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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sweet Conversation {CCMC184}

Happy Thursday, friends, and welcome to another week at Create with Connie and Mary!  This week it's sketch time and we have a sweet one for you:
When I was a kid, dating myself here(!), the best Valentine candy and maybe the only Valentine candy that mattered were conversation sweethearts in all those yummy pastel colors.  They came in a sweet little red and white box with a heart shaped window displaying the confections inside.  Remember? 
So that was my inspiration for today's card!  The fun part about making this card was figuring out which colors I wanted to use for the candy hearts.  I settled on Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and Pretty in Pink--whew!  I stamped in all those colors and used the Small Heart punch to pop out each one.   I ran the Sweet Buttons embosslit through my Big Shot with some Whisper White cardstock for each candy heart to sit on.
A little bit of Dazzling Details was added around the edge of each heart and I wrapped some Early Espresso Baker's Twine around the main panel.  No knot, no bow--just wrapped around for a little extra color and to coordinate it with the Early Espresso sentiment.

Pretty clean and simple for today!  I hope you like it and are inspired to play along with this sketch.  So many things you could do with the repeating elements: hearts, flowers, buttons, birds, butterflies, what ever you can dream up! Be sure to check out all the fabulous inspiration over at Create with Connie and Mary.  Remember, the challenge closes Wednesday, January 18th at Noon (EST) so head to those craft rooms and get busy!
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Supplies
Stamps: Candy Conversations
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso
Paper: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White cardstock
Xtras: Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Sweet Buttons embosslit; Small Heart punch; Polka Dot Impressions Folder; Dazzling Details

17 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is absolutely adorable! I was on the fence about this set (and the button embosslit) but I think it might go on my must-have list!

Deb said...

Such a sweet card! I do remember those hearts! I would usually eat too many and have sores all over my tongue - lol!! Love your colors and the glitter!

Linda Callahan said...

Thinking about those hearts is a blast from the past! This stamp worked perfectly for the sketch! And the colors are fab! Once again Pool Party is perfect for a holiday - I am beginning to think that it is the most versatile color SU has ever put out! This card is a sweetie :)

Lesley said...

I remember those candies! Love that you popped the hearts on the button die cut outs and the glitter on each heart is amazing. Such a great card Nance!!! I am in love!!!

Marisa said...

Those candy hearts were so much fun to try to put sentences together with. Perfect for this sketch, and the edges on the circles are a lovely touch. Cute, cute, cute! You had me LOL with your comment on my skewed card :) Hugs to you and have a great day :)

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance.. Love this card and colors. I agree with Linda about the Pool Party color too. Love it!!! For anything and everything.. and I DO. Love those little hearts that were certainly in my world growing up... along with Sander's chocolate hearts! Yeah baby!. hugs

Christina said...

Love what you've done with the iconic Valentine's Day treat! This is a darling design, and your choice of colors is spot-on.

Pam~ said...

This is so darn cute! I love those conversation hearts! A fun and happy Valentine's card!!!

Ann Schach said...

Isn't this the sweetest card! I love the colors, and the glitter! This was the perfect sketch for this set! Great job, Nance!

Lisa said...

Very cute! Love the way you layered your hearts. Love the bright colors.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Cute, cute, CUTE, Nance! Love the fun color combo and the sparkly trim around the hearts. As always your color combo is so fresh and fun, too. Very pretty! Have a fun day! Hugs! :)

Connie Babbert said...

SO cute...love the colors! Perfect stamp for this challenge!

Bonnie said...

I love everything about this card! I feel a CASE coming on. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Henderson said...

I wondered where all those circles came from, clever lady! Adorable card!

Nancy said...

Adorable card Nance, love those "conversation" candy hearts,I remember them vividly!
Love the colors of your card and the way the arrow sets off the sentiment, great job again!

Kristin Moore said...

LOVE your color choices! Such a fun way to use this sketch. Love it!

brooke said...

Love this card!! Any tips on how you inked the hearts? I'm trying with pens and am not impressed with the results. Thanks!