Feb 02 2016

SUOC141 Birthday Blooms

Happy Groundhog’s Day!  The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is Happy Birthday!  I need lots of birthday cards over the next few weeks, so I’m excited to see the ideas!  I pulled out Birthday Blooms (actually, it was already on my desk), and made this up for a sweet friend.  I actually MISSED her birthday last month, so it did go out late…but I hope she doesn’t mind.  She is actually getting to celebrate a little longer!  lol!

 

SUOC141 Birthday Blooms

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pink Pirouette is embossed with the Delicate Dots folder.
  • A 1-1/2 x 4 strip of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper was placed across the center.
  • The Birthday Blooms flower image was stamped with Black Archival Ink on Shimmer White Paper and watercolored with Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers and an AquaPainter.
  • Happiest of Birthdays to You was stamped on Whisper White with Black Archival Ink and punched with the 2-1/2 Circle Punch, then added to the front.
  • Melon Mambo cardstock was punched with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, then adhered under the DSP and white circle.
  • The flower was made with the Petite Petals punch from Pink Pirouette cardstock, the center with the Blossom Punch from Melon Mambo cardstock and a Perfect White Accent added to the center.
  • The stamped flower was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did with the Happy Birthday Challenge this time, then grab your stamps and play along!

 

 

 


Jan 19 2016

SUOC140 Valentine

It’s time for the SUO Challenge and the theme is Valentine projects!  I decided to go with a masculine color scheme for my Valentine…I may give it to my husband this year!  I used the Going Global suite of products…the stamp set, the World Traveler Folder and punched hearts from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack!

 

SUOC140 Going Global

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mossy Meadow folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla is embossed with the World Traveler Embossing Folder.
  • Across the bottom is a 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Gold Metallic Paper.
  • Hearts were punched with the Sweetheart Punch from the Going Global Designer Paper Stack and adhered across the front.
  • The Going Global Stamp set heart image was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Hello Honey and punched with the Sweetheart Punch, too.  On the back, several loops of Gold Metallic Thread was adhered, then the heart popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on front.  Love that little bit of glitter the thread provides!

 

Clean and simple design that makes a great masculine card, I think!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did this week…the are fabulous ideas!

 

 


Jan 05 2016

SUOC139 Wintertime

I’m so glad the theme this week on SUO Challenges is Wintertime because I realized that I hadn’t posted my personal Christmas Card for this year!  The only difference between mine and this one is the greeting…I did use the Sending you a Flurry of Warm Christmas Wishes from Flurry of Wishes stamp set on mine.  For this challenge, I switched it out to the Let it Snow greeting in Snow Place!  Isn’t my snowman cute?  Everyone liked him!

 

SUOC139 Let it Snow

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler, folded in half.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Smoky Slate was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and adhered to the front.
  • The snowman was cut with the 1-3/4 and 2-1/2 Circle Punches from Whisper White.  The buttons were  from Snow Place stamp set and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The scarf is a 1/4 x 4-1/2″ strip of Merry Moments DSP, cut with two tails.
  • The snowflake from Flurry of Wishes was stamped with Real Red and punched with the Snow Flurry Punch and added to the scarf with a Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Also has a rhinestone in the center.
  • The eyes are 1/4″ Basic Black cardstock circles highlighted with the White Gel Pen.
  • The nose is the tip of the Tree Punch from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • The hat is a 1″ square of Basic Black trimmed and 1/8″ strips of Basic Black for the brim and Merry Moments DSP for the hat band.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, too.
  • Finally, Let it Snow from Snow Place was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did this week!  This theme is just in time as we are getting a few flurries of snow in Ohio…our first of the season.  Doesn’t look like it will stick, though.

 

 


Dec 22 2015

SUOC138 – New Year Celebration

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is Happy New Year!  I was SO excited to see the Large Number Framelit Dies in the new Occasions catalog!  I can see using them a LOT to personalize cards!  So, here’s my first use of them…to bring in the New Year!

