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Lighthearted Leaves

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  This week we have another fun Fall challenge…make a simple Fall Favor or Treat Holder!  Well…SIMPLE was the operative word for me!

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I really like the Square Pillow Box Thinlit makes putting together a treat holder VERY SIMPLE!!!  So that was where I started.  I also wanted to play with the corrugated paper and found that you can cut things out with framelits and it DOESN’T SQUISH it!  WOO HOOO!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Black – cut out two of the Square Pillow Box pieces and put together.
  • Neutral 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon – wrap around box
  • Corrugated paper – cut out larger leaf in the kraft corrugated paper and smaller leaf from the white corrugated paper and layer together.  Punch acorn from Basic Black and add to leaves.
  • Put adhesive on the back of the leaves and add loopies of Silver Cording Trim (LOVE this stuff).  Add to pillow box using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, add behind Silver Basic Metal Button and add to pillow box.
  • Tie bow form Silver Cording Trim, add to button to finish off.

And did you know that we JUST released Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session?  We did!

October 2015 collage* Includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!
*Mini session is available beginning on Oct. 11th

Sets used for this collection:

  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • Vintage Leaves
  • Your Presents
  • Happy Scenes
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season
Set(s): Lighthearted leaves
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Corrugated Paper
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Square Pillow Box Thinlits, Leaflet Framelits, Acorn Builder Punch, Silver Basic Metal Button, Silver Cording Trim  Neutral 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon Dimensionals

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Lighthearted Leaves

gratefulYep…it’s ANOTHER Lighthearted Leaves card AGAIN!  You know…for a set I did not like AT ALL when I first saw the Holiday Mini and that I just got ‘on a whim’, I’m SOOOO enjoying creating with it!

Anyway…I saw that the CASology challenge this time was YOU, I had this idea right away for a card.  Of course it took me until NOW this week to make it but that’s okay…I did get it done and just LOVE the finished look!  Oh…and I should mention…SOOOO simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Hello Honey – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, stamp leaf in Hello Honey, the dots in Basic Black Archival, and So Grateful For in Basic Black Archival.
  • Basic Black – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add behind Whisper White panel
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add on the top panel, add panel to card base
  • Basic Grey – cut out ‘you’ four times, layer on top of each other, then add to card front to finish off.

Yep…can you believe it?  THAT easy!

October 2015 collageDid you know that the Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session has opened?

* Includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!
*Mini session is available beginning on Oct. 11th

Sets used for this collection:

  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • Vintage Leaves
  • Your Presents
  • Happy Scenes
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season

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

Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves, Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Hello Honey, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Hello Honey
Other: Hello You Thinlits

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Vintage Leaves

SUO133aHave you ever had a set that you just HAD to HAVE as SOON as it was available and then well…it sits, and it sits, and it sits?  I’m SURE that doesn’t happen to you!  LOL!!!

I just HAD to have this leaf set when it came out (and matching framelits of course)…that would be back the beginning of June.  And yep…this was the first time I used it.  Meanwhile I absolutely HATED Lighthearted Leaves in the Holiday Mini, bought it on a WHIM and used the heck out of it.  Go figure!  LOL!!!

But anyway…back to THIS card.  It’s Tuesday and it’s time for another SUO challenge.  This time our theme is Pocket Cards.  There are SOOOO many different ways to do pocket cards and you are going to get a nice variety from the SUO Challenge Design Team!  I decided to go pretty traditional with mine.  I’m sort of stuck on these colors (Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Delightful Dijon) for a pretty ‘start of fall’ card!

Here’s what it looks like when it is open…

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Pretty cool huh?  I like how I designed it for the leaves to hang out over the outside of the pocket!

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 9 1/2, score at 5 1/2 and run the ‘short side’ through woodgrain embossing folder and fold.  Round the top two corners of the longer side.  NOTE:  I did not use adhesive on the side so my inside card could be bigger.
  • Mossy Meadow Dotted dsp (English Garden dsp) – 1 1/4 x 9. Wrap it around the pocket securing in the back.
  • Add piece of Gold Glitter Ribbon (4 1/4″).  Your pocket is done!
  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 x 5 1/4, round the top two corners.
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, round the top two corners, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, layer onto Pear Pizzazz and put in pocket.
  • Stamp leaves in Early Expresso – small and one long one Delightful Dijon, long one So Saffron, Oak Mossy Meadow, cut out using framelits, layer together and tie Gold Cording Trim around stems.  Add to card insert using dimensional to make it easy to ‘hang out’ over the pocket.
  • Add a couple Early Espresso Candy Dots to finish off.

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

Set(s): Vintage Leaves, Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Delightful Dijon, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Leaflets Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Neutral Candy Dots, Gold Cording Trim, Gold Glitter Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

 

Lighthearted Leaves

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  This week we have another fun Fall card challenge…use any of the incolors from last year (PERFECT for FALL!) on your card.  LOVE these colors for fall!

