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Hi Stampers! I have finally made it to Day 30 of the Card Making Challenge!!! The theme for Day 30 is “Satisfaction Guaranteed”. I decided to share a graduation card, mainly because I really needed to make some graduation cards, and also because I feel so bad for all of the Seniors this year and the challenges they have had to face. They have missed out on a lot of fun times that happen in your last year of High School so I think it is great to celebrate our 2020 Senior Graduates! For my card I decided to pull... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Welcome Stamping Friends! Thank you for visiting the Control Freaks Blog Hop. If you just came from Bree Renwick’s Blog I hope you enjoyed her beautiful creations! I thought her cards were out of this world!! This is such an exciting time of the year in the world of Stampin’Up! because we are about to unveil our new 2020-2021 catalog. We were able to preorder a few items from the catalog so this month I will share a few things I created with the new Bird & Branches Stamp set and Dies! My first card is a sweet little card... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! It is Day 29 of the Card Making Challenge! The theme for today is Wallpaper Warriors so I designed a card that featured the beauty of our Stampin’Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is the new Ornate Garden Specialty DSP that is in the new catalog and it is absolutely beautiful. One side features beautiful florals and in glorious mixture of colors and the backside of this DSP is gold foils and they are so luxurious. Today’s card is a simple card to highlight how easy it is to make a quick card with some pretty paper and... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hello My Stamping Friends! Today I will share my card for Day 28 of the Challenge. The theme was Hey Girl Hey, so I made a girly card! This card combines some new products and some old. The word dies and Crown Stamp are retiring, but the Filigree frame and DSP are new! I have to say the new Magenta Madness is a beautiful color and I am pretty sure the new 6 x 6 DSP pack is going to be one of my favorites in the new catalog! Here’s what I used to make this card: Wish for It... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I am going to share my card for Day 27 of the Challenge. The theme was “be the difference”, so I created a card that would be encouraging to it’s recipient! What is really exciting is that I got to use a bunch of new products on this card. Here’s what I used to make this card: Field of Flowers Stamp Set Confetti Flowers Border Punch Greenery Embossing Folders Call Me Clover, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral Ink Magenta Madness, Call me Clover, Calypso Coral and White CS Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I am sharing a card that uses a color challenge. We had to create a card using Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry and Whisper White. I love these colors today and my first thought was something in nature. I decided to go with the Mountain Air Stamp set and create a nice masculine card. While I think these colors are fabulous together, I am also inspired to recreate this card with some other color groupings! Here’s what I used to create this card: Mountain Air and Best Catch Stamp Sets dies from Lakeside Framelits (Lilypad Lake), and Catch... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I am going to share my card for Day 25 of the Challenge. The theme is “You’ve got a Friend in Me”. This is a quick and simple card but it has a meaningful message for you friends, and is so appropriate for the times we are going thru. In case you missed it - this week Stampin’Up! came out with a fabulous PDF Download called Share the Sunshine! It is a digital stamp set which you can purchase and download and it has 15 pages of words and images that you can use on cards that... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers, Tonight I designed a card using a sketch challenge for Day 24. Here is the sketch: And here is my card: Here’s what I used to make this card: Tags in Bloom Stamp set Poppy Moments Dies Peaceful Poppies DSP Rich Razzelberry, White, Black and Melon Mambo CS Black ink Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! I had to take a little bit of time off from the card challenge to help my daughter move out of her apartment and into her new condo. Now I am happy to have that behind me and get back to stamping! Today I will share a Birthday card for the challenge. This card features the Wish for it All stamp set, which is one of my favorites in our catalog. Sadly this set will only be available until June 2, so don’t miss out if this is one that you want! Here’s what I used to make... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today the theme for the card challenge is “Family Matters”. I can’t think of a more appropriate theme with what we are currently going thru. This months Paper Pumpkin kit was called My Wonderful Family and the stamp set with the kit is really awesome. I used all of the family words together on one stamp to make a background with a Versamark Pad. This would be a great card for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, or even a family expecting a new baby. Here’s what I used to make this card: My Wonderful Family Paper Pumpkin April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today the theme for the Card Challenge is “Animal Park”. We have a nice variety of stamp sets with animals so it was hard to choose which I would use, but I decided to go with a favorite I designed a while ago that uses the Nine Lives Stamp set. If you love cats, this is a really fun stamp set because it has a couple of different designs to use on the cat, and your color options are endless. The best part of all is there is a matching punch so you don’t have to fussy cut... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today for the Challenge I had to design a card that was a trip Down Memory Lane. I decided to go with something that reminded me of childhood and I made a card with the Silhouette Scenes Stamps and the coordinating Sweet Silhouette Dies. This is a simple card but the die cut tree makes a nice Wow to the card. With this stamp set I find it is really important to use the Stamparatus to get a nice dark image on the silhouette stamp. I reinked it 3 times and the Stamparatus lined everything up perfectly to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! I am still busy making cards and this has been quite an adventure! The theme for Day 19 is “Seek Adventure”, so I designed a card using the Sea of Textures Stamp set. This stamp set has some great images and dies that go with it and it is really fun to work with. I paired it up with the Lily Impressions DSP that we received in Sale-a-Bration 2020. I have to admit, I wasn’t crazy about this pack of DSP but it did make a good backdrop for the octopus! Here’s what I used to make this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I will share my card for Day 18 of the Challenge. Our theme was Fabulous Florals - and this is one I was excited about. While I’ve made a new card for everyday of the Challenge, this was one of the last cards I did at a class back in February before we were told we needed to “Stay at Home”! I used the beautiful Forever Blossoms Bundle Stamp set and the Parisian Blossoms DSP from the Current Mini Catalog. Here’s what I used to make the card: Forever Blossoms stamp set Cherry Blossoms Dies (2020 Mini... