Time again for another challenge with the SU! Only Challenge blog.  Today we bring to you SUOC 32 with the theme being "Thankful." We really are thankful for all our followers that participate with the SU! Only Challenge blog.  It is so much fun to see all the great ideas from all our participants.




Autumn Days Stamp SetIn the United States, we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving at the end of the month.  It is a time to remember and be thankful for family, friends, and our forefathers.  This year we are staying home and are not certain what we will be doing or who we will be spending Thanksgiving with but we do know that we will be thankful for what we have along with our friends and family. 

For this challenge and with the theme being "thankful," I wanted to keep the card simple yet elegant.  I also wanted to use the Specialty Designer Series Paper First Edition as a key portion of the design.  This card really keeps to the feel of "Thanksgiving" evoking the feel of simple life with the wheat.  The wheat provides the pop of color stamped in Cajun Craze along with the sentiment.  To create a focal point, I highlighted the wheat with the Chocolate Chip cardstock which was punched out using the Oval's Die then embossed with the Oval Designer Frame.  Of course, I love doing the gathered look with ribbon.

Sunny Girl Scraps Tips:

  • Using either a light on dark or dark on light background is a great way create a focal point to feature a stamped image.
  • Have fun with your elements
  • Don't be afraid to use Designer Series Paper for a background or added secondary focal point.


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Project Supply List:

Ink: Cajun Craze (119671)

Cardstock:  Soft Suede (115318); Crumb Cake (121043); Very Vanilla (101650); Chocolate Chip (102128)

Designer Series Paper:  Specialty Designer Series Paper – First Edition (121878)

Accessories:  1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon – Crumb Cake (122332)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (123130); Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335); 1" Square Punch (124094); Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859)

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Days (w: 115452; c: 120000)


Autumn Days Stamp Set