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This challenge this time over on SUO Challenges is Non-Traditional Christmas Cards! Wow…this one really stumped me for a little while. BUT…once I got started, I ended up doing several cards to post over the rest of the week! This one was the first one I did and I love the colors for the Wonderful Wreath! I can remember my grandma having a pink frilly wreath on her door!
I combined Strawberry Slush and Pink Pirouette for this whimsical card! Here are the details:
- The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
- I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Strawberry Slush cardstock.
- I embossed 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 layer of Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots folder and placed it on top.
- I inked up the Wonderful Wreath stamp with Pink Pirouette ink, then used my Strawberry Slush marker and colored some of the leaves, then stamped it on Whisper White cardstock.
- I cut around the outside and inside of the wreath and added Rhinestone Jewels randomly around it, then placed it on the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- I also stamped the reindeer from Warmth & Wonder stamp set in Strawberry Slush ink and cut him out. He was placed in the center of the wreath with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a small pearl for his eye.
- I stamped Christmas Greetings from the same Warmth & Wonder stamp set with Black Stazon on Pink Pirouette strip and cut flag ends, then tucked it under the legs of the reindeer across the wreath.
- I tied a double loop bow from White Strip Organdy Ribbon and placed on the front top of the wreath with Mini Glue Dots.
So…what do you think? It really brings back memories for me! Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team for their non-traditional Christmas card ideas!
Oops…that should be challenge SUOC84! I can't change the title now or the link will be broken! Our theme this time over on SUO Challenges is anything with Snow or Snowflakes! That's pretty easy for me, since I love them both and ALWAYS buy snow themed stamp sets! I had an idea in my head for a while to incorporate the word SNOW with the Snow Day snowman…here's the result! OK…I think it is clever! lol!
I knew I needed to use a little longer card so the words wouldn't be squished (technical term) together too badly, so I made a 3 x 6 size. With our new Envelope Punch Board, making an envelope will be a snap…and completely mailable! Here are the details:
- The base Island Indigo cardstock is cut 6×6 and folded in half to make the 3×6 card.
- I embossed the 2 3/4 x 5 3/4 layer of Soft Sky with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.
- Along the bottom, I tore a couple strips of Whisper White to make the snowdrifts.
- I stamped the snowman day with Smoky Slate (stamped off to make it lighter) with Smoky Slate Ink on scrap Whisper White, then cut him out. The scarf is Real Red, nose is Pumpkin Pie, face is Basic Black, and arms are Chocolate Chip Inks. He's popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals and I trimmed off the excess on his bottom.
- For the hat, I cut a 1" square of Basic Black and angled the sides a little. I brushed the top with a little Whisper White Craft Ink. I cut another 1 1/4" strip of Basic Black for the hat brim. Then I trimmed a small piece of Red Glimmer Paper for the hat band.
- The letters were cut with the Typeset Alphabet Dies and Silver Gliimmer Paper.
- Finally, I added some Dazzling Details Glitter to the snowdrifts and his body for extra sparkle!
I love how this turned out! I'm thinking of making a few of these for my family Christmas cards this year! I won't make 75 of them…but maybe a dozen or so!
Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did with this theme over on SUO Challenges!
Our Stampin Up Only challenge this time is using a Masculine Theme on our project. Hmmm…I've done a lot with Wetlands lately so didn't want to use it. AND, I wanted to challenge myself to use a "Christmas" set in a non-traditional way. So…I love the small deer in the Hostess set, Warmth & Wonder. I converted it into a card for my father-in-law's birthday later this week! I think it works, how about you?
Here are the details:
- The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Naturals White cardstock, folded in half.
- I added a 5 x 3 3/4 layer of Chocolate Chip, embossed with the Pretty Prints folder.
- I LOVE the birch paper in the Tablescape Simply Created Kit, so cut a Deco Label from that DSP…so much texture in it!
- I added a 1 x 4 piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper across the center.
- I stamped the deer from Warmth & Wonder with Chocolate Chip ink on Naturals White, then embossed with the Oval Frame Embossing folder. I hand-cut it out. Then I used my Chocolate Chip marker to color the tops of the embossed dots around the oval.
- I stamped Happy Birthday from Express Yourself in Chocolate Chip on a 1/2" strip of Naturals cardstock, then cut flag ends.
I LOVE how this looks in person! I know my FIL will love it! Make sure to check out the rest of the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge Team over on SUO Challenges to see what they did with this challenge!
This week's SUO Challenge has the theme of Welcome Baby! Seems like we are in that circle of life where our friends are having grandchildren and I've been sending out a lot of them! I bought the stamp set, Zoo Babies, exactly for that reason!
Love the colors in the I Am Me Designer Paper, so picked out the colors to use on my zoo animals!
- The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate cardstock, folded in half. I used the Alphabet Press folder to emboss the front.
