Friday, January 9, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #81 - Designer Series Paper

This week's challenge was to create a project using any Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.

At my last stamp camp in December, we did a few birthday cards and I never posted them here, so this was fortunately ready for this week. I love it when a plan comes together.

I started with a card base of Old Olive and layered it with Pink Pirouette. The center panels are Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. The DSP is folded using the Pleated Paper technique. I edged the folds and edges with Pretty in Pink ink and added the Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon.

The medallion embellishment is stamped with the Bella's Bloom stamp set. I colored directly on the stamp with Pretty in Pink and Old Olive markers then stamped it on Whisper White cardstock. The circles were punched out with the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches. They were layered and popped up on dimensionals over the knot in the ribbon. The greeting is stamped in Regal Rose and is from the On Your Birthday stamp set.

Be sure to check out all the other Bloggers Challenge players as you have time, I know they will have some inspiring work for you. The link is on my sidebar at the right.

My card is actually a CASE of this card here. At last year's convention, I received a swap from my friend Lisa Somerville. I've wanted to case it ever since and this was the perfect opportunity. I'm not sure she had ever posted her original card to her blog, but I wanted you to see it because it surely is a beauty! Lisa's blog is HERE if you have time to take a
look. She is our Blogger's Challenge Mom and does fabulous work!

Have a wonderful weekend! I fly from Leadership here in Orlando Florida tonight to Lowell, Mass. Emma has a skating competition there this weekend and I am meeting her and my DH there so I can see her team skate! Go National Blades!



  1. This is a beautiful card...such soft and feminine colors. Awesome design from your inspiration piece. :)

  2. Robin, I think your cards you make are lovely! Thank you for sharing them with us.
    I especially like the the pink one!
    I just wanted to let you know that i have nominated you to receive a blog award. You can visit my blog to claim it.

  3. ooooh! so soft and pretty! great job!

  4. Robin, this is so pretty!!! I love the layout and all the pink!!! We have to chat so you can tell me all about Leadership!!!

  5. What a Soft and Delicate card. Very pretty indeed.

  6. Robin,

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE pink, and it looks fabulous on the old olive. I would comment more specifically but it would go on forever because I love every detail.


  7. This is beautiful! I love how you used the ribbon to just pop out from behind the image, making the image the center of your "bow!" Clever!

  8. This is beautiful Robin! Love the pink and green! Best of luck to Emma! Lowell is about an hour and a half from me! Stay warm! :D

  9. Hey girl!!!! Just checking in with you-I am still in Orlando checking up on emails and surfing a little. Just wanted to check in with you to say hi and that I am sooooo glad I got to spend some time with you!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!

    By the way....check out Shelli's blog.....You are showcased looking like you are having sooooo much fun at Manager's Reception!!!!! You Go Girl!!!!! And Jarron showed your tree topper and talked about you girl!!!

    Talk to ya soon....I hope your daughter's ice skating is going great!!!!

  10. Very pretty, love the clean, soft look.


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