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March 2020

Tropical Oasis Aloha Card

How are you doing?  Hope all is well with you.  It is Thursday which means it is time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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Due to the Corona virus travel plans have been cancelled, postponed and/or rescheduled.  That got me thinking about where I would go if I were travelling.  High on my list would be to go check in on family in Hawaii.  Thinking about Hawaii led me to the decision to use products from the Tropical Oasis Suite.  

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I used a few products from the Tropical Oasis Suite to make this card.

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This is a quick and simple card which can be used for many occasions or just to send to a friend to let them know you are thinking about them.  Aloha has many meanings it is commonly used to say Hello or Goodbye.  Aloha also means love, peace, and compassion.

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.  

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Under My Umbrella Note

How are you?  Hope you are doing well.  It is an interesting time for sure.  I have been spending lots of time in my craft room and it has been a comfort to me to focus on something other than the news.  I hope you too have found things to do that bring you comfort and a sense of calm.   

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I love these umbrellas and think gingham umbrellas should definitely be a thing.  I wanted to make a bright and happy card to send to friends and family.  I hope it will cheer them up and let them know they are loved.  I used the Under My Umbrella bundle to stamp and then punch out the umbrella and the handle.  I used the Brights 6" x 6" DSP in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape.  The umbrellas are mounted on the Stitched So Sweetly stitched rectangle die.

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The sentiment is from the A Little Lace stamp set and is perfect.  The little flowers were cut using the Sending Flowers Dies in Whisper White cardstock.  The little rhinestones in the center of the flowers were colored using Stampin' Blends to coordinate with the colors of the umbrella.

Take care good care and please let me know if I can be of assistance.  

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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

 

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The Host Code for March is PFZWJCN3.  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 2 card kits with a tutorial and a completed sample as a thank you gift.

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. 


Happy St. Patrick's Day

A quick and  easy little favor St. Patrick's Day favor  using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.

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Hope your day will be a lucky and safe one!

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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

 

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The Host Code for March is PFZWJCN3.  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 2 card kits with completed samples as a thank you gift.

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. 


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Final Days of Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the March Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  We are still Sale-A-Brating with Sale-A-Bration!  

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Earlier in March 5 new Sale-A-Bration products were released.  I used 2 of the 5 products that were released, the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP.  I also used a die from the Ornate Layers Dies which is part of the Ornate Garden Suite,  an early release from the upcoming annual catalog.  Products from this suite will be available starting April 1, it is a beautiful suite of products, definitely something to look forward to!

The flowers from the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP were colored using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends.  These flowers for the most part are pretty easy to cut out and the parts that were a little fiddly, I chopped off.  The sentiment is another Sale-A-Bration choice, Sending You Thoughts (from original SAB release).  The card base is the Pool Party So Very Vellum Specialty DSP.  

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I also lined the inside of the front to hide the adhesive.  Adhesive and vellum can be a little tricky, so if the adhesive shows through I cover it up with some cardstock.  I chose a Stitched Rectangle die that was smaller than the Ornate Layer die.  Love that you can see some of the pretty details of the ornate Layer die from the inside of the card too!

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This sentiment is also from the Sending You Thoughts Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  I really like when sentiment sets include a saying for the inside too!

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Here is the list of all the stops on the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.

 

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  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  11. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the Hop and stamp on!

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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

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The Host Code for March is PFZWJCN2  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 2 card kits  including completed samples as a thank you gift.

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. 

 


Positive Thoughts and Very Versailles

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

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I pulled out the Very Versailles stamp set that has not seem much action and the Positive Thoughts set from the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

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I used the rectangle die from the Nature's Thoughts Dies and cut it in Very Vanilla. Cardstock  I did a little light sponging around the edges of the Very Vanilla rectangle using Soft Suede ink.  The long leafy image was stamped in Old Olive ink.  The writing was stamped in Soft Suede ink and stamped off once so it was a little more subtle.  The butterfly is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set and was stamped on Pear Pizzazz CS using Soft Suede ink and cut out using the Nature's Thoughts Dies.  Are you wondering what ribbon I used?  This is a little sneak peek of a ribbon that will be available next month and is part of the Ornate Garden Suite.  The Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack contains 2 spools: 1 each of 2 colors (Old Olive, Terracotta Tile).  The ribbon is 1/4" wide and you get 5 yards on each spool.   The Pear Pizzazz panel was embossed using the Parisian Flourish 3-D Embossing Folder.

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On the inside I added a strip of Soft Suede Cardstock and a little sprig of leaves cut in both Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Cardstock.  This quick and easy card can be used for lots of different occasions.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the Design Team created using this color combination.  

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What's New at SU!...Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are hoppin’ to share some  fun and exciting ideas. Today we will featuring products from Sale-A-Bration! 

A little over a week ago the 2nd set of Sale-A-Bration products were released.  The release included 3 new stamp sets and 2 new Specialty DSP packs.  What I love about the new release is how some of the products coordinate with the original Sale-A-Bration release and/or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. 

If you follow my blog or Facebook page you know that I fell hard for the Happy Birthday to You stamp set (Sale-A-Bration) and the Birthday dies (Coordination Product Release).   With the 2nd Sale-A-Bration Release there's another product that coordinates...Flowering Foils Specialty DSP!

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Right about now you are wondering, "Huh?".  Hold on things will all become clear very soon.  The Flowering Foils Specialty DSP features rose gold and silver foil designs on a white background.  The white background is perfect to try out all kinds of coloring techniques.  Here I used a sponge brayer to create this ombre effect.  I started with the lightest color, Petal Pink, then Grapefruit Grove, and finally Calypso Coral.  I used the same brayer to do all 3 colors.  I rolled off the color on my grid paper before inking up the brayer.  

