Create with Connie & Julie – Chance to Win a Free Pass

It’s Preview week over at Create with Connie & Julie,  and I hope that you have been over there to see the preview projects that have been posted.  There have been some cute Valentine Projects already shared by our wonderful team!  So go check it out if you haven’t already.  Connie has a new project posted on the Create site today and I have my own project to share with you here today since it is my turn to give away a FREE Pass to the Create with Connie & Julie class.  How exciting is that?!?  Read below for all of the details on how to enter for your chance to win, and then you can see more pictures and the supplies I used to create this project at the bottom of the post.

The Occasions Edition site will run from January 3 – March 6. Each week we will focus on a different collection of products that can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog or Sale-A-Bration brochure. Our goal is to show you some new and unique ways to use Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous products. Every day there will be a new project posted and each week there will be at least two tutorials available for you to download. Our exclusive projects will include cards, scrapbook pages and 3D items, the quick and easy ones and the more complex larger projects.


To find out more about the site and to order a subscription, please visit us at Create with Connie & Julie.

Would you like to win a subscription to the Create with Connie and Julie site? Each of the team members will be giving away subscriptions on their blogs this week. To enter to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on our team members’ blog on the day that we are featuring them. It’s MY turn today to give away a free subscription, so leave a comment here on my blog (click on Comments right at the bottom of this post!).  All the winners will be announced on Friday January 8!  If you’ve already joined, we will refund your subscription price!

The free subscription give away has ended – thanks to all of those that participated.

And now more about my cute little project – I had something different in mind and when I started with my first idea things just started heading in a different direction. I ended up with this cute little Hugs & Kisses holder using some new Stampin’ Up! products from the Occasions Mini Catalog instead.

Are you wondering where the “hugs & kisses” phrase came from on the little tag?  It’s on the I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel.  I just used a Real Red Stampin’ Write marker to color just that part of the wheel – wheeled it on Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the large oval punch.  Cute isn’t it?  You have a whole bunch of different ways to say “Love” using the parts of that jumbo wheel.

To make the little holder I cut a Scallop Square using my Big Shot and the clear die.  Then I used my paper trimmer with the scoring blade to score in between every three scallops in both directions – it creates a tic-tac-toe board.  Then on the four corners make a diagonal score from the outside corner to the inside corner.  Now fold on all the score lines – punch holes in the four diagonals and pull a piece of ribbon through to tie it shut.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel

Ink: Real Red ink & Stampin’ Write marker, Chocolate Chip ink

Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White

Accessories: Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Big Shot die Cut Machine, Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die,  Red Gingham Ribbon, Stampin’ Sponge, Paper Trimmer w/Scoring Blade, 1/8″ hand held punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you like it!  We will be making this project at my January I {Heart} Hearts class.

Leave me a comment today for a chance to win a Free Pass to the Create with Connie & Julie class – good luck!


155 thoughts on “Create with Connie & Julie – Chance to Win a Free Pass

  1. Wow! I love your treat box with the Scallop Square die. I would love to get a free pass to Creating with Connie & Julie. I’ve been following as much as I can all your beautiful work. Awesome!!!!!!

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  3. Monika,
    I love your hugs & kisses holder! I would love to win a subscription. Can’t wait to see what other beautiful creations you ladies come up with!

  4. Hi Monica,

    I just found you and love the hugs and kisses project. I then went to the Connie & Julie website and am thinking of joining. What a fantastic project… well, I would love to win a subscription.


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  6. Very cute, I bet you did well in Geometry in school. Now I need to go order this die.
    Thanks a million.

  7. This is so cute and what a great way to use this die in a different way. I bet you did very well in Geometry in school!!! Off to go place this die on my list.
    Thanks a million.

  8. What a great treat holder. I am going to make one tonight to use in my valentine treats class. Thanks!

  9. Wow!!! I Love the way you made this box and think it looks so easy yet so neat! Thanks for showing this to us, I would Love to wina pass to your blog site. I Love this, I hadn’t found this site til I seen this on splitcoasters, and had to look at the other things that you make, I would Love to see all the neat things that you have come up with, you have a Great Designs! Thanks for the chance to wina free pass. Jayne

  10. These projects are awesome! I always look forward to see what you’ve come up with. Thanks for the opportunity to win a free pass. Crossing my fingers, hoping you pick me =)!

  11. Monika, what a cute holder!!!!!!!!!! I hope I’m not too late to get in on the drawing…. 😀 I keep trying to win to get IN! LOL
    You’re REALLY talented – thank you for all you share with us!

