Friday, January 23, 2009

It's Out Of Here! A Grand Slam!

In keeping with the theme of yesterday's post -- the triple play, today is a Grand Slam! This post is covering 5 challenges!

First is the BC83- color challenge- red, black, kiwi and white
Second is the BC82 which I missed last week-- same but different
(you can see the other player's challenge cards by clicking the logo on the sidebar)
Third is the MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge 70 both cards use this sketch
(You can find this sketch HERE)
Fourth is that both of these cards are 100% Stampin Up and are part of my Your Hired cards
(You can see what the other people who are hired are doing by clicking
there names on the sidebar)
Fifth is a mini tutorial on how to do the scallop edge on the first card with Stampin Up punches

So let's get started.

First up, is the color challenge card. These colors are so fun. The Kiwi looks great with the black and or the Red!

Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red texture, Bella Rose dp and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: red brads, white gel pen, markers, 1 1/2 circle punch, scallop circle punch, tool kit, ruler, Coluzzle

Next up is the make up for last week's same but different challenge. I used the same layout and the same stamp set!

What a different feel, huh?

Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons and Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Gable Green, (base of card, don't sho up well in pic) Green Galore, Whisper White and Rainbow Sherbet dp
Ink: Basic Black and Green Galore
Other: markers, green galore and pretty in pink brads, mat pack paper piercer, Coluzzle

Now for the mini tutorial on the scallop edge on the first card.

You will begin with the 1 1/2 inch circle punch and punch a circle in your card stock

Next you will use your scallop circle punch and by looking at the bottom you will line it up so that you will get a very thin scallop circle frame. See below.

After punching you will have this. See below.

Now you just need to snip it between scallops and attach to whatever you want the scallop on. This will also work on a straight edge, but of course we already have a punch for that! These do make a smaller scallop though. See below for how I attach. I just run my adhesive around the edge and the attach.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Mary Jo

22 nice people left a comment:

Unknown said...

WOW...what a great way to make up for last week's challenge. These cards are fantastic. I love the layout design and all your instructions about how you created your special touches are most welcome!

Pam said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Bohler said...

That's it! You win...5 challenges in one!

Both cards are adorable...that layout is fantastic! Lots of detail without being distracting! Super cute job!

Ladystamper said...

Holy cow girl! What an over achiever you are. I love the tutorial! Thanks for sharing. You're the best!

Kerry D-C said...

Oooh! aaaaaaaaaah! you knocked these out of the park! These are FABBY! You're so clever to use that punch to make the curved scallops!

Basement Stamper said...

I'm going for one of those today, although I don't think it will be a grand slam, maybe a triple LOL!

Love both card and thanks for the tutorial, will have to try that scallop!

Lisa Somerville said...

I think you've just topped 'em all for the most challenges used on one card! Both are wonderful and really show just how different things look with a few changes.

Stampin_melissa said...

How clever to use the scallops that way! Now I NEED a 1 1/2" circle punch!

Ida said...

You "ROCK" Girl! What a way to combine so many challenges. Wonderful cards. I love the Color Combo as a Christmas themed card and the other card reminds me of Spring which I am so looking forward too. Great sketch too.

Lisa Martz said...

Pretty cards! I love using the scallop punch in that manner!

Connie Babbert said...

Way to go combining all the challenges! LOVE your cards.

Unknown said...

What a great card. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Jessica Lynn

Patti Chesky said...

Both cards are incredible. I love that stamp set. Great new use of the scallop punch.

Julie said...

The cards are beautiful. Thanks for the scallop edge tutorial. That is a great idea.

Patty (SCS-pepperrn) said...

thanks for this awesome tutorial! i will have to try this!



Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Mary Jo! You are amazing! These creations are just fantastic! :D

Lori said...

5 in one--that's impressive! Your cards are a great example of the same but different--and both fabulous.

Selene Kempton said...

I SO didnt understand how people were doing that scallop edge thing, until i saw your photos!!! This is too cool and i'll be trying that out this week for sure! Great Job with the combination of challenges!

Kristen said...

OMGoodness, you really pulled off all these challenges. Way to make up. Your cards are always so wonderful, and these are no different. Great cards MJ.

p.s. you should have mail any day now. Have fun!

Nikki Bond said...

Tooo clever! Love your layout too...great job ! {SMILES}

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful cards! Great tip on the scallop border I totally have to try it. Thanks for playing! :)

Janna said...

MJ, this is awesome!! Both card are stunning and I love how you made the scalloped frames!! Thanks for the tutorial!