Mar 24 2015

SUOC119 For Peep’s Sake

Time for another SUO Challenge!  The theme this time is Fun Folds.  I decided to do a twisted easel card for my Fun Fold.  It does fold flat with the greeting on the front to fit in a standard envelope.


SUOC119 For Peeps Sake

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Coastal Cabana, folded in half.  Then with the fold on the left, scored diagonally from lower left to upper right.
  • Along the flat bottom is a 2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Best Year Ever DSP with a trim of Scallop Border Punch of Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • The Crushed Curry Best Year Ever Accessory Ribbon is wrapped around and tied with a knot.
  • The chick was inked with Crushed Curry and then the feet colored with Soft Suede Marker and stamped on Whisper White  The beak is colored with Calypso Coral.
  • The eyes are small pearls colored with the Crumb Cake Blendabilities Markers.
  • The chick was cut with the Circle Framelit and layered on Soft Suede larger framelit.
  • On the top triangle the 4×4 piece of Best Year Ever DSP was cut in half diagonally and adhered to the base.
  • The greeting from For Peep’s Sake was stamped with White Craft Ink on Basic Black, then cut with the Label Framelit and layered on a larger framelit of Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • I added some White Chalk dots and rhinestones along the edges.

Make sure to go check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges to see what fun folds they came up with!


Feb 24 2015

SUOC117 Teen Birthday

The theme this time over on SUO Challenges is Cards for fun!  I don’t have the need for many teen cards anymore…our sons and nieces and nephews are all adults now…but I’m sure I’ll have a need for one someday again and I know I don’t have many sitting around!   So, I’m anxious to see all the ideas!

Here’s what I came up with!  A milestone for most teenagers is learning to drive.  In Ohio, they get their temporary permits at 15 1/2, but the permanent one is at age 16 and passing the tests.  So…here’s a milestone 16th birthday card!


SUOC117 Sweet Sixteen

OK…isn’t that fun????  I took my colors from the Birthday Bash Designer Paper, love those little party hats printed on the paper!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Tangelo Twist folded in  half.
  • The Night of Navy layer is 4 x 5 1/4 and a 2 x 5 1/4 piece of the Birthday Bash DSP is adhered along the bottom with the SAB Accessory Pack ribbon hiding the seam and adhered the ends to the back.
  • The Whisper White license plate was cut 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, then added 1/2 x 3 3/4 strips of Crushed Curry across the top and Tangelo Twist to the bottom.  The corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.  The plate holes were punch 1″ from each side at the top and bottom with the 1/8″ Circle Punch.
  • Hooray! from Hooray It’s Your Birthday stamp set was stamped along the Tangelo Twist with Night of Navy Ink.
  • 6TEEN was cut from Night of Navy cardstock with the Perfect Print Alphabet Dies and added to the center…can’t you just think of HUNDREDS of sayings you could put on there?  lol!
  • I added the license plate to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals slightly off center.
  • I used the Star Framelits (smallest and next smallest) with Tangelo Twist Cardstock to make the star and tucked it under the left side of the plate.  Then I punched the small star from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added it to the center for a little bling.

OK…what do you think?  I already have another one in mind that I have to make and will show you it soon!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Teen card ideas over on SUO Challenges!


Jan 27 2015

SUOC115 Snuggles and Smooches

It’s all about Valentine Wishes for the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge this time!  Valentine’s Day will be here soon!  Here’s what I came up with using the special Stampin’ Up! set, Snuggles and Smooches…it’s not in the catalog, you need to see it in the online store.


SUOC115 Snuggles and Smooches 2

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 Crumb Cake cardstock layer, the large and small flower swirls were stamped in the background with White Craft Ink.
  • LOVE was stamped with Real Red on a curved banner of Whisper White and a small swatch of Stacked with Love Designer Paper placed along the right side of the banner.
  • Black Bakers Twine was wrapped around the banner to hide the seam and tied with a bow, then popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The heart was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Real Red and punched with the Sweetheart Punch.  The two small hearts were stamped with Real Red on Whisper White and punched with the Small Heart Punch.  Both were popped up on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a little Rhinestone was added to the large heart.

Lots of fun on this card!  I loved how it turned out.  Now check out SUO Challenges to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the Valentine Wishes theme!


Jan 13 2015

SUOC114 Petal Potpourri

This is my SECOND post today!  Make sure to check out my Day 3 PREVIEW card here!


The theme this week on SUO Challenges is Dots, Dots, Dots…anything using Dots as a focus!  Well, there are TONS of dots in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs!  Your choice of Designer Papers, Embossing Folders, Large or Small Dots, Stencils, Stamps…the list goes on!  I did a card using a technique that I’ve been wanting to try for a while…pretty simple, but I think it turned out FUN!


