Sep 16 2010

Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge

Today's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is another sketch!  Yeah!  It went together really quickly!  I'm switching gears a little going from Halloween to Christmas.  This sketch just seemed to be calling out for Stampin' Up!'s "A Cute Christmas" set in the Holiday Mini!   Make sure to check out to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the sketch, then create your own and upload it over on the Create website!  Make sure to use CCMC116  in your post.  We love to see your creations!




And here is my "A Cute Christmas" card!  Lots of dots going on here!



This new Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Paper is going to be a FAVORITE of mine, I can tell!  It has new and updated colors for Christmas AND it glitters!  I think Christmas is ALL about the glitter!  (And you knew it was probably Mary and my favorite because we have it on the Create with Connie and Julie website, right???)


Anyway, back to the card.  I started with a base of Poppy Parade and layered on Whisper White.  Then I added Baja Breeze that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I took my color scheme from the Glitter Dot Designer paper on the right side and layered that on Poppy Parade.  Then I stamped the mitten image from A Cute Christmas in Basic Black and colored it with Baja Breeze and Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Markers.  One of the mittens has a beautiful Rhinestone Jewel on it for some added sparkle. 


I wanted to do something a little different for the ribbon treatment, so I used the Dotted Ribbon Punch and did some stitch sewing with the Linen Thread to make Xs in the holes.  I stamped the greeting on Whisper White, then punched with the Small Oval and layered on the Baja Breeze Large Oval and finally the Scallop Oval in Poppy Parade.  I punched out three of the dots from the Designer Paper and added them for "faux brads" on top of the stamped image with Mini Glue Dots!  I think it made a FUN card! 


Again, check out what the other Challenge Team Designers on Create with Connie and Mary did this week!  I'm sure they are FABULOUS!  And…don't forget…Early Bird Special price of $34.95 going on now!  Save $5 off the regular price!

5 People have left comments on this post

Sep 16, 2010 - 11:09:44
Deb said:

Great card, Connie! I just love this set! And thanks for another great idea to use with the dotted scallop ribbon punch!

Sep 16, 2010 - 03:09:50
Rose Kerry said:

Your card is adorable, love that bg paper and who doesn't love polka dots!  Cute cute cute.

Sep 19, 2010 - 09:09:21
Bea said:

I love your Christmas card. Is it too to get into the challenge?  If not, I'll have to work on mine after church today.

Sep 19, 2010 - 02:09:41
Anita Wiley said:

I love the way you used the poka dot paper on the embossed dots.  Great idea

Sep 20, 2010 - 03:09:13
Carol Carriveau said:

The faux brads are adorable and I like the change from using ribbon…know anyone who receives this card will love i.