SUO Challenges 87 & Sneak Peek

Well, here we are, the last day of 2013! Can you believe that it’s over? I think that the year just flew by. It seems like just yesterday I was at Convention. And now in a little over a week, I’ll be leaving for Leadership. Amazing just how fast things move. Hopefully it’s warmer in Texas than it is here because it was freezing today and it’s supposed to be 12 degrees on Friday! Brrrr!

For my last post of the year I have my card for the SUO Challenge. This time we ask you to create a card using January colors…

SUO Challenges 87-WM

When I think of January, I think of cold, so I used blues and some snowflakes for my card. The base of my card is Island Indigo. For the background I used a piece of the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. Another piece of Designer Series Paper backed with a piece of Island Indigo is on top of that. A banner of the Silver Foil Sheet goes across that and my flag is cut out from a piece of Bermuda Bay with the Banners Framelits Dies* and embossed with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Two more pieces of the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper are cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Bring on the Cake Stamp Set, is stamped in Island Indigo and cut out with the Word Bubble Framelits*. How’s that for a festive, chilly birthday card?! If you’ll notice, I didn’t tell you what the name of the Designer Series Paper that is backed with Island Indigo is called. Let’s play a fun little game! Let’s see how many of you can tell me what it’s called. From all of you that answer correctly, I will select one random person and send them a little surprise. No cheating and reading the other comments. LOL! I hope you enjoyed my SUO Challenges card this time around. Head on over to the blog to see what the other designers have come up and don’t forget to enter your card in the gallery so we can see your take on the challenge! Have a great day, and we’ll see you back here next year! Woo hoo!!

Oh, and don’t forget that if you want any of the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper or Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack you only have three days left to order it before it’s gone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Silver Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Specialty and ???

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake Clear Mount

Framelits: Festive Flurry, Banners* and Word Bubble*

Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014 Occasions Catalog (January 3, 2014)

Bring On the Cake CM

Winter Frost Specialty DSP

Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Silver-Gold Foil Sheets

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

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0 Replies to “SUO Challenges 87 & Sneak Peek”

  1. OH MY GOSH! Justin, this card is awesome! Love everything about it! Such talent, what perfectly centered snowflakes! If I only had a birthday in January! He~he? Have a great day! XOXO Donna

  2. Hello Justin! I love this card!!! You’ve given me some inspiration for a January birthday card I need to make! The colors are perfect and I love the banners and the bubble framelit you used to showcase the sentiment. Absolutely perfect!!! Ok, I’ve looked thru a lot of old catalogs and can’t find the paper you used. I’d better go get another cup of coffee! Enjoy your day and at least it’s not as cold by you as it is here…temp right now is minus 3 degrees actual, without the wind chill. Brrrrr! Enjoy the last day of 2013! Hello 2014! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hello Karen,

      Thank you! Yeah! I love when I inspire you! I thought it would be fun to see if you guys could figure out the DSP, its actually one of my favorites! It is going to be 10 degrees on Friday and we are supposed to get snow. Have a wonderful New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Good Morning from Maine Justin! Your colors and layout are awesome! The cut out snowflakes from the Festive Flurry paper is inspiring ( though we are a bit tired of snow in Maine right now!)! I do believe I spied the “accounting” lined paper in the Clearance Rack in the Sent with Love DSP. I spend a lot of time in clearance racks! Have a wonderful New Year celebration and I look forward to seeing more of your creations in 2014!

    1. Hello Beth! I’m glad you enjoyed the card! I can imagine you are a bit tired of snow up there! You are correct about the paper!! I hope you have a lovely New Years!! Thanks for playing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wow – what a card Justin. It gave the illusion of being 3 dimensional by the use of the striped DSP. It kind of looked like a window set back into a wall. I absolutely loved the colors and, since Festive Flurry (both cutting and stamping) quickly became my favorite set I can see where it is perfect for January. Woke up to 6 below zero without counting the wind chill!

    Happy New Year to you, your family and all of your friends. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous year in 2014.

    1. Thank you Grace! I love the Festive Flurry Goodies and the Winter Frost DSP has great colors! That is way too cold for me!!

      Happy New Year to you and yours too! 2014 is going to be great!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ooooh wow Justin BEAUITIFUL !!!
    Happy New Years to you and yours , thanks for all the BEAUITIFUL ideas all year long , iv have enjoyed and your pretty pictures, of places …. Keep them coming !
    Have a safe day

  6. Hey Justin, absolutely love your card. Your blog is part of my morning routine. Is that paper part of the Sent With Love pack? Hope you have a great New Year!

  7. What a fab card to wrap up 2013. Your placement with the DSP using the framelits is placed perfectly. To take it even further, flagging just part of the eb folder is brilliant. I didn’t find your blog until mid year and boy am I glad I discovered you. I enjoy checking in everyday to see what you have to share with us. You have a special talent which is outstanding. Looking forward to 2014 and everything you have in store for all of us. Whatever your plans may be for tonight, I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year! Cheers!

    1. Thank you very much Lisa! I’m so glad to have you along for my daily musings! You are far too kind and I hope that I don’t let you down in the coming year!! Happy New Year!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I love love LOVE this card!!!! I have now added it to my “TBC” (to be cased) file. dang it was hard going through all the paper I had-to see if I had it and I think I do. Is it from the Sent with Love? I’m so glad I saved it!!!

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