Jar of Love and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #553

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

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What do you think of this combination of colors?  

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I used the Jar of Love stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Jars framelits.  This set I haven't used in a while and  consider it to be one of my favorites.  It is easy to create lovely arrangements with the images in the set.  

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I used the Eclectic Layers thinlits to create the cut out design.  The cut out creates interest, texture and allows the Gray Granite DSP to show through.  It is a simple thing to do and adds a lot to the overall design of the card. 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design team created for this challenge.  So many great ideas and inspiration!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Sale-A-Bration Coordination

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Sale-A-Bration Coordination products. On my card today I am using 2 of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products, the More Than Words stamp set and the Four Season Framelits.   I am using 3 Sale-A-Bration choices, Painted Seasons bundle, Country Floral Dynamic TIEF, and the Painted Seasons DSP.

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This is a gate fold card with a belly band using the Painted Seasons DSP and the Painted Seasons stamp set in Poppy Parade and Grapefruit Grove ink.  The Painted Season DSP is SO pretty and versatile.  The problem with the Painted Seasons pack of paper is that it is hard to chose which side of the paper to use,  both sides are great!  I am so happy that Stampin' Up! is offering it as a Sale-A-Bration choice.  Now you can get an extra pack or 2 of just the Painted Seasons DSP.  All of the flowers and leaves were cut out using the Four Seasons framelits.

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This is what the card looks like after you take off the belly band.  I used the gorgeous Country Floral Dynamic TIEF.  This is one beautiful embossing folder and you can get it FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase.  The sentiment is from the More Than Words stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination release.  This stamp set has great sentiments that can be used with or without a Sale-A-Bration stamp set.   Take a closer look at the "wishes".  There are 2 stamps in the More Than Words set one that says "wishes" and the other looks like the bottom half of wishes.  I first stamped wishes in Grapefruit Grove ink and then stamped over it in Poppy Parade.  Love how it turned out.

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Now it is an easel card!  Fun huh?  I like the little surprise of the hidden easel.  I think this would also be cute as a picture frame.  Instead of putting a sentiment in the circle, a picture would be so cute.  

Hope you enjoyed today's project.  Here is a list of all the stops on the blog hop!  

 

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Stamper's Dozen March 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s (Stamping in My Flops)
  2. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  3. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  4. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  5. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  6. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop for more great ideas!

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Vertical Greetings for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #552

Today's sketch for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge made me think about the fun topiaries in the Vertical Greetings stamp set.   In addition to the great images this set also has vertical greetings!  I don't regularly use a vertical greeting but on today's card it was just the right thing.

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Here is the #CCMC552 sketch.

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My card followed the sketch very closely and I am happy with how fresh and clean it looks.  Whisper White card stock combined with any of the Gingham Gala papers just reminds me of spring.   The faux stitched background was created by repeatedly using the large die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  I used this background idea on this card.  

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Did you notice that the topiary is a little shorter?  I inked up just the last two green poofs (highly technical term) to better fit the oval.  Don't you love those little sequin flowers?  The sequins are adhesive backed which makes them even easier to use.  I put a little Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot in the center of each sequin.   

Did you notice the little stitched design on the white strip?  The strip was also made using the Needlepoint Elements framelits.  I didn't want to use ribbon and thought this little design element was just right.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created using this sketch.

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Quick & Easy Bloom by Bloom

Just a quick and easy Sunday Share card using the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.

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Randomly stamped the images from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set in Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight.  Popped the adorable Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins for the flower centers.   Love this sentiment from the Part of My Story set Sale-A-Bration set.  I use this one a lot.   Sending cards just because you are thinking of someone is as important as sending a card for a special occasion.

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I did just a little bit of fussy cutting to decorate the inside of the card.  

Hope you liked this springy card, which reminds me remember to Spring Forward!  

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Butterfly Gala & the Needlepoint Nook DSP

Today's card was inspired by this card I made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #550.   The Butterfly Duet punch is unfortunately not available right now but it looks like it will be soon (April 1, no fooling!).

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I used the Needlepoint Nook DSP.  Have you checked out this pack of paper?  I love this pack of paper.  Both sides of the paper have great designs and they coordinate so well together.  

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The sentiment I used on the front of the card is from the Needle & Thread stamp set.  Did you see the faux stitching below the sentiment?  That is from the Needlepoint Elements framelits.  If you are a regular reader of my blog (thank you!) you know I am a big fan of these dies.  I have certainly gotten my use out of them.  You can see some other samples here, here, here,  and here.

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Inside of my card I added a strip of DSP (hate to waste those little strips), a sentiment from the Needle & Thread stamp set and the sweet little butterflies.  

Starting with a sketch or a color combination really helps me to get started stamping.  Try it next time you are in need of a little creative assistance.  

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Painted Seasons, More Than Words, & the Country Floral TIEF

Today's card for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge features 2 Sale-A-Bration sets and 2 Sale-A-Bration Coordination framelit!  This week's challenge is a color challenge featuring Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink and Fresh Fig.

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The beautiful embossed design was created by using the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing folder).   This is one lovely embossing folder!  The sentiment is from the More Than Words stamp set which is part of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination offering.  This stamp set has great sentiments that coordinate so well with the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.

