SUO Challenge 105 – Featuring Embellishments

Pretty much all of our paper crafting projects using Stampin' Up! products feature paper, ink, and accessories.  But in the realm of accessories there's a special category called "Embellishments."  For a good definition of "embellishments," turn to pages 208 and 209 of the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  There are buttons and clips and jewels and other fun accessories for your projects. Your challenge for this SUO Challenge is to make a card or other project featuring as a highlight at least one of the embellishments on those pages in the catalog, or similar types of products in the Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog.  Once you have your project done, post a photograph of it on your blog or in any other open online gallery, and then add a link to our Link Tool at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions about linking your project or problems in creating the link, be sure to let the challenge coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, know. 

If you need some inspiration to get you started, and for different ways that our Design Team Members used embellishments, check out their fun designs below!!

 

But before we all get started enjoying the Design Team projects, I'd like you to join me in saying a fond, "Farewell," to Design Team Member, Bronwyn Eastley.  This is her last Design Team Challenge, and we're all so sorry to see her go.  But I have it on good authority that she'll be around sharing her projects with us in other venues.  We'll miss you!  Here is one last project that she has for you…

Bronwyn Eastley

 

Connie Babbert

 

Karen Barber

 

Mary Brown

 

Julie Gearinger

 

Justin Krieger

 

Stacey Ailes

 

To participate in our challenge, make a card or other paper-crafted project and post a photo of it to your blog or a gallery on the internet.  Then come back here and use our link tool at the bottom of this post to share the photo with us.

PLEASE remember this:  We’re looking for projects posted to the internet AFTER September 8, 2014.  This is a NEW challenge!  AND please mention/link to the SUO Challenge Blog in your post!

And, of course, your projects should be made with Stampin’ Up! products only.    The products may be those that are in current catalogs, or they may be retired products.  But (as our blog title says) SUO – Stampin’ Up! Only!  This means that products from other papercrafting, rubber stamp, die-making or other companies may not be included in your project or in any other project included in your blog post if Stampin’ Up! sells a like product.  For example, Stampin’ Up! does not sell sewing thread.  So use of sewing thread from another company is just fine.  Stampin’ Up! does sell the Sizzix Big Shot, so use of die-cuts, texture plates or other such products from another company is not fine.  If you have a question, please send an e-mail to our Coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, and she’ll be glad to answer it!

Challenge Dates:  September 9, 2014  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

September 20, 2014 (6 am USA Eastern Time)



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SUO Challenge 104, Clean and Simple – Our Top 3!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our challenge to feature Clean and Simple (CAS) Greeting Cards. Thanks especially to our Top 3 whom we felt did the best job of capturing our theme for the week!  Click on the pictures of their projects to go to their blogs or galleries for more details.  

 

Joanne James. We loved that sweet little duck and the very creative way of showing it off on the front of this card.  Clean and simple and so much fun as a baby card!        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heidi Weaver.  The reflection and the black and white with a touch of red really caught our eye.  Lots of white space to make us focus on that central image – though who couldn't with that beautiful reflection!         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen H. We loved the sponging of the circles with the bright colors.  The "hi" stamp is just the perfect complement to the bit of black mat.  A perfect Clean and Simple (CAS) card!       .


Posted on : Sep 08 2014
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SUO Challenge 104: Clean and Simple!

"Clean and Simple" – also known as CAS – is a style of greeting card that most of us have tried at one time or another.  A Clean and Simple card is one that doesn't have a lot going on with it.  It can have layers and it can have embellishments.  But basically with a CAS card, anything that's part of it helps us all focus on the single important element in the card, including in many cases lots of clean space that forces our eye towards that focal point.  Your challenge for this SUO Challenge is to make a Clean and Simple card.  Once you have your project done, post a photograph of it on your blog or in any other open online gallery, and then add a link to our Link Tool at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions about linking your project or problems in creating the link, be sure to let the challenge coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, know. 

If you need some inspiration to get you started, and for different ways that our Design Team Members interpret "Clean and Simple," why not start with their fun designs!!

 

Stacey Ailes

 

Pam Staples

 

Robin Messenheimer

 

Connie Babbert

 

Karen Barber

 

Mary Brown

 

Julie Gearinger

 

Justin Krieger

 

To participate in our challenge, make a card or other paper-crafted project and post a photo of it to your blog or a gallery on the internet.  Then come back here and use our link tool at the bottom of this post to share the photo with us.

PLEASE remember this:  We’re looking for projects posted to the internet AFTER August 25, 2014.  This is a NEW challenge!  AND please mention/link to the SUO Challenge Blog in your post!

And, of course, your projects should be made with Stampin’ Up! products only.    The products may be those that are in current catalogs, or they may be retired products.  But (as our blog title says) SUO – Stampin’ Up! Only!  This means that products from other papercrafting, rubber stamp, die-making or other companies may not be included in your project or in any other project included in your blog post if Stampin’ Up! sells a like product.  For example, Stampin’ Up! does not sell sewing thread.  So use of sewing thread from another company is just fine.  Stampin’ Up! does sell the Sizzix Big Shot, so use of die-cuts, texture plates or other such products from another company is not fine.  If you have a question, please send an e-mail to our Coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, and she’ll be glad to answer it!

Challenge Dates:  August 26, 2014  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

September 6, 2014 (6 am USA Eastern Time)

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SUO Challenge 103 – Geometrical – Our Top 3!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our challenge to feature fun Geometrical shapes in their projects.  Lots of fun favorites!

Thanks especially to our Top 3 whom we felt did the best job of capturing our theme for the week!  Click on the pictures of their projects to go to their blogs or galleries for more details.

 

Nancy Littrell.  Now what fun is that to have a triangle shaped card to perfectly accent those Christmas trees!?  Yes, we asked for Geometrical, but Nancy's card is over-the-top perfect for this challenge.  Nancy commented about making her colors brighter – but we all thought the colors she chose were perfect for this card!

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Brumbaugh.  The triangles in Cindy's card add a perfect "native American" feel to the card with the feathers. We love not only the bright, festive colors, but also the black mats and Candy Dots that really make the whole card "pop."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen H.  This card has a darling "sneak peek" at a new set of framelits in the Holiday Catalog. We love how Helen used one of them to make her arrows.  But if that wasn't geometrical enough, Helen added a cylindrical treat holder using the same design.  Wow, a 3-D geometrical shape!


Posted on : Aug 25 2014
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