Don’t Box Me In – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday my blogging friends! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!

Our theme this week features boxes!

Handmade boxes are the best because you can customize them to just about any size you need. And, with all the fabulous Designer Series Papers Stampin’ Up has – you can’t go wrong!

I made this darling 3 x 3 box with a peachy top –

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Bouquet, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Banner Triple Punch,Gold 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, CCMCWith an adorable tag to match –

libbystamps, stampin up, Beautiful Bouquet, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Banner Triple Punch,Gold 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, CCMCI started with a Very Vanilla base of 7 x 7. Scored at 2 inches on all four sides. Make cuts and assemble, creating a basic open box.

The lid is (just retired) Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper cut at 6 x 6.

It is has two scores lines on all four sides. To make a snug fit on the lid, whatever your base is made of, take a straight scrap of the same card stock, fold it in half and place it on the left side of your Simply Scored to move the paper slightly away from the left side. Score at 1/2, and 1 1/2. You will cut away a few of the extra pieces, making this also a basic ‘box’ that is used as the lid.

I decorated the box when it was done! I cut a couple of peaches from the paper and stamped the perfect image from Beautiful Bouquet!

I am so excited to see what Debbie Henderson, and Mary Brown created!

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Beautiful Bouquet
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Tranquil Tide
  • DSP – Whole Lot of Lovely (just retired)
  • Punches – Scalloped Tag Topper, Banner Triple
  • Other –  Gold 3/8 Metallic Edge Ribbon, Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine,

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Hippity Hoppy Easter Favor – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Happy Create with Connie and Mary blog hop day!

Our theme this week features Easter favors.

Perfect, as I made these sweet little Easter bunny treats for my co-workers and Card Buffet attendees on Sunday.

libbystamps, stampin up, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Petals & More Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Classic Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, CCMC, Easter treats

Aren’t these just too sweet? I originally saw these from a European demonstrator. I modified them to fit American nugget chocolates.

Super, super easy!

libbystamps, stampin up, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Petals & More Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Classic Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, CCMC, Easter treats

  • Bunny is a strip of designer series paper, 1 x 12. Score at 2, 5 1/4, 6 3/4 and 10. Nugget wrap is 1 x 3.
  • Use Tear & Tape on the ends, folding in, towards the center on the ends.
  • The two center score lines, fold towards each other.
  • On one of the ends, doesn’t matter which one, where the edge is adhered, apply another strip of Tear & Tape.
  • Stand bunny up, and adhere two ears together.
  • Wrap nugget and insert in bunny base.
  • Decorate. I used the Silver Baker’s Twine from the Spring mini to tie around the ears. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes punches with the Classic Label Punch. Pink flower is from the Petals & More atop the trimmed Leaf Punch

libbystamps, stampin up, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Petals & More Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Classic Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, CCMC, Easter treats

The side view shows the beautiful colors of the paper –

libbystamps, stampin up, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Petals & More Framelits, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Classic Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, CCMC, Easter treats

It took way longer to write out the directions than it did to whip up a batch of these! it’s a nice favor because you can use any kind of designer series or patterned paper you have on hand. Great for those scrap strips too!

I am so excited to go forward to Debbie Henderson, and back to Mary Brown to see their Easter treats! I might be making even more treats for friends!!!

 

Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set – Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Framelits – Petals & More (flower)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White
  • Ink – Basic Grey
  • DSP – any, here, Whole Lot of Lovely
  • Punches – Classic Label, Leaf
  • Other – Tear & Tape Adhesive, Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins

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!

Trick or Treat – Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop

Just a few days until Halloween. Create with Connie and Mary would like to help you get ready for last-minute holiday candy giving with our Saturday blog hop.

Our theme this week is Treat Holders! Perfect idea.

I saw these cute little Clear Tiny Treat Boxes in the Holiday Mini catalog (yes, they are in the big idea book, but, I overlooked them) decorated for Halloween. I thought this was a great idea for my September and October Card Buffets.

This is how I decorated them –

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Cat Bundle, Spooky Night DSP, Cat Punch, Washi Label Punch, CCMC

Super cute and, oh, so easy!

