Oct 13 2011

CCMC171 Merry & Type


Today is a CCMC171 Color Challenge on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and EVERYONE can play along!  I wondered how I would get "Christmas" out of this color scheme, but I think this card turned out pretty well! 


My card uses Pines & Poinsettias and Merry & Type.  The Pines & Poinsettias is one of the featured sets on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition this week so I wanted to make sure I used it.  Merry & Type is just an AWESOME greeting set!  The greetings almost stand out completely by themselves and are SO much fun!



I started with the base of Baja Breeze cardstock.  I stamped the swirl from Pines & Poinsettias in Bravo Burgundy randomly over the Bravo Burgundy cardstock.  I made a banner from River Rock and embossed it with the Snow Frost Impressions Folder.  I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border with Baja Breeze and cut it in half for the sides of the banner.  I used the Rectangle Frame Folder with Very Vanilla and cut it out.  I used my Bravo Burgundy, River Rock and Baja Breeze markers to ink up the Merry & Bright greeting and stamped in the center.  I added a Vintage Brad to the center of Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon and adhered it with Mini Glue Dots to the top of the frame!


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary this week!  I know you will LOVE their samples using this color combination!



Starting this week, we have been featuring three weeks of Christmas on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition,   Every day there is a new project with FULL step-by-step tutorial posted and a challenge on Saturdays!  It's not too late to join!  You'll have access to all the past projects and be the first to see the new ones posted every day!  For $34.95 US for over 36 tutorials, that is less than $1 per tutorial!

9 People have left comments on this post

Oct 13, 2011 - 08:10:19
Deb said:

So very pretty, Connie!! I love these colors for Christmas! Such a great simple card! Love it!

Oct 13, 2011 - 08:10:52
Lisa Martz said:

You are right, those greetings are really cool as the main focal point.  This one looks great inside the embossed frame!  I wish I had loads of money cuz that set is on my wish list!  Great card, Connie!

Oct 13, 2011 - 12:10:27
Carol Carriveau said:

Veru pretty – and like the non-traditional colors.   Just got this new Snow Frost  folder last night and can't wait to play with it…think we will be able to use other than just fo the Holiday cards.   TFS!

Oct 13, 2011 - 04:10:51
Renée said:

so pretty, Connie!  Love the greeting, love the layout, love the ribbon!

Oct 13, 2011 - 04:10:33

A perfectly clean, simple and elegant holiday card, Connie!  Love these colors for a Christmas card too!

Oct 13, 2011 - 10:10:12
Judi Sparks said:

I love this card and I see  you also used the Merry and Type card for your project this week. Those colors look great together! Certainly not your usual Christmas colors.

Oct 13, 2011 - 11:10:18
Rose Kerry said:

Love the colors in your card, beautiful work.

Oct 14, 2011 - 11:10:11

So pretty and what a great layout! These colours scream holiday with what you've done here, Connie.

Oct 16, 2011 - 07:10:44

Great way to showcase the sentiment! And I like the embossing that includes the ribbon punch edge, so cute!