By Debbie Mageed, Sitting Here, Lovely Inside & Out, Beautiful Bouquet, Stampin Up


Sitting Here

I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer! Are you finding time to play in your craft room? Surely there are days when it’s too hot, too humid to be doing anything but making time in your craft room! We had some great examples of you all doing just that with our last challenge! If you haven’t seen them, please go to Retro Rubber’s gallery and see some colorful rainbow cards. Now, our challenge is a photo inspiration and we can’t wait to see how you interpret this pretty photo. I actually made two cards but will just show you the second one right now. After making the first one, I remembered the cute Sitting Here stamp set that I had and never used. It just seemed like this was the exact time to show it some ink! This stamp set just qualified for our challenge because it came out in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.


It’s All in the Details
  • Choosing the colors, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Real Red, this card came together quite easily. The card base is Old Olive, then Real Red panel was cut to 4″x5 1/4″ and Lemon Lime Twist was cut 1/8″ shorter and run through the Big Shot in the new Dynamic Emboss Folder called Layered Leaves. These were all adhered together.
  • Next, I stamped the wooden swing stamp in Soft Suede and trimmed it. Then, I colored it very lightly with Sahara Sand and the seat cushion in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Then, I stamped the pillow stamps in Soft Suede and colored them. The round pillows were punched with the 3/4″ circle punch. The square pillow was trimmed with paper snips. After that, they were glued down with Tombow glue.
  • The card still needed something so I decided to break out the brand new leave framelit in Bouquet Bunch Framelits and cut three with Old Olive cardstock.
  • I stamped the adorable little bird, colored him very lightly with the Sahara Sand marker and cut him out.
  • The potted plant was then stamped and colored with Sahara Sand, Lemon Lime Twist and Real Red. Once it was trimmed out, I popped it up with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped onto the Grassy Border Die (Fawn Lawn).
  • The Finishing Touch was adding Real Red Enamel Shapes to the pillows and plant container.


InsideBy Debbie Mageed, Sitting Here, Lovely Inside & Out, Beautiful Bouquet, Stampin Up

I wanted a sentiment on the inside of the card so I picked a brand new stamp set called Lovely Inside & Out. I have already used it before, so I can tell this one is a keeper! I trimmed the sentiment with Stitched Rounded Corner Rectangle Dies. Then, I stamped a small flower from another new stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet and cut it out with the coordinating framelits (buy the bundle and save 10%) and added another Grassy Border piece. The flower’s center got a sweet Old Olive Enamel Shape.


I just found a wonderful new challenge blog called Sweet Stampin’ so I would like to enter this card into their “Sympathy/Thinking of You” challenge. I hope you will check out their inspirational cards and play along with me.


Quick List of SU Products Used
  • Stamp Sets: Sitting Here, Lovely Inside & Out, Beautiful Bouquet
  • Paper: Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Real Red
  • SU Tools: Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Layered Leaves TIEF, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Sahara Sand Marker, Real Red Marker, Lemon Lime Marker
  • Finishing Touch: Brights Enamel Shapes


Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much loved older stamps out and play along! Read the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, August 11th.


Challenge Guidelines
  • We require stamps older than one year. New papers/dies are great – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.  No back-linking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with others but in order to be eligible as one of our Top Five winners, you may not have submitted to more than 10 total.

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