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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #472

Good Morning!  Our Thursday challenge this week is a sketch.


This was a fun sketch.  It was a little different for me.  I decided to use some of the new product from the upcoming Holiday catalog.  So it's a sneak peek if you will.  The new catalog goes live on September 1st.  That's about a week away!

CCMC #472

The card base is the new Thick Very Vanilla measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  

The patterned paper is the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  It's gorgeous!  The Early Espresso herringbone paper is 2 inches wide.  Adhere to the base and trim to fit. The leaf paper measures 2 1/2 x 3.

Wrap the Linen Thread around the card 4 times.  I usually tape this so that it's behind where the label will be.

And speaking of the label, that's new, too.  The Everyday Label Punch can be bundled with the stamp set Merry Little Labels for 10% off.  I used another coordinating stamp set called Labels to Love.  The outline was stamped in Early Espresso.  The sentiment had leaves over the top and bottom.  I used tape over that so that it would not print. Punch it out and use dimensionals for a little pop.

The leaves are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Stamp the outline stamp in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla paper.  Ink up the solid leaf stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add some Peekaboo Peach and some Cajun Craze ink with a sponge dauber in several places.  Do not completely cover up the green.  Using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, cut out the leaves.  Use dimensionals to adhere the leaves, too.  By the way, the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits can be purchased together in a bundle with 10% savings!

Finish off with a bow of Linen Thread.  I wrapped the thread around four fingers several times.  Slid it off the fingers and tied it in the middle.  Use a glue dot to stick this down.

That's it.  The inside uses the stamp set Count My Blessings.  It's also in the Holiday catalog.

CCMC#472 inside

I just love this saying and the font.  The leaves are made the same as for the front.  To be honest, I have a smear I needed to cover.  I had planned on only one leaf.

Painted Autumn CCMC #472

That's my first fall card of the season.  I like it a lot.  We will be making this card at my September classes.

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Background Bits Host Set

Background Bits is one of the Host Sets located in the back of the annual catalog. Those Host sets are on pages 220-223.  You can earn the right to get one by having an order of $150 or more.  The chart on page 219 explains how you can earn Host Rewards.  Do we love free stuff?  Yes, we do!  Here's my card.

Background Bits

These are my thank you cards for customers this month. For thank you notes, I usually use the Note Cards & Envelopes.  I used the Whisper White ones.  These are one of the best values in the catalog.  You get twenty 3 1/2 x 5 note cards and envelopes for $6.00.  What a deal!

For this card, I stamped my own patterned paper right on the card using the Background Bits stamp set.  Most of it is random.  

I started with the stamp that looks like words.  This was inked in Fresh Fig and stamped off.  The images were placed focusing on the left and then the right down the front of the card.

Next, I stamped the flower.  These were inked using the Stampin' Write Markers in Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide.  Some were stamped full force and some were stamped off.  Again, these were randomly placed.

Finally the circular stamps were placed wherever needed.  These were stamped off.

The focal point of the card is a single flower stamped on Whisper White.  It was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  A scallop oval was cut from Tranquil Tide using the same framelit set.  Dimensionals were placed on the back of the green oval.  Top it off with a bow of Linen Thread.

The sentiment comes from the same set.  In order to make it show up a banner of Tranquil Tide measuring 1 x 3 1/2.  The white piece is 3/4 inches wide.

Background Bits inside

Here's the inside of the card.  I love it when I can make a great card using only one stamp set.  But I must admit that I love making cards with lots of stamp sets.  I just love making cards!!!!!!

Host Set Background Bits

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I'll be honest. Coloring the flower stamp with markers did get a little old by the 25th card!

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Thanks a Watt

Today's card uses the Watts of Occasions stamp set.  The set centers on the light bulb. I think that I've mentioned before that my dad was an electrician.  Hence the purchase of this set.  I sure wish he was around to get a card using the set.  He might would get one like the card I have today.

Watts of Occasions card

We made this card in our last class and it is super simple.

The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4 from Crushed Curry card stock.  

The patterned paper is from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  The 2 patterns are cut measuring 3 x 4.  That's a great measurement to use for a class.  You can get 12 pieces from one 12 x 12 sheet.

The patterned paper is adhered to a black layer measuring 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.  You'll need 2 of these, one for each pattern.

The light bulb is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Black on a piece of 2 x 3 Whisper White.

Tie some Basic Black Baker's Twine around this piece.  Use dimensionals to adhere it.

That's all there is to it!  In class we decided that we needed to sponge the inside of the light bulb with Crushed Curry ink.  Do you like it better?  We all did!

Watts of Occasions

Here's the inside of the card.

Watts Of Occasions inside

The sentiment on the inside comes from the stamp set Hello Friend.  We sponged this light bulb, too, but I don't have a picture of it.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #471 Grown with Love

The Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a color challenge this week. We are using Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist.


I just got the new Grown with Love bundle and I thought it would be perfect for this card.  

CCMC #471 Grown with Love

Didn't it turn out cute!  Those colors are really pretty together.

  • The card base is Bermuda Bay measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The Smoky Slate layer measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Cut an oval from Whisper White using the Layering Ovals Framelits.
  • Stamp the pot from the Grown with Love set on white with Smoky Slate.  Using the Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Markers to color in the flower stamp.  Stamp it on Whisper White, too.  Cut these out using the Garden Grown Framelits Dies.  Adhere them both with dimensionals.
  • Add some Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon and a bow at the bottom.

CCMC #471 inside

The sentiment on the inside is from the stamp set Hello Friend.  It's the stamp set that goes with the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit.  Color the stamp set again with Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut out with the framelit and then just trim it a little more to go inside the card.


Wouldn't you just love getting this card in the mail?  We will be making this card in my September classes.

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Southern Belles Swaps

I think I've mentioned before that I have a small local group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators  who meet once a month.  We are a great support for each other.  We always have a swap.  I shared my swap last Friday.  It's summer and our group was small last time.  It's so funny.  The other two both used Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist.  I just love these colors together, but I haven't used them together yet.  With their permission, I'm sharing their cards today.

First, I have Kaye.  She is a part of my Luv 2 Create team.  Kaye wants me to give credit to Dawn Olchetske.  Kaye found her card on Pinterest and loved it.  I love it too!

Dawn Olchetske CASE

This card is just beautiful.  The card base is Lemon Lime Twist and also has a layer of Lemon Lime Twist measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  The stamp set used is Background Bits.  It's one of the Host Sets in the back of the catalog.  This card also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I had not seen the Basic Black 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon.  Let me tell you that it is gorgeous!  It's on my next order already.  Well, so is the Background Bits stamp set.

Tina made the next card.

Tina's Marbled card

Isn't this card just lovely?  Tina started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  The next layer is Basic Black measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  It's followed with a layer of Whisper White measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  The new background stamp Marbled was used for this layer. Ink it up in Lemon Lime Twist.  It's really pretty.  The Happy Birthday uses the Happy Birthday Thinlits in Basic Black.  It's so striking on the Lemon Lime Twist.

Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black

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