Nov 07 2017

SUOC187 Flourishing Phrases

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “and we Give Thanks”…any type of thank you card.  I have SO many blessings that they are hard to count!  I wanted to throw back to a stamp set I haven’t used in a while (since the new holiday catalog came out!), Flourishing Phrases.  I combined it with the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  SO much fun to color!  I’ve been on a quick and simple kick, too.  This one came together VERY quickly!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Calypso Coral cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock.
  • On the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, the flourish from Flourishing Phrases was stamped with Memento Black Ink.  It was colored with the Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.
  • The greeting also from Flourishing Phrases and stamped in Memento Black Ink, too.
  • A bow was tied from Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine and added to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

VERY simple, but the alcohol blending really makes the flourish pop!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Oct 24 2017

SUOC186 Hug in a Mug

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Something Sweet”. This could be images of candy, cupcakes, anything!  I decided to use a brand new set to me…Hug in a Mug!  Hot Chocolate is definitely sweet!  Here’s what I did!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake was stamped randomly with the small snowflake and dots images from Hug in a Mug in White Craft Ink for the background.
  • A 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Be Merry Designer Paper was added across the front.  Then a 1/8 strip o Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper on top of it.
  • A Stitched Shapes Oval was cut from Whisper White.
  • Towards the bottom of the oval, the “ground” was stamped with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White, the mug, candy cane and marshmallows were stamped with Memento Black ink and cut out.  The inside of the mug was stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink, the snowflake with Memento Black.  The candy cane colored with Cherry Cobbler Marker.
  • Wink of Stella was added to the marshmallows.
  • A small Pearl was added to the snowflake in the center and a few scattered in the background.
  • The mug was popped up on the oval and the oval popped up on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink under the oval.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 


Oct 10 2017

SUOC185 Favorite Holiday Product

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Favorite Holiday Product”.  Again, what a difficult challenge to narrow down to just ONE product in the Holiday Catalog!!!  But, again, Painted Harvest won out for me…this time a more masculine look!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Old Olive cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla was embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Painted Autumn Designer Paper.
  • The leaves in Painted Harvest stamp set were stamped with Garden Green on Old Olive cardstock, then punched with the Leaf punch.
  • The greeting was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves tucked around it.
  • Two acorns were stamped with Soft Suede bottoms and Chocolate Chip tops on Crumb Cake cardstock, then hand-cut and added to the front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the front with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!


Sep 26 2017

SUOC184 Favorite Punch/Die

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Favorite Punch or Die”.  Well, let me say that there are just TOO many to choose from…I couldn’t narrow it down easily.  So…I went with one that has gotten more use recently from me!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an avid College Football fan, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes!  This idea is the first thing I thought when I saw the Quilt Bundle suite in the Holiday Catalog…a Buckeye star quilt!  I’ve got a couple different versions that I’ll show after the recipients get them…but here is one that I made for this challenge.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate, the letters from the Labeler Alphabet spell out “Go Bucks!” with Memento Black Ink.
  • On the left side is a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Basic Black, with a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Whisper White on top.  Then a 3/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper on top.
  • I cut the largest Layering Circle from Basic Black and popped it up on the front.
  • The quilt star from Christmas Quilt was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black outline, Real Red and Smoky Slate fill the insides, then cut with the Quilt Builder Stitched Star Framelit Die (you have to look closely).  I think the stitching marks just finish it off.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • In the center is a Clear Faceted Gem.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Sep 12 2017

SUOC183 Painted Harvest

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Autumn Colors”. Of course…what set did I use?  Painted Harvest…with a pumpkin cut from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cajun Craze cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The front of the base card has been embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.
  • On the 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Whisper White, the greeting from Painted Harvest was stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The outline Pumpkin was cut twice…once with Pumpkin Pie cardstock and once with Cajun Craze cardstock. The inside of the Pumpkin Pie outline was filled with the Cajun Craze slivers, then adhered on the front of the card.
  • The leaves were stamped with Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango Ink, Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green Ink, Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip Ink and Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry Ink.  They were punched with the Leaf Punch and arranged around the pumpkin.
  • The stem was colored with Garden Green Marker.
  • A double loop of Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the pumpkin with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Aug 29 2017

SUOC182 Quilted Christmas DSP Tree

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Blast from the Past”. There are several ways to utilize this theme…an old idea updated with new product, new product featuring an old idea, or it is wide open to your interpretation!  I chose to update an old card I made (September 2011) with NEW products in the current Annual and Holiday catalogs!

Here’s the old card…you can see details here:  http://inkspiredtreasures.com/cards/fms10-designer-paper-tree/

 

 

Then here is the revised version featuring new embossing folder, new Designer Paper and new Mini Sequin Trim!

