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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!
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!
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!
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!
Happy September!!! It’s time for another SUO Challenge and we are featuring Thinking of You or Friend cards! I’ve been making several of these lately due to several friends going thru cancer treatments and surgery. I’m thinking of them often and send off a card to cheer them up!
Isn’t the script font on the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit stamp set beautiful? I love the sentiments…and so worth buying the entire kit just to get those stamps! And…these leaves and acorn were actually leftovers from the Witches Hat Kit…but you could make more with the Leaflet Framelits and Acorn Punch.
Here are the details:
- The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Early Espresso cardstock, folded in half to form base card.
- The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock was embossed with the new Woodland Embossing Folder. A sponge dauber with White Craft Ink highlights the birch trees, then the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker adds the details on the trees.
- The leaves were leftovers from the Witches Hat Kit, but are the same shape as the Leaflet Framelits in Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey and Cajun Craze cardstock. Soft Suede was sponged around the edges.
- The greeting from Watercolor Wishes was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on the large maple leaf. They were placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The acorn was stamped with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Inks using the Acorny Thank You stamp set directly on the Witches Hit leftover acorn. (Or stamp and use the punch!)
- Gold Cording was tied in a bow around the acorn stem.
I loved how this turned out! Hope you do, too! Ok, make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges this time! They grab your stamps and play along!
We have a fun challenge this time over on SUO Challenges...use butterflies on your project! With all the butterflies that Stampin’ Up! has in the catalog, it shouldn’t be TOO hard to come up with something and join us! I actually made two cards…I’ll show you the other one later! I really like how this one turned out using Watercolor Wings!
Here are the details to recreate it yourself!
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Calypso Coral, folded in half.
- On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Sahara Sand, I added a 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Timeless Elegance DSP along the bottom.
- I used Black Satin Striped ribbon to hide the seam.
- The flourish from Flowering Flourishes was stamped with Sahara Sand ink. Then the triple dots from Watercolor Wings were stamped randomly with Tuxedo Black Ink.
- The small butterfly was stamped with Blushing Bride on Whisper White and cut with the Bold Butterfly framelit. The filigree top was cut from Calypso Coral.
- An Itty Bitty flower stamp was punched from Basic Black and added to the body, then a White Perfect Accent was added on top. The butterfly was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensional.
- Just for You from Watercolor Wings was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on the front.
I love this turned out…that lace DSP is just SOOO elegant looking! OK, make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenges Design Team and see what they did this week!
The theme this week over on SUO Challenges is “Your Favorite New Stamp Set”. Well, that was a hard choice for me. I have several that I seem to pick up all the time, mostly flowers, of course. But this set, You’re Sublime, has grabbed my heart. I went to bed last night thinking about what type of card to make with this set and woke up with this idea in my head! lol!
I kind of borrowed Mary Brown’s CAS style with this card, too! But, isn’t he too cute sitting on the lily pad?
Here are the details for you to recreate this card:
- The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party, folded in half.
- On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge was stamped twice with Pool Party Ink in the lower right corner.
- Then the Sassy Salutations greeting was stamped with Black Stazon next to it.
- The frog from You’re Sublime was stamped with Black Stazon on scrap Whisper White and watercolored with the Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow Markers and an AquaPainter. He was cut out.
- The lily pad is the Extra Large Oval punched from Mossy Meadow cardstock, with a v cut out of one side. The flower is the Petite Petals Punch from Whisper White and the center is the Itty Bitty Flower from Daffodil Delight cardstock. A Perfect White Accent was colored with an orange Sharpie and added to the center.
- Both the lily pad and the frog were popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Super quick and easy, but lots of fun, don’t you think? Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team and see what their favorite new stamp set is!
This week on SUO Challenges, our theme is featuring Designer Paper on our projects! I love the prints and colors in the Farmers Market Designer Paper, so I pulled out that package to use on this challenge! I also used the greeting from Oh My Goodies to go along with it!
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Hello Honey, folded in half.
- The next “unseen” layer is 4 x 5-1/4 Very Vanilla. At the bottom is a 2 x 4 piece of the pear print in Farmers Market DSP, and at the top is a 3-1/4 x 4 piece of the green plaid print.
- A length of Basic Black Satin Ribbon hides the seam and adheres in the back. Then the layer was adhered on the front.
- The Thanks greeting from Oh My Goodies was stamped with Black Stazon on Hello Honey and cut with the Deco Labels Frametlits. It was stamped again on Old Olive and just the center Thanks banner cut out and adhered over the Hello Honey one. It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- One of the pears in the DSP was cut out and adhered next to the greeting…another way to feature that DSP!
Isn’t it FUN…I love how it turned out! OK…now go check out the rest of the SUO Design Team at SUO Challenges to see what they came up with for this challenge!
