Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop – Oh the Places We Will Go

Happy Saturday before Easter! We are still having our Create with Connie and Mary blog hop! Thanks for joining us this weekend!

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Our theme this is Oh the Places you Will Go or Travel.

I combined the two and created this –

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I know the other design team members created some really awesome cards with our theme – enjoy!

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Lift Me Up
  • Framelits – Up & Away
  • Bundles – Lift Me
  • Card Stock – So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Ink – Marina Mist
  • DSP Serene Scenery
  • Other – Card Stock Vellum
The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is 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
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October Catalog Favorites, Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome fall! Cooler temps. Pumpkins. Rustling leaves.

……and the first of three posts! This is for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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You might have came from Anna Masciovecchio to visit me.

Our theme this month is Mini Catalog favorites. As many of you have seen the Stampin’ Up Holiday mini catalog, it’s probably the whole book, right? Well, I had to narrow it down a bit.

My favorites would have to be some stamp sets, a punch, some of the DSP, the trims and the new foil.

I created a little holiday treat bag ensemble to show them off –

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Can you say,  A D O R A B L E ????

I made four bags that would be appropriate to use over the next few months for treats, small gifts or even a gift card!

They all have the same size wrap around band and a velcro closure. I also placed a firm piece of cardboard in the bottom to give the bag more stability. Measurements are at the end.

This first bag is really a fall/winter treat bag. It never really get that cold here for cable knit sweaters……..but, I love this Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder to create the look of one!

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I paired it with the new Copper Foil. It’s such a much have! Here a made a ‘button’ to show it off. Couldn’t you image hot chocolate or s’mores treats in this?? So so cozy!

The Halloween bag is pretty simple. So great for spooky treats!

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I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set in and the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. Because I used a blender pen to add some detail to the mummy, I stamped him in Staz On first then onto Shimmery White Card Stock. This paper works nicely with the blender pen.

For fall/thanksgiving, I went with this little detailed scarecrow on the bag –

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I used Serene Scenery DSP for this one. (It’s in the larger catalog.) I also used my blender pen and a few ink pads to color him in on Shimmery White Card Stock. He’s sooo cute! The new Kraft Rope trim helped to add lots of detail to his arms and legs. Looks like real straw, right?

The Christmas bag finishes off the ensemble

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It’s nothing too fussy. By the time Christmas rolls around, no one has much time or energy to craft! It’s a simple stamped image detailed with a piece ribbon on the side.

Now that you’ve seen my treat bags, here’s how I created them.

Treat Bag Basic –

  • start with Kraft Tag a Bag Gift bags
  • remove 1/8th off the bottom to open bag up
  • on the bottom, score at 1 1/2, parallel to bottom
  • rotate twice, score 1 1/2 from top (the outer most part of the serrated curve)
  • parallel to the outer edge, cut 1″ up to score line
  • repeat for other side
  • fold ‘bottom’ score lines inward creating bottom
  • sides remain puffy to flat towards the top
  • fold down top score line
  • inside piece for the sturdy cardboard bottom 2 5/8 x 2

Bag Band –

  • 2 x 8 1/2 strip of card stock
  • 2 DSP pieces, 2 x 1 3/4 and 2 3/4 x 1 3/4
  • adhere to outside flaps

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Pretty simple? Please email me if you have any questions!

Now that you’ve seen a sampling of some of my favorites, head on over to Anne Power to see what her favorites are!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Thank You, Pumpkin, CCMC

It’s Thursday! Time for another fabulous layout from Create with Connie and Mary!

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Isn’t this fun?

Since I create cards very streamline, these sort of freestyle designs are always a real challenge for me. And, of course, I wanted to play around with the Thoughtful Branches bundle some more.

So, how to combine these two???

Like this –

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And, I love it!!!

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I cut the ‘tree top’ from the set in Pumpkin Pie and the ‘trunk’ in Early Espresso at the same time. I adhered the tree top, aka, pumpkin, to another piece of Pumpkin Pie and simply cut around it. Because no pumpkin is perfect – my cutting didn’t have to be either!

The leaves and the sentiment are from the same bundle too!

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The DSP is one of those nifty 6×6 pads!

I hope I have inspired you with this card to use your dies/framelits maybe not quite how they were intended to be used! It’s always fun to see items in a different way!

You should see what the other design team members created too! Create with Connie and Mary would love for you to share what you have done with the sketch as well!

I’d love to hear from you!

Supplies used –

  • Stamp Set – Thoughtful Branches (LE)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Serene Scenery DSP Stack
  • Punches – Triple Banner Punch
  • Big Shot – Beautiful Branches (LE)
  • Other – Pearl Basic Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby