Thursday, June 30, 2011

CCMC 157

Hello everyone! It's Thursday and time for another wonderful challenge from the ladies at Create with Connie and Mary! This week they are challenging us with a wonderful sketch! Check it out:

And here is what I came up with:

I know! It isn't Christmas or anywhere close to being Christmas but this is what popped into my head right away when I saw this sketch! I think this sketch is just super! I also knew that I wanted to use some new product because the new catalog goes LIVE tomorrow!!! Anyway, I started with a card base of Crumb Cake. The next two layers are Cherry Cobbler on top of Early Espresso with Crumb Cake seam binding around that and then glued to the card. Then I have a panel of Very Vanilla in which I stamped the greeting from Pennant Parade in Cherry Cobbler on. I also cut a strip of Always Artichoke and notched one end and glued it to the Very Vanilla piece. This panel is popped up. Then I took some scrap Vanilla to stamp my trees and pots on. The trees are stamped in Always Artichoke and the pots in Early Espresso. Stampin' Up! was so wonderful to provide a punch to punch out the trees! It is the new Pennant builder punch! I did have to cut the pots out myself. The pots were glued flat to the Vanilla panel but I popped the trees up. The last thing I did was to add two little rhinestones underneath the greeting. And there you have it! 

I encourage you to go and see what the other designers came up with! Visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to view their projects. Then be sure to go and create your own project using all Stampin' Up! products and this sketch! I always love to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Pennant Parade; Paper- Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke; Ink- Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso; Accessories- Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, basic rhinestones, pennant builder punch, dimensionals


  1. GREAT CARD! It is never too early to start on our holiday cards either, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. HaHa, I made a Christmas card last week! Love your little Christmas trees, so cute!

  3. FANTASTIC card, Deb! The trio of trees is perfect for the sketch and I love the addition of the Crumb Cake ribbon. Love how the rhinestones bring your eye to the sentiment--perfection!

  4. I, too, have been using some winter sets right now because the new ones are so much fun! I LOVE how you did the row of Christmas trees! Such a great take on the Create with Connie and Mary sketch!

  5. Debbie...this is DARLING! Wonderful card for a workshop. Easy to duplicate for mass quantities of cards. I love it!

  6. I should have known... There are so many times that I see a card I like on the Stampin Addicts e-mail and when I go searching for the creator, it's usually you! Great job, great card, planning to CASE it soon!
    ~Jayne S.