Oct 02 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Love


Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge theme is LOVE.  Now…I’m not quite ready for Valentine’s Day, but thought this Stampin’ Up! set, Wandering Words, would fit the theme very well!  This also fits my Design Team Challenge for Late Night Stampers to "bling it up!"  I cased the layout on page 71, but added another layer, texturized the background, pierced the scalllops and added Square Rhinestone brads!

I started by using my Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up the Wandering Words image with Close to Cocoa and Melon Mambo and stamped on Whisper White cardstock.  I layered it on Close to Cocoa cardstock, the added the two Fire Square Rhinestone Brads.  I took a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Finial Press Impressions Folder to add some texture.  I layered on a strip of Melon Mambo cardstock, pierced the edge with my Paper Piercing Tool and then wrapped Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon around to the back and adhered.  I used a cheater bow in the front.  I punched a small strip of Melon Mambo cardstock with my Scallop Edge Punch, then pierced holes in each of the scallops.  The stamped image element was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals and everything placed on the Melon Mambo base card.

Don’t forget it is Preview Week over at Create with Connie and Julie!  Julie has a cute tutorial today using the long tag from the Table Settings Bigz XL die!

Have a GREAT weekend!



Set:  Wandering Words (116507)

Inks:  Close to Cocoa (100072) and Melon Mambo (116329) Stampin’ Write Markers

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink (100459), Close to Cocoa (101341), Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320)

Accessories:  Fire Square Rhinestone Brads (109112), Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (115611), Finial Press Impressions Folder (115963), Big Shot (113439), Paper Piercing Tool (116631) and Mat (105826), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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17 People have left comments on this post

Oct 2, 2009 - 08:10:37
Shelly Schmidt said:

This is lovely- I may have to cave and but this set!!! TFS

Oct 2, 2009 - 08:10:40

Very pretty, Connie…you’ll be ready for Valentines!

Oct 2, 2009 - 10:10:52
Tami Black said:

Gorgeous card Connie! Love the way you used the words and the mailbox. Don’t own either of these and I may have to rethink this…

Oct 2, 2009 - 10:10:16

Cute, great color combination.

Oct 2, 2009 - 10:10:53

I liked this when i first saw it….. but have to pick my battles. You’re killing me here! I might just have to HAVE this one! 🙂

Oct 2, 2009 - 11:10:48
Lorie said:

Gosh darn it…quit making me want that set!

Oct 2, 2009 - 12:10:01

Cute card, Connie!

Oct 2, 2009 - 12:10:41
Rachel Hope said:


Oct 2, 2009 - 02:10:42
Ida said:

Very pretty card. Love that set (and yes i bought it) and you’ve done a wonderful job creating a really lovely card with it.

Oct 2, 2009 - 06:10:14

Nicely done, Connie. I love all the pink!

Oct 3, 2009 - 07:10:39
Nikki said:

Very pretty! {SMILES}

Oct 3, 2009 - 11:10:46

Now that is rockin the pinks..and the them of love.

Oct 3, 2009 - 11:10:37
Marcia P said:

Nicely done, great colours and love your layout.

🙂 Marcia P

Oct 4, 2009 - 08:10:31
Lisa Bohler said:

Wonderful way to use those colors! Such a pretty card…esp with the extra bling!

Oct 4, 2009 - 04:10:57

This is so sweet Connie! I love the little scallops on the top! Great design! 😀

Oct 4, 2009 - 10:10:23
Lori said:

So pretty, Connie! Love the multi colored image and the scalloped accent piece.

Oct 4, 2009 - 11:10:52
Patti Chesky said:

This is so cute!!! I love the colors you chose…..bright and cheerful…perfect for a valentine