Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CCMC211 Sketch Challenge

I really wanted to make something this morning, but I just couldn't come up with any ideas.  That's where sketch challenges are a huge help.  This card is my take on Create with Connie & Mary's challenge.  Here's the sketch:

2012 Create Challenges-027

I like how the borders don't go all the way to the top and the bottom, but for my card I just really preferred it going the entire length (OCD tendencies!). 

The patterned paper is part of the Festival of Prints DSP Stack (126904, page 20) in the new Holiday Catalog which goes live TOMORROW!  It's a real bargain if you want lots of different patterns but don't want to spend a lot.  You get 48 sheets that are 4-1/2" x  6-1/2" which is a great size for card fronts or mounting photos.  The 48 sheets includes 4 each of 12 doubled-sided designs...for only $6.95!  Be sure to check it out.

Here's everything I used:

Tags til Christmas
More Merry Messages

Very Vanilla Card Stock
     4-1/4x11 Card Base
     3x3 for Ornament
     2-1/2x1/2 Greeting
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
     3-3/4x3-3/4 for Doily
     1x5-1/2 (x2) for Borders
Lucky Limeade Card Stock
     2-1/2x2-1/2 Green Doily
Festival of Prints DSP
     2-1/4x5-1/2 Middle Strip

Cherry Cobbler Stamp Pad
Early Espresso Stamp Pad

Finishing Touches Edgelits
Large Delicate Doilies Sizzlit
Ornament Punch
3/16" Corner Punch
Linen Thread
Stampin' Dimensionals
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  1. wow, this is gorgeous....i adore the colors and papers...hope you have a super week!

    enjoy *~*

  2. I agree with you; the borders look much better going all the way from the top to the bottom. :) This is beautiful and helps remind me that this heat and humidity will not last forever. :)

  3. Very cute Christmas card. Love the colors. Great use of the older stamp's great to bring those back! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  4. very pretty and what a perfect Christmas card! Love how you make that 'older' set look fresh and new! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  5. Oh, Beth!! This is gorgeous! I love these colors and the way you used the doilies! A stunning Christmas card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Just found your blog and love this card. Puts me in the Christmas spirit as far as thinking ahead. Now, we'll see how fast I think!

  7. Love the ornament with the doily behind it! Cute! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Very nice card for Christmas. Great job with the sketch. Everyone is using those new doilys I guess I better ad those to my list too. I'm so glad you joined the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week.