25 April 2013

Unstampabelles Challenge #23 - Easel Card (No Stamps - Rubber or Digi)

What a huge response to our 'Anything but a Card challenge.  84 marvellous entries and a wide range of creations - bookmarks, tags, boxes, frames, scrap pages, earrings, journals and ornaments.  All from paper without stamps you are all very amazing.  Now to draw our random winner of the wonderful 'Sticker Store' prize.   Drum roll........ the winner is .........

8 - Papersniffer

Random numbers generated May 5 2013 at 14:6:2 by www.psychicscience.org  

Congrats Papersniffer please email Merry and she will organise your prize.

You are all definitely making it a challenge each month for the Unstampabelles Design Team to choose their favourite.  Finally after much thought we have decided that our Design Team favourite for Challenge #22 is ..........

with her wonderful entry of a set of drawers from match boxes.
Be sure to visit Studio Presents to find out all the details on how this project came together.

Irina....we would be honoured if you would be our Guest Designer for our May challenge.  I will contact you with more details soon.


Challenge #23 - Easel Card 
(paper craft with no stamps)

All entries are subject to the Design Teams discretion.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used.
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our Sponsor this month is:-

Beth at 'Huggies Crafts'


Beth is one of our very own Design Team members and also an Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.  Beth has kindly donated this months prize of  - 
DSP paper pack ‘Be of Good Cheer’; Jewels Basic Pearls; Jewels basic Rhinestones and a pack of Dimensionals.


Time to move on to the Unstampabelles Design Team creations.  For two of our Design Team this was the first time they have made an Easel card.....I hope this inspires you to try something new.

We will start with our Design Team Favourite from Challenge #21 who has returned as our
Guest Designer this month - Reena of Meticulously Made has created this beautiful Mother's day easel card a heart and flowers.  So very original.

Merry of Merrymade Cards has made this teacup card for Mother's Day thanks to a tutorial at Cardmaking Paradise.  Merry had used cardstock from Stampin Up Wild Wasbi, Pale Plum, and Creamy Caramel.  Instead of white foam for the biscuit centre Merry glued layers of white cardstock together.

Sarah of 'Paper Pie'  also has never made an Easel card before this challenge.  Sarah thought it was so fun to make!  Sarah loves how you get an extra pop of colour across the bottom :-)  The flower is from Dear Lizzy and my sentiments are stickers.

Susan of Time to Play has used papers from a Kaiser (Periwinkle) stack and  border and tag stickers from Making Memories 5th Avenue collection;  Susan added an antique brad from Stampin' Up; a piece from Prima's Almanac Paper Pack and a piece of vellum containing a message.  Susan also added some black ribbon and the number 50 die cut using a Di-namics set.

Beth of Huggies Crafts has made a Twisted Easel card. Beth has only used Stampin Up products on her card since she is the prize sponsor this month and show how easily it is to use Stampin Up products without using a stamp. The base is cut with  the Top Note die, the owl with the owl punch, and the labels in the lower half are the framelits labels collection. Papers used are Whisper White for the base card, and  Urban Garden DSP and Twitterpated DSP. Beth used Basic Pearls to embellish. The stamped sentiment is from Apothecary Art. 

Cathy of Cathy's Creative Corner printed this gorgeous image on white cardstock three times, hand cut out and layered various elements, highlighting with Kindy Glitz, gold stickers sentiment and stars have also been used.  Cathy went through her stash and found the most perfect backing papers ;-) 

JanR of Huh! So this is a Blog relied heavily on her Silhouette for this one. 

Jessica of Bits and Pieces created this sweet card, perfect for Mother's day this Sunday (12th May) using alpha stickers for the sentiment, and the vine and doily die cuts are from from My Favourite Things Die-namics.

Lauren of 'Let's Get Messy' has never made an easel card and needed a baptism card which has never done before either.  I think she has done both beautifully.  Lauren has used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up! punches, American Crafts Thickers, Kaisercraft run-on and pearls. The ribbon and charm were bits she had on her desk.

Remember - no stamps.  :-)


  1. I am pleased to accept the invitation to become a guest designer. I expect you to post a message.

  2. lovely creations by Dts, thanks for the challenge,just submitted mine.


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. The Design Team really appreciate it. Have fun with the challenge.