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Freshly Made Sketches #58

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Woo hoo! Hey everyone… it’s FRIDAY! I’m always so much happier on Friday! It’s time to get ready for the weekend. I’m off to the Manhattan tomorrow to see my friend Kim, it has been way too long since I saw her last. I’m looking forward to some diner breakfast and it’s supposed to be a nice day too!

Some great news from Stampin’ Up! today too! For the first time ever Stampin’ Up! is doing a one-day sale on almost all of our stamp sets! Every single set is 15% off, on Monday, October 29th ONLY. That includes all of the single stamp sets in the Annual and Holiday Catalogs. If there are some that you have had your eye on now is definitely the best time to buy them. Don’t forget that you also earn Anchor Rewards. If you want to place an order you can do so by emailing me at or you can place it by clicking on one of the catalogs to the right!

Scroll down to the bottom of the post after you are finished reading and see the Single Stamps that are available now too. There are two new collections and three BRAND NEW STAMPS! These stamps are also included in the 15% off Monday, October 29th promotion!

Today’s post is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. I want to thank Linda for choosing me as her Perfect Prince for last week’s card. You can see the original post here and view the Freshly Made Sketches winners here. This week we have a first time sketch from Narelle…

Wow! What a great sketch! You did really well Narelle! This was one of those ones where as soon as I saw it I knew what I was going to use, I love when that happens! The base of my card is Early Espresso Card Stock. I inked up my Woodgrain Background stamp with some Sahara Sand and stamped it on Sahara Sand Card Stock. I really like the tone on tone look especially with the Woodgrain Stamp. The panel of patterned paper is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. I backed it with some Cherry Cobbler and mounted it to the card with SNAIL. The greeting and the image are both from the Winter Memories Stamp Set. The are both stamped on Very Vanilla, the greeting in Cherry Cobbler and the image in Basic Black. I flagged the ends of the greeting and used a small piece of paper from the Festival of Prints DSP Stack above it. The image is colored in with Basic Gray, Basic Black, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Markers. I cut it out with my Paper Snips and mounted it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a piece of Sahara Sand that I punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and embossed with the Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It is mounted to a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I cut out with the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it to the card. For the final touch I added some Basic Jewels Pearls in the upper right hand corner. I think this is one of my recent favorites for sure! I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge card. Have an amazing day and don’t forget to scroll down and take a look at the Single Stamps that are available, including three brand new images! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Stack

Ink: Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Markers

Stamp Sets: Winter Memories Clear Mount and Woodgrain Background Wood Mount

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die, Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 2 1/2″Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Click on any of the images to download a PDF!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

It’s only October, but Stampin’ Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Remember: the bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. So many options!


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I am a tech junkie that loves to engineer some paper!

12 responses »

  1. Justin this is truly a GORGEOUS card! The colours you’ve used are so right for Christmas and the embossed circle is a fabulous touch! Thanks for your lovely comments and thanks for playing along with my sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Gorgeous card, Justin. I love the tone-on-tone woodgrain as well; it always makes a perfect backdrop! 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Love your combination of patterns, Justin! Truly the perfect stamp to use here. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

  4. Such a wonderful card to celebrate the Christmas season! I love the hounds-tooth and plaid combination. Thanks for playing along with this week’s sketch!

  5. Beautiful card, Justin….this is my fav image from that set! Love how you backed it with the embossed piece, too! THanks for using the FMS sketch this week!

  6. What a warm and wonderful card Justin! Makes me want to dig out my ice skates! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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