May SCS Creative Crew DSP/Colour Focus

SU-Creative-CrewThe Splitcoaststampers SU Creative Crew have kicked off May with some fantastic challenges.  We have 24 super talented stampers in the design team for this round, so there’s lots of gorgeous projects in the May Creative Crew Gallery for you to check out!

Your theme this month is to be “Anything But Average”.  Take inspiration from the past and show us something new!  Stretch creatively through different folds and other creative projects, and leave “almost boring” at the back door.  We are focusing on non-traditional sized cards (anything BUT an A2), shaped cards, scrapbook layouts and 3D projects.  Go beyond the obvious and ordinary, and make it extraordinary!

DSP/Colour Focus: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate.

Use a technique of your choosing that imitates our Watercolor Wonder designer series paper.

I pulled out my Circle Card Thinlits for the very first time to create my flip card.

Flower Shop Flip Card Front

I love how easy this card was to make!  I knew exactly which sheet of Watercolor Wonder DSP I wanted to imitate, and pulled out my Flower Shop stamp set and got busy.

I stamped my flowers onto Whisper White cardstock using Gumball Green, Island Indigo and Smoky Slate ink.  Before stamping each flower I stamped onto scrap cardstock twice before stamping on my white to soften the colours.  I am so pleased with how this turned out!

Flower Shop Flip Card Side

I can’t wait to make this card with all my ladies!

Are you ready to show us your anything but average card?  Upload your card to Splitcoaststampers with the keyword CCREW0514DF.  Don’t forget to check out the inspiration in the May Creative Crew Gallery!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Flower Shop, Express Yourself

Paper:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink:  Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circle Card Thinlits, Pansy Punch, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Glue Dots

Butterfly Gift Cards

I was wasting time researching on Pinterest the other day and came across these gorgeous 3×3 cards by Jill Franchett, and knew they would be perfect to pop in with some orders I needed to deliver.

Express Yourself 001 - Group

I whipped up a bunch of them in no time at all, and my ladies LOVED them!

Express Yourself 001

It’s so good to be reminded that I really don’t need to over think and over complicate things all the time!  Thanks for the inspiration Jill!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Express Yourself (Hostess)

Ink:  Primrose Petals

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP Stack (retired)

Accessories:  Butterfly Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Flower Shop

I finally mounted my Flower Shop stamp set the other day, and couldn’t wait to have a play 🙂

Flower Shop 001 Notecard

Super quick and super cute!  This adorable notecard literally took me about 10 minutes to make from start to finish!  That couldn’t possibly be considered enough play time though…..

Flower Shop 001 Gift Card

…so I made a super quick and super cute gift card to match! I love how these turned out…and it was great to finally crack open my Strawberry Slush cardstock and ink pad!

Flower Shop 001

I’ve seen some gorgeous creations with this set out in blogland, so I’m looking forward to another play date with it very soon!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Flower Shop, Express Yourself (Hostess), Fabulous Phrases

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush

Ink:  Strawberry Slus

Accessories:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Pansy Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes

January Creative Crew DSP/Colour Focus

Happy New Year!

I am so excited to be joining the Splitcoaststampers Stampin’ Up! Creative Crew Design Team for the next 4 months!


The January challenges kicked off today at 12 Noon EST – or 5am for those of us playing along in Melbourne!

Here’s the January DSP/Colour Focus Challenge:

January in Michigan can be like a crystal ball:  Icy, shimmery, white, cool blues, soft pinks, all mixed up with some earthy tones of red berries, evergreens and tree branches all coated with clear stuff!

January image

Show us your take on Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, using some cool wintery colours listed above.

I have to tell you, I really struggled with this one!  All I could see was Christmas trees……and I just didn’t want to make another Christmas card!  When I sat down to create my card on Saturday it was 38 degrees….we were melting, not freezing!  And looking at all those trees covered in snow didn’t help drop the temperature at all!  But then…..OMG…..all those trees……why didn’t I think of that earlier……

January Creative Crew Colour Focus

I pulled out what would have to be the least used set in my stash, Lovely As A Tree, and set to work!  I love how this turned out…it’s so shimmery in real life!  Why don’t I pull this set out more often???

I embossed the trees image onto Shimmery White cardstock with white embossing powder, then sponged Island Indigo and Night of Navy to create my night scene.  It doesn’t show up well in the photo, but I added some Dazzling Diamonds at the base of each tree to look like snow.

Inspired by this challenge?  Upload your card to splitcoaststampers using they keyword:  CCREW0114DF.  We can’t wait to see what you make!  Make sure you check out the Creative Crew Challenges Gallery while you are there to see the fantastic creations by my fellow Design Team members!

I will be back tomorrow to share another of the challenges with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree, Express Yourself

Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Night of Navy

Ink:  Versamark, Island Indigo, Night of Navy

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Heat Gun, White Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Bermuda Mosaic Madness

Today’s card is a case of Nicole’s gorgeous Mosaic Madness card.  I love it when I see a card someone has made and I need to make my own straight away!

Mosaic Madness 002

I added in a Basic Black layer and used Rhinestones instead of Pearls, but everything else is the same.  Perfection doesn’t get more perfect when you mess with it, so it’s best to leave it alone!

Mosaic Madness 002 Inside

I love the inside too!  The paper piercing and rounded corners just make this card I think!

I made this one with my regular ladies yesterday…Pretty sure they love it as much as I do 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Express Yourself (Hostess)

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Jet Black Stazon

Accessories:  Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Mosaic Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots