Aug 15 2017

SUOC181 Dragonfly Dreams

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Dragonflies and Butterflies”.  Right now my studio is in a mess again as my husband painted my room this week while taking care of me after my knee replacement surgery.  All went well and I’m progressing pretty quickly, but will be glad when I have flexibility back in my knee and less pain!  Today is the first day that I’ll be “on my own” except for the PT person coming in to do exercises with me.  I was excited to be able to make up this card while I’m recuperating!  Didn’t know how much I’d be able to sit and work!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is place on top and embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder.
  • Two 1/4 x 5-1/4 strips of Tranquil Tide cardstock and two 1/4 x 4 strips of Soft Suede cardstock are placed across the front in a grid.
  • The large Layering Oval was cut from a piece of Polished Stone Glossy cardstock that I had made previously and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Soft Suede Ink (detailed image) and the inside of the wings with stamped-off Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White cardstock.  It was cut with the Dragonfly framelit and added to the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Thanks greeting from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Tranquil Tide on Whisper White and closely cropped so just the Thanks was cut out.  It was adhered under the dragonfly.
  • You can’t see in the photo, but the wings were painted with Clear Wink of Stella.

I LOVE it!  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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Aug 01 2017

SUOC180 Birthday Memories

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Birthday”. Oh what to use???  So many great birthday sets.  I decided to use the Birthday Memories Designer Paper and Big on Birthdays greeting set on mine!  I love that they have some images you can cut out directly from the Designer Paper…cause I didn’t buy the stamp set!  lol!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pacific Point cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is place on top.
  • Across the right side is a 2 x 4-3/4 strip of the polka dot pattern in Birthday Memories DSP.
  • A 1 x 3 piece of Real Red is cut to a flag end.
  • Under that is a 1/4 x 4 strip of the stripe pattern in Birthday Memories DSP.
  • The little flag carrying fox was cut from the DSP, then stamped with the Big on Birthdays “It’s Your Day” greeting…I slightly curved it so it fit on the flag.  The image is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SUPER simple, but lots of fun!  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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Jul 18 2017

SUOC179 Beautiful Bouquet

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “New Stampin’ Up! products”.  The challenge is to use any new to you Stampin’ Up! product this week!  Pretty easy if you’ve placed an order from the new Annual Catalog!  Hard part is narrowing down what to use!  This card has LOTS of new products on it!

 

I made this card for a New Catalog swap that I participated in last month.  I won’t tell you how long this card took to put together…the layout just wasn’t coming together with the diamond ring as I saw in my head!  FINALLY, got it to work…and I love the result!

 

 

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.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the new Oh My Stars embossing folder and adhered to the front.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Pick A Pattern Designer Paper was placed down the right side with a 1/8 x 5-1/2 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper on top.
  • Using the 2 and 2-1/4 Circle Punches, I made a ring cut from Silver Metallic cardstock.
  • The greeting from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and punched with the 2-1/4 Circle Punch, then adhered behind the silver ring.  It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The solid diamond was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and the outline diamond was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.  They were adhered together with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and added to the ring on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t this a fun engagement or wedding card?  One of my customers loved it so much she wanted to make it for her daughter who just got engaged.  What can you do with the New Product theme this week? 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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Jul 04 2017

SUOC178 Mixed Drinks

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Summer Fun”.  We had several options for summer fun…but summer makes me think of warm weather and a tropical beach…plus those fruity little drinks I only get when I’m on vacation!  So…I used a brand new set to me…Mixed Drinks.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock, some Pool Party Ink was watercolored along the bottom, then some sprinkles from Swirly Bird stamp set with Pool Party Ink was added on top.
  • A 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Pick a Pattern Designer Paper was added along the left side of the Whisper White.
  • The drink glass and umbrella from Mixed Drinks Stamp Set were stamped with Memento Black Ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, then the inside colored with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight Markers.  It was hand-cut and added to the front of the card.
  • The greeting from Mixed Drinks was stamped with Memento Black Ink on front.
  • The sun from Swirly Bird was stamped several times in the corner with Crushed Curry Ink.
  • A couple Glitter Dots were added to the front for a little sparkle.

I love how this card turned out!  What can you do with the Summer Fun theme this week?  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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Jun 20 2017

SUOC177 Star of Light

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Patriotic Colors”. I wanted to use a brand new set, but nothing was inspiring me…then I saw the Christmas set, Star of Light, and decided the stars would work well for my patriotic card this week…either as stars or fireworks!  I love when I can use sets for something different than what they were intended!

 

 

Here’s my card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Night of Navy cardstock was added across the front with a 1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper added on top.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock, the large star image was stamped with Real Red and Night of Navy Ink.  The smaller single star with Real Red Ink a couple times, and the small trio of stars with Night of Navy Ink.  It was added to the front.
  • The base Real Red cardstock also has the trio of stars stamped with Night of Navy Ink in the corners.
  • Let’s Celebrate from Confetti Celebrations was inked with Real Red and Night of Navy Markers, then stamped on Whisper White and punched with the Pretty Label Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A few more stars were added with Night of Navy Ink.
  • In the center of the stars/fireworks…whatever you think they are…are a couple small Clear Faceted Gems to make them sparkle!

