Simply Zinnia Good Luck

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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But wait,  this challenge gets even better!  We are joining up with the Double Trouble Challenge!

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Doesn't that sound like fun!  For the Double Trouble Challenge you must use Thing 1 in your project, which is the color Green as a main color.  If you want, you can also add a touch of gold which is Thing 3.  You can do Thing 2 which is a Double Dare and use green and 2 items from the Festive Friday Challenge Inspo list.  

I used from the Festive Friday Inspo List-green, fun fold, and a good luck sentiment.  This qualifies for the Double Trouble challenge for both Thing 1 and Thing 2!

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The greens I used are Lemon Lime Twist and Mossy Meadow.  The DSP is the Flowering Zinnia DSP (Online Exclusive) which will be debuting March 5th.  I used 3 different patterns from the paper pack.  The sentiment is from the Let's Go Shopping stamp set.  The flowers are from the Simply Zinnia set colored using Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Blends.  The flowers were cut out using the coordinating Simply Zinnia dies.

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The fold is called a pop out gate fold card.  It is a very clever and pretty easy fold.  

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On the back there is a space to write a note.  

I hope you will join in the fun and enter both challenges- Festive Friday and the Double Trouble Challenge.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge team created for the challenge.

 

Thank you for stopping by!

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Do you like fun folds?

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Place a $35 order through my online store and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.


Detailed Dogwood Thanks

It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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Today is also the last day of Sale-A-Bration so I am using from Sale-A-Bration the Detailed Dogwood stamp set,  the Softly Sophisticated Embossing folder (part of the Softly Sophisticated bundle), and the Softly Stippled DSP.

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  • The card base is Pebbled Path (2024-26 In Color) cut at 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2". 
  • The easiest way to cut the Softly Stippled DSP is to cut both patterns at 4" x 5-1/4". Cut one to the triangle shape and layer it over the the other pattern. 
  • The Basic White circle was cut using a Stylish Shapes die
  • The dogwood image was stamped in Pebbled Path ink and colored using Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Pebbled Path Stampin' Blends.  The image was fussy cut out and adhered to the Basic White circle with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • The sentiment is from the Love For You stamp set. 
  • The Pebbled Path banner was embossed using the embossing folder from the Softly Sophisticated bundle. 
  • The dragonfly is also from the Detailed Dogwood set.  It was stamped using Pebbled Path ink on a piece of the Softly Stippled DSP.  The wings were colored using Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends.
  • Around the dogwood are Pebbled Path 2023-25 In Color Dots.

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  • Inside another image from the Detailed Dogwood stamp set inked in Pebbled Path and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  • The Pebbled Path cardstock strip was also embossed with the Softly Sophisticated embossing folder.

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If you are interested in any Sale-A-Bration products be sure to get your order placed by 11:30 MT, February 29th.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created.

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Softly Sophisticated & Sunny Days DSP

Just a few more sleeps and the 2024 Sale-A-Bration will be over.  I have been playing with these products for a couple of months and loving them.  I wanted to use one of my favorite patterns from the Sunny Days DSP and realized that the Softly Sophisticated stamp set flowers are similar.

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What do you think?  Don't you think they look good together?  This fold is called a Pop Out Gatefold and it is quite a fun one to make.  It does require some precise cutting and scoring but it is not difficult.   All the stamped images are from the Softly Sophisticated bundle (Sale-A-Bration) and all the patterned paper is from the Sunny Days DSP.  I kept things simple since the fold is quite interesting. 

The Softly Sophisticated stamp set is a 2-Step stamp.  I used  2 stamps to create the flower and leaves.  The flowers were inked in Poppy Parade and the leaves Shaded Spruce. 

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This is what the card looks like from above.  In this view you can really see the fold.  

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This is the back of the card.  Here you can see where you can write a little note.   The card folds up nicely and will fit in an A-2 envelope.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to place your order soon to qualify for Sale-A-Bration gifts,

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If you are a fan of fun folds be sure to check out the Creativity Abounds Fun Fold tutorial!
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Place a $35 order through my online store and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.


Flight & Airy DSP and the Gorgeous Garden Dies

Sometimes I feel like Chicken Little, you know the one who is scurrying around saying that the sky is falling except I am saying Sale-A-Bration is ending soon!  The difference is what I am telling you is true.  Sale-A-Bration ends on February 29th.  Just a few sleeps away!

Want some new stamping supplies?  Need to stock up on adhesives, dimensionals, ink refills, In Color products etc?  Sale-A-Bration is a great time to do that.  Why?  When you place an order of $50 (US dollars) or more you will be able to choose a free Sale-A-Bration gift.  There are 2 levels of Sale-A-Bration gift choices, level 1 is $50 and level 2 is $100.  I have really enjoyed this years Sale-A-Bration products.   I will post links to the blog posts that used Sale-A-Bration products at the end of this post.

