Early Release products


Get excited about this early release! available as of the 1st May 2018, as an early release. There are three options, Just getting started bundle, A little more please, Bundle and Gotta have it all Bundle. The choice is yours. These items will be available in the new 2018/2019 catalogue, however, they will only be available as separate items. There are free items, included in all these bundles, that won’t be available after the new catalogue release. So I do hope you take advantage of this opportunity, please go ahead and contact me or go to the menu above, shop 24/7 online, on the 1st May to purchase directly.

I will add the links, when they become available on the 1st May 2018. So pop back and either click the link or go to the menu above.

Just Getting Started Bundle

On a budget? Perhaps this one is for you. This is a great option. And look you get two of the new colours and the new styled Stampin’ Pad. Perhaps this one

Yes please!

A bargain is a bargain, I always want value for my money. Sometimes it is better to go for more because in the long run, you do get value for your hard-earned $$

12 Items, 3 free and a special limited stamp all included.

Top of the line grab!! this bundle is super special as it has a third stamp included, it is free and it is the “statement of the heart” single stamp. I do believe this is a limited release and is a stamp that you want to keep with your treasures.

 

 

Happy Easter Peeps!!


Chicken Easter 2016

You Tube Tutorial- by Connie-Rae

Items used:

Have a cuppa DSP 140567 Hello honey card stock 133685 Hello Honey Ink 133643 scallop punch 119856 TeenyTinySenitments120024 timeless textures140517 TTTcard stock 138343 Vellum 106584

 

Stamp Sets:        Honey Comb Happiness, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Timeless Textures

Card stock:          Tip Top Taupe                                   

                                Hello Honey- for the chick

DSP Mat:             Have a Cuppa-DSP Stack

Ink:                        Hello Honey

                                Vellum

Punches:             Scallop Oval

                                Small Oval or similar, or cut oval shaped Eggs

                                Dimensional’s, glue dots

Teddy Say's Hello, no it is not Adele, Well not at this point in time……


How cute is this teddy bear? With the release of the 2016 Occasions Catalogue, and the Sale – A – Bration free booklet items, I fell in love with the “Bear Hugs”  clear stamp set and the “Bear Hugs Framelits Dies”

These were my first items on my extensive list. I was able to receive a free item because I spent over $90.00 on products (oops!) and of course this was a Limited Time, free stamp set called “Hello” I just had to have it! At about the same time Adele had released her new album which included the song “Hello”, which of course I received as a Christmas gift!

So with this song booming around the world, and of course in my head, all while I was attempting to design this card to include the bears and the hello sentiment. It going without saying that I love the song and the bear hugs stamp set equally!

The bear’s in the Bear Hug’s bundle are just so cute.  I did find them a bit tricky to use in my crafting repertoire, whilst maintaining my clean and simple policy. So it took a while for the card to come together, but wow I am a happy girl with this one. I totally love it! And how about the stunning combination of the “Tip Top Taupe Cardstock”, the “Tip Top Taupe 1″ Dotted Lace Trim Lace”, along with the equally as luscious Crumb Cake 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. Just love it. It actually looks edible, totally yummy.

Again, this card can be used for any purpose birthday’s, babies, and of course just a hello to a friend. Either way I hope you will love it, and how about that baby bear with his head peeping out!! Squeeeeekkkkkk!

Connie-Rae xoxo


 

Items used in the project:


 

Bear Hugs YouTube Video Instructions:


 

How to make the Bear Hugs Project:

Please note below instructions are in inches as well as centimetres.
  1. Tip Top Taupe Cardstock A4                   11” (L) x 4 ¼” (P) score @ 5 ½
  2. Tip Top Taupe Cardstock Mat                 5 ¼” x 4”
  3. Tip Top Taupe Cardstock Mat                 5” x 3”
  4. Designer Series Vellum                             5” x 3”
  5. Tip Top Taupe Lace Ribbon                     16cm
  6. 16cm Crumb Cake Ribbon                        16cm
  7. Blushing Bride Cart Stock                         6 ½ cm x 7 ½ cm
  8. Pink Pirouette Ink Pad

Create 1st layer of your card as at step one.

Step number two, tape ribbons and layer them around the mat card stock, using double sided tape. Make sure the ends are trimmed so the back of the card is flat. Using double sided tape stick tape.

Step number 3 Take the 5” x 3” vellum. Using versa mark stamp the “hello” sentiment, then cover with white embossing powder and heat using heat gun until, “Hello” is completely embossed and shiny. If your vellum and or paper ever warps a bit just turn it over and use the heat gun to flatten it out.

Stamping time:

Take the Blushing Bride card stock and the Rose Red ink. Using the heart out of the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, stamp the heart onto card stock. Now take a piece of Tip Top Taupe and stamp a small bear using crumb cake or a brown ink pad that you may have. It doesn’t really matter as long as it is brownish! Sponge around the little bear blending the same ink colour to him so he looks warm and blended, your images will always look more blended with your card if you do this, it softens the edges and works really well at taking the edge of the subject. Cut or use your Thinlits Die, to cut out the Bear.

