Monday, February 28, 2011

SCRS Challenge #32 -- Punch It!

Hello! It's time for an all new Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge! We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are ready for some new challenges! Each week we will post an all new challenge at this time (9 PM PST on Mondays). For all the details, please visit the SCRS blog. This week's challenge is a punch challenge!

Since I was snowed in and late with my project last week, I never did get to properly thank Amber Hight for being our February guest designer! I'm sure you enjoyed all of Amber's creations as much as we all did! This is our first challenge of the month, so please welcome our March guest designer... Danielle Lounds! If you aren't familiar with Danielle's work, she will knock your socks off!

I used Birthday Josh to make a birthday card for Sabrina's music teacher, Mr. B. I first started with a sheet of music paper from Papertrey Ink's Sweet Symphony and had planned on pairing it with some My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue (which is how I chose the colors for my image), but I remembered that I had the Allegro embossing folder, so I opted to skip the second sheet of patterned paper and add some dry embossing instead. For punches, I used the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and Martha Stewart embossed button punch. I tied some Amazing Aquamarine dream string through my button (available at Pizzazz Aplenty).

For more SCRS inspiration and details, please visit the SCRS blog to see the design team's wonderful creations and their individual blogs for more details:

Danielle Lounds, our fabulous March Guest Designer!
and Sparkle Smith (Owner)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Birthday Josh (Sparkle Creations), Sentiment from Big Wish (Verve)
Paper: Sweet Symphony, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink); Frosted Teal (Prism)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamagic Wheat (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Double-Ended Banner (Papertrey Ink), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Embossed Button punch (Martha Stewart), Allegro embossing folder (Provo Craft), Markers (Copic), Amazing Aquamarine dream string (Pizzazz Aplenty), Seam binding, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. this is such a cute card stephanie-love the theme-perfect for a music teacher

  2. great card Steph! I love the music theme you have going... it makes me sing the Birthday Song in my head when I look at it, lol!

  3. Stephanie, this card is so cute! You do such a fab job showcasing these! Love the way you colored that cutie and your punched border looks great!

  4. love the embossing on the blue paper. fabulous card, Stephanie!

  5. What a sweet card Stephanie!!! Love the coloring!

  6. So cute! Lovely coloring and great design!


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