Jul 11 2013

CCMC260 – Flower Shop

We have a special DOUBLE challenge for this time on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Since a lot of the Challenge Team will be away at Convention, we thought it would be easier to have the challenge run TWO weeks, instead of just one!  But…that means we have a DOUBLE challenge!  lol!  You can use EITHER ONE or BOTH of the challenges on your card this time.  I combined BOTH of them on mine!




I think I'm going to wear out my Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy Punch, I've used them SO much!  I stayed pretty close to the original sketch challenge, too.  Actually…I did another card that I'll post later using the double challenge again!



Here is what I did:

  1. I cut TWO of the largest Decor Label Framelits from Pistachio Pudding cardstock.
  2. The FRONT one I embossed with Perfect Polka Dots folder.  The BACK one I scored across right at the part where the top design starts to turn into the curved shape.  Use Sticky Strip above the scored mark on the BACK one, then adhere front and back together.  The scored line becomes the hinge to open and close the card.
  3. Stamp the greeting from hostess set, Simply Sketched in Calypso Coral on Whisper White, then cut with the smaller Decor Label Framelit and adhere to front.
  4. Stamp the Flower Shop flower image twice with Crisp Cantaloupe ink on Whisper White and punch with the Pansy Punch.  Also punch one Blossom punch from Calypso Coral cardstock.  Adhere to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Cut a 1" x 6" strip of Crisp Cantaloupe pattern from In Colors Designer Paper Pack and fold in half, cut flag ends.  Tuck under the left side of the larger flower.
  6. Punch the Itty Bitty flower image from Pistachio Pudding pattern in the In Colors Designer Paper Pack and use for the centers of the flowers.  Add a Calypso Coral Candy Dots in the center.


So…grab your stamps and ink pads and play along!  You have TWO weeks to play!  Play along more than once!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary for more Challenge Team inspiration!!!



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9 People have left comments on this post

Jul 11, 2013 - 08:07:51
Deb said:

This is fantastic!! And how easy to recreate using dies and punches!! Love it! In fact, I may have to CASE this for my shoebox club tonight! 🙂

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:07:54

Love, love, love!!  This is the cutest card! I love how you made the card base, will be trying it!

Jul 11, 2013 - 11:07:03
Carol Carriveau said:

Lovely, this card makes me smile…great colors and design…love that label for your card!

Jul 12, 2013 - 12:07:35
Cherie Hunt said:

TOO Cute !!   I love this set !!   It is one that I am using for my presentation at Convention.   The folded label as the card is such a sweet idea, too !!   And the Color Combo is the "icing on the cake" !!  

Jul 15, 2013 - 03:07:47
Lisa Martz said:

I love that you combined the two challenges!  Great shaped card and I love how you used the color combo!  Thanks for sharing, Connie!

Jul 16, 2013 - 07:07:57
melissa davies said:

Looks like we had the same idea this week! Great minds or what? lol! 

Jul 16, 2013 - 09:07:32

This card is so pretty and I just love the shape you used. Dummy me had mine all done using both challenges and the read it needed to be other than square or rectangle! Love how you used the colors. Have a great time at convention!

Jul 21, 2013 - 04:07:48

What a Cheery Card!  Great combo of the 2 challenges.  Great way to get the rest of us THINKIN'  THANKS!

Jul 22, 2013 - 09:07:37

This Deco Label makes a great card base, and your flowers and banners are so bright and cheerful!   Such a fun birthday card!!  Love it!