Jun 23 2015

SUOC125 Endless Birthday Wishes

This time over on SUO Challenges, our assignment was Cutting Edge, cards without the normal straight edge!  How fun is that?  I had to put on my thinking cap for this one!  But, I ended up re-designing a card that I received from Chris Slogar at Leadership this year with the File Folder edge.  Although Endless Birthday Wishes is not a new set, the Bohemian Designer Paper and fun Project Life Paper Clip Thinlets are new!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base card of Blackberry Bliss cardstock was cut to 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 and scored at 4-1/4.
  • Using the Envelope Board, punch the top right edge of the wider piece at 2-1/2 and 5-1/2 to form the tab on the right.  Flip over and opposite corner punch again at 2-1/2 and 5-1/2 to for the bottom left tab.  Use the Corner Rounder on the back of the Envelope Board to round the corners.
  • Cut the Very Vanilla inside layer to 5-1/4 x 5-1/4, score at 1-1/4 and fold up to form a pocket for gift card.  Cut the file folder top the same as above, then stamp Celebrate with Black Stazon ink.  Adhere inside.
  • Add a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of DSP to pocket on inside.
  • Decorate outside of file folder with 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 Bohemian Designer Paper.
  • Cut and punch the 1-1/4 strip of second pattern of Bohemian DSP using the banner punch.
  • Cut and punch the 1-3/4 strip of Very Vanilla using banner punch.
  • Stamp the birthday cake and greeting with Black Stazon, then watercolor with Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay Markers.
  • Cut the Project Life Paperclip from coordinating DSP and place so that it keeps the file folder closed.

SUOC125 Endless Birthday wishes inside

Isn’t that fun?  OK…go check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with the Cutting Edge challenge over on SUO Challenges!  Lots of great ideas for making non-traditional cards!

 

 


May 26 2015

SUOC123 Beautiful Bunch Favor

Another fun SUO Challenge this time is to make a Sweet Treat!  I decided to show the sweet treat favor I made for my Hawaii incentive trip 3D swap!  These are filled with Mambo taffy candy.  I made 28 of them for the swap and a couple friends…here they are ready to be packed in my suitcase!

 

SUOC123 Sweet Treat lineup
SUOC123 Beautiful Bunch Sweet Treat
I measured the candy, then added a couple inches to two 2″ strips of Pacific Point cardstock.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on each end.  I scored the top 3/4″ and 1″ from each end to help it “bend” around the candy.

  • The Beautiful Bunch flower was stamped twice with Pumpkin Pie (Rich Razzleberry or Daffodil Delight) Ink on Whisper White, then punched with the Fun Flower punch.
  • The leaves were the flower stamped with Old Olive Ink on Old Olive cardstock, punched, then cut the petals for leaves.
  • The center Petite Petal image was stamped with Old Olive Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Petite Petals punch, then added to the center.  A Rhinestone jewel was put in the center.
  • I added a 1 3/4″ wide piece of Daffodil Delight to the top, added the flower and leaves.  It’s Your Day from Fabulous Four was stamped with Pacific Point on a strip of Whisper White and cut with a flag end.

Here’s the side view.  The candy was wrapped in the Brights Patterns Designer Paper and adhered to the bottom strip.

SUOC123 Sweet Treat inside
Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did this week with the Sweet Treats theme!

 


May 12 2015

SUOC123 Stippled Blossoms

It’s time for another SUO Challenge…these time it is a Floral Theme…my favorite!  I don’t know why, but I rarely pass up a floral set!  One of the stamp sets that I’ll be sad to see leave the SU catalog is Stippled Blossoms!  It makes such pretty two-tone roses!

 

SUOC122 Stippled Blossoms

This card is fun because it is 3D…and stands up on its’ own!  It is all about how it is scored.

 

SUOC122 Stippled Blossoms 2

Here are the details:

  • Cut a 5 x 11piece of Calypso Coral cardstock for the base.  Score at 2-1/2, 4, 7, 8-1/2.  Fold as shown (V, M, M, V folds).
  • Cut a second from smallest Deco Label Framelit from Whisper White and stamp the greeting from Sumthin’ Sumthin’ in Tuxedo Black.  Layer on the third from smallest Deco Label Framelit cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Add to the front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add the two 2-1/4 x 4-3/4 Painted Blooms Designer Paper to each of the side panels.
  • Stamp two roses, first with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White, then add the Calypso Coral two-step.  Stamp two sets of leaves with Wild Wasabi ink (stamp off for the leaf and full strength for the veins).  Cut everything out and add it to the Deco Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added some Pearls in the center of the roses.

I really like how this card looks and it stands up on the counter perfectly!  OK…make sure to see the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team and see what they did!

 

 


Apr 28 2015

SUOC122 Petal Potpourri

Last time we had some issues with the website for SUO Challenges, so if you tried to view it, you may not have been able while it was off-line.  But, it’s time for another SUO Challenge, this time our theme is Mother’s Day!  Very timely as I need several for my Mother, Mother-in-law, and two Daughter-in-laws, one who will experience Mother’s Day for the first time!  I pulled out my two favorite flower sets in the Occasions Catalog, Petal Potpourri and Mother’s Love!

