happy birthday

Hello, crafty peeps! I have a special kind of project to share with you today, a card I created for the Scrapping4fun Challenges Guest Designer Challenge! Anyone who was a guest designer for Scrapping4fun Challenges this year has been invited to participate. We were allowed to choose our own theme as long as we follow this sketch:

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I love sketches and pretty much followed this one to a ‘T’ (as I usually do) and created a pretty birthday card using five coordinating papers from the BasicGrey Marjolaine paper pad. I also used some silver foil and glitter Washi.

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I used a variety of dies to achieve the elements in the sketch, along with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaf charm, and a little bit of bling.

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I embellished the inside with leftover strips of paper used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. The front and inside sentiments are from Inspired by Stamping.

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And here’s one more peek… I really love how this turned out! And that sketch is pure awesomeness! ;)

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Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #106 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: December Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1950 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #23 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, BasicGrey Marjolaine paper pad, DCWV Washi Basics
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Little Phrases stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small dies, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small dies, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories: Wild Orchid Flowers paper flowers and leaf charm, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card created for the Scrapping4fun Challenges Guest Designer Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

To You From Me

Hi everyone! Well, only nine more sleeps until the jolly man in the red suit makes his appearance, lol! I love the Christmas season more and more every year! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Love To Scrap 2 (yours truly, lol!) is once again sponsoring our challenge, so come on over and play for the chance to win a Prize Pack consisting of several items such as stamps, dies, ink, ribbons and/or stickers! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Melissa:

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OMGosh, can you say LOVE this sketch?! I wish I had just half the talent the ladies on our team have for creating these sketches for us! This one is amazing and screamed birthday to me, so I created a fun birthday card.

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I created the background from cream and brown Graphic45 papers. I cut ribbon strips and die cut bows from blue, purple and green cardstock. I embellished the center of each bow with a coordinating color gemstone, and placed some slightly smaller gemstones of the same color along the ribbon strips.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper used on the front and layered the inside sentiment on the brown paper. Both the front and inside sentiments are from Stampin’ Up and stamped in brown ink.

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And one more peek… loving how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this sweet birthday card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #106 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #296 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: December Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1950 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #23 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Graphic45 Botanical Tea 6×6 papers, American Crafts Vanilla, Kale, Plum and Peacock cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up And Many More stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Small Bow die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice green, purple and blue rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

#Thanks

11/27/19 Top 3 at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!
12/5/19 Winner at Let’s Craft and Create!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – just a mere six weeks until the jolly man in the red suit visits! My favorite time of the year! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Come on over and play for the chance to win a prize package from Stick It Down! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Laura:

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How about that sketch?! I love it! Seems like I’ve been creating a lot of thank you cards lately which I know will be put to good use! One can never have too many of these in their stash.

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This was a fun card to put together. I created a simple background with skinny washi tape and layered the panel on black cardstock. Sans the black glitter alpha stickers, the rest of the elements are from pieces and parts of a petite kit from The Wild Hare Kits. What fun… you take a survey, and they hand-pick all the items for your kit based on your likes, and I must say they hit this one right out of the park!

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The elements used on the inside (except for the black glitter alpha sticker) are also from the kit. So easy! ;)

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Another look… loving how this turned out! Lots of sparkle!

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Wanted to include one more image – a close-up of the white glitter washi tape in between each of the colors which you can’t see very well in the other photos.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #104 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #240 – Thank You Sentiment
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #153 – Anything Goes + option Thank You
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #118 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: November Anything  Goes
The Creative Crafters: #22 – Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, Carta Bella Flower Market 2×2 Squares and Embroidery Hoop 12×12 papers, American Crafts Saturday Afternoon Rainbows & Ice Cream 12×12 paper
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-14″ and 1″ circle punches
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, spiegelmom scraps Elegant Winter sequins, American Crafts Saturday Afternoon One Canoe Two layered stickers, Darice black glittered alphabet stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Remember, a randomly selected participant will receive a prize package from Stick It Down! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Best Day Ever

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m thrilled to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Confessions Of A Paper Addict is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! This is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Laura:

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Loving the CAS feel, I fell in love with this sketch almost immediately after seeing it. The ladies creating the sketches for our team are really rockin’ it! This one is amazing and worked up so quickly! It would be great to mass produce for card sets using stamps or cut files, or even hand-cut circles. ;)

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I used the Messy Circles cut file from our sponsor (cut with my Scan N Cut) for this congrats card which I combined with some Tim Holtz idea-ology Snippets Ephemera and Botanical Layers, along with his Quotations Metallic sentiment stickers. I have loads of sequins in my stash and these pink ones in various sizes really fit the bill.

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I embellished the inside panel with a couple leftover strips of cranberry cardstock used on the front and then layered the panel on the cranberry cardstock. I love these sentiment stickers – there are so many to choose from!

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Here’s another look… I really love how this turned out!

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Oh, what the heck… one more up-close shot so you can see that gorgeous pot of flowers and dimensional butterfly that looks like it’s fluttering off the card! ;)

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #5 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #103 – Anything Goes
Perfectly CAS: #1 – Flowers
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #405-407 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: October Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Blushing Bride cardstock, GKD Cranberry Tart cardstock, American Crafts Leaf cardstock
Dies/Punches: Confessions Of A Paper Addict Messy Circles cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz idea-ology Snippets ephemera and Botanical Layers, Tim Holtz idea-ology Quotations Metallic stickers, WRMK pink sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Confessions Of A Paper Addict! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

life is good with you around

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – can’t believe we’re almost through September! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Love To Scrap 2 is our sponsor this month (that would be me, lol!) so come on over and play for the chance to win a Prize Pack consisting of several items such as stamps, dies, ink, ribbon, stickers, etc.! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Melissa:

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I created a fun ‘love you much’ card to add to my stash. I used three coordinating My Mind’s Eye papers plus sentiments that were included in the paper pad. I love the colors!

