Nov 18 2014

SUO110 Endless Wishes

It’s time for another SUO Challenge…this time our theme is Marker Fun!  The Design Team came up with lots of different ideas for using markers.  We could use Stampin’ Up! regular markers, Blendabilities, make backgrounds or whatever!  I chose to use my regular Stampin’ Write Markers and make up a fun background using Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette and my acrylic blocks!

 

SUOC110 Endless Wishes

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Pink Pirouette cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White, I used Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette Markers and my Acrylic Blocks misted with water to create the background (sorry, the pink is hard to see online.)
  • On top I used Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette and Silver Ink pads to stamp the Endless Wishes snowflakes randomly on the background.
  • I layered this Whisper White on a 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.
  • The Silver Satin Ribbon is wrapped to the back and adhered, then adhered to the front of the Pink Pirouette base.
  • I cut the Snowflake from the Snowflake Card Thinlet from Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper.  In the center is a Wisteria Wonder Candy Dot.  I adhere it to the card with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Finally, I stamped the Christmas greeting from Endless Wishes with Tuxedo Black ink in the lower right corner.

This card is so shimmery in real life!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges, then grab your markers and play along!

 

 


Oct 21 2014

SUOC108 Freaky Friends

The theme over on SUO Challenges this week is “The Treat’s the Thing”.  Of course, so close to Halloween, I naturally thought of Halloween treats so made my little holder with Stampin’ Up!’s Freaky Friends!  Can you tell what I used?  Yep!  I used a portion of the Curvy Keepsake Box!  Isn’t that fun?

 

SUOC108 Freaky Friends

Here are the details:

  • I used Tangerine Tango cardstock and cut two pieces that were about 3 1/2″ wide and cut just the side of the box that had the loop handle at the top.
  • I trimmed the bottom of both pieces so that I could overlap and adhere them.
  • I used the Large Polka Dot Folder and embossed both sides with it.  Inside the large circles, I stamped the eyes from Freaky Friends with Tuxedo Black Ink on the front and back.
  • I punched a moon with the 1 3/4″ circle punch from Crushed Curry cardstock and sponged Tangerine Tango Ink around the edges, then stamped Ghoulish Greetings with Tuxedo Black Ink on it.
  • I stamped the cat and two bats with Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White, then cut them out and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To close, I tied Black Bakers Twine around it and tied a bow.
  • The holder will hold 1 or 2 mini candy bars like shown!

Isn’t this a fun and spooky treat holder???  I love using that Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet in a little different way!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations over on SUO Challenges!

 

 


Oct 07 2014

SUOC107 Beauty of the Season

This is my second post today, so make sure to see my first one, too!  The challenge this time on SUO Challenges is “Outdoors in the woods”…which can be anything outdoorsy, including Christmas/Winter scenes.  I knew immediately that I wanted to use my Beauty of the Season stamp set along with the Hardwood background stamp!  So, here is what I came up with for my outdoor scene:

 

SUOC107 Beauty of the Season

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Crumb Cake, I stamped the Hardwood Background stamp with Soft Suede Ink.
  • I cut the Party Pennant from Whisper White, then stamped the Cardinal image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I used my Cherry Cobber and Crumb Cake Blendabilities Markers to color…love the richness they give to images!  I popped up the Pennant on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Note:  After I colored, I used a White Gel Pen for the eye.
  • The 1″ Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon was wrapped to the back and adhered.  I used a double length of Linen Thread and tied a bow around it.
  • Finally, I had the JOY already cut from Red Glimmer Paper and thought it would work perfectly on the front!

So, make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges!  Then grab your stamps and play along!

 

Set: Beauty of the Season
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake Blendabilities
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Party Pennants Die, Red Glimmer Paper, 1″ Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon, Linen Thread, White Gen Pen (eye)

 

Have you stamped today?

 


Sep 23 2014

SUOC106 Wondrous Wreath

It’s time for another challenge over on SUO Challenges…the theme this time is Fall Colors!  A little early in central Ohio for fall colors,  but I’ve heard of some leaves are already changing in northern Ohio!  Won’t be too long!

 

I love bittersweet and have been looking for an affordable bittersweet wreath for several years.  I keep saying that I’ll make one!  lol!  But, I thought the one berry image in Wondrous Wreath would make a good bittersweet wreath if I stamped it several times…what do you think?

 

SUOC106 Wondrous Wreath

I looked and looked for designer paper in my stash that had orange and purple (maybe a little more Halloween than Fall?), so decided to use my Blendabilities and make my own!  This was one of the techniques I taught in my Blendabilities class last week and it was a hit!  Here are the rest of the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Pumpkin Pie cardstock folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White, I used the berry image in Wondrous Wreath stamp set and stamped it several times with Pumpkin Pie ink towards the top.
  • I stamped the bow with Rich Razzleberry and cut it with the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I colored a Rhinestone Jewel with Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities and added it to the knot of the bow and then added it to the front of the wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Back to Black Designer Paper and colored it with the Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities, then added it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel.
  • To hide the seam of the DSP, I added the 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon and adhered in the back, then added the Whisper White to the front of the card.

 

Tip:  Want to step-it-up?  Cut out the bittersweet wreath with the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits and pop it up on the front of the card.  Add a couple more colored Rhinestones around the wreath!

 

Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team did this week over on SUO Challenges!

 

 


Sep 09 2014

SUOC105 Cheerful Tags

It’s time for a new challenge over on SUO Challenges!  This time we are featuring Embellishments (Page 208-209 in the Catalog and those in the Holiday Catalog) on our cards!  I knew right away I wanted to make a button snowman.  I also just had gotten my Little Letter Framelit Dies in my last order and so I spelled out SNOW.  Perfect timing!

 

SUOC105 Cheerful Tags

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Soft Sky Cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Lost Lagoon, I rounded the top with the Corner Rounder Punch.
  • Along the bottom, I added a 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 layer of the snowflake pattern in All Is Calm Designer Paper.  On top of that I added a 1 x 5 1/4 piece of the Stripe pattern in the same package.
  • I wrapped the length of Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon around to the back and adhered in place to hide the seam at the top.
  • To hide the bottom seam, I cut a 1/8 x 5 1/4 piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhered it.
  • The Little Letters Framelits cut the SNOW letters from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and I lined up along the top of the DSP.
  • I stamped the tag image in Cheerful Tags with Soft Sky Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Note Tag Punch.
  • I punched a narrow strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the bottom of the Note Tag Punch and curved the top of the snowbank.
  • I used two white buttons from the Neutral Pack.  The larger one placed on the bottom with Mini Glue Dots, the top one I punched a 1/4″ Basic Black circle and adhered it behind the holes for the “eyes”, then placed on top of the larger one.
  • I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine and laid it between the two buttons, then tied a knot on the right side for the scarf.
  • I hand cut the brim and top portion of the hat from Basic Black and added a hat band of Cherry Cobbler.
  • I placed the tag on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SUOC105 Cheerful Tags closeup

Isn’t my snowman CUTE???  I love how he turned out!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did this time over on SUO Challenges!  Then come play along…if you are like me, you have a stockpile of embellishments!

 

 


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!