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Fun with Reinkers

Happy August everyone!   This week we are getting to do something I haven’t done in awhile – reinker techniques!  Seriously…I don’t know when I played with just my reinkers and it took me a little bit to figure this one out.  I also decided to play with the new embossing paste on this!

How cool is this!  Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Using the Reinker Smooch technique, take two pieces of acetate, to one piece of the acetate add drops of Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Pool Party reinker, spritz with water, cover with the other one and ‘smooch’ the reinkers together, peel off the top piece of acetate and layer piece of Shimmery White (3 1/2 x 4 3/4) onto ink and press into the ink; peel back and let dry.
  • Use the one mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, lay on the inked piece and use the embossing paste covering as much as you want.  Let dry.  Once dry, layer onto Basic Grey – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – punch out two daisies, layer.
  • Flirty Flamingo – punch out 3/4″ circle, add to center of flower using dimensional.
  • Add flower to card front
  • Pool Party – stamp banner and greeting using Basic Grey ink, punch out and add using dimensionals.

See…totally cool!  Hmmm…I’m going to have to do more of these…so much FUN!

The brand new AUGUST Mini Session is COMING SOON!  We are featuring products from the NEW Annual Catalog!  Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project, too!

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

  • 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 this month – if you subscribe to BOTH the August and September session, you will receive a really fun bonus project using the Christmas preorder set – Carols of Christmas!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!

Set(s): Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Grey ARchival
Other: Daisy Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Banners Duo Punch, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Shaped Cards

This month is just speeding by isn’t it!  It’s time once again for the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and this week our team is doing Shaped Cards!  This like this are always more difficult for me but I think I came up with a cool idea.

I was looking at my Naturally Eclectic dsp and my Eclectic Layers Thinlits and decided I could have some fun with a gem shaped card.  It ended up being much easier to make than I thought it would be.

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 folded.  The top part is measuring in 1 1/8 in and 1 1/8 down on both sides.  Once that is cut, mark over 2 1/8 along bottom and cut down on an angle from each side to create the diamond shape.  I played around to make my layers – one with the gem print then layer that onto Night of Navy.  Add to card front.
  • Whisper White – Cut out Stitched Circle Shape, add using dimensionals.
  • Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist – cut out bottom gem base; Silver Glimmer – cut out 3 gem details, layer and add to card front.
  • Soft Sky, stamp banner and greeting using Night of Navy, punch out with the Banner Duo punch, add to card front using dimensionals.

The Create with Connie and Mary July Mini Session is open and it is not too late to subscribe!

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

  • 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.
  • Only $8.95 US!
Set(s): Thoughtfu Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Naturally Eclectic dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Banner Duo Punch, Dimensionals

Remember to use the badges below to go backward (previous) to the Create with Connie and Mary site or forward (next) to the very talented Libby Fens.

 

 

 

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Thoughtful Banners

falltreeDo you ever have an idea for a card in your mind and you just HAVE to make it?

I just love the Halloween Scenes edgelits and am sad that Halloween is over.  I wanted to find another way to use the fun tree in there and decided to pair the tree with a bunch of different sized circles and see what happened.  Personally I don’t like when the ‘leaves’ are just behind the tree so I did some different layering to get the look I wanted.

Here’s the details…

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cajun/Mint print – 5/8 x 5 1/2, cut two add one to the left side of the card
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 5 1/2, run the top 3/4 through the Seaside Embossing Folder, add the second piece of the Cajun/Mint print behind the left side and add to card front
  • Basic Black – 2 3/4 x 3 1/4, cut out tree
  • Cajun/Mint print – 1 3/4 circle, Mint Macaron – 1 1/2 and 1 circles, Cajun Craze – two 1 1/4 circles, layer these together BEHIND the tree then add tree to card front using dimensionals
  • Garden Green – two 3/4″ circles, Cajun Craze – three 1/2″ circles, and Gold Foil – four 1/2″ circles, add these to the FRONT of the tree
  • Mint Macaron – stamp banner and greeting using Momento Black, Punch with the Duet Banner punch, add using dimensionals

You know…it’s still not too late for fall AND it’s not too late to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Edition for some GREAT last minute Christmas ideas and December for NEW Occasions Mini ideas!  Subscribe to BOTH November AND December and get a great bonus project!

november-2016-collageThe Create with Connie and Mary November Mini Edition is coming soon!  We have some great ideas from the Holiday Mini.

  • 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.

Sign up for BOTH the November and December session and get a bonus project of fun gift card holders!  Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe now.

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 Set(s): Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Petals & Paisleys dsp, Gold Foil
Ink: Momento Black
Other: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch,  Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Duet Banners Punch, Seaside Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

fasig16

Paisleys & Posies

ccmc426What a fun color challenge we have for your this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge – Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate, Dapper Denim.  What is great about this color challenge is that there are just so many different ways you can go with this!  Since I just get the new Paisleys and Petals bundle I decided it would be fun to play with this and the colors.  I thought this turned out soooo fun!

