Simply Sketched – Saturday Challenge Blog Hop!

HeaderThank you for joining us on the first Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re a small group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators who fancied a new challenge to share with you all.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Wow!! I’m taking part in my FIRST EVER Blog Hop, woop!!  I’ve read a few, but never took part, so here goes…
We’re being well behaved and taking it in turns to design a sketch each, then we’re all squirreling away to our craft desks to come up with some AWESOME projects to share with you on alternate Saturdays! (The clue was in the title wasn’t it? D’oh!)

The gorgeous Sam from Sam’s Crafty Things has set up this weeks sketch to get us started… So here goes!
Challenge One Sketch

My first reaction was “NNNooooo!!!! I don’t own ANYTHING with circles!” quickly followed by “How is that even possible?!”  Then I calmed down a bit and came up with this…

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Ta da! I ‘created’ a circle, sort of… yay!

Well, this is a super easy little project using the new Square Pillow Box die… and because there’s a birthday coming up in the family I decided to make this as a little treat for the birthday girl!

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It was quite an easy make, so here’s how;
Die cut the box from Soft Sky cardstock, and assemble it with Fast Fuse.
Build the flower embellishment using the Pansy Punch in Melon Mambo, and Silver Glimmer paper; Petite Petals  in Melon Mambo; and a flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack in Silver Glimmer paper… Attach together alternating the colours, and top it off with a Melon Mambo Candy Dot 🙂
Stamp ‘Happy’ and ‘Birthday’ from Crazy About You in Melon Mambo onto Whisper White, and punch out with the Washi Label Punch.
Attach all of the embellishments onto the front of the pillow box with Glue Dots and finish off with Melon Mambo, Soft Sky Candy Dots and a Rhinestone!
Fill with chocolate, and it’s done! (I did say it was a birthday treat 😉 )

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Well, Hope you like 🙂
Enjoy the rest of the Hop, and I will see you soon!
Debs xoxo

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Adventure Bound Happy Birthday card

100_1364I love simple cards… and nothing gets simpler than this!

Simply cut a sheet of Lost Lagoon for a card base (cut in half at 14.8cm, then score in half at 10.5cm)

Trim a sheet of the gorgeous Adventure Bound DSP Stack to 14.3 x 10cm

Using the Big Shot die cut the ‘Happy’ thinlit from the Hello You thinlits set in the middle (the Magnetic Platform makes this a breeze!)

Stamp the ‘Birthday’ from Crazy about You onto Whisper White in Lost Lagoon ink.  Trim into a flag shape, and layer onto a Lost Lagoon ‘flag’

Stick it all together, and you have a super quick, super simple card ready to give!

Does anyone else love super simple cards?

Debbie 🙂

Label Love birthday card with Gorgeous Grunge

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I love simple cards, and this is quite possibly one the simplest I have ever made.

First, trim A4 Whisper White card stock in half, and fold in half to create a card base (Measurements are 14.8cm, by 10.5cm)

Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock to 14.3 x 10 cm, then a third layer of Whiper white at 13.8 x 9.5 cm

Round all corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.

Stamp the smallest layer (Whisper White) with Gorgeous Grunge in Smoky Slate, and Tangerine Tango (I stamped each colour 2 or 3 times)

Stamp the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Love collectioin onto spare Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay and punch out using the Artisan Label punch.

Build the cards centring each layer on top of the other, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the Happy Birthday label on top dimensionals slightly off centre.

Card is done!

I also made the same card using the same base (Whisper White and Bermuda Bay) but supplemented the other colours with Island Indigo.  Here are the 2 side by side…

IMG_0070editWhat do you think?  Do you have a favourite?  I think adding the Island Indigo gives this card a more masculine feel, and I love that!

Debbie 🙂