Create with Connie and Mary 237

Woo hoo… it’s Friday! The end of another work week and the start of the glorious weekend! Do you all have some good stuff planned for this weekend? I’m off to Manhattan on Saturday morning and then I plan to have a relaxing day on Sunday. There is always so much to do and just not enough time to do it all. If I could give up sleep I gladly would! I could get so much more done!

Today’s post is for this weeks Create with Connie and Mary. This week we have a sketch challenge from the ladies…

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A nice clean layout with some great possibilities. The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. For the background I embossed a piece of Midnight Muse with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Before I adhered it to the card with SNAIL I used some Sticky Strip on the ends of the Pool Party ribbon from the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack to hold it in place. The panels are Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and are cut out with the Scallop Rectangle Clearlit. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut 1/3 off of each one and adhered them to the background with SNAIL. The fun little whale is form the Oh, Whale! Stamp Set and is stamped in Midnight Muse and cut out with the Happy Whale Clearlit. I mounted him to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and used the same to adhere the greeting that is from the same stamp set and is stamped in Pool Party. I punched it out with the Word Window punch, it fits just perfectly! I really like the Pool Party and Midnight Muse together and the whale really is cute. I hope that you like my Create with Connie and Mary challenge card for this week. Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic Friday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Midnight Muse

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street

Ink: Midnight Muse and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Oh, Whale! Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polkadots

Embellishment: Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack

Punch: Word Window

Clearlits: Scallop Rectangle and Happy Whale

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Oh, Whale! CM

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

Scallop Rectangle Clearlit

Happy Whale Clearlits Die

Word Window Punch

Sycamore Street DSP

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack

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