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This card features the lovely birds from the Flight & Airy DSP.  They are in/on a frame cut using the Perennial Postage dies.  Behind the Perennial Postage frame is a lovely leaf design cut using the Gorgeous Garden dies.  Doesn't this just look like spring?  Lots of fussy cutting on this card.  The trick is I cut a bunch of these little birds out while watching a mediocre movie with my husband.  Having all these lovely birds and flowers already cut made it easy to use them with abandon.  

The little sentiment is from the Love For You stamp set and cut using the smallest Stylish Shapes banner die.  Did you notice the sweet little sequins?  This is part of an Online Exclusive release (March 5th) and are called Adhesive-Backed Shiny Sequins.  

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Inside a strip of the Flight & Airy DSP and another beautiful bird and flower branch.  I am not sure how I will use this card so I am not stamping a sentiment just yet.  

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Here are some links to past projects I have made using the 2024 Sale-A-Bration products- HERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HERE,  HERE,  HEREHEREHERE,  HERE, HERE, and  HERE.

If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration or how to order let me know!  I would hate for you to miss out on receiving some lovely gifts!  

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Do you like fun folds?  Place a $35 order through my online store and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.


Enduring Beauty and the Most Adored DSP

Today I want to share with you another card featuring the fold I posted HERE and another one of the Sale-A-Bration paper packs, Most Adored Specialty DSP.  

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The image from the Enduring Beauty bundle was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  The coloring of the image was done using Blending Brushes, ink pads, and the Enduring Beauty Decorative Masks.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Granny Apple Green ink pads to color the flowers and leaves.  

The sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration choice, the  Softly Sophisticated bundle.  It was inked in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a Stylish Shapes banner.  The black sparkly gem is from the Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems. 

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This is the back of the card and where you can write a note.  The sentiment on the front is a basic greeting so this card can be used for lots of different occasions and also just to send some happy mail to someone.

Here are the measurements for the fold.

  • Real Red Card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored ar 2", 3-1/8", 5-3/8", 6-1/2"
  • DSP for the side panels 1-3/4" x 5-1/4"
  • DSP for the front middle panel 2" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic White for the back middle panel 2" x 5-1/4"

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to get your order placed before the end of the month to qualify for Sale-A-Bration gifts!

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Place an order through my online store for $35 or more and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.

 


Simply Zinnia and the Paper Florist Dies

It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.

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I love this color combination!  It looks so summery and happy.  I pretty much knew what I wanted to make when i saw the colors.  

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Lots of flowers in Basic White, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana.   I used the Paper Florist dies and cut the flowers in the color combination and I think they look great!  The card base is Thick Basic White cardstock 4-1/4" x 11").  There is a Crushed Curry layer (4" x 5-1/4") and also a Coastal Cabana paper (3-7/8" x 5-1/8") from the Brights  6" x 6" DSP.

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The sentiment is from an upcoming Online Exclusive stamp set called Simply Zinnias that will be released on March 5th.  The sentiment was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out using the Stylish Shapes die.  

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Inside I added a Crushed Curry CS strip and a flower.  A simple way to decorate the inside of the card.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team made with this color combination,

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Fun Folds

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  This month we are focusing on Fun Folds. 

Every month we create a tutorial bundle. The tutorial bundle is available as a gift with a qualifying purchase  or can also be purchased.  We also have a stamp camp 3 times a year.  The next camp will be on June 14th & 15th.

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The fun fold I am sharing is different than the one featured in the tutorial bundle.  This fun fold is a very quick and easy one and only requires a little bit of scoring.   It also features Designer Series Paper which I love to create with.  We are approaching the end of the 2024 Sale-A-Bration promotion.  The patterned papers that are available as  Free gifts during Sale-A-Bration are some of my favorite offerings.  I used some of the papers on my projects.

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This is the Flight & Airy DSP.  So pretty and perfect for springtime projects.  The sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration choice,  Heartfelt Hellos.   The bird on the flowering branch was fussy cut from the DSP.  

To create this fold start with a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock.  Score at 2", 3-1/8", 5-3/8", and 6-1/2". The first score is a valley, then mountain, mountain and valley.  

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This is a view from above the card.

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This is the back of the card where you can write a note.  The DSP for the 2 outer panels measure 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" and the center panel 2" x 5-1/4".  The Basic White panel measures 2" x 5-1/4".  