 

SUOC138 Large Number Framelits

I also replaced the 0 with the Delicate Ornament Thinlet, layering the Gold Glimmer Paper over Silver Foil Paper!  It really sparkles!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White.
  • On top is a 4-1/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Basic Black.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5 strip of striped Winter Wonderland Designer Paper was adhered across the top and the speckle pattern cut to 3 x 5 places along the bottom.
  • A piece of 1/8 Silver Ribbon hides the overlap seam.
  • The 2, 1 and 6 were cut with the Large Number Framelits from Gold Glimmer Paper and adhered along the bototm portion.
  • The Delicate Ornament Thinlet was cut from Gold Glimmer Paper, then layered on Silver Foil Paper and hand-cut around the shape.  The hanger portion is Silver Foil Paper, too.
  • Another piece of 1/8″ Silver Ribbon was tied in a bow and added with a Mini Glue Dot!
  • Happy New Year from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped with Basic Black Ink on Thick Whisper White and cut with the banner from the Large Number Framelits…love that they included it in that set!
  • Two Rhinestones finish off the sides of the banner and one in the center of the ornament add a little more glimmer.

That’s it for my card…check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 


Dec 08 2015

SUOC137 Rudolph Punch Art

Time for another SUO Challenge, and this time the theme is Kids Holiday Cards or Gifts!  What a FUN theme…especially since I have two small grand-children now!  I’m sure they both would love to get this Rudolph card, with the shiny nose!

 

SUOC137 Rudolph

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red cardstock folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • The head is cut with the 4th from smallest Oval Framelit from Soft Suede cardstock.  The muzzle is the 2nd from smallest Oval Framelit cut from Soft Suede cardstock.  Both are placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The nose is the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch from Red Glimmer Paper and added with another Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • The eyes are the Large Oval Punch from Whisper White and the 3/4″ Circle Punch from Basic Black.  A White Gel Pen highlights the eyes.  The Black circles were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The ears are the next to smallest leaf in the Leaflet Framelits from Soft Suede cardstock.
  • The antlers are the oak leaf from Chocolate Chip cardstock.
  • Ho Ho Ho from Oh What Fun stamp set was stamped with Real Red Ink between the antlers.

That’s it!  Super, super cute, I think!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team made for the Kids Christmas Cards over on SUO Challenges!

 

 


Nov 24 2015

SUOC136 Reason for the Season

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is our Favorite Holiday Colors.  It actually could be any upcoming holiday, so I choose to feature traditional Christmas colors.  Although I love the non-traditional colors, red and green truly speak to me about the season.  I also think Poinsettias feature the Christmas holiday for me.  So I combined the two for my design this time!

 

SUOC136

I love the Square Pillow box (better get it soon…it is NOT being carried over to the new Spring Catalog!).  I’ve decorated it for Halloween, Fall and now Christmas!  Don’t you LOVE the glittery poinsettia…so pretty in real life!  I also used the greeting from Christmas Tagables…a stamp set that you can only see online.  I love it!

 

SUOC136 Reason for the Season Poinsettia

Here are more details:

  • The base Square Pillow Box is cut from Crumb Cake cardstock, then stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp with Crumb Cake ink.
  • A 1-3/4 x 10 belly band of red striped Home for Christmas DSP was wrapped around the Pillow Box and secured in the front.
  • The large petal from the Festive Flower Builder Punch was punched from Real Red Glimmer Paper 8 times and the smaller center punched twice.  It was adhered to a 1-1/2″ Circle of Real Red.
  • The center was pierced and a Vintage Brad placed in the center to hold all the pieces together.
  • The leaves were stamped with Mossy Meadow Ink on Garden Green, then punched with the large petal from Festive Flower Punch.  They were spaced around the glitter poinsettia.  The flower was added to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, the greeting from Christmas Tagables (online only) was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Very Vanilla and punched with the Decorative Label Punch.  It is popped up under the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

OK…that’s it!  Love making these cause they are so quick with the punch!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what their favorite holiday colors are!

 

 


Nov 10 2015

SUOC135 Lighthearted Leaves

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is “Fall Fun”!  I’ve been doing Christmas cards on my blog and for classes over the past few weeks, that it felt good to pull out a fall set again.  I used Lighthearted Leaves.  Actually, I do think this stamp set is great for so much more than just fall!  The clean lines would be great for almost any occasion just by changing out the colors!  I went with a more CAS look for fall with Cajun Craze (I think the first time I’ve used this color this fall!), Hello Honey and Crumb Cake!

