Dec 07 2007

Stamp Simply Challenge #12 – Going Round


Challenge #12 – Keyword ssnotime12-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.

Todays challenge is to make something round — a card, tag, tree ornament — anything round. NOT a round piece adhered to a card, but the actual completed project must be round!!! Oval would be OK too, just not square or rectangle. No other restrictions — use/do anything, as long as the end result is round (or oval). You can scroll down after my samples to see how to cut a round card if you’ve never done it.

Todays challenge was inspired by Cindy Motherway, or Mothermark as we all know her at SCS. She participated inmy Stamp Simplychallengelast weekand produced a really great round card!!! I had never done a round card and have long wanted to, so I knew this would be a perfect challenge for this week, forcing me to finally make that 1st roundcard!!! You can check outCindy’s round card here. Isn’t it fun!!! Thank you, Cindy, for this great idea and gorgeous sample!!! And if you have any further suggestions on making round cards, we’d be happy to have you share — after all, you ALWAYS have a story — LOL!!!

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 here.


This is my favorite! It started out as a card, but ended as a single layer, which could serve as a tag or an ornament. Wouldn’t alot of these look pretty hanging from fishing line in a window, decorated on both sides!!! Can you see the metallic round tab punched ornament topper? Well, attaching that at the top affected the way the card opens — it would no longer open properly, unless I scored across the ornament on top, making it a hinged top — and I didn’t want to do that — it would ruin the *look* of the ornament. So, my other option then was to cut off the back, changing it from a card to a single layer tag or ornament, and that’s OK. I prefer a single layer to a poorly functioning card!!!

To make the blue snowflake ornament, I cut the circle with my Coluzzle (instructions below), stamped the greeting from Many Merry Messages in Black Stazon, stamped the snowflakes from Snow Burst in Bashful Blue, and then rather heavily sponged the edges, working inwards, but not totally covering the greeting. I then covered the entire ornament with Versa Mark and embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder — so pretty and sparkly!!!


This is similar in design, just smaller. It was made with the largest of the Marvy circle punches, 3″ I think. I made this one as a card where I did score the front so it would open properly with the round tab punch on top. The following photo shows a side view so you can see how it now opens more easily with the score line, done on my new Scor-Pal, I might add!!!


Below is a regular round card with no topper on it, again punched with the 3″ Marvy punch. A hint on this one — if you adhere your DP to your cardstock before punching, it comes out almost done!!! Just make sure your punch will punch through all 3 layers at one time!!! Sentiment is from It’s Your Birthday. DP is Outlaw.


Now, about getting the circles — it’s so easy and you can use any number of tools to get the job done — Coluzzle works great, round punches, or even one of my favorite tools — a bowl or large coffee mug inverted!!!


Before cutting the paper, score it in half and fold. Put the paper in the punch, or under the Coluzzle, but DO NOT put it all the way like you normally would do. Leave a bit of the top of the circle (folded edge)so it doesn’t get cut, as shown in the photo. This makes the top of the card where the back and front join. Now, wasn’t that simple!!!

OK, now let’s see what kind of round beauties you all can come up with!!! I think these are so much fun and so amazingly simple and quick!!! Hope you can find time to give them a try!!!

47 responses so far

47 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #12 – Going Round”

  1. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    WOWZA! Sharon these are absolutely gorgeous!!!! What a wonderful challenge. I have never made a round card, but I will for sure be giving this one a try this weekend. Your samples are stunning and thank you for the detailed instructions (and the photo’s) I am a visual learner, lol! Have a great day:)

  2. Mothermark says:

    Sharon! Your three little cards are amazing and wonderful….no big surprise, since you made them! I am honored my round card inspired you…wow, that’s quite a compliment! Thank you so much for telling *my story* and providing a link to my card….Friday’s are fun! Off to make a round card…..

    Happy Friday!

  3. Coni says:

    Those cards are just beautiful! Greta idea!

  4. Silke Ledlow says:

    What a great idea…I will try some in a little while too!!!
    I like the one that looks like an ornament!!!

  5. flossie says:

    these are awesome, love the ornament card.

  6. Michelle R says:

    I MUST make some of these. Yours are unbelievably gorgeous! You’ve done it again, my friend! Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

  7. Natasha says:

    These are amazing Sharon! What a great idea to use the tab as an ornament topper! So cool!

  8. Mothermark says:

    Here is mine…..are we supposed to put a link here?

  9. Sue B says:

    You do the bestest challenges!!! I can actually finish them. Here’s my one for the morning – I did ovals.
    Thanks for all of the inspiration. Hugs.

  10. Maggie says:

    Love this! I would have never thought of it. Thanks!

