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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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Botanical Builder

I normally stick to a collection of my favorite colors for card making.  For today’s card, I used a color that I rarely touch…Night of Navy.

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Isn’t Night of Navy pretty when paired with Blushing Bride!  I started out knowing I wanted something a bit different so I also included an embossing folder that I rarely use, BOHO CHIC.  I like the texture plus it gives the card a lot more interest!  But there’s still more, this isn’t a typical card…….

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It’s an easel card!  I love how easy these cards are to make yet they have a terrific WOW factor.  A small flower stamped and a punched flower make a simple holder to make the front of the card stand.

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The flowers are all built from BOTANICAL BUILDERS and the ITTY BITTY ACCENTS PUNCH PACK.  I also threw in a couple of leaves from the ROSE GARDEN THINLITS.  Using a couple shades of green, Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive, gives more depth.  The sentiment is pulled from ROSE WONDER the set that coordinates with the ROSE GARDEN THINLITS.  I really like the contrast of the Blushing Bride frame and Old Olive sentiment.

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I hope you will venture out of your comfort zone like I did today, I think you’ll be surprised with your creation!

Need more ideas?  Looking forward to NEW products??  Well, I have just the thing for you!  The MAY MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary is open NOW and full of ideas with NEW PRODUCTS!!  There is a BONUS project available as well, so go check out all the details at CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY, I hope you’ll join us!

May 2016 Mini Session Collage

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Birthday Blooms: Color Me Happy

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we are featuring stamps that require coloring.

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I’ve gone back to a favorite of mine from the Occasions Catalog, BIRTHDAY BLOOMS.

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You may have noticed that I added in a couple more favorites, COTTAGE GREETINGS and the COTTAGE GREETINGS CARD KIT.  I am happy to say that COTTAGE GREETINGS is carrying over to the new catalog, but the card kit is not.  It’s time for new kits, so I need to use up what I have left of this one!

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I heat embossed the bloom in white on watercolor paper then used an aqua painter to color it in.  I love the combo of Peekaboo Peach and Mossy Meadow, I so hate to see that beautiful green retire!  I fussy cut the flower and added it to the card with dimensionals.  The card itself is all built from supplies in the card kit.  I think the wood paper looks gorgeous with the Peekaboo Peach and Mossy Meadow flower.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff, the supply list!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Birthday Blooms, Cottage Greetings

INKS:  Peekaboo Peach, Mossy Meadow, Versa Mark, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

PAPER: Cottage Greetings Card Kit, Watercolor, Whisper White

ACCESSORIES: Cottage Greetings Card Kit, Silver Thread, White embossing powder, heat tool, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, bone folder, dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen

The whole Design Team worked super hard getting the May Mini Session ready for you with ALL NEW PRODUCTS!! And guess what??  It’s available NOW, earlier than expected!! How about a little teaser about what we are featuring this month??

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Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH May and June 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS PREORDER PROJECT using Love & Affection Stamp Set and Affectionately Yours Designer Paper, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

Love & Affection clipTo find out more information and subscribe, just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY!!  I hope you will 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.

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


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Sunburst Birthday

Ready for another new sample??  You may be noticing a trend here with my cards this week….I am currently obsessed with the SUNBURST THINLIT and SWIRLY BIRD.

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I also can’t get enough of the new In Color PEEKABOO PEACH.  It’s so gorgeous paired with POOL PARTY so be prepared to see lots of these two colors!

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This card ended up being mostly die cuts and very little stamping by time I was done.  It all started with the SWIRLY SCRIBBLES THINLITS.  I added vellum and Pool Party waves behind the sunburst and a swirly on top of it.  I also added in a few silver clouds that were fussy cut from the SHINE ON DSP.

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For the sentiment, I used a retiring set, RAY OF SUNSHINE.  The sentiments are fantastic paired with the SUNBURST SAYINGS BUNDLE.  Like I’ve said before, I love how the different stamp sets work together and compliment each other.  You may also notice the sentiment is white embossed on black cardstock.  This look just pops against the softer pastel colors….I can’t get enough of this look!

I hope you are enjoying all the previews of upcoming stamp sets, I love playing with all the pre-order products!

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Confetti Celebration

How about another sneak peek today??  I am sharing the card set that I used for the May Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary……….CONFETTI CELEBRATION!  The whole team has been hard at work getting the May Mini Session ready for you with ALL NEW PRODUCTS!! First, how about a little teaser about what we are featuring this month??

May 2016 Mini Session Collage

Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:

  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Painter’s Palette
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Gift of Love

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH May and June 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS PREORDER PROJECT using Love & Affection Stamp Set and Affectionately Yours Designer Paper, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

Love & Affection clipTo find out more information and subscribe, just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY!!  I hope you will join us!!

NOW……..here’s that SNEAK PEEK I promised……

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I actually used TWO new products plus one that carries over.

