Sep 12 2013

CCMC268 Magnificent Maple

When I saw the color challenge for this week on Create with Connie and Mary, I thought…hmmm…how can I make that color combination "fallish" since we are in the middle of the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection subscription!  I decided to use the soft pastels with leaves for a very different look! 



Do you think I succeeded?  Here's my card:



I think it is fun and whimsical at the same time!

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pool Party cardstock folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  3. In the center is a 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 piece of Sweater Weather Designer Paper.  I added a strip of Pistachio Pudding Scallop Trim Border along the right side.
  4. I stamped the Magnificent Maple leaves with Wisteria Wonder and Pistachio Pudding on Whisper White and cut out, then placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. I tied the white Bakers Twine around the stem in a bow.
  6. A little hard to see, but I added a 1/2 x 4 strip o Whisper White under the greeting.  Then stamped the Tags 4 You greeting with Soft Sky on Whisper White and punched with the Label Bracket Punch and placed with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. I added some green Candy Dots on top and bottom of the greeting.

I love how it looks…very non-traditional for fall!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did with this color challenge…lots of different looks!


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7 People have left comments on this post

Sep 12, 2013 - 08:09:52
Carol Carriveau said:

I think that this is one of the nicest color challenges I've seen in a long time and love this stamp in the different colors…making me want to order it!!!   TFS!

Sep 12, 2013 - 11:09:18
Gail Mako said:

I love the colors of this card. It is a simple card but very pleasing to the eye!  Can't wait to try to recreate a card with these same colors!

Sep 13, 2013 - 06:09:04
Lisa Martz said:

That does it!  The little maple leaf is now on my "to purchase" list!  Thanks to you and Debbie H.!  Beautiful card!  Great working with you on Create!  Thank you for the opportunity!

Sep 13, 2013 - 08:09:54
Lisa Young said:

Love how you combined the colors for your fall card. The twine around the leaf stem is such a great little detail!

Sep 16, 2013 - 10:09:25

I love the non -traditional colors for a fall card! Beautiful leaves…beautiful card!

Sep 17, 2013 - 11:09:34
Deb said:

So soft and pretty! Love the non-traditional colors for fall! 

Sep 17, 2013 - 11:09:57
melissa davies said:

I had the hardest time fitting Fall into these colors – you sure didn't! Those little white polka dots almost look like SNOW! EEK!  Love it!