Aug 10 2017

CCMC470 Eastern Beauty

Well, today is THE day…I could use some positive thoughts and many prayers today!  I’m having total knee replacement on my right knee.  I’ve endured over 2 years with a painful knee and am finally doing it! Hopefully my recovery will be QUICK!  I’m looking forward to walking again easily!


I’ve had sunflowers on the brain for the past week or so, and then I saw the sketch for this week and just knew I had to incorporate a large sunflower!  I love the ones I’ve seen using the Eastern Beauty Bundle…so here’s my version.



The sketch looks more square, but I went with the traditional rectangle shape for my card.



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Down the left side is a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Painted Autumn Designer Paper (LOVE!)
  • The greeting from Eastern Beauty was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.  This greeting seems to fit perfectly with the sunflower “face”…and seeing them always makes me smile!
  • The sunflower was made with two of the Eastern Medallions cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock and layered together.
  • The center was stamped with the circle in Eastern Beauty stamp set, then punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.  It was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  It was added to the “petals”, then to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The “leaves” were made by stamping the Eastern Beauty image with Old Olive Ink on Old Olive cardstock, then separating the petals to form the leaves.  They were tucked behind the sunflower on the front.
  • A bow of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine was tied in a knot and added to the center of the flower with Mini Glue Dot.
  • Yellow Glimmer Dots were added in the background.


I LOVE how this card turned out!  OK…check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary!  I can’t wait to see!  AND…check out our August 2017 Mini Session that OPENS TOMORROW!  We also have a BONUS project with purchase using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, available now to customers…that you will LOVE!

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3 People have left comments on this post

Aug 10, 2017 - 08:08:07
Vickie Davis said:

Best of luck to you & wishing you a speedy recovery! Love your cards!

Aug 11, 2017 - 07:08:38
Vicki said:

Hope your replacement went well and you will be good as new soon…love the card…You always manage to pique my interest in doing new things…hugs…

Aug 11, 2017 - 09:08:37
Nancy S. said:

Hi, Connie. I am late in commenting and surgery must be behind you now. I had mine done in 2014 and in addition to having an exceptional surgeon (so good the hospital built him his own surgical care wing with operating rooms and patient rooms), but I also had exceptional home care for 8 weeks post-op with a nurse, an aide and a jewel of a physical therapist. She was so good that I never had to go out for physical therapy at the end of 8 weeks. It hurts and there were times I really wanted to tell her to go away but she gently persisted and I did remarkably well. My surgeon also refused to do my surgery because of the severity of my fibromyalgia and arthritis but I am glad he didn’t give up on me. Get a well-recommended home health agency, let them pamper (and torture you with PT) and you will do well – with all the added prayers and best wishes of your blog followers. Gos bless.