Jan 11 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #17 – Tall and Thin

Challenge #17 – Keyword ssnotime17-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 (you guessedit)to make a card that is *tall and thin* and by that I mean a card that is oriented vertically, such as one to fit a standard business sized envelope, SUs open end envelopes, or anything along those lines. DO NOT orient the cardhorizontally like we did last week I DO NOT want a long and low card, I want a *tall and thin* card OK? Last week’s challenge to do a long and low card was the most participated in challenge I have run — so, thinking you all might like this size/shape card, I decided to continue with the same, only to orient it vertically this time, so hope you don’t mind. No other rules — just have fun! But remember, the theme of my challenges in generalis to *stamp simply*, so lets just keep that in mind!

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.


I made my sample card to fit SU’s small open end envelopes. My card is 6 1/2 x 3 1/4. My card base was cut 6 1/2″ square and scored in half, creating a side fold card. This is an ultra simple card. The main image is stamped on black in Versa Mark, embossed in white and matted on white. The little flower and pearl are both attached with Mini Glue Dots and are from the Pretties Kit. The sentiment is rubbed on from SU’s new Eastern Elegance Rub Ons. The Groovy Guava is the textured. The ribbons are SU retired black organdy (oh, how I miss that!) and the dotted organdy is Offray.

  • Stamps: Time Well Spent
  • Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Textured Groovy Guava
  • Ink: Versa Mark
  • Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Pretties Kit, Ticket Corner Punch, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons, Ribbons, Mini Glue Dots.

That’s it for now!!! I am really loving this shape of card, whether it be long and low or tall and thin. Hope you all can play sometime this weekend — have a great one!!! Thanks much!!!

62 responses so far

62 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #17 – Tall and Thin”

  1. Becky G says:

    Sharon, this is so beautiful. Love the black and guava together!

  2. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    I love the simplicity of this Sharon, yet it is still VERY elegant!! Love the colours too!! I haven’t stamped in a while, but I will make time this weekend to do this challenge! I might even get to last weeks challenge too, lol!! Have a wonderful day:)

  3. Kay says:

    Just gorgeous! I love the flower, the ribbon, the embossed image, the size, the colors . . . need I go on? Yes – I LOVE it ALL!

  4. Lois (clownmom) says:

    I no longer work at my “paying job” on Fridays (I call it “semi-semi retirement”) so I can play with you. Love your card — especially the colors. Here’s my submission in your challenge — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/770140?cat=8361

  5. flossie says:

    WOW, this card is beautiful, love the color combo.

  6. Janine says:

    Thanks for another challenge. Love all the cards that you have done in the past few days. Beautiful work.

  7. Kay says:

    Hi Sharon –
    I’m not sure that this card fits “SIMPLE” but it is tall & thin!


  8. Dawn E. says:

    Yah! Love Fridays for your challenge! Your card is beautiful! I will be giving this a go this afternoon!

  9. Silke Ledlow says:

    TGIF for Sharon’s challenge…love your challenge and here is my card. Hopefully I have time to play some more….


  10. Kelly says:

    This is really pretty!

  11. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    How many times/ways can I say I just love your style! Clean and elegant and full of class/style. Love how you mixed the sheer with the dotted ribbon – going to have to try that out. Have a great weekend and thanks for the time you take to keep this wonderful blog going.

  12. Linsey says:

    Hi Sharon! This was a fun one, thanks for the inspiration! Here’s my tall and thin card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/770381?cat=500&ppuser=132080

    Have a super weekend!

  13. lacyquilter says:

    Very elegant. Love the colors.

  14. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Gorgeous card, love your challenges. Combined 2 challenges today, have a workshop tonight. You can find mine here:

  15. Deborah (beadn&stampn) says:

    How fun!! I didn’t get to do last weeks so I will play tonight!! Thanks Sharon!!

  16. Deb Neerman says:

    Simply beautiful, Sharon!

  17. Vicky Gould says:

    Hi Sharon:

    I am about to post my second challenge card for your blog. I sure am enjoying seeing more of your work here on the blog – always knew you rocked and knew you’d be in the dirt pile one day! Keep up the great work.

    Here’s my card:


    Have a great weekend!


  18. Jessie/Knightrone says:

    Thanks so much for another wonderful challenge. Here is my card!!

  19. Judy says:

    Hi Sharon. I just found your fun challenges, I haven’t been able to play in many challenges and really had fun with this one.
    Its nice to get back to basics and make an easy yet pretty card..
    thanks for the fun today.
    this is the card I made:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=42410

  20. Jodi (Kharmagirl on SCS) says:

    Fun challenge Sharon!! Thanks! Here is mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/770963?cat=10362

  21. Linda Bullard says:

    Lovely card, Sharon! You are so masterful at incorporating black into your designs. Always so striking! And thanks for the reminder that I need to get the Pretties Kit! Linda

  22. Chris says:

    I love that heart on black. So, so elegant!

  23. Dawn E. says:

    Thanks for the challenge Sharon! I’ve got mine loaded on my blog and here in my gallery at SCS!
    Thanks for looking!

  24. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    I finally found a little stamping time, YEAH!!! Anyway, here is my card for yesterday’s challenge! Thanks Sharon:)

  25. DeborahLynneS says:

    Ouch!!! I did the wrong challenge and uploaded it to the wrong place!!! SORRY!!! I was thinking– long and low, long and low…
    Oh well– start over!!!

    Here’s the mistake– should be under the last challenge I guess:


    Thanks for looking!!!

  26. DeborahLynneS says:

    I went back to edit it to last week’s challenge!!! Guess I’m gettin old!!!

