Jan 16 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Very Vellum


Another Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week’s theme is Very Vellum…different ways to use Vellum on our cards, either printed or plain.


OK…I’ll admit.  I rarely use vellum.  I feel awkward using it!  Isn’t that weird?  I really don’t know why, but I just don’t pull it out of my stash, even the pretty printed ones like this Botanical Gardens Designer Paper Stack you can get for FREE with your Sale-A-Bration selection!  Don’t get me wrong, I love what OTHERS do with it…just not me so much!  So, my first card I decided I really didn’t like that much and I ended up starting over and made this one that I like MUCH better!


Suite Sayings
It’s super easy…here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper.
  • On top of that is the small floral print in the Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack, adhered with Mini Glue Dots in the corners.
  • Across the front is the reverse Mint Macaron dotted print cut 1-1/4 x 4 with a 1/4 x 4 strip of Blushing Bride cardstock added along the top portion.
  • The greeting from Suite Sayings was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Oval Framelits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flower was cut out of a scrap piece of Designer Paper and adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional next to the oval.
  • Two Itty Bitty flowers were bunched from Blushing Bride and added next to the flower.
  • The yellow It’s My Party Enamel Dots were added to the centers for a pop of color!


You like?  I do!  Make sure to continue around the Blog Hop to see what the other Design Team members did with this challenge…I’m sure they are all FABULOUS…and they probably didn’t have any issues with vellum at all!  lol!


OK…You can go backwards to Melissa Davies blog, but make sure to go forward to check out our Create with Connie and Mary website to see all about our January Mini Session AND the fabulous Valentine Bonus Project…then continue on around the Blog Hop to Mary Brown’s blog for more inspiration on cards with vellum!









3 People have left comments on this post

Jan 16, 2016 - 07:01:06
melissa davies said:

I love how the vellum mutes the DSP – Such a soft, feminine and pretty card!

Jan 16, 2016 - 03:01:35
Deanette said:

Connie, I love your card! I am a beginner with SU! I’m so glad to see what you did with the vellum because I have wondered too HOW do use it to make it look pretty? Your card is beautiful!!!! I think I can try this out now!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Jan 17, 2016 - 12:01:06

So pretty Connie! I love cutting out that dsp, all of the flowers are stunning.