January 2, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Happy New Year Friends! It's "Time to Trim Down" today at Create with Connie & Mary. How fun to have this title for our challenge to coordinate with most New Year's Resolutions! So our challenge also focuses on no more than 2 layers and 1 embellishment only today....

I'm using a brand new stamp set that will be available to you on January 5th called "Helping Me Grow" for today's card:

If you like to color, this stamp set will be right up your alley. I also used the "Wink Of Stella" in a clear color to color the center of each flower petal. Another new product that will be available in both clear & gold. It's so easy to color on the shimmer:

Here's what I did to my card:

  • Card Base: Cucumber Crush Cardstock 4-3/4" x 8-1/2". Score in the center at 4-1/4" and fold. Place the folded cardstock on the Big Shot Cutting Plate and add the scalloped square from the Square Collection Framelits Dies. Place the die over the cardstock so that the fold is inside the die and will not cut off the fold. Cut (1) single layer Cucumber Crush Cardstock using the scalloped square from the Square Collection Framelits Dies. Emboss using the Chevron Embossing folder. Glue this layer to the card base lining up all the scallops evenly on each side. This creates the card base.
  • Layer #2: Shimmery White Cardstock cut with the Square Collection Framelits Dies that measures 3-3/4" x 3-3/4". Stamp the sentiment frame and the sentiment about 1/2" from the bottom using Basic Gray Ink. Stamp a second frame on a scrap piece of paper and hand-cut. This will be your "mask". Place the mask on the stamped frame of Layer #2 and stamp the flowers over the mask. Remove the mask and color the flowers. I used Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Cucumber Crush and So Saffron for my inks and colored with a Blender Pen. Color the flower petals with the Clear Wink Of Stella. Stamp the corner image in each corner. Add an Antique Brad to the center of the large flower. Glue this layer to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Now you can click on the links below to visit my talented teammates Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:


We are getting ready for our JANUARY MINI SESSION with a projects using stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures!  Get some great ideas for your January, February and Spring classes!  You are going to LOVE these!  And check out the VALENTINE SPECIAL BONUS below!  Here are the details:


* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects...THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items...perfect for your club or stamp camp!

* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sets we are using for the January session:
    • Flowering Fields
    • Botanical Blooms
    • Apple of My Eye
    • First Sight
    • Beautiful RIde
Here's a little teaser of the projects we are doing this month!

January 2016 collage

 Create with Connie and Mary
JANUARY 2016 Mini Session
$8.95 US

VALENTINE BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the January and February Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS VALENTINE project immediately using the Balloon Builder Punch and Bloomin' Love Stamp Set, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it!

Valentine Bonus Project snippet

plus BONUS VALENTINE project

$17.90 US

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


1 comment:

  1. Love the simplistic and pretty card. Great idea can be used with any flower stamp set. TFS


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