Create with Connie and Mary 257

I’m not even going to say anything about Monday! We are back at the start of another week after a pretty nice weekend. How was your weekend? The Christening yesterday was a lot of fun. I got to see friends I haven’t seen in a while and the little kiddies are just too cute! To top it off I drove into Manhattan and home with the top down in the car, the perfect end to a beautiful weekend!

Today’s post – Create with Connie and Mary 257, a sketch…

CCMC 257

The card I’m posting today is the second one I made for this challenge, I absolutely hated the first one! The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. I flagged a piece of Costal Cabana for the background. The neat chevron border across the top is made with the Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set. I then cut out a piece of Strawberry Slush with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies and stamped it in Strawberry Slush with the Dictionary Background Stamp. The hexagons are from the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set and the hello is from the Thanks & Hello Stamp Set, they are both punched out with the Hexagon Punch. For the abstract flower I used the Flower Shop Stamp Set and punched it out with the Pansy Punch. A little piece of Costal Cabana and a Basic Jewel Rhinestone finish off the card. I’m really liking the unusual combinations of stamps lately and hope you are enjoying them too. Thank you for coming by to see my Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge card for this week. I hope you have a nice start to your week!

CCMC 257

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Costal Cabana and Strawberry Slush

Ink: Strawberry Slush and Costal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Six Sided Sampler, Flower Shop and Dictionary Background Clear Mount and Thanks & Hello Wood Mount and Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Hexagon and Pansy

Embellishments: Basic Jewel Rhinestone

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Six Sided Sampler CM

Flower Shop CM

Thanks & Hello WM

Dictionary Background CM

Show & Tell 2 PP

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Hexagon Punch

Pansy Punch

Itty Bitty Bit Punch Set

Basic Rhinestones

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