Poinsettia Blessings — FMS515

We’re back with another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes all the way from New Zealand. The oh-so-talented coloring and ink blending star on our team, Karren Johnson, has a great sketch for us. Take a look:

I hadn’t used the Merriest Moments stamp set yet and thought that a strip of poinsettia blooms would work well as the horizontal strip on the card. So I stamped the blooms several times on a piece of white card stock and some of the greenery as well. I then cut them out with my paper snips.

A piece of Heartwarming Hugs dsp was added to the bottom of the card base and then the flowers and greenery were arranged on top. The sentiment is from the Happy Holly-Days 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.

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Gingerbread Cookie — FMS514

We’re back with another new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes all the way from France via our favorite master of die-cuts, Cecile Ribon. Take a look at this fun sketch:

When I saw this sketch, I was bound and determined to be creative and substitute something for the stars. Why, oh why, do I make things harder than they need to be?!? I have some great stars dies that would have been so easy to use, but alas…

After trying several different stamp sets and dies, I finally settled on cutting out one of the gingerbread cookies from the Gingerbread & Peppermint dsp stack. I cut out some little holly leaves from the Christmas Trimmings dies and the Stockings dies and used some of the fun Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes as embellishments. 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!

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Poinsettia Wishes — FMS513

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is provided by our Canadian friend, Jen Brum, who has developed a love for snowy mountain hikes and has always had a talent for making beautiful, clean cards. Take a look at her fun sketch:

I hadn’t pulled out one of my all-time favorite Christmas bundles, Poinsettia Petals, yet this season so I thought it was high time to do so as it would work with this sketch.

I spritzed some Shimmery White and Mossy Meadow card stock with water before cutting out the petals with the coordinating dies. The flower was arranged on some Heartwarming Hugs dsp.

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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A Chill Penguin — FMS512

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is Kim Singdahlsen, our super talented Coloradan friend. Take a look at her fun sketch:

Now that I am in the throes of Christmas card making, I wanted to use the cute little penguin in the Penguin Place stamp set and I thought he would work well as a substitute for the tree in the sketch.

I started by cutting out some dsp from the Sweet Stockings dsp collection. I added a Wonderful Snowflake upon which to place my penguin friend. He was stamped and punched out with the coordinating punch. I then stamped and cut out the trees and his accessories with my paper snips.

I added some little Snowflake Sequins and cut out the sentiment from the same stamp set.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you create 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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Stocking Pets — FMS511

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is the new dog parent, Linda Callahan, who recently adopted an adorable little rescue dog. Take a look at her fun sketch:

Maybe I was inspired by Linda rescuing her new furry friend when I decided to use the Sweet Little Stockings bundle for this sketch. We lost our beloved Pug, Maggie, back in January and my youngest has been politicking hard to get a new pet. Lately, she has been begging for a cat, but I know she would be thrilled to find any of these three stockings that I’ve made for the card below on Christmas morning.

This stamp set is so fun! I stamped the three critters and stockings and colored them with my alcohol markers. I then arranged them on a piece of white card stock that was cut out with a die from the Scalloped Contours dies collection. This was placed on a piece of dsp from the coordinating Sweet Stockings dsp collection. The little holly leaves are also from the coordinating dies with this bundle.

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. 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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Star Trimmings — FMS510

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our favorite Bay Stater and someone who really knows her way around a fabulous clean card, Jen Mitchell. Take a look at what she has for us:

I recently acquired the Tidings & Trimmings bundle, and I have to confess that the primary reason I got is was because of a certain die-cut star. So when I saw the sketch, I knew that it would be perfect for a focal image on that big circle.

I die-cut the star from some silver foil paper and placed it on the solid star which was cut from some Real Red card stock. The die set also includes some holly leaves, which I cut from some Old Olive card stock.

The paper is from the Heartwarming Hugs dsp collection, which is such awesome traditional paper. The sentiment is also from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set.

I added some red rhinestones for the holly berries and some silver twine to make a bow.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you create 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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Christmas in July — FMS495

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my privilege to provide the sketch for the week. Take a look:

I’ve seen so many people posting Christmas in July creations this month, so I decided to join in. This card is also full of sneak peeks of new products in the upcoming Holiday catalog which comes out in just a couple of weeks.

I started with a new embossing folder, the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder, which isn’t really a Christmas theme, but I thought it fit in with the rustic look. I embossed some of the new Kraft paper, which I love!

I then stamped some of the different images from the Christmas season stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The sentiment is from another new stamp set called Merriest Moments. I love the gorgeous sentiments in this set! I added some new Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots and linen thread as embellishments.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you create 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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