Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SOS Challenge 58 - Triple Threat

It's time for another challenge over at the Shopping Our Stash blog! This week we have a Triple Threat! We ask you to use at least three items from this list: ribbon, flowers, lace, pearls, glimmer mists, punched elements or die cut elements, rhinestones, doilies (stamped will work too), dry embossing or scoring -OR- use three of one type of embellishment. LOTS of options, here!

Being the over-achiever that I tend to be, I did both options. :) First, here's my "three from the list" card:

I started with a piece of pretty K&Co paper sent to me by my Tweep & Bloggy pal Cindy, aka: The Crafty Frugalista. (*waves*) This paper could pretty much be used all by its lonesome, but noooooo, I dolled it up. My three items from the list are the doily, which I cut off and stuck under the ribbon, which is woven through a piece of eyelet lace. I went for four items and added some pearls, too.

There's some serious stash usage happenin' here. The skinny ribbon is from waaaaay back when I first started stamping and hadn't heard of SU yet, so I bought that skinny ribbon in every color. Sometimes twice. The eyelet lace was found hiding in a cubbyhole behind some other lace; I'd completely forgotten I even had it. The doily is from a pack of too many for $1 and I will never, ever, use them all.  Also, the letters in the word 'love' are stickers from the Webster's Pages Groupon dealio I bought last year. Speaking of never, ever, using all of something. ;/ Oh, the layers of card stock are Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade. ALSO, this card is 4.5x6.5, so I'll be making an envelope for it, some day.

For my next trick, I spied a container of shiny prezzie stickers on my desk and I attempted to disappear them by making this:

 and this:

That's six of the eight glitter stickers GONE! I still have the container with the two remaining glitter sticker prezzies, but I am still way ahead of where I was a few days ago.

Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and collect a bunch of "stuff", combine it all to make a card, then come back to Shopping Our Stash to link us up so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Now this is a serious stash-buster challenge. WOOT! I love the simplicity of the present cards, and that K&Co paper is delicious :)

  2. Love all of them! The first one with that pretty paper is outstanding and love the way you did the doily.
    The ones with the stickers - WOW! CAS and just wonderful.
    So cute.

  3. I spied that luscious textured paper right away. I even remember the rubbery feel of the embossing. (Sigh. Love paper! Lol.) Great cards for this challenge. They are all smile inducing! *smile* (See?)

  4. oh wow ALL of these are brilliant takes on this week's challenge! i LOOOOOOVE the super-embellished flowery one, of course, but the super-stark bright white C&S vibe of the prezzies also ROCKS! the most impressive thing, o'course, is that you can do BOTH!!! ♥♥♥


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