Introducing the Stampin' Queen's Challenge Blog

Holly Berry Bouquet Sneak Peak with the Stampin' Queen's


This is a really exciting day!  It is the debut of the Stampin' Queen's Challenge Blog where we will introduce a new sketch each week.  Today is the introduction of the first sketch along with the samples from the Design Team members.  To participate in the challenge, click HERE for the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge #1!  By participating in the 1st Stampin' Queen's Challenge, there is the opportunity to win current ribbon from the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Catalog and Idea Book.

So, now that you are on pin's and needles…

Here is my submission for the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge featuring a sneak peak from the upcoming 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog available to order from on September 1st.  You'll find lots of fun, new and totally awesome Stampin' Up! products in the new mini.  For this card, I started with the Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper which includes two "glittery" design with one design being stripes and the other design dots of which I used both of these on the card. Another fun embellishment are the mini Jingle Bells and the quilted satin ribbon.  My favorite item from the Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini, however, is the Simply Scored Scoring Tool!  This tool BLOWS all other scoring tools out the window of which I have 2 other brands which have officially been replaced.

This card is a 6 x 6 design with the base being Whisper White.  Real Red card stock starts as the first layer on the Whisper White with 3 strips of the Holly Berry Bouquet layered with Chocolate Chip card stock evenly spaced over the Real Red card stock.  I then used 2 rows of the 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon in Early Espresso tied with bows.  Then using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, I created these beautiful "flowers" that the Stampin' Up! home office calls a "lolly."  I actually layered two lollies with a button on top with a mini jingle bell tied to the ribbon.  Notice the sentiment punched out using the Ornament Punch?  I also created a border around the Ornament Punch item by cutting up two Ornament Punched pieces of Chocolate Chip card stock then pieced them together to create a beautiful border.

If you like this project why don't you go ahead and share it with your friends or Facebook? I love hearing from my readers especially when they leave comments on my blog!  It would please me greatly (and give me a smile) if you would share your thoughts.  If you have a question about any of my projects, ask away by leaving me a comment.  Again, I love hearing from all my readers and encourage you to share my blog with your friends – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

To purchase supplies for this project or any other projects on my blog, click HERE.

Stampin' Up! is an awesome company and I'm proud to be an Independent Demonstrator!  At the Charlotte, NC Stampin' Up! regional event, they offered a two week special for new recruits that sign up under a demonstrator that attended the regional.  IF you sign up under me anytime between now and September 4th, you will RECEIVE an additional FREE stamp set from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog called Sweet Cakes.  If you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator or this limited time offer, please send an email to or click HERE to sign up today! 

Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Project Supply List:

Ink: Wild Wasabi Classic Ink (109014)

Cardstock:  Real Red (102482), Chocolate Chip (102128)

Designer Series Paper:   (Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (124004)

Accessories:   Mini Jingle Bells (124116), 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon in Early Espresso (124104), Designer Buttons – Brights (119747), 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon – Early Espresso (119959)

Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Ornament Punch (119487)

Stamp Sets: Word Play (w:120308; c: 120651)