Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #475 Quilt Card

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Today we are using Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango.


Believe it or not, this is my second day posting cards using the orange colors.  This has never happened before!  I might even start liking orange!  I'll tell you what I do like. That's the Christmas Quilt bundle.  It's not just for Christmas!  I think I might have said that before.  Here's my card for today.

CCMC #475 Quilt card

The card base is Tangerine Tango measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Soft Sky cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  The Peekaboo Peach layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4. Finally there is a Whisper White layer measuring 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  That's a lot of layers, but doesn't it look pretty!  Do not adhere the white layer until it has been decorated.

To stamp the quilt, find the center of the white layer.  That's where the center of the quilt square will go.  Stamp the outline of the square.  It doesn't matter what color you use since this will be covered up.  I used black so I could see it clearly.  Stamp the Soft Sky and the Peekaboo Peach areas of the square. 

Using the Quilt Builder Framelits, cut out the square from Tangerine Tango.  Use the quilt square and the square that's just a little bit larger together.  Adhere this outline over the black stamping done earlier.  Run this through the Big Shot to make the stitch lines on the stamping you have done.  Cut the square out again from Soft Sky using the framelits.  This time you do not need to use the outer square.  Use this to fill in the other areas within the square you are making.

For the flowers around the edges, first stamp in Soft Sky.  Cut the flowers from Peekaboo Peach and adhere using the Fine Tip Glue.

The tiny flower in the center of the main square is in Peekaboo Peach.  Use the Quilt Builder Framelits.  Add a rhinestone in the center.

The sentiment on the tag is from So Many Shells.  The white layer has the flower stamped in Soft Sky and the words in Tangerine Tango.  It is punched with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  The Tangerine Tango layer uses the 1 3/8 circle punch, and the Soft Sky layer uses the 1 1/2 inch circle punch.

CCMC #475 inside

The sentiment on the inside of the card is also from So Many Shells.  Stamp the flower in Soft Sky and adhere the outline in Peekaboo Peach.  Add another flower using the Quilt Builder Framelits in Tangerine Tango.

CCMC475 Quilt card

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Twila's Birthday Card and the Fab Friday Challenge

I haven't participated in a challenge in a long time.  Life gets so busy.  I've decided to enter the Fab Friday challenge this week.

As you can see this is a color challenge using Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and Peekaboo Peach.  I'll just say right now that orange colors are not my favorite.  I decided this would be a great challenge.

I also made this card for Twila.  Twila and I share the same birthday, September 11th. For some reason I think there is a real bond for those of us with that birthday. 

Fab Friday birthday card

I tend to stick more to the Regals or Subtles.  I have to say that I enjoyed making this card.  Maybe sometimes the intended recipient of a card makes you enjoy making it more.  Is that true for you?

The card base is Tangerine Tango measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The Peekaboo Peach layer is 4 x 5 1/4.

The Whisper White layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The flowers and leaves come from the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I just recently got this set although it's been in the catalog for a while.  It is 2 step stamping, but it's pretty easy.  The flower stamps have a little area that juts out.  Use that to help you line up the stamps.  The outline of the flowers is Tangerine Tango and the inside is Peekaboo Peach.  The outline of the leaves is Tranquil Tide and the inside is Lemon Lime Twist.  My personal choice is that it is easier to stamp the outline first and then the inside.  Put Lemon Lime Twist for the center of the flowers as well.

For the center panel, the Tangerine Tango layer measures 2 3/4 x 3 1/8 and the Whisper White layer is 2 5/8 x 3.  The stamp set used for the words is Big on Birthdays.  For the sentiment, I used both the Peekaboo Peach and the Tangerine Tango stamp pads to ink the stamp.  Start with the lighter color.  I laid the stamp flat on the table (Yes, it was adhered to the clear block.) with the stamp facing up and inked the top half of the stamp.  Then ink the bottom of the stamp with the darker color.  Be sure you overlap the ink just a tad for complete coverage.  The center panel has dimensionals on the back.

Add some of the Tranquil Tide woven ribbon across the corner of the card.  I also added one of the tassels from the Mini Tassels Assortment.

  Fab Friday birthday inside

For the inside of the card, the greeting is from the Special Celebration stamp set.  I inked the stamp just the same as the outside sentiment so that both oranges were used.  Add another flower and leaves.

Fab Friday Garden in Bloom

I should use brights more often.  I must say that I saw a card on Facebook by Windy Ellard that used these colors and saw that she had entered this challenge.  Her card used the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.  That's one of my favorites.  I thought these colors look so well together!

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Swap Cards from the Southern Belles

Once a month a group of Demos meet at the Wendy's on 321 in Granite Falls, NC.  It's usually only 4 of us, but this time we had 8.  We had so much fun!  We were explaining to some of the new people about our name Southern Belles.  We were named, with our permission of course, by Tina.  Tina is from Long Island originally! We have Twila from South Dakota and Patti from around Baltimore.  Patti was visiting and thinking of joining soon.  Maybe that's why we were explaining.  So, of course, we started talking about being southern spread liberally with some "Bless your hearts!" Twila was saying that when she moved down here 20 years ago, she and her husband noticed a lot of big hair at the mall.  When she needed a haircut, he told her not to come home with mall hair.  She must have mentioned this to the beautician.  The comment made was, "The higher the hair, the closer to God."  All of us native southerners have assured her that was the first time we ever heard that saying!  But we are in the Bible Belt.

