May 03 2012

CCMC200 – It’s A Celebration!




Create with Connie and Mary is celebrating their 100th challenge (we started numbering on #100)!!!  Hard to believe we actually have been doing them each week for that long!  To celebrate…we have some BLOG CANDY for those that play along with the challenge this week!  Check out all the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!


Since this is a special challenge, we are doing a special theme…

  • Make a celebration card
  • Use your favorite designer series paper from the MAIN catalog (before it retires)
  • OPTIONAL:  Use a banner or pennant on your card


Here is MY celebration card:



I started with my favorite Designer Paper in the main catalog…Hostess Only Cheerful Treat!  I love the bright colors!  The base of my square 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card is Melon Mambo.  I layered on Lucky Limeade, then Whisper White.  For the pinwheel, I cut three 1 3/4" squares of the patterns in the Designer Paper, cut them in half, then rounded one of the corners.  I arranged the points together and spaced them around that center point evenly.  To hide that area of overlapping points, I punched a 1" Circle of Lucky Limeade, then added a Brights Button tied with Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine.  I stamped Celebrate Today from Stampin' Up!'s Perfectly Penned in Basic Black on Melon Mambo, cut it into the pennant shape and attached it under the button and to the front with a Stampin' Dimensional.


I love the whimsical look of my card and hope you do, too!  Make sure to check out the BLOG CANDY and what the other Challenge Team Members did for our special 100th Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stuff and play along!

9 People have left comments on this post

May 3, 2012 - 10:05:24
Deb said:

Love your card, Connie! The bright colors are so fun and I love the pinwheel! Very clever! Congratulations on 100 challenges!!

May 3, 2012 - 12:05:08
Jodi said:

What a great cheerful card!   Will bring a smile to the face of the receiver.  I've passed over that hostess dsp, but looks like I may need to make it a choice for my retirement party coming up in a couple weeks.

May 3, 2012 - 08:05:20
Patti Willey said:

Well that's just genius! I love the idea of the rounded corner on your pinwheel! Such a cutie! Congratulations! 100!

May 4, 2012 - 08:05:54
Lisa Martz said:

Really cute and a great way to use up scraps of DSP!  Love the pink/green colors. 

May 4, 2012 - 09:05:12
TrishG said:

Really fun card!  Love the pinwheel shape!  Great colors. 

May 4, 2012 - 12:05:51
Donna Kish said:

This is a great card!  I'm always looking for ways to use up some of the old papers before the new ones come out.  This is perfect!  Thank you for sharing your talents with us.  I always enjoy seeing your projects and reading your blog!

May 7, 2012 - 05:05:33
Carrie said:

This is such a cute card!  Love the pinwheel and DSP. It's so cheerful. 

May 8, 2012 - 07:05:16

What a great way to use up left-over pieces of DSP. It amazes me the stuff you come up with Connie!

May 8, 2012 - 07:05:10

Adorable card Connie–quick, easy and oh so festive!  Congratulations to you and Mary on 100 amazing challenges…here's to 100 more!