Category Archives: Challenge

Jar of Love

Hi everyone!  SURPRISE…it’s a Sunday post!  I had some extra time today and say the CASology Challenge 292 for Foil…oh my word…I HAD to join the fun!  The SAB Springtime Foil papers couldn’t be more perfect for this!

Isn’t this just GORGEOUS?  It’s hard to see the shiny foil in this so here is a close-up one…

 

The outline for the flower and leaves are a rosy foil so I used the Champagne foil for my strip since it also has  pink undertone in there.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Springtime Foil dsp (SAB) – color the flower with the Pink Pirouette Blends and the leaves with Old Olive Blends, cut everything out and layer leaves behind flower (NOTE:  because of the paper you can’t make a lot with the exact same flower/leave combination but you can easily substitute the different ones)
  • Champagne Foil – 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to panel, add flower/leaves then stamp greeting using Old Olive, add panel to card front using dimensionals

Yep it really is super easy AND oh so elegant!

Set(s): Jar of Love
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Springtime Foil dsp, Champagne Foil
Ink: Old Olive, BLENDS:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Other: Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Painter’s Palette

Hi everyone!  I know…it’s Sunday and I usually don’t post on Sunday but I wanted to get in one the Casology challenge from this past week before it closed!  The Cue Card was “abstract” and I knew right away what I wanted to do!

Aren’t those swishes just THE BEST!  Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp largest swish with Flirty Flamingo, medium swish with Peek-a-boo Peach and smallest one with Pool Party, stamp greeting in Memento Black, layer onto Pool Party 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some silver metallic enamel stars to finish off

Hope you didn’t blink…that is all there is to it!

Set(s): Painter’s Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, Pool Party
Other: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Party Pandas

Happy Tuesday!  This a week for the SUO challenge and our theme is Hearts  a Plenty.  At first I was going to do the Sure Do Love you Set but then I thought of this cute little guy in the Party Pandas SAB set and had the PERFECT idea!

I wanted to keep things nice and simple…well you know me!  I was trying to find some good dsp to use (DANG…I wish Stampin’ Up! hadn’t gotten rid of the paper stacks) and came across this print in the Be Merry dsp pack in the catalog…PERFECT!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Be Merry dsp – cut out heart, add to panel
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 3, add to panel
  • Stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler
  • Whisper White – stamp panda using Memento Black, color in hear with Cherry Cobbler, cut out and add using dimensionals

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Party Pandas
Paper: Whisper White, Be Merry dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Layering Hearts framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

A Good Day

Oh…it’s Monday!  And the last one in January!  One winter month down 1, 2 or 3 more to go…you never know around here!

We have such a wonderful inspiration photo for you this week.  You can check it out here.  I LOVE the way my card turned and you need to check out Connie’s – her’s is DELIGHTFUL!  I’m also giving a ‘sneak peek’ on an upcoming set for a Connie and Mary Collection.  SHHHH…don’t tell!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8. stamp with stitched circle in So Saffron, Soft Sky, and Smoky Slate and greeting Memento Black, layer onto Basic Grey – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Coffee Break dsp (herringbone print) – 1 1/2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest oval from Laying Ovals, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Smoky Slate – cut out branch
  • Basic Grey – cut out 3 small leaves
  • Soft Sky and So Saffron – cut out flowers, layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some of the Glitter Epoxy Shapes to centers of flowers to finish off

And don’t forget…

If you are looking for some great ideas for the Picture Perfect Birthday bundle in the occasions mini, you can still order the tutorial that is the First of the Connie and Mary Collections!  Once you order, you automatically receive the tutorial.  This collection has 3 cards – one is a fun fold, and a cool 3D item!  All the information about the collection and to order is found here.

Set(s): A Good Day
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Coffee Break dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, So Saffron
Other: Layer Ovals Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlets, Glimmer Epoxy Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Epic Celebrations

Are you all enjoying Sale-a-bration?  I am!  I am really LOVIN’ the products that are available.

The theme this time for the SUO challenge is to make a monochromatic card.  At first I was going to use the set Heartfelt Blooms because it really is PERFECT for a monochromatic card but then thought…”oh that’s too easy” so I decided to use the SAB set Epic Celebrations.  What fun set and LOVE how it turned out in Flirty Flamingo!

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 5/8, fold a piece of Flirty Flamingo Striped ribbon and add to back then add to card front on an angle using dimensionals
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2, stamp shoes in Flirty Flamingo, tap with embossing buddy, then stamp shoes using Versamark and white emboss.  Next color in some parts of the shoes using Flirty Flamingo marker
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Flirty Flamingo, cut into a banner and add to card front using dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Epic Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Flirty Flamingo Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Season like Christmas

Oh…I am sooooo excited!  Today I am the Guest Designer for the Casology Challenege 279 – GREY.   I was so honored when I was invited!

As soon as I saw what the cue card was, I knew I wanted to do a simple, elegant Christmas card.

I love all tree images.  If Stampin’ Up! has one, I pretty much buy it.  Christmas tree is one of my favorites and this is a really cool one with different layers that you can use if you want.  The other thing that I did with this is that there are two different layers of embossing on this – first in white and then in silver.

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5 folded, stamp tree trunk using Memento Black, ground in Smoky Slate, stamp tree part using Versamark and white embossing powder, once cooled, stamp dots using Versamark and silver embossing powder, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – cut out bow from Santa Sleigh Thinlets and stars from Card Front Builder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 1 1/4 – stamp greeting using Versmark and silver emboss, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Season Like Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Santa Sleigh Thinlits, Card Front Thinlits, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Wood Words

When I saw the cue card for the CASology this week – TINY – I just knew I had to join the fun.

If you follow my blog, you know that I have been ‘stuck’ on a color combo and have been creating a variety of fall cards with it.

Well the colors and a little fall card was perfect for the CASology challenge!

And here is the amazing news…

I was SOOOO HONORED!

Here’s the details (don’t blink)…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stamp little flourish using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party – cut out little leaf, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front
  • Add some Black Rhinestones to finish off

I just LOVE these colors together!  Just a reminder…the brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING TOMORROW and it is AWESOME!  We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

How fun is that!   Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to get all the details to subscribe!

Set(s): Wood Words, Snowflake Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Seasonal Layers, Classic Label Punch, Black Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!