Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inspiration and Punch Challenges

Don't you just love the excitement of opening that box and pulling out some new goodies to play with? I know I do! Last week, I got two new products for my stamping pleasure: Sweet Stitches paper, an energetic new sewing-themed dsp, and the Big Sweet Stitches Designer Buttons (both from the Occasions Mini Catalog).

These products are a fantastic example of how easy it is for us to coordinate projects using Stampin' Up! materials. Paper, card stock, buttons and ink in this card feature SU!'s exclusive colors Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight, among others. I also love how the images in the Sew Suite stamp set coordinate so perfectly with the Sweet Stitches dsp.

I created this card to meet the specifications for two challenges at the Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge for April 11, which was an inspiration challenge, and the Creative Crew SU! Demo Challenge for April to use some of our versatile punches in our design.

Our CAS challenge hostess wanted cards inspired by an ad for infant bibs, so I used the Small Tag punch with the Sweet Stitches paper to mimic the layout of the ad. The card base is Melon Mambo, with a panel of Whisper White on which I stamped a collage of images from the Sew Suite stamp set (I have the clear mount style). I used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Chocolate Chip inks.

What new toys will you play with next?

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