Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge featuring a little JOY –
Yup. It has come. Christmas in…….MAY!!
I’ll admit, I was a bit stumped to create a Christmas card without much fresh, new Christmas products. I combined some old, some current and some upcoming to create this –
And, yes, it did bring me JOY when it was finished! It is quite lovely in person – foil cards never photograph well.
I hope you have enjoyed the May Christmas inspiration! You should see what the others designed! Some great ideas! Perhaps we have inspired you to pull out your old and newer stuff to join us in our Christmas card challenge this week!
- Stamp Set – Holly Berry Happiness
- Framelits – Eastern Medallion, Merry Tags
- Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim
- Ink – Dapper Denim
- DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
- Other – Gold Foil, Gold Cord (retired)
It’s been a few days since I posted last.
Nice to spend some time designing for Watercooler Wednesday today! Our theme today comes from a new team member –
I went with a fun, traditional color scheme –
…..and, some retiring Designer Series Paper, stamp set and some items carrying over!!!
The Designer Series Paper has lines that make it a little shaded or rough as you can see. When I inked up my stamp, I kept getting that same lines effect! Not really sure how – but it so worked for this card!
I just thought these colors were very guy-ish, summer-ish and just plain fun-ish! Ha, ha, ha!
What do you think? You can check out the other design team cards and link up a card to our challenge on our blog.
- Stamp Set – Celebrate Today (R), Happy Celebration
- Card Stock – Real Red, Dapper Denim
- Ink – Memento Black, Real Red
- DSP – By the Shore
- Punches – Balloon Bouquet
- Other – Project Life Journaling Pen
Middle of the week inspiration coming from Watercooler Wednesday today! Our theme today, you guessed it –
I have created lots of different cards for Mother’s Day. I was thinking…..another one??
Well, after reading of some of my team members situations of loosing their own moms, I let that be my inspiration –
‘Mother in my heart’ – I thought was appropriate for the situation. And, simply done with the Labeler Alphabet!
Hard to see in both photos, but, the sentiment is framed with a scalloped piece of Copper Foil! It goes really nicely with all the shades of pink here. The card base is Blushing Bride, layered with the embossed Pink Pirouette. So pretty!
- Stamp Set – Labeler Alphabet
- Framelits – Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
- Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
- Ink – Chocolate Chip
- DSP – Fruit Stand
- Punches – Sweetheart
- Other – Falling Petals EF, Copper Foil Sheets
Today at Watercooler Wednesday, we have a sweet new challenge!
This can be any range of things depending on your idea of feminine. As you will see from the Design Team, designs are all-encompassing!
Mine is typical –
Soft. Pink. Light. Silver.
Initially, my inspiration was the new Eastern Palace Suite that’s available for pre-order to everyone. In designing the card, it morphed into this sweet number. The stamped image is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, part of the bundle.
The tassel is currently on the Clearance Rack! They are available in a Mini Tassel pack of silver and black. Must have items, really. And, on sale too!
The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets are extremely versatile because they are silver on one side, gold on the other! I adhered this one using a strip of Tear & Tape along the same area as the pink strip – totally hidden!
I’d love to read your comments about my typical take on the feminine challenge. Hopefully I have inspired you to join up with our challenge this week!
- Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty
- Card Stock – Pink Pirouette
- Ink – Memento Black
- DSP – Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
- Other – Mini Tassels, Tear & Tape
Happy Watercooler Wednesday my stampin’ friends! We have a new challenge starting today.
Love the ‘masculine’ theme. Love the ‘anything goes’ theme!
I decided to play around with this bundle a little more before they are totally retired from Stampin’ Up’s catalog. I think they are already sold out as well.
It’s a classic red tool chest! Looks so realistic doesn’t it? Very easy to create as well! I’ve created a few versions of it, because, well, there are different tool boxes!
This would make a great ‘any’ style card – Father’s Day, birthday, thank you – you name it!
Check out what the Design Team members created. I hope we have sparked your creativity! Please join us! Challenges are so much fun!
- Stamp Set – Nailed It
- Framelits – Build It
- Bundles – Nailed It
- Card Stock – Real Red, Smokey Slate, Basic Black,
- Ink – Memento Black
- Punches – 3/4 Circle, 1/2 Circle
- Other – Silver Foil Sheets
Time for a new challenge from Watercooler Wednesday! We have a fun theme from Gail to play around with today –
I think of flowers when I think Spring!
Bright, cheery flowers. And, that’s what I created for this challenge! It was simple to create. I used two stamp sets only because I wanted to ‘color’ in my flowers!
I also did a little – what I call, ghosting. The front images are stamped in Basic Grey. I stamped on the back in Memento Black ink that you can see through the card stock, especially on the Daffodil Delight base. Just playing around with different techniques.
You should see all the other clean and simple cards the Design Team created. I hope we have inspired you to play along!
- Stamp Set – Watercolor Words, Happy Celebration
- Card Stock – Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
- Ink – Basic Grey, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
- DSP – Brights In-Color DSP Stack
Middle of the week. You know what that means. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!
Penny is our host. She chose some wonderful colors –
I stared at them for a while. I just pulled out my inks and a stamp set. I went with a favorite that will be retiring –
I created a simple ‘Thanks’ card. Really, is there any other type of card for me to create?
My flowers were all randomly stamped. Followed by the nicely inked up centers! I like the contrast of the Calypso Coral words. And, of the course the addition of the bow. These have become my favorites!
I hope to have inspired you to join up with our challenge this week! You can see the other design team cards on our blog, Watercooler Wednesday!
- Stamp Set – Perfectly Wrapped
- Card Stock – Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
- Ink – Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo
- Other – Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine