Jul 03 2014

CCMC310 Beautiful Bunch (what else?)

OK…yes…just mildly obsessed with this stamp set, Beautiful Bunch, right now!  lol!  Can you take another one?  It’s a color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary and I’m LATE getting my card done (real late!), so decided to pull out the set that gives me the quickest inspiration!  lol!

CCMC310 copy

Such patriotic colors…tomorrow is the 4th of July ALREADY!  The summer is going much too fast!  That always feels like the halfway point for me!  But here is my card:


CCMC310 Beautiful Bunch

And the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White folded in half.
  • I rounded the left side corners of the 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and placed on the base.
  • I used a 2 1/4 x 4 piece of red checked pattern from Maritime Designer Paper along the left side.
  • Next is a 4 x 3 1/4 piece of Whisper White that I rounded the corners on the left side.
  • I stamped the Flowering Flourishes (new to me!) with Coastal Cabana in the background.
  • Then I punched the flower from Beautiful Bunch twice with Real Red Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Fun Flower punch.  I stamped the center with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White and punched with the  7/8 Scallop Circle Punch.  The flower is put together using Stampin’ Dimensionals on placed over the Flowering Flourish.
  • I stamped Happy Birthday from And Many More in Night of Navy Ink in the bottom right corner.
  • Finally, I used the light red Blendabilities marker and colored my Rhinestones red for the center of the flower and along the edge!  Love being able to do that!


As a side note…could I get some PRAYERS for my husband today…he is at a very important job interview today…his 4th face-to-face interview with this company!  And, don’t forget to check out all the wonderful inspiration for this color challenge by the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!




It’s not too late to join!  We’re just in the middle of Week 2 over on Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2014!  We are featuring NEW products from the NEW CATALOG…lots of great ideas for classes and stamp camps or gifts!  Don’t miss it!  More details over on Create with Connie and Mary!




8 People have left comments on this post

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:07:10
Kristie said:

Sending up prayers for your husband, I hope he gets the job!

LOVE your card especially the little touches of colored rhinestones! Can’t wait to get my Beautiful Bunch set next week!

Jul 3, 2014 - 05:07:40
Deb said:

I love how you used the Flowering Flourishes! What a beautiful card and a great layout!

Jul 3, 2014 - 08:07:09
Lisa Young said:

Love the touch of Navy in the center of the flower. And that is a great idea to use the flourish that way!

Jul 3, 2014 - 11:07:38

Connie, prayers went up earlier for your husband & interview. Love how you did the papers behind the image (which is also a fave of mine!) and love that flourish as the stem!! LOVELY CARD!!

Jul 5, 2014 - 06:07:26
Joanne James said:

I love the combination of stamps you’ve used here Connie – beautiful card! I have everything crossed for your husband; I hope everything went in his favour at interview.

Jul 8, 2014 - 09:07:43
Lisa Martz said:

VERY pretty, Connie! Love this card! Great way to combine an old and a new stamp set!

Jul 8, 2014 - 02:07:14
melissa davies said:

What a pretty layered flower! So detailed and realistic! Great for any July occasion!

Jul 9, 2014 - 12:07:29

Gorgeous Connie! I would have never thought to do a floral card with these colors, you are so clever!!