This week on SUO Challenges, we have a color combination of using Pinks and Purples. Can can be either or both combined! I went with the combination of both on my card! I've seen several different versions of these fringe scissor cards online, and I also did a different one for our Club last month! I love how the cardstock looks ruffled. So, here's my pink and purple combination.
Here are some details:
- The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White folded in half.
- I used Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry for the layers and fringed the bottoms with the Fringe Scissors about 1" from the bottom. They are adhered together and then placed on the front of the base.
- I added a piece of the Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon to hide the seam at the top.
- I stamped the You're Lovely image from the Sale-A-Bration set in Rich Razzleberry ink, then cut out with the Deco Label Framelit. I also cut a solid Rich Razzleberry one to adhere behind the stamped image. Both are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- I colored the flowers in the image with Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz markers.
- Finally, I added two Rose Red Candy Dots above the ribbon on the left side.
Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on Stampin' up! Only Challenge blog with the pinks and purples challenge, then play along!
How do you like my new look? I've been wanting to do a complete overhaul on my blog and recently had Victoria from VK Designs do my design! I love how it ties in with my blog and Stampin' Up! group name!
I don't do a lot for St. Patrick's day…but I worked on this little Leprechaun Favor while I was at my stamping retreat last weekend! I think he turned out pretty cute! I still need to get some gold coins to fill in the center. The base I adapted from the snowman favors that were shown around at Christmas time using the Envelope Punch Board.
A few quick details:
- The base is 2 1/8 x 11 Garden Green, scored at 5 1/4 and 5 3/4 off the long side at top.
- With the Envelope Punch Board, punch at 2 1/8, flip to other side and repeat, then do the same from the other end.
- I used a variety of punches with Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Basic Black and Champagne Glimmer Paper.
- The pot is the Deco Label Framelit with one of the ends cut off.
- The Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon ties the favor closed.
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Miss me??? I know! I can't believe it has been a week since I posted! But, I had a great excuse! This was my semi-annual stamping retreat weekend. My girlfriends came in LAST Wednesday and we headed up to the retreat on Thursday thru Sunday. Had a WONDERFUL creative time with about 6 hours of sleep each night. Of course, the polar vortex weather had me on edge on wondering when to travel home. We ended up leaving about 3 hours early and roads weren't bad. Then the second path of snow decided to go south of us. But…it also made it difficult for my friends to get out of here…ended up leaving on Tuesday afternoon. Most of the things I made can't be posted yet…they are for swaps or future classes or challenges!
I've also been busy getting ready for our new session of Create with Connie and Mary Card Create-tions 2014!
So what is Card "Create"tions 2014 all about?
- 3 weeks of FABULOUS card ideas – 18 different sets (not including our two Preview sets).
- Each SET is presented with 4 cards…for a total of 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE!
- Each Saturday we will each do a small favor as a bonus item using the same set we use during the week. These WILL be displayed publicly but only subscribers will see the cards!
- Featuring designers: Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Nicole Tugrul, Connie Babbert, and Mary Brown
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But…here is my Create with Connie and Mary Design Team card for today featuring a sketch challenge.
I used Pleasant Poppies for my stamped focal background image!
Here are the details:
- The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crisp Cantaloupe folded in half.
- I added a 4 x 5 1/4 Basic Black Layer.
- I cut a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of Whisper White and stamped the Pleasant Poppies image with Black Stazon. I used my Stampin' Write Markers and AquaPainter to watercolor the flowers and stems with Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pizzazz. When dry, I went back over the edges of the flowers with the Marker. I adhered on the front.
- I cut a 3/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Crisp Cantaloupe and made a pointed banner end and adhered along the left edge.
- I cut 1 x 2 3/4 and 1 x 2 pieces of Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper and cut flag ends, tied the Crisp Cantaloupe Twine in a bow, then placed on top of the pointed banner.
- I added two Black Candy Dots to the pointed banner, too.
- The greeting is from the hostess only set, Simply Sketched…I love the font!
Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with this sketch this week! Lots o FUN ideas! And, while you are there…sign up for our NEXT session of Card Create-tions!
We have a pretty color combination for you to try this week over on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge. At first I was kind of tentative on how to use them!
But, here is my card using the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper again. This print had both the Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit colors in it.
Here are the details:
- I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Whisper White cardstock, folded in half.
- I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Pistachio Pudding cardstock on top.
- I also added a 4 x 3 1/2 piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper at the top.
- Next I used a 1/2 x 4 piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock to hide the seam.
- The greeting is from the Hostess set, Simply Sketch (LOVE the greetings in this set!) and I stamped it in the bottom right corner with Black Stazon.
- I cut a Starburst Framelit from Basic Black and used it for the background of the So Very Grateful flower.
- The flower was stamped with Black Stazon and watercolored with Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit Markers and an AquaPainter. I carefully cut around the image and placed on the Starburst Framelit with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- I colored some small Rhinestones with a Black Sharpie and placed them in the center of the flowers.
- I added a few more Rhinestones along the background.
Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team designs over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what THEY did with this color combination! Then grab your stamps and play along!
It's time for another Stampin'' Up! Only Challenge and this time it is all about BANNERS! They are SO popular now and you see all different types! I'm amazed at how different all the Design Team cards were this week! Go check them out on SUO Challenges blog to see for yourself!
Here's my version. I did a "bunting" style banner using the smallest Starburst Framelits and scoring them almost in half. Doesn't it give the banner a completely different look than the triangles or pennants?
Here are the details:
- The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
- I cut a 4 x 5 1/2 layer of the green print in Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper (SAB selection!) and used the Starburst Framelit to cut out the starburst in the lower right corner.
- I strung some White Bakers Twine across the left top corner and adhered the ends in the back.
- I cut 5 of the smallest Starburst Framelits from Always Artichoke cardstock, then scored them slightly off center (about 5/8"). Then I fitted the Starbursts around the Bakers Twine. Two of the center ones are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- I tied bows of White Bakers Twine and added them to the ends with Mini Glue Dots.
- I used the flower Itty Bitty Punch and punched 5 So Saffron flowers and added small Rhinestones in the center.
- I placed the Designer Paper layer on the Whisper White Base, then stamped the bunny image from Eggstra Spectacular with Black Stazon thru the Starburst opening on the Whisper White.
- I used my AquaPainter and So Saffron Marker to watercolor the bunny. I also watercolored over the greeting with Pistachio Pudding Marker.
- Finally, I added a trio of the flower Itty Bitty punches under the greeting with Rhinestones in the center.
I think it is such a sweet little card! Again, make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges and come play along!
Oh my goodness! I've been a BAD blogger! Really, until today I hadn't felt my mojo. But, I know the "cure"…get in my studio and start copying something, then tweaking it until it does come back. As of right now, I've made 3 new cards! I'm very happy with myself! lol! I'm also getting ready for my Retreat weekend and I wanted to prep myself mentally on what I need to take with me. Of course, I always take WAY too much!
So, here is one of the cards I made this morning. Literally, it took about 5 minutes! But, I'm very happy with it!
A very sweet card, don't you think? Here are the details:
- The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate, folded in half, then embossed with Delicate Dots folder on the front.
- I cut a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of Whisper White and stamped the darling little lamb from Stampin' Up!'s Eggstra Spectacular stamp set towards the top with Black Stazon Ink. I watercolored with Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit.
- I layered it on a 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.
- Then I cut a 1 x 3 3/4 piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper and used the FUN Fringe Scissors on it. I adhered it behind the Crisp Cantaloupe.
- I wrapped the Pool Party Twine (Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack) around three times and tied a bow.
- I placed everything with Stampin' Dimensionals in the center of the base card.
See…I told you it was VERY quick! Hope YOU have a great "stampin" day!
We have a fun sketch challenge for you today over on Create with Connie and Mary..super simple! Come play along!
