2022 July-Dec Mini Catalog

Hello Harvest Thanks and a Secret Message

It is Thursday and do you know what that means?   It is time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge! This week it is a color challenge.

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When I looked at this challenge the first thing I thought of was to use the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes.   The choice of using the Starry Sky card from the pack helped to narrow down the decisions I have to make.  

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I stamped the pumpkin from the Hello Harvest bundle using Calypso Coral ink on Pale Papaya cardstock.   I used the blender pen along the stamped lines to add some shading.  This is a quick and easy way to color.  I stamped the flowers in Starry Sky ink and colored in the image using Calypso Coral and Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends.  The banner is from the Fond of Autumn bundle.  On the ends of the banner and in the centers of the flowers are rhinestones colored using a Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend.

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Check out the secret message!   I have been thinking about this and decided it was time to do it.  I cut a slit along the top of the pumpkin long enough so the message can fit behind the pumpkin.  I cut a Pale Papaya  Tailor Made Tag and stamped grateful from the Cottage Wreaths stamp set on it in Starry Sky ink.   The pumpkin is attached to the Basic White Stylish Shapes square with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I made sure to leave a channel so the tag can slip up and down easily.  The sentiment tag is attached to the flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.  

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This is an easy way to add some surprise and fun to your cards.  

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

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Fond of Autumn Thank You

Did you hear?  There are even more Sale-A-Bration choices!  You can see all the new choices here.  So many possibilities.  Please remember that Sale-A-Bration products are limited so if there is something you want be sure to order soon.  The Tree Lot Dies are no longer available along with the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes.

I haven't shown any projects using the Silver & Gold 6" x 6" DSP (page  10 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure).  The paper can be colored in many ways including  Blending Brushes and Stampin' Blends.  They look great no matter if they are colored or not.

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Here I used the DSP with the Fond of Autumn bundle.  I cut apart the large image from the Fond of Autumn using one of the coordinating dies.  You can see more detail about this HERE.  I did some simple coloring of the image using Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate & Starry Sky Stampin' Blends.   The label is from the All That dies.  The sentiment is from the Fond of Autumn set and embossed in Black embossing powder.  Scattered around the image are Classic Matte Dots. 

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Inside I added another berry image and a strip of the DSP.  

 

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out all the new Sale-A-Bration choices!

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Fond of Autumn and the Split Card Textures

I debated on whether or not I should post this card.  Why?  Sadly the card base I used is no longer available in the US.  It was part of the Sale-A-Bration offerings-Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes.  Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last so it is best to order sooner than later.  Anyway, I decided that you could use this idea using Pool Party CS for the card base so I would share it.

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I used the Split Card Textures dies and added a layer of Highland Heather CS behind it.  I love the color contrast of the Highland Heather and the Pool Party.  The flowers are from the Fond of Autumn stamp set.  I think the name of this stamp set/bundle is misleading.  This is not just an Autumn set.  Did you know that one of the dies in the Fond of Autumn bundle cuts out all the elements separately?  

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Isn't that great?  I made a quick video for my team when I first received this bundle. The video shows what all the dies correspond with.

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The sentiment is from the Very Best Occasions set in the Mini Catalog.  The set has a nice mix of fonts and sentiments from thank you, birthdays, thinking of you on through the holidays.  The little bit of sparkle on the card front is from Iridescent Rhinestones and a little bit of Wink of Stella on the berries and flower centers. Thank you for stopping by!


Stampers Dozen Blog Hop...Summertime and the Stamping is Easy

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on quick and easy projects.  During the summer I still want to stamp and be creative but I also want to be outside enjoying the sunshine and all the fun summertime activities. Do you feel this way too?   So we thought it would be fun to share some easy stamping ideas. 

One of the ways  to make things easier is to use note cards.  Stampin' Up! has note cards and envelopes in both  Basic White and Very Vanilla.  Note cards are smaller than A-2 cards measuring  3-1/2" x 5" (yes they can be sent through the US Postal Service).  They also come with envelopes.  

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  • Basic Black square using the Stylish Shapes die (second to the largest square). 
  • Cut a Basic White 2" x 2" square.
  • Stamp the large Fond of Autumn image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Die cut using the Autumn Bouquet Dies.  The die cuts the flower, acorn and berries out separately.
  • Colored the floral image using Old Olive, So Saffron, Highland Heather, and Pool Party Stampin' Blends.
  • Adhere the Basic Black square to the front of the note card.
  • Adhere the Basic White square on the Basic Black square.
  • Attach the floral image to the Basic White square using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Attach 2021-23 In Color Opal Rounds (Fresh Freesia) around the image and also in the flower centers.

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Pretty quick and easy card.  

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Since the Autumn dies cut out the leaf image I decided to make another card to share with you.  This one is a little more involved than the last one but still pretty easy.  

  • Cajun Craze card base -4-1/4" x 11".
  • Basic White layer- 4" x 5-1/4" embossed using the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing folder.
  • Cajun Craze layer 2" x 3-1/4"
  • Basic White  cut with the Stitched Rectangle die (1-7/8" x 3-1/8")
  • Color the leaves and acorns using Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.
  • Attach the acorns and leaves using Stampin' Dimensionals and attach Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

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Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

 

 


Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop...Christmas in July-Color Challenge

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Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop!  This month the theme is Christmas in July with a Color Challenge.  We were given 2 color palettes to choose from.

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This one features the colors: Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand, and Early Espresso.  Or we could choose this one.

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This palette features Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Petal Pink.

As much as I love the colors of Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Petal Pink, I decided to go with the more traditional combination of Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Succulent. 

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The card base is Evening Evergreen.  The next layer is gold from the Gold & Rose Gold 6" x 6" Metallic Paper.  The Cherry Cobbler layer is from the Boughs of Holly DSP.   I did stamp one of the holly images from the Leaves of Holly stamp set in Versamark ink on the DSP but it really doesn't show.  Now I am glad it didn't work as I think it might have looked too busy.  It was lots of fun adding leaves and berries to the label.  I used Very Vanilla CS because I also wanted to use the new Gold & Vanilla Satin-Edged Ribbon   The ribbon is lovely and it ties beautifully.

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Now it is time to check out what Judith has created for you!  I wonder what color combination she chose?

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Here is a list of all the stops on the hop! 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Karen Henderson

Mo Rootes  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Annette Ball

Susan Webster  ●  Danielle Kassing   ●  Ann Krucek

Vickie Littlewood  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert  ●  Judith Patterson

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello Harvest and the Leaf Fall

Did you know that there is a Global Tiger Day?  There is and it is the festivity we are featuring on the Festive Friday Challenge. What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that has an Inspo List.  What is an Inspo List?  Every challenge has an Inspo list that has 10 items on it and those 10 items were inspired by a particular holiday, celebration or festivity.  You need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project.  You do not have to incorporate the festivity into your challenge but if you want to, you can.  Here is a link to more information about how to participate in the challenge.

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I chose stripes, orange, and black.

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I used the lovely Hello Harvest bundle.  I stamped the pumpkin on Pumpkin Pie CS and used the coordinating die to cut it out. The flowers were stamped on Basic White CS and colored using Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delights, Smoky Slate, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  Can you see the tiny black dots around the flowers?  I used the Pearlized Enamel Effects and was pleased that I was able to make such small dots.  I kind of held my breath while I was doing it and expected a big blob to come out but it never happened.  In the background you can see the beautiful Leaf Fall embossing folder.  This is a 3D embossing folder.  The stripe DSP is from the Black & White Designs.  

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I look forward to seeing your projects in the Festive Friday gallery.

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

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Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans 

Joanne James

Thank you for stopping by and check the supply kist below for the products used on today's card.

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Hello Harvest and the Split Card Texture

When I placed my original pre-order for the products in the 2022 July-December Mini Catalog I must have been in an Autumn frame of mind.  One of the bundles I ordered was the Hello Harvest bundle.   

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I colored the lovely floral arrangement with Stampin' Blends (see the complete list below).  The sentiment was embossed using Black embossing powder. If you like to heat emboss be sure to check out the Embossing Additions Tool kit.  This new kit  makes embossing even easier.  In the kit there is a Powder Pal (tray to place your project in while you sprinkle on the the embossing powder), Crafting Tweezers (useful to keep your fingers from being burned by the Heat Tool and really so many other uses),  Powder Pal (helps remove the static and those stray grains of embossing powder), and a Crafting Brush.   I also used the Split Card Texture Die (this item is currently unavailable but expected back in stock July 18). 

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the upcoming stamp camp information below,

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CA Huess camp

When you order the Hues of Happiness Suite and the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and use the Host Code PZVY3RG6 you will be automatically enrolled in the Hues of Happiness stamp camp.  You will receive 13 tutorials with videos(make and takes), the cardstock pieces you will need to create the make & takes, and access to a private Facebook group.  On July 22 & 23 we will be meeting in the private Facebook group and sharing 13 more ideas using the suite.  

Please contact me if you have any questions about this upcoming stamp camp featuring the Hues of Happiness Suite. 


Cottage Wreaths

Do I have an obsession with wreaths?  Probably.  No matter how I try and talk myself out of buying a wreath set deep inside I know I will.  So get ready for lots of wreath cards featuring the Cottage Wreaths bundle.  Starting with a summertime wreath.

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Love this combination of Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green and Basic White.

 

The wreath was inked in Granny Apple Green ink, stamped on Granny Apple Green cardstock, and cut using the Country Wreath dies.   The Polished Pink bow was also cut using  the Country Wreath dies.  The cut lines on the bow is such a wonderful detail.  The flowers are from the Hippo dies (Sale-A-Bration).  Can you guess what the centers of the flowers are?  I used the Pearlized Enamel Effects to create the centers.  The Pearlized Enamel does take a few minute to dry.  It is easy to use and create little accent dots.  You get 3 colors (Black, Real Red & White) of the Pearlized Enamel Effects.  This is going to be a fun embellishment.

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I embossed the Basic White layer using the Gingham EF.  I mean gingham is perfect for summer.  The sentiment is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.   I love this sentiment since it fits a multitude of situations. The label was cut using the Sending dies and notice the little Pearlized Dot on either side of the sentiment.  This is a simple card that I hope will brighten the recipient's day.

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Sneak Peek.. Hippest Hippos

Did you know that there is an Alice in Wonderland Day?  There is and it is the festivity we are featuring on the Festive Friday Challenge. What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that has an Inspo List.  What is an Inspo List?  Every challenge has an Inspo list that has 10 items on it and those 10 items were inspired by a particular holiday, celebration or festivity.  You need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project.  You do not have to incorporate the festivity into your challenge but if you want to, you can.  Here is a link to more information about how to participate in the challenge.

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This was a really hard one for me.  I scoured my stamps to see what might work and in the end I will admit I kind of cheated.  The 3 I picked from the Inspo list: hearts, holes, and book. 

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Are you thinking, I see the hearts and the holes but where is the book?  So here is where I cheated a little, it is a book fold!  Are you rolling your eyes?  Seriously this was a tough one for me!  The book fold-4-1/4" x 11" Basic Black CS scored at 4-1/2" & 5-1/2".  Between the 4-1/2" and 5-1/2" score lines I glued that 1 "strip down.  This creates the "binding". 

Let's talk about everything else I used on this card.  The little hearts were cut from the 2022-24 In Color Glimmer Paper using a die from the Teacup dies.  The holes were cut from  Basic White cardstock using the Dots & Spots die.  The pretty pink bow is from the Mini Pocket Envelope die and cut from the Glimmer Paper.  The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles set and cut using the Sending dies (buy them as a bundle and save).   The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.

Now let's talk about that Hippo!  This dancing hippo is from a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Hippest Hippos and was cut out using another Sale-A-Bration choice, Hippo dies!  The stamp set is a free gift during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  There are 7 stamps in the set, 3 hippos and 4 sentiments.  The coordinating Hippo dies (19 dies!) are also a free gift with another $50 order.  I think they are simply adorable.  Sale-A-Bration starts on July 1 and August 31.  If you want a Sale-A-Bration catalog and /or a July-December Mini Catalog send me an email (USA only please).  

The hippo was stamped on Smoky Slate cardstock using a Tuxedo Black Memento pad.  I did a little coloring using a Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends.  She really is sweet.

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Here you can see the book fold a little better.  I also added another strip of "holes" and hearts to the inside of the card.  Now it is time to check out what the rest of the Festive Friday Design team created.  

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Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert- you are here!

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans 

Joanne James

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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