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

 

Hello Friend, A Note for You

We have a really great color challenge today at Create with Connie and Mary !

Aren’t these the greatest colors? I really thought so after I started creating with them. Then, when I saw everyone else’s cards! Wow!

Here is how I used them –

libbystamps, stampin up, Best Badge Punch, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, CCMC

Isn’t this just the sweetest? I used a new stamp set that will be available June 1st called, Wood Words. It also has coordinating framelits, called Wood Crate Framelits. That’s how I cut the chickens out!

libbystamps, stampin up, Best Badge Punch, Wood Words, Wood Crate Framelits, CCMC

I stamped the Whisper White panel with one of the stamps in the set. After that, I made the large scallop border using the Best Badge Punch. So cute! Of course the chickens are framelit cut too!

You should see all the Design Team creations! They are so inspiring! Then, you can link up your card on our Facebook page!

We like to read compliments too!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Wood Words
  • Framelits – Wood Crate
  • Bundles – Wood Words Bundle
  • Card Stock – Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Ink – Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy
  • Punches – Best Badge
  • Other – Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
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

Watercooler Wednesday #118 – Penny’s ‘Mom’ Theme Challenge

Middle of the week inspiration coming from Watercooler Wednesday  today! Our theme today, you guessed it –

I have created lots of different cards for Mother’s Day. I was thinking…..another one??

Well, after reading of some of my team members situations of loosing their own moms, I let that be my inspiration –

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Sweetheart Punch, Copper Foil Sheets, Falling Petals EF, WWC118

‘Mother in my heart’ – I thought was appropriate for the situation. And, simply done with the Labeler Alphabet!

libbystamps, stampin up, Labeler Alphabet, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Sweetheart Punch, Copper Foil Sheets, Falling Petals EF, WWC118

Hard to see in both photos, but, the sentiment is framed with a scalloped piece of Copper Foil! It goes really nicely with all the shades of pink here. The card base is Blushing Bride, layered with the embossed Pink Pirouette. So pretty!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip
  • DSP – Fruit Stand
  • Punches – Sweetheart
  • Other – Falling Petals EF, Copper Foil Sheets
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Eastern Beauty Thank You

Time to be inspired with another Create with Connie and Mary  challenge this week.

Nice color selection to design with. Too bad the Mint Macaron and the Tip Top Taupe are retiring.

I’m playing around with the new Eastern Palace Suite again! It’s so fun! This time, I did some stamping with the stamp set.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Bundle, CCMC456

I cut one of the shapes out from the coordinating framelits, pairing it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eastern Palace Bundle, CCMC456

This is just a ‘suite’ card, wouldn’t you agree? I’d love to read a comment from you!

Check out the other Design Teams cards and join us this week with these fabulous colors!

You can link up that card on our Facebook page as well.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Eastern Medallions, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Eastern Palace
  • Card Stock – Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe
  • Ink – Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe
  • Other – Old Olive 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
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

Watercooler Wednesday #117 – Heidi’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Today at Watercooler Wednesday, we have a sweet new challenge!

This can be any range of things depending on your idea of feminine. As you will see from the Design Team, designs are all-encompassing!

Mine is typical –

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, feminine , WWC117

Soft. Pink. Light. Silver.

Initially, my inspiration was the new Eastern Palace Suite that’s available for pre-order to everyone. In designing the card, it morphed into this sweet number. The stamped image is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, part of the bundle.

libbystamps, stampin up, Eastern Beauty, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, feminine , WWC117

The tassel is currently on the Clearance Rack! They are available in a Mini Tassel pack of silver and black. Must have items, really. And, on sale too! 

The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets are extremely versatile because they are silver on one side, gold on the other! I adhered this one using a strip of Tear & Tape along the same area as the pink strip – totally hidden!

I’d love to read your comments about my typical take on the feminine challenge. Hopefully I have inspired you to join up with our challenge this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette
  • Ink – Memento Black
  • DSP – Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Other – Mini Tassels, Tear & Tape
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – May – Retiring Favorites

May first and before we know it, the new catalog will be here. This is the first of two blog hops for the day!

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In honor of the current catalog ending, we will say farewell to some of out favorite Retiring Products. This post is all about retiring products. A few that I really liked out of several that are retiring!

I created five 4×4 cards to share. No particular order. libbystamps, stampin up, Nailed It Bundle, Nailed It. Build It Framelits, Sending Love DSP

From the Occasions Mini, the Nailed It bundle sold out as soon as it went on the retiring list. I just love it – so versatile and a masculine set for once! I paired it with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper.

libbystamps, stampin up, Stylish Stems Framelits, Special Reason, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP

This Stylish Stems Framelits was my favorite flower framelit, also from the Occasions Mini. The coordinating Special Reason stamp set was ok, not my favorite as the words are too small. Of course, I purchased both of them. This paired well with the (soon to retire) Pop of Pink Specialty Designers Series Paper.

libbystamps, stampin up, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, Custom Tee, 2015-2016 In-Colors

Of course, the In-Colors are always sad to see leave. At least they are around for a couple of years! My favorite color was the Cucumber Crush! I used the T-shirt Builder framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, to create this. These are also from the mini. I liked the ‘Happy Stamper’ stamp. That is SO usable for us!

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta Bundle, Birthday Fiesta, Fiesta Time Framelits, Festive Birthday DSP, Llama

From the large, main catalog. The Llama. Who does not love a llama? Who? This was an awesomely cute bundle! The designer series paper was pretty cool too.

libbystamps, stampin up, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Stand DSP, pears

The last stamp set I’ll share is the Fresh Fruit. I loved this. It was simply sweet.

libbystamps, stampin up, Gorgeous Grunge, Banners Framelits, Layered Letters Alphabet, 12x12 Kraft Card Stock, box

Lastly. The 12×12 Kraft card stock will no longer be available. I created (from scratch) a nifty box to hold all these cards. And, yes, the Banners Framelits, the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the Layered Letters Alphabet will not be in the upcoming catalog either. Gorgeous Grunge? I got so much use from this set!

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Whew. That’s a lot of retiring stuff! And, I didn’t even touch the tip of all the things I really loved from the 2016-2017 catalog. Not too sad though. Can’t be. Lots of new, wonderful items coming our way. If you feel compelled to need any of these or other items, please order here.

So, this is a blog hop, before heading over to talented, Mary Blocher, please leave me a comment.

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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