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Summer Silhouettes


Welcome everyone to the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  Can you believe it…the current catalog is almost finished!  There are some really get sets that are retiring and the design team is going to feature retiring sets.  I decided to pick one I really didn’t use enough – Serene Silhouettes!


Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, round top left corner and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8 x 3 3/4, round top left corner; stamp leaves using Mint Macaron, flower stem in Basic Black Archival, flowers in Watermelon Wonder.  Cut panel from the top, 3/4″ panel, then a 1 1/4″ panel and leave the rest on for the bottom panel, add each panel to the card front using dimensionals
  • Punch out 5 Flirty Flamingo flower with the Itty Bitty Accents punch, add using glue dots
  • Mint Macaron – 1 5/8 x 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, cut into banner and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to flower centers and on panels to finish off.

I really like this set featuring incolors and I LOVE how the new Flirty Flamingo works with Watermelon Wonder (and Blushing Bride too!).

May 2016 Mini Session CollageSo…have you subscribed to the Create with  Connie and Mary May Mini Session?  We are featuring ideas made with the demo pre-0rder items!

  • Each session 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 monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!  The session is open and all projects are there!

Set(s): Summer Silhouettes, Perfect Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Other: Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Corner Rounder, Basic Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



Simply Stars

CCMC295Sometimes I try to work ahead on my challenges.  That is a good thing so that I can have things done in case things happen, I know that I am done.  So last month I was working ahead on some challenges.  I also try to match things up with what I’m doing if Create with Connie and Mary is having a collection going on.  Well….I made this really cool card for a Thursday Challenge and then realized…I had my weeks mixed up.  DRAT!!!  I HATE when that happens!  So anyway, I had this perfectly good card and thought I’d share it with you anyway.  This week on Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014 I am featuring the Simply Stars set.  (You have to be a subscribers to see those cards those…I will have to say, it is a COOOOL set!).  So here’s a card I made for a Thursday sketch challenge from a couple weeks ago.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Stamp the larger splatter using Real Red and the smaller splatter using Basic Black.  Layer this on 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 Basic Black and add to card front.
  • Add 3 strips of Silver Foil 1/8″ wide.  I add them on the diagonal then just trimmed to fit.
  • Cut out an oval from Whisper White, stamp the greeting using Basic Black, pierce around the oval and add using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the big star in Real Red, two of the smaller dotted star in Versamark and silver emboss and punch out two Basic Black stars.  Add all these to the oval.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

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Set(s): Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Silver Foil
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Versamark
Other: Ovals Framelits, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Silver Embossing Folder, Merry Mini Punch Pack (star), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

So Many Smiles

CCMC252Happy Thursday everyone!  Thursdays are always so great because it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and this week is a color challenge!  And I do LOVE this color combination!

The base of the card is So Saffron.  I took a piece of Whisper White, pierced the label image on there, layered onto Sahara Sand then added to the card front using dimensionals.  I cut the Sahara Sand stripe print using the Label Framelits and added to the card front.  The one banner is Soft Suede with the needlepoint embossing folder and the other is So Saffron with the greeting stamped in Soft Suede.  Next I added a Whisper White Scallop Oval and made my flowers using the Boho Blossom Punch from So Saffron, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede with a Vintage Trinket button brad in the middle.

Set(s): Petite Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Neutrals dsp paper apck
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Labels Framelits, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, Boho Blossom Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals


So make sure you check out the fabulous cards from the Create with Connie and Mary design team!  Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Blossom Builders

You KNOW how I just LOVE this kit!  Can’t get enough of it!  This was just a fun little sketch and I really wanted the main image to be the focal point.  I like how you can make fun color combos with the Blossom Builders kit and wanted something bright and happy so the yellow/poppy/green just couldn’t be beat for this.  I also really like how you can layer up the flowers with a bunch of dimensionals and it really makes it pop!

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 So Saffron.  I took another piece of So Saffron and added a piece of So Saffron Polka Dotted dsp to it.  I made a ‘bow’ using Old Olive 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and an Everyday Enchantment brad and added to the layer, stamped the greeting in Basic Grey, then to the card front using dimensionals.  I made up the flower from 5 different blossoms, layering with dimensionals then added to the card front and finished off with a couple Basic Rhinestones.

Set(s): Petite Pairs
Paper: So Saffron, Subtle dsp paper pack
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Blossom Builders Kit, Old Olive 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Everyday Enchantment Brads, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!