October 18, 2012


Before I show you my card for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge, did you read about our new venture? Yes, we have a new edition coming and this one is all about cards, cards and more cards!

This will be a 3 week mini-edition that is only cards These cards are EXCLUSIVE to our subscription and won't be shown anywhere else. Each designer will choose a holiday or winter set each week and make 3 different cards using that one set. A grand total of 45 unique card ideas from 15 different sets. Each card set includes a printable supply list with card measurements and photos. Perfect for your classes and stamp camps or to make for your own holiday cards! 
AND...as a bonus on Saturday, each designer will be sharing a little 3D favor that matches the holiday or winter set they chose that week. We will be sharing this favor on our personal blogs, too, but you can easily tie it into your class offering! AND...who are our designers? Your favorites are on board!  
  • Elizabeth Price
  • Debbie Henderson 
  • Deb Currier 
  • Connie Babbert 
  • Mary Brown 
And if you visit Create with Connie & Mary, you will find a FREE  preview of what's to come. You can print the sample to use and you can now purchase the edition!
Now let's get on to this week's challenge. French Foliage, my very favorite of the "leaf" stamps that Stampin' Up! carries. And I am using this stamp set on a challenge card today for Create with Connie & Mary! Welcome to our sketch challenge for this week. Won't you come join us and have a little bit of fun?

I decided to stick with two fall colors and throw in Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake in the mix:

I really like how the Cajun Craze and Soft Suede look together. I folded my designer paper to create pleats and layered two different patterns on top of each other and then top it off with Taffeta Ribbon in  Crumb Cake:

Easy peasy to create a collage of leafs with this stamp set. Just ink and stamp on different areas of your cardstock layer. I even stamped a extra leaf and cut it out by hand and offset it from the cardstock layer a bit:

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
  • DSP: Comfort Cafe
  • Inks: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Stamp Set: French Foliage, Friendly Phrases
  • Accessories: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon
  • Tools: 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

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