Jun 20 2008

Stamp Simply #40 – Some Like it Hot!

Published by at 3 03 am under Challenges,Copics,Stamp Simply

Keyword ssnotime40 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)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 isSOME LIKE IT HOT .. or cold!!!Hotor cold, as in liquid. There has to be some liquid aspect to your card, even though we may not always see the liquid. For example –Hot = coffee (of course!) or other drinks, tub bath, etc. Cold = rain water, water in vase, lake, etc. Let your creative juices flow!!! Most importantly have fun!!!

Here are some samples:

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers samplehere.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Becky Oehlers Sample.

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

And heres my sample:


I made this card to go with the kitchen towels and hot pads, using Coffee with Friends, the first set in the Stamp Simply line by Flourishes. This will be a gift for another challenge (see below). I’m also real excited to tell you about the little saucer under my cup — it was so easy to do! Let me tell you how I created this entirecolorful little panel.


  • Stamp the cup on white cardstock
  • Draw on saucer as described below***
  • Using a 1/2″ strip of cardstock as your guide,place it over the cup and draw your line dividing wallfrom countertop, then just keep moving upwith your guide strip to draw other horizontal lines
  • Using the same strip, place it vertically over the center of thecup and draw the lines onboth sides of the strip, then move out in each direction drawing your lines.
  • Color as desired. I used Copics and drew my colors from the towels and hot pads. After it is all colored, stamp on steam with White Kraft Ink.
  • I then used a Rectangle Nestability to cut out and embossmy main image (my colored panel was larger than the Nestability I chose to use). Then cut and emboss a frame with the Scalloped Rectangle Nestability. Accent scallops with white dots.
  • Mount the colored image to the scalloped frame with mounting tape or squares, being careful of their placement so you can run theChocolate Sheer Ribbon between the colored image and the scalloped frame, which is then mounted to the black panel with mounting tape as well.
  • The flourishy steam stamp is used to create the background on the black panel, using White Kraft ink.

***This cup in the Coffee with Friends set does not have a saucer with it, so to make one I punched an oval with my SU small oval punch, placed that punched oval where I wanted it over my cup, then traced the oval shape with my SU Black Journaler, using the fine tip. It looked perfect — one would never know it wasn’t a part of the stamp!!

This was a really fun card to make, and having the towels and hot pads to use as a guide took the wonder out of the project — I knew what I was doing, just had to figure out how!!!!

Would you like a chance to win these towels, hot pads and card? We haveaCoffee Challenge in the Flourishes Forum at SCS. All you have to do is create a card or project using Coffee with Friends, upload it at SCS by July 10 and then link back to the challenge threadsowe can find your project. A winner will be selected from all entrieson July 10 by a random number generator. And it could be you!!! And if you don’t have Coffee with Friends, there is still plenty of time to order it and play!!! You can find it here.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping in everyone I truly appreciate it!! Hope you can find some time to play!!! Thanks much!!!

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “Stamp Simply #40 – Some Like it Hot!”

  1. My goodness, this is just amazing! TFS! XO, Mimi

  2. Sharon, oh my gosh! This is AMAZING! I love it! Thanks for another super fun challenge! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  3. Pat Adam says:

    Of course your’s is adorable. Mine is a cup of tea, Earl Grey is my favorite.
    Since I used “navy” card stock my DD will scream loud enough for me to hear her here in Michigan. Love your Friday challenges. Pat
    view mine at http://rubbermaid.blogspot.com/

  4. Miss Boo says:

    Very cute card! What a clever way to make the saucer. I’m filing that one in my brain for sure. This might sound silly, but I love how you made that message stand out in a message box. How did you do that?

  5. Dee Jackson says:

    Wow!! This is totally fabulous!!! I love it!! The background Rocks:)
    Dee Jackson

  6. tracy harp says:

    Genius! I love your card, Sharon, just wonderful!

  7. Debbie aka: DeborahLynneS says:

    Creative wonderful idea with the saucer– looks very cute!

