Create with Connie and Mary 243

Good morning! If you are seeing this post that means that my 3:30am airport run was successful and I have made it into Manhattan. One little flaw in my plan for today was that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is today… hopefully I will miss the aftermath of it entirely. Fingers crossed! I’m not really a huge fan of all of the drunk people wandering from bar to bar in the city. When I worked in Manhattan I used to dread when St. Patrick’s Day fell on a weekday. I’m not a huge drinker and I’m definitely not a fan of public intoxication and all of the humiliation that goes along with it. I am wishing now that I was on that plane to Mexico with my friend Kim!

Enough of that now on to today’s post which is for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary. The ladies have provided us with a nice simple sketch…

CCMC 243

The base of my card is Daffodil Delight Card Stock and I used a piece of paper from the Parker’s Patters Designer Series Paper Pack for the background. The middle panel is created using the Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Trim Corner Punches. The are a ton of tutorials on the web showing how to get it to go around the square perfectly. I used the one on Gretchen Barron’s site, I think she did a great job explaining it! I used Crumb Cake to make mine and the greeting is from the Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set and is stamped in Not Quite Navy on Whisper White. The flagged piece is also from the Parker’s Patterns DSP, I think the patterns in the paper are called Ikat. On the left side I used one of the Silver Basic Designer Buttons backed with a piece of Early Espresso that I punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the Parker’s Patterns DSP, it has a nice masculine feel to it. I hope that you enjoyed my Create with Connie and Mary card for this week’s challenge. Thank you for all of your congratulations on my Fab Friday Design Team announcement yesterday, I appreciate them! I hope that you have a nice safe Saturday! 🙂
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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Parker’s Patterns

Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Pursuit of Happiness

Punches: Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Trim Corner

Embellishments: Silver Basic Designer Buttons

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

CCMC 243

Pursuit of Happiness CM

Parker's Patterns DSP

Scallop Trim Border Punch

Scallop Trim Corner Punch

7:8%22 Scallop Circle Punch

Silver Basics Designer Buttons

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