Suite Seasons plus an Announcement!

With the holidays fast approaching, I have been looking for ways to make simple yet beautiful cards.  Today I let the Designer Series Paper do all the work.

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I didn’t originally intend for the card to be so simple, but I loved the look of this sentiment stamped on the designer paper.

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I die cut pine needles and pine cones then even pulled out sequins, but it all seemed to be over done.  I tried out each item with the card and it just didn’t fit.  Goes to show that sometimes just some simple stamping and beautiful paper is enough!  This would be a great design to mass produce if you needed cards at the last minute.

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OK….how about that announcement that I mentioned in the title.  There is something exciting going on over at CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY!!  Head on over to find out what the excitement is all about…..I know you’ll love it…..we are bringing back a great treat!!

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Song Inspired

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is INSPIRED BY A CHRISTMAS SONG.

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One of the first songs to pop into my mind was “Let is Snow” since it’s a favorite of mine.

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To mimic snow in a different way, I used the silver polka dots designer acetate.  Love silver at this time of year….it’s so joyful and festive!

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To keep the silver theme going, I added a silver glimmer reindeer.  He’s very majestic, don’t you think!!

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I also went with a bold sentiment and heat embossed “Let it Snow” in white on Basic Black cardstock since it’s the song that inspired all of this.  And of course since I love sequins, I had to add in a few of the Fancy Frost sequins.  They were the perfect finishing touch!!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Santa’s Sleigh, Labeler Alphabet

INKS:  Versa Mark

PAPER:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

ACCESSORIES:   Santa’s Sleigh Thinlit Dies, Fancy Frost Sequins, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Mini Glue Dots,  Dimensionals

Guess what??!!  It’s almost time for the new Occasions Catalog and SALE-A-BRATION!!!!  I am so excited to be diving into new goodies soon.  And since all this new goodness is getting ready to start, the CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY Design Team is going to be hard at work bringing you and AWESOME Decemeber MINI SESSION with ALL NEW STAMPS!!!!!  YES…you saw that right, ALL NEW STAMPS!!!

DECEMBER SNEAK PEEK PHOTO COMING SOON!

  • 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.

 

 Items* we will be using in December Mini Session:

  • Succulent Garden Suite
  • Sealed with Love Suite
  • Yummy in my Tummy
  • Avant Garden
  • Cool Treats

PLUS…sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial!  How great is that!!

Now, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Homespun Christmas

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is HOMESPUN CHRISTMAS.

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Since we are all about homespun Christmas I went with a warm and cozy card featuring COOKIE CUTTER CHRISTMAS and the CABLE KNIT EMBOSSING FOLDER.

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Anything with cable knit is warm and cozy!!  I even went for dark colors that make you think of warmth when you look at them.

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I have been all about cards that are easy to create so I can make lots to send out for the holidays.  This card fits neatly into this category, it is very easy to put together and would go quickly when making assembly style.

 

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Below is a complete list of supplies so you can make your own cozy Christmas card.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Cookie Cutter Christmas

INKS:  Early Espresso, Emerald Envy

PAPER:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

ACCESSORIES:  Cookie Cutter Punch, Cable Knit EF, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, SNAIL,  Dimensionals

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is NON TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS.

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I went with my favorite bokeh technique to create a beautiful sparkly card with SANTA’S SLEIGH.

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The softness of the Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White craft ink create a lovely background for the sparkly silver glimmer reindeer.

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I added a punch of color with a Tempting Turquoise wreath and the sentiment embossed in black.  The sentiment was actually taken from CHRISTMAS PINES.  I liked the font and the size of the sentiment complimented the reindeer.

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If you’d like to make your own bokeh reindeer card, check out the supply list below.

UPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Santa’s Sleigh, Christmas Pines

INKS:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White Craft ink, VersaMark

PAPER:  Whisper White, Silver glimmer, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo

ACCESSORIES:  Santa’s Sleigh Thinlit Dies, Fancy Frost Sequins,Black embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, Stampin Sponge, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Sparkly Reindeer

I’ve gone clean and simple today with the beautiful SANTA’S SLEIGH BUNDLE.

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I love white on white for the card base and top layer.  The gold glimmer reindeer really stands out and sparkles this way!  I added embossing for more interest and dimension.  The PINE BOUGH Embossing Folder is just perfect for a clean and simple look in white.