 

SUOC121 Petal Potpourri

I have always loved yellow, white and gray combination…one day I will do our bedroom in these colors!  So clean and crisp looking!  I also pulled out my embossing gun!  I love the look of embossing, but I don’t use it as often as I should.  White embossed on the yellow just pops!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate, stamped with the mom greeting in Mother’s Love in Tuxedo Black ink.
  • The Petal Potpourri flower was stamped three times with Versamark on Daffodil Delight and embossed with White Embossing Powder, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
  • One of the other Petal Potpourri flowers was stamped with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Smoky Slate cardstock, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch, too.  It was cut up and used as leaves.
  • The flowers and leaves were arranged on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

OK…did I say I love this color combination?  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges this week and play along!

 

 


Mar 24 2015

SUOC119 For Peep’s Sake

Time for another SUO Challenge!  The theme this time is Fun Folds.  I decided to do a twisted easel card for my Fun Fold.  It does fold flat with the greeting on the front to fit in a standard envelope.

 

SUOC119 For Peeps Sake

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Coastal Cabana, folded in half.  Then with the fold on the left, scored diagonally from lower left to upper right.
  • Along the flat bottom is a 2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Best Year Ever DSP with a trim of Scallop Border Punch of Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • The Crushed Curry Best Year Ever Accessory Ribbon is wrapped around and tied with a knot.
  • The chick was inked with Crushed Curry and then the feet colored with Soft Suede Marker and stamped on Whisper White  The beak is colored with Calypso Coral.
  • The eyes are small pearls colored with the Crumb Cake Blendabilities Markers.
  • The chick was cut with the Circle Framelit and layered on Soft Suede larger framelit.
  • On the top triangle the 4×4 piece of Best Year Ever DSP was cut in half diagonally and adhered to the base.
  • The greeting from For Peep’s Sake was stamped with White Craft Ink on Basic Black, then cut with the Label Framelit and layered on a larger framelit of Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • I added some White Chalk dots and rhinestones along the edges.

Make sure to go check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what fun folds they came up with!

 


Feb 24 2015

SUOC117 Teen Birthday

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is Cards for Teens..how fun!  I don’t have the need for many teen cards anymore…our sons and nieces and nephews are all adults now…but I’m sure I’ll have a need for one someday again and I know I don’t have many sitting around!   So, I’m anxious to see all the ideas!

Here’s what I came up with!  A milestone for most teenagers is learning to drive.  In Ohio, they get their temporary permits at 15 1/2, but the permanent one is at age 16 and passing the tests.  So…here’s a milestone 16th birthday card!

 

SUOC117 Sweet Sixteen

OK…isn’t that fun????  I took my colors from the Birthday Bash Designer Paper, love those little party hats printed on the paper!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Tangelo Twist folded in  half.
  • The Night of Navy layer is 4 x 5 1/4 and a 2 x 5 1/4 piece of the Birthday Bash DSP is adhered along the bottom with the SAB Accessory Pack ribbon hiding the seam and adhered the ends to the back.
  • The Whisper White license plate was cut 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, then added 1/2 x 3 3/4 strips of Crushed Curry across the top and Tangelo Twist to the bottom.  The corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.  The plate holes were punch 1″ from each side at the top and bottom with the 1/8″ Circle Punch.
  • Hooray! from Hooray It’s Your Birthday stamp set was stamped along the Tangelo Twist with Night of Navy Ink.
  • 6TEEN was cut from Night of Navy cardstock with the Perfect Print Alphabet Dies and added to the center…can’t you just think of HUNDREDS of sayings you could put on there?  lol!
  • I added the license plate to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals slightly off center.
  • I used the Star Framelits (smallest and next smallest) with Tangelo Twist Cardstock to make the star and tucked it under the left side of the plate.  Then I punched the small star from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added it to the center for a little bling.

OK…what do you think?  I already have another one in mind that I have to make and will show you it soon!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Teen card ideas over on SUO Challenges!

 


Jan 27 2015

SUOC115 Snuggles and Smooches

It’s all about Valentine Wishes for the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge this time!  Valentine’s Day will be here soon!  Here’s what I came up with using the special Stampin’ Up! set, Snuggles and Smooches…it’s not in the catalog, you need to see it in the online store.

 

SUOC115 Snuggles and Smooches 2

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 Crumb Cake cardstock layer, the large and small flower swirls were stamped in the background with White Craft Ink.
  • LOVE was stamped with Real Red on a curved banner of Whisper White and a small swatch of Stacked with Love Designer Paper placed along the right side of the banner.
  • Black Bakers Twine was wrapped around the banner to hide the seam and tied with a bow, then popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The heart was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Real Red and punched with the Sweetheart Punch.  The two small hearts were stamped with Real Red on Whisper White and punched with the Small Heart Punch.  Both were popped up on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a little Rhinestone was added to the large heart.

