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Sea Street

CCMC355Well another Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a fun sketch for you!  I decided to change it from a horizontal card to a square card.  Sometimes I just like this size best!

I haven’t used my Sea Street set for awhile and wanted to use the Moonlight DSP again before it was gone.

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • Moonlight dsp paper stack – 15/16 x 1 1/2 – pick 4 different print and add to the Whisper White panel, add Silver Foil strip 1/4 x 3 3/4.
  • Add to Blackberry Bliss 3 5/8 x 3 5/8.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp octopus using Blackberry Bliss, cute out and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting banner using Lost Lagoon on Whisper White, cut out and add to a toothpick with the ends cut off.  Add to card.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

And don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out what the design team did with this delightful challenge!

Set(s): Sea Street, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Moonlight dsp Paper Stack, Silver Foil
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimenionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Sea Street

CCMC305Oh…it’s Thursday again so time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have such a fun challenge this week.

When I saw Connie’s card she had used the Sea Street set which was the same set that I used.  But you can see that although we used the same set and the same sketch…our cards really look NOTHING alike!  How fun!

Here’s the details –

  • Real Red – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Coastal Cabana – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through Night of Nay 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cut out two prints from the Maritime dsp using the Starburst framelits and add to card front.
  • ‘Fussy cut’ a strip of the banners and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp octopus using Night of Navy ink and cut out.
  • Stamp hello using Real Red, cut out and add to cut off toothpick.  Add to octopus using a glue dot.
  • Add octopus to card front using a double stack of dimensionals to finish it off.

Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what the design team did with this week’s challenge!

Set(s): Sea Street, Perfect Pennant
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Maritime dsp
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Other: Decorative Dots dsp, Starburst Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Tour de Freaks – April


Welcome everyone to the April Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  We are so happy that you are joining us!  The month our theme is masculine or ‘gender neutral’…I decided to go with the ‘gender neutral’ one!  If you are going forward through the blog, you arrived here from Wendy Weixler’s Wickedly Wonderful Blog!  She always has the most AMAZING things!

CFAprBlogHopCard1For my projects I decided to focus on using the Retro Fresh dsp.  We have several dsp’s right now that says ‘gender neutral to me.  This layout might look familiar to the other freaks as I used this card but with different dsp for my last Control Freak swap!  This really really quite fun (and easy)  The base if Coastal Cabana, Take a piece of Very Vanilla and lay 4 different dsp prints (7/8″ each) on it.  Cut out the Starburst Framelit.  Wrap some Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon around it.  Stamp Oh Happy Day on another piece of Very Vanilla layer behind the opening using dimensionals then add to card front using dimensionals along the top and bottom.

Oh…but you have this WONDERFUL circle that you cut out from this card….you can’t let it go to waste!

CFAprBlogHopCard2Yep…that circle works perfectly on my second card.  Again the base if Coastal Cabana.  I took another strip of the Coastal Cabana and ran it through my Arrows Textured Embossing Folder and added it to the card front then added my cool leftover circle.  Next I made my tag, stamped the star in So Saffron and the greeting in Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, and Coastal Cabana, added a strip of dsp to the bottom, Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon to the top tied with Linen Thread.  The tag is added using dimensionals.  I stamped the celebrate in Soft Suede on So Saffron, cut out with the Starburst Framelit and added it to the card to finish it off.

Okay…time for the my last item…a little money holder.  No matter WHAT gender you are…money works!

CFAprBlogHopeMoneyClsdThis is a quick and easy money holder.  Now because gift cards are just a smidge bigger than 2″…I went with money instead of gift card so it would work with my Tag Topper punch.  Went with this one so that it again was more ‘gender neutral’ then the scallop one would be!

CFAprBlogHopMoneyOpenThe outside is really just 3″ by 4 3/4″ wrapped about the tag and the tag is 2 x 5.  Fold up 1 1/2″ on the bottom to create the flap and secure with the Retro Fresh Washi Tape.  I just LOVE all the thing you can do with the Washi Tape!  The AWESOME is from the the Cool Kids set, stamped in Soft Sued on Very Vanilla and cut into a banner.  The stars are from Perfect Pennant, stamped in Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry.  The candy Dots are Crumb Cake (because I ran out of all the Soft Suede one from the card above!)

I hope you enjoyed my projects and are inspired to do some fun things with the Retro Fresh dsp!  Now it’s time to hop on over to Judy DiScipio at Judy Stamps blog and check out the GREAT projects she has for you!


Just a note….typepad was hacked this past week and there have been problems with typepad blogs on and off all week.  If you run into a blog that doesn’t work…here’s a list of the hop participants…

Justin Krieger:   www.jkcardsonline.com
Connie Babbert:  www.inkspiredtreasures.com
Debbie Henderson:  www.debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com
Cindy Elam:  www.heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com
LeeAnn Greff:  www.flowerbug.typepad.com
Wendy Weixler:  www.wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogpost.com
Mary Brown:  http://www.stampercamper.com
Judy DiScipio:  www.judystamps.blogspot.com
Barb Mulikin:  www.barbstamps.com

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



It’s a Blog Hop!

HopWelcomeWelcome everyone to the first every Create with Connie and Mary blog hop! If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures.  I just LOVE her cards!

CCMC296The Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Preview Week is coming to a close (tomorrow is our last day) and since this is one of the sets I will be using for the collection, I decided to use it for the HOP!  This is just such a fun little set to play with!  Hmmm….did you notice I used the same colors as the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week – Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point and Smoky Slate?  Those were such fun colors and I thought they would be perfect for some stars!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2, run through Arrows Embossing Folder and add to card front.
  • Stamp the banner using Pacific Point, cut out and add to the card front overhanging some.
  • Stamp stars in Summer Starfruit and Pacific point.  Cut out and add to card fornt.  I did one more of the big star in Pacific Point and embossed in Smoky Slate.  I cut out the middle star and added using dimensionals.
  • Punch out two Smoky Slate stars and add to card front.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

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Set(s): Simply Stars, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point, Versamark
Other: Arrows Embossing Folder, Mini Merry Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!