Jan 16 2018

SUOC192 Picture Perfect Birthday

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Monochromatic cards”.  I love the Sweet Soiree Designer Paper as I’ve mentioned before, and grabbed it first when I thought about the monochromatic theme because I knew it had a couple prints with the same color tones.  AND, I love the silver accents in it!  Can’t wait until I see what everyone else has done with this theme!

 

 

Here are the details and photo inside:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • I adhered two different 2-3/4 x 4 pieces of Sweet Soiree DSP together on top of each other.
  • I wrapped some of the new ribbon available as a Sale-a-Bration item to hide the seam.
  • I used the Layering Circles to cut the scallop circle from Calypso Coral cardstock, then stamped the confetti from Picture Perfect Party with Calypso Coral Ink randomly in the background.
  • I had a Silver Metallic circle already cut out and on my desk and added it to the front.
  • On a larger Whisper White circle, I stamped the greeting with Memento Black Ink and then more confetti sprinkles in Calypso Coral Ink.
  • On scrap Whisper White, I stamped the two candles with Calypso Coral Ink and hand-cut them out, the flames I “had” to use Daffodil Delight ink.  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t that sweet?  I love how it turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the SUOC Designers to see what they have done with theme.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 


Jan 02 2018

SUOC191 Hug in a Mug

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Brr…baby it is COLD outside”.  Those words are ringing TRUE this week in Ohio!  Wow…really, really cold!  Glad I really don’t have too many reasons that I HAVE to go out.  I’m quite fine staying inside and keeping warm!  So, my inspiration for this week’s theme came from a nice hot cup of cocoa after being out in the elements!  I made up this fun box to hold some Starbucks Cocoa and candy cane for my Stamp Club Members last month.  The belly band holds it closed.  So fun!  I was inspired by a box I saw done by Nina Suggs last year and I updated it with Hug In A Mug and Christmas Quilt Designer Paper (but hurry and order…this set and paper are on the retired list and today is the LAST DAY TO ORDER!)

 

 
 

Here are the details and photo inside:

 

  • Cut the Thick Whisper White to 10 x 8-1/2, Score with 10″ on top at 2-1/2, 3, 9 and 9-1/2.  Turn and score with 8-1/2 on top at 1/2, 4, 4-1/2 and 8.  Cut as shown in this template.

  • Round the flap with the Corner Rounder.  Adhere box together on the 1/2″ side tab.
  • Cut a 3-3/8 x 5-7/8 piece of Christmas Quilt Designer Paper for the front of the box.  Cut a 2-3/8 x 3-3/8 piece of coordinating DSP for the front flap (round the bottom corners).
  • Stamp the greeting with Memento Black on 3/4″ scrap Garden Green, cut with flag end.  Adhere to front with Stampin’ Dimentionals.
  • Form the belly band by cutting a 3/4 x 8-1/2 piece of Real Red, score at 2-1/8, 2-3/4, 6-1/4 and 6-7/8.  Fold around the box and adhere in front.
  • Stamp the mug and star image from Hug In A Mug with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, stamp inside mug with Real Red, marshmallows with Crumb Cake, candy cane with Real Red.  Color a few marshmallows with Powder Pink Marker.  Punch with 2″ Circle Punch and adhere to 2-1/4″ Circle punched from Silver Glimmer Paper.  Add Rhinestone to center.  Add to belly band with Stampin’ Dimensional to hide seam.
  • Tuck in a Starbucks Hot Cocoa mix and a little candy cane!

 

Cute, cute, cute!!! Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 

 


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Dec 19 2017

SUOC190 Seasonal Chums

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “a favorite Christmas image”.  Well, no surprise to many of you who follow my blog…I love snowmen and snowflakes for the holidays!  I use them in one way or another on my Christmas card every year!  And…what stamp set has the cutest snowman this year?  Why…Seasonal Chums, of course!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock was embossed with the Softly Falling folder and added to the front.
  • A 1-3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper across the front, and a 1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper on top of it for a little sparkle!
  • The snowman from Seasonal Chums (gasp…I cut my rubber apart to separate it from the back…I can always place them back together on the block!) was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, colored with Real Red, Smoky Slate, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Sky Markers, then cut with the 2-1/4 Circle Punch.
  • I added the circle to a larger Scallop Circle from Layering Circles Framelits cut from Real Red cardstock, then to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Merry Christmas from Seasonal Chums was stamped with Real Red Ink on Whisper White and punched with the Classic Label Punch, then tucked and adhered under the circle with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Cute, cute, cute!!!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 

 

 


Dec 05 2017

SUOC189 Seasonal Chums

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “favorite holiday colors”.  I love ALL the holiday colors, but I must admit that I reach for Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake a LOT for my holiday cards!  I love the richness of this combo!  So, once again I’m using it on my card for this week!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock was stamped across the middle with the reindeer in Seasonal Chums with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Two 3/4 x 5-1/4 strips of Merry Little Christmas DSP was adhered along the top and bottom of the Crumb Cake layer.
  • The reindeer was stamped on Whisper White with Memento Black Ink, the colored with Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Bronze Stampin’ Blends Markers.  It was cut with the Stitched Shapes Circle and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Merry Christmas from Seasonal Chums was stamped with Memento Back on Cherry Cobbler and cut with the smallest Stitched Shapes Circles and added next to the reindeer circle.