We swap cards at our gatherings.  It's a very talented group.  I'm going to share them today.  Some of our cards are original and some are Pinterest or Facebook copies.  If you see a card that looks like one you made, please consider it the highest form of flattery.  So here we go!

Kaye Owenby

This card was made by Kaye Owenby.  I do think that it is an original.  She was playing around with watercolor paper and the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Martha Morin

This card was made by Martha Morin.  I do believe I have seen this on Pinterest.  It's from Joanne James at The Crafty Owl blog.

Twila Hartford

This card was made by Twila Hartford.  The black sentiment on this is embossed in clear embossing powder.  It's really striking in person!

Cindy Rose
Cindy Rose made this card using the Coffee Cafe stamp set.  The sponging adds so much to this card.

Beth Fox

This card was made by Beth Fox  using the Merry Cafe stamp set.  It works perfectly with Coffee Cafe.

Tina Lesson extra card

Tina Lesson brought us 2 cards.  This one was left over from another swap she did. On the next one, I'll show you the outside and the inside.

Tina Lesson outside

Tina Lesson inside

That's it for this month of swaps.  I've said it before.  If you are a SU demonstrator and live close by, you are welcome to join our little get together.  It's so much fun to share with those who love what you love.

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A Painted Harvest Thank You

Painted Harvest has become one of my all time favorite stamp sets.  I was just noticing that I have several cards coming up in the next few days showing this set. I've already shared a few other projects here and here and here.  There have been so many wonderful examples on Pinterest.  One using purples really caught my eye. Here is my thank you card for September using the Note Cards & Envelopes.

Painted Harvest Thank You

The flowers are just so vibrant!  I think they could hop right off the page.  Here's how to make this card.

The base of the card is the Note Cards & Envelopes in Whisper White.  I've said it before, but these note cards are one of the best values in the catalog!  I often use them for my thank you cards.

The layer of Whisper White measures 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.  This just adds a little interest to the card.

Use the largest flower image from Painted Harvest in Wisteria Wonder.  Stamp 2 full flowers and part of another near the top.  The smaller flower image is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  All I can say is WOW!  Those colors are great.  The center of the flower is stamped in Daffodil Delight.

With this set, I like to use a little mask when stamping the leaves so that the stem is not quite so long.  I decided that I like stamping the detailed part of the stamp in Garden Green first.  It makes it a little easier to get the solid stamp in the right place. I also decided not to obsess if everything didn't match perfectly.  Stamp off the solid stamp first.  It's also in Garden Green.

The words on the front are from the stamp set Thankful Thoughts.  Stamp it in Elegant Eggplant.

The Solid Elegant Eggplant Twine is retired.  I try not to put retired stuff on my blog, but this was just perfect.  I bet some of you need to use up your eggplant twine!  This card also looks good without any twine at all.

Use dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White layer to adhere to the card.

Painted Harvest Thank You inside

This is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is again from the stamp set Thankful Thoughts.  Add another flower.

Painted Harvest Thank You  card

Wouldn't you love getting this card in the mail?  Make an online order in September and you will!  It's so pretty!  I'm telling you, you can't go wrong with this stamp set!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #474 Night of Bethlehem

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #474.  Today we have a sketch for our challenge.


I may have taken a few liberties with the sketch on this one.  I admit that I had a tough time with this one for some reason.  You know how sometimes you feel like you have lost your mojo.  I finally had this idea and I do like how it turned out.

CCMC #474 Night of Bethlehem

I really just enlarged the circle and went from there with the sketch.  It's only September, but who can not make a Christmas card or so when the new Holiday catalog is live!!!

The card base is Smoky Slate.  These are not traditional Christmas colors, but it works. The base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.

The medallion background circle is made using the new Embossing Paste and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  Spread the paste on the mask.  Hold this down with post it notes.  As soon as the mask is lifted, add Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Don't forget to wash the paste supplies as soon as you finish!

The village is from the stamp set Night of Bethlehem.  It will need to be cut out by hand.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Christmas Pines.  This was also cut out. The smaller size seemed to fit much better.  Use the Basic Black Archival ink for this.

The label is stamped in black on Smoky Slate.  Punch it out using the new Everyday Label punch.  This stamp is in the Labels to Love stamp set.

Mary and Joseph were stamped in black on Whisper White.  Cut them out with the Bethlehem Edgelit Dies.  Adhere to the label with dimensionals.  Top this off with the Mini Sequin Trim in silver and a bow of the 1/8 inch silver ribbon.  Adhere those with glue dots.

Night of Bethlehem close up

The inside of the card uses the Night of Bethlehem stamp set.

Night of Bethlehem inside

It's a pretty card.  It makes me think of a masculine Christmas in a way.

CCMC #474

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