Jun 27 2013

CCMC258 Secret Garden

Do you ever have an oops?  You meant to use one set, but used another?  When I made this card for this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, I knew we'd be working with flower and nature sets this week for our Summer Collection.  I THOUGHT I grabbed Flower Shop…but I grabbed Secret Garden instead.  OOPS!!!  Well, once it was done, I wasn't going to change it!  lol!  But, it would be easy enough to change out to use Flower Shop..so let's pretend, ok? 


We have a fun color challenge for you this week over on Create with Connie and Mary…grab your stamps and play along!


So, here is my Secret Garden card.  I also used a little green…my flowers needed leaves, you know!  And, actually, I was inspired by the designer paper…I think my flowers look like the tiny flower print in the DSP!



Here are the details:

  1. The base of the card is Daffodil Delight, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded in half to make base card.
  2. The White layer is 4 x 5 1/4, and across the bottom I placed the 2" x 5 1/4" strip of Garden Gingham DSP.  I added a 1/2" strip of the gingham pattern to hide the seam.
  3. I ran that layer thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  I love how the bottom looks like that swiss dot fabric or pindot fabric…wonder if you can still buy that, or am I showing my age?  lol!
  4. I stamped the flowers with Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Night of Navy on Whisper White and cut with the Secret Garden framelits.  I stamped the leaves with Pear Pizzazz and cut them, too, then added them under the flowers.
  5. I stamped the greeting from Really Good Greetings in Night of Navy on Whisper White and punched with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and added it to the front.
  6. Each of the flowers has a rhinestone jewel in the center, too, as well as one in the exclamation point of the greeting!

Hope you like it.  Make sure to stop by Create with Connie and Mary to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week!


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7 People have left comments on this post

Jun 28, 2013 - 08:06:43
Deb said:

Beautiful card! Love the flowers! And Flower Shop could easily be substituted here! 

Jun 28, 2013 - 09:06:08
Lisa Young said:

Your card is lovely, Connie. I love the combination of gingham and flowers – always a favorite! And those flowers match perfectly with the paper.

Jun 30, 2013 - 10:06:56
Lisa Martz said:

Really cute card, Connie!  We were on the same wavelength with the flowers and our choice of DSP!

Jul 1, 2013 - 06:07:50
melissa davies said:

I agree! I love how you mimicked the DSP in your focal image! Nicely done!

Jul 1, 2013 - 04:07:11

Your little oops doesn't matter…gorgeous card as usual!!  I really love this color combo so now I have to get the gingham DSP!

Jul 2, 2013 - 07:07:31

I can clearly see how you could have had an oops with both flower sets. Love the coordinating flowers & DSP!

Jul 2, 2013 - 06:07:35

Either way, this is a bright and gorgeous card!  I love both flower sets!  : )  And isn't this DSP just too fun to work with!  LOVELY!!