Thursday, January 20, 2011

CCMC 134

Good morning everyone! Are you ready for a super great challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team? Well, it is Thursday and that is what they are all about! The Thursday challenge! This week they are challenging us with a sketch! And everyone loves sketches, right? I know I do!

So here is their sketch. It is supposed to be a square card. I resize the photo in my blog post and sometimes it gets a little distorted, but it is a square card. This sketch is so versatile and easy and just has so many possibilities that it was hard for me to figure out what I was going to do. But I finally decided that I wanted to play around with the cupcake stamp set and punch. Two super fun items from the Occasions mini catalog!

I started with a card base of Soft Suede (my card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"). Then I took a piece of Pink Pirouette and ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Then I trimmed the edges of it with the scallop trim border punch. Then I took a piece of Certainly Celery and stamped the greeting from the Create a Cupcake set. I stamped the cupcake bottom with Soft Suede and the top with Pink Pirouette onto Very Vanilla and punched it out with the build a cupcake punch. For my embellishments, I took a mini library clip and tied a piece of Marina Mist narrow taffeta ribbon to it and clipped it to the Certainly Celery piece and popped it up on the card. The cupcake is popped up as well and I used the itty bitty shapes punch pack to punch a flower from Marina Mist. I scrunched the flower, glue-dotted it to the cupcake and added a basic pearl. And there you have it!

Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary website for more inspiration. Then create your own work of art and post it on their website so that we can all see what you did with this sketch! Like I said, so many possibilities! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Create a Cupcake; Paper- Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla; Ink- Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette; Accessories- Marina Mist narrow taffeta ribbon, scallop trim border punch, itty bitty punch pack, basic pearls, build a cupcake punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, dimensionals


  1. What an adorable card!!

  2. I love this card. I have to tell you I love all your projects. Your style is so close to my own that I always end up thinking, "Why didn't I try that?" I especially like how you have just the right touch when embellishing, but still keep the look Clean and Simple.

    Thank you for all your inspiration!

  3. Love your CAS cupcake card! Great job!

  4. Great job on this sketch this week - I love your placement of the cupcake. Adorable!

  5. Awesome card! Love that the cupcake matches the Perfect Polka Dot layer.