Poinsettia Greetings — FMS566

It’s time for the last sketch of the year at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it come from the land down under and our masterful fussy cutting floral queen, Narelle Farrugia. Take a look at her fun sketch:

Narelle makes the most beautiful collage-style cards, and this sketch inspired me to try my hand as well. I had an extra poinsettia cut out from the Merriest Moments stamp set and that was the start of my card.

I cut out some of the greenery from the Christmas Banners stamp set and placed it all together on the two die-cut circles.

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! And have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Season’s Greetings — FMS561

We’re back with another new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches. Our hostess this week is Linda Callahan, our favorite upstate New Yorker, whose posts always make me smile. She has a good challenge for us. Take a look:

This sketch had me stumped for quite a while. I ended up using the Christmas Season stamp set. I overlapped all of the stamped images so much that it’s kinda hard to see the sketch.

The sentiment is from the Merriest Moments stamp set and was embossed with some Cherry Cobbler embossing powder that I found in the bottom of my embossing supplies box. I’m not sure how old it is, but it still worked beautifully.

I added some red rhinestones and some linen thread as embellishments and called it a day.

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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Joyful Christmas Sentiment — FMS560

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess, a lover of square card sketches, Jen Mitchell, has a good one for us. Take a look:

Since the sketch doesn’t have a space designated for a sentiment, I decided to let it be the focal circle on the card.

I pulled out the Merriest Moments stamp set and embossed the image using some old Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, and cut it out with a circle die. I placed it on a square I cut from some of the Lights Aglow dsp, and placed that on a square of gold glimmer paper, which was placed on another sheet of dsp from that collection.

I love this pretty sentiment! And I love how quickly and easily this card came together.

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!

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.

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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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.

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!