January 5, 2012


Oh you are going to love this color challenge for today at Create with Connie & Mary. The "Soft Suede" is soft enough to use as a subtle Valentine's card, yet bold enough to make the "Blushing Bride and Pool Party Cardstock" just pop!

Here is my card for the design team:

Other than the background layer of "Confetti White Cardstock", everything else you see here today is all from the new "Occasions Mini Catalog". Lets start with the top of the card:

  • The cute little stamped image is from the new "Take It To Heart Stamp Set" that I stamped in "Craft White" and embossed with "White Embossing Powder" on "Soft Suede Cardstock". I then used the new "Hearts Collection Framelits" to cut out the heart shape.  
  • Notice the cute little heart shapes I used to adorn the stamped heart? Those were created with the "Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die" in two colors: Blushing Bride & Pool Party. I plopped a few of the up using "Stampin' Dimensionals".
  • You will love the new "Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies". I used one twice to decorate the bottom of my card. 1st on the "Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper" and I also added another as a layer with "Soft Suede Cardstock. 
  • And finally, the new "Satin Pleated Ribbon" in "Blushing Bride" is also to die for. All pre-pleated for you:

I loved playing with my new goodies on this card and hope you will be ordering some of these items. Make sure you contact me! Please visit Create with Connie & Mary for more inspiration and also, don't forget that Create with Connie and Mary has opened up their EARLY BIRD PRICING of $29.95 for the next Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition 2012!!!  Check out our new look  and sign up!  You don't want to miss out on the savings!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Confetti White, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Pool Party
  • Inks: Soft Suede, Whisper White
  • DSP:Attic Boutique
  • Stamps:Take It To Heart
  • Tools: Adorning Accents Edgelits, Hearts Collection Framelits, Big Shot Machine, Heat Tool. Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder
  • Accessories: Blushing Bride Satin Pleated Ribbon


  1. Debbie this is just gorgeous! Love that trim on the bottom of the card. I didn't get those initially but now I NEED them after seeing your card. Those popped-up and layered hearts are such a beautiful touch with that lovely color combo. Have a great day! :)

  2. This is really beautiful! I love how you used all the new products! And I love how you did the bottom border - clever!!

  3. Beautiful, Debbie! So many awesome details!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the edgelits border on the bottom! I ordered the hearts embosslits die after punching a lot of hearts and then embossing them. I have a feeling I will like your version much more!

  5. Why didn't I order those sweet little heart embosslits? After seeing your adorable card, I NEED them! Love the white embossing on the Soft Suede too...adorable card Debbie!

  6. Really pretty! I didn't order the embosslit hearts, but they are on the way now! Love the way you edged the bottom of the card!


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