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Create with Connie & Mary Spring Designer!


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CWCM Spring promo


I’m once again a designer with the Create with Connie & Mary team for the Spring 2014 Collection – what fun!!!  I get to design TWO projects to share with our subscribers!!

If this is your first time visiting my blog – WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME!!!

If not, thanks for coming back to visit with me today!

It’s Preview Week over at Create with Connie & Mary and today is my day to give away some BLOG CANDY!!  You have the chance to win a FREE subscription to our Spring 2014 Collection which includes 4 weeks of never before seen projects and full tutorials!  How do you enter to win the Blog Candy for today?  Just leave me a message on today’s post – that’s it!!!

Visit the Create with Connie & Mary site NOW to take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing of $24.95!! 

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Today’s project is a fun little “Just Because” gift that I created for a couple of friends.  The frames are from Ikea and hold a 4×6 photo – or in this case, a little art piece.

I used the Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit to create the banner – it literally took 3 minutes to put together (but don’t tell my friends that please!!)  🙂  I stamped a sentiment, found in the Perfect Pennants set, in the bottom corner and that was about it!  Here’s a closer look at the banner details:

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Super cute hey?!  

Here are the kit details (Occasions Catalogue, page 21)

Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit  133330  $10.95

This item and other great Stampin’Up! products can be purchased in my online store.  Check it out!




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  1. I have several of those frames and never thought to use them for anything other than photos. Gonna have to try this soon. I have some empty frames! Thanks!

  2. Nancy says:

    Love all the different ways SU kits can be used. What a cute (and quick) gift idea!

  3. Sheri K says:

    Great idea. Cute gift. I wish we had an Ikea close. TFS.

  4. Janet Kohler says:

    Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I can’t wait to see all of them starting next week.

  5. Tracey Clay says:

    I love it, the simple frame becomes beautiful decor. Your friends are lucky!! TFS

  6. These are SOOOO cute!!! What a great gift! So good to see you at Leadership! Didn’t realize you were there by yourself…you could have hung out with us! Next time!

  7. Meredith says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Judi Sparks says:

    A super cute project! Got to get to Ikea.

  9. lisa808 says:

    Adorable project/idea. tfs

  10. Becky G says:

    These are great! Thank you for sharing.

  11. Suzie Q says:

    I love your project! I need to find some frames like these! TFS!

  12. Gail Slagle says:

    I love the banner craze and think this idea is so cute! I also love the soft colors. Can’t wait to see what else you have to create!

  13. Heather Arsenault says:

    Cute project for the frames! I’ll be on the lookout for them. TFS.

  14. Vick Keyzer says:

    What a lovely gift idea. I see this also as a menu idea for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I love that you show how to use the SU kits for other ideas!!!

  15. Donna says:

    Love SU and the many different ways we can use products. I love finding many different uses for the kits, punches and dies. Cute frame. Must head to Ikea to make some gifts

  16. Elmarie says:

    Great use of the Ikea frames. I’ve always liked the look of them and now I think I’ve found the project that fits.

  17. rosemarie c says:

    super cute idea! thanks for sharing.

  18. Lynn G. says:

    OH, how cool! I just ordered this kit today! Yippee Skippy! Thanks for sharing with us!

  19. Stephanie A says:

    This is so cute! I love versatility of the SU kits!

  20. Seletta says:

    How versatile is this, what a great way to create a cute gift. Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to the Spring collection.

  21. Connie Snowberger says:

    Very clever, Natasha! I won’t tell your friends how quick their gifts went together. ;o)

  22. Kaylene Murray says:

    Looks great. I love banner ideas.

  23. Karen Kurz says:

    Neat ideas for this kit. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Sue Dyas says:

    Love this creative use of the Banner Kit Natasha !!
    I’m going to have to make a trip to Ikea to get some of the frames. Thank you !!!

  25. Sally Grissom says:

    Love the way you used that kit

  26. Angelique says:

    I have several empty frames sitting around the house and for some reason it has yet to occur to me to fill them with creativity. Well, that’s going to change. Thanks for the idea!

  27. jennifer s says:

    Thanks for sharing another way of using the spring card kit! I now have to plan a trip to IKEA!

  28. Chris R. from Iowa says:

    Great idea! I have trouble mixing patterns and colors sometimes and this is done for us! Thanks for the idea. Now, to find those empty frames I have someplace!

  29. Brenda Copper says:

    i have 2 of the white frames from Ikea just sitting on a shelf gathering dust. Now I know what I can do with them Thank You

  30. Doris says:

    Very cute project with the banner kit. I love seeing products used in different ways. Thanks for the inspiration.

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