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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463

Good morning!  I'm here again with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463.  Today we are using the picture on page 131 of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 annual catalog.

I chose to follow the layout of the card.  Here's my card.

CCMC#463 Ribbon of Courage

There's so much to love about the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  Since I just got this pack, I decided to use it!

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • Cut the herringbone paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This covers the entire card front.
  • The wood look paper measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Be careful how you cut these.  You want the wood grain in the right direction.
  • The dotted paper is cut at 1 1/4 x 4.
  • My Whisper White paper is 1 1/2 x 3.   Stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage in Garden Green.
  • Cut 3 flowers in Soft Sky and 3 leaves in Garden Green using the Support Ribbon Framelits.  You might have missed the flower and leaf in this set.  Take a look! They are fantastic!  Add two of the flowers and leaves on each side of the sentiment.  The other flower and leaf goes inside.
  • Finish off with a little bling.  Put the Silver Faceted Gems in the center of the flowers and add some rhinestones on near the sentiment.

Support Ribbon Framelits flower and leaf

Here's a close up of the flower and leaf.  Don't you love it.  Very flower child!

CCMC#463 inside

Here's a look at the inside of the card.  The words are from Artistically Asian.  It's stamped in Early Espresso.  I also added an espresso dot in the center of the flower so the card would close flat.  I love how this card turned out.  It does have flowers, but with the colors, it could be a little masculine.

Support ribbon flower card

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Leaves Everywhere!

It's truly spring!  The leaves are out.  In my yard, the Crepe Myrtle trees are the last to get their leaves.  Mine always seem to be a little behind the others in the neighborhood.  Maybe they are a different species.  The leaves are out everywhere!  I just love it!  Today my mind turned to the leaves.  Here's my card.

Vintage Leaves and Leaflet Framelits

I usually take my pictures outside.  I seem to do better.  Today it's raining and I've waited to the last minute.  Please be patient with me.  I just got a new stamp set, Artistically Asian.  The sentiment is from that set.  I was happy to see that it would be in the new catalog.

  • The card base is Always Artichoke.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The next layer is Pear Pizzazz cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  I ran it through the Big Shot with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
  • As I said before the Artistically Asian set was used for the sentiment.  I stamped in Versamark, sprinkled in Gold Emboss Powder, and used the Heat Tool to set. Cut the sentiment with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, an oval.  Put dimensionals on the back of the oval and attach some of the Gold Thread to the back so that it hangs over the sides.  Adhere to the card.
  • The leaves are stamped on Watercolor Paper.  Stamp in Always Artichoke, Old Olive, and Pear Pizzazz.  Using the Aqua Painter, paint over each leaf.  Stay inside the lines and drag the color.  Cut out each leaf with the Leaflets Framelits Dies. The larger leaf on top is adhered with dimensionals.
  • Tie a Gold Thread bow.  I did use one of the wooden bow tiers.  That thread can be a little hard to handle.

Leaflets 2

For the inside of the card I just glued in another leaf.

I know just the person that needs this card.  It's hard when we are second guessing God, but it sure happens, doesn't it.

Leaflets 3

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Today we have a color challenge.

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Aren't these colors lovely together?  This is my card.


I'm happy to say that all of the products I used on this card are carrying over to the new upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog except the piece of patterned designer paper I used for the banner.  Yea!  Here are the details:

  • The card base is Island Indigo CS cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Stamp this layer using the Touches of Texture stamp set.  I used all three of the colors.
  • The banner measures 2 x 4 1/2.  The paper is from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  Use the Triple Banner punch to notch the end.
  • Run 3 rows of Linen Thread around the flamingo piece near the top before you glue to the base of the card.
  • Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut a circle from Whisper White.  Stamp this focal piece with the same stamps.  Use the Layering Circles Framelits to make a frame for this circle, glue together, and then adhere with dimensionals.
  • Tie a Linen Thread bow and adhere with a glue dot.
  • The sentiment is from the Weather Together stamp set.

Sketch 3

Here's the inside of the card.  Again, the sentiment is from Weather Together and the stamps from Touches of Texture.

This card was easy to make.  That's what's so great about the Touches of Texture.  You can't go wrong!

Sketch 5

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Remodel with Nailed It

Cancer is a dirty word.  Everyone knows someone that has been affected by this disease.  A friend of mine recently had a double mastectomy.  As she gives us updates on Facebook, she jokes that her body is going through a remodel.  I couldn't resist sending her this card.

Nailed it card for Melanie

This card uses the Nailed It stamp set and the coordinating Build It Framelits.  These are on the Retiring List.  I was so hoping they would carry over.  We need masculine.  I did use it in a feminine way today, though.

  • The card base is Blushing Bride card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The Subtles Paper Stack (also retiring) is used for the Blushing Bride patterned layer.  It measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • Stamp the tools in Basic Gray on Blushing Bride CS and on a Silver Foil sheet.  Cut out using the framelits, trim and glue together to make a two toned tool.  Cut out extra bolts and screws.
  • Put your tools on dimensionals and glue on the bolts and screws.  Stamp some nails in Basic Gray.
  • The sentiment was made using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set on white scrap.  Mount using dimensionals.

Melanie 2

Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Sending Thoughts. Of course I had to write that I'm really glad these aren't the tools they are using for her "remodel."

I hope that this card gave her a little smile and some encouragement.

Melanie 3

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#GDP082 and Ribbon of Courage

The Global Design Project #082 is a sketch this week.  I decided to play along.

I just got back from OnStage in Savannah.  One of our all attendee free sets was Patty Bennett's million dollar sales set Ribbon of Courage.  I made this card for Mike.  He is starting chemo today.  My prayers go out to you Mike.

Ribbon of Courage

  • Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • Use the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (on the Retiring List).  The dots sheet is 1 1/2 x 5 1/4.  The diagonal stripe measures 2 1/2 x 5 1/4.
  • A strip of Copper Foil 1/2 x 5 1/4 was attached to the side of the dots paper.
  • The word courage is stamped on Whisper White card stock in Versamark and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  Use that Embossing Buddy first to keep away stray powder.  Heat with your Heat Tool and then cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  Cut a copper oval the next size up with the same framelits.  Adhere the two together and add dimensionals.  Before sticking this to the card, add some Copper Thread sticking out from the back.

Mike 5

The thread is a little hard to see in my picture.  Finish off with a bow made from the 1/4" Copper Trim.  I borrowed that from a project we made at OnStage.

Mike 2

Here's the inside of the card.  This sentiment is also from Ribbon of Courage. 

Mike 4

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