I alternated the punched printed cats and I used the same Designer Series Pattern to wrap the box. It reverses well here depending on the cat you punch. I wrapped the box with retired baker’s twine from Stampin Up (last year).

libbystamps, stampin up, Spooky Cat, Spooky Cat Bundle, Spooky Night DSP, Cat Punch, Washi Label Punch, CCMC

I found candy corn taffy to fill these boxes perfectly.

I think I’ll be making more of these to pass out to co-workers. They are too quick to create!

All the Design Team members have created some great treat holders. Check them out. Go forward to Debbie Henderson. Go back to Mary Brown.

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Spooky Cat
  • Bundles – Spooky Cat
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie
  • DSP – Spooky Night
  • Punches – Cat Punch, Washi Label (retired)
  • Other – retired combo Baker’s Twine
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!

 

 

Christmas Make’n Takes

Tuesday I showed the swaps from our Team Meeting on Monday. Thursday I shared my swap. And, today, I’m sharing our projects we created!

Nice that we made a variety using different items!

This first swap was great because I don’t have this Snowflake Sentiments Bundle –

libbystamps, stampin up, Snowflake Sentiments, Swirly Snowflakes, Snowflake Sentiments Bundle, Everyday Label Punch

It made for a beautiful card. This intricate die takes patience.

This was a really fun fold for a Christmas card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Carols of Christmas, Hang Your Stocking, Merry Little Christmas

It used some of my favorite Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini, Merry Little Christmas. Opened up, it’s really pretty too –

libbystamps, stampin up, Carols of Christmas, Hang Your Stocking, Merry Little Christmas

Sentiment is from the Hang Your Stocking.

The last project was a really quick, easy and very cute idea –

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh What Fun, Tags & Trimmings, Quilted Christmas DSP stack, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Pizza Boxes, Holly EF, Stitched Felt Embellishments

Mini Pizza Box treat holder with a belly band!

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh What Fun, Tags & Trimmings, Quilted Christmas DSP stack, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Pizza Boxes, Holly EF, Stitched Felt Embellishments

Of course, a little inside decor too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Snowflake Sentiments, Carols of Christmas, Hang Your Stocking, Oh What Fun, Tags & Trimmings
  • Framelits – Swirly Snowflakes, Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Bundles – Snowflake Sentiments
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black,
  • Ink – Pool Party, Black Memento, Old Olive, Real Red
  • DSP – Merry Little Christmas, Quilted Christmas stack
  • Punches – Everyday Label
  • Other – Mini Pizza Boxes, Stitched Felt Embellishments, Holly EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Did you know that the October Session is now open to purchase from Create with Connie and Mary? New inspiration. New stamps sets. New projects.

Here is a sneak at the  projects –

October 2017 Collage

October featured products –

  •  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!

What’s Your Treat?

Quick post today! Had a WONDERFUL SUCCESSFUL Card Buffet this weekend!!! Thanks to ALL of YOU!!

As well as making some awesome cards and treats, I sold some retired items to help a flood victim of hurricane Harvey. Got a few things left and more to list in the upcoming days…..

One of the cute treats that could be made were these –

libbystamps, stampin up, Tiny Treat Boxes, Cat Punch, Halloween Treat Holder, Spooky Cat, Spooky Cat Bundle, Spooky Night DSP, Washi Label Punch I really got the idea from the Holiday Mini catalog!

I tweaked my design a bit and added some retired Baker’s Twine from last Halloween! It worked beautifully because the punched cats were either black or orange. Either side of the Designer Series Paper was used making this an extremely versatile treat. Quick too!

libbystamps, stampin up, Tiny Treat Boxes, Cat Punch, Halloween Treat Holder, Spooky Cat, Spooky Cat Bundle, Spooky Night DSP, Washi Label Punch

I filled it with some candy corn taffy I found. The colors were perfect!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Spooky Cat
  • Bundles – Spooky Cat
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie
  • DSP – Spooky Night
  • Punches – Cat, Washi Label (retired)
  • Other – Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
Happy Stampin’
Libby


Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is available! 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!

 

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