Love & Thanks Tropical Style

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

Our newest challenge is a color challenge to get your creative juices going –

All new colors to play with!

I decided to go a little tropical here –

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I used the Tropical Chic bundle to create this.

I stamped the flowers and the leaves first, then die cut them. I stamped the sentiment along the bottom, to the right side and added the lines above it. I knew I wanted to add the elements to the left.

A punched Pineapple Punch circle was the perfect addition to add the flowers and leaves on. It fit nicely above the sentiment.

And, that was it! Simply done!

Check out the other Design Team cards on our Create with Connie and Mary blog.

Hopefully, we will inspire you and you can show off your cards on our Facebook page!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Tropical Chic
  • Framelits – Tropical
  • Bundles – Tropical Chic
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pineapple Punch
  • Ink – Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Shaded Spruce
  • Punches – 2 1/4 Circle
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Rhino Thanks You BIG TIME

Happy Tuesday my stampin’ friends! Time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.

Optional Theme : Pop it Up

I love these simple sketches! You can really do soo much with them!

I decided I hadn’t played with this Animal Expedition Suite from Stampin’ Up. It’s simply adorable! 

I created a ‘window’ in my card –

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The sweet little rhino is on the outer part of the card. I used the Blends to color him. Dark Smokey Slate for the rhino, and the bird is colored with Calypso Coral and Pool Party.

Those Blends markers will bleed through our Whisper White card stock, so when opened, here is the inside –

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Nicely finished off! The sentiment is hidden by the rhino when closed.

I love it, don’t you? It’s whimsical, fun and cute!

Check the other wonderful cards made using this sketch at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday blog. You can show us your takes using the sketch on our blog or on our Facebook page! This is a two-week challenge.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Animal Outing
  • Framelits – Animal Friends
  • Bundles – Animal Outing
  • Suite – Animal Expedition
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento, Pool Party
  • DSP – Animal Expedition
  • Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle
  • Other – Smokey Slate Blends,
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Heartfelt Gratitude

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

We have a nice challenge to get you creatin’ today –

I was inspired to create a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card by this sketch.

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……and, I wanted to play with the Tea Room Specialty Paper! It’s a bargain as you get 24 sheets in the pack. They are thinner, perfect to create envelopes and use as envelope liners. Or on a card as I did!

I took one of the papers that had large flowers on it and cut one of the flowers out, yes, I cut it by hand! One of the coordinating papers became the background.

I chose some colors for accent and framelit cut a circle. It looked nice after I Petal Burst embossed it. The sentiment is from A Big Thank You.

We have some wonderful designs at our Create with Connie and Mary blog. Check them out! Create something and show us on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – A Big Thank You
  • Framelits – Layering Circles
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink – Rich Razzleberry
  • DSP – Tea Room Specialty
  • Other – Petal Burst EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Grateful You Everyday

Happy Tuesday my stampin’ friends! Time for another great challenge from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Here is our newest challenge to get you inspired –

Optional Theme : Field of Flowers

Perfect time to play with the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper! It’s on sale until the end of the month, buy 3 Designer Series Papers and get the 4th FREE!  

I picked a pattern and that became my foundation for my card. I designed this from there –

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I stamped the sentiment and added the flowers in Calypso Coral under it. I stamped the flowers a few times without re-inking the stamp. After stamping, I framelit cut the square.

I chose the circle frame from the Spot of Tea Framelits. It is nice and simple for this card design.

The card came together quickly with the start of this bold Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper!

Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the other Design Team cards at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. You can also join us in our challenge, create a card and show it off on our blog or our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – A Big Thank You, Abstract Impressions
  • Framelits – Stitched Shapes, Spot of Tea
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette
  • Ink – Shaded Spruce, Calypso Coral
  • DSP – Garden Impressions
Happy Stampin’
Libby

You……Are the Best

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!

Today we have some great colors to challenge your creativity –

The colors are vibrant and fun together. And, two of them are new!

I thought of using the Tropical Escapes Designer Series Paper because those are the colors in that gorgeous pack, but, I went with something different –

Bokeh Dots, A Big Thank You, A Big Thank You Bundle, Thank You Thinlits, Polka Dot Basics EF, CCMC

Sometimes people just need to know how they make you feel. This is one of those cards.

I stamped the Bokeh Dots background first. Then, I looked through my stamps to see what caught my eye. I was struck by the A Big Thank You bundle.

It was perfect for this card!

I used tape to mask off the ‘you’ on the stamp before inking it up. I removed the taped, then stamped on the corner.

I framelit cut the Thank You sentiment, then cut off the ‘thank’, leaving just the ‘you’. Combined, I got just what I needed! And, a darling, sweet card too!

The last enhancement to the card was the Polka Dot embossed background and the bow!

Can’t wait to mail this out!

We have lots of great cards from our Design Team at Create with Connie and Mary. We love to see how you use these color too! Share them with us on our Facebook page.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Bokeh Dots, A Big Thank You
  • Framelits – Thank You
  • Bundles – A Big Thank You
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
  • Ink – Pink Pirouette, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
  • Other – Polka Dot Basics EF, White Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

“Going Around in Circles” – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Let’s get movin’ and groovin’ today with our Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

For the next month, we are going with an 80’s theme in our designs! Using song titles as our inspiration! I’m sure you can hear the songs in your head now!

Our theme this week features the use of circles on our cards…how inventive!

I used a couple of stamp sets and various shades of grays to create this –

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I started with the large circle image from the new Bouquet Blooms stamped in Gray Granite. I followed up with circles from the Eastern Beauty set, using Black Memento, Smokey Slate and Basic Grey.

The finishing touch was the ‘Thank You’ in Real Red.

A simply fun card!

Go forward to check out Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown. I know they’ll get us movin’ to the 80’s with our ‘Going Around in Circles’ theme!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Bouquet Blooms, Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Thank You
  • Card Stock – Gray Granite, Real Red
  • Ink – Gray Granite, Black Memento, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey
  • Other – Black Baker’s Twine

Favorite New Catalog Bundle – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Saturday Create with Connie and Mary blog hop!

Our theme this week features our Favorite New Catalog Bundle!

Perfect chance to play with some wonderful new stuff. I’ve been having way too much fun with the Broadway Bound Suite. Time to give some other products some love.

How about the Bouquet Blooms?

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It’s a really interesting set because the pieces interlock together!

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Looking into the inside of the card, you can see it more apparent as it opens.

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The inside of the card has the detailing base that gets decorated on the outside.

Going back to the card front, I cut additional Call Me Clover leaves and trimmed them to place over the pink ones cut into the card front.

I also stamped and framelit cut several flowers in Pineapple Punch. I placed one over the pink flower also cut into the card front. The others were placed randomly on the card front.

I tucked one aditional leaf behind the flowers and added the oval sentiment.

To create this lovely card, you start with a 5 x 9 piece of card stock. The framelits line up at the ends to cut the detailing. They even leave a tick line so you know where to score to fold the card.

The finished card is 3 1/2 x 5. Perfect for an envelope from our Note Card & Envelopes or make one using the Envelope Punch Board.

I’m anxious to see what everyone, including Debbie Henderson, and Mary Brown have chosen as their favorite new catalog bundles! I know we will both be inspired to see all of the projects on the hop!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Bouquet Blooms
  • Framelits – Gatefold Blossoms, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Bouquet Blooms
  • Card Stock – Call Me Clover, Whisper White
  • Ink – Basic Gray
  • Other – Wink of Stella