SU Chalk Talk

Happy Mother’s Day SU Berry Basket of Painted Petals Notecards

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful ladies out there! I hope you enjoy the day being a mom, being with your mom, or thinking of the memories you have of your mom.

I am spending Mother’s Day in Miami with all my puppies as we celebrate our oldest son’s graduation with a Master of Laws degree from the University of Miami. I can’t remember the last time I had all three kids together on Mother’s Day!


Here is the Mother’s Day Berry Basket of SU Painted Petals Notecards we made at class for our moms or another special someone.

I cut all my cards to fit into a mailable notecard envelope that fit inside the basket.

SU Painted Petals Berry Basket of Cards

SU Painted Petals Berry Basket of Cards Handle

I used the SU Flower Frenzy Die to create the leaves and Itty Bitty Accents flowers on the front of the basket after seeing Janas Bastalwelt’s basket made that way.

All the other cards are my original design.

SU Painted Petals Berry Basket Flowers Front Slant

SU Painted Petals Berry Basket Curry

SU Painted Petals Berry Basket Coastal Cabana

SU Painted Petals Berry Basket Coral

SU Painted Petals Berry Basket  Wisteria

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SU Chalk Talk with an Angled Tag Punch – EOS Lip Balm Holder

Hey there, crafters! It’s time for another Friday Mashup Challenge – # 184.

Lisa is looking for some different takes on a box for gifting given with a thankful heart.




Here’s your Mashup Challenge:

Create a “Box Project.

“Create a project with a “Thanksgiving or Thankful Theme.”

or Mash it Up!

and create a “Thanksgiving- or Thankful-Themed Box.”

My daughter loves the new round EOS lip balms. I thought I would create a little box type holder for one of these popular items. Of course, the color is just perfect to go with last year’s Fresh Prints DSP.

EOS Holder

I simply made a little stand out of a 3 1/2 ” square scored in 3/4″ on all four sides with a circle framelit cut out for the lip balm to sit in.

EOS box stand

Then I cut two 2″ x 4 1/4″ pieces of DSP and used the Angled Tag Punch to bring the tops together with a sweet little Pool Party cotton ribbon. A touch of Real Red ribbon finished off the Crumb Cake Base. I stamped “For You,” from the Chalk Talk stamp set and added a Crumb Cake border using a Circle Framelit bordered by the 1 3/4″ scallop punch.  I was so pleased how the inside pattern of the DSP was complementary with the outside and not distracting as some double sided papers seem to be. I thought the posies deserved some pearl accompaniment as well:)

*My Mash Up thankful theme will be put to use when this goes to someone as a thank you!

SU Chalk Talk EOS Holder

And, this week, Stampin’ Up Only Challenges #108  has a

The Treat’s the Thing” theme,

so I am going to share it with everyone over there!


SU Chalk Talk Color Blocking

The Friday MashUp # 123 challenges us this week to Mash it Up by using acrylic blocks as stamps and using color blocking in our project. I found this as easy as A-B-G !  Yep, I inked up my SU A, B, and G blocks and plopped them down on my Naturals cardstock to create a background. I wanted to add some leaves or a fall motif but didn’t want to cover up the cool effect of the color blocking so I perused my stamp sets and found a “sketchy” sentiment in the SU Chalk Talk set. It easily punches out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch but from there, I had to improvise to create a border. I found another oval die and cut out the middle to create a new border that fit my punched oval. It rests behind the Tangerine Tango band so no one knows it is not a full oval…except you and whoever reads this post!

SU Chalk Talk Color Block

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Chalk Talk
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Pear Pizzazz, SU So Saffron
PAPER: SU Naturals Ivory, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Tangerine Tango
TOOLS: SU A, B, G Acrylic Blocks, SU Houndstooth EF