Create with Connie and Mary 246

Ahh… Friday! Today is an especially good Friday because I am getting out of work at 12:00pm. I need to do my taxes but it beats work! LOL! We are to get some rain later on but it’s supposed to warm up over the weekend. I’m off to the NY Auto Show tomorrow morning with some friends, should be fun. I haven’t been in a few years. What are you all up to this weekend? Did you enjoy the blog hop yesterday?! There were some pretty good projects, huh?!

Before we get to today’s post Stampin’ Up! had some news for us today. First there will be FREE shipping on all regular (non-expedited) orders Saturday April 6th through Monday April 8th. They have also announced their color refresh! I’m so happy that they have kept four of the five 2011-2013 In-Colors! I’m a little sad to see that Lucky Limeade didn’t make the cut but we also got some former In-Colors back too! Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride along with a new color Smokey Shadow. They have also moved some colors to different families and of course they are retiring some colors. Say so long to Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and River Rock. You can see where they all are now in the image below.

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No for the card! Today I have my card for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary challenge. This week we have a color challenge…

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As soon as I saw this I thought of my favorite… Sent with Love, but I decided to do something a little different! The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock and for the background a piece of Island Indigo. I used MDS and my E-Cutter with the Hexagon Punch to cut a piece of Sent with Love Designer Series Paper. After some careful adhering and a little trimming I had the pattern for the main panel. All of the pieces are adhered to a piece of Real Red and backed with a piece of Calypso Coral. The greeting is from the Sent with Love Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo and cut out with my Paper Snips. The piece behind it is created with the Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape. I adhered it to a piece of Whisper White and trimmed a little off of the top and bottom. The greeting is then adhered to it with some Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. I really do love the Sent with Love bundle and it’s only available until April 30th. The colors are great and so are the images! There you have my card for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary color challenge. I hope that you enjoyed it and thanks for visiting! Have an amazing Friday!
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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Real Red

Designer Series paper: Sent with Love

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Sent with Love Clear Mount

Embellishments: Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape

Tools: MDS, Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NONSU!: Silhouette Portrait

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Sent With Love CM

Sent With Love DSP

Spic Day This and That Designer Washi Taps

Stampin’ Up! has a great new on-the-go journaling set for you. It’s called This and That Epic Day. You can get a journal, stickers, washi tape, designer series paper, and a rotary phrase/date stamp. Perfect for capturing life’s special moments and it’s small enough to take with you! You can get a bundle of all of the products for a limited time for a special price. Visit my on-line store to find out more! Make today an Epic Day!

Breaking News! Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called Designer Typeset! The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Stampin’ Up! has a sneak peek for you from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the best part is you can get it right now! It’s called A Round Array and you can get it as a bundle with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for $23.95 or just the Stamp Set for  $14.95. You can purchase this now through May 30th. Click here or on the photo below to get a PDF of the flyer.

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

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22 Replies to “Create with Connie and Mary 246”

  1. Another super cool card! I am so glad you mentioned your e-cutter for the hexagon punches, thanks for the tip. A big thank you for adding your card to our color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. What kind of E-Cutter do you have? Do you like it, etc? Is there a different one you would rather have? Do they make them that can cut – don’t know how to ask what I want to know since I don’t know anything about E-Cutters. Soooo, what can you tell me about them. or what do I google in order to find them?

    1. I have a Silhouette Portrait. I do like it. I didn’t need the one that cuts 12 x 12 and this one takes up a lot less space. I did upgrade the Design Studio Software, it makes cutting SVG files easier. The Portrait has a print and cut feature. You can print something from the design software and the cut it out, it knows exactly where to cut. Just google e-cutters! 🙂

  3. Super card! Love the hexies cut from dsp! And the arrangement of the patterns is really cool! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Love your creative use of the dsp and washi tape! I am loving the hexagon trend and have my fingers crossed for a hexagon punch – that would be awesome! Wonderful, creative card, Justin. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

    1. Thank you Lisa! I really love hexagons too! They would be crazy if they didn’t have a hexagon punch, but framelits would be better! 🙂

  5. This is a great card Justin!! I just love the hexagons, and the Sent with Love Bundle was a perfect choice for this color challenge. Thanks so much for joining the challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Justin, I think you and I both need to agree that we NEED a hexagon punch. I just completed a card where I hand-cut all of mine. Didn’t mind it but would prefer a punch. You’ve done a great job with the hexagon pattern you created. Thanks for playing with CCMC again this week!

  7. What a fun card! I love all your hexagons on there. Great ‘man’ card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  8. SOOO wish they would have a punch for those hexes! I love the look. Great way to use that DSP, too! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. This is a great card for any occasion! LOVE those hexigons! Thanks for the inspiration with the washi tape – so many different uses! Thanks for playing along in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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