  8. Lois (clownmom) says:

    What a great set of cards for your winner! Won’t be me because I don’t have that set — but I’ll be checking them out. Here’s my card for your challenge. I combined it with today’s Limited Supplies challenge on SCS — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/952782?cat=12786

  9. Stacy says:

    How do you get those big beautiful bows you do into an envie?! They look like the would be crushed. Thanks!!

  10. That is the coolest thing ever! LOVE how you used the towels etc. as your inspiration piece. Fabulous as usual Miss Sharon!! Truly Fabulous!!! 🙂

  11. Helen says:

    I made an ice cream cone for today’s Limited Supply challenge on SCS and had intended just to make a smaller version with a stamped sun for the Hot/cold challenge. Then I found a clip art image perfect for paper piecing. A bit later (quite a bit) here it is:

    Thanks for a great challenge and all of the tips on paper piecing! I used them all today, only wish I had the nifty sticker maker. Helen

  12. Carol says:

    You card is such a perfect match to the towels and hot pads that it almost looks as if they were all made together! That’s just great! I love that rich color that puts me in the mind of a steaming hot cuppa coffee!
    Thanks for another great challenge to play along with – here’s mine!


  13. Sharon in NE says:

    Great job with the saucer! Love the background, the colors, everything about it!!!!!

  14. LeAnne says:

    What a great job improvising the saucer! I do love this set but don’t have it yet…..I have quite a long wish list, it gets longer each day (sigh).
    Here is my challenge card for this week. Now, you have to use your imagination on the “liquid” part!! I haven’t checked, probably someone else has already done this!:
    Thanks for your continued creativity & inspiration! 😀

  15. Lois (clownmom) says:

    My sister, Grandma of 2, is visiting for a week and participated in your challenge, too. Here is her card — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/952878?si=LSC173

  16. Pinky says:

    Sharon, I love this card and you did such an awesome job matching it w/everything else!


  17. Marcie Sharp says:

    You are always so creative with your challenges!! This one looks like a lot of fun…I’m running to my craft corner to try it out! 🙂

  18. Kimmy K says:

    Love it! Coffee is my favorite. The colors you used are perfect

  19. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, this has just got to be the most adorable coffee card I have ever seen! What a great idea to use the potholders and towels for inspiration. I think it was wonderfully creative of you to come up with a look-alike card. Thanks for keeping me inspired!

  20. leslierich says:

    OMG, Sharon! This is way over the top fabulous! Love this whole set! It’s one of the best coffee cards ever! Love the warm coffee colors. And your backgrounds!! The steam swirls…the tiles — WOW! Again, WOW!!!

  21. Donelda says:

    Sharon, you are a genius!! I love this card. I am so fasinated by taking “things” and then creating a card to go with them, like your pot holders!! Your card is fabulous and, yes, no one would have ever known that saucer wasn’t just part of the stamped image 🙂 brilliant!! I haven’t had much time to play these days but I’m going to try to get something done for this challenge 🙂

  22. Donelda says:

    Here is my challenge item — not a card but “hot” just the same 🙂


    Thanks for the challenge!!

  23. barb schram says:

    What a great idea Sharon! Love the colors in this project, you are sooo inspiring!

  24. […] came up with this wonderful idea to use the small SU! oval punch as a saucer for the cups. Here is her card that I just love. This card is also for the OCCC (Our Creative Corner Challenge) which […]

  25. Connie Watson says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I just uploaded a card for Something HOT challenge! How’s it going in the U.P.? Miss you all. Connie

  26. libby says:

    Love the card you made to match the other items, too cute! I don’t have this adorable coffee set yet, but the liquid theme in my card is the ocean. Thanks for the fun challenge!

  27. Alyce says:

    Such a fun challenge. My card can be found at:


    Thanks for sharing your fun ideas!

  28. Toni says:

    Here is my card for this challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/957134?cat=500&ppuser=156271. This cup of coffee is to be shared with a good friend. I just recently got the “okay” to get the “Coffee with Friends” set from my DH. So excited!

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