Not Your Normal Fall Card

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is NOT YOUR NORMAL FALL CARD.

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I wanted to do a crazy shape, but I don’t really have any die cuts that I thought would work out well.  So I went with a square spinner card featuring ACORNY THANK YOU.

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Spinner cards are so easy now with the awesome new SLIDING STAR FRAMELITS.

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This set of framelits coordinates with the SHOOTING STAR stamp set, but it’s not just for that!  I’ve shown you today that you can use the spinning die cuts for anything!

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The card base is 4 1/4″ x 8″ in Soft Suede folded in half to give enough room for the spinner.  I popped up the top layer with the FOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS (a serious must have!) and used washers for the spinner.

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I created a copper topped acorn with the ACORN BUILDER PUNCH and embossed the sentiment in copper to coordinate.  Love copper for fall!!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my spinning acorn, the supplies are listed below if you’d like to make one for yourself!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Acorny Thank You

INKS:  Soft Suede, Versa Mark

PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Copper Foil Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Sliding Star Framelits, Acorn Builder Punch, Copper Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Foam Adhesive Strips, dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, washers or pennies for spinner

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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Fall is in the Air

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is FALL IS IN THE AIR.

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For my fall card, I went back to the Annual Catalog and combined an older set with a newer set.

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Isn’t it great when you can use a stamp set for multiple holidays!

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I kept it simple and used Crushed Curry with Cajun Craze to create a fall inspired wreath with WONDROUS WREATH and BANNERS FOR YOU.  I almost added in Pumpkin Pie, but decided against it in the end.  I did use Soft Suede as my third color for the card base and banner outline to give a little more depth to the card.

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To give a little more of a fall feel to the card, I added in LINEN THREAD to make a bow and hang the wreath.  This last little touch was just what the card needed!

Below is the supply list and color inspiration so you can create your own fall inspired card.

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Wondrous Wreath, Banners for You

INKS:  Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede

PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede

ACCESSORIES:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Linen Thread, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, dimensionals

The Create with Connie and Mary SEPTEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION packed with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG is LIVE!

September Mini Session

We are super excited about the new catalog and all the great ideas we have for you!   Sign up for September AND October and get a FREE FALL BONUS project as a thank you from us!  You will find all the details at CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY, I hope you’ll 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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Spooky Fun Watercolor

Remember the Galaxy Watercolor Technique that I shared awhile back??  Well, I gave this same technique a try for a spooky Halloween night scene.

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I layered color onto watercolor paper to give a dark spooky night for my SPOOKY FUN Halloween card.  The picture doesn’t do the background justice, there are little bits of yellow and green showing through in areas to give this card a unique look.

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Most of the card consists of die cuts from the SPOOKY FUN BUNDLE.  I went with Night of Navy as my main color to do something a little different since I am always featuring black for this type of card.

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Tomorrow I’ll show you how to do the background and see if I can come up with some better pictures to show how beautiful the watercolor looks.

In the meantime, did you know that the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is LIVE now??  We have done all the hard work for you!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!

September Mini Session

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

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Spooky Treat Bag

Ok…I’m officially obsessed with the MINI TREAT BAG thinlit and the SPOOKY FUN BUNDLE!  So I have another treat bag for you today….they are just too fun to make!

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Isn’t this great!  This treat bag would be so cute stuffed with some Halloween treats.  And the best part is, you can do lots of these easily!

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Most of the project is die cuts, so if you need a bunch for a Halloween party it would be easy to accomplish.

Did you know there are some other great ideas available to you for the holidays and all the design work is done for you??  Well, the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is LIVE now and all the hard work is done for you!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!

September Mini Session

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

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Autumn Trees

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is AUTUMN TREE/LEAVES.

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I love crisp fall weather so I created a card that reflected my perfect day.

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There is nothing more delightful than a crisp sunny fall day out with the family picking out pumpkins.  THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES was perfect for this theme and provided the majority of the elements.  But the one thing that really makes the card wonderful is pumpkins!  I used the set of pumpkins from the SPOOKY FUN Bundle, they were just the right size!!

If you’d like to give this crisp fall look a try, check out the supply list below.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Thoughtful Branches Bundle, Spooky Fun

INKS:  Archival Black, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizazz

PAPER:  Watercolor, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky

ACCESSORIES:  Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, SNAIL, dimensionals

The Create with Connie and Mary SEPTEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG is coming soon!  We are super excited about the new catalog and all the great ideas we have for you!   Sign up for September AND October and get a FREE FALL BONUS project as a thank you from us!  See details below!

  • 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

Sept 2016 collage

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!Sweet Home Bonus clip

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.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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Spooky Fun Mini Treat Bag

Today’s idea is one that I’ve been thinking about for a few days now and finally got a chance to make last night.  I’ve combined SPOOKY FUN with a MINI TREAT BAG to create a Halloween card.

