Oct 01 2015

CCMC375 Cheer All Year

Once again it is Thursday AND the first day of October!  Why is time going by SOOOO fast these days!  I’m struggling to keep up!  Anyway, a fun sketch today for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge, hope you play along and show us YOUR interpretation!


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At first glance, I thought of snowflakes…then saw that TWO of the Challenge Team Members already used that idea.  Then I thought falling leaves…but happened to glance at a set sitting on my desk…Cheer All Year!  Those bats would be adorable flying thru the air, don’t you think?  So here is what I came up with!


CCMC375 Cheer All Year

Following are the details on how to recreate this card!

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Very Vanilla cardstock, folded in half.
  • The Basic Black cardstock layer is cut 4 x 5-1/4.
  • Happy Hauntings Designer Paper was cut 3-7/8 x 5-1/8, the Very Vanilla Bakers Twine was wrapped around several times and secured in the back.
  • The bat from Cheer All Year was stamped three times with Tuxedo Black Ink on Very Vanilla, then cut out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Happy Haunting from the same set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink directly on the Designer Paper.
  • For some bling, rhinestone jewels were added for eyes!

Simple, but fits the sketch, don’t you think?  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!


CreateFA15BadgeWe’ve also started our OCTOBER Mini Session signups!  Session opens on October 11th with great card and project ideas for Fall and Christmas!  Here’s a sneak peek…more details at Create with Connie and Mary!


The sets we used for October Mini Session are:

  • Vintage Leaves (or substitute Lighthearted Leaves)
  • Jolly Holly Greetings
  • Happy Scenes
  • Your Presents
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season


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10 People have left comments on this post

Oct 1, 2015 - 01:10:22

Fun, fun, fun! I love the rhinestone eyes on the bats!

Oct 1, 2015 - 01:10:44

The bats do look great flying around! I also can’t help but think of a spider web with the DSP and twine.I’m right there with you on the time flying. Halloween is this month! YIKES!! That is scary! 😉

Oct 1, 2015 - 02:10:44
Libby said:

LOVE your card!

Oct 1, 2015 - 10:10:54
Carol Carriveau said:

VERY cool card, Connie….love the bats – on cards…LOL~

Oct 1, 2015 - 10:10:56

Oh I agree! The bats are a great choice for this sketch and your card is so perfectly done with that DSP and the twine… so Halloween-y! : )

Oct 2, 2015 - 04:10:20
Joanne James said:

The bats are a perfect choice Connie – and they look like their flying through a web of twine, with sparkly eyes to light the way!

Oct 2, 2015 - 08:10:59

Totally adorable! Love the addition of twine too. 🙂

Oct 3, 2015 - 09:10:42
Chris Slogar said:

The bats are really fun flying around this card! Great choice of DSP, too – so classic for Halloween!

Oct 6, 2015 - 09:10:22
Lisa Young said:

The bats are a great choice for the sketch, Connie. Love the rhinestone eyes. It’s a fun detail!

Oct 7, 2015 - 07:10:59
Lisa Martz said:

Love the bats and the DSP you chose!