Dec 20 2016

SUOC164 Stitched with Cheer

Wow…the week of Christmas!  Can you believe it?  I’ve lost all track of time with my dad being in the hospital…running there every day really can eat into your time!  I’m thankful that my Stampin’ Up! business is so flexible that I can take the time I need to right now to focus on my family.  But…that isn’t getting my cookies made or the presents wrapped!  Oh well…what gets done, gets done, right?


The theme this time on SUO Challenges is projects that feature Ovals, Circles and Squares!  Pretty easy, theme…right?  Well, my mind was going in a ton of different directions!  Finally I went with this cute snowman.  I did a tag class a couple years ago with the snowman as a circle…I incorporated that idea with Stampin’ Up!’s new Stitched Shapes Framelits and matched it with the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set greeting!



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  • At the bottom a 2 x 4 piece of Soft Sky was torn for the ground.
  • The snowman was cut with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.
  • The scarf was a 1/4″ strip cut on a curve from This Christmas Designer Paper.
  • The mittens were punched from the This Christmas DSP  and the boots from Basic Black cardstock with the Cookie Builder Punch.
  • The eyes and buttons were punched from Basic Black cardstock with the small circle on the Cookie Builder Punch.
  • The nose is the small star punched from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • The hat is cut from Snow Friends Framelit from Basic Black cardstock with a small 1/8″ strip of DSP on it.
  • The cheeks were colored with an AquaPainter and Blushing Bride Marker.
  • The greeting from Stitched with Cheer stamp set (that set is SO worth the money just for the greetings!) in Cherry Cobbler Ink.
  • The snowman was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, some Clear Wink of Stella was added to the ground for some sparkle.


OK…check out what the rest of the SUO Challenges Design Team did this week with the Circles, Ovals and Squares challenge on SUO Challenges!





Dec 11 2016

Greetings from Santa

Over on Create with Connie and Mary, we are giving away HOLIDAY BLOG CANDY this week!  Today we have another of the Design Team giving away a FREE subscription to our December Mini Session!  We opened the session TODAY!  Don’t miss out!  (And if you win and have already subscribed, we’ll apply the win to our January session!  Woohoo!)  You’ll have to check over on Create with Connie and Mary to see where you need to leave your comment!


Today’s card is one that I did in my Stitched Shapes Class a couple weeks ago!  It was my favorite of all the cards we did and was inspired by a couple different cards that I combined together to get this look!




Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the snowflakes in Greetings from Santa were stamped several times with Soft Sky Ink diagonally across the front.  An AquaPainter and Soft Sky Ink added a little “ground”.
  • The Greetings from Santa saying was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink in the upper left corner.
  • The Circle Stitched Shape was cut from Soft Sky cardstock and stamped with more snowflakes.  Another portion of the circle was cut from Whisper White, torn, and placed as the “snow” at the bottom of the snowglobe.
  • The base of the snowglobe was cut from Metallic Silver cardstock with the Jar of Love Framelit.
  • One of the trees was stamped with Emerald Envy on the Soft Sky circle and the deer with Chocolate Chip (above the snowline).  Another tree was stamped on scrap Soft Sky cardstock and hand cut, then popped up on the front.
  • A Metallic Silver Star was added to the globe in the sky.
  • The snowglobe was popped up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t that fun?  I love how it turned out!



Now remember, our DECEMBER 2016 MINI SESSION just started with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS! PLUS…you can sign up for both the November and December Mini Sessions together and get a free HOLIDAY BONUS tutorial! We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.

Items we will be using in December Mini Session:

  • Succulent Garden Suite
  • Sealed with Love Suite
  • Yummy in my Tummy
  • Avant Garden
  • Cool Treats


Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to subscribe today!


AND, don’t forget to check out Create with Connie and Mary to see who is offering our HOLIDAY BLOG CANDY today (12/11)!  You will be entered into her drawing for a FREE subscription to the Create with Connie and Mary December Mini Session.