May 05 2011

Create with Connie and Mary – Flower Fest

It's been an exciting week for Create with Connie and Mary.  We are in the middle of our FIRST preview week for the SUMMER Edition and had two wonderful projects done by Mary and Rochelle.  All our projects have FULL step-by-step tutorials with photos so it is easy to follow along and create your own from our samples!  Right now, we are offering an Early Bird Savings price of $5 off the normal $29.95 price, but just until May 14th @ 11:55 PM!  Then it reverts back to our regular price!  Check out Create with Connie and Mary to see what all you get with your subscription!  And remember, you'll still have access to all the projects and tutorials LONG after the 5 week subscription service is over!


Today we are back with our normal Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This time we have an awesome sketch for you all to try, CCMC149!  I must say…I LOVE my card made with it!  The Challenge Team has come up with some awesome ideas, too!




I decided to use one of the sets we are featuring over on Create with Connie and Mary this week, Stampin' Up!'s Flower Fest!



Of course, part of the reason I love this card is the awesome Nursery Suite Designer Paper in the background.  I took my colors from it.  The base of the card is Regal Rose.  I layered on Baja Breeze that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder.  I added the piece of Nursery Suite DSP and rounded the corners on one edge.  I added a strip of Old Olive cardstock that I used the Tasteful Trim Die for the large scallops.  I wrapped around the Whisper White Stripe Organdy Ribbon and tied a knot.


I made a background panel with Whisper White layered on Early Espresso cardstock.  Then on scrap Whisper White, I stamped the stem and leaves in Old Olive ink and the flower three times with Regal Rose ink.  I punched out the largest flower with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch and then cutting out different sizes for the two smaller flowers layered on top.  I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose to lightly color in the flower and leaves.  In the center I added an Old Olive flower button with a Pearl Jewel in the center.  Finally, I inked one Hello word from Stampin' Up!'s stamp set Happy Greetings with the Old Olive marker and stamped it on Whisper White, then cut it out.  I placed it with a Stampin' Dimensional in between the layers of the flower.


Why not try the sketch for yourself!  Go to Create with Connie and Mary, check out the rest of the design team creations, then make your own.  Upload it to Create with Connie and Mary. 


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6 People have left comments on this post

May 5, 2011 - 07:05:22
Lisa Martz said:

Connie, this is so cute!  What a great way to use this stamp set!  Straight into my faves! 

May 5, 2011 - 09:05:03
Deb said:

Cute card! I love the idea of cutting out parts of the bigger flower and layering them! I will remember that idea! Thanks!

May 5, 2011 - 06:05:21

Love how you layered your flower! Beautiful!

May 6, 2011 - 01:05:12

You make very beautiful cards!  I'm glad you were listed on Kelly's Blog Finds.

~Shawnie B

May 6, 2011 - 02:05:21
Jo Green said:

Great card and very thorough instructions.  Thanks for sharing this.  I love the wallpaper embossing… I really have to get one of those machines!

May 9, 2011 - 12:05:22

So pretty Connie! I love the colours you've chosen for this and I'm really starting to like this stamp set too. Great job!