It’s Black & White, Hugs & Kisses

Happy Thursday to all! Ready to be inspired by another Create with Connie and Mary challenge? We got a new one –

Simple, bold layout.

I went with a black and white beauty –

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It’s a square 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card. It’s a scrap I had ready to go! Don’t you just love that??

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A sweet addition to this card is the little kisses behind the ‘hugs’. They’re from the, This Little Piggy stamp set. It was the perfect detail to add behind the sentiment. It was rather plain without it.

The other Design Team members created some lovely cards using this sketch, check them out on our Create with Connie and Mary blog. To link up a card to our challenge, you can do that on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out, This Little Piggy
  • Framelits – Lovely Words, Stitched Shapes
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – Black Memento
  • DSP – Pick a Pattern
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just letting you know, I’m on the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team too! I create one of the monthly tutorials for them! The fabulous AUGUST session will be available on the 11th!

AUGUST, we are featuring –

  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Feathery Friends
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns (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!

We will have a bonus Holiday project too –

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite New Stamp Set

Happy Saturday! I have recuperated from last Saturday’s big blog hop day and I’m back with just a single hop for Create with Connie and Mary today!

We’ve had the new Stampin’ Up catalog for a little over a month now and we all have found ourselves gravitating towards a few ‘favorite’ items. This is the theme this week, Favorite Stamp Set.

I’d have to say my favorites vary.

Some are visual favorites, stamps I loved, ordered, and have not touched. That’d be several sets……

Hostess sets that are not easily purchased, you have to earn them, and for me, that be Tranquil Tide.

But, one of the ones that seems to be consistently on my table, one of the stamps already mounted to a block, would have to be Lovely Inside & Out. I created yet another card with that set for this weeks hop –

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I created a stamped background using two shapes in Memento Black, Basic Grey and Smokey Slate. It was rather bold. I decided to run with it anyway adding a piece of Card Stock Vellum on top to tone things down a bit.

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Using the coordinating framelits, I cut the word ‘friend’ out and removed it from the oval border with a few snips.

This stamp set has terrific words too. I added them alongside the ‘friend’ for interest. It turned out wonderful! This would also make a great card for a guy. It’s not frilly at all!

So what’s your favorite stamp set from the new catalog and why? I’ll randomly select someone for some Happy Mail!!

See what the other Design Team members favorites are too! 

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Framelits – Lovely Words
  • Bundles – Lovely Inside & Out
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Memento Black, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate
  • Other – Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The new JULY session will soon be here!

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

Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Pink

Saturday. Weekend. Create with Connie and Mary.

Time for a wonderful blog hop filled with lots of inspiration!

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Out theme this week is favorite shade of PINK!

Once again, a difficult one because there are soo many pretty shades that Stampin’ Up has! And the new one – Powder Pink – it’s just lovely!

I’ll go with a classic. Melon Mambo.

I also went with a lovely hostess stamp set, Tranquil Tulips –

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….and, the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch in Vellum Card Stock. It makes a nice border that either side can be used. I went the smaller, delicate scallops.

I stamped all the tulips and fussy cut each one of them. When I adhered them to the card front, some were flat. Some were raised. Gives a little depth!

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The sentiment, hugs, is a new thinlits too, Lovely Words. I’ve used it a lot. It’s a favorite of mine! I removed it from its border to use it freely here.

This is a really pretty card. The stamp set. A must have too!

See what the other Design Team members’ favorite ‘pink’ is by hopping along out blog hop.
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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Tranquil Tulips (hostess)
  • Framelits – Lovely Words
  • Card Stock – Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Old Olive
  • Punches – Decorative Ribbon Border
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is now OPEN! We are featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June! Delightful Daisy Bundle, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Tranquil Tulips, Wood Words Bundle, and Label Me Pretty 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, 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 2017 Collage

CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY

JUNE 2017 ONLY

$8.95 US

 

We Create June Blog Hop

This is my third of three posts today for Three post Thursday and new catalog launching!! This is a blog hop for We Create!

I went with one of my favorites from the catalog so far, the Lovely Words Thinlits –

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A simple card showcasing the cutout words.

I paired the framelits with a sentiment from Wood Words. I used two new In-Colors here too, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.

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I stepped up this card by adding the 1/8 Silver ribbon. Surprisingly, it curled when I ran it quickly along a pair of scissors! I also added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Please leave a comment before going onto the talented Kris Kilkenny – we all love to read your comments!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Wood Words
  • Framelits – Lovely Words Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Berry Burst, Powder Pink
  • Ink – Berry Burst
  • DSP – Fresh Florals
  • Other – 1/8 Silver Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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