SUO Challenge #77 – Happy Birthday!

     This is the time of the year – between showing off all the new Stampin' Up! Catalog and Convention-released products and the madness of trying to get all those winter holiday projects done – that I stock up on my Birthday Cards.  I used the new Catalog products to stock up on my Thinking of You, Thank You and Friend cards, but there was nary a Birthday Card in the bunch.  Now, at least I have one done!

     And we're hoping that you, too, will get at least one Birthday Card done during this SUO Challenge, because Birthday Cards are the challenge!  With over 40 stamp sets in the current Stampin' Up! Catalog collection that specifically mention Birthdays, not to mention those that have birthday-related images OR stamps that have been retired, I'm sure the every person who reads this challenge blog has at least one set that would make a dynamite Birthday Card!  So drag out those stamps and Stampin' Up! Inks, Papers, and Embellishments and show your stuff!

     To enter the SUO Challenge, make a card (or any project with a Birthday theme!), take a picture of it, post it somewhere on the Internet (such as your own blog or an open site such as Split Coast Stampers), and then add a link to your photo using the Link tool at the end of this post.  As always, if you have any questions, please let Robin Messenheimer, our Challenge Coordinator, know.

     Here (finally!) are our design team entries for this challenge, to get you started on your own ideas!


Justin Krieger


Robin Messenheimer


Deb Hoekstra


Julie Gearinger


Mary Brown


Connie Babbert


Deena Boos


Karen Barber


Pam Staples

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 12, 2013.  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 13, 2013  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

August 24, 2013 (6 am USA Eastern Time)



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