Jun 29 2013

CCMC-SUM01 Too Kind


Woohoo!  It's time for the first Create with Connie and Mary's Summer Collection 2013 challenge!  We are challenging everyone to use this sketch and come up with their own creation.  Those who participate will be entered into a drawing for a FREE subscription to the NEXT Create with Connie and Mary Collection!  ANYONE can win!

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Here is the sketch we used:



And here is my design…I went with a "less is more" theory on this one!


Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 of Strawberry Slush (YUMMY!), folded in half.
  2. I added a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 piece of Island Indigo check from Garden Gingham Designer Paper in the background.
  3. Then I added a 1 x 4 1/4 piece of green plaid from the same package across the front.
  4. I used the Too Kind Stamp Set and stamped the stems in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White, then added the flower tops by stamping off the background flower image with Strawberry Slush, then applied the two-step front image full strength Strawberry Slush.  I cut it with the new Decor Label Framelit.
  5. I added the greeting stamped on a 3/4 x 4" piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and stamped in Strawberry Slush ink.  I cut the flag end.
  6. Finally, I added a Melon Mambo button tied with White Baker's Twine for some added bling.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Lots of great ideas using this sketch!  And…while you are there…sign up to JOIN US!!!  You'll be glad you did!  We are using products from the new catalog and these ideas will be good for ONE WHOLE YEAR or longer!!!

5 People have left comments on this post

Jun 30, 2013 - 07:06:22

Mmm, don't you just love that Island Indigo gingham paper?  I have a huge crush on it.  I love all your colors and am inspired.  Smiles, Elizabeth

Jul 1, 2013 - 06:07:52
melissa davies said:

Such a sweet card! I like how the gingham dsp really catches your attention! Thanks for a fantastic sketch!

Jul 1, 2013 - 03:07:45

Love it Connie!  The Strawberry Slush looks gorgeous with the Island Indigo!

Jul 1, 2013 - 06:07:19
carol carriveau said:

Sometimes less is more…true on this very pretty card!

Jul 1, 2013 - 08:07:42

Love the water-colored look of the flower image and love the gingham!