Thanks a Bunch – The Challenge #51

Hello! I hope your Monday morning finds you ready for a new week 🙂 Are you ready for a challenge? One of my cards was chosen as the winner for the The Challenge #48 and they have asked me to be their guest designer this week! I’m so thrilled to play along with this very talented design team!

The Challenge 51 111615Aren’t these colors cozy? I can just picture the fireplace going in the background and being wrapped up in a warm blanket with a book open…sigh…

Thanks a Bunch - The Challenge #51I tried to give my card a warm and cozy feel as well. I looked and looked for a patterned paper that gave me that feel and finally manged to find one in my 12×12 paper stash. I paired it up with stamped leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set by Stampin’ Up!. I really love the size and detail of the leaves, this set is a keeper!

Thanks a Bunch - The Challenge #51The flip side of the dots pattern paper was a very soft blue neutral pattern so I used it to stamp my leaves. I tried to use my ScanNCut to cut the image out, but either my machine doesn’t like this design or my technical skills were lacking today, either way, I couldn’t get the image to register so I broke down and fussy cut the leaves. I’m glad I had to do it because I think that perhaps I have finally gotten the hang of moving the paper and not the scissors…after five years! Ha!

I stamped a greeting and rounded the whole thing off with a few iridescent sequins.

Thank you for stopping by! Please visit The Challenge for more inspiration and I hope to see you in their gallery this week!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink

Pattern Paper: My Family-Father by Fancy Pants

Ink: Soft Suede by Stampin’ Up!; Soft Navy by Simon Says Stamp; Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamps:  Vintage Leaves by Stampin’ Up! and Label Love by Altenew

Dies: Stitched Mats: Rectangles by Lil ‘Inker and Envelope Line Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented)

Embellishments: Unknown source for iridescent sequins


  1. Nance Salkeld says:

    Shannon, congrats on being our guest designer this week! Love your interpretation of the challenge. This would make a great masculine card. Your fussy cutting is awesome! Have a great week!

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