Thursday, December 18, 2014

Doily and Banners CCMC334

This week at Create with Connie and Mary we have a beautiful Color Challenge: use Whisper White, Silver Glimmer and Cherry Cobbler for your project!  

Here's my card and what I did:
  • Fold 8.5" x 5.5" in half for card base.
  • Cut a 5.5" x 4.25" layer of Whisper White.
  • Diecut Whisper White with the Darling Doily Thinlit, diecut Cherry Cobbler DSP with the largest Banner Framelit and Silver Glimmer Paper with a smaller Banner Framelit.  Attach to White background as shown above.
  • Wrap Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon around top of Whisper White/doily/banner layer and adhere to back; cut a short length for tie.  Adhere the entire layer onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.
  • Stamp "merry" with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut flags on both ends.  Attach with Dimensionals.  Stamp greeting inside.
Stamps:  Good Greetings
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
Accessories:  Banners Framelits, Darling Doily Thinlits Die, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Paper Snips, Thinestones, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon.

Here is the Color Challenge for this week:

You may see more cards made by the very creative CCMC Challenge Team on the Create with Connie and Mary website.  We would love for you to make a card using this sketch and join us for the challenge this week!  Check the guidelines that are on the Create with Connie and Mary website for participation!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season this year!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Merry Little Wish... CCMC333

This week at Create with Connie and Mary we have a cool sketch for this week's challenge CCM333!  These tilted-angle lines are currently so trendy in papercrafting; it's fun to see what we can do with them on this clean and simple sketch! 

I used two Pear Pizzazz prints for the backgrounds and jazzed it up with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper behind the front layer and also for one of the trees,  Mossy Meadow cardstock stamped with Encore Silver ink for another tree and a Cherry Cobbler print for the third.

Because this set is photopolymer I was able to curve the sentiment to match a Bitty Banners Framelit to give it a little bit different look.  Rhinestones and a Glimmer Paper star decorate the trees.  This is a pretty simple and easily replicated layout that would lend itself to making multiples!

Stamps:  Festival of Trees
Inks:  Silver Encore, Cherry Cobbler ink
Paper:  Festival of Trees DSP Stack; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White cardstocks.
Accessories:  Tree Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Rhinestones, Ribbon

Here is the CCMC333 sketch we used this week:

You can see more cards made by the very creative CCMC Challenge Team on the Create with Connie and Mary website.  We would love for you to make a card using this sketch and join us for the challenge this week!  Check the guidelines that are on the Create with Connie and Mary website for participation!  

Thanks for visiting us this week!!  Try to take just a little time for yourself during the busy-ness of this holiday season!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nutty Gift Card Holder CCMC 332

We really have a change-up in store for you today!!  Instead of a color combo or a sketch, Create with Connie and Mary has a fun challenge to make a gift card holder, and who doesn't need these at this time of year!  Here's what I came up with:

I used the Fry Box Die as the basis for my box, however I changed it up a bit.  I cut two box backs with bottom sections and glued the bottoms together to make my box (however, I didn't glue the box sides together yet at this point)..  This gave me a front and back the same height and fit the nutcracker image better, as well as holding more loot!  : ).

Partial side view.
I cut a piece of DSP to layer on the outside front panel under the nutcracker and also cut another box back (without the base) from a different but coordinating DSP.  The DSP flaps were trimmed down to 1/4" beyond the score line then this piece  was adhered to the inside back of the box before the box was assembled.   This made a pocket for my gift card!

Do you see the pocket and gift card in the above picture?

You can see it better here:  the striped DSP forms the pocket for the gift card on the back panel.  I used the Large Oval Punch to make it easier to withdraw the card.  That's it!  Fill a Cellophane Bag with treats, tie with a bow and you're ready to go!

Stamps:  Santa Stache set
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad; Blendabilities:  Skin Tone Assortment, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight.
Paper:  Trim the Tree DSP Stack; Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Cardstocks
Accessories:  Mustache Framelit, Fry Box Die, Large Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Glue Dots.

Here's this week's fun challenge again:

Don't miss all the fun and fabulous Gift Card Holders made by the Challenge Team this week on the CCMC website!!  Check them out!

Now it's your turn!  Create a gift card holder and upload it at the end of this challenge post on the Create with Connie and Mary website (all the guidelines for the challenge are listed there).  We love to see what you have made and cheer you on with comments on your blog post!  Thanks also for all your participation this year!  We've had lots of fun and creativity going on with these challenges!!

Thanks for visiting today!  Take care!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Good Greetings CCMC331

Happy Thanksgiving Day in the USA today!  Hope you are able to be with family and/or friends to celebrate the day and enjoy a yummy meal!  It's good to be grateful and I am grateful for each of you that visit me here and share my enjoyment of stamping and creativity!

Today being Thursday means it's time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge and this week it's a sketch!

I chose to turn the sketch vertical and use the banners for the greeting words! 

Here's what I did:
     1.  Cut three 1" x 3" pieces of Melon Mambo; shape one end with the Artisan Label Punch then punch the top edge with the Hearts Border Punch.  Stamp words with VersaMark and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.  Set aside.
     2.  Fold 8.5" x 5.5" cardstock in half for card.  Cut a 5.5" x 4.25" piece of the gold stripe vellum and apply the Melon Mambo banners with adhesive.  Adhere the vellum to the card base.
     3.  Punch seven Gold Glimmer Paper Hearts with the Hearts Border Punch and adhere to card.
     4.  Tie a length of Gold Baker's Twine around card to finish!

Stamps: Good Greetings
Inks:  VersaMark
Paper:  Gold Fancy Foil Vellum, Whisper White and Melon Mambo Cardstocks, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Hearts Border Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Gold Baker's Twine, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool.

Here's the sketch CCMC331 for this week at Create with Connie and Mary; it's simple but allows for lots of imagination and creativity!

Now it's your turn to grab stamps, ink and cardstock and see what you come up with using this sketch!  After you do, go to Create with Connie and Mary to upload your card so we can all enjoy your creativity!  Be sure to check out the creations of the other Challenge Team members at Connie and Mary's website! 

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Grateful for You times Two!

Happy Day before Thanksgiving!  I have my last fall creations to share today:  a card and a Curvy Keepsake box all decorated for sharing your gratitude! 

Stamps:  Merry Everything (Grateful for You - Tag), For All Things (leaf and oval grateful sentiment)
Inks:  Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Autumn Accents die (diecuts), Burlap Ribbon, Note Tag Punch, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit, Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots.

Thanks for dropping by today!  I want you to know that I am very thankful for your visits, comments and encouragement as we share our enjoyment of stamping and papercrafting!

Have a lovely holiday!


Monday, November 24, 2014

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