Jul 15 2014

SUOC101 – Garden Party

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is Bows, Bows, Bows!  Well, you KNOW I love ribbon…so this theme isn’t a hardship for me!  I have also been wanting to try something with my Blendabilities and this was perfect timing!  I wanted to know if the Blendabilities would make stripes on ribbon…I found out that they will without bleeding!  WOOHOO!  My experiment worked!  I was inspired by something I had seen done with Copics in the past!

 

SUOC101 Garden Party

I really let the ribbon be the star of this card and kept everything else to a minimum.  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Crumb Cake, I stamped the leaves image from Garden Party with White Craft Ink above and below where I would be placing the ribbon.  Then I rounded the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
  • On the White Organdy Striped Ribbon, I used a clear ruler and the Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to draw lines across the center of the ribbon.
  • I placed a long strip of decorated ribbon, cut with flag ends, across the front of the cardstock.  Then I made two loops of the remaining ribbon and secured with adhesive.
  • I punched a 1 3/8″ Circle of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure it over the ribbon.
  • I stamped the images in Garden Party with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White and cut out the larger image, and punched the center with the 1/2″ Circle Punch.
  • I colored the Rhinestone with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker and placed in the center.
  • Finally, I stamped Hooray for You from Garden Party with Soft Suede Ink on the Crumb Cake layer.

Amazing, huh?  You can customize your ribbon however you want easily with the Blendabilities markers!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Bows over on SUO Challenges!  Then grab your stamps and play along…can’t wait to see what you do!

 

 


Jul 01 2014

SUOC100 Beautiful Bunch

Wow!  Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges is celebrating 100 challenges this week!  WOOHOO!!!  So, we are taking a “blast to the past” and using ANY of the 99 challenges we’ve done so far!  You can check out the entire list over on SUO Challenges!  Then grab your stamps and play along…there HAS to be a favorite of yours on there!!!

 

I used SUO Challenge #65 “Going Green” for my challenge!  I thought my favorite stamp set right now, Beautiful Bunch, would look awesome done up in greens!  I combined it with the Park Lane Designer Paper!

 

SUOC100 Beautiful Bunch

Here are the details:

 

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Mossy Meadow cardstock, folded in half.
  • I cut a 3 x 4 3/4 piece of the Park Lane Designer Paper and rounded the corners on the right side.
  • On the 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Basic Black, I stamped Hello from Four You Stamp Set with White Craft Ink and corner rounded the right corners, too.
  • I added a 1/2 x 4 piece of Gold Glimmer Paper under the Basic Black cardstock, and rounded the corner at the bottom.
  • I stamped the Beautiful Bunch Flower twice with Mossy Meadow Ink on Pear Pizzazz and punched with the Fun Flower Punch.  The center I stamped with Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White and punched with the 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch.  All the layers are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For some bling, I added a Pearl in the center and two pearls on each side.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team and their chosen “blast from the past” challenges this time over on SUO Challenges!

 

 


Jun 17 2014

SUOC99 Be The Star

It’s time for a new challenge over on SUO Challenges!  This time the theme is Summer:  Ocean, Beach or Patriotic!  That’s a nice range, so grab your stamps and play along!

 

I went with the Patriotic theme for mine using the new Stampin’ Up! Be The Star stamp set and Star Framelits!

 

SUOC99 Be The Star

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pacific Point cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Real Red, I embossed with the Stylish Stripes folder.
  • I added a panel of 1 1/4 x 4 Whisper White across the bottom.  On the You’re a Star greeting from Pictogram Punches I inked up with Real Red and Pacific Point Markers.  I punched the star from the new Silver Glimmer Paper and placed over the red star.
  • I stamped the Medium and Small stars from Be The Star with Pacific Point and Real Red and cut them out with the Star Framelits.  I added them to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • In the centers I punched more Silver Glimmer stars and added them with Mini Glue Dots.

 

This card has LOTS of sparkle in real life…I’m loving that Silver Glimmer Paper!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what they did this week with the summer theme!

 

 

 


Jun 03 2014

So Very Happy

So Very Happy is a stamp set that we received at Leadership Manager’s Reception this past January.  I hadn’t used it at all, but when I was waiting for my new preorder toys, I pulled it out so I had something new to make.   This was actually the prototype for my Control Freaks swap…but I ended up changing it around quite a bit!  I discovered that it fit the SUO Challenge this time…”Stamping in the Background”, so decided to showcase it today!

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Tangelo Twist, folded in half.
  2. On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, I stamped the flower in Crumb Cake randomly in the background.
  3. On that I added two 1 x 4 pieces of Park Lane Designer Paper across the bottom portion.
  4. I cut a 2 x 3 3/4 piece of Coastal Cabana and used the Scallop Tag Topper on it.  I added the Chevron Ribbon, tied with a piece of Coastal Cabana twine and added it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. I stamped the flower from So Very Happy with Soft Suede Ink on Tangelo Twist and punched with the Blossom Punch.
  6. Then I stamped the shield with Soft Suede Ink on Whisper White and hand cut it out and placed in the center of the flower…then added it to the tag.

Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Team to see what they did this week!

 

 


May 20 2014

SUO97 Cycle Celebrations

It’s a new challenge over on SUO Challenges!  Topic this week is Something Delicious!  What a FUN theme!  But, when I went looking for food type stamps that weren’t retired or out-of-stock, it was a little more challenging than I originally thought!  I ended up pulling out a stamp set that I haven’t used much, Cycle Celebrations.  In fact, only the bicycle had even been put together!  So…I grabbed the soda bottle and got it ready to go!

