May 29 2010

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

This week's challenge is for the Design Team since it is the last day of our new daily posts on Summer Edition of Create with Connie and Mary!  Can you believe it has gone by SO quickly?  I can't!  You STILL can join and access all the projects and posts we did over the past 5 weeks! 


For our subscribers, I hope you got LOTS of great ideas for using the products in the Summer Mini.  We had a blast coming up with ideas for them each week.  I want to thank our guest designers, Kerin Sylvester and Monika Davis for their hard week this Summer Edition.  I know they were VERY busy with Cruise, Graduation, and their businesses, too!


So, now on to the challenge!  This week's challenge was to make an Invitation featuring the sets, July Fourth, King of the Grill or Sweet Scoops.  I had originally thought to go in a completely different direction, but it just didn't work out…and frankly I got frustrated trying to fix it!  Mental block, I guess!  So…here is what I ended up with.  I love how it turned out! 


I've always enjoyed doing punch art classes…I've been doing them for about 5 years now.  A couple years ago, I won the So Shelli contest for my Punch Art BBQ grills ensemble…I've seen them duplicated LOTS of places now!  Here is an adaptation of the original.   I ended up liking it just as well as the original…and I love the "Grill Master" that is standing next to it!


I started with a base card that is 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 of Real Red Cardstock.  On the Brilliant Blue layer, I stamped one of the fireworks images from July Fourth randomly in the background with Brilliant Blue Classic Ink.  Along the bottom, I added Whisper White cardstock that I stamped with the other two fireworks images in Real Red and Brilliant Blue Classic Inks.  I wrapped the Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon around to hide the seam and adhered it to the base Real Red card.  I inked the 4th of July stamp with my Real Red and Brilliant Blue Stampin' Write Markers (so I could omit the word Happy) and punched with the 1 1/4 circle punch, then layered on a 1 3/8 circle punch of Brilliant Blue.  I stamped the large star in the set on scrap Whisper White, then punched with the small star punch and placed with a Stampin' Dimensional.


For the grill, I cut a 2 1/4 circle with the Circle Scissors Plus Tool, I cut a sliver of Basic Gray and placed it for the "seam" between the lid and the bottom of the grill.  I used the Word Window and Basic Black for the legs…one of the Word Windows I cut in half lengthwise.  The wheel is a 1/2 circle of Basic Gray with a 1/4 circle of Basic Black.  The handle I punched the 1/4 circle first, then the 1/2 circle around it and placed it half way under the grill lid.


The pants of the grillmaster and the apron are just rectangles cut on an angle.  The arm is the Word Window punched from Real Red and stamped with the small trio of stars in July Fourth and Real Red Classic Ink.  The hand is Blush Blossom punched with the Word Window (just the end).  I cut down the other piece of the grill leg for the spatula and used the Word Window again with Basic Black for the flipper.  I used cut small slits in it with my Paper Snips.  Oh…his shoe is the Small Oval, trimmed off.  I used the Naturally Serif Strip die for the letters BBQ.  You're Invited is from the Introducing Stamp Set!


I hope you like it!  Leave me a comment and let me know!

Make sure to check out the rest of the Create Design Team's Invitation Challenge:


Check out the rest of the design team…

Mary Brown – StamperCamper

Kerin Sylvester – Stamps, Paper, Glitter

Monika Davis – Stamping Together at Monika’s Place



Sets:  July Fourth, Introducing

Inks:  Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black

Cardstock:  Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Accessories:  Circle Scissors Plus, Naturally Serif Strip Die, Word Window Punch, 1/2 Circle punch, 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Small Star Punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals


Even though Create with Connie and Mary's daily posts are over, remember the site stays up long after the session is done, so you can refer back to all the projects and tutorials.  (AND you can STILL join!)  We have been featuring the Summer Mini stamp sets and products.  You are welcome to use our ideas and projects in your classes and camps, we just ask that you do not submit our ideas to magazines, publications or contests, including Stampin' Up!'s challenges and So Shelli creative challenge.  For more information and to see a few samples, check out our Preview Week projects at Create with Connie and Mary!  Thank you to all our subscribers!  We appreciate you!

3 People have left comments on this post

May 29, 2010 - 09:05:31
Cookie said:

Connie, this is absolutely darling.  I remember the BBQ you did and I made one similiar for my grilling man….lol.  Thank you for sharing your fantastic creativity

May 30, 2010 - 03:05:42

Absolutely adorable!  Love the grill master….too cute!

Jun 3, 2010 - 08:06:03
Amy said:

Connie, this is absolutely darling.  I remember the BBQ you did and I made one similiar for my grilling man….lol.  Thank you for sharing your fantastic creativity