  12. Have been trying to come up with something for a Feb workshop and think I’ve found it. What an absolutely cute idea. thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Great Valentine ideas! I’m going to make 12 of them right now to share with my downline tonight. I’m sure they’ll love them as much as I do!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Betty Gillespie

  14. Too cute Monika. I ordered this die thinking it would be a nice size for cards & was upset when it was too big. Since then I learned it was a very nice size for scrapbooking & it can be cut down smaller for cards & now you have shown me another use for it. Thank you, Michele

  15. Thank you so much for the great box! I love it! Of course I would love to win the subscription.
    Bonnie S.

  16. Monika, how cute is this little divided box! I love it! Thanks for the directions, I have a feeling I am going to be making more than one of these for Valentine’s Day. lol. You are just so creative, it blows my mind. I would love to win the Free Pass, I went over and looked at the samples already being shown and have to make a couple of them already. Such talent. Have yourself a wonderful day.

    Trish in Wisconsin

  17. Your creativity amazes me, even if you are my upline. I so would love to win the free pass, with my business off to a great start in 2010 this would be a great way to start off with awesome ideas.

    Thanks for doing this.


  18. What a cute way to give kisses (and Hugs)! I love your creativity. Can’t wait to see more of it on Connie & Julie’s Blog!

  19. Oh My, this was so adorable and much easier than I thought. I hope to have some people to show this too!

  20. I was just getting over all the holiday work, but seeing this cute project makes me want to start making Valentines!

  21. How cute! This die has been shown a lot lately but for cutting fabric for purses (something else to try) Thanks for sharing

  22. Yet another project that will hit my pocket book! I love it!!! I sure hope I win! I’m glad it’s tax time I know what I will be spending my hubby’s money on!!! (Hehe)

  23. Very Clever! I really appreciate people who can use items differently other than what they are intended for! To change that simple square into a basket…….wonderful!!!

  24. Hi Monica,
    Another cute project and I would love to win a free pass. Maybe, you never know

    Sherry Conrad

  25. WOW what a creative way to use this scallop square. I will be teaching this in my classes this month. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  26. I would love to win a free subscription to Create with Connie and Julie! I need some creative inspiration.

  27. What a cute project and I love the colors. This is great to have a chance at wining a subscription to Create with Connie & Julie. Thanks for the chance and for the project. Love it!

  28. I just came across your website accidently and Wow you girls are amazing and so creative. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Hi Monika! I love this little basket, I can picture it full of Hershey’s kisses. thanks for sharing.

  30. Monika, this is fantastic. I so wish we had the Big Shot here in Aus already. But Yay it is coming in April. So I will have to store this in my memory until then. Kris

  31. Cute little basket! At first I thought this was larger until I read your directions. Congratulations on your designing position.

  32. Some really great previews of the class! Hope to win a free pass! Really cute project and very creative of you!

  33. I just saw this project on Splitcoast and i absolutely love it. i have to get the die now!! Thanks for sharing!

  34. I really enjoy how YOU can turn a die or stamp into creating something wonderful,… it always goes beyond just stamping on a sheet of paper. I love the unquie look of the candy basket and it has inspired me to get my stamping stuff out and blow off the dust!

  35. Wow, before reading on to the bottom, I thought the box was made from scallop circle punch, and you somehow fold it and glue them together…well, clearly, you are one of the smart stamper!
    Thanks for the chance to win a free pass!

  36. This is a fantastic project. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I can hardly wait to make it. Mary

  37. Love this little project, so cute! I have the die so I may have to try this for Valentine’s Day. Would love a chance to win the Free Pass too, thanks for the opportunity.
    Fredericksburg, VA

  38. I love your project and I love that you taught me something I didn’t think about with using just a part of a wheel. I’m so glad that your a LNS and I got a chance to see your work. You are amazing and an inspiration to me. I hope I win to be apart of your create with connie and julie Hugs and happy stamping Lori Watson

  39. Monica,
    What a cute little basket and a very creative way of using the Scallop square. Thanks for the chance to win a pass,

  40. Sorry if I double posted, I can’t tell if it went through the first time or not….

    Thanks for the chance to win a subscription. Your project is nice too!

  41. What a great little candy basket! I love it! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win a pass to Create with Connie & Julie.

  42. I’m new to SU and have already spent a small fortune trying to get started – I LOVE all your projects – thank you for sharing with all of us – beginners and more experienced! I would love to win your classes – please put my name in the “pot”.