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This was a fun sketch and the card went together pretty quickly. The postage stamp die I have in my stash is a square one and I would have rather had a rectangular one to work with, so I might have to go shopping. ;) I layered all the elements on gray cardstock and added several gray sequins.

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I embellished the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front as well as a fussy-cut flower and sentiment from the paper pad.

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One more look… really diggin’ how this turned out! I think this might wind up in my oldest granddaughter’s mailbox… ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #236 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: September – Add Lots of Layers
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Let’s Craft and Create: #151 – AG + Put Some Extra Layers On
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #114 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Gray cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Unforgettable cardstock
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamp die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Pretty Pink Posh Pewter sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

thanks note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – hope you had a great weekend! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Corbett Creations is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Sharon:

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I’ll start off by saying I.love.this.sketch. It makes for a beautiful card no matter what papers or elements you use. I used one of my favorite cardstock stacks and created the three narrow panels from a floral print that I layered on a coordinating plaid print. The layered die cut sentiment is from a third print in the stack.

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I layered the background and the three narrow panels on brown cardstock. I cut four ‘thanks’ die cuts and stacked them for dimension. I finished the front with a felt butterfly and some pink sequins from my stash.

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Since this is a note card, I left the inside blank but did embellish the panel with leftover strips of cardstock used on the front and layered it on the brown cardstock.

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One more look… I’m totally in love with this card! I will definitely be using this sketch again!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock, American Crafts Chocolate cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simon Says Stamp thanks die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Felt butterfly from stash, We R Memory Keepers sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Corbett Creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

glittering in the sun:

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Cheapo Dies is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Sharon:

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I really love this sketch and it took me several days (yes, I said DAYS!) to pick my papers, lol! I wanted this encouragement card to pack a punch, and by golly, I think it does! I am so smitten! I designed my own sun, and all the layers are hand-cut without any kind of pattern. There are two base layers with the sun rays and another center layer. I embellished the center and the rays with hand-cut pieces of gold metallic Washi Tape sheet.

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I chose coordinating black and cream papers for the background and flags. The pop of yellow (and metallic gold) in the sun, skinny Washi Tape and flat-back pearls really brings this card together. I added three clear and black rhinestone pairs.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of cardstock and Washi Tape used on the front. The sentiments on the front and inside are Tim Holtz Clippings sentiment stickers.

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And another look… I really love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio coordinating papers, American Crafts Black and Sunflower cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Metallics Stack
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas yellow Skinny Washi Tape, Darice clear and black rhinestones, Doodlebug Design yellow mini pearls, Tim Holtz idea-ology Clippings sentiment stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cheapo Dies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

thanks note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – the weekend sure went by fast, lol! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! spiegelmon scraps is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Mandi:

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I created a pretty thank you card featuring some new cardstock, several gorgeous coordinating papers, a few die cuts, and spiegelmom scraps Snowy Fields sequins and Rustic Hearts wood veneers.

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The spiegelmom scraps sequins and wood veneers were a gift and I’m absolutely thrilled to use them in this sketch challenge! She definitely has some awesome products! I used some American Crafts cardstock for the first time (and I’m in love!) to layer under the background paper. I chose several more papers from the Cafe Mediterranean matstack to create the frame, the area inside the frame, and the two strips down the left side. I created the frame and area inside the frame with two Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies. The thanks sentiment was created with the WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die (seven die cuts layered on top of each other). The finishing touches were the spiegelmom scraps products.

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Since this is a note card, I left the inside blank so there’s plenty of room to write a custom message. I decorated the top of the panel with a leftover strip of paper and cardstock used on the front.

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And here’s one more look… I’m so stoked about this card! I love how it turned out and can’t wait to use it or gift it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, American Crafts Kale cardstock, DCWV Cafe Mediterranean matstack
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies, WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die
Accessories:  spiegelmom scraps Snowy Fields sequins and Rustic Hearts wood veneers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at spiegelmom scraps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Best Wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – it sure seems to have gotten here fast, lol! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Cheapo Dies is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

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I created a watercolor background with india ink and dried it with my heat tool, then splattered more light and dark ink over it with a fan brush, and dried that with my heat tool. I trimmed the panel, rounded the two bottom corners, and layered it on dark brown cardstock.

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I cut all the shaped elements with various sized dies from different colors of textured cardstock, along with the stamped sentiment cut with it’s coordinating die.

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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One more look… I’m so happy with how this turned out, thanks to another great sketch from Laura!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Darice premium textured cardstock in red, orange, dark brown and yellow; Stampin’ Up watercolor paper
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Wishing You stamp sets
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s brown Bombay India ink, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Star Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die, Sizzix Dotted Squares die, Spellbinders Cogs die, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3 set
Accessories:  Fiskars corner rounder, Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cheapo Dies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hello note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m proud to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Spiegelmom Scraps is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

April 2019

I created a pretty note card using the gorgeous African Violet image and paper from Fred, She Said Designs. The images and papers in this set go together beautifully – I used the red version. I added a pretty script sentiment die cut.

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Mandi created an awesome sketch, and this card would be really easy to mass produce to create a set to give as a gift. I turned the landscape element in the center to a portrait orientation, and added a scrap of white crochet lace for a little texture and interest.

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Since this is a note card, I left the inside blank to write a custom note to the recipient.

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Here’s one more look… I’m so smitten! I love this sketch and I’m thrilled to have worked with this gorgeous image and paper!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White cardstock; Fred, She Said Designs African Violets Paper
Stamps: Fred, She Said Designs African Violets digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die, Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set
Accessories:  White crochet lace scrap from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies that Spiegelmom Scraps has in her shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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