Sep 13 2016

SUOC157 Tin of Tags

This week’s SUO Challenge theme is “All Kinds of Weather”.  Although I’m not looking forward to it, I do like the look of snowy weather!  And, as long as I don’t have to drive in it!  lol!  So, I used the pretty snowflake in Tin of Tags for this week’s Design Team card!  I went with some non-traditional colors of Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate…love that combination!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
  • The top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Along the bottom, I stamped the snowflake randomly with Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette Inks.
  • The Silver Glitter Ribbon goes across the center and is adhered behind the Whisper White layer.
  • Warm Wishes was stamped with Smoky Slate Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Layering Circles Thinlets, then layered on the larger Scallop Layering Circle of Smoky Slate.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some of the pink Fancy Frost Sequins were glued on the front for a little extra bling!

 

OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week with the “All Kinds of Weather” challenge over on SUO Challenges!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

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Aug 30 2016

SUOC156 Grateful Bunch

On SUO Challenges, we have a different theme for you this week…one using Primary Colors…red, blue and yellow!  Could be any shade, but I picked the brightest ones for my floral card!  I also had to use some green for the leaves…the flowers just looked naked without them!  lol!

 

SUOC156 Grateful Bunch

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • Across the front are 3/4 x 5-1/2 strips of Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Polka Dot patterns from the Brights Designer Paper Stack.
  • You are Loved is stamped with Memento Black above the stripe lines.
  • A swirl was cut from the Swirly Bird Framelits from Whisper White cardstock and added to the front.
  • The trio of flowers was stamped with Memento Black On Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Cardstock, then punched with the Blossom Bunch Punch and added to the swirl with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The leaves were stamped with Memento Black on Wild Wasabi cardstock and handcut, then tucked under the flowers.

 

I love the primary colors on this card!  I need to remember that color combination for future!  Now…make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team cards at the SUO Challenges website!

 

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Aug 16 2016

SUOC155 Cookie Cutter Christmas

OK….here’s another sneak peek of a Holiday Catalog stamp set!  Our theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Cute and Cuddly”.  I just think this sweet teddy bear in the upcoming Christmas Cookie Cutter stamp set is as cute and cuddly as you can get!  I knew immediately that I wanted to use it!  And…since grandbaby #3 is coming next week (and it’s a boy!), I needed to make this one a baby boy card!

 

SUOC155 Cookie Cutter Christmas
 

This also shows off the new Cable Knit Embossing Folder!  Since my mom knits and my mother-in-law crochets, I can’t wait to make them a stack of cards to use with their gifts!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Mint Macaron, folded in half.
  • On top the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder (it is extra thick!)
  • I thought the pattern in Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper looked like a knit pattern, so cut it with the Layering Circle Framelits and adhered to one of the Scalloped Circles cut from Dapper Denim.
  • A 1 x 4 panel of Mint Macaron was stamped with the “for Baby” greeting in B.Y.O.P. with Dapper Denim ink and adhered across the front.
  • The teddy bear in Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set was stamped with White Craft Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and immediately heat embossed with White Embossing Powder, then punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
  • The face was stamped with Black Stazon on top, although the eyes were a little too light because it was a slick surface.  I ended up punching circles with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from Basic Black cardstock and adhering them over the stamped eyes, then using the retired White Gel Pen to highlight them (WHY did we get rid of those?)
  • I added the bear with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the circles and the circles to the base card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I cut the little bow tie from the same DSP and added it with a Rhinestone Jewel in the center.

 

That’s it!  Check over on SUO Challenges to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the cute and cuddly challenge this time!  Then come play along!

 

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Aug 02 2016

SUOC144 Birds and Blooms

The new challenge over on SUO Challenges is Delightful Dies.  Well, there are SO many great new Dies in the annual catalog that it is very hard to just choose one!  I went with my newest favorite, Birds & Blooms!  The Framelits have two birds that frame the stamped image, but they also have three dies that are silhouette shaped!  Love them!  I chose some soft neutral colors for my card!