SatHopFallInColorsThis is a sketch from a couple weeks bake from the CAS(E) this Sketch site.  I had bookmarked it and wanted to play along then ran out of time.  It was PERFECT for what I wanted to do today!

Here’s the details…

  • Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Softly Falling Embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals (I did mine with the points facing down instead of up)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 1/2 x 3 3/8, cut into banner on both sides and add to card front on an angle.
  • Lost Lagoon – cut our the large square (window) from the Square Pillowbox thinlit set, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival ink, add adhesive to the back then loop Gold Cording Trim.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut our small leaves (Square Pillowbox Thinlit) from Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist and add to Lost Lagoon tag to finish off.

Now is such a GREAT time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session…

October 2015 collage* Includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!
*Mini session is available beginning on Oct. 11th

Sets used for this collection:

  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • Vintage Leaves
  • Your Presents
  • Happy Scenes
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season
Set(s): Lighthearted leaves
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Square Pillow Box Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Cording Trim 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 Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CreateFA15SiggyMary

Lighthearted Leaves

IC513Happy Saturday everyone!  This is my second post for the day so make sure you check out my other Lighthearted Leaves post HERE.  That one is part of the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop and we are feature CAS Fall Cards!

I haven’t been able to join in an Inspiration Challenge over on SCS in AGES!!!  This morning I had some time and saw the challenge and found an AWESOME inspiration piece here.  I didn’t go with the ‘heart’ theme of the board and the cake but just loved the clean, simple look.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Bermuda Bay – 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Black Glimmer – since we no longer have any type of scallop edge, I cut out the wrap around piece from the Berry Basket die…worked perfectly!  Add to card front.
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival ink.
  • Stamp large leaf on Smoky Slate and small leaf of Basic Grey using Basic Black Archival Ink, cut out.  Layer small leaf onto large one using dimesionals.  Add adhesive to back of large leaf and add silver cording trim in ‘loopies’.  Add leave to card front using dimensionals.
  • Tie bow in Silver (yep..it really is silver…color a little off in the picture) Basic Metal button using the Silver Cording Trim.  Add using dimensionals.

How’s that for quick and easy!  If this is your favorite time of year, think about subscribing to the Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session for exclusive, cool Fall, Christmas projects!

October 2015 collage* Includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!
*Mini session is available beginning on Oct. 11th

Sets used for this collection:

  • Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Vintage Leaves
  • Your Presents
  • Happy Scenes
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season
Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Black Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival
Other: Leaflet Framelits, Silver Cording Trim, Silver Basic Buttons, Berry Basket Die, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

 

Lighthearted Leaves

CreateFA15HopWelcome

Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop.  This week is the second week of our Fall theme and our challenge was to do a Fall card but KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!  Oh my word…that challenge has my name written all over it!  LOL!!!  All I can say is that I LOVE my card this week!

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Well what can I say…it really doesn’t get much simpler than this!  Here’s the details…

  • Old Olive – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla 3 3/4 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting from For All Things in Versamark and Gold Emboss
  • Gold Foil – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add behind Very Vanilla panel then add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp leaf using Basic Black Archival, color with Old Olive, Delightful Dijon and So Saffron markers, cut out using Leaflet Framelit, add using dimensionals.
  • Tie Gold Cording Trim into small Gold Metal Button, add using glue dots.

Yep…that is ALL there is!  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

And speaking of easy peasy lemon squeezy…it is easy to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary October Mini Session…

October 2015 collage* Includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!
*Mini session is available beginning on Oct. 11th

Sets used for this collection:

  • Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Vintage Leaves
  • Your Presents
  • Happy Scenes
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season
Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves, For All Things
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Gold Foil
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Old Olive Marker, Delightful Dijon Marker, So Saffron Marker, Versamark
Other: Leaflet Framelits, Gold Cording Trim, Gold Basic Buttons, Gold Embossing Powder, 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 Nicole Tugrul.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

CreateFA15SiggyMary

Lighthearted Leaves

Lighthearted Leaves SUO131Oh it’s time for another SUO challenge and this time it is Get Well cards!

As I was going through what I had in the way of Get Well greetings, I didn’t have much from which to pick but found this good one (hiding on the bottom of another one!).  Then I was looking at the Lighthearted Leaves set (sitting on top of my desk) and I noticed THIS stamp looked like trees too so I just HAD to make them into it.  (Check out this post for a different leaf used as a tree.)

So anyway…here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, use Old Olive Marker to make ‘swishes’ for the ground under the trees, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the leaf/tree on Whisper White using Basic Black Archival, color using Old Olive, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry markers, cut out, add one directly onto card front then the other using dimensionals.
  • Mask out part of the stamp, ink using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp on Delightful Dijon 1/2 x 2 1/2, cut into banner on both ends and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Rich Razzleberry Candy Dots to finish it off.

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

Set(s): Lighthearted Leaves, Fabulous Four
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Delightful Dijon
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon
Other: Leaflet Framelits, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14