- I cut a 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of I Am Me Designer Paper, then added the Adorning Accent Edgelits scallop borders cut from Crushed Curry cardstock.
- I cut a Window Frame (3rd from smallest) of Pool Party, then cut off the circle sides for a different look and to make it narrower. It was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- The giraffe was stamped with Crushed Curry ink and stamped on Whisper White, then cut out. I used Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate and Really Red makers to color the Toucan Bird image, then stamped on Whisper White and cut out. Both of them were placed with Stampin' Dimensionals on front.
- I stamped "A gift for baby" from Zoo Babies with Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White strip, then cut flag ends.
So cute…I love those zoo baby animals in this set! Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week over on SUO Challenges…some fantastic ideas for you!
Over on SUO Challenges we have a Ribbon/Bow challenge! How fun is that? I love using ribbon. I made up one of these Ribbon Rose flowers using the 1 1/4 Burlap Ribbon for a Create project, but then didn't use it…so it was perfect for this challenge!
This also happens to be a quick and easy gift card holder! One of my standbys! Here is the inside:
- The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Baked Brown Sugar cardstock, scored at 2 and 6. The bottom I used two pieces of Sticky Strip on the sides and folded up to make a pocket. I added a 2 x 5 1/2 piece of Epic Day Designer Paper to the front of the pocket.
- The top portion I embossed with the Alphabet Press Folder and sponged the raised area with Baked Brown Sugar ink, then rounded the corners of the top only.
- I cut the Calypso Coral Deco Label out and adhered it to the top portion with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- The Burlap Ribbon I curled and wrapped onto a Jumbo Sticky Round, then added the Very Vintage Designer Button by sewing with Linen Thread. I adhered it to the Deco Label.
- Finally, I punched the green polka dot pattern in Epic Day with the Blossom Punch, then cut out two petals twice for the leaves and placed it under the ribbon flower.
- Inside I stamped Fabulous from Million & One stamp set with Early Espresso Ink.
Isn't that fun??? OK, now you need to go check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges! Some fabulous ideas, as usual!
Today is the SUO Challenge and when I saw the Back to School theme for this week, I thought…uh oh…I don't have ANY school theme stamp sets. Now, I know I could have done thank you or flowers or something similar, but I really wanted a SCHOOL theme! And what says "school"? How about school buses? I've seen a flurry of activity in the bus lot recently as they prepare the buses for back to school. Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did this week with the back to school theme!
So…here is my attempt at a "punch art" bus! It really was funny that I had a scrap of the Crushed Curry sitting in my scrap box that had been punched with the Petite Curly Label punch. It looked like windows…so I set out to use it on my bus.
- The 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Smoky Slate cardstock is folded in half to make the base card.
- I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Soft Sky cardstock for the background.
- I layered on a 1 x 5 1/4 piece of Pear Pizzazz Paper Stack Designer Paper across the bottom, then added the Epic Day Washi Tape for the "road".
- On the Crushed Curry rectangle with Petite Curly Label punches, I added fenders sponged with Crushed Curry ink and then circle wheels with Vintage Trinket hubcaps.
- The "stop sign" is from the Little Labels Punch Pack from Real Red and I added a rhinestone jewel in the center.
- The headlight is a 1/2 circle of Smoky Slate cardstock.
- I handcut the trunk for the tree out of Early Espresso cardstock, then added 7/8" Scallop Circles punched from the same Pear Pizzazz DSP.
- I stamped Rev Up the Fun in Basic Black on Whisper White and cut the flag end. It is added to the top of two fluffy clouds punched with the Cupcake punch from Whisper White.
OK…do you think it represents Back to School? My DIL was just telling me at dinner last night that she only has 2 more weeks before she goes back to teaching! Summer is going by FAST!
Again, make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges!
It's time for another SUO Challenge (SUOC74). This time our theme is Get Well! I like having Get Well cards on hand so I can pop them in the mail when I hear that someone is sick or hurt! Of course, I had to pull out my fabulous set, Flower Shop, to use! Really, I have purchased more than this one set from the main catalog! lol! But…I love flowers and love the versatility of this set with a matching punch!
I also had some "starts" sitting around my desk, so decided to use a few of them up!
- The base is 4 1/4 x 11 of Very Vanilla, folded in half to make the card.
- I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Basic Black, then embossed it with the Beautifully Baroque folder…first time I've used it!
- I added a 2 1/2 x 4 piece of Modern Medley Designer Paper (already a scrap cut!) and adhered it to the bottom of the Basic Black.
- I wrapped the 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon around and secured it in the back.
- I punched the larger Blossom Punch from Real Red cardstock. Then stamped the Flower Shop image in Real Red on Very Vanilla and punched with the Pansy Punch. I added the two together with Stampin' Dimensionals. In the center is a Large Rhinestone Jewel.
- The flower is placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- I stamped the greeting from Sassy Salutations in Black Stazon on Very Vanilla and then punched with the Artisan Label punch. It is tucked under the flower a little with Stampin' DImensionals.
