Aug 15 2008

Stamp Simply #48 – Take Two

Keyword ssnotime48 -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.

We all have favorites in our OWNgalleries, right? Today we are going to go through our OWN galleries, find a card that is an absolute FAVORITE we’ve made, and re-make it. In other words, we’re going toCASE ourselves! On your re-make you can do it as close to the original as you like, or you can change it as much as you like — just be inspired by YOUR FAVORITE card!! And remember, LINK your original card so we can all see it — Fun!!! Cant wait to see what you doand, as always, try to keep it simple.Most importantly have fun!!!

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons samplehere.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers card here.

Our Stamp Simply Team is smaller today, what with vacations andallthat summer entails!!! But arent they FABULOUS!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Here’s my original card that I’m going to remake:


I made this card in April, 2007 when my Cuttlebug was still a new thing! This was my favorite embossing folder, and it still might be! It was also before I had any of the nice stick pins in the SU Pretties Kit. I used a corsage pin and flowers from Michaels. To get the sheen on the embossing I swiped it with Versa Mark and then applied Pearl Ex. A simple card, but I have always loved it. I’ve taught this card many times and made it many times for weddings. And here’s my today’s remake:


Same basic idea, just a little different. Today I used 2 different embossing folders plus I also scored in between the embossed areas, using my Mini Scor-It. The scoring is hidden under the ribbon, but it really does add a nice touch IRL. I used Martha Stewart Lace and Bird punches. The bird is covered in Dazzling Diamonds, and it does match the card IRL!!! Here’s a step-by-step on how to emboss this sheet:


  1. Insert sheet intoSwiss Dots folderso only 1″ of sheet will get embossed when you run it through.Run it through and emboss.
  2. Insert opposite end of same sheet into the Birds and Vine folder so that there is a 1″ blank space left between the two different types of embossing. Run it through and emboss. You should have a 1″ space that is empty/blank.
  3. To score, I used the Scor-It Mini. Measuring on the ruler, score right in the center of the 1″ space. Then move out 1/4″ at a time and continue scoring until the space is filled up. You will have 5 score lines as shown.
  4. Using the Martha Stewart Lace Punch, punch the bottom edge.
  5. Cut a piece of colored cardstock for your mat about 1/8″wider and about 1″ longerthan the embossed sheet was before you punched the lace,then punch the lace bottom as above, then mat the embossed sheet onto this colored sheet, trimming the top so it is equally matted.
  6. Adhere to card, wrap with ribbon and attach sentiment and bird.

Today’s card isjust a bit more of a modern take on the original which had a bit of a vintage feel to it. I like them both!!!

  • Stamps: Many Sentiments by Flourishes
  • Paper: PTI White, SU Almost Amethyst
  • Ink: Lovely Lilac by SU
  • Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Scor-It Mini, Martha Stewart Lace Punch and Bird Punch, SU Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals

You can see all 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.

Once again, thank you so much for stopping in!!! Hope you can find time one of these days to remake one of YOUR favorites for us all to see!!! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!!!

52 responses so far

52 Responses to “Stamp Simply #48 – Take Two”

  1. Toni says:

    What a great idea! I know what I am going to do during nap time tomorrow!

  2. Judy says:

    Oh how fun Sharon… case ourselves.. I love this idea…
    can’t wait to play… to late tonight.. but look out tomorrow, fun time!

  3. Joan Fricker says:

    I have loved your orginal card from the first time I visited your site. Your new card it just as beautiful. I love the soft colors and the idea you gave using the 2 embossing folders ad the score lines. Great Job!


  4. Bev J. says:

    Both are beautiful cards. Thanks for explaining the embossing and scoring. Love my Cuttlebug but-I now need a ScorPal and the monogram stampers and the nesties and the Copics and………………!

    Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

  5. Janine says:

    Fabulous Sharon… Your work is just beautiful!!

  6. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Both cards are gorgeous Sharon!!! Thanks for a fun “look-back” at our work … hopefully I’ll see some improvements along the way!! Have a great day!!

  7. These are both just stunning, Sharon! So very elegant and just beautiful! Thanks for the fun challenge! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  8. Sandy K says:

    I love your card embossed witht he two folders and using the scoring. It’s beautiful.

  9. Lois (clownmom) says:

    What a great idea, Sharon. I love your CASE. Of course, I liked your original, too. Here’s my CASE of a favorite from my gallery.

    I linked the original in the description.

  10. Pat Adam says:

    I love both your cards, really love the embossed look on them.Very pretty.
    I went from summer to fall with my cards. Pat

  11. Both of your cards are just awesome Sharon! I really like the 2nd one, the colors used and the lace edge, just gahhhgeous! What an awesome challenge too…wonder if I have a card worth casing, lol!

  12. Terri H. says:

    Sharon, these are beautiful! Thanks for the deets. It really helps.

  13. Gabriela says:

    Breathtakingly elegant. I love your re-make, but the original has stolen my heart.

  14. Dee Jackson says:

    Both cards are just lovely Sharon!! I love the bottom half of the remake! Gorgeous!

  15. OMGosh Sharon, they’re both beautiful! I love all that dry embossing, and love the Pearl Ex on the first one! I have PE that’s just gathering dust in my studio, so I’m going to have to give that a try! Thanks for another fun week to Stamp Simply!

  16. Angela R. says:

    both are stunning! i really need to take the plunge and get a cuttlebug!

  17. Val S says:

    Beautiful cards…very elegant, but easy to do. The scoring gives it just the right touch. Thanks for the great ideas!

