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Today was a very nice day! It was sunny and in the high 60’s and the best part was that I was out of the office for a good part of the day! I had to stop at WalMart on the way to work and pick up a TV stand. When I got to work I assembled it and did some other things before I headed to the Airport. I took one of the vans, the TV and stand didn’t fit in my car! I got to MacArthur around 11:45 and installed the TV in the exhibit space. One small problem was that there was no extension cord but the woman that I spoke to assured me that they would take card of that. I stopped home on the way back to get my boss a few cards that she needed. I got back to the office around 2:30 and then had to run out again to pick up some flowers. I got in my car and put the top down and had a nice ride! After work I had some dinner and came home and unpacked my pre-order, mounted my stamps and made a few projects. Like I said a very nice day!

Today I have a double post for you! Tomorrow I’m starting a new adventure with a few talented stampers, most of whom I’m sure you are familiar with. I wanted to get my Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts cards posted before that so those are the two projects I have for you today. As a bonus they both use goodies from my pre-order! Let’s get to them, shall we?!

Up first is my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and this week’s sketch is courtesy of the lovely Karren…

Freshly Made Sketches #134

The card base is Night of Navy Card Stock. My background consists of two pieces of paper from the Maritime Designer Series Paper Pack. All of the stamped images except for the greeting are from the Sea Street Stamp Set. The octopus is stamped in Coastal Cabana on Whisper White and backed with some Real Red that I cut out with the Circle Collection Framelits. The strip of flags is stamped in Night of Navy and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The two starfish are stamped in Coastal Cabana and cut out with my Paper Snips and also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Something to Say Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. To finish off the card I added some Brights Candy Dots to the banner of flags. A nice bright fun card with neat Designer Series Paper and a whimsical stamp set don’t you think?!

FMS 134-WM

Next up is my project for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

PPA 202

I always do a card but since I had some new stuff to play with I thought I would do a 3D project instead. The box is created with the Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die cut from a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock. A quick run through the Big Shot and some folding and Sticky Strip and you have a neat little box! I used some Multi-Purpose Adhesive to attach the Tea Lace Paper Doily to the top. The onesie, socks and duck are from the Something for Baby Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and Real Red, and cut out with the Baby’s First Framelits. My greeting is from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp Set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay and cut out with the Starburst Framelits. All of the elements are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A fun and easy favor for a baby shower or a neat way to give a gift card to a new arrival! I wasn’t sure about the Hamburger Box but I’m really glad that I got it now!

PPA 202-WM

PPA 202 Front-WM

PPA 202 Open-WM

And there are my projects for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts. I had a lot of fun playing with my new stuff and I hope that you enjoyed both the card and the box! I thank you, as always for coming by and I hope you all have a great Saturday! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and see what new adventures await! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:


Card Stock: Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Maritime*

Ink: Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Sea Street* and Something* to Say Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection and Bitty Banners

Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL



Card Stock: Crumb Cake and Whisper White

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Something for Baby* and Baby We’ve Grown Clear Mount

Framelits: Baby’s First* and Starburst

Bigz Die: Hamburger Box XL*

Embellishments: Tae Lace Paper Doilies

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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32 responses »

  1. MaryJo Marshall

    Love them ALL!! My preorder comes Monday and I can’t wait.

  2. Oh my gosh! Cute, cute, cute! Both projects are adorable and it’s awesome to see new products in use. I can’t believe you overnighted! (Yes, I can).

  3. Nancy Baxter

    Oh, oh, oh, the new Hamburger Box Die! What a great surprise! I love your project! What new parent wouldn’t love to get this? Your sea scene is so cute! I think your weekend is well on its way to being fun, fun, fun…Enjoy! Nancy B

    • Thank you Nancy! The Hamburger Box Die is pretty neat! Love the Sea Street stuff, it’s pretty cute! I have a busy crafty weekend, the best kind! 🙂

  4. O.K. Justin – so I haven’t even seen the new catty and already I’m starting a list. I have fallen in love with that onesie stamp and of course will have to get the framelits to go with it. The Maritime DSP looks like a must have also. Beautiful card and the box is so cute Justin. Is the box big enough to put a gift card in? That would be such a super baby shower gift. Love it. So glad you got to enjoy Friday. It rained here while the sun was shining and we had the biggest, most amazing rainbow I have ever seen. It didn’t last long but it was incredible while it was in the air. Have a Super Saturday…………..I’m headed out of Dodge tomorrow for about 12 days but will catch up on your blogs when I return.