Use double sided tape to stick the embossed vellum onto the 5” x 3” Tip Top Taupe card, the card stock and the vellum should be the same size and you should have your sentiment embossed on the vellum.

Take your sweet heart punch, and at the bottom of the above card/mat place it centred in between the sentiment, taking the punch up as far as it can go, and them punch out a heart shape.

Proportion your bear image on your Blushing Bride card stock image, sticking them down with double sided tape, placing them so you are happy with the way it looks through the heart.

Using double sided tape stick down the mat card to the final top of the card. What how you place it, so that it looks in proportion to the card overall.

Any problems please watch and like and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Take your time, pause when you have too and don’t rush. Practicing and doing a draft version on cheaper paper is a good practice as well. Hope you enjoyed this project.

 

Teddy Say’s Hello, no it is not Adele, Well not at this point in time……


How cute is this teddy bear? With the release of the 2016 Occasions Catalogue, and the Sale – A – Bration free booklet items, I fell in love with the “Bear Hugs”  clear stamp set and the “Bear Hugs Framelits Dies”

These were my first items on my extensive list. I was able to receive a free item because I spent over $90.00 on products (oops!) and of course this was a Limited Time, free stamp set called “Hello” I just had to have it! At about the same time Adele had released her new album which included the song “Hello”, which of course I received as a Christmas gift!

So with this song booming around the world, and of course in my head, all while I was attempting to design this card to include the bears and the hello sentiment. It going without saying that I love the song and the bear hugs stamp set equally!

The bear’s in the Bear Hug’s bundle are just so cute.  I did find them a bit tricky to use in my crafting repertoire, whilst maintaining my clean and simple policy. So it took a while for the card to come together, but wow I am a happy girl with this one. I totally love it! And how about the stunning combination of the “Tip Top Taupe Cardstock”, the “Tip Top Taupe 1″ Dotted Lace Trim Lace”, along with the equally as luscious Crumb Cake 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. Just love it. It actually looks edible, totally yummy.

Again, this card can be used for any purpose birthday’s, babies, and of course just a hello to a friend. Either way I hope you will love it, and how about that baby bear with his head peeping out!! Squeeeeekkkkkk!

Connie-Rae xoxo


 

Items used in the project:


 

Bear Hugs YouTube Video Instructions:


 

How to make the Bear Hugs Project:

Please note below instructions are in inches as well as centimetres.
  1. Tip Top Taupe Cardstock A4                   11” (L) x 4 ¼” (P) score @ 5 ½
  2. Tip Top Taupe Cardstock Mat                 5 ¼” x 4”
  3. Tip Top Taupe Cardstock Mat                 5” x 3”
  4. Designer Series Vellum                             5” x 3”
  5. Tip Top Taupe Lace Ribbon                     16cm
  6. 16cm Crumb Cake Ribbon                        16cm
  7. Blushing Bride Cart Stock                         6 ½ cm x 7 ½ cm
  8. Pink Pirouette Ink Pad

Create 1st layer of your card as at step one.

Step number two, tape ribbons and layer them around the mat card stock, using double sided tape. Make sure the ends are trimmed so the back of the card is flat. Using double sided tape stick tape.

Step number 3 Take the 5” x 3” vellum. Using versa mark stamp the “hello” sentiment, then cover with white embossing powder and heat using heat gun until, “Hello” is completely embossed and shiny. If your vellum and or paper ever warps a bit just turn it over and use the heat gun to flatten it out.

Stamping time:

Take the Blushing Bride card stock and the Rose Red ink. Using the heart out of the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, stamp the heart onto card stock. Now take a piece of Tip Top Taupe and stamp a small bear using crumb cake or a brown ink pad that you may have. It doesn’t really matter as long as it is brownish! Sponge around the little bear blending the same ink colour to him so he looks warm and blended, your images will always look more blended with your card if you do this, it softens the edges and works really well at taking the edge of the subject. Cut or use your Thinlits Die, to cut out the Bear.

Use double sided tape to stick the embossed vellum onto the 5” x 3” Tip Top Taupe card, the card stock and the vellum should be the same size and you should have your sentiment embossed on the vellum.

Take your sweet heart punch, and at the bottom of the above card/mat place it centred in between the sentiment, taking the punch up as far as it can go, and them punch out a heart shape.

Proportion your bear image on your Blushing Bride card stock image, sticking them down with double sided tape, placing them so you are happy with the way it looks through the heart.

Using double sided tape stick down the mat card to the final top of the card. What how you place it, so that it looks in proportion to the card overall.

Any problems please watch and like and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Take your time, pause when you have too and don’t rush. Practicing and doing a draft version on cheaper paper is a good practice as well. Hope you enjoyed this project.

 

Valentine's Day 2016


Happy Valentine’s Day.

I know not everyone wants to send a Valentines Day card. Whilst I did have this in mind the Valentines Day theme in my head, just wouldn’t go away, I just loved the stamp set and of course out pops this design. One of my most important rules for designing is that you must be able to use and send this card design, for a different occasion? I  always take this approach when I design a card, because I want the design to be used! So this certainly can work like a personal birthday card or special wish for someone, just by changing the sentiment.

