Feb 13 2010

Create with Connie and Julie Challenge

Every Saturday on the  Create with Connie & Julie site we issue a challenge.  Our subscribers are encouraged to enter the challenge to win fabulous prizes!  Last week's challenge winners were Lisa Martz and Robin Gregor with Cynthia Stevenson having an honorable mention!  Congratulations, ladies!


For this week's challenge, I created another sketch for all of us to use.  This week's Occasions Mini theme included Happy Thoughts, Tote-ally Tess and Tiny Tags as our focus.  For my card, I flipped the sketch to be horizontal.


I decided to make one of the rosette flowers out of Designer Paper.  They are very easy to do!  First, I cut a circle from Sticky Pages about 1 1/4 inch in diameter.  You really don't want to use your punches because the tape will gum up your punch.  I took a 1" X 12" strip of Sending Love Designer Paper, punched with the Eyelet Border Punch along the edge and ran it thru the Crimper three times to soften it.  I took off one side of the Sticky Page liner and started gathering the strip into a circle around the edge of the tape, then moving towards the center until my paper was at the end.  Pretty easy!


The center I added one of the felt buttons from Sweet Pea Stitched Felt with a Pop-up Glue Dot.  For the card, I started with a base card of Pretty in Pink, then layered on the chocolate dotted mini flower print from Sending Love Designer Paper.  I wrapped the Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon around to the back and secured.  I added two strips of Very Vanilla cardstock as required by the sketch, then removed the back of the Sticky Page and placed the paper flower.  I added the felt leaves from Sweet Pea Stitched Felt.  I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip and Rose Red to ink up the Hello from Tiny Tags Stamp Set, stamped it on Very Vanilla and then punched with the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.


Stamps:  Tiny Tags (w118091, c118592)

Inks:  Stampin' Write Chocolate Chip (,100071)  Stampin' Write Rose Red (100063)

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink (100459), Very Vanilla (101650)

Accessories:  Sending Love Designer Paper (117153), Medium Jewelry Tag punch (117190), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (117266), 1 1/4 Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon (115617), Pop-up Glue Dots (104183), Sticky Pages (114300), Crimper (101618)


Make sure you check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Julie Design Team's projects this week! 

Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Kerin Sylvester

Monika Davis

It really isn't too late to sign up for the Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition subscription!  There is a new project posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Julie.

4 People have left comments on this post

Feb 13, 2010 - 04:02:52
sandie carter said:

Love the card especially that border punch flower. Thanks for sharing how you made i – must give it a try as it sound so easy thanks to your instructions.

Feb 13, 2010 - 11:02:20
Allison said:

Looks super…great color palette and I ♥ the ribbon!

Feb 14, 2010 - 04:02:23

You did a great job on this–love the flower!

Feb 14, 2010 - 06:02:26
Rose Kerry said:

Your flower is fabu, love the ribbon with that paper.  Great job.