SUO Challenge #78 – Ribbons and Bows!

With all the fun ribbons and bows currently in Stampin' Up!'s catalogs, we decided it was time to revisit this challenge from almost exactly 2 years ago.  There's so much that's different in the catalogs today than back then, that we're sure you must have some new favorites that you'd like to show off!  But, of course, old favorites are equally welcome here at the SUO Challenge blog!  No matter if it's retired – we'd all love to see it again!

You'll notice in our Design Team entries that there's a sampling of paper bows – how much fun is that?!  I haven't yet used my new Sizzix Bow die, but it's on my "to do" list and not far from the top.  This year Stampin' Up! also has some bows already made up for us, and there's at least one of those in the Design Team Collection.  We can hardly wait to see how many entries we get with these "alternative" bows.  We need ideas!!!

If you're new to this challenge, welcome!  You'll find the guidelines for our entries, along with a link to add your project to our collection, at the end of this post.  If you have any questions, just e-mail Robin Messenheimer, our team coordinator, and she'll get back to you right away!


Mary Brown


Deb Hoekstra


Julie Gearinger


Robin Messenheimer


Connie Babbert


Deena Boos


Karen Barber


Justin Krieger


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 26, 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 27, 2013  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

September 7, 2013 (6 am USA Eastern Time)



7 People have left comments on this post

Aug 27, 2013 - 11:08:37
Louise Cyr said:

Beautiful cards. Lots of inspiration. Looking forward to participating in this challenge… for the first time.

Aug 27, 2013 - 01:08:48
Louise Cyr said:

Deborah: I am so glad you entered! When I saw your card on Stampin' Conection I immediately thought about this challenge I had seen this morning on Justin's blog.  Great card!

Sep 3, 2013 - 09:09:22

I love the inspiration from the DT – gorgeous projects!  So pleased to be able to play along this week

Sep 4, 2013 - 08:09:39
Jennie said:

Cool challenge. Harder than I expected given that I needed  a card for a male teacher this year. But fun!

Sep 5, 2013 - 06:09:16

Wonderful challenge ladies!! Thanks heaps for the fantastic inspiration!!
Smiles Sharnee 🙂

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