 

Birds & Blooms Thinlets

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake is embossed with the Seaside Folder going horizontally.
  • The 3-1/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White is stamped in the upper left and lower right corners with the crosshatch image from Best Birds stamp set and Soft Sky Ink.  The speckle stamp from Gorgeous Grunge is stamped in the same corners with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The Whisper White layer is layered on a 3-1/2 x 4 piece of Early Espresso cardstock
  • A strip of Burlap Ribbon is stapled to the front for the “branch” the bird rests on.  Then the layered attached to the base card.
  • The silhouette bird is cut with the Framelit from Early Espresso cardstock and attached to the front.
  • Some gold sequins are adhered randomly on the front.
  • The greeting from Best Birds is stamped with Early Espresso ink in the upper left corner.

OK…go check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges!  Some fabulous cards!

 

 

 

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Jul 19 2016

SUOC143 Thoughtful Branches

We have a neat challenge this time over on SUO Challenges…black and white with a POP of color!  How fun is that?  My mind was busy trying to figure out what I’d use, but then my new Thoughtful Branches Bundle came in and I just HAD to break it in!  My inspiration was a beautiful BRIGHT PINK tree that I saw…it was gorgeous and I had never seen anything like it.

 

SUOC153 Thoughtful Branches

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Basic Black, folded in half to form the base card.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, a 1 x 3-3/4 strip of the Chevron pattern from Pop of Pink Specialty Paper was added to the bottom, the a 1/4 x 3-3/4 strip of the diagonal pink stripe pattern was placed across the top on a diagonal.
  • The tree and branches were cut with the Beautiful Branches Thinlet Dies from Basic Black cardstock.
  • The top blossoms from Thoughtful Branches stamp set were stamped with Melon Mambo Ink on Melon Mambo cardstock, then cut with the leaves thinlet die.  I carefully added Foam Strips behind the leaves to pop it up from the branches.
  • You’re in my Thoughts from Thoughtful Branches was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the upper right corner.
  • Some Rhinestones were scattered in the background.

 

Isn’t it amazing what Mother Nature can do?  That’s it for me…now check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what the others did with this challenge!

 

 

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Jul 05 2016

SUOC142 Bunch of Blossoms

The challenge this time on SUO Challenges is a “Delight in Nature” theme!  Of course, I immediately think of flowers and my Bunch of Flowers stamp set was already sitting on my desk…so great time to use it, right?  And, I have a slight obsession with the Night of Navy, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight combination lately…so why stop?  lol!

 

SUOC152 Bunch of Blossoms
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, adhere a 2 x 5 piece of Floral Boutique Designer Paper, cut with a flag end at the bottom.
  • From the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, stamp the large solid flower image six times with Daffodil Delight on Whisper White, then the two-step inside image with Crushed Curry.  Repeat with the smaller flower five times.  Punch all the pieces with the Blossom Builder Punch.  Adhere together.  TIP:  I use a circle to help me adhere the individual blossoms.
  • Stamp the center with Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White and punch out.  Add a Perfect White Accent to the center, then adhere to the flower and to the card.
  • Stamp the inside leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink on Garden Green cardstock, then the filler leaves with Garden Green and the outline with Garden Green Ink.  Cut out by hand and tuck under the flower.
  • Stamp the greeting from Bunch of Blossoms with Night of Navy Ink.

 

OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges, then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

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Jun 21 2016

SUOC151 Flourishing Phrases

Time for another Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge!  This week we are using our favorite new designer paper or colored cardstock!  I just HAD to use this print in the Fruit Stand Designer Paper package…I almost hated to cut into it, but I love the bright cheerful colors in it!  And now I HAVE to buy the coordinating stamp set because I love the DSP so much!