  11. Bev says:

    Those are all just gorgeous. Hope to get to try them. tfs

  12. LisaC says:

    Very cute! I just might have to dig out my coluzzle and give it a try! As for the round tab punch – if you adhered the front and back parts to the front and back card parts respectively instead of through both layers together, then it would open “properly!” Wouldn’t it?! Or is that just in my mind?! 😉

  13. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Looks like a fun challenge!!! I really enjoyed mothermark’s round card last week, and your round “ornaments” are just fabulous!!! Hope to play later today!!!

  14. Carolen says:

    The blue is my favourite too! Wonderful job Sharon and thanks
    for all the pics!

  15. nancy littrell says:

    Adorable Round Cards…..what a great idea for Xmas tags. Don’t think I could design a pocket card in the round though 🙂 Three more pockets to go AFTER I finish deco. for Xmas! Happy Stamping, Nancy

  16. Wow, your round cards are beautiful! Cool idea!

  17. Hazel says:

    Thanks for another wonderful challenge. Needed to make a few gift cards, so thanks for getting me started. Here is my card.

  18. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Love your cards! Using my sizzix circle die made it easier. Here’s mine:

  19. twinks says:

    Gorgeous cards! All of you just inspire me so. When things settle a bit on the homefront, i WILL try to catch up and learn how to upload. TFS!

  20. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Sharon, All 3 of yours are just beautiful, but the red is my favorite. Made time to do one, but I don’t have any large punches or cutters so had to trace a big soup mug. Hope the crooked cutting lines don’t show too much. Anyway…here it is:

  21. Oh Sharon, your round cards are gorgeous! I think the blue ornament tag is my favorite, too! Love how you used the round tab punch for the top — it’s perfect!

  22. Susan Daly says:

    I love the little ornanment cards. They are sooo cute. Neat idea.

  23. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    How cool..ornament cards!!

  24. Chat says:

    OH my sharon !!!!!!
    putting me in the mood to do this challenge
    amazing card ornaments !!!!!

  25. Kim Sheller says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial and fun idea! I just created one of the circle tags. You can view it at It is now where near as nice as yours, but it was my first attempt. If I find some more time I would like to make more. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  26. Rose Ann says:

    All of these are absolutely beautiful!! I love how you used the Round Tab punch!

  27. SmilynStef says:

    Another very fun idea. I used my Giga Scallop punch to make my little striped thank you:

  28. MrsBoz says:

    Your tags are all just gorgeous! You certainly inspired me!!! I made a bunch of round tags for my gifts I’m wrapping this weekend!!! I did get a photo of one of them:
    Thanks for the inspiration to get those last few gifts wrapped and tagged!!

  29. MrsBoz says:

    I had one more gift and made a quickie tag. I still had to wrap Grandma’s slippers!!! LOL!
    I liked this challenge; it made me get things done!!!

  30. leslierich says:

    These are so cute! Little tag cards you could actually hang on the tree like ornaments! I love them and I love the idea!! Thanks, Sharon!

  31. Jodi (Kharmagirl on SCS) says:

    Thanks for a fun challenge Sharon!!
    Here is mine:

  32. These are super!
    I love round cards, too!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Rhonda says:

    OH my goodness!! I have to say that these are some of the cutest, most creative tags I’ve ever seen and I plan on making up a bunch to go on my gifts this year!!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creativity with us/me!!

  34. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    I finally got to your challenge!!! Better late than never! Anyway, here is my card. Thanks for another great challenge Sharon:)

  35. Terry AKA TERRORE3 says:

    Sharon these are FANTABULAUS!!!! I’m hosting a SAS f0or cellabration and this will be a great addition. Thanks for sharing your Terrific work.


  36. SophieLaFontaine says:

    I love reading your blog and looking at your projects! Your writing is so cheerful and enthusiastic! And the projects are totally neat!

  37. Mercy says:

    these are absolutely fabulous! love, love, love the idea of ornament cards…wonderful inspiration, sharon!

  38. Tracy says:

    These are gorgeous!!!

  39. Marilyn (mlj-mlj) says:

    Sharon- your cards are gorgeous. The entire gallery is filled with beauties. I am submitting a silly card~ I hope you won’t kick me out of future challenges! Here it is:

  40. Michele says:

    WOW; love these round cards; absolutely amazing!!!

  41. First off these cards are AMAZING! Second, thank you so much for showing us how to make them!!

  42. Donelda says:

    Love your circles Sharon!! I tried one but my end result is not nearly as nice as yours (actually a bit embarressing to even post). It is on my blog at if you are interested (don’t rush :-)) hahaha


  43. I finally got a chance to make something round — here is my snowglobe gift tag!

    Great challenge, Sharon — thanks! 🙂

  44. Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    Finally got to try this card! it was great fun! I love the idea of the tab at the top – looks just like an ornament!

  45. Carmen says:

    Hi Sharon! I have always admired your cards and really enjoy your blog. This is my first time doing one of your challenges! You can see my round cards here:

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