March 14, 2013


I just love the sketch we received for this week's sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary. I absolutely will use this one again:

Okay, here it is, my one card a year to celebrate St. Patrick's Day:

The inspiration for this card came from a photo I found in the Oriental Trading Catalog. Many times when viewing catalogs, I find stuff that I immediately think "hey, I can make a punch art out of that"! Does that ever happen to you?

Isn't my little leprechaun cute? And so easy. All you need is the "Ornament Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch" and a few hand-held punches for the eyes and the nose. I added freckles with a Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker and hand-drew the mouth.

The shamrock was created using the "Small Heart Punch" and a piece of the branch from the "Bird Punch".

Stampin' Up! supply list:
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Whisper White, Blushing Bride (retired)
  • Inks: Tangerine Tango & Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Accessories: Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tools: Ornament Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Small Heart Punch, Hand-held punches, Scallop Square Die, Scallop Square Duo Die
  • DSP: Brights Paper Pack
Look for an exciting announcement by visiting Create with Connie & Mary. We have another edition coming just for cards! This is what you'll receive:

JOIN US for a the NEW Cards "Create"tions for All Occasions Edition using occasions, nature and celebration stamp sets from the Main and Spring Mini catalogs!

* Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards with 18 stamp sets featured!
* March 31 - April 20
* Printable supply lists, measurements and directions
* 24/7 access
* Perfect for classes or personal cards!

Designers lined-up for this edition are:

Connie Babbert
Mary Brown
Elizabeth Price
Melissa Davies
Debbie Henderson
Deb Currier 

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