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My Take on Freshly Made Sketches #512

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 Here's my take on this fun sketch.  Follow the link (click on the sketch) to see the inspiration their design team shared with us. I've been working with Christmas products because I just held a Christmas Stamp-a-stack last week. This is another great sketch because my pinecones could be swapped out for any number of things:  balloons, a birthday cake, seashells, flowers, a Christmas tree, an animal, stars, a little critter, and the list goes on! Happy Stampin'! Product List Christmas Season Photopolymer Stamp Set [ 156293 ] Seasonal Labels Dies [ 156299 ] Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set [ 154542 ] Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 155776 ] Harvest Meadow 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [ 156494 ] 2021–2023 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [ 155641 ] Evening Evergreen (3/8" 1 Cm) Chevron Weave Ribbon [ 155

Flap Card From November 2021 Team Meeting

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 I was asked to share a mystery stamping project at a recent team meeting.  This is what I came up with. I knew I wanted a fun fold card with some sort of flap, and I like when you see the inner layer from the front, so I cut off 1-1/4" from the front of my standard 5-1/2" X 8-1/2" card base.  Using this 1-1/4" X 5-1/2" piece, I scored it in half, and adhered half to the back of my card base to create the flap (arm) that extends across the front of the card.  My DSP is adhered to this flap (arm). TIP:  When adhering your squares, be sure not to adhere your card closed! If you'd like to create this yourself, I used these layers- Key: CS1: Card stock color 1 CS2: Card stock color 2  (different color than CS1) BW/VV:  Basic White or Very Vanilla DSP:  Designer Series Paper You'll need: CS1:  5-1/2" X 8-1/2" CS2:  3-1/2" X 3-1/2" BW/VV:  4" X 5-1/4" BW/VV: 2-3/4" "X 2-3/4" CS1 OR CS2:  3" X 3" (won'

Freshly Made Sketch #506

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I'm enjoying using other people's sketches.  This time I used sketch #506 from Freshly  Made Sketches.  You can see their designer's cards by following this link .   I enjoyed the sketch so much, that I made 2 cards! My Stampin' Up! group leader challenged us to use fall colors--she gave us a list to choose from.  I used Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow.  I embossed my card stock with 3 different embossing folders.  The flowers were colored in using Bumblebee Stampin' Write Marker and Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Marker.  I added a little Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker to the centers of the flowers after I stamped them.  Both stamps, the sentiment and the flowers are from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set that you can find on page 107 of the 2021-2022 annual Stampin' Up! catalog. I wanted to use something other than Designer Series Paper or card stock for my diagonal pieces, so I used die cuts from Nature's Thought

Triple Easel Cards

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 For my Facebook live on Monday, September 20, 2021, I made a triple easel card.  It takes a little measuring, cutting and scoring, but the WOW effect of the card is worth the extra effort. I got the measurements from SplitCoastStampers.com. Here is their video. I make a sample that I use to advertise my weekly video.  Here's my sample.  Don't we all need masculine birthday cards?!  I used the Nature's Beauty stamp set. And the card I made during my live! Closed it looks very busy, but.... Prop up the 3 panels, and WOW!  (Sorry--it's difficult to photograph.) I used the Dragonflies punch to add a pop of color to the black and white side of the Pattern Party DSP.  (That's a  pack of paper available only to hostesses.  See page 171 in the annual catalog.)  The sentiment can be found in the Sweeet Strawberry stamp set. Want to make your own?  Here's how. Start with a card base that's 5-1/4" X 8-1/2".  (The 5-1/4" is more easily divided into the 3