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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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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.

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



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Pyramid Pals

The new Occasions Catalog is just FULL. OF. GOODNESS!  I am so happy that I can start creating with new products and honestly I don’t know where to start!!  Since Christmas is just a few days away, I went with a Christmas idea I had for a new set of thinlits called PYRAMID PALS.

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Are these just too cute or what!!!  The PYRAMID PALS THINLITS have a coordinating stamp set that you can purchase as a bundle and save 15%…woo hoo!

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was the first idea to come to mind and is simple to make.  To make the pyramid you need just a half sheet of cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  I cut out 2 pieces of the pyramid and assembled it leaving one side open to add goodies.  His face was super easy to create as well, the mouth was done with a stamp from the coordinating set PLAYFUL PALS and the eyes and nose are done with the circles from the OWL BUILDER PUNCH.

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I made his face on the front and had the back be the side that opens up.  His antlers are part of the die cut set, they are intended to be frog legs but easily changed to antlers with just a few snips with my scissors.

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The tree features another part of the thinlit set, a FRINGE die cut.  YES, I said FRINGE die cut!!  I was able to use the left over parts of the half sheet of paper for these fringe pieces, so making this tree was very frugal!  I adhered the fringe before assembling the pyramid so I could trim it down into the triangle shape.

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For the back of this one, I added a tag cut from a triangle thinlit in the set and stamped “to” and “from”.  I added a bit of gold cording to tie this one shut to hold goodies for the recipient.

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I can’t wait to show you more fun ideas with this amazing bundle.  I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek, there is more to come!

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Christmas Tags

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we are featuring CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS!

Without a second thought, I went straight to the HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Designer Series Paper.

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  I love the images that can be cut out from this beautiful paper for nostalgic inspired gift tags.

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The first pair of tags have icy blue paired with black to make the cut out images really pop!

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The second pair features deep red and vanilla with black, such a lovely color combination!

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To make your own set of nostalgic Christmas tags I’ve included a list of supplies and measurements.

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Cozy Christmas

INKS:  Archival Black

PAPER:  Basic Black (cut 2″ x 4″), Very Vanilla (2″ x 1″), Home for Christmas Designer paper (2″ x 3 1/2″)

ACCESSORIES:  Gold 1/8″ ribbon, dimensionals, SNAIL, paper snips, paper trimmer

The December Mini Session is LIVE and full of FABULOUS ideas!

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Sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

      • Bloomin’ Love Bundle 3D Project
      • Going Global
      • Timeless Love
      • Wonderland (last minute gift packaging idea!)
      • No Bones About It
      • BONUS:  Bloomin’ Love Card Set

* 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)

* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!

*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Did you purchase our 2-month WINTER BONUS SPECIAL in November?
Remember the December Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!  I hope you’ll join us!  Just visit Create with Connie and Mary to sign up!

Now it’s time to check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today, I know it will all be amazing!  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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Holly Jolly Greetings

I’ve gone clean and simple today with a card featuring the HOLLY JOLLY GREETINGS BUNDLE.

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Sometimes simple is just the way to go!

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For inspiration, I used the color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.

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They have a two week color challenge that I just couldn’t resist!  I am really into using unusual colors for Christmas and Basic Black is one of my favorites to use.

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Even though the card is simple it still has sparkle and shine!  I heat embossed the snowflake for some shine.  Then I added in a gold glimmer paper die cut for some sparkle.  I also added in a few random gold sequins because as you know I believe sequins make everything look better!  And that’s it!  An easy peasy but still happy and sparkly Christmas card!

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Candy Cane Treats

I’ve got a quick treat for you today that is easy and FUN!  It also gives another use for the MINI TREAT BAG THINLIT.

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I told you these were fun!  This is a great way to give a small gift to teachers, mail carriers, etc.

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I used the smaller die from the treat bag and cut out two to adhere together to create the pocket for the candy cane.  To make it a little fancier, I cut a 2″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White and punched a tag at the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

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This long tag is a great place to write “to and from” for your gift.  It also secures the candy cane in the pocket.  I used a couple of glue dots to adhere the candy cane to the tag and added gold ribbon to the top.

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If you are looking for a treat idea, this is the way to go!  There are so many ways to embellish and lots of great designer paper patterns to choose from!

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Your Presents

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we are featuring Christmas GIFT CARD HOLDERS!

I went with a fun and easy holder made from a TREAT BAG.

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The vellum polka dot bag is perfect for Christmas!  I just added a belly band and embellishments.

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First, score the bag 3″ up from the bottom.  Fold the bag over and now you have two pockets!  I added a belly band in place of adhesive to the bag.  You want your gift card to fit in the pocket created by folding the bag over.

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I embellished the belly band with a fun gift using YOUR PRESENTS and the BOW BUILDER PUNCH.  Cucumber Crush was the perfect green to pair with Real Red for Christmas!

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The card insert for the holder was just as simple!  The Real Red was cut 4″ x 4 1/2″ to fit into the top of the bag.  I added a present to it as well.  I wanted the sentiment to be just as bold as the present, so I went with the “Merry Christmas” from MERRY EVERYTHING.  I also added in a little extra sentiment “wishing you” from HOLLY JOLLY GREETINGS.

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Your Presents, Merry Everything, Holly Jolly Greetings

INKS:  Cucumber Crush, Real Red

PAPER:  Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer

ACCESSORIES:  Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bag, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Bow Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star), Gold Cording, Gold Sequins

The December Mini Session is LIVE and full of FABULOUS ideas!

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Sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

      • Bloomin’ Love Bundle 3D Project
      • Going Global
      • Timeless Love
      • Wonderland (last minute gift packaging idea!)
      • No Bones About It
      • BONUS:  Bloomin’ Love Card Set

* 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)

* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!

*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Did you purchase our 2-month WINTER BONUS SPECIAL in November?
Remember the December Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!  I hope you’ll join us!  Just visit Create with Connie and Mary to sign up!

Now it’s time to check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today, I know it will all be amazing!  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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Reason for the Season Wine Tags

Wine bottle tags are perfect for this time of year.  They are quick to make and dress up a wine bottle for easy gift giving.  Earlier in the week I shared a set of tags made with COZY CHRISTMAS.  Today I’m back with a set made with REASON FOR THE SEASON.

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Like the previous tags, I varied the designs using the same elements.

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Each tag has a musical background from HOME FOR CHRISTMAS designer paper.  A little gold glimmer and poinsettias give the tags a festive feel.

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The poinsettias are all fussy cut and have a pearl in the center.  They are popped up with dimensionals over the sentiments.  I stamped the outline with archival black to give a bold outline so they really stand out.

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Usually I have a favorite, but I can’t pick one from these tags….I love them all!  To make your own, just check out the first post where I gave the basic instructions.  I hope you’ll give these festive tags a try!

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