Thursday, December 1, 2011

CCMC 178

Good morning everyone! Here we are at the beginning of December! Yikes!! I am finding it so hard to believe that 2011 is coming to a close! Besides that, I really need to get going on my Christmas cards and Christmas shopping! But first, it is Thursday, and that means another great challenge from our friends at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a sketch to challenge us! Take a look!

And here is what I decided to do with it!

I guess it is no surprise that I have Christmas on the brain. We have finally put up our Christmas tree and decorations. I did alter the sketch just a bit but it is mostly still there. My card base is Crumb Cake. I layered a piece of Cherry Cobbler and a piece of designer paper from the Frostwood collection together. Then I flagged one end of a strip of Garden Green and glued that down as well. Before this was glued to the card I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon around it. I also put another piece of Garden Green just under the ribbon with the word 'merry' (from Pennant Parade stamp set) stamped in Early Espresso. I punched a piece of Cherry Cobbler with the 2 1/2" circle punch and popped it up on the card. I stamped the the tree from the same set in Garden Green on Whisper White three times and cut them out. I also punched out three scallop pennants from Garden Green card stock. I glued the trees to a scallop pennant and then scored them down the middle. One side of the pennant was glued to one side of another and then glued to another (I hope that all made sense - lol). The other two sides were glued to the circle. I added a rhinestone at the top of the tree to finish it off. A fun card!!

I do hope that you will go on over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other fantastic designers did with this sketch! I do hope you will play along with us this week and let us see what you designed using this sketch! I do love to see what you all come up with! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Pennant Parade; Paper- Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge designer paper; Ink- Garden Green, Early Espresso; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon, rhinestone, pennant builder punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, dimensionals


  1. Love that little 3D tree!!! Such a great card for the holidays!

  2. Very classy! Love the clean simple look and those pennant trees are the bomb for making 3D!

  3. Such a cute card! Love that little tree!

  4. I like how you layered your pennants with the stamped image and transformed them all into a 3D image. Very cute!

  5. That 3D tree is adorable Deb! I love the subtle background pattern and blocks of color--it really makes the tree the focal point! GREAT card!