Dreams du Jour

Stampin up dreams du jour

SC217For today's post, I combined Splitcoast Sketch Challenge 217 and Limited Supplies Challenge LSC209.  All Splitcoast challenges are listed (linked) for your convenience on my left side bar under Daily Challenges. 

For an added twist to the sketch, my virtual downline, the Stampin' Pretty Pals, added a color challenge requiring Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise.

For the Limited Supplies Challenge, you could use only one stamp set, had to make your own Designer Series paper using stamps, could only use punches as part of the sentiment (I hope I squeak through here), no Cuttlebug or Texturz Plates allowed and only ribbon and brads could be used for embellishments.  Now that's what I call a challenge!

The stamp set I chose was Dreams du Jour.  I stamped the love image three times on Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla and Tempting Turquoise.  TIP:  I clipped them out with Paper Snips (so I could maintain the little leaves that go beyond the border) and mounted them with Stampin' Dimensionals on 1 1/4" punched squares of Chocolate Chip.  My trio was matted on Very Vanilla followed by Tempting Turquoise.

My "designer series" paper evolved from repeated stamping of Chocolate Chip butterflies on Very Vanilla card stock.  It's matted on Chocolate Chip and 5/8" Grosgrain in the same color grabs a polished finish.

Stampin up dreams du jour van gogh
The Chocolate Chip card base is 4.25 x 5.5, scored at the top.  Textured Cameo Coral perks things up on top.  The corners were shaped with a Corner Rounder Punch. TIP:  Tucked inside is Mr. Van Gogh's sentiment.

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Stamp Set:  Dreams Du Jour (111624)
Paper:  Cameo Coral Textured (108697), Cameo Coral (100475), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch (104400), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)

The Perfect Touch:  Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109051), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Dreams du jour


  1. Gorgeous take on the Sketch – Mary!!! I love that you used this Set for it – simply perfect!!!

  2. Very pretty! Great job with the sketch!!!

  3. Michelle Stamps

    i love this set.. and the colors you used. very pretty

  4. This gives me another option for my Cameo Coral paper, that is, if my order of four weeks ago ever arrives.

  5. This is such an elegant card with WOW factor, Mary. I love using the stamp to create your own DSP. Thanks for many great ideas.

  6. Fabulous! I have this set and haven’t really used it as much as I hoped. Now, I must get it out and case this card!!

  7. Beautiful job Mary! I was wondering which butterfly you used before I read the description. I didn’t even realize that there was a butterfly in that set!! I got it last Fall from the mini but haven’t used it except for the “Love You” stamp. This is why I love reading your blog. Thanks.

  8. colleen kramer

    Very, very pretty! Love the handstamped DP. Just reading about the combined challenges made my head spin a little, but this card is lovely!

  9. OH I LOVE THIS!! I know I always say it but you are AMAZING! I think I need to bring out that set and give it some inky love!

  10. Mary, this is gorgeous! And it’s made with one of the sets I got in my last order! I’ll definitely be trying this one soon.

    Keep up the great work,

  11. I love, love, love this card! I think the vanilla softens it up so much.

    So crisp looking, Mary. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Hi Mary, it has been a while since I have been online so I just thought I would pop in and see what lovely things you have created and WOW as always. I love this card, the colors are fabulous and I just love that stamp set! FABULOUS job! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Ahhh Mary, another stunner. You take a layout and with your colours and style make it stunning!

  14. WOW!! Just one stamp set and lots of talent. Thanks so much for the inspiration and sharing. Mary Jo

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