Thursday, March 29, 2012

Last chance for Elementary Elegance!

Hi Stampers!
The end of the month approaches quickly which means that Sale-a-bration is ending!  That's right, March 31st is the last day to place your order to qualify for all those free goodies!  In honor of Sale-a-bration I wanted to use one of the FREE sets that I earned- Elementary Elegance.  I also wanted to join the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary, ccmc195, so here is what I came up with:
The colors of the challenge are Poppy Parade, Basic Grey, and So Saffron.  They feel more masculine to me so I went a little understated in this simple card, and I think you could give it to a man or a woman.  If you look closely you will see that I stamped the frame stamp like wallpaper on the diagonal in the background.  This was a subtle way to create a little more interest without all the fancy tools.  Sizzix is my friend, of course, but not invited to every event!
Thanks for stopping by!
Elementary Elegance # 125120w 125122c
Poppy Parade card stock #119793
Poppy Parade stampin' pad #119782
Basic grey card stock #121044
So Saffron card stock #105118
So Saffron stampin' pad #105213
Basic Black stampin' pad #101179
Oval Punch #119859
Decorative Label punch #120907
Metallic Brads # 119741


  1. I love it, mom! And heather says reading your blog is liking getting to sit in your stamp room and look at all the sample cards for inspiration...

  2. Wow!! This is gorgeous! I love the clean and simple look of your card and this layout is fantastic! You did a great job with the challenge colors! Thanks for playing along at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Love how you used the frame in the background...great idea! Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Oh my...I love the simplicity of this and how you created the background with that frame stamp! I would have never thought to do that! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  5. Love, love, love the wallpaper background you created with that beautiful stamp! The yellow and gray just POP off the poppy background too. Great job! So glad you joined us at CCMC!

  6. Adorable way to use the frame and a great way to have the other colors pop off of the Poppy Parade. Nice to see you at Create with Connie & Mary!

  7. Clean and simple. Calls attention to the greeting and then you eyes wander along and see everything else. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  8. This is a gorgeous card. Congrats on your win. Cheers Karren