Category Archives: SUO Challenge

Eastern Beauty

Can you believe it…it’s another Tuesday and time for another SUO Challenge.  Our theme this time is patriotic colors so I went with good old red, white and blue!

I hadn’t realized when I went to make my card that Stampin’ Up! retired all the stars!  GEEZ…who’s in charge???  What WERE they thinking???  I did finally find this small one in the new Wood Crate thinlet set.  But REALLY…why retire BOTH Framelits AND punches.

Here’s the details…

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp medium circle in Real Red and small circle in Dapper Denim, layer onto Dapper Denim 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front at an angle.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/8 x 4 1/4 add to card front
  • Whisper White – 7/8 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Dapper Denim, cut into banner and add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Cut star in Real Red, Dapper Denim, Silver Glimmer, layer 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): Eastern Beautfy
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Real Red, Dapper Denim
Other: Wood Crate Thinlets,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tranquil Tulips

Can you believe it…it’s time for another SUO challenge!  Our theme this time is “Out in the Garden” so anything that you would find ‘out in your garden’.

Oh…there were soooo many things I could use for this challenge but my Tranquil Tulip set happened to be our and sitting on top of my desk (okay and I LOVE this new set!) so I decided that even though the tulips in my garden are going these tulips will stay on forever!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Calypso Coral print (Delightful Daisy dsp) – 2 x 5, add to card front
  • Old Olive print (Delightful Daisy dsp) – 1 x 4 1/4, wrap piece of Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon around piece then add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp multi-stem image and leaves using Pear Pizzazz and add the leaf accents using Old Olive; cut out using Stitched Oval framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp large back of tulip with stamped off Peek-a-boo Peach and large front of tulip with full strength Peek-a-boo Peach, stamp flower centers using Memento Black, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp small back of tulip with stamped off Calypso Coral and small front of tulip with full strength Calypso Coral, stamp flower center using Memento Black, cut out, layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out with 1 1/4″ circle punch,
  • Calypso Coral – cut out scallop circle from the layered circles framelits, add greeting 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): Tranquil Tulips, Label Me Pretty
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Calypso Coral, Beautiful Daisy dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Peek-a-b00 Peach
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

No Bones About It

Sorry I’m late getting this post up for today.  Trying to get things together so I can go and visit my sister and the day of the week completely slipped my mind.

It’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Mainly Masculine – cards for guys.

So I’m looking through my VERY limited imaged that could be masculine and saw my fun ‘No Bones About It’ set that I haven’t used in a while so decided to go for it!  I paired it up with the Urban Underground dsp and thought it turned out pretty good.

Here’s the details…

  • Delightful Dijon – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Black/Silver X print – 2 1/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Slashed print – 3/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – 3 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Delightful Dijon and foot prints using Memento Black, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp one dinosaur using Memento Black and Smoky Slate and the other using Delightful Dijon and Memento Black, Cut out and add to card front, stamp leaves using Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate, cut out, add to card front
  • Add Silver Star from the Urban Underground Embellishments to finish off.

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

Set(s): No Bones About It
Paper: Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground sp
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon
Other: Urban Underground Embellishments, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Colorful Seasons

This was really one of my MUST HAVE sets from the new catalog and I was sooooo happy to see that it was on the pre-order list!

The SUO Challenge theme this time is ‘watercoloring’ and well…let’s just say ‘watercoloring’ is not high on my list of things I like to do.  I think part of my issue with watercoloring is that it looks ‘messy’ to me.  I am definitely one of the those ‘color inside the lines kind of gals!’.  LOL!!!  So I decided for my ‘watercoloring’ to use the acrylic block method to ‘watercolor’ a background for my beach chair!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Color Theory dsp stack – two pieces – one 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 and the other 1/2 x 4 1/4; add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, ink acrylic block using Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Soft Sky, spritzer and stamp onto paper – hold down allowing the ink to spread; let dry
  • Stamp frame of chair in Soft Suede and seat in Dapper Denim; stamp breathe in Dapper Denim and just in Soft Suede; add to card front just dimensionals
  • Add some glitter enamel dots to finish off

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

Set(s): Colorful Seasons
Paper: Whisper White, Color Theory dsp Paper Stack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Other: Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Beautiful You

What an EASY theme we have for the SUO Challenge this time.  Our theme is feminine and there is just sooooo many different ways you can go with this!

With this theme the first thing that came to mind was the Beautiful You set.  It is just such a pretty set and oh so feminine.  With everything going on this month, I have been keeping things nice and simple and this one is oh so simple!

Here’s the details…

  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp female image in Peek-a-boo Peach, greeting in Night of Navy, and dots using Soft Sky
  • Night of Navy diagonal Stripe dsp – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add to back of Whisper White Panel, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

Did I mention easy?  What can I say…truly easy!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Beautiful You, Painter’s Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Regals dsp paper pack
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Peek-a-boo Peach
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Special Reason

So life right now is just a bit complex.  We just purchased a new home and are in the process of moving.  We aren’t just moving, we are downsizing…it’s complex.

But the SUO challenge theme this month is simple – sympathy and caring.  The With Sympathy stamp from Flourishing Phrases is so beautiful and I wanted to pair it with Special Reason.  This is what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Crumb Cake
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – fold in loops stapling loops together, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp flower using So Saffron and leaves in Crumb Cake, cut out and add to car front using dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake – cut out flower center using framelit, sponge Crumb Cake around edges and add to center of flower

I just love the simple look of this.

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

Set(s): Special Reason, Flourishing Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Other: Stylish Stems Thinlet Dies, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Hand Held Stapler, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Weather Together

This time the SUO challenge theme is A Favorite April theme.  As soon as I saw that, I thought April Showers.  I just love the Weather Together set and just haven’t used it enough (sure hope it doesn’t retire!).  The umbrella was perfect for an April Showers theme!

I didn’t want to use any of the greetings that came with the set but LOVE the greeting from Beautiful you and it worked just perfectly with my card.  It looks so good with in different colors!

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry, stamp raindrop in Sof Sky
  • Succulent Garden dsp (Calypso Coral print) – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind right side Whisper White panel
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind left side, Whisper White panel, add panel to card front
  • Succulent Garden dsp (flower print) – stamp umbrell using Memento Black, cut out
  • Basic Grey – cut out handle (I cut into pieces to I can make longer) add to back of umbrella
  • Sweet Sugarplum – cut out umbrella handle, add to umbrella, add umbrella to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off

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

Set(s): Weather Together, Beautiful You
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Succulent Garden dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16