 

SUOC135 Lighthearted Leaves

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake with a 1-1/4 x 4-1/2 strip of woodgrain Into The Woods DSP added to the right side.  It was punched with the Triple Banner Punch at the bottom.
  • The maple leaf in Lighthearted Leaves was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White, then colored with Cajun Craze, Hello Honey and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers and cut with the Leaflet Framelits.  It was added to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from the same set was stamped with Cajun Craze on Whisper White and cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  It was adhered over the DSP and leaf slightly.
  • Finally a Gold Metallic Button was tied with Linen Thread and then added with a Mini Glue Dot to the front.

 

Like I said…very CAS design, but I loved coloring the leaf!  OK…make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations over on SUO Challenges, then play along with our Fall Fun theme!

 


Oct 27 2015

SUOC134 Thankful

This time of year we seem to especially think of our blessings and are thankful for them!  Our theme this week over on SUO Challenges are projects or cards that say Thank You!

 

I must admit, Wonderland wasn’t a stamp set that I thought I needed and wasn’t on my list.  However, I’ve seen some great cards done with it for Christmas!  But, I think it is so versatile…so I pulled it out for my Thank You card and used regular, non-Christmasy colors!

 

SUOC134 Wonderland

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mossy Meadow, folded in half.
  • On the 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Whisper White, the tree in Wonderland was stamped several times across with Mossy Meadow Ink.  The trunks were colored in with Chocolate Chip Marker.
  • It is layered on a 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 piece of Delightful Dijon carsdtock.
  • The leaf is cut with the Leaflet Framelits from Delightful Dijon cardstock and sponged around the edges with Delightful Dijon Ink.
  • The Thanks greeting from Watercolor Wishes was stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White, then punched with the Extra Large Oval, then adhered to the center of the Maple Leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The leaf is placed on the front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A bow was made with some Gold Cording and adhered to the leaf stem with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

Very simple and easy to mass produce!  Now, check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what they’ve done as a thank you project!

 

 


Sep 29 2015

SUOC132 Punched Coneflowers

I’ve been wanting to use the Festive Flower Builder Punch in a little different way and I’ve been thinking about Coneflowers for a while!  So, when the theme of the SUO Challenge this time is Punch It Up…I thought it was perfect!  So, first thing I did was to google what colors they came in.  I decided to use Rose Red with Rich Razzleberry sponging on them!

 

SUOC132 Festive Flower Builder Coneflowers

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Hello Honey cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of English Garden Designer Paper.
  • For each Cone Flower, I punched the larger petal on the Festive Flower Builder Punch from Rose Red, then sponged around the edges with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  The stems were hand cut from Old Olive and sponged with Mossy Meadow Ink.  The leaves I used the smaller petal on the Festive Flower Builder Punch and sponged Mossy Meadow around the edges.
  • The center is the Extra Wide Oval punched from Hello Honey, then cut in half on a curve.  I stamped the speckles from Glorious Grunge in Rich Razzleberry and sponged the edges with Rich Razzleberry, too.
  • I used a circle to add all the petals and center to, then popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Thanks from Watercolor Wonder was stamped with Rich Razzleberry on Hello Honey cardstock and punched with the Extra Wide Oval.
  • Gold thread was wrapped around and added under the oval before placing it on the front of the card.  It adds just the right amount of sparkle!

That’s it!  What do you think?  I love how these turned out!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges, then grab your punches and play along!

 

 

 


Sep 15 2015

SUOC131 Vintage Leaves

It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge…the theme is Get Well or Thinking of you!  I pulled out my Vintage Leaves set again…perfect for this time of year!  I made up some brightly colored leaves using inks and sponge daubers!

 

SUOC131 Vintage Leaves

Here are the details to recreate this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Old Olive cardstock, folded in half.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 Crumb Cake layer is embossed with Wonderland Embossing Folder.
  • A 1 x 3 strip of Whisper White was stamped with the Sorry You’re Sick greeting from Fabulous Four stamp set in Early Espresso Ink and adhered to the left side.
  • The leaves were stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White, the sponged with Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Hello Honey inks using sponge daubers.  They were placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Gold Metallic Button was tied with Linen Thread and added to the front with Mini Glue Dots.

OK…make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did with the Get Well/Thinking of You challenge!