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Freshly Made Sketches 155 & Pals Paper Arts 211

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WOW! Sunday already! Where did Saturday go?! At least I managed to get up at a decent hour today! LOL! I had a nice day yesterday, I crafted, ran some errands and had breakfast with Kim and the munchkins! I always seem to have more to get accomplished in a weekend than I have time for but isn’t that the case for most of us? We learn to prioritize that way right?! I’m playing a bit of catch up today so you get not one but two cards! Lets get to them, shall we?!

The first one up is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from Karren…

Freshly Made Sketches #155

Do you see it?! A tag!! LOL! I did another traditional Christmas card, red and green. My base is a piece of Garden Green Card Stock and the strip of paper down the left side is a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. The tag is a piece of Crumb Cake and I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the Project Life Corner Rounder to create it. My image and greeting are from the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set. The cocktail is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and colored in with some colored pencils. The greeting is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it in place. A few sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim are adhered to the tag and a piece of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon is threaded though the hole and some Linen Thread is tied in a knot to secure it in place. The tag is then adhered to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the way the colored pencils look with the Black heat embossing on the Crumb Cake and the plaid pattern in the Designer Series Paper is just perfect!

FMS 155-WM

FMS 155 Close-WM

Up next is my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

PPA 221


I have wanted to play with a new stamp set that I recently acquired and this seemed like the perfect sketch! My card starts with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Lost Lagoon that is stamped in Lost Lagoon with one of the flowers from the Forever Florals Stamp Set randomly. I adhered a piece of Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon around the back of the card with Sticky Strip and then adhered the background to the base. The panel is a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and my squares are the same flower stamped on Watercolor Paper and heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used my Aqua Painter and some Lost Lagoon Ink to color in the flowers and surrounding area. My Stampin’ Trimmer cuts it apart and some Multi-Purpose Glue adheres it to the panel (I put the largest clear block on top of the squares to hold them in place while they dried). I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the panel to the background. The greeting is from the same stamp set and is stamped in Lost Lagoon, the ends flagged and more Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold it to the ribbon. My friend Eva sent me a cool little punch tool that lets you punch out a piece of paper and adhere a clear epoxy dome to it in one step. I used a piece of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack backed with a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch to complete the card. I love the flowers from the Forever Florals heat embossed and colored in loosely with my Aqua Painter and the background is pretty neat too!

PPA 221-WM

And there are my two cards for you for today. One for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the other for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I hope that you enjoyed them both and I thank you, as always, for spending a little time with me today! Have a simply incredible Sunday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Stamp Set: Making Sprits Bright Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black and Gold

Card Stock: Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Punches: Scalloped Tag and Project Life Corner Rounder

Embellishments: Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread and Gold Sequin Trim

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

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Colored Pencils


Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Set: Forever Florals Clear Mount

Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: All Abloom Stack

Embellishments: Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon

Punch: 7/8″ Scallop Circle

Tools: Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio


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