SplitCoast Creative Crew March Challenges

Oh Monday, why must you arrive so soon?! Did you all have a good weekend? Mine was pretty good. I mentioned that I was going to the Chocolate Expo yesterday and I have to tell you I was not impressed. The place was way too small and there were far too many people and not nearly enough vendors. I think I will cross that off my list for next year! We did go to lunch after and that was fun, so not a total loss!

Today I have my cards for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Challenges. The challenges are quite fun, I have a really good time making the cards for them. They also have a scrapbook page challenge, but I don’t do that one, I will one day! There are three cards in all so let’s get to the first one.

First up I have the card for the Holiday Focus and here is the challenge: Holiday Focus: Travel the road of words. Quote someone. Over the years Stampin’ Up! has quoted many people in their stamp. Use a wonderful quote as a focal point in your project. (You may use any quote that SU! has ever produced, even retired, but you must let us know the year of the stamp and the stampset name.)

I choose the Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set and the quote is: “Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” -Desmond Tutu. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Window Sheet in Staz-On Opaque White Ink. Along the bottom I adhered a piece of cork shelf liner that I picked up from a home improvement store. The balloons are from the Collage Curios Stamp Set and are stamped in Tangerine Tango and cut out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the Window Sheet. The card itself is a piece of Pacific Point Card stock. I stamped the image from The Open Sea Stamp Set in Pacific Point that I punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I like when you look at the card the balloons seem to float over it. They are like the little bits of good!



The second card I have for you is for the Catalog Focus Challenge which is: Catalog Focus: Check out the Fan Fair Product Suite in the IBC, pp.106-117. Romance us with Elements of Style or Everything Eleanor. Take us away with Postage Due or Papillon Potpourri. Intrigue us with Daydream Medallions or Nature’s Price. Choose any of the beautiful stamp sets in this suite and amaze us!

I thought it would be neat to mix some of the suite with some Sale-A-Bration. The base of the card is Crumb Cake Card Stock. The main panel is a piece of Fan Fair Designer Series Paper that I backed with a piece of Crumb Cake for a little more heft. I stamped the phone box from the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set in Riding Hood Red and the greeting is from the Vintage Verses, stamped in Island Indigo. The stamps along the edge are from the Postage Due Stamp Set and are stamped in Riding Hood Red and Island Indigo, I punched them out with the Postage Stamp Punch. The main panel is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a little extra I stamped the tickets from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set in More Mustard, punched them out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and held them in place with a clip from the Hung Up Cute Clips Set. I really like the way that all 0f the sets work so well together!


The third and final card is for the DSP Challenge:DSP/Color Focus: Let’s soar with the wonderful Fan Fair DSP and Island Indigo, which will be gone soon. Create a project with Island indigo and Fan Fair DSP or some of the colors in that DSP. You must use island indigo, though.

A simple birthday card was my thinking for  this challenge. The base of the card is Sahara Sand Card Stock. I used a piece of the Fan Fair Designer Series Paper and backed it with a piece of Island Indigo. The Gossamer Lace Wood Mount Stamp is stamped in Sahara Sand and I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce the edge. The greeting is from the Best of Birthday’s Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo, I punched it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch. Both pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It needed a little something more so I cut out some Riding Hood Red with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and adhered them with some Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. I really like the Gossamer Lace as a backdrop and the piercing looks pretty neat around it.


I hope that you enjoyed my cards for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Challenge. Head on over to the gallery and see all of the other great projects the rest of the Design Team has come up with. You should play along too and have some fun! Hope to see your creations there. Thanks for taking some time to spend with me today. I hope that you all have a good Monday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Pacific Point and Whisper White

Ink: Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Staz-On Opaque White

Stamp Sets: Pursuit of Happiness, Collage Curios and The Open Sea Clear Mount

Punch: 2 1/2″ Circle

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Pursuit of Happiness CM

The Open Sea

Collage Curios CM

Card 2:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo and More Mustard Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Postage Due, That’s the Ticket, Feeling Sentimental and Vintage Verses Clear Mount

Punches: Postage Stamp and Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Postage Due CM

That's the Ticket CM

Vinatge Verses

Feeling Sentimental

Hung Up Cute Clips

Card 3:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Island Indigo and Riding Hood Red

Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair

Ink: Sahara Sand and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Best of Birthdays Clear Mount and Gossamer Lace Wood Mount

Embosslits: Beautiful Wings

Punch: Extra Large Oval

Tools: Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Best of Birthdays CM

Gossamer Lace WM

Fan Fair DSP

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Extra Large Oval Punch

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