This weeks Utah Diva’s Color Challenge was much easier for me than some of the others that we have had.  I could have made lots of different things with these colors.  Early Espresso, Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla. 

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.  This week I decided to use the Sneak Peek stamp set – Four Frames that you can earn free as a workshop hostess or purchase with a $20 order during the month of April.  All four images in the stamp set fit inside the Decorative Label punch so you can make quick cards with it.  My project is a whole set of cards with a matching box that holds the cards and the envelopes.


The box is actually two boxes glued together – one that holds the 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ cards and the other holds the envelopes.  On the front panel you’ll see one of the four images from the Four Frames stamp set.  I added the Vanilla Rosettes to the front. To color them I tried first using my Real Red reinker with some water and soaking the rosettes – this didn’t really work with the Real Red – I think other colors would be ok; but the red just looked like blood to me.  So then I tried just coloring them with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and that gave me a better color – they actually look Real Red now.  This method leaves a few uncolored spots unless you really take time to get your marker in between all the layers of the flower.  I attached them with a small drop of Crystal Effects to the front of the box.  The cards are two different designs – one is the same as the front of the box and the other I just used the ribbon differently but the parts are the same.  So here are pictures of all the cards:

I hope you’ll visit the UDI site and play along with us this week.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Stamp sets: Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Accessories:  Decorative Label punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Early Espresso and Real Red Taffeta ribbon, Vanilla Rosettes, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.