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 /8, layer onto Dapper Denim 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Tangerine Tango diagonal stripe (Brights dsp paper pack) – 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Dapper Denim – cut out two of the leaves, add to card front
  • Stamp the following using Dapper Denim and cut out:  Stamp dotted Paisley/Smoky Slate, largest circle/Tangerine Tango, scallop curly/Whisper White, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp banner using Dapper Denim and greeting in Tangerine Tango, punch out and add using dimensionals
  • Add Perfect White Accent to center of Tangerine Tango circle and a couple on the card front.

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out all the fun cards from the design team!

The October Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session will be opening soon and it’s not too late to subscribe.  It features all things from the NEW Holiday Mini – COOL!

october-2016-collageLike all other sessions – there are

* 3 card sets

* two 3D projects

* only $8.95

AND…if you sign up for BOTH Sept and October you can still get the FREE bonus project … and it is cool!

So NOW is the time to join and get GREAT ideas for fall and get a head start on Christmas too!  Here’s  a peek of the bonus project:

Sept Bonus

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary for the list of all the sets being used for both Sept and October and to subscribe!

 Set(s): Paisleys & Posies, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Brights dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango
Other: Paisleys Framelits, Duo Banner Punch, Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

fasig16

All Kinds of Weather

img_3340Happy Tuesday Everyone!  It’s time for another SUO Challenge and the challenge this time was ‘all kinds of weather’. Hmmm…. what to do …what to do!

Originally I was going to use the umbrella set or my sunburst thinlet – those seem pretty straight forward but over the weekend I was stamping with some friends (hi Jo and Jackie!) and made this card and decided it was perfect, although a bit different, for the challenge.  Now you might wonder how this fits into the All Kinds of Weather theme.  Well…If you look carefully at the background you will see I used the Seaside Embossing Folder.  To me, when used like this is reminds me of wind so my card is ‘windy weather’.

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, run the top part (about 3/4 or a little more) through the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • Kraft – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, later Whisper White panel on it and add to card front
  • Basic Black – cut out tree from Halloween Scenes edgelits, add to card front
  • Kraft – cut out fence from Halloween Scenes edgelits, stamp greeting using Momento Black, add fence to card front using dimensionals
  • Punch out 1 3/8″ Circle from Daffodil Delight, add under tree
  • Stamp pumpkins using Momento Black, color using Pumpkin Pie, cut out using matching framelit, add to card front using dimensionals.

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

Set(s): Spooky Fun, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Momento Black, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Seaside Embossing Folder, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

Foxy Friends

SUO152Okay…I have to say, with the holiday yesterday, I’m all messed up on what day of the week it is!  All day yesterday I thought it was Sunday so I almost didn’t get my card done for today and a post written up.  GEEZ!!!  I HATE when that happens.

The theme for the SUO challenge this time is “Delight in Nature”.  Hmm…what to do…what to do?  Well I just HAD to to the little foxy!  That’s nature…right?

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • A Little Foxy dsp – 1 3/4 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 3/4, add to card front
  • Pool Party – 3/8 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Stamp tree trunk/Basic Grey, fox/Tangerine Tango and Basic Black, leaves/Garden Green, mushrooms/Pool Party and Tangerine Tango, greeting bubble/Basic Black and Garden Green, cut everything out and add to card front using dimensionals

Now…that’s just a little bit of nature for you!  LOL!!!

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

Set(s): Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, A Little Foxy dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey Archival, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Pool Party
Other: Fox Builder Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy

 

Foxy Friends

FoxMnTDo you LOVE this cute little set?  I LOVE this cute little set!

I needed a card for my craft group and REALLY wanted to use this set.  So I get out my stuff and start working on a designing my card and DANG…my PUNCH BROKE!

Well…I wanted to use this set anyway, so we just went to plan B.  I think it turned out REALLY cute but still nice and simple.  I think it could be a fun card for a guy too!

This is also for the CASOLOGY challenge – masculine!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4
  • Tangerine Tango – 1/4 x 3 3/4 add to card front
  • Diagonal Pool Party strip (A Little Foxy) – 1/2 x 3 add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Black Archival, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp tree using Garden Green and Early Espresso, cut out and add to card front
  • Stamp tree stump using Basic Grey Archival, cut out and add to card front
  • Stamp fox using Tangerine Tango, face and legs using Basic Black Archival, cut out and add to card front.

So…whatcha think?  I think it turned out CUTE!

June 2016 CollageYou know NOW is still a GREAT time to subscribe to the Create with Connie and Mary June Mini Session!

* Each month’s $8.95 US 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 meetings!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!

Set(s): Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, A Little Foxy dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey Archival, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy