May 7, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

It's Saturday and that mean's a brand new Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. Today's theme is "For That Special Lady". How easy is that? It could be Mother's Day, a female birthday or any type of holiday....which leaves it wide open: Mom, Daughter, Grand-daughter, Grandmother...oh my, the possibilities are almost endless!

Before I get to my project for the hop, did you know we are getting ready for our May Mini Subscription featuring new products from the new Annual Catalog? What a great time to grab some ideas.

We will open on May 18th so we can use the NEW catalog preorder sets!
only $8.95 US with a projects using stamp sets from the NEW 2016-17 Catalog!
* 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 (18th this month!)
Sets we will be using for the May Mini Session:  
  • Swirly Bird Bundle 
  • Painter's Palette 
  • Confetti Celebration 
  • Pop of Paradise 
  • Gift of Love 

Purchase BOTH May and June 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS PREORDER PROJECT using Love & Affection Stamp Set and Affectionately Yours Designer Paper, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!  Visit Create with Connie & Mary to order your subscription today!

Now on to today's project. I created a very feminine and floral card that can be used for any occasion by using "for you" as my sentiment:

The white embossing looks spectacular on the Calypso Coral Cardstock, doesn't it? I also white embossed the small Pool Party Cardstock flowers that you see layered with Stampin' Dimensionals:

Here's the card recipe:

  • Card Base: Calypso Coral Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4" Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 5-1/4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Calypso Coral Cardstock 3-3/4" x 5". Rub your Embossing Buddy over the cardstock piece. Stamp the heart image repeatedly using VersaMark Ink from the Bloomin' Love stamp set and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder. Set with the Heat Tool. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Flowers: Cut out 3 small and  4 large flowers using Pool Party Cardstock and the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies. Stamp using VersaMark Ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder. Set with the Heat Tool. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Sentiment: Cut the "for you" from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies using Basic Black Cardstock. Glue to card front.
  • Bling: Color Pearl Jewels using a black Permanent Marker and add to the center of each flower
  • Stamps: Bloomin' Love
  • Inks: VersaMark
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels
  • Tools: Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals

Now you can follow the hop by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates. I know our team will all have awesome projects to show you. Click on Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:


Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!