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Flourishing Phrases

It’s Monday again and time for another Inspiration Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary.

For as tough as last week’s photo was for me, this one was so very easy!  Here’s the photo…

And here’s my card…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Early Espresso – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, add to card front
  • Early Espress0 – 5 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – THREE pieces 1 1/8 x 4 3/4, stamp one with greeting using Versamark and white emboss; add each of the panels to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out flourish, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – stamp flower twice, white emboss, cut out, layer
  • Crumb Cake – stamp leaves and flower center in Early Espresso, cut out, add leaves behind flower and center to top of flower, add flower to card front

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

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Flourish Thinlets, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Flourishing Phrases

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge! This week we have a cool sketch for you!

 

This was one of those card where I decided to us things that were left over on top of my desk and this is what I came up with…

 

Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Calypso Coral – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp flourish using Calypso Coral, layer onto Whisper White 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Sweet Soiree dsp – 3 1/2 x 1 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Foil – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Vellum – stamp flower twice using Versamark and white emboss, cut out one full and one small and layer using dimensional, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower center using Calypso Coral, cut out, add to flower
  • Sweet Soiree dsp – 1/2 x 1 3/4, add to card forn using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black add to card front using dimensionals

And did your know it is time again for a new collection from Create with Connie and Mary?  Well…it’s TRUE!  And I must say…it is absolutely ADORABLE!

Get all the details here!

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

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Sweet Soiree dsp, Silver Foil, Vellum
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Flourishing Phrases

Do you ever find a color combo you like and just want to make EVERYTHING in it?  Well…I have to say that has happened to me with a combo of oranges and blues for fall cards!

I sat down this past weekend to do some stamping so I’d have posts for my blog and really was NOT feeling Christmas yet, so I decided to do a bunch of fall cards.  I decided though I would make a variety of cards…but all using the same basic color combo (or slight variations of it).  The other thing I notice is I tend to neglect ‘old stuff’ once I get ‘new stuff’, so I decided to pull out my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and pair it up with the little leaves in the Seasonal Layers and a greeting from Flourishing Phrases.  It’s one of those easy peasy cards!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting in Memento Black, layer onto Cajun Craze – 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – cut out large Swirly Scribble, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out small leaf from Seasonal Layers Thinlits, layer together and add to wreath
  • Black Baker’s Twine – triple it up, tie into a bow and add to wreath using glue dot

See how simple that is!  And speaking of simple…the brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON and it is simple to subscirbe! We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

How fun is that!   Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary to get all the details to subscribe!

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Swirly Squibbles Thinlits, Black Baker’s Twine

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Special Reason

So life right now is just a bit complex.  We just purchased a new home and are in the process of moving.  We aren’t just moving, we are downsizing…it’s complex.

But the SUO challenge theme this month is simple – sympathy and caring.  The With Sympathy stamp from Flourishing Phrases is so beautiful and I wanted to pair it with Special Reason.  This is what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Crumb Cake
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – fold in loops stapling loops together, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using So Saffron and leaves in Crumb Cake, cut out and add to car front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – cut out flower center using framelit, sponge Crumb Cake around edges and add to center of flower

I just love the simple look of this.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Special Reason, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlet Dies, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Hand Held Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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That’s the Tag

I really like little 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 cards.  It’s just such a fun size to design with.  Sometimes I get on kicks where I do a bunch of these but it has been a while since I have.

I wanted to use the cute little flower image from the the That’s the Tag set so this little card size was just perfect for it.  It think it turned out really sweet!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers twice using Memento Black, color using Melon Mambo, Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Cut out
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 3/8, stamp greeting using Melon Mambo and Dapper Denim
  • Dapper Denim, 1/8 x 3 1/4, cut on slant, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo diagonal print – 3/8 x 2 7/8, cut on slant, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, layer behind Whisper White Panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add flowers using dimensionals
  • Add Silver Metallic Enamel Dots to finish off

Another quick and easy!

It’s not long now until the release of Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Edition!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): That’s the Tag, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Dapper Denium
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Dapper Denium, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Timeless Tags Thinlits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

With Sympathy

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Welcome to the first Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop for March.  The theme this time is sympathy or encourage…cards that it seems I am needing more and more lately.

Life is a little complicated right now as my husband and I have put a contract on a new home that will allow us to downsize.  A lot of the downsizing will be my craft space – EEK!  If all goes well, we will be moving sometime in April.  So I have until then to get my stuff down to about a third of what I have now.  Let me tell you…NOT easy!

So…with all this going on besides working and STILL fighting bronchitis, I needed to go for something super easy.  With thinlets and designer paper, making a nice but simple card is just a snap!

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Falling in Love dsp – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, layer onto Very Vanilla 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out the large flourish, add to card front
  • Sahara Sand – 1/4 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Blushing Bride – 1 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Tip Top Taupe, cu into a banner, ad to card front

So very simple.  And if you are look for some great ideas for the Occasions Mini and SAB it’s simple to subscribe for the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session.

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session will be opening March 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

march-bonus

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Falling in Love dsp
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Other: Flourishing Thinlets, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Flourishing Phrases

dragonflygoldslateI don’t know if I mentioned this but I am SOOOOO happy that SU has a dragonfly set…SOOOOO happy!

The best part of this set is that I LOVE the way it pairs with the flourish…it’s like they were made to go together!

The Create with Connie and Mary January November Mini Session will open in TWO DAY…WOOO HOOO!!!  and I got to use the Dragonfly Dreams set and thinlits!  But here’s a card I made for today…here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Gold Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp greeting using Versamark and gold emoboss
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add Smoky Slate panel and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out the flourish and add to card front
  • Gold Foil – cut out the dragonfly and add using dimensionals

Wasn’t that easy?  And it is easy to subscribe…

jan2017-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials…12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club, class or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online.
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Flourish Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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