June 3, 2017

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Wow, what a busy week this has been with the debut of a brand new Stampin' Up! Catalog. I've been working hard all week to make sure everything was lined up for the catalog and it feels good to be able to play a little today. Welcome to our Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary!

Our theme today is to create a project using our favorite blue color and using that color as our focal point. The focal point for my card is the sentiment from the Label Me Pretty stamp set:

Blue has always been my favorite color so this was so easy for me. We have so many blue shades to pick from but my favorite is Dapper Denim. I used the ink and the cardstock on this card fold:

This card fold is called a "Z FOLD" and I used the Color Theory Designer Paper Stack on the front and the inside. I love that one of the shades of the paper pack is Dapper Denim. Did you notice how the pattern looks like a paint chip sample? How neat!

Let's make this card together:
  • Card Base: Dapper Denim Cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Score at 1-1/2" and 4-1/4". Score at the half and fold the flap in the opposite direction on the score line.
  • Layer #2 on the front: Whisper White Cardstock 2-1/2" x 5-1/4".
  • Layer #2 on the inside: Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 5-1/4". 
  • Layer #3 on the front: Color Theory Designer Paper 2-1/4" x 5".
  • Layer #3 on the inside: 1-1/4" x 5". Glue to the very right.
  • Oval: Cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies measuring 2-3/4" long and Marina Mist Cardstock. Glue to the flap about 1-1/4" from the bottom.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment from the Label Me Pretty stamp set on Whisper White Cardstock using Dapper Denim Ink. Cut out using the Pretty Label Punch. Glue to the oval using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamped images on the inside: Stamp the large sentiment from the Big On Birthdays stamp set on the inside using Dapper Denim Ink. Stamp the swirly flowers image on the designer paper layer using Dapper Denim Ink.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Stamps: Label Me Pretty, Big On Birthdays
  • Inks: Dapper Denim
  • Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Marina Mist
  • DSP: Color Theory
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pretty Label Punch

Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:


Our June Mini Subscription will be here soon. We are all using new products from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Items we will be using in this new session include:

  • Delightful Daisy Bundle
  •  Colorful Seasons Bundle
  •  Tranquil Tulips
  •  Wood Words Bundle
  •  Label Me Pretty Bundle

Each session includes 14 EXCLUSIVE step-by-step tutorials...12 unique cards featuring three stamp sets and TWO 3D items...perfect for your club, class or stamp camp! PREORDER 2017 BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase! 

You'll have this Eastern Palace Suite tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online. Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month. Only $8.95 US per month. Sign up now by visiting Create with Connie & Mary!