Hello to Retro Rubber Color Challenge

By Debbie Mageed, Hello, Sponging, Stampin Up


It’s time once again for a new Retro Rubber Challenge. First, I hope you have seen the gorgeous cards displaying beautiful flowers in our last challenge. Congrats to all of the winners but I have to say that it was incredibly difficult to pick our favorites. Our new challenge is all about the colors you see in the image here. We aren’t going to be picky about the colors you choose as long as you are trying to use the photo as best you can. I chose to make an all occasion card with the Hello stamp set released during 2016 Sale-A-Bration. I really enjoy using large sentiments to make a great focal point!


It’s All in the Details

  • This card started by choosing my colors: So Saffron, Pool Party and Marina Mist. I chose Marina Mist to be the card base (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″).
  • Irresistibly Floral Speciality DSP is extremely versatile. I cut it to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ and sponged it with the Sponge Brayer in So Saffron till I was happy with the depth of color. Then, I adhered it to Pool Party cardstock (cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″) and set it aside.
  • I inked up the sentiment in Marina Mist. It was cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits then layered onto Marina Mist cardstock, cut with the next larger size in the Lots of Labels Framelits. They were adhered together and set aside.
  • Two flowers from the DSP were sponged with Pool Party. The first was fussy cut in its entirety and the second was fussy cut to make the inner layer. Three leaves from the May Flowers Framelits were cut and adhered to the bottom of the flower.
  • Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon was wrapped around the background layers then the panel was adhered to the card base.
  • I cut a Lace Doily in half and glued it under the ribbon. The sentiment was popped up on dimensionals over ribbon. I placed the flower down with dimensionals, then decided a bow would be a nice touch on the other side of the sentiment.
  • Finishing Touch: I found a small So Saffron designer button and topped it off with  a pearl for the flower center. Three pearls were added to the upper right corner and this card was done!


Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Hello
  • Paper: Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP, Marina Mist, Pool Party
  • Ink:So Saffron, Pool Party, Marina Mist
  • SU Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits, May Flowers Framelits, Sponge Brayer
  • Finishing Touch: Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon, Lace Doilies, Subtles Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls


Now, it’s your turn! 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! Please READ the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, June 2nd.

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 your project to more than 10 total.


Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!


DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

Last Call for the FUNtastic Eastern Palace Bundle

By Debbie Mageed, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Palace, Stampin Up


The Eastern Palace Bundle absolutely screamed at me when I first saw it. Screamed. It is so different from anything Stampin’ Up! has ever done before. Not only is it geometric, but the thought process is completely different to coordinate the stamp set and thinlits. The stamps actually accent the thinlits instead of the thinlits accenting the stamps. Plus the thinlits can make a multitude of patterns by mixing and matching them. You will really love using both together to get that WOW factor. I think this bundle is a Must Have so get it now during this promotion!

I wanted to see what it looked like with my style of stamping – you know, layers, texture, ribbons and sequins! I’m sure there will be lots of use out of this bundle in the months to come!!


It’s All in the Details

  • The cardbase is Dapper Denim cut to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″.
  • Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, then layered onto Lemon Lime Twist, cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The “sunflower” from Eastern Medallions Thinlits was cut in Dapper Denim cardstock, then cut with paper snips to release it from the paper. Easy!
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker was layered onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals on top of the “sunflower” focal point.
  • Gold Sequin Trim and Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon were trimmed and stapled together. Then, I made a bow with Gold Baker’s Twine and glued down with Tombow glue.
  • Label Me Pretty Stamp Set was used to stamp the design around the sentiment in Dapper Denim, then punched out with the new Pretty Label Punch. The sentiment was stamped into the dotted circle stamped image then punched with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.
  • Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon was cut and adhered to the background layers then all were placed onto the card base.
  • Finishing Touch is the Faceted Gems, an embellishment that I am quickly beginning to love!


By Debbie Mageed, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Palace, Stampin Up

  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock was cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhered to the cardbase.
  • Whisper White was cut with a stitched rounded corner rectangle framelit, then the sentiment, inked in Dapper Denim, was stamped.
  • The corner were all stamped with the cute little design in Lemon Lime Twist onto the Whisper White cardstock.

Quick List of SU Products Used

  • Stamp Sets: Eastern Beauty, Label Me Pretty
  • Paper: Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Ink: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist
  • SU Tools: Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Pretty Label Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker’s Twine, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Faceted Gems



The Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace Bundle includes Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (also available as an individual product starting June 1).  The dies can be used in so many unique and fun ways. Look at all you get in the premier bundle, including FREE Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (new) and Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes. This bundle offer ends May 31.

  • Here’s a FREE pdf to create three beautiful card ideas using the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.
  • You can print a flyer here of what is included in the two bundles.
  • The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes, but does NOT include the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.



  • The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes AND  NEW Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (8.5 x 11).  Includes Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.


  • BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.


Thanks for coming to my blog today! Did I convince you that you need this bundle? If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!