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Simply Stars

StarsGC1Oh we’ve had such a GREAT week on Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions!  Each designer shared a set of 4 cards with their chosen set.  (You have to be a subscriber to see these card sets.)  On Saturday we each share a small favor/3D item that goes along with our set.  Can you guess what set I used?  Yep…Simply Stars.  I have to say, I got this set back when the catalog came out and really didn’t play with it much.  I had a BLAST making my card set and playing with it.

StarsGC2So for my favor 3D/favor I decided to do a gift card holder.  I think the stars are a perfect decoration for this! And really this gift card holder is quite quick and easy…you’ll have to give it a try!  This is the gift card holder with the ‘belly band’ off the holder.

StarsGC3Here’s the gift card holder completely open.  I didn’t want to make the holder ‘extra long’ to accommodate tape on each side to hold the card in there so I decided to use our Washi Tape on the sides…it keeps the pocket closed for the holder AND it add some decoration too!  COOL!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 3 1/2 x 6.  Along the 6″ side score at 1″ and 3 1/2″.  Round the corners of the top section and run through the Arrows Embossing Folder.
  • Fold up the 1″ section for the bottom and use Washi Tape to hold the flap up.  Stamp greeting.  (I black embossed mine).  Fold down top flap and the holder is ready to go.
  • Basic Black – 2 x 7 3/8.  Score along the 7 3/8 side at 1 1/4 and 4 7/8.  Use your Scallop Tag Topper punch on each end.  Fold along scores
  • Wrap the belly band around the gift card holder and tie using Basic Grey 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • Stamp large star two times using Versamark on Daffodil Delight, black emboss, cut out and add.  Stamp small dotted star 3 times using Versamark on Whisper White and Silver Emboss.  Cut out and add.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

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Set(s): Simply Stars, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Versamark
Other: Arrows Embossing Folder, Black Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Envelope Punch Board (to round corners), Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Basic Grey 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Epic Day Washi Tape, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Mary Siggy Card Create-tions

Simply Stars

CCMC297It’s another Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you and I just had so much fun ‘creating’ this card!

We have just started Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions 2014 and this week for my card set I used the Simply Stars set so … since the set was already sitting out on my the top of my desk, I figured I’d just use that one.  But to see my set of 4 cards that I did using this set, you would have to be a subscriber!  It’s not too late to join!

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 3 3/4 x 11 folded
  • Kaleidoscope dsp 3 strips 4 1/4 x 2 rows of triangles for each strip.  Add to card front with a little space between each.
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4.  Stamp congratulations using Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Basic Black.  I did use a stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up and keep it straight.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp large star in Strawberry Slush, small dotted star using Bermuda Bay and add using dimensionals.  Punch out two Basic Black stars and add to panel.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Check out what the rest of the design team did with this sketch!

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Set(s): Simply Stars, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Kaleidoscope dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Other: Mini Merry Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

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’!

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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* Perfect for classes or personal cards!
* Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier and Nicole Tugrul are joining us!

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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

Now hop on over to Melissa Davies Rubberfunatics blog and check out her card for the hop!  And don’t forget…subscribe now so you don’t forget!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySpring

Back to School

SUOSchool1Oh my…so I see that the SUO challenge this time is Back to School and WHAT…I have NO SCHOOL STUFF!!!  So…when in doubt…go to MDS!

This is mostly designed in MDS.  There is a cute apple stamp in there that I ‘blew up’ to the size I wanted.  I then Printed things out in the size I wanted and used the pieces to create the apple, stem and leaves.  (This is a folded card in the shape of an apple.)  The card base if Real Red.  I did the stem in Early Espresso, ran through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder, sponged the edges in Early Espresso an added to the card base.  I did the top apple also in Real Red, added the Whisper White piece (this was on the original apple image in MDS), ran through the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, sponged the edges in Real Red and added to the card.  I took the leaf from the MDS image, and traced it so there were the two and they were connected, cut out of Gumball Green, and added a Crushed Curry Button to the leaves using White Baker’s Twine.  I added this to the card using Glue Dots.  I stamped the star (Simply Stars) using Crushed Curry on Daffodil Delight, cut out and added to the card.  The A is from the Typeset Alphabet Dies (in Gumball Green) and then I just hand cut out a plus sign in Basic Black.  Isn’t this just FUN?  I was sooo happy with the final card!

Check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did with the challenge this time!

Set(s): School Days (Digital), Simply Stars
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Real Red
Other: Alphabet Press Embossing Powder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Regals Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Typeset Alphabet Dies, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

siggy

You’re My Hero

Preview 2Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is my second post for the day but I just HAD to post again to let EVERYONE know that today is a BLOG CANDY day on Create with with Connie and Mary Preview Week Summer Collection!  So…how you you join in the fun?  Well…check out below for more details!

First…a little about my card…the base of the card is Real Red.  I took a piece of Night of Navy and pierced a large star on it.  No there is not a template for this, I did it by hand.  I added it to a piece of Whisper White.  I stamped the greeting using Real Red and Night of Navy, cut into a banner and added to the card.  I did the star from Simply Stars in Real Red and the police car from You’re My Hero in Real Red, Night of Navy and Basic Black.  I cut this out and added using dimensionals.  I added the fun arrow paper clip then added this panel to the card front using dimensionals.

summerpromoGuess what?  It’s Day 3 for the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection Preview Week!!! We have a special project for you over on our site and you can download a GREAT tutorial and sign up for blog candy…but you have to visit us there to find out the details!

What’s the Summer Collection you ask?  Well its 24 fabulous EXCLUSIVE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial!  AND…by popular request…MORE card sets!

The projects shared through Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection are only shown to our subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else…so you must be a member to enjoy.  Our projects are perfect for gifts and SU demo classes and camps!

Early bird special is going on from now until June 22nd!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Set(s): You’re My Hero, Simply Stars
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Basic Black
Other: Hung Up Paper Clips, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggySummer13Mary

Simply Stars

SUOThe SUO challenge this time is PATRIOTIC!!!  I JUST got this stamp set and I just couldn’t resist putting a little ink to the rubber for the red, white, and blue!

The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler.  I took a piece of Night of Navy, layered on Whisper White and added to the card base using dimensionals.  Next I cut a Cherry Cobbler banner from the Regal dsp paper pack and Whisper White from the Neutrals dsp paper pack.  The big star is stamped in Night of Navy and the small ones in Cherry Cobbler and cut out.  Two were added directly to the card.  I stamped the greeting from You’re My Hero using Night of Navy on Whisper White and punched out using the Modern Label punch.  I stamped one of the images from Lovely Labels using Cherry Cobbler, punched with the Artisan Label Punch, cut in half and layered behind the greeting.  The greeting was added using dimensionals.  I then added the little star using dimensionals.  Finally I added several Basic Rhinestones to finish it off.

Set(s): Simply Stars, You’re My Hero, Lovely Labels
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Regals dsp paper pack, Neutrals dsp paper pack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Other: Artisan Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Rhinstones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

siggy