Our new challenge is up & running over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.
Our new challenge is up & running over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.
It was my turn to do the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & thought it would be great if we had a Colour Theme. “Pool Party” seems to be the in-colour for Christmas this year, so this should be an easy colour for everyone to join in the fun.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any measurements for my card this week. I sold it last Sunday at the Handmade Expo. I had completely forgotten that I had created it for this challenge & only took a photo at the last moment, else I would have had to create another card.
Stamp Set – Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink – Island Indigo, Pool Party
Cardstock – Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smokey Slate
Embossing Folders – Pretty Print, Stylish Stripes
Framelits – Ornament Keepsakes
Punches – 2 1/2″ Circle, Word Window, Modern Label
Ribbon – 1/8″ Silver
Accessories – Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
I run the piece of Island Indigo CS through the BS using Stylish Stripes EF. This is fast becoming one of my favourite folders. The piece of Pool Party CS was again put through the BS, this time using Pretty Print EF. I then ran a piece of the Silver Ribbon across the middle of the joins & tied a bow. I adhered both these embossed pieces to a piece of Whisper White CS prior to adhering to Base Card – Smokey Slate.
I stamped 3 different size snowflake images onto Whisper White CS – 1 x Island Indigo, 1 x Pool Party & a smaller one again in Island Indigo. The 2 largest were then run through the BS using the matching Framelits prior to layering on top of each other with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut out the middle of the small snowflake & adhered to the centre.
I punched a circle from Whisper White CS with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, adhered to Base Card prior to adhering the snowflakes to the centre with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The greeting was stamped onto Whisper White CS in Pool Party Ink, punched with the Word Label Punch & adhere to a piece of Island Indigo which had been punched with the Modern Label Punch. It was then adhered to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish the card, I placed a small Rhinestone Jewel in the centre, as well as either side of the sentiment.
I have not long received the cute little stamp set – Kind & Cozy & matching DSP – Gingham Garden, so I thought I would dig it out & ink it up before it become one of those sets that I love but never sees ink for a couple of months.
In keeping with the sketch, I kept my card very simple. In fact, this card went off in the post during the week.
I am a little late in posting my challenge sample for the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations. Been having a little trouble with Blogger.
It was Kris’ turn to give us our challenge & this week all we had to do was use that great new fantastic product – Washi Tape somewhere on our card!
I decided to try something different this week & created a set of 6 invitations using Washi Tape BUT also using MDS as well as normal ink & card.
I have actually cased this from the current Catalogue, Page 11. I did change it a little to suit what I wanted. It could easily be created using the actual Stamp Sets, which I have but decided to go with MDS for a change.
Stamp Set – 134850 – MDS Cycle Celebration Stamp Brush Set
133019 – MDS Make a Wish Stamp Brush Set
Ink – Pacific Point – 126951
Cardstock – Pacific Point – 116202, Whisper White – 106549, Crushed Curry – 131288
Washi Tape – MDS 129017 – Washi Delightful Digital Tape
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
I did a card very similar to this one some time ago for a one-on-one class. I loved it so much, that decided to redo it, but had only ever half finished it. So, while looking for supplies to create something for this challenge, I come across my half finished card & decided to finish it off. Mind you, since I completed it, it went straight into the post, so I sort of have no measurements for you, but will give you a list & how I created it.
To create my card, I cut an oval out of the middle of a piece of Whisper White using an Oval from the Ovals Collection, stamped the sentiment in Early Expresso Ink onto the Base Card – Whisper White.
I then ran the Whisper White Piece which had the oval shape cut out through the Big Shot using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. This piece was adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.
I cut the oval border with the same size oval I had cut the middle plus the size bigger by placing the 2 inside each other onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock & ran through the Big Shot. This oval shape was then adhered to the outside of the Base Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped 3 flower shapes from the Secret Garden Stamp Set in Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Soft Sky Inks. These were then cut using the matching Secret Garden Framelits & attached to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals & Snail Adhesive.
The leaves were arranged on the card with Multipurpose Glue which had been cut from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock & the Little Leaves Sizzlits. The little Butterfly was one I found in my So Saffron Cardstock & which had been cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.
Lastly to finish the card, I adhered Pearls to the centre of each flower, the middle of the Butterfly plus 5 Pearls to the opposite side of the frame.
