Wednesday 1 March 2023

Mystery Card Challenge 2 is here - March 2023 (CMH2)

Colour Me Happy Mystery Card Challenge 2 - March 2023
Hello and welcome to Mystery Card Challenge 2!

This is my March challenge and the first official challenge. I hope you'll play along with me to create a card or three using only the challenge pieces listed below and card supplies you have on hand.

Read on to find out how the challenge works, and all the info you'll need to play and how to share your project with me. 

What's the Colour Me Happy Mystery Card Challenge? 
  • The challenge is to create a card using only a specific number of pieces and dimensions. You decide the layout and supplies used.
  • The mystery element is that you're not provided with a layout or a finished card to use as an example, so the pieces can be used as you like.
  • It's amazing how many layout and design variations you can create with just simple pieces and supplies. It's a great way to use all our scraps too.
  • I hope these challenges will help you to build a library of pieces and layouts you can confidently use to create lots more quick and easy cards to send.
  • Each new Mystery challenge begins on the 1st of each month. I will share my completed mystery card on the 15th.

Colour Me Happy Mystery Card Challenge 2 - March 2023
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A4 Metric cardstock pieces - centimetres
  • Standard Card Base: 14.8 cm x 21 cm (half sheet of card)
  • Piece 1: 14.8 cm x 3.5 cm (card or paper)
  • Piece 2: 14.8 cm x 1.5 cm (card or paper)
  • Piece 3: 14.8 cm x 1 cm (card or paper)
  • Piece 4: 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm
  • Piece 5: 7 cm x 7 cm
OR Nth America - using 8½ x 11 inch cardstock pieces - inches
  • Standard Card Base: 5½ in x 8½ in (half sheet of card)
  • Piece 1: 5½ in x 1⅜ in (card or paper)
  • Piece 2: 5½ in x ¾ in (card or paper)
  • Piece 3: 5½ in x ¼ in (card or paper)
  • Piece 4: 3 in x 3 in
  • Piece 5: 2¾ in x 2¾ in
Note: I'm in Australia and work with A4 card and centimetres so the graphic diagram is based on this.
I have also supplied equivalent measurements for anyone using North American 8.5x11 inch cardstock, which is slightly shorter and wider than A4. Don't mix the measurements or the sizing won't work properly.

  • Create a card using the listed challenge pieces and dimensions - by March 14th.
    • Use the pieces and dimensions as listed.
    • Use any supplies and brands you have on hand. I will be using Stampin' Up! supplies and would be very happy to see your Stampin' Up! supplies in action too.
    • Include at least one stamped image and sentiment on your card. #simplestamping
    • See how many card variations you can create with the simple elements.
    • Try the challenge first without any die cutting or punching ete, at least for your first card.
    • Embellish with accessories if you like (eg. sequins, rhinestones etc).
  • Leave a comment on this post if you make a card, a provide a link if possible so I can find your card. I'd love to see what you make.
  • If you share your card online, tag it with #colourmehappymysterychallenge
    and/or tag me at Di Barnes - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so I can see it there too.
  •  The challenge will officially end 2 weeks later, ie March 15th, when I will share the completed card/s I've created (here on my blog and socials too).
  • Questions? Leave a comment and I'll respond.
PS: If you miss the initial challenge dates don't worry. Create a project using the pieces anytime. More than anything I encourage you to simply enjoy exploring your creativit.
See mystery card challenge 1 post here where I show both the challenge pieces and my completed cards so you get some initial ideas.

Happy mystery creating. I can't wait to see what you make and share.
Happy stamping and inky wishes


New and exciting products available from 1 March 2023 while supplies last
These are only shown in store - not listed in any catalogue
Shop Stampin' Up! Online Exclusive Projects. New Releases in March, July and November - Colourmehappy - Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia

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