Oct 22 2015

CCMC378 Reason for the Season

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary weekly challenge!  Our theme this week is a Color Challenge and I absolutely LOVE them together!  Of course, they scream FALL colors to me!


CCMC378 copy

I wanted to show off the Reason for the Season stamp set in a non-Christmas fashion!  I’ve used the punch alone a couple times to make sunflowers, this time, I used the stamp set and coordinating punch to make the non-Poinsettia flower!  Love that I can use it more than one way!


CCMC378 Reason for the Season

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Hello Honey folded in half.
  • Cut the Into the Woods woodgrain DSP to 2-1/4 x 5-1/4 and layer on 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 Soft Suede cardstock, then add to the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Stamp You’re in my Thoughts from Watercolor Wishes stamp set with Mossy Meadow Ink in the lower left corner.
  • Stamp the Reason for the Season large petal 9 times on Hello Honey with Hello Honey ink and 4 times on Mossy Meadow with Mossy Meadow Ink.  Stamp the smaller duo petal leaf twice with Hello Honey ink on Hello Honey cardstock.  Punch all with the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  Sponge around the edges with their coordinating ink and sponge dauber.
  • I find it easier to put together by punching a 2″ circle from scrap cardstock, then apply adhesive all over it.  Begin curving the petals and attach to the circle.
  • Cover the center with a 1-1/4 punched circle of Mossy Meadow, stamped with the Poinsettia image for a  textured look.
  • Add a Perfect White Accent to the center of the flower.
  • Adhere the flower and leaves to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


That’s it!  Pretty flower, isn’t it?  Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team to see what they did with the color challenge this week!


8 People have left comments on this post

Oct 22, 2015 - 05:10:58

This is SO lovely! The flower is just beautiful and I love the wooden background.

Oct 22, 2015 - 04:10:38
Carol Carriveau said:

Beautiful…love the wood grain background and colors!

Oct 23, 2015 - 05:10:00
Joanne James said:

Another sunflower masterpiece Connie – love the flower centre and the woodgrain background too. Super job!

Oct 24, 2015 - 10:10:17
Chris Slogar said:

Perfect colors for this flower! What a great fall card – reminds me of my grandma’s farm in the country on a sunny autumn day!

Oct 26, 2015 - 10:10:40
Lisa Young said:

Gorgeous card and clever idea to use a Christmas stamp set in a non Christmas way. You nailed it!

Oct 27, 2015 - 08:10:11

I have been on the fence about this flower set thinking I could only use it once a year but now I know better! Your sunflower is gorgeous! The perfect color combo for this beauty!

Oct 27, 2015 - 08:10:58
Lisa Martz said:

Perfect! I love sunflowers and fall!

Oct 28, 2015 - 03:10:45

I love that you created a sunflower from the Christmas flower punch! It looks wonderful set upon the wood background paper! Beautiful!