I've only played around with the fringe scissors a couple times. I decided this sketch would be perfect to make a flower. The challenge is keeping the flower "stem" low enough so that it looks good on the front of a card.
I've also been wanting to learn how to do the Sunburst Technique with Designer Paper. It was easier than I thought it would be! I used the soft colors in Watercolor Wonder for mine and made the points show under the flower where I wanted the focus to be.
- The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, folded in half.
- I stamped the bottom of the front with the little line of flowers from You're Lovely SAB, then added tiny pearls in each center.
- I started the Sunburst Technique with a 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of scrap cardstock, then cut my diagonal pieces to fit across it.
- Across the top of the Sunburst piece, I stamped the greeting from Sweet Essentials with Gumball Green ink on 1/2 strip Whisper White.
- The fringe flower was made with a 2 x 10 piece of DSP, folded in half lengthwise and adhered, then added Sticky Strip across one end and fringed the bottom portion. I rolled it up and then flattened it out, leaving the loops in the flower "petals" as much as possible. I added two Gumball Green bird wing leaves under the flower.
- In the center, I placed a green Glimmer Brad with Mini Glue Dots (it doesn't fit all the way thru).
- It was placed on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team's creations this week! I love what they did with this sketch!
It's time for the Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers! We have a mish mash of projects for you this month as we could use ANY current item we wanted! WOOHOO!!! You've probably just come from my friend Mary Brown's blog...weren't her projects FUN! I always love what Mary does! Make sure you go around to all the stops…it will bring you back here!
I had fun making this project and took my colors from the Kaleidoscope Designer Paper. It's a portfolio and matching card…but the surprise is INSIDE the portfolio and the closure! I used Peaceful Petals from the Occasions catalog in both the background and as cut-out flowers, adding the Petite Petals center of Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay Itty Bitty Flower Punch and a Rhinestone jewel for a little bling.
Did you see? I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch for the closure on my portfolio! It slips under the double band of Bermuda Bay to secure. I also used the Word Bubble Framelits with the word Hello from Four You stamp set.
And here is it open!
Isn't it fun? I found this Word Bubble notepads at the M**** Craft Store! I LOVE them and grabbed a few different shapes!
And, of course, I decided to make a coordinating card. Wouldn't this combination be a great gift for someone???
OK…continue on the rest of the tour and see what everyone else came up with this month! Next stop is Julie Davison! I love her crafty designs, too!
So sorry! I've been VERY uncreative since I returned from Florida last week. Even the cards you've seen on here were done before I left! Was SO spoiled with the 80 degree weather that I can't get jump started because of all the cold and snow around here! I also started on taxes…and you all know what that is like. Especially since I haven't logged my expenses in several…ummm….MONTHS! Yikes!
On a good note, here is a new photo of my grandson…he turned 8 months on Valentine's Day! He is just too stinkin' cute!!!
I also needed to make a card for my great-nephew's 1st birthday on Sunday…it was a Pirate's themed party, so I CASED this card from one I found online. Sorry for the bad picture. I already had it in the envelope and sealed before I thought to photograph it…my niece did it for me!
Just a few notes…I'm busy prepping for my Stamp Clubs this week and time is getting away from me!
- The base is Sahara Sand.
- The face is the Top Note die (boy, I hadn't used that in ages!), along with the Early Espresso mustache.
- The hat, eye and eye patch are cut with the Circle Framelits. I used Polka Dot Parade DSP for the hat and just cut some pieces for the "tie" portion.
- I used Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine to hold the patch on the face and adhered it in the back.
- The earring is using Circle Framelits and Champagne Glimmer Paper with a Gold Glimmer Brad
- The nose is the retired label punch and the mouth was free cut by hand!
He was so cute at his birthday party. Here he is with the Pirate Ship that we got for him for his birthday present! This is my Great Nephew, Thor! I'm sure he and my grandson, Carter, will be buds when they get older since they are so close in age!