2020 Mini Catalog

More From My Heart Specialty DSP

It has been a week full of hearts and flowers!  Finishing up the week with one more card using the From My Heart Specialty DSP.  

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Just like my card on Monday, it is just dies and no stamping.   Let's break down the card.

  • Real Red card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP 4" x 5-1/4" 
  • Flirty Flamingo CS cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die-the largest rectangle.  Cut out a frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  Layer this on to the From My Heart DSP using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Whisper White CS cut using the same Stitched Rectangle die used in the prior step.  Insert and adhere it inside of the Flirty Flamingo frame. 
  • Real Red "love" cut using the Well Written dies adhered to the Whisper White CS
  • Real Red CS cut the long hearts die from the Stitched Be Mine dies.  Set aside the solid hearts.
  • This is the kind of "fiddly" step.  Attach the heart outline to the frame & inside of the frame using mini dimensionals.  Place the dimensionals behind the cutouts you will fill in with the solid hearts.  Place the hearts inside of the heart outlines, covering up the dimensionals.  
  • Cut out Whisper White flowers using the Lovely Flowers dies.  
  • Cut out Old Olive leaves using the small leaves die in the Cherry Blossom dies
  • Glue the leaves to the backs of the flower and then secure the flowers to frame using mini dimensionals.  I also used a few flowers to help secure the heart outline to the frame.
  • Place Red Rhinestones in the center of the flowers.
  • Whisper White CS 4" x 5-1/4" adhered to the inside of the card.
  • 1/2" x 4" strip of DSP to the Whisper White CS inside of the card.  Attach a couple of hearts to the strip.

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Yes, it does get a little fussy attaching the hearts and I probably won't make a ton of these but I sure love how it turned out.  If I come up with a better way to attach the hearts I will let you know.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

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Painted Poppies

This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC595 is a color challenge.  

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Honestly I think color challenges are harder for me than sketch challenges.  I should look back at prior posts because I probably say that about sketch challenges too!  I am happy with the end result but it took me a while to get there.

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This is a quick and easy card.  I stamped the image from the Painted Poppies set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored them in using Poppy Parade, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends.  I also used the Color Lifter to lighten some of the areas of the flowers to create some shading.   The Layering Squares dies were used to cut out the flowers and the Rich Razzleberry scallop behind the flowers.  I attached a flower sequin from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins to each square and inserted a Silver Metallic Pearl in the center.

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I used the Scripty 3-D Embossing folder (one of my faves!) and embossed a white panel to place the squares on.  Are you wondering why I didn't just emboss the front of the card base?  I wanted to hide the Poppy Parade ribbon from showing on the inside of the card.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this challenge.

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The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Tags, Tags, Tags & From My Heart Specialty DSP

I am back with another card using the beautiful From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

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  • Choose 3 designs from the From My Heart Specialty DSP and cut a 1-1/4" x 4" strip of each design
  • Layer and adhere them to at 4" x 5-1/4" piece Flirty Flamingo CS
  • Attach a Real Red heart doily
  • Stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink the tag from Tags, Tags, Tags (this is a carryover item and still available for purchase). Cut out the tag using the Trio Tag die
  • Run the Real Red ribbon through the holes in the tag and around the card and tie a bow.
  • Layer on to a Real Red card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cs and attach it to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a 1/2" x 4" piece of From My Heart Specialty DSP to inside of the card.

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This pack of paper is so cute!  It is hard to choose what pattern to use, I love them all.  I have one more card coming up on Friday that uses this paper.  Have I convinced you that you just might need to order it?

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Amour and From My Heart Specialty DSP

Have you checked out the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)?  It is a beautiful pack of paper and I couldn't resist it.  I love the color combination of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.  It looks so fresh and happy.  

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There is no stamping on this card just the beautiful paper and die cuts.  

Here's what I used to make this card

  • 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White CS scored at 5-1/2"
  • 4" x 5-1/4" Real Red CS
  • 3-3/4" x 5" From My Heart DSP, 1/2" x  4-1/4"
  • 3-1/4' x 4-1/4" Whisper White card stock cut using the largest scalloped stitched rectangle
  • 7 hearts cut using the Stitched Be Mine dies using the From My Heart DSP
  • 2" x 3-3/4" Red Glimmer paper cut using the Parisian die
  • 3 From My Heart Faceted Gems
  1. Adhere the Real Red CS to the card base.
  2. Adhere the 3-3/4" x 5" piece of DSP to the Real Red CS.
  3. Adhere the Scallop rectangle.
  4. Adhere the hearts to the Scallop rectangle using Stampin' Dimensionals
  5. Adhere "Amour" using pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Glue on the gems to the hearts
  7. Adhere the 1/2" x  4-1/4" strip of DSP to the inside of the card.  Adhere the remaining heart.

