Category Archives: SUO Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams

Oh…what a fun theme we have for the SUO Challenge this time!  For those of you who know me you know I just LOVE dragonflies – hmmm…do you think the banner here on my blog gives that away?  LOL!!!  I do LOVE dragonflies so when I saw the theme was butterflies or dragonflies, I of course KNEW which I was going to use!

Two Saturdays ago the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop featured reinker techniques.  I forgot how much I enjoy doing the smoosh ink technique and since I still had that idea in mind, I decided to use it again for my card today…well, along with my dragonfly!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – using the smoosh technique I used Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Emerald Envy reinkers, acetate and water to create the background.  Once done, I trimmed the sheet down to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layered onto Emerald Envy 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and add to card front.
  • Emerald Envy – 5/8 x 3 5/8, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 5/8 x 3 1/2, stamp greeting using Emerald Envy, cut into banner on both ends and add using dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer – cut out detailed smaller dragonfly
  • Vellum – cut out solid dragonfly, layer behind Dazzling Diamonds Detailed dragonfly, add to cardfront using dimensionals
  • Add some Perfect White Accents to finish off

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

Set(s): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Vellum
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Emerald Envy
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Perfect White Accents,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Happy Birthday

It’s Tuesday again and time for another SUO challenge.  Thank goodness it’s a super easy theme this time – Happy Birthday.

Are you ever REALLY busy and need to make a card quick?  I know you have all been in that spot.  First I go to the stuff ‘on top of my desk’ and then I see what else I have close by to make a quick card.  The Perfect days Memories and More Card Pack really lets you make card quick!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Lemon Lime Twist Panel (it has a circle in the middle) – cut down to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Layer onto Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Add to card front on an angle using dimensionals.
  • Basic Black – cut out largest stitch circle framelit – add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out Happy Birthday and add to card front
  • Punch our largest balloon from one of the small printed card, add using dimensional
  • Tie bow from doubled white baker’s twine, add to balloon
  • Add one star metallic enamel shape

See…super easy!

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

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White THICK, Basic Black
Ink: None
Other: Perfect Days Memories and More Card Pack, Happy birthday Thinlit, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

This Little Piggy

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Can you believe it…it’s time for another SUO challenge!  Our theme this time is a SU set that is new to you.

Now you might be saying…this isn’t a set that is new to you…you posted a card with it last week.  Well yes, technically that is true but it counts because I made the two cards on the same so when I used this set it was new to me!  So see…that works right?  And I’m sticking with this story!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely dsp Powder Pink dotted – 2 1/2 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Basic Black – 1/4 x 5 1/2 add to card front
  • Pool Party – 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, run through the Oh My Stars embossing folder, staple piece of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon
  • Whisper White – stamp flying piggy using Memento black, cut out using Stitched Oval Framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Powder Pink – stamp piggy using Memento Black, cut out
  • Whisper White – stamp wings using Memento Black cut out add to pink piggy, add piggy 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): This Little Piggy
Paper: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Basic Black, Pool Party, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Memento Black,
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Pocketful of Sunshine

For all of my friends in the U.S.  Happy Independence Day!  I hope where you are the sun is shining and you are having a fun and safe gathering of friends and family!

The theme this time for the SUO challenge is Summer Fun – anything that reminds you of summer!  I’ve been playing with the Pocketful of Sunshine for my Create with Connie and Mary July Mini edition and I had these ‘cool’ sunglasses leftover and just sitting on top of my desk looking VERY lonely!  So I had this idea to make it into a really ‘CooL’ card!

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, layer two strips of Foil Frenzy Specialty paper 5/8 x 5 1/2 behind the panel then add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out the C and L from the Large Alphabet and use journaling pen to add ‘doodling’; stamp sunglasses using Memento Black, cut out with matching framelit and all all three piece to the card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting using Tangerine Tango
  • Tangerine Tango – stamp smiley face word bubble using Memento Black, cut out and add using dimensionals
  • Tangerine Tango – two pieces 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to top and bottom
  • Add small rhinestones to to glasses to finish off

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

Set(s): Pocketful of Sunshine, You’re Delightful (Hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Foil Frenzy Specialty dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Tangerine Tango
Other: Pocket Framelits, Large Letter Alphabets Framelits, Journaling Pen, Basic Jewel Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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 Beauty
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’!

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