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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #488, Baby Bear

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #488.  This week we have a sketch.


Surely it has nothing to do with the fact that I am going to be a grandmother for the first time, but I chose to use the Baby Bear stamp set.  By the way, we found out that it is a girl!!!!!  Here is the card.

CCMC #488 Baby Bear

Isn't it cute!  

Start with Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2.  This paper folds much better with a score line.

Cut a piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper to fit the front.  That's 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Adhere.  Use the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack for the accent pieces.  The stripe is 1/2 x 5 1/4.  The checked is 1 x 4 1/2.

The bear sits on a Whisper White circle cut using the largest circle of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

The bear is stamped on Whisper White.  I used Crumb Cake for the bottom layer, Soft Suede for the second less detailed stamp, and Early Espresso for the top detailed stamp.  Let me tell you that I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position the bear.  I could not do it without it!  I'm hoping the coming Stamperatus will help with stamps like this!  The bow is part of the Baby Bear stamp set.  I stamped off the Cherry Cobbler in the more solid stamp and stamped full force with the more detailed stamp.  Fussy cut the bear and the bow.  The bow is adhered with dimensionals.

Cut up the arms of the bear and place some of the Boxwood Wreaths in his paws.  You can straighten this out.  Adhere with glue dots.

Baby Bear Christmas close up

The stocking and teddy bear were stamped in Early Espresso on white scrap.  I used the Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers.  Fussy cut.  These stamps are from Santa's Sleigh.  I did fussy cut these, but there are coordinating Santa's Sleigh Thinlits.

The sentiment is from Santa's Sleigh stamped in Garden Green and punched with the Classic Label Punch.

Baby Bear Christmas inside

The inside has the bear and stocking again from Santa's Sleigh.  The sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes.

Baby Bear for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  By this time next year I'll have my own little granddaughter.  I might just save this card for her!

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A Guy Greetings Christmas

Do you have guys on your Christmas card list?  A lot of my Christmas cards are not that great for a man.  I decided to try a masculine Christmas card.  I went to the stamp set Guy Greetings from the Annual Catalog.  This is an easy card!

Guy Greetings Christmas

I wanted to put a wreath on the front of the car, but the ones I had were just too large.  I decided a large Real Red bow was just the ticket.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.

Add designer series paper measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 stack.  This will fill the front of the card.

Add a banner.  Since my card front is now Garden Green, I went for the Real Red gingham sheet.  This banner is 1 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Notch the end using the Triple Banner Punch.

Stamp the car image with Memento Black on Whisper White card stock.  Use the light and the dark Smoky Slate Blends to color in the car.  I did go around the outside of the car with the light Smoky Slate Blend.  This does add depth to the car.  I'll have to play with it a little more to actually blend that into the background.

The bow was stamped in Memento Black on white.  Color in with the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker.  The bow comes from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set.  Cut out using the matching Santa's Sleigh Framelits.

Use the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out the car and a larger oval of Real Red.  Frame these and add to the card with dimensionals.

Guy Greetings Christmas close up

The words are from the Merry Cafe stamp set.  I stamped the Christmas first in Garden Green and then fit in the Merry in Real Red ink.  Use the Stampin' Trimmer to trim around the sentiment.  It is also on dimensionals.

Guy Greetings Christmas inside

Add a strip of Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack to the inside.  It measures 1 x 5 1/2.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Quilt stamp set.

Guy Greetings Christmas card

That's it!  You can whip this up in no time and the men in your life will love the Christmas card they receive!  It's great to use a regular stamp set for a Christmas theme.  I did that last week.  You can see a Christmas card using Sitting Here by clicking here.

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Color Fusers Blog Hop for December 2017

Hello!  I'm so glad you have joined us for the Color Fusers Blog Hop.  Today we are using Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Tranquil Tide, and Whisper White.

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For my card today, I've gone to my favorite stamp set in the Holiday catalog once again,  That's the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I'm using it to make a Christmas card.

Color Fusers Painted Harvest Christmas

The flowers for this card are stamped in Cherry Cobbler for both layers.  The centers were stamped in Versamark, sprinkled with Gold Emboss Powder, and then melted with the Heat Tool.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  The next layer is Tranquil Tide measuring 4 x 5 1/4,  The last layer is from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper cut to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  I used the white paper with just words.  Stamp the flower in a random fashion over the patterned paper as stated above.  Don't be afraid to let the flower run off the edge of the paper.  Fill in with leaves.  I did use small sticky notes to mask off the long stem.  Stamp each leaf outline in Tranquil Tide.  Stamp the more solid inside of the leaf with Emerald Envy.

Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the largest oval in Whisper White.  Adhere flat to the card front.

Stamp another flower on Whisper White as above.  Fussy cut this.  Stamp 3 leaves on the white in Tranquil Tide outline and Emerald Envy insides.  Punch these out with the Leaf Punch.  Adhere the flower and leaves with Mini Dimensionals.  