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This card features the Trusty Toolbox DSP (Sale-A-Bration free gift) which coordinates with the Trusty Tools bundle (2024 January -April Mini Catalog).   The 3 tools on the circle were cut from the DSP using the Trusty Tools dies.  

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Here's one last example of this fold and another Sale-A-Bration gift, Softly Stippled DSP.

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The Softly Stippled DSP (Sale-A-Bration gift) coordinates with the Stippled Roses bundle.  I colored the leaves with Wild Wheat and Old Olive Stampin' Blends and roses with Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends.   The beautiful sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration choice,  Softly Spohisticated bundle.  The Calypso Coral gems are also a Sale-A-Bration choice,  Opaque Faceted Gems.

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This fun fold stands up on its own and also folds flat for mailing.  

Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop.  There are lots of fabulous fun fold ideas!

 

Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions please let me know,

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Place an order through my online store for $35 or more and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.

Here's a peek at the fun fold I created for the tutorial.

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This is an Online Exclusive Magnolia Mood bundle (release date March 5).  The fold is a window pull out card.  


Cutest Cows Simply Zinnia

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

May be a graphic of 1 person and text that says 'FESTI friday International Women's Day CHALLENGE: #FF0153 INSPO LIST Pick to include in your project Blue White Pink Glimmer Any Shape Other Than Rectangle Embossing Women Supportive sentiment Bouquet Tools of work'

I chose to use from the Inspo List White, Pink, Bouquet, and Supportive Sentiment.

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Isn't the Cutest Cow bundle adorable?  All the stamping except for the sentiment is from the bundle.  The sentiment is from the Simply Zinnia bundle, an Online Exclusive that will be released March 5th.  Demonstrators were able to pre-order from the release and it was a tough choice.  The release is quite large and in my opinion the best Online Exclusive products yet.  

  • Flirty Flamingo CS card base-5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
  • Granny Apple Green DSP 6" x 6" Brights DSP 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Flirty Flamingo CS 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" 
  • Basic White CS 2" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic White CS 1" x 5-1/4" cut with the Scalloped Contours die
  • Crumb Cake CS 

The flowers were colored using  Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends.  The cow was colored using Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends.   The tiny flowers on the sentiment strip and on the cow were colored with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut out.

I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color part of the sentiment to fit on the Stylish Shape banner.

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Inside I inked up the rest of the sentiment using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. Isn't this  a lovely sentiment -Sending flowers and thinking of you.  I also added a strip of the Granny Apple Green DSP and more flowers.

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Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to check out how the rest of the design team used the Inspo List,

 

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Heartfelt Hellos & Sunny Days

It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week it is a sketch challenge.  I really like this clean and simple layout.  

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This is one of those versatile layouts.  I am going to refer back to this one often.

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I used 2 Sale-A-Bration gift items on this card.  The Sunny Days DSP has so many bright and cheerful patterns that mix and match so effortlessly.  I love these cherries and it coordinates so well with the florals.  The large sentiment is from the Heartfelt Hellos.  It was heat embossed with white embossing powder on Shaded Spruce CS (cardstock).  The 3 little dots are from the Classic Matte Dots.

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Inside there is another strip of the Shaded Spruce florals and some cute cherries.  These cherries are an Online Exclusive-Simply Sparkling bundle.  The cherries were colored in using Real Red and Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends.

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This is a quick and easy card to make.  Definitely one that allows the pretty paper to shine through.  The 2024 Sale-A-Bration ends this month so be sure to get your free gift with a qualifying order soon!.  What will you choose?

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created with this sketch,

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop...Let's Sale-A-Brate

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who come together for this blog hop on the 14th of every month.  This month we are hopping and sharing projects from Sale-A-Bration.  There's about 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration so there is still time but don't wait too long.

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I did an informal poll over on my Facebook page  and it was unanimous that the Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper (DSP) was the favorite FREE Sale-A-Bration gift.  It is indeed a beautiful pack of paper with gorgeous colors and images.  Here it is paired with one of the lovely sentiments from the Softly Sophisticated stamp set also a Sale-A-Bration choice.  The adorable little bird was fussy cut from the DSP.  The ribbon is the Silver & White Sheer ribbon.

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Inside a strip of Flight & Airy DSP and another gorgeous fussy cut bird and branch.

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The card base is Misty Moonlight and the layer is Fresh Freesia.  The DSP strips are 1-1/4" x 5-1/8"

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I made another card using the same layout but different papers in the Flight & Airy paper pack.  The card base again is Misty Moonlight but instead of Fresh Freesia the layer is Bubble Bath CS.  The ribbon is from the Sheer Ribbon Combo Pack.

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Now it is time to head on over to the next stop on the hop!  

 

Thank you and be sure to check out all the 2024 Sale-A-Bration offerings!

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