  27. Susan Hall says:

    Here is my card. This is the first time to try one of your sketches and I truely love it. http://www.susanscornor.blogspot.com Susan

  28. Connie Watson says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I just submitted my Tall and Thin entry. It’s been awhile since I have submitted a card…oh boy, I was taxing my brain today!!
    But it’s done and I can’t thank you enough, Sharon, that I met you and was introduced to your Blog. What fun!!

  29. Connie Watson says:

    Well, Sharon, I think I did it right this time!!….at least I hope so!!

  30. StampMom says:

    Love the challenge of making a lean & mean card — check mine out at my StampMom blog at http://stampmom.blogspot.com/2008/01/tall-skinny-card-silly-not-me.html Thanks for interrupting the drudgery of my weekend housework… 😉

  31. Hazel says:

    Thanks for another great challenge. Needed a birthday card for someone who happens to be a dairy farmer, so this was perfect timing. Your card is wonderful. Love the black and guava combination.

  32. Alex says:

    Hey Sharon, cool sketch, I have actually participated yeay, have popped it on my blog, will hopefully try and pop it on SCS tomorrow, its very late here so if you fancy a look



    (Flourishes Alumni!!!) lol xxxx

  33. Deb Neerman says:

    Wowsa! Looks like a lot of players this week; that’s so great, Sharon!

    Here’s mine:


    Thanks for hosting these wonderful challenges; you rock!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  34. DeborahLynneS says:

    Finally got it right!!! Tall and Thin!!! Thanks for the fun challenge, Sharon.
    Here’s mine:


    Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful weekend!!!

  35. I am so excited to participate in another of your great challenges, Sharon! Thanks so much for challenging me to not make things difficult! I’ve uploaded my card here… http://thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/2008/01/sharon-johnsons-challenge.html. Of course, I will probably go and post at SCS as well. Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  36. Dawn Marie says:

    I love your blog, and stalk it daily!!!
    Here is my card: http://dawnsspecialcreations.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for looking!!!
    Dawn Marie in Michigan

  37. Rose Ann says:

    It’s another elegant beauty! I love the colors, and little flower and pearl accent!

  38. This was a great challenge, I have never made a “Tall & Thin” card. I had a ton of fun. Thanks for helping me think outside of “my” box.


  39. leslierich says:

    I love the Guava and black with that gorgeous ribbon and the Pretties! This textured cardstock is one of my favorite things to come along in forever, too, but I keep forgetting to use it. Your card is so elegant and such a fine example of quick and easy yet beautiful!

  40. I managed to make one of these before I lost all my energy today!!! Mine is posted to SCS here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/772084?nocache=1 It will soon be one my blog!!! Thanks, Sharon, for a great challenge. I would have tried last weeks “Long and Low” challenge, but I was getting ready for my stamp camp!!! I know you know how that is!!!

  41. Helen says:

    Here is the first of the cards I made for this weeks challenge. It was good to finally have some time to stamp. I really like this type of challenge since work took over my stamp time.


  42. Helen says:

    Here is the first of the cards I made for this weeks challenge. It was good to finally have some time to stamp. I really like this type of challenge since work took over my stamp time.


  43. Helen says:

    Sorry about my first comment with the wrong link. I am a bit rusty on the downloading again. Here is the second card that I made for the challenge;


  44. Tai says:

    Hello All:

    I played the challenge this week and enjoyed it. I did post in my SCS gallery as well as my blog so when you get a moment please view both of them and leave a comment.

    SCS Gallery : http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=1878

    Blog: http://www.taistrinkets.blogspot.com

    Thanks For Creating This Challenge


  45. Hey Sharon! Got time finally to play and here’s my take on your “Tall & Thin” challenge! I have to admit, this card was a challenge in and of itself! I used stamps I haven’t used in years and took on a style that I haven’t stamped in ages either!! It was fun!

  46. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    Sharon, this is what I came up with. Very quick and easy :D!


    Thanks for another great challenge 😀

  47. Thank you for these wonderful challenges Sharon! Here’s my try at it…


    I also added it to my blog.

    Your card for this challenge is so beautiful and elegant! Thanks for sharing your work with us! 😀

  48. Bobbi Gumino says:

    Here is my card for your challenge this week. My demonstrator talked me into doing it. It is my first challenge…and it was fun! Now let’s see if I can l can link it correctly!


    Thanks so much!!!

  49. nancy littrell says:

    How do you do it?!? Your cards are just simply so elegant and yes, simply designed. Another Sharon Styled Gorgeous, Gorgeous card! TFS
    Love the color combo, prima on the heart and ribbons 🙂

  50. Deb Neerman says:

    Hi Sharon: Got a second, super-simple ‘Tall and Thin’ card to post on SCS … it’s also on my blog.

    Thanks for the challenge!!

  51. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Here’s my first card for one of your challenges: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/774346?nocache=1

  52. flossie says:

    This was fun, love these tall cards, mine is on my site, http://www.flofollies.blogspot.com

  53. Not being totally happy with my first try…I decided to “fix” it. Thanks so much for these challenges Sharon. It is a lot fun playing! Here is my revised version…


  54. Connie Watson says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I don’t know what I am doing wrong….I entered 2 uploads of the same card for your tall& skinny challenge. They are at Splitcoast somewhere!!…just not where the other cards are. Mmmm…frustrating. I’ll get it one of these days. Connie

  55. Yosha says:

    Looking at every one’s cards I need to buy some 12×12 cardstock to make a proper tall and skinny card! But here’s my attempt…


  56. Donelda says:

    wow, 59 comments…I’d say these different size cards are popular!! And some awesome cards made by so many talented stampers!! Here is my addition to the bunch! Had so much fun with it I had to make a set.



  57. AJ says:

    And here is mine~
    thanks~ I love these longer styles cards!!!

  58. Sharon
    I’m just getting around to posting my tall/thin card for challenge 17
    Here is mine in my scs gallery:

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