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!





Jun 09 2015

SUOC 124 Stars and Stripes

It’s a fun challenge over on SUO Challenges this time…using Stars and Stripes in our projects!  Now, it doesn’t HAVE to be patriotic, but of course that is where my mind went first thing!  Here’s my creation!  Note the chevron strips on the embossed background and the stripes in the Epic Alphabet!  Fun, huh?


SUOC124 Stars and Stripes

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  • The 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Whisper White is embossed with the Chevron pattern and layered on a 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Night of Navy, and placed on the front of the card.
  • A 2 x 4-1/2 strip of Night of Navy was punched at the top with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.
  • The Star Framelits were used to cut the Dazzling Diamonds and Red Glimmer Paper, then placed on the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • USA was stamped with Real Red on a 1-1/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White, then layered on a 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Real Red.  It was placed across the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, too!
  • Finally, the 1/4″ Real Red Cotton Ribbon was tied at the top of the tag in a bow!

OK…make sure to go check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Team to see what they did this week with the Stars and Stripes theme!