Well, I didn’t realize that Andrew had hijacked my post yesterday! That was a nice surprise! He is also a great friend and wonderful person and I’m very happy that I have him in my life. He is always there for me too, but that’s what friends do right?! I always say that friends are the family that you choose and I think I chose wisely! Speaking of Andrew he was over bright and early yesterday morning. I went with him to take some baskets and other goodies to a fundraiser that he was helping with in Smithtown. We grabbed some breakfast and unloaded the cars. I unfortunately couldn’t stay as I had some things to take care of yesterday but he called on his way home and said that they raised $2,700 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Every little bit helps with the important work that they do. The rest of my day consisted of finishing up the stuff that I had to do and then I spent a little time in the Stampin’ Galley and created the two cards that I have for you today!
My first card os for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…
Super simple and I decided to go with the star image! My card begins with a base of Soft Sky Card Stock. The background is a piece of Crumb Cake that I stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp inked in Crumb Cake. I adhered a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon around the back with Sticky Strip that I received as part of a ribbon share as a surprise birthday gift from the One Stamp at a Time Facebook group! How nice was that! Thank you! I used a combination of Fast Fuse and SNAIL to adhere the background to the base. The star image is from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Soft Sky. I used the Star Framelits to cut it out and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut the word joy out of a piece of Gold Foil Sheet using the Snowflake Card Thinlits for my greeting. Teeny tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals hold that in place. Finally I cut out two sequins from some more Gold Foil Sheet and adhered them on top of the ribbon. I really like the color combination and that new ribbon is really nice!
My second card for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…
I immediately thought of a fall themed card and then I thought no, this is perfect for a nontraditional holiday card! This card starts off with a base of Always Artichoke Card Stock and a piece of Cajun Craze is used for the background. I cut out a piece of Crushed Curry with the Labels Collection Framelits and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My snowflake is from the Snowflake Card Thinlits and is cut out from a piece of Brushed Silver and adhered just in the middle with Multi-Purpose Glue. I stamped the tree from the Festival of Trees Stamp Set in Always Artichoke and then heat embossed the garland on the tree with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. For the greeting I choose one from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped it in Always Artichoke. A few of the Frosted Sequins scattered around complete the card. I know not everyone is a fan of non-tradiotnal holiday colors but I love to use them, they make for some interesting and fun Holiday cards!
So there you have your Sunday double header! I hope that you enjoyed both my card for the Freshly Made Sketches and the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I love sharing my days with all of you and love it when you share back! Thank you for spending a little time with me today and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your Sunday! I’m off to Manhattan for a little while this morning to see my friend Kim! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Freshly Made Sketches Card:
Stamp Sets: Bright and Beautiful and Hardwood Background Clear Mount
Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock: Soft Sky and Crumb Cake
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet
Thinlits: Snowflake Card
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Fast Fuse, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Pals Paper Arts Card:
Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees and Christmas Bliss Photopolymer
Ink: Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla
Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver
Framelits: Labels Collection
Thinlits: Snowflake Card
Punch: Christmas Tree
Embellishments: Frosted Sequins
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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