Category Archives: SUO Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams

What a roller coaster of weather we are having in Ohio.  Have numerous days int he 60s…today we have snow.  Now, it’s not a lot of snow but it’s sticking!  I HATE WINTER!

But it is time for another SUO Challenge and this time our theme is Up in the Sky…Things that Fly!  Oh my…so many different things to use in the occasions mini but of course, when you talk about things that fly…it just gotta be DRAGONFLIES!

Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Blushing Bride – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp the ‘dots’ using Blushing Bride and the greeting using Basic Grey, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out medium dragonfly, ad to card front
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer – cut out a small dragonfly, add to card front
  • Add some silver sequins to finish off.

Yep…it is really THAT easy!

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

Set(s): Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey Archival, Blushing Bride
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlet Dies, Neutral Sequins, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Time of Year

suo169Can you believe it….it’s the VERY LAST day of February!  WOW…the best thing about the last day of February is that maybe winter is starting to come to and end.   Hmmm…the only problem though is that since we have wacky weather – 70 degrees followed by 30 degrees for our highs…it’s hard to say what will happen in March and April.

Now it is time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is Celebrating Green!

Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out the floral pattern from the So Detailed Thinlet dies
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/7, cut out and oval using the Layering Oval Framelits, stamp ON YOUR using Smoky Slate, add the floral detail behind the oval and trim off any excess, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp banner using Mint Macaron, cut out and add using dimensionals.

I really like the way this turned out…nice and simple!

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

Set(s): Time of Year (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Ink: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Other: So Detailed Thinlet Dies, Layering Oval Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

So Very Much

suo168Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Can you believe it … it’s time for another SUO challenge and our theme this time is Sale-a-bration Fun.   I just got the So Very Much set and wanted to pair that with the Avant Garden set.

In the beginning of January I made this cool card…Avant Garden…and wanted to build on that when I made this card.

I was working on cards for my upcoming stamping group so decided to make something that I could use a a make and take for that even.  I LOVE the way this turned out.

Here’s the details…

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded, stamp ‘splatter using Flirty Flamingo
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, stamp Thank You and so very much in Night of Navy, stamp flower using Flirty Flamingo (one full strength and one stamped off once) stamp leaves using Pear Pizzazz and flower center using Smoky Slate
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 4 1/4, add behind Whisper White panel
  • Half of the doily (white side up) – add behind the Whisper White panel and add to card front
  • Add piece of the Pear Pizzazz Tasty Treats washi tape to finish it off

Is that a fun and simple card!

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

Set(s): So Very Much, Avant Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Other: Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Lace Doilies

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Sealed with Love

suo167Can you believe it…tomorrow is FEBRUARY!!!  What I love best about February is the next month is March and then we are on the downside of winter – a girl can hope!

The other good thing about February is that it is the month of LOVE (Valentine’s Day) and for our SUO challenge this time our theme is Time for Love.  Well I just HAD to use the Sealed with Love set.  I had this idea for a card and just went with it!

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Watermelon Wonder diagonal striped (Tasty Treats dsp) – 3 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Flirty Flamingo dotted (Incolor Envelope dsp) – 3 x 5, add to card front on an angle
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 x 4 1/4, stamp lips in Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Melon, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Flirty Flamingo and Basic Rhinestone to finish off

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

Set(s): Sealed with Love
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Tasty Treat dsp, Incolor Envelope dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Incolor Enamel Shapes, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

 

Happy Celebrations

suo166Happy Tuesday!  I had yesterday off and it was WONDERFUL having an extra day off.  I got the first draft of a big project I’m working on done of Friday so I actually had a little break – YAY!!!!

Well…it’s time for another SUO Challenge and our theme is ’embossing’ either dry or heat embossing…I decided to go with BOTH!

Do you LOVE the new Happy Celebrations set?  I know that I do!  Here’s the details…

  • Watermelon Wonder – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – just a little note…I found that the THICK Whisper White really works the best with these embossing folders! 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through the ‘happy’ Celebrations Duo Embossing folder then stamp the paint ‘swish’ (that’s what it looks like to me!) in Daffodil Delight, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Watermelon Wonder, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 3 1/2, add to card fornt
  • Basic black – punch out large balloon and a 1/8 x 2 3/4 sliver
  • Silver Glimmer – punch out small balloon and a 1/8 x 2 3/4 sliver, add the ‘slivers’ behind the balloons and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 1/2 x 2 7/8, stamp greeting using Versamark and white emboss, add using dimensionals

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

Set(s): Happy Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peek-a-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark
Other: Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Balloon Duo Punch, White Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Special Reason

suo165Are you ready for the new year?  I can’t believe it…I start back to school this week…not with classes but with all the stuff I need to do to get ready for school to start.  I recently learned how to use Adobe Presenter and am switching over some of my lessons to this to make a couple things easier on my students.  Now to test them out in my sections.

And it is also a NEW time at Stampin’ Up with the NEW Occasions Mini and SAB launching tomorrow – WOO HOOO!!!  The Theme for SUO challenge this time is New Year…New Stuff…PERFECT!!!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Falling Petals Embossing Folder leaving about 1 1/4″ plain on the bottom, stamp greeting using Tempting Turquoise and add to card front
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1/4 x 4, add to card frot
  • Whisper White – layer the largest Stitched Circle and the larger open flower and fun through the Big Shot at the same time.
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – cut out circle using second to largest layering circle framelit, layer the Stitched circle onto this using dimensionals and add to card front.
  • Stamp smaller flower using Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise, cut out using corresponding thinlit.
  • Gold foil – cut out two of the centers of the small flowers and 4 of the small open leaves, add to flowers and add flowers 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): Special Reason
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Peek-a-boo Peach, Gold Foil
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stylish Stems Thinlits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16

Cool Treats

suo164Happy Tuesday everyone!  WOW…Christmas is almost here!  Around here in Ohio the weather is definitely matching the season.  As I write this it is 12 degrees…yep WINTER!  (and it hasn’t ‘officially’ started yet!)

This time our theme for the SUO challenge is Circles or Ovals or Squares Oh My!  I absolutely LOVE the new Stitched Framelits so I decided to pair that up with ‘sweet’ Tasty Treats dsp and Cool Treats set for a super simple card!

Here’s the details…

  • Watermelon Wonder – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Pear Pizzazz print – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add behind panel then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Pick three different print and cut our smallest and second to smallest stitched circles, add to card front
  • Ice cream print – cut out with second largest stitched circle, stamp You’re and Cool in Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some gold metallic hearts to finish off

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

Set(s): Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Tasty Treats dsp
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

wisig16