Feb 05 2011

Create with Connie and Mary – Fun Flowers

Today is the Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition Saturday Challenge and we have a sketch for you to try.  We invite our subscribers to play along and be entered into a drawing for one of two $75 Stampin' Up! gift certificates OR one of two FREE subscriptions to the SUMMER Edition of Create with Connie and Mary!  They get a chance for each time they submit their entry to our weekly challenges!  It's not too late to join. 


This week we have been showcasing the products from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!  I'm sure our subscribers will agree that there have been some FABULOUS projects shared by our Design Team!




I am SO sick of COLD and SNOW that I just HAD to bring some bright colors and springtime thoughts into my card!  Plus, it is my Mother in Law's birthday today, so this card was made for her!




I started with a base of Melon Mambo.  I layered on Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the new Framed Tulips Impressions Folder.  I used a sponge dauber to lightly sponge on Pink Pirouette Classic Ink on the raised areas…just for a little extra drama!  I cut a piece of Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper with the Top Note, cut a portion off, and placed it on the Whisper White.  I cut a length of Old Olive 1 1/4 Striped Ribbon and secured the left side behind the Whisper White.  I wrapped some Linen Thread around the ribbon to gather, then added a Sweet Stitches Designer Button WITH an Ice Cream Parlor flower button in the center, then tied a bow with the Linen Thread.  I cut the Fun Flowers with Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, and Old Olive, ran them thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice Impressions Folders.  I added a fun Sweet Stitches Fabric Button to the center of the flower.


Finally, I stamped Birthday Wishes from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set "So Happy for You" in Melon Mambo on Pink Pirouette cardstock and trimmed to a small banner to add to the front.


Yes…it definitely made me feel better to have such a bright and sunny looking card!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did on Create with Connie and Mary today!  You'll be glad you did!  And…if you haven't signed up yet…why not?  Join us!

6 People have left comments on this post

Feb 5, 2011 - 10:02:37

I completely LOVE LOVE LOVE your card for the challenge this week Connie!!! I love that you used the fun flowers die. Just so you know I am TOTALLY SHAMELESSLY CASEing your card 🙂 hehe
Lots of inky Hugs,

Feb 5, 2011 - 01:02:17
Cindy in Boise said:

Connie, this is SO DARLING!  I love everything about it.

Feb 5, 2011 - 06:02:27

Love the card.  It looks so springlike and fresh.  Good interpretation of the sketch.  I may have to CASE it. 

Feb 5, 2011 - 06:02:50


Feb 5, 2011 - 09:02:39
Rose Kerry said:

Adorable card, love the colors, the textures of your flowers, all the embellies, that ribbon and those buttons, adorable card!!!  Beautiful work.

Feb 6, 2011 - 09:02:17
Judy West said:

Love the colors and the flower on this card actually I love it all.