Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Tri-Fold Cards

Happy Saturday!

On Saturdays, I participate in a blog hop with the talented ladies at Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is Tri-Fold cards!

This was a perfect time to try out this nifty folding card –

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Looks cute enough, right? It’s a 4×4 card from the front…….but, when you start to open it…….

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Keep opening it…….

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Tada!!! Isn’t this just ‘lovely‘,’as can be‘, ‘inside & out‘?????

I’m so glad I tried this type of tri-fold card. It was so easy! I wasn’t able to find a ‘how to’ on the interweb – so I just winged it!

I started with an 8×8 square. Scored at 4 both ways. I removed one of the squares, plus a tiny tiny bit more on the side to accommodate for the fold down – as the card closes, it needed to be less bulky.

Once I figured out the base, I decorated it. I used a new upcoming Stampin’ Up bundle, Lovely Inside & Out paired with some retiring designer series paper from the Occasions Mini. The washi tape is from the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit. These colors are just wonderful together!

A blog hop is where you go from person to person to see what there take is on a theme. We have lots of talent on our team so check them out! Who knows, you might get some great ideas for a new tri-fold card!

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Framelits – Lovely Words
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Sending Love
  • Other – Washi Tape (A Sarah Thing Paper Pumpkin)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

JUNE SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US


PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project

JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

 

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Saying Goodbye

Time for another hop around the creative side with a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Today, our theme is about saying goodbye to retiring Stampin’ Up products.

Of course, my list is long, but I kept it super short and sweet for this post.

I went with a Christmas favorite that’s retiring –

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This cute little fun set, Snow Place stamp set and the coordinating,Snow Friends Framelits are both retiring.

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This embossing folder, Falling Petals, the Designer Series Paper, Fruit Stand (yes, a non-Christmas paper for a traditional Christmas card!!!), and the thick bakers twine are all leaving us as well. I’ll miss the stamp set and framelit bundle the most.

We have so much talent on our team. Check them out to see what their favorites are and what you can not live with out before its gone for good.

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 Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Snow Place
  • Framelits – Snow Friends
  • Card Stock – Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
  • Other – Falling Petals EF, Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

JUNE SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US


PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project

JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Pocket Card

Happy first Saturday of May! Time for a hop around the creative side with a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

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Our theme this week is a Pocket Card. This is going to be fun!!!

I knew right away what I wanted to make for this theme –

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A wedding card! My ‘pocket’ is the bottom half of the card. The insert slips out of the pocket!

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And the greeting is revealed! Quite a simple card! And, very elegant!

TIP : Always use Tear & Tape to adhere the fold up pocket sides. On the card base, place the insert with the gift card inside and THEN fold up the bottom to adhere. This way, it allows room for the removable pocket with card!  Same thing with the gift card insert, fold up and adhere along the sides of the gift card. It just allows movable room! 

Check all the other styles of pocket cards on our hop today! Some really nice ones!
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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Floral Phrases
  • Framelits – Detailed Floral Thinlits
  • Bundles – Floral Phrases
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • Other – Basic Black Bakers Twine, Tear & Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

JUNE SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US


PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project

JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

We Create May Blog Hop

This is my second of two blog hops today! I’ve got a couple of great cards for We Create Bloggers!

For this duo of cards, I used new products!

I was on the fence about this new bundle, Eastern Beauty, but once I saw all the samples………I just had to get it!

This is my simple card –

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Aren’t these SO pretty?? I can’t wait to play around with these dies and create more cards! They are available to order now if you just have to have them!!!!

Please leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallions
  • Bundles – Eastern Beauty
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • Other – Gold Foil, Basic Black Bakers Twine, Gold Bakers Twine (from a trio)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – May – Retiring Favorites

May first and before we know it, the new catalog will be here. This is the first of two blog hops for the day!

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In honor of the current catalog ending, we will say farewell to some of out favorite Retiring Products. This post is all about retiring products. A few that I really liked out of several that are retiring!

I created five 4×4 cards to share. No particular order. libbystamps, stampin up, Nailed It Bundle, Nailed It. Build It Framelits, Sending Love DSP

From the Occasions Mini, the Nailed It bundle sold out as soon as it went on the retiring list. I just love it – so versatile and a masculine set for once! I paired it with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper.

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This Stylish Stems Framelits was my favorite flower framelit, also from the Occasions Mini. The coordinating Special Reason stamp set was ok, not my favorite as the words are too small. Of course, I purchased both of them. This paired well with the (soon to retire) Pop of Pink Specialty Designers Series Paper.

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Of course, the In-Colors are always sad to see leave. At least they are around for a couple of years! My favorite color was the Cucumber Crush! I used the T-shirt Builder framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, to create this. These are also from the mini. I liked the ‘Happy Stamper’ stamp. That is SO usable for us!

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From the large, main catalog. The Llama. Who does not love a llama? Who? This was an awesomely cute bundle! The designer series paper was pretty cool too.

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The last stamp set I’ll share is the Fresh Fruit. I loved this. It was simply sweet.

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Lastly. The 12×12 Kraft card stock will no longer be available. I created (from scratch) a nifty box to hold all these cards. And, yes, the Banners Framelits, the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the Layered Letters Alphabet will not be in the upcoming catalog either. Gorgeous Grunge? I got so much use from this set!

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Whew. That’s a lot of retiring stuff! And, I didn’t even touch the tip of all the things I really loved from the 2016-2017 catalog. Not too sad though. Can’t be. Lots of new, wonderful items coming our way. If you feel compelled to need any of these or other items, please order here.

So, this is a blog hop, before heading over to talented, Mary Blocher, please leave me a comment.

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Cards with Frames

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

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This week, our theme is Cards with Frames!

Love this idea – I can finally create  this –

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The aquarium card I’ve wanted to make since I got the Seaside Shore stamp set and matching By the Shore Designer Series paper!!! Both are too cute!

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And, see how adorable when it’s opened?

This was just too much fun! The ‘aquarium’ border is 1/4 around three sides, with the top being 1/2. And, yes, the fishes were fussy cut. Sorry. Not everyone likes to do that.

Take a look at all the designers on the hop! We sure have some talent!
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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Seaside Shore, Gorgeous Grunge (dots on the sand)
  • Card Stock – Marina Mist (unseen, card base), Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
  • Ink – Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim,
  • DSP – By the Shore
  • Other – Window Sheets
And, did you know, the Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is still available! Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts.
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips.
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Punch Art/Die Art

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary blog hop filled with wonderful ideas to spark your creativity

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Our theme this week is Punch or Die Art. This is a wonderful idea! We all see other uses for dies, framelits and punches other than what they were actually intended for.

I went with the Window Box Thinlits and created a cute little number –

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An APPLE!!! Of course it’s for a teacher.

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And, a gift card will fit inside the box! How cool is that??

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I thought the ensemble was adorable. Perfect timing to create a few of these before you will need them in May!

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Window Box, Stylish Stems, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Cucumber Crush, Black Memento

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts.
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips.
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby