Let’s Celebrate Sale-a-Bration Style

Happy Thursday! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary sketch!

We alternate between a color challenge and a layout. This week, we have a color challenge to inspire you –

As always, some great colors!

I’m playing with new paper and a Sale-a-Bration framelit set, yes, you read that correct!

(Sale-a-Bration is a Stampin’ Up promotion where you purchase $50 in merchandise and receive a free item of your choice.)

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This turned out fun, sweet, cute…..

The Designer Series Paper, Sweet Soiree, is soo pretty with its silver accents! All the sheets are really thick with one side of the paper being patterns with silver foil in them and the other being just pretty patterns! The other side is equally as pretty and hard to decide which side to use!

The word ‘celebrate’ is a Sale-a-Bration framelit option, Celebrate You. It coordinates with the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Amazing You. So many wonderful free Sale-a-Bration options this year!

Pull out your stamps, ink and paper and join us this week with our challenge. You can link up your creations on our Facebook page. Check out the other Design Team cards on our blog.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Amazing You
  • Framelits – Celebrate You, Layering Circles Framelits
  • Card Stock – Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Silver Foil
  • Ink – Marina Mist
  • DSP – Sweet Soiree
  • Other – Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Favorite New Designer Series Paper – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week is Favorite New Designer Series Paper.

The catalog is relatively new for and I haven’t had the opportunity to play around with all the Designer Series Papers. And, if you know me, you know I will just keep playing with the same thing!

I really do like this Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper. I love the shiny silver accent in the design.

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I’m a little behind the times as these ‘Box in a Card’ cards were all the rage around Christmas. I decided this beautiful paper would be lovely to showcase this style of card!

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This particular pattern is cool because it’s the same pattern, one with a Berry Burst base, the other a Whisper White base. It made a nice coordination here.

I watched several videos and tutorials how to create this card. In the end, I did my own thing with the cut out in the card to hold the box. The box was like all that I saw, a 6×6 piece of paper, scored at 2″ all around. Quite easy I must say.

Go forward to Debbie Henderson, and see what her favorite Designer Series Paper, DSP, is. Go back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired by her favorite DSP too!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Wishes
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Silver Foil, Berry Burst
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry
  • DSP – Sweet Soiree
  • Other – Silver 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon

You

Yes. You.

I designed a card for You and Create with Connie and Mary and our newest Thursday challenge –

Of course, a wonderful layout!

And, another card using the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set!

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Isn’t this just lovely???

If you’ve been following my recent posts, you’ll know I’ve created two other cards using these colors! One is here and the other is here.

On my card for today, I embossed the butterfly using (retired) black embossing powder and colored the butterfly in a cool way.

Stampin’ Up pads are unique in that if you squish them while closed, ink will be left on the top of the case. By taking an Aqua Painter and dipping it in the ink, you’ll pick it up and you can color with it! I colored the butterfly in the same colors I had used previously, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig.

It created a similar, stunning look – but with a watercolor effect. I layered that beauty on the free Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti Card & Envelopes. I also added an embossed layer too. The YOU thinlits are also Sale-a-Bration item too! So much good stuff this year!!

Ok. Check out the other Design Team cards at Create with Connie and Mary. I’m sure we will inspire you! Then you can link up your card on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day
  • Framelits – Celebrate You
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink – Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig
  • Other – Tutti-Frutti Card & Envelopes, Petal Pair EF, Aqua Painter
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stained Glass Style Thank You

Hello my stampin’ friends!

I have been playing around with the Beautiful Day stamp set again. This time, I designed a card for try Stampin’ on Tuesday and our newest challenge –

These are the best sketches! Clean. Simple.

I designed this card –

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It is quite similar to the one I created on Saturday.

I used the same colors, because these are great colors, and the same butterfly only in vellum here. I stamped the butterfly and let it dry. I turned it over and used the Stampin’ Write markers to color the sections on the wings. Flipped over, it gives it a stained glass effect. So pretty!

And, you guessed it, I did fussy cut the butterfly out. Again. Tip if you cut it out, cut out the antennae first. Its way easier.

You should take a look-see at what the other Design Team members created. If we inspire you, then join us! Link up you creations either on Facebook or our blog, either works.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day, Petal Palette
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise, Card Stock Vellum
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • Other – Stampin Write Markers in Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig, Petal Pair Embossing Folders
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Favorite Occasions Stamp Set – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog

Welcome to first Saturday blog hop for Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is Favorite Occasions Stamp Set.

Well, for me, I have several of the stamp sets and I am just getting around to playing with them!

I’ve seen soo many pretty cards made with this versatile stamp set, Beautiful Day, that I decided to play with it today –

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I’m glad I did! The result is stunning!

I stamped the butterfly on Whisper White. I carefully colored it using Stampin’ Up’s classic Stampin’ Write Markers. I purposely wanted the lines from the markers to be visible, so I slowly made long brush strokes as I colored each section on the butterfly wings.

Yes, I fussy cut the butterfly after it was colored. Then, I just assemble the card! Very easy card I must say!

Follow the blog hop to Debbie Henderson, or go back to Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired with every project you see! 

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Day
  • Card Stock – Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
  • Ink – Black Memento, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Other – Stampin’ Write Markers in Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig

Epic Celebration

Happy to be inspired for Create with Connie and Mary and our new Thursday challenge –

This is a wonderful, fresh, bright color scheme to design with!

I decided to play with a Sale-a-Bration set and create a gift card holder –

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Random stamped sneakers in the challenge colors. Isn’t this cute! I added the silver ribbon and the Silver Glimmer paper for some added pop!

See the card opened –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Epic Celebrations, Silver 1/8" Ribbon. 2018 Occasions, 2018 Sale-a-Bration

I started off with a standard size card, 4 1/4 x 11, and scored it at 1 1/2 and 7. Folded it up and down. Gift card fits where my business card is!

You try your hand at these colors too! Design a card and link it up on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Epic Celebrations
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink – Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay
  • Punches – 1 1/4 Circle
  • Other –  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary subscriptions are on SALE!

Yes…you read that right…Connie and Mary are having an ‘end of year’ sale! We are having a sale on all our monthly Mini Editions for the past year AND as a special, we are also selling the tutorials for our BONUS projects for the past year.  Mini editions are 50% off the regular subscription price shown and BONUS projects are $2.95 (no discount).  Don’t miss out……we have never offered these outside of our subscriptions!

  • Our monthly mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials.
  • Each mini session includes 12 unique cards, featuring 3 stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
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