Apr 24 2008

Stamp Simply #32 – Thinking Out of the Box

Published by at 11 51 pm under Challenges,General Purpose Cards

Keyword ssnotime32-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.

The challenge this week is to think out of the box.And to clarify, I don’t mean to stamp out of the box, but I mean to THINK out of the box — or in other words, to use a stamp in some way that it was not originally intended. Look at your stamps as if they were each individual, not as part of a set or part of a predetermined image or set of images — what ELSE could you possibly do with them? Let your child-like creativity run wild!!! We can really have fun with this one!!! Cant wait to see what you all do!!! Just have fun with it!!!

As always, try to stick with our overall themeto *stamp simply*. Here are some samples:

Check out Julie Koerberssample.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers sample.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample.

Check out Janine Orchards sample.

Check out Becky Oehlers Sample.

What a fabulous Stamp Simply Team!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

And my sampleis below.

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 linksowe 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 this paper pieced flower out of the skirts of the bride’s dresses in Wedding Party by Flourishes. You can view this set by clicking here. The set has a single bride, and I stamped her skirt 4 times on this DP and cut each out. The set also has a bride and groom, and I stamped that bride’s skirt twice on the DP and cut it out. Once I had cut out my 6 skirts, or petals, I started playing with them – and honestly, there were so many good possibilites. I had a gorgeous big bow, like on a little girls dress, and I also had a beautiful butterfly, but I decided to use all 6 pieces and make this flower.

I punched a 3/4″ circle of the same DP and outlined the edges with a black marker. That served as my center, and then I also added a large white brad. The fullness lines in the skirt, or veins on the petal, were gone over with a glue pen and dazzling diamonds — super pretty IRL.

The stamp sets used, Wedding Party and Fantasy Floral Garden (used for sentiment), as well as the pink satin ribbon, pink sheer dotted ribbon (both by May Arts), Sulty Pad by Basic Grey and the TagsTrio Shapeabilities by Spellbinders and Quickie GluePenare all available at Flourishes.

  • Stamps: Wedding Party, Fantasy Floral Garden by Flourishes
  • Paper: Prism Frosted Yellow, Sulty by Basic Grey
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black
  • Accessories: Satin and Dotted Sheer Ribbon, Brad, Tags Trio Shapeabilities, 3/4″ Punch, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Pop Dots

Thanks so much for stopping in! Hope you can find some time to play this weekend, or anytime!!! Wishing you all a wondeful weekend!!!

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28 responses so far

28 Responses to “Stamp Simply #32 – Thinking Out of the Box”

  1. Becky says:

    WOW! Some girls around dem der challenges are really thinking pink this week! That is really cool! I love how it look like a fanned out flower. So neat!

  2. We must be thinkin’ pink because it just needs to be spring! I really LOVE what you did with this challenge. There are so many yummy elements – from the shape of the flower to the decorative paper you stamped it on to the fun shapeabilities tag! Love it all! You da bomb!

  3. This is WONDERFULLY Out of the Box!…very creative…not let me see if I can get my mojo juices to flow…I would love to play along with this challenge. As my dh would say “Just another…average, run of the mill—NOT, BUT certainly exceptional, beautiful and creative creation from you Sharon!”

  4. Janine says:

    Sharon this is gorgeous. I love the colors!! It was such a fun challenge.

  5. JoAnn says:

    Wow, Sharon…..this is so beautiful. Love the paper you used for the skirt/flower petals and the ribbon is just gorgeous. Here’s my attempt:

  6. Dee says:

    This is wonderful!! I love the flower, how pretty and creative!!

  7. Mothermark says:

    Hi Sharon!

    I just happened to have an idea for your challenge! Hee!

    Here is mine:


    Thanks….it was fun!


  8. Carol Lee says:

    what an amazing, innovative creation! Love everything about this gorgeous card!

  9. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    You went Waaaay outside the box on this one! Your creativity is fantastic! Lovely job!

  10. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Wow that is gorgeous – I love the flower you created and the paper is so pretty. I hope I can find time to try this challenge.

  11. WOW, beautiful card sharon. I love how you created your flower.
    Beautifl colors!!

  12. LeAnne says:

    For some reason, every time I look at my card I want to laugh–I guess because I cannot ever see ME wearing something like this!! Anyhoo, here it is:
    I love seeing what others come up with…I know mine is not original, but I still had fun!

  13. Amy says:

    This is the idea I came up with: to rethink Alphabet stamps. I think the idea is a LOT cuter than my card. It was a great challenge! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/895867?cat=500&ppuser=156170

  14. Annapurna says:

    Beautiful samples by you and the design team. I made a card yesterday for the PTI blog hop, where I created a flower using some small pieces of a set.
    Here it is Butterfly Flower

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  16. Lois (clownmom) says:

    All the sample cards are so pretty, but mine’s pretty “off-the-wall.” Please forgive me, but my creative juices sort of got side-tracked this morning. Here’s my card — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/896237?cat=500&ppuser=72594

  17. Denise M. says:

    this was fun! I looked through so many stamp sets I haven’t used recently too! Thanks for the challenge!


  18. nancy littrell says:

    How clever and creative. Sharon, You are always so inspiring. TFS

  19. Rose Ann says:

    Your out of the box flower is so gorgeous, Sharon!! I love the big brad, and beautiful ribbon!!

  20. Kathie says:

    You are always thinking outside the box!! You are one creative gal all the time. This is so cute – love it. I am unable to play the challenge BUT it sure has been fun to quickly browse how others think outside the box!!

  21. Sewflake says:

    Just my style “Think outside the box. You always make it look easy and beautiful as well.
    Here is mine.

  22. Theresa says:

    What a fun challenge! I loved seeing everyone’s creations. Here is mine…

  23. Isaiah40:31 says:

    Finally had a chance to get a picture of the card I made for your challenge… Used my Just Celebrate heart to make a butterfly… [url=http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/898986?cat=500&ppuser=119666] For You Butterfly [/url]

  24. Deb Neerman says:

    Hi Sharon:

    I’ve been offline for days so my entry is late, but better late than never, I ‘spose!

    You can find my entry:


    Thanks for a super-fun challenge!

    ~Hugs, Deb

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