This time over on SUO Challenges, our assignment was Cutting Edge, cards without the normal straight edge! How fun is that? I had to put on my thinking cap for this one! But, I ended up re-designing a card that I received from Chris Slogar at Leadership this year with the File Folder edge. Although Endless Birthday Wishes is not a new set, the Bohemian Designer Paper and fun Project Life Paper Clip Thinlets are new!
Here are the details:
- The base card of Blackberry Bliss cardstock was cut to 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 and scored at 4-1/4.
- Using the Envelope Board, punch the top right edge of the wider piece at 2-1/2 and 5-1/2 to form the tab on the right. Flip over and opposite corner punch again at 2-1/2 and 5-1/2 to for the bottom left tab. Use the Corner Rounder on the back of the Envelope Board to round the corners.
- Cut the Very Vanilla inside layer to 5-1/4 x 5-1/4, score at 1-1/4 and fold up to form a pocket for gift card. Cut the file folder top the same as above, then stamp Celebrate with Black Stazon ink. Adhere inside.
- Add a 1 x 5-1/4 strip of DSP to pocket on inside.
- Decorate outside of file folder with 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 Bohemian Designer Paper.
- Cut and punch the 1-1/4 strip of second pattern of Bohemian DSP using the banner punch.
- Cut and punch the 1-3/4 strip of Very Vanilla using banner punch.
- Stamp the birthday cake and greeting with Black Stazon, then watercolor with Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay Markers.
- Cut the Project Life Paperclip from coordinating DSP and place so that it keeps the file folder closed.
Isn’t that fun? OK…go check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with the Cutting Edge challenge over on SUO Challenges! Lots of great ideas for making non-traditional cards!
Another fun SUO Challenge this time is to make a Sweet Treat! I decided to show the sweet treat favor I made for my Hawaii incentive trip 3D swap! These are filled with Mambo taffy candy. I made 28 of them for the swap and a couple friends…here they are ready to be packed in my suitcase!
- The Beautiful Bunch flower was stamped twice with Pumpkin Pie (Rich Razzleberry or Daffodil Delight) Ink on Whisper White, then punched with the Fun Flower punch.
- The leaves were the flower stamped with Old Olive Ink on Old Olive cardstock, punched, then cut the petals for leaves.
- The center Petite Petal image was stamped with Old Olive Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Petite Petals punch, then added to the center. A Rhinestone jewel was put in the center.
- I added a 1 3/4″ wide piece of Daffodil Delight to the top, added the flower and leaves. It’s Your Day from Fabulous Four was stamped with Pacific Point on a strip of Whisper White and cut with a flag end.
Here’s the side view. The candy was wrapped in the Brights Patterns Designer Paper and adhered to the bottom strip.
It’s time for another SUO Challenge…these time it is a Floral Theme…my favorite! I don’t know why, but I rarely pass up a floral set! One of the stamp sets that I’ll be sad to see leave the SU catalog is Stippled Blossoms! It makes such pretty two-tone roses!
This card is fun because it is 3D…and stands up on its’ own! It is all about how it is scored.
Here are the details:
- Cut a 5 x 11piece of Calypso Coral cardstock for the base. Score at 2-1/2, 4, 7, 8-1/2. Fold as shown (V, M, M, V folds).
- Cut a second from smallest Deco Label Framelit from Whisper White and stamp the greeting from Sumthin’ Sumthin’ in Tuxedo Black. Layer on the third from smallest Deco Label Framelit cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock. Add to the front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Add the two 2-1/4 x 4-3/4 Painted Blooms Designer Paper to each of the side panels.
- Stamp two roses, first with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White, then add the Calypso Coral two-step. Stamp two sets of leaves with Wild Wasabi ink (stamp off for the leaf and full strength for the veins). Cut everything out and add it to the Deco Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- I added some Pearls in the center of the roses.
I really like how this card looks and it stands up on the counter perfectly! OK…make sure to see the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team and see what they did!
Last time we had some issues with the website for SUO Challenges, so if you tried to view it, you may not have been able while it was off-line. But, it’s time for another SUO Challenge, this time our theme is Mother’s Day! Very timely as I need several for my Mother, Mother-in-law, and two Daughter-in-laws, one who will experience Mother’s Day for the first time! I pulled out my two favorite flower sets in the Occasions Catalog, Petal Potpourri and Mother’s Love!
I have always loved yellow, white and gray combination…one day I will do our bedroom in these colors! So clean and crisp looking! I also pulled out my embossing gun! I love the look of embossing, but I don’t use it as often as I should. White embossed on the yellow just pops! Here are the details:
- The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight, folded in half.
- On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate, stamped with the mom greeting in Mother’s Love in Tuxedo Black ink.
- The Petal Potpourri flower was stamped three times with Versamark on Daffodil Delight and embossed with White Embossing Powder, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
- One of the other Petal Potpourri flowers was stamped with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Smoky Slate cardstock, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch, too. It was cut up and used as leaves.
- The flowers and leaves were arranged on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
OK…did I say I love this color combination? Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges this week and play along!