Aug 31 2012

Day 6 Preview – Affection Collection

Today is Day 6 of PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We have the FABULOUS Elizabeth Price back as a FULL TIME Designer for us this edition! 

As we continue our tour thru the Holiday Mini during our Preview Week on Create with Connie and Mary, we need to include Affection Collection!  We don't have any projects scheduled using this set in the official Create Holiday Edition, so we wanted to make sure we included one during Preview Week.  Elizabeth came up with this creative idea using Affection Collection and the fun Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit…we know you'll love it…and the FREE TUTORIAL she provided!  PLUS…she has BLOG CANDY…a free subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition…but if  you've already signed up to take advantage of the Early Bird discount…we'll apply your win to the Occasions 2013 Edition!  WOOHOO!  Here's a sneak peek of her project…check it out on Create with Connie and Mary, grab the FREE TUTORIAL and find out where her BLOG CANDY is so you can enter!





To support Elizabeth's inspired creation, I decided to make a card using Affection Collection, too!  This was a set that I received free at Convention this year, and hadn't even mounted it yet.  (And no…my M&Ts aren't done either!  lol!)



I grabbed the Fan Fair designer paper to start my card and took my colors from it.  I hadn't even cut into the paper pack yet!  The base of the card is Crumb Cake.  I layered on Island Indigo that I distressed the edges with my sanding block and sponged a little Crumb Cake ink around on it.  I layered the Fan Fair blue lace pattern on top and distressed the edges of it, too.  I cut the bottom on a diagonal, then added the Adorning Accents Edgelit trim of Riding Hood Red.  I tied some Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon around and tied a bow.


I stamped the filigree frame in Riding Hood Red on Very Vanilla and cut it with the Window Frame Framelit.  I sponged it with Crumb Cake.  I cut another framelit from Riding Hood Red the same size and cut it in half, the trimmed off the center of it.  It is adhered behind the Very Vanilla piece to frame it.  Finally, I stamped the little corner filigree twice side by side in Riding Hood Red right on top of the DSP, then added the #1 flag over the center portion of it.  I stamped the word Friend in Riding Hood Red on Crumb Cake, then punched with the Modern Label punch and sponged more Crumb Cake over top.  The final touch is a few pearls in the filigrees.


A little bit of a departure from the type of cards I usually make…I think this looks more vintage…what do you think?


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2 People have left comments on this post

Aug 31, 2012 - 09:08:45
Carol Carriveau said:

 Set mounted, but have yet to use since getting home.  Worked with my upline and my up-up line (Patty Bennett) at Patty's last group meeting, she redid some of the M'N Takes, so I don't feel too badly!    Lol!    Your card is wonderful!!!  

Sep 1, 2012 - 08:09:46
Terri B said:

I love this stamp set (it's on my Sept shopping list) and this card is beautiful!  I love stamping on DSP and never would have thought to use the corner stamp twice–I'm gonna have to remember that little trick.  Thanks for your clear directions too, as always.