A Dashing Challenge

October 22nd, 2007

Are you up for a Challenge?  Well, here’s the deal – I’ve been working on samples for my upcoming *Dashing Christmas Class* which features Stampin’ Up! Dashing Designer Paper.  So I’ve had Dashing scraps on my table for the past couple of weeks and I’ve been having so much fun making cards with them along with a very limited array of other supplies.  So I’ve decided to issue my own little Limited Supply Challenge which harkens back to the very first LSC on Splitcoaststampers when I hosted a contest to come up with samples for a friend of mine who had purchased some stamping supplies.  I wanted to show her there were lots of possibilities with the Limited Supplies she had on hand!  It was such a fun contest and ended up becoming the regular Friday Challenge at SCS.  Of course with so many people wanting to play the original idea of playing from a specific list just isn’t possible and Jen does a fabulous job coming up with ideas for the challenge.

Here’s my Challenge to you…you may use any of the following items to create a card…you do not have to use them all…select what you like…but the main rule is that you may NOT use anything not on the list!  So here goes:

Stamp sets:

Holiday Tag Team

Perfect Presentation

Take Three

Merry & Bright

Big on Christmas

ETA:  Since a number of people have said they don’t have any of these sets I am making a slight revision to this list.  IF you do NOT have any of the sets listed above, you may play by choosing ONE IMAGE ONLY from any current Stampin’ Up! Christmas/Holiday set.  Now COME PLAY!!!

Ink:  Basic Black, Old Olive and Real Red Classic pads and markers (yep – that’s IT!)

Cardstock/Paper:  River Rock, Old Olive, Real Red, Vanilla, Dashing DP

Tools and Embellishments:  ribbon (any kind), punches (any kind), mat pack & piercer, any adhesives of your choice – that’s it…nothing else!  If it’s not listed, you can’t use it!

I have six samples made (can you believe it???) and I will share three of them with you tonight.  The first two are CASEs of other cards I have made recently.


It just doesn’t get much simpler than this first one!  And although I’m not typically a simple girl when it comes to stamping, I really like this.  The wide grosgrain ribbon is perfect for this layout!

The next card is another one to add to the Chain of Inspiration described in this post.  I like this one so much I think I might make 10 or 20 up as one batch of our Christmas cards this year (I need 80-100 total and I generally work in batches of 20).


And this third one is for Beate’s weekend sketch challenge #24.  I cannot believe this is the first time I’m playing her challenge.  As soon as I saw the sketch I knew it would work wonderfully in this series of cards I was creating.


I don’t need to list recipes because everything I used is listed above in the Challenge list.  So anybody wanna play?  I’ll tell you what – for extra added incentive I’ll hold a drawing for everyone who plays (according to the rules of course) and I’ll send the winner a little prize.  Here’s all you have to do:

  • Create a card using only supplies listed above
  • Post your card to your blog and/or your SCS gallery with full recipe and a link to this challenge so others can play along too.
  • Come back here and post a link to your card in the comments section of this blog post (be sure to include what your entry # is in your comment)
  • If you post to your SCS gallery please use Keyword JDC1007 (for Jami’s Dashing Challenge October 07) with no spaces.

Deadline to post a comment to be entered in the drawing is Tuesday October 30th at midnight Pacific time.  If you have any questions please post a comment and I’ll edit this post to answer anything. I’ll draw sometime on Halloween.

So c’mon – come PLAY!!!  🙂  I’ll have more samples to share with you tomorrow, so be sure to check back. 

On a serious note:  HUGS and prayers for everyone effected by all the fires in SoCal.  We are very fortunate to be about 45 minutes or more from the closest fire and yet my eyes have burned all day and our cars are covered in muck.  I can only imagine what it is like for those so much closer and for so many who have had to evacuate!  Prayers also for those amazing firefighters!

38 Responses to “A Dashing Challenge”

  1. savorthejourney Says:

    Awwwww, Jami! Is that why I’m not reeling in the new customers this fall? Of all my Christmas sets … I do not own a single set on your list! Accck! I might have to “wing it” with a different holiday set …. just to keep busy. Sure wish our SoCal friends were out of danger tonight! Thanks for the challenge!


  2. Angela R. Says:

    What a great challenge! Wishing I had some of that Dashing dp! I’ll have to see what I can come up with!

