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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #491 Celebrate You

The Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure are in full swing!  It's an exciting time for Stampin' Up!  The challenge for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a color one.  We are using Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, and Peek-a-boo Peach.  

CCMC491

My card today has lots of new items in it.  Some are in the Occasions catalog and some are free with purchase.  Just choose what you want from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

CCMC#491

We have designer papers that are perfect for this challenge.  So that's the direction I decided to follow.  Let me tell you how to make this card.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  Mine measures 4 1/4 x 11 and is scored and folded at 5 1/2.  You can easily use the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 measurement.

The Berry Burst and the Peek-a-boo Peach papers come from the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack in the Occasions catalog.  The Bermuda Bay paper is from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  It is one of the free picks from Sale-a-Bration with a $50 order.  These papers measure 1 1/2 x 6.  Glue down the top and the bottom papers first.  Add the middle one so that it angles just enough to cover the white background.  Trim the edges to fit the base.

The words are cut from more of the designer paper.  The amazing is cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  These words are from a free Sale-a-Bration pick called Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  This year Sale-a-Bration is shaking things up a bit.  We've always had free choices for a $50 purchase.  But this year if you want to step things up a bit, you have a few choices for a $100 purchase.  These thinlits dies are part of this.  Stampin' Up! has also told us that these dies will be in the next annual catalog!  Of course you can still pick 2 items for your $100 purchase if you wish!  When attaching these words make sure that you get them straight.  It's hard with that one piece angled on there.

CCMC491 close up

Now for the balloons.  They comes from the Bird Banter stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  Stamp the strings right on the card in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Then stamp the balloons on the designer paper and cut them out.  Adhere with dimensionals.

Now you might have noticed that I have an ink mark near that top balloon.  Does that ever happen to you?  Of course.  I left the block with the balloon lying there.  You would think I would know better.  I don't have any yet, on order, but I think that the Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins in the Berry Burst would have been good to hide my mistake.  Just add one over the mark and two more on the card wherever you want.  That would probably look great without the mistake.

CCMC #491 Celebrate You card

You might have noticed that I don't use the brighter colors as often.  I did end up loving these colors together.  That's what is so great about a challenge.  It forces you to go outside of your box.  See what you can do with these colors! 

Thanks for adding me to your day today.  It's so nice to know that my blog is being read.  You don't want to miss all the Sale-a-Bration excitement.  If you don't have a demonstrator, let me know if you need catalogs.  I'll be happy to send them to you!


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