Oct 18 2012

CCMC223 – Winter Wonderland


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It's time for another Thursday Challenge on Create with Connie and MaryIt's a sketch this week, and a FUN one at that!  As usual, I'm amazed at our Challenge Team and how many different looks they can make with one sketch. 



In my opinion, Winter Wonderland is one of the cutest "winter" theme stamps we've had in a long while.  I like that they aren't Christmasy…just wintery ideas!  Hmmm, maybe I should use this set for my Christmas cards.  I always do a snowflake or snowman theme, but this sort of fits, don't you think?  In fact…I really like this card…maybe I should use it for my card this year!



OK…here are the details!

  1. The base of the card is Cherry cobbler, cut 4 1/4 x 11 and folded in half.
  2. The layer of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White I ran thru the Big Shot on only the top half with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  3. I added the 2 x 5" strip of Snow Festival Designer Paper diagonally across the Whisper White, then trimmed off the extra on the sides.
  4. I stamped Happy Christmas from More Merry Messages in Cherry Cobbler under the DSP.
  5. Cut the Apothecary Accents piece from Cherry Cobbler, layer on a rectangle of Silver Glimmer paper inside.
  6. Stamp the ice skater image with Black Stazon.  I used my AquaPainter and Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom (face), Pink Pirouette (cheeks) and Bashful Blue (snowflakes & ice) to color.
  7. I punched with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch, then layered on a 2" Gumball Green circle.
  8. Finally, I added Rhinestone jewels to her hat and the top and bottom of the Apothecary Accent piece.

Although this definitely is Christmas themed, change the colors and greeting for any winter occasion!


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with the sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see what you do!

10 People have left comments on this post

Oct 18, 2012 - 08:10:23
Deb said:

What an absolutely adorable card! Love all the festive colors and prints that you used!! And the layer of the glimmer paper really makes it perfect! Love it!!

Oct 18, 2012 - 09:10:51
Monika Davis said:

Really cute!  I like the pop of the glitter paper behind the watercolored image and the little rhinestone on the hat. 

Oct 18, 2012 - 02:10:05
Steph Atterbury said:

Love this card! Gorgeous combo

Oct 18, 2012 - 04:10:41

Connie, I absolutely love the layers you used for your stamped image, especially with the Glimmer Paper!

Oct 18, 2012 - 06:10:45
Jen Mitchell said:

This is such a fun, wintery card that it's perfect for Christmas!  That sweet little girl is having so much fun!  And I love the little sparkly layer too!

Oct 19, 2012 - 06:10:53
melissa davies said:

I love this card! The diagonal designer papers and the touches of sparkle with the glimmer paper and rhinestones – just adorable!

Oct 19, 2012 - 02:10:19
Lisa Martz said:

Whimsical, cute card!  Love the DSP strips and the glimmer paper.

Oct 23, 2012 - 03:10:33
Cindy Coutts said:

Your work is always so WOW and this is no different. I can't wait until Card "Create"ions starts! Brilliant idea and thank you so much for providing this for us Create with Connie and Marry groupies!

Oct 26, 2012 - 11:10:02
Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja said:

Connie, I adore this card! So much so I'm thinking I may need to case it! :0) I need some clarification though, if you have a moment… You mentioned you used a 2 x 5" strip of Snow Festival DSP but I can not for the life of me figure out which sheet out of that set that you used! Can you help? What is on the other side of it? I really love this card just as it is so if I can figure out which sheet of paper you used I'd be so appreciative! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Oct 27, 2012 - 08:10:28
Connie said:

Yes, it is Snow Festival…the back is the tiny red poinsettia print.