  3. Andrea Says:

    Beautiful cards

  4. Debra Says:

    I am glad that you are safe and praying for all of you SoCalers.

    LOVE your samples and I will try to get to your challenge. Looks like fun.

  5. Keri Jackson Says:

    I love them all! I may have to CASE one for our Christmas cards 🙂

  6. Angel W. Says:

    Wish I had one of these sets as well. I would certainly play. But, I really love the cards you have made here!! Cute, cute!

  7. beate Says:

    Jami, those cards are awesome!
    I should have known you were the originator of the limited supply challenge. LOL
    Make sure you notify me of your next swap and send me the entire rule book. LOL
    Just messing with you! Big cyber hug! I am still giddy I met you!
    Big grin

  8. Rose Kerry Says:

    Jami, love the samples and the challenge. I will definitely get something going as I have some of the stamps and the paper. I am just horrified watching the news all day yesterday and now today on the fires in our beautiful state. This truly does affect us all here in So Cal. Thanks for the challenge!

  9. MelissaS Says:

    These are fabulous! I wish I had one of those sets so I could play along! Maybe it’s time for a new order? Thanks for sharing – I enjoy the LSCs each week 🙂

  10. Greta Adams Says:

    i have 3 of the sets mentioned…thanks for the inspo

  11. savorthejourney Says:

    Jami … I just had to go look again … and indeed, there was Perfect Presentation, unmounted, untrimmed, unloved! Thanks to your challenge … all of that has changed. Here’s the link to my JDC1007 card! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/703333?nocache=1

    Thanks for the challenge!

  12. Heidi Says:

    These are great samples!! I love red matt on the white scallop piece!

  13. Sharon Harnist Says:

    Great cards, Jami — what a wonderful class this will be! I SO need to get this set out and mount it, so I CAN play with it, LOL!

  14. lois lane Says:

    I love the Dashing dp. My favorite SU has come out with so far!!! I just may have to play along! Love your cards, btw. I may have to CASE one or two or all three!! 🙂

  15. Debbie Olson Says:

    Jami, these are lovely! This is such a clean, fresh paper, and you’ve done a beautiful job with it!

  16. Vicki Says:

    These cards are darn cute! Sounds like a fun challenge to me! Thanks for doing this! I could use the help! 🙂

  17. Debra Says:

    Here is my submission.

    I don’t know what my entry # is or where to find it!!!!

  18. Shelley ~ photocropper Says:

    Very cute cards Jami!

    Love your challenge! Can not play this time…guess I need to order more stuff cuz I dont have any of those *surprise*!

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  20. Susan Hall Says:

    Here is mine. You are an amazing designer. http://www.susanscornor.blogspot.com Susan

  21. notimetostamp Says:

    Oh, what a fun challenge — I’d love to play — but I don’t have Dashing DP — can I play without it?

  22. Paula K Says:

    you can find my card at:
    or you can see it here:

    Not an easy challenge. I wanted to keep adding things that were not allowed. Yikes. Well, it is done.

  23. Rhondag Says:

    Here’s my card….I did use dimensionals….that’s just an adhesive right? (hoping)


    Great challenge!!! (Some of the comments aren’t playing (yet) so I can’t tell what # I am–Post #23 or entry #4 ????)

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  25. Denise/geekgirl415 Says:

    Love your Dashing Cards!! I have modified a card for my Christmas SAS to the same layout as one of yours- Thanks for Sharing!!!

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  29. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    #29 Here’s the 1st of 4 that I did… I really like this DP and thank you for the “push” to get it out and use it!

  30. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    #30 Here’s #2 of 4… Merry & Bright is one of my favorite sets right now… I love paper piecing the little hat and scarf!! 🙂

  31. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    #29…oops!! Here’s the link to it…

  32. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    #30 Here’s the link to #30… (sorry!)

  33. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    #30 apparently I’m up too late… *Here* is the link!

  34. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    #34 (which would be #31 if I hadn’t forgot to attach links previously!) This one shows you don’t have to do *just* holidays with Merry & Bright!

  35. Sherri aka sherristampsalot Says:

    #35 (or #31?!)
    This is my favorite of the 4 I did. I *love* paper piecing these little guys! I stamped the deer and then remembered I couldn’t use brown…so I thought this particular piece of Dashing DP would work…and I think it did…spots and all!
    Thanks for this WONDERFUL challenge, Jami! 🙂

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