Jan 27 2011

Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge

It's Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  Today we have a GORGEOUS cake to use as our inspiration.  These challenges are so much fun and easy to do!  We hope you play along with us this week!  Use the colors, the design, the pearls, the purse…whatever you see in the inspiration cake!

I chose to focus on the colors, plus the pearls!  I started with a base of Blushing Bride cardstock and layered on the Blushing Bride (In Colors) Patterns Designer Paper.  On top of that I cut the Two Tags die from Early Espresso cardstock and placed it down the top center.  I added three large adhesive Pearls on the bottom. 



I made a Scallop Flower out of Whisper White cardstock and added an Early Espresso Flower Brad to the center with a little Pearl inside of it.  I made a large 1 1/4 Early Espresso Striped Ribbon Bow and tied it with Linen Thread to gather in the center.  The bow is adhered with Mini Glue Dots and the Scalloped Flower added with two levels of Stampin' Dimensionals over top of the bow.


Finally, I stamped So Many Candles, So Little Cake from Stampin' Up!'s new Bring on the Cake stamp set in Early Espresso on Blushing Bride and punched it with the Wide Oval punch.  It is placed over the top of the Tag die cut.  We're featuring the Bring on the Cake suite of items this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition Subscribers Only website!  We've seen lots of fun projects this week…it's not too late to join!  You'll see all the projects we've already done this week AND see the next four weeks of projects we have planned using the Occasions Mini and SAB brochure!


Make sure to check out what the rest of our AWESOME Design Team did today for the Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary, then add your creation to Inlinkz over there!  We love to see what you do!

15 People have left comments on this post

Jan 27, 2011 - 09:01:35
Susan Mac said:

such a nice card & the sentiment could be changed for almost any occassion; thank you for sharing your ideas!

Jan 27, 2011 - 01:01:20
Deb said:

WOW!! I love how you did the ribbon with the flower on top! I didn't realize that was a flower brad! Too clever!!

Jan 27, 2011 - 01:01:03
Kim Score said:

This is so pretty! I love how you used the scallop circle and staggered to cuts to make a ruffly flower.

Jan 27, 2011 - 01:01:25

Connie how did you make that fabulous flower!?    This is really beautiful.

Jan 27, 2011 - 10:01:27
Dorothy Cordes said:

That is a fantastic card.  Love the idea and beautiful layout.

Jan 28, 2011 - 04:01:04

Love the idea of the upside-down tag and your bow is awesome!

Jan 28, 2011 - 04:01:30

Super pretty, Connie. That flower is so sweet! Hugs xxaxx

Jan 28, 2011 - 01:01:51
Cookie said:

Love the card and really love the flower… I too wondered at how it was completed?  thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity

Jan 28, 2011 - 02:01:48
Susan G said:

I love pink and brown together.  The flower is fabulous.  I'll have to try making one of those.

Jan 28, 2011 - 05:01:08
Trudy S said:

Love this card! Are there directions anywhere on how to make the flower?

Jan 29, 2011 - 10:01:13
Barb in Ontario said:

I am new to your blog! You do wonderful cards!

Jan 31, 2011 - 03:01:18

This is so great! I love how you've used the tag as the focal layer on top – just lovely!

Feb 3, 2011 - 02:02:38
Nerida said:

Just had to say what a classic beautiful card. The tag and the ribbon and the flower with pearls – perfect!

Feb 12, 2011 - 11:02:26
Christyne said:

Connie, this is just DARLING!

Feb 14, 2011 - 12:02:17
Teresa said:

Beautiful card.  I love the use of theTwo Tags die. 
Lucky recipient of this card!