Vanilla, Gold, Cherry – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Christmas is not too far away! Busy getting ready for it?

It’s time to take a break and join Create with Connie and Mary for our blog hop!

Our theme this week : Vanilla, Gold and Cherry Tag

These are some of favorite colors!

This has been something I’ve been wanting to try –

libbystamps, stampin up, Back in Plaid, Coffee Cup Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Be Merry DSP, Foil Snowflakes, CCMC

Creating a coffee mug / cup using the Coffee Cup Framelits and the Large Letters Framelits. It was just the perfect focal point for this tag! It will go great on a package of hot chocolate!

Go forward to see the talented Debbie Henderson and her creations, and going back, you’ll see the simply wonderful, Mary Brown. I know you’ll be inspired by both of them!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Back in Plaid
  • Framelits – Coffee Cup, Large Letters
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler
  • DSP – Be Merry
  • Other – Foil Snowflakes, November Paper Pumpkin (Back in Plaid)
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Before I forget, did you know we have a Christmas Card tutorial? Check out our Create with Connie and Mary November Session. Tutorials make planning holiday cards a snap! Try us out!

Here is a snippet at the November projects –

These are the sets used –

  • Christmas Quilt Bundle
  • Hearts Come Home Bundle
  • Christmas Sweaters Stamp Set
  • Santa’s Suit Bundle
  • Smitten Mitten Bundle

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least three stamp sets
  • Additionally, 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 – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – December – Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years

December??? Where has this year gone??

Welcome to the first post for today! This one is a Blog Hop too for Blogging friends Blog Hop!

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Our theme this month is Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year!

I decided to create a quick treat holder to cover both Christmas and New Year –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pinning for Plaid, Paper Pumpkin, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, treat holder, BFBH

I used the Acetate Card Boxes from the Holiday Mini and cut them in half. I inserted the card stock and added a flap with velcro to keep it secure.

libbystamps, stampin up, Pinning for Plaid, Paper Pumpkin, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, treat holder, BFBH

This is what the insert looks like. After I cut and scored it, and added the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper to the inside and to the outside of the flap so it’s visible when closed.

Kind of cool how the candy matches the paper perfectly!! I’m making more of these as soon as I finish this post! How about you? You going to give these a try?

Before heading over to talented, Jessica, please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

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Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pinning for Plaid (October 2017 Paper Pumpkin)
  • Framelits – Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Acetate Card Boxes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stumped in your Christmas card designing? Did you see the Create with Connie and Mary November Session!?!? These tutorials make planning your holiday cards a snap! You should try them out!

Here is a sneak at the November projects –

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least three stamp sets
  • Additionally, 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 – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – November – Fall/Thanksgiving

Happy November 1st and a happy Blogging Friends Blog Hop morning! I’ve missed the past couple of months! Glad to be back!

Busy day for me. This is the first of three posts today. Around 7:00 am, another blog hop and a regular post.

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Our theme this month is Fall/Thanksgiving !

This is very fitting as it’s taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things with all that has happened. I am grateful to be back!

Every year at my Card Buffets, one of the choices has been some sort of Gratitude Journal. This year will be no different. I created a simple, elegant one using the October Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up –

libbystamps, stampin up, Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin, October 2017, Paper Pumpkin

These were the little pillow boxes included in the kit. I left them seamed on one side and trimmed them down on the other sides. I added paper to the inside stamped with leaves from the set. Simple. Elegant. Easy.

Here is what the kit looked like –

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that arrives at you door completely ready to create with! Subscribe here.

Before heading over to talented, Mary, please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you catch our October Create with Connie and Mary tutorial? The October Session can be purchased now! And, before we know it, the November Session will be out! Wow. Time flies.

Here is a sneak at the projects –

October 2017 Collage

October features –

  •  Seasonal Lantern Bundle
  •  Tag & Trimmings Bundle
  •  Smitten Mitten Bundle
  •  Sugarplum Dreams Stamp Set
  •  Christmas Happiness

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

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring at least three stamp sets
  • Additionally, 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 – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

 

Thanks, Pumpkin!

Quick post today!

Have you heard of Paper Pumpkin? It’s an all-inclusive monthly subscription that is delivered right to your door!

And, today is the last day to take advantage of a special 50% off the first month.

