Aug 26 2010

Create with Connie and Mary Inspiration Challenge

I always think these inspiration challenges are fun…THIS one was a little more challenging for me!  My stars didn't want to line up correctly (hmmm, wonder if that is an omen?)  LOL!  Anyway, here is my interpretation of the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge…an inspiration theme with a FUN cake!  Make sure to check out the rest of the ideas from the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Then create your OWN fun card and post it to InLinkz over there!  We love to see what you do!



And my card:



My card started with a base of Poppy Parade card stock.  I layered on Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I added a Daffodil Delight piece in the center, then cut two lengths of Marina Mist card stock with my Dotted Ribbon Punch and lined them up across the bottom.  I placed a Red Designer Button, tied with Linen Thread thru the middle.


I used another Summer Mini stamp set, Stampin' Up!'s July Fourth, to show you that it is more than just a set for red/white/blue!  It makes a good birthday card, or Thank You card like I used it.  I stamped the large star three times, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist, then punched them out with the Large Star Punch.  I miss the Small Star Punch, but substituted the Stars Die…the smallest star is just a little bigger than the punch used to be!  The greeting is from A Word For You, and stamped on Marina Mist.  I used the NEW Decorative Label Punch to punch it out…hiding the bottom part of the greeting.


I think I came pretty close to the inspiration cake…what do you think?  Again, check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team!  I'm sure their ideas are fabulous!

5 People have left comments on this post

Aug 26, 2010 - 11:08:22
Deb said:

I think you did a fantastic job! Love it! And I love the stars!

Aug 26, 2010 - 12:08:24
LBCrafts said:

This is so cute! I love the way you made the "Thanks" into a little tab, very eye  catching.

Aug 26, 2010 - 01:08:18

I love your card, such a fun and happy birthday card. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this challenge! 🙂

Aug 26, 2010 - 03:08:00
Rose Kerry said:

Adorable and fun card!!!  Love those stars.

Sep 3, 2010 - 12:09:33
Lisa Martz said:

Great card!  Love the stars!  Like the way the embossed dots match the tiny stars on the stars.