Friday Challenge – Take it or Leave it

 Stamp-Off Friday Challenge – Take it or Leave it

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No, wait!!!! Come back! It’s not, “Take it or Leave the challenge.” It’s take or leave whatever you want from the challenge. Yes, it is another Stamp-Off Friday Challenge with my friends Jackie & Susan and me. Here’s the banner for the “Take it or Leave it” challenge this week.

Challenge, Stampin' Up!

The options for this challenge are embossing, framelits or thinlits, “thinking of you,” and In Color. You can use take whatever you want from the challenge and leave whatever you want. When inspiration hadn’t yet struck, I was thinking, “Hey, I can ‘leave’ everything and just post any card I have!” – but, fortunately (and finally), inspiration struck.

I chose to use all four options. Ok – the Thinking of You (TOY) part might not be obvious, but this really is a TOY card. I just didn’t have a “TOY” sentiment that fit the circle. Here’s the card.

Challenge, Stampin' Up!, Flourishing Phrases

I saw another card that used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits like this, but, honestly – with all the forums, blogs, facebook pages and groups I frequent – plus pinterest, I can’t remember where I saw it or who created it. Seriously – you see an idea and weeks later you think, “hmmmm, I could do this!” But if you’re going from memory because you didn’t save the original (which is what I usually do), you don’t have a record of where you saw it or who inspired you. So, if it’s yours, or if you know who the originator was, please let me know!

I used the Flourishing Phrases set for the sentiment. It’s for a friend who recently had a death in his immediate family – so I’m definitely thinking of him. The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits lines and round scribble fulfill the “Framelits or Thinlits” option. One (maybe two!) down.

I knew I wanted to use Dapper Denim, since this is a card for a guy. And look how lovely Mint Macaron is with Dapper Denim! Great combo, don’t you think? (In Color option – check.)

Finally, I decided to use the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the embossing option. It just seemed to fit the mood of the card.

One last thing – I could have used the circle Swirly Scribbles Thinlit to die-cut the sentiment, but I decided to use one of the Layering Circle dies instead. It gave a little more overlap for adhesive.

So now head over to Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs to see what they did with this fun challenge. I’m sure you’ll get a huge amount of inspiration from them. I know I do!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Friday Challenge – Take it or Leave it

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Very pretty card, Buffy. I am sorry to hear about your friend’s family death. It is a beautiful card to send to someone.

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  2. Jackie says:

    Buffy, love the card and this color combo. I would not have imagined those 2 colors together. Sorry for the occasion. I’ve never heard of TOY used that way either. Learn something new every day!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. debsmart says:

    Great colour combination, Buffy! I’ll have to remember this one. Sorry to hear of your friend’s loss 😦 Thank goodness for good friends to help us through the tough times.

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