Good Morning!  Today we have a new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  This week we have a sketch challenge for you –


I decided to create a card based on a holiday scrapbook layout that I made for my last scrapbook class.  In order to do that I turned the sketch on it’s side.  I don’t know about you but I really love using the little Festival of Prints paper stack in the Holiday catalog.  I have been using them for scrapbooking and for cards – cutting them quickly in half or into strips.

I’ll post the scrapbook layout another day.  I actually started creating a My Digital Studio card based on this too – but ended up changing my mind on our family Christmas Card.  I am using My Digital Studio for that – I ordered 55 cards  – I hope that is enough.  And I included photos but it took me a longer time to figure out what I wanted to do.  Finally finished earlier this week.  Anyway back to this card.
The base is Crumb Cake (yes one of my favorites of the neutrals).  Then a layer of Early Espresso – it was run through with the Chevron Embossing Folder – I did using my Boutique embosser machine but the Big Shot works too.  The little flags are strips from the Festival of Prints paper pack.  Then I stamped the image from the Merry & Bright stamp set – and yes it fits so nicely in the Apothecary Framelit.  The edges are sponged in Crumb Cake.  My scrapbook page had little collections of the embosslit buttons and it used Jolly Bingo bits which I decided was too big for this card.  So I pulled out the Merry Mini’s set and added a tiny little ornament for this card.  I really love all these colors together.
What can you create with this sketch?  Can you turn it or flip and make something for the holidays?  Have fun playing along.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Merry & Bright, Merry Minis
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
  • Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Big Shot die-cut machine, Chevron Embossing Folder, Button Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Festival of Prints Designer paper pack, Linen Thread, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Stampin’ Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Texture Boutique

Visit the Create with Connie & Mary site to see the creations from the rest of the design team and to submit your own creation for this new challenge.  Have a great week!