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

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!

We Create April Blog Hop

No foolin’, I’ve got a couple of great cards for We Create Bloggers!

I made two cards, one simply cute –

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And, one super cute –

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The first card was on my March Card Buffet. People loved it!

The Basket Bunch Bundle is an absolute must have from this Occasions Mini catalog! I loved the simplicity of the first card, until………until, I added the designer series paper. The addition made the card really cute!

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A couple of great Easter cards! Don’t you agree?

Please leave a comment before going onto the next talented designer – we all love to read your comments! Please leave us a good read!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Basket Bunch
  • Dies – Basket Builder
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Ink – Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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 –

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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

Hoppy Easter

It’s Thursday! Time for a Create with Connie and Mary challenge!

This week it’s a new sketch to spark your creativity!

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Isn’t this a nice layout? So many options with this one!

Since Easter is around the corner, I decided to create a sweet little Easter card –

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Doesn’t this make you just ‘hoppy’ to see it?

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This little bunny is the sweetest! Luckily, with the Labeler Alphabet, I was able to custom create my sentiment! Nifty, huh?

I stamped and hand cut the tiny little bow tie – just because – to create a much needed detail for bunny. The framelits did the rest for me! If you haven’t looked closely at these framelits….check them out. The set is super cute!

The other designers created a variety of cards using the sketch. Check them out! I hope we inspire you to create a card. Those can be linked up on our Facebook page

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
  • Framelits – Basket Builder
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Calypso Coral
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Other – Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine
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!

Happy Spring Equinox

That’s right!Happy Spring (more like summer here in Texas though)!

…..and why mark the occasion with a card??

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You know me and my love of paper crafting! And, my pile of unused dies cuts…..

So, I try to use them and create something with them.

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This is really just a fun card. The random flowers are my favorite part! Going with a nice retiring Cucumber Crush card base really helped the ‘spring’ stand out.

This non-Easter card shows the versatility of both the Basket Bunch and the Happy Celebration stamp sets! Worked quite nicely with the Carried Away DSP (FREE during Sale-a-Bration).

Luckily, today it IS a beautiful spring day. Guess I can go enjoy it myself now!

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!

Purchase BOTH March and April 2017 Mini Sessions and get a SPRING 3D BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Mary Brown!  A perfect project for your spring classes!

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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