Create and Celebrate

It’s a new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  And for this week I made a celebration card!

This week we are working with a color Challenge –

This was a quick card that just kind of popped out of nowhere.
I think I still have the single stamps on my mind.  I used another one this week – the Celebrate image from the Seasonal Sayings set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  From there I started adding layers.  Then I thought it needed a spritz of color – so I took out the color spritzer tool and added some spritz.  Which then made me think it kind of look like it could be fireworks.  So I think this would be really cute as a red, white and blue card but since it isn’t the colors that I was working with this is maybe a birthday celebration card or for some milestone or accomplishment.

I added the stamped/punched stars and then got the bright idea to add the frayed ribbon to make it look like shooting stars!  So lets celebrate and go create!


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Seasonal Sayings, Merry Minis
  • Ink: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Color Spritzer, Summer Starfruit Ribbon, Gumball Green Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Polka Dot ribbon, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Visit Create with Connie & Mary and submit your creation for this weeks challenge – each week 3 top creations are selected.  Each challenge is open for a week.   Have fun with these colors.  I think they work well for masculine cards.

Monika Davis

Moving Forward with Create with Connie & Mary

It’s a new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  This weeks challenge CCMC210 is going to last for two weeks.  Some of the design team will be at the Stampin’ Up! Convention next week – so you have two weeks to play along.  And this week is a color challenge. I came up with this fun card with a brand new stamp set – the set is called Moving Forward – and it is the cute new Ronald McDonald House stamp set.  You can find it in the very back of the catalog.

I decided that I wanted to separate the images and the words so I could use them by themselves.  But since I got this set as a clear mount I figured out it was super easy to keep them separated and use them together – I just cut between the image and the words and when I want to use them together I can just mount them on the clear block together – because I cut them apart – they will fit perfectly back together when I put them on the block to stamp.

Oh before I forget here are the colors we are using – in case you didn’t already figure it out –

This card is a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ So Saffron card base.  Then I added a Pool Party panel on the front that was punched with the scallop border punch and then I pierced it.  The front is Old Olive with the Whisper White and the stamped image – stamp in Old Olive, add Cherry Cobbler accents and color the sail So Saffron.  I used the little swirly image in Pool Party to randomly stamp around the bottom of the boat for waves.  And I sponged all the way around the white square.

Here is a close up of the Baker’s Twine – that has a tag and a heart button tied to the card front.

And the inside –

I’d love to see what you create with these colors.  Make something and then visit Create with Connie & Mary and submit your entry.  Each challenge is open for a week.  And then a new challenge will be issued.  Except this one will be TWO WEEKS long.

Here are a few more details about my card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  So Saffron, Pool Party, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink: Old Olive, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Stampin’ Write Markers – So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler
  • Stamp sets: Moving Forward, A Word For You, Tiny Tags
  • Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Jewelry Tag punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Bitty Button, Paper piercer & Mat, Stampin’ Sponge.

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.