Saturday, June 10, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations June Blog Hop Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations June Blog Hop and this month we have a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. Our Design Team members will be choosing a row of 3 items (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) to incorporate into our projects. It's a fun way to spark creativity and try something new. Which row would you choose?
For my card today, I chose to use the bottom horizontal row - Red, Circle, Twine, to create my design. Stampin' Up1 has so many wonderful reds to choose from and in the end I chose to use Sweet Sorbet, one of the 2022-2024 In Colors. I love this bright, vibrant red and I decided to pair it with Basic White and Starry Sky (another 2022-2024 In Color) to create a patriotic themed birthday card that would be perfect for a July birthday. 
Products Used:
Something Fancy stamp set (item #160416)
Beautiful Balloons Dies (item #161456)
Something Fancy Dies (item #160424)
Deckled Rectangles Dies (item #159173)
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders (item #157980)
Silver Foil Specialty Pack (item #156457)
2022-2024 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Sweet Sorbet Cardstock (item #159268
Starry Sky Cardstock (item #159263)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Sweet Sorbet Classic Ink Pad (item #159216)
2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack (item #159195)
2022-2024 In Color Pearls (item #161621)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
Sweet Sorbet Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Starry Sky Cardstock
Layer 1 die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
Large Circle die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Long Label die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies 
Basic White Cardstock
Layer 2 die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Sweet Sorbet Striped Designer Series Paper 
Large Circle die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Silver Foil
3 Medium Stars die cut with the Beautiful Balloons Dies
To create this fun birthday card, I chose to use a sketch featured in the Demonstrator Planning Place Group, for my inspiration for this card design. I chose to use the Deckled Rectangles Dies for a twist on the standard rectangle shapes to create the frame for the focal design. I embossed the Starry Sky circle with the Splatters 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture and layered it with the Sweet Sorbet striped designer series paper to add contrast. The sentiment has been stamped with Sweet Sorbet Classic ink onto the sentiment label and then layered on top of the Starry Sky label. To step up the design, I added Silver Foil stars with Stampin' Dimensionals and I tied a bow with the Sweet Sorbet Baker's Twine to go underneath the star on the left side of the sentiment. For a touch of bling, I added several Sweet Sorbel In Color Pearls to finish off the design. This bright and cheerful birthday card is a great way to celebrate someone's special day. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to give this Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge a try and see what you can create. There are so many wonderful options to explore using products from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.
Now it's time to visit Teri's blog and see what she has created with this month's challenge. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Wonderful card, Tricia! Love your take on both of these challenges. Thank you for sharing This!đŸ’•

    1. Thank you Jan. I love how this card turned out. It was fun combining the two challenges.