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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!