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Reason for the Season

CCMC385Yep…it’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  I hope that your holiday celebrations are going great for you!

We have a fun sketch challenge for you.  I have to say…this one made me work a bit until I figured out what to do with it!

I’ve been seeing a lot of folks cutting out the images in the Home for Christmas dsp and when looking at the sketch I decided the cut little deer would just be perfect for the sketch.  And you all KNOW how I LOVE to cut things out!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11, run through the Woodland Embossing folder
  • Very Vanilla – But out using the Lots of Labels framelit – I then trimmed the sides then made a little shorter by running through the framelit again (what can I saw…I wanted something very specific!), add to card front
  • Blue/white dotted dsp – 2 1/8 x 4 1/4
  • Very Vanilla/multi-colored diagonal strip – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add behind the blue/white dotted, stamp greeting using Early Espresso then add to card front
  • Mossy Meadow – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to dsp panel.
  • Cut out two deer, layer and add using dimesionals
  • Add Home for Christmas green Enamel Dots for finish it off.

And did you know it is time to sign up for the Create with Connie and Mary December Mini Session (but remember…some of you subscribed LAST MONTH during our special!)  Here’s a little teaser of the projects we are doing this month!  (New photos on the Coming Soon projects when Mary and I get our orders, but we KNOW you’ll love them!)

December 2015 collage* 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 are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

  • Bloomin Love Bundle 3D Project
  • Going Global Card Set
  • Timeless Love Card Set
  • Wonderland 3D Project
  • No Bones About It Card Set

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

Set(s): Reason for the Season
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Home for Christmas dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Framelits, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Reason for the Season


Welcome to the beginning of the Christmas inspiration of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop.  For quite a few weeks coming up, each Saturday the design team is going to have a different Christmas theme inspiration!  Our fourth challenge – make a traditional red/green Christmas card!


This was another card a made for not only this hop but also for my October Card Class.  I LOVE the way the poinsettia layers and it is sooo easy to do with the photopolymer stamps!

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red –  4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Garden Green – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through Bricks Embossing Folder, add to Garden Green panel.
  • Wrap Silver Cording Trim around panel then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Real Red – cut out using Lots of Labels framelits, add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White  – cut out using Lots of Labels framelits, stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, add to card front
  • Stamp Poinsettia outline using Basic Black Archival, do flower in Real Red and leaves in Garden green, Cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Add Iced Rhinestone Embellishment to finish off.
Set(s): Reason for Season
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Real Red, Garden Green
Other: Ice Rhinestone Embellishment, Brick Embossing Folder, Silver Cording Trim, Lots of Labels Framelits, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the always wonderful ideas Connie Babbert or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.






Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Reason for the Season

Poinsettia RedLast month I did some Christmas cards with a wonderful group of ladies.  I wanted to do easy Christmas cards.

This was not a ‘must have’ set for me when the Holiday Mini first came out but I have to say…this is really becoming a ‘go to’ set.  It is really a great set for both simple and more detailed cards.

One of the nice things about this card is that you could easily change up the colors and get a totally different look.

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Elegant Dots Embossing folder and add to Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 1 1/2 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Embossing, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 5/8, cut on an angle and add to banner.
  • Stamp poinsettia on Whisper White using Versamark, silver emboss and cut out.  Add using dimensionals.
  • Add Home for Christmas red enamel dot to finish off.

Nov CollageGuess what?  The new edition of Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Session is right around the corner!  WOO HOO!!!  And it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As with previous editions, there are 3 card sets an two 3D projects along with a bonus card set!  Just take a look at the fun little snippets..such fun!

Here’s the sets for this edition:

  • Snow Place
  • Embellished Ornaments
  • Reason for the Season
  • Winter Wishes
  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • BONUS:  Christmas Cuties

So check it out at Create with Connie and Mary!  Mini session releases November 11th!

Oh…and we have a SPECIAL BONUS if you sign up for BOTH November AND December!

Set(s): Reason for the Season
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!