Thursday, January 6, 2011

CCMC 132

Good morning everyone! Time for a super great sketch challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team!

Isn't this a super great sketch? I love it!! It gave me a chance to use the new scallop squares duo die that I bought out of the Holiday mini quite some time ago. Yep! This is the first time that I have used it! I did leave off the ribbon/bow and the three brads because I just couldn't get them to work with what I was trying to do. But I do like the way my card did turn out! I took my color cues from the Love Impressions designer paper - Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Real Red and Whisper White.

I decided that I was going to use the Valentine defined stamp set. I just love this set! So many fun pieces! I stamped the tree on scrap paper using Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette and Real Red markers. Then I cut it out. The base of my card is Whisper White and I glued a piece of the Love Impressions designer paper to that. I left out the three brads because of the dots already on the designer paper. Then I have my scallop square from Pink Pirouette. These are glued flat to the card. The Whisper White square is glued flat to the Basic Gray piece. Then I took a paper clip from the clips assortment and tied a piece of Real Red satin ribbon to that and clipped it onto the main focal point. This is then popped up with dimensionals. The "love you" sentiment is colored with Basic Gray and Real Red markers before being stamped. Then the tree is popped up with dimensionals as well. I also added a heart that was punched out with the small heart punch. I crinkled it up and added a pearl. And there you have it! Too fun!

Be sure to check out the Create with Connie and Mary site for more amazing inspiration! Then create your own amazing creation and upload it to their site so that we all can take a look at it, too! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Valentine Defined; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Love Impressions designer paper; Ink- Real Red, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette; Accessories- Real Red satin ribbon, clips assortment, scallop squares duo die, small heart punch, basic pearls, dimensionals


  1. Oh...this is darling! I love the punched heart on the tree and the colors! Great job with the sketch!

  2. This is super cute! I love the colors. Love what you did with that tree. I decided not to get that set, but you're trying to convince me otherwise!

  3. I love what you did with the little tree! Such an adorable card!

  4. This is sah-weet!!! I love that tree stamp and the larger heart you added to it! That little clip with ribbon is the perfect touch for this great card!

  5. Oh so cute! I just love that little tree and the extra little oopmh it gets when it's popped up a little. Great job!

  6. Hello Deb,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely coment. I do like your love cvard too: lovely background paper and I do like the paperclip touch.