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

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Spring Flowers

We are having the best spring weather here in the Texas area – low, low humidity! Feels SO much like a fresh spring!

So, time to celebrate and get creative with a Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

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Our theme this week is Spring Flowers! Just perfect – because everything here is just a blooming!

I think of tulips when I thing spring. So, that was my inspiration for this –

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……and Mother’s Day. It’ll be be here before we know it!

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These sweet tulips were created using a couple of the egg framelits from the Basket Builder framelits. Would you believe that!?!?! Yes, it took two Big Shot passes for each one, but so worth it. These are adorable flowers!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Succulent
  • Framelits – Basket Builder, Window Box
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzaz
  • Ink – Sweet Sugarplum
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Other – Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine

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The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be 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

Watercooler Wednesday #113, Libby’s Sketch Challenge

Ha, that’s me!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today at Watercooler Wednesday, as you can see, I’m the host for this weeks challenge! Yippee!

I decided to go with a sketch to spark your creativity!

What do you think –

Pretty fun sketch, I’d say!

I decided to create a shaker card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Circles Collection Framelits, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Party Animal DSP, shaker cardIsn’t this cute????

It’s quite nifty in that I used one of our clear envelopes to hold the contents of the shaker card. This makes creating one really easy!!!!

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My shakers pieces are from a couple of the patterns in the Designer Series Papers – one had cake slices all over it, the other was rows of candles. Both, I meticulously cut out. Yes, my hand did get a little tired after a while! I also threw in some gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim too!

It’s a really fun, upbeat card perfect for anyone!

Get creatin’ and join my challenge over a Watercooler Wednesday! See you at the cooler!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Circles Collection, Cupcake Cutouts
  • Card Stock – Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point
  • DSP – Party Animal
  • Other – Medium Clear Envelopes, Gold Sequin Trim
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Ghirardelli Tiny Bunny Treat Holder Tutorial

One of yesterdays posts, I showed this little cutie –

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Sweet, huh?

I like to create my own patterns because of the challenge. I love that challenge of figuring something out! I bought the candy and designed the holder around it!

Today, I’ll give you a pictorial tutorial how I created it.

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Start with a piece of card stock measuring 2 1/2 x 5. (Yes, a blue paper pattern resting on a well used Stampin’ pierce mat!)

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Score on the short side 1/2, 2. Rotate and score along the long side at 2, 3 1/4, 3 3/4.

Note : I also scored at 2″ to the 1/2 score mark so I’d know where to cut away. In my pictures it’s already removed.

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I made little notches where the creases intersect.

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My grass was already cut. I adhered it to the portion of the box using Tombow Liquid Glue, facing out. You can use your favorite strong adhesive though.

At this point, create a basic box. Glueing grass flaps to the back. They do fold easily!

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I decorated them after they were finished.

Please let me know what think if you recreate this little holder. I’d love to hear from you!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none, can you believe it?
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Card Stock – Peekaboo Peach, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush
  • Other – Silver Glimmer Paper, Tombow Liquid Glue
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be 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!

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Easter Treats

No foolin’, it’s time to hop around with the wonderful designers at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Our theme this week is Easter Treats. Perfect, because Easter will be here before we know it! And, you want to be prepared, don’t you??

I did what anyone would have done. Scour the interweb for ideas. I wanted to create something I hadn’t seen to share.

I then went to the store for some real inspiration. The candy!!!!

In no time, I created these little gems –

libbystamps, stampin up, Basket Builder Framelits Easter treats, Ghirardelli, CCMC Blog Hop I created the holder too!

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The grass, egg, and bow was a die-cut, luckily! I have several more of these to whip up for my coworkers.

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I’ll post the ‘how to’ tomorrow, Sunday. Please check back. You will want to know how to make these – they are really quick and easy!

If you like them, please leave me a comment.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none, can you believe it?
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Card Stock – Peekaboo Peach, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush
  • Other – Silver Glimmer Paper

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The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session will soon be 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

Glimmer Celebrate

We are having some beautiful weather here in the Lone Star state! Still, I like to be inside with the blinds open creating!

Today, it’s for, Create with Connie and Mary.

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Really nice spring colors! I was a little stumped in my design though.

I created a card for any type of happy news –

libbystamps, stampin up, CCMC, Celebrations Duo EF, 6x6 Glimmer Paper, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Celebrations, By the Shore DSPYou can ‘celebrate’ just about anything! I like these type cards – I can use them when I need them!

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The (**no longer available) Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper really adds the ‘pop’ this card needed! Don’t you agree?

**This Glimmer Paper was a promotional item for Sale-a-Bration 2017 that has sold out. Until March 31st, you may pick one of these items instead.)

Check out what the other Design Team members created on our blog. Some of the designs, I had an ‘oh, duh, why didn’t I think of that moment’!!!!

You can submit a card using the above colors on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Ink – So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
  • DSP – By the Shore
  • Punches – Balloon Bouquet
  • Other – Celebrations Duo EF, 6×6 Glimmer Paper
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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!

Easter Eggs For You

Happy Thursday! Yes, Thursday. Already. Looks like another month is flying by before our eyes!

And, you know what that means? Time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge.

What a cool layout we have today –

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I decided to go with a fun Easter type card –

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Isn’t this cute, cute?

I just love how the glimmer paper ‘eggs’ are sort of hidden in the grass. This glimmer paper can be yours for FREE through the end of the month during Sale-a-Bration.

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I raised the white panel to give the card a little extra ‘pop’ – although it’d look great without it too.

This is a really fun layout and I enjoyed creating a great card with it. For more great inspiration, check out our website or create your own take on the challenge and link up on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Jar of Love
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Card Stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – 6×6 Glimmer Pack Assortment

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:

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!

Happy Stampin’
Libby