Love the pop of red with the Black and Vanilla…very classy and pretty Get Well card to cheer someone up! Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what they did with the Get Well theme! I'm sure they are fabulous!
Our challenge on SUO Challenges this time is to use our favorite accessory. Well, sorry…I can't just use ONE…there are a whole LOT of accessories that I absolutely love! But, I pulled out one of my new favorite sets, Perfect Blend, to see what I could do! lol! And…my favorite accessory? Right now it is the Candy Dots…what a GREAT idea!
Here are the details:
- The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
- Layered on top is a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
- On top of that is a 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 strip of Epic Day Designer Paper, the hexagon print, cut with a flag end.
- Another Daffodil Delight print in the same DSP was cut to 2 1/4 x 3.
- Yet another green polka dot print from that DSP was cut to 2 x 2 and also used on the cup band. (TIP: stamp the middle part of the coffee cup on the back of the side of DSP you are using, then cut just slightly inside the lines. Adhere the right side showing on the cup.)
- The coffee cup from Perfect Blend was stamped with Black Stazon on Calypso Coral and cut out. A Calypso Coral marker was used to highlight the shaded areas to make them darker. Top lid of the coffee cup was stamped on Crumb Cake with Black Stazon and cut out, too. A Crumb Cake marker was used for shading on the lid.
- I used a strip of Epic Day Washi tape across the front (another favorite accessory).
- I stamped the greeting from Perfect Blend in Black Stazon on scrap Crumb Cake and punched with the new Artisan Label Punch (yes, another favorite!)
- But now…what did I use for the coffee ring stains and spots??? Can you guess? I used the spots stamp from My Paper Pumpkin's first kit in Crumb Cake ink. AND, I used the bottom of an embossing powder jar to make the rings. I just inked up the bottom and stamped right on the designer paper! Gives it a fun look! Wish they would have included the rings stamp IN the set, but I improvised and it worked!
- The greeting was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- I punched a Small Heart from Calypso Coral for the band on the cup, then added the Brights Candy Dot on top!
I love it!!! Hope you like it, too!
OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges and what THEIR favorite accessory is! Amazing ideas, I'm sure!
We have a fun SUO Challenge today with a theme of Weddings! June is always a popular month for those. It's funny, though. In our family, we have moved on from weddings to babies! Make sure to check out the rest of the wedding cards from the Design Team over on SUO Challenges!
Can you tell what Designer Paper I used? If you said the printed Window Sheet in Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Paper, you are right! It looks great layered on the Basic Black cardstock. I adhered it in places that are hidden by the hearts and greeting!
Here are the details:
- Base card is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
- I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, embossed with the Modern Mosaic folder.
- As mentioned earlier, I added a 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock, with a 2 x 5 1/4 piece of Quatrefancy Window Sheet on top.
- I stamped the large scallop heart in Hearts a Plenty with Basic Black and cut with the Framelits. Then I cut the small heart from Silver Glimmer Paper and popped it up on top of the larger heart.
- I stamped the Forever & Always greeting Loving Thoughts in Basic Black on a 1/2" strip of Whisper White, then cut flag ends. It is layered over a piece of Sliver Glimmer paper, cut with flag ends, too. I popped it up on front with more Stampin' Dimensionals!
I love all the glimmer and texture on her…makes a pretty glamourous card for a wedding! Again, make sure to check out the rest of the wedding card ideas on SUO Challenges today!
The theme this week over on SUO Challenges is a farewell to the retiring sets! I grabbed one of my favorites, Greeting Card Kids, to feature! I've always had fun watercoloring these images. With school ending, I also thought the little boy/girl image would be perfect to give a teacher as an end-of-the-year thank you card!
I also used some leftovers from the retiring Pinwheels on Parade Scrappin' Kit! Here are the details!
- The base card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 of Midnight Muse cardstock, folded in half to make base card.
- I added a 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 piece of Summer Starfruit print and 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 piece of pinwheel multi print from the Pinwheels on Parade Scrappin' Kit. In between the two, I added the stripped ribbon sticker from the kit.
- I cut the oval from Whisper White with the Oval Framelits, then stamped the boy/girl image with Black Stazon on top. I used my Markers in Real Red, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Baja Breeze and AquaPainter to color in the image. To make the green, I combined the blue and yellow colors!
- I cut one of the Decorative Label shaped stickers in half and placed on each side of the Oval, then popped up only the oval with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- I added the Baja Breeze print Oval Label from the Kit to the top right, then stamped the Teacher greeting from Family Reunion (also retiring!) in Midnight Muse ink on scrap Summer Starfruit and cut flag ends.
So sweet…what teacher wouldn't like this card??? I love the prints in this Kit, too! I still have a little over 1/2 kit left…need to use it up!
Make sure to check out what the other members of the Design Team did this week over on SUO Challenges with their favorite retiring stamp sets!