What can you do with the Patriotic theme this week? Hard to believe that 4th of July will be here SOON!  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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Jun 06 2017

SUOC176 Colorful Seasons

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Out in the Garden”. Love the Colorful Seasons stamp set because of all the seasons represented.  And, when I think of a garden, I think of a nice chair and beautiful flowers.  I combined both on my card and used the new In Color, Berry Burst!  My Stamp Clubs loved this card last month!

 

 

Here’s my card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Berry Burst cardstock, a 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Fresh Florals DSP was adhered along the bottom.
  • On the 3 x 4 piece of Whisper White, the tree limb from Colorful Seasons was stamped in Early Espresso Ink and the flowers in Berry Burst Ink.
  • The greeting from Colorful Seasons was stamped with Early Espresso Ink towards the left side.
  • The chair was cut with the Thinlet from Early Espresso cardstock and added to the front.
  • The drink was stamped with Berry Burst next to the chair.

That’s it!!!  SUPER simple, but yet love the look!  What can you do with the Out in the Garden theme? We love to see! And 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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May 23 2017

SUOC175 Mixed Drinks

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Focus on Masculine”.  I just got the Mixed Drinks stamp set and so glad to see it is in the new catalog, too!  I paired it with one of my favorite colors, Delightful Dijon.  What will I do without that color this fall?  There isn’t anything else in the color lineup that has that brownish yellow!

 

 

This card was “quick and dirty”.  I’m heading down the back stretch on our move!  Oh my!

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Very Vanilla cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The new Wood Textures Designer Paper was cut to 3-3/4 x 5 and added to the front.
  • A 1/2 x 4-1/4 strip of Delightful Dijon cardstock was added across the front and stamped with the greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The beer mug was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and Delightful Dijon Inks on Very Vanilla, then cut with the Layering Circles and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  It was stamped again on Whisper White and the foam cut out and added on top of the Very Vanilla one.
  • The mug was “frosted” with the Clear Wink of Stella.
  • I thought it needed another little sumthin’ sumthin’, so I used the new Ticket Tear Builder Punch and used the punched out piece on the left side of the card under the Delightful Dijon strip.  It added just the right touch!

 

OK…what can you do with the Masculine theme?  We love to see!   And 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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May 09 2017

SUO174 – Daisy Delight

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Watercolor Fun”.  I had previously made up several of these watercolor backgrounds and thought one would be perfect for this challenge.  And, having just received my preorder, I used the fun, new Daisy Delight stamp set!

 

 

Don’t the bright colors just cheer you right up?

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On the 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 piece of Watercolor Paper, the Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo watercolor pencils were scribbled on top, then the AquaPainter was used to give it a watercolor wash.  Let dry.
  • The stem is stamped with Garden Green Ink on the watercolor paper.  The Daisy was stamped with Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and punched, then layered on a Daffodil Delight punched daisy.  The center is stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and punched with the 1/2 Circle Punch, a Clear Faceted Gem was added inside.
  • The solid leaves and outlines were stamped with Garden Green Ink on Whisper White and cut out, then added to the stem.
  • The Daisy is added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The watercolor paper is layered on a 3-3/4 x 5 piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, then added to the front of the base card.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink.

 

This challenge was lots of fun this week!  Pull out your watercoloring materials and play along!  And 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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Apr 25 2017

SUO173 – Blooms and Wishes

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Focus on Feminine”. My thoughts immediately went to florals…my go-to sets for the ladies!

 

 

I love the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.  It wasn’t one that I immediately had to have, but started seeing some beautiful cards done with it and it grew on me!  This is a CAS one layer and base card that looks so much more than it is!  Don’t you LOVE those type of cards?

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White that is washed with Soft Sky Ink and an AquaPainter to give a soft blue color in the background.
  • After dry, the large daisy flower was stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink with a Memento Black center and colored with Pumpkin Pie marker in the center.  The smaller flowers were stamped with Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo Inks.  Then the leaves with Old Olive Ink.
  • For You from the Blooms & Wishes set was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • Finally, a trio of Rhinestones in the background!

 

How is that for simple?  OK…make sure 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!


Apr 11 2017

SUOC 172 – Stylish Stems

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Sympathy or Comfort”.  I do send out a lot of this type of card, so I can always use new ideas.

 

 

I wanted a black and white card and used just the Stylish Stems Thinlits instead of stamping.

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Along the left is a 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of the Basic Black stripe pattern in the Neutrals Paper Pack.
  • The greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • The stem and leaves were cut from Basic Black and adhered to the front.
  • The outline of the flower head was cut from Whisper White, while the detail from Basic Black cardstock and adhered together.  Then adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals above the stem.

 

Pretty simple, but I love the contrast an think it would be very appropriate to send to someone who needs a little comfort.  OK…make sure 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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