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Special Reason

I soooo like this new set – Special Reason.  The flowers are just such a cool shape and with the Stylish Stems thinlets, you get so many options for using this.

This week the inspiration for Create with Connie and Mary is a cool color combo – So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron.

I was going through my dsp looking for something I could use and found some prints in the So Succulent dsp that would work.  So I started with that and built my card front there.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Sweet Sugarplum Gingham print – 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Mint Succulent print – 3/4 x 4 1/2, ad to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4, cut on angles and add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Stitched Oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large flower in So Saffron, small flower in Sweet Sugarplum and large and small leaves in Mint Macaron, cut all out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 1/2 x 2, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival, cut into a banner on both ends, add using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

This card just says SPRING to me! If you are looking for great ideas for spring events and the Occasions Mini, then the Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Edition is for you!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And don’t forget…sign up for both March and April and receive a special bonus project!  Here’s a sneak peek…

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So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Succulent Garden dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Special Reason

ccmc446Hello everyone and happy Thursday!  What a beautiful spring week we have been having here in Ohio!  WOW…I cannot believe this weather!

Since it is Thursday it is time for another Create with Connie and Mary inspiration and this week it is a cool color inspiration – Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Emerald Envy.  These colors are just so happy!  My card is just very simple – I’m still fighting Bronchitis (week 4 – GRRRRR!!!)

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded, round the bottom right corner
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 3/5, stamp greeting using Rich Razzleberry and scattered dots (from Avant Garden) using Smoky Slate; round bottom right corner
  • Emerald Envy Runched Ribbon – cut two short pieces, fold in half and add behind Whisper White panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Rich Razzleberry – cut out ‘frame’ but layering the two pieces, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using Tangerine Tango, cut out with matching framelit
  • Emerald Envy – cut out two small outline leaves, add behind flower, add flower to card front using dimensionals

Yep…it really is so quick and easy!

The Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Session opened February 11th!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Special Reason, Avant Gardent
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Emerald Envy
Ink: Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Special Reason

pp331I LOVE this set!  No…really I do!  It is one of the coolest looking flowers and I just LOVE flowers.

I’ve been fighting bronchitis the last couple of weeks (I think it is winning) and this weekend I needed to get caught up on some cards to post and put together some make and takes for my craft group.  I decided that I’d just have my cards do double purpose!

We did this card last night and the ladies just loved it.  The cool thing is you can flip it and it looks just as nice!  I decided to use the color challenge from The Paper Players for this.

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Falling Petals Embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Vanilla side of Lace Doily
  • Copper Foil – 3/4 x 4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/8, cut ends on diagonal, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – punch out 2″ circle, stamp greeting in Smoky Slate, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp small flower in Blushing Bride, cut out with framelit
  • Small open leaf – cut out in Copper Foil and Smoky Slate, add behind flower and add to card front to finish it off

What a different color combo…just LOVED it!

If you are looking for more ideas for the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Brochure, the Create with Connie and Mary February Mini Edition is now available.

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

So…NOW is a great to subscribe and if you haven’t already, if you subscribe to BOTH January AND February you will receive a DARLING Bonus Project!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Copper Foil
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Lace Doilies, 2″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Special Reason

ccmc443Happy Thursday everyone and it is the first Create with Connie and Mary Inspiration of February.  This week we have a fun sketch and I thought I was being SOOO clever using the Special Reason set…well until I saw that other design team members though the same thing!  Great minds think alike!  I’m still using that one piece of Crumb Cake/Copper specialty paper so it was my inspiration for my card!

Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp the greeting using Versamark and copper emboss, layer onto Copper Foil 3 3/4 x 5 (I do cut out the center of the foil piece leaving a 1/2 frame around and attach that to the back), add to card front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake/Copper specialty dsp – 1/2 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Copper Foil – cut out 2 large outline leaf and 2 small outline leaf, and 1 large flower center and 1 small flower center
  • Very Vanilla – cut out solid large flower, stamp smaller flower in Crumb Cake and cut out using matching framelit, add small copper flower center to the small flower
  • Crumb Cake – cut out outline large flower, layer on solid Vanilla piece, add copper flower center
  • Layer everything onto card front (small flower was added using dimensionals

Don’t forget to check out the great designs from our design team – Create with Connie and Mary.

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Affectionately Yours dsp, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlits, Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Special Reason

suo165Are you ready for the new year?  I can’t believe it…I start back to school this week…not with classes but with all the stuff I need to do to get ready for school to start.  I recently learned how to use Adobe Presenter and am switching over some of my lessons to this to make a couple things easier on my students.  Now to test them out in my sections.

And it is also a NEW time at Stampin’ Up with the NEW Occasions Mini and SAB launching tomorrow – WOO HOOO!!!  The Theme for SUO challenge this time is New Year…New Stuff…PERFECT!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Falling Petals Embossing Folder leaving about 1 1/4″ plain on the bottom, stamp greeting using Tempting Turquoise and add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1/4 x 4, add to card frot
  • Whisper White – layer the largest Stitched Circle and the larger open flower and fun through the Big Shot at the same time.
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out circle using second to largest layering circle framelit, layer the Stitched circle onto this using dimensionals and add to card front.
  • Stamp smaller flower using Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise, cut out using corresponding thinlit.
  • Gold foil – cut out two of the centers of the small flowers and 4 of the small open leaves, add to flowers and add flowers to card front using dimensionals.

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

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Peek-a-boo Peach, Gold Foil
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stylish Stems Thinlits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Special Reason

cas410It’s so nice having a long weekend!  AND still have another day off.  The CAS challenge on SCS is to use new stuff…THAT’s an easy one!  The problem is figuring out which of my new things to use!

I LOVE the Special Reason set and matching thinlits…the flowers are just so awesome!  I decided to keep things nice and simple.  And I just love soft pink flowers.  It’s hard to see from the picture but I used vellum behind flower and sponged the pink on there so I could have different shades of pink.

Here’s the detail…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and layer onto Pink Pirouette 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – cut out flower outline
  • Vellum – cut out the full flower, turn over and sponge using Flirty Flamingo, ad the outline on the front and add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 2 5/8, cut on a slant and add to card front
  • Pink Pirouette – 3/8 x 2 1/4, stamp greeting using Basic Grey, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

jan2017-collageCreate with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • 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 designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • 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.

Now is a GREAT time to sign up so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

Set(s): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer, Vellum
Ink: Basic Grey, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlets, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16