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IM150 – Inspiration Monday

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its a simple holiday decor…

Oh…I sure had fun with this one!

How CUTE is this!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • ‘Tis the Season DSP (red striped print) – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • ‘Tis the Season DSP (holly print) – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out stitched circle, run through Winter Snow Embossing folder, layer some 3/8″ Real Red Sheer Ribbon behind it, add to car dront
  • Classic Christmas DSP – cut out two trees from the Shaded Spruce prints, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out same size stitched circle, cut using ground edge, stamp greeting using Shaded Spruce, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out heart house and cut out plain out, cut out another plain house from window sheet, add behind heart house, add cut dimensionals, add some of the red Sequins for Everything, add plain white house to create a mini shaker card, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some red Sequins for Everything to the trees to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Who can resist Stampin’ Up!’s sweet stamp set bundle, Freezin’ Fun!  Those little critters DO look like they are having SO much fun racing down those snowy slopes!  We’ve made three cards (one a really “cool” fun-fold card), and a darling 3D project using the FREEZIN’ FUN STAMP SET AND FREEZIN’ FRIENDS DIES for this Collection, paired with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper!  You won’t want to miss getting this one!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, ‘Tis the Season DSP, Classic Christmas DSP
Ink: Shaded Spruce
Other: Home Together Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, 3/8″ Real Red Sheer Ribbon, Sequins for Every Season, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Flowers for Every Season

Happy Thursday and happy August everyone! Well, with July being over, we are back to our regular inspirations and we are starting out with a cool color combo using some of the new incolors…

I thought these colors were just perfect for the Flowers for Every Season set and matching DSP…

Here’s the details…

  • Bumblebee – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 1 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, round corners on right side, run through Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp jar, stems and flowers using Memento Black, color using incolors markers, punch out jar, cut out flowers, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3/4 x 1 1/2, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Just Jade Ribbon – tie a small bow, add to banner
  • Cinnamon Cider – stamp greeting using Versamark, white emboss, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front
  • Add some Just Jade Incolor Enamel Dots to finish off

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

Check out our latest collection…

We are excited for our second August-December Catalog Collection for the holidays featuring the fabulous Making a Difference COMING HOME BUNDLE of products!   This Collection of SIX card tutorials would make a great World Card Making Day or product class…either in person or online and we’ve paired it with Itty Bitty Greetings.  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Jar for Every Season, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Flowers for Every Season DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark, Markers:  Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee
Other: Jar Punch, Classic Label Punch, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Just Jade Ribbon, Incolor Enamel Dots, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM74 – Floral Essence

Happy Monday everyone! We have a fun inspiration piece – COOKIES!

Okay…I LOVE these cookies but when I went to work on it, I was having some problems with it. I actually made another card but decided since the ‘stuff’ on that card was all retiring, I’d do another one with some NEW STUFF!

It turned out pretty good I think.

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Follow Your Art DSP – 2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Pacific Point 1/4  5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out scallop square, stamp greeting using Memento Black, Layer onto So Saffron scallop square, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower in Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody center, small flower in Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody center, leaves Garden Green – cut everything out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals

And if you love the new Floral Essence bundle….oh…you’re going to LOVE our new collection!


We’ve taken a few of the colors in the designer paper and created our Floral Essence Collection featuring the Floral Essence Stamp Set and Perennial Flower Punch!  Such gorgeous colors!  You get FOUR step-by-step tutorials…three card ideas (ONE is a fun special fold) and ONE quick and easy gift idea wrapped in pretty packaging!  See the details HERE!