    • Thank you very much Grace! The Something for Baby set is great and who doesn’t love coordinating Framelits?! I love the Maritime DSP and the Sea Street set is really cute! Yes, you would be able to fit a gift card in the box. I did have a good Friday. WOW! that’s one time when the rain is nice, when you get a rainbow! I hope that you had a nice day! You will be missed Grace! Have a safe trip! 🙂

  5. Such a cute stamp set and whimsical too! I don’t have this one in my preorder or the Hamburger Die. Oh well, could there be more orders in my future? Yes, way too many as always. Nice use of the products. Hey, maybe you can make something from this stamp set to put up on your ‘fish tank’ at work! LOL

    • Thank you Lisa! It’s a pretty fun set! There are always more orders aren’t there?! Ha ha! That’s a great idea, some octopuses on my “fish tank”! LOL!

  6. Justin, LOVE the Octopus card!! I only preordered one set and that was it. Also, ordered and love the Maritime dsp. Anythng nautical is right up my alley. The rest of my order is mostly ‘In Colors’ and blendabilities. I have to wait till Friday to get it… groan. Using that sentiment on the onsie on your hamburger box was Perfect! Too cute!
    Enjoy your weekend and keep those projects coming… Thanks once again for sharing!

    • Thank you Gerri! It really is a fun set and the DSP is neat too! I’m with you on the nautical stuff! I got the Blendabilities and have been playing with them today. I really like the so far! The indie needed a little something and that sentiment worked great! I hope that you have a good weekend too! 🙂

  7. Hello Justin! Oh my—what a nice treat you have for us today! LOVE the hamburger box…I didn’t order it…yet! I think I have to a second pre-order! Very cute all decorated with the baby things. Love that! Can’t wait to use that for our nephew and his wife who are expecting their first baby. And that little octopus is so dang cute! I didn’t order that either in my pre-order but seeing what you’ve done with it makes me want it…right now! Thanks for sharing all your ideas with us! Hope your day is off to a great start!

    • Hey Karen!
      Thank you! Yes, the Hamburger Box was a last minute addition but I’m glad I got it! I’m also happy that I got to play with my stuff last night! LOL! I’m happy that you enjoyed the projects and I hope that you are having a nice Saturday! 🙂

  8. Hi Justin,
    Wow! I love love love (did I say I love) the Sea Street Card! OMG! So I pre ordered so much and did not order that set! So I see a second order in my very near future! I love the DSP also! Great colors! You did a great job!
    I also did not order the hamburger die! But I did order the Something for Baby bundle! What a cute gift!
    Sounds like you had a productive Friday! I did enjoy the baseball game even though we did not win, it was a perfect night for a ballgame.
    Can’t wait to see what your new adventure is tomorrow!
    Have a great Saturday,

    • Hi Donna!
      Yeah! Thank you! The Sea Street and Maritime DSP are amazing! I am happy that I got all of the stuff I wanted, I’m broke but what can you do?! LOL! I did have a very productive Friday. I’m glad that you had a nice time at the baseball game! I hope that you enjoy tomorrow’s post! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! 🙂

  9. OMG!! I love the Octopus card.The card and Maritime DSP are Fabulous!! Can’t wait to see the new catty. This one is getting pinned!!

  10. Oooh! I love new stuff! And I didn’t order any of this new stuff, so I’ll have to live vicariously through you.:) I love what you’ve done with the sketch, and the burger box looks fabulous with the doily and baby decorations.

  11. Love seeing the new stuff! Wonderful projects!

  12. So jealous you have your new product already. Both projects get me more excited!! Thanks for playing with the Pals this week.

  13. Adorable!! Fun way to feature all the great new things. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

  14. sandra conner

    Both projects are super cute Justin! Thanks for having fun with the Pals this week!

  15. Just a BRILLIANTLY done post, amazing cards, I LOVES me anything mautical, so you GOT me here!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  16. Great projects and inspiration. Fun use of the hamburger die Justin. Question for you, do you need a 12×12 piece for the xl die or does a 8 1/2×11 work ?


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