Aloha! I’ve just returned from vacationing in Hawaii. Here’s just one view while eating dinner at the Lanai restaurant, and I’ll be sharing more. 


I miss being there already, but I’m excited to get back to my craft room. Challenges are great at giving me a kick-start into card making. I’m playing catch-up, so I’m using three challenges for this first project. They’ll be listed toward the bottom of my post.

By Su Mohr for cts282, FF142 and STB; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Petal Palette, Petals & More, Petal Pair embossing, stripes, birthday cards; #petalsandmore #petalpalette #stripesoncards #birthdaycards #stampinup #handmadecards #diy #colorchallenge #cts282 #ff142

Petal Palette post Hawaiian vacation

I began with the colors: Macaron Mint, Powder Pink, Mossy Meadow and Tranquil Tide. I had previously hand-cut flowers from the Share What You Love DSP, so they were easy to grab.

My Powder Pink bird, cut with a Petals & More die, was also ready to use. 

And, one more previously die-cut item, the Whisper White Stitched Shapes circle. 

I placed these on dimensionals, and my focal point was complete.

TIP: I recently started storing my “extra die-cuts” in the envelope with their coordinating dies. The Stampin’ Up info paper separates them from the dies, so they aren’t damaged. So far, it’s working, and easier to find things than in my “bit box” that was growing out of control.


My card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, and the background is in three sections. The top section, vertical stripes, was made with a Petal Pair embossing folder.  “Best Wishes” from the Petal Palette stamp set is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. The bottom section is a Macaron Mint, diagonal stripe, from retired DSP. The top and middle sections are tied together with a flower cut with a die in the Petals & More die set.

Here are the three challenges I used for inspiration. Clicking on the pictures will take you to their pages, where you’ll see the designer’s projects and all of the entries.




Thank you for visiting me today. I think I’m still on Hawaiian time.

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