Set(s): Floral Essence, Itty Bitty Greeting
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Pary, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Follow Your Art DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Garden Green
Other: Layering Square Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Serene Garden

Happy Thursday! Are you ready for a cool sketch? We got a good one for you…

This week I’m using a set that I am sad to see go.  I LOVE the bird in this set and LOVE coloring it with blends…

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing folder and add to card front
  • Floral Romance DSP – Mossy Meadow print – 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Floral Romance DSP – Petal Pink speckle print – 1 1/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Floral Romance DSP – multicolor vellum (back with Whisper White same size) – 1 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out oval, layer only matching Fresh Fig Scallop Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Petal Pink, stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using classic label punch add behind oval
  • Whisper White – stamp bird and flowers using Memento Black, color bird with Petal Pink Blends and flower with Fresh Fig ink and AquaPainter, cut out, layer flowers onto Mossy Meadow Leaf punch leaves, add to oval, add bird using dimensionals

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

And now for our NEW collection…


BRAND NEW! We are SO excited about this Collection! The It Starts with Art Bundle will be in the new Annual Catalog, available for demos to pre-order NOW and customers on June 4th! As a demo you will DEFINITELY want this Collection of tutorials! We have FOUR projects that are PERFECT for your Open Houses, Catalog Kick Offs AND product classes! There is even a sweet little hostess gift idea! But…customers…you will find these ideas very useful to organize your supplies AND make up gifts for friends and family! It’s a WIN-WIN! See details HERE!

Set(s): Serene Garden, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow, Floral Romance DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Fresh Fig, Blends:  Petal Pink
Other: Subtle Embossing Folder, Layering OvalsDimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

Bloom by Bloom

Happy Thursday! Are you ready for a cool sketch? We got a good one for you…

Another set that I’m going to miss from the Occasions Mini is Bloom by Bloom but then you probably couldn’t guess that!  LOL!!!  It was just perfect for these colors…

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Lemon Lime Twist Gingham DSP – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – TWO pieces 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4, stamp dotted line in Smoky Slate and greeting in Real Red, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp flowers in Real Red and stems/leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, cut out, layer, add to card front using dimensionals

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

And now for our NEW COLLECTION…

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): Bloom by Bloom, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Gingham DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

 

IM65 – Tea Time

It’s Monday again…hmmm…seems like one of these comes around once every 7 days.  We might need to do something about that!  Just kidding…I love Monday because it is time for another Inspiration!  Here’s the one for this week…

Now…I bet you’re thinking…oh…I think I can guess this one.  Well…hopefully this will be a little bit of a surprise…

This was one of those inspirations where I knew basically I knew I was going to use the gears but I didn’t want to go masculine with it.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Tufted embossing folder, wrap two pieces of the Petal Pink Metallic ribbon around the panel and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out gear, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer cut out 3 smaller gears, save inside circles, add to to the card front
  • Pear Pizzazz – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut out using Classic Label punch
  • Whisper White – stamp larger rose and two smaller one – color using Blends:  Calypso Coral Light, Petal Pink Dark and Light, Mossy Meadow Light and Old Olive Light, cut everything out, add to card front (along with the 3rd Silver Glimmer gear) using dimensionals
  • Add the inside circles (plus some more cut out using 1/8″ hole punch) to card front along with some Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots
  • Add some 1/8″ Silver Glimmer circles to the center of each small flower

Isn’t this just delightful!  Gears…not just for masculine cards!

OH…do we have a cool offer for you…

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): Tea Together, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Blends:  Calypso Coral Light, Petal Pink Dark and Light, Mossy Meadow Light and Old Olive Light
Other: Garage Gears Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Tufted Embossing Folder, Faceted Dots, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Nothing but Neutrals

And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme is nothing by neutrals.  Well instead of adding some of the ‘colors’ that are in our neutral collection, I decided to really keep it just neutrals and go with a crumb cake/early espresso/whisper white theme.

This is actually the second card I made for this challenge.  I just wasn’t feeling my other one so decided I needed to do something different.  I like this one MUCH better!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/2, cut out using the Delicate Lace Edgelits, add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – cut out 4 of the berry stems (Flourish Thinlits)
  • Early Espresso – cut out one of the 5 leaf stem (Flourish Thinlits), layer all together and add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 3/8 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, cut into banner, add piece of Linen Trim behind it, fray edges, add to card front

Yep…that’s all there is to it!  And I got to use some things from the main catalog that have been ignored lately!

