Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #686

 Hello!  Thank you for visiting me today.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I'm back to sharing Christmas cards.  This card features the stitched ornament from Spellbinders, the sentiment is from the October stamp/die of the month and the little white "snowdrops" are from the Bold Blooms die set.

It's a little hard to see that the base of the card is white woodgrain card stock that I got from Lawn Fawn.  In real life, this card is absolutely stunning with all it's texture.  I hope the special people in my life love this card as much as I do.

You can see the woodgrain texture beneath the heat embossed sentiment in this picture a little better and the gorgeous shine from the gold foil cardstock on the ornament.  In real life, the gold stitching sparkles as much as the gold foil.

I do hope you like this card.  Please come join us at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #685

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's another fun one from Patti.

Once again, I am using the Fall paper from Echo Park.  Yes!  I have almost used up this entire pad of paper.  This is my "F" card for my alphabet challenge with my card traders group.  My card features the October stamp/die of the month from Spellbinders.  I colored these little guys using my colored pencils.

The sentiment I heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder.  What's fun about this card, it's a Fall Flip Fold card.

Open it up and this is what you see...

I think this was a lot of fun to make but one I don't think I'd do very often.  It's heavy, it's square although will fit in an envelope meant for 5x7 cards and it's definitely going to need extra postage.  But, like I said, it was fun to make and I hope inspires you to look at a sketch a little differently.  See you over at the TMS blog.

Happy Thanksgiving (U.S.) to you all.  I hope you enjoy lots of good food, joy with family and friends and be thankful for all your blessings.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #684

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.   This is such a great sketch.

I have to say that I loved this sketch so much that I went a little overboard.  I'm taking a brief break from Christmas cards.

This first card features Be Bold Blooms from Spellbinders.  I picked up this set at Hobby Lobby when it was on sale at 40% off.  I have had my eye set on this forever.  And since I bought it, it really hasn't left my craft table!  I love it so much!  I am using paper from the Aug'22 Card Kit of the Month and lace die from MFT Stamps (long since retired).  I did purposely leave these as un-sentimented  because it would be so easy to add a sentiment when you needed the card.

This next card features more of the Fall paper from Echo Park that I've shown in previous posts and sunflower paper from Hobby Lobby.  I also used a small strip of copper card stock from Tonic Studio.  And gold vellum for the doily.

Now this card is what started it all on this design!  I am featuring Stamp/Die of the Month Aug'22 and paired it with one leftover sticker from my planner sticker books!  The paper is from the same Fall paper pack by Echo Park.  I did add a few copper gems from my stash that I forgot I had.

On this one, I did hot foil the sentiment - glimmer kit of the month Aug'22.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #683

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I think this sketch is really a lot of fun and don't get pigeon holed by the shape.  A shape is a shape and can take on many forms.  My card took the shape of an Easter egg.

Did I just say Easter?  Yes, I did.  And for good reason.  Honestly, who makes Easter cards in November?  Well, I told you before that my monthly card traders group is doing an alphabet challenge and it's time for E.  So I did an Easter Easel card with Embossing.

Here's the front of the card.  It features an egg svg cut that I cut from light blue card stock and then stenciled the design.  A few months back Tangii sent me a bunch of stencils that she no longer used.  I hadn't used them yet but now I have so many plans!  Well one of the stencils she sent was perfect for the egg.  I embossed a yellow card stock panel using the Fall Flowers embossing folder from Spellbinders.  I figured that as long as the acorn doesn't show, it just looks like flowers.  Originally I was going to make a wreath so I put these little die cut bunnies together and then changed my mind about the wreath, but still used the bunnies.

I did die cut the letters from dies from Spellbinders - these are from the Large DOM, July 2020.  These made the perfect easel stopper.

I think I did very well the letter E, don't you?  Now please join us at the TMS blog, leave the team some love and while you're there, you might as join the fun!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #682

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is great for using those scraps!

So I took on a project to reorganize my craft room, getting my card stock in order.  Well this surfaced bits and pieces of a couple of card kits that I've had leftover for awhile.  So I put them to good use.

These cards are all from the same kit from Simon Says Stamp probably 2 years ago, maybe more.  I cannot remember the last time I got one of their kits.  I also had some of the stickers left from that kit, too.  This made some super easy notecards.

This card I added a die cut ampersand from some generic die set I got from Hobby Lobby years ago when I was making my own planner instead of buying them.

I know these cards are on the Spring side, but who cares!  These are cute notecards and I think suitable for anytime of year.

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