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I will share my card for Day 18 of the Challenge. Our theme was Fabulous Florals - and this is one I was excited about. While I’ve made a new card for everyday of the Challenge, this was one of the last cards I did at a class back in February before we were told we needed to “Stay at Home”! I used the beautiful Forever Blossoms Bundle Stamp set and the Parisian Blossoms DSP from the Current Mini Catalog. Here’s what I used to make the card: Forever Blossoms stamp set Cherry Blossoms Dies (2020 Mini... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers, I am here today to share my card for Day 17 of the Challenge. I had to create a card using Black, White and Grey Cardstock. I used one of my favorite stamps - the trees from the Winter Woods Stamp set. I love the definition in these trees and I think it is amazing how Stampin’Up! can have so much definition in a stamp. To make the moon and grey background - I punched a circle out of a post it note, and put it into the card and brayered over the circle with grey ink and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I will share my card for Day 16 of the Challenge. This was the Card Sketch that I had to follow - and afterwards I will share my card! Here’s what I used to make the card: Flourishing Phrases and So Sentimental Stamp Sets Flourish and Stitched So Sweetly Dies Bermuda Bay Ink Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch and White CS Dotted Embossing Folder (Sizzix) Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Wow - I have made it half way thru the Card Making Challenge and I have to admit, I have really enjoyed it. This is a great way to make cards because you just have to follow along with what someone has asked you to make! Today I had to come up with a Very Vintage card and I will say that was a bit of a challenge. I have done a lot of vintage cards over the years but currently it hasn’t been one of my top things so I don’t actually have a lot of stamps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I want to share my card 14th card for the Challenge. This was a bit of a tricky one as we had to create a card that combined white and vanilla card stock. I decided to use the Jubilee Beauty dies which are featured in the current Handmade for you catalog. These dies are absolutely beautiful and I think they are my favorite thing in the entire catalog. I have used them a lot and made some really fun cards. For this challenge I decided to shoot for a wedding card and I really love how it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I share my card for Day 13 of the card Challenge and the theme is cards that feature a punch. I was excited to use the new Under My Umbrella Stamp set and the coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch. I combined this with the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP. These products are all featured in the current Handmade for You Mini Catalog and are available thru June of 2020. I thought this was a perfect card for a baby or wedding shower! Here’s what I used to make this card: Under My Umbrella and Cuddles and Kisses (retired) stamps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! I am here to share my card for Day 12 of the Card Making Challenge. For Day 12 the theme is Winter Cards. It seems kind of weird to be making Winter cards in April, but it has been snowing a tiny bit the last few days and I have been seeing lots of pretty birds in the trees so I guess it makes sense! For todays card I pulled out my November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and this is what I created! If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin - it is a monthly subscription where you receive... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Today I will share my card for Day 11 of the Card Making Challenge and the theme is Fall Cards. For this card I used the Daisy Lane stamp set and Come to Gather DSP from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. I love the colors in the DSP - they are a nice twist on Fall! Here’s what I used to make this card: Daisy Lane and Beautiful Friendship stamp sets Stitched Shape and In the Woods Dies Cajun Craze Ink Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzaz and White CS Come to Gather DSP (2019 Holiday catalog)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! It is Day 10 of the Card Making Challenge and today I will share a lovely card for summer! I decided to work with the Lilypad Lake Stamp set and create a card that reminded me of a beautiful summer activity - the regatta! Here’s what I used to make this card: Lilypad Lake Stamp Set Lakeside, Well Written and Stitched Rectangle Dies Subtle 3D embossing folder Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie, Black and White CS Bermuda Bay and Black Ink Stampin Blends for coloring While I had these supplies out to make this card I decided to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! It is the ninth day of the challenge and today I get to share a card that is all about Spring. I was excited to use the March Paper Pumpkin stamps because those rain boots are so cute! I hope you like today's card. Check back the next few days as I share some cards for the rest of the seasons. Here's what I used to some the card: March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Stamps Stitched so Sweetly Dies and Circle dies Pool Party, Pineapple Punch and whisper white CS pool Party and Granny Apple Green ink gingham DSP... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Connie's blog
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Hi Stampers! Well I’ve made it to the 8th day of the Challenge! Today I am excited to share a card I designed following a card sketch. This is always a great way to make a card if you are uninspired. Here is a picture of my card and I will also share the sketch! I will admit the thought of putting a piece of paper on my card that is crooked does throw me off a bit, but . . . I followed the rules and I love it. This card is simple by my standards, and that is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Connie's blog