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The flowers and leaves are from the Painted Seasons stamp  set which is part of the Painted Seasons bundle.  This stamp set has a coordinating set of framelits, Four Season Framelit Dies which is part of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products.   I inked all of the flowers in Petal Pink ink but the middle flower I also used the "rock n roll" technique.  After I inked the stamp in Petal Pink ink, I rolled the outer edge of the stamp in Fresh Fig ink.  To add a little bling I placed a Petal Pink Rhinestone Gem in the center of each flower.  

Do you like this color combination as much as I do?  If you want even more inspiration be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.

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Painted Season DSP Panel Card and tutorial

The Painted Season Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites!  Every design is great but I think this one might be my favorite.  

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Here's how to make this card.

Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set (Occasions catalog page 16)

Early Espresso ink pad

Early Espresso card stock 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2", 3-3/4" x 4", scrap piece for labels

Poppy Parade card stock  4" x 5-1/4"

Whisper White card stock (inside of card) 4" x 5-1/4", scrap piece for labels

Painted Seasons DSP 3-3/8" x 4" cut into three 1-1/8" x 4" strips, 1/2" x 4" strip (optional)

Labels from the SAB Coordination Lily Framelit dies

Poppy Parade 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon

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  1. Evenly space and adhere the DSP on the 3-3/4" x 4" Early Espresso card stock.
  2. Adhere the panel to the Poppy Parade card stock.
  3. Wrap the Poppy Parade ribbon around the bottom of the panel and tie a bow
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday set in Early Espresso ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.
  5. Cut out the sentiment using the  small label in the Lily Framelit dies and the large label in Early Espresso card stock.  Using dimensionals attach them to the card.  Attach 2 gold Metallic Pearls. 
  6. Adhere the Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card.  Attach the strip of Painted Season DSP if desired.

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This quick and easy card is a great way to show off the beauty of the Painted Season DSP (Designer Series Paper).   The Painted Season DSP is available as part of a Level 2 (FREE with a $100 order) Sale-A-Bration bundle which includes the Painted Season stamp set and the Painted Season DSP.  You can also get an extra pack of the Painted Season DSP with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. 

March is the last month of Sale-A-Bration so be sure to contact me to place an order or you can also order through my online store.  You can click on the pictures below and it will take you to my store.  You don't want to miss out on all the fabulous Sale-A-Bration products!

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Can it Get Any Better?

Welcome to the final month of Sale-A-Bration!   It is hard to believe but Sale-A-Bration just got even better!  How?  Sale-A-Brations Coordination AND new Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices!

Don't you just love the Hello Cupcake, So Hoppy Together,  Lasting Lily and Painted Seasons stamp sets?  Would you love them even more if there were framelits to cut them out? Hello Sale-A-Bration Coordination!   There are now framelits that you can purchase to coordinate with those stamp sets.

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There is even a new sentiments stamp set called More Than Words.  This set has great sayings that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration sets and more.  If you like punches let me also introduce the Story Label punch.

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Love these new products that  coordinate with Sale-A-Bration!

In addition there are  8 new Level 1 Sale-A-Bration (free with a $50 purchase) choices!

 
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Go here to see all the Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices,  go here to see all the Level 2 Sale-A-Bration choices,  and here to see the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products.

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Needle & Thread for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #550

Taking a break from Sale-A-Bration products and using the Needle & Thread bundle from the Occasions catalog for today's Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge.

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I chose the Needle & Thread bundle because I wanted a set that had sentiments as well as images.  I also wanted a set that  had coordinating framelits.  The added bonus of this bundle is that it also has the Needlepoint Nook DSP. I started by choosing the pattern of DSP I wanted to work with and then built the card around the paper.   The 2 strips of paper underneath the oval is also DSP and in fact is on the back of the paper I chose.  I thought the stitched stripes looked like ribbon which fit the sketch perfectly.  

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One of my favorite framelits in the Needlepoint Elements Framelits is the one I used to create the design on the Whisper White card stock.  It is a beautiful stitched design and I ran it multiple times to create the stitched background.  Simple and yet adds a lot of interest.   I will be using this idea again soon.

Now it is time for you to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team created.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Painted Seasons and the Botanical Butterfly DSP

Sale-A-Bration 2019 got even better when the 2nd release items became available.  Today's card is a mashup of  1st release, 2nd release Sale-A-Bration and something coming on March 1.

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The versatile black and white gingham is one of the designs from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper pack which was part of the original Sale-A-Bration release. The lovely flowers and leaves are from the Painted Seasons stamps set which is part of the Painted Seasons bundle   which is one of the products released during the 2nd Sale-A-Bration release. The flowers and leaves were cut out using the Four Seasons Framelits Dies which will be available for purchase beginning March 1st.  The Four Seasons Framelits are part of  the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products.  There are 4 sets of framelits that will be available for purchase that will coordinate with the following Sale-A-Bration stamp sets: Lasting Lily, Hello Cupcake, So Hoppy Together, and Painted Seasons.  

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I colored the flowers in using the Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  Quick and easy coloring since all the shading is done for me by the stamps. I like to decorate the inside of my cards.  This is also a great way to use up those little strips of DSP that I have a difficult time throwing away.  The sweet sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  I love this font!

Just a few more sleeps till you can purchase the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items!

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