From Our Family to Yours — FMS309

It’s time for another new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week our favorite friend from upstate New York, Linda Callahan, is our hostess.  Take a look at the fun sketch she has for us:

I have always wanted a Christmas sentiment that says, “From Our Family to Yours,” so when I saw one that says just that in the Snowflake Sentiments set, I knew I had to have it.  Have you ever bought an entire stamp set for just one sentiment?  Truth be told, I love all of the sentiments in this set, and I know I will use many of them, but I would have bought it anyways for just this one.

I paired this lovely sentiment (isn’t the font gorgeous!) with some Garden Green dsp from the Quilted Christmas pack.  A scrap of black Merry Music dsp was added as well.  I used a bit of Real Red ribbon and one of the Stitched Felt Embellishments to finish things off.

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 hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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A Basket Full of Birthday Wishes — FMS308

Another Wednesday, another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. But not just any old sketch — a sketch by our talented friend, Rita Wright, who has a great one for us this week:

Since I have been hooked on Fall-themed stamps and colors lately, I decided to continue my trend and pulled out a set that came out last year and carried over into the annual catalog this year.  It is a fun one to color, and I love how you can fill the baskets with different goodies.

I started by stamping the images on some Shimmery White cardstock with Basic Black ink and colored them in with a blender pen and my ink pads.  A sheet of Wood Textures dsp and a scrap of Painted Autumn dsp were used as well

The sketch reminded me that I haven’t used a button in a long time and I really miss them.  But I had one of these fun wooden Touches of Nature Elements on my desk, and thought it would go well with the wood theme of this card.

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 hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Fall Themed Treat Boxes — Monday Montage #102

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten 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.

Now that it is officially Fall, I’ve been inspired to make Fall and Halloween themed treats.  I love the leaves in the Colorful Season Bundle, so that is what I decided to start with.  And since the Painted Autumn dsp has such beautiful Fall colors, I had to grab a sheet of that too.

I started by wrapping a strip of Painted Autumn dsp around a Clear Tiny Treat Box.  I then adhered a piece of burlap ribbon and the leaves, made with Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso card stock.  Some Crushed Curry Baker’s twine was wrapped around the box, and I tied on a tiny tag made with the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (I cut off the bottom) with some Linen Thread.  The stamps on the tag came from the last Paper Pumpkin kit.

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.

 

 

 

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Shake a Leaf — FMS307

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite pilot in the friendly skies and card maker extraordinaire, Jennifer Timko, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

When I first saw this sketch I immediately thought of a shaker card.  And I could count on my fingers how many shaker cards I’ve ever made.  I like them, but I never think to make them.  So since I had that thought, I decided to run with it.

Going with a Fall theme, I decided to substitute the circle shape for a leaf.  I took a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and laid the leaf framelit down on it, tracing with a pencil around the outside of the framelit.  I ran it through the Big Shot and then fussy cut the penciled outline with my paper snips.  I used a piece of Painted Autumn dsp for the background of the leaf and filled the shaker with some Iridescent Sequins and some orange glitter I had on hand.

The Crumb Cake background was stamped with the Tree Rings background stamp using Versamark ink to add a subtle background.

Some copper metallic thread, burlap ribbon, and glitter enamel dots were added as embellishments.  The sentiment was stamped with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set using Pear Pizzazz ink.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what your create.  Meanwhile, be sure to visit the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  They are an inspiring bunch!

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Falling Leaves and Birthdays — Monday Montage #101

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten 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.

Now that it is officially Fall (in the calendar sense only here), I thought it was appropriate to start making Fall themed birthday cards.  It seems like we know a lot of people with October birthdays.  I love the beautifully detailed leaves in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, so I cut some out in Fall colors (Lemon Lime Twist, Cajun Craze, and Tangerine Tango).  There is no stamping on this card — just die-cutting.

I cut the sentiment with the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die from Whisper White card stock and sponged on some Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive inks.  On the background, I sponged some Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks and added some Cajun Craze splatters.

The dsp strips are scraps from the Painted Autumn collection.  A few copper metallic sequins were added for embellishment, and I was done.

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.

 

 

 

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A Fall Bouquet of Thanks — FMS306

It’s time for another new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  And this week, our favorite Massachusetts resident, Jen Mitchell, is our hostess.  And she has a fun sketch for us.  Take a look:

I love the Beautiful Bouquet bundle and decided to make a Fall bouquet with it.  I used a color combo of Crushed Curry, Fresh Fig, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, and Soft Suede.

I used some Painted Autumn dsp and mounted everything on Some Sahara Sand card stock.

 We’d love for you to join us and create your own card using the sketch.  It’s always fun for us to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Super Duper Birthday — FMS305

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my turn to be the hostess.  I decided to change things up a little bit (at least for me) and make a sketch for a square card.  I love square cards but don’t normally think to make them.  I also wanted to make the sentiment the focal point of the card, which opens up lots of possibilities.

I pulled a stamp set off the shelf that I hadn’t used in a while, Super Duper.  I am always in need of birthday cards, and this one has a large sentiment that I thought would be perfect for the sketch.

I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color the sentiment, using Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and So Saffron for the color combination.  The Ticket Tear Border Punch provided a decorative edge on the bottom of the sentiment panel, and some Glitter Enamel Dots and Gold Metallic Thread were added as embellishments.

I hope you’ll make your own card using the sketch and post it in the gallery.  We love to see what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  They always inspire me!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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