Saturday, June 5, 2010

Stepin' it Up! with Stampin' Up!

I have a trio of super fun challenges for you on this lovely Saturday! Trying new things is so fun, and the Stampin' Royalty blog had a great challenge to Jazz it Up - take a project and jazz it up! The card sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping was just incredible so my cards today use this layout! I also loved the color challenge at the Picture Perfect Creations to use: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Blush Blossom. Can't wait to show my BEFORE AND AFTER cards today based upon this great sketch:
My BEFORE Jazzed Up! card:

My AFTER Jazzed Up! card:
Here's what I did to Jazz Up my card:
  • Added a layer of Chocolate Chip card stock that was ran through the Big Shot with the Lattice Square Textured Impressions Folder
  • Inked all edges of card stock with cooresponding color of ink
  • Punched the bottom of the Old Olive strip of card stock with the Scallop Trim Border Punch
  • Added a few more flower blossoms in the leaves
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Stamps: Bird on a Branch (113266 - RETIRING)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Blush Blossom (102609 - RETIRING), Old Olive (102277)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip (102128), Old Olive (100702), Blush Blossom (103318 - RETIRING), Very Vanilla (101650)
Paper: Old Olive DSP (112160 - RETIRING)
Embellishments: 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads (112534), Soft Subtles Brads (106954)
Punches: Scallop Trim Border (available July 1st), Trio Flower (109183 - RETIRING)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Square Textured Impressions Folder (119976), Little Leaves Sizzlits die (114511)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/5"
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Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!


  1. The second one is my favourite of the too! Nice entry to Clean & Simple!

  2. Brilliantly illustrated! Love your blog Kari.

  3. Wow! That's great. The first card is a beauty, but I can totally see what you did to jazz it up and it looks phenomenal!

  4. Very pretty! Great take on the sketch!

  5. Wow Kari! I love this... it looks fabulous on the first time around, but the second is amazing! Love your work as always. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  6. What an amazing card! The texture really pops out behind your flowers. Very beautiful! Thanks for playing again at Stampin' Royalty!

  7. I love how clean and simple this is. Thanks for playing this week with PPC!

  8. Wow! These are both stunning! Love the simplified and the stepped version!

  9. This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how, with just a few simple changes, you have a completely different "after" card.

    Allison - PPC Creator

  10. Wow, Wow, Wow!!! These cards are stunning. It is amazing the few changes you made and how different your cards are. I love the textured back ground. You sure did rock all of the challenges, including ours at PPC! Love it! Thanks for playing with us!!!

    Tamie - PPC Creator.

  11. This is simply lovely! Such a CAS design with a 'wow' factor! I just love it! Thanks for sharing with us at PPC :)

  12. Great job 'jazzing it up' I LOVE your new card! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin’ Royalty! :-)

  13. Very cool. I love how you jazzed up your project. That's a great photo of them side by side. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card! Congrats on your win :D

  15. This is just gorgeous, Kari! I love the colors, the simplicity, and the use of the patterned paper for the leaves! Just beautiful!


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