A Slightly Tilted Thanks — FMS345

Wednesdays bring new sketches over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week Jen Mitchell has created a great sketch for us that I think will lead to some fabulous and diverse cards.  Here’s a look at the sketch with a fun, tilted panel:

With Stampin’ Up!’s current designer series paper promotion, I recently acquired some more pretty dsp.  And rather than hoard my favorite patterns, I am trying to use them.  This sketch provides a great opportunity to do just that.

Starting out with a sheet of dsp from the Share What You Love pack, which is not included in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion (oops!), I added a sentiment from a previous Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  I LOVE the sentiments in this stamp set, and think this set alone was worth the price of that month’s kit, not including all of the rest of what was in it.  And Stampin’ Up! is now offering a 50% discount on your first month’s subscription of Paper Pumpkin.  Two great promotions going on this month — Paper Pumpkin and DSP!

I cut out some flowers from another sheet of the dsp and placed them around the sentiment.  The blue flower is shimmery and is so pretty in real life.  This was a quick and easy card to make.

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.  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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Hooray for Paper Pumpkin — FMS#342

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week I have the honor of hosting our challenge.  I have a simple sketch, but it is one with multiple layers.  I think it will be fun to see how everyone uses them.  Here’s a look at the sketch:

As soon as I got my newest Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail this week, I knew I wanted to use it for the sketch.  It seems like I rarely use these kits as designed, though I usually love the sample cards.  It is so fun to get this cute box of happy mail each month.  The kit this month coordinates with the Broadway Bound suite in the annual catalog.

Everything on this card comes from the kit.  The only exception is the card base, which I substituted for a plain Whisper White base.  I love the shiny gold sentiment (which I had a terrible time trying to photograph).

 

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to browse the gallery and visit your blogs.  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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Mother’s Day Pumpkin — FMS331

Ready or not, it’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  And this week, our favorite French friend, Cecile Ribon, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch she has for us:

I needed to make something in a hurry, and I had the newest Paper Pumpkin kit out on my desk.  Have you seen it?  It is beautiful!  I decided I could easily use some of the elements in it to fit the sketch, so that was the direction I took.

I love how the kits make it so easy to put beautiful cards together.  And I love how most of them come with a stamp set that you can use even when the kits’ contents run out.

Everything on this card came from the kit except the Gold Metallic Thread.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is running a special right now on Paper Pumpkin?  You can get the first two months’ kits at 50% off.  What a great way to try it!

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  We have a new guest designer for April.  Tracey McNeely is joining the team this month, and we are so glad to have her on board.

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Hooray It’s Your Day — FMS299

Well, hello August!  I’m not sure how that happened so quickly, but here it is.  It’s also time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is our favorite Coloradoan, Kim Singdahlsen.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

We just got back from a week-long family vacation and I needed to make something quick for this challenge.  So I went the easy route on this one.   I had the newest Paper Pumpkin kit on my desk so I opened it up and grabbed some of the items from it, which I used to fit the sketch.

I could always use some birthday cards, so I pulled out the wooden sentiment that fits with the birthday theme.  The stamps are from the stamp set that was included in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I had planned on using the two washi tape rolls that were included in the kit, but I wanted something brighter against all of the white space, so I used a couple of other rolls that were in my washi tape basket.   I also placed some White Perfect Accents on the little stamped stars for fun.

We hope you’ll create your own card using the sketch and post it in the gallery.  We love to see what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to venture over to 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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A Cup of Cheer — FMS196

It’s Wednesday, and that means that we have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week Cindy Hall is our hostess, and she always amazes me with her attention to detail in her beautiful creations.  Look at the sketch she has for us this week:

I had just received my new Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail, and I’ve been so busy preparing for Convention this week, that I didn’t have much time to make a card for this sketch.  But then it hit me that this kit would work perfectly with this sketch.

July Paper PumpkinI only added a couple of little pieces that weren’t included in the kit — the sequins and a strip of Tangelo Twist card stock.  This card came together in no time.

July Paper Pumpkin Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and make your own creation with the sketch.  We always love to see what you make each week.  Meanwhile, you can check out what the design team made at the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

HB 2 a Teen Boy — FMS188

It’s time for another new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, our favorite paper crafter from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  She has a fun one for us:

I needed a birthday card for a teenage boy, so I thought the little flowers in the sketch probably wouldn’t work for my card.  I thought the cute little banners from Banner Banter would be perfect.

HB to You GuyI stamped the background using the Hardwood stamp using Versamark ink.  I thought that added a “manly” touch.  And I used bright colors for the sentiment and banners — Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive.  The sentiment is from one of the stamp sets included in a My Paper Pumpkin kit.

HB to You Guy Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and participate in the challenge.  We love looking through the gallery each week and seeing what you make with each sketch.  You should drop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team made.  They are always inspiring!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Glittered Snowflake — FMS165

It’s time for another sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week the fabulously talented Cindy Lovell from Germany is our hostess.  I love everything Cindy makes, and her sketch this week is no exception.

I had my new My Paper Pumpkin kit on my desk, so I immediately thought of using the snowflake from the kit as the focal image on this sketch.

glittered flakeI ran the snowflake halves through my Xyron machine and applied Dazzling Diamonds glitter over it.  The dotted background and sentiment are from stamps in the recent My Paper Pumpkin kit.

glittered flake close upWe hope you’ll join us and make your own creation using the sketch this week.  We love looking through the gallery and seeing what you make.  Meanwhile, you can check out the rest of the design team’s work over at the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!