I do stick to a few rules. Create a card for any occasion if needed. Make it flow with symmetry, and make it a special moment for the recipient, and it must clean and simple.

This is my approach when I create.  When I set out to complete a card, for any occasion, sometimes it turns out very different to the idea in my mind’s eye. As I am sure most of you know, designing is the hardest part. I like people to look and my designs with interest, and curiosity. I want them to enjoy what I produce, just as if it were a painting in a Museum. I do hope that you enjoy my card design for Valentines Day 2016. I also hope that you will use it and create it too send to anyone at any time. The hardest part has been done for you. I consider paper crafting an art form, one that can be shared and remade over and over the best part of paper crafting and the beauty of it…. Happy Valentine’s Day…Don’t forget to share your art!

Connie-Rae xoxo

 


Bloomin Valentine's 2016

Connie-Rae Designs

Stampin’ Up! Items/Product List

  1. Bloomin’ Love Stamp set: 140643

  2. Love Blossom Card Pack: 140717

  3. Itty Bitty Accent Punches: 133787

  4. Sweetheart Punch (heart): 133786

  5. Rose Red Stampin’ Ink Pad: 126954

  6. Botanical Gardens Designer series, vellum         141019

(Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum) is a free from the Sale-A-Brations 2016, with every $90.00 spent, (not counting shipping and handling costs).

 

 

 

 

Card Layers/Construction

  1. Base Card Tip Top Taupe                              11” x 4 ¼’
  2. Mat “Love Blossom Card Stock Pack”        5 ¼” x 4”
  3. Mat Tip Top Taupe                                         5” x 3 ¾”
  4. Mat/Vellum Cover small flowers                 5” x 3 ¾” (same size as 3rd mat above, adhere over the 3rd mat with tear & stick tape at the top and bottom)

Stamp Rose Red ink on Rose Red cardstock, using the heart stamp. Punch out a small heart using the Sweetheart Punch, then punch out the even smaller hearts using the Itty Bitty Heart punch, make sure whilst using the smaller heart shapes you support the flowering pattern. Using a mini glue dots, stick on to vellum as pictured above or as you prefer. Place sentiment on Tip Top Taupe as I have done with the xoxo….Well done! Gorgeous don’t you think?

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day 2016


Happy Valentine’s Day.

I know not everyone wants to send a Valentines Day card. Whilst I did have this in mind the Valentines Day theme in my head, just wouldn’t go away, I just loved the stamp set and of course out pops this design. One of my most important rules for designing is that you must be able to use and send this card design, for a different occasion? I  always take this approach when I design a card, because I want the design to be used! So this certainly can work like a personal birthday card or special wish for someone, just by changing the sentiment.

I do stick to a few rules. Create a card for any occasion if needed. Make it flow with symmetry, and make it a special moment for the recipient, and it must clean and simple.

This is my approach when I create.  When I set out to complete a card, for any occasion, sometimes it turns out very different to the idea in my mind’s eye. As I am sure most of you know, designing is the hardest part. I like people to look and my designs with interest, and curiosity. I want them to enjoy what I produce, just as if it were a painting in a Museum. I do hope that you enjoy my card design for Valentines Day 2016. I also hope that you will use it and create it too send to anyone at any time. The hardest part has been done for you. I consider paper crafting an art form, one that can be shared and remade over and over the best part of paper crafting and the beauty of it…. Happy Valentine’s Day…Don’t forget to share your art!

Connie-Rae xoxo

 


Bloomin Valentine's 2016

Connie-Rae Designs

Stampin’ Up! Items/Product List

  1. Bloomin’ Love Stamp set: 140643

  2. Love Blossom Card Pack: 140717

  3. Itty Bitty Accent Punches: 133787

  4. Sweetheart Punch (heart): 133786

  5. Rose Red Stampin’ Ink Pad: 126954

  6. Botanical Gardens Designer series, vellum         141019

(Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum) is a free from the Sale-A-Brations 2016, with every $90.00 spent, (not counting shipping and handling costs).

 

 

 

 

Card Layers/Construction

  1. Base Card Tip Top Taupe                              11” x 4 ¼’
  2. Mat “Love Blossom Card Stock Pack”        5 ¼” x 4”
  3. Mat Tip Top Taupe                                         5” x 3 ¾”
  4. Mat/Vellum Cover small flowers                 5” x 3 ¾” (same size as 3rd mat above, adhere over the 3rd mat with tear & stick tape at the top and bottom)

Stamp Rose Red ink on Rose Red cardstock, using the heart stamp. Punch out a small heart using the Sweetheart Punch, then punch out the even smaller hearts using the Itty Bitty Heart punch, make sure whilst using the smaller heart shapes you support the flowering pattern. Using a mini glue dots, stick on to vellum as pictured above or as you prefer. Place sentiment on Tip Top Taupe as I have done with the xoxo….Well done! Gorgeous don’t you think?