 

SUOC97 Cycle Celebrations

Here are the details…it went together very quickly!

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  3. On top of that I added a 2 x 4 piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock, first wrapping the Gold Sequin Trim around to the back and securing.
  4. The soda bottle was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White.  I used a blender pen to remove the Chocolate Chip ink from the heart and filled it with Real Red Marker.  Then I added Real Red to the straw.
  5. I cut the image out with the Oval Framelits and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. I added more sequins to the front (fizzy bubbles???)
  7. Finally, I tied the Early Espresso Bakers Twine into a bow on the Designer Button and added it to the front with Mini Glue Dots.

 

I think it turned out really cute!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Design Team to see what they did with the Simply Delicious Challenge this week.  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 


May 06 2014

SUOC96 Love Birds

The challenge this time over on SUO Challenges is Birds, Bees and Butterflies!  Well, Stampin’ Up! certainly has a BIG selection of those!  I decided to use my Two-Step Bird Punch for my card this week!

 

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Love my “blue birds”!  Thought this card would be great for a wedding!  Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  2. I embossed the 4 x 5 1/4 Crumb Cake with the Delicate Dots Folder (coming SOON in the new catalog!)
  3. I used the Two-Step Bird Punch and Whisper White for the leaves and Petite Petals flowers.  In the center are Daffodil Delight yellow X flower centers and pearls.
  4. I punched the birds with Coastal Cabana and sponged the edges with Bermuda Bay  ink.  They are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The eyes are Pearls colored with Black Sharpie Pen.
  5. Up in the left corner, I stamped Best Wishes from Petite Pairs in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White and cut the flag end.  I added it on top of the Coastal Cabana cardstock and cut a flag end on it, too.
  6. I added a row of Pearls above the greeting.

OK…I REALLY like the colors on top of the Crumb Cake!  Hope you like it, too!  Make sure to jump over to SUO Challenges and see what the rest of the Design Team did with the Birds, Bees and Butterflies theme!  Then play along with us!

 

 


Apr 22 2014

SUOC95 White Pansy Flowers

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is Featuring Flowers!  Well, isn't that an easy one for me!  I have to hold myself back from using flowers all the time!  I always say, no more flower sets…but end up ordering the newest ones each year!  With the NEW catalog coming out soon, I'm excited to see what new ones they have for us!  This one I decided to use Punch Flowers in a crisp white color with some of the Eastern Elegance Designer Paper!

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This came together very quickly!  Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Paper to the front.
  3. I cut a 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and measured the center point at 2 5/8", then cut from the sides to the center point to make an "envelope" look on the front.  I embossed this piece with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
  4. Next I punched two Pansy Punches and two Petite Flower Punches out of Whisper White and layered them together with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. I cut two Itty Bitty flower punches (RETIRING SOON!) from the same DSP and placed them in the center of the flowers with Rhinestone Jewels.
  6. I cut two Little Leaves Sizzlet (on the RETIREMENT LIST) from Pear Pizzazz and added them to the front of the card with Mini Glue Dots, then added the White Flowers.
  7. Finally, I stamped Hello from Four You in Black Stazon on the front DSP.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges this time!  Then grab your flower stamps and play along!

 

 


Mar 25 2014

SUOC93 Fringe Flower Muslin Bag

Woohoo!  I had fun with this week's Stampin' Up! Only Challenge...all about boxes and bags and baskets!  Those that know me, know that I love 3D items!  I've been wanting to use the Muslin Bags that I have…I combined it with a cute Fringe Scissor flower…super easy to make!  And, I used some pieces in the Heartfelt Banner Kit…get it with your Sale-a-Bration selection before it is gone!
 

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Most of the pieces for the decoration were in the Heartfelt Banners Kit…the doily, the chevron banner, the Linen Thread and the pom-pom.  I did cut the pom-pom in half so it lays flat in the center of the flower!  Here are the details:

  1. I used a Vintage Safety Pin to pin the Chevron banner and doily to the front of the muslin bag, right under the drawstring.  I tied a bow with the Linen Thread around the safety pin, too.
  2. I cut the flower from Kaleidoscope Designer Paper with the Flower Frame Framelits, then used the Fringe Scissors to cut the petals.  I adhered together with Stampin' Dimensionals and placed on the front of the banner.
  3. I added the pom-pom to the center of the flower with Multipurpose Tombow Glue.
  4. I stamped For You from Bitty Banners with Black Stazon on Whisper White and cut out, then added it to the flower with a Stampin' Dimensional.

OK…this was SO easy, but it looks SOOOO great in person!  Check out my second post for today to see the matching card!

Go see what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges with the Boxes, Bags and Baskets theme this week!  Grab your Stampin' Up! supplies and play along!

 

 


Mar 11 2014

SUOC92 You’re Lovely

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.

 

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Here are some details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White folded in half.
  2. 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.
  3. I added a piece of the Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon to hide the seam at the top.
  4. 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.
  5. I colored the flowers in the image with Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz markers.
  6. 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!

 

 

 


Feb 25 2014

SUOC91 Eggstra Spectacular

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?

 

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Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x  8 1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  2. 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.
  3. I strung some White Bakers Twine across the left top corner and adhered the ends in the back.
  4. 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.
  5. I tied bows of White Bakers Twine and added them to the ends with Mini Glue Dots.
  6. I used the flower Itty Bitty Punch and punched 5 So Saffron flowers and added small Rhinestones in the center.
  7. 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.
  8. I used my AquaPainter and So Saffron Marker to watercolor the bunny.  I also watercolored over the greeting with Pistachio Pudding Marker.
  9. 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!