The cake was silver embossed on Shimmery White paper and then colored using So Saffron Light, Petal Pink Combo, Calypso Coral Combo, and Old Olive Combo Blends.  The cake was then cut out using the Birthday Dies.  The pedestal was cut off from the stamped image and I added a Silver Foil cake plate using the Birthday Dies.  I stamped, embossed and color an extra flower to decorate the base of the cake.

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Now do you see the coordination?  This flower was cut out from another of the designs in the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and looks like a grown up version of the flowers in the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.  This flower was cut out and colored using Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  This particular flower was not a full flower which is why I hid the bottom underneath the strip of DSP.  These flowers are too pretty to waste.

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We are entering the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration!  There are already items that are no longer available: Kerchief Card kit, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins, and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  Be sure to get your Sale-A-Bration choices soon!  

Now it is time for you to see what the talented Diane Browning has created for you!

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If you just came from Diane's blog, then hop on over to see what the creative Tricia Butts has made.

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March 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Jackie Bultje- The Pampered Stamper

Thank you for stopping by! If you want to see what else I have made using the Happy Birthday to You, Birthday dies, and/or the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP, you can check them out here,  here, here,  herehere,  here, and here.

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Rise & Shine and Make Today Amazing!

One of the 2nd  Sale-A-Bration Release sets is called Rise & Shine.   This super cute set coordinates with the Cup of Cheer Dies.  I love this set especially the fun sentiments.

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This is a super quick and easy card.  The tag was cut using the Bonanza Dies.  The Real Red twine is from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack.  The stripe DSP can be found in the  From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Love the  diagonal stripe!  The dies for the cup, little bow, and little tag are all in the Cup of Cheer Dies.  

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I enjoyed making this card so much I decided to make a  coordinating treat holder.

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The little spoon is from a retired die set called Cups & Kettles.   The holder is a 3" x 3" envelope.    Cute right?  What is inside?

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A teabag!  It is a perfect fit and a great simple favor.  I always have a need for easy to make little gifts.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a link to the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release.  Please note that the Kerchief Card Kit, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins, and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP have sold out and are no longer available.   Be sure to place your order soon!

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So Very Vellum and the Forever Blossoms

I am ready for Spring!  If you are ready too, then you need to check out and participate in the Festive Friday challenge #FF54.

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All you need to do is pick at least 3 items from the Inspo List to include in your project and then post it in the Festive Friday gallery.  Here's more information about how to play along with the Festive Friday Challenge.

I chose flowers, green, pastel colors, and stitching to use on my project.

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I used the new So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper in Purple Posy for the card base.  This beautiful embossed vellum is part of the Sale-A-Bration  2nd Release products.   This pack of paper is FREE with a $50 order.  There are 3 colors: Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Sea Foam.  In the pack you get six 12" x 12" pieces, 2 each of three colors.  

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The beautiful flowers are from the Forever Blossoms bundle and are colored using Stampin' Blends.

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This is inside of the card.  I wanted to cover up the adhesive that was showing through from the front so I added the top rectangle as well as  the bottom.  All the rectangles are the same size.

I have written a tutorial for you on how to make this card, CLICK HERE  for the tutorial. In fact, every member of the Festive Friday design team creates either a video or a written tutorial on their project so be sure to check it out!

I look forward to seeing your project in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Bonanza Buddies Birthday

I couldn't resist the Bonanza Buddies suite in the JJ 2020 Mini Catalog (January-June Mini Catalog).  We do have a bunch of new little ones in our family which was my rationale for buying it but if I am being honest, I probably would have bought it just cause I thought it was so cute.

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This card was made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC602.

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Love this fun sketch!  It allowed me to play with the fun presents and balloon stamps and the Birthday Bonanza DSP.  Except for the Stitched So Sweetly dies (White scalloped rectangle) everything else is from the Birthday Bonanza suite.  

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Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is also from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.  

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

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Sending Flowers and the So Very Vellum

Today I am showing you another one of the new fun products in the 2nd Sale-A-Bration release, So Very Vellum Specialty DSP!  This new DSP features colored vellum sheets with an embossed design.  There are a total of six  12" x 12" sheets vellum sheets in Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Sea Foam.

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Here I used the Purple Posy vellum and paired it with the Sending Flowers Dies from the Coordination Product Release.  

  •     4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White CS, scored at 5-1/2"
  •     4" x 5-1/4" Purple Posy So Very Vellum Specialty DSP
  •     3-7/8" x 3-7/8" Whisper White CS
  •     Use the Sending Flowers die and cut the circle with the flowers die in Whisper White
  •     Attach the Sending Flowers die cut to the Purple Posy So Very Vellum sheet.  
  •     Wrap the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the Vellum and tie a bow
  •     Apply adhesive to the back of the vellum sheet, strategically placing it so the Whisper White CS covers it.
  •     Apply a few drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to a few dots along the bottom of the vellum
  •     Adhere the Vellum to the card base.
  •     Use the small butterfly die from the Butterfly Beauty dies and cut 3 Highland Heather butterflies.  Attach them to the card.
  •     Use the Dark Highland Heather Stampin' Blend and color 7 rhinestones.  Attach the rhinestones to the center of the flowers.ASID-VellumSendingFlowers-side

This is a quick and easy card that can be used for many different occasions.  I will stamp a sentiment on the inside when I decide who I am going to send it to.  

I will have another fun card using the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP soon.  I am thrilled with this colored and embossed vellum!  Love the soft and romantic look of vellum.  If you are interested in this vellum be  sure to order it soon, it is available only while supplies last.  

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