Poinsettia Wishes — FMS465

We’re back with another new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is the super talented Jacquie Southas. Take a look at her fun sketch:

This sketch is perfectly timed as many of us are in the midst of making tags for Christmas presents ( which are all still unwrapped in my house). I decided to make a tag using the pretty poinsettia dies from the Poinsettia Place suite.

I started by embossing the sentiment with gold embossing powder onto the tag. I then die-cut the flower from Real Red card stock and layered the flowers. It really helps to spritz the card stock with water before die-cutting, as it makes the embossing more visible.

I layered the tag on some gingham dsp from the Heartwarming Hugs collection.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week. Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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Little Red Cabin in the Woods — FMS464

We have a new sketch ready and waiting for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is the lovely and talented Judy Rozema. Take a look at this fun sketch:

When I saw that little focal box, I immediately thought of the Trimming the Town suite. Maybe that’s because it’s my favorite suite and I think about it all the time when sitting down to stamp! Well, I was in a hurry and decided to let the dsp do all the work.

I cut out the little houses and layered them to create a more dimensional house. That was layered on another piece of the Trimming the Town dsp, which was layered on a piece of card stock embossed with an old snow-themed embossing folder.

The sentiment was cut out from another piece of dsp in the collection.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week. Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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Angel in Flight — FMS463

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week it is my turn to be the hostess. When I designed this sketch, I wanted to design a focal panel that could feature a stamped image or a large sentiment, or any other creative thing you can think of.

I love the sweet images in the Flight of Fancy stamp set. I stamped the image and colored it with my watercolor pencils and blender pen.

I added some strips of dsp from the Trimming the Town collection and cut out a frame from the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the focal image. The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week. Meanwhile be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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Ornament Turnovers — FMS462

It’s that time of year where the weeks seem to zoom by, and while most of us are probably ready to have 2020 in our rear-view mirror, I can’t say I’m ready for the upcoming holidays. But hopefully you’re ready for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! This week our sketch comes all the way from the land down under, as our queen of flowers, fussy-cutting, collage-style cards and well – just about everything, Narelle Farrugia is our hostess. Take a look at this fun sketch:

While I was looking at the stamp sets on my shelf, I realized I hadn’t made a card using the ornaments in the Turnovers stamp set. And since there are three different ornaments in the set and there are three squares in the sketch, I thought I had a match.

I stamped the ornaments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them with my alcohol markers. They were easy to cut out with my paper snips. I added a few colored rhinestones to add some sparkle.

The ornaments were hung from some greenery that I cut out using a die from the Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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Mountain Home Christmas — FMS461

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! And this week our sketch comes all the way from New Zealand as our favorite Kiwi, Karren Johnson, has a great one for us. Take a look:

I wanted to use the Trimming the Town suite again because it is such a fun suite of products. So I decided to turn the sketch 90 degrees and make a landscape card rather than a portrait card. You probably have to look really closely at my card to see the sketch, but hopefully you can see it.

I started with the strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. Oh, how I’m sad Stampin’ Up doesn’t sell glimmer paper anymore! I am so glad I still have some scraps. This strip represents the strip on the side in the sketch.

I cut out the house and trees from a sheet of the Trimming the Town dsp using the coordinating dies. The mountains in the background are from another sheet of the dsp, as is the sentiment. No stamping whatsoever on this card.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week. Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has made for your inspiration!

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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Ivory Poinsettia — Monday Montage #177

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

Since I hadn’t played with the Poinsettia Place Suite in a while, I decided to pull that out and give it another go.

I started by die-cutting the poinsettia petals out of some Very Vanilla card stock. I layered them with dimensionals and added a red bow and topped it with a pretty beaded pearl embellishment. I place that on a scalloped stitched rectangle that I die-cut using a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies collection. The berries were cut from some Real Red card stock using a die from the Poinsettia dies.

The sentiment is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the houndstooth dsp is from the Heartwarming Hugs dsp collection.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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DSP Does All the Work — FMS#459

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our friend from way up North in Canada, Jen Brum. She has a fun sketch with some fun angles. Take a look:

I didn’t have much time to make a card for this week, so I took the easy way out and let some fabulous designer series paper do all the work.

I love the Trimming the Town dsp! It has fantastic colors and I love the cute designs and patterns. It has an adorable stamp set. And it also has dies that coordinate with both the dsp and the stamp set!

I started this one by cutting out two snow drifts using the Home Together Dies. I placed them on a piece of dsp from the Trimming the Town collection. I cut out the house, wreath and trees from other sheets of this dsp using the same die collection. The sentiment was also cut from another piece of this dsp. Yep, not a single bit of stamping on this card!

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week! Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration!

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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Little Red House — FMS455

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite Bay Stater and clean stamper extraordinaire, Jen Mitchell, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun square sketch:

I hadn’t made a square card in a while, so I was glad that Jen drew a square sketch.  I wanted to play with the cute houses in the Coming Home stamp set, so that was my starting point.

The focal circle was made with a little ink blending and was cut out with a Stitched Shapes circle.  I then stamped the tree , chimney smoke, and light pole directly on the circle.  The two houses and wreath were stamped and colored with alcohol markers and cut out with the coordinating dies.  I layered the two houses to make one house with a little more dimension.

The sentiment was cut from a piece of dsp from the Trimming the Town collection.  That is also where the background paper with the trees is from.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week!  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration!

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Polka Dots and Poinsettias — Monday Montage #173

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I made another Christmas card using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and dies.  This bundle is addictive!  I love how you can cut and emboss the elements so easily!

I started this one by die-cutting the smallest petals dies from Poppy Parade card stock.  I’ve discovered that if you spritz the card stock with some water before using the embossing die, it makes the embossed part a little darker and it stands out better.  I did the same thing with the leaves using Garden Green card stock.

I have some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper scraps left over in my stash, and used them for the sprigs of berries.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut using a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies collection.

This was actually a really easy card to put together thanks to the fabulous dies!

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Poinsettia Glow — FMS449

Another week has flown by and it’s once again time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week our sketch comes all the way from France via our favorite queen of die-cuts, Cecile Ribon.  Take a look at her fun sketch:

Well, this sketch had me stumped for a long while.  And then I thought — what would Cecile do?  Why, she would pull out some of her really cool dies!  But I didn’t really have any geometric dies that would work.  So I got a little creative and probably strayed WAY far away from the sketch.  But hopefully, you can kinda see what I was going for.  The flower is the top large triangle, the leaves are the bottom triangle and the yellow sprig is the little triangle.  Yeah, it’s a stretch! ha!

I love poinsettias at Christmas time, and these dies are so pretty with their embossed detail.  There was little stamping involved on this card — just the sentiment, which I also love.

I started by sponging on some Crushed Curry ink on to a piece of white card stock and then splattered some of the same ink over it.

The focal image was cut from Real Red, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry card stock.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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