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Have you notice that I’m a bit obsessed with the MINI TREAT BAG cards???  I think this is the third one this week….but they are just so fun to create!

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I thought it would be cool to have a scene inside the treat bag that you can see through the window.  I used vellum card stock to show a little preview of what’s inside.  If you look closely you can see the shadow of the tree through the window.

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The brick wall paper from the HALLOWEEN NIGHT DSP was the perfect design for the card.  I kept the outside pretty simple with just a few pumpkins and a sentiment.  The real fun is inside!

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Instead of ribbon or some sort of tab, I used the moon and witch to pull the card out….way too fun!  That little gem of an idea came at the very last minute as I was looking for one more element to finish off the card.

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With the coordinating die cuts, this all came together so easily!  I only had to add a little bit of stamping…this really only took me about 25 minutes or so from start to finish!  My favorite die cut from this is the spooky tree….it really sold me on this bundle.  What do you think?  Do you prefer stamps that have a coordinating set of die cuts?

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I hope you enjoyed this tidbit of Halloween inspiration today!  Tomorrow I will have a fall idea for you as will the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team for our regular Saturday Blog Hop.

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Jar of Haunts

I don’t you about you, but I love making spooky cards and treats for Halloween each year.  This year one of the new stamp sets that stood out to me is JAR OF HAUNTS.

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It has two, yes TWO coordinating sets so you have loads of options!!  JAR OF LOVE and JAR OF CHEER are the other two and they all coordinate with the EVERYDAY JARS FRAMELITS.

For today’s card, I was inspired by all the spooky eyes…………….

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Isn’t this great!  The LABELER ALPHABET made this perfect greeting possible.  But there’s still more……..

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The jar is hinged to open for the last bit of the sentiment and a pair of spooky eyes!  I just LOVE this!!!

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The hidden sentiment is a fun little surprise, don’t you think??  I love the unexpected!!

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If you haven’t looked too much at this set, you should definitely go back and check it out again!  I featured JAR OF HAUNTS and JAR OF CHEER for the upcoming MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary that will go live on the 11th.  It’s a great gift idea or something to keep just for you!  How about a quick sneak peek……..

September Mini Session

  • 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

Sign up for September AND October and get a FREE FALL BONUS project as a thank you from us! 

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!Sweet Home Bonus clip

I encourage you to check this Mini Session out, it will help you get a jump start on the holidays!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY to subscribe and join us!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: September 2016 – Part 1

Welcome to the first week of the September COLOR FUSE BLOG HOP!  Twice a month on the first and third Monday’s we’ll be bringing you inspiration through color!  September’s hops will feature four gorgeous colors.

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I picked a stamp set you may not have thought of for this set of colors.

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LIVE, LOVE, GROW is a favorite of mine!  I just love the sweet succulents and sentiments.  I know you would typically think of this set being in neutrals and greens, but I love the idea of throwing in a Sweet Sugarplum succulent along with the Mint Macaron plants.

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To make this a beautiful but functional card, I added a birthday greeting inside along with a couple more succulents.

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Let’s delve into the nitty gritty and talk about how all the colors from the challenge were used.  Obviously I love SWEET SUGARPLUM, I used it for the card base and one of the succulent plants.  It’s a great light purple that reminds me of the old Pale Plum that Stampin’ Up! had years ago when I first started stamping.  MINT MACARON comes into play with the other plants.  This pale green is such a lovely color and is a great stand out against the plum.  I added in the other two colors as accents.  FLIRTY FLAMINGO is used only with the ribbon for the inside card and the die cut “love” in my sentiment.  It works really well with the card and really adds that little bit of contrast that was needed.  Lastly, RICH RAZZLEBERRY was used with the small flowers on the largest plant.  I used the TREE BUILDER PUNCH to get the tiny flower that would work with the size plants in my terrarium.

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The inside is embellished a little with the lovely plants and a fun birthday greeting that is a combination of SUNSHINE SAYINGS and LIVE,LOVE,GROW.

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If you haven’t tried these MINI TREAT BAG cards, I highly encourage you to!  They are a bit smaller than a typical card so even though they are more 3D, they still fit into the Stampin’ Up! envelopes.  It’s a great way to step up you card making for the WOW factor.  If you’d like to give this style of card a try, check out the supply list below and click on any of the items you would like to order or know more about.

Product List

2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

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Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*

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I hope you have gotten some inspiration from my creation today.  There’s still lots more to see.  You can click on each of the links below to visit all of the talented stampers on our Color Fusers Design Team.

Patty Bennett

Heather Osborne

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Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

Pat Ertman

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