  • Layer Whisper White piece on Gold Foil piece and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp JOY in versamark, gold emboss, cut out and layer using glue dots.  Add to card front using dimensionals.  Tie bows out of white baker’s twine and add to each side.
  • Punch out a BUNCH of 1/8″ gold foil circles and add to card front using glue.

Not sure how SIMPLE this second was is but still a clean look!

WinterBadgeWe are just starting Week 3 of Create with Connie and Mary Winter collection 2013.  The Christmas/Winter FUN is everywhere!  We do not show our projects (except Preview Week and Saturday Challenges) anywhere on the Internet.  Although Early Bird pricing is over…IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SUBSCRIBE!  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Calm Christmas, A Banner Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Merry Mini Punch Pack, 1/8″ Hole Punch, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Festive Flurry

CCMC275HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!  Now I know this is NOT a Halloween card…sorry…but since we are in Week 2 of Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013…I just HAD to share a holiday card!  We have such a fun sketch for you for our Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge…perfect for using up scraps!  But if you’d like some Halloween ideas for this sketch, check out our design team!

And now for the details…

  • Pool Party:  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White:  3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting in versamark and silver emboss
  • Layer onto Island Indigo 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • 5 little banners – 2 3/4 x 1/2, add to card
  • Wrap Silver 1/8 Ribbon around card, add to card base using dimensionals
  • Snowflake:  Stamp smallest snowflake using versamark, silver emboss, cut with smallest Festive Flurry Framelit.  Add 7/8″ Island Indigo Scallop Circle using dimensionals, add Frosted Finishes Framelit
  • Add snowflake to card using dimensionals

WinterBadgeWe are part way through Week 2 of Create with Connie and Mary Winter collection 2013.  The Christmas/Winter FUN is everywhere!  We do not show our projects (except Preview Week and Saturday Challenges) anywhere on the Internet.  Although Early Bird pricing is over…IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SUBSCRIBE!  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Festive Flurry, Calm Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Winter Frost dsp
Ink: Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Calm Christmas

CCMC274Oh what a pretty color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week.  I thought they would be just perfect with the Calm Christmas set that I used for my Card “Create”tions set (but you have to be a subscriber to see my other cards I did with this set…it’s not too late to join!)  This is really just such an AWESOME set!  LOVE IT!

  • Very Vanilla Card Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • 2 piece of Raspberry Ripple print from Birthday Basics dsp 4 1/4 x 1 each
  • Very Vanilla panel:  4 1/4 x 5 1/2 – add using dimensionals
  • Soft Sky strip:  1 x 5; stamp greeting using Raspberry Ripple
  • Stamp bird using Raspberry Ripple on Very Vanilla, cut out (cutting off stem/leaves)
  • Punch stem/leaves using 2-step Bird Punch from Soft Sky, add 1/16″ Raspberry Ripple berries, add behind beak
  • Add bird to card front using dimensionals

WinterBadgeWe are part way through Week 1 of Create with Connie and Mary Winter collection 2013.  This week is one of mine (and probably of the designers too) favorite weeks where it is all about cards…24 cards that are only seen by our subscribers.  We do not show our projects (except Preview Week and Saturday Challenges) anywhere on the Internet.  Although Early Bird pricing is over…IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SUBSCRIBE!  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Calm Christmas
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Birthday Basics dsp
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Other: 2-Step Bird Punch, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall

Calm Christmas

Calm ChristmasLast night I had a workshop and I wanted to have an easy Christmas card for them to make.  I love the clean and simple look and this is what I came up with.  I love that it is easy to make so that you could make a bunch if you send out a lot of Christmas cards and that it is ‘non-lumpy’ for making mailing the cards good for normal postage.

So here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4 and run through the Pretty Prints Embossing Folder then add to card front.
  • Gold Foil 1/2 x 5 1/4, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla 2 1/4 x 3 1/2.  Stamp bird in Versamark and gold emboss. Stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Layer onto Cherry Chobbler 2 3/8 x 3 5/8.  Add to card front using dimensionals to finish it off.

WinterBadgeAnd speaking of Christmas cards…this week is Card “Create”tions week on Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 but the only way to see the 24 fabulous card ideas is to be a subscriber.

The new Create with Connie and Mary Winter Collection 2013 HAS BEGUN!.  It’s all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It’s not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  Don’t delay…join today so you don’t miss any of the fun!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Don’t you just LOVE Christmas?  WE DO!!

Set(s): Calm Christmas
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Gold Embossing Folder, Pretty Prints Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggyFall