2023-24 Annual Catalog

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.


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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Enduring Beauty and the Gorgeous Garden Dies

I made this card using the Enduring Beauty bundle for a recent color challenge.  The colors we were challenged to use were Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, and Garden Green.  Put on your shades it is a little bright!

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I stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and used the Enduring Beauty Masks and Blending Brushes to color the image in.  It is a fun and easy way to color.  When the coloring was done I used the Enduring Beauty dies to cut out the large bouquet.  The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Heartfelt Hellos.  The  set has 6 sentiments and is FREE with a qualifying order.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink on Berry Burst CS (Cardstock) and then heat embossed using white embossing powder.  The sentiment was then fussy cut out.

I first thought about adhering the flowers and sentiment on Berry Burst cardstock but then decided to add more texture by die cutting a piece of Berry Burst CS using the Gorgeous Garden dies.  The leaves were  then applied to a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"piece of Berry Burst CS.  I love how the leaves look and the tone on tone look.  Around the Berry Burst CS I added a 4" x 5-1/4" Basic White CS layer and then on to a 4-1/4" x 11" Garden Green card base.

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Inside I added a strip of Berry Burst CS embossed with one of the Basic 3D Embossing folders (Online Exclusive)   The butterfly is from the Paper Butterly Accents (2024 Jan-Apr Mini Catalog).  The butterfly was colored using a Blending Brush and Berry Burst and Crushed Curry ink.

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This is definitely a bold and bright color combination!

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Paper Florist and the Envelope Treat Box

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

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This is a super springy color combination.  Sweet Sorbet is a 2022-24 In Color, which means it will be retiring soon.  If you have this ink pad you will want to get the ink refill soon.  You might also want to get some cardstock, Blends, and other In Color items soon and avoid the rush.

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I used the Paper Florist dies and created a bouquet and adhered it on a Lemon Lime Twist Glorious Gingham belly band.  I attached the flowers on to the belly band so it could be easily  removed without destroying the box.  The box is the Envelope Treat Box in the 2023-24 Annual Catalog. 

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The little bee was fussy cut from the adorable Bee Mine DSP and attached to the bouquet by a piece of Window Sheet.   I wanted the cute little bee to be buzzing around  the flowers.

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The Envelope Treat Boxes measure 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" x 1".  The boxes come pre-scored and have the adhesive already on the box, just waiting for you to peel off the protective covering and assemble.  So very simple and convenient!  The box is a great size and can even hold a gift card.  

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The little banner was hand cut and tucked under the petals of the flower.  The sentiment is from the Love For You stamp set and the sweet little Daffodil Delight heart is from the Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team created for this challenge,

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Fluffiest Friends Good Feelings

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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I chose from the Inspo List-Bright Colors,  Twine, Large Sentiment, and Balloons.

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I used 2 bright colors that will be retiring soon...Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide.  These 2 colors are part of the 2022-24 In Colors so there time will be ending with the introduction of the new In Colors.  You never know they might be back at some later date but there is no way of knowing if they will.  

  • Tahitian Tide CS card base-4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic White CS 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Parakeet Party 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

The large sentiment is from the Good Feelings stamp set in the 2023-24 Annual Catalog.  It is heat embossed in White Embossing Powder.  The cute little hamster or is it a gerbil, is from the Fluffiest Friends bundle.   I have used all of the other animals and now it was her time to get inked.  She was just perfect since she is holding a balloon.  I added a few more balloons since she is a little fluffy for just one balloon to take her into the sky.   The clouds were die cut using the Give It A Whirl dies.   This die set has SO many useful shapes.  There are stars, hearts, circles, clouds, rectangles, and of course the dies to make a great interactive card.   I used a Blending Brush to lightly shade the clouds in Tahitian Tide ink.  The twine is Tahitian Tide from the 2022-24 In Color Baker's Twine Pack.

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Inside another cute fluffy hamster/gerbil on a cloud.  She looks quite pleased with herself.  I used Crumb Cake, Pecan Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, and Parakeet Party Stampin' Blends to color the hamster/gerbil and balloons.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday Design team used the Inspo List.

 

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Detailed Dogwood and Something Fancy

Ready for the first Festive Friday challenge of 2024?   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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I chose from the Inspo List-Gold, Red, and Good Luck Sentiment.

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  • Basic Black card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 4-1/2" and 5-1/2".
  • Secure down the 1" between the 2 score lines.  
  • 3/4" x 4" strip of Distressed Gold DSP adhered to the top of the card.
  • 3-1/2" x 3-3/4" Distressed Gold layer.
  • 3-1/4" x 3-1/2" Real Red CS. Stamp in Versamark ink the Detailed Dogwood image (Sale-A-Bration )and the sentiment from the Something Fancy stamp set.
  • Sprinkle Gold Embossing powder over the ink and heat emboss.
  • Attach the Real Red CS to the Distressed Gold layer and then to the card front.
  • Wrap the gold Simply Elegant Trim around the top of the card and tie a bow.
  • Attach the black Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems to the front.
  • 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" Basic White CS for the inside of the card.
  • Stamp in Versmark ink the dragonfly from the Detailed Dogwood set.  Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Attach a 1/2" strip of Distressed Gold paper to the bottom of the Basic White CS.
  • Adhere the Basic White CS to the inside of the card. 

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Here's another view of the card.  This is a quick and easy fun fold.

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The Detailed Dogwood stamp set is one of my favorite sets from the 2024 Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  It is elegant and a great one to use for collages.

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

Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing what you create using the Festive Friday Inspo List,

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ICS Blog Hop...All About Christmas

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Welcome to the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that hop together on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Every month there is a theme for the hop.    This month the theme is All About Christmas.

There are so many beautiful, fun and festive Christmas stamp sets and bundles in the Sept-Dec Mini Catalog and the 2023-24 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog.   I love all the choices!  On today's project I am using products from both catalogs.  

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There's lots of shine and sparkle on the card.  The berries  shine with Wink of Stella.  

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Love seeing the sparkle from the Silver Glimmer paper through the Tiny Christmas Trees dies. 

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Inside another sentiment from the Very Best Occasions stamp set and a little branch of berries from the Joy of Noel stamp set.

Now it is time for you to hop on over to  see what Debbi Green has created to share with you.

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Thank you for stopping by and enjoy all the stops on the hop!

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Paper Florist Dies and a Note of Thanks

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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What a great list of Inspiration!  I used from the list Red, Black, Clean & Simple, and Gratitude.

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 Let's talk about the little bag.  This is a long retired die, BIGZL Petite Purse.  Remember BIGZ dies? They were thicker and you could cut lots of different materials with them.  Anyone else remember cutting soda cans with them?  When I was packing up my Craft Cubbie to move I made the decision to keep a lot of my retired dies especially ones that could be used for little gifts, favors.  I also noted that I needed to use them more to make it worthwhile that I moved them halfway across the country.  This Petite Purse is so cute and I couldn't part with it.  

The bag was cut in Crushed Curry paper and simply decorated with a Poppy Parade flower made using the Paper Florist dies.  I hope they look a little like poppies.  I added a little banner with a sentiment from the Sending Smiles stamp set.   In the near future I will be co-hosting a luncheon and am thinking these would be cute table favors.  

The little card is 3" x 3" (3" x 6" CS).  It also is in Crushed Curry adorned with a poppy made using the Paper Florist dies.  I also added some Black & Very Vanilla Large Check ribbon to dress it up a little more.  These little cards also have envelopes but they are too small to be mailed.  They are a great size to leave a tip or note of thanks.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the lovely projects the Design Team created.  I am looking forward to seeing what you create for the challenge.

 

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Two-Tone Flora and the Gorgeous Garden Dies

Today's card was made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge (CCMC 787) but the square I created was too big for the card front.  Lesson learned. I really liked the panel I made so I finished it for today's post.

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Card Base-Basic Gray CS 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".

Basic Black CS-3-1/2" square cut out a frame using a Stylish Shapes die (measure 2-3/4").

Very Vanilla CS- I cut a 4" x 4"piece with the Gorgeous Garden die and the cut it down to adhere to the Black frame.

Vellum CS- 3-1/4" square.

Very Vanilla CS- 5 flowers from the Tw0-Tone Flora set and lots of leaves all cut using the Two-Tone Flora dies.  Sentiment banner cut using the Stylish Shapes dies.

The only tricky part was sandwiching the Gorgeous Garden cut out between the frame and the vellum and it really wasn't very tricky at all.  The sentiment is from the Fruitful Blessings set.  The pretty little sparkle is one of the Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems.

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Inside I added another flower and leaves.  The flowers were all stamped in Real Red ink.  The outlines were stamped full strength and the bold portion was inked and stamped off once to obtain the lighter color.  

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the incredible Starter Kit Promotion!

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Zany Zoo On Stage

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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What did I choose from the Inspo List to use on my card?  I went with bright colors, twine, and heat embossing.

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For the bright colors I turned to the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper in the new mini catalog.  When I saw this paper I gasped!  It was all the bright and happy colors and designs I love.  I mean stripes, dots and stars, oh my!  The string of lights and little trees are cute too and the "fa la la la", come on, so adorable.   I chose 3 different patterns for my card and it wasn't easy to do since I like so many of the patterns.

The dancer and singer are both from the Zany Zoo stamp set and cut out using the coordinating dies.  I paper pieced her tutu using the DSP and added a Flirty Flamingo flower cut using the Crafting With You dies.  The center of the flower is a Melon Mambo Glossy Dot.  

The twine is from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack.  The heat embossing was done on the sentiment.  I used white embossing powder and Versmark ink on the Melon Mambo label.

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This is what the card looks like from the top.   I added a piece of tape to secure the twine to the polka dot panel.  This way the twine doesn't sag.  I love this fold since the card stand up on its own and yet folds flat.

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Now it is time to check out what the rest of the Festive Friday design team created for this challenge.

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Just My Type Thank You

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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I chose from the Inspo List yellow, ribbon, flowers, thank you and embossing folder.  

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I used the soon to be released Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder on the Lemon Lolly CS layer.  This new folder is beautiful.  Behind the Early Espresso typewriter (I know it looks black) is a Deckled Circle.  This is a new die set and there are 14 sizes of deckled circles in the set.  So useful and pretty too.  The little flowers and typewriter from the Just My Type stamp set were fussy cut.  The Lemon Lolly ribbon is from the 3/8" Sheer Ribbon Combo Pack.  In the pack there are 3 spools of ribbon-Azure Afternoon, Bubble Bath, and Lemon Lolly.

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Originally I thought about scattering the flowers around the front of the card.  I decided against it and instead added some flowers to the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out how the Inspo List inspired the Festive Friday design team members.

 

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