It’s time for a 2 week double challenge

Are you ready?

This week’s Thursday challenge at Create with Connie & Mary is a 2 week double challenge!  First it’s a sketch challenge and second we have been challenged to create a shaped card using one of Stampin’ Up!’s Big Shot dies or framelits.

So with that in mind – what was I going to make?  That took me a while to figure out.  I finally found some inspiration on Pinterest and here is my card for the 2 week double challenge –

It’s not a very big card – we have a 3-1/2″ circle die and a 3″ circle die and that’s what I used.  I think I need to make an envelope for it but I haven’t done that yet.    The card base is Basic Black and I started by cutting a regular sized card and scored it in half.  Then I put that on the 3-1/2″ circle die so that on the side with the fold it was inside the cutting blade – that keeps the front and back connected.  Cut Whisper White with the 3″ circle die – cut two so one can go on the inside.  The one on the front is then run through with the dots embossing folder.  I actually sponged a little bit across the dots and around the edge of the front circle.

The Itty Bitty Banner fit perfectly on this card since it was pretty small.  I cut an extra banner in black and layered it behind to create a shadow.  I tied two golf tees together with the Basic Black ribbon and then put them on the card front with mini glue dots.

I hope you can see the sketch in this card – the two tees are the two strips going down the left side of the card.  The bitty banner is the greeting.  The bow around the tees is the “flower” on the card.

So who is going to get this card – I was planning to give it to Greg for his birthday which is quickly approaching but we were just invited over to celebrate his golfing-buddies birthday on Friday – so it just might go to him instead.  I guess that means I better make another one.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
  • Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Crumb Cake
  • Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Big Shot die-cut machine, 3-1/2″ circle die, 3″ circle die, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Bitty Banner Framelits, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon, Stampin’ Sponge, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Visit the Create with Connie & Mary site to see the creations from the rest of the design team and to submit your own creation for this new challenge. This is a two week challenge – so we’ll see you again after Thanksgiving – I hope you have a nice one with your family and friends!  Be safe if you are traveling.

Did you check out Connie & Mary’s new online mini class?  It’s called Card “Create”-ions – we just used one of Mary’s cards from the preview in my downline meeting – everyone loved it!    Here are some of the details about the class for you – just a couple more days of new card ideas.

JOIN US for a BRAND NEW venture with creative card ideas
using holiday and winter stamp sets from the Main and Holiday Mini catalogs!

* Over 45 EXCLUSIVE cards with 15 stamp sets featured!
* 3 week mini edition
* October 28 thru November 17
* Printable supply lists & measurements
* 24/7 access
* Perfect for classes or personal cards!
* Designers Elizabeth Price, Debbie Henderson and Deb Currier are joining us!


6 thoughts on “It’s time for a 2 week double challenge

  1. This is really clever!! Love the golf ball/tee idea!! I know a few men and women that would enjoy getting a card like this! And I can totally see how you used the sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!

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