Jul 28 2011

Create with Connie and Mary – Best of Everything

It's time for the weekly challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We have a FUN sketch for you to try this week!  Don't let those diagonal rectangles stop you…it really isn't hard!  Check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week with them!


I decided to use the stamp set that I received on the Alaska Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip!  It is a fun little set called Best of Everything.  I love sets that have a couple greetings included!



I pulled my colors from the Hostess Only Designer Paper called Cheerful Treat!  I knew I wanted to use a couple different patterns for the rectangles in the background.  I started with a base of Crushed Concord.  I layered on Blushing Bride that I ran thru the Big Shot 3/4 of the way with Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I added the two patterns and wrapped around the YUMMY Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon…it is SO easy to work with and I love the colors!


I stamped my focal element tree by using my Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers on the stamp.  I stamped it on Whisper White.  Then I stamped the bird in Crushed Concord on Whisper White and cut him out.  I stamped the beak again in Pumpkin Pie and cut it out then adhered it in place.  He is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals in front of the tree.  I layered the Whisper White on Lucky Limeade, then added it to the front of the diagonal panels with more Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, I stamped the greeting with Crushed Concord on the front.


Fun, fun, FUN!  This card makes me chuckle for some reason!  Make sure to check out how the Design Team interpreted the sketch, then pull out your stamping supplies and create one yourself using the sketch as a guideline!  Upload your challenge card over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We love to see what you do!

6 People have left comments on this post

Jul 28, 2011 - 10:07:01
Deb said:

This is such a sweet card! I just love the colors and they work perfectly with this stamp set!

Jul 28, 2011 - 07:07:16
Michelle said:

Oh!  I like this sketch!  And, I like your card with it!  Great fun!

Jul 28, 2011 - 09:07:49
Lisa Martz said:

What a sweet…or should I say "tweet" card!  Love the colors and the papers and textures. 

Jul 30, 2011 - 10:07:17

Your card is so pretty, Connie.  I love the partial embossing!  The colors all are so great together.  I think I need to get this DSP!  Love the tree and birdie too!  Thanks for inspiring!

Jul 31, 2011 - 09:07:40

Adorable card Connie!  That little purple bird  makes me giggle too!  Great job with those wonky panels!

Jul 31, 2011 - 11:07:24

Great job Connie and great colours! I love that little bird too…