Nov 23 2007

Stamp Simply Challenge #10 – DP Rules!

Published by at 2 45 am under Challenges,Christmas Cards


Challenge #10 – Keyword ssnotime10-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Today’s challenge is to use Designer Paper. Nothing is quicker than putting a card together with designer paper, and at this time of year, we all need quick, so pull out that paper and USE it!!! You are only allowed a sentiment stamp, NO OTHER STAMPED IMAGES ALLOWED!!! You can use anything else you want in terms of tools or embellies, and you can use as many sentiments (words) as you like. The idea is to let your designer paper do your work for you!!!

Click here to see another card I recently uploaded which falls into this category.

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linkso I can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 and instructions are there.


Both cards I made as samples use Fruitcake DP by Basic Grey, sentiments from O Christmas Tree by Flourishes, along with SU Basic Black and Very Vanilla. Both are super simple layouts. This card has machine stitching, but that’s because I really wanted to play Julia’s challenge of yesterday (WT141 at SCS)to add sewing to your card. I didn’t have time to do many cards, so I doubled up – and that’s OK! You could also faux stitch around this card, or just omit the stitching all together. You can see how quick this card would be to put together or to mass produce.


Here’s another simple layout. There really isn’t much to say about either of these cards as they are so simple and self-explanatory. Even the sentiment panel on this one is super simple — just what we need at this time of year. I know everyone thinks of that cute tree when they hear O Christmas Tree — some call it a Charlie Brown tree, others call it a feather tree — in any event, that set has many sentiments in it as well, making it a super versatile set for this time of year. Again, both sentiments I used were from O Christmas Tree by Flourishes.

Well, that’s it for today — hope you get a chance to dig out all your fun DP’s and USE them. OH, speaking of which, think about this — seriously — how often have you EVER started a pack of DP and used it completely — that’s HARD to do — agree? So, don’t hoard, USE!!! Have fun — I’m anxious to see what you all come up with!!!

Thanks for checking in!!! Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!!!

40 responses so far

40 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #10 – DP Rules!”

  1. twinks says:

    gorgeous; oohing and aahing!

  2. Michelle R says:

    Those are absolutely adorable! I swear…your genius never ceases to amaze me!

  3. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Fun, fun cards. The snow people are just adorable and I absolutely love your stitching on the one card. Once I have my papers out now, I hope to get several of these done. The are about 6 different scenes on a sheet. Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration. Here’s mine:

  4. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Oh my gosh Sharon, these cards are so adorable! And, guess what, I have this paper, oh boy another case coming on. Actually I have all of the Figgy Pudding and Fruitcake papers, hmmm, interesting, how many variations can I make?

  5. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Wow, these are both so cute! What fun holiday paper!! I love the simple layouts you have used too! Hopefully I will get to play at some point today, if not then definetely this weekend! Thanks for a fun challenge:)

  6. These are adorable! I love the stitching around the Merry Merry card.

  7. Silvia (stampinsilvia) says:

    Thanks for the fun challenge! You can fine my little ensaamble here! I might have to play again later!!!

    I decided to make postcard type cards… I think she will enjoy them!

  8. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Here is a quick 4 x 4 card that I did for today’s fun challenge!! Thanks Sharon:)

    I made another one too, but the colours are off on the photo, not sure if I will upload or not.

  9. lorettal says:

    I love this challenge Sharon. I’m going to do another one, or maybe a previos one. *sigh* I have more creativity than time… I posted on SCS nad my blog;

  10. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Here is another one for this fun challenge! Don’t like how it photographed. It looks much better IRL, but am uploading anyway!!

  11. Hazel says:

    Thanks for such a simple challenge during a busy week. This card was quick and fun. If I don’t get started soon on my Christmas cards, this may be the inspiration for all of them.
    Here is my card.

  12. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Love quick cards with dp. Love your snowmen! Here’s mine:

  13. Marilyn (mlj-mlj) says:

    Thanks for the fun challenge. Your cards are gorgeous, SHaron. Here is my take.

  14. Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    Here is my card for the challenge:

    This is a great idea to focus on the designer paper – a simple fast card to make!

  15. Ann says:

    Thanks for a great challenge Sharon!! This is my first time actually playing even though I check every Friday to see what you have for us!! Here’s my card:

  16. Rose Ann says:

    Oh….I love these! This sounds like a fun challenge. Maybe I can play tomorrow. Thanks, Sharon!

  17. leslierich says:

    These cards are both so amazingly cute! Forget how simple they are–you don’t even notice that. All you see is CUTE! Love them!

  18. Awesome challenge Sharon, I adore designer papers. I can’t believe how quickly my card came together. Thanks.

  19. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    OK, here is another one for this weeks fun challenge!! Somebody stop me, lol!!! Super quick and easy again. Thanks Sharon:)

  20. Stamperdoc says:

    So cute Sharon! I am having trouble parting with some of my Basic Grey holiday papers, but I dug into the stash to make the paper trees, so maybe I’ll continue the trend and use some for a few cards!

  21. Becky G says:

    These are wonderful! I love that DP!

    Here is a card I made for your challenge.

    Hope your having a Happy Holiday!

  22. Michelle -sf9erfan on SCS says:

    Happy Saturday! Great challenge Sharon. I have lots of DP with large images that would be perfect for cards. Here is my card. Easy to make. Just pick a sentiment, placement and done!!

  23. Val says:

    Clever and so simple, Sharon!

  24. Tammy says:

    Sharon, I really like the Merry, Merry card! I don’t often find any use for the plain, solid side of 2-sided cardstock so this is appealing! Headed to Archivers later today, and am going to look for pieces like this to try!

  25. Sherrie (Sherrie) says:

    Sharon, these are sooo cute. I’ve been looking at my papers to see what variations I can make. Such a good idea, especially this time of year! Thanks!!

  26. Lynda says:

    Hi Sharon!
    Your cards are fantastic!!! Here is mine!

    Have a great day!


  27. Billie says:

    Thanks Sharon for the fun challenge!

  28. nancy littrell says:

    Quick, but still adorable and filled with the holiday spirit. Thanks Sharon for an easy challenge. What did we ever do without designer papers?!? Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with blessings, ours certainly was as we spent the holiday with our kids in Bellevue. Happy Holidays, Nancy

  29. Taylor says:

    these are just so fabulous!!! i love ’em! thanks for the fun challenge!

  30. Debbie Olson says:

    I played to day, Sharon! Better late than never, right? 😀 Love, LOVE your samples!

  31. Amber H. says:

    Oh, Sharon!! I love these. Awesome Challenge. I will get to it soon. For now I have added you to my blog roll if that is okay.

  32. Donelda says:

    Hi Sharon!! I loved this challenge. I have a ton of designer paper that I just can’t bring myself to cut…so this was the perfect challenge for me!!


  33. Regina Davis says:

    Sharon, what a great challenge. You can never go wrong with pretty designer paper…especially BasicGrey’s Figgy Pudding. Care to see my card?

  34. Melanie says:

    Aha! Sharon, I had your beautiful examples in mind when I purchased my first packages of BG’s Fruitcake!! And the first thing I did with my Fruitcake was this challenge!!!! I uploaded them into my SCS gallery and onto my blog — thanks so much for this great inspiration!

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