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Adding in a sentiment with EMERALD ENVY gives just a hint of color and really pops on this card.  This has been my color of choice so far for Christmas, I just love it!

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And speaking of possibilities, have you thought about all that can be done with the gorgeous stamps in the Holiday Catalog but feel overwhelmed??  Well, I have a solution for you!  The NOVEMBER MINI SESSION from CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY gives you 5 FULL TUTORIALS using new stamps so all the work is done for you!!!! Let us help you create a beautiful handmade Christmas!  You can find more details at Create with Connie and Mary.  The session is open now so you would have immediate access once you subscribe!

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Christmas Shaker Card

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH MOVEMENT.

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Of course you know I had to go with a SHAKER CARD since it’s my favorite style of movement card!

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This is a flat shaker and I only did the top portion of the card so the gingerbread man could be along the bottom.

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The card features two stamp set that work beautifully together, CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS and COOKIE CUTTER CHRISTMAS.  I also added in the coordinating CANDY CANE LANE WASHI TAPE AND DSP.

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What I love about this type of card is how easy it is!  Shaker cards with height require more time to assemble since you have to work with foam adhesive.  This flat style of card skips that step so you can move fast yet still have the wow factor of the shaker.

If you’d like to make your own Candy Cane Lane Shaker card, check out the supply list below.

UPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Candy Cane Christmas, Cookie Cutter Christmas

INKS:  Real Red, Soft Suede

PAPER:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Candy Cane Lane DSP,

ACCESSORIES:  Cookie Cutter Punch, Confetti Star Punch, Gold Sequin Trim, Window Sheet, Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi, Tear Tape,  Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, SNAIL, Mini glue Dots, Dimensionals

Guess what??!!   The November Mini Session is here! We have lots of great holiday ideas for you, so how about a sneak peek?

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Sets we used in the November Mini Session:

  • Yummy Little Christmas
  • Holly Berry Happiness Bundle
  • Hang Your Stocking Bundle (stamp set on sale this month!)
  • Christmas Pines Bundle (stamp set on sale this month!
  • It’s A Celebration/Here’s to Cheers Bundle

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY NOVEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION ONLY $8.95 US

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NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016 MINI SESSIONS + BONUS HOLIDAY project $17.90 US

Visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY to subscribe and join us!

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Candy Cane Christmas

Toady’s card is a fun fold, my favorite type in fact….a POP OUT SWING SHAKER CARD.

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I used the fun CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS stamp set and coordinating CANDY CANE LANE DSP.

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I also added in the fun CANDY CANE LANE DESIGNER WASHI TAPE on the inside of the card.  I love how it all coordinates beautifully!

Have you tried this type of card before? It’s easier than you think!  I have the measurements and more about how to assemble this type of card HERE.  I also have a list of supplies at the bottom of this post so you know which products to use.

Need more Christmas ideas???  The NOVEMBER MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary will be here soon and we have great holiday ideas for you with all new sets!!!  Here’s a peek at what we have in store for you.  Visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details and to subscribe!

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Christmas Pines

Now that I’m in full out Christmas mode, I am loving the gorgeous for CHRISTMAS PINES BUNDLE.

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Add this bundle to the coordinating PRESENTS AND PINECONES DSP and you can’t go wrong!  The colors are so amazing, I can’t get enough of the new In Color EMERALD ENVY.  It’s absolutely the perfect green for Christmas!

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I also used one of the new embossing folders, PINE BOUGH.  It creates a beautiful background without a lot of work.  It looks fabulous behind my sentiment without any extra bells and whistles.  The only thing I added in was a little bling (couldn’t help myself!).  The FANCY FROST SEQUINS coordinate perfectly and give a nice little sparkle to the card to compete the look.

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Have you started crafting for Christmas yet??  Do you want ideas that you can use without having to go through all the planning and designing??  Well, how about checking out the NOVEMBER MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary!!

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Sets we will be using in November Mini Session:

  • Yummy Little Christmas
  • Holly Berry Happiness Bundle
  • Hang Your Stocking Bundle (stamp set on sale this month!)
  • Christmas Pines Bundle (stamp set on sale this month!
  • It’s A Celebration/Here’s to Cheers Bundle

We’ve done all the work for you and created FULL TUTORIALS so all you have to do is sit and craft!  For more information, visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.  I hope you’ll let us help you make your holidays extra special!

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