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This is a quick and easy card to make.  The beautiful From My Heart DSP does all the hard work for you.  Here's a short video that will show you all the beautiful patterns in the From My Heart Specialty DSP>

 

There are so many beautiful coordinating products in the From My Heart Suite.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Honey Bee Bundle & the Golden Honey DSP

Yes, I am posting another sample using the Honey Bee bundle  (January-June 2020 Mini Catalog aka JJ20MC) and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (Sale-A-Bration 2020 aka SAB 2020).  These products are a  joy to create with. 

Today's Festive Friday Challenge is #50, #FF50!!  The festivity that is inspiring the Inspo list for #FF50 is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, which is celebrated on January 31.  

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I love the Inspo list which makes it easy to participate in the challenge.  I chose rainbows, stitching, and die cuts.

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Here's how I made this card.

  • Basic Black cs- 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".  Whisper White cs 4" x 5-1/4" adhere to the inside of the card
  • 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" Black & White Striped pattern from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP
  • Color the white stripes in rainbow colors (ROYBGIV) I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather.  All are the light Stampin' Blends except for Coastal Cabana-Stampin' Write Marker)  I just realized my rainbow is not in ROYGBIV order!
  • Cut the rainbow stripe at 1/2" and trim it to 5-1/4" and adhere it to the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the 2" x 5-1/2" strip to the front of the card. 
  • Cut 3 Whisper White scallop stitched rectangles using the #3 (#1 being the smallest) rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Adhere them to the front of the card
  • Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink 1 each of the flowers. Cut out using the Detailed Bee Dies.
  • Color the flowers using the Daffodil Delight & Shaded Spruce Light Stampin' Blends.
  • Tie a black ribbon around the card and tie a bow.
  • Adhere the flowers to the rectangles using Mini Stampin' Dimensional
  • Cut a stitched circle using the Stitched Shapes #3 circle die (#1 being the smallest circle) in Whisper White. 
  • Cut a large bee in Basic Black using the Detailed Bee dies.   Glue down the body, legs, head on the stitched circle, leaving the wings free.  Color in the body using the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Light Stampin' Blends
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Stamp the large bee in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color in the body using a Daffodil Delight Light Stampin' Blend.  Attach the bee to the inside of the card.

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I hope you will join in the fun of the Festive Friday Challenges.  We would love to see your card, 3-D, layout in the gallery!

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Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon
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Detailed Bee Dies & the Golden Honey DSP

Today the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a sketch, #CCMC594.

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Sometimes it takes me a long time to figure out what to make with the sketch but this card came together quickly.  I had some Stained Glass die cuts sitting on my desk along with a gold foil bee and the rest was pretty easy.

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  1. Basic Black card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".
  2. 3" x 5-3/8" piece of Golden Honey Specialty DSP (this is free with a qualifying order, part of Sale-A-Bration) .  Adhere it to the Basic Black card front
  3. Use the Stained Glass die and cut a frame from  Basic Black.
  4. Cut a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Gold Foil square.  Carefully apply glue to the Basic Black Stained Glass frame and adhere to the Gold Foil square.
  5. Cut a 2" x 2" Whisper White square and adhere to the center of the frame.
  6. Use the large bee die and cut the bee from a 1-1/2" x 3" piece of Gold Foil.  Apply glue to the body and legs of the bee and attach it to the Whisper White square.  Use a Black Stampin' Write marker or stampin' Blend and color in the head and body.  
  7. Attach the square to the card front.
  8. Use a Black Stampin' Write marker and ink "thinking of you" from the Very Versailles stamp set.
  9. Cut out sentiment using the die from the Stitched Rectangles.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals and attach to the card.
  10. Cut 3 Real Red hearts ( 2 small, 1 large) using the Stitched Be Mine dies.  Attach using Stampin' Dimensionals one heart to the bee and one the end of the sentiment.
  11.  Attach a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card.  Attach a 1/2" x 4" piece of the Golden Honey DSP to the inside of the card.  Attach a heart to the strip.

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge team created with the sketch.

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The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

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Botanical Prints Medley Thank You

I needed to make some thank you cards which gave me a perfect reason to open up the Botanical Prints Product Medley.  This medley is featured on page 61 of the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  I love everything about this Medley, from the beautiful botanical images and coordinating dies, black & white DSP (with beautiful botanicals on the flip side), Old Olive ribbon, printed die cuts, the sweetest bee embellishments and more.  

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Here's a quick rundown of how I made this card.

