Sep 23 2010

Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge

Time again for Create with Connie and Mary's Thursday Challenge.  Even though we are gearing up on Sunday for 8 weeks of the new Holiday Edition on the subscriber-only blog, we will still continue the Thursday Challenge on the Create with Connie and Mary public website!  We hope you continue to play along with the challenges each week!  Make sure to label your post as CCMC117!


I struggled with the direction I wanted to go with my card!  SOOOO many things on this cake (but doesn't it look good???), the polka dots, the flowers, the diamonds, stripes, pearls!  Oh my!  So many choices!  I finally went with a very simple card…mainly because I was running out of time!  lol!  But I do like how it turned out!



I decided that I saw a couple of the new In Colors…Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait in the cake…along with some Poppy Parade flowers!  So, I pulled out a sheet of Sunny Garden Designer Paper and cut off the section that had this floral print.  The base of my card is Poppy Parade and I layered on Whisper White.  I wrapped some 1/8 Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon around the DSP and secured it in the back.  I layered that on the Whisper White.  I had a 2 3/8 Large Scallop of Pear Pizzazz on my table.  So I found the medallion from Matchbox XL Bigz die fit in it perfectly!  I stamped the greeting from Stampin' Up!'s For All You Do stamp set in Poppy Parade Ink on the Whisper White and placed it inside the Scallop Circle.  I stamped the large flower in Poppy Parade and cut it out.  Then I punched the flower from Itty Bitty Punches in Peach Pizzazz and placed it in the center of the flower.  I also used one of the Itty Bitty Buttons in the center, tied with some Linen Thread (just for Mary so I didn't have a naked button!)  lol!  I thought it needed a little more Pear Pizzazz, so I stamped the flower again with Pear Pizzazz and cut out just one petal to make a leaf.


Quick, easy and fun!  My favorite kind of card!  Go ahead and make your own creation, upload it over on the Create website!  We love to use how you interpret the inspiration cake this week!  And check out how the other members of the Challenge Team were inspired!


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2 People have left comments on this post

Sep 24, 2010 - 10:09:29
Gail said:

i love it!! such a happy sunshiny card..perfect colors..tfs..loves ya

Sep 24, 2010 - 10:09:33
Deb said:

Great card, Connie! Love the bright colors of that dsp!