Merry Bold & Bright Box and Cards

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 list to use on my project-bright colors, alphabets/letters, patterned paper, and hello/hi sentiment.

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This little box can be used to package lots of different items and is made with one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock.  The box is Melon Mambo CS and accented with the Merry Bold & Bright DSP.  I love this beautiful and bright pack of paper that can be used for not only the holidays but  all year round.   The cute tag was made from Basic White CS using the Merriest Trees dies.  The sparkly letters were cut using the  Alphabet A La Mode dies and the Silver & Gold Adhesive-Backed Glimmer Paper.  This Glimmer Paper appears to be no longer orderable.  

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The 3/4" Herringbone Ribbon is secured on another strip of the Merry Bold & Bright DSP which acts as a belly band to keep the box closed.  The band slides off and on so there is no need to tie/untie the ribbon.

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Inside there is a curve cut into the box to make it easier to take out the contents.  This curve was made using the Basic Borders dies.  Inside there are 2 simple cards with envelopes.  Wouldn't this make a nice little gift?

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Both cards use the Merry Bright & Bold DSP and are quick and easy cards.

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This is a pocket card.  I used the Heartfelt Hexagon bundle for the sentiment, little flowers, and the hexagon label.  The strip of DSP and the ribbon keep the pocket closed.

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This card uses some strips of the DSP and another sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon bundle.  On either side of the hexagon are Melon Mambo dots from the Glossy Dots Assortment.

Hope you like my project for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF147.  Let's check out what the rest of the Festive Friday Design Team created for the challenge.

 

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you would like me to make a video on how to make this project,

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Fruitful Blessings Hello

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

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When I saw this color combination it made me immediately think about the All About Autumn DSP.  Unfortunately this beautiful pack of paper was so popular it seemed to sell out as soon as it became available.  I just checked and it is  no longer available and won't be re-stocked.  

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  • Pretty Peacock card base-4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".
  • Mossy Meadow CS 3-1/4" x 4-1/4"
  • All About Autumn DSP 3" x 4-1/4"
  • Mossy Meadow CS 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" 
  • All About Autumn DSP 3" x 3"
  • Floral bouquet from the Fruitful Blessings bundle colored using Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, and Moody Mauve Stampin' Blends.
  • Sentiment from the Sending Smiles set inked in Mossy Meadow.  Label cut using the Sending dies.
  • Moody Mauve Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots
  • Vanilla Baker's Twine (Baker's Twine Essentials Pack)

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To decorate the inside of the card I added a couple of strips of DSP on a 4" x 5-1/4" Very Vanilla CS.  I will add a sentiment when I send it out. 

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Thanks for stopping by and 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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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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Simple Sunday: Merriest Trees Goes Bright

Prior to the start of the stamp camp we have a few stamping challenges.  One of them was a color challenge and it was a beautiful one.  You have to pick at least 3 of the colors and create a card. The colors-Lemon Lime Twist, Petal Pink, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Calypso Coral.  I was in a Christmas  card making mode and the Merriest Trees stamp set was on my table.

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I stamped the tree in the different colors on the corresponding cardstock and this is the result.  A bold and bright Christmas tree forest!  The result was super fun and whimsical.  Because the colors were so vivid and the image large I decided to keep it simple.  I used a long retired Stampin' Up! die (there are many things I re-discovered when I packed up my craft room) and cut it on the silver glimmer paper from the Silver & Gold Adhesive-Backed Glimmer Paper (Online Exclusive).   The Glimmer paper cuts pretty easily and the adhesive backing makes application fast and clean.  If you like glimmer be sure to check out this Online Exclusive offering.

Thanks for stopping by and get ready more Online Exclusives will be debuting on November 7th!

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Magical Meadow Season of Sparkle

A couple of weekends ago I participated in the Creativity Abounds Winter Meadow stamp camp.  It was a fabulous 2 days with lots of inspiration, sharing, Lives, just so much.  We do these stamp camps 3 times a year and the next one will be in February.  Let me know if you would like more information.  

I was so inspired during the camp that I worked on some additional samples using the Winter Meadow Suite.  I know the suite has been been very popular and it is currently not orderable.  However the only item I can see that is not available is the gems.  It is more work to order things individually but most of the suite is available.

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This is a simple card that shows off the Winter Meadow DSP.  The strips measure 1" x 3"(cut 2) and 1" x 4-1/4" ( cut 2).  The center piece was also cut out using the Winter Meadow DSP and measures 1-7/8" x 3-1/8".   I die cut some sprigs and berries using the Magical Meadow dies and the Snowflake Magic DSP.  The bow was tie with the Silver & White Sheer Ribbon and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.

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Inside a strip of DSP and another sprig cut out using the Snowflake Magic DSP.  This card would be easy to mass produce.

Thanks for stopping by and think about participating in the next Creativity Abounds stamp camp.

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Beary Christmas DSP Love & Joy

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

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I will admit I took a little liberty with the sketch.  I think you can still see the bones of the sketch.

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Once again the only stamping is the sentiment-love and joy from the Merriest Trees stamp set.   

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Can you see the sketch?  I hope so.

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Inside I added another strip of DSP and more adorable fussy cut images from the Beary Christmas DSP.   The sentiment is from the Beary Cute stamp set.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge,

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Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween!  Hope your day is all treats and no tricks!

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No stamps were inked for this card.  I used the Them Bones DSP for all the layers, the BOO! and the skeleton.  The ribbon is a retired black sating ribbon from my stash.  The skeleton is mounted on a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper.  The Silver Glimmer paper comes in a pack that also includes Gold Glimmer Paper.  Both the silver and gold papers are adhesive backed.  These papers are part of the Online Exclusives and not in any catalog.  You can see all the Online Exclusive products HERE.  I mounted the skeleton and the Silver Glimmer Paper circle on a wobble spring.  

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Thanks for stopping by and hope you received lots of treats,

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Fluffiest Friends Another Sneak Peek

Today I have another sneak peek of the Fluffiest Friends bundle.  This bundle is part of the next Online Exclusive release on November 7th.  

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Isn't this little guy just too cute?  I just couldn't resist getting this new bundle.  The name of the bundle reminded me of that saying, I am not fat, I am fluffy and the animals in the set are indeed fluffy.  There is a bird, beaver, bear, cat, hamster ?maybe gerbil, and a bunny.  I used the bunny HERE.  The dies include lots of other fun images like a branch, balloons, bee hive, grass, leaves, and cave opening. Believe me it is so cute.  

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Here are some basic measurements-

Pebbled Path CS-4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Real Red CS- 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" , 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"(inside of the card)

Basic White CS-3-3/4" x 5"

Tartan Foil DSP Pebbled Path- 4" x 12" scored at 4" and 8"  Fold the front panel in and  secure it to the 2nd panel.  Cut a square using the Stylish Shapes die.  I was able to cut both layers at once.  

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Thanks for stopping by and look for the next release of the Online Exclusives!

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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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Cottage Wreaths and the Charming Sentiments

It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.  Which do you like color or sketch challenges?  

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I definitely noticed something about my approach to color challenges.  When I am a little stumped on what to do with a color challenge I reach for the Cottage Wreaths stamp set and coordinating Country Wreath Dies.   It seems like I can use almost any color combination on a wreath or at least that is what I tell myself .

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What do you think?  Am I right?  

  • Card base-Pumpkin Pie CS 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Layer-Starry Sky from the Them Bones DSP 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Layer-Very Vanilla CS  3-7/8" x 5-1/8" embossed using the Exposed Brick 3D folder.  Starry Sky ink lightly blended on to the background using a Blending Brush.
  • Cottage Wreath stamped in Pumpkin Pie & Cajun Craze, die cut using the Country Wreaths die
  • Starry Sky bow die cut using the Country Wreaths die (this bow is a favorite from this set of dies)
  • Starry Sky berries-Classic Matte Dots colored using the Dark Starry Sky Stampin' Blends
  • Sentiment from the Charming Sentiments stamp set inked in Starry Sky.  Sentiment die cut using the coordinating Sentiment Silhouettes dies.

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Definitely has an Autumn vibe.  Do you agree that wreaths are perfect year round?

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Inside, more of the Them Bones DSP and this time a Cajun Craze bow.  

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

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