It’s Time to Play Tic Tac Toe!

tic tac toe

I am so excited and quite humbled to be part of the design team for this new challenge that starts today! It is really simple and fun to do and I hope you’ll play along! Here’s the challenge board for this week that was created by the very talented Peggy Noe.

Tic Tac Toe 001 Board

Pick 3 boxes in a row across, down, or diagonal and create using those elements. I chose the row across the middle for this simple gate fold card.

Stampin Up Lovely Words Thinlits gatefold card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The star of this card is the beautiful new Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! I love the contrast of colors with the black background. I cut a 1 1/4 x 11 piece of vellum for the belly band.  I wanted to add a bit of texture so I embossed it with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder. The Lovely Words Thinlits Dies has 3 dies to choose from for a variety of cards or projects.

Stampin Up Lovely Words Thinlits gatefold card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The inside sentiment makes a bold statement from the Big on Birthdays Stamp Set.


This card is simple and quick! I started with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2  cardstock and scored it at 2 1/8 from each side. The DSP strips measure 2 x 5 3/8. The inside panel is 4 x 5 1/4 and the vellum belly band measures 1 1/4 x 11. I love fun fold cards and the gatefold is one of my favorites.

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Set: Big on Birthdays  Ink: Tangerine Tango  Papers: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Vellum, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Layered Leaves Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder, Lovely Words Thinlits

Now it’s your turn!  Come play along!!

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Just click the graphic above to go to the challenge website to enter your card! You can also see what the designers have created for even more inspiration!

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Have a wonderful day!

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23 thoughts on “It’s Time to Play Tic Tac Toe!

  1. Love this card, Jeanie! I just got all of my DSP today and can’t wait to tuck into this particular pack. I LOVE the black with the floral images. So glad you’re on the TTTC Design Team – it’s already a ton of fun!!

    1. Thanks Nicole! I agree…it’s a ton of fun! Great inspiration to create! I am so excited to be on this design team with you! Your graphics are awesome!

  2. Beautiful card, Jeanie. I love the vellum belly band on the bright floral DSP. I’ll have to keep this design for a later CASE. Have a great weekend.

  3. Congrats on being part of the TTC design team–a very deserved honor. This is a cute card. I love the embossing on the vellum belly band and that gorgeous paper.

  4. Love this card. You always come up with the most interesting card folds. I commend your creativity.
    The vellum belly band is brilliant. So happy to be on this journey with you!

  5. Great card and fold. Love how you embossed the vellum band and the paper is beautiful! Good job….enjoy your day!

    1. Thanks Mary Ann! I love embossing vellum…it really stands out and adds a simple touch of texture! I hope you will play along with the tic tac toe challenge!

  6. This is just lovely ! I love the DSP and your BELLY BAND just makes it special. What fun this TTT game is to look at what you all have done !!

    1. Thanks Kathy! I hope you will play along. I just take pictures with my phone. It is easy to upload photos using the link on the challenge website. When you click on the link there is even directions how to do it. You can post your card on Pinterest and have it link there. I can’t wait to see what you create!

  7. Jeanie, I love your card! This paper is so pretty. I’d forgotten how nice a gatefold card is, and you’ve done it beautifully! So glad to be on the challenge with you!

  8. Peggy, you put together a great board that is fun and easy to create! I had never done a challenge before (do you believe it!!!) and I am so excited to be part of the challenge team.

  9. Jeanie, love, love love your card!! This DSP is definitely a WOWSER paper and you have showcased it well! I love your idea to emboss the belly band and that inside sentiment ROCKS!! So happy to be on the design team with you!! xx

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