A Stamp Off Die Challenge

It is, once again, Friday and time for another Stamp Off Challenge!  This time we have to use a Thinlit or Framelit on our cards.

One of the great thing about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is you get to earn free product for various goals they give you.  In this case, I was able to earn the Pocket Full Of Sunshine Bundle for free!  How awesome is that??

This set is very cute.  The pocket has three sides that you fold under to give it a little depth and allow you to put things into it.  I decided to use the “you dazzle me” sentiment.  I know it is hard to see, but I put Rhinestones on the pocket and the sunglasses,

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using their dies.

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A Sketch Stamp Off Challenge

Today is Friday and it is time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  Today’s challenge is a sketch challenge.  Sketch challenges are my favorite so I am always happy when do one.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I decided to use some new product from the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog.  The stamp set is called This Little Piggy.  This is one of the stamp sets we got for free when I attended OnStage last April.  It has four cute little pigs and a few sentiments that go with the images.  I stamped the pig on Pink Pirouette cardstock in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then cut it out (don’t look too carefully).  Then I stamped the sentiment again on Crushed Curry and cut that out too.  The Designer Series Paper is called Color Theory. It has Ombre colors on one side and a design on the other.  It comes in Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Old Olive and Crushed Curry.

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

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Birthday Banners Candles

Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to make a card using the Ombre technique.

As you know the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog starts on June 1st.  As a Demonstrator we were able to purchase a select variety of items from that catalog.  One of the items was ombre Designer Series Paper called Color Theory.  I decided that there was a good chance that Buffy and Jackie would use that Designer Series Paper so I decided to do something different.

I used the stamp set called Birthday Banners to make this card.  I know it is not exactly ombre but I thought it was close enough.  I stamped the candles using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron.  Birthday Banners is a great set because it goes with so many other products.  It matches the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  Do you think they used the new Designer Series Paper?  Wouldn’t it be funny if we all thought the same thing and no one used it at all?  No worries though.  You will see it soon enough!

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A Fun Fold Stamp Off Challenge

It is Friday which means it is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  This week our challenge is to make a fun fold card.  I do have to mention how awesome Jackie is for coming up with these challenges every week.  She keeps us going and I truly appreciate her.

I decided to something a little different than a normal fun fold card (are you surprised?).

I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to make the outside of my card.  I used some awesome new Designer Series Paper that will be in the new 2017 Annual Catalog beginning in June.  It is called Delightful Daisy.  You will love the color combinations in this paper.   Actually all the products I used for this card will be in the new catalog.  The flower is a new stamp set called Daisy Delight.  It has a matching punch called Daisy.  By the way, the new catalogs are here so if you would like one, let me know!

Inside the Mini Treat Bag is a card.

All the stamps on this project are included in the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.  Aren’t they just adorable?

Now let’s go see what Jackie & Buffy made for their fun fold card.



A Stamp Off Color Challenge

TGIF and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we have a color challenge.  I love these colors separately but when you put them together, they are even better!

I decided to make a masculine card using these colors.

I chose the stamp set Guy Greetings.  It is the best set to use when making a masculine card.  I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! is carrying it over to the new catalog.  This set has 22 stamps and you can get it in wood mount, clear mount and Photopolymer.

For the background I used the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder.  Have you tried these new folders yet?  You really need to.  They emboss a deeper pattern into the paper which makes it look 3D.  Here is a hint:  Stampin’ Up! is going to have five of these folders in the new catalog!  You are going to love them!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made with these awesome colors.

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A Color Stamp Off Challenge

I love Fridays because it is the day I have our Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie and Buffy.  This week we have a Color Challenge.

I think these are great colors.  They are bright and happy and look really well together.  Sadly one of these colors, Cucumber Crush is going to retire on May 31st.  Here is my card:

I used the stamp set called Jar Of Love to stamp the flowers and leaves.  The sentiment is from One Big Meaning.  If you look at this set you won’t find this particular stamp in it.  It is actually part of a stamp that I masked off with some medical tape.  It looked like this:

Then I inked up the entire stamp using Memento Black Ink.

Then all you do is peel off the tape.  This way only the words I wanted to use have ink on them to stamp.

You could do the same thing with Stampin’ Write Markers but if you don’t have a Marker in a certain color you can still partially ink up a stamp with this method.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with these bright and cheery colors.

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A Take It Or Leave It Stamp Off Challenge

Yay!  It is Friday and time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie and Buffy.  Oh wait.  This is a Take It or Leave It Challenge.  Hmmmm.  Well, you will see why I say this.  Here is the challenge.

Twine or Ribbon?  I can do that.  Framelit or Thinlit?  I can do that too.  Food?  Huh?  Doilies?  I can even do that!  Food?  Hmmmm .  So I began to look through my stamp sets to see what had food.  Fiesta Birthday has a llama.  Can you eat that?  No.  I would not.  Pop of Paradise has a flamingo.  No way.  Baby Bear?  I don’t think so!  Sitting There has a cat.  Naw.  I don’t live in one of those countries that eat cats.  So here is the best I could do.

Fish!  I can use the fish in Seaside Shore.  So here is my card.  Please notice I used every element on the list.  Oh and by the way, Seaside Shore is being carried over into the new Annual Catalog!  I am happy about that!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie eat.  Let’s hope it is not a dog!

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