  18. Carol says:

    Your original card has been a favorite of mine, and it still is. Your new card is just as lovely with the creative embossing, but there’s something about that tiny bouquet of flowers tied onto the ribbon that I just love! Thanks for another fun challenge. Here’s my card:

  19. Charmaine says:

    I love this card Sharon…the use of the two embossing folders and the scoring really adds a nice touch. But I do have a question…how do you place the card in the birds and swirls folder so that you don’t emboss through the back of the card? I have yet to figure out how to emboss a card that is oriented in this way…4 1/4w X 5 1/2 H with the fold at the top…without making the embossing go through the back. What am I missing?


  20. JoAnn says:

    Sharon, this was one of my most favorite cards that we did with you. I love the old version and the new version is just as beautiful. I’ll have to see if there is something in my gallery I like enough to case. Won’t get to it until this evening, though.

  21. Kathie says:

    I have always loved your original card, it has been in my favorites and I have cased it also!! Beautiful! AND now your new version is just as gorgeous, you never cease to amaze me. TFS

  22. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    I really like the first card but then see it redone, I really like that one better! They both are beautiful cards! I haven’t seen the MS bird punch…must find it!! I love the colors you used this time around, but I tend to be a purple person anyway. Great challenge, Sharon!!

  23. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Thanks for the great challenge, Sharon! Both of your cards are so elegant! Thanks for sharing all the details of making them! The other sets of samples are great, too! Here is my Take Two card:
    Have a great weekend!

  24. Sharon… I remembered the original and wow… the remake is even more beautiful! I love the sparkle on that birdie. WOW! Perfection!!

  25. Judy says:

    I finally got to play.. here is the case of my fave card:
    thanks Sharon for another fun challenge!!

  26. Juliana says:

    Beautiful cards–I will be trying that CB technique, soon!!
    Here is my take on the challenge:

  27. Kraftyaunt says:

    Sharon, your cards took my breath away… and the inspiration you just gave me… I have a family wedding coming up and have been struggling for ideas… Your original card are the exact colors of her wedding and seeing it, first up, just made my jaw drop!! Beautiful, classy, and ever so elegant. I also loved the second one – definitely has the contemporary feel which is perfect. Thank you ever so much for sharing. I am always in awe………

  28. Jocelyn says:

    Hi! Your cards are lovely! You’re so creative! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! 🙂

  29. Pat says:

    Sharon, Both of these cards are beautiful. The remake is such a fresh, modern look — perfect for all the new, modern brides.
    For ‘old’ as in old-fashioned like myself, your original card will always remain my favorite.

    BTW, you have been tagged! If you have time and want to play, please see my blog!

    Thanks, Pat

  30. This was a great idea, and I had the perfect card to finally try out paper piecing with too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. JoAnn says:

    I’ve been shut off the internet so many times this morning, I didn’t think I’d ever get this uploaded. Thanks Sharon.

  32. Velta says:

    Sharon ~ These are so beautiful…I made my daughter some Thank you notes using the Cuttlebug folders…I have had so many compliments on them. Your work is, as always, fabulous! Gonna have to CASE these beauties 🙂

  33. Deb Neerman says:

    Both of these are simply stunning, Sharon!!

    No one does ‘gorgeous’ like you do, Kiddo!!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  34. shirley henry says:

    Perfect timing! I was just browsing to see if I could find ideas for a wedding card using my recently purchased cuttlebug.What a clever idea using more than one folder on the same cardstock.
    Love both your cards. I am going to make the second card.
    Also happy to have found another way to use my scor pal!
    Thanks Sharon!
    Shirley from Sydney Australia 🙂

  35. Mel M. M. M. says:

    Amazing! Your techniques are brilliant! :O)

  36. leslierich says:

    Stunning, amazing, and oh, so utterly beautiful! Love the bird punch–wow! The way you work that embossing is an art in itself. Thank you so much for sharing the how-to! I love both the original and the remake. You do the most gorgeous cards, Sharon!

  37. […] in one of Sharon’s Stamp Simply challenges again so I was pleased when I read what this week’ challenge was.  I had planned to try remaking a favourite card of mine anyway.  Sharon’s challenge is […]

  38. Heather T. says:

    I love your two cards, Sharon and enjoyed seeing what others have done also. I had fun recreating a favourite. It is on my blog

  39. Pat says:

    Thank you for the sweet comment. BTW, you are invited over for pasta whenever you’re in the neighborhood!

  40. Micki Harper says:

    Wow, Sharon…… I absolutely love your cards….so elegant. I’m going to play along and hopefully will have time to stamp & upload tomorrow.

    Love how you combine several embossing folders & score lines!

  41. Mary Anne Meier says:

    That is my favorite card of all of yours, too! I didn’t think it could be equalled, but your new one is lovely too…but I have to admit, I just love the original..probably because I’m partial to a “vintage” look..thanks for sharing and the mini tutorial…

  42. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Great challenge Sharon! I finally got to get a card done. I’ve been thinking about making one all weekend. I hate to miss any of your challenges. You can see my card here

  43. Danielle says:

    Wow, these are both great! I can’t wait to try this!!

  44. Chris says:

    I’ve been meaning to try one of your challenge for a long time, Sharon. Here’s mine: The card it’s based on is linked from there – it’s the fourth card I ever posted in my SCS gallery.

  45. Angel says:

    LOVE your embossed/scored/scalloped panel. it’s LOVELY!

  46. Otter says:

    OMG!! These are gorgeous!! TSMFS!!!

  47. SmilynStef says:

    Here are some more Take Two cards … I re-made several of my cards using a masculine theme:

  48. Melanie Muenchinger says:

    love how you combined all these tools/techniques to make one gorgeous panel!

  49. sue m says:

    I love this card~after seeing this, I went out and bought the Martha Stewart lace punch (which I got on sale at Michael’s for 50% off LOL) and had to try this myself. Thanks so much for explaining how this is done.

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