Category Archives: SUO Challenge

Feathery Friends

Well this is it.  This is my very LAST SUO challenge post.  I have been a part of this group for such a long time…I don’t even remember when I started…but it was looong time ago.  It is sad to say goodbye to all my friends.

We are doing one more post and our theme is words of encouragement.  I just LOVE the saying from the Feathery Friends hostess set – “you are amazing…remember that!”  so perfect for encouragement!.

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Simple Striped embossing folder and add to card front
  • Calypso Coral – 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out largest layering oval, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp stems and flowers in Memento Black, color stems using Old Olive Blends (light and dark) and flowers using Calypso Coral Blends (light and dark) and Pumpkin Pie (light), cut everything out, layer and add to oval, the center one is added using dimensionals
  • Peek-a-boo Peach – 5/8 x 2 1/2, stamp greeting using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes to center of flowers and to background to finish off.

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

Set(s): Feathery Friends (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Peek-a-boo Peach
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Calypso Coral (light and dark), Pumpkin Pie (light), Old Olive,  (light and dark)
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tranquil Tulips

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!  Since it is Tuesday, it’s time for another SUO challenge and we have a big announcement on the site today…so make sure you check it out.

Our theme this time is “Spring has Sprung” and as soon as I saw it I knew I’d be pulling out the Tranquil Tulips Hostess set.  Nothing says spring to me like TULIPS!

I want to keep things nice and soft so went with my Powder Pink and Blushing Bride for the tulips…oh so sweet!

Here’s the details…

  • Powder Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whole Lot of Lovely dsp (Powder Pink dotted) – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, stamp stems using Pear Pizzazz, layer onto Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp TWO large tulips and ONE small tulip using Powder Pink for the larger/bottom image and Blushing Bride for the smaller/top image, stamp little center parts of flowers in Smoky Slate, cut out
  • Whisper White – stamp leaves using Pear Pizzazz for larger section and Old Olive for accents, cut out, layer leaves and flowers onto card front (large flowers are added using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride – cut out amazing and add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out YOU and add using dimensional

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

Set(s): Tranquil Tulips
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Whole Lot of Lovely dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride
Other: Celebrate You Thinlets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Birthday Blooms

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is going to be short and sweet…still fighting the pneumonia…not much energy for anything.

It’s time for another SUO challenge and this time our theme is a favorite sentiment.  There are so many from which to choose but I decided to go with this one “Dear Friend”.  Okay…I will confess, I do really like this greeting but with being so under the weather, this was also a card I already had done.  This was a card I made when I first got my blends.

Here’s the details…

  • Pink Pirouette – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pink Pirouette – 3 3/4 x 5, run bottom part through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and stamp the top part with the little dots in Pink Pirouette, add to card front
  • Coffee Break dsp – striped print – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3/4 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Memento Black; add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp image using Memento Black, color using the Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blends, cut out and add to card front using dimensionals

So that’s it…

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

Set(s): Birthday Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette; BLENDS:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Hedgehugs

Yep…it’s Tuesday and this Tuesday it’s time for another SUO Challenge.  Our theme this time is to CASE a card from the catalog.  I chose one of of the Fox and Friends cards from page 105.

I decided to keep pretty close to the original sample.  I think maybe the card was not a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 size…maybe a little smaller so I added an extra layer.  I also switched the set to Hedgehugs.

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • Coffee Break dsp – FIVE pieces 3/4 x 3 1/4, add to panel, add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp TWO tree stumps in Soft Suede, laying down hedgehog in Crumb Cake, standing up hedgehog in Smoky Slate, cut everything out
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 2, stamp greeting in Basic Grey, cut into a banner
  • Garden Green – 5/8 x 2, cut into a banner
  • Layer everything together and add together using dimensionals

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

Set(s): Hedgehugs
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Coffee Break dsp
Ink: Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Other: 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’!

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’!

Cool Treats

It’s time again for another SUO Challenge!  This week our theme is BRRR…Baby It’s  Cold Outside.  Boy is that every right! As I am typing up my post on Tuesday morning it is -10 outside.  Yes, that is a minus side there.  And that is WITHOUT adding in the wind chill factor!  EEK!  Here in a little bit I will be going out to meet a friend for breakfast…I know NUTS!  I wanted some a little fun and different for the the challenge and this is what I came up with.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Bubbles and Fizz dsp – 2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Soft Sky – 3 3/8 x 5 1/2.  I used a plate to make the rounded bottom; stamp you’re in Bermuda Bay and COOL in Versamark and silver emboss; tie piece of White Woven Ribbon around panel and add to card front
  • Silver Foil – cut out one large snowflake, add to card front
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer – cut out two medium snowflakes, add to card front
  • Silver Glimmer – cut out two small snowflakes, add to card front.

See…nice and easy!

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, Soft Sky, Bubbles & Fizz dsp, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlets, White Woven Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!