Friday, August 29, 2014

Preview Week Day 4: FREE Blog Candy!!

Good morning, Friends! As you have heard, I am a designer for the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Cards "Create"tions edition 2014! Today I am sharing a preview card along with a chance to win some blog candy!

First off, the card. I am in love with this set! Festival of Trees and a matching punch! And they come as a bundle! I paired this set with some new dsp and a new embossing folder!
  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Take another piece of Whisper White and use the Circles framelits to cut a circle then run through the Big Shot using the En Pointe embossing folder then adhere to the card base using dimensionals
  • Use the Circles framelits to cut a circle from the All Is Calm dsp then adhere to card base inside the cut out circle
  • Stamp the greeting from Festival of Trees onto a strip of Whisper White using Early Espresso ink and flag the end then adhere to the inside of the circle
  • Stamp the tree using Garden Green and the circles with Cherry Cobbler ink onto a piece of Whisper White then punch out using the Tree punch
  • Stamp the tree pot using Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White and cut out then adhere to bottom of tree
  • Adhere tree to card
  • Use the itty bitty accents punch pack to punch a star from Brushed Gold card stock and adhere to top of tree
  • Thread a piece of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to tree
So now for the FUN part! Let me a comment today to be entered for a chance to win blog candy - a FREE subscription to the Holiday Cards "Create"tions 2014! I would love to hear what your favorite stamp set is from the new Holiday mini catalog! I hope that you will join me and the rest of the designers for the Create with Connie and Mary Cards "Create"tions edition 2014!

JOIN US for our NEW Holiday Card Create-tions 2014 featuring stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalog!

  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 - September 20
  • Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
  • 24/7 access
  • Perfect for classes or personal cards!
Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Natasha Zandbergen and Nicole Tugrul are joining us again with their unique styles!
Create with Connie and Mary

Holiday Card "Create"tions 2014
Only $19.95 US
Card Recipe: Stamps- Festival of Trees; Paper- Whisper White, All Is Calm designer paper; Ink- Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, gold basic metal button, Tree punch, Circles framelits, En Pointe embossing folder, dimensionals


  1. Simple elegance describes your card to a "tree"! This stamp bundle is on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Gorgeous card Deb - I just love this set! This years catalogue has so many excellent Christmas sets, but you can't beat a matching punch!

  3. I think Rosemarie's comment captured my sentiments for this card...simply elegant! Looking forward to more of your terrific creations.

  4. Wow this is a beautiful card!
    There are just so many gorgeous things to choose from in the new catty - the tree and punch were at the top of my list!

  5. Yes, elegant card. The punched tree appears to be in a forest of trees with the embossed background.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas and time.
    Have a joy filled week-end.

  6. Wow, I have to try and make this. It is gorgeous.

  7. Love your card!!! :) So unique with the circle cut-out!

    Would love to win!!!!! I need all the ideas I can get! ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  8. I love how the embossing folder and tree punch go together!

  9. Awesome card! How you come up with such beautiful cards day after day is beyond me. I do not have that talent but I'm sure glad that you do! I'm also really happy that you share your talent with the rest of us. Thanks!

  10. Love the tree EF with the stamp/punch.

  11. Beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Lovely card and thanks for sharing.

  12. Wow how do I pick just one favorite. I guess White Christmas I love to create scenes. beautiful card.

  13. I simply love your design style. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win a free subscription. I sure hope I get picked!

  14. I love how you made an elegant card using Festival of Trees! It has really caught my eye. My fave was Wondrous Wreath but I think that you changed my mind today!

  15. Love your card!! Not sure I can choose a favorite set, but Holiday Home and Bright and Beautiful are both so versatile, you can't go wrong! Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

  16. Wow! I'm having a tough time choosing a favorite stamp set from the Holiday catalog also! Every time I think that I've decided, I see another set used for a gorgeous card on someone's blog and my mind changes once again!!

  17. My favorite is Ornamental Pine

  18. Hey Debra.....
    Love the card.....I am so I love with all the non trad colours and designs that are possible this year....whilst still rockin' the red, white and green.
    Fave set fm the new Mini.....although not used as a tie b/w Bright and Beautiful and Festival Of Trees. B & B allows quick and easy mass production of STUNNING cards and FoT allows stinkin cute cards, but also tags...which can also be bundles ad gifts for teachers/friends/colleagues etc.....cannot separate the 2 of them. ooxx

  19. I love your card and I love this stamp set you used.

  20. Well I've been wondering which of Olive/Real Red or Garden Green/Cherry Cobbler would do this stamp combination the most justice and now I know!! It's definitely Garden Green/Cherry Cobbler....thank you :)
    Fave stamp in the mini has to be For All Things, my upliner wasn't convinced by my enthusiasm for the set, now she's seen some samples she's converted lol. I revamped a class to accommodate the set - I love it that much!

  21. Love your card...very festive. It's hard to pick one favorite stamp set as it changes daily. Today, it's Wondrous Wreath.

  22. Beautiful card! I don't remember seeing the tree embossing folder in the catalog. I'll have to go back and look again.

  23. Great card, I haven't bought any Christmas sets yet but this one will probably make it to my list.

  24. Love your card! My favorite set is Hello Fall! Thanks for all your great cards!

  25. What a wonderfull Christmas-card.
    I like the tree and the punch toooo....they are on my wishlist ;o)

  26. Love your card. I love the embossing, I think that I need to order that folder. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Adorable Christmas card. One I think I could make, I hope. I love that little tree and the sentiment is so sweet!
    Thanks for sharing with us! So very nicely done!