 

So super sweet, don’t you think? That reindeer is just adorable…I even may like it better than the snowman in that set!  lol!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 


Nov 21 2017

SUOC188 Snowflake Sentiments

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “any winter holiday card”.  Now…I know you are looking at this and saying “Wow!  That is BRIGHT!”  And…it is!  But, I thought it was sort of whimsical and really non-traditional for a snowflake card so I went with it!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was stamped randomly with the snowflakes in Snowflake Sentiments with Versarmark Ink.  Then Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay Inks were sponged on top.  You can see the faint snowflakes in the background under the ink!
  • The snowflakes were stamped on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Stitched Shapes circles in different sizes.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Oval Stitched Shape.  They were all placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flourishes and small snowflake were cut from Silver Glimmer Paper with the Swirly Snowflake Thinlit Dies and tucked under the circles and by the oval.
  • Some Rhinestone Jewels were added to the centers of the snowflakes.

How’s that for a very non-traditional holiday card?  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

 


Nov 07 2017

SUOC187 Flourishing Phrases

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “and we Give Thanks”…any type of thank you card.  I have SO many blessings that they are hard to count!  I wanted to throw back to a stamp set I haven’t used in a while (since the new holiday catalog came out!), Flourishing Phrases.  I combined it with the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  SO much fun to color!  I’ve been on a quick and simple kick, too.  This one came together VERY quickly!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Calypso Coral cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock.
  • On the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Whisper White, the flourish from Flourishing Phrases was stamped with Memento Black Ink.  It was colored with the Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.
  • The greeting also from Flourishing Phrases and stamped in Memento Black Ink, too.
  • A bow was tied from Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine and added to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

VERY simple, but the alcohol blending really makes the flourish pop!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Oct 24 2017

SUOC186 Hug in a Mug

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Something Sweet”. This could be images of candy, cupcakes, anything!  I decided to use a brand new set to me…Hug in a Mug!  Hot Chocolate is definitely sweet!  Here’s what I did!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake was stamped randomly with the small snowflake and dots images from Hug in a Mug in White Craft Ink for the background.
  • A 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Be Merry Designer Paper was added across the front.  Then a 1/8 strip o Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper on top of it.
  • A Stitched Shapes Oval was cut from Whisper White.
  • Towards the bottom of the oval, the “ground” was stamped with Crumb Cake Ink.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White, the mug, candy cane and marshmallows were stamped with Memento Black ink and cut out.  The inside of the mug was stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink, the snowflake with Memento Black.  The candy cane colored with Cherry Cobbler Marker.
  • Wink of Stella was added to the marshmallows.
  • A small Pearl was added to the snowflake in the center and a few scattered in the background.
  • The mug was popped up on the oval and the oval popped up on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink under the oval.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 


Oct 10 2017

SUOC185 Favorite Holiday Product

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Favorite Holiday Product”.  Again, what a difficult challenge to narrow down to just ONE product in the Holiday Catalog!!!  But, again, Painted Harvest won out for me…this time a more masculine look!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Old Olive cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Very Vanilla was embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
  • Across the front is a 3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Painted Autumn Designer Paper.
  • The leaves in Painted Harvest stamp set were stamped with Garden Green on Old Olive cardstock, then punched with the Leaf punch.
  • The greeting was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves tucked around it.
  • Two acorns were stamped with Soft Suede bottoms and Chocolate Chip tops on Crumb Cake cardstock, then hand-cut and added to the front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the front with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!


Sep 26 2017

SUOC184 Favorite Punch/Die

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Favorite Punch or Die”.  Well, let me say that there are just TOO many to choose from…I couldn’t narrow it down easily.  So…I went with one that has gotten more use recently from me!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an avid College Football fan, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes!  This idea is the first thing I thought when I saw the Quilt Bundle suite in the Holiday Catalog…a Buckeye star quilt!  I’ve got a couple different versions that I’ll show after the recipients get them…but here is one that I made for this challenge.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate, the letters from the Labeler Alphabet spell out “Go Bucks!” with Memento Black Ink.
  • On the left side is a 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Basic Black, with a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Whisper White on top.  Then a 3/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Quilted Christmas Designer Paper on top.
  • I cut the largest Layering Circle from Basic Black and popped it up on the front.
  • The quilt star from Christmas Quilt was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black outline, Real Red and Smoky Slate fill the insides, then cut with the Quilt Builder Stitched Star Framelit Die (you have to look closely).  I think the stitching marks just finish it off.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • In the center is a Clear Faceted Gem.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Sep 12 2017

SUOC183 Painted Harvest

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Autumn Colors”. Of course…what set did I use?  Painted Harvest…with a pumpkin cut from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cajun Craze cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The front of the base card has been embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.
  • On the 1-1/4 x 4 strip of Whisper White, the greeting from Painted Harvest was stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The outline Pumpkin was cut twice…once with Pumpkin Pie cardstock and once with Cajun Craze cardstock. The inside of the Pumpkin Pie outline was filled with the Cajun Craze slivers, then adhered on the front of the card.
  • The leaves were stamped with Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango Ink, Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green Ink, Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip Ink and Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry Ink.  They were punched with the Leaf Punch and arranged around the pumpkin.
  • The stem was colored with Garden Green Marker.
  • A double loop of Linen Thread was tied in a bow and added to the pumpkin with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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