Aug 26 2014

SUOC104 Fun Fall

This week on SUO Challenges, our theme is Clean & Simple cards.  Well, I think I did the challenge justice, even though I used a lot of products on here!  The idea was just stuck in my head and HAD to come out on paper!  Anyone else get that way?  I actually did TWO versions…the first one I’ll show at another time, but after it was finished I thought the circle looked like a moon, so had to re-do it with THIS card!  lol!

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic Black.  Along the bottom I added a 1-1/4 x 4 piece of Motley Monsters Designer Paper, and wrapped the Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine around three times and tied a knot.
  • I cut a large circle from Crushed Curry with the Circle Framelits and on the inside I cut out the ghost shape from Fun Fall Framelits.  I adhered a smaller Whisper White circle to the back with Stampin’ Dimensionals and sponged around the edges with Tangerine Tango Ink.  I drew the face by hand with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • The two bats from Holiday Cheer (Project Life) were stamped with Tuxedo Black ink on the “moon”
  • I stamped Fright Night from Holiday Cheer with Tuxedo Black on Tangerine Tango, cut with the smaller Circle Framelit and adhered to the left side of the card.

That ‘s it!  So…what do you think?  I love the ghost floating on the moon!  Go check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team and see what they did with the Clean & Simple theme this week!

 

 


Aug 12 2014

Chevron Fabulous Four

This time over on SUO Challenges, we have a Geometrical theme!  Geometrics are SO popular in card making right now and Stampin’ Up! had lots of choices for me to use!  I picked the under-used Chevron Punch for the background on my card!  The colors I took from the Sweet Taffy Designer Paper.

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight folded in half.
  • I punched Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Rich Razzleberry cardstock with the Chevron Punch several times.
  • On a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, a ran a line of Tombow Monoadhesive glue and then laid my chevrons on it close together.  After the first row, I started another row in the opposite direction.
  • On the bottom portion, I stamped the Celebrate greeting from Fabulous Four in Rich Razzleberry, then used the matching color Stampin’ Write Markers to underline each of the words a couple times.
  • It still needed a little something, so I used the Flower Shop stamp with Rich Razzleberry ink on Daffodil Delight, and popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the Itty Bitty Accents punch of Rich Razzleberry cardstock in the center.
  • For some bling, I used a 1/4″ circle punch and Silver Glimmer Paper for the center of the flower and some floating sparkles, too!

 

It turned out really cute, if I must say so myself!  Make sure to check out the rest of the challenge team over on SUO Challenges and see what they did with the Geometrical theme this time.  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 


Jul 29 2014

SUOC102 Big News

We have a fun challenge for you over on SUO Challenges!  Our theme is New Stampin’ Up! Toys!  Well, with the new catalog, I’m sure we all have SOMETHING new that you could use to do the challenge, don’t you?

 

This is a card my Technique Class did last week!  I love that I can make the background any color I want with this technique!  I used the fabulous new Star Framelits…I’m SO happy we have stars back in our catalog!  Also new is the Big News stamp set…nice LARGE greetings in this set, and this is one of my favorites in the set.  AND, the small Star Punch and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper is also featured on here.  Don’t forget the NEW Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine, too!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Bermuda Bay folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • On the abstract layer, I used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay Markers to make the fun background, then stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
  • I wrapped the Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine around three times and secured in the back.
  • I cut the stars with the Star Framelit.  And I punched the small star from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then layered them altogether on the front.

So fun!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations over on SUO Challenges, then grab your NEW Stampin’ Up! TOYS and play along!

 


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!