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Traditional Christmas Colors

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

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I am jumping full force into Christmas now that Halloween is over and one of the first sets that stood out to me was CHRISTMAS PINES.

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I fell in love with the die cuts, especially the pine needles.  But for today’s card, I went with a wreath using the rounded leaves.

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To keep the wreath in form, I die cut a circle to follow.  Each set of leaves had the stem trimmed off and was individually glued into place.  I added in a few berries and a bow in Real Red for a pop of color then placed the wreath on PRESENTS AND PINECONES DSP.

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You can check out the list below for the supplies to make your own CHRISTMAS PINES card in traditional Christmas colors.

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Christmas Pines

INKS:  Real Red

PAPER:  Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Presents and Pinecones DSP,

ACCESSORIES:  Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies, Large Number Framelits (for the banner), Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, SNAIL, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Dimensionals

Guess what??!!  It’s almost time for the November Mini Session!  We have lots of great holiday ideas for you, how about a sneak peek?

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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

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

HOLIDAY BONUS PROJECT

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  Purchase BOTH November and December 2016 Mini Sessions and get a BONUS TUTORIAL with FOUR NEW GIFT CARD HOLDER ideas designed by Mary Brown that you can dress up with your favorite holiday images!

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

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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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Halloween Treats

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is TRICK OR TREAT SMELL MY FEET so we have lots of ideas for Halloween treat giving.

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I went with the CURVY KEEPSAKE BOX THINLIT paired with HALLOWEEN NIGHTS SPECIALTY DSP and SPOOKY FUN.

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To create the treat, you only need to die cut part of the CURVY KEEPSAKE THINLIT.  I did a diagram to show you where I placed my paper.

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After you cut the two pieces, simply add fast fuse to the small bottom flap and adhere together.

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I kept the stamping simple so this could be easily duplicated for a party favor and trick or treating.  The sentiment was stamped on a die cut from the MINI TREAT BAG THINLIT and a couple of ghosts were added as well as a spider and his web.

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A peppermint patty fits nicely inside, I added a little SNAIL to hold it in then tied the top shut with HALLOWEEN NIGHT BAKER’S TWINE.

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I have a full list of supplies below so you can give this a try and make your own SPOOKY FUN CURVY KEEPSAKE TREAT.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Spooky Fun

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black

PAPER:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Halloween Night DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit, Halloween Night DSP, Paper Snips, Trimmer, Bone Folder, dimensionals, Fast Fuse, SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots

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

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We have tons of great ideas to help you make the most of your time when creating for the holidays.  ALL of the design work is done for you!!! Yes, you read that right!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for all the details 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.

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

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Creation Station Blog Hop: Halloween is to Die For!

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Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for October!  This month we are sharing Halloween projects and cards.  We have tons of ideas to share, so be sure to hop all the way around to see what everyone has created!

mini-treat-bags-becreativewithnincole-comI combined several products for my half size Mini Treat Bags, love how everything works together so well!

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Half size mini treat bags are super fun to make and prefect party favors!  I kept my designs fairly simple so you could use these ideas and make them in multiples for your parties this year.

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Using COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN and the coordinating COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER PUNCH make this something that would be simple to crank out a bunch of in a short amount of time.  I kept the stamping simple by choosing the characters that only needed black ink.  Just stamp and punch!

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Make your treats quickly by doing all of your steps assembly line style.  If you want to make several of one design, cut all your paper and assemble the mini treat bags then doing all your stamping to complete the treat.

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Let your Designer Series Paper do the work for you!  I didn’t have to do anything extra for my backgrounds, the fabulous HALLOWEEN NIGHTS DSP did the work for me!  I just added die cuts and bling!

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If you need favors for Halloween, I hope these tips and design ideas are helpful!  You’ll find all of the supplies listed at the bottom of my post, just click on the items you are interested in to find out more!

Now it’s time to check out the other great ideas from the Creation Station Design Team.  Up next is Dena’s fabulous blog, can’t wait to see what she made!  If you just started here, you can also go back and see what Julie’s made for us, she always has fantastic ideas!

As you are hopping through, leave comments to let us know what you think….we love to get your feedback!  Thanks so much for joining us this month for Halloween ideas!

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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!

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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.

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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Heather Osborne

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Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

Pat Ertman

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