  43. Love that creative little basket. I am going to try it right away. I just bought that die in late 2009. Thanks for your creativity & the chance to win a subscription to some very creative ladies and their unique ideas

  44. I love it! I do not have the die yet, but I am thinking of a way to improvise. I would love to be entered into your drawing to win a free subscription to Create with Connie and Julie! I would of course love to win too!

  45. How stinkin cute! I am thinking I will be taking part with Connie and Julie. It looks like some great ideas but you are welcome to pick me!

  46. I love it, Monika! What a great way to use the Scallop Square- and I love your greeting from the wheel. Thanks for inspiring me today! 🙂

  47. As I’ve said before, I love your art work and appreciate all of the ideas and helpful hints that you share with readers. Your blog provides lots of inspiration for up-coming holidays, Sunday School projects, and Stampin’Up! workshops. Thank you for sharing your passion and creativity with stampin’ friends across the country! This is a winning project! I look forward to being a winner this year too! The best of creative adventures in 2010!

  48. I can’t wait to see what wonderful things you make for the Create with Connie and Julie. This is my second go around with them and I it is just going to be wonderful. Santa already gave me this for Christmas so if I win I will be giving it to my Stampin’ friend and BFF.

    Carey Rogers
    akia Roscoe’s mommy

  49. Oh Monika –
    That is adorable and I just got the square scallop die – I think this will be my first project.

  50. Very cute box. I had not realized the scallop square was so big. I’ve seen your work before, and always enjoy your ideas.

  51. Hi Monika!
    Love this little treat box! I’ve got the scallop square die on my wish list and I think your project just bumped it up to my needs list! Thanks so much for sharing with us and a chance to win a pass…I’ve loved all the previews!

    Have a wonderful week and stay warm! Won’t the kids be so excited if it snows this week?! All I keep thinking is I just got back to my ‘regularly programmed schedule’ with them out of the house for a few days…LOL!! Oh well, it doesn’t happen every year for us Georgians! 🙂

  52. I just found your blog via LNS and LOVE it! Would love to win a subscription to see more but if I don’t win, then I hope you will keep posting here, too!!

  53. Wow! This is adorable. I need to put the scallop square on my list of ‘must haves’. 🙂 The list is getting REALLY long w/ all the great projects that everyone keeps sharing!
    A pass would be great–I have heard a little about Connie and Julie and would love to see what they are doing…

    ~Wendy Hawkinson

  54. don’t you LOVE it when an idea starts and heads a different direction for an awesome project??? New to SU products (not a demo and not ready to be one either….yet! LOL) – this is adorable. love the scallop top which reminds me of the top of hearts!

  55. What an adorable box. So creative. That class online looks great, would love to check it out further. Thanks for sharing.

  56. Monica: this is a wonderful project. I’m always at such a loss to come up with Valentine projects.This would be perfect to fill with candy and send to my son in Iraq. He loves cards and goodies to share with everyone.Thank you for sharing your project with us.

  57. Cute, Cute Cute!! I would LOVE to win a Free Pass to this exciting event!!! I have been following your blog for about a year now and love all of the projects you create and the updates you post about your family. Keep up the great job and hope your year is extra special.

  58. What a creative use of that die. I have it and have not used it. Can’t wait to try this. I would love to win that subscription. I have to save my money for a new laptop as this one is dying.
    😦 Love the box!

  59. Wow! That is so cute. Can’t wait to try that. I have the scalloped square die and have not used it. I would love to win a subscription to the classes. I am trying to save my money for a new laptop since this one is dying. Thanks for the chance to win!

  60. this is adorable, and would be so cute given to neighbors, friends, coworkers, etc.! i don’t have a BS, but i’m still curious to see if i could make this. what size is the scalloped square?

    thanks for the opportunity to win!

  61. Love your little bag. Thanks for sharing. I will give this a try. Thanks for a chance at the free pass.

  62. This is such a cute idea! It would be a great alternative to traditional valentines for school. I’m so glad I found your blogsite, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a subscription.

  63. What a great project. That scallop die is already at the top of my wish list – along with a free subscription for all these wonderful projects. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Tina Lockhart

  64. This is adorable! Too cute! I have stamp club this weekend and haven’t started putting together the projects yet, but now this gives me another project to ponder! Oh the decisions!

    Thanks for a chance to win! Too fun!


  65. What a neat idea! I just got this die and have yet to play with it. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to the subscription.

  66. Monika,
    Thank you for the chance to win, your blog has been such a big help to me in my quest to be a better stamper.
    I would love to win a free pass.
    Thank you again,

  67. What a cute idea! I love your creativity and would love to win a free subscription to Create with Connie and Julie!

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