Category Archives: SUO Challenge

Tags and Trimmings

It’s that time again…time for another challenge from the folks at the SUO challenge site!  This time it is an easy theme – Favorite Holiday Mini item.  Well that is always a REALLY DIFFICULT one to narrow it down to only 1!  Well…I couldn’t really do that so I used a couple favorite things!

So this card has my favorite new embossing folder and my very favorite set of framelits.  You put those together and you get this cool CAS card!

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder then layer onto Real Red 3 3/4 x 5 and add to card front
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey
  • Silver Foil – cut out snowflake
  • Fold piece of 1/8″ Solid Real Red ribbon then add to card front
  • Real Red – Cut out stitched heart and add to card front.

Yep…that’s all there is to it…nice and CAS!

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

Set(s): Hearts Come HOme
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Trim Your Stocking Framelits, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, 1/8″ solid Real Red Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

Teeny Tiny Wishes

Happy Tuesday!  Can you believe it’s the last Tuesday in September!  WOW…October starts on Sunday!

This week the theme for the SUO challenge is Shape Up!  Favorite Punch or Die.  Well…there are just WAAAAY too many from which to choose.  So, since I just cleaned my stamping area, I went with my method of “use what it on top of my desk”.  Well I happened to have 4 punched out cats and a strip of Silver Glimmer.  What can I say…it basically made itself.

Here’s the details…

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp greeting using Memento Black, layer onto Basic Black 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Crushed Curry – punch out 2″ circle, add to card front
  • Punch cat – 2 from Spooky Night dsp, 1 from Basic Black, 1 from Pumpkin Pie, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Black Rhinestones to finish off

See how super easy that was!  I LOVE easy!

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

Set(s): Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Spooky Nights dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Cat Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Black Rhinestones,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Wood Words

Happy Tuesday everyone! Do you LOVE Fall?  I LOVE fall.  I love the weather cooling off some and I LOVE the colors of fall.  I really think of the colors of autumn/fall in different ways but one of the combos for fall I LOVE is black and orange.  It really isn’t just for Halloween!  The SUO challenge theme this time is the colors of autumn and I decided to go with the black and orange theme and the YUMMY Spooky Night dsp – it’s not just for Halloween!

Here’s the Details…

  • Very Vanilla – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Layered Leaves embossing folder, add to card front using dimensionals
  • 3 different prints from Spooky Night – cut each 1 x 4, layer and add to card front
  • Foil Snowflake – add to card front Very Vanilla side up using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – cut out stitched circles and ad to center of snowflake
  • Basic Black – cut out 3 leaf Eclectic Layers, add to card front
  • Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie – cut out solid and detailed leaf (Seasonal Layers) from each, layer and add to card front
  • Very Vanilla  – 1/2 x 3 – stamp greeting using Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals

How fun is that and a perfect card for autumn!

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

Set(s): Wood Words
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Nights dsp
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Seasonal Layers thinlits, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Foil Snowflakes,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Season of Friendship

Happy Tuesday everyone!  When I saw the theme for the SUO Challenge this time I COULD NOT WAIT to do it.  If any of you have been following me for a while you know that I have a very favorite set in the whole wide world from SU and that is the Season of Friendship set (retired for several years now).  When it was current I would use this set for everything.  As far as I was concerned there wasn’t a sketch challenge or a color challenge I didn’t figure out a way to use it.  So given the opportunity to pull this out and use it again MADE MY DAY!  I update the look with new colors and new embellishments!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party -4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Delightful Daisy dsp – Calypso Coral Print – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Delightful Daisy dsp – Night of Navy print – 1 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest Lots of Labels framelit, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp tree trunk using Smoky Slate, cut out and add to card front, stamp leaf cluster in Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral.  Cut them all out and add to card front using Glue Dots
  • Delightful Daisy dsp – Tranquil Tide dotted print – 5/8 x 3, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
  • Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon – tie into a bow and add using glue dot
  • Add some Night of Navy Enamel dot to tree to finish off.

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

Set(s): Season of Friendship (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Daisy Delight dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Tranquil Tide
Other: Lots of Labels Framelit, Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon,  Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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’!