Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Shaped Cards

Happy funtastic creative Saturday!

You know it’s time for another round of creative ideas from Create with Connie and Mary!

Our theme this week is a Shaped Card (not rectangle or square).

I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. This is going to be a great hop!

I looked at some of the new framelits that we have. The Coffee Cups framelits looked like a winner for creating a ‘shaped card’.

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Adorbs, right!?!?!?!?!?! It’s connected by the lid and/or the top of the cup.

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I stamped two cups, one for the front, one for the inside. They are connected by the ‘plastic’ top that was folded.

The words were masked off and die cut to create the outside and inside sentiment bands.

I even created a cute little envelope for it –

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Totally closed. Remember, this is a small card.

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Untied and splayed open. The card shows nicely!

libbystamps, stampin up, Coffee Cafe, 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Coffee Cafe Bundle, Coffee Cups  Framelits, gift card holder, CCMC….and, SURPRISE! It holds a gift card too!

The envelope is actually one of Stampin’ Up’s envelopes from the Notecards & Envelope sets. I scored it. Removed the upper side flaps. Folded sides in. Punched 1/2 partial circle on the sides. Ran ribbon through. Done. . . . .in a nutshell anyway!  

You’ll be soo excited to see what the other Design Team members created with our Shaped themed cards blog hop this week!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Coffee Cafe
  • Framelits – Coffee Cups
  • Bundles – Coffee Cafe
  • Card Stock – Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Powder Pink, Crumb, Chocolate Chip
  • Punches – 1/2 Circle
  • Other – 3/8 Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Notecards & Envelopes
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, the new JULY session is now available!

This month, we are featuring –

  • Crafting Forever
  • Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  • Wood Words Bundle
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (I designed this one!!!!)

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!

 CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

Nice Shirt Man, WWC71

Time for another great challenge from Watercooler Wednesday!

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This time Heidi is the host. She choose a really cool idea. The Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. See all your combinations here? Some really great ones you can go with.

Tic Tac Toe Heidi

Initially, I was going to go with a graduation theme. However, I changed my mind at the last-minute and went with this –

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Ok, right off the bad, you see, masculine, right?

And, when opened –

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Confirmation on the Father’s Day and a gift card holder! (Sorry about the lame gift card I used here – only one I could find – you get the idea!)

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So. The third item in this Tic-Tac-Toe challenge would be ‘Die Cut or Punch’. Well, hard to see, but I went with Punch.

I punched the shoulders using the Corner Rounder Punch to soften them. And, the buttons on the polo are from the Owl Builder, the eyes parts I guess. Either way, those qualify, right?

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Here is a shot of the back of the card too. Because it looks as cool as the front.

Now, I did follow this tutorial to make the shirt. This retired Envelope Paper was perfect to create this shirt because it’s so light weight and foldable without tearing. Let alone, the pattern – so manly!

So, this Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – pretty cool, right? After leaving me something to read – happy comments – head over to the Watercooler Wednesday to see what the other fabulous design team members combined and created!

Supplies used –

  • Stamps – Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin, May 2016
  • DSP – 2015-2017 In-Color Envelope Liner Paper R
  • Punches – Corner Rounder, Owl Builder Punch
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • Other – Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby

To Go Gift Card Holder, CCMC402

It’s my second week sharing my creations as a Design Team member for Create with Connie and Mary!

This week we have a color challenge for you –

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Some really nice colors, including the soon to retire, Lost Lagoon.

I have been on a gift card kick lately and today is no different. This one is really, really cute –

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The medallion in the center has a little spoon behind the sentiment! Isn’t that just the sweetest?

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I thought it added just the right little detailing!

Speaking of detailing, since we no longer have that contraption that would make paper look waffled, I used my Simply Scored here. I scored every quarter of an inch. Flipped it and scored every quarter of an inch again. It made tiny mountain and valleys. And, that’s sort of like waffling, right?

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When you open up the card, it flips down and the gift card slides in the interior sleeve!

And, yes, another little silverware! It goes with the sentiment ‘and eat cake’ quite well!

Wouldn’t you just love to receive this little sweet gift card holder? I know I would.

I’d also like it if you left a comment. It’s good ‘card carma’ to leave a comment before checking out the rest of the Design Team creations at Create with Connie and Mary!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

 

Gone Wild Thanks

On the weekends, I started participating in yet another challenge. This one is on Facebook, Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild. I’m just now getting around to sharing it –

Connie Long Stewart's photo.

The sketch – simple enough. But, it really caught my eye.

And, my take on it –

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Quite cute, right?

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Just see all the dimension on the middle piece. Every item popped up! Stunning in person!

Guess what happens when you open this nifty nicely designed card –

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Tada! It’s hold a gift card!!

This style of card is quickly becoming my f a v o r i t e !!!!

You know, it’s good ‘card carma’ to leave a comment before closing this out! To do that, scroll back up. The ‘Leave a Comment’ button is under the title of the post. Thanks!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

December Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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Since it’s December, I have a really quick gift card holder present.

Present? Yes. Present because these are 3D instead of the traditional flat style gift card holder. See the couple –

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Lots of JOY going on here, I know!

Turned to the side, you can see how a gift card fits nicely in the stand up bag.

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I just love how they ‘stand’ on their own!

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These were so fast to put together, I decided to make a few since I’d need them anyway.

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The sentiment is a little to the side here, on purpose. I’m still playing around with this cording.

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This one is probably my favorite. I love red and green for the holiday season.

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I started with a 3 x 11 strip of card stock, scored at 5 3/4 and 6 1/4.

The interior piece is 3 x 3 1/2. Again, with the Simply Scored, score with the 3 1/2 along the top, at 3/4, 1 3/4, and 2 3/4. I used Tear and Tape to adhere to the inside portion to the base.

The closure is a tiny velcro dot. Very easy and they just look so cute sitting around!

Please leave a comment. I’d love to read what you think!

Then, hop on over to the next person on the list –

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Or, click on the name below to check out the others and their creations –

 Libby Fens – you are here!
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Happy Birthday

No wrapping paper card today! But, I did make another card for a card challenge.

This time I’m playing along with Seize the Birthday. I just love this feminine birthday card sketch this week. It really spoke to me and I have been so anxious to create something for it.

My base card is Naturals White, standard half sheet of card stock. I started off with a matchbook style card. Eh, didn’t really come together as I planned. So, I ended up with a gift card holder style card. Same basic card dimensions, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. And, I LOVE the way it turned out! Take a look at it for yourself.

Pretty sweet, huh? I even showed the inside for the detailing and gift card pocket. I rarely decorate the inside, so this was really stepped up for me. But, it really enhanced the overall card.

I was really on the fence with this Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper this year for Sale-a-Bration. I am really lovin’ this use of it. Now, to find a special recipient for this beauty!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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