July 1, 2017

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Happy First of July and Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian relatives & friends. My Mom and Dad are both Canadians so I have lots of relatives there. What are your plans for Canada Day and also our upcoming 4th of July? Wait til you see what our Saturday Blog Hop is all about today at Create with Connie & Mary!

On top of that, we are getting ready for our July Mini Subscription which will debut on July 11th. We are using stamp sets from the NEW Annual catalog on our June projects!

* 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!

* All 14 projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you have them immediately and will not be shown anywhere else online

Here's a Sneak Peek of some of our projects:

Make sure you visit Create with Connie & Mary to sign up today so you don't miss out! We are using stamp sets from the NEW Annual catalog on our June projects!

We are all using "patriotic colors" on our cards today. How neat is that. I made my card into a celebration card too!

I used a lot of Stampin' Up! products on this card and they all worked so well together. What do you think? Yes? Here's a close-up of the balloons. Some are glued flat while others are glued in place with Stampin' Dimensionals. And look at the cute In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes. That little star is totally perfect for this card today:

Let's create this card together okay?
  • Card Base: Marina Mist Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 5-1/2" x 3-3/4". Using the bar image from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, stamp using Real Red and Marina Mist Ink but stamp on scrap paper first and without re-inking, stamp on the cardstock layer. Alternate the colors and position of the bars a little, all horizontally but at an angle. Use the CELEBRATE sentiment and the Real Red bars with Real Red Ink and the Night of Navy Ink on the Marina Mist bars. Set cardstock piece aside.
  • Layer #3: Cut one border from the Flourish Thinlits Dies and Real Red Cardstock. Glue to the underside of layer #2 on the left. Glue cardstock piece to card front.
  • Balloons: Stamp an assortment of balloons using Whisper White, Real Red and Marina Mist Cardstocks and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. Stamp using Real Red, Marina Mist and Night Of Navy Inks. Cut the balloons out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. Glue a piece of White Twine to the underneath of each balloon. Glue the balloons in place and gather the twine together in the bottom right-hand corner. Glue a bow cut with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.
  • Bling: Glue a star from the In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes on the balloon at the top.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
  • Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Thoughtful Banners
  • Inks: Real Red, Marina Mist, Night Of Navy
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White
  • Accessories: White Twine, In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes
  • Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals

Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
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