Friday, February 15, 2008

Blogger's Challenge 34 - Happiness tip







Today's Blogger's challenge was to use the layout on Page 42 of the Stampin' Up! idea book (the HB card) for inspiration. The layout is rather, well, simple, so that left quite a bit for interpretation. My creation uses several of the stamps from the new 9 block Happiness set (formerly one block, see the post below about The Block Guy) .


I was thrilled to find out that the flowers from the Happiness set make a perfect scalloped border when using the round slit punch (shown right). That made me feel even better about breaking up that Happiness block!
The layout for the challenge is below the card ingredients. Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge cards -- the list of players is on my sidebar.
Don't forget to enter the GiveAway for the Artistic Outpost stamps, either! You have until Midnight tonight to enter (Friday, Feb 15th). The details are two posts below this one.

Ingredients:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Happiness, Noteworthy, Whimsy Wheel
Paper: Pure Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Berry Bliss DSP, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pure Pomegranate
Other: Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Brown Prima, Pearl from SU Pretties Kit, Slit Punch, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer

18 comments:

Connie said...

WOW!!! Great job! I have never used the Happiness stamp since we got it at convention LAST year. I think I'll remount mine and cut it up, too!

rozie640 said...

Oh my gosh, fabulous card, love how you stamped the scallops and then punched them out, fabulous!

Basement Stamper said...

Great job Pat! I love the design you did in the scallops!

Sheryl said...

Great idea using the flower as the focal point instead of a stamped image!! Very pretty!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful card. Great tip on the slit punch. And thanks for the link for blocks.

dasimonds said...

Beautiful Card...
Nice stamp set.
I love the scallop border
with the flowers..Perfect!!
Thanks for sharing the link...
There are others that would be nice separated.

Amber Porter said...

super cute card. Love the colors you used! Thanks for the mini tutorial on using the slit punch to make a scalloped border! Gotta try that!

Lori said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your tip about using the Happiness background piece with the slit punch. Just like Connie, I got this stamp at convention and I haven't used it since. . .

Gerrie said...

Neato GF! Great challenge, and impressingly staged! LOL

Lisa Bohler said...

Such an adorable card, Pat! I just love it! I wish my Happiness wasn't already mounted!

MJ said...

This is super! I love how you used the happiness stamp. Great card.

Nikki Bond said...

What a great take on this weeks challenge! I looks WONDERFUL! {SMILES}

Ida said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors and the cute flower scalloped border. Great idea on how to use that stamp to creat 9 different stamps. May have to keep that in mind.

Amy said...

I just got this stamp and have been debating on what to do. Mount it whole or cut it up! I just don't know.

Love this card though!

Shirley said...

Great tutorial and I love the card too! Wonderful and TFS.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the colors you used - thanks for the tip on remounting the Happiness stamp.

Juliann said...

I just got my first edition of your newsletter! I am very impressed!
I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed it, and how very well made it is!!!
Kudos to you girl!
I am going to brag about it on my blog this weekend when I get a few extra minutes!
Again thank you so much and I just love it!

Juliann said...

Oh BTW beautiful card here today as well!