Whole Lot of Lovely Thank You!

It’s Thursday and time for another fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I really love this challenge…you can choose which items you want to use on your creation as long as they make a tic tac toe! I’ve chosen the first row across: thank you, sequins, all things round.

The Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper is so pretty. The more I use it the more I love it. Look at these beautiful peaches! Really, all you need is this paper to make a great card! For a bit of interest I added a panel of vellum on the left.

Do you see that little bit of Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon? It adds such a nice touch. The sentiment is a stamp from the All Things Thanks set and is stamped on a piece of Shimmery White card stock that has been watercolored with a wash of Crushed Curry ink.

The fun peach on the front was just fussy cut from a small piece of the dsp. I LOVE this paper!!

Pretty Pointer:  Adding unexpected items to your card  gives interest and surprise. On this card, the ribbon and the cut out peach add surprise elements that appeal to the eye. These bring a “smile” when your friends and family open the envelope. I love knowing that they are smiling when they receive my card 🙂

Please pop over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge page and see what the other designers have done with this challenge board! Better yet, enter your own card and join the fun!

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Bright and Bold Daisy for Tic Tac Toe!

Today is another Tic Tac Toe Challenge, and it’s super fun! Here’s our challenge board:

For my card today I’ve picked the last column on the right: diecut, floral, yellow. I’ve used the popular Daisy Punch as the focal point 🙂

The Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper makes a beautiful background for the yellow daisy! I love black and yellow together, don’t you?  The background on the top of the card is Watercolor Paper with a Daffodil Delight wash.

Pretty Pointer: Create a quick and soft background by lightly washing over some Watercolor Paper. I use an Aqua Painter and pull a little color from the lid of an ink pad. When the pad is closed, press the top and bottom together (squeeze the closed pad). This will transfer some of the ink from the pad to the lid. When you open the pad you have some ink ready in the lid. Grab a bit of this ink with the Aqua Painter and run it across the paper for a soft wash!

Here are all the items I used to make my card today.

Here are links directly to the items shown above. Click on any one to order and find our more!

Watercolor Paper Item No. 122959
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad Item No. 126944
Daisy Punch Item No. 143713 – currently unavailable but click here to be notified when it’s back in stock!
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set Item No. 143662
Whole Lot of Lovely dsp Item No. 144110
Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Item No. 143751

Truthfully, I’m just getting this post in. Yesterday was a crazy day here. The power went out in half of our house and we had to have an electrician come fix it. (I’m so thankful that my son-in-law is an electrician! He was so sweet to come after work and fix our problem!). And, I just returned from a little trip to Pennsylvania and I left my computer power cord there! Aaaagh!! I have to run out shortly and get a new power cord. Right now I’m down to very little power, so I’m going to post this now and come back and add a few things when I get my new cord! But this card is so cheery, I just had to get it posted for you!

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Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to pop over to our Tic Tac Toe Challenge and enter your card! Which row or column will you use??

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Embossed Summer Daisies! (tttc003)

Today is Tic Tac Toe Challenge Day and we’ve got a great challenge board for you! This time I chose the first row across (at the top) but I added in a few other items from the board just for fun 🙂

For this card I tried something different with the embossing paste. We have the Decorative Masks to use with the paste, but I wanted some other patterns. I decided to use a punched piece of card stock, one that had a daisy punched out of it. And, it worked!

First I lightly watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter and some Daffodil Delight ink to give a little background color. When that was dry, I laid the punched card stock square over the watercolored piece and pressed some of the Embossing Paste into the punched area with the palette knife. I did that a few more times. Then I went back with the Aqua Painter and, without adding any water, just added a bit more ink and lightly painted the daisies. The paste dries a little rough, but that’s what it’s meant to do…add texture 🙂

These are my favorite summer colors: Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy. They just look so fresh! And this Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon is one of my new favorites – I was so happy to be able to use it on this card. This ribbon is super-easy to work with and ties great bows! A little vellum butterfly just adds to the summer theme.

So is your mind whirling about what shapes you could use with the embossing powder? Leave me a comment and let me know your ideas, I’d love to hear! And if you haven’t tried it, you absolutely must! It’s easier than you would think!

Embossing Paste Item No. 141979 $8.00
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Palette Knives Item No. 142808 $5.00
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Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and see how the other designers have played the board! Better yet, make your own card and play with us!

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White card stock, Vellum, Watercolor Paper
Tools: Daisy Punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Aqua Painter,
Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments: 1/2″ Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon


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Welcome to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Today is the FIRST Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I’m so excited you are here!!  This is our debut challenge and it is a fun one.  The tic tac toe board we are playing with is below. Each square is an element you can use when creating your card. Use any three elements/supplies on the board as long as the three elements you choose form a row, column or diagonal on the challenge board.

For my card today I used quite a few elements from the board. I’ll tell you about them below 🙂

The first element is heat embossing. I embossed the flamingo from the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set using white embossing powder. I also embossed the sentiment in gold (another element). I have to say I love this sentiment and I am “tickled pink” about this whole stamp set!

The next element is stripes. I used a cute little stripe stamp from the new Tabs for Everything stamp set. And the stripes are set on a white (element) circle (element) and tied up with a bit of white baker’s twine (element). See how fun this challenge is? I just couldn’t help myself, I had to use as many of the elements as I could! When I look at the challenge board, my card makes the diagonals in both directions, the center vertical row and the top and bottom horizontal rows. You can tell I had fun 🙂

Why don’t you play with us? Just click the graphic above to go to the challenge website (tictactoechallenge.com) to enter your card! You can also see what the other designers have created ~ I can tell you their cards are beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by today and being a part of our first challenge!

All Products Used are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo and Tabs for Everything
Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark, White and Gold Embossing Powder
Paper: Powder Pink, Whisper White and Shimmery White card stock, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Triple Banner Punch
Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Tea Lace Doily


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