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All that Glitters

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is ALL THAT GLITTERS.

I went with a very unusual card for this one, I wanted to be totally different!  Check it out……..

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Not your usual Christmas card, right??  Well, I was in the mood to make a movement card so I thought about how I could incorporate the slider card dies into my card.  PEACE ON EARTH was the answer!  The earth in the SHOOTING STAR fit the bill.

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The card base was done in black so the silver foil paper would really stand out.  I added in silver glimmer paper and silver embossing as well.  There is even shimmer on the earth that was added with the clear WINK OF STELLA.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this idea, making an unusual Christmas card was so much fun!

My supply list is below so you can give this a try!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Shooting Star, Labeler Alphabet

INKS:  Versa Mark, Black Archival

PAPER:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer

ACCESSORIES:   Sliding Stars Framelit Dies, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Versa Marker, Wink of Stella, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat tool,  Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Foam Adhesive Strips,  Dimensionals, Fine tip Glue Pen, 2 washers or pennies

Have you checked out the December Mini Session yet??  We brought you ALL NEW ideas with products from the upcoming Occasions Catalog!  It’s worth checking out…..find out more at CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY!

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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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Have Some Spooky Fun

SPOOKY FUN is my favorite Halloween set this year.  You could probably tell that already by all the cards I’ve shared!  Well, I’m back today with a clean and simple card that is a bit different from the previous ideas.

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The card is mostly monochromatic with Night of Navy being my color of choice.  I wanted to have color in the center of the card that fades out.  I sponged the ink on starting in the center each time and working my way out until the color was how I liked it.

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IN the center of the card I added the tree die cut and a few ghosts.  Let me tell you, I found out just how fabulous Stampin’ Up PAPER SNIPS are, I lost mine and had to use my kids scissors and it was horrible!  I can tell you I will be tearing apart my desk tomorrow in search of them!  Otherwise, I will most definitely be ordering a new pair….these are a must have for fussy cutting…nothing compares!

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I hope this card showed you that you don’t have to do a ton of work to have a cool Halloween card!  Give sponging a try, it’s a great technique that I certainly don’t use enough.

Have you thought about the holidays yet and started planning??  Well, I have a way for you to get lots of projects done without all the design work.  The OCTOBER MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary has 5 FULL TUTORIALS for you, all you do is sit down and craft!  The session is already live so you can see all these fabulous ideas NOW!!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY and join in the fun!!!

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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.

Fall is in the Air

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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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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.

Live Love Grow inside card

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

2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
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Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*

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

Nicole Tugrul <<<<<<<<You are here!

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

Pat Ertman

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Time for Fall

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is COLORS OF FALL.

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I went clean and simple this week with designer paper as one of my main elements.

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Yes, I used Halloween paper, but it works…right?  I usually focus a lot on Halloween becuase it’s such a fun time of year to make cards.  So I always get the Halloween DSP and it’s nice to find another way to use it.

Acorny Thank You

This delicate polka dot design was perfect with Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Gray and Smokey Slate.  And yes I know the Smokey Slate and Basic Gray are not true fall colors but I made it work!  I added copper thread to bring another note of fall and kept the gray extras to a minimum.  Overall, I’m quite happy with my Halloween DSP moonlighting as fall DSP!

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

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Acorny Thank You

INKS:  Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie

PAPER:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Halloween Night DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Acorn Builder Punch, Copper Thread, 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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Raindrops Keep Falling

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we have a really fun theme, RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD.

Another fun theme for this month and another technique to share!  I used watercolor paper again but in a different way.

Sprinkles of Life

Aren’t the rain drops fun!  They were created by sponging ink onto the watercolor paper then sprinkling water over top to remove some color.  It’s another great way to get more out of your products!

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In this close up you can see the how the drops of water pulled the ink back off the paper.  Just take your aqua painter or any paint brush and tap it over your paper with a little water.  Then just use a paper towel to pull away the ink.

Sprinkles of Life

I kept the card simple to really show off the raindrops.  All I added was the sentiment and clouds from SPRINKLES OF LIFE.  Several silver foil paper raindrops over top added a bit of extra sparkle.  Can you see the shimmer on the clouds?  I used Glimmer paper and embossed in silver to make the clouds extra special.  Check out my supply list below and give this fun technique a try!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Sprinkles of Life

INKS:  Versa Mark, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim

PAPER: Watercolor, Dapper Denim, Silver Foil, Glimmer

ACCESSORIES:  Tree Builder Punch, Aqua Painter, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, 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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Color Fusers Blog Hop: August 2016-Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the August Blog Hops with the Color Fusers Design Team!  This month we are featuring a super gorgeous color combination of Cherry Cobbler, Watermelon Wonder and Smokey Slate.  Be sure to click on the links below to visit all the blogs for tons of fabulous inspiration!

August Color Fuse

I went with my favorite style of the moment, CLEAN AND SIMPLE!  A perfect stamp to do this with is the new SUNSHINE SAYINGS.

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I used the coordinating thinlits to create a clean look in just 10 minutes!

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Love the whimsical look of these thinlits!  I went with Smokey Slate for my card base to the Watermelon Wonder heart and Cherry Cobbler sentiment would pop against it.  Extra stamping was required to complete the sentiment.  I added in “& hugs” below with Basic Gray Archival Ink and embossed “sending” in white to add above.  I love the different textures and colors combined together….very fun!

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Give this wonderful color combination a try, it’s a keeper!  Below is a list of all the Design Team members so you can visit each of them for more inspiration.  Thanks so much for hopping with us today and exploring the power of color!

Patty Bennett

Jason Loucks

Heather Osborne

Nicole Tugrul <<<<<<< You are here!

Tammy Civello

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

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