Dec 31 2015

CCMC387 Bloomin’ Love

We’re back!  Last time it was nice to have the challenge run two weeks…and the challenge team enjoyed a little break!  But…it’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge…a fun sketch!



Although it looks square, I switched mine out to the normal rectangle style to make it easier to mail and used the beautiful Bloomin’ Love stamp set!


CCMC387 Bloomin Love

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half to form the card.
  • The 2 x 5 piece of Blushing Bride cardstock was embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder and punched with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • A piece of 1-1/2 x 4-1/2 and a smaller 1-1/4 x 2-1/2 strip of Love Blossoms Designer Paper were also punched with the Triple Banner Punch and added on top according to the sketch.
  • A 1/4 x 4-1/4 strip of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper was placed across the top.
  • My Valentine from Bloomin’ Love was stamped with Rose Red on Whisper White and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch, then added to a 2-3/8 Scallop Circle punched from Rose Red and pierced the scallops with the Piercing Tool.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The two flowers were stamped with Blushing Bride and Rose Red Ink, cut out and added to the front with the string of pearls from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit added under the flowers.  One of the pearls was also glued to the center of the flower.

Pretty, huh?  OK…go check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary, then grab your stamps and play along!  We’d love to see what you do with this sketch!


Hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!



9 People have left comments on this post

Dec 31, 2015 - 03:12:45
Joanne James said:

What a lovely fresh and pretty card for Spring! I love the textured background and the pearl treatment on your accent flower too. Such a pretty card for a Valentine. Happy new year wishes to you!

Dec 31, 2015 - 11:12:41

What a lovely card. My January class will include 3 birthday cards and a valentine card. I will definitely be using your idea for the Valentine card.

Dec 31, 2015 - 02:12:57

So pretty Connie! This challenge was a favorite of mine. Love the pearls hanging from the flower.

Jan 1, 2016 - 10:01:03
Lisa Martz said:

Love this cute Valentine! Easy and classy!

Jan 4, 2016 - 07:01:31
Alison Barclay said:

What a fresh and pretty card! I love the dropped pearls hanging down too. Beautiful! 🙂

Jan 4, 2016 - 07:01:51
Lisa Young said:

Beautiful! I love the little floral and pearl detail!

Jan 5, 2016 - 07:01:21

So pretty and sweet! Those pearls are a must have! So elegant and feminine!

Jan 5, 2016 - 08:01:43

Oh my, how pretty! You’ve produced such a charming card with the added pearl string! What a darling and delicate embellishment! What an a delightful creation!

Jan 6, 2016 - 10:01:37
Chris Slogar said:

So delicate and pretty! Love the pearls!!