Lots of fun on this card!  I loved how it turned out.  Now check out SUO Challenges to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the Valentine Wishes theme!

 


Jan 13 2015

SUOC114 Petal Potpourri

This is my SECOND post today!  Make sure to check out my Day 3 PREVIEW card here!

 

The theme this week on SUO Challenges is Dots, Dots, Dots…anything using Dots as a focus!  Well, there are TONS of dots in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs!  Your choice of Designer Papers, Embossing Folders, Large or Small Dots, Stencils, Stamps…the list goes on!  I did a card using a technique that I’ve been wanting to try for a while…pretty simple, but I think it turned out FUN!

 

SUOC114 Petal Potpourri Polka Dots

I think I’m a little obsessed with this Petal Potpourri stamp set right now from the Occasions Catalog.  I’ve used it on several recent cards and projects.  But, of course, it is a floral set and I do tend to get obsessed with them!  I love that it has a matching punch!  The background was done by embossing the White layer with the Large Polka Dots Folder, then adding 3/4″ punched circles of Neutral Backgrounds Designer Paper Stack!  It’s hard to see, but the DSP is adhered on the raised dots!  VERY cool look in real life!  Only tip…make sure your embossing is straight and centered!  lol!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Sahara Sand, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the Large Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
  • I punched many 3/4″ circles from the Basic Black polka dots pattern in the Neutrals Backgrounds DSP Stack and adhered them over the embossed circles.
  • I cut a 2 x 4 piece of Sahara Sand and stamped Happy Birthday with Tuxedo Black Ink at the bottom from the Big Day Stamp Set…one of the FREE Sale-a-bration sets!  Then I cut the flag end.
  • I added  1 1/2 x 1 piece of Hello Honey cardstock under the pennant, cutting the flag end the same.
  • The Petal Potpourri flower image was stamped with Hello Honey on Whisper White, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch and added to the banner with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I punched another 3/4″ Circle of Black Polka Dots for the center and popped it up with a Dimensional, too.
  • Finally, I colored the Rhinestone with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities (darkest color) and added it to the center circle.

Even my husband commented how striking it was!  I always love yellow and black together!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges!

 

 

 


Dec 30 2014

SUOC113 Project Life

When I first saw our theme for this week’s Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge, I thought…uh oh…I don’t have any project life supplies (yet!).  Well, I do have the Holiday Cheer stamp set, but knew this would be after Christmas when it posts.  So…I was really excited to see one of the Sale-A-Bration items is a Mini Project Life Kit!  There are some really fun images in it…I used one of the large project cards to make a card!  Do you see it?

 

SUOC113 This Day Project Life

Yes!  I cut out the floral wreath printed on the card with my Circle Framelit, added the Banner Blessings stamp set greeting in the center!  Awesome!  I can’t wait to convert some of the other Project Life cards into regular cards, too!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of another Project Life card with polka dots on top.
  • I cut a 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Pool Party cardstock and added it along the left side, on top of that is a 1/4 x 5 1/4 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • I stamped the Banner Blessings greeting in the center with Lost Lagoon Ink, then cut the card with my Circle Framelit and popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I punched a 7/8″ Scallop Circle from Pool Party and added it to the front along with a Daffodil Delight button tied with White Bakers Twine.

Pretty cool that the Project Life cards aren’t just for scrapbooking!  LOVE it!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Design Team did this week on SUO Challenges!

 


Dec 16 2014

SUOC112 Santa Fry Box

It’s time for another SUO Challenge!  This time the challenge is a card or project that conveys Merry & Bright for the upcoming holidays!  I decided to show off the little Santa Fry Boxes that I made for my Stamp Club members.  I wish I would have taken a photo of them all together, but I had already given away over half of them away before I remembered!  Inside each box was a container of Frosted Sequins wrapped in a cello bag with a holiday tag on it!  I received lots of great comments about them, so I know they appreciated the little gift tucked in their Club order!  I do appreciate my Stamp Club members!

 

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Here are the details:

  • I cut the Real Red cardstock with the Fry Box die.
  • The beard is cut from Whisper White with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I used just the end portion, added it to the Fry Box, then cut the curve of the box away with Paper Snips.
  • The belt is 3/4″ strip of Basic Black cardstock.  The buckle was punched with the Petite Curly Label from Gold Glimmer Paper.  I cut another 3/4″ square of Basic Black to go on top of the Gold Buckle.
  • I tucked the Frosted Sequins into the Cello Bag and tied closed with the Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon.
  • I punched the tag the Note Tag Punch from Whisper White cardstock and used a little strip of Nordic Noel DSP across the bottom.
  • I stamped the snowflake from Cheerful Tags in Real Red and Holiday Cheer in Tuxedo Black Ink on top of the tag, then punched a 1/8″ hole to put the ribbon thru to tie.

 

SUOC112 Santa Fry Box

Isn’t it fun?  I was inspired by many Santa Suits I saw online.

 

Make sure to stop by and see what the rest of the SUO Challenge Team did this week!  And, grab your stamps and play along!