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The focal point of my card is a combination of a sentiment from CONFETTI CELEBRATION, a swirly die cut from the SWIRLY SCRIBBLES THINLIT and a current sentiment from PARTY WITH CAKE.  This showcases quite nicely how well stamp sets and products from Stampin’ Up! coordinate and work together.

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There’s a bit of bling here too…of course!  The silver polka dot paper from the SHINE ON DSP was the starting point with the SILVER GLIMMER PAPER and RHINESTONES being a natural addition.  I threw in one more color…….PEEKABOO PEACH.  It’s my favorite new In Color by far!  I actually have another SNEAK PEEK card for you tomorrow featuring it as a part of my favorite new color combo.

SO, I hope you check out all the details and sign up for the MAY MINI SESSION and the JUNE MINI SESSION so you can get the BONUS we have for you.  All the details about what we are offering is at CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY!!

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Peekaboo Peach Sunburst

I have a super fun card to share today combining a couple of my current favorite products, SWIRLY BIRD and the SUNBURST THINLIT.

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This card just makes me HAPPY!  I love the cloud pattern from the SHINE ON DSP.  I just got this specialty designer paper and now I’m wishing I’d bought it much sooner!  It’s so fun to use, the patterns are gorgeous!  This cloud paper is my favorite, I could use a whole pack of just it!

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I think that I’ve found a new favorite color combo when making this card…..POOL PARTY and the new PEEKABOO PEACH In color.  Aren’t these just fantastic together??  The kraft cardstock works well with both colors too.  And the little touch of silver with the clouds and sequins makes this card perfect in my eyes!

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I used the SUNBURST THINLIT cut down to make a sun shape with one of the swirly stamps from SWIRLY BIRD in the center.  I went a little overboard with the small swirly stamp and created a background on the Pool Party card base.  I peppered some small stars on there as well from BALLOON CELEBRATION.  But the icing on the cake for me is the sentiment from SUNBURST SAYINGS.  I love the contrast of the white embossing on black cardstock against all the lighter colors.

As you can tell, I am having lots of fun with all the NEW goodies I just got in my New Catalog pre-order.  In fact, my card set for the MAY MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary is complete and written up……I can’t wait for you to see it!  I have lots more to come to be sure to check back for the sneak peek I have coming up for the May Mini Session.

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Sunburst Sayings for Graduation

May is here and so is GRADUATION.  I have some great ideas for you to say congratulations to friends and family in a very sparkly way!

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I told you these cards sparkled!  There’s lots of bling going on here to celebrate the big day!

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The first card is the one I shared the other day that I made for my Dad’s birthday.  I patterned the others after this one, just changed up the sentiments.

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On this one I used a retired set from last year, Hooray it’s Your Day.  This particular sentiment really fit the bill for what I needed.

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The final card has another retired sentiment.  I used Perfect Pairings, it has a great bold “Congrats” in the set that says it all!

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All three cards have the same design, just different sayings.  This is an easy template for any type of event you need.  Just change up the greeting and add as much bling as you like!

Speaking of bling, I’ve been working on my card set for the May Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary.

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I am using NEW products and can’t wait to share all the cards with you!  Stay tuned for a sneak peek for this month’s session, it’s on it’s way!  We are using all NEW PRODUCTS from the upcoming catalog.  Trust me, you are going to LOVE everything about this new catalog, I have a wish list a mile long!!  So, go check out all the details about the MAY MINI SESSION at Create with Connie and Mary, I hope you’ll join us!

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Shine

For my Dad’s birthday, I decided to do a card that was unique.  Guess what came to mind?  SUNBURST SAYINGS.  This bundle is just too much fun and there are many, many ways to use it.  I showed you a masculine card with the SUNBURST THINLIT on Sunday where I cut the rays into a circle.  This time I’m cutting it down in a different way.

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Isn’t this a fun card!  I love the sentiments in this set, they are great for many occasions.

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There’s lots of shine going on for sure!  I heat embossed gold splotches on the white cardstock using GORGEOUS GRUNGE and the spots from SUNBURST SAYINGS.  I love the speckled look behind the gold glimmer sunburst…it really takes it to the next level!

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How about some bright and shiny news??  The NEW CATALOG PRE-ORDER has started! (A great perk to being a demonstrator!) I ordered mine yesterday and can’t wait until it’s delivered TOMORROW!!  Yep, I splurged on 2nd day shipping so I can get my hot little hands on the goodies ASAP!  I need to get creating right away, the May CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY MINI SESSION will be all about the NEW PRODUCTS!!

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We are working hard to bring you lots of NEW IDEAS with NEW PRODUCTS!!!!  You’ll be seeing sneak peeks very soon, we can’t wait to share all these new goodies with you!  So stay tuned on how to sign up, I’ll be sharing lots over the next 2 weeks.

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