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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’!



Summer Silhouettes

CCMC306Well now, here’s a set I haven’t used in quite some time!  It’s that weird time of the catalog year where my new stuff has been ORDERED but won’t be in until later today!  So I decided for the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge that I would pull out a set that hasn’t seen much ink in quite some time!

I’m glad I did pull it out!  I think it worked out perfectly for the challenge this week and such a happy little card!

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/2 x 3 1/4.  Stamp leave/stem using Wild Wasabi.  Stamp the additional small stem with same ink.  Stamp lattice border using Coastal Cabana and greeting in Perfect Plum.
  • Layer onto Perfect Plum 4 5/8 x 3 3/8.  Wrap piece of Coastal Cabana twin around it and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp flowers using Perfect Plum on Whisper White, cut out, curl petals and add using dimensionals.  Add Basic Rhinestone to center of each.
  • Tie Coastal Cabana twine in a purple Regals button.  Add dimensional to back and add to card front.

Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out what the design team did with this week’s challenge!

SummerBadgeAnd speaking of Create with Connie and Mary…we’re getting ready for our Summer Collection 2014.   This collection features products from the NEW CATALOG…you don’t want to miss it!

Now’s the time to join and save $5 with our Early Bird Special…but hurry!  More details on Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Summer Silhouettes, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Perfect Plum
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Coastal Cabana, Perfect Plum
Other: Regals Buttons, Coastal Cabana Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!



Summer Silhouettes

CCMC247It’s Thursday!  You know what that means…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!   This week…it’s a sketch challenge!

Here’s another of those sets that I haven’t used much even though I do like the image.  The base of the card is Daffodil Delight.  I took the Daffodil Chevron Print from the Sunshine and Sprinkles pack, layered it on Basic Grey then to the card front.  I stamped the stems busing Basic Grey on Whisper White, then the flowers in Daffodil Delight.  I added a Basic Grey Scallop behind the panel then a thin strip of Daffodil Delight on the top.  This panel is added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting in Versamark on Basic Grey, White Embossed, cut out using the largest Bitty Banner Framlit then added to the card front.  I tied Whisper White Baker’s Twine on a Daffodil Delight then added using Glue Dots.  You really can’t see it on the photo but I used some Dazzling Details on the flowers to finish it off.

Set(s): Summer Silhouettes, Topsy-Turvy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delights, Basic Grey, Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp
Ink: Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Other: Brights Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Scallop Edge Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Summer Silhouettes

Happy Monday everyone!  Going to be quite a chilly week here in Ohio.  When I checked out the CAS challenge on SCS this morning I saw a beautiful fall inspiration photo.  I took the colors and the ‘leaves’ as my inspiration.

The base of the card is Very Vanilla.  I took another piece of Very Vanilla, used a mask a created from the Autumn Accents Die and sponged More Mustard, Tangerine Tango and Island Indigo.  Then I removed the mask and stamped the leaf image from Summer Silhouettes and the greeting from Just Believe in Early Espresso.  Next I added an Island Indigo Scallop edge and added to the card front using dimensionals.  To finish it off, I added some Basic Pearls to the leave.

Set(s): Summer Silhouettes, Just Believe
Paper: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!