 

SUOC151 Flourishing Phrases

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 2 x 5-1/4 strip of the Fruit Stand DSP was added to the top.  Tucked under the top is the border cut from Basic Black cardstock with the Flourish Thinlets.
  • The flower from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Crushed Curry on scrap Whisper White and hand cut out.
  • The center lacy piece is cut with the Flourish Thinlet and added to the center of the larger flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  In the center of that is the In Color Enamel Shape in Peekaboo Peach.
  • The leaves were stamped with Garden Green and cut by hand, then tucked under the flower.
  • Thank You greeting from Flourishing Phrases is stamped with Memento Black Ink.

 

OK…check out the rest of the design team over on SUO Challenges to see what their favorite new DSP or cardstock color is!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Jun 07 2016

SUOC150 Swirly Bird

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Summer Celebrations”.  Quite a broad topic!  I decided to use the new Swirly Bird stamp set available in the new 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! catalog on my card and featured the sailboat.  I used the colors from the A Little Foxy Designer Paper Stack.

 

SUOC150 Swirly Bird

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  • I mounted all 3 photopolymer stamp pieces for the sailboat in Swirly Bird Stamp Set on one block, then stamped it four times on Whisper White with Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy and Pool Party Inks.  They were hand-cut out and mounted on a 3 x 3-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The three hearts from Watercolor Wishes stamp set were stamped with Calypso Coral Ink in the center of the sailboats.
  • A 2 x 4-1/4 strip of A Little Foxy DSP Stack was adhered to the bottom of the base Smoky Slate card.  Then a 1/2 x 4-1/4 strip of Night of Navy cardstock covers the seam.
  • The rectangle of sailboats was added to the front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Here’s to You from Watercolor Wishes stamp set was stamped with Night of Navy Ink above the corner.
  • Finally, Rhinestone jewels were added for a little bling!

 

That’s it!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team’s creations over on SUO Challenges this week!

 

 


May 24 2016

SUOC149 Bride & Groom

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest and I’ve been wanting to make it for a LONG time with Stampin’ Up! materials, but haven’t had the need for a wedding card.  When I saw the theme for the SUO Challenge this time was bride and groom, I knew it would be perfect to make it now.

 

SUOC149 Wedding
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black, folded in half.
  • Across the top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 3 x 5-1/4 layer of Shine On Specialty Designer Paper was layered on  top (can you see the silver stripe…subtle, but I love it!)
  • The 1/8″ Silver Ribbon was placed across to hide the seam and secured it in back.
  • Forever Begins Today from Suite Sayings is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink in the lower right corner.
  • The “pearl necklace” for the bride was made with graduated sizes of the Perfect White Accents.  (Tip…start at the larger bottom one and work up to the smaller ones).
  • The “bow tie” for the groom was punched from Basic Black cardstock with the Bow Builder Punch, then added to the front with Mini Glue Dots.  Two Perfect White Accents are the “pearl buttons”.

 

That’s it…pretty easy, but lots of fun for a wedding card, don’t you think?  OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did with this challenge…then come play along!

 

 


May 10 2016

SUOC148 Butterfly Basics

Today’s challenge at SUO Challenges is using our favorite retired cardstock or designer paper.  Of course, I had to give a nod to my favorite retiring in-color, Mossy Meadow…and combined it with another retiring favorite color, Blackberry Bliss.  So sad to see these go!  I also used Butterfly Basics stamp set that I haven’t pulled out in a while…but it does remain in the new catalog!

 

SUOC148 Butterfly Basics

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Blackberry Bliss, folded in half.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 piece of English Garden DSP is added to the right side of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake.
  • A 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock hides the seam.
  • The Whisper White is cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits, then stamped several times (stamping off, too) with the fern from Butterfly Basics using Mossy Meadow Ink.
  • Linen Thread is wrapped around a couple times and tied with a bow on front and added to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two butterflies were stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White, then punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Pearls were added for the bodies.
  • Finally, the greeting from Butterfly Basics was stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink in the upper left corner.

 

That’s it!  Check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Team to see what they did this week!