Sep 09 2011

Warmest of Wishes again!

Check out our PREVIEW SESSION over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Another member of our Design Team, Artisan Award Winner Elizabeth Price, is showing off a FREE PROJECT AND TUTORIAL for you!  We are giving you a TASTE of what our subscription service is all about!    PLUS, we are offering BLOG CANDY…free subscriptions to Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition.  Now…wouldn't you want to win one of those?  But…you need to check in TODAY over on Create with Connie and Mary to see who is offering it!  You never know WHAT may be announced!  We have SIX Guest Designers on board…and will be showing them off, too!  So, here is a little PIECE picture of Elizabeth's awesome project today!  But…really…go check it out at Create with Connie and Mary and get her FREE TUTORIAL!



I'm on a Warmest of Wishes kick, especially since we are featuring it during our Preview Session over on Create with Connie and Mary!  So, when I was working on yesterday's Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge a few days ago, I made up a second card to show off that it can be used for something OTHER than holidays!  This is for the Birthday card challenge over on The Paper Players this week!  I'm late getting my challenge card posted…had too many other things posting this week already!  lol!



I thought doing just a wreath in various shades of green would be pretty!  I used Lucky Limeade, Old Olive and Certainly Celery.  I also used the awesome hostess only designer paper, Cheerful Treat!  I love this stripe pattern!



 The base of the card is Lucky Limeade and I ran it thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  Then I used two of the Cheerful Treat patterns and layered them on Crushed Concord.  I added the Elegant Eggplant Dotted Ribbon (turned on the solid side) across to hide the seam.  I also added two loops of it against the side.  The wreath was colored with the markers mentioned above and punched with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch.  I added a 1 3/8" circle of Silver Glimmer Paper under the 1 1/4" circle of Melon Mambo.  Inside I stamped "Happy Birthday Wishes" from Petite Pairs.  I also added a couple Rhinestone Jewels for some extra bling.


You really can't appreciate how much that little touch of Silver Glimmer Paper makes the whole thing POP!  Well, lots of things to do today!  Finishing up a REALLY cool project for Create Holiday Edition…and need to work on a few more challenges!  Have a great weekend!

8 People have left comments on this post

Sep 9, 2011 - 10:09:36
Lesley said:

Such fun and bright colours Connie! Love the new falling leaves on your blog…awesome! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Sep 9, 2011 - 11:09:11

Connie, this is a gorgeous color combo and I just love that pop of glimmer paper too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! 🙂 

Sep 9, 2011 - 02:09:59
LeAnne said:

Sweet as can be, just like a piece of candy!  Thanks for playing with us this week!!!

Sep 9, 2011 - 04:09:04
Rose Kerry said:

Love the colors of your cards!  Very sweet.

Sep 9, 2011 - 07:09:32

Love the colors you paired up with this DSP!  I am lovin' Lucky Limeade.  I think that's on my 'must get next' list 😉  Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Sep 9, 2011 - 09:09:36
Candy W said:

Gorgeous as usual!  Love your designs…

Sep 10, 2011 - 11:09:32
Ann Schach said:

What a cheerful card, Connie! The colors are certain to brighten anyone's day! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Sep 10, 2011 - 02:09:27
Jodi said:

I love this one!  Great idea to use different shades of green for the wreathe.  I was only thinking fall colors, but shows we can really use it for many occasions.