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Freshly Made Sketches 93 & Create with Connie and Mary 263

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A late Saturday good morning to you! I slept in a little to catch up on some of the sleep that I didn’t get all week. I feel a lot better now! What’s in store for your weekend? It’s nice out here today so I will definitely have to get out for a bit. There will of course be some crafting, what is the weekend without some crafting?! I may also have a little surprise for you tomorrow, we’ll see how much I can get done today!

As is the case sometimes I have a double post for you today. I have both my Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie and Mary cards. Both were fun sketches this week and I did two holiday cards. One Halloween and one Christmas.

First up is Freshly Made Sketches and this week our host is Jen M….

Freshly Made Sketches #98

The base of my card is Pumpkin Pie Card Stock. I used some of the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper for the background and backed it with a piece of Basic Black. A square of Summer Starfruit, backed with some more Basic Black, is a nice place for the candies from the Halloween Hello Stamp Set to hang out. The greeting, from the same set, is punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch and lightly sponged with Pumpkin Pie and it sits next to a Brights Designer Button. The cool candy corn strip is also from the Halloween Hello Stamp Set and is colored in with Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write Markers. I really love it when you can make a border out of a stamp. I also really like the colors in the Witches’ Brew DSP!

FMS 98

Next up I have my Create with Connie and Mary card for this week’s sketch challenge…

CCMC 263

Fun and simple! The base of my card is Pool Party Card Stock. I stamped the snowflakes from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set in Pool Party on Whisper White and stamped them again so I could cut them into the rectangles on the sketch. Each one is backed with a piece of Pool Party and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set and is also stamped in Pool Party. I really love the simplicity and the little extra something that popped up image gives it. Thanks you very much for stopping by to see both my Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie and Mary card for their challenges this week. I hope you have a great Saturday!

CCMC 263

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Freshly Made Sketches:

Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Witches’ Brew

Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ ink

Markers: Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write

Stamp Set: Halloween Hello Clear Mount

Punch: 1″ Circle Punch

Embellishments: Brights Designer Buttons

Tools: Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Create with Connie and Mary:

Card Stock: Pool Party and Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry and Greetings of the Season Clear Mount

Tools: 1″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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29 responses »

  1. I like your Halloween card, but let’s talk about that snowflake card, Justin. That card is a stunner – an absolute stunner. So soft and beautiful with all the right excitement to bring that sketch to life. Beautiful!

  2. ditto!!! I agree with Brian, I like both cards but the Christmas card is very special, the recipients will love them.

  3. Now, how cute is that Halloween card? It really is all about the candy! As for the Christmas card, who knew a color named ‘Pool Party’ would be so perfect for winter? You made it work, Justin. I love it!

  4. I saw this sketch done several ways, but love what you did with the snowflakes. How did you manage to position the paper so that it matched the snowflakes on the bottom. This is a great card. Love the pool party – it’s perfect!

    • Thank you very much Sue! I’m so glad you like the card. I stamped the image twice and then cut out 1/4″. Pool Party is definitely a favorite of mine! 🙂

  5. I agree with – all the above – both cards are awesome. I really like how you framed the snowflakes and turned the sentiment on its side.

  6. What a “Great” Halloween card! Gets to the point…Candy!
    What a Beautiful Xmas card! It’s soft, colors are perfect….You can’t get any better than that!
    Good Job!!

  7. Great cards Justin! Nothing better than showing off Halloween candy, I always say! And the simple two color snowflake card is so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Both cards are fabulous Justin! Loving your Halloween card and the combination of cool stamp sets and papers! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  9. Gorgeous cards. Love how you stamped the snowflake on the base panel first. Very clean and classy card! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week.

  10. Oh…can’t decide which card I like better! Both are great examples using the sketches and my favorites…Halloween and Snowflakes! Great job! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  11. Awesome cards, Justin! Love the way you stamped the snowflakes!! That technique gives it such depth! Beautiful!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  12. What a fun way to use the snowflakes! I love how they are stamped below the panels and are peeking out. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  13. I love the clean cool freshness of your snowflake card! Great way to use the sketch and beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us this week for the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  14. Love your monochromatic snowflakes! What a simple, graphic card and the such a great simple Christmas card. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  15. Great idea for the Snowflake card!


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