We have TWO GREAT COLLECTIONS for you that we just put out…

You’ll love our brand new set of tutorials featuring the Birthday Cheer Bundle and nice BRIGHT colors from the 2018-20 In Color Collection. We have tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D gift project that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! All are designed by Connie and Mary and exclusive to our subscribers! See details HERE!


And, don’t forget about our set of tutorials featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Together! We’ve combined this bundle with the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper for an elegant look! You’ll get tutorials for three cards (one a special fold) and a special 3D favor project, that are perfect for your classes or to make for yourself or gifts! 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): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Delicate Lace Edgelits, Flourish Thinlits, Linen Trim

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’!

 

Shades of Green

And it’s Saturday again! And perfect for this time of year our theme this week is Shades of Green!  Having NOTHING St. Patrick like, I had to punt on this one!  When all else fails…use HEARTS!

Isn’t this just FUN!

Here’s the details…

  • Call Me Clover – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Call Me Clover – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Subtle Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Happiness Blooms DSP – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out piece using largest Square Stitched Framelit, stamp greeting in Call Me Clover, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White, stamp stem from Lasting Lily (SAB) in Call Me Clover, cut out and add to card front
  • Call Me Clover – cut out 3 small scallop hearts. score and fold in half, add to card front
  • In Color DSP paper stack – cut out the small heart panel, using the 3 largest solid hearts from there, score, fold in half and add to scallop hearts
  • Add one of each size Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to finish off.

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): Itty Bitty Greetings, Lasting Lily (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Happiness Blooms DSP, InColor Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Call Me Clover
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Subtle Embossing Folder, 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’!

 

 

Best Bunny

SURPRISE!  It’s Wednesday and I can’t believe I’m posting in the middle of the week – SPRING BREAK!  Although I have to admit with the temperatures hovering in the teens it does not FEEL like SPRING!

But…speaking of spring, when I saw the Freshly Made SketchFreshly Made Sketch for this week, I just had to play along!

You know that I’ve been playing with the ADORABLE Best Bunny set after doing a cool 6 treat box collection with ConnieADORABLE Best Bunny set after doing a cool 6 treat box collection with Connie, and I have to say…those bunnies were just made for this sketch!

I LOVE that the bunnies have 3 different faces that you can use!  Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Add piece of Tropical Escape – 1 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer on Night of Navy – 4 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp bunny 3 times using Memento Black, color using BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Flirty Flaming0, punch out, layer and add to card front (add middle bunny using dimensionals
  • Add some blue and purple Glitter Enamels Dots to finish off.

How fun is that!  That would definitely brighten someone’s day!

And remember…

See the details HERE!

Set(s): Best Bunny
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Tropical Escape DSP
Ink: Memento Black,  BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Bunny Builder Punch, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

Itty Bitty Greetings

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week we have a cool sketch inspiration…

Okay…I decided to be REALLY lazy with this one and just cut out some images from the Santa’s Workshop dsp and use that along with the dsp prints to make my card for today…easy peasy!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Santa’s Workshop Candy Cane print – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Santa’s Workshop Garden Green print – 3/4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Sant’s Workshop Elf print – 7/8 x 5, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest stitched circle, stamp greeting using Poppy Parade, add to card front
  • Cut out Sign Post (stamp North Pole using Memento Black), Mrs Santa and green Elf, layer and add to card front to finish off

And guess what…we have a new collection for you…

Christmas is just around the corner and Create with Connie and Mary has almost come to the end of the Collections from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Mini!  But…we have saved the best for last…Signs of Santa!  This is such a cute set and we decided it was PERFECT for not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4…yes, that is right FOUR small 3D tutorials (perfect for craft fairs or a small gift!) for just $10!  See all the details HERE!

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

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings, Signs of Santa
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Santa’s Workshop dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!