Another Trip to Circle Circus

Stampin up circle circus splitcoast stampers color challenge SC225
The new Stampin' Up! set, Circle Circus, is incredibly versatile.   Here's a previous sample that offers a more playful look.  My inspiration today is from two resources–Splitcoast Color Challenge CC225 (Kraft, So Saffron and Night of Navy) and a scalloped note card sketch from Clean and Simple (FTL48).
  • I began this card using a Big Shot, Night of Navy card stock and a Bigz Scallop Die.  By folding the card stock and aligning the folded card stock a few scallops below the top, you can create a note card instantly when you run it through a Big Shot.  TIP:  This is one of my favorite uses for this die.  The finished note card is approximately 4" in diameter.  Here's a note card tutorial.
  • My Circle Scissor Plus next came out to play.  I cut a So Saffron and Kraft Circle (I believe at 3 3/4"–but packed it away and forgot to write down the measurement).  The beauty of the Circle Scissor Plus is that you can adjust circles in tiny increments to make the perfect size or layer from 1" to 6".
  • TIP:  I layered a portion of the Kraft circle over the So Saffon layer for a dual colored circle.
  • A strip of Night of Navy Textured Card Stock makes the transition from Kraft to So Saffron look polished.
  • Three circle stamps from Circle Circus were inked in Night of Navy ink and stamped on Kraft card stock.
  • TIP:  When using similar elements like the circles, give each just a touch of their own personality.  I added a Circle Rhinestone Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, and a So Saffron Circle layer (sandwiched on the bottom circle) to accomplish this.
  • The top circle was cropped with a 1" Circle Punch and layered on a 1 1/4" Circle of Night of Navy.
  • The middle circle was shaped with my Paper Snips.
  • I used a Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch and 1 1/4" Circle Punch to fashion elements for the bottom circle.
  • The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, inked in Night of Navy and stamped on So Saffron.  TIP:  Please don't feel you always need to stamp colored ink on White or Vanilla. Experiment.
  • "Just for You" was cropped with a Small Oval Punch and layered with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals over a Large Oval Punch in Night of Navy.

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Stamp Sets:  Circle Circus (115778), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper:  Kraft (102125), So Saffron (105118), Night of Navy (100867), Night of Navy Textured (108696)
Ink:  Night of Navy (102977)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Bigz Scallop Circle Die (113468), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1" Circle Punch (109046), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Large Oval Punch (107305), Small Oval Punch (107304), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brad (109110, Fire), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Circle Circus
Teeny Tiny Wishes

10 Comments:

  1. natch … this card would appeal to me, your very left brained follower and cyber friend!!! and i have been in love with kraft c/s for quite awhile. and your layout is calling my name esp since i am a lover of circles also. with your detailed directions you make it so easy to case a card. i am going to have to try this one. loving everything about it!!! (and hope your move is going smoothly…i think about your move every day when i open your post!!!)
    blessings, jo ann.

  2. natch … this card would appeal to me, your very left brained follower and cyber friend!!! and i have been in love with kraft c/s for quite awhile. and your layout is calling my name esp since i am a lover of circles also. with your detailed directions you make it so easy to case a card. i am going to have to try this one. loving everything about it!!! (and hope your move is going smoothly…i think about your move every day when i open your post!!!)
    blessings, jo ann.

  3. Love that! Circle Circus is on the wish list along with Teeny Tiny Wishes. Love everything about that card and so easy to make. Thanks. Hope everything is going fine on the move.

  4. Quit it, Mary! You are forcing my hand – I’ve held off ordering the Circle Scissor because I just don’t really have room for it in my stamping room – now I’m going to have to do some reorganizing. TFS another terrific inspiration.

  5. Beautiful card, Mary! I am learning to love Circle Circus! Great job with the colors! “A not K”

  6. Love this! I have the first circle set that came out. This one is even cuter. I learned something today–I’m not going crazy. How long have I subscribed to you now–at least six months. That tulip that you’ve been changing the colour of has been driving me crazy because I kept saying, “wasn’t that blue before, or wasn’t it red?” I’m just cluing in today that you really are changing that colour–LOL. Aren’t you clever.

  7. jennnifer reynard

    well done. What a nice change to the format of a card. Love the scalloped circle card used with the circle circus set! Colours are
    very rich also!

  8. colleen kramer

    What a classy change-up–in colors, style and shape of this card — very nice!

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