Sweet Swirly Congrats

Welcome to another inspirational sketch from Create with Connie and Mary!

As always, our sketches are so easy to use! This one is no different!

I hadn’t played around with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in a while. Decided it was time to dust them off! They seemed perfect for this sketch!

I created this simple number –

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Sheets

Look closely at the swirls. See anything different? I decided to use a new upcoming In-Color, Powder Pink! It really is close to the current two pinks Stampin Up has, Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride.

libbystamps, stampin up, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate Sheets

This card is simply elegant! It would make a great card to congratulate someone on a variety of occasions, birthday, wedding, new baby, job – you name it!

All the elements are adhered flat to the card using Tombow Liquid Glue. Tip : to adhere the acetate, add tiny amounts of glue to the just a few of dots on the back of the acetate. That way, they will be camouflaged!

You should see how the other Design team members used this sketch. You can upload your card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Swirly Scribbles, Sunshine Wishes
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Power Pink, Basic Black
  • DSP Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Other – Tombow Liquid Glue
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 –

libbystamps, stampin up, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Floral Phrases, Floral Phrases Bundle, wedding, gift card holder, pocket card

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

libbystamps, stampin up, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Floral Phrases, Floral Phrases Bundle, wedding, gift card holder, pocket card

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

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!

libbystamps, stampin up, Seaside Shore, By the Shore DSP, window card, aquarium

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

Congratulations, Graduate!

Today we have a super sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary –

I was really inspired by it. As we know, graduation season will be starting next month (I know, right? You didn’t realize it, did you!?). I decided to get to work on grads ideas! I have made two recently, here is one of them using our sketch this week –

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Sentiments, Balloon Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, graduation, graduation gift card holder, CCMC453

How fun and fresh and modern is this???

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…..and, when you open it, it’s a gift card holder too! I used the same size Whisper White panel as the front, this time, I only adhered it to three side leaving the left side open to slide something fun in the pocket. Use Tear & tape for this for the extra strong bond.

TIP : if you’re adding a gift card, place the gift card down first then adhere the panel. That way, the gift card will slid out easily. 

libbystamps, stampin up, Suite Sentiments, Balloon Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, graduation, graduation gift card holder, CCMC453

I can wait to create more of these. Maybe in local school colors? This is just a great design to create with!

Check out our design team inspiration at Create with Connie and Mary. Get inspired? Link up your project on our Facebook page!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Suite Sentiments
  • Framelits – Balloon Framelits, Large Numbers
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Fabulous Foil Acetate
  • Other – Tear & Tape Adhesive
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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!

Congrats for Watercooler Wednesday #109

Today over at Watercooler Wednesday, we have a new challenge that just started.

Heidi selected some wonderful colors as an inspiration point, didn’t she?

I came up with this beauty –

libbystamps, stampin up, Special Reason, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, WWC#109, Occasions 2017

It could be a ‘congrats’ for anything, really.

libbystamps, stampin up, Special Reason, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, WWC#109, Occasions 2017

I just stamped all the flowers and then filled in with the leaves. I added a stapled piece of Very Vanilla twine just under the words. The perfect little touch!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Special Reason
  • Framelits – Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Island Indigo, Pool Party, Very vanilla, Basic Black
  • Ink – Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Big News, CCMC408

It time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week.

And, this is just the sweetest!

Here is the challenge this week. Colors.

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Aren’t they ‘sweet’? See what I did with the such sweetness –

libbystamps, stampin up, Big News, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, shaker card, CCMC408

I created an adorable little baby shaker card! I really liked the horizontal lines on the front DSP contrasted with the vertical ones on the inside. It looks really cool.

libbystamps, stampin up, Big News, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, shaker card, CCMC408

Another view. I created a window with my shaker pieces in between.

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The (slightly crooked) stamping shows through.

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All the fun stuff moves freely about when played with opened!

Supplies used –

  • Stamps – Big News Clear (R)
  • DSP – Birthday Bouquet (R)
  • Dies – Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
  • Punches – 7/8 Scallop Punch (R), Banner (R)
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Blushing bride
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • Other – Stapler, Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine

An adorable card, right? Not sure just who it will be for. But a great card to have in my stash – for that perfect person!

Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to see the other wonderful cards made with these sweet colors. And play along – it’s soo fun!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Watercooler Wednesday, Challenge 63

Oh what fun we are having at the cooler this week –

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Each week, Watercooler Wednesday Challenge has a new challenge for you to play along with. Challenges are great because it gets you to thinking. Do you have products that you’re not sure how to use? Stumped on a card layout? Don’t know where to begin?

Then maybe playing along with our challenges is the thing for you! This week, we have a color challenge –

I love color direction! And, this is a great selection of colors too!

This past weekend, I needed a card for a wedding shower at work. These colors were fun and happy and made for an effortless design –

libbystamps, stampin' up, Definitely Dahlia, Expressions Natural Elements, Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim, WWC63

Wouldn’t any bride-to-be just love to receive this?

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Yes, it’s a nice generous 5×5 card! I had to make a custom envelope for it! Thanks to my handy Envelope Punch Board, it came together easily!

libbystamps, stampin' up, Definitely Dahlia, Expressions Natural Elements, Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim, WWC63

For my large flower image, I inked up the stamp in Blushing Bride and then tapped the Watermelon Wonder ink pad around the edges before stamping it. I added the wood sentiment using a mix of Fine Detail Glue and Tombow Liquid Glue. Celebrate just worked beautifully here, don’t you think?

This lovely Watermelon Dotted lace is so nice because it’s stretchy! It ties so neatly!

So. See. Working with colors can be a lot of fun. See what the other wonderful talented team members at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created – then you play along with us!

You know, it’s good ‘card carma’ to leave a comment before moving on! To do that, scroll back up. The ‘Leave a Comment’ button is under the title of the post. Thanks!

Happy Stampin’
Libby