An Embossing Folder Stamp Off Challenge

Good morning!  I hope your Friday is going to be fabulous!  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge was to use our favorite Embossing Folder.

As of today, my favorite Embossing Folder is the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I say “as of today” because my favorite stamp set, dies, color and embossing folders change on a weekly basis.  It is hard to pick a favorite when there are so many fantastic Stampin’ Up! products to choose from!

Of course it is Fall right now so my favorites colors are from the Regal Family.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.  As of today my favorite stamp set is Merry Cafe and my favorite dies are Coffee Cups Framelits.  Why?  They are the newest in my collection and new is always fun.

Whenever I made a card I end up changing it, adding different things to it and taking things away.  As a result of this, I have a bunch of pre-cut shapes which is where I got the pumpkin and leaf from.  The pumpkin is from Pick A Pumpkin and it’s matching Thinlits called Patterned Pumpkins.  The leaf is from the stamp set Colorful Season with its matching Thinlits called Seasonal Layers.

Now let’s go see what Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorite Embossing Folder is.

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Eastern Palace Circles

It is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  Today’s challenge is to use circles.

Here is my card:

I was going to use the Bike Ride stamp set but then I thought that was too obvious (although who really cares if any of us are obvious!) so I went with the Eastern Palace Suite.  This Suite consists of the stamp set called Eastern Beauty and its matching Thinlits called Eastern Medallions.  Both the stamp set and dies are full of different circles so I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  I noticed for the first time the “spray” stamp and tried to figure out how it worked.  It almost looks like one of those spinning fireworks where the fire spray comes out as it turns.  Ok, maybe not but I liked how it looked anyway.

The card also fulfills my promise to use more ribbon this year.  As you know I am on a quest to use more ribbon, Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape.  I guess one out of three isn’t too bad.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I’mm so excited I am running around in circles!  Haha!


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Duoprinting With Chlorophyll

Hello everyone!  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we needed to make a card using flowers or leaves with a technique.

When I saw this, I knew exactly what I wanted to try.  It is called Duoprinting with Chlorophyll.  This is where you take a real leaf and run it through your Big Shot to get an image.  It is so easy and so fun.

The first leaf I tried was a Silver Maple.  This is the tree that is in front of my cottage.  It worked pretty well but the image was not strong enough.  Apparently different leaves have a different amount of water in them.  Too much water makes a mess (I know!  I tried that too) and too little water doesn’t leave a deep enough impression.  The Silver Maple might have worked in the spring but now it is Fall and I think it is not as moist as it could be.  Next I tried a purple Aster.  That made a mess.  Then I found a teeny fern growing underneath my lilac bushes.  I worked perfectly!  I tried to find a bigger fern but there were none to be found.

To make this card, take a piece of copy paper and fold it in half.  This protects your Big Shot and plates.  Next place a piece of cardstock inside the copy paper with a leaf or leaves on top.  If you would like two images, place another piece of cardstock on top of the leaves.  Close the top of the copy paper over the cardstock and run it through your Big Shot.  It is that simple.

If you would like to see a video on this technique click HERE.  That will take you to Splitcoaststampers where Lydia Fiedler made a tutorial.

The stamp I used is from the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  That is the great thing about Paper Pumpkin.  You can use the stamps over and over.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using flowers or leaves.

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A Sketch Stamp Off Challenge

This is the first week of our new schedule at BS & J Productions.  In case you missed it, we have decided to do our challenges every other week.  Sometimes life gets in the way of stamping, which is totally ridiculous if you ask me.  Nothing is more important than stamping, is it?  Well, maybe grandchildren are!

Today’s challenge is a sketch challenge.  I think maybe Jackie designed it but I usually get that wrong.

Here is my card:

Of course, I decided to take some liberties with the sketch.  It is what I do!.  I made this card using merchandise from the awesome 2017 Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set is called Snowflake Sentiments  This set has matching Thinlits called Swirly Snowflakes (although I didn’t use them) and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

The gold snowflake behind the sentiment is also from the Holiday Catalog.  They are called Foil Snowflakes and they come in gold or silver.  The back of them is actually white so you can put some ink on them and make them any color you wish.  You could even stamp them in Versamark and put a little Copper Embossing Powder on them to make them copper.  That would be awesome!

Lastly, the Washi Tape I used is called Year Of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape.  It it is also in the Holiday Catalog.  I used three pieces of the tape on this card.  The top and bottom thin gold tape is one and the middle section is another.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with this sketch.

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An Embossing Paste Challenge

Hello everyone.  Welcome to another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  Today’s challenge is to make something using the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste.  If you haven’t tried this, you really need to.  It is different than other embossing pastes because it dries quickly.  You are going to love it!

My daughter-in-law to be has decided to go back to school to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  I am so proud of her doing this.  It is going to be a challenge for her since she works full time, has a 5 month old baby (Emory Jade whom you have all met) and all the other things that need to get done in life.  I decided to send her a card telling her how proud I am.

I thought the stamp set called Bike Ride would be perfect for this.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Build A Bike (you can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle).  Although, she is not a kid, school, bikes, books and apples all go together.  I used the Embossing Paste to make a brick road.  To get this color I added one drop of Cherry Cobbler Ink and one drop of Cajun Craze Ink.  Stampin’ Up! sells the Pattern Party Decorative Masks in four different designs (one of which is the brick pattern).  They also sell a package of three different Palette Knives to use with the Paste.

The sentiment is from Wild About Flowers.  I masked off the different lines so I could stamp them in different places.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste.


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Let’s Party

It is Friday once again and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is about parties or party words or any words.  I decided to take it as all of those things.  That way I would be safe!

Here is the card I made.  I decided I needed to step it up after the amazing projects Jackie and Buffy made last week.

At first glance it looks pretty boring, although it is a boring card with nice colors!  This is what happens when you open it.

Pretty cool, huh!  It is called a Wiper Card.  I actually got the idea from a video I saw on Pinterest that Barb Mullikan made.  I just changed the design she made.

This is what it looks like open.

I used a couple of different stamp sets to make this card.  The first is called Celebration Time.  The sentiment, cake and party hat are all from that set.  It has matching Thinlits called Celebration and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The ‘Happy Birthday” sentiment is from Vertical Greetings.

Now, let’s go see what amazing projects Jackie and Buffy made.  As always, I am sure they will be awesome!

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A Ribbon Stamp Off Challenge

Welcome to our weekly Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  Today’s challenge is to use all that beautiful ribbon we have and seem to hoard (at least I do!).  Honestly, I don’t know why I don’t use more of it.  Stampin’ Up! has the best ribbon and it coordinates with all their colors.  Plus, Stampin’ Up! has been offering suites with their products now.  This makes it so much easier to mix and match products.  Their Suites usually have a stamp set with matching dies, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments.

I used the Suite called Eastern Palace to make my card.  This Suite was released before the Annual Catalog went live.  I loved it the second I saw it.  The stamp set is called Eastern Palace and has 21 Photopolymer stamps in it.  The dies are called Eastern Beauty and are gorgeous!  You can use one die (as I did) or you can layer the dies to make different shapes.  The Designer Series Paper is also called Eastern Palace and is a Specialty Paper because it has some gold foil on some of the pieces.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie did with their ribbon.  I am sure it will be awesome!


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