Susan Simpson - UK Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Geared Up Garage - Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge #JOSTTT001


Hello and welcome to the very first Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog!  I am delighted to be joining this exciting project with a group of talented crafters from around the world who are happy to share their creations with everyone.

Having never taken part in a Tic Tac Toe challenge before the prospect was quite exciting - the hardest part was making a decision as to which line on the grid below I would use!


I decided to use Silver, Birthday and Ribbon and some new goodies that arrived before Christmas that I had not had chance to play with yet from the Classic Garage Suite.


I was so excited to discover that the thinlits in this bundle are the perfect size for the Designer Series Paper too!

Look what I managed to cut from just one piece of 6" x 6" DSP.


I do like white card bases and white layers .   To make my project, I die cut the gears from a piece of Whisper White and then added a layer of Basic Black behind.  I then adhered this panel to my card using Dimensionals.

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I then carefully placed Mini Dimensionals and pieces of 'waste' dimensional that I snipped from around the edge of the sheet to the back of the gears and then adhered carefully over the black card outline.

I used some of the new black/silver ribbon (silver being the second part of the challenge), behind the sentiment; two crossed pieces placed at a jaunty angle.


I stamped this sentiment several times and was a bit worried that the words were not stamping very well.  However, after checking the front of the box I realised they were supposed to look like that  - doh!

I used the tiny metal spanner (how cute is this?) as the silver part of the challenge.  

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a set called Amazing Life and was the final element of this challenge.

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I was so pleased with all the die cut pieces I 'made' from the DSP that I decorated the inside of the card and the envelope with them and still had leftover pieces to use on a future project.

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Here is the completed card and envelope.


This is what I was left with from the DSP - I was disappointed to leave one whole remaining gear ...


... but, then, when I was tidying my desk I found one of the thinlits had fallen out of the packet and that I did, in fact, have a die that fit the last gear - hurrah!

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I don't know why but I can sometimes struggle with cards for men, do you?  However, I had so much fun with the Geared Up Garage bundle and I have lots and lots of ideas floating around in my head that I think I will ok for quite some time!

Thanks to Fiona for organising us with this great challenge; we will be back next month with another Tic Tac Challenge for you.

I hope you have enjoyed my project; I always enjoy reading what you think of my projects and I would love you to leave a comment below.

Head over the the Joy of Sets Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have made of this fun challenge HERE.

If you haven't tried a Tic Tac Toe challenge before why not give it a go; if you are stuck in a rut or suffering from crafter's block you might just find it useful!

Happy crafting.

Susan xx

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10 comments:

  1. Cogs are great. Love the way you have inset them in the card. Great idea x

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    1. Thanks Jane - I was really pleased with all the cogs I got from the DSP! xx

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  2. Love this and am in awe of the time and effort you put in. Also this was an immediate not interested suite for me when I looked through the new offering but now I'm kind of seeing it in a new light and that's what I love about challenges which involve demonstrators... so much inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Andrea. I'm almost embarassed to say that this card came together so quickly (I was short on time as usual). xx

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  3. I love that you did a masculine card with the bored and thought outside the box. well done.

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  4. Such a great card, so unusual and so many possibilities for using this suite x

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    1. Thank you - as you say so many possibilities. If I only had more time!

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