  • Cut out 3 Whisper White stitched scalloped rectangles using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Stamp the berry image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on the rectangles.  Color the image using Old Olive and Pool Party Blends.
  • Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Basic Black CS.  Score it at 4-1/4"
  • Attach a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of the Botanical Prints Medley DSP to the Basic Black card base.
  • Attach the stamped rectangles to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Do not attach dimensionals to the lower edge of the rectangles.
  • Wrap the Old Olive ribbon from the Medley around the bottom edge of the rectangles and tie a bow.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Attach the sentiment using Dimensionals
  • Attach an Old Olive Rhinestone from the Noble Peacock assortment.
  • Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece and attach it to the inside of the card.  
  • Cut a 1/2" x 5-1/4" strip of DSP and attach it to the inside of the card.

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Here is a little video about the Botanical Prints Medley.

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I love this Medley and look forward to sharing more samples with you very soon.

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Honey Bee Bundle

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.

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The January-June 2020 Mini and the Sale-A-Bration catalogs are both going live tomorrow, January 3.  I thought it would be fun to use products from both catalogs.

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The fabulous bee and the sentiment are from the Honey Bee bundle.  I added some Petal Pink Vellum to the wings of the bee and colored in the spaces on the bee's body using Petal Pink, Purple Posy and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends.

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The beautiful floral  and stripes paper are from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The DSP is called Golden Honey Specialty DSP and it is gorgeous and very versatile.  I colored in the flowers and the stripe strip using Stampin' Blends to make it work for the color challenge.  It is a simple card made a little extra special by customizing the DSP.  To add a little more I applied rhinestones to the centers of all the flowers.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team made using these colors.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

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ICS Blog Hop...Lovely Lily Pad

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Happy New Year and welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share (ICS) Blog Hop!  We are excited to share with you some sneak peeks from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Just a few more sleeps until the start of both the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  We love this time of year.  Starting January 3, when  you purchase $50 (US) in product you will be able to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I mean seriously who doesn't love a free gift?! 

I chose to focus on the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set.  This stamp set also has a coordinating die set, Lily Pad which is  free with a $100 purchase, and coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Lily Impressions which is free with a $50 purchase.

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I made a bag using the All Dressed Up dies (January-June 2020 Mini catalog) and the Lily Impressions DSP.  The bag holds three 3" x 3" cards. Wouldn't this make a fun gift?

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I used the circles in Stitched Shapes dies to create the handles for my bag.  I used #1 and #3 stitched circles (#1 being the smallest). I place the smaller circle inside the larger die and ran them through my die cutting machine. They fit perfectly on the front of the bag and is a fun alternative to the handles included in the All Dressed Up dies.

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Here are the 3 cards I made to fit in the bag.  I also included envelopes which can be found here.  These little note cards are too small to mail.  They are great as gift tags or little notes to tuck in someone's lunch or leave on someone's desk.  

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The lily and lily pad were embossed in white on Shimmery White cs.  I like to use Shimmery White cs when I water color.  It doesn't absorb as quickly as regular Whisper White cs so you can move around the color.   I also attached some gems from the From My Heart Faceted Gems in the January-June 2020 Mini catalog.  The DSP is also from the Lily Impressions DSP.

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I love the ombre effect on the design strips.  These strips were cut using the Lily Pad dies from the Lily Impressions DSP, the same design that the bag was cut from.  The flower was also created using the Lily Pad dies.

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On this little note card I again watercolored and embossed the lily and leaves from the Lovely Lily Pad set.  Used the border die from the Lily Pad dies and the From the Heart Faceted Gems.

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This was a very fun project to put together and offers a good look at the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad dies, and the Lily Impressions DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Now it is time to head on over to see what Dana Sullivan has created for you!

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Sneak Peek: SAB Happy Birthday to You

Less than a week to go until the start of  Sale-A-Bration 2020 and the debut of the January-June 2020 Mini catalog!  Today is another combo project, a little SAB and a little from the Mini.  

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These 2 stamp sets are SO pretty and I think they were meant for each other.  The Breathtaking Bouquet stamp makes a quick background that is beautiful all by itself and yet works perfectly as the backdrop for the cake.  

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The cake was colored using the Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Mango Melody (dark), So Saffron (light), and Smoky Slate (light) Stampin' Blends.  I sure do enjoy using Stampin' Blends!   The hardest thing I did, which wasn't very hard at all, is I fussy cut the top flower but I won't deny having a die to do it would be even easier.  The effort is worth it since I love the look of the flower extending beyond the circle.  

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!

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The Host Code for December is 4GWASV6U.   When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you a package of Noble Peacock as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in January. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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