Color Fusers Painted Harves up close

Add a bow with the Crinkled Seam Binding in Emerald Envy.

The Merry is from the Merry Cafe stamp set.

Color Fusers Painted Harvest Christmas inside

The sentiment on the inside is from Merry Mistletoe stamped in Tranquil Tide.  Add another flower with leaves.

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I hope you will continue on this hop.  Everyone is so creative.  You will love every project.  

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Just Sitting Here Waiting for Christmas

This probably never happens to you.  I have some stamp sets that have never seen ink.  Yes, the word sets is plural.  I hate to admit this, but it's true.  It just might happen to you, too.  One of those sets for me is Sitting Here.  I saw so many wonderful samples on Pinterest, but then when I got the set, I just didn't want to color it.  Enter Blends and I have resolved to use Sitting Here.  I've paired it with the At Home with You set.  It has seen ink, but maybe not as much love as it needs.

Sitting Here Christmas

I have to say I'm a little in love with this card.  I also admit that this isn't such a quick card.  Someone special will get this card for Christmas, someone who is "card worthy."  Do you know what I mean?  Oh yes, you do!

Start with a card base of Cherry Cobbler measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  There is another layer of Cherry Cobbler measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Finally there is one more layer of Whisper White cut to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.

All of the pieces on this project are stamped on scrap paper, colored with Blends, and cut out.  All are stamped with the Memento Black pad.  Start with the bench from Sitting Here.  This could probably be stamped directly on the card if you mask off the chains for the hanging bench.  I decided while creating the card to make it just a bench.  That's why I cut it out.  I did not cut out between the slats of the bench since it was going on the same color background.  I used the Bronze Blend.  I did go over it twice in some places to add a little dimension.  The seat cushion on the bench was colored using the light and the dark Old Olive Blends.

For the throw pillows, I outlined the outside of 2 circle pillows and 1 rectangle cushion with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and stamped on my white card stock.  For the round pillows, I stamped a design from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set in Cherry Cobbler.  Just color right on the stamp with your Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker.  The rectangle pillow is stamped with the holly and berries stamp from Christmas Pines.  Use your Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers to color right on the stamp.  Fussy cut the pillows.  To give them a little dimension, put them face down on your Stampin' Pierce Mat.  Rub around the inside with the wrong end of your Paper Piercer.  Put a dimensional on the inside to adhere.

The presents are from At Home with You and Weather Together.  Color using the light and dark Old Olive Blends and the light Cherry Cobbler Blend.  These do have framlits to cut them out.  I admit I fussy cut them.  It was easier for me instead of getting out the other supplies.  Place these presents so that they cover the fact that your bench has no legs!  Some are on dimensionals.

The tree is from At Home with You.  Use the Bronze Blend for the pot, and the light and dark Old Olive for the tree.  Add light Cherry Cobbler ornaments.  I did use the At Home Framelits to cut this out.  Use dimensionals.

The wreath is from the At Home with You stamp set.  Color with the same colors as the tree and cut out with the At Home Framelits.  The Cherry Cobbler solid twine is retired.  It was just so perfect here.  The wreath is also on dimensionals.

The Merry Christmas is from At Home with You stamped in cobbler.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Punch out a piece of the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Stack with the same punch.

Sitting Here Christmas Inside

The inside sentiment is from the Christmas Quilt stamp set.  Add another present from Weather Together.

Yes, that is quite a plethora of supplies.  I do like using some supplies that were not meant for Christmas for my Christmas card!

Sitting Here for Christmas

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #486, Musical Seasons

Thursdays are just the best.  It's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  We have a sketch today.


I'm using the stamp set Musical Seasons for the challenge.  I'm also using the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It's lovely!


I think you could probably make multiples of this card fairly quickly.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored and folded at 4 1/4.  Use the Simply Scored or your Stampin' Trimmer to make the score line.  It folds much easier.

The Basic Black card stock measures 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.  The Merry Music paper is cut a 3 x 4 1/4.

The vertical strips of black Merry Music paper are cut at 1/2 x 4.

Stamp 3 of the plant sprigs on Whisper White card stock.  Use the Black Memento pad.  One of the sprigs will be used inside the card.  Color using the new Blends.  Use the light and dark Old Olive for the leaves and the Light Cherry Cobbler for the berries.  These sprigs are cut out using the Musical Instruments Framelits.

The sprigs are adhered with the Mini-Dimensionals. 

CCMC #486 up close

Add a bow of Linen Thread.

The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set.  It's on a 1/2 inch wide strip of white that's 3 inches long.  Notch the ends with the Triple Banner Punch.

CCMC#486 inside

The inside of the card has a strip of the black Merry Music Specialty paper that measures 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Attach the sprig on top of this.  The sentiment is from the Musical Seasons stamp set.

CCMC #486 Musical Seasons

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