Stamp Set – Secret Garden – 129144, Made for You (Retired)
Ink – Blushing Bride – 131172, Soft Sky – 131181, So Saffron – 126957, Early Expresso – 126974
Cardstock – Whisper White – 106549, Pear Pizzazz – 131290, Blushing Bride – 131287, So Saffron – 108611
Embossing Folder – Fancy Fan – 127751
Embosslits – Beautiful Wings – 118138
Sizzlits – Little Leaves – 114511
Framelits – Secret Garden – 129372, Ovals Collections – 129381
Accessories – Pearls – 119247, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332
Not only am I late in posting, but unfortunately I don’t even have any measurements for you as I sold the card at the Handmade Expo last Sunday. I didn’t realise it had been sold until I just went looking for it….. Always the way.
I will try & remember what I used on it from the photo & memory. I originally found a lovely card created using this Origami Dress. I then traced it back to the Website. Me being me, I did alter the measurements to suit the card. Laura is one talented stamper. Click on the word “Laura” & it will take you direct to the video.
Lately I seem to be creating a lot of cards with Early Expresso & the Regal Colour Family. Since Stampin’ Up! revamped their colours, I am loving the Regals AND I am not a Regal Lover.
Stamp Set – Express Yourself
Ink – Rose Red
Cardstock – Early Expresso, Whisper White, Rose Red
DSP – Designer Series Paper Stack – Regals
Punches – Scallop Oval, 1 3/4″ Circle, Modern Label, Word Window
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Gel Pen – White, Tea Lace Paper Dollies
All we have to do is create a card for a Male! It could be a scrapbook page, 3-d project or anything else you can think of. Some of us have trouble creating male cards, so hopefully with the lovely ideas the Design Team have should help you on your way.
I started with a sketch from another challenge, but somehow got off track & only created using the sketch so far & then I sort of went off on my own, which means I won’t be entering it in the other challenge. Thank you Mary-Jo for your inspirational challenge!
I will be the first to admit I haven’t used Chocolate Chip in a long time, so decide to use that for my Base Card. I wanted the colours to be beachy without going traditional, so I teamed it with Tangerine Tango with a touch of Always Artichoke. I’m really happy with the final result, although the picture does not do it justice. For some unknown reason I had a hard time taking a photo of this card. The photos all seemed to be blurry…..
I don’t know if you have noticed in the new catalogue that there are NO Christmas/Holiday Stamp Sets or Accessories, BUT there is the Carry Over List from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. In saying that, there is no reason as to why you could not use a retired Stamp Set to create your card or even a non-traditional stamp set!!!! You may surprise yourself with what you can come up with!
For those that know me, I tend to steer away from traditional Christmas Colours & like to go more with non-traditional colours, as in today’s card – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede & Pink Pirouette. I love these colours together & not just for Christmas. Of course, how could I not create a card without using my favourite Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots!
Stamp Set Ornament Keepsakes – 128051, Petite Pairs – 122497
Ink Pink Pirouette – 126956
Cardstock Very Vanilla – 106550, Soft Suede – 119982
Framelits Holiday Ornaments – 127816
Punches Large Oval – 119855, Scallop Oval – 119856
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Accessories Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesives – 104332, Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Rhinestone Basic Jewels – 119246, Stampin’ Write Marker – Neutrals – Soft Suede – 131261
We would really love for you to join us as we love seeing what everyone creates, but more importantly love leaving you all comments.
I had so much going around in my head about what to do, so instead of going to create something new, I decided to pull out my “Another Day” Box – that is what Gwen calls it!!!!!! Don’t you love that name? I think it is a perfect name for that box that we all have sitting somewhere in our Craft Rooms. Mine just happens to sit on my desk. I often find myself going through it & finding “stuff” that I had completely forgotten I had started & didn’t finish. My card is one of those!!!!!!
When the Catalogue first come out I was just so excited to find a sea set sitting there waiting just for me to get my hands on. Anything to do with the beach & I am “gone”. “By the Tide” was the first set I purchased. In fact it was a purchase by itself & started playing as soon as it arrived, but then obviously didn’t finish it. All I had to do was basically add the Base Card & that was it! How easy was that? Everything had already been done.
I’ve also used one of my new stamp sets I purchased in the last month – Summer Silhouettes. It has taken me a long time to obtain this set AND I love it. The set makes for simple easy 5 minute cards while creating something with a bit of a “WOW”.
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