It makes it $10, plus tax! Even if you sign up for just a month, you will still receive a clear block with your complete kit!

Here is the August card I made using just the kit contents –

libbystamps, stampin up, August Paper Pumpkin, Giftable Greetings

Very cute!! The ‘thanks’ was even printed in the kits along with the word “congrats’! Blank ovals were included too. The only thing I stamped was the flower petals on the orange flower!

August had 8 cards in 2 designs, stamp set, ink spot, stickers,tags, ribbon, coordinating envelopes, a printed box for cards, adhesive dots……so much stuff!

Interested in subscribing? You can do than here. It’s the direct link to sign up with Paper Pumpkin through me. Be sure to enter the code HALFOFF0917.

Once you’ve subscribed, you can purchase previous kits too! You can see what’s currently available here. Some are complete kits including stamps, others are just the refill with no stamps.

I’d appreciate it if you sign up!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! I created an adorable 3-D item!! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons Bundle

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

Additionally, 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 – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. 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!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

One in a Melon

Happy Friday to all!

Playing around with the June Paper Pumpkin kit today! It’s a fabulous kit!

Look at the cuteness I created –

libbystamps, stampin up, Paper Pumpkin, One in a Melon, June 2017, watermelon

I modified the bag in the kit to create a watermelon card.

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Look when you open it. The inside is just like the inside of a real watermelon!!!libbystamps, stampin up, Paper Pumpkin, One in a Melon, June 2017, watermelon

I used the included tissue paper to do this. So cute!!!!

This card was completed by all supplies included in the kit. The only thing I added were the three rhinestones for some bling!

TODAY only, you can subscribe for just $5.00!!! It’s normally, $20!! Awesome savings!!!

What a deal!! Click on the above icon or SUBSCRIBE to take advantage of this offer.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy National Donut Day!

Yes, apparently it’s a thing!

You know me, I just had to make a card, or two, for it! Perfect because the May Paper Pumpkin kit was made just for this day I think!

libbystamps, stampin up, Sprinkled with Love paper Pumpkin, Powder Pink, National Donut Day

I used all the elements in the kit, except for adding a base. I wanted a mailable card instead of the circle card, which is always a refreshing style of card too. My base is the new In-Color, Powder Pink

And, of course you can’t just have one donut…..

libbystamps, stampin up, Sprinkled with Love paper Pumpkin, Powder Pink, National Donut Day

I created another card! Lol!

The striped paper is an actual bag/sleeve that came with the kit to place the finished card in. I liked it as a background. You can see it had a nice deckled edge that I kept! The other portion I removed from the bag I used in the other card.

libbystamps, stampin up, Sprinkled with Love paper Pumpkin, Powder Pink, National Donut Day

Well, Happy National Donut Day!

Go enjoy a donut, or two, or a card – it’s less calories!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stamp’n Chat Fun!

I wanted to share briefly about my class on Friday night.

A group of ladies created this –

libbystamps, stampin up, It's a Sara Thing, Custom Tee, T-Shirt Builder, Custom Tee Bundle, April 2017 Paper Pumpkin

I did already show you, but I wanted to refresh your mind again. This, It’s a Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin was a HIT!!!

The ladies really enjoyed themselves!

As a thank you to the host, I gave her this –

libbystamps, stampin up, It's a Sara Thing, Custom Tee, T-Shirt Builder, Custom Tee Bundle, April 2017 Paper Pumpkin

She loved it! It was one of the envelopes sealed, then border punched out to create an opening. Viola! An instant gift bag!!

I also gave away prizes for a few participants along with a free Card Buffet class at my house –

libbystamps, stampin up, It's a Sara Thing, Custom Tee, T-Shirt Builder, Custom Tee Bundle, April 2017 Paper Pumpkin

They loved these as well!

libbystamps, stampin up, It's a Sara Thing, Custom Tee, T-Shirt Builder, Custom Tee Bundle, April 2017 Paper Pumpkin

The two gifts were a hit in addition to the class itself. Perhaps this will be the beginning of future Stamp’n Chats!!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – It’s a Sara Thing, Custom Tee
  • Framelits – T-Shirt Builder
  • Bundles – Custom Tee
  • Card Stock – Melon Mambo
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Memento Black
  • Other – It’s a Sara Thing April 2017 Paper Pumpkin
Happy Stampin’
Libby