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

 

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Farewell to Sale-a-Bration

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

This week our theme is Sale-a-Bration. You know, make a $50 Stampin’ Up purchase (before shipping and tax) choose a free item from a special selection of made-for-Sale-a-Bration only items.  So, this can mean any number of products to show you!

I chose three to show you in one card!

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The card base has a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Inside the Lines DSP adhered to it. I layered it with a Avant Garden stamped panel, finishing it off with a piece of 3/8 Metallic Ribbon in silver.

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I thought the black and white made for a dramatic, stunning card.

I did have a friend in mind when I chose this sentiment from the Avant Garden stamp set. She has lots of health issues, but takes each doctor visit, medical procedure or debilitating day with a load of humor! She keeps everyone in lots laughter as she is in grave pain!

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Our theme this week is Farewell to Sale-a-Bration.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Avant Garden
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • DSP – Inside the Lines DSP
  • Other – 3/8 Metallic Ribbon

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

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  • 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 Demos….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

Nailed It

It’s Thursday which means a new challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary!

This week, a color challenge to spark your creativity –

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I wasn’t sure just what direction I wanted to go here. These are terrific colors and they speak to me in many ways. Ultimately, I decided on this –

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A simply fun, masculine card!

This was the first set I got from the Occasions Mini catalog and I have yet to showcase it. ‘Bout time!

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I really liked the detailing alongside the focal panel! This ruler marking IS in the framelits!! How cool is that?

This was a super fun card to create! I am very happy to have played with this bundle. It will go for a great occasion I am sure!

So, what you think? Cool card?

You can join our challenge on our Facebook page or checkout the design team cards for inspiration on the Create with Connie and Mary site.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Nailed It
  • Framelits – Build It
  • Bundles – Nailed It Bundle
  • Card Stock – Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink – Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip (freshly inked, so it is dark!)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens in just a few days on March 11th!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:March 2017 Collage

  • 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!

Thank You So Very Much

We are in the last month of Sale-a-bration. This is the perfect time to stock up on many basic things that you use all the time – Whisper White card stock, soon to be retiring In-Colors, adhesive, envelopes, ink refills – and get something FUN with these purchases. Or, just get that bundle and get something free!

I created this quick Thank You card –

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I used two free items here. DSP and the stamp set! The card took about 5 minutes to make. It will mean a lot more when it’s received!

So. What can I get free for you today?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary March Mini Session opens March 11th!  Our mini sessions includes the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:March 2017 Collage

  • 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!

Hope, Is on The Way

Should read, help. Help is on the way…..

A have a couple of friends who have RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, (recently noted, Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up! founder does too) and the days can be unpredictable in how they feel.

Lately it’s been really rough for one of my friends. Luckily, today she go in to have a procedure to get some relief. Praises for her! And, of course, I had to create a card for her!

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I originally cut this piece of DSP, a FREEBIE with Sale-a-Bration, and looked at the images that we created by the cut. I really liked the bee on the flower on the right side. That became the area in which I created around.

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I thought the die cut sentiment and stamped image was pretty appropriate.

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All in all she will ‘get it’. She’s just that way!

So now after she feeling less pain, we can get back to our card making sessions!!!

Side note when designing a card with a dark base with an angled front DSP panel, make the inside writing area, angled the same way too! 

Happy Stampin’
Libby

We Create the Love for February Blog Hop

This is the third post, another blog hop, you’ll be seeing from me today!

I’m feelin’ the love in this post. I’ve gotten to be a crafty little one lately!

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These two cards are for We Create! Our theme we work with is to either create a card then step it up or create two cards using the same layout. I chose to sort combine the two ideas.

Here is my first card, filled with love of course!

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It’s stamped repeatedly. So simple, adding a silver heart highlighting ‘you’.

libbystamps, stampin up, sale-a-bration 2017, SAB17, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Double Take, Any OccasionThis one is stamped directly on the Whisper White card front. The heart is stapled on with the mini stapler for an edgy look. Although, you can barely see it!

The next card is a stepped up or stepped over version –

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I added a Real Red heart and tiny stamped hearts for added effect.

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This one is mounted using Dimensionals onto a Dapper Denim base.

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Together both cards are simply stunning. Great masculine cards for any occasion too.

Leave a comment before going onto the next talented designers – we all love to read your comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Double Take, Any Occasion (FREE during Sale-a-Bration!)
  • Dies – Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Real Red,
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Real Red
  • Other – Mini Stapler
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hugs Kisses

Tuesday finds me in a way more creative mood than Monday. I was SO itching to create something – anything. It just wasn’t happening. You ever have days like that?

Whew. I hope that feeling has passed……

We have a great – I mean super – layout from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday today –

Challenge #307. Theme: Hugs and Kisses

I just thought this was a great layout to create with!

I came up with this in no time –

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I love it! Fits the theme perfectly!

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This was one of those cards where I just kept adding elements until it was just right!

So what ya think? You like it? I’d love to read your thoughts!

Head over to Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, our blog, or Facebook page, and play along with our challenge!

Happy Stampin’
Libby