SUOC114 Petal Potpourri Polka Dots

I think I’m a little obsessed with this Petal Potpourri stamp set right now from the Occasions Catalog.  I’ve used it on several recent cards and projects.  But, of course, it is a floral set and I do tend to get obsessed with them!  I love that it has a matching punch!  The background was done by embossing the White layer with the Large Polka Dots Folder, then adding 3/4″ punched circles of Neutral Backgrounds Designer Paper Stack!  It’s hard to see, but the DSP is adhered on the raised dots!  VERY cool look in real life!  Only tip…make sure your embossing is straight and centered!  lol!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Sahara Sand, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the Large Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
  • I punched many 3/4″ circles from the Basic Black polka dots pattern in the Neutrals Backgrounds DSP Stack and adhered them over the embossed circles.
  • I cut a 2 x 4 piece of Sahara Sand and stamped Happy Birthday with Tuxedo Black Ink at the bottom from the Big Day Stamp Set…one of the FREE Sale-a-bration sets!  Then I cut the flag end.
  • I added  1 1/2 x 1 piece of Hello Honey cardstock under the pennant, cutting the flag end the same.
  • The Petal Potpourri flower image was stamped with Hello Honey on Whisper White, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch and added to the banner with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I punched another 3/4″ Circle of Black Polka Dots for the center and popped it up with a Dimensional, too.
  • Finally, I colored the Rhinestone with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities (darkest color) and added it to the center circle.

Even my husband commented how striking it was!  I always love yellow and black together!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did over on SUO Challenges!




Dec 30 2014

SUOC113 Project Life

When I first saw our theme for this week’s Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge, I thought…uh oh…I don’t have any project life supplies (yet!).  Well, I do have the Holiday Cheer stamp set, but knew this would be after Christmas when it posts.  So…I was really excited to see one of the Sale-A-Bration items is a Mini Project Life Kit!  There are some really fun images in it…I used one of the large project cards to make a card!  Do you see it?


SUOC113 This Day Project Life

Yes!  I cut out the floral wreath printed on the card with my Circle Framelit, added the Banner Blessings stamp set greeting in the center!  Awesome!  I can’t wait to convert some of the other Project Life cards into regular cards, too!


Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of another Project Life card with polka dots on top.
  • I cut a 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Pool Party cardstock and added it along the left side, on top of that is a 1/4 x 5 1/4 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • I stamped the Banner Blessings greeting in the center with Lost Lagoon Ink, then cut the card with my Circle Framelit and popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I punched a 7/8″ Scallop Circle from Pool Party and added it to the front along with a Daffodil Delight button tied with White Bakers Twine.

Pretty cool that the Project Life cards aren’t just for scrapbooking!  LOVE it!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the SUO Design Team did this week on SUO Challenges!


Dec 16 2014

SUOC112 Santa Fry Box

It’s time for another SUO Challenge!  This time the challenge is a card or project that conveys Merry & Bright for the upcoming holidays!  I decided to show off the little Santa Fry Boxes that I made for my Stamp Club members.  I wish I would have taken a photo of them all together, but I had already given away over half of them away before I remembered!  Inside each box was a container of Frosted Sequins wrapped in a cello bag with a holiday tag on it!  I received lots of great comments about them, so I know they appreciated the little gift tucked in their Club order!  I do appreciate my Stamp Club members!



Here are the details:

  • I cut the Real Red cardstock with the Fry Box die.
  • The beard is cut from Whisper White with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I used just the end portion, added it to the Fry Box, then cut the curve of the box away with Paper Snips.
  • The belt is 3/4″ strip of Basic Black cardstock.  The buckle was punched with the Petite Curly Label from Gold Glimmer Paper.  I cut another 3/4″ square of Basic Black to go on top of the Gold Buckle.
  • I tucked the Frosted Sequins into the Cello Bag and tied closed with the Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon.
  • I punched the tag the Note Tag Punch from Whisper White cardstock and used a little strip of Nordic Noel DSP across the bottom.
  • I stamped the snowflake from Cheerful Tags in Real Red and Holiday Cheer in Tuxedo Black Ink on top of the tag, then punched a 1/8″ hole to put the ribbon thru to tie.


SUOC112 Santa Fry Box

Isn’t it fun?  I was inspired by many Santa Suits I saw online.


Make sure to stop by and see what the rest of the SUO Challenge Team did this week!  And, grab your stamps and play along!



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!