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Definitely Dahlia


Happy Monday everyone!  Do you LOVE the Definitely Dahlia background stamp?  I know that I do!  It was one of my ‘must have’ stamps on my first order and have had such a good time using it.

Okay…a little confession here (they say it is good for the heart)…this is Control Freak swap card.  Now that is NOT the confession part.  The confession part is I sort of lost track of time and realized I needed to get a card done RIGHT AWAY to get it mailed on time (this was the beginning of July).  Since I needed something fast, I decided to design my card around the Definitely Dahlia stamp so it would go together quickly.  Even though it was a ‘quick’ card…I think it turned out cool!

Here’s the details…

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card base on an angle.
  • Kraft – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp Dahlia using Veramark and white emboss.  Rub Crumb Cake in over image.
  • Timeless Elegance dsp – 5/8 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Very Vanilla – 5/8 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into a banner and add to card front
  • Punch out little flower (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) – Basic Black and Kraft, add to card front
  • Add Basic Pearl to center of each flower to finish it off.

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Set(s): Definitely Dahlia, Sprinkles on Top
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Kraft, Timeless Elegance dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!




Welcome everyone to the NEW look for Create with Connie and Mary!  With our NEW look comes our NEW Mini-Sessions and another GREAT Saturday Hop!  This week our theme is ‘Metallica’ – using the gold or silver foil materials.

Okay…you might say I went a little ‘overboard’ on this challenge!  As I sat down to think about what to make, my first thought was the fun gold vellum and making a little favor.  it just sort kept growing after that!  Here’s what I did…


How fun (and easy) this is!  Here’s the detail…

  • Gold Foil Vellum dotted – 10 x 6.  Use the Gift Bag Punch board and make as per directions – it’s pretty easy.  Put the bag together.
  • Tie the bag closed using Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.
  • Gold Foil – 1 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 3 1/4, stamp greeting (Sprinkles on Top) using Versamark, gold emboss, cut into a banner.
  • Layer the two banners together and add to bag front.
  • Stamp the balloon from Sweet Stack on Whisper White using Veramark, gold emboss, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals.
Set(s): Sprinkles on Top, Sweet Stack
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Gold Foil Vellum
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gift Bag Punch Board, Gold 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

What a fun a little favor and yep…I think I met the challenge of Metallica!  We’ve change the way to get from one blog to the next to use the buttons below to go either backward (previous) to the Create site or forward (next) to the very talented Nicole Tugrul.

Summer15HopPrevious        Summer15HopNext

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Sprinkles on Top

CCMC362Woo Hoo…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and we have a GREAT color challenge for you:  Real Red, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake or Kraft…I decided to go with Kraft … yep… it’s in there!  No..really it is!

I decided with these colors and the the 4th going this weekend, I decided to go with a bit of a patriotic theme…nothing like some stars this time of year!  You could easily change the greeting and it could be to celebrate the 4th!

Here’s the details –

  • Lost Lagoon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, run the top 2/3 through the Lucky Stars embossing folder, stamp greeting in Memento Black, layer on Kraft 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Real Red – punch out 3 stars using the Medium Star punch, ad to card front.
  • Lost Lagoon – smallest star framelit – cut out 2 and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.
Set(s): Sprinkles on Top
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Real Red
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Star Framelits, Medium Star Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!