 

 

Here are the details for the new card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The front of the base card has been embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.
  • On the 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 panel of Whisper White, a tree was built with DSP squares.  Starting up from the trunk of the tree, I cut 4 squares of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper, then cut them in half diagonally. They are sizes of 2″, 1 3/4″, 1 1/2″ and 1 1/4″. You will get TWO trees from one square. I tilted each of the triangles, growing smaller as they reach the top. Each of them is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A 1/2 x 2-3/4 strip of Whisper White was torn and added to the bottom of the Whisper White panel for the snow.  A 1/2 x 1-1/2 piece of Early Espresso cardstock is the trunk of the tree tucked until the bottom of the tree and under the snow.
  • Some Gold Mini Sequin Trim was added added down the front of the tree, held in place with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The Whisper White panel was adhered to a 3 x 4-1/4 panel of Garden Green cardstock, then added to the base card.
  • Merry from Sweet Home stamp set was stamped with Garden Green on Whisper White, then cut into a banner shape and tucked under the tree.
  • The star at the top is from the Starlight Thinlits, cut from Gold Glimmer Paper.

I LOVE the revamped version…how about you?  That Mini Sequin Trim is SO much fun!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 

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Aug 15 2017

SUOC181 Dragonfly Dreams

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Dragonflies and Butterflies”.  Right now my studio is in a mess again as my husband painted my room this week while taking care of me after my knee replacement surgery.  All went well and I’m progressing pretty quickly, but will be glad when I have flexibility back in my knee and less pain!  Today is the first day that I’ll be “on my own” except for the PT person coming in to do exercises with me.  I was excited to be able to make up this card while I’m recuperating!  Didn’t know how much I’d be able to sit and work!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is place on top and embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder.
  • Two 1/4 x 5-1/4 strips of Tranquil Tide cardstock and two 1/4 x 4 strips of Soft Suede cardstock are placed across the front in a grid.
  • The large Layering Oval was cut from a piece of Polished Stone Glossy cardstock that I had made previously and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Soft Suede Ink (detailed image) and the inside of the wings with stamped-off Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White cardstock.  It was cut with the Dragonfly framelit and added to the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Thanks greeting from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Tranquil Tide on Whisper White and closely cropped so just the Thanks was cut out.  It was adhered under the dragonfly.
  • You can’t see in the photo, but the wings were painted with Clear Wink of Stella.

I LOVE it!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Aug 01 2017

SUOC180 Birthday Memories

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Birthday”. Oh what to use???  So many great birthday sets.  I decided to use the Birthday Memories Designer Paper and Big on Birthdays greeting set on mine!  I love that they have some images you can cut out directly from the Designer Paper…cause I didn’t buy the stamp set!  lol!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pacific Point cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is place on top.
  • Across the right side is a 2 x 4-3/4 strip of the polka dot pattern in Birthday Memories DSP.
  • A 1 x 3 piece of Real Red is cut to a flag end.
  • Under that is a 1/4 x 4 strip of the stripe pattern in Birthday Memories DSP.
  • The little flag carrying fox was cut from the DSP, then stamped with the Big on Birthdays “It’s Your Day” greeting…I slightly curved it so it fit on the flag.  The image is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SUPER simple, but lots of fun!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Jul 18 2017

SUOC179 Beautiful Bouquet

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “New Stampin’ Up! products”.  The challenge is to use any new to you Stampin’ Up! product this week!  Pretty easy if you’ve placed an order from the new Annual Catalog!  Hard part is narrowing down what to use!  This card has LOTS of new products on it!

 

I made this card for a New Catalog swap that I participated in last month.  I won’t tell you how long this card took to put together…the layout just wasn’t coming together with the diamond ring as I saw in my head!  FINALLY, got it to work…and I love the result!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the new Oh My Stars embossing folder and adhered to the front.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Pick A Pattern Designer Paper was placed down the right side with a 1/8 x 5-1/2 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper on top.
  • Using the 2 and 2-1/4 Circle Punches, I made a ring cut from Silver Metallic cardstock.
  • The greeting from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and punched with the 2-1/4 Circle Punch, then adhered behind the silver ring.  It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The solid diamond was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and the outline diamond was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.  They were adhered together with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and added to the ring on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t this a fun engagement or wedding card?  One of my customers loved it so much she wanted to make it for her daughter who just got engaged.  What can you do with the New Product theme this week? Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 

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Jul 04 2017

SUOC178 Mixed Drinks

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Summer Fun”.  We had several options for summer fun…but summer makes me think of warm weather and a tropical beach…plus those fruity little drinks I only get when I’m on vacation!  So…I used a brand new set to me…Mixed Drinks.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock, some Pool Party Ink was watercolored along the bottom, then some sprinkles from Swirly Bird stamp set with Pool Party Ink was added on top.
  • A 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Pick a Pattern Designer Paper was added along the left side of the Whisper White.
  • The drink glass and umbrella from Mixed Drinks Stamp Set were stamped with Memento Black Ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, then the inside colored with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight Markers.  It was hand-cut and added to the front of the card.
  • The greeting from Mixed Drinks was stamped with Memento Black Ink on front.
  • The sun from Swirly Bird was stamped several times in the corner with Crushed Curry Ink.
  • A couple Glitter Dots were added to the front for a little sparkle.

I love how this card turned out!  What can you do with the Summer Fun theme this week?  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 

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