August 7, 2014


Hi Stampers and welcome to a new month and a new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary! When we receive our challenges a month at a time, I usually use my snipping tool (love that thing) and snip all of the file photo's on one page. For some reason, when I did my usual snipping, this card in the thumbnail view came out as a horizontal card not vertical and it was way too late for me to do-over. Keep reading and you'll see what I mean.

Here's the challenge this week:

And my card. See how I did not get the very bottom of the image above? Oh well, you still get the idea...

I was a little stumped on what to do with all those little tiny pieces on the challenge photo so to keep my card not so busy, I opted to use Vellum Cardstock for those pieces:

 Do you spot some new products on my card? We were able to purchase new products while at convention. Stampin' Up! had a mini store set up right at our venue. I can't show you pictures of the products just yet but here they are listed for you:
  • Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set (coordinates with our Stars Framelits Dies)
  • All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments (I colored mine with my Blendabilities Markers)
  • Under the Tree Designer Paper
Be sure to go say Hi to the girls on our design team and look for announcements soon on our new subscription coming your way!
Other Stampin' Up! supplies used:
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


  1. Absolutely beautiful!! I love the layered stars. I can't wait to get new Holiday catalog goodies to play with!

  2. What a gorgeous card! Great use of the vellum too! The new star set is beautiful and the Crumb Cake background gives your card a wonderful vintage feel! Love it!

  3. Very nice holiday card! Great way to use the vellum for the "stripes". I have always loved Crumb Cake cards for Christmas...very vintage.

  4. I think your card follows the sketch and shows another creative idea! Love the vellum to keep it less busy! And that snowflake is gorgeous! Great details!

  5. Love the layered stars with the cute snowflake embellishment - looks great against the crumb cake background too.

  6. I love your take on the sketch, even if you think you got it wrong. It's just another angle. The stars are terrific and I like how you used to vellum. Thanks for sharing.

  7. LOVE the addition of the vellum! You've inspired me to ink my set up - never too early to get stampin' on those Holiday cards!

  8. I love it flipped...and the vellum is brilliant! Now I have to get that star set, too! Gorgeous card! Great job with the sketch this week!


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