CWCM Spring 2014 Week 1 Challenge


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Week One has come to an end over at Create with Connie and Mary:  Spring Collection!  And at the end of each week, we end with a card challenge for everyone to join in on!!

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge and here it is…




Here is my card inspired from this sketch:

CCMCSPRING14-week 1 challenge sample

This cute Hello Sailor stamp set was one given to us at the Manager’s Reception at Leadership a couple of weeks ago!  You can find it on page 24 of the Occasions Catalogue for $19.95 (clear) or $25.95 (wood).

I made my card standard size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) but I cut off 1″ from the front panel to make it shorter than the back panel.  I added a Cherry Cobbler scallop edge onto the front panel for interest.

Everything else on the card is pretty self explanatory BUT you might be interested in how I made the lifesaver element. 🙂  I punched a 1 1/4″ circle from pieces of Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Toss the actual circles away or use for another project.  Then center the negative circle image from white piece of cardstock and punch again with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  Repeat with Cherry Cobbler piece of cardstock.  Now you should have two rings – a white and Cherry Cobbler one.  Cut 3 pieces from the Cobbler ring and adhere them to the white ring at equal intervals.  DONE!

Here is the inside of the card:

CCMCSPRING14-week 1 challenge sample-2


Supplies used:

Stamps – Hello, Sailor

Ink & Paper – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Midnight Muse

Accessories – 1 1/4″ & 1 3/4″ circle punches, scallop edge punch, baker’s twine, dimensionals, linen thread

I encourage you to check out the Create with Connie and Mary site today to see what the other designers have made with this sketch as inspiration.   Then make a card of your own and share it with us!



Categories : Challenges


  1. Deb says:

    What a very creative and clever card! Love the lifesaver!!

  2. elizabeth says:

    Great use of the sketch and love that you used Hello Sailor! Will CAS for sure!

  3. LOVE that lifesaver element…so clever! LOVE this card! Great job with the sketch!

  4. Fantastic card! I love that you did a side opening card with Hello Sailor. Great attention to detail!

  5. Terry Blais says:

    